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The Graph Token (GRT) Price Suffered a Pump and Dump After Crowd Sentiment Hit Euphoric Levels
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The Graph Token (GRT) Price Suffered a Pump and Dump After Crowd Sentiment Hit Euphoric Levels

The Graph token (GRT), an indexing protocol and global API for organizing blockchain data, recently suffered a pump and dump in the market.

EJF Capital Secures $104 Million for EJF Ventures Fund
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EJF Capital Secures $104 Million for EJF Ventures Fund

EJF Capital LLC has closed its EJF Ventures Fund LP, raising $104 million. The fund focuses on investing in financial technology firms, including blockchain infrastructure, bank technology, and software for wealth management. EJF Ventures has invested in twelve early-stage companies in the US, UK, and Israel.

Su Zhu Amongst Creditors Files $5m Claim against His Own Firm: Sources
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Su Zhu Amongst Creditors Files $5m Claim against His Own Firm: Sources

Su Zhu, the co-founder, and CEO of bankrupt Three Arrows Capital (3AC) is reportedly amongst the creditors that filed claims against the embattled crypto hedge fund.

B Squared Network Announces Seed Investments by HashKey Capital, OKX Ventures, IDG Capital
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B Squared Network Announces Seed Investments by HashKey Capital, OKX Ventures, IDG Capital

B² Network secures significant seed investments from top venture capitals for its innovative Bitcoin Layer 2 solutions, aiming to transform Bitcoin's utility and adoption in the crypto ecosystem.

BlockFi Triumphs Over Bankruptcy, Initiates Creditor Reimbursements
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BlockFi Triumphs Over Bankruptcy, Initiates Creditor Reimbursements

BlockFi, a cryptocurrency company, emerged from bankruptcy in October 2023 and has since implemented a plan to repay creditors and return digital assets to clients. The company is now focusing on asset recoveries from entities like FTX and 3AC, processing claims for fair distributions, and Wallet customers can withdraw assets.

Hashkey Group Targets $1 Billion Valuation with $200 Million Fundraising
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Hashkey Group Targets $1 Billion Valuation with $200 Million Fundraising

Hong Kong-based HashKey Group, Asia’s leading end-to-end digital asset management and finance house, is in preliminary discussions to raise up to $200 million, a move that could propel its valuation north of $1 billion, as Hong Kong emerges as a growing global crypto hub.

ProShares to Launch First Ether ETF and Blended Crypto Funds
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ProShares to Launch First Ether ETF and Blended Crypto Funds

ProShares is set to launch the first-ever ETF focused on ether, along with two blended ETFs that offer exposure to both bitcoin and ether, on October 2, 2023. These new ETFs aim to provide a more accessible and regulated avenue for investors to gain exposure to cryptocurrencies, without the need for a separate crypto custodian or wallet.

Gumi Cryptos Capital Launches $110m gCC Fund II, Investing in Crypto Startups
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Gumi Cryptos Capital Launches $110m gCC Fund II, Investing in Crypto Startups

Crypto venture capital firm Gumi Cryptos Capital(gCC) has launched a $110 million second fund, gCC Fund II, to invest in about 50 cryptocurrency companies through equity and tokens.

Crypto Bank Anchorage Digital To Make Entry into Asia
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Crypto Bank Anchorage Digital To Make Entry into Asia

Crypto Bank Anchorage Digital is making an entry into Asia with five new partnerships, including crypto exchange Bitkub, asset management firm Dream Trade, blockchain investment firm FBG Capital, venture firm IOSG Ventures and digital assets financial services provider Antalpha.

What Gives C10 (Crypto10 Hedged) So Much Value?
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What Gives C10 (Crypto10 Hedged) So Much Value?

Within the first quarter of 2021, the cryptocurrency market has seen a surge in the retail and institutional sectors and their adoption of cryptocurrency. Bitcoin, the world's most valuable and widely traded cryptocurrency, reached an all time high of $56 445 per bitcoin, on the 22nd of February 2021.

Coinbase Launches WaaS to Simplify Adoption of Web3 Wallets
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Coinbase Launches WaaS to Simplify Adoption of Web3 Wallets

Coinbase has introduced Wallet-as-a-Service (WaaS) to provide enterprises with a customizable on-chain wallet API for easier customer onboarding, loyalty programs, and in-game purchases. The WaaS infrastructure features multi-party computation (MPC) cryptography to improve private key security, user-friendly backup functionality, and control over product experiences while reducing implementation cost and complexity. The solution is being used by companies like Floor, Moonray, thirdweb, and tokenproof.

Digital Asset Venture Dragonfly Acquires Crypto Fund MetaStable Capital for Rebranding
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Digital Asset Venture Dragonfly Acquires Crypto Fund MetaStable Capital for Rebranding

Digital asset venture capital firm Dragonfly has acquired cryptocurrency investment fund MetaStable Capital, according to Bloomberg.

Future of Index Funds
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Future of Index Funds

Inspired by traditional index funds' success, Crypto20 (C20) was designed to reinvent how investors gain exposure to the broader crypto market. With cryptocurrencies long-term growth potential, an index fund is the perfect entry point for investors looking to generate exceptional returns without taking on excessive risk.

Venture Capital Firm Variant to Establish $450m Venture Fund III
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Venture Capital Firm Variant to Establish $450m Venture Fund III

Venture capital firm Variant has announced the launch of a $450 million Venture Fund III to help startups focused on Defi and Web3 infrastructure.

OPNX Reveals Venture Capital Backers
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OPNX Reveals Venture Capital Backers

OPNX, a new exchange allowing traders to buy and sell claims against bankrupt firms, has revealed its venture capital backers, including AppWorks, Susquehanna, DRW, MIAX Group, China Merchant Bank International, and Token Bay Capital. The exchange has faced criticism due to its association with the bankrupt 3AC hedge fund, but the company claims it will help make customers of failed crypto ventures whole again.

Blockchain-Focused Fund COSIMO X Acquires Seven-Figure Funding from RIT
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Blockchain-Focused Fund COSIMO X Acquires Seven-Figure Funding from RIT

COSIMO Ventures, an investment firm situated in Boston and Dublin, recently announced that the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) has endorsed them with a seven-figure investment.

Electric Capital Raises $1B to Invest in Crypto Startups
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Electric Capital Raises $1B to Invest in Crypto Startups

Palo Alto-based Venture Capital firm, Electric Capital announced today that it has raised the sum of $1 billion to invest in the cryptocurrency ecosystem

Bitcoin Will Rise to Over $1 Trillion In Next Ten Years, Tesla Investor’s BTC Value Prediction
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Bitcoin Will Rise to Over $1 Trillion In Next Ten Years, Tesla Investor’s BTC Value Prediction

Bitcoin has had a rollercoaster year amid the COVID-19 pandemic markets rollercoaster but has ultimately persevered adding over 40% to its price exceeding $200 billion in market capitalization.

Could IBM’s Blockchain Platform be the Solution to Disrupted Healthcare Supply Chains Caused by the Coronavirus Pandemic?
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Could IBM’s Blockchain Platform be the Solution to Disrupted Healthcare Supply Chains Caused by the Coronavirus Pandemic?

IBM’s Rapid Supplier Connect leverages the existing IBM’s blockchain platform, Trust Your Supplier, which is a blockchain-based trusted digital identity and supplier information that simplifies the supplier onboarding and supplier management processes while reducing risks. IBM is allowing qualifying suppliers to use Rapid Supplier Connect free of charge until August 31. New York’s largest nonprofit healthcare group, Northwell Health recently joined IBM’s Rapid Supplier Connect Network, a blockchain project that aims to tackle the disrupted healthcare supply chains caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Hut 8 Mining Corp. Responds to Short-Seller Accusations Amid Stock Tumble
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Hut 8 Mining Corp. Responds to Short-Seller Accusations Amid Stock Tumble

Hut 8 Corp faces serious accusations from JCapital Research, claiming mismanagement and legal issues post-merger, leading to a significant stock price drop. The company is now working to address these allegations and reassure investors.

Comprehensive Guide to Developing and Trading on Injective (INJ)
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Comprehensive Guide to Developing and Trading on Injective (INJ)

Explore Injective's tools for smart contracts, frontend development, and API trading.

BitMEX Enhances APIs with New transactTime Feature for Orderbook Feeds
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BitMEX Enhances APIs with New transactTime Feature for Orderbook Feeds

BitMEX updates APIs to include transactTime in orderbook feeds, enhancing trading experience.

Pantera Capital Highlights Strategic Investment in Everclear
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Pantera Capital Highlights Strategic Investment in Everclear

Pantera Capital announces a strategic investment in Everclear, enhancing its diversified portfolio.

Investment Insights: Pantera Capital's Approach to Nexus
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Investment Insights: Pantera Capital's Approach to Nexus

Pantera Capital shares its investment strategies for Nexus, emphasizing the importance of cookies for website functionality.

Segantii Capital Management Faces Insider Dealing Charges in District Court
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Segantii Capital Management Faces Insider Dealing Charges in District Court

Insider dealing case against Segantii Capital Management and CIO moved to District Court.

Blast API Enhances IOTA EVM with Reliable Endpoints
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Blast API Enhances IOTA EVM with Reliable Endpoints

Blast API integrates IOTA EVM, offering reliable and powerful endpoints for dApps, ensuring fast and accessible interaction, and supporting global crypto adoption.

SFC Celebrates 35 Years, Outlines Future Vision for Hong Kong’s Capital Markets
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SFC Celebrates 35 Years, Outlines Future Vision for Hong Kong’s Capital Markets

The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) marks its 35th anniversary, detailing strategic plans for Hong Kong's financial future.

Birdeye Integrates Real-Time Crypto Market Data on Sui Blockchain
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Birdeye Integrates Real-Time Crypto Market Data on Sui Blockchain

Birdeye's APIs and WebSockets now support Sui blockchain, enabling integration of real-time crypto market data into DeFi applications.

AssemblyAI: Top Speaker Diarization Libraries and APIs to Watch in 2022
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AssemblyAI: Top Speaker Diarization Libraries and APIs to Watch in 2022

Explore the top speaker diarization libraries and APIs, how they work, and their benefits for developers and product teams.

Ripple (XRP) Introduces 'Try It' Feature for API Documentation
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Ripple (XRP) Introduces 'Try It' Feature for API Documentation

Ripple (XRP) adds an interactive 'Try It' feature to its API documentation, allowing developers to test API endpoints without credentials.

Jockey: Leveraging Twelve Labs APIs and LangGraph for Advanced Video Processing
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Jockey: Leveraging Twelve Labs APIs and LangGraph for Advanced Video Processing

Discover how Jockey utilizes Twelve Labs APIs and LangGraph to enhance video understanding and processing capabilities.

Crypto Venture Capital Sees Modest Rebound in Q2 2024
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Crypto Venture Capital Sees Modest Rebound in Q2 2024

Crypto venture capital investments rose to $3.2 billion in Q2 2024, despite a slight decline in deal count, according to Galaxy Digital.

Anthropic and Menlo Ventures Launch $100M Anthology Fund to Boost AI Innovation
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Anthropic and Menlo Ventures Launch $100M Anthology Fund to Boost AI Innovation

Anthropic and Menlo Ventures unveil the $100M Anthology Fund to support startups developing groundbreaking AI technologies.

Optimizing IVF-PQ Performance with RAPIDS cuVS: Key Tuning Techniques
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Optimizing IVF-PQ Performance with RAPIDS cuVS: Key Tuning Techniques

Learn how to optimize the IVF-PQ algorithm for vector search performance using RAPIDS cuVS, with practical tips on tuning hyper-parameters and improving recall.

NVIDIA Delves into RAPIDS cuVS IVF-PQ for Accelerated Vector Search
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NVIDIA Delves into RAPIDS cuVS IVF-PQ for Accelerated Vector Search

NVIDIA explores the RAPIDS cuVS IVF-PQ algorithm, enhancing vector search performance through compression and GPU acceleration.

Segantii Capital Management Faces Insider Dealing Charges in First District Court Hearing
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Segantii Capital Management Faces Insider Dealing Charges in First District Court Hearing

Segantii Capital Management and its chief investment officer face insider dealing charges in the First District Court, according to apps.sfc.hk.

Pantera Capital Explores Investment in AI Startup Sentient
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Pantera Capital Explores Investment in AI Startup Sentient

Pantera Capital announces its interest in investing in AI-driven startup Sentient, highlighting the firm's commitment to innovative technologies.

Pantera Capital Welcomes Mason Nystrom as New Team Member
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Pantera Capital Welcomes Mason Nystrom as New Team Member

Pantera Capital has announced the addition of Mason Nystrom to its team, enhancing its expertise in blockchain and crypto investments.

Binance Futures to Consolidate COIN-Margined WebSocket Domains
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Binance Futures to Consolidate COIN-Margined WebSocket Domains

Binance Futures announces consolidation of COIN-Margined WebSocket domains starting July 29, 2024, urging API users to update connections.

Optimizing Parquet String Data Compression with RAPIDS
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Optimizing Parquet String Data Compression with RAPIDS

Discover how to optimize encoding and compression for Parquet string data using RAPIDS, leading to significant performance improvements.

Essential Questions for Ensuring Speech-to-Text Data Security
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Essential Questions for Ensuring Speech-to-Text Data Security

Explore critical questions to ask about data security when choosing a Speech-to-Text API, ensuring confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data.

