Darknet Marketplace Plans $146M ICO for Global Expansion

Russia’s largest darknet marketplace is looking to raise $146 million in a token offering that would allow it to go global.  As Forklog reported on Dec. 11, the token sale is almost certainly illegal — in this case not merely for flouting securities laws or other financial regulations.  “A new era in the West” The …

VC Firm Andreessen Horowitz Announces Instructors at Free Crypto School

Venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) has shared a list of instructors for its free, seven-week crypto startup school, scheduled to launch in February 2020. On Dec. 11, the venture capital firm announced that experienced entrepreneurs, builders, investors and experts in the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry will coach students by sharing lessons they’ve learned, bring …

Accounting Advisor and Crypto Startup to Jointly Launch Crypto Tax Tool

Accounting advisor CPA.com and cryptocurrency accounting automation startup Lukka partnered to jointly launch a crypto asset tax preparation tool. CPA.com announced the partnership with Lukka in a press release published on Dec. 9. Per the release, the “LukkaTax for Professionals” crypto asset preparation tool for accountants aims to address issues currently faced by companies in …

LedgerX Places Founders On Leave Following Public CFTC Woes

The board of directors of Ledger Holdings, Inc., parent company to LedgerX, announced that co-founders Paul and Juthica Chou have been placed on administrative leave, effective immediately. In a Dec. 9 press release, the Bitcoin (BTC) derivatives exchange LedgerX explained that the two executives will be replaced by Larry E. Thompson as interim chief executive …