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Digital Garage teams up with Blockstream to develop blockchain financial services in Japan – TechCrunch

Digital Garage teams up with Blockstream to develop blockchain financial services in Japan – TechCrunch The global crypto market may have tanked last year, but notable names have joined forces to develop Bitcoin and blockchain financial services in Japan, which has emerged as one of the world’s most crypto-friendly markets. …

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Redpoint Ventures is raising another $400M to invest in Chinese companies – TechCrunch

Redpoint Ventures is raising another $400M to invest in Chinese companies – TechCrunch Redpoint Ventures is doubling down on China. The firm, headquartered in Menlo Park, has filed documents with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to raise $400 million across two new China-focused funds. The firm has set a …

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Flutterwave and Visa launch African consumer payment service GetBarter – TechCrunch

Flutterwave and Visa launch African consumer payment service GetBarter – TechCrunch More posts by this contributor Harley Davidson reveals more about its push into electric vehicles Venture capital, global expansion, blockchain and drones characterize African tech in 2018 Fintech startup Flutterwave has partnered with Visa to launch a consumer payment product for …

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Contabilizei raises $20 million to ease Brazilians’ tax pain – TechCrunch

Contabilizei raises $20 million to ease Brazilians’ tax pain – TechCrunch Online tax filing and accounting service, Contabilizei, has raised $20 million in a new round of financing led by Point72 Ventures, the early stage investment arm associated with hedge fund guru Steven Cohen’s Point72 Asset Management. Smart money in both the …

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American Express acquires Japan-based restaurant booking service Pocket Concierge – TechCrunch

American Express acquires Japan-based restaurant booking service Pocket Concierge – TechCrunch American Express has made an acquisition in Japan after it picked up restaurant booking service Pocket Concierge in an undisclosed deal. The acquisition was announced in Japanese and in English by James Riney, the head of 500 Startups Japan which invested in …

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Will Trump ruin the unicorn IPOs of our dreams? – TechCrunch

Will Trump ruin the unicorn IPOs of our dreams? – TechCrunch The government shutdown entered its 21st day on Friday, upping concerns of potentially long-lasting impacts on the U.S. stock market. Private market investors around the country applauded when Uber finally filed documents with the SEC to go public. Others were giddy …

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Crypto mining giant Bitmain is reportedly getting a new CEO as its IPO plan stalls – TechCrunch

Crypto mining giant Bitmain is reportedly getting a new CEO as its IPO plan stalls – TechCrunch Bitmain, the Chinese crypto miner maker, looks like it has reached an interesting point in its pathway to going public. There’s been little heard since the company filed to go public in Hong …

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NYSE operator’s crypto project Bakkt brings in $182M – TechCrunch

NYSE operator’s crypto project Bakkt brings in $182M – TechCrunch The Intercontinental Exchange’s (ICE) cryptocurrency project Bakkt celebrated New Year’s Eve with the announcement of a $182.5 million equity round from a slew of notable institutional investors. ICE, the operator of several global exchanges, including the New York Stock Exchange, established …

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