Golem Network Unveils Golem-Workers API for Enhanced Computational Flexibility
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Golem Network Unveils Golem-Workers API for Enhanced Computational Flexibility

Golem Network introduces Golem-Workers API, offering high-level access to GPU and CPU resources, catering to diverse computational needs beyond AI model deployment.

Pantera Capital Highlights Political Shift Towards Blockchain
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Pantera Capital Highlights Political Shift Towards Blockchain

Pantera Capital discusses the significant shift in U.S. government stance towards blockchain, highlighting key regulatory changes and political endorsements.

Biden's Budget Proposal Includes Crackdown on Crypto Wash Sales and Doubling of Capital Gains Tax for Certain Investors
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Biden's Budget Proposal Includes Crackdown on Crypto Wash Sales and Doubling of Capital Gains Tax for Certain Investors

U.S. President Joe Biden's fiscal 2024 budget plan proposes a crackdown on crypto wash sales and a doubling of the capital gains tax for certain investors, which could raise $24 billion. The proposed changes to crypto tax treatment aim to reduce the deficit by nearly $3 trillion over the next decade. The budget proposal seeks to eliminate the tax-loss harvesting strategy used by crypto traders, which allows them to sell assets at a loss for tax purposes before immediately repurchasing them. The proposal also aims to raise the capital gains tax rate for investors making at least $1 million to 39.6%.

Web3 Startup Funding Drops 82 percents YoY
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Web3 Startup Funding Drops 82 percents YoY

VC funding for Web3 start-ups decreased by 82% YoY in Q1 2023, dropping to $1.7 billion. The number of big funding rounds hitting nine figures almost completely dried up over the past year. The decline in Web3 funding is attributed to investors opting for a risk-off approach and seeking opportunities in industries they know best.

KPMG: Fintech Funding Fades in 2023
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KPMG: Fintech Funding Fades in 2023

The global fintech market experienced its most challenging year since 2017, with investments dropping to $113.7 billion. Singapore's AI fintech sector saw a 77% increase in funding.

3Commas Refutes Allegations That Employees Stole API Keys
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3Commas Refutes Allegations That Employees Stole API Keys

3Commas, a crypto trading business, denies social media screenshots. To freeze exchange accounts, CEO Yuriy Sorokin recommends filing a police case. The business says phishing attempts "contribute" to thefts.

Animoca Brands subsidiary Darewise Entertainment Secures US$3.5M for Bitcoin Metaverse Ecosystem Token
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Animoca Brands subsidiary Darewise Entertainment Secures US$3.5M for Bitcoin Metaverse Ecosystem Token

Darewise Entertainment raised US$3.5 million via a token pre-sale on 17 October 2023, ahead of its Bitcoin metaverse ecosystem token launch, aimed at enhancing the development of its game Life Beyond. With significant backing from notable investors and strategic support from Horizen Labs for a 2024 token release, the project marks a substantial stride toward creating a Bitcoin-powered gaming metaverse.

China PBOC Views CBDC Race as "New Battlefied" Between Sovereign Nations
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China PBOC Views CBDC Race as "New Battlefied" Between Sovereign Nations

China through its apex bank, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has reiterated its desire to be the first nation to issue a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC)

API3 Unveils Enhanced Data Feed Service to Bolster TVL on Polygon zkEVM
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API3 Unveils Enhanced Data Feed Service to Bolster TVL on Polygon zkEVM

API3, a blockchain oracle provider, has introduced a managed data feed service to support the growth of Total Value Locked (TVL) on Polygon zkEVM. This innovative push oracle, built around the Airnode first-party oracle node, eliminates intermediaries and provides direct access to real-world data, aiming to enhance the DeFi ecosystem and decentralized finance future.

Su Zhu Worried About Jail Term Over Liquidators Class Action Settlement - Report
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Su Zhu Worried About Jail Term Over Liquidators Class Action Settlement - Report

The Singapore High Court recently approved liquidators to begin liquidating Three Arrows Capital’ remaining assets. Su Zhu worries that his firm (Three Arrows Capital) may not be able to fully comply with the liquidators’ demands, and therefore fears that they could face fines or jail.

CFTC Commissioner Questions VCs' Due Diligence
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CFTC Commissioner Questions VCs' Due Diligence

Investor due diligence in the failing crypto-exchange FTX has sparked concerns from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTCP). VCs had to write down their multimillion-dollar investments to practically nothing, raising "serious doubts" about their responsibility.

Investors Rally to Support Silicon Valley Bank Amidst Possible Closure
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Investors Rally to Support Silicon Valley Bank Amidst Possible Closure

Over 125 venture capitalists and investors, including Sequoia Capital and General Catalyst, have pledged their support for Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) as the 40-year-old banking institution winds down its operations. The investors signed a statement in an effort to cushion the impact of the bank's possible closure and limit the fallout on tech companies that rely on SVB for funding and banking services.

Melanion Capital Advocates for Bitcoin Mining Against Swedish Government's Banning Call
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Melanion Capital Advocates for Bitcoin Mining Against Swedish Government's Banning Call

Swedish authorities' call to ban Bitcoin mining across the EU has been faulted by Melanion Capital who says the position is "completely misinformed."

Hack VC Closes $150M Fund I, Increases Assets Under Management to $425M
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Hack VC Closes $150M Fund I, Increases Assets Under Management to $425M

Crypto venture firm Hack VC has closed a $150 million maiden fund, bringing total assets under management to $425 million. Hack VC is a long-time web3 investor, having backed over 100 projects since 2014. The firm remains firmly bullish on web3's future potential and will deploy its new capital to seed critical infrastructure startups.

Bitcoin is Now Worth More Than Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway with a Market Value of $540 Billion
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Bitcoin is Now Worth More Than Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway with a Market Value of $540 Billion

The price surge past $29,000 has made BTC worth more valuable than Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway.

Shopify Launches Blockchain Commerce Tools to Enhance User Experience
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Shopify Launches Blockchain Commerce Tools to Enhance User Experience

SIWE allows Shopify users to sign in using Ethereum addresses without revealing private information.

Hong Kong's MaiCapital Wins SFC Approval to Fully Manage Virtual Asset Portfolios
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Hong Kong's MaiCapital Wins SFC Approval to Fully Manage Virtual Asset Portfolios

Hong Kong's MaiCapital Limited announced that it has secured approval from the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) to fully manage virtual assets portfolios.

A group of nine banks has invested $45 million in Carbonplace
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A group of nine banks has invested $45 million in Carbonplace

The independent UK Carbonplace organization will start later this year under CEO Scott Eaton.

Hong Kong Blockchain Ecosystem Feb 2020 - New Members
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Hong Kong Blockchain Ecosystem Feb 2020 - New Members

Hong Kong Blockchain Ecosystem Feb 2020 - New Members

LINE Messaging App Launches Digital Asset Wallet and Blockchain Platform to Run Dapps and Tokens
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LINE Messaging App Launches Digital Asset Wallet and Blockchain Platform to Run Dapps and Tokens

LINE communications app recently launched a new blockchain digital wallet that can be used to manage various crypto assets.

5 Places to Learn About Crypto Investing
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5 Places to Learn About Crypto Investing

While there is certainly an aspect of the ‘gold rush’ mentality to the current crypto buzz and surging market caps, it is undeniable that we have passed a legitimate turning point in the history of this revolutionary technology and asset class.

Scaramucci's Skybridge Capital to Launch Venture Fund for Web3 & Crypto Investments
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Scaramucci's Skybridge Capital to Launch Venture Fund for Web3 & Crypto Investments

SkyBridge Capital is planning to unveil a dedicated venture fund that will invest in web3 and crypto companies.

Crypto Deals Catch the Eye of Bigger Players, Triggering Price Surge
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Crypto Deals Catch the Eye of Bigger Players, Triggering Price Surge

Fundraising by crypto companies has seen a surge in valuations as bigger players are pushing prices upwards.

SolanaFM Secures a Seed Funding Round Worth $4.5M
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SolanaFM Secures a Seed Funding Round Worth $4.5M

World-class Blockchain explorer SolanaFM has secured a seed funding round worth $4.5 Million in partnership with various leading venture capital firms

US Bitcoin Corp-Hut 8 Merger Progresses Amid Celsius Plan Approval
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US Bitcoin Corp-Hut 8 Merger Progresses Amid Celsius Plan Approval

US Bitcoin Corp has secured court approval for its merger with Hut 8 Mining Corp, marking a significant step towards managing its assets and listing on Nasdaq and the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Theta Makes Its Way to Top 10 Crypto by Market Cap
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Theta Makes Its Way to Top 10 Crypto by Market Cap

Theta is now ranked among the top ten cryptocurrencies by market capitalization, occupying the ninth spot.

web3 gaming METAPIXEL Suspended Indefinitely
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web3 gaming METAPIXEL Suspended Indefinitely

The METAPIXEL project has been suspended indefinitely due to a range of internal and external factors. Key team members, including Kate, Daniel, and Nathan, have announced their departure from the project. The development comes after 18 months of active work on the project, leaving both the team and the community in a state of uncertainty.

OpenAI Launches GPT-4 API: A New Era of Chat-Based AI
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OpenAI Launches GPT-4 API: A New Era of Chat-Based AI

A major advance in the development of artificial intelligence technology has been signaled by OpenAI's announcement that its long-awaited GPT-4 API is now available to all paying clients. This event marks a key milestone in the advancement of AI technology.

BondbloX Secures $6M in Series B Funding Led by Beacon Venture Capital
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BondbloX Secures $6M in Series B Funding Led by Beacon Venture Capital

Singapore-based FinTech company BondEvalue has raised $6 million in a Series B funding round, led by Beacon Venture Capital and supported by MassMutual Ventures and Citigroup. The funding will expand BondbloX Bond Exchange, a distributed ledger technology that democratizes bond market access through fractional and full-size trading.

DeFi Derivatives Platform SynFutures Raises $14M in Series A Funding Led by Polychain
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DeFi Derivatives Platform SynFutures Raises $14M in Series A Funding Led by Polychain

Singapore-based DEFI derivatives EXCHANGE-SynFutures announced Wednesday a Series A funding completed with a total value of $14 million.

Block's AUD$3M Investment Boosts Indigenous Business Sector in Australia
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Block's AUD$3M Investment Boosts Indigenous Business Sector in Australia

Block Inc. invests AUD$3 million in First Australians Capital's new fund, supporting Indigenous businesses in Australia, aiming to empower entrepreneurs, foster economic growth, and create community wealth.

Trump’s Proposed Capital Gains Tax Cuts Could Benefit Ethereum 2.0 Stakers
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Trump’s Proposed Capital Gains Tax Cuts Could Benefit Ethereum 2.0 Stakers

President Donald Trump has proposed a capital gains tax cut which may greatly benefit United States cryptocurrency traders—particularly those planning to stake on Ethereum 2.0.

Blockchain Firms To Benefit From SEC's Upward Review of Fundraising Limits For SMEs
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Blockchain Firms To Benefit From SEC's Upward Review of Fundraising Limits For SMEs

The Securities and Exchange Commission has amended its maximum fundraising limit for Small and Medium Enterprises a move that will benefit smaller blockchain firms.

Polkadot Synthetic Asset Protocol Tapio Acquires $4m in Funding
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Polkadot Synthetic Asset Protocol Tapio Acquires $4m in Funding

Tapio protocol, on Monday, announced it had raised a total of $4 million in funding from Polychain, Hypersphere, and Arrington to usher a unified liquidity standard to Polkadot.

Three Ex-Citi Executives Launch Crypto Investment Firm
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Three Ex-Citi Executives Launch Crypto Investment Firm

Three former Citi executives have started a new crypto investment firm named Motus Capital.

Former Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal's AI Startup Raises $30 Million
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Former Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal's AI Startup Raises $30 Million

Ex-Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal's new AI startup secures $30 million in funding, focusing on software for large language model developers. Backed by prominent investors, the venture reflects Agrawal's shift from social media to AI innovation.

FIS Partners with Fireblocks to Enable Capital Market Clients to Access Crypto Products
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FIS Partners with Fireblocks to Enable Capital Market Clients to Access Crypto Products

The partnership between FIS and Fireblocks is set to enable capital markets buy-side, sell-side and corporate companies to gain access to the major crypto trading avenues.

Dragonfly Capital Completes $3.5M Seed Round Funding For Debt DAO
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Dragonfly Capital Completes $3.5M Seed Round Funding For Debt DAO

Dragonfly Capital completed a $3.5 million seed round for crypto credit protocol Debt DAO, according to a press release.

Paradigm Targets Record-Breaking $850M Raise for New Crypto Fund
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Paradigm Targets Record-Breaking $850M Raise for New Crypto Fund

Paradigm is in talks to secure up to $850 million for a new fund, potentially marking the largest crypto-focused fundraise since May 2022.

Bitget Launches Web3 Fund
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Bitget Launches Web3 Fund

Bitget has launched a Web3 Fund to support venture firms and projects globally, with a focus on Asian projects solving real-world problems. Bitget plans to partner with venture capitalists and expand its products and services in 2023.

Investors Need to Accept the Trajectory and Level of Volatility in Bitcoin, Says SkyBridge Capital Founder
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Investors Need to Accept the Trajectory and Level of Volatility in Bitcoin, Says SkyBridge Capital Founder

Anthony Scaramucci, the founder of SkyBridge Capital and former White House communications director, believes that as Bitcoin (BTC) continues being widely adopted, investors ought to accept the trajectory and level of volatility in the leading cryptocurrency.

