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UNICEF Unveils Cryptocurrency Donation Fund

UNICEF Unveils Cryptocurrency Donation Fund

UNICEF has launched a cryptocurrency fund intended for open-source technology funding, whereby Ether and Bitcoin will be accepted. The donations will be beneficial to young people and children across the globe.

Fidelity Digital Assets Custody Ready for Bitcoin Derivatives Yield Fund

Fidelity Digital Assets Custody Ready for Bitcoin Derivatives Yield Fund

Wave Financial, based in Los Angeles, launched the Wave BTC Income & Growth Digital Fund, racing to become the first crypto derivatives-based yield fund in the market.

Canadian Investment Fund Manager Receives ‘Favourable Ruling’ From Regulators to Offer Bitcoin Fund

Canadian Investment Fund Manager Receives ‘Favourable Ruling’ From Regulators to Offer Bitcoin Fund

Canadian investment fund manager 3iQ Corp. announced on Oct. 30 that it had received approval from its public hearing by the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) for a closed-end Bitcoin fund that will be listed for trading on a major Canadian stock exchange.

Franklin Templeton to Enable Money Fund Shares on Stellar Network

Franklin Templeton to Enable Money Fund Shares on Stellar Network

Global investment fund Franklin Templeton Investments filed a preliminary prospectus with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a money market fund where shares would be recorded and tokenized on the Stellar Network.

China is Expecting its First-Ever Blockchain Exchange-Traded Fund

China is Expecting its First-Ever Blockchain Exchange-Traded Fund

Shenzhen is expecting its nation’s first exchange-traded fund (ETF) that will track blockchain-themed stocks as underlying assets.

Feeling Left Out? EU Establishes Approximately €400m Blockchain & AI Fund

Feeling Left Out? EU Establishes Approximately €400m Blockchain & AI Fund

The European Commission and European Investment Fund (EIF) have launched a €2B fund to be invested in fundamental technologies. Nearly €300-€400M will be invested in blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) amid fears that China and the US are setting a precedent in these areas.

Ether Fund by 3iQ to Launch on the Toronto Stock Exchange Tomorrow, $75M Already Raised

Ether Fund by 3iQ to Launch on the Toronto Stock Exchange Tomorrow, $75M Already Raised

3iQ, a digital asset manager based in Canada, will list the Ether Fund tomorrow.

European Union Parliament Considers Petition for Crypto Fraud Victims Fund

European Union Parliament Considers Petition for Crypto Fraud Victims Fund

European Union Parliament is considering a petition from a consortium of individuals and companies to establish a restitution fund for victims of crypto-fraud.

HKSFC Guidance on Virtual Asset Fund Managers: The 4 Key Takeaways

HKSFC Guidance on Virtual Asset Fund Managers: The 4 Key Takeaways

The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (HKSFC) released the latest guideline “Proforma Terms and Conditions for Licensed Corporations which Manage Portfolios that Invest in Virtual Assets”, providing further guidance on fund dealing and virtual asset fund management.

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

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.

German Legacy Bank Hauck & Aufhäuser to Debut Crypto Investment Fund in 2021

German Legacy Bank Hauck & Aufhäuser to Debut Crypto Investment Fund in 2021

Germany’s legacy bank with over 222 years of financial services tradition Hauck & Aufhauser will be launching a cryptocurrency fund in January 2021.

Grayscale Bitcoin Trust Files to Become First Fund to Report to SEC

Grayscale Bitcoin Trust Files to Become First Fund to Report to SEC

Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) has positioned itself to become the first cryptocurrency investment fund to achieve a reporting status to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Aptos Labs Raises $150m Co-Led by FTX Ventures & Jump Crypto

Aptos Labs Raises $150m Co-Led by FTX Ventures & Jump Crypto

Aptos plans to use the latest capital to bring the now-defunct Diem project back to life.

KuCoin Rolls Out $100m Creators Fund to Accelerate Web3 Growth, Empowering Early-Stage NFT Projects

KuCoin Rolls Out $100m Creators Fund to Accelerate Web3 Growth, Empowering Early-Stage NFT Projects

Crypto exchange KuCoin has announced a $100 million “Creators Fund” to enhance the Web3 ecosystem and support early-stage NFT projects in sports, arts, GameFi, and celebrities.

EJF Capital Secures $104 Million for EJF Ventures Fund

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.

What Is a Bitcoin ETF?

What Is a Bitcoin ETF?

Bitcoin ETF is a type of security that tracks the overall price of Bitcoin and enables investors to trade and purchase shares of it on traditional exchanges.

Saros Cryptocurrency (SAROS) will be listed on Bybit

Saros Cryptocurrency (SAROS) will be listed on Bybit

Saros raises $3.75M in funding and gets listed on Bybit with a 50,000 USDT prize pool, marking significant strides in expanding its reach and enhancing its offerings in the DeFi space.

DeFi Funding Skyrockets 190% in 2022

DeFi Funding Skyrockets 190% in 2022

Digital asset investment firms invested $2.7 billion in decentralized finance (DeFi) projects in 2022, marking a 190% increase from the previous year, while investments into centralized finance (CeFi) projects dropped by 73% to $4.3 billion. Despite the overall crypto funding figures falling from $31.92 billion to $18.25 billion, DeFi saw a near three-fold increase, potentially signaling it as the new high-growth area for the crypto industry, according to a CoinGecko report.

Chinese Version CBDC (Digital Yuan) Applied to Guangzhou Housing Provident Fund Loans

Chinese Version CBDC (Digital Yuan) Applied to Guangzhou Housing Provident Fund Loans

The Guangzhou Housing Provident Fund Management Center has successfully implemented the usage of the Chinese version of the Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), commonly known as the digital Yuan, for housing provident fund loans.

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

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.

Nous Launches World's 1st Decentralised Hedge Fund

Nous Launches World's 1st Decentralised Hedge Fund

Blockchain start-up Nous Systems has announced the launch of the world's first decentralised hedge fund built on blockchain technology.

UAE Markets Regulator Approves Trading of Canadian-Based Bitcoin Fund on Nasdaq Dubai Stock Exchange

UAE Markets Regulator Approves Trading of Canadian-Based Bitcoin Fund on Nasdaq Dubai Stock Exchange

The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) has cleared the launch and trading of Canadian-based Bitcoin fund on Nasdaq Dubai Stock Exchange as part of the effort to provide investors based in the Middle East access to the cryptocurrency investment services.

Polygon Raises $450M from Venture Capital Firms Led by Sequoia

Polygon Raises $450M from Venture Capital Firms Led by Sequoia

Ethereum-based Layer-2 protocol, Polygon, has raised the sum of $450 million in a private token sale that marks the most significant funding round for the firm.

Hamilton Lane Tokenizes Funds to Offer Individual Investors Access Private Markets

Hamilton Lane Tokenizes Funds to Offer Individual Investors Access Private Markets

Hamilton Lane is making three investment funds available to individual investors by tokenizing part of its $835 billion funds via a partnership with Securitize.

Paul Tudor Jones' Bet on Bitcoin Supported by CME’s Bitcoin Futures CFTC Data and PwC’s Latest Crypto Report

Paul Tudor Jones' Bet on Bitcoin Supported by CME’s Bitcoin Futures CFTC Data and PwC’s Latest Crypto Report

In an annual report by Elwood Asset Management and consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the value of assets under management at cryptocurrency hedge funds has soared to $2 billion, doubling the value in 2019. Billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones was reportedly looking to buy Bitcoin to hedge against inflation as central banks across the world are printing money to relieve economies affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

CoinList Raises $100M Series A Funding Round, Reaching Unicorn Status With $1.5B Valuation

CoinList Raises $100M Series A Funding Round, Reaching Unicorn Status With $1.5B Valuation

CoinList announced that it raised $100 million in a Series A round of financing, which brings its valuation to $1.5 billion.

Bitcoin Funding Turns Negative amid 70% of BTC Circulating Supply Being Hodled

Bitcoin Funding Turns Negative amid 70% of BTC Circulating Supply Being Hodled

BTC funding flipped negative following long liquidations as prices slipped to lows of $42,000.

Future of Index Funds

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.

Hedge Funds Battle to Survive After FTX Exchange Collapse

Hedge Funds Battle to Survive After FTX Exchange Collapse

The hedge fund discontinued its CoinShares consumer platform because to high marketing costs.

Crypto Tax Accounting Software Provider TaxBit Raises $130M From Investors

Crypto Tax Accounting Software Provider TaxBit Raises $130M From Investors

TaxBit has raised a $130 Million from investors to boost its tax reporting tools

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

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.

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

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

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

SocGen Introduces Digital Asset Service for Firms to Develop Crypto Funds

SocGen Introduces Digital Asset Service for Firms to Develop Crypto Funds

Societe Generale has launched a new digital asset service, which so far has been adopted by Arquant Capital SAS, a French asset management firm.

Bitwise Explains Bitcoin ETF Mechanics: A FAQ Guide

Bitwise Explains Bitcoin ETF Mechanics: A FAQ Guide

Bitwise Investments provides answers to common investor questions about Bitcoin ETFs.

The Sandbox (SAND) Secures $20 Million in Funding at $1 Billion Valuation to Boost Metaverse Creator Economy

The Sandbox (SAND) Secures $20 Million in Funding at $1 Billion Valuation to Boost Metaverse Creator Economy

The Sandbox (SAND) raises $20 million to expand its creator economy in the open metaverse.

Sei and Gitcoin Launch $250k Creator Fund to Boost SEI Ecosystem

Sei and Gitcoin Launch $250k Creator Fund to Boost SEI Ecosystem

Sei and Gitcoin launch a $250k Creator Fund to support SEI v2 ecosystem growth.

OKX to Revamp Funding Fee Mechanism for Perpetual Futures

OKX to Revamp Funding Fee Mechanism for Perpetual Futures

OKX announces changes to funding fee mechanism for perpetual futures.

Manta Foundation Unveils $50M EcoFund to Foster Blockchain Innovation

Manta Foundation Unveils $50M EcoFund to Foster Blockchain Innovation

Manta Foundation launches a $50M EcoFund to support blockchain projects.

HKMA Reports Increase in Exchange Fund Foreign Assets in May 2024

HKMA Reports Increase in Exchange Fund Foreign Assets in May 2024

HKMA reports HK$7.8 billion increase in Exchange Fund foreign assets, reaching HK$3,468 billion by end of May 2024.

SFC Commends Progress on Mainland-Hong Kong Mutual Recognition of Funds Enhancement

SFC Commends Progress on Mainland-Hong Kong Mutual Recognition of Funds Enhancement

SFC welcomes advancements in Mainland-Hong Kong Mutual Recognition of Funds enhancements.

Binance Futures Temporarily Suspends Funding Fee Notifications for Maintenance

Binance Futures Temporarily Suspends Funding Fee Notifications for Maintenance

Binance Futures halts funding fee notifications from June 18 to June 24, 2024, due to maintenance impacting app, inbox, and email alerts.

SFC Suspends Shum Wai Nap for Seven Months Over Private Fund Mismanagement

SFC Suspends Shum Wai Nap for Seven Months Over Private Fund Mismanagement

The SFC has suspended Shum Wai Nap for seven months due to failures in managing a private fund, highlighting significant regulatory actions.

BitMEX to Transfer Bitcoin Insurance Fund to New Addresses

BitMEX to Transfer Bitcoin Insurance Fund to New Addresses

BitMEX announces the transfer of its Bitcoin Insurance Fund to new addresses, ensuring transparency and security for its users.

Binance Futures to Resume Funding Fee Notifications

Binance Futures to Resume Funding Fee Notifications

Binance Futures will restart Funding Fee Notifications via app, inbox, and email on June 24, 2024, at 08:00 UTC.

Ethereum Foundation Launches Quadratic Funding for SEA Communities

Ethereum Foundation Launches Quadratic Funding for SEA Communities

Ethereum Foundation introduces a $30K quadratic funding round for Southeast Asia communities, promoting grassroots initiatives.

Sei Creator Fund Concludes Successful Inaugural Round, Allocates $250,000

Sei Creator Fund Concludes Successful Inaugural Round, Allocates $250,000

The Sei Creator Fund's first round, powered by Gitcoin Grants Stack, has concluded, distributing a $250,000 matching pool to 63 projects.

Sei Foundation Introduces $50M Japan Ecosystem Fund for Gaming and Entertainment

Sei Foundation Introduces $50M Japan Ecosystem Fund for Gaming and Entertainment

Sei Foundation launches a $50M Japan Ecosystem Fund to support Web3 gaming, social, and entertainment sectors, aiming to boost crypto startups in Japan.

Hedge Fund Manager to Disgorge $5.6M Illicit Profit, Faces Four-Year Disqualification

Hedge Fund Manager to Disgorge $5.6M Illicit Profit, Faces Four-Year Disqualification

A hedge fund manager is ordered to return $5.6 million in illicit profits and faces a four-year disqualification for false trading activities.

$1.7 Billion Rehabilitation Plan for Mt. Gox Hack Victims Shelved Until December

$1.7 Billion Rehabilitation Plan for Mt. Gox Hack Victims Shelved Until December

Victims of the now non-defunct crypto exchange Mt. Gox will have to wait on their refund following a 2014 hack, which triggered the loss of over 150,000 Bitcoin.

Bitwise Bitcoin ETF (BITB): 0.20% Management Fee, Pledges 10% Profits for Bitcoin Development

Bitwise Bitcoin ETF (BITB): 0.20% Management Fee, Pledges 10% Profits for Bitcoin Development

Bitwise Bitcoin ETF (BITB) is a low-cost, regulated ETF for U.S. investors, offering a traditional route to investing in bitcoin. With a 0% management fee for the first six months, BITB could pave the way for more cryptocurrency-based investment products.

Web3 Startup Funding Drops 82 percents YoY

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.

USDC Issuer Circle Secures $400M Funding from Fidelity and BlackRock

USDC Issuer Circle Secures $400M Funding from Fidelity and BlackRock

Circle, the company behind USD Coin (USDC), has bagged funding worth $400 million from different players, including Fidelity Management, BlackRock Inc, and Research LLC, signalling traditional finance interest in the crypto space.

Crypto and NFT Communities Respond to Turkish Earthquake Relief Efforts

Crypto and NFT Communities Respond to Turkish Earthquake Relief Efforts

Many firms in the field have donated funding, on-the-ground help, and even future NFT charity efforts.

