The Seoul Metropolitan Government has committed over $1 billion to invest in innovative startups by 2022, including blockchain firms. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/south-korean-capitals-1-billion-startup-fund-will-include-blockchain-firms.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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PayPal co-founder and venture capitalist Peter Thiel has backed a $2.1 million seed round for crypto investment startup Layer1. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/peter-thiel-backs-2-1-million-round-for-crypto-investment-startup-layer1.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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ConsenSys Labs has led a $2.1 million seed round for AZTEC, a startup working to make ethereum transactions private. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/consensys-backs-2-1-million-funding-round-for-ethereum-privacy-startup.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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Security token startup Securitize has raised $12.75 million in Series A funding backed by Coinbase Ventures and Ripple’s Xpring, among others. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/coinbase-backs-security-token-startups-12-75-million-funding-round. …

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Bitfury Group has just closed an $80 million funding round led by venture capital firm Korelya Capital. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/crypto-mining-tech-firm-bitfury-closes-80-million-funding-round/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all…

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Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission says it will bring crypto funds under its securities regulations to improve investor protection. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/hong-kongs-securities-watchdog-to-regulate-crypto-funds/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/…

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The difference with Bitmain going public is the investor exposure to cryptocurrencies. And that’s where things get complicated… This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/bitmain-is-going-public-but-what-type-of-investment-is-it-anyway/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for…

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VC investment in blockchain and cryptocurrency startups is soaring in 2018, having already almost tripled last year’s total, says a report. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/vc-investment-in-blockchain-startups-is-up-280-so-far-this-year/. …

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Korea Investment Partners, the largest venture capital firm in South Korea, just invested in its first blockchain startup. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/south-koreas-largest-venture-firm-backs-first-blockchain-startup/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for…

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Blockchain payments startup Veem has closed a $25 million funding round led by Goldman Sachs, it announced Wednesday. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/goldman-sachs-leads-25-million-funding-for-blockchain-startup-veem/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for…

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Coinsquare’s Investment Subsidiary Launches Two Tech-Based ETFs on TSX Exchange A portfolio-management subsidiary of crypto exchange Coinsquare has launched two exchange-traded funds (ETFs) on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), local…

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Ethereum wallet service MyCrypto has raised $4 million in a Series A round led by Polychain Capital. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/polychain-leads-ether-wallet-mycryptos-4-million-fundraise/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all…

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Liechtenstein Bank Issues Own Crypto Stable Coin, Aims to Become ‘Blockchain Investment Bank’ Liechtenstein bank Union Bank AG announced it was issuing its own security tokens and in-house cryptocurrency backed by fiat in…

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Crypto mining giant Bitmain may be losing its advantage in developing miners amid other potential cash-flow issues, according to Alliance Bernstein. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/report-questions-bitmains-revenue-as-crypto-miner-seeks-ipo/. …

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Japan: Finance Giant SBI Makes New Investment in LastRoots Crypto Exchange, Will Aid License Acquisition Japanese financial services giant SBI Holdings announced in a press release Monday, August 20, that it had made a second…

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Blockchain investment company Pantera Capital has launched a new crypto fund with over $71 million already committed. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/pantera-capital-raises-71-million-for-third-crypto-venture-fund/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all…

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Lu Qi, the head of Y Combinator’s new China division, believes blockchain has great potential for entrepreneurship in the long run. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/y-combinators-new-china-chief-is-bullish-on-blockchain/. …

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