Morgan Creek’s Venture Fund Raised $40 Million to Invest in Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

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Morgan Creek Digital Assets announced today that it has successfully closed a $40 million venture fund that will invest in blockchain and cryptocurrency. Morgan Creek Digital Assets (MCDA) is an alternative asset management firm founded by Anthony Pompliano, Mark Yusko, and Jason Williams. The fund is an affiliate of multi-billion dollar asset manager Morgan Creek…

Crypto VC Believes the Masses Have “Forgotten” About Bitcoin a Year After All-Time Highs

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Cryptocurrency venture capitalist Chris Burniske believes the masses have “entirely forgotten” about digital assets, with his comments coming on the back of a prolonged bear market. Now, seasoned traders, institutional investors, and technological experts are leaving the crypto arena. Goodbye Bitcoin A year after Bitcoin was priced at $20,000 on some exchanges and the cryptocurrency…

How Institutional Investors Are Changing the Cryptocurrency Market

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Institutional investors trading cryptocurrency gained ground in 2018, with a number of high profile players edging in and taking a seat at the table. Increased interest from larger investors may have played a part in supporting digital assets as well as distorting the market.  Also Read: KPMG: Institutional Investment Key to Cryptoassets Growth Will Crypto Markets…

Startup Bringing Blockchain Privacy to Central Banks Wins $15 Million Funding

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Blockchain startup Adhara, which aims to bring zero knowledge proofs to central bank systems, has secured $15 million in new funding from Consensys.

Blockstream Launches Liquid Network, Exchanges Can Now Transfer Bitcoin in Under 2 Minutes

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With blockchain advancement once resting on the shoulders of beleaguered, boot-strapping developers, some would fire up the afterburners in a push to deliver tomorrow’s markets, today. Blockstream, one of the industry’s most heavily sponsored development powerhouses, unveiled a Lightning Network-style solution permitting the largest stakeholders in the game to transfer wholesale quantities of Bitcoin in…

Venture Capital Investment in Blockchain Up Nearly 300 Percent in 2018

Venture Capital Investment in Blockchain Up Nearly 300 Percent in 2018

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According to a recently published Diar report, venture capital investments in crypto and blockchain companies have nearly tripled in the first three quarters of 2018 from that of 2017. Diar references data from Pitchbook that reveals that blockchain and crypto-related companies have raised approximately $3.9 billion in venture capital this year. This figure represents a…

Binance Backs $32 Million Funding for Unicorn Founder's Crypto Stablecoin

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With an e-commerce company leading the launch of a new stablecoin, its founders and allies believe they can really bring crypto to consumers.

Former S&P President Leads Seed Round for ICO Compliance Startup

Former S&P President Leads Seed Round for ICO Compliance Startup

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Regtech and compliance startup iComply has just completed a seed funding round led by former Standard and Poor’s chief Deven Sharma.

So Hard to Say Goodbye: Blockchain.Info Goes Dot Com

So Hard to Say Goodbye: Blockchain.Info Goes Dot Com

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One of the oldest, most respected sites in the cryptosphere, Blockchain.info (Info), is moving domains. For many ecosystem veterans, Info was where it all started. First wallets. First block exploration. First real interaction with cryptocurrency. Recently, the group announced its move and plans for the future. It’s also a change signaling maturation of the space.…

'Ebay for CryptoKitties' Raises $2 Million from All-Star VCs

'Ebay for CryptoKitties' Raises $2 Million from All-Star VCs

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The number of crypto collectables, like CryptoKitties, is growing and investors think a marketplace for their trade is a good bet.