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Blockchain Startup Bison Trails Receives $5.25 Mln Investment Backed by Galaxy Digital

New blockchain startup Bison Trails has received an investment of $5.25 million in a seed round backed by Mike Novogratz’s crypto merchant bank Galaxy Digital. The firm announced the fundraising in a Medium post on March 15.Led by two early stage venture capital firms Initialized Capital and Accomplice, the

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Consensus Algorithm Tendermint Raises $9 Mln in Series A Investment Round

Blockchain consensus algorithm and peer-to-peer (P2P) networking protocol Tendermint has raised $9 million in a Series A investment round, according to a blog post published on March 14.Tendermint has raised $9 million in the Series A investment round led by cryptocurrency investment company Paradigm, with contribution from Bain Capital

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New Blockchain ETF Co-Operator Elwood Plans Fresh Crypto Investment Options

United Kingdom-based asset management company Elwood Asset Management is looking to increase its cryptocurrency offerings after co-launching a blockchain exchange-traded fund (ETF), Bloomberg reported on March 12.Elwood, which is owned by billionaire Brevan Howard creator Alan Howard, partnered with Invesco to bring a blockchain ETF to market this week.Now,

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Fidelity Exec: Hundreds of Institutions Interested in Crypto Investment

At long last, it seems that the long-awaited institutional herd is finally arriving on the crypto industry’s doorsteps. Case in point, a Wall Street powerhouse has launched its Bitcoin-focused division amid institutional clamoring for cryptocurrencies and related innovations. But there’s still a ways to go in this subsector.Fidelity Soft Launches

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Smart Contract Firm Quantstamp Reveals Investment From Financial Giant Nomura

United States smart contract security company Quantstamp has announced its expansion to Japan following an investment from local financial giant Nomura Holdings. The news was revealed in a press release from Quantstamp published on March 6.According to the announcement, the U.S. firm has received a “significant investment” from Nomura,

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Investors in Overstock Crypto Subsidiary Reduce Investment from $404 Mln to $100 Mln

Chinese investment firm GSR Capital and Singaporean private equity firm Makara Capital will co-lead an investment of up to $100 million in tZERO, according to a press release on March 1. TZero is United States retail giant Overstock’s crypto-related subsidiary company.Overstock founder and CEO Patrick Byrne revealed that GSR

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London Stock Exchange Leads $20 Million Investment in Finance Tokenization Startup

The London Stock Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) has led a $20 million investment round in fintech startup Nivaura, Reuters reported on Feb. 27. The British blockchain startup is the developer of the world’s reportedly first crypto-denominated, blockchain-settled bond.According to Reuters, LSEG paid an undisclosed amount for a minority equity stake

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University of Michigan Endowment Ups Investment in Andreessen Horowitz Crypto Venture Fund

The University of Michigan’s $12 billion endowment plans to bolster its investment in a “cryptonetwork technology fund” (CNK Fund I) managed by American venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. The development was revealed in the agenda for the university’s Board of Regents meeting on Feb. 21.According to the document, the endowment

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