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PagerDuty raises $90M to wake up more engineers in the middle of the night – TechCrunch

PagerDuty raises $90M to wake up more engineers in the middle of the night – TechCrunch PagerDuty, the popular service that helps businesses monitor their tech stacks, manage incidents and alert engineers when things go sideways, today announced that it has raised a $90 million Series D round at a …

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DFINITY raises $102M from a16z and Polychain for a decentralised ‘Internet Computer’ to rival AWS – TechCrunch

DFINITY raises $102M from a16z and Polychain for a decentralised ‘Internet Computer’ to rival AWS – TechCrunch Since blockchain technology appeared, there has been a persistent problem in its development: how to make it scale to billions of users. Bitcoin was famously never really designed for this, and today other …

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Very Good Security makes data ‘unhackable’ with $8.5M from Andreessen – TechCrunch

Very Good Security makes data ‘unhackable’ with $8.5M from Andreessen – TechCrunch “You can’t hack what isn’t there,” Very Good Security co-founder Mahmoud Abdelkader tells me. His startup assumes the liability of storing sensitive data for other companies, substituting dummy credit card or Social Security numbers for the real ones. …

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Cryptocurrency and blockchain bring Asia funds to the forefront of U.S. tech – TechCrunch

Cryptocurrency and blockchain bring Asia funds to the forefront of U.S. tech – TechCrunch Since early 2017, there’s been a new trend in the U.S. where a number of Asian funds have been actively involved in early-stage crypto investing. Many folks in traditional tech have not heard of them before, but these …

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Magic Leap One AR headset for devs costs more than 2x the iPhone X – TechCrunch

Magic Leap One AR headset for devs costs more than 2x the iPhone X – TechCrunch It’s been a long and trip-filled wait but mixed reality headgear maker Magic Leap will finally, finally be shipping its first piece of hardware this summer. We were still waiting on the price-tag — …

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Andreessen-funded dYdX plans “short Ethereum” token for haters – TechCrunch

Andreessen-funded dYdX plans “short Ethereum” token for haters – TechCrunch Crypto skeptics rejoice! A new way to short the cryptocurrency market is coming from dYdZX, a decentralized financial derivatives startup. In two months it will launch its protocol for creating short and leverage positions for Ethereum and other ERC20 tokens …

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CFTC Official to Congress: Don’t Be ‘Hasty’ With Crypto Rules

CFTC Official to Congress: Don’t Be ‘Hasty’ With Crypto Rules The director of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)’s fintech initiative cautioned against what he called “hasty regulatory pronouncements” during a Congressional hearing on Wednesday. The remarks from Daniel Gorfine, director of LabCFTC, were directed toward members of the U.S. House …

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Connie Chan breaks the mold at Andreessen Horowitz, becoming the first general partner to be promoted from within – TechCrunch

Connie Chan breaks the mold at Andreessen Horowitz, becoming the first general partner to be promoted from within – TechCrunch Investor Connie Chan has made such an impact on her colleagues at Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) since joining the firm in 2011 that today, they’re announcing Chan’s appointment to general partner. …

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A16z Leads $45 Million Raise for Blockchain Startup Oasis Labs

A16z Leads $45 Million Raise for Blockchain Startup Oasis Labs Cloud computing startup Oasis Labs successfully raised $45 million in a private token pre-sale to develop a blockchain platform aimed to rival Amazon Web Services The sale, led by Andreessen Horowitz’s new “a16z” crypto fund, saw Accel, Binance, Pantera, Polychain, …

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