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Crypto Job Postings Increased 400% in 2021 According to Linkedin

Crypto Job Postings Increased 400% in 2021 According to Linkedin

According to new data from Linkedin, a professional work-based social network, the number of cryptocurrency-related job postings soared in 2021. The increase was even higher than the general increase in tech-related job postings. The nature of these posts is also diversifying, with various industries requiring people with crypto know-how. Linkedin Says Crypto Jobs Are on […]

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FTX Launches $2 Billion Venture Capital Fund Focused on Bolstering Blockchain, Web3 Adoption

FTX Launches $2 Billion Venture Capital Fund Focused on Bolstering Blockchain, Web3 Adoption

The cryptocurrency firm FTX has announced the launch of a $2 billion venture capital fund called FTX Ventures. The fund’s focus will be on advancing blockchain and Web3 technology alongside investments in “social, gaming, fintech, software, and healthcare.” FTX Reveals $2 Billion Venture Capital Fund, Hires Lightspeed Partner Amy Wu FTX Trading Limited has announced […]

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Bitcoin ETF Launch Hype Fades as Funds Slip in Value, BTC Futures Open Interest Down 38% in 2 Months

Bitcoin ETF Launch Hype Fades as Funds Slip in Value, BTC Futures Open Interest Down 38% in 2 Months

Following the charged-up debut of the Proshares bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF), Valkyrie’s bitcoin futures ETF and the Vaneck bitcoin strategy ETF, interest in these types of funds seems to have faded a great deal. After the Proshares bitcoin ETF BITO reached an all-time high on November 10, the ETF is down 39% over the last […]

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Bividend: Nasdaq-Listed Company to Pay Dividends in Bitcoin at the Option of Shareholders

Bividend: Nasdaq-Listed Company to Pay Dividends in Bitcoin at the Option of Shareholders

A Nasdaq-listed company has announced that shareholders can receive dividends in bitcoin. The company claims to be the first one to pay dividends in the cryptocurrency. ‘First-Ever Dividend Payable in Bitcoin by a Nasdaq-Listed Company’ Blockchain company BTCS Inc. (Nasdaq: BTCS) announced Wednesday “the first-ever dividend payable in bitcoin by a Nasdaq-listed company.” BTCS refers […]

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NFT Analytics Platform Cryptoslam Raises $9M From Animoca Brands, Mark Cuban, Sound Ventures

NFT Analytics Platform Cryptoslam Raises $9M From Animoca Brands, Mark Cuban, Sound Ventures

On Wednesday, the non-fungible token (NFT) data and analytics platform Cryptoslam raised $9 million in a capital funding round led by Animoca Brands. Cryptoslam detailed that Mark Cuban participated in the financing and Ashton Kutcher’s and Guy Oseary’s Sound Ventures joined in as well. Cryptoslam Reveals $9 Million Capital Raise, Animoca Brands Leads Investment Non-fungible […]

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Moneygram Invests in Crypto ATM Operator — CEO Bullish on Opportunities Crypto Offers

Moneygram Invests in Crypto ATM Operator — CEO Bullish on Opportunities Crypto Offers

Moneygram has completed an investment in cryptocurrency ATM operator Coinme. “At Moneygram, we continue to be bullish on the vast opportunities that exist in the ever-growing world of cryptocurrency,” said the CEO. Moneygram Invests in Crypto Company Coinme Moneygram International Inc. (NASDAQ: MGI) announced Wednesday that the company “has completed a strategic minority investment in […]

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Leading NFT Marketplace Opensea Raises $300 Million, Firm’s Post-Money Valuation Taps $13.3 Billion

Leading NFT Marketplace Opensea Raises $300 Million, Firm’s Post-Money Valuation Taps $13.3 Billion

Leading non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace Opensea announced the firm has raised $300 million in a Series C funding round led by Paradigm and Coatue. Opensea’s latest capital raise has propelled the company to a $13.3 billion post-money valuation. Opensea Raises $300 Million, Commands Post-Money Valuation of $13.3 Billion In mid-November, a report authored by theinformation.com’s […]

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Sberbank Launches First Blockchain ETF in Russia

Sberbank Launches First Blockchain ETF in Russia

Russian banking giant Sberbank has presented the country’s first exchange-traded fund (ETF) giving investors access to the blockchain space. The new instrument holds securities of companies dealing with cryptocurrencies and the technologies that underpin them. Sberbank Introduces ETF Tracking Blockchain Economy Index The largest banking and financial services provider in Russia and the post-Soviet space, […]

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Defi Portfolio Tracking Startup Debank Raises $25M From Sequoia China, Crypto.com, Circle

Defi Portfolio Tracking Startup Debank Raises $25M From Sequoia China, Crypto.com, Circle

The decentralized finance (defi) portfolio tracking startup Debank raised $25 million from investors according to an announcement on Tuesday. Following the equity financing round, Debank says it has an overall valuation of around $200 million. Defi Dashboard Debank Raises $25 Million 2021 was a good year for venture capital (VC) entering the crypto and blockchain […]

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Bank of Russia Wants to Restrict Crypto Investments by Blocking Card Payments, Report Reveals

Bank of Russia Wants to Restrict Crypto Investments by Blocking Card Payments, Report Reveals

The Central Bank of Russia is currently reviewing various ways to prevent Russians from investing in cryptocurrency. One the options on the table is to block card payments to certain recipients such as crypto exchanges, a media report has unveiled. A recent meeting at the State Duma has indicated, however, that the authority’s hardline stance […]

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