Venture Capital

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.

Budweiser Owner Invests in Blockchain Startup Working to Alleviate Poverty

| Benedict Alibasa

Budweiser's parent company, Anheuser-Busch InBev, is doubling down on its interest in using blockchain tech to assist unbanked workers.

Overstock’s Medici Ventures Leads $7 Million Round for Blockchain Voting Startup

| Daniel Palmer

Blockchain-based mobile voting platform Voatz has raised $7 million in a Series A round led by Overstock's Medici Ventures and Techstars.

$1 Billion Valuation May Elude Ethereum Co-Founder’s New Blockchain Polkadot

| Leigh Cuen and Wolfie Zhao

Polkadot’s bid for unicorn status has hit a snag, with three Chinese funds buying into the token sale at valuations below $1 billion.

Barclays Leads $5.5 Million Round for Blockchain Business Payments Startup

| Yogita Khatri

Barclays Bank has jointly led a $5.5 million Series A funding round for blockchain-based B2B payments startup Crowdz.

$71 Million: Galaxy Digital Sells Stake in EOS Blockchain Maker Block.One

| Wolfie Zhao

Galaxy Digital, the crypto bank founded by Michael Novogratz, has sold its position in Block.one, the maker of the EOS blockchain, for $71 million.

Fundamental Labs Fund to Invest $44 Million in Brand-New Bitcoin Miners

| Wolfie Zhao

A bitcoin mining fund is investing $44 million in brand-new hardware, a longer-term bet than most are making.

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Alibaba’s Ant Financial Backs $10 Million Round for Blockchain Privacy Startup

| Ian Allison

Alibaba affiliate Ant Financial has participated in a $10 million funding round for blockchain privacy startup QEDIT and is using the firm's tech.

Gupta Out at ConsenSys Ventures in Shake-Up at Ethereum Startup

| Leigh Cuen

Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin is reorganizing his Brooklyn-based firm ConsenSys with a new approach to venture backing.