Startups

You Can Now Shop With Bitcoin on Amazon Using Lightning

| Leigh Cuen

Bitcoin spenders can use the lightning network to shop at e-commerce sites like Amazon, thanks to a new browser extension.

New $50 Million Venture Fund Eyes Global Blockchain Adoption

| Yogita Khatri

A group of investors has launched a new blockchain-focused VC fund worth $50 million, aiming to bring the technology to the masses.

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Bolt Labs Raises $1.5 Million Seed Round to Boost Lightning Privacy

| Leigh Cuen

With $1.5 million in seed funding secured, Bolt Labs wants to bring privacy features to the lightning network and other blockchain solutions.

Binance Labs Grants $45,000 to 3 Open-Source Blockchain Startups

| Yogita Khatri

Binance Labs has awarded grants of $15,000 each to three startups developing open-source blockchain technologies.

‘Crypto Stripe’ Flexa Raises $14 Million So You Can Buy Coffee With Bitcoin

| Leigh Cuen

Payments startup Flexa is using funds from a private token sale to make shopping with bitcoin at brick-and-mortar stores a reality.

Crypto Lender Dharma Officially Launches on Ethereum Blockchain

| Brady Dale

Dharma, the lending startup with backing from Coinbase and Polychain, wants to make peer-to-peer crypto loans accessible to all.

Sparkswap Raises $3.5 Million From Initialized, Pantera for Lightning-Powered DEX

| Leigh Cuen

Pantera-backed Sparkswap has launched to offer pro traders litecoin-to-bitcoin atomic swaps using the lightning network.

Coinbase Tops JPMorgan in LinkedIn List of Most Popular Employers

| Yogita Khatri

Crypto exchange Coinbase has ranked above investment banking giant JPMorgan in LinkedIn’s top 50 U.S. employers list for 2019.

Former Obama Tech Officer Raises $3.7 Million for Blockchain SaaS Startup

| Leigh Cuen

Led by former Obama White House Deputy CTO Ed Felten, Offchain Labs is the latest startup vying for enterprise clients.

A16z, Polychain Invest $25 Million in Crypto Payments Startup Celo

| Yogita Khatri

Mobile-friendly cryptocurrency payments startup Celo has raised millions from A16z and Polychain in a private token sale.