Startups

Sequoia India Leads $3 Million Round for Token Startup Tackling ‘Fake News’

| Yogita Khatri

Sequoia India has led a $3 million funding for Band Protocol, a startup that incentivizes reliable content producers with token rewards and staking.

Goldman Sachs Veterans Raise $3 Million to Fight Crypto Manipulation

| Yogita Khatri

A U.S.-based crypto market surveillance startup led by former Goldman Sachs fintech engineers has raised $3 million in seed funding.

South Korean Capital’s $1 Billion Startup Fund Will Include Blockchain Firms

| Yogita Khatri

The Seoul Metropolitan Government has committed over $1 billion to invest in innovative startups by 2022, including blockchain firms.

coinbase, coins

Coinbase Acquires Blockchain-Tracking Startup Neutrino for Undisclosed Price

| Leigh Cuen

Coinbase has acquired blockchain analytics startup Neutrino as part of a push to offer more diverse crypto assets.

Mining Giant Bitmain Posts $500 Million Loss in IPO Financial Filing

| Wolfie Zhao

Cryptocurrency mining and manufacturing giant Bitmain lost about $500 million in the third quarter of 2018, CoinDesk has learned.

‘Make Bitcoin Fun Again’: New Lightning App Lets You Buy Pizza With BTC

| Leigh Cuen

Using the Lightning Network, more than 150 people bought Domino's pizza with bitcoin this week.

Blockchain Startups Are Modernizing Iran’s Financial Infrastructure

| Leigh Cuen

Sources in Iran say the country's financial sector is taking clear steps toward a state-backed token economy.

Square CEO Jack Dorsey Says Bitcoin’s Lightning Is Coming to Cash App

| Leigh Cuen

Lightning Network projects are booming, thanks in part to the buzz surrounding bitcoin bull Jack Dorsey.

TCR Party: The #CryptoTwitter Popularity Contest Everyone’s Talking About

| Leigh Cuen

ConsenSys is experimenting with token models to see what could work for enterprise consulting clients.

Circle’s Stablecoin Pitchman Joins Blockchain Startup Celo

| Anna Baydakova

Chuck Kimble, who helped promote the USDC stablecoin for Circle, has joined blockchain startup Celo as head of strategic partnerships.