Venture Capital

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.

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.

OKCoin Event Panda

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.

lightning, storm

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.

ConsenSys HQ

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.

‘Crypto Stripe’ Flexa Raises $14 Million So You Can Buy Coffee With Bitcoin

| Leigh Cuen

Payments startup Flexa is using funds from a private token sale to make shopping with bitcoin at brick-and-mortar stores a reality.

Sparkswap Raises $3.5 Million From Initialized, Pantera for Lightning-Powered DEX

| Leigh Cuen

Pantera-backed Sparkswap has launched to offer pro traders litecoin-to-bitcoin atomic swaps using the lightning network.