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Chain Reaction - Brooke Pollack: From A $8B Venture Capital Platform To A Crypto Fund of Funds (letstalkbitcoin.com) 02/26/2020 - 10:40am
Host Tom Shaughnessy talks to Brooke Pollack, Founder and Managing Partner of Hutt Capital. They discuss the differences between traditional VC funds and VC within blockchain, how Hutt Capital chooses investments and more. Episode Highlights: After a lot of work with investing and VC, Brooke steered Greenspring Associates into work with crypto and...
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PLMP Fintech's Venture Capital entity secures Fund Management licence to bring blockchain to over 10,000 SMEs in 10 years - Yahoo Finance (finance.yahoo.com) 02/26/2020 - 6:38am
PLMP Fintech's Venture Capital entity secures Fund Management licence to bring blockchain to over 10,000 SMEs in 10 years Yahoo Finance
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Bitcoin Analysis for 2020-02-26 [Premium Analysis] (beincrypto.com) 02/26/2020 - 5:06am
The Bitcoin price is in the midst of creating the third daily bearish candlestick in a row, having decreased by nine percent in the process. Bitcoin Price Highlights The Bitcoin price broke down from an ascending support line. The daily RSI has fallen below 50. There is support at $9100 and $8300. The price could soon begin the fifth and final...
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PLMP Fintech's Venture Capital entity secures Fund Management licence to bring blockchain to over 10,000 SMEs in 10 years (finance.yahoo.com) 02/25/2020 - 11:12pm
The local investment arm of Singaporean blockchain firm PLMP Fintech, PLMP Venture Capital, has been awarded today an Asset and Fund Management licence by the Securities and Exchange Commission of ...
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Cambridge VC firm aims to raise $100M fintech fund (biz) 02/25/2020 - 10:07pm
A Cambridge-based venture capital firm specializing in financial services technology is raising money for its second-ever fund, with a goal of bringing in $100 million.
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Pomp ‘Completely Disagrees’ That Bitcoin Suffers From a PR Problem (beincrypto.com) 02/25/2020 - 8:18pm
The Bitcoin price may be taking it on the chin , but it’s looking a lot better than the tanking stock market. Bitcoin’s declines also didn’t stop Morgan Creek Digital Partner Anthony Pompliano from singing cryptocurrency’s praises to the masses . He visited CNN’s Julia Chatterley at the New York Stock Exchange for the segment. From central bank-...
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Venture Capital Executive Affirms $250,000 Bitcoin Call as Stock Markets Plunge (beincrypto.com) 02/25/2020 - 4:20pm
Venture capital investor Tim Draper remains bullish on Bitcoin despite global economic concerns and declining stock markets. BTC itself has pulled back to support and is holding slightly above $9,500. The VC investor and founder of Draper Associates recently appeared on CNBC reaffirming his Bitcoin price prediction of $250,000 by 2022 or 2023. He...
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Trending Bitcoin News and Market Sentiment February 25th, 2020: Singapore Rules in Landmark Breach of Trust Case Against Quoine Exchange, Tim Draper Quits Stocks for Bitcoin (bitcoinnews.com) 02/25/2020 - 12:42pm
Bitcoin fights of selling pressure but releases its hold so far on USD 10,000 Singapore courts have ruled that Quoine’s reversal of trades on its crypto exchange platform was a breach of trust Billionaire investor Tim Draper has given up completely on stocks to focus on Bitcoin Bitcoin is currently on a slight tumble today as prices head towards...
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Crypto-friendly fintech firm Revolut raises $500M at a $5.5B valuation (theblockcrypto.com) 02/25/2020 - 10:44am
Crypto-friendly investing app provider Revolut has raised $500 million in a Series D round that values it at $5.5 billion. Venture capital firm TCV led the round - an early investor in companies like Facebook and Netflix, TechCrunch reported Tuesday. Existing investors DST Global, Index Ventures and many others also participated. With the fresh...