Digital Asset Income Application Finblox Completes $3.9M Funding in Seed Round
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Digital Asset Income Application Finblox Completes $3.9M Funding in Seed Round

Hong Kong-based digital asset income application Finblox announced the completion of a $3.9 million seed round.

UK Treasury Officials Met with Crypto and Venture Capital Firms in Q1: Sources
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UK Treasury Officials Met with Crypto and Venture Capital Firms in Q1: Sources

Public disclosures indicated that top UK Treasury officials had engaged with crypto and venture capital companies in several meetings to bridge differences between the crypto industry and regulators.

Genesis Capital's Settlement Disrupted by Creditors
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Genesis Capital's Settlement Disrupted by Creditors

Digital currency company Genesis Capital's settlement process has been disrupted by creditors, raising concerns about the timing of the process. Genesis' parent company, Digital Currency Group (DCG), has filed a motion for mediation, citing renewed demands from creditors.

SkyBridge Capital Achieves Record Year with Crypto Investments, Scaramucci Foresees Bright Future for Bitcoin
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SkyBridge Capital Achieves Record Year with Crypto Investments, Scaramucci Foresees Bright Future for Bitcoin

Anthony Scaramucci's SkyBridge Capital records its best year in 2023 with a 130% rise in crypto investments, primarily in Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Solana. Scaramucci predicts Bitcoin will surpass its all-time high, bolstered by the recent approval of Bitcoin ETFs by the SEC.

Cypher Capital Rolls Out Worth $100m Blockchain and Digital Assets Fund
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Cypher Capital Rolls Out Worth $100m Blockchain and Digital Assets Fund

To expand the blockchain ecosystem, UAE-based venture capital firm Cypher Capital has launched a $100 million seed fund with a special interest in digital asset investments.

Nigerian Securities Commission to Release Official Guidelines on Crypto Regulations
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Nigerian Securities Commission to Release Official Guidelines on Crypto Regulations

The Nigeria Securities and Exchange Commission has announced a proposed crypto regulation guideline.

SBI Holdings to Launch Investment Fund for Emerging Companies like Web3, AI, and Metaverse Startups
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SBI Holdings to Launch Investment Fund for Emerging Companies like Web3, AI, and Metaverse Startups

SBI Holdings plans to invest 100 billion yen in startups focusing on Web3, AI, and metaverse, with financial institutions supporting Japan's goal to nurture its startup ecosystem and enhance its Asian startup hub position.

SBI, Sygnum, and Azimut Jointly Established a $75M Venture Capital Fund for Crypto Startups
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SBI, Sygnum, and Azimut Jointly Established a $75M Venture Capital Fund for Crypto Startups

Japanese financial giant SBI Group, Swiss bank of digital asset management Sygnum, and Italy's Azimut Group jointly raised a US$75 million venture capital fund in Singapore today, aiming to invest in capable start-up companies in the digital asset field.

Cryptocurrency Soars in Q1 2023
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Cryptocurrency Soars in Q1 2023

CoinGecko's Q1 2023 Crypto Industry Report shows Bitcoin as the best-performing asset, with a gain of 72.4%. DeFi and NFTs have also surged, while stablecoins saw a drop in market cap due to Binance USD shutdown and USDC depeg. The overall market capitalization reached $1.2 trillion at the end of Q1.

South Korea Proposes 20% Capital Gains Tax on Cryptocurrency Commodities
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South Korea Proposes 20% Capital Gains Tax on Cryptocurrency Commodities

South Korea’s parliament has put forward a bill that could see crypto profits taxed by up to 20% as members argue that cryptocurrencies are commodities.

SEC Charges Titan Global Capital Management for Misleading Advertisements and Compliance Failures
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SEC Charges Titan Global Capital Management for Misleading Advertisements and Compliance Failures

On Aug 21, 2023, the SEC charged Titan Global Capital Management for misleading ads and compliance failures. Titan advertised a 2,700% annualized return, omitting key details. They'll pay $1.04M in penalties and disgorgement.

Ethereum’s Market Capitalization of $500 Billion Will Need To Double to Flip That of Bitcoin
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Ethereum’s Market Capitalization of $500 Billion Will Need To Double to Flip That of Bitcoin

Ethereum’s remarkable bull run has pushed its market capitalization to the $500 billion level for the first time.

Meta Files for Debt Shelf Offerings
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Meta Files for Debt Shelf Offerings

Meta, the parent company of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, has filed for new debt shelf offerings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The company has not disclosed the exact amount of debt securities being offered, but it plans to issue a new prospectus supplement each time a debt security is sold.

China’s Blockchain and FinTech Sector to Brace for 'Capital Winter' Even After the Coronavirus Pandemic Subsides
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China’s Blockchain and FinTech Sector to Brace for 'Capital Winter' Even After the Coronavirus Pandemic Subsides

Investment activity in China’s tech sector has seen a massive drop in the past four months since the coronavirus outbreak has emerged from the city of Wuhan. The venture capital market has been suffering a tremendous impact on its existing drop in activity.

Swiss Crypto Firm Launches Venture Fund, Supporting African Early-Stage Blockchain Startups
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Swiss Crypto Firm Launches Venture Fund, Supporting African Early-Stage Blockchain Startups

Crypto Valley Venture Capital's venture fund will offer early-stage financing to African blockchain startups that have the potential to benefit humanity.

Luno Floats Venture Capital Arm to Invest in Web3.0 & Fintech Startups
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Luno Floats Venture Capital Arm to Invest in Web3.0 & Fintech Startups

Luno, a digital currency platform owned by the Digital Currency Group (DCG) has launched Luno Expeditions, its Venture Capital (VC) outfit.

More Than 1,000 Crypto Deals Sealed for Venture Capital Firms, Worth $17bn in 2022
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More Than 1,000 Crypto Deals Sealed for Venture Capital Firms, Worth $17bn in 2022

Venture Capital (VC) firms continue penetrating the crypto sector, given that they have pumped in $17 billion so far this year.

HKbitEX Receives Provisional Approval for Virtual Asset Trading Platform License in Hong Kong
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HKbitEX Receives Provisional Approval for Virtual Asset Trading Platform License in Hong Kong

HKbitEX, a subsidiary of Tykhe Capital, has been granted a Type 1 regulated activity license and a Type 7 regulated activity license for its virtual asset trading platform, making it the first fully licensed digital financial group under the new licensing regime. This marks HKbitEX's commitment to regulatory compliance and investor protection.

0x Protocol's API is Live on Polygon Network
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0x Protocol's API is Live on Polygon Network

0x Project officially announced that its API is officially integrated with Polygon. The launch of the DEX liquidity API aims to expand this vibrant ecosystem Polygon.

Cardano Elbows Ripple to Take 6th Position, Thanks to Heightened Development Activity
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Cardano Elbows Ripple to Take 6th Position, Thanks to Heightened Development Activity

Cardano (ADA) has been scaling the heights because it is now the sixth-largest cryptocurrency after dethroning Ripple (XRP) with a market capitalization of $20.71 billion, according to CoinMarketCap.

TRON’s Founder Justin Sun Could be Real Acquirer of Huobi Global: Sources
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TRON’s Founder Justin Sun Could be Real Acquirer of Huobi Global: Sources

Justin Sun, the founder of TRON, is reportedly to be the real buyer for the acquisition of Huobi Global, according to sources with the matter.

Silvergate Faces Another Securities Law Class-Action Suit
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Silvergate Faces Another Securities Law Class-Action Suit

Silvergate Capital, owner of Silvergate Exchange Network and Silvergate Bank, was sued in a class action. The complaint says Silvergate's platform missed $425 million in money laundering. The action argues the class might comprise hundreds or thousands of New York Stock Exchange-traded Silvergate shares.

Hong Kong Tycoon-backed C Capital to Raise $500m to Invest in Digital Assets
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Hong Kong Tycoon-backed C Capital to Raise $500m to Invest in Digital Assets

C Capital, a fund owned by Hong Kong real estate tycoon Adrian Cheng, plans to raise $500 million in the next 18 months to invest in blockchain and digital assets.

May 15: The Year of Bitcoin Options?
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May 15: The Year of Bitcoin Options?

Happy Friday! BTC up 3% in the past 24 hours, flirting $9,900, teasing the market at the $10K psychological level. In the last few days, I noticed BTC weakness from the start of Asia session followed by buying activity when the U.S. woke up, driven primarily by spot buying (futures curve still relatively flat).

Superstate Gains $14m in Series A Led by Distributed Global and CoinFund
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Superstate Gains $14m in Series A Led by Distributed Global and CoinFund

Superstate, an innovative asset management firm, has secured a $14 million Series A financing round, aiming to expand its team and launch private funds for institutional investors.

Blockchain.com May Suffer $270M in Losses for 3AC's Insolvency
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Blockchain.com May Suffer $270M in Losses for 3AC's Insolvency

Cryptocurrency exchange Blockchain.com may suffer a total of $270 million in losses due to Three Arrows Capital's inability to repay loans due to the bankruptcy and liquidation of Three Arrows Capital.

Connecting Crypto Exchanges with CMC's New Liquidity Metrics: What We Learned at The Capital
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Connecting Crypto Exchanges with CMC's New Liquidity Metrics: What We Learned at The Capital

Beginning on Nov. 12 and spanning two days, CoinMarketCap held its inaugural large-scale event, The Capital, which brought together leading stakeholders in the blockchain, cryptocurrency, regulatory and financial industries.

DCG Challenges Genesis Capital's Bankruptcy Plan for Overcompensation
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DCG Challenges Genesis Capital's Bankruptcy Plan for Overcompensation

DCG opposes Genesis Global Capital's bankruptcy plan, citing legal violations and ethical concerns over asset valuation and creditor compensation in the volatile crypto market.

Voyager Digital Likely to Resume Withdrawal From August 11
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Voyager Digital Likely to Resume Withdrawal From August 11

Earlier on Thursday, Judge Michael Wiles of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York ruled in the favor of Voyager Digital, to receive access to the funds in its custodial wallets to return the $270 million to the affected customers

MAS Faults Three Arrows Capital for Sharing False Information
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MAS Faults Three Arrows Capital for Sharing False Information

Despite its current woes as a liquidated company, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has come out openly to accuse Three Arrows Capital (TAC), also popularly called 3AC, of providing it with false information about key aspects of its business

Hut 8 Mining Corp Refutes JCapital Research's Allegations
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Hut 8 Mining Corp Refutes JCapital Research's Allegations

Hut 8 Mining Corp, a leading Bitcoin miner, strongly refutes allegations by JCapital Research in a recent short report, emphasizing their commitment to transparency and urging stakeholders to refer to official SEC and Canadian regulatory filings for accurate information.

3AC Co-Founder Reappears, Blames Liquidators for 'Baiting'
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3AC Co-Founder Reappears, Blames Liquidators for 'Baiting'

Su Zhu, Three Arrows Capital co-founder, has revealed fresh details behind the collaboration between the prominent hedge fund firm and its liquidators.

Spirit Blockchain Capital to List on CSE in September
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Spirit Blockchain Capital to List on CSE in September

Blockchain and digital assets company Spirit Blockchain Capital Inc. (Spirit) announced that it has received listing approval from the Canadian Securities Exchange.

How Smart Money Is Investing
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How Smart Money Is Investing

With a flurry of renewed interest in cryptoassets, and multiple new opportunities for riches abounding, the vast majority of us can’t help but tentatively listen to that voice whispering in our ear, “remember 2018”. The bull run throughout 2017 ended in tears for many as early 2018 saw the market enter into an abrupt and prolonged bear cycle that lasted the better part of three years.

Blockchain Capital Joins the Libra Association as Newest Governing Member
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Blockchain Capital Joins the Libra Association as Newest Governing Member

Blockchain Capital investment company has joined the Libra Association as a governing member.

Generate Capital to Purchase Bankrupt Compute North's Assets in 2 Mining Sites
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Generate Capital to Purchase Bankrupt Compute North's Assets in 2 Mining Sites

The loan secured from Generate Capital prompted Bitcoin miner Compute North to file for bankruptcy protection.

Pantera Capital Predicts Bitcoin to Hit $35k Before 2024 Halving and Surge to $148k Afterward
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Pantera Capital Predicts Bitcoin to Hit $35k Before 2024 Halving and Surge to $148k Afterward

Pantera Capital's publication explores the "positive black swan" event in the blockchain industry, highlighting its positive implications, historical predictions, rapid growth, resilience, and the transformative potential of DeFi platforms.

US Banking Giant Patents AI Fact Checker to Simplify Investing in Crypto
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US Banking Giant Patents AI Fact Checker to Simplify Investing in Crypto

Capital One Services, a subsidiary of US banking giant Capital One has patented a new artificial intelligence system to guide human cryptocurrency traders through the complicated world of misinformation in the digital assets space.

Ex-Polychain Capital General Partner Launches $125M Crypto Venture Fund
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Ex-Polychain Capital General Partner Launches $125M Crypto Venture Fund

The fund, dao5, will invest in early-stage protocols and blockchain firms.

South Korea's FSC to Submit Two Crypto-Related Acts to National Assembly
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South Korea's FSC to Submit Two Crypto-Related Acts to National Assembly

According to Newsis on July 13, the People's Power Party and the Financial Services Commission of South Korea are planning to submit amendments to the Electronic Securities Act and the Capital Market Act to the National Assembly within this month.

