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Crypto Sleuthing Firm Elliptic Raises $23 Million in Fundraise Led by SBI

Blockchain forensics firm Elliptic has raised $23 million in a Series B funding round led by Tokyo-based financial institution SBI Holdings. Announced Wednesday, the funding will help drive Elliptic’s Asia expansion, which includes a recently opened Singapore office and one in Japan that will open this week. Tomoyuki Nii, executive officer for overseas investment at …

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Research Reports Show Positive Crypto Industry Growth in H1 2019

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>More than half the year is behind us and the cryptocurrency ecosystem continues to move forward, showing relentless growth over the last six months. 2019 has also seen a new theme arise as speculators believe the cryptocurrency ecosystem is experiencing an influx of institutional interest and regulatory crackdowns. A variety of cryptocurrency …

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Crypto Banking Firm FairX Shuts Down Due to Lack of Financing

FairX, a financial services company involved with banking and digital assets, has shut down its operations as it failed to establish a licensed national bank. According to a FairX Twitter thread on July 19, the company has fallen short of setting up a licensed national bank due to a lack of funding. FairX was trying …

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Bitcoin Cash Community on Bitkan’s K-Site Raises Funds for BCH Development

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>Last year news.Bitcoin.com spoke with the cofounder of Bitkan, Fang Yu, about the company’s K-Site project, which acts as a decentralized media outlet, micro-blog and forum with rewards. Just recently, Bitkan spoke with news.Bitcoin.com about K-Site’s growth and how the platform’s <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BCH” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BCH</a> community raised funds for the …

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US SEC Approves Blockstack Token Offering Under Regulation A+

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has given blockchain-based startup Blockstack the go-ahead to run a $28 million public token offering under Regulation A+, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) on June 10. Blockstack will reportedly launch its token offering online tomorrow, July 11. While other firms have previously …

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Maryland is already out of EV tax credits for 2019

Sponsored Links Florian Gaertner via Getty Images Maryland’s electric vehicle (EV) tax credits are so popular, they’re already gone. According to the state’s Motor Vehicle Administration, the $6 million fund meant to cover the tax credits was depleted before the fiscal year began on July 1st. The state offers a $100 credit per kilowatt-hour of …

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Token, an Open Banking Platform, Raises $16.5M in Funding

Token, a San Francisco and London-based open banking platform, raised $16.5m in funding from prominent tech funds including Opera Tech Ventures, the venture arm of BNP Paribas, Octopus Ventures, and EQT Ventures, according to an announcement Tuesday. This strategic round of funding comes on the heels of the company’s partnership with Mastercard. Token is working …

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‘Hard Core Fund’ Collects 50 BTC to Support Bitcoin Developers

According to venture capitalist Dovey Wan of Primitive Ventures, finding sustainable funding for bitcoin developers is the biggest challenge facing the ecosystem in 2019. To bridge that gap, she’s helped gather 50 BTC — an amount worth just north of $450,000 at press time prices — that are now up for grabs. Wan partnered with …

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Steve Case Backs $4.7M Seed Round for Blockchain Database Startup Fluree

Blockchain startup Fluree, a Public Benefit Corporation, received a $4.7 million round of funding from 4490 Ventures, an early-stage venture capital fund, along with Revolution’s Rise of the Rest seed fund, to develop and market their decentralized data storage ecosystem. Operating on the principles of complete data integration and immutability, Fluree hopes to eradicate the …

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PR: TRCE – Crypto Exchange Set To Launch In Q4 2019

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <small><i>This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release.</i></small> The Real Cryptocurrency Exchange (TRCE) is a Seychelles Cryptocurrency company headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina …

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