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Golden Gate Ventures closes new $100M fund for Southeast Asia – TechCrunch

Golden Gate Ventures closes new $100M fund for Southeast Asia – TechCrunch Singapore’s Golden Gate Ventures has announced the close of its newest (and third) fund for Southeast Asia at a total of $100 million. The first hit a first close in the summer, as TechCrunch reported at the time, …

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FINRA takes down an unregistered cryptocurrency security – TechCrunch

FINRA takes down an unregistered cryptocurrency security – TechCrunch FINRA, the non-profit organization that tasks itself with policing the securities industry, is charging Timothy Tilton Ayre of Agawam, Massachusetts with fraud and unlawful distribution of unregistered cryptocurrency securities. Ayre claimed that users could buy equity in his company, Rocky Mountain …

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ICOs are increasingly just for venture capitalists – TechCrunch

ICOs are increasingly just for venture capitalists – TechCrunch The rollercoaster-get-rich ICOs of 2017 are over — crypto companies are waking up to the idea that VC investors aren’t so bad after all. Companies used initial coin offerings (ICOs) to raise some $5.5 billion in cryptocurrency-based funding last year. As …

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The Winklevoss stablecoin is one small step toward crypto acceptance – TechCrunch

The Winklevoss stablecoin is one small step toward crypto acceptance – TechCrunch A stablecoin is a cryptocurrency pegged 1-to-1 with another “stable” currency. In most cases, these coins are pegged to the US dollar and, as such, allow for true transfers of actual fiat currencies between parties using the blockchain. …

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Coinbase plots to become the New York Stock Exchange of crypto securities – TechCrunch

Coinbase plots to become the New York Stock Exchange of crypto securities – TechCrunch The future of Coinbase looks something like the New York Stock Exchange. That’s according a vision laid out by CEO Brian Amstrong who was interviewed on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco today. Coinbase is …

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‘I’d love to run a public company’ – TechCrunch

‘I’d love to run a public company’ – TechCrunch Brian Armstrong, the CEO of cryptocurrency trading platform Coinbase, wants to take his company public — maybe on the blockchain. Onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018, Armstrong dished on his ambitions for the future of Coinbase. “We are self-sustaining,” Armstrong said. …

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GreyOrange raises $140M to develop fully-automated robotics for warehouses – TechCrunch

GreyOrange raises $140M to develop fully-automated robotics for warehouses – TechCrunch GreyOrange, a Singapore-headquartered firm that develops robots for warehouses, has pulled in a $140 million Series C funding round as it targets more expansion and growth. The company was started in 2011. Today it has five regional offices across the world — …

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With a $10 million round, Nigeria’s Paga plans global expansion – TechCrunch

With a $10 million round, Nigeria’s Paga plans global expansion – TechCrunch More posts by this contributor African tech leaders Fope Adelowo, Ken Njoroge, Tayo Oviosu to speak at Disrupt SF Offering a white-labeled lending service in emerging markets, Mines raises $13 million Nigerian digital payments startup Paga is gearing up for …

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