Nervos Raises US$28M Series A from Polychain, Sequoia for Enterprise dApps Blockchain Platform

Chinese blockchain startup Nervos has raised US$28 million in a Series A funding round from Polychain Capital, Sequoia China, and others, to develop a hybrid blockchain network for enterprises decentralized applications (dApps). The new capital will be used to grow… Continue Reading

Russia Now Has a Registry of Whitelisted Crypto Companies

The Russian Association of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain has created a registry of whitelisted companies that offer crypto-related products or services. Meanwhile, the bill to regulate cryptocurrencies in Russia has been delayed. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space… Continue Reading

Binance Backs Maltese Banking Services Provider Founders Bank

Binance, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, has invested in Malta-based Founders Bank, a company that intends to offer banking services tailored for the needs of tech and cryptocurrency businesses, the company announced on Thursday. Founders Bank has applied… Continue Reading

Bitcoin Futures Volume Spike As Cboe Awaits ETF Decision

Everyone knows that bitcoin and cryptocurrency prices have been on a steady decline since the last month of 2017. While digital asset spot prices have been quite volatile, bitcoin futures products provided by two of the world’s largest derivatives exchanges,… Continue Reading

Blockchain Startup DIRT Raises US$3M Seed for Decentralized Information Curation Protocol

DIRT, a new protocol for decentralized information curation, has raised US$3 million in a seed funding round from General Catalyst, Greylock, Lightspeed, Pantera Capital, and Digital Currency Group, among other investors. Founded earlier this year by a team of tech… Continue Reading

Crypto Custody Poses Barrier to Institutional Investment

Cryptocurrency analysts are increasingly arguing that the lack of custody services provided by leading players from within the finance industry pose a significant barrier to institutional investors seeking exposure to the cryptocurrency markets. Also Read: Policy Easing, New Crypto Classification in… Continue Reading

Lenders May Deny Your Mortgage Application if You Sold Bitcoin in the Past

Over the past year, cryptocurrencies like bitcoin have gained in value and some people have ‘cashed out’ their digital assets in order to purchase cars or a new home. However, some people who have sold cryptocurrencies in the past may… Continue Reading

Introducing Top eToro Popular Investor, Wes Nolte

Wes Nolte, a 30-something South African-born chief technology officer based in London, describes his trading style as “diverse, risk-balanced, and bodacious”. It’s an approach that appears to work, given that he is one of the most-copied Popular Investors (PIs) on… Continue Reading

SEC Seeking Comments on Application for Yet Another Bitcoin ETF

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is seeking comments on yet another application for a proposed exchange-traded fund (ETF) that would track the price of Bitcoin. An exchange-traded fund is a marketable security that allows investors to bet on the… Continue Reading

Italian Bitcoin Wallet Conio Raises US$3M at US$40M+ Valuation

Conio, an Italian startup providing cryptocurrency and blockchain services, has raised US$3 million in its Series A2 round at a valuation of more than US$40 million, the company announced last week. Founded in 2015 in San Francisco by Italian natives… Continue Reading