Flipside Crypto Pulls $50m from Investors, Led by Republic Capital
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Flipside Crypto Pulls $50m from Investors, Led by Republic Capital

Flipside crypto, blockchain analytics, and business intelligence startup have raised $50 million in new funding round to increase its valuation tenfold to $350 million.

HK-based Gusto Collective Raises $11m in Funding Round Led by Animoca Brands, Gaw Capital
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HK-based Gusto Collective Raises $11m in Funding Round Led by Animoca Brands, Gaw Capital

Hong Kong-based Gusto Collective has raised $11 million in its Seed Plus funding round led by Animoca Brands and Gaw Capital.

Sequoia Capital's $213.5m Investments in FTX Marks Down to $0
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Sequoia Capital's $213.5m Investments in FTX Marks Down to $0

Amid the liquidity crisis in FTX, Sequoia Capital announced to mark down its FTX investment to $0.

Digital Asset Lender Genesis Confirms Risks Exposure of 3AC's Insolvency
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Digital Asset Lender Genesis Confirms Risks Exposure of 3AC's Insolvency

According to Bloomberg, Digital asset lending firm, Genesis Capital, said it would sell its collateral to hedge against bad debt risks if Three Arrows Capital fails to meet margin calls.

2022 was a tough year for crypto with a decline in venture
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2022 was a tough year for crypto with a decline in venture

Due to tough macro circumstances and industry developments, blockchain and cryptocurrency-related VC investments fell every quarter in 2022.

Bitcoin Ad in Hong Kong Apple Daily Publication Promotes Bitcoin As Beyond Government Control
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Bitcoin Ad in Hong Kong Apple Daily Publication Promotes Bitcoin As Beyond Government Control

In the Hong Kong Apple Daily today, a full-page ad was dedicated to Bitcoin, calling on Hong Kongers to move their wealth beyond the control of “any” government.

Hong Kong’s National Security Law Triggers Exodus of Wealthy Society’s Capital, Is Gold Being Dumped for Bitcoin?
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Hong Kong’s National Security Law Triggers Exodus of Wealthy Society’s Capital, Is Gold Being Dumped for Bitcoin?

Hong Kong’s rich and affluent are reportedly moving large amounts of gold out of the major financial hub following Beijing’s imposed national security law. According to well-known Bitcoin bull Max Keiser, Bitcoin is a better way to export your fortune.

Breaking: Coinbase, a16z, and Ledger Back New Texas Alliance Advocating for Clear Digital Asset Regulations
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Breaking: Coinbase, a16z, and Ledger Back New Texas Alliance Advocating for Clear Digital Asset Regulations

The Crypto Freedom Alliance of Texas, backed by industry leaders like a16z crypto, Bain Capital Crypto, Blockchain Capital, Coinbase, Ledger, and Paradigm, is launching a campaign to establish transparent and consistent digital asset regulations in Texas. The alliance aims to provide insights and guidance to regulators and industry stakeholders, fostering innovation and protecting consumers. The alliance is expected to grow and play a more influential role in the Texas legislative process.

TRON Credited with Powering Record USDT Growth
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TRON Credited with Powering Record USDT Growth

With all the speculation around future growth of cryptocurrency protocols, it can be hard to gauge fundamental network health accurately. However, one metric that never fails is user adoption, an indicator that can be measured onchain. When applied to TRON, this metric shows that the network’s user base is proliferating very rapidly, with USDT accounting for a significant tranche of all onchain activity.

Former FTX US Head Launches New Crypto Software
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Former FTX US Head Launches New Crypto Software

Former FTX US CEO launches bitcoin software startup. Brett Harrison's latest firm, Architect, received $5 million from investors. The firm will create crypto trading software for huge organisations.

Nexo Ventures Emerges With $150M Funding for Web3.0
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Nexo Ventures Emerges With $150M Funding for Web3.0

Digital assets lending platform Nexo has launched Nexo Ventures, its incubation fund bootstrapped with $150 million to fund a variety of Web3.0 initiatives.

Theta Capital Management B.V. Announces $200M Theta Blockchain Ventures IV Fund
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Theta Capital Management B.V. Announces $200M Theta Blockchain Ventures IV Fund

Theta Capital introduces a new $200M fund, Theta Blockchain Ventures IV, targeting early-stage blockchain infrastructure.

Japanese Asset Manager Nomura to Launch New Digital Company
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Japanese Asset Manager Nomura to Launch New Digital Company

Nomura Holdings Inc has announced its plans to transform its Future Innovation Company into a full-fledged Digital Company.

Defi Tranche Protocol Receives $1.5M Seed Round of Financing led by Three Arrows Capital and Spartan Group
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Defi Tranche Protocol Receives $1.5M Seed Round of Financing led by Three Arrows Capital and Spartan Group

Defi chess-themed Tranchess protocols received a $1.5 million seed round of financing led by Three Arrows Capital and Spartan Group.

Crypto Market Cap Clashes over 50% to around $1.4T
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Crypto Market Cap Clashes over 50% to around $1.4T

The market cap of cryptocurrencies has fallen more than 50% to around $1.4 trillion as the Federal Reserve (Fed) raised interest rates by 50 basis points sparking a sell-off panic among investors.

Bitcoin Is Still the Cryptocurrency to Own Despite Current Struggles, says SkyBridge Capital Founder
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Bitcoin Is Still the Cryptocurrency to Own Despite Current Struggles, says SkyBridge Capital Founder

SkyBridge Capital founder Anthony Scaramucci believes that Bitcoin is still the cryptocurrency to watch because it has attained “escape velocity."

Q9 Capital Releases 1st Integrated Crypto Portfolio Performance Analytics
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Q9 Capital Releases 1st Integrated Crypto Portfolio Performance Analytics

Crypto investment platform Q9 Capital has launched the industry's first integrated portfolio performance analytics solution.

Brock Pierce's Presidential Campaign Enlists Akon as Chief Strategist
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Brock Pierce's Presidential Campaign Enlists Akon as Chief Strategist

Crypto entrepreneur Akon has announced that he will be endorsing Brock Pierce’s presidential campaign and joining the crypto venture capitalist’s campaign team.

OpenAI Suspends ChatGPT Plus Sign-ups Due to Overwhelming Demand
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OpenAI Suspends ChatGPT Plus Sign-ups Due to Overwhelming Demand

OpenAI has suspended new ChatGPT Plus premium sign-ups due to high demand, following a DDoS attack at its first development conference. The platform has reached 100 million monthly users in two months.

Matthew Whitcomb Joins Spirit Blockchain Capita as Head of Corporate Development
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Matthew Whitcomb Joins Spirit Blockchain Capita as Head of Corporate Development

Canada-based blockchain and digital assets company, Spirit Blockchain Capital Inc. (Spirit), has hired Matthew Whitcomb as head of corporate development.

3AC Withdraws $45m from Curve and Convex amid Bankruptcy
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3AC Withdraws $45m from Curve and Convex amid Bankruptcy

Three Arrows Capital (3AC) might have declared bankruptcy, but the firm is still conducting a number of robust transactions according to insights derived from on-chain data.

Digital Currency Group Reports Over $1 Billion Loss Due to 3AC Collapse
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Digital Currency Group Reports Over $1 Billion Loss Due to 3AC Collapse

Digital Currency Group (DCG) has reported losses of over $1 billion in 2022, largely due to the collapse of Three Arrows Capital (3AC) and falling cryptocurrency prices. DCG's lending arm, Genesis, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in January, as it was 3AC's largest creditor. DCG's fourth-quarter losses came to $24 million, while revenues came in at $143 million. Full-year revenues for DCG came in at $719 million, with total assets of $5.3 billion.

Bitcoin Venture Capital Firm Ribbit Capital Files $350 Million Blank Check IPO with SEC
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Bitcoin Venture Capital Firm Ribbit Capital Files $350 Million Blank Check IPO with SEC

Ribbit Capital, an early Bitcoin VC firm, has filed for a $350 million initial public offering with the SEC leveraging its “blank check” structure.

British Virgin Island Court Orders the Liquidation of Three Arrows Capital
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British Virgin Island Court Orders the Liquidation of Three Arrows Capital

Earlier this week, a British Virgin Islands Court ordered the liquidation of the embattled crypto hedge fund, Three Arrows Capital (3AC), as the firm has proven beyond doubt that it cannot fulfill its debt obligations

President Biden’s Tax Plans Spark Fear, Triggering a Bitcoin and Ethereum Price Drop
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President Biden’s Tax Plans Spark Fear, Triggering a Bitcoin and Ethereum Price Drop

The speculation that U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration will increase capital gains taxes sent shock waves in the crypto space as Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) dropped amid fears that this initiative could limit investment in digital assets.

Recharge Capital Appoints Former Bridgewater Associates Singapore Executive, Margaret Wang, as Managing Partner
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Recharge Capital Appoints Former Bridgewater Associates Singapore Executive, Margaret Wang, as Managing Partner

Recharge Capital has appointed Margaret Wang as its new Managing Partner, focusing on the Women's Health Strategy and operations in the APAC region. Wang has experience in senior leadership roles at global financial institutions and has previously led the Singapore office of Bridgewater Associates Singapore. She will also lead Rhea Holdings Co., a $200M women's healthcare-focused investment vehicle.

Melanion Capital to Launch First EU-regulated Bitcoin-tracking ETF
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Melanion Capital to Launch First EU-regulated Bitcoin-tracking ETF

The Paris-based fund manager Melanion Capital got the approval from the French regulators to lunch an exchange-traded fund (ETF) for tracking up to 90% correlation with Bitcoin’s price and its performance.

Crypto Bank Silvergate Capital Receives Bullish Rating from Wells Fargo
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Crypto Bank Silvergate Capital Receives Bullish Rating from Wells Fargo

Despite the plunge in the crypto market, Wells Fargo is confident in Silvergate’s digital assets business. The Wall Street said that strengths in Silvergate should help its shares rise and business grow.

Solana and ROK Capital launched a $20 Million Fund to Promote the Ecosystem Expansion in South Korea
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Solana and ROK Capital launched a $20 Million Fund to Promote the Ecosystem Expansion in South Korea

The Solana Foundation has cooperated with ROK Capital to jointly launch a $20 million fund, aiming to further expand Solana's blockchain ecosystem in South Korea.

Multicoin Capital invests in Wormhole to enhance crypto interoperability
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Multicoin Capital invests in Wormhole to enhance crypto interoperability

Multicoin Capital leads $225 million funding round for Wormhole, a leading multichain solution with over $41 billion assets and 30 chains, focusing on user experience and zero-knowledge verification technology.

Female-Backed VC Blossom Capital Raises $432M to Back Startups
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Female-Backed VC Blossom Capital Raises $432M to Back Startups

Ophelia Brown's Blossom Capital has raised $432 million to back early-stage tech startups in Europe.

Bitcoin Price on Course to $100,000 by 3rd Quarter of 2021, says 10T Holdings Co-founder
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Bitcoin Price on Course to $100,000 by 3rd Quarter of 2021, says 10T Holdings Co-founder

Dan Tapiero, the co-founder of fintech and digital assets firm 10T Holdings, believes that BTC has not missed a step in its journey of hitting $100,000 by the third quarter of 2021.

US Crypto Tax Law Study
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US Crypto Tax Law Study

Indiana and Maine universities publish a study examining US cryptocurrency tax law. The paper proposes a new tax framework for cryptocurrency losses, which would prevent taxpayers from using them against other capital gains.

Colossal Increase in US Household Liquidity Might Push Bitcoin Further Upwards, says 10T Holdings Co-founder
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Colossal Increase in US Household Liquidity Might Push Bitcoin Further Upwards, says 10T Holdings Co-founder

Dan Tapiero, the co-founder of fintech and digital asset firm 10T Holdings, trusts that the remarkable increase in US household liquidity to the tune of $2.67 trillion could trigger further upward momentum for Bitcoin.

BRC-20 Bitcoin Tokens Surpass $1 Billion Market Cap
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BRC-20 Bitcoin Tokens Surpass $1 Billion Market Cap

BRC-20 Bitcoin tokens reached a market capitalization of $1 billion, with notable tokens like ORDI, NALS, VMPX, PEPE, and MEME experiencing price variance of between +11% and -55%. The token standard uses Ordinals and Inscriptions to manage token contracts, minting, and transfers on the Bitcoin blockchain.

Two Sigma Ventures Pulls $400m in Two Funding Rounds
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Two Sigma Ventures Pulls $400m in Two Funding Rounds

Multi-dimensional venture capital firm, Two Sigma Ventures (TSV) has raised two funds worth as much as $400 million to invest in early-stage startups.

DOJ Targets SBF's Jets for Forfeiture
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DOJ Targets SBF's Jets for Forfeiture

Samuel Bankman-Fried, also known as "SBF," faces the possibility of asset forfeiture, including two luxury jets, as per a filing by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) dated October 4, 2023. The forfeiture is linked to multiple charges against Bankman-Fried, who is currently on trial. The aircraft in question are embroiled in an ownership dispute involving the U.S. government, FTX, and Island Air Capital.

Orderly Network Pulls $20M Funding to Develop DEX Protocol
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Orderly Network Pulls $20M Funding to Develop DEX Protocol

Orderly Network, a Decentralized Exchange (DEX) protocol incubated by NEAR and Woo Network has raised $20 million in venture capital funding.

