In the past few years it’s become increasingly evident that while social media was a fantastic new way to get into the minds of people and understand what they thought in order to sell them things, you couldn’t just rely on the blathering of millions of people. You also had to literally ask them questions. […]View More Brandwatch turns its war-chest on acquiring market research startup Qriously
Responding to Elizabeth Warren’s call to regulate and break up some of the nation’s largest technology companies, the venture capitalists that invest in technology companies are advising the presidential hopeful to move slowly and not break anything. Warren’s plan called for regulators to be appointed to oversee the unwinding of several acquisitions that were critical […]View More Venture investors and startup execs say they don’t need Elizabeth Warren to defend them from big tech
eToro, the social investing and trading platform, announced that it will finally be launching its platform in the US. The platform, which already operates in more than 140 countries, will be available in 30 states and two territories with plans to expand elsewhere in the US after receiving the necessary regulatory sign-offs. The US platform […]View More eToro bringing crypto trading and wallet to the US
Last month, Coinbase’s acquisition of blockchain analytics startup Neutrino was criticized because of the founders’ ties to a controversial surveillance technology company called Hacking Team. Today Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong said in a blog post that employees of Neutrino who had previously worked at Hacking Team will transition out of Coinbase, instead of joining its […]View More Neutrino employees who once worked for a controversial surveillance tech company will leave Coinbase
Hey, look at that. A cryptocurrency exchange has decided to do the right thing – albeit belatedly, and only after a sustained public outcry.
The San Francisco-based exchange Coinbase announced on March 4 it had agreed to part ways with several new employees holding a particular grisly distinction: Namely, that they previously worked for the incredibly shady Italian spyware company Hacking Team.
Hacking Team, for those not in the know, has been accused of selling spyware to governments with dismal human rights records. For example, the Ethiopian government allegedly used Hacking Team tools to target journalists in the U.S. Read more…View More Following backlash, Coinbase to give former Hacking Team employees the boot
On Tuesday, Coinbase announced that XRP will be the latest cryptocurrency to hit its pro-level trading platform. Coinbase Pro will allow users to transfer XRP to the platform right away (“After 10am on February 25”) but there will be at least a 12 hour delay before trading is enabled. As one of the most controversial […]View More Coinbase Pro is about to let you trade XRP
It takes a lot more than a good idea and the right timing to build a billion-dollar company. Talent, focus, operational effectiveness and a healthy dose of luck all play a part.View More Airbnb, Automattic and Pinterest top rank of most acquisitive unicorns
Coinbase, the world’s most valuable crypto company, is gearing up to add more cryptocurrencies to its exchange thanks to its latest acquisition. We already know the firm wants to a glut of new crypto assets, but today it announced it has snapped up blockchain intelligence startup Neutrino in an undisclosed deal that seemed destined to […]View More Coinbase buys blockchain intelligence startup to boost security and new asset discovery
If you’re a Coinbase user, you may have seen some new tokens on your account. The Bitcoin Cash chain split into two different chains back in November. It means that if you held Bitcoin Cash on November 15, you became the lucky owner of Bitcoin SV and Bitcoin ABC. And Coinbase just started handing out […]View More Coinbase users can now withdraw Bitcoin SV following BCH fork
Atrium, the legal startup co-founded by Justin Kan of Twitch fame, is jumping into the blockchain space today. The company has raised plenty of money — including $65 million from a16z last September — so rather than an ICO or token sale, this is a consultancy business. Atrium uses machine learning to digitize legal documents and develop applications […]View More Atrium, Justin Kan’s legal tech startup, launches a fintech and blockchain division
Shawn Xu Contributor Share on Twitter Shawn Xu is a managing partner at The Dorm Room Fund. There has never been a better time to start, join, or fund a startup as a student. Young founders who want to start companies while still in school have an increasing number of resources to tap into that […]View More How students are founding, funding and joining startups
Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange based on trading volume, will now let you spend money you don’t have after it added support for credit cards from Visa and Mastercard. Credit card usage in crypto is controversial. Aside from the risk — ask anyone who bought crypto last year… — top exchanges have gone back and […]View More Binance now lets users buy crypto with a credit card