Circle Raises $110Mn With Plans to Launch USD-Backed Coin

The cryptocurrency based firm Circle announced it has raised $110Mn USD in a Series E fundraising round led by the Chinese firm Bitmain Technologies. Circle now joins Coinbase as one of the most well-funded cryptocurrency companies in the U.S., and… Continue Reading

Switzerland Welcomes New Blockchain Accelerator, VC Firm

A new accelerator and venture capital firm called Blockchain Valley Ventures (BVV) was launched on Thursday in Switzerland. The new firm counts former executive members of IBM, UBS and SAP as well as Lykke Corp. as partners and will provide… Continue Reading

SPI Solar to Host 5,000 Bitcoin Miners for Chinese VC Fund 500 IPO

Green bitcoin mining, using renewable energy to produce the cryptocurrency, is in vague across the world. And while generating hydroelectric power from dams have been more widely reported recently, solar power is gaining ground, as exemplified by 500 IPO entering… Continue Reading

Telegram’s ICO Has Raised $1.7 Billion – But Not Everyone Is Impressed

ICOs that can raise over $1 billion are the unicorns of the crowdfunding space. To date, only EOS and Telegram have achieved that feat. Any project of that magnitude is bound to cause controversy, and while the headlines have focused… Continue Reading

Openbazaar Raises $5M from Investors Including Bitmain

On Tuesday, March 13, OB1, the company building the cryptocurrency-centric marketplace Openbazaar, has announced it has raised $5 million USD in a recent series A funding round. According to the startup, Omers Ventures and Bitmain Technologies were the lead investors… Continue Reading

Silicon Valley VCs Help Crypto Hedge Fund Reach Quarter Billion Target

With bitcoin hovering at around only $9,000 and the entire cryptocurrency market at similar low levels, short term speculators are acting as if a great calamity is upon us. Long term investors on the other hand are just entering the… Continue Reading

Jameson Lopp Leaves Bitgo to Launch Casa Wallet for the Crypto Rich

Bitgo engineer Jameson Lopp is a Bitgo employee no more. The developer, who is one of the best known figures in bitcoin, has been coaxed away to Casa, a startup seeking to create a secure wallet for the crypto rich.… Continue Reading

Blockchain Title Registry Codex Raises US$5M From Pantera Capital

Blockchain startup Codex has raised US$5 million from Pantera Capital, one of the most prominent hedge funds investing in blockchain, to fund the development of its decentralized title registry for the arts and collectibles asset class. Pantera Capital’s co-chief investment… Continue Reading

The Satoshi Revolution – Chapter 5: ICOs – Peril or Menace or Expression of Satoshi Spirit? (Part 2)

Featured The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations.Section 2 : The Moral Imperative of PrivacyChapter 5: Implementing Crypto Privacyby Wendy McElroy ICOs: Peril or Menace or Expression of Satoshi Spirit? (Chapter 5, Part 2) It was… Continue Reading

Coinbase Is Making $2.7 Million a Day

Markets and Prices Running a major cryptocurrency exchange can be a logistical nightmare, but the rewards make it all worthwhile. In information released to shareholders this week, Coinbase revealed that it recorded turnover of $1 billion last… Continue Reading