Argo Shares Plunges 72% After Fundraising Fails to Go Through

Argo Shares Plunges 72% After Fundraising Fails to Go Through

Shares of Bitcoin miner Argo fell 72% on Monday after a strategic investor failed to participate in the company's fundraising event

Caitlin Long's Avanti Crypto Bank Raises $5 Million Funding Round, Inches Closer to Banking Charter Approval

Caitlin Long's Avanti Crypto Bank Raises $5 Million Funding Round, Inches Closer to Banking Charter Approval

Avanti Financial Group, the crypto-focused bank, led by the Caitlin Long University of Wyoming Alumna, has taken another important step towards becoming a chartered crypto bank in the country. Caitlin Long is the founder and CEO of Avanti bank. The crypto bank has raised an angel round worth $5 million from several popular investors in cryptocurrency. The University of Wyoming Foundation led the funding round with partnerships from Malex Enterprises, Lemniscap, Antony Pompliano, Morgan Creek Digital, Blockchain Capital, Madison Paige Ventures, Gary Gigot, Digital Currency Group, Susan B. Anthony, and many others.

Bosch and Fetch.ai to Create Foundation to Fund Development of Web3

Bosch and Fetch.ai to Create Foundation to Fund Development of Web3

Bosch establishes Fetch.ai Foundation and commits $100 million in funding to create Web3, AI, and IoT products.

Tornado Cash Community Fund Signatories Relinquish their Positions

Tornado Cash Community Fund Signatories Relinquish their Positions

The signatories to Tornado Cash's community funds have relinquished their role, automatically ceding control of the funds to the Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO).

Democrats Request Trump Administration Briefing on Enormous Seizure of Cryptocurrency Terrorism Funding

Democrats Request Trump Administration Briefing on Enormous Seizure of Cryptocurrency Terrorism Funding

House Democrats have asked the Trump Administration for a debriefing on the enormous Bitcoin and crypto seizure intended for Hamas, al-Qaeda, and Islamic State terrorists.

Leading Asian Fintech Company WeLab Completes the Largest Ever Fintech Fundraising in China

Leading Asian Fintech Company WeLab Completes the Largest Ever Fintech Fundraising in China

Leading fintech company, WeLab announced on Dec. 12 that it has raised US$156 million in Series C of strategic financing, becoming the largest fintech fundraising in China so far. WeLab was one of the first virtual banks established in Hong Kong, after receiving a virtual banking license from Hong Kong’s de facto central bank, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) in April 2019.

Blockchain Security Startup BlockSec Pulls $8m in Seed+ Funding Round

Blockchain Security Startup BlockSec Pulls $8m in Seed+ Funding Round

Blockchain security startup, BlockSec has announced it has completed a new seed plus funding round where it pulled the sum of $8 million from top investors.

Louis Vuitton-Backed Aglae Ventures to Launch €100m Fund for Crypto Startups

Louis Vuitton-Backed Aglae Ventures to Launch €100m Fund for Crypto Startups

Paris-based Aglaé Ventures, the Venture Capital firm backed by wealthy businessman Bernard Arnault, is notably on track to float a Fund that will be dedicated to backing investments in the digital currency ecosystem.

Hong Kong Embraces Virtual Asset Spot ETFs

Hong Kong Embraces Virtual Asset Spot ETFs

Hong Kong is set to become the first market in Asia to allow Virtual Asset Spot ETFs, with around ten fund companies preparing for launch. This move signifies a major shift in the region's approach to virtual assets.

CFTC Commissioner Questions VCs' Due Diligence

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.

Bitcoin Price Bull Run Intact Despite $1700 Price Dive on Sunday

Bitcoin Price Bull Run Intact Despite $1700 Price Dive on Sunday

The Bitcoin price went on a wild ride over the weekend, the bulls pushing the Bitcoin price up to $12,100, before the world’s biggest cryptocurrency plunged back to $10,640 within a matter of minutes.

Animoca Brands Lands $75m in New Funding

Animoca Brands Lands $75m in New Funding

In its latest funding round, digital entertainment, blockchain, and gamification outfit, Animoca Brands announced it has raised the sum of $75 million.

Grayscale Launches New Entity to Manage Growing Funds

Grayscale Launches New Entity to Manage Growing Funds

Cryptocurrency asset manager Grayscale Investments has launched a new entity, the Grayscale Funds Trust, to manage its publicly traded financial products in-house. The company has also filed a registration statement for three new cryptocurrency-focused ETFs, including a Bitcoin Composite ETF, Ethereum Futures ETF, and a Privacy ETF.

Wanted Wirecard Exec Marsalek Hiding in Russia After Moving Funds in Bitcoin

Wanted Wirecard Exec Marsalek Hiding in Russia After Moving Funds in Bitcoin

Former Wirecard Chief Operating Officer Jan Marsalek used Bitcoin to move funds to Russia where he is now in hiding under the supervision of Russian intelligence operatives, according to a Russian media outlet.

DeFi Platform Space and Time Pulls $10m in Series A Funding

DeFi Platform Space and Time Pulls $10m in Series A Funding

DeFi startup Space and Time has secured $10 million in a Series A funding round as the firm seeks to develop its one-in-a-kind cryptographic protocol called proof-of-SQL.

Valkyrie Funds Introduces Crypto SMAs for Fund Managers & Advisors

Valkyrie Funds Introduces Crypto SMAs for Fund Managers & Advisors

Valkyrie SMAs’ launch comes after similar offerings by Coinbase, Ark Invest, Bitwise, and Franklin Templeton.

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

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.

El Salvador Lawmakers Passes $150M Bitcoin Trust Fund into Law

El Salvador Lawmakers Passes $150M Bitcoin Trust Fund into Law

El Salvador parliament has passed the Bitcoin Trust Fund proposal into law.

Japan’s Double Jump.Tokyo Raises $24m to Scale Blockchain Gaming Products

Japan’s Double Jump.Tokyo Raises $24m to Scale Blockchain Gaming Products

Double Jump.Tokyo is targeting to partner with major game developers. The Japanese blockchain company has raised $24 million in a Series C funding round.

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

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.

Animoca Brands Cuts Metaverse Fund Target to $800M

Animoca Brands Cuts Metaverse Fund Target to $800M

Animoca Brands, a Hong Kong-based developer of blockchain gaming technology, has reduced its target for its metaverse fund by 20% to $800 million due to volatility in the crypto sector. The company's market capitalization has also fallen from $6 billion to below $2 billion, signaling a change in sentiment in the crypto industry.

Injective Raises $40m Funding to Expand DeFi Applications

Injective Raises $40m Funding to Expand DeFi Applications

Injective is investing in the future of financial technology by creating avenues for diversified and equitable access to financial freedom.

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

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.

ISIS Is Not Hoarding $300M in Bitcoin War-Chest, Reports Chainalysis

ISIS Is Not Hoarding $300M in Bitcoin War-Chest, Reports Chainalysis

Over the past week, the comments of a counter-terrorism think tank Director have indicated that ISIS has been using cryptocurrency platforms to conceal donations and bypass financial security measures and could be hoarding close to 300 million in Bitcoin. Experts initially made the revelation after identifying an increase in advertising for donations. However, a recent report from Chainalysis suggests that there is no evidence of ISIS's 300million BTC war-chest.

Dapper Labs Raises $18M in Token Sale

Dapper Labs Raises $18M in Token Sale

The team responsible for the crypto-collectibles phenomenon “Crypto Kitties” has just secured an $18 million token sale.

Animoca Brands's New Management Team Onboards

Animoca Brands's New Management Team Onboards

Animoca Brands, a digital entertainment, blockchain, and gamification startup has announced that it has onboarded many new staff to take up leadership positions in the company.

Hedge Fund Billionaire Marc Lasry Wishes More Bitcoins To Accumulate

Hedge Fund Billionaire Marc Lasry Wishes More Bitcoins To Accumulate

US billionaire hedge fund manager, Marc Lasry, acknowledged that he regrets not purchasing enough Bitcoin in the past. He has predicted that Bitcoin would see adoption growth and an increase in price.

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

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.

Defunct Crypto Lender BlockFi Has $227 Million in Uninsured Funds with Troubled Silicon Valley Bank

Defunct Crypto Lender BlockFi Has $227 Million in Uninsured Funds with Troubled Silicon Valley Bank

A bankruptcy filing has revealed that BlockFi has $227 million in uninsured funds allocated to a money market mutual fund (MMMF) offered by Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), which was shut down by the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation on March 10. While the investment may not be at risk despite SVB's troubles, the filing highlights that the funds are not FDIC-insured, not insured by any federal government agency, and "not guaranteed by the bank." The recent Silvergate bankruptcy has also impacted the crypto market.

Crypto Debit Card Services Hit Hard as UK Financial Watchdog Suspends Wirecard Subsidiary

Crypto Debit Card Services Hit Hard as UK Financial Watchdog Suspends Wirecard Subsidiary

United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has suspended Wirecard Card Solution Ltd, the Wirecard’s subsidiary responsible for the issuance of Visa crypto debit cards.

Holon Partners with Gemini, Launches Australia’s Lowest Fee Crypto ETFs

Holon Partners with Gemini, Launches Australia’s Lowest Fee Crypto ETFs

Holon has launched Australia’s first unlisted retail Bitcoin, Ethereum and Filecoin funds. The crypto funds provide investors with low fees and regulated access to the burgeoning blockchain and crypto worlds.

Purpose Ether ETF Inflowed Surge Past 50,000 ETH

Purpose Ether ETF Inflowed Surge Past 50,000 ETH

The world’s first Ether Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) by Purpose Investments surpassed 50,000 ETH recently.

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

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.

Digital Currency Group Raises $700M at $10B Valuation

Digital Currency Group Raises $700M at $10B Valuation

The Digital Currency Group (DCG) has announced its latest secondary share sale in which it pulled about $700 million in funding.

Polkadot Synthetic Asset Protocol Tapio Acquires $4m in Funding

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.

Telegram Hit With $18.5 Million SEC Fine and Set to Return $1.2 Billion to Investors as it Dissolves TON Project

Telegram Hit With $18.5 Million SEC Fine and Set to Return $1.2 Billion to Investors as it Dissolves TON Project

Telegram will return $1.2 billion to investors and pay a fine of $18.5 million to the SEC as it dissolves TON network. But community members seek to revive the project.

Hedge Fund Marshall Wace Forms Workforce, Focusing on Blockchain Investments

Hedge Fund Marshall Wace Forms Workforce, Focusing on Blockchain Investments

Investment firm Marshall Wace is forming a blockchain team, focusing on investing in private blockchain-related companies.

Bitget Launches Web3 Fund

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.

Ontario Teachers Pension Floats with FTX Trading amid Crypto Volatility

Ontario Teachers Pension Floats with FTX Trading amid Crypto Volatility

Despite market volatility and a recent decline in value, Ontario Teachers Pension has continued embracing its crypto business investments.

Quantinuum Secures $300 Million in Landmark Quantum Computing Funding Round

Quantinuum Secures $300 Million in Landmark Quantum Computing Funding Round

Quantinuum secures a significant $300M equity fundraise at a $5B valuation, led by JPMorgan Chase, Mitsui, Amgen, and Honeywell, marking a major stride in the quantum computing sector and boosting development of fault-tolerant quantum computers.

Pan-African Crypto Exchange Yellow Card raises $40M in Series B Funding Round

Pan-African Crypto Exchange Yellow Card raises $40M in Series B Funding Round

The round was led by Polychain Capital. The significance of the funding raise, especially in the ongoing market downturn, reflects the level of business confidence expressed by new and existing investors.

Shiba Inu Shibarium Introduces Wrapped BONE and Hosted Blockscout Explorer

Shiba Inu Shibarium Introduces Wrapped BONE and Hosted Blockscout Explorer

Shibarium has 1 million wallets and near 1 million transactions. It launched a hosted Blockscout explorer and expanded its token bridge to include various tokens. The Wrapped BONE contract has been verified, and Shibarium plans to renounce the Bone contract.

Skolem Raises $20m in Series A Funding to Enable Institutions Access DeFi

Skolem Raises $20m in Series A Funding to Enable Institutions Access DeFi

The fundraise shows Skolem’s commitment to developing an easy way for institutions to access DeFi services, enabling firms to easily and reliably access new markets powered by decentralized finance.

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

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.

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

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.

Polkadot's Chinese Arm, PolkaWorld, Pauses Operations Amid Funding Controversies

Polkadot's Chinese Arm, PolkaWorld, Pauses Operations Amid Funding Controversies

PolkaWorld, the Chinese community for Polkadot, has halted operations for the first time in four years due to the rejection of its proposal for its #OpenGov initiative. The decentralization of Polkadot's governance and treasury management have led to long-term contributors and organizations leaving the ecosystem. The community has expressed concerns about the ecosystem's lack of appreciation for users, business practices, and marketing, and the decision to temporarily remove the OpenBrush repository from GitHub.

Significant Bitcoin Price Fall is Expected as CME Bitcoin Futures Settle Ahead of the Weekend

Significant Bitcoin Price Fall is Expected as CME Bitcoin Futures Settle Ahead of the Weekend

Wall Street’s institutional interest in cryptocurrency has been reflected by CME’s futures contracts on Bitcoin, as it can only be traded by institutional investors and professionals.

Japan Moves to Boost VC Investments in Web3 Companies Through Cryptocurrency Acquisition Bill

Japan Moves to Boost VC Investments in Web3 Companies Through Cryptocurrency Acquisition Bill

Japan's government plans to amend LPS laws to allow cryptocurrencies acquisition and holding, aiming to simplify investment processes and support Web3 businesses, boosting domestic startups.

Emerging Web3.0 Protocol Aligned Secures $34M in Venture Funding

Emerging Web3.0 Protocol Aligned Secures $34M in Venture Funding

Aligned has announced it has secured the sum of $34 million from investors as it seeks to advance the reach of the emerging Web3.0 world.

Governments Are Considering Welcoming Bitcoin Investments, NYDIG CEO Reveals

Governments Are Considering Welcoming Bitcoin Investments, NYDIG CEO Reveals

In an interview with Real vision media firm, Robert Gutmann, the CEO of cryptocurrency investment firm NYDIG, has revealed that unnamed state-owned investment funds have been approaching the crypto investment firm with inquiries about making Bitcoin purchases.

Transform Ventures Co-Invests in Alpha Transform Holdings to Accelerate Blockchain Investment

Transform Ventures Co-Invests in Alpha Transform Holdings to Accelerate Blockchain Investment

Transform Ventures has co-invested in Alpha Transform Holdings, a new holding company aiming to support the blockchain ecosystem through investments via two new funds. The merger of select assets from Transform Ventures and Alpha Sigma Capital’s parent company will amount to $100 million in assets under management, with a focus on delivering suites of products under asset management, Alpha Transform products, and Alpha Transform strategies.

