How Malaysia's equity crowdfunding market performed in 2017

In 2017, ECF deals in the country saw a 37 per cent growth year over year, and the amount raised rose by more than 113 per cent 

Blockchain-platform-as-a-service startup Morpheus Labs receives angel funding, launches ICO to raise US$25M

Morpheus Labs provides businesses and entrepreneurs with the necessary infrastructure and a set of integrated tools to quickly design, test and deploy distributed ledgers 

Exclusive: Malaysian ECF platform Ata Plus working on Crowdfund of Funds, closed Secondary Exchange

A closed Secondary exchange will enable ECF investors who have shares in an issuer to buy from and sell shares to each other within a closed user group, hence allowing investors to sell down or increase their stakes 

Conservative nature of VCs prompts startups to go for crowdfunding in Malaysia: Ata Plus’s Elain Lockman

Unlike most VCs in the US who come from a startup background, VCs in Malaysia come from finance/banking/accounting background, so they tend to be generally highly risk averse, Lockman says 

Is an ICO legit, or is it a scam? You can tell from the whitepaper

Most white papers associated with scam ICOs play very strongly on the concept of "fear of losing out" 

Women co-founded beauty services marketplace Mecapan launches equity crowdfunding campaign on Ata Plus

For merchants, Mecapan offers tools for managing appointments, digital transactions, data analytics, and customer loyalty programmes  

Which countries support cryptocurrencies, and what is their impact on the blockchain community?

Different countries around the world have adopted varying strategies to handle the market 

Philippines cross-border billing startup Qwikwire to raise US$9M via ICO

Qwikwire is also launching AQwire, a decentralised application built on top of the blockchain technology that enables property developers to sell their units to any customer in the world 

11 innovative blockchain startups to watch in 2018

Startups are redefining their business models and incorporating blockchain technology into their foundation 

Need help with Your ICO? Here are 4 great tips

ICOs have empowered aspiring entrepreneurs to raise large sums of funding through virtual currencies from global investors over a short period of time