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Blockchain startup Bitsy wants to help build out the bridge between cryptocurrencies and fiat money. To that end, the company announced a new crypto wallet Friday, one aimed at providing a simplified, user-friendly experience. CEO Ann-Marie Hopkins told CoinDesk that the wallet will allow users to buy some amount of cyptocurrency, such as bitcoin, and ensure …

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Bitt, a Barbados-based blockchain payment startup, has announced a $3 million investment from Overstock’s venture capital subsidiary, Medici Ventures. As part of the new deal, Medici Ventures has agreed to buy additional 8.6 percent stake in Bitt, following a previous $4 million invested by the blockchain VC firm in 2016. In a release published today, …

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Medici Ventures, a subsidiary of online retail giant Overstock.com, has led the seed funding round of mobile voting platform Voatz. Voatz raised over $2.2 million in the round, which also saw investments from the Urban Innovation Fund and Oakhouse Partners, as well as angel investors including Walt Winshall, Tom Williams, Joe Caruso and members of the Walnut Ventures angels …

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Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne has partnered with a well-known economist on a new blockchain land registry venture – and he may wind up selling the e-commerce giant in order to fund it. The joint venture between Overstock subsidiary Medici Ventures and Hernando de Soto, named De Soto, Inc., will focus on creating a system for local …

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