Andreessen Horowitz Names New York Stock Exchange’s Top Regulator to Head Its Cryptocurrency Unit
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Andreessen Horowitz Names New York Stock Exchange’s Top Regulator to Head Its Cryptocurrency Unit

Andreessen Horowitz venture capital firm hires the current head of the New York Stock exchange (NYSE)’s regulatory unit.

Genesis Digital Assets Raises $125M to Expand Bitcoin Mining Business
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Genesis Digital Assets Raises $125M to Expand Bitcoin Mining Business

Digital asset lending firm Genesis Capital has raised $125 million in equity financing to expand its Bitcoin mining business, mainly in North America and Northern Europe.

Ethereum Layer 2 Continues to Gain Steam as ETH Realized Capitalization Soars
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Ethereum Layer 2 Continues to Gain Steam as ETH Realized Capitalization Soars

Ethereum layer 2 seeks to address the challenge of scalability, given that it’s a distinct network running on top of Ethereum Mainnet (layer 1).

Oobit Secures $25M in Series A Led byTether and CMCC Globa
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Oobit Secures $25M in Series A Led byTether and CMCC Globa

Oobit, a mobile crypto payments app, has closed a $25 million Series A funding round, led by Tether, CMCC Global, Anatoly Yakovenko, and 468 Capital.

Blockchain-based Distribution Protocol TravelX Raises $10m in Seed Round
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Blockchain-based Distribution Protocol TravelX Raises $10m in Seed Round

TravelX, a company focused on the use of blockchain technology for distribution in the travel industry, has raised $10 million in a seed round led by Borderless Capital.

CMCC Global's Titan Fund Secures $100M for Asian Blockchain Ventures
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CMCC Global's Titan Fund Secures $100M for Asian Blockchain Ventures

Hong Kong-based CMCC Global has raised $100 million for its Titan Fund, targeting early-stage blockchain start-ups primarily in Asia. The fund's first round saw participation from over 30 investors and comes amid a 70.9% YoY decline in global crypto venture capital investments.

Bitcoin is Teaching Generation Z How to Properly Save, says 10T Holdings Co-Founder
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Bitcoin is Teaching Generation Z How to Properly Save, says 10T Holdings Co-Founder

Dan Tapiero, the co-founder of digital asset firm 10T Holdings, has disclosed that Bitcoin is playing an instrumental role in teaching Gen Z how to save.

Public Chain WormholesChain Receives $10m in Seed Funding
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Public Chain WormholesChain Receives $10m in Seed Funding

Multi-dimensional public chain WormholesChain said it has completed a $10 million seed round led by Mandra Capital and Timing Capital.

Ethereum Miner Balances Hit a 50-Month High as ETH Leads in NFT Sales
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Ethereum Miner Balances Hit a 50-Month High as ETH Leads in NFT Sales

Ethereum (ETH) miners have seen their holdings go through the roof to the tune of $1.85 billion.

Three Arrows Capital Files for Chapter 15 Bankruptcy in the US
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Three Arrows Capital Files for Chapter 15 Bankruptcy in the US

The embattled cryptocurrency hedge fund, Three Arrows Capital (3AC) has filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy in the U.S. as it looks to preserve its assets in the State.

FTX investors file class-action suit against Sequoia
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FTX investors file class-action suit against Sequoia

FTX investor class-action lawsuit venture capital companies have a "tricky case," according to a crypto lawyer.

Coinbase Finally Files IPO with SEC—Is Brian Armstrong a Capitalist or Cypherpunk?
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Coinbase Finally Files IPO with SEC—Is Brian Armstrong a Capitalist or Cypherpunk?

The Coinbase Initial Public Offering (IPO) has finally been filed and now awaits the review and approval of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

QuickNode Closes $60 Million Funding Round
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QuickNode Closes $60 Million Funding Round

QuickNode raised $60 million. Series B was the company's biggest round since October 2021. Quick Node hosts 16 blockchains, including Ethereum, Matic, Optimism, Arbitrum, and Solana.

Bloomberg: Crypto Saw more Funds in 2021 than all Previous Years Combined
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Bloomberg: Crypto Saw more Funds in 2021 than all Previous Years Combined

More funds have been invested in the cryptocurrency industry in 2021 than in the past 10 years combined, according to Bloomberg.

White Star Capital Announces Second Digital Asset Fund Anchored by Ubisoft
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White Star Capital Announces Second Digital Asset Fund Anchored by Ubisoft

Multi-stage investment platform, White Star Capital, has announced the first close of its second Digital Asset Fund (DAF II), with backing from top investors like Ubisoft.

Lattice Capital Injects $60M Venture Fund II for Crypto Projects
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Lattice Capital Injects $60M Venture Fund II for Crypto Projects

Crypto-asset venture capital firm Lattice Capital is launching a $60 million second fund and will invest $500,000-$1.5 million in early-stage blockchain projects or companies.

Crypto Firm Q9 Capital Wins Dubai's Regulatory Approval for Provisional Virtual Asset
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Crypto Firm Q9 Capital Wins Dubai's Regulatory Approval for Provisional Virtual Asset

Crypto investment platform Q9 Capital has received regulatory approval for a provisional virtual asset from Dubai's Virtual Asset Regulatory Authority, according to the company's announcement.

Radiant Capital Suffers $4.5M Flash Loan Attack
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Radiant Capital Suffers $4.5M Flash Loan Attack

Radiant Capital was hit by a $4.5M flash loan attack due to a known codebase rounding issue, leading to a temporary pause in their Arbitrum market operations.

PwC Reports Huge Shift in M&A and Fundraising from US to Asia and EMEA in 2019
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PwC Reports Huge Shift in M&A and Fundraising from US to Asia and EMEA in 2019

In 2019, crypto fundraising and M&As began migrating over to Asia, Europe and the Middle East and saw a lack of new VC investments as the majority of funding came from crypto firms within the industry, according to PWC’s latest report released on April 6.

Galois Capital Declares Half of its Funds is Stuck with FTX
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Galois Capital Declares Half of its Funds is Stuck with FTX

Galois Capital has revealed it has significant exposure to the bankrupt FTX

Crypto Investments Shrunk nearly 25% to about $9.3B in H1
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Crypto Investments Shrunk nearly 25% to about $9.3B in H1

Venture capital firms’ penetration of the crypto space has slowed, shrinking nearly 25% from a record $12.5 billion invested in the first half of last year to about $9.3 billion in the first six months of this year.

Bitcoin Flips Visa Again
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Bitcoin Flips Visa Again

Bitcoin (BTC) market valuation surpassed Visa's after a near 50% price increase in 2023. BTC has "flipped" the payment giant three times.

Three Arrows Capital Becomes 2nd crypto issuer Facing Insolvency
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Three Arrows Capital Becomes 2nd crypto issuer Facing Insolvency

The unfavorable market conditions continue to impact firms operating in the crypto industry. Three Arrows Capital is the latest firm identified to be facing a bankruptcy risk.

Algorand Foundation Joins Forces with Borderless Capital, Arrington Capital, and DWF to Invest in Pera Algo Wallet
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Algorand Foundation Joins Forces with Borderless Capital, Arrington Capital, and DWF to Invest in Pera Algo Wallet

The Algorand Foundation has made a strategic investment in Pera Algo Wallet, a self-custodial cryptocurrencies wallet on the Algorand blockchain, to support various Algorand wallets, and will host a live event to discuss the partnership.

Rated Labs Secures $12.888 Million in Series A Funding
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Rated Labs Secures $12.888 Million in Series A Funding

Rated Labs, known for its Ethereum explorer and API services, has secured $12.888 million in Series A funding led by Archetype. The company plans to use the new capital to expand its services to multiple Layer 1 blockchain networks and enhance its existing product line.

Venture Capital Firm MetaWeb Ventures to Establish $30M Venture Fund
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Venture Capital Firm MetaWeb Ventures to Establish $30M Venture Fund

Venture capital firm MetaWeb Ventures has announced the launch of a $30 million venture fund to focus on decentralized social media, DeFi, gaming and decentralized autonomous organizations.

Ethereum 2.0 Rival Raises $21.6M Round Led by Andreessen Horowitz for Web-Scale Decentralized Application Platform
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Ethereum 2.0 Rival Raises $21.6M Round Led by Andreessen Horowitz for Web-Scale Decentralized Application Platform

Decentralized applications startup Near Inc announced $21.6 million tokens raised led by venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z). Joined by other investment firms, including Libertus, Animal Ventures, Notation Capital, Blockchange, Pantera Capital, and Distribution Global, the token sale is the network’s second funding, following a $12.1 million round last July.

VC Shima Capital to Launch $200m Shima Capital Fund I for Web 3 Industry
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VC Shima Capital to Launch $200m Shima Capital Fund I for Web 3 Industry

Early-stage venture capital Shima Capital will launch Shima Capital Fund I, the first fund to support emerging digital assets for web3 and crypto startups.

Capital Inflows into Crypto Investment Products, Hit a 3-Month High of $193m
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Capital Inflows into Crypto Investment Products, Hit a 3-Month High of $193m

In the past week, inflows into crypto investment products reached $193 million. A scenario last seen in mid-December 2021, according to digital asset management firm Coinshares.

SBI Invests $15 Million into Alpaca, Forges Partnership
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SBI Invests $15 Million into Alpaca, Forges Partnership

Alpaca and SBI Holdings have entered into a strategic partnership, bolstered by a USD15 million investment, to accelerate Alpaca’s business expansion in Asia. This collaboration will extend Alpaca's services to more enterprise financial institutions in Asia for US securities transactions. The investment, a convertible note, takes Alpaca’s total funding to USD120 million, enabling further growth in the Asian market and new product introductions in the U.S.

Meet the FinTech Entrepreneur: Co-Founder of FinFabrik, Florian Matthaeus Spiegl
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Meet the FinTech Entrepreneur: Co-Founder of FinFabrik, Florian Matthaeus Spiegl

There has been a lack of innovation and digitization in the capital market systems, we sat down with Florian Spiegl, the Chief Operating Officer of FinFabrik in Hong Kong, to explore his journey from the traditional capital markets industry to the new modern digital space. FinFabrik, a start-up focused on bridging the gap between the traditional financial markets and the digitization of assets has come a long way helping institutions to digitize illiquid and alternative assets.   

Lightnet Group Lands $50M to Help Scale Velo Blockchain Protocol
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Lightnet Group Lands $50M to Help Scale Velo Blockchain Protocol

Global investment firm LDA Capital has committed $50 million to Lightnet Group, a blockchain financial technology startup to help in building out its infrastructure.

Bitcoin’s Dominance Skyrockets as Market Capitalization Tops $1 Trillion
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Bitcoin’s Dominance Skyrockets as Market Capitalization Tops $1 Trillion

On-chain metrics provider Santiment believes Bitcoin’s dominance and price have been driven by a surge in token circulation.

MicroStrategy Plans to Purchase Additional Bitcoin Reserves With Excess Cash
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MicroStrategy Plans to Purchase Additional Bitcoin Reserves With Excess Cash

MicroStrategy has revealed to its investors that it has plans to purchase “an additional Bitcoin” with the company’s excess liquidity

MoonPay Looks to Fuel Global Expansion With $555M Funding
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MoonPay Looks to Fuel Global Expansion With $555M Funding

Crypto payments company MoonPay has raised $555 million in its first-ever Series A funding round, earning the firm a unicorn valuation of $3.4 billion.

Chainalysis Research: Crypto Assets Worth $50 Billion Exited China in 2019
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Chainalysis Research: Crypto Assets Worth $50 Billion Exited China in 2019

Tether and cryptocurrency assets valued at nearly $50 billion left China in 2019 according to Chainalysis.

Decima Fund Secures 4.5 Billion Yen to Bolster Web3 Ventures in Japan
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Decima Fund Secures 4.5 Billion Yen to Bolster Web3 Ventures in Japan

Decima Fund, a specialized Web3 venture fund, announces the successful closure of approximately 4.5 billion Yen in capital to support the global expansion of Japanese Web3 ventures.

Bain Capital Ventures Unveils $560 Million Crypto Fund for Blockchain-Focused Tech Startups
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Bain Capital Ventures Unveils $560 Million Crypto Fund for Blockchain-Focused Tech Startups

Bain Capital Ventures’ crypto fund is designed to accelerate the growth of the crypto economy by backing firms and projects that serve users’ needs.

Unstoppable Domains Raises $65m in Series A Funding Led by Pantera Capital
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Unstoppable Domains Raises $65m in Series A Funding Led by Pantera Capital

The new funding for Unstoppable Domains, which builds digital identity markers as NFTs, now has a valuation of $1 billion.

US Financial Giant Capital International Group Acquires 12.2% Equity in MicroStrategy
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US Financial Giant Capital International Group Acquires 12.2% Equity in MicroStrategy

American financial services provider, Capital International Group, acquires 12.2% of the shares in MicroStrategy, leaping over the third-largest shareholder in the company.

Former a16z Partner Katie Haun's Crypto VC Fund Raises $1.5 Billion
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Former a16z Partner Katie Haun's Crypto VC Fund Raises $1.5 Billion

Former federal prosecutor Katie Haun’s crypto venture capital fund has raised $1.5 billion to invest in crypto-related startups.

PwC Veteran Quits Role to Establish Digital Asset Fund in Dubai
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PwC Veteran Quits Role to Establish Digital Asset Fund in Dubai

Henri Arslanian, the former Global Head of crypto of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), has launched his own crypto-dedicated venture capital firm, Nine Blocks Capital Management, and has chosen Dubai as the outfit’s base of operation.

