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“Venture Capital Working Group” Seeks Select Cryptocurrency “Safe …

Several venture capitalists (VCs) and entrepreneurs have been petitioning federal authorities to see certain virtual currencies in a “different light.” Right now, many cryptocurrencies are in danger of being classified as “securities,” which would place them under strict regulatory scrutiny. Working to change this, venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures have gathered a team of lawyers and ...

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Ripple Invests $25 Mln In XRP In Blockchain Venture Fund

Ripple, a San Francisco-based payment network utilizing Blockchain technology, invested $25 mln of its own cryptocurrency, XRP, into Blockchain Capital Parallel IV LP venture fund, according to a company announcement April 11. The $150 mln fund is managed by Blockchain Capital, the oldest venture capital firm dedicated to Blockchain technology and the digital currency ecosystem, and the first fund to ...

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100+ Developers, Entrepreneurs, and Venture Capitalists Reveal How the “Little Guy” Can Get in on the Future Tech Gold Rush – The Merkle

DALLAS, TX – Richard Jacobs (organizer of the Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Blockchain Super Conference, which took place in Dallas in February) is hosting a new conference in September. He’s bringing together more than a hundred respected players from blockchain, artificial intelligence, 3D printing, virtual reality, and other future tech spaces – so they can show you how “smart money” is ...

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Coinbase Launches Venture Fund To Support Young Crypto Companies

Crypto exchange and wallet Coinbase has announced that they will be launching Coinbase Venture, a fund to finance “compelling” companies in the crypto space, according to a Coinbase blog post published Thursday, April 5.  Coinbase writes that they will be “providing financing to promising early stage companies that have the teams and ideas that can move the space forward in ...

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Coinbase Turns Early Seed Investor with New Venture Capital Fund

Join our community of 10 000 traders on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Coinbase, the first cryptocurrency “unicorn,” is launching a venture capital fund to incubate early-stage startups in the burgeoning industry. The San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange and brokerage firm made the announcement on Thursday, stressing that the fund — dubbed Coinbase Ventures — will invest solely in companies, ...

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Coinbase Exchange to Launch New Venture Fund

Coinbase, the U.S’s largest cryptocurrency exchange that pulls in $2.7 million USD a day, just announced a huge move for their company today on CNBC’s Fast Money. The exchange’s COO and President, Asiff Hirji, debuted on the popular segment to announce his company’s latest endeavor. The exchange will be launching their own venture fund, focusing primarily on early seed stage startup companies ...

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Former Lead Of JPMorgan’s Blockchain Arm Amber Baldet To Embark On New Venture

Amber Baldet, the now former program lead at JPMorgan Chase’s Blockchain Center of Excellence (BCOE), has left to start her own company, Reuters reported yesterday, April 2. Fortune’s “40 under 40” describes Baldet as a “regular at hacker conferences, [who] handily bridges the divide between Wall Street and the crypto set.” Baldet has not given any news of what her ...

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Line Subsidiary’s Blockchain Venture Tackles the South Korean Market

Blockchain technology has made its mark on the technology industry. Dozens of companies are exploring the new opportunities presented by this revolutionary concept. Line Plus, the subsidiary of the Line chat giant, is forming a new blockchain subsidiary. Unblock is mainly aimed at the South Korean market, at least for now. Line Sees Merit in Blockchain This new approach by ...

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Venture Capital Firms Pull Back From Fintech Investment, Recent Report Shows

Equity funding in capital markets fintech was “down 52% in 2017,” a White Paper by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) concluded March 16. In 2017 fintech ventures secured $570 mln funding in the capital markets ecosystem, compared with $1.18 bln and $1.19 bln in 2015 and 2016 respectively. BCG’s dataset covered 903 companies. BCG isolated a pullback of venture capital ...

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