Tether Intervenes on Terrorism Funding, Freezing 32 Cryptocurrency Addresses

Tether Intervenes on Terrorism Funding, Freezing 32 Cryptocurrency Addresses

Tether has frozen 32 cryptocurrency addresses tied to terrorism funding in Israel and Ukraine, manifesting the growing partnership between crypto firms and global law enforcement to combat digital-financed crime.

Naoris Protocol Secures $11.5 m Funding, Enhancing Web3 Networks Security

Naoris Protocol Secures $11.5 m Funding, Enhancing Web3 Networks Security

Cybersecurity protocol Naoris raised the funding with $11.5 million, which it mentions will enable it to revamp network security for the Web3 world.

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

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.

a16z Floats $600m Gaming Fund

a16z Floats $600m Gaming Fund

After more than a decade of actively investing in the gaming industry, investment giant, Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) wants to further exert its influence in the space

G7 Set to Release the Guidelines for the Creation of CBDCs

G7 Set to Release the Guidelines for the Creation of CBDCs

The Group of Seven (G7) industrialized nations are looking forward to accepting the proposals of a draft which seeks to enshrine some set of standards in the creation and issuance of CBDCs.

SEC to Amend Reporting Standards for Hedge Funds Alongside CFTC

SEC to Amend Reporting Standards for Hedge Funds Alongside CFTC

The United States SEC is looking to amend the reporting standards for Form PF, the confidential reporting form for certain SEC-registered investment advisers to private funds.

Symmetry Launches Revolutionary Platform for Decentralized Crypto Indices and Actively Managed Funds on Solana

Symmetry Launches Revolutionary Platform for Decentralized Crypto Indices and Actively Managed Funds on Solana

Today marks a groundbreaking step for decentralized finance (DeFi) on the Solana blockchain as Symmetry launches its highly anticipated User Interface at https://app.symmetry.fi/.

Goldman Sachs Offers Customers Access ETH Fund via Galaxy Digital

Goldman Sachs Offers Customers Access ETH Fund via Galaxy Digital

Goldman Sachs announced its partnership with Galaxy Digital to once more enable its customers to get greater access to the crypto business.

Coinbase Backs Lawsuit against US Treasury over Tornado Cash Sanctions

Coinbase Backs Lawsuit against US Treasury over Tornado Cash Sanctions

A group of crypto users are challenging the US Treasury Department's sanctions of Tornado Cash in court. Coinbase is backing the legal action.

Thetanuts Finance Grabs $18M Funding Round to Democratize DeFi Structured Products

Thetanuts Finance Grabs $18M Funding Round to Democratize DeFi Structured Products

Thetanuts Finance raised the investment through the help of major investors. The decentralized finance firm plans to use the funds raised to make DeFi structured products accessible to all users, including retail investors.

Hub71+ Digital Assets Initiative Aims to Advance Web3-Based innovations

Hub71+ Digital Assets Initiative Aims to Advance Web3-Based innovations

Hub71 will invest $2 billion in Web3 startups in Abu Dhabi.

FTX Exchange Tops $32B Valuation with a $400M Series-C Venture Funding

FTX Exchange Tops $32B Valuation with a $400M Series-C Venture Funding

FTX Derivatives Exchange has concluded its Series C funding round where it raised the sum of $400 million to increase its valuation to $32 billion.

Germany to Permit Institutional Funds to Invest Billions in Crypto Assets for the First Time

Germany to Permit Institutional Funds to Invest Billions in Crypto Assets for the First Time

The German administration is set to green-light legislation on Monday, which will permit institutional funds to invest as much as 20% in crypto assets like Bitcoin.

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

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.

Binance Exchange Makes Strategic Venture Investment in Malaysian MX Global

Binance Exchange Makes Strategic Venture Investment in Malaysian MX Global

Malaysian-based fintech and trading platform- MX Global has announced the onboarding of Binance exchange as a strategic investor in the company.

Neo-Banking Crypto Startup Juno Raises $18M in Series A Funding Round

Neo-Banking Crypto Startup Juno Raises $18M in Series A Funding Round

The India’s neobank is seeking to use the funds towards accelerating its growth and launching more products.

DeFi Platform Texture Secures $5M in Funds to Develop Yield Management Tools

DeFi Platform Texture Secures $5M in Funds to Develop Yield Management Tools

DeFi protocol Texture Finance has tapped $5m in funding from P2P Capital amongst others.

EY Ops Chain: Bringing Transparency and Accountability to Public Finance Management

EY Ops Chain: Bringing Transparency and Accountability to Public Finance Management

Blockchain.News sat down with Jimmy Ong, EY Asia-Pacific Blockchain Leader to take a deep dive in EY Ops Chain and EY Blockchain Analyzer. In particular, we explore how EY Ops Chain facilitates a more transparent public finance tracking. Ong also shared an interesting use case when EY Ops Chain enables the tracking of blood in Canada.

Invesco Mutual Fund Files to the India‘s SEC to Invest in Blockchain Fund

Invesco Mutual Fund Files to the India‘s SEC to Invest in Blockchain Fund

The fund management giant Invesco Mutual Fund has submitted documents to the SEC of India to invest in Invesco Elwood Global Blockchain UCITS Exchange Traded Fund.

Bitcoin Mining Technology Luxor Completed $5M Series A Funding Led by NYDIG

Bitcoin Mining Technology Luxor Completed $5M Series A Funding Led by NYDIG

Luxor announced the completion of a Series A funding with a total value of $5 million.

How Smart Money Is Investing

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.

Hong Kong Investors Launch $100M Fund for Web3 Startups

Hong Kong Investors Launch $100M Fund for Web3 Startups

ProDigital Future, a new $100 million fund led by Hong Kong-based equity firm SAIF Partners, aims to support early-stage Web3 companies in the regional market. The fund has already raised $30 million during its half-year fundraising period and plans to raise $100 million by the end of 2023. ProDigital Future has already invested in six digital-asset projects, including GigaSpace and One Future Football. The fund intends to operate in Hong Kong, Australia, Singapore, Europe, and the United States, while adhering to the necessary licensing and regulatory requirements.

Bitcoin’s Price to Rally Like Tesla Shares, BTC Could Surge Beyond Past Fundamentals

Bitcoin’s Price to Rally Like Tesla Shares, BTC Could Surge Beyond Past Fundamentals

A crypto analyst compared Tesla's stock rally to Bitcoin's. What are the similarities and what's next for BTC?

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong To Sell 2% Stake to Fund Science and Tech Development

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong To Sell 2% Stake to Fund Science and Tech Development

Science and technology play a crucial role in responding to the most important issues facing the world today. This is why Coinbase CEO is funding the initiative.

Fundraising by Crypto Companies Accounts for $8.2B in Q3

Fundraising by Crypto Companies Accounts for $8.2B in Q3

A study says that as cryptocurrencies continue gaining steam, crypto companies raised capital worth $8.2 billion in the third quarter of 2021.

Fintech Investments Amount in Singapore Reached over $3.9 Billion in 2021

Fintech Investments Amount in Singapore Reached over $3.9 Billion in 2021

The fintech sector in Singapore made significant strides in 2021 by hitting $3.94 billion, with crypto and blockchain funding contributing nearly half at 1.48 billion.

Blockchain Investments in 2021 Surpasses Past 3 Years' Total Capital Raised: KPMG

Blockchain Investments in 2021 Surpasses Past 3 Years' Total Capital Raised: KPMG

The blockchain ecosystem might still be relatively tagged as new. However, when it comes to funding and recognition by Venture Capital (VC) Firms, they are arguably fast attaining maturity.

India's Shardeum Closes $18.2M Seed Funding Round, Valuation at $199M

India's Shardeum Closes $18.2M Seed Funding Round, Valuation at $199M

According to Shardeum, the new funds will be used for increased marketing efforts and upgrading the development team.

Protagonist Establishes $100m Crypto Fund, Supporting Blockchain & Web3 Ecosystems

Protagonist Establishes $100m Crypto Fund, Supporting Blockchain & Web3 Ecosystems

Protagonist, a Miami-based crypto fund and incubation lab rolled out a $100 million fund to boost emerging blockchain and Web3 networks.

ConsenSys Hits $7 Billion Valuation in New Funding Round

ConsenSys Hits $7 Billion Valuation in New Funding Round

ConsenSys has raised $450 million in a Series D funding round, giving the blockchain company a valuation of $7 billion.

Galoy Launches BTC-Backed Synthetic USD, Hedging Volatility Surprises in Bitcoin

Galoy Launches BTC-Backed Synthetic USD, Hedging Volatility Surprises in Bitcoin

Galoy believes that allowing dollars to flow through Bitcoin will assist in addressing short-term volatility price risk. Volatility is one of the biggest challenges hindering growth of Bitcoin as a means for casual payments.

Ethereum's transition to proof-of-stake

Ethereum's transition to proof-of-stake

ssv.network created a $50 million fund to encourage Ether (ETH) staking technology research. DVT, an open-source protocol, distributes validator duties over numerous nodes. Vitalik Buterin's Eth2 roadmap relied on the protocol.

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

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

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

Reddit Now Worth $6 Billion after $250 Million Funding Round Amid WSB Mania

Reddit Now Worth $6 Billion after $250 Million Funding Round Amid WSB Mania

Reddit doubles its valuation to $6 Billion after raising another $250 million in a Series E fundraising round just weeks after its subreddit r/WallStreetBets took on Wall Street.

Hedge Fund Billionaire Ken Griffins Manages to Outbid for Copy of US Constitution

Hedge Fund Billionaire Ken Griffins Manages to Outbid for Copy of US Constitution

Hedge Fund billionaire Ken Griffins outbid a coalition of crypto investors to buy a rare, first-edition copy of the US constitution at a Sotheby’s auction.

VanEc's Crypto Lending Fund Grants $35m Investments from 2 Fairfax Retirement Funds

VanEc's Crypto Lending Fund Grants $35m Investments from 2 Fairfax Retirement Funds

VanEck, a global ETF and mutual funds investment manager, announced that it has granted a $35 million direct investment from two Fairfax County retirement funds for its crypto lending fund.

Avalanche Received $230M Funding with its Token AVAX Hitting a Record High of $68.89

Avalanche Received $230M Funding with its Token AVAX Hitting a Record High of $68.89

On September 16, the Avalanche Foundation received a $230 million investment from a group led by Polychain and Three Arrows Capital. The price of AVAX soared to a record high of $68.89 today

CertiK Raises $60m In New Funding in Two Weeks

CertiK Raises $60m In New Funding in Two Weeks

The new fund comes just two weeks after CertiK mopped up $88 million Series B3 round as the blockchain company continues to beef up its business offerings.

Dinari Secures $10M Seed Funding, Expands Crypto Asset Offerings

Dinari Secures $10M Seed Funding, Expands Crypto Asset Offerings

Dinari, a blockchain-based investment platform, secures $10M in seed funding, launches RWAs on Arbitrum, and expands dShare with crypto-themed assets, bridging TradFi and DeFi.

IMF Educational Cryptocurrency Video Receives Backlash from Bitcoin and Crypto Experts

IMF Educational Cryptocurrency Video Receives Backlash from Bitcoin and Crypto Experts

A video posted by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on its social platform has generated a lot of criticism from the cryptocurrency community.

StarkWare Valued $8bn in New $100m Funding Round

StarkWare Valued $8bn in New $100m Funding Round

StarkWare, an Ethereum-based Layer-2 protocol, has raised $100 million in a Series D funding round to bring its valuation to $8 billion.

Facebook Sets up $50M Investment Fund for the Development of Metaverse

Facebook Sets up $50M Investment Fund for the Development of Metaverse

Social media giant Facebook announced a two-year grant of $50 million to strengthen the interpersonal connection between reality and virtual reality, consumer hardware and promotion of Metaverse products' development.

Vespene Energy Raises $4.3M Funding to Convert Landfill Methane into Bitcoin

Vespene Energy Raises $4.3M Funding to Convert Landfill Methane into Bitcoin

Vespene Energy, a methane mitigation company, said that it is developing an infrastructure that will enable methane gas to produce electricity for Bitcoin mining.

Crypto Fund Managers Infuriated with UK Watchdog's Recent Ban on Crypto Derivatives

Crypto Fund Managers Infuriated with UK Watchdog's Recent Ban on Crypto Derivatives

Crypto fund managers have released an angry response to the UK financial regulator's recent ban on the sales of crypto derivatives to retail consumers.

Ex-CFTC Boss Christopher Giancarlo Joins CoinFund as Advisor

Ex-CFTC Boss Christopher Giancarlo Joins CoinFund as Advisor

Christopher Giancarlo, the former Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has joined CoinFund as a strategic advisor.

C98 News: Coin98 Ventures Rebrands to Arche Fund for Web3 Focus

C98 News: Coin98 Ventures Rebrands to Arche Fund for Web3 Focus

Coin98 Ventures rebrands as Arche Fund, supporting Web3 projects and businesses through three pillars: Arche Ventures, Kompass, and Arche Capital, promoting adoption and ecosystem stability.

GDAC Exchange Heist Perpetrator Begins Moving Stolen Funds

GDAC Exchange Heist Perpetrator Begins Moving Stolen Funds

The hacker who stole $13 million from GDAC exchange in April has started transferring the stolen funds. Initially, around 60.8 BTC was moved to a specific address, which then transferred 36.7 BTC to three other addresses. Currently, the balance in the initial address stands at 24 BTC. MistTrack continues to monitor the situation, shedding light on the ongoing challenges faced by centralized exchanges in ensuring asset security.

Israeli Blockchain Startup StarkWare Pulls $100M in Funding at $6B Valuation

Israeli Blockchain Startup StarkWare Pulls $100M in Funding at $6B Valuation

StarkWare, an Israeli blockchain startup is on track to close a $100 million funding round, according to details gathered by local media channel, Calcalistech.

One River Asset Management Closes $41M Funding Round Led by Goldman Sachs

One River Asset Management Closes $41M Funding Round Led by Goldman Sachs

One River Asset Management has completed a $41 million Series A funding round led by Coinbase Ventures and Goldman Sachs.

Neara Secures $24M Series B Boosting Utilities' Resilience and Renewable Energy Integration

Neara Secures $24M Series B Boosting Utilities' Resilience and Renewable Energy Integration

Neara, with a fresh $24M Series B funding, is set to bolster its AI-centric infrastructure modeling platform, aiming to mitigate climate risks faced by utilities and accelerate renewable energy integration. The investment led by Prosus Ventures will fuel Neara's global expansion and the development of its novel System of Enablement functionality, facilitating a smoother transition towards renewable energy, especially in the US and Europe.