ProShares Unveils World's First Short Ether-Linked ETF
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ProShares Unveils World's First Short Ether-Linked ETF

ProShares introduces ProShares Short Ether Strategy ETF (SETH), the world's first short ether-linked ETF, aiming to profit investors during ether price downtrends, reaffirming the firm's innovative approach.

MAS Insists Terra, 3AC Unlicensed to Operate in Singapore
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MAS Insists Terra, 3AC Unlicensed to Operate in Singapore

Ravi Menon, the managing director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, indicated that crypto entities like Terraform Labs, the Luna Foundation Guard and Three Arrows Capital are unlicensed by MAS in Singapore.

First Crypto Fund Approved by Hong Kong’s Financial Regulator Aims to Pass $100M in its First Year
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First Crypto Fund Approved by Hong Kong’s Financial Regulator Aims to Pass $100M in its First Year

Hong Kong’s first approved cryptocurrency fund, Arrano Capital, the blockchain arm of Venture Smart Asia announced its rollout of a new Bitcoin fund in Hong Kong.

Utopia Labs Raises $23m in Series A Led by Paradigm Capital
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Utopia Labs Raises $23m in Series A Led by Paradigm Capital

Utopia Labs, a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) management startup has announced it has raised $23 million in a Series A funding round led by Paradigm Capital.

Huobi To Be Acquired by Hong Kong-Based VC Firm About Capital
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Huobi To Be Acquired by Hong Kong-Based VC Firm About Capital

Huobi is being acquired by About Capital, an investment company headquartered in Hong Kong. The deal, announced Friday, should close in the next few days. The firms did not disclose the financial terms.

Finblox Raises Withdrawal Limit, Exploring Lawsuit against 3AC
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Finblox Raises Withdrawal Limit, Exploring Lawsuit against 3AC

Finblox has increased its limits for crypto withdrawals. Crypto staking platform raised the cap from $1,500 monthly to $3,000 daily. Finbox also plans to recover its funds from Three Arrows Capital through legal actions.

NFT Gaming Platform Fractal Raises $35m, Co-Led by Paradigm Capital
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NFT Gaming Platform Fractal Raises $35m, Co-Led by Paradigm Capital

Fractal, a marketplace for gamers to discover, buy and sell digital collectibles and gaming NFT, has announced the successful raise of a seed round of $35 million from prominent investors.

Australian Taxation Office Clarifies CGT on DeFi and Crypto Wrapping
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Australian Taxation Office Clarifies CGT on DeFi and Crypto Wrapping

The Australian Taxation Office has issued guidelines on the capital gains tax implications for decentralized finance activities and crypto token wrapping, following a recent security breach.

Brock Pierce Served for Securities Fraud in Connection with His Blockchain Company Block.one During Electoral Campaign
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Brock Pierce Served for Securities Fraud in Connection with His Blockchain Company Block.one During Electoral Campaign

Presidential hopeful Brock Pierce was served a court summons during his electoral rally at his new headquarters in New York City today.

DeFi Platform DFX Finance Says it Has Been Hacked for $7.5M
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DeFi Platform DFX Finance Says it Has Been Hacked for $7.5M

The stablecoin platform DFX Finance is the latest victim of a $7.5 million hack

Court Freezes Over $1 Billion in Three Arrows Capital Assets
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Court Freezes Over $1 Billion in Three Arrows Capital Assets

The British Virgin Islands court has imposed an asset freeze on Three Arrows Capital, highlighting the significant challenges and volatility in the cryptocurrency sector.

Pantera Capital: Crypto Market Turns Bullish Amid Regulatory Clarity
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Pantera Capital: Crypto Market Turns Bullish Amid Regulatory Clarity

Pantera Capital predicts a bullish trend in the cryptocurrency market, highlighting Bitcoin's potential for DeFi expansion, technological advancements, and regulatory favorableness, following the anticipated Bitcoin halving event.

Genesis Global Capital Moves to Liquidate $1.6 Billion in Grayscale Trusts Amid Bankruptcy
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Genesis Global Capital Moves to Liquidate $1.6 Billion in Grayscale Trusts Amid Bankruptcy

Genesis Global Capital has petitioned the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to sell off its Grayscale Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ethereum Classic Trust holdings, totaling approximately $1.6 billion. This strategic liquidation aims to maximize creditor repayments amidst potential market volatility, following a recent SEC settlement.

EDX Markets Debuts Cryptocurrency Trading Platform and Wraps Up Latest Investment Round
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EDX Markets Debuts Cryptocurrency Trading Platform and Wraps Up Latest Investment Round

In a key milestone, EDX Markets has successfully kick-started its cryptocurrency trading operations and completed a fresh funding round

THORChain (RUNE) Price Soars After Multicoin Capital’s Heavy Investment
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THORChain (RUNE) Price Soars After Multicoin Capital’s Heavy Investment

Multicoin Capital has made an unusual move by betting big on THORChain (RUNE), a digital currency that is not widely acclaimed like BTC

US Court Approves Sealed Settlement in BlockFi vs. 3AC Dispute
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US Court Approves Sealed Settlement in BlockFi vs. 3AC Dispute

A US judge approved a confidential settlement between BlockFi and Three Arrows Capital, aiming to resolve financial disputes without further litigation. The details remain sealed to protect sensitive information amidst BlockFi's bankruptcy proceedings and its implications on the broader crypto market.

Grayscale Investments Parent Company DCG Invests $100 Million Into Bitcoin Mining
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Grayscale Investments Parent Company DCG Invests $100 Million Into Bitcoin Mining

Grayscale parent company DCG has announced its entry into Bitcoin mining.

Ether Surges to Over $1,900 Ahead of Staking Withdrawals
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Ether Surges to Over $1,900 Ahead of Staking Withdrawals

Ether breaks $1,900 for the first time in over seven months, ahead of the Ethereum Shanghai hard fork that will allow stakers to withdraw their ETH. The recent price increase may be driven by expectations of the Federal Reserve easing its quantitative tightening efforts and increased demand for Ether due to more flexible staking options.

Dragonfly Capital Invests $10 Million in Bitget
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Dragonfly Capital Invests $10 Million in Bitget

Dragonfly Capital has invested $10 million in cryptocurrency derivatives exchange Bitget to support its global market and service expansion and corporate social responsibility initiatives for crypto education and adoption. Bitget plans to expand its spot trading, launchpad, and Bitget Earn products. Despite the FTX collapse, cryptocurrency derivatives exchanges have recovered, and central exchanges' open interest has risen to approximately $68.5 billion.

China Dismantles $2.2 Billion Underground Banking Operation Leveraging Cryptocurrencies
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China Dismantles $2.2 Billion Underground Banking Operation Leveraging Cryptocurrencies

Chinese authorities have dismantled a $2.2 billion underground banking network that used cryptocurrencies to bypass financial controls, seizing $28,000 worth of digital currencies.

Bitcoin Realized Capitalization Hits ATH Amid the Fear and Greed Index, Jumping to Neutral Grounds
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Bitcoin Realized Capitalization Hits ATH Amid the Fear and Greed Index, Jumping to Neutral Grounds

Bitcoin realized capitalization has been on an upward trajectory after hitting a record high.

Pahdo Labs Secures $15M Series A Funding led by a16z
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Pahdo Labs Secures $15M Series A Funding led by a16z

New York-based game development studio Pahdo Labs has raised $15M in a Series A financing round, with participation from Pear VC, BoxGroup, Long Journey Ventures, Neo, and Global Founders Capital. The company, founded in 2021, focuses on creating multiplayer video games and is launching its upcoming project, "Halcyon Zero," in September. The game, built on the Godot Engine, combines anime aesthetics and action role-playing, allowing players to craft their own worlds.

US-China Cold War Could Benefit Bitcoin
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US-China Cold War Could Benefit Bitcoin

An internal Chinese report presented to Chinese Leader Xi Jinping and his top party members on May 4, concluded that anti-China sentiment is currently at its highest since the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown according to Reuters.

Crypto Venture Capitalist Breaks Down Potential Winners and Losers from Ethereum Merge
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Crypto Venture Capitalist Breaks Down Potential Winners and Losers from Ethereum Merge

Ethereum’s long-awaited transition from Proof-of-Work to Proof-of-Stake, namely the Merge, is approaching. Crypto experts have continued to talk about the impacts associated with such upgrades.

FTX Partners with Paradigm for 'One-Click' Futures Spread Trading
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FTX Partners with Paradigm for 'One-Click' Futures Spread Trading

Crypto assets trading platform FTX has partnered with Paradigm, one of the largest institutional liquidity network in launching a “one-click” future spread trading that integrates eight (8) different cryptocurrencies

How Are Uniswap’s UNI Governance Tokens Taxed?
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How Are Uniswap’s UNI Governance Tokens Taxed?

Uniswap the popular decentralized exchange recently awarded members its UNI tokens. But what do holders need to know about paying tax on UNI governance tokens?

WalletConnect Pulls $11M in Venture Capital Funding
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WalletConnect Pulls $11M in Venture Capital Funding

Digital Currency infrastructure services provider, WalletConnect has raised the sum of $11 million in a Series A funding round from venture capital investors.

Symbolic Capital Pulls $50m to Back Web3.0 Startups
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Symbolic Capital Pulls $50m to Back Web3.0 Startups

Venture Capital firm, Symbolic Capital has raised the sum of $50 million to bootstrap startups operating within the Web3.0 ecosystem.

OpenAI Unveils Advanced Embedding Models with Cost-Effective Solutions
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OpenAI Unveils Advanced Embedding Models with Cost-Effective Solutions

OpenAI announced the launch of new embedding models and API updates, featuring enhanced efficiency, cost reduction, and varied dimension options.

Alexis Ohanian bought 50000 ETH
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Alexis Ohanian bought 50000 ETH

Ohanian founded 776 Venture Capital using his early ETH and Coinbase investments.

Chainalysis Secures $13M From Ribbit Capital and Sound Ventures, Continuing to Fuel Crypto Adoption
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Chainalysis Secures $13M From Ribbit Capital and Sound Ventures, Continuing to Fuel Crypto Adoption

Chainalysis announced that it has secured an additional $13 million in a strategic investment from Ribbit Capital and Sound Ventures during its Series B investment round, taking its total to $49 million.

Leading Altcoins in the Market Uptrend Today: SNX, TEL, and OKB
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Leading Altcoins in the Market Uptrend Today: SNX, TEL, and OKB

A profile of three of the high performing altcoins during the intraday.

What is OpenGPT and How It Differs from ChatGPT?
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What is OpenGPT and How It Differs from ChatGPT?

OpenGPT is an open-source project by LangChain AI, offering a community-driven alternative to OpenAI's GPT models, democratizing access to advanced language models, and addressing sustainability, community management, and competition with proprietary models.

Mina Foundation Raises $92m to Boost Zero-Knowledge Proof Technology
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Mina Foundation Raises $92m to Boost Zero-Knowledge Proof Technology

Mina Foundation, the blockchain outfit responsible for the development and management of the world’s lightest blockchain, Mina Protocol has pulled the sum of $92 million in funding from investors led by Three Arrows Capital and FTX Ventures.

Solana (SOL) Foundation Entrusts Hackathons and Accelerator Programs to Colosseum
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Solana (SOL) Foundation Entrusts Hackathons and Accelerator Programs to Colosseum

The Solana Foundation is transferring management of its hackathons and accelerator programs to Colosseum, aiming to enhance the Solana ecosystem with substantial funding and developer support.

Crypto Investment Firm M31 Capital Launches $100m Web3 Opportunity Fund
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Crypto Investment Firm M31 Capital Launches $100m Web3 Opportunity Fund

Crypto investment firm M31 Capital Management, LLC announced the launch of a new Web3 fund, aiming at investing in early-stage blockchain technology projects and protocols in the Web3 ecosystem.

Former Sequoia Partner Michelle Fradin, Involved in FTX Investment, Joins OpenAI
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Former Sequoia Partner Michelle Fradin, Involved in FTX Investment, Joins OpenAI

Michelle Fradin, former Sequoia Capital executive, joins OpenAI to lead data efforts, specializing in venture capital and AI, focusing on FTX investment and large language model integration.

ConsenSys and Animoca Brands Investor C Capital Reaches New Heights with $250 Million Fund III
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ConsenSys and Animoca Brands Investor C Capital Reaches New Heights with $250 Million Fund III

C Capital has closed its Private Equity Fund III, raising over $250 million in investments from its main fund and co-investment ventures. The fund has partnered with over 20 investors across various sectors and regions. C Capital plans to maintain its seasoned investment approach, focusing on global growth-stage entities in consumer and tech sectors. Notable portfolio companies include Shein, Animoca Brands, ConsenSys, Sensetime, Threads, Finery, and Armarium.

South Korean Court Clears Former Terraform Labs CEO of Security Violations
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South Korean Court Clears Former Terraform Labs CEO of Security Violations

A South Korean court dismissed charges of security violations against former Terraform Labs CEO Hyun-seong Shin, ruling that LUNA is not a security under the country's Capital Markets Act. The court rejected the prosecution's appeal for confiscation of Shin's properties and arrest, and stated that Luna is not a financial investment product regulated by the act. However, the prosecution has appealed to the Supreme Court against the verdict of the lower district court.