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Switzerland Set to Become ‘the’ Fintech Hub of 2020 (themerkle.com) 02/25/2020 - 6:41am
For over a century now, Switzerland has functioned as Europe’s financial heart. Long famed for its banking elite and status as a globally renowned tax haven, it is home to some of the most powerful monetary institutions in the world. Among these are not only banks and investment firms, but cryptocurrency and blockchain startups too. Drawn by the...
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Crypto-Friendly Revolut Bags $500M Despite Brexit Woes (cryptobriefing.com) 02/25/2020 - 6:18am
Crypto-friendly challenger bank Revolut has secured $500M in Series D funding, putting it in pole position as the UK’s most valuable fintech startup.Revolut a Jewel in the British Fintech SpaceThe funding round was led by Silicon Valley venture capital group Technology Crossover Ventures ( TCV ) in a deal that’s been in the pipeline for several...
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Tim Draper Accuses Warren Buffet Of Bashing Bitcoin – But Is He Any Less Biased? (cryptosyringe.com) 02/25/2020 - 4:14am
The Founder of DFJ Venture Capital, Tim Draper, has accused the chairman and the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway of bashing Bitcoin and being biased about it. Tim Draper had accused the world’s richest investor, Warren Buffet, of being biased on bitcoin and also trying to bash Bitcoin because if Bitcoin succeeds, he stands to lose. Draper will suffer...
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Tim Draper: Paradigm Shift Will Bring Bitcoin (BTC) to $250,000, Reveals Move to Crypto As Dow Plunges 1,000 Points (dailyhodl.com) 02/25/2020 - 3:04am
The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 1,031.61 points, or 3.56%, on Monday, the third biggest daily point drop in Dow’s 124-year history. As the US stock market tumbles, billionaire investor Tim Draper reveals he moved out of the market six months ago. In an interview on CNBC’s Squawk Alley, the founder and managing partner of seed-stage...
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Dutch VC fund, Two Hop Ventures, takes stake in South Africa's Centbee (africabusinesscommunities.com) 02/23/2020 - 5:48pm
Amsterdam-based venture capital fund, Two Hop Ventures, has announced that it has taken a stake in Bitcoin SV (BSV) wallet provider, Centbee. Centbee is growing globally from its base in South Africa.
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Trending Bitcoin News and Market Sentiment February 23, 2020: Cyprus SEC Welcomes Crypto Despite Absence of Regulation as Israeli Academics Urge for Gentler Approach to Crypto Regulation (bitcoinnews.com) 02/23/2020 - 2:43pm
Bitcoin continues to seek firmer ground as price trades around USD 9,900 Although Cyprus doesn’t yet have crypto legislation, the SEC there welcomes it Two Israel academics have called for a gentler, more patient approach to crypto legislation Bitcoin markets have failed to produce any significant movements so far today, making it a rather...
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Fidelity International Invests $14.2 Million In Hong Kong Crypto Company (coinfo) 02/21/2020 - 12:11pm
Leading U.K management services company, Fidelity International has acquired 17 million shares of BC Technology Group Ltd., the operator of the OSL cryptocurrency company based in Hong Kong, Bloomberg reported Friday. With the average price per BC Group shares being HK$6.50 (0.83 USD) as of February 12, according to a filing by a Hong Kong stock...
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Shopify Joins Facebook-Led Libra Association (law360.com) 02/21/2020 - 10:41am
Remaining Libra Association partners include Facebook, Uber, Spotify and Lyft, along with venture capital firms, nonprofits and other cryptocurrency-related companies, according to the group's website ...
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MakerDAO Crypto Community Goes Defensive Following DeFi Exploits (bitcoinist.com) 02/21/2020 - 4:00am
The crypto ecosystem was rattled this week with the first two exploits of decentralized finance platforms. The world’s most popular one, MakerDAO, has gone into defensive mode as a result. Crypto FUD Surfaces Again As usual the media has run with the FUD spouting headlines of crypto hacking and DeFi fear to boost their page views. Nothing was...
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Peter Thiel Funded Layer1 Officially Opens Its West Texas Facility  (insidebitcoins.com) 02/21/2020 - 2:36am
Layer1 Technologies, a San Francisco-based cryptocurrency mining firm, has fully begun operating in its West Texas facility. The firm, which made its plans for the mining facility known late last year, is now on the fast track to fulfilling its mission to get the United States to the very top of the Bitcoin mining hash rate charts. Hello, Texas...