Crypto Debit Card Issuer Wirecard Missing Over $2 Billion in Cash as Auditor Raises Questions

Crypto Debit Card Issuer Wirecard Missing Over $2 Billion in Cash as Auditor Raises Questions

Wirecard announced that it is missing $2.1 billion after auditors Ernst & Young raised questions.

Paradigm Bags Record-breaking $2.5b for Largest Crypto Venture Fund

Paradigm Bags Record-breaking $2.5b for Largest Crypto Venture Fund

Crypto investment firm Paradigm One smashed a previous record of $2.2 billion with $2.5 billion for the largest cryptocurrency venture fund ever.

Circle's Stablecoin USDC Affected by Collapsed Bank

Circle's Stablecoin USDC Affected by Collapsed Bank

Circle's USDC stablecoin briefly de-pegged after news that $3.3 billion of its cash reserves were stuck with collapsed bank Silicon Valley Bank. USDC's dollar peg has since recovered, but mass redemptions have led to a drop in the stablecoin's market cap by nearly 10% since March 11.

Nested Raises a $7.5M Seed Funding, Expanding  DeFi Social Trading Products & Network

Nested Raises a $7.5M Seed Funding, Expanding DeFi Social Trading Products & Network

Nested wants to use the funds raised to fuel its DeFi social trading platform’s product offering and network across the world.

Fundstrat’s Thomas Lee Discusses: What Happens After the 10 Best Days for Bitcoin?

Fundstrat’s Thomas Lee Discusses: What Happens After the 10 Best Days for Bitcoin?

Thomas Lee, the Co-Founder, Managing Director, and Head of Research at Fundstrat Global Advisors, known for his opinions on the Bitcoin and crypto market has sat down with Blockchain.News to discuss his views on some macro trends and the Bitcoin industry we’re currently observing.

OKX Ventures Invests in Celestia Lab's Series B Funding for Modular Blockchain Development

OKX Ventures Invests in Celestia Lab's Series B Funding for Modular Blockchain Development

OKX Ventures has invested in Celestia Lab's Series B funding round to advance the development of the first modular blockchain network, Celestia. This investment aligns with the growing trend towards modularity in blockchain technology, aimed at overcoming scalability issues inherent in traditional Layer-1 chains. The initiative also underscores OKX Ventures’ broader commitment to fostering blockchain innovation globally.

Former FTX US Head Launches New Crypto Software

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.

Gitcoin Pivots to Ethereum Grants

Gitcoin Pivots to Ethereum Grants

Gitcoin, the open-source funding platform, announces a strategic shift from public goods funding to concentrate on grants infrastructure for the Ethereum ecosystem. This reorganization aims to enhance technological development within Ethereum, transitioning from a flat organizational structure to a more defined "Labs" model for improved efficiency and direction.

Unchained Capital Raises $60M in Bitcoin Funding

Unchained Capital Raises $60M in Bitcoin Funding

Financial services provider Unchained Capital has raised $60 million in a Series B funding round led by Valor Equity Partners. The company uses multi-signature technology to provide a more secure way to hold Bitcoin, allowing clients to share control of their funds between private keys they hold themselves and those held by Unchained or other financial services companies. The funding will be used to expand Unchained's reach and suite of services.

a16z Announces $4.5bn Fund for Crypto and Web3.0 Startups

a16z Announces $4.5bn Fund for Crypto and Web3.0 Startups

California-based venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) has launched its fourth crypto fund, the Crypto Fund IV, as it prepares to invest fully into blockchain and Web3.0 startups.

Digital Asset Protection Firm Coincover Secures $30 Million in Funding Round

Digital Asset Protection Firm Coincover Secures $30 Million in Funding Round

Foundation Capital and CMT Digital invest $30 million in Coincover to safeguard digital assets.

dYdX Utilizes $9M Insurance Fund Following Alleged Targeted Attack on YFI

dYdX Utilizes $9M Insurance Fund Following Alleged Targeted Attack on YFI

dYdX deployed $9 million from v3 insurance fund to cover YFI market liquidations, suspecting targeted attack and market manipulation. No user funds affected, insurance fund remains at $13.5 million.

Argo Blockchain Seeks $57.5M Debt Funding to Build Texas Mining facility

Argo Blockchain Seeks $57.5M Debt Funding to Build Texas Mining facility

Argo Blockchain has filed an application with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission to offer $57.5 million worth of 8.75% senior unsecured notes to interested investors.

Crypto-related Investment Slowdown May Continue in H2, KPMG Predicts

Crypto-related Investment Slowdown May Continue in H2, KPMG Predicts

Attributed to the so-called crypto winter during H1, the amount of investment in the crypto market has been dragged, attracting over $14 billion in H1, according to global audit and consultancy firm KPMG.

Ernst and Young Unveil Blockchain Solution for Public Funds Management

Ernst and Young Unveil Blockchain Solution for Public Funds Management

This move by Ernest and Young is an accurate depiction of the boundless opportunities and possibilities inherent in Blockchain technology.

Ray Dalio’s Bridgewater Associates Prepares to Invest in a Crypto Fund

Ray Dalio’s Bridgewater Associates Prepares to Invest in a Crypto Fund

Hedge fund giant Bridgewater Associates is looking to tap into the digital asset space for the first time.

Philippine Firm Paytaca Raises PHP7.5 Million to Expand Bitcoin Cash Adoption

Philippine Firm Paytaca Raises PHP7.5 Million to Expand Bitcoin Cash Adoption

Paytaca said that it raised PHP7.5 million pesos in a private crowdfunding round that gives the company a new valuation.

KuCoin Becomes the First Centralized Exchange to Start Offering NFT ETFs

KuCoin Becomes the First Centralized Exchange to Start Offering NFT ETFs

KuCoin said the launch of its ‘NFT ETF Trading Zone’ aims to improve the liquidity of NFT assets and lower the investment threshold of major NFTs to its over 20 million users.

Valkyrie to Liquidate Bitcoin Balance Sheet ETF following Low Customer Demand

Valkyrie to Liquidate Bitcoin Balance Sheet ETF following Low Customer Demand

The Valkyrie Balance Sheet Opportunities Fund is expected to liquidate on October 31, 2022.

WEMIX and Mirana Ventures Fuel Chinese Blockchain Gaming with $30M Fund

WEMIX and Mirana Ventures Fuel Chinese Blockchain Gaming with $30M Fund

WEMIX PTE. LTD. has invested in five Chinese game developers through a $30 million blockchain game-specialized fund, created with Mirana Ventures. This move aims to nurture blockchain gaming enterprises and expand the WEMIX3.0 ecosystem. The fund, part of a joint initiative with Mirana Ventures, an investment division of Bybit, has already utilized $6.4 million. The investees, working on diverse game genres, will feature their games on WEMIX PLAY, a blockchain game platform under WEMIX3.0.

Animoca Brands refutes claims of scaling back metaverse fund target and plummeting valuation

Animoca Brands refutes claims of scaling back metaverse fund target and plummeting valuation

Animoca Brands denied reports of scaling back its metaverse fund target by $200 million and a decrease in valuation from $6 billion to $2 billion. The firm acknowledged the impact of banking collapses but stressed that fundraising is still ongoing.

SuperLayer Raises $25M With Backing from Polygon

SuperLayer Raises $25M With Backing from Polygon

SuperLayer, a blockchain venture studio, has secured $25 million in funding with backing from its strategic partner, Polygon Network - a Layer-2 scaling solution.

API-Based NFT Startup Rarify Raises $10M Funding Round, Led by Pantera Capital

API-Based NFT Startup Rarify Raises $10M Funding Round, Led by Pantera Capital

Rarify, an application programming interface (API) platform, announced that it raised $10 million in a Series A funding round led by crypto investment firm Pantera Capital.

UK Fund Managers Urge Regulators to Approve Blockchain-Traded Funds

UK Fund Managers Urge Regulators to Approve Blockchain-Traded Funds

UK fund managers urge regulators to approve blockchain-traded funds, suggesting this move will help the UK in line with advances in the financial ecosystem.

Polkadot Regains Bullish Momentum as Osprey Launches Polkadot Trust

Polkadot Regains Bullish Momentum as Osprey Launches Polkadot Trust

Crypto asset management company Osprey Funds announced the establishment of the Osprey Polkadot Trust.

Tiger Global on a Mission to Raise $6B Tech-Related Fund

Tiger Global on a Mission to Raise $6B Tech-Related Fund

Tiger Global Management is on a mission to raise a humongous sum of $6 billion for a new investment fund that invests in privately-held tech firms, according to Axios.

Abu Dhabi-based Venom Foundation creates $1B Web3 and blockchain fund.

Abu Dhabi-based Venom Foundation creates $1B Web3 and blockchain fund.

Abroad. Venom Foundation and Iceberg Capital announced a $1 billion agreement to finance Web3 and blockchain companies. Venom Ventures Fund will invest in payments, asset management, DeFi, and GameFi protocols and Web3 DApps. The investment fund will target entrepreneurs and IT companies to employ Venom's scalable, proof-of-stake blockchain system.

Two Sigma Ventures Pulls $400m in Two Funding Rounds

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.

FTX Future Fund Shut Down Following Exchange's Collapse

FTX Future Fund Shut Down Following Exchange's Collapse

FTX Future Fund, the philanthropic arm of FTX exchange, has shut down following the exchange's collapse in November 2022. The fund had pledged $1 billion in donations toward research academics across prestigious universities, but the team behind the project resigned after FTX filed for bankruptcy. Many scholars and researchers who were early recipients of the grant are now stuck in limbo over payment of further grants for their programs.

Uniswap Foundation Seeks $62.37M in Second Funding Tranche

Uniswap Foundation Seeks $62.37M in Second Funding Tranche

The Uniswap Foundation has requested a second tranche of $62.37M in funding to continue its ecosystem development efforts. While the proposal outlines a comprehensive financial plan and future initiatives, some community members have raised concerns about the size of the funding request.

Web3.0 Game Startup Wildcard Alliance Pulls $46M in Series A Funding

Web3.0 Game Startup Wildcard Alliance Pulls $46M in Series A Funding

Wildcard Alliance, a new Web3.0 gaming startup has raised $46 million in a Series A funding round led by Paradigm Capital.

MyAlgo warns users of ongoing wallet exploit

MyAlgo warns users of ongoing wallet exploit

MyAlgo, a wallet provider for the Algorand network, has warned users to withdraw funds from wallets created with a seed phrase due to an ongoing exploit. The company is uncertain about the cause of recent wallet hacks and advises everyone to take precautionary measures. The exploit is suspected to have stolen over $9.2 million worth of funds, with around 25 accounts affected.

Invesco Unveils Metaverse Fund to Tap into £1.4 Trillion Opportunity

Invesco Unveils Metaverse Fund to Tap into £1.4 Trillion Opportunity

Invesco has launched the fund to invest in startups building the metaverse. The fund will invest in large, medium, and small-scale businesses worldwide.

Digital Asset Firm Osprey Unveils First-Ever Polygon Trust Fund

Digital Asset Firm Osprey Unveils First-Ever Polygon Trust Fund

Osprey Funds digital assets management firm has launched the Osprey Polygon Trust to make it easier for both institutional and retail investors to invest in Polygon (MATIC) cryptocurrency.

Crypto Miner Greenridge on a Mission to Raise $22.8M

Crypto Miner Greenridge on a Mission to Raise $22.8M

Crypto miner Greenridge Generation is on a mission to raise up to $22.8 million through an at-the-market offering.

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

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.

Dogecoin Foundation Launches Core Developer Fund

Dogecoin Foundation Launches Core Developer Fund

On Dec. 31, the Dogecoin Foundation unveiled a new fund that would be handled by its members in a multisignature wallet. The team disclosed the fund's wallet address for openness. Doge developers have dismissed allegations that the network is switching to a proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus method.

Thailand’s Bank of Ayudhya Unveils Blockchain-Based Platform for Cross-Border Funds Transfers

Thailand’s Bank of Ayudhya Unveils Blockchain-Based Platform for Cross-Border Funds Transfers

Smart contracts and blockchain play more of a key role in the economic and social growth of modern society. For example, Thailand’s Bank of Ayudhya demonstrates how the use of blockchain technology leverages cross-border funds transfers.

Coherent Secures $4.5M in Seed Round For API Products

Coherent Secures $4.5M in Seed Round For API Products

Blockchain data startup owned by a former platform engineer at Coinbase, Coherent announced on Thursday that it has secured $4.5 million in a seed round

Goldman Sachs Applies for a DeFi and Blockchain ETF to Optimize Investment Results

Goldman Sachs Applies for a DeFi and Blockchain ETF to Optimize Investment Results

Banking giant Goldman Sachs applied for an exchange-traded fund (ETF) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission intended to maximize investment results based on the performance of the Solactive DeFi and Blockchain index.

Unchained Partners with Build Asset Management for Bitcoin-Backed Credit Fund

Unchained Partners with Build Asset Management for Bitcoin-Backed Credit Fund

Unchained, a bitcoin financial service provider, has partnered with Build Asset Management to invest in Unchained loans. The partnership aims to unlock the value of bitcoin for borrowers. Unchained's lending division has a 170% surge in Q1-2023, despite the 2022 crypto market contagion and bitcoin's 65% value drop.

Elliptic Debunks Claims of Substantial Crypto Funding to Hamas

Elliptic Debunks Claims of Substantial Crypto Funding to Hamas

Elliptic, a blockchain analytics firm, refuted claims of significant cryptocurrency funding to Hamas, following a wave of reports and a letter from US lawmakers to the White House. The firm highlighted the lack of substantial evidence supporting the alleged $130 million crypto funding between August 2021 and June 2023. Despite historical endeavors by Hamas to solicit crypto donations, recent analysis reveals that the amounts garnered remain minuscule compared to the figures cited in misinformed reports.

QuickNode Closes $60 Million Funding Round

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.

Here's Why Harvey's $80M Funding is a Game Changer in Legal AI

Here's Why Harvey's $80M Funding is a Game Changer in Legal AI

Harvey raised $715 million in a $80 million Series B funding round, showcasing its advanced AI-powered workflow optimization technology.

Barclays to Buy Stakes in Crypto Firm Copper

Barclays to Buy Stakes in Crypto Firm Copper

UK-based Barclays bank has agreed to invest in the UK headquartered Copper.co, a digital asset custody technology provider.

CoinFund: Worldcoin Could Onboard Billions of Users into the Crypto Economy

CoinFund: Worldcoin Could Onboard Billions of Users into the Crypto Economy

CoinFund backs Worldcoin's mission to prove digital human uniqueness, aiming to bring billions of users to the crypto economy via fair asset distribution.

