Investments

Oil Giant Shell Invests in Startup That Uses Blockchain Tech for Energy Tracking

| Daniel Palmer

A blockchain startup that says it's working to give energy consumers more choice has raised an undisclosed sum from Shell and Sumitomo Group.

Visa, Blockchain Capital, a16z Back $40 Million Series B Round for Crypto Custodian Anchorage

| Daniel Palmer

Institutional crypto custody provider Anchorage just raised $40 million in a Series B round backed by Blockchain Capital, Visa and a16z.

Multicoin, Binance, Coinbase Invest in Startup Keeping Private Keys Secure

| Christine Kim

Private key management startup Torus has raised $2 million from some heavy hitters, including Coinbase Ventures, Binance Labs and Multicoin Capital.

Billionaire Investor Henry Kravis Makes First Crypto Investment

| Daniel Palmer

Billionaire businessman Henry Kravis has reportedly made an investment in a crypto fund started by an ex-employee.

Galaxy Digital Leads $5.5 Million Round for Contract Management Startup

| Christine Kim

Crypto merchant bank Galaxy Digital has led a $5.5 million Series A for Clause, a digital contract management startup that uses blockchain tech.

‘Hard Core Fund’ Collects 50 BTC to Support Bitcoin Developers

| Leigh Cuen

This bitcoin evangelist is bridging the gap between the Asian mining industry and global open source developers.

facebook, bitcoin

There’s a Second Token: A Breakdown of Facebook’s Crypto Economy

| Marc Hochstein

In addition to the Libra coin, Facebook's newly unveiled crypto project also involves a "Libra investment token."

Kik vs SEC – The Lawyers Speak

| Bailey Reutzel and Evan Engel

The SEC's complaint against Kik, after it raised $100 million in an ICO, seemed pretty brutal, but not so fast, we're only hearing one side of the…

Bitcoin Startup Bitrefill Raises $2 Million Funding for Global Expansion

| Leigh Cuen

The lightning-centric bitcoin startup plans to use this funding to expand services to almost every country in the world by 2020.

‘Monopoly’-Style Blockchain Property Trading Game Raises $2 Million

| Daniel Kuhn

Uplandme, a "Monopoly"-like property game built on the EOS blockchain, has raised $2 million in seed funding.