Investments

Construct 2017, Stefan Thomas

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.

New Zealand’s ASB Bank Takes Stake in Trade Finance Blockchain Startup

| Daniel Palmer

ABS has invested a "significant" amount in TradeWindow, a startup working to put trade finance on a blockchain.

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.

Former Partner Sues Israeli Blockchain Firm for Breach of Contract

| William Foxley

An Israeli ICO company is facing a multi-million dollar lawsuit following a founding partner's ejection from the firm.

Sony Co-Leads €13 Million Raise for Crypto Banking Startup Bitwala

| Daniel Palmer

Bitwala raised almost $14.5 million in a Series A funding round led by Sony Financial Ventures and NKB Group.

Multicoin Leads $20 Million Round for Speed-Focused Solana Blockchain

| Zack Seward

Claiming it can handle many more transactions per second than existing blockchains, Solana has raised capital to ramp up development.

Bancor Raised $153 Million and Found Actual Users. Why Did Its Price Tank?

| Leigh Cuen

Bancor raised $153 million as one of the top initial coin offerings of 2017. With its BNT token trading near all-time lows, here's an update on the…

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.