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Andreessen Horowitz Leads $25M Funding Round for Crypto Lending Startup

Venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz has led a $25 million funding round for crypto lending startup Compound.On Nov. 14, Fortune reported that Compound, a decentralized finance (DeFi) lending protocol, secured $25 million in an investment round led by Andreessen Horowitz’s a16z, with participation from other top investors including Paradigm,

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Hong Kong: Crypto Startup Launches Bitcoin Trading Venue 

Crypto.com, a Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency service provider that offers users lending services, crypto payments through Visa debit card services and more, has announced the launch of its cryptocurrency exchange. The firm says the new crypto trading venue will be initially available to only its retail and institutional customers via its

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Venture Capital Firm Andreessen Horowitz Presents Free Crypto Startup School

Andreessen Horowitz, the Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm with $10 billion assets under management, announced the a16z Crypto Startup School, a free seven-week blockchain and crypto learning program. The program will start next year in February.In the announcement, Andreessen Horowitz said that interested individuals will hear from leading technologists and

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Police Arrest Founder of Blockchain Startup That Raised Over $80M

Dutch police have arrested the founder of blockchain game development startup Komodore64 that allegedly raised 78 million euros ($86 million) from investors, business-focused news outlet Sprout reported on Nov. Komodore64 — which launched in June with the objective to create a game platform where transactions are tracked on blockchain —

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Singapore’s FinTech Startup M-DAQ Receives Massive Funding from Samsung

M-DAQ will be working with Samsung to bring its cross-border payments and currency trading solutions across South Kore and East Asia.M-DAQ, a Singapore-based FinTech startup has added a new feather to its cap by receiving backing from Samsung Venture Investment Corporation. The Korean tech giant’s investment wing has recently joined

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Startup Paidy Raises $143M from Investors Including PayPal Ventures

Paidy, a Japanese fintech startup that provides instant credit to consumers, has raised $143 million in funding from investors.Japanese consumer instant credit provider Paidy has announced that it raised $143 million in investment capital from institutional investors. The new financing round includes $83 million series C financing extension and debt

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Meet the Startup That Wants to Connect Linux to the Blockchain

The scalability challenge has become one of the biggest debates in the blockchain space. However, very few people recognize that many current blockchain projects are a variation of Bitcoin and Ethereum, neither of which was designed with scalability in mind.Satoshi Nakamoto deliberately engineered full consensus into the Bitcoin protocol. It

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Startup Aims to List Bitcoin Product on Frankfurt, Luxembourg Exchanges

A German startup is attempting to list a Bitcoin (BTC) derivative product on the Frankfurt and Luxembourg stock exchanges.According to German business news daily Handelsblatt on Oct. 29, the startup Iconic has filed a prospectus for regulated trading of a Bitcoin exchange-traded note (ETN), which could become available as

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