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These iAngels Are Bringing New Heavyweights Into Bitcoin Investing

| Leigh Cuen

The three women behind Israeli investment platform iAngels are promoting crypto adoption by connecting with traditional investors.

Acuitas, Arrington XRP Capital Back $14.5 Million Series A for CasperLabs

| Daniel Palmer

The open-source blockchain platform raised $14.5 million in a round led by financier Terren Piezer, known as the "Zelig of Wall Street."

UK Fund That Aims to Capitalize on Crypto Volatility Raises $50 Million

| Daniel Palmer

U.K.-licensed Nickel Asset Management says it has raised $50 million for a fund aimed to make profits off the volatility of cryptocurrencies.

Wallet Giant Blockchain Raising $50 Million Crypto Fund: Report

| Daniel Palmer

Crypto wallet and data provider Blockchain is raising a VC fund to invest in industry startups and cryptocurrencies, according to a report.

Crypto Sleuthing Firm Elliptic Raises $23 Million in Fundraise Led by SBI

| Ian Allison

Blockchain forensics firm Elliptic has raised $23 million in Series B round led by Tokyo-based financial institution (and XRP holder) SBI.

Norwegian Bank Invests in Crypto Exchange Founded by Airline Magnate

| Daniel Palmer

Savings bank Sparebanken Øst has just taken a stake in NBX, a crypto exchange set up by Norwegian Air founder Bjørn Kjos.

Korean Banks Back $7.4 Million Funding Round for Blocko

| Daniel Palmer

Blocko, a blockchain firm working on enterprise applications of the tech, says it's raised $7.44 million from investors including Shinhan Bank.

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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.

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.