Elliptic banks $23M to shrink crypto risk, eyeing growth in Asia

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Crypto means risk. To UK company Elliptic it also means business. The startup has just closed a $23M Series B to step up growth for a crypto risk-management play that involves selling tech and services to help others navigate the … Continued

Crypto exchange Binance prepares to add margin trading soon

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Binance, the world’s most prominent crypto exchange, says it is close to adding a much-anticipated margin-trading feature to its service following weeks of speculation. The company tweeted confirmation of the upcoming feature in a screenshot that subtly teases the imminent … Continued

What’s Worse: Pollution or Unpaid Interns?

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I sort of love Just Capital, the nonprofit organization created by Paul Tudor Jones II and Deepak Chopra (!), and championed by Alessandra Stanley at the New York Times, whose aim is to rank public companies on their “justness” (!), and which … Continued

Making Sense of the World’s Cryptocurrency Rules

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Getting your head around cryptocurrencies was hard enough before governments got involved. But now that policy makers around the world are drawing up fresh regulations on everything from exchanges to initial coin offerings, keeping track of what’s legal has become … Continued

Bitcoin Rises From Six-Week Low as G-20 Weighs Cryptocurrencies

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A weekend selloff cryptocurrencies subsided, with Bitcoin rallying from a six-week low before Group of 20 finance ministers and central bank governors discuss digital assets in Buenos Aires. Bitcoin traded at $8,235 as of 11:20 a.m. in Hong Kong, up … Continued

Massive Cryptocurrency Heist Spurs Calls for More Regulation

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At 2:57 a.m. on Friday morning in Tokyo, someone hacked into the digital wallet of Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck Inc. and pulled off one of the biggest heists in history. Three days later, the theft of nearly $500 million in digital … Continued

As Bitcoin Sinks, Crypto Bros Party Hard on a Blockchain Cruise

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When 600 cryptocurrency enthusiasts set sail from Singapore on Monday night for their second annual Blockchain Cruise, the price of Bitcoin was hovering comfortably above $13,500. By the time their 1,020-foot-long ship pulled into Thailand on Wednesday, for an afternoon … Continued

Bitcoin Dips Below $14,000 as South Korea Eyes Fresh Regulations

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Bitcoin resumed its slide Thursday, dipping below $14,000 as the cryptocurrency’s dizzying drop from a record set 10 days ago intensified. The latest blow to the world’s biggest cryptocurrency came from South Korea, where the government said it was eyeing … Continued

Balderton Capital Raises $375 Million Fund to Invest in European Startups

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Balderton Capital, the London-based venture capital firm, has raised a $375 million fund to make early-stage investments in European startups. The fund, the group’s sixth, will target a portfolio of between 30 to 35 companies, Bernard Liautaud, Balderton’s managing partner, … Continued