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ShapeShift Acquires Non-Custodial Wallet Provider to Expand User Access to DeFi

Cryptocurrency exchange ShapeShift has acquired Israeli non-custodial wallet provider Portis.Founded in 2018, Portis is a non-custodial software wallet that was first integrated into ShapeShift last November as part of the exchange’s pursuit of self-custody solutions that don’t require traders to use a hardware wallet. Speaking to Cointelegraph on April 15,

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Blockchain Firm AVA Labs Acquires Private Investments Platform Investery

Blockchain firm AVA Labs acquired private investment platform Investery to further expand its operations.AVA Labs told CryptoX on Feb. 27 that the acquisition will enhance its financial offering by enabling access to private asset platforms and the issuance of private financial assets. Furthermore, Investery’s existing partnerships will also transition

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BitGo Acquires Harbor in Surprise Expansion Beyond Crypto Custody

BitGo is expanding beyond crypto custody with the takeover of a onetime poster child of the adjacent market for digital securities.Harbor’s subsidiaries, which include a broker-dealer regulated by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and a transfer agent supervised by the Securities and Exchange Commission, are included in the acquisition, the

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Circle Continues Sell-offs as Voyager Digital Acquires Investment App

Despite ongoing bullish movement in crypto markets, Circle continues to sell off wings of its business.Circle, a Goldman Sachs-backed crypto startup that launched USD-pegged stablecoin USDC, has agreed to sell its digital asset investment app Circle Invest to Voyager Digital Canada, the operator of digital asset broker Voyager.Circle Invest

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ConsenSys Acquires US Broker-Dealer in Bid to Tokenize Trillion-Dollar ‘Muni’ Bond Market

ConsenSys has purchased a U.S.-based broker-dealer in an attempt to overhaul the multi-trillion-dollar municipal bond market.The ethereum-focused VC and technology company said it had completed the purchase of the Philadelphia-based Heritage Financial Systems, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. The acquisition gives ConsenSys advisory and broker-dealer capabilities in the U.S., allowing it to

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ConsenSys Acquires SEC-Registered Broker-Dealer to Tokenize Bonds

ConsenSys, a major blockchain firm founded by Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin, has acquired an American broker-dealer, Heritage Financial Systems.Heritage, a broker-dealer registered with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), has been acquired by ConsenSys’s own broker-dealer, ConsenSys Digital Securities. ConsenSys’ blockchain-powered commerce and finance arm ConsenSys Codefi

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Payments Giant Visa Acquires Fintech Firm Plaid for $5.3 Billion

Payments behemoth Visa acquired financial technology firm Plaid for $5.3 billion, according to a press release published on Jan. 13.Per the release, Plaid has developed a network that allows users to easily connect their financial accounts to the apps they use to manage their financial lives.The firm’s products reportedly

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Crypto Payments Firm FoPay Acquires Exchange AliExchange For $2.9B

Cryptocurrency payment service provider FoPay has acquired Estonian cryptocurrency exchange AliExchange for about $2.9 billion.According to a press release published by FoPay on Dec. 15, the exchange was acquired for 1 million FOIN tokens that, as of the publication of the press release, have a value of $2,955 each,

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Binance Acquires Decentralized App Information Startup DappReview

Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance acquired decentralized app (DApp) information startup DappReview, according to a press release on Dec. 2.Per the release, DappReview’s platform provides its visitors with data analytics, user insights and information for over 3,900 DApps on 13 public blockchains.DappReview founder Vincent Niu explained that the company also

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