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ConsenSys Backs $2.1 Million Funding Round for Ethereum Privacy Startup

ConsenSys Backs $2.1 Million Funding Round for Ethereum Privacy Startup ConsenSys Labs has led a $2.1 million seed round for AZTEC, a startup that’s working to make ethereum transactions private so financial institutions can comfortably use the second-largest blockchain. Announced Thursday, other investors in the round include Entrepreneur First, Samos …

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Coinbase Backs Security Token Startup’s $12.7 Million Funding Round

Coinbase Backs Security Token Startup’s $12.7 Million Funding Round Security token startup Securitize announced it has raised nearly $13 million in a Series A funding round Monday as part of its mission to digitize traditional securities products on a blockchain. Led by Blockchain Capital, the equity investments were made to …

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In venture capital, it’s still the age of the unicorn – TechCrunch

In venture capital, it’s still the age of the unicorn – TechCrunch Howie Xu is the vice president of artificial intelligence and machine learning at Zscaler. He previously co-founded TrustPath and served as an entrepreneur in residence at Greylock. This month marks the 5-year anniversary of Aileen Lee’s landmark article, …

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Crypto Mining Tech Firm Bitfury Closes $80 Million Funding Round

Crypto Mining Tech Firm Bitfury Closes $80 Million Funding Round Cryptocurrency mining technology firm Bitfury Group has just closed an $80 million funding round led by venture capital firm Korelya Capital. Also participating in the private placement were investors such as Mike Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital, Macquarie Capital, Dentsu Inc., Armat Group …

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The Incoming Wave of ICO Regulation (Yes, It’s Coming)

The Incoming Wave of ICO Regulation (Yes, It’s Coming) Alex Sunnarborg is a Founder of Tetras Capital. Previously, he was a research analyst at CoinDesk and a founder of the crypto investing app Lawnmower. As you may know, securities classification analysis in the U.S. today primarily revolves around the Securities Act of 1933 …

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Hong Kong’s Securities Watchdog to Regulate Crypto Funds

Hong Kong’s Securities Watchdog to Regulate Crypto Funds Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) says it will bring crypto funds under its securities regulations to improve investor protection. In a circular issued Thursday, the financial regulator said that investment funds based in Hong Kong and that intend to invest …

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Messaging-based primary healthcare service 98point6 raises $50 million from Goldman Sachs – TechCrunch

Messaging-based primary healthcare service 98point6 raises $50 million from Goldman Sachs – TechCrunch The messaging-based primary care provider 98point6 has raised $50 million in its latest round of led by the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs. It seems that Jo Natauri, the global head of healthcare investing in Goldman …

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Silicon Valley’s sovereign wealth problem – TechCrunch

Silicon Valley’s sovereign wealth problem – TechCrunch It’s time to bring the conversation about where Silicon Valley gets its money from out into the open. Following recent revelations into Saudi Arabia’s extensive reach and influence in the US technology sector, the willful ignorance that has defined the relationship between venture …

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