Yale University Said to Invest in $400 Million Paradigm Crypto Fund

Update (13:00, Oct. 5, 2018): CNBC is also reporting that Yale’s chief investment officer, David Swensen, has also invested for the university in Andreessen Horowitz’s $300 million crypto fund, which closed in June. The news source also cites anonymous sources. Has Yale University just plunged into the turbulent waters of the cryptocurrency space? That’s a big yes, according to an […]

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Crypto Valley Association Taps VC Firm Lakestar as Strategic Partner

Switzerland-based blockchain consortium, the Crypto Valley Association (CVA), has added European venture capital firm Lakestar as a strategic partner, the association revealed to CoinDesk this week. Lakestar has previously dabbled in blockchain, and in 2017 made investments in crypto wallet provider Blockchain and exchange startup ShapeShift. Its portfolio also includes investments in Skype, Spotify, Facebook […]

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A Tangled Web: Will Coinbase Ventures Lead to Conflicts of Interest?

Coinbase always seemed destined to add litecoin. Even amidst an early sea of competing cryptocurrencies cloned from the bitcoin codebase, litecoin had secured a special place. Early adopters used it as a way to extend bitcoin gains and test out the tech, while effective marketing attracted mainstream interest (even without the technology offering much in the […]

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Carbon ‘Stablecoin’ Project Raises $2 Million in Seed Round

Cryptocurrency startup Carbon has raised $2 million in seed funding, the company revealed to CoinDesk, Thursday. Investors in the round include General Catalyst, Digital Currency Group, FirstMark Capital, Plug and Play Ventures and The Fund. Carbon did not disclose its valuation. The investment round brings the project a step closer to launching a dollar-pegged cryptocurrency […]

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Chainalysis Raises $16 Million for Real-Time Crypto Compliance

Blockchain startup Chainalysis has today announced a new real-time cryptocurrency compliance tool and a $16 million Series A investment from Benchmark Capital. Founded in 2014, Chainalysis provides cryptocurrency exchanges, international law enforcement agencies, and other clients with bitcoin transaction analysis software to help them comply with regulations, assess risk and identify illicit activity. Notably, the […]

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