Goldman Sachs Headlines $59 Million Funding Round in Cryptocurrency Custodian BitGo

Wall Street banking giant Goldman Sachs has put another stake in the ground of the burgeoning cryptocurrency industry, headlining a $58.5 million Series B funding round in digital asset custodian BitGo. Goldman, Novogratz Invest $15 Million in BitGo Announced on Thursday, the Series B round raises the Silicon Valley-based bitcoin startup’s total fundraising to approximately

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Debunked: How Nouriel Roubini Failed to Attack Crypto with Cherrypicked Data

Recognized economist Nouriel Roubini, a professor at Stern School and NYU, recently launched a series of attacks against the crypto sector. All of the False Claims Roubini Made He claimed Bitcoin is a Ponzi scheme, Ethereum co-creator Vitalik Buterin amassed a wealth of a billion dollars by creating a pre-mined blockchain network, and said public

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Trader: Crypto Can Reach Trillion Market Cap Based on Speculation Alone

During an interview with Ran Neuner on CNBC’s Crypto Trader, Coinbase alum and crypto investment firm 1Confirmation founder Nick Tomaino stated that the valuation of the crypto market can reach a trillion dollars off of speculation alone. He said: “I see investing and speculating as adoption. I think it is possible that crypto gets from

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Apple Pioneer Steve Wozniak Has Co-Founded a Blockchain Investment Firm

Steve Wozniak, the tech entrepreneur best known as the co-founder of Apple, has joined EQUI Global, a venture capital fund built using blockchain technology, as a co-founder. In a Medium post published by the company, Wozniak said that he will scout for technology companies to find the “tech stars” of the future. He also said that

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Report: Crypto Funds Make up 20% of Hedge Fund Launches in 2018

cryptocurrency index fund institutional investorThe number of cryptocurrency hedge fund launches has increased dramatically in 2018 despite a bearish market, finds a new study. According to Crypto Fund Research, crypto funds now constitute 20 percent of the total hedge fund launches in 2018. The industry witnessed 90 cryptocurrency fund launches by the end of the third quarter of this

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Breaking: Harvard, Stanford, & MIT Have All Invested in Cryptocurrency Funds

harvard university cryptocurrencyAt least five more university endowments have invested in cryptocurrency funds, suggesting that the “herd” of institutional investors is finally beginning to place at least a small bet on the nascent asset class. As first reported by The Information, a cadre of major educational institutions including Harvard University, Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dartmouth

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Will Yale’s Investment in Crypto Lead to More Institutional Investors?

This week, CCN reported that Yale, the prestigious Connecticut-based academic institution, has invested in a $400 million crypto fund operated by veterans in the digital asset and finance space. Coinbase Inc. co-founder Fred Ehrsam, former Sequoia Capital partner Matt Huang, and billion dollar crypto hedge fund Pantera Capital ex-employee Charles Noyes reportedly launched a new

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Yale University Has Invested in Two Cryptocurrency Funds: Report

The “herd” of institutional investors that cryptocurrency bulls such as Mike Novogratz have perennially said is just over the horizon is finally making an appearance, as reports have emerged that one of the world’s largest university endowments has invested in two cryptocurrency funds. Yale University Endowment Makes Cryptocurrency Play Citing an anonymous source familiar with

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Time Magazine Puts Blockchain Startup in ’50 Most Genius Companies’ List

Bitland, one of the first startups to use blockchain technology to create a land registry, has been named to Time Magazine’s “50 Most Genius Companies” list. Time asked its global network of correspondents to nominate businesses that are inventing the future, then evaluated candidates on originality, influence, success, and ambition. The companies are listed in alphabetical order.

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TD Ameritrade, Trading Giant Virtu Invest in U.S. Cryptocurrency Exchange

Retail brokerage giant TD Ameritrade and high-frequency trading firm Virtu Financial have invested in a cryptocurrency exchange that seeks to bridge the gap between Wall Street and the burgeoning cryptoasset ecosystem. Futures Market Relaunches as Cryptocurrency Exchange Originally launched as a traditional futures market in 2010, The Wall Street Journal reports that this exchange —

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