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Old Meets Young: Pension Funds and Crypto Investment

| Noelle Acheson

Are pension funds poised to invest in crypto assets? Not yet, argues Noelle Acheson – but a shift has started.

University of Michigan Considers Further Investment in A16z’s Crypto Fund

| Yogita Khatri

The University of Michigan, which has an endowment valued at about $12 billion, may further invest in Andreessen Horowitz’s crypto fund.

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.

Pantera Has Already Raised $125 Million for Its Third Crypto Fund

| Brady Dale

A slide deck obtained by CoinDesk shows Pantera has secured the majority of its third venture fund, though the bear market has slowed progress.

Galaxy Digital Backs $15 Million Raise for Crypto Analytics Firm CipherTrace

| Daniel Palmer

Blockchain and crypto security firm CipherTrace has raised $15 million in funding from investors including Mike Novogratz's Galaxy Digital.

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.

Fairfax County Invests Total of $21 Million in Blockchain VC Fund

| Marc Hochstein

Fairfax County Retirement Systems has released details about its investment in a blockchain fund, apparently to quell fears about it.

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Ripple, Barclays Accelerator Back $1.7 Million Round for Remittance Firm

| Yogita Khatri

Barclays' accelerator program, Ripple and others have backed a $1.7 million round for a new remittance startup that will use XRP.

Blockchain Sleuthing Startup Chainalysis Raises $30 Million

| Ian Allison

The Series B funding was led by seasoned VC firm Accel and included investment from Benchmark, which led the firm's $16m Series A.