Startups

This ICO Startup Didn’t Die During Crypto Winter. It Has DAI to Thank

| Leigh Cuen

The London-based Monolith just added DAI to its crypto debit card product. But the startup itself has long used DAI to manage its treasury.

These Bitcoin Users Want DAI and DeFi – Here’s How They Plan to Get It

| Leigh Cuen

The Cross-Chain Working Group project will (almost) enable bitcoin transactions on ethereum, opening up a new world of interacting smart contracts.

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Ripple to Give Away 1 Billion XRP in Massive Bid to Fund Online Content

| Leigh Cuen

Ripple is making a major investment in Coil, a media platform that pays content creators XRP.

This Crypto Is Worth Less Than 1 Cent. VCs Are Betting Millions on Its Future

| Leigh Cuen

This healthcare startup is still growing, and attracting investment, long after raising $7.2 million in a 2017 token sale.

Coinbase Backs $4.3 Million Raise for New Crypto Derivatives Exchange

| Daniel Palmer

Blade, a crypto derivatives exchange that hasn't yet launched, has already won backing from major investors including Coinbase.

Crypto Entrepreneur Jeremy Gardner Pitches Reality Show to TV Networks

| Leigh Cuen

Blockchain investor Jeremy Gardner is shopping around a reality show about his life to television networks.

GitHub and Slack Bans Are Hurting Iranian Bitcoin Businesses

| Leigh Cuen

Iranian bitcoiners are showing the world what censorship resistance really looks like.

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Bitcoin Lightning Wallets Are Gaining Traction in 2019

| Leigh Cuen

Lightning usage is growing steadily in 2019, with several startups now offering retail-friendly wallets.

Fold App Adds Bitcoin ‘Kickbacks’ for Purchases at Target, Starbucks

| Leigh Cuen

Mobile shoppers can earn bitcoin for purchases from Amazon, Starbucks and Target, just to name a few. 

Meet Vitalik Buterin’s Mom. Her Mission Is Inclusion, Not Ethereum

| Leigh Cuen

Natalia Ameline's nonprofit, CryptoChicks, is spreading the blockchain gospel in emerging markets.