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FTX ventures crypto

FTX Establishes $2B Fund to Invest in Crypto Startups


Cryptocurrency exchange FTX launched a new venture capital to back web3 and crypto startups. FTX Ventures will be led by Amy Wu, a partner at VC Lightspeed Venture. Previously, in November 2021, Lightspeed in the leadership of Wu, together with FTX and Solana Ventures, launched a $100 M Web3...

OpenSea Series C

OpenSea Closed Series C Investment Round With $300 M Raised


Leading NFT marketplace OpenSea revealed raising $300 M in the Series C investment round. Currently, the company's market value stands at above $13.3 bln. Investment companies Paradigm and Coatue led the round. In the published blog post, OpenSea says there were also new and exciting investors...

Nansen fundraising

Blockchain Analytics Firm Nansen Raised $75 Million


On-chain data provider startup Nansen announced raising $75 M in Series B. The round was led by the venture capital firm Accel. Among the participants were GIC, Andreessen Horowitz, Tiger Global, and a subsidiary of Siam Commercial Bank (SCB), SCB 10X. We’re excited to announce that Nansen has...

Stacked investments in crypto startups

Crypto Startup Stacked Raised $35 M


Chicago-based automated robo-advisor for cryptocurrencies and digital assets, Stacked, raised $35 M in a Series A funding stage. The fundraising was led by Alameda Research, established by crypto influencer Sam Bankman-Fried, and Mirana Ventures. Among other companies that took part were Fidelity...

Moonpay $555 million

Crypto Payments Infrastructure Firm MoonPay Attracted $555 M


Fintech company MoonPay, which provides tools for cryptocurrency payments, revealed raising $555 M in the Series A funding round. Thus, the company's valuation reached $3.4 B. Per the blog post published by the firm, the team is going to use the funds to invest in global expansion and find new...

Kazakhstan crypto

Kazakhstan Limits Crypto Investments for Retail Traders


AFSA (Astana Financial Services Authority), a Kazakhstani regulator, set crypto purchase limits for retail investors. The news was announced by the local media site According to the AFSA, the goal of limitations is to protect the interests of retail investors as crypto transactions are...

Celsius Network investments

Crypto Platform Celsius Attracted $400 M, Values at $3 B


Today cryptocurrency trading platform Celsius announced raising over $400 M in equity funding. The investment was led by the growth-oriented investment firm WestCap. With this, the company's valuation has reached $3 billion. The news comes after Celsius's facing scrutiny. Last month, the New Jersey...

Elliptic raises $60 M

Blockchain Analysis Provider Elliptic Attracted $60 M


Blockchain analytics firm Elliptic tweeted about raising $60 M in Series C funding round. Different venture companies and banks backed the round. Among the investors are VC Evolution Equity Partners, a multinational conglomerate company SoftBank, financial services companies Wells Fargo, Santander,...

Brevan Howard crypto

Brevan Howard Opens a Crypto-Related Division


European hedge fund manager Brevan Howard hired CMT Digital CEO Colleen Sullivan to manage private and venture investments in cryptocurrencies. In 2017, she co-founded Chicago-based CMT Digital, a division of investment manager firm CMT Group. The parent company, founded in 1997, started activities...

Simon Nixon crypto investing

Billionaire Simon Nixon to Add His Crypto Investments


UK billionaire businessman, the co-founder and former deputy director of the popular platform for price comparison, MoneySuperMarket plans to add more BTC and other cryptocurrencies to his family office investments. During the interview with Bloomberg, the managing director at Nixon's Seek Capital,...

MicroStrategy Bitcoin Investment August 2021

MicroStrategy Purchased Another $177M of BTC


Michael Saylor, CEO of the enterprise analytics and software solutions entity MicroStrategy revealed another Bitcoin purchase today. The company acquired 3.907 coins for $177 M paying $45,294 per BTC on average. Thus, MicroStrategy's Bitcoin holdings reached 108,992 units with an average price of...

AdvisorShares Bitcoin ETF

AdvisorShares Applies For BTC Futures ETF


The US-based investment manager AdvisorShares filed with the SEC to release a Bitcoin ETF. As noted in the submitted papers, the fund plans to invest all or most part of its holdings in exchange-traded futures contracts on BTC and collateral. In case of approval, AdvisorShares plans to invest in...

Matrixport $1 billion

Bitmain’s Former CEO Jihan Wu’s Matrixport Now Values $1 B


Crypto startup Matrixport, co-founded by digital asset mining firm Bitmain's ex CEO Wu Jihan and Ge Yuesheng in February 2019, raised over $100 M in Series C. Thus, the Singapore-headquartered company's valuation reached $1 B. Matrixport, a financial services company, raised $100 million at a...

FTX $900 M investment

Crypto Exchange FTX Attracted $900 M in Series B


Large crypto derivatives platform FTX headed by Sam Bankman-Fried in 2018, attracted $900 M in the Series B funding phase. Thus, the company's valuation has reached $18 B compared to last year's $1.2 B. Tokyo-based international conglomerate holding company Softbank, American venture capital firm...

India crypto investments

Crypto Investments in India from $200 M to $40 B in a Year


Data from Chainalysis shows that Indian's share of crypto investments has gone up to $40 M. Last year, the amount was $200 M. The youngest investors of the country are more tended to invest in cryptocurrencies than in precious metals. Over 15 million Indians are now purchasing cryptocurrencies....

Grayscale new crypto trusts

GrayScale Adds Five Altcoin Trusts


Today major crypto investment manager GrayScale issued 5 additional altcoin trusts. They are LINK, BAT, MANA, FIL, and LPT. The entity disclosed its plans to launch these products in January. Along with these additions, the number of GrayScale's crypto trusts reached...

MicroStrategy $1 Billion Bitcoin

MicroStrategy Acquired Over $1 B Worth of BTC


Enterprise analytics firm MicroStrategy informed on February 24 that it expanded its bitcoin funds by $1 billion. The news came on February 19, when the second trade of convertible debt was closed. MicroStrategy bought the 19.452 Bitcoins paying an average cost of $52,765 for each. Thus, the...

Grayscale set a new record

Grayscale Set a New Record, Raising over $700 M in a Day


On January 15, cryptocurrency manager Grayscale Investments surged $700 M. The increase has started in the final quarter of the last year. The CEO of the company Michael Sonnenshein tweeted about it. Grayscale accumulated $3.3 B through its cryptocurrency investment instruments in Q4 2020. This...

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