Singapore’s Instarem, a fintech startup that helps banks and consumers send money overseas at lower cost, has closed a $41 million Series C financing round to go after global expansion opportunities. The four-year-old company announced a first close of $20 million last November, and it has now doubled that tally (and a little extra) thanks […]View More Singapore fintech startup Instarem closes $41M Series C for global growth
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
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
In a sign of the major cryptocurrency players’ continued influence and ability to pay premium speaking fees, the keynote speaker for Ripple’s two-day Swell conference was none other than former President Bill Clinton. In what felt like a very odd cameo for Clinton, the former President largely meandered through an hour-long conversation about his new […]View More A former U.S. President walks into a blockchain conference…
Pantera Capital, which has made its mark in recent years by investing early and often in a wide variety of digital assets, is looking to raise up to $175 million for its third venture fund — an enormous jump from the $25 million it deployed for its second venture fund and its $13 million debut […]View More Crypto firm Pantera Capital is looking to raise up to $175 million for a new venture fund
In May 2017, I’ve called some experts and asked them “Why are Bitcoin and Ethereum growing so fast?” This was after an intense period of growth for both popular cryptocurrencies, especially Ethereum, which was up 1,400% in three months. The market cap of all cryptocurrencies put together at the time seemed unreal: 80 billion dollars. Then — and throughout 2017 — the experts I spoke to invariably advised caution, saying the prices might have risen too high, too fast.
But the prices kept rising.
Throughout 2017, crypto prices continued to rise. At one point the crypto market cap was over $800 billion, and one Bitcoin was worth nearly twenty thousand dollars. Read more…View More Cryptocoins are worth less than $200 billion for the first time since 2017
The Dogg is in the house, and you better believe he’s hodling.
With NYC’s Blockchain Week in high gear, the rapper best known (these days, anyway) for smoking weed and kicking it with Martha Stewart took a little detour into the heart of cryptocounty. And boy did he get around.
It’s finally happening. Ripple is making a push to expand the use of the XRP cryptocurrency it created into new verticals and segments beyond the payment and banking space where the company is focused. XRP is the world’s third-largest cryptocurrency behind only bitcoin, the original breakout artist, and Ethereum, the platform that most developers pomp for. XRP […]View More Ripple is going after startups to build an ecosystem around the XRP cryptocurrency
Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse and Arrington XRP Capital founder (and TechCrunch founder) Michael Arrington will be joining us at TechCrunch Disrupt SF in September to talk money. Garlinghouse has had a long and storied career in the tech industry, serving as a Senior Vice President at Yahoo!, President of Consumer Applications at AOL, and CEO […]View More Ripple’s Brad Garlinghouse and Michael Arrington to talk cryptocurrency at Disrupt SF
Maggie Lane Contributor Share on Twitter Maggie Lane is a writer and producer of virtual reality experiences and covers the industry for various publications. It was barely minutes after the Ready Player One premiere, and texts from my friends and colleagues in the VR community began pouring in… “How was it?” Those of us in […]View More Does Ready Player One reveal the future of VR?
You can’t say cryptocurrencies have never done anything good.
Wednesday, education crowdfunding website DonorsChoose.org announced an enormous donation from cryptocurrency company Ripple, and its eponymous cryptocurrency ripple. The company beh…
Abra, a global currency wallet that was the belle of the early Bitcoin ball, has just added 20 cryptocurrencies and 50 fiat currencies, a feature that allows you to top up and send cash and cryptocurrencies from inside the wallet. “Bitcoin, Ether, Litecoin, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum Classic, Dash, Zcash, Bitcoin Gold, Stellar Lumens, DigiByte, […]View More Abra adds 20 cryptocurrencies to its wallet app