Category: Infrastructure

Charting platform TradingView raises $298 million at $3 billion valuation

Charting platform TradingView raises $298 million at $3 billion valuation

Charting and investing platform TradingView has raised $298 million in a round led by Tiger Global Management, as first reported by Bloomberg. The raise values TradingView at $3 billion. The London-based company had raised a little over $40 million prior to its latest capital injection, with its last raise coming in May 2018. Launched around […]

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Makor Group raises funds at $200 million valuation to expand crypto brokerage

Makor Group raises funds at $200 million valuation to expand crypto brokerage

Makor Group, a brokerage and investment banking firm with a growing crypto business, has closed a Series A fundraise. The round values Makor at $200 million, according to a press release. The press release did not specify how much money had been raised, but a person close to the firm said it had secured $17 […]

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Warsaw-based crypto startup Ramp hits $300 million valuation in Series A raise: sources

Warsaw-based crypto startup Ramp hits $300 million valuation in Series A raise: sources

Warsaw-based crypto startup Ramp has closed a $30 million Series A fundraise led by British venture capital firm Balderton Capital, according to three people close to the deal.   The crypto on-ramp specialist, which styles itself as the “PayPal for crypto,” is now valued by investors at $300 million. Ramp and Balderton were contacted for […]

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R3 is working on a DeFi network with its own token

R3 is working on a DeFi network with its own token

R3, developer of the enterprise blockchain Corda, is exploring the launch of a DeFi network with a corresponding token. The news, first reported by Ledger Insights, was announced at yesterday’s CordaCon 2021 conference. A spokesperson for R3 said the company is working on a proof-of-concept project that will pair transparency for external authorities with a […]

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BNY Mellon beefs up digital assets unit with three senior hires

BNY Mellon beefs up digital assets unit with three senior hires

Global bank BNY Mellon has announced a trio of senior hires in its digital assets team. The three executives will fill newly created roles at the company as it looks to ramp up its crypto activities. Hadley Stern, former head of Amazon Web Services’ Innovation Labs, joins BNY as global head of digital custody. He […]

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Infrastructure Provider Blockdaemon Raises $155 Million With Participation of Goldman Sachs

Infrastructure Provider Blockdaemon Raises $155 Million With Participation of Goldman Sachs

Blockdaemon, a blockchain infrastructure provider, has raised $155 million in its Series B funding round, which will aid its expansion plans to make acquisitions in the crypto infrastructure market. The funding round had the participation of Goldman Sachs, Softbank Vision Fund 2, Matrix Capital Management, Sapphire Ventures, and Morgan Creek Digital, among others. Blockdaemon Raises […]

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Tiger Global leads $130 million raise for open banking startup TrueLayer

Tiger Global leads $130 million raise for open banking startup TrueLayer

London-based open banking firm TrueLayer has closed a $130 million fundraise led by Tiger Global Management. Stripe, the payments firm recently valued at $95 billion, also invested in the round, according to an announcement. The raise gives TrueLayer a valuation of over $1 billion, vaulting the startup to ‘unicorn’ status. The firm last raised money […]

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Central Bank of Turkey Expands Research, Prepares to Test Digital Lira on New Platform

Central Bank of Turkey Expands Research, Prepares to Test Digital Lira on New Platform

The Turkish central bank has established a new platform together with technology stakeholders to further the development of a digitalized version of the national fiat currency. The new collaboration will allow Turkey to focus on expanding research and conducting tests of the prospective digital lira. Turkey Sets Up Digital Lira Collaboration Platform The Central Bank […]

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Dapper Labs and Flow Blockchain to Get a Boost From Big Tech as Studio Partners With Google

Dapper Labs and Flow Blockchain to Get a Boost From Big Tech as Studio Partners With Google

Google is joining forces with the blockchain firm Dapper Labs in order to help bolster Web3 development, blockchain gaming, and non-fungible token (NFT) technology. The blockchain company’s CEO Roham Gharegozlou tweeted about the deal on Tuesday noting that the firm was “amped to welcome Google to the Flow blockchain.” Google to Collaborate With Dapper Labs […]

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How the latest bout of crypto exchange problems could draw the ire of US regulators

How the latest bout of crypto exchange problems could draw the ire of US regulators

Traders almost expect it at this point — when cryptocurrency prices gyrate, exchanges buckle as users flood their systems. It’s not a new issue; rather, it’s one that has plagued exchange venues from BitMEX to Coinbase for years.  IamNomad, an outspoken voice on Crypto Twitter and former market maker, outlined some of the specific issues […]

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