‘The SEC Has to Give its Decision: Yes or No’ to Bitcoin ETF Approval, says Bitwise

‘The SEC Has to Give its Decision: Yes or No’ to Bitcoin ETF Approval, says Bitwise

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) previously set an Oct. 13 deadline for approving Bitwise Investments’ Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). With Bitcoin’s high volatility this year, its performance in 2019 remained bullish, although falling by over 20% in one week in September. Bitcoin reached its lowest level in July while hitting its high of over $11,000 in June 2019.

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

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.

Uniswap Foundation Seeks Additional $46.2M Funding for Next Two Years of Operations

Uniswap Foundation Seeks Additional $46.2M Funding for Next Two Years of Operations

The Uniswap Foundation initiates a governance proposal for an additional $46.2M funding to sustain its operations for the next two years. This follows a Temperature Check, ahead of an on-chain vote slated for October 12, 2023. The funds, converted based on a 30-day TWAP of UNI, are designated for grants and operational costs, among other strategic initiatives aimed at bolstering Uniswap's position in the DeFi sector.

Roofstock Raises $240m in Series E Financing , Expand Access to Real Estate Investing

Roofstock Raises $240m in Series E Financing , Expand Access to Real Estate Investing

Roofstock has facilitated over $5 billion in transaction volume, more than half of that came from last year alone.

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

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.

Visa Announces $100 Million Fund for Generative AI in Commerce and Payments

Visa Announces $100 Million Fund for Generative AI in Commerce and Payments

Visa Inc. has announced a $100 million fund to invest in generative AI technologies that are relevant to commerce and payments. The initiative, led by Visa Ventures, aims to foster innovation in the rapidly evolving field of artificial intelligence.

Bloomberg and Galaxy Digital Floats Crypto Index for Decentralized Finance

Bloomberg and Galaxy Digital Floats Crypto Index for Decentralized Finance

Bloomberg has launched a DeFi-backed Index fund with co-branding from Galaxy Digital.

Galois Capital Declares Half of its Funds is Stuck with FTX

Galois Capital Declares Half of its Funds is Stuck with FTX

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

bloXroute Raises $70M in Series B Funding to Speed up DeFi transactions

bloXroute Raises $70M in Series B Funding to Speed up DeFi transactions

As a critical infrastructure provider for quick decentralized finance (DeFi) trades on Ethereum, Polygon, and Binance Smart Chain, bloXroute has raised $70 million in Series B funding to boost its quest of reducing latency on blockchain networks.

New York Crypto Accounting Startup Tactic Raises $2.6 Million Funding

New York Crypto Accounting Startup Tactic Raises $2.6 Million Funding

Tactic offers solutions for businesses’ crypto and DeFi accounting needs, helping themselves successfully to raise $2.6 million in a funding round.

Bitcoin Funding Flips Negative as BTC Records 10% Daily Loss as Over-Leverage Factor Dominates

Bitcoin Funding Flips Negative as BTC Records 10% Daily Loss as Over-Leverage Factor Dominates

The Bitcoin futures perpetual funding rate turned negative after the leading cryptocurrency recorded a 10% daily loss. Analysis suggests over-leverage factor may trigger the recent plunge.

Canada Tightens Crypto Asset Regulations for Public Investment Funds

Canada Tightens Crypto Asset Regulations for Public Investment Funds

The Canadian Securities Administrators propose regulatory changes for public investment funds handling crypto assets, focusing on custodianship standards and limiting direct crypto dealings to specific fund types.

SEC Accuses Kraken of Operating Without Registration, Alleges Mixing of Funds

SEC Accuses Kraken of Operating Without Registration, Alleges Mixing of Funds

The SEC has accused Kraken of operating as an unregistered securities exchange, broker, dealer, and clearing agency, accusing it of commingling customer and company funds and deficient internal controls.

SEC Chair Gensler Seeks More Funding for Regulatory Programs

SEC Chair Gensler Seeks More Funding for Regulatory Programs

The US Securities and Exchange Commission is seeking additional money to fund its programmes to facilitate initiatives and cover additional costs.

Three Arrows Capital Becomes 2nd crypto issuer Facing Insolvency

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.

Rated Labs Secures $12.888 Million in Series A Funding

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.

CoinFund Secures $158M for Seed IV Fund, Surpassing Initial Goal

CoinFund Secures $158M for Seed IV Fund, Surpassing Initial Goal

According to Blockchain.News, CoinFund has successfully raised $158 million for its Seed IV Fund, exceeding its initial target of $125 million. This achievement underscores the firm's commitment to fostering innovation in the web3 ecosystem.

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

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.

Oman Government Buys Equity Stake In U.S Bitcoin Miner Crusoe

Oman Government Buys Equity Stake In U.S Bitcoin Miner Crusoe

Oman Investment Authority increased investments in the U.S. firm as part of efforts to solve glaring concerns in the country.

Atmos Labs Pulls $11m in Seed Round to Bolster Metaverse Development

Atmos Labs Pulls $11m in Seed Round to Bolster Metaverse Development

Atmos Labs Inc, a metaverse gaming protocol, has raised the sum of $11 million in seed funding, as it looks to double down on its metaverse development push.

CoinFund Appoints Dilveer Vahali as Head of Venture Legal to Drive Legal Deal Strategy

CoinFund Appoints Dilveer Vahali as Head of Venture Legal to Drive Legal Deal Strategy

CoinFund has hired transactional attorney Dilveer Vahali as Head of Venture Legal on July 31, 2023, to drive legal strategy and support its web3 ventures.

Brevan Howard Is Launching a New Business Unit Focused on Crypto

Brevan Howard Is Launching a New Business Unit Focused on Crypto

UK Hedge Fund Firm Brevan Howard is developing a dedicated business unit for cryptocurrency investments. The company has hired a crypto talent to manage investments in cryptocurrencies and digital assets.

Software Provider Lukka Raises $110M in Series E at $1.3B Valuation

Software Provider Lukka Raises $110M in Series E at $1.3B Valuation

Lukka, an enterprise crypto-asset software and data provider, has completed its Series E fundraise, pulling $110 million from investors to raise its valuation to $1.3 billion.

1inch Network Raises $175M in Private Token Sale, Building DeFi Products for Institutional Investors

1inch Network Raises $175M in Private Token Sale, Building DeFi Products for Institutional Investors

1inch Network, a renowned decentralized exchange aggregator, announced it had completed its Series B funding round, where it raised the sum of $175 million.

Tritum Raises $1.1m Funding Round to Accelerate Institutional Digital Assets Adoption

Tritum Raises $1.1m Funding Round to Accelerate Institutional Digital Assets Adoption

Tritum disclosed the new funds would be used to continue accelerating the expansion of the throughput and size of each of its existing operating businesses.

Valkyrie Establishes $30m Venture Fund, Investing in Crypto & Web3 Projects

Valkyrie Establishes $30m Venture Fund, Investing in Crypto & Web3 Projects

Valkyrie has announced the launch of its $30 million venture capital fund focused on backing potential startups that are advancing global blockchain and web3 adoption.

DeFi Platform Forward Raises $5M in Seed Funding

DeFi Platform Forward Raises $5M in Seed Funding

Some of Thailand's largest banks, KasikornBank and Bank of Ayudhya have supported Decentralized Finance (DeFi) platform Forward with $5 million in seed capital through their venture capital platforms

SoftBank-Backed Web3.0 Startup MarqVision Pulls $20M in Series A Funding

SoftBank-Backed Web3.0 Startup MarqVision Pulls $20M in Series A Funding

MarqVision, a startup known for its Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered platform,has announced it has raised the sum of $20 million in a Series A funding round

Benjamin Quinlan: New Chairman of FinTech Association of Hong Kong Shares Vision for FTAHK 2.0 and the Future of Asia's FinTech Ecosystem

Benjamin Quinlan: New Chairman of FinTech Association of Hong Kong Shares Vision for FTAHK 2.0 and the Future of Asia's FinTech Ecosystem

The FinTech Association of Hong Kong has elected Benjamin Quinlan as Chairman to lead it through the next chapter of its mission to foster the FinTech ecosystem in Hong Kong and Asia.

Thoma Bravo Contributes $70m for Blockchain Intelligence Firm TRM Labs

Thoma Bravo Contributes $70m for Blockchain Intelligence Firm TRM Labs

Private equity firm Thoma Bravo has contributed $70 million in funding to Blockchain-based intelligence company TRM Labs’s series B funding round, totalling the amount raised to $130 million.

MoonPay Looks to Fuel Global Expansion With $555M Funding

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.

Bitwise Adds Blue-Chip NFT Index Funds to its Big Bag

Bitwise Adds Blue-Chip NFT Index Funds to its Big Bag

Bitwise has announced the launch of its Blue-Chip NFT Index Fund, a product it said will be available to accredited investors in the U.S.

THORSwap Resumes Operations with Enhanced Security Measures to Combat Illicit Funds Transfer

THORSwap Resumes Operations with Enhanced Security Measures to Combat Illicit Funds Transfer

THORSwap, a decentralized exchange (DEX) leveraging the THORChain protocol, resumed operations on October 13, following a temporary shutdown to address concerns of illicit funds transfer. The platform has enhanced its security measures, updated its terms of service, and partnered with an industry leader to prevent the movement of illicit funds. Although the move was met with mixed reactions from the community, it underscores THORSwap's commitment to providing a secure trading environment amid rising regulatory pressures in the DeFi sector.

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

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

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.

With Recent $9.5 million Offering BTCS Gains Institutional Investor Interest

With Recent $9.5 million Offering BTCS Gains Institutional Investor Interest

BTCS, a digital asset blockchain technology-focused company, recently closed an institutional investor-backed $9.5 million financing comprised of 9,500,000 shares of its common stock and common stock warrants to purchase up to 7,125,000 shares of common stock at a combined purchase price of $1.00 per share in a registered direct offering.

Crypto Charity Elongate Donates $25,000 to Malala Fund

Crypto Charity Elongate Donates $25,000 to Malala Fund

Cryptocurrency-driven Charity organization Elongate announced Friday to donate $25,000 to Malala Fund as seed funding.

Defi Cross-chain Interoperability Protocol Nomad Raises $22.4m from Crypto Leaders

Defi Cross-chain Interoperability Protocol Nomad Raises $22.4m from Crypto Leaders

Defi cross-chain interoperability protocol Nomad has secured a $22.4 million seed round from crypto industry leaders.

Tron Foundation Launches its "Just NFT Fund"

Tron Foundation Launches its "Just NFT Fund"

The Tron Foundation has launched its" Just NFT Fund" to help bridge the gap between artists and the NFT metaverse.

CoinFund Launches $300m Web3 Fund to Invest in Early Stage Startups

CoinFund Launches $300m Web3 Fund to Invest in Early Stage Startups

CoinFund is cryptonative investment company. The firm has established a $300 million crypto fund that targets web3 startups.

Crypto Hedge Fund Protocol Ventures to Shut Down Amid Market Fraught

Crypto Hedge Fund Protocol Ventures to Shut Down Amid Market Fraught

Protocol Ventures is another major crypto hedge fund falling into liquidation crisis after Three Arrows Capital.

Binance to Donates $10M to Support Ukrainian Humanitarian Crisis

Binance to Donates $10M to Support Ukrainian Humanitarian Crisis

Binance Exchange announced to donate the sum of $10 million to support the humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine.

Fractional Rebrands to Tessera after Raising $20m from Paradigm

Fractional Rebrands to Tessera after Raising $20m from Paradigm

Fractional, an NFT-based platform, has rebranded its name to Tessera and has also raised $20 million as it is pursuing avenues to re-affirm its foothold in the digital collectable world.

Social Trading Company eToro Establishes $20m NFT fund

Social Trading Company eToro Establishes $20m NFT fund

Cryptocurrency trading platform eToro has established a $20 million NFT fund to buy NFTs and support NFT creators and brands, according to CNBC.

Taurus raised $65 million

Taurus raised $65 million

Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Arab Bank Switzerland, and others invested $65 million in digital asset infrastructure provider Taurus.

AI-Based Startup Optic Raises $11m, Developing AI NFT Content Recognition

AI-Based Startup Optic Raises $11m, Developing AI NFT Content Recognition

NFT authentication company Optic raised $11 million to support its ongoing progress toward the development of AI technologies for NFT monitoring devices.

Grayscale Hires Former Alerian CEO Davi LaValle As Global Head of ETFs

Grayscale Hires Former Alerian CEO Davi LaValle As Global Head of ETFs

Grayscale Investments has announced the hire of Davi LaValle as the head of its ETF business.

Arbitrum Foundation Under Fire for Selling ARB Tokens Before Budget Ratification

Arbitrum Foundation Under Fire for Selling ARB Tokens Before Budget Ratification

The Arbitrum Foundation sold ARB tokens before the community ratified the organization's budget, leading to a governance crisis. The Foundation used the tokens for the DAO's operational purposes. The situation calls into question the efficacy of the community governance model and the power dynamics of centralized organizations in decentralized ecosystems.

Andreessen Horowitz to Raise $4.5B for Two New Crypto Funds

Andreessen Horowitz to Raise $4.5B for Two New Crypto Funds

Wallet Street Venture Capital firm Andreessen Horowitz is rallying investors for a $4.5 billion dual fund targeted at making strategic investments in the cryptocurrency ecosystem.

17,000 Customers Claim Refund from Collapsed Canadian Crypto Exchange QuadrigaCX

17,000 Customers Claim Refund from Collapsed Canadian Crypto Exchange QuadrigaCX

Ernst & Young, the trustee of the now-bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX, published a report showing that almost 17,000 people have filed for the remaining assets of the crypto exchange. EY assumed control of the crypto exchange in February 2019 after QuadrigaCX filed for bankruptcy. Ernst & Young took over custody of QuadrigaCX’s assets following the alleged death of Gerald Cotton, the founder of QuadrigaCX, who held the private keys to the crypto holdings, in January 2019. The report indicates that as many as 16,959 people have claimed assets ranging from Litecoin, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Gold, Bitcoin SV, and Bitcoin cash, along with US dollars and Canadian dollars.

Ernst & Young Trustee Outline Options for Compensating QuadrigaCX Victims

Ernst & Young Trustee Outline Options for Compensating QuadrigaCX Victims

Ernst & Young has filed a report with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice suggesting how the court should distribute the recovered funds.

