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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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Crypto Derivatives: A Corner of the Market or the Market Itself?

Emmanuel Goh is co-founder & CEO of skew. – a financial technology startup headquartered in London since 2018. These opinions are his and do not necessarily reflect the view of CoinDesk. The following article originally appeared in Institutional Crypto by CoinDesk, a weekly newsletter focused on institutional investment in crypto assets. Sign up for free here. The race is on. One business day before the much-awaited ICE/Bakkt launch, the CME announced it would be listing …

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Winklevoss Capital, Coinbase Back $1.8 Million Round for Bitski Crypto Wallet

A startup making it easier for developers to put crypto wallets in their applications is announcing a seed round from the likes of Galaxy Digital, Winklevoss Capital and Coinbase Ventures. Bitski thinks its developer platform can help the crypto sector overcome a key hurdle: For most folks, setting up a wallet is a pain. By having one pre-loaded into, say, your favorite video game, Bitski thinks its single-sign-on wallet can move the needle on mainstream …

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Police Arrest Founder of Blockchain Startup That Raised Over $80M

Dutch police have arrested the founder of blockchain game development startup Komodore64 that allegedly raised 78 million euros ($86 million) from investors, business-focused news outlet Sprout reported on Nov.  Komodore64 — which launched in June with the objective to create a game platform where transactions are tracked on blockchain — appeared to be a fraudulent scheme that deceived both investors and its own employees. The project and its native crypto coin K64, which have reportedly …

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Pro-Crypto Silvergate Bank Goes Public in Listing on NYSE

Shares of pro-crypto Silvergate Bank were launched for trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Nov. 7. Silvergate celebrates IPO day Silvergate Capital (NYSE:SI), a California-based commercial bank focused on digital currency businesses, is now officially listed on the NYSE, opening at $12.75, the NYSE tweeted Nov. 7. In conjunction with the event, Silvergate is celebrating its initial public offering (IPO) day today, according to the NYSE. The news follows Silvergate Capital Corporation’s …

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TZERO to Tokenize $25M of Luxury Residential Development in UK

Overstock’s blockchain arm tZERO will provide its technology to tokenize River Plaza, a luxury residential development in Manchester, United Kingdom. Following a partnership with U.K.-based real estate investment firm Alliance Investments, tZERO plans to tokenize at least $25 million of River Plaza on the Tezos blockchain, according to a press release on Oct. 30. A 180-unit luxury residential development, River Plaza is the first initiative of Alliance Investments’ real estate tokenization plan to tokenize around …

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Top Five Tips for New Bitcoin Investors

Investing in Bitcoin (BTC) can be quite intimidating if you’re only just learning about its existence now. In fact, taking the plunge and entering the cryptocurrency sphere is a risk for anyone, with or without investment experience. This is because the crypto space has no centralized authority to guide investors. Rumors, hype and horror stories dominate the internet, and separating fact from hearsay can be difficult at times. Like any other business venture, you should …

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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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PODCAST: Ikigai’s Travis Kling on Why Bitcoin Is a ‘Baby X-Man’

“Bitcoin is unequivocally a macro asset,” said Travis Kling, the former hedge funder and now founder and CIO of Ikigai Asset Management. “It is a fledgling macro asset,” Kling continued, adding: “Seven-plus years of [bitcoin’s life] it really was just kind of a computer science experiment in the closet of a bunch of computer science nerds. And then, it was a magic internet money for drug dealers to buy drugs on the internet. And then, …

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Wallet Provider Blockchain Ventures Takes Stake in Gaming Platform Enjin

The venture arm of cryptocurrency wallet, data and exchange provider Blockchain has taken a stake in blockchain game technology firm Enjin. Blockchain Ventures said on Tuesday that the investment makes it the first equity investor in the gaming tech firm, which enables tokenized in-game items to be ported across ethereum-based titles built using its platform. Blockchain Ventures didn’t disclose the amount of the investment. Singapore-based Enjin has built a number of apps to support its ecosystem, …

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