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This post was originally published here Multiple Ivy League and other prestigious U.S. universities are said to have made investments into “at least” one cryptocurrency fund. The report was published by the technology news site Information Wednesday, Oct. 10. Citing an unnamed source, the Information reported that the multi-billion endowments of Harvard University, Stanford University, Dartmouth College, Massachusetts Institute …

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Park Won-soon, the mayor of Seoul, has revealed a five-year plan to invest $108 million to make the South Korean capital a smart city powered by blockchain. In a speech during his visit to Zurich, Park announced last week that his Blockchain Urban Plan for 2018–2022 will cover 14 public services in five areas, with …

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Noelle Acheson is a veteran of company analysis and member of CoinDesk’s product team. The following article originally appeared in Institutional Crypto by CoinDesk, a newsletter for the institutional market, with news and views on crypto infrastructure delivered every Tuesday. Sign up here. Last week, CoinDesk was first to give its readers a glimpse at the …

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This post was originally published here As the crypto industry sees a decline in initial coin offerings (ICOs) amid regulatory concerns and major losses across token markets, traditional VC investment is once more on the rise. In its latest report, blockchain research group Diar reports that blockchain and cryptocurrency-focused startups have raised nearly $3.9 billion through VC investments in the …

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As the crypto industry sees a decline in initial coin offerings (ICOs) amid regulatory concerns and major losses across token markets, traditional VC investment is once more on the rise. In its latest report, blockchain research group Diar reports that blockchain and cryptocurrency-focused startups have raised nearly $3.9 billion through VC investments in the first three quarters of the year …

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Korea Investment Partners (KIP), the largest venture capital firm in South Korea, is investing in its first blockchain startup. Announced Tuesday, KIP is investing an undisclosed amount of money into Temco, a blockchain-based startup that aims to revolutionize supply chain management systems for small- to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) using blockchain technology. Specifically, according to Temco’s website, …

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Blockchain payments startup Veem has closed a $25 million funding round led by Goldman Sachs, it announced Wednesday. The firm, which rebranded from Align Commerce alongside another $26 million Series B raise in 2017, also saw participation in the new strategic round from investors including GV (formerly Google Ventures), Silicon Valley Bank, Kleiner Perkins and …

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Ethereum wallet MyCrypto just raised $4 million in its ongoing effort to make its product more user-friendly, the startup announced Thursday. Led by Polychain Capital, the Series A funding round also saw investments from Boost VC Fund 3 LP, ShapeShift, Ausum Blockchain Fund LP, Mainframe founder Mick Hagen, Coefficient Ventures partner Chance Du, early Dropbox …

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Crypto mining giant Bitmain may be losing its advantage in developing miners amid other potential cash-flow issues, according to a new report. Analysts with research firm Alliance Bernstein said the company’s “cash flow appears to be questionable and the company may be gradually losing technological edge” in a report published Wednesday. The researchers note that …

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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak announced Tuesday that he’s now working with investment-focused crypto startup Equi Capital. Speaking to Null Transaction, the bitcoin proponent said this is the first time he has worked with a blockchain company in his career, adding that he “was amazed at the technology behind [cryptocurrency].” Equi aims to act as an …

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A team led by a former Google staffer is taking aim at the online advertising giant. Called Atlas Protocol, the startup believes that the data accumulating on blockchains today can be used to better market to internet users tomorrow, an idea that has already received validation from some of the biggest names in Asian business. …

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Blockchain investment firm Pantera Capital has launched a new crypto fund with a capital commitment of over $71 million already in place, according to public documents. A filing submitted by the company to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Wednesday indicates that the new investment scheme, called Venture Fund III, started its first …

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Y Combinator (YC) has just announced a new China division and its chief believes blockchain will bring long-term advantages to startups, according to a report The Silicon Valley-based seed investment firm, which has incubated notable startups including Reddit, Dropbox and crypto exchange Coinbase, officially announced its entry into the Chinese market in a blog post …

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Investment in the blockchain industry is booming in the U.S., according to “Big Four” auditing firm KPMG. Published Tuesday, the company’s “Pulse of Fintech 2018” report states that traditional venture capital investments in U.S.-based blockchain companies in the first half of this year have already exceeded the total for 2017, though it did not specify …

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U.S.-based custody bank Northern Trust is helping traditional “mainstream” hedge funds expand into cryptocurrencies, Forbes reported Tuesday. Northern Trust’s president, Pete Cherecwich, told the news organization that the financial services firm is working with three hedge funds – whose names he declined to provide – to add cryptocurrency investments to their portfolios. To that end, Northern Trust …

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A public blockchain project founded by the former head of Alibaba’s blockchain team has raised over $20 million from institutional investors in a combined token and equity sale. Called Ultrain, the startup announced Monday that leading investors in the round included token funds, such as Draper Dragon, FBG Capital, DanHua VC and Arrington XRP Capital, as well …

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Cryptocurrency investment firm Pantera Capital reported a more than 10,000 percent lifetime return on Friday, coming five years after its formation. In an email, co-chief investment officers Dan Morehead (who is also CEO) and Joey Krug shared the figure as they celebrated the fund’s fifth anniversary. Perhaps unsurprisingly, they’re still bullish about bitcoin, particularly in …

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Huobi, the world’s third-largest cryptocurrency exchange platform by trade volume, is now offering a business arm to help customers build their own digital asset exchanges. Dubbed the Huobi Cloud, the service is set up to provide clients “a one-stop solution … [to enable] its partners to build secure and stable digital asset exchanges quickly,” according …

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A new report published by the International Data Corporation expects spending on blockchain solutions to increase annually at a growth rate of nearly 75 percent through 2022. Dubbed the “Worldwide Semiannual Blockchain Spending Guide,” analysts at the firm expect total spending on projects in the blockchain industry to hit $11.7 billion in 2022 alone, compared …

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Blockchain startup Nervos Network has announced it raised $28 million in a Series A funding round. The company said on Wednesday major investors in the new round include token hedge fund Polychain and venture capital firm Sequoia China as well as several China-based blockchain startups such as wallet services Bixin and imToken. Nervos said the …

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