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PayPal Leads $4.2M Funding Round for Crypto Risk Management Platform

Payment processor PayPal has led a $4.2 million funding round for cryptocurrency risk management platform TRM Labs. In a Nov. 19 press release TRM Labs announced that it secured $4.2 million in an investment round led by PayPal, with participation from other top investors including Initialized Capital, Blockchain Capital and Y Combinator. Building solutions to prevent crypto fraud and financial crime TRM, which was founded in 2018, aims to support financial institutions across the United …

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Decentralized Payment Firm Radpay Raises $1.2M in Seed Round

Decentralized payment processing company Radpay has secured $1.2 million in a seed round, with the participation of investment firms Resiliency Ventures and BlackLaunch. Per a press release published on Nov. 18, Radpay completed a $1.2 million series seed round that reflects a 20% oversubscription. The company saw financial support from a number of Silicon Valley investors, Phoenix-based investment firms Resiliency Ventures and BlackLaunch, and investors from Nebraska and Arizona. Radpay is planning to allocate the …

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Uncork Capital, Coinbase VC Arm, Others Invest $4 M in Crypto Analytics Firm Messari

Uncork Capital has led a $4 million funding round that also saw funding from Coinbase Ventures for blockchain analytics firm Messari. Who’s who of new investors On Nov. 13, Messari announced that it had closed a $4 million funding round led by Uncork Capital, with participation from other top investors including Coinbase Ventures, Anthemis Group, Blockchain Capital, CoinFund, and former Coinbase CTO Balaji Srinivasan. The data analytics firm intends to invest the raised funds into …

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Zilliqa Offers $5M Fund to Oxford DLT Students to Support Diversity

Singapore-based blockchain firm Zilliqa launches blockchain workshops in collaboration with Oxford University to encourage diversity in the industry. Together with Zilliqa, the Oxford Women in Computer Science Society (OxWoCS), an Oxford society that aims to support women in computer science, will carry out a series of interactive workshops called Blockchain A-Z, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Oct. 31. Winners to apply for grants to Zilliqa’s $5 million Ecosystem Grant Programme According …

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China Has 700+ Blockchain Companies, According to Industry Study

China Electronic Information Industry Development (CCID) announced on Oct. 27 that there are over 700 blockchain enterprises in China, with over 500 relevant investments reported. China sees aggressive blockchain development According to a collective study conducted on Oct. 24 by the Central Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China, of the aforementioned 700 blockchain enterprises, 83 are research institutions and 34 are banks. Furthermore, over 500 investment and financing events took …

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Verisart Raises $2.5M in Funding Round Led By EOS Venture Capital

Verisart, a company that certifies art authenticity through blockchain technology, has raised $2.5 million to further expand its commercial art platform. Verify and track provenance of art In an Oct. 3 article by Techcrunch, it was announced that Verisart raised $2.5 million in seed financing led by Galaxy Digital EOS Fund, alongside investment firms Sinai Ventures and Rhodium. The funding will go toward expanding Verisart’s product and engineering team and will make it possible to …

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Congressional Challenger to House Speaker Pelosi Is Fundraising in Crypto

A primary challenger to U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is looking to change the way the federal government regulates the blockchain industry, in addition to raising $1 million in cryptocurrency donations. 2020 congressional candidate hopeful Agatha Bacelar (D) is looking to unseat Pelosi in California’s 12th district, according to her campaign website. Pelosi has been in Congress since 1987 and is currently in her second tenure as Speaker of the House. Touting …

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First-Ever SEC-Qualified Token Offering in US Raises $23 Million

Blockstack PBC, a decentralized computing network, announced that it managed to raise more than $23 million in the first-ever U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)-approved token offering. Participation from U.S. retail investors Muneeb Ali, co-founder and CEO of Blockstack PBC wrote in a blog post on Sept. 10 that the blockchain-based startup Blockstack has raised more than $23 million in token offerings, which include its SEC-qualified token offering and its offering to investors outside the …

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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 SBI Investment, who will be joining Elliptic’s board of directors, told CoinDesk that the Japanese company contributed $10 million to …

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