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Local Bitcoin wallet provider Centbee ready to scale up following international funding (htxt.co.za) 02/20/2020 - 11:00pm
2020 has gotten off to a great start for local Bitcoin (SV) wallet provider Centbee, which recently received a significant stake from Amsterdam-based venture capital fund, Two Hop Ventures. The deal ...
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F|T: The FinTech Times – The U.K.’s Open Banking Revolut-ion (betakit.com) 02/20/2020 - 10:33pm
In November, the Blockchain Venture Capital launched CUSD, the first legally delivered USD-stablecoin in Canada. Jean Desgagne, CEO of Canada Stablecorp, called QCAD the first Canadian dollar ...
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Examining the investment landscape of Open Finance (theblockcrypto.com) 02/20/2020 - 10:16pm
Quick Take Open Finance represents blockchain-enabled, permissionless, and transparent financial services and products Open Finance products and services have received $223 million in venture funding and $577 million from ICOs to date – totaling $800 million in investment when combined Seven of the ten leading open finance applications by value...
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Financial Services: The Coming Cataclysm (uk.finance.yahoo.com) 02/20/2020 - 7:27pm
Alex Tapscott is a venture capital investor, co-author (with Don Tapscott) of “Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies is Changing the World” and co-founder ...
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Dutch VC fund takes a stake in SA’s Centbee after acquiring Paper Plane Ventures (ventureburn.com) 02/20/2020 - 6:28pm
Amsterdam-based venture capital fund Two Hop Ventures has announced that it has taken a stake in Johannesburg-based Bitcoin SV (BSV) wallet and merchant payment startup Centbee. The VC fund made the ...
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Q&A: Openfinance Co-CEO Explains How Security Tokens Now Reach Non-Accredited Investors (thetokenist.io) 02/20/2020 - 3:41pm
On February 19th, 2020, Openfinance announced a security token listed on its Alternative Trading System (ATS) is now available to non-accredited investors. Openfinance Co-CEO Juan Hernandez sat down with The Tokenst to discuss the industry-wide milestone — and what it will take to see similar activity in the future. The Struggle to Increase...
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ELLE's Women in Tech: The 2020 Power List (yahoo.com) 02/20/2020 - 11:03am
They recognize that moving forward with the status quo is no longer an option and, crucially, that tech can be used as a force for good. Working in venture capital, AI, cryptocurrency and running some ...
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Telegram-SEC Hearing: SEC is in Disarray, Judgement to be passed before April 4 (cryptosyringe.com) 02/20/2020 - 10:18am
Telegram’s initial coin offering is claimed to be offered to private investors who have no interest in cryptocurrency. The judge pointed out the restriction on the reselling grams pre-launch in the telegram purchase agreement with investors shut SEC. Telegram is the most used and trending application today in the world with above 170+ million...
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17 Women in Tech Who Are Transforming the Industry (elle.com) 02/20/2020 - 9:02am
They recognize that moving forward with the status quo is no longer an option and, crucially, that tech can be used as a force for good. Working in venture capital, AI, cryptocurrency and running some ...
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What Morgan Stanley’s E-Trade deal means for digital wealth (financial-planning.com) 02/20/2020 - 5:32am
The digital platform, Alto, for example, offers a platform for clients to invest in private equity, venture capital, real estate and cryptocurrency. The startup landed $3.5 million in Series A funding ...
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Financial Services: The Coming Cataclysm (nz.finance.yahoo.com) 02/19/2020 - 10:32pm
Alex Tapscott is a venture capital investor, co-author (with Don Tapscott) of “Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies is Changing the World” and co-founder ...
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'Crypto Oracle' Ordered To Stop Parroting Oracle Corp. TM (law360.com) 02/19/2020 - 1:14pm
Crypto Oracle is a Delaware corporation that says it provides advice and venture capital for entrepreneurs getting into businesses related to cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies. Oracle said ...
