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A16z Leads Investors in $20 Million ICO for Crypto Assets Platform

A16z Leads Investors in $20 Million ICO for Crypto Assets Platform Asset tokenization platform TrustToken just raised $20 million in a strategic token sale with the help of major venture corporations, including Andreessen Horowitz (a16z). The startup announced Monday that the cash raised in the funding effort, which was also …

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Coinbase’s first investment, Compound, earns you interest on crypto – TechCrunch

Coinbase’s first investment, Compound, earns you interest on crypto – TechCrunch Compound wants to let you borrow cryptocurrency, or lend it and earn an interest rate. Most cryptocurrency is shoved in a wallet or metaphorically hidden under a mattress, failing to generate interest the way traditionally banked assets do. But Compound …

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Orchid Labs is in the process of raising $125 million for its surveillance-free layer atop the internet – TechCrunch

Orchid Labs is in the process of raising $125 million for its surveillance-free layer atop the internet – TechCrunch Orchid Labs, a San Francisco-based startup that’s developing a a surveillance-free layer on top of the internet, has raised a bunch of funding, according to a newly processed SEC filing that shows …

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Major Investors Met with SEC to Discuss Crypto Exemption

Major Investors Met with SEC to Discuss Crypto Exemption Major crypto industry investors Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures reportedly held a private meeting with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) officials to discuss the exemption of blockchain-based tokens from the agency’s oversight. The Silicon Valley-based venture capital firms and …

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Bain, Lightspeed Back First ICO With $133 Million Basis Funding

Bain, Lightspeed Back First ICO With $133 Million Basis Funding It turns out investors are interested in central banking alternatives. Announced Wednesday, Basis (formerly known as Basecoin) has raised $133 million (most of which was reported last week in an SEC filing) in an initial coin offering (ICO), a round that featured an …

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Basis, a year-old startup that’s building a price-stable cryptocurrency, just raised $133 million from top investors – TechCrunch

Basis, a year-old startup that’s building a price-stable cryptocurrency, just raised $133 million from top investors – TechCrunch If you own any Bitcoin, you’re probably in the habit of watching its price fluctuate wildly. What you aren’t doing is using your Bitcoin to buy things. It’s too valuable, not to …

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A16Z and Founders Fund sink $28M into IRL asset blockchain Harbor – TechCrunch

A16Z and Founders Fund sink $28M into IRL asset blockchain Harbor – TechCrunch Harbor helps businesses legally issue cryptocurrency tokens that represent ownership of real-world assets like real estate, fine art, company equity, and investment funds. This “tokenization” might sound boring, but it could be a big business that unlocks …

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Coinbase buys Earn.com and makes CEO Balaji Srinivasan its first CTO – TechCrunch

Coinbase buys Earn.com and makes CEO Balaji Srinivasan its first CTO – TechCrunch Coinbase, the prominent cryptocurrency exchange, has announced its most significant piece of M&A to date after it agreed to buy Earn.com, the U.S. startup that uses the blockchain for its paid-email service, in a deal worth over …

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Energy-saving Bitcoin rival Chia raises from A16Z, plans mini-IPO – TechCrunch

Bram Cohen invented torrenting. Now he’s building a cryptocurrency called Chia that doesn’t waste electricity like Bitcoin, and top investors are lining up. Chia has just raised a $3.395 million seed round led by AngelList’s Naval Ravikant and joined by Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock and more. The money will help the …

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CryptoKitties raises $12M from Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures – TechCrunch

CryptoKitties, the virtual collectible kitten game that turned into a viral sensation has raised $12M in funding and will be spun out from Axiom Zen, the Vancouver and San Francisco-based design studio that originally built the game. The round is being led by Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures, both of …

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