Bitwise Recruits BNY Mellon as Transfer Agent for Proposed Bitcoin ETF

Bitwise Recruits BNY Mellon as Transfer Agent for Proposed Bitcoin ETF

On Wednesday, Bitwise amended its Bitcoin ETF S-1 form listing BNY Mellon as the administrator, transfer agent and ETF custodian. The amendment also listed Foreside Fund services as the marketing agent and Cohen & Co…. Read More

Flow Secures $3M Seed Funding To Build A Rollup Centric NFT Ecosystem

Flow Secures $3M Seed Funding To Build A Rollup Centric NFT Ecosystem

Introducing Flow: The Game-Changing NFT Ecosystem Set to Revolutionize the NFT Market. Aggregator Beta Launches on Ethereum Mainnet. Groundbreaking AI and Rollup-Centric Roadmap Unveiled; Anticipated Token Launch on April 30.

SoftBank Vision Fund to Cut 30% of Global Workforce

SoftBank Vision Fund to Cut 30% of Global Workforce

According to Bloomberg reports, the investment department of the Vision Fund under the Japanese multinational company SoftBank Group is preparing to lay off 30% of its global employees, a total of about 150 staff.

Voyager Digital Agrees to $1.65 Billion Settlement with FTC in Landmark Case

Voyager Digital Agrees to $1.65 Billion Settlement with FTC in Landmark Case

The US FTC has awarded Voyager Digital a $1.65 billion settlement for misleading statements about customer fund safety, marking a significant regulatory action in the crypto market.

The Crypto Comeback: How Businesses are Cashing in on the Digital Goldrush

The Crypto Comeback: How Businesses are Cashing in on the Digital Goldrush

The cryptocurrency market is experiencing a bullish trend, with Bitcoin being the most popular. Businesses profit from crypto fundraising, decentralized finance, and crypto rewards, with future trends including decentralized finance and metaverse integration.

Blockstream Raises $210M And Acquires an Israeli Bitcoin Mining Gear Firm

Blockstream Raises $210M And Acquires an Israeli Bitcoin Mining Gear Firm

Blockstream has raised funding and acquired mining hardware manufacturer Spondoolies to accelerate its Bitcoin mining capabilities.

Nigerian Blockchain Firm Bitmama Closes $2 Million Pre-Seed Funding Round

Nigerian Blockchain Firm Bitmama Closes $2 Million Pre-Seed Funding Round

Bitmama said the founding round will enable it to open up the continent to more investment and financial opportunities accessible to users.

Singapore's Whampoa Group Raises $50M for Crypto Hedge Funds

Singapore's Whampoa Group Raises $50M for Crypto Hedge Funds

According to Bloomberg, Singapore-based asset management firm Whampoa Group plans to raise $50 million for a crypto hedge fund and has announced plans to set up a venture capital fund to invest in digital assets.

Hedge fund Galois Capital shuts down after FTX collapse

Hedge fund Galois Capital shuts down after FTX collapse

Kevin Zhou also wanted to market their bankruptcy claims to experts.

Ninety Eight Launches $25M Ecosystem Fund to Boost Web3 Startups in Asia

Ninety Eight Launches $25M Ecosystem Fund to Boost Web3 Startups in Asia

Ninety Eight, transitioning from Coin98 Finance, has launched a $25M Ecosystem Fund to support Web3 startups in Asia, leveraging the Viction blockchain and $C98 token.

Zignaly Secures $50 Million Funding to Fuel Global Expansion

Zignaly Secures $50 Million Funding to Fuel Global Expansion

Zignaly social investment platform provides a variety of products and services that aim to make cryptocurrency investment accessible to retail investors.

Republic Capital to Raise $700m for Two Crypto-focused Funds

Republic Capital to Raise $700m for Two Crypto-focused Funds

Investment platform Republic is raising $700 million for two new cryptocurrency funds, a $200 million flagship venture fund and a $500 million dedicated crypto fund, Axios reported.

Binance to Sponsor The Weekend's Upcoming Music Tour

Binance to Sponsor The Weekend's Upcoming Music Tour

Binance cryptocurrency exchange, the world’s largest crypto exchange platform by trading volume has announced it will be the major sponsor of Canadian hip-hop singer, The Weeknd’s "After Hours Til Dawn" tour.

Grayscale Pairs with Coindesk Index to Launch DeFi Fund and Index

Grayscale Pairs with Coindesk Index to Launch DeFi Fund and Index

Grayscale Investments has made a move to launch a new DeFi fund and index with Coindesk Index. Grayscale said that the new DeFi fund would give investors the ability to invest in the DeFi protocol.

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Leads £210M Round in UK-Based Consumer Finance Platform Lendable

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Leads £210M Round in UK-Based Consumer Finance Platform Lendable

Lendable.co.uk is committed to improve financing to both retail customers and businesses.

South Korean prosecutors trace millions in illicit funds tied to Terra co-founder

South Korean prosecutors trace millions in illicit funds tied to Terra co-founder

South Korean prosecutors have identified $314.2 million in illicit assets linked to Do Kwon and Terraform Labs. Kwon reportedly converted most of the funds into Bitcoin using overseas exchanges, making it difficult for the authorities to recover the assets. Terra experienced a $40 billion collapse in May 2022 due to fraud, with Kwon at the epicenter. Kwon was recently caught by authorities in Montenegro after evading arrest for nearly a year.

Russian Central Bank Bars Mutual Funds from Investing in Cryptocurrencies

Russian Central Bank Bars Mutual Funds from Investing in Cryptocurrencies

Under the new ban, Russia’s mutual fund companies must not invest in crypto assets.

FTX Completes $420M Series B-1 Funding Round at $25B Valuation

FTX Completes $420M Series B-1 Funding Round at $25B Valuation

FTX Derivatives Exchange has completed a $420.69 million Series B-1 funding with participation from top investors.

Japan’s SoftBank leads $200 million investment in Brazil’s Mercado Bitcoin

Japan’s SoftBank leads $200 million investment in Brazil’s Mercado Bitcoin

Japan SoftBank recently invested $200 million into the Mercado Bitcoin crypto exchange in Brazil, which is considered the largest raised through a Series B funding round in Latin America’s history.

TrustSwap's SmartLocks Service Locked Up Four Times More than Bitcoin LN

TrustSwap's SmartLocks Service Locked Up Four Times More than Bitcoin LN

TrustSwap, a DeFi platform dedicated to enabling the execution of timed token purchases, recently announced that its SmartLocks service has officially locked over four times more value than the Bitcoin Lightning Network. While this is a major achievement on its own, it is only one of TrustSwap's many different services and it shows the potential that the project has to dominate the DeFi sector.

FTX and FTX.US Looking to Raise New Funds after Acquisition Campaign

FTX and FTX.US Looking to Raise New Funds after Acquisition Campaign

FTX Derivatives Exchange and its American subsidiary FTX.US are exploring options to raise new sets of funds after the duo injected the bulk of the funds in supporting distressed crypto companies.

Japanese Challenger Bank Kyash Raises $41m from Jack Dorsey’s Block and Others

Japanese Challenger Bank Kyash Raises $41m from Jack Dorsey’s Block and Others

Kyash will use the fresh financing to employ more staff and seek further collaborations.

G20 Announces Standards for Global Crypto Regulation

G20 Announces Standards for Global Crypto Regulation

G20 countries have announced that the Financial Stability Board, the International Monetary Fund, and the Bank for International Settlements will release recommendations on global crypto regulation by July.

Could Bitcoin’s Next Price Boost Come from $8.5T in Sovereign Wealth Funds?

Could Bitcoin’s Next Price Boost Come from $8.5T in Sovereign Wealth Funds?

A prominent on-chain analyst believes Bitcoin's next boost is likely to come from sovereign wealth funds which hold around $8.5 trillion AUM, being managed by nations.

Blockchain Startup Developed Solution to Crypto's Irreversible Transaction Problem

Blockchain Startup Developed Solution to Crypto's Irreversible Transaction Problem

An Israeli startup has developed a new technology that could prevent the loss of funds caused by human error when sending Bitcoins or other digital assets. The mistake is common as wallet addresses are represented by a unique and random string of alphanumeric characters.

ConsenSys Completes $200M Funding Round at $3.2B Valuation

ConsenSys Completes $200M Funding Round at $3.2B Valuation

ConsenSys, the blockchain startup behind the Metamask wallet has raised $200 million in new funding round, pushing its valuation up to $3.2 billion.

Validator Infrastructure Developer Launches New Fund to Support Ethereum Proof-of-stake

Validator Infrastructure Developer Launches New Fund to Support Ethereum Proof-of-stake

ssv.network created a $50 million fund to encourage Ether (ETH) staking technology research. DVT, an open-source protocol, distributes validator duties over numerous nodes. Vitalik Buterin's Eth2 roadmap relied on the protocol.

Mantle Core Proposes $200M Fund for Web3 Startups

Mantle Core Proposes $200M Fund for Web3 Startups

Mantle Core has submitted a proposal to create a $200 million fund for early-stage Web3 startups, aiming to boost adoption of its Ethereum layer-2 network, Mantle, among developers and Dapps. BitDAO's treasury would provide $100 million in USD Coin, while another $100 million would come from external matching capital from strategic venture partners. The Mantle EcoFund and venture partners will participate in projects with a 1:1 co-investment ratio, targeting Web3 startups raising pre-seed, seed, and series A rounds.

Tomi Raises $40M for Decentralized Web Alternative

Tomi Raises $40M for Decentralized Web Alternative

Decentralized web developer Tomi has secured $40 million in funding to attract content creators to its surveillance-free alternative to the internet. The project, led by a DAO, uses TOMI as its native token for monetization.

Euler Finance Suffers Flash Loan Attack, Loses Millions in Multiple Cryptocurrencies

Euler Finance Suffers Flash Loan Attack, Loses Millions in Multiple Cryptocurrencies

Euler Finance, an Ethereum-based noncustodial lending protocol, suffered a flash loan attack on March 13, resulting in the loss of millions in Dai, USD Coin, staked Ether, and wrapped Bitcoin. The attacker stole nearly $196 million in multiple transactions, making it the largest hack of 2023. On-chain data indicates that the attack is related to a deflation attack that occurred one month ago, and the attacker used a multichain bridge to transfer funds from the Binance Smart Chain to Ethereum.

Rusk Media Raises $9.5m for Blockchain-Based UGC Gaming

Rusk Media Raises $9.5m for Blockchain-Based UGC Gaming

Indian-based digital entertainment startup Rusk Media has pulled the sum of $9.5 million in a Series A extension funding round for developing UGC-based blockchain gaming platform.

Voltage Park's $1 Billion Cloud Infrastructure Targets ML Compute Shortage

Voltage Park's $1 Billion Cloud Infrastructure Targets ML Compute Shortage

Voltage Park, launching on October 29, 2023, introduced a $1 billion cloud infrastructure housing around 24,000 NVIDIA H100 GPUs, aimed at redressing the ML compute resource crunch. A subsidiary of the Navigation Fund, Voltage Park aspires to democratize ML compute access, thereby catalyzing AI innovation across the spectrum.

Uniswap Labs Rakes in $165M in Series B as Valuation Hits $1.66B

Uniswap Labs Rakes in $165M in Series B as Valuation Hits $1.66B

Uniswap Labs has landed the sum of $165 million in Series B funding as it looks to focus on the release of new products

Cashing Out Vitalik Buterin’s Crypto Donation Proves Difficult for India’s Covid Relief Fund

Cashing Out Vitalik Buterin’s Crypto Donation Proves Difficult for India’s Covid Relief Fund

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin donated $1 billion worth of cryptocurrency to a crypto Covid relief fund in India.

FTX to Raise up to $1 Billion at $32 Billion Valuation: Source

FTX to Raise up to $1 Billion at $32 Billion Valuation: Source

Crypto exchange FTX is raising as much as $1 billion at a valuation of around $32 billion, according to CNBC, citing people with knowledge of the discussion.

Wells Fargo Sets Up Passive Bitcoin Fund for Wealthy Clients

Wells Fargo Sets Up Passive Bitcoin Fund for Wealthy Clients

Wells Fargo has moved to give its wealthy clients what they seem to want: a Bitcoin fund. JPMorgan also has started providing its wealthy customers with accessing a Bitcoin fund.

Huobi HTX Responds to Recent Hack, Ensures Full Compensation for Affected Users

Huobi HTX Responds to Recent Hack, Ensures Full Compensation for Affected Users

Huobi HTX pledges to compensate users affected by a $30 million hack, ensuring minimal impact and enhanced security measures, as part of a series of attacks on Justin Sun's entities.

Grayscale Files Form 10 with SEC for its 3 Trusts

Grayscale Files Form 10 with SEC for its 3 Trusts

Grayscale has filed a Form 10 on behalf of Horizen Trust, Stellar Lumens Trust, and Zcash Trust to become the company’s products designated as investment vehicles reporting to the SEC.

Virginia Pension Fund Enters Crypto Lending Space to Enhance Returns

Virginia Pension Fund Enters Crypto Lending Space to Enhance Returns

Fairfax County Retirements Systems, a $6.8 billion Virginia pension fund, seeks to expand its scope by entering the crypto lending market to boost its returns.

Crypto Hedge Fund Pangea Fund Receives $85m in Financing

Crypto Hedge Fund Pangea Fund Receives $85m in Financing

Cryptocurrency hedge Fund Pangea Fund has raised $85 million to focus on a"long-only" strategy.

Bitcoin Book Published for Educating U.S. Congressmen, Secures Excess Funding on Kickstarter

Bitcoin Book Published for Educating U.S. Congressmen, Secures Excess Funding on Kickstarter

An educational book on Bitcoin (BTC) created by a group of 8 individuals has gained more funds than solicited from public investors on the Kickstarter platform

Investcorp Rolls out First Institutional Blockchain Fund in the Gulf

Investcorp Rolls out First Institutional Blockchain Fund in the Gulf

Investcorp, a global manager of alternative investment products, has launched the first institutional blockchain fund in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), aiming at propelling a blockchain-powered digital evolution.

Bitcoin Funding Rates Have Calmed Down - Has Greed in the BTC Market been Neutralized?

Bitcoin Funding Rates Have Calmed Down - Has Greed in the BTC Market been Neutralized?

Bitcoin funding rates have slowed down since the leading cryptocurrency scaled to new heights of $69,000.

Lightspeed Faction Unveils $285M Fund for Blockchain Innovation

Lightspeed Faction Unveils $285M Fund for Blockchain Innovation

Lightspeed Faction has launched a $285 million venture fund, focusing on early-stage blockchain projects, highlighting the growing importance and potential of blockchain technology in various sectors.