Tether’s Market Cap Surges By $1 Billion in Just 9 Days to Hit $19 Billion
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Tether’s Market Cap Surges By $1 Billion in Just 9 Days to Hit $19 Billion

The market capitalization of leading stablecoin Tether (USDT) has been on a roller coaster ride after surging by $1 billion in a record 9 days to hit $19 billion.

Strike Secures $80m in Funding to Propel Instant Bitcoin Payments
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Strike Secures $80m in Funding to Propel Instant Bitcoin Payments

Strike raised $80 million in funding to revamp BTC payments for top financial institutions, marketplaces, and merchants.

Three Arrow's Su Zhu Puts Singapore Luxury Home for Sale
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Three Arrow's Su Zhu Puts Singapore Luxury Home for Sale

Su Zhu, the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of embattled Three Arrows Capital (3AC) has put his Singapore mansion for sale.

Thailand Waives Taxes on Investment Tokens
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Thailand Waives Taxes on Investment Tokens

Thailand's cabinet has agreed to waive corporate income tax and VAT for companies issuing investment tokens, encouraging alternative capital raising in addition to conventional methods. The government hopes to generate 128 billion Thai baht from investment token offerings over the next two years.

FTX Users Lose Millions due to API Exploit
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FTX Users Lose Millions due to API Exploit

A new method of stealing crypto funds has rendered massive losses for FTX users.

South Korea to Delay 20% Capital Gains Tax on Digital Asset Investments until Jan 2025
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South Korea to Delay 20% Capital Gains Tax on Digital Asset Investments until Jan 2025

Before levying income taxes on virtual assets, South Korean lawmakers have called for the government to prepare for effective implementation of new rules.

UK Billionaire Simon Nixon's Family Office Announces Plans to Enter Cryptocurrency Market
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UK Billionaire Simon Nixon's Family Office Announces Plans to Enter Cryptocurrency Market

Seek Capital family office has decided to expand its investments into crypto assets by planning to hire an analyst who understands cryptocurrencies to help the firm manage crypto portfolios.

Injective Launches $150 Million Ecosystem
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Injective Launches $150 Million Ecosystem

Injective, a layer-1 blockchain technology, is funding Cosmos network developers with $150 million. Pantera Capital, Kraken Ventures, Jump Crypto, and Gate Labs support the fund.

Despite Current Turmoil, Crypto will Rise Again Based on its Own Model - Pantera CEO
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Despite Current Turmoil, Crypto will Rise Again Based on its Own Model - Pantera CEO

Dan Morehead CEO of Pantera Capital has shared his view on the current state of the blockchain economy in a recent interview with Real Vision’s Co-founder & CEO Raoul Paul

Three Top JPMorgan Executives Jump Ship to Crypto Startups
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Three Top JPMorgan Executives Jump Ship to Crypto Startups

Three executives left JPMorgan for joining crypto startups, believing the industry would have a promising development.

DragonFly Capital Floats New $650m Crypto Fund
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DragonFly Capital Floats New $650m Crypto Fund

DragonFly Capital has launched a new Venture Capital Fund worth $650 million to continually invest in the broader digital currency ecosystem.

Understanding the Market Structure of Oil and its Correlation with Bitcoin
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Understanding the Market Structure of Oil and its Correlation with Bitcoin

The price of crude oil dropped below zero for the first time in history. With storage facilities filled to the brim and settlement of May futures contract on Tuesday, the price movement has shocked many. In this analysis, we study the recent history of oil, what drives it price and how it affects Bitcoin.

1 Billion People Using Bitcoin in the next 4 Years Puts Price North of $500k, says 10T Holdings Co-Founder
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1 Billion People Using Bitcoin in the next 4 Years Puts Price North of $500k, says 10T Holdings Co-Founder

With a projection of 1 billion people using BTC in the next four years, Dan Tapiero, the co-founder of digital asset firm 10T Holdings, believes this trend will push Bitcoin’s price above $500,000.

Cake DeFi Floats $100M Venture Fund for Web3.0
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Cake DeFi Floats $100M Venture Fund for Web3.0

Cake DeFi, a Singapore-based decentralized finance investment platform, has launched its new $100 million venture capital arm.

Brock Pierce and Blockchain Capital Sue Florida-Based Company for Copyright Infringement
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Brock Pierce and Blockchain Capital Sue Florida-Based Company for Copyright Infringement

Brock Pierce and his business partners are suing Blockchain Capital Management LLC (BCM) for copyright infringement.

Su Zhu and Kyle Davies Finally Speaks About the Collapse of 3AC
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Su Zhu and Kyle Davies Finally Speaks About the Collapse of 3AC

During an interview with Bloomberg, Su Zhu, and Kyle Davies, the co-founders of Three Arrows Capital (3AC), the troubled hedge fund broke silence on the happenings that they have experienced in the past few weeks

Binance Follows Bybit in Appointing Top Compliance Official
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Binance Follows Bybit in Appointing Top Compliance Official

Maxwell Baucus, former U.S. senator and ambassador to China, has joined Binance. The top official will become policy advisor and government liaison to the exchange. Given Baucus’s influence in US political circles, the move should support Binance’s expansion efforts within North America, where its Binance US platform operates.

Pantera Capital CEO Dan Morehead Predicts Bitcoin Price Rebound Despite Slow Economic Recovery
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Pantera Capital CEO Dan Morehead Predicts Bitcoin Price Rebound Despite Slow Economic Recovery

In an investor letter, Dan Morehead Pantera Capital CEO explained why the current market environment could be a boom for Bitcoin as investors seek new opportunities.

Billionaire Investor Ray Dalio Bearish on Cash Says Central Banks Drive Economy
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Billionaire Investor Ray Dalio Bearish on Cash Says Central Banks Drive Economy

Billionaire investor Ray Dalio, the Founder and CIO of Bridgewater Associates asserted that since the 2008 Financial Crisis, the behavior of central banks like the Federal Reserve demonstrates that capital markets are no longer free.

Twitter disables actions on tweets with Substack links
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Twitter disables actions on tweets with Substack links

Twitter users are unable to interact with tweets containing links to Substack pages, receiving error messages that some actions on the tweet have been disabled by Twitter. It is unclear whether this is a bug or an intended feature. The problem arose around the same time that Twitter cut off the ability for Substack users to embed tweets in their posts. This issue comes after recent mysterious changes to Twitter, and the announcement of Substack's "Notes" application, which is seen as competition to Twitter.

Winklevoss Says Bitcoin Price to Reach $500,000 — Why BTC is Better than Gold and Oil
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Winklevoss Says Bitcoin Price to Reach $500,000 — Why BTC is Better than Gold and Oil

Tyler Winklevoss advocates that Bitcoin (BTC) is headed towards a markup of $500,000 in price and that it will be the preferred safe-haven asset by investors.

Alchemy Snaps Up ChainShot as its First Acquisition
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Alchemy Snaps Up ChainShot as its First Acquisition

Blockchain infrastructure service provider, Alchemy has announced the acquisition of ChainShot, a crypto education platform to help complement its plethora of crypto-focused offerings.

Stockbroker Pello Capital Starts Accepting Fees Payment in Crypto
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Stockbroker Pello Capital Starts Accepting Fees Payment in Crypto

Pello’s institutional customers can now pay for their management fees using cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ether, USDT or Litecoin.

Former Binance Labs Head Bill Qian Joins Cypher Capital as Chairman
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Former Binance Labs Head Bill Qian Joins Cypher Capital as Chairman

Dubai-based cryptocurrency investment firm Cypher Capital has hired former Binance Labs head, Bill Qian, as its chairman, The Information reported.

Multicoin Capital Injects $430m Venture Fund III for Blockchain Startups
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Multicoin Capital Injects $430m Venture Fund III for Blockchain Startups

Cryptocurrency investment firm Multicoin Capital has announced the launch of $430 million Venture Fund III to help startups focused on decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs), open finance, Web3 infrastructure, and more.

FTX Ventures Looks to Acquire 30% Stake in SkyBridge Capital - Report
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FTX Ventures Looks to Acquire 30% Stake in SkyBridge Capital - Report

FTX Ventures has announced its intention to take a 30% stake in the crypto exchange, Skybridge Capital, using its investment division

Venture Capital Firms Almost Quadruple Previous High by Pumping $30B into the Crypto Industry in 2021
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Venture Capital Firms Almost Quadruple Previous High by Pumping $30B into the Crypto Industry in 2021

Venture capital firms kept a keen eye on the crypto industry to the extent of pouring $30 billion in this sector in 2021.

Magic Eden Pulls $27m in Series A Funding Round
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Magic Eden Pulls $27m in Series A Funding Round

Solana-based NFT marketplace Magic Eden has pulled the sum of $27 million in a Series A funding round.

South Korea will Impose a 20% Tax on Capital Gains from Cryptocurrencies Next Year
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South Korea will Impose a 20% Tax on Capital Gains from Cryptocurrencies Next Year

The South Korean administration is not relenting on its quest to levy a 20% income tax on capital gains from crypto transactions in 2022 despite growing investor concerns for the taxation plan to be delayed.

ConsenSys Acquires Hal to Improve Alerts
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ConsenSys Acquires Hal to Improve Alerts

Infura co-founder Eleazar Galano said the startup would cover holes in crypto ecosystem app development.

Bitcoin Scarcity and PayPal Crypto Inclusion Send BTC Prices Higher, Says Pantera Capital
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Bitcoin Scarcity and PayPal Crypto Inclusion Send BTC Prices Higher, Says Pantera Capital

The shortage of Bitcoin supply is the cause of the recent price surge, and PayPal’s entry into the crypto space is having a huge impact on the BTC price.

Robinhood Announces Acquisition of AI-Powered Investment Firm Pluto Capital
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Robinhood Announces Acquisition of AI-Powered Investment Firm Pluto Capital

Robinhood acquires Pluto Capital, an AI-driven investment research firm, to enhance its services, providing personalized strategies, data analytics, and real-time financial insights.

Chainlink Flippens Bitcoin Cash by Market Cap, DeFi Push May Take LINK Price Even Higher
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Chainlink Flippens Bitcoin Cash by Market Cap, DeFi Push May Take LINK Price Even Higher

Despite a slight correction seen in the last few days, Chainlink (LINK) has continued to rally higher, reaching another new all-time-high, almost reaching $17.

Italy will tax cryptocurrency earnings 26%
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Italy will tax cryptocurrency earnings 26%

Italy will restrict digital currencies in 2023. Cryptocurrency trading earnings above 2,000 euros ($2,062) will incur a 26% capital gains tax. As "foreign money," digital currencies have enjoyed reduced tax rates. Portugal wants to tax cryptocurrency capital gains at 28%.

UK Considers New DeFi Tax Regime
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UK Considers New DeFi Tax Regime

The UK's taxation arm of the Treasury, HM Revenue and Customs, has launched a consultation seeking input from individuals and entities engaged in DeFi activities on a possible new tax regime. Under the proposed changes, crypto used in DeFi transactions would not be treated as a disposal for tax purposes, but a Capital Gains Tax would be triggered when cryptocurrencies are disposed of in a non-DeFi transaction.

Venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz voted against a Uniswap proposal
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Venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz voted against a Uniswap proposal

Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) opposed a final plan to instal Uniswap V3 on the BNB Chain utilising the Wormhole bridge.

French Man Who Paid $500,000 In Bitcoin to Activists Involved in US Capitol Hill Riot Leaves Behind A Suicide Note
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French Man Who Paid $500,000 In Bitcoin to Activists Involved in US Capitol Hill Riot Leaves Behind A Suicide Note

A Frenchman, who paid more than $500,000 In Bitcoin to Trump supporters left behind a scathing suicide note justifying his health difficulties.

US Crypto Crackdown Hurts USD Coin
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US Crypto Crackdown Hurts USD Coin

Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire has blamed the declining market capitalization of USD Coin (USDC) on the cryptocurrency crackdown by US regulators. Allaire cited global concern about the US banking system and regulatory environment as major factors.

Singapore High Court Upholds DeFiance Capital's Claim Against Three Arrows Capital
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Singapore High Court Upholds DeFiance Capital's Claim Against Three Arrows Capital

Singapore's High Court upheld DeFiance Capital founder Arthur Cheong's trust relationship over assets disputed in bankruptcy proceedings, establishing investors' rights in cryptocurrency assets and trust law.

Bitcoin Endured Two Major Capitulation Events in H1, Glassnode Shows
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Bitcoin Endured Two Major Capitulation Events in H1, Glassnode Shows

Bitcoin has experienced significant ups and downs in the first half year due to various uncertainties and events like the LUNA collapse.

Bali-based Ekta Secures $60m from VC GEM
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Bali-based Ekta Secures $60m from VC GEM

Bali-based Ekta has secured $60 million in funding from venture capital firm Global Emerging Markets (GEM), despite a downturn in the crypto market.

LD Capital: Institutions Are Buying on the Dip
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LD Capital: Institutions Are Buying on the Dip

Global markets face declines amid concerns over bond yields, inflation, and China's economy. Despite a 5% drop in the S&P 500 since July, the stock market rose 20% this year, with institutions capitalizing on the dip.

MetaStreet Raises $10M in Seed Funds to Launch New Products
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MetaStreet Raises $10M in Seed Funds to Launch New Products

MetaStreet, a provider of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT) debt, has raised $10 million in a recent capital fund round

Victory Capital Applies to List A Crypto ETF to The US SEC
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Victory Capital Applies to List A Crypto ETF to The US SEC

Victory Capital Management has become the latest investment firm to applies for a cryptocurrency exchange-traded fund.

Former Citibank Trading Executive Floats $1.5 Billion Crypto Fund
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Former Citibank Trading Executive Floats $1.5 Billion Crypto Fund

A former trading executive at Citibank has launched the Hivemind Capital Partners to back unique and innovative startups or protocols in the digital currency ecosystem, providing a $1.5 billion crypto fund investment.

Pantera Capital Plans to Raise $1 Billion for New Fund Offering Exposure to Crypto Assets
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Pantera Capital Plans to Raise $1 Billion for New Fund Offering Exposure to Crypto Assets

Pantera Capital is set to launch Pantera Fund V, a comprehensive fund aiming to raise over $1 billion, offering exposure to various blockchain-based assets.

Women in Payments CEO: Less than 5% of VCs Invest in Women-Led FinTech Companies
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Women in Payments CEO: Less than 5% of VCs Invest in Women-Led FinTech Companies

With a background in engineering, Kristy Duncan, the CEO of Women in Payments started her career in banking and then into the payments industry. Duncan has then been fascinated with the payments market, and is a “payments geek at heart.” She started Women in Payments in 2012, Looking to add value in a different way, to connect, inspire, and champion women who are working in the payments industry globally.

Chinese state company launches crypto funds
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Chinese state company launches crypto funds

CPIC Investment Management, a subsidiary of China Pacific Insurance, is launching two crypto funds with Waterdrip Capital, targeting institutional and wealthy private investors. The funds will focus on investments in early-stage blockchain projects and proof-of-stake digital assets.

Anthropic's Updated Terms of Service: Enhanced Copyright Protection for AI Outputs
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Anthropic's Updated Terms of Service: Enhanced Copyright Protection for AI Outputs

Anthropic revises commercial terms of service to provide enhanced copyright protection for Claude API users, addressing ongoing legal challenges in the AI industry.

US Prosecutors Seek Lengthy Sentence for Crypto Shadow Bank Executive
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US Prosecutors Seek Lengthy Sentence for Crypto Shadow Bank Executive

US prosecutors seek a sentence of at least 7 years imprisonment for Reginald Fowler, a former minority owner of the Minnesota Vikings NFL team, over his alleged involvement in shadow banking practices through Crypto Capital Corp, an alleged crypto shadow bank. Fowler is accused of acting as an unlicensed money transmitter and deceiving financial institutions through Global Trading Solutions (GTS), a firm he established under Crypto Capital in 2018. GTS and Crypto Capital are alleged to have processed approximately $750 million in cryptocurrency transactions, providing unlicensed crypto firms with unlawful access to the U.S. banking system.

RISC Zero Raises $12m in Seed Round Led by Bain Capital Crypto
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RISC Zero Raises $12m in Seed Round Led by Bain Capital Crypto

RISC Zero, a startup that creates scalable blockchains with zero-knowledge (zk) technology, announced that it had raised a $12 million seed round led by Bain Capital Crypto.

Three Arrows' OPNX Announces Shutdown
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Three Arrows' OPNX Announces Shutdown

OPNX, a cryptocurrency exchange and bankruptcy claims platform, will cease operations by February 14, 2024, due to regulatory challenges and financial penalties.

Venture Capital Firms Reportedly Cashed Out in advance before LUNA Crash
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Venture Capital Firms Reportedly Cashed Out in advance before LUNA Crash

The collapse of Terra Classic (LUNC) - the name of the old Terra chain and token - may come as a shock to many, but quite a number of venture capital firms or backers cashed out before the protocol was attacked.

Circle Delays Launching DeFi API Product, Cites Needs for more Regulatory Guidances
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Circle Delays Launching DeFi API Product, Cites Needs for more Regulatory Guidances

Circle is calling for clearer regulatory guidance for the launch of its DeFi API product.

Illuvium Community Blocks NFT Event Over Controversial Figure
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Illuvium Community Blocks NFT Event Over Controversial Figure

Illuvium's community utilized its decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) to block an NFT event between Illuvium CEO Kieran Warwick and Three Arrows Capital founder Su Zhu. Due to controversies surrounding Zhu, Illuvium's community expressed concerns over the potential risks of being associated with him. The DAO then voted unanimously to cancel the event to avoid any association with Zhu.

Multicoin Capital's Vision for 2024: Embracing AI, Crypto, and Web3 Innovations
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Multicoin Capital's Vision for 2024: Embracing AI, Crypto, and Web3 Innovations

Multicoin Capital's 2024 outlook highlights the transformative role of AI, stablecoins, and innovative token distribution in the crypto and blockchain landscape. The firm foresees significant advancements in remittances, social applications, and various sectors integrating crypto as a foundational element.

Voyager Digital Issues Loan Default Notice to Three Arrows Capital on over $670 million Debt
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Voyager Digital Issues Loan Default Notice to Three Arrows Capital on over $670 million Debt

Voyager's total exposure to Three Arrows Capital consists of over $670 million loan. The crypto hedge fund is expected to repay the loan.

DeFiance Capital Seeking $100M in Funding to Invest in Liquid Tokens
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DeFiance Capital Seeking $100M in Funding to Invest in Liquid Tokens

Crypto Venture Capital firm, DeFiance Capital is in the process of raising as much as $100 million as it looks to invest in “Liquid Tokens.”

Sequoia Capital Invests over $500M to Participate in Crypto Governance
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Sequoia Capital Invests over $500M to Participate in Crypto Governance

Sequoia Capital is doubling down on its bullish stance in the digital currency ecosystem with the launch of a $500 to $600 million investment.

Coinbase Seeks to Raise $1.5B Senior Notes to Power its Product Development
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Coinbase Seeks to Raise $1.5B Senior Notes to Power its Product Development

Coinbase seeks to sell out $1.5 billion worth of Senior Notes to power its product development drive.

Federal Reserve Gives Consent Order to Silvergate Capital Corporation for Voluntary Self-Liquidation
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Federal Reserve Gives Consent Order to Silvergate Capital Corporation for Voluntary Self-Liquidation

The Federal Reserve Board announced a consent order against Silvergate Capital Corporation and its subsidiary Silvergate Bank on Thursday, providing the necessary regulatory supervision for the financial institution's voluntary self-liquidation.

Bank of England halts Silicon Valley Bank UK branch operations
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Bank of England halts Silicon Valley Bank UK branch operations

The Bank of England has ordered the Silicon Valley Bank's UK branch to halt its operations as it has limited presence and no critical functions supporting the financial system. The bank will be placed into a Bank Insolvency Procedure, and eligible depositors will be paid out by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme up to the protected limit of £85,000, with the remaining assets and liabilities being managed by bank liquidators. UK venture capitalists and a nonprofit organization have expressed concern as several startups and investors have significant exposure to the SVB UK, including prominent blockchain VCs who have over $6 billion in assets at the bank.

DeFi Startup WOO Network Secures $30M in Oversubscribed Series A Round
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DeFi Startup WOO Network Secures $30M in Oversubscribed Series A Round

Defi deep liquidity service provider WOO Network has successfully raised $30 million from investors.

Binance CEO Clarifies Details on CommEx Integration
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Binance CEO Clarifies Details on CommEx Integration

Binance CEO, CZ, sheds light on Binance's association with CommEX through a tweet. Cryptocurrency transfers are ongoing, with potential ex-Binance team members joining CommEX. Amid regulatory challenges, Binance sells its Russian operations to CommEX but remains optimistic about global prospects.

KKR Tokenizing Part of its Private Equity Fund on Avalanche Blockchain
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KKR Tokenizing Part of its Private Equity Fund on Avalanche Blockchain

KKR plans to tokenize part of its second Health Care Strategic Growth Fund to expand individual investors’ access to private investment vehicles.

Mining Capital Coin CEO Indicted for Masterminding $62M Crypto Ponzi Scheme
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Mining Capital Coin CEO Indicted for Masterminding $62M Crypto Ponzi Scheme

Mining Capital Coin CEO Luiz Capuci Jr is indicted Friday for orchestrating a scam that defrauded investors around the world of about $62 million, according to the U.S. Department of Justice

Twitter Disables Interactions with Substack Links
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Twitter Disables Interactions with Substack Links

Twitter users were unable to interact with tweets containing Substack links on April 7, receiving an error message or encountering issues with registering their interactions. It is unclear whether the issue is a bug or an intended feature. The problem began around the same time as Twitter cutting off the ability for Substack users to embed tweets. This comes as Substack announced a Twitter-like posting application, potentially competing with the social media platform.

FTX to Sell Remaining Interest in Sequoia Capital to Abu Dhabi Sovereign Wealth Fund
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FTX to Sell Remaining Interest in Sequoia Capital to Abu Dhabi Sovereign Wealth Fund

FTX has struck a deal with a company owned by the government of Abu Dhabi to sell its remaining interest in venture capital firm Sequoia Capital for $45 million. The deal is subject to approval by the Delaware bankruptcy judge and is part of FTX's efforts to liquidate its investments to pay off its debts to creditors. Meanwhile, Voyager Digital has agreed to set aside $445 million after being sued by Alameda Research over loan repayments.

Circle's New APIs Simplify Complex Crypto Concepts For Mass Institutional Adoption
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Circle's New APIs Simplify Complex Crypto Concepts For Mass Institutional Adoption

Circle Builds Layers of Simplicity over Complex Crypto Concepts for Business to Trigger Digital Adoption

Beware Of Impostors: China Has Not Issued or Released A Date For Its Digital Currency
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Beware Of Impostors: China Has Not Issued or Released A Date For Its Digital Currency

Owing to this, a statement released by the People's Bank of China on October 13, warned the general public to beware of such fake platforms and organizations as they are not related to the Bank of China.

Ethereum and EOS Blockchain Used by Associated Press to Publish US Presidential Election Results
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Ethereum and EOS Blockchain Used by Associated Press to Publish US Presidential Election Results

Associated Press (AP) has used Ethereum and EOS blockchains to publish voting results for the United States Presidential Election.

Ontology Teams Up with Chainlink to Solve the Oracle Problem by Creating Externally Connected Smart Contracts
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Ontology Teams Up with Chainlink to Solve the Oracle Problem by Creating Externally Connected Smart Contracts

In an effort to foster the Ontology network, the platform has announced its decision to collaborate with Chainlink to build data-driven smart contracts with end-to-end security and reliability, which is centered on solving what they identified as the oracle problem.

Bahamas Looks to Deploy its CBDC The Sand Dollar Across Borders
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Bahamas Looks to Deploy its CBDC The Sand Dollar Across Borders

The Central Bank of the Bahamas (CBOB) has says it wants its digital currency dubbed the Sand Dollars integrated with other countries' currency.

Senior Worker at Bithumb Triggered Hacking Vulnerability
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Senior Worker at Bithumb Triggered Hacking Vulnerability

A senior worker at Bithumb, a leading South Korean crypto exchange, is in a tight spot after a Korean court discovered that he is liable for web safety legislation breaches. As a result, his misdeeds made the crypto exchange vulnerable to a 2017 hack that led to the loss of cryptocurrency holdings worth $6 million USD.

Binance CEO Officially Announces the Launch of Binance Futures
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Binance CEO Officially Announces the Launch of Binance Futures

The CEO of Binance, Changpeng Zhao had announced the official launch of Binance Futures. The announcement which he made open to the general public on September 9 could be seen bold strides in the right direction following the Bakkt's announcement of the Bitcoin futures.

Tim Draper's Venture Studio Launches New WordPress Plugin for Anyone to Host a Cryptocurrency Exchange
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Tim Draper's Venture Studio Launches New WordPress Plugin for Anyone to Host a Cryptocurrency Exchange

Tim Draper’s venture studio has launched a new WordPress plugin, which makes it possible for anyone to create a cryptocurrency exchange on a WordPress-based website. Established in 2018, Goren Holm Ventures is an incubator/accelerator firm based in Santa Monica, California. A well-known investor and venture capitalist, Tim Draper, partnered with Goren Holm Ventures in 2019 and later rebranded it as Draper Goren Holm. The firm focuses on incubating and accelerating blockchain and crypto startups.

Coinbase Reveals New Price Oracle Competing with Chainlink as a Major Rival in the DeFi Ecosystem
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Coinbase Reveals New Price Oracle Competing with Chainlink as a Major Rival in the DeFi Ecosystem

San Francisco-based crypto exchange Coinbase is taking the decentralized finance (DeFi) industry to the next level by releasing its Coinbase Price Oracle, a reliable source of signed price data for crypto pairs. Blockchain oracles provide paths between off-chain and on-chain events and are third-party information sources that supply data to blockchains. Blockchain oracles offer useful data for DeFi applications and other blockchain services.

Binance Completed Their "Largest Upgrade" in 2 years, What was Improved?
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Binance Completed Their "Largest Upgrade" in 2 years, What was Improved?

Binance upgrades its cryptocurrency exchange platform and says it the biggest upgrade they've done in years.

Bitcoin Gets an A, EOS Gets an F in Latest Blockchain Report
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Bitcoin Gets an A, EOS Gets an F in Latest Blockchain Report

Coin Metrics, the research and analytics firm, have ranked the top ten blockchain networks through a multi-variate analysis. The results may surprise many in the community as popular developer chain Ethereum was a awarded a mere B classification while popular chains EOS and Binance Chain took positions at the bottom of the list with an F grade.

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