Top 170+ VC’s and hedge funds investing in crypto and blockchain companies

Crypto venture capital firms 1confirmation - Crypto fund investing in the decentralized web 3TS Capital Partners - European technology venture capital firm 500 Startups - An early-stage venture fund and seed accelerator a16z crypto - A venture fund that will invest in crypto companies and protocols Abstractvc - Early-stage venture capital firm base...
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U.S. Private Investment Manager Invesco Launches Blockchain ETF on the London Stock Exchange

Invesco Ltd., a U.S.-based independent investment firm is launching a blockchain exchange-traded fund (ETF), reported the Financial Times on March 9. The ETF is targeting firms that will likely generate income from using blockchain, the technology that underpins digital currencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. The announcement of the Invesco Elwood...
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Samsung Pay Likely to Integrate Cryptocurrency Payment Option On Its Platform

With many big corporations warming up to the idea of cryptocurrencies, South- Korea-based tech giant Samsung is likely to join the crypto bandwagon. Two weeks back during the Mobile World Congress 2019 even in Barcelona, Samsung announced integrating a cryptocurrency wallets to its Galaxy 10 handset. Industry sources now say that the tech giant is ...
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Fidelity’s Digital Asset Platform Goes Live With Select Clients

Fidelity Digital Assets, the digital currency wing of United States financial services giant Fidelity, is now live with a select group of clients, the firm announced on March 8. In a tweet, the firm wrote: "We are live with a select group of eligible clients and will continue rolling out slowly. Our solutions are focused on the needs of hedge funds...
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Analysing ICOS and Doing Your Own Research

Many things have shaken the cryptocurrency world between the event of Bitcoin mooning (growing in value exponentially) and Bitconnect scamming thousands of people to the tune of 2.6 billion dollars. Market sentiment is erratic, nearing scepticism while scam ICOS create havoc and make investors even more nervous and tense about participating. As a g...
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Federal Reserve May Add Bitcoin Crash to Stress Test Scenarios

The U.S. Federal Reserve could soon include a cryptocurrency market crash as one of the risks to take into account when conducting supervisory stress tests. The Fed's board of governors on Thursday announced amendments to a policy statement on the scenario design framework for stress testing, saying that "the collapse of the bitcoin market" may be ...
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ICONLOOP Achieves Advanced Technology Partner Status in Amazon Web Services Partner Network

Greetings from the ICONLOOP Team, ICONLOOP has achieved Advanced Technology Partner status in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN). APN Technology Partners provide software solutions that are either hosted on, or integrated with, the AWS platform. The partners can achieve one of the three performance tiers based on product status, cu...
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Pension consultant recommends institutions start investing in crypto

Cambridge Associates, a pension and endowments consultant with $389 billion in assets under advisement, has recommended institutional investors start looking at opportunities in the crypto sphere, the firm stated . "In looking across the investment landscape, we see an industry that is developing, not faltering," the firm said. "Although the crypto...
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The Samsung Galaxy S10 has a cryptocurrency wallet built in

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Samsung is one of the first major smartphone makers to include a cryptocurrency wallet in its latest flagship Galaxy S10 phones. The wallet lets users store bitcoin, Ethereum, and a beauty-related cryptocurrency called Cosmo Coin. It's a cold storage wallet, meaning it's not connected to the internet. The Galaxy S10 phones also support select decen...
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Jack Dorsey: Bitcoin will be the world’s ‘single currency’ in 10 years

  Twitter and Square cofounder Jack Dorsey believes that in 10 years or fewer, everyone will be using Bitcoin. "The world ultimately will have a single currency, the internet will have a single currency. I personally believe that it will be Bitcoin," Dorsey told London news outlet The Times . Dorsey acknowledged that Bitcoin is still "slow and...
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Sidedoor ETFs: Three more Grayscale products could be available on OTC Markets soon

  There's been a lot of discussion in recent months about the Bitcoin ETF. When will it get approved? Who will win the tortoise race through the SEC's glacial approval process? Will it even matter? But what often gets glossed over is that there are already not one, but two "sidedoor ETFs" trading on OTC Markets in the U.S. - Bitcoin's GBTC and...
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‘Why I believe crypto is a $278 trillion opportunity’

  A prominent crypto economist has explained how growing up in 1990s Russia shaped her belief that cryptocurrencies could one day become a multi-trillion dollar asset class. Anya Nova , who is a crypto economist with Perth-based blockchain project Power Ledger , says she experienced extreme hyperinflation during her childhood and realised that...
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Three Cryptocurrency Bills Expected to Pass in U.S. House of Representatives

  The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to pass three bills that focus on cryptocurrency and its use for illegal activities . If there's one thing that grabs the attention of legislators, it's fearmongering. A politician loves nothing more than to whip up some hysteria over an issue before introducing a piece of legislation that they s...
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5 Reasons Bitcoin’s Adoption Is Stronger Than Ever

 Reason #1 Bitcoin is now even more secure. Compared to one year ago, the computing power deployed on the Bitcoin network by users all over the world has more than doubled . Reason #2 The number of daily active addresses is stable. In a big bear market, this kind of stability is an encouraging sign. Reason #3 Transaction volume has doubled. Th...
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The Truth About Starbucks and Crypto Payments

  Since the announcement about Bakkt by Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) on 3 August 2018, many reports have suggested that Starbucks is getting ready to accept Bitcoin payments. But are these claims valid? This article takes a closer look at this announcement to discover the truth about Starbucks and crypto payments. The press release by ICE (...
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Ethereum Constantinople Upgrade Announcement

  The Ethereum network will be undergoing a scheduled upgrade at block number 7,080,000 , which is predicted to occur on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 . The exact date is subject to change depending on block times between now and then and could be activated 1-2 days before or after. A countdown timer can be seen at https://amberdata.io/blocks/70...
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Russia Will Buy $10 Billion in Bitcoin, Ditch US Dollar and Become Huge Crypto Whale: Russian Economist

  According to a new claim from a Russian economist, the world's 12th largest economy is about to pour $10 billion into Bitcoin. Vladislav Ginko, a lecturer at Moscow's Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, says US sanctions are forcing Russia to diversify. Chris, I believe sitting here in Moscow, Russia, ...
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Ethereum Classic Devs: Hashpower Consolidation on Network Is 'Not 51% Attack'

This article has been updated since publication to reflect Coincheck and bitFlyer's decision to temporarily pause Ethereum Classic deposits and withdrawals. Ethereum Classic ( ETC ) developers have stated that a mining pool evidently claiming over 50 percent of the network's hashrate was "most likely selfish mining" in a tweet today, Jan. 7. ETC de...
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Nasdaq-Powered Exchange to Launch EU-Regulated Tokenized Stock Trading

Estonian digital trading platform DX Exchange will begin offering tokenized stocks on the Ethereum blockchain next week, the company confirmed in a press release Jan. 3. DX, which will reportedly be the first exchange to offer such trading in a fully regulated environment in the European Union , will use Nasdaq's Financial Information exchange (FIX...
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Bakkt: First capital raise complete

Bakkt looks forward after a bellwether year  I  am pleased to confirm that we have completed our first round of funding of $182.5 million from 12 partners and investors who, like us, believe in the future of digital assets. The partners and investors in the first round include Boston Consulting Group, CMT Digital, Eagle Seven, Galaxy Digi...
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