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The EU is right to scrutinize small tech acquisitions — but not in detriment of innovation (e-cryptonews.com) 02/19/2020 - 11:34am
Just yesterday, Europe’s top competition authority said it would be scrutinizing smaller acquisitions made in the continent by foreign tech giants. The comments, made by Margrethe Vestager, the European Union’s (EU) chief competition officer, come amid an alleged “shopping spree” carried out by American behemoths. Although this appears to be meant...
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Mainstream Expansion: BitGo Buys Harbor Security Token Platform (blockonomi.com) 02/19/2020 - 11:06am
Palo Alto-based BitGo, one of the cryptoeconomy’s largest digital asset services firms, just made a decisive pivot toward the mainstream. On February 18th, BitGo announced that it had acquired Harbor, a tokenized securities platform that’s counted major venture capital firms like Andreesen Horowitz among its backers. The terms of the new deal were...
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HSBC to Slash 35,000 Jobs and Dump $100 Billion in Assets As Fintech Powers Era of Digital Disruption (dailyhodl.com) 02/19/2020 - 9:00am
British multinational investment banking giant HSBC plans to terminate about 35,000 of its global staff, or 15% of its workforce, over the next three years, with some of the job cuts due to technology and automation. In an earnings call held on Tuesday, Noel Quinn, interim chief executive, revealed the bank also plans to ditch billions of dollars...
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I'm the founder of a $60 million VC fund. Here are 3 important steps you need to take to cold pitch an investor to fund your startup. (businessinsider.com) 02/19/2020 - 1:25am
Yubo Ruan is the founder of venture capital firm 8 Decimal Capital. This is what his team looks for in candidates they consider funding.
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BitGo acquires token platform Harbor to expand into the digital securities space (theblockcrypto.com) 02/18/2020 - 11:19pm
Crypto custody provider BitGo has snapped up security token startup Harbor as it looks to expand outside of the sleepy custody market. The deal, announced Tuesday, came together quickly, according to a spokesperson. BitGo declined to share details around the size of the deal or when talks between the two firms first began. Harbor rode the 2018...
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Binance Singapore has applied for a license under the country’s new payment law (theblockcrypto.com) 02/17/2020 - 6:30am
Crypto exchange Binance's Singapore unit has applied for a license under the country’s new Payment Services Act, which came into force on January 28. “We have already applied. We submitted the application pretty fast,” Binance CEO Changpeng “CZ” Zhao told Bloomberg in an interview published Sunday. “Binance’s Singapore entity has been in close...
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Chinese Blockchain Startup Hires VC Exec to Lead North American Expansion (e-cryptonews.com) 02/17/2020 - 1:00am
Blockchain startup Conflux has hired Eden Dhaliwal, the former head of crypto at Outlier Ventures, as a managing director to lead its expansion in North America. The Beijing-based firm is set to open an office in Toronto within two weeks. It is assembling a ten-person team to conduct research and seek local investors and business partners,...
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Governor: Colorado Startups Have Raised $50M in Venture Capital (nz.finance.yahoo.com) 02/16/2020 - 8:43pm
Jared Polis sat down with CoinDesk at ETHDenver, the third edition of the ethereum hackathon in the Mile High City. A digital native noted for launching multiple internet enterprises, Polis led the ...
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Regulatory Series on Cryptocurrencies: US-CFTC Charges Colorado-Based VC In Ponzi Crypto Scam (econotimes.com) 02/16/2020 - 5:22pm
The US regulatory watchdog charges duos for not registering with the government agency. Clark and Venture Capital Investments claimed to manage a forex and cryptocurrency trading pool, baiting United ...
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Bitcoin Daily: Binance Applies For Singapore Crypto License; CFTC Files Charges In Digital Ponzi Scheme (pymnts.com) 02/16/2020 - 3:22pm
Defendants Breonna Clark of Denver, Colorado and Venture Capital Investments Ltd are charged with soliciting American citizens to trade foreign currency and Bitcoin using a communal digital pool. By ...
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Governor: Colorado Startups Have Raised $50M in Venture Capital (bitcoin.worldnewsoffice.com) 02/15/2020 - 4:45pm
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis joined CoinDesk at ETHDenver where he talked about the future of crypto regulation.
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