Week in Ethereum News
April 23, 2017

News and Links


  • Gnosis raised $12.5m USD in Ether in 11 minutes.
    • For months I’ve said we’d view token sales as Pre-Gnosis and Post-Gnosis. Needless to say, I expect more reverse Dutch auctions.  I bet ivvv7777777 it wouldn’t sell out in the first 24 hours, but it didn’t even last 24 minutes!
    • High profile sales and attractive valuations should result in more entrepreneurs who are interested in raising capital by selling tokens.
  • Coinbase released Token beta, a mobile Ethereum messenger/wallet/browser similar to Status, somewhat more centralized (eg uses Signal instead of Whisper)
  • Rice Blockchain conference was a huge success. Fantastic job by Tyler Smith organizing the conference. Lots of standout talks, but as a Houstonian, Tyler’s talk on “beyond supply chains” in oil and gas was fascinating.

Protocol and Geth release

Stuff for developers



Project Updates

Token Sales


Dates of note

[For ongoing sales, check previous week]

Bias transparency: if you host a blockchain conference and don’t use Ticketleap, I’m much less likely to include your conference, unless you have a good reason as to why we’re not a good fit.  But I doubt there is one, because we’re likely a great fit.  /shamelessplug

[I aim for a relatively comprehensive list of Ethereum sales, but make no warranty as to even whether they are legit; as such, I thus likewise warrant nothing about whether any will produce a satisfactory return. I have passed the CFA exams, but this is not investment advice. If you’re interested in what I do, you can find my investing thesis and token sale appreciation strategies in previous newsletters.]


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