Smart Contracts Security Firm Certora Pulls $36m in Series B Funding

Smart Contracts Security Firm Certora Pulls $36m in Series B Funding

Certora, a security tech startup that helps DeFi based smart contracts identify bugs in their codes before they are deployed has raised $36 million from investors.

Playful Studios Launches Web3 Game Division, Raises $46M in Series A Funding

Playful Studios Launches Web3 Game Division, Raises $46M in Series A Funding

The Wildcard Alliance, Inc., a new mobile Web3 division launched by Taxes-based Playful Studios, is an ecosystem that focuses on democratizing access to web3 game development.

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

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.

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

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.

CBOE Seeks SEC Approval to List First Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Product in US

CBOE Seeks SEC Approval to List First Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Product in US

Equities market operator, CBOE global markets, has submitted a filing proposal to the SEC to list and trade shares of VanEck’s Bitcoin Exchange Traded Fund (ETF).

The Development of Blockchain Chips

The Development of Blockchain Chips

The new "fully homomorphic encryption" chip will let users operate on data without decrypting it.

Stone Ridge Shutting down Bitcoin Futures Fund, Returning Money to Investors

Stone Ridge Shutting down Bitcoin Futures Fund, Returning Money to Investors

Stone Ridge’s Bitcoin Futures Fund suffers losses triggered by market downturn and competition.

Gate.io to Launch Crypto Exchange in Hong Kong Following Government's $6.4M Investment in Web3

Gate.io to Launch Crypto Exchange in Hong Kong Following Government's $6.4M Investment in Web3

Hong Kong's current budget allocates millions to the Web3 and crypto industries to "keep up with the times," allowing Gate.io to establish a local presence.

Japanese Startups Can Now Raise Funds Using Cryptocurrencies

Japanese Startups Can Now Raise Funds Using Cryptocurrencies

Japan's government has relaxed regulations allowing startups to raise capital through cryptocurrencies, aiming to diversify funding methods and catch up with international standards in digital asset handling. This move is particularly targeted at Limited Partnership for Investment funds, fostering innovation in the tech sector.

S&P Dow Jones Indices Plans to Launch Crypto Indexes in 2021

S&P Dow Jones Indices Plans to Launch Crypto Indexes in 2021

S&P Dow Jones Indices, a provider of investable and benchmark indices to the financial markets has said it will be launching index funds for crypto in Jan 2021.

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

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.

Wells Fargo Offers Crypto Funds Options for Premium Clients

Wells Fargo Offers Crypto Funds Options for Premium Clients

Despite the recent Bitcoin price decline, Wells Fargo is planning to launch crypto funds to its wealthy clients.

South Korean Kookmin Bank to Launch the First Crypto Fund

South Korean Kookmin Bank to Launch the First Crypto Fund

The largest banking financial institution in South Korea- Kookmin Bank has announced its plans to launch the nation’s first crypto fund, a move targeted at retail investors.

DeFi Startup Arch Secures $5m from Seed Round, to Achieve 'BlackRock of Web3'

DeFi Startup Arch Secures $5m from Seed Round, to Achieve 'BlackRock of Web3'

Arch Finance, a DeFi startup, has acquired $5 million in funding from a seed round, aiming at becoming the "BlackRock of web3."

Institutional Investors Turning Bullish on Crypto: Survey Suggests

Institutional Investors Turning Bullish on Crypto: Survey Suggests

A new survey has highlighted the increasing bullish stance of institutional investors in the ecosystem.

1inch Investment Fund Dumped 11,000 ETHs (WETHs) for Fusion Test

1inch Investment Fund Dumped 11,000 ETHs (WETHs) for Fusion Test

Ethereum address starting with 0x225d, identified as 1inch: Investment Fund, has reportedly made a substantial swap of Wrapped Ethereum (WETH) for stablecoins USDT and DAI, according to data from DeBank.

NY Fed New Rules Cast Uncertainty on Circle's Access to Reverse-Repurchase Program

NY Fed New Rules Cast Uncertainty on Circle's Access to Reverse-Repurchase Program

The New York Federal Reserve has updated its rules for reverse repurchase agreements (RRP), potentially hindering Circle's access to the Fed's reverse-repurchase program. The Circle Reserve Fund is a money market fund only available to Circle and could be deemed ineligible under the Fed's updated guidelines.

Clockwork on Solana Ends Development Despite $4M Seed Funding last year

Clockwork on Solana Ends Development Despite $4M Seed Funding last year

Clockwork, a decentralized automation network, will cease active development by October 31 despite raising $4 million in seed funding a year ago. The team will continue to provide software but freeze on-chain programs. Alternative migration solutions are recommended.

UNICEF Cryptocurrency Fund Invests in Tech Startups Fighting COVID-19 in Emerging Economies

UNICEF Cryptocurrency Fund Invests in Tech Startups Fighting COVID-19 in Emerging Economies

Eight technology companies in developing and emerging economies will receive investment from the UNICEF Cryptocurrency Fund (CryptoFund) to solve local and global challenges.

Indian Securities Regulator Urges Mutual Fund Companies To Avoid Investing In Crypto, Until Regulations Set In

Indian Securities Regulator Urges Mutual Fund Companies To Avoid Investing In Crypto, Until Regulations Set In

SEBI urges mutual fund companies in India to avoid investing in cryptocurrencies as the government is still considering new crypto rules.

Unizen Secures $200m 'Capital Commitment' to Scale Up Trading Ecosystem

Unizen Secures $200m 'Capital Commitment' to Scale Up Trading Ecosystem

Centralized decentralized exchange Unizen has secured $200 million and plans to use the latest funding to build an infrastructure that would enable it to interconnect with other exchanges efficiently.

SEC Warns of Risks of Investing in Bitcoin Futures for Mutual Funds

SEC Warns of Risks of Investing in Bitcoin Futures for Mutual Funds

The SEC issued an official statement to warn investors of the risks of Bitcoin futures investment in mutual funds.

Nomura's Laser Digital Launches Ethereum Adoption Fund for Institutional Investors

Nomura's Laser Digital Launches Ethereum Adoption Fund for Institutional Investors

Nomura's Laser Digital has launched an Ethereum Adoption Fund, focusing on institutional investors, with a strategy involving staking and regulated custody, aiming to increase institutional engagement in Ethereum investments.

Bitcoin Funding Rate Flips Positive as 2.1 Million BTC Return to Profitability

Bitcoin Funding Rate Flips Positive as 2.1 Million BTC Return to Profitability

BTC funding rate flipped positive based on Bitcoin's upward momentum.

Injective Launches $150 Million Ecosystem

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.

PwC Report Shows that Crypto Hedge Funds Have Increasing Appetite for DeFi

PwC Report Shows that Crypto Hedge Funds Have Increasing Appetite for DeFi

A study shows that the assets under management (AuM) managed by cryptocurrency hedge funds have increased from $2 billion in 2019 to nearly $3.8 billion in 2020, showing that an increasing preference for decentralized finance (DeFi).

Animoca Brands refutes claims of scaled back metaverse fund and plummeting valuation

Animoca Brands refutes claims of scaled back metaverse fund and plummeting valuation

Venture capital firm Animoca Brands denies claims of reducing its metaverse fund target by $200 million and a significant drop in its valuation, citing inaccurate reporting. The firm acknowledges the impact of banking collapses on fundraising but states that the final amount raised for the fund is yet to be determined.

Nigerian Crypto Startup Lazerpay to Shut Down Operations

Nigerian Crypto Startup Lazerpay to Shut Down Operations

Lazerpay, a Nigerian crypto and Web3 company, announced its shutdown due to a lack of funding. Founder Emmanuel Njoku emphasized the impact Lazerpay had in the crypto ecosystem and recommended users withdraw their funds by April 30. The company is also inviting offers to purchase its intellectual property.

DragonFly Capital Floats New $650m Crypto Fund

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.

SEC plans to propose new rule changes that could impact crypto firms

SEC plans to propose new rule changes that could impact crypto firms

The SEC is still deciding on a "qualified custodian."

DOJ Plans to Call Former FTX Consumers, Investors, and Employees as Witnesses in Upcoming Samuel Bankman-Fried Trial

DOJ Plans to Call Former FTX Consumers, Investors, and Employees as Witnesses in Upcoming Samuel Bankman-Fried Trial

The DOJ is set to call former customers, investors, and employees of FTX as witnesses in the upcoming trial against Samuel Bankman-Fried, with a letter motion on September 30 revealing the scope of testimonies. A witness from Ukraine presents a challenge due to travel constraints amidst local unrest, with video conferencing proposed as a solution. The trial, attracting attention due to its proximity, is poised to kick off following jury selection on October 3.

Swiss Market Watchdog Approves First Regulated Crypto Fund for Investors

Swiss Market Watchdog Approves First Regulated Crypto Fund for Investors

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has approved a launch of the first regulated cryptocurrency investment fund restricted only for qualified investors.

Canada Security Regulator Approves Three Ethereum ETFs In A Single Day

Canada Security Regulator Approves Three Ethereum ETFs In A Single Day

The Ontario Securities Commission has made history again by approving three Ethereum exchange-traded funds in one day.

French Police Arrest 29 People for Financing Syrian Islamist Terrorists Using Bitcoin Coupons

French Police Arrest 29 People for Financing Syrian Islamist Terrorists Using Bitcoin Coupons

French police have apprehended 29 individuals suspected of funding Islamist extremists in Syria using cryptocurrencies.

Grayscale Ends Quarter with Record-Breaking Inflows of $5.7 Billion as Demand for Crypto Goes Up

Grayscale Ends Quarter with Record-Breaking Inflows of $5.7 Billion as Demand for Crypto Goes Up

Grayscale Investments has released their quarterly report assessing the last months of 2020.

Nomura's Laser Digital Partners with WebN Group to Launch Libre Protocol on Polygon

Nomura's Laser Digital Partners with WebN Group to Launch Libre Protocol on Polygon

Nomura's Laser Digital and WebN Group have unveiled the Libre protocol, a fund tokenization infrastructure powered by Polygon technology, set to launch in Q1 2024. The protocol aims to revolutionize the management and distribution of alternative investments, with Brevan Howard and Hamilton Lane as initial users.

Cross-Chain Crime Hits $7B: North Korean Ties Unveiled

Cross-Chain Crime Hits $7B: North Korean Ties Unveiled

The recent revelation by Elliptic highlights a troubling surge in cross-chain crime, now amounting to $7 billion, with North Korean affiliated Lazarus Group playing a significant role. These findings from the 2023 edition of 'The State of Cross-chain Crime' report, outstrip previous forecasts, underscoring an urgent call for bolstered security measures and refined blockchain analytics to confront the escalating menace.

South Korean Crypto Exchanges Reveal 'Compensation Reserve Funds'; Upbit Leads with KRW 20 Billion

South Korean Crypto Exchanges Reveal 'Compensation Reserve Funds'; Upbit Leads with KRW 20 Billion

The disclosure of 'Compensation Reserve Funds' by South Korean crypto exchanges, led by Upbit with KRW 20 billion, reflects the country's broader regulatory strides aimed at ensuring user protection, transaction transparency, and market discipline. This move aligns with the new regulatory framework set to be implemented in 2024, spotlighting the government's agenda to foster a robust infrastructure for digital assets, with the reserve fund mandate forming a cornerstone of this initiative.

Animoca Brands Receives $358M Boost, the Gaming Firm Goes on Acquisition Rampage

Animoca Brands Receives $358M Boost, the Gaming Firm Goes on Acquisition Rampage

Animoca Brands has raised $358.88 million from investors led by Liberty City Ventures.

Mara Raises $23 Million from Coinbase, Alameda to Drive Crypto across Africa

Mara Raises $23 Million from Coinbase, Alameda to Drive Crypto across Africa

The new funding will enable Mara to expand the reach of its cryptocurrency platform across the continent.

CharacterX Raises $2.8M for AI-DrivenAI Social Networking, Led by Lightspeed

CharacterX Raises $2.8M for AI-DrivenAI Social Networking, Led by Lightspeed

CharacterX, a Stanford-initiated decentralized AI social network, secures $2.8M funding, blending AGI and blockchain to innovate social interactions, with significant user growth and technological advancements.

Galaxy Digital Capital Management Launches Bitcoin Funds While Making Bakkt and Fidelity Custodians

Galaxy Digital Capital Management Launches Bitcoin Funds While Making Bakkt and Fidelity Custodians

Galaxy Digital Capital Management LP, an affiliate of Galaxy Digital Holdings Ltd, issued two Bitcoin funds with Bakkt and Fidelity Digital Assets as custodians for the funds, while Bloomberg L.P will be the pricing agent.

India's Largest Crypto Exchange CoinDCX Raises $2.5 Million in New Growth Capital to Increase User Base

India's Largest Crypto Exchange CoinDCX Raises $2.5 Million in New Growth Capital to Increase User Base

CoinDCX, India’s largest crypto exchange, has announced that it has raised $2.5 million from investors like Polychain Capital and Coinbase Ventures. Polychain Capital led the funding round with support from Coinbase Ventures, the investment arm of the US cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase. CoinDCX had raised a $3 million Series A round earlier in March, which was also led by Polychain Capital and included HDT Group (operator of BitMEX) and Bain Capital Ventures. The company’s other main investor, Coinbase Ventures, has also made investments in other crypto businesses like BlockFi, Messari, Compound, Securitize, and Etherscan.

Chainsafe Raises $18.75m to Advance Adoption & Sustainable Growth in Web 3

Chainsafe Raises $18.75m to Advance Adoption & Sustainable Growth in Web 3

Canadian-based Blockchain research and development firm Chainsafe has raised $18.75 million in oversubscribed Series A funding backed by prominent industry venture firms.

a16z Leads Blackbird's $24M Series A Funding to Elevate Dining Experiences Through Web3

a16z Leads Blackbird's $24M Series A Funding to Elevate Dining Experiences Through Web3

a16z leads Blackbird’s $24M Series A funding round to foster a web3-enabled platform aimed at revolutionizing dining experiences and financial prospects for restaurants. Announced on October 4, 2023, this investment marks a significant stride towards intertwining blockchain technology with the gastronomic sector, heralding an enriched era of dining engagements.

Nordic Neobank Lunar Raises $77M Funding Round, Launching Crypto Trading Platform

Nordic Neobank Lunar Raises $77M Funding Round, Launching Crypto Trading Platform

Lunar strives to offer more convenient, empathic and engaging banking alternative services to both private and business customers.

