Category: Startups

Demand for Crypto Experts in India Hikes Remuneration, Vacancies Spike

Demand for Crypto Experts in India Hikes Remuneration, Vacancies Spike

A deficit in crypto talent is pushing salaries up in Indian companies engaged with the domestic and global blockchain industry, local media reported quoting data from recent studies. Demand for professionals in the field has been growing rapidly in the past year. Crypto Experience Can Bring up to $100,000 in Annual Salary Indian IT companies […]

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Fintech Firm Revolut Pays for Dallas-Based Wework Workspace With Bitcoin

Fintech Firm Revolut Pays for Dallas-Based Wework Workspace With Bitcoin

The cryptocurrency-infused financial tech company Revolut has announced it has purchased a Wework office with bitcoin. Revolut detailed that the office space in Dallas, Texas will house 300 employees to prepare for the company’s U.S. expansion. Revolut Pays Bitcoin for Wework Property in Texas On September 16, 2021, Revolut, the fintech firm that offers users […]

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From Uber to Revolut to Bitpanda: Inside Irina Scarlat’s formula for ‘hyper-growth’

From Uber to Revolut to Bitpanda: Inside Irina Scarlat’s formula for ‘hyper-growth’

Quick Take Bitpanda’s newly-hired chief growth Irina Scarlat officer aims to grow the platform’s user base to ten million people by the end of next year.  Scarlat is acutely aware of the pressure that such rapid growth can exert on staff, but believes that helping junior staff to prioritize tasks prevents them ‘running like a […]

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Europe Raises 20 Unicorns This Year Including Crypto Companies

Europe Raises 20 Unicorns This Year Including Crypto Companies

Twice as many European startups have achieved unicorn status in 2021 compared to last year. Despite the negative effects of the ongoing Covid crisis, young companies on the Old Continent, including several crypto unicorns, have managed to attract a record high amount of VC capital. European Unicorns Collect €32.5 Billion in 2021 This year alone, […]

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Andreessen Horowitz Discusses Raising Third Crypto Fund to $2 Billion, Sources Say

Andreessen Horowitz Discusses Raising Third Crypto Fund to $2 Billion, Sources Say

In May 2020, back when the crypto economy was still tumultuous from the coronavirus outbreak fears and gloomy global financial outlook, in general, the private venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) revealed the 500 million-dollar “Crypto Fund II.” A report published on May 27 by the tech writer Eric Newcomer indicates that Andreessen Horowitz is […]

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Restrictions on Crypto Trading to Deprive Nation of Opportunities, Iranian Fintechs Warn

Restrictions on Crypto Trading to Deprive Nation of Opportunities, Iranian Fintechs Warn

Startups have spoken out against government attempts to curb the operations of crypto exchanges in Iran. Cryptocurrency trading is not illegal, Iranian fintechs insist, calling on lawmakers and regulators to develop rules that would allow the sanctioned country to continue to take advantage of decentralized money transfers. Iranian Fintechs Insist There Is No Ban on […]

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Funding Roundup: Derivatives and Defi Draw a Fresh Influx of VC Firms and Private Investors

As blockchain technology disrupts traditional industry standards, the list of progressive investors willing to stake their money has increased significantly. Leveraging this ongoing investment trend, both upcoming and ongoing projects are attracting millions of dollars from private investors, shaping a new era of decentralization. Globe DX Successfully Closes Fresh $18 Million Funding Round A new […]

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Crypto-Centric VC Fund Lures in Billionaire Investor Paul Tudor Jones and Rapper LL Cool J

Crypto-Centric VC Fund Lures in Billionaire Investor Paul Tudor Jones and Rapper LL Cool J

This week the former Digital Currency Group (DCG) Vice President of Investments, Travis Scher, announced a $72 million crypto-focused venture capital fund backed by the billionaire investor Paul Tudor Jones and hip-hop star LL Cool J. The crypto VC fund was invoked by Scher, the private equity veteran Glenn Hutchins, and his son James Hutchins […]

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Why Europe’s open banking startups are so eager to partner with crypto wallet firms

Why Europe’s open banking startups are so eager to partner with crypto wallet firms

Quick Take Open banking in Europe and the U.K. has led to a rise in payments made directly from consumer bank accounts instead of relying on an intermediary. In the