Browsing the "Startups" Tag

New €100 Million Fund Considering Blockchain Startups

| Pete Rizzo

Finnish investment firm Open Ocean has suggested it may consider European blockchain firms as part of its recently closed €100 million fund.

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Adam Draper: Investors Don’t Want to Hear the Word Bitcoin

| Pete Rizzo

Boost VC CEO Adam Draper discusses his incubator's recent decision to begin using the term "blockchain" in place of "bitcoin".

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Boost VC Investment in Blockchain Startups Tops $50 Million

| Pete Rizzo

Boost VC has released new figures related to the success of its startup investments in the bitcoin and blockchain industry.

Bitcoin Micropayment Service Targets Global Freelancers

| Pete Rizzo

A new bitcoin micropayments tool has launched to take aim at the global freelance and on-demand services market.

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10 VC Firms Betting Big on Bitcoin and the Blockchain

| Pete Rizzo

With more than $800m so far invested in the bitcoin industry, CoinDesk highlights some of the leading firms driving these headline-grabbing rounds.


Chicago Gets Its First Incubator for Blockchain Startups

| Yessi Bello Perez

A group of Chicago entrepreneurs and investors have launched the city’s first bitcoin and blockchain hub. Opening today at…

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Visa: Bitcoin Has a Future in Payments

| Emily Spaven

Speaking at WIRED Money, Jonathan Vaux, executive director of new digital payments and strategy at Visa Europe said bitcoin has a future in payments.

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Do Bitcoin Startups Stand a Chance in Argentina?

| Yessi Bello Perez

Can bitcoin conquer Argentina? CoinDesk explores the evidence in an attempt to discern whether the digital currency can really take off.

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Pinn Wins Top Prize for Hands-Free Bitcoin Payments App

| Pete Rizzo

Pinn placed first at a recent demo day for a solution that enables bitcoin and fiat payments without the user every touching their cell phone.

Be Vigilant on Compliance, Coinbase Warns Bitcoin Startups

| Daniel Cawrey

Coinbase's associate counsel Sarah Hody told a crowd of bitcoin developers, "it’s always compliance time".