Digital Assets Outfit Archax Raises $28M in Series A Funding Round

Digital Assets Outfit Archax Raises $28M in Series A Funding Round

FCA-approved Archax Exchanges raises $28M in Series A

George Soros’s Family Office Confirms Trading Bitcoin

George Soros’s Family Office Confirms Trading Bitcoin

The investment firm owned by billionaire investor George Soros is the latest family office to invest in Bitcoin and see cryptocurrencies as a hedge against inflation.

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

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.

CoinFund on Hunt for Raising $250 Million

CoinFund on Hunt for Raising $250 Million

New-York based web3 investment firm CoinFund is on the hunt to raise $250 million just three months after its previous fund. It plans to use the investment to fund seed-stage startups.

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

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

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.

Anthony Scaramucci Suspends Redemptions of Legion Strategies Fund

Anthony Scaramucci Suspends Redemptions of Legion Strategies Fund

Anthony Scaramucci, the founder of hedge fund SkyBridge, is suspending redemptions of his Legion Strategies fund due to operational difficulties for private companies caused by the sharp fall in the cryptocurrency market, according to Bloomberg.

Bitcoin Bull Tim Draper Says Regulators Have Made IPOs Too Expensive

Bitcoin Bull Tim Draper Says Regulators Have Made IPOs Too Expensive

Speaking on Unitize panel, billionaire investor Tim Draper advised blockchain companies to avoid funding through an initial public offering (IPO) as regulators have made the process far too expensive.

Aleph Zero Launches $50 Million Ecosystem Funding Program

Aleph Zero Launches $50 Million Ecosystem Funding Program

Aleph Zero, a layer-1 privacy-enhancing blockchain, has launched a $50 million Ecosystem Funding Program to support developers in building on its platform and advancing blockchain adoption globally. The program offers grants, incubation, and acceleration, with successful applicants receiving up to $500,000 per project in grant funding, as well as access to a venture capital pool, infrastructure credits, and security design consultations. The program has already produced a range of successful projects during its pilot phase.

China and Malaysia discuss Asian Monetary Fund

China and Malaysia discuss Asian Monetary Fund

China and Malaysia are discussing the creation of an Asian Monetary Fund as a way to move away from U.S. dollar hegemony. The fund was proposed at a forum in Hainan, China, and Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim has stated that China is open to the proposal.

Crypto Recruitment Firm Inflection Points Raises $12.6m in Funding Round

Crypto Recruitment Firm Inflection Points Raises $12.6m in Funding Round

Inflection Points, which was co-founded by long-time Bitcoin bull Anthony Pompliano, has raised $12.6 million to expand its crypto recruitment platform.

Euler Finance Hacker Returns Majority of Stolen Funds

Euler Finance Hacker Returns Majority of Stolen Funds

The hacker behind the $196 million exploit on lending protocol Euler Finance has returned the majority of the stolen assets, including 51,000 ETH and 7,737 ETH, worth a total of over $101 million at the time of writing. The hacker still controls some of the stolen assets, and the hack is considered the largest DeFi hack of 2023.

Curve Finance Announces Refund Plan Following $62 Million Hack

Curve Finance Announces Refund Plan Following $62 Million Hack

Curve Finance plans to refund users after a $62M hack on July 30. 79% of funds have been recovered, and the TVL has dropped to a 2-year low of $2.83B.

Crypto Hedge Funds Thrive Despite Market Volatility, PwC Report Reveals

Crypto Hedge Funds Thrive Despite Market Volatility, PwC Report Reveals

The latest PwC 5th Annual Global Crypto Hedge Fund Report, released in July 2023, unveils a thriving crypto hedge fund industry, demonstrating resilience and growth despite the inherent market volatility.

Magic Eden Floats New Venture Unit to Double Down on Web3 Gaming

Magic Eden Floats New Venture Unit to Double Down on Web3 Gaming

Magic Eden has announced the establishment of its own venture outfit dubbed Magic Ventures with a focus on bootstrapping Web3.0 gaming protocols.

Former Citibank Trading Executive Floats $1.5 Billion Crypto Fund

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.

Crypto Platform Matrixport under Bitmain Co-Founder Received $100M in Series C Funding,Valued over $1B

Crypto Platform Matrixport under Bitmain Co-Founder Received $100M in Series C Funding,Valued over $1B

The Singapore-based Digital financial service platform Matrixport led by Wu Jihan, the co-founder of the world's top Bitcoin mining machine provider giant Bitmain mining, raised $100 million in Series C financing.

Bitwise's "Bitwise Is Interesting" Campaign: A Strategic Move in Crypto Advertising

Bitwise's "Bitwise Is Interesting" Campaign: A Strategic Move in Crypto Advertising

Bitwise Asset Management, partnering with actor Jonathan Goldsmith, is launching a campaign to promote its expertise in crypto assets, awaiting U.S. approval for its Bitcoin ETF.

Argo Blockchain Secures $20M Loan to Build Out West Texas Mining Facility

Argo Blockchain Secures $20M Loan to Build Out West Texas Mining Facility

London-based Argo blockchain has secured a $20 million loan from Galaxy Digital, providing momentum as a driving force to expansion.

Chinese state company launches crypto funds

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.

Polkadot Auction Winner Astar Network Secures $22M in Venture Capital Funding

Polkadot Auction Winner Astar Network Secures $22M in Venture Capital Funding

Astar Network, a Polkadot parachain auction winner, has secured the sum of $22 million from venture capital and angel investors.

Venom Foundation in Partnership With Iceberg Capital Launches $1 Billion Venom Ventures Fund

Venom Foundation in Partnership With Iceberg Capital Launches $1 Billion Venom Ventures Fund

Venom Foundation, the first Layer-1 blockchain licensed and regulated by the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), and Iceberg Capital, an ADGM regulated investment manager, officially announce that they have partnered to launch a $1 billion venture fund called Venom Ventures Fund (VVF).

Bitcoin Mining Firm Blockmetrix Bags $43 Million Fundraising

Bitcoin Mining Firm Blockmetrix Bags $43 Million Fundraising

The latest financing adds on top of the previous series A funding round that Blockmetrix raised in June last year.

DeFi Hacker Returns $5.4M to Euler Finance

DeFi Hacker Returns $5.4M to Euler Finance

A hacker who drained $197 million from Euler Finance returned 3,000 ETH ($5.4 million) to the deployer address, following a $1 million reward announcement by Euler Finance. The attacker used a multichain bridge to transfer funds from the BNB Chain to Ethereum and moved the stolen funds into Tornado Cash before returning the funds.

Crypto Wallet and Data Giant Reported to Raise $50M Funding Round

Crypto Wallet and Data Giant Reported to Raise $50M Funding Round

According to a report by Yahoo Finance, Blockchain is raising a VC fund to invest in both equity and crypto coins.

US Government Seize Bitcoin Terrorism Funding for Islamic State and Al-Qaeda

US Government Seize Bitcoin Terrorism Funding for Islamic State and Al-Qaeda

The US Justice Department has revealed that it has seized cryptocurrency worth millions of dollars intended to fund the activities of terror groups like the military arm of Hamas, the Islamic State, and Al-Qaeda. This breakthrough is the largest clampdown on online terrorist fundraising,

SBI to Launch the First Crypto Fund for Long-term Investors in Japan at the end of November

SBI to Launch the First Crypto Fund for Long-term Investors in Japan at the end of November

The Japanese Financial Giant SBI Group stated that it will launch its first cryptocurrency fund in Japan before the end of November to provide Japanese investors with a more diverse portfolio.

Braavos Raises $10M to Build Easy-to-Use Wallets on StarkNet

Braavos Raises $10M to Build Easy-to-Use Wallets on StarkNet

StarkNet-based Web3 wallet, Braavos has tapped $10m in a new financing round

NFTs belonging to bankrupt hedge fund to be sold by liquidators

NFTs belonging to bankrupt hedge fund to be sold by liquidators

The liquidators said the "Starry Night Portfolio" of NFTs would not be sold.

nCore Games Raises $10M in Funding, Ready for New Web3.0 Offerings

nCore Games Raises $10M in Funding, Ready for New Web3.0 Offerings

Indian gaming startup nCore Games has raised $5.5 million in new funding round as it prepares to integrate Web3.0 and metaverse related offerings.

African Blockchain Ventures See Explosive Growth

African Blockchain Ventures See Explosive Growth

African blockchain ventures experienced a 429% increase in funding, surpassing the global average of 4%. Seychelles and South Africa accounted for 81% of the funding, and Nigeria had the highest number of deals but only accounted for 3.4% of funding. Median deal size has significantly increased, indicating growing investor confidence.

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

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.”

Standard Chartered raises $36m for crypto custody platform

Standard Chartered raises $36m for crypto custody platform

Standard Chartered's crypto custody subsidiary, Zodia Custody, has raised $36 million in a series A funding round led by SBI Holdings. Standard Chartered remains the majority shareholder in the firm.

Space Runners Raises $10M Funding to Democratize Blockchain-Backed Fashion Metaverse

Space Runners Raises $10M Funding to Democratize Blockchain-Backed Fashion Metaverse

Space Runners announced that it raises $10 million in a funding round co-led by Polychain and Pantera Capital. The company wants to use the funding to expand its NFT product lines.

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

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.

Russia’s Central Bank Orders Local Stock Exchanges to Avoid Listing Crypto-Related Funds

Russia’s Central Bank Orders Local Stock Exchanges to Avoid Listing Crypto-Related Funds

The Bank of Russia has instructed local stock exchanges not to list any cryptocurrency services to firms.

Crypto Trading Robot Platform 3Commas Raises $37m in Series B Funding

Crypto Trading Robot Platform 3Commas Raises $37m in Series B Funding

3Commas announced the completion of a $37 million Series B financing. The new funding would be used for advancing its trading automation and the portfolio management technology ecosystem.

Public Pension Funds Eroded by Headwinds from Crypto Winter

Public Pension Funds Eroded by Headwinds from Crypto Winter

The fall in crypto prices has caused a contagious impact on investment products, including public pension funds that recently dipped their toes into the crypto pool.

U.S. Prosecutors Aim to Sideline Asset Recovery Talks in Bankman-Fried Trial

U.S. Prosecutors Aim to Sideline Asset Recovery Talks in Bankman-Fried Trial

U.S. prosecutors in Samuel Bankman-Fried’s trial have urged the court to disallow any arguments concerning the recovery of misappropriated FTX customer assets invested in AI startup Anthropic. This development arises as Bankman-Fried's investment could now be of higher value, potentially affecting the recovery prospects for FTX customers amidst the ongoing bankruptcy process.

DFINITY Unveils $20 Million ICP Asia Alliance to Propel Web3 Adoption

DFINITY Unveils $20 Million ICP Asia Alliance to Propel Web3 Adoption

DFINITY Foundation launches the ICP Asia Alliance and a $20 million fund on September 28, 2023, to accelerate Web3 and AI adoption in Asia. The alliance aspires to unite diverse stakeholders, foster innovation, and catalyze the growth of the Internet Computer blockchain across the region, underlined by the establishment of multiple ICP.Hubs and strategic partnerships.

Lightspeed Venture Partners Secures $7.1B to Launch 4 New Crypto Funds

Lightspeed Venture Partners Secures $7.1B to Launch 4 New Crypto Funds

Venture capital firm Lightspeed Ventures has announced it has secured the cumulative sum of $7.1 billion to bankroll 4 new crypto funds.

Binance Earmarks $1B to Fund Growth Initiatives in Crypto Ecosystem

Binance Earmarks $1B to Fund Growth Initiatives in Crypto Ecosystem

Binance, the world’s biggest digital asset trading platform, said it has earmarked $1 billion to fund growth initiatives in the cryptocurrency ecosystem.

Animoca Brands Confirms New $110m Funding Round

Animoca Brands Confirms New $110m Funding Round

Blockchain gaming and investment company, Animoca Brands has raised new capital worth $110 million from the issuance of convertible notes.

Prime Trust Pulls $100m in Series B to Float New Products

Prime Trust Pulls $100m in Series B to Float New Products

Cryptocurrency infrastructure service provider, Prime Trust LLC, has raised $107 million in Series B funding as it seeks to deepen ties with its clients with its proposed new products.

South Korea and U.S. Set for High-Level Crypto Regulatory Talks in January

South Korea and U.S. Set for High-Level Crypto Regulatory Talks in January

South Korea's FSS Chief, Lee Bok-hyun, is set to meet with SEC Chair Gary Gensler in January to discuss cryptocurrency market regulation in light of global market changes.

New Zealand Wealth Management Firm Invests 5% of Its Retirement Funds into Bitcoin

New Zealand Wealth Management Firm Invests 5% of Its Retirement Funds into Bitcoin

NZ Funds wealth management firm from New Zealand has become the latest company to get into the crypto world.

Crypto Assets Surge with Record $2.9B Inflows, Bitcoin Dominates Market

Crypto Assets Surge with Record $2.9B Inflows, Bitcoin Dominates Market

The latest CoinShares report highlights a record-breaking week with $2.9B inflows into digital assets, positioning Bitcoin as the market leader.

Terraform Labs CEO Sends Millions to Law Firm Before Collapse

Terraform Labs CEO Sends Millions to Law Firm Before Collapse

Terraform Labs CEO, Do Kwon, sent millions to a South Korean law firm right before the company's collapse. Prosecutors believe Kwon's actions were deliberate and prove his awareness of the impending collapse and anticipated legal problems. Kwon is currently facing extradition to both the United States and South Korea, and prosecutors suspect he converted illegal funds from Terra to Bitcoin. Prosecutors have identified over $314 million in illicit assets associated with Kwon and his associates.

KKR Tokenizing Part of its Private Equity Fund on Avalanche Blockchain

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.

Celo Co-Leads $100M Capital Raise with Other Major Crypto Protocols to Support DeFi Adoption

Celo Co-Leads $100M Capital Raise with Other Major Crypto Protocols to Support DeFi Adoption

Celo, a smartphone-driven blockchain platform, is raising the initial 100 million funding through collaboration with other top DeFi protocols to promote DeFi adoption among mobile phone users worldwide.

OpenAI in Advanced Funding Discussions Targeting Over $100 Billion Valuation

OpenAI in Advanced Funding Discussions Targeting Over $100 Billion Valuation

OpenAI is in talks to raise over $100 billion in funding, potentially making it the second most valuable U.S. startup, with discussions also involving a chip venture with G42.

Investors Flock to US Money Market Funds Amid Banking Crisis

Investors Flock to US Money Market Funds Amid Banking Crisis

Amid banking crisis fears, investors have poured $286 billion into US money market funds in March, with Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, and Fidelity among the biggest winners. These funds are offering high liquidity and low risk, making them popular during uncertain times.

Former Goldman Sachs Staff Launch DeFi Platform Ondo with $4M Funding Round