Investments

Controversial Oil Tycoon Moves to Shake Up Argo Blockchain Board

| Daniel Palmer

Frank Timis, a convicted heroin dealer and oil millionaire, is trying to oust execs at the London-listed crypto mining firm Argo Blockchain.

Tennis Star Serena Williams Reveals Investment in Coinbase

| Daniel Palmer

Serena Williams, one of the most successful tennis players ever, has revealed she invested in Coinbase via a previously secret VC firm.

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Ocean Tries New Token Sale After CoinList Offering Misses Target

| Brady Dale

After a token sale on CoinList failed to reach its target, data marketplace Ocean is trying again on crypto exchange Bittrex International.

Coinbase Generated $520 Million in Revenue Last Year, Reuters Estimates

| Yogita Khatri

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase brought in almost $520 million in global revenue in 2018, according to Reuters' calculations.

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OKCoin Exchange Invests in Crypto Custody Firm Prime Trust

| Yogita Khatri

Cryptocurrency exchange OKCoin has invested an undisclosed amount in crypto custody provider Prime Trust.

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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.

Japan’s Biggest Bank Invests in Crypto Sleuthing Startup Chainalysis

| Yogita Khatri

Japanese bank MUFG has backed an additional Series B raise for crypto analytics startup Chainalysis, bringing its round total to $36 million.

Gate.io Raises $64 Million for Launch of New Exchange Cryptocurrency

| Wolfie Zhao

Crypto exchange Gate.io has raised $64 million in seven days for its exchange cryptocurrency that is yet to be launched on a blockchain.

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ConsenSys Is Seeking $200 Million in New Funding: Report

| Leigh Cuen

Ethereum co-founder Joe Lubin is seeking external investment in his Brooklyn-based conglomerate.

Blockchain Startup Horizen Labs Doubles Target to Raise $4 Million

| Yogita Khatri

Just-launched sidechains startup Horizen Labs has raised $4 million in a seed funding round – twice what it had initially planned.