Six blockchain startups to feature in "live" crowdsale in Ljubljana
Ljubljana, 28 November - Slovenian startup Cofound.it is to organise in Ljubljana on Thursday the world's first ever crowdfunding effort to feature a group of blockchain startups simultaneously collecting funds via an initial coin offering (ICO).
The concept is build on supporters contributing through crypto currency transactions and getting in exchange crypto tokens that are a kind of a ticket for accessing a startup's service.
Six startups from around the world will be raising funds at the Cofound.it Playoffs event, each targeting between US$250,000 and US$375,000.
Aversafe from Singapore is developing a web platform for detecting fake diplomas and other certificates, while Slovenia's DataFund is building a protocol and distributed application (dApp) that guards personal data, provides safe storage and enables data exchange.
ENTX from the US is creating a platform that provides fair market valuations, the Chilean-French Legacy a "smart will" and digital time capsule platform, Denmark's Media Sifter a web platform for detecting fake news, and the Italian UNICO a web platform for collectors of unique digital content.
Around 500 participants are expected at the event, organised by Cofound.it, which is a global company with around 50 staff, more than 30 of whom work in Ljubljana.