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Blockchain Infrastructure Firm Blockdaemon Nabs $1.3B Valuation in $155M Funding Round — CoinDesk

SoftBank Vision Fund 2 led the Series B, which also included Matrix Capital Management, Sapphire Ventures and Morgan Creek Digital. Seed investors Boldstart Ventures, Goldman Sachs, Greenspring Associates, Kenetic, Kraken Ventures, Borderless Capital and others upped their investments in this latest round. Original Source

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Latin American Crypto Firm Ripio Raises $50M to Accelerate Regional Expansion — CoinDesk

“This round is a natural step forward that allows us to continue building and expanding our products in the region, with the mission of broadening access to the crypto world, creating simple tools and offering quality educational resources for getting to know the crypto space,” Sebastián Serrano, co-founder and CEO

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Directors of Collapsed South African Crypto Investment Firm to Testify via Virtual Platform – Regulation Bitcoin News

Ameer and Raees Cajee, the two directors of the South African crypto-investment platform, Africrypt, are set to participate in an inquest that seeks to seal the fate of the collapsed firm. The Death Threats According to an Itweb report, the Cajee brothers — who have agreed to testify on October 19 and

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Fintech Firm Revolut Pays for Dallas-Based Wework Workspace With Bitcoin – Bitcoin News

The cryptocurrency-infused financial tech company Revolut has announced it has purchased a Wework office with bitcoin. Revolut detailed that the office space in Dallas, Texas will house 300 employees to prepare for the company’s U.S. expansion. Revolut Pays Bitcoin for Wework Property in Texas On September 16, 2021, Revolut, the fintech firm

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Payments Giant Mastercard Acquires Blockchain Intelligence Firm Ciphertrace – Finance Bitcoin News

Mastercard, the American multinational financial services corporation, announced the company is dipping further into the digital asset ecosystem by acquiring the blockchain intelligence firm Ciphertrace. The partnership announcement says the firm will help bolster Ciphertrace’s and Mastercard’s cyber security solutions. Mastercard Purchased Ciphertrace for Undisclosed Sum On Thursday, the financial payments giant

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Leading South Korean telecom firm adopts blockchain for carbon ambitions

A major South Korean telecommunication company, KT Corp, has outlined plans to create a fully electronic documentation service, utilizing blockchain technology to contribute to environmentally conscious ambitions.The telecommunications firm currently provides around 90% of the nation’s fixed-line mobile networks, as well as a further 45% of broadband high-speed internet services.

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UK-based banking firm Standard Chartered joins Global Digital Finance patron board

Standard Chartered, a United Kingdom-based multinational banking firm, has joined an alliance of fintech companies and banks aimed at accelerating the adoption of best practices of cryptocurrencies.In a Wednesday announcement, Standard Chartered said it would be joining crypto and digital finance industry membership body Global Digital Finance, or GDF, Patron

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Digital Currency Firm FTX Acquires Crypto Derivatives Platform Ledgerx – Exchanges Bitcoin News

On Tuesday, West Realm Shire Services Inc., the parent company of the crypto exchange FTX, announced that the firm has acquired the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) regulated digital currency futures and options exchange and clearinghouse Ledgerx. FTX Acquires Virtual Currency Futures and Options Exchange Ledgerx Ledgerx has been acquired by the

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Korean firm will become first BSN portal operator outside of China

Red Date Technology, one of the four founding members of the Chinese Government-backed Blockchain Service Network (BSN), has announced Korean firm MetaverseSociety as the first BSN portal operator located outside of mainland China.Twitter account “BSNbase” broke the news on Sept. 1, announcing that MetaverseSociety expects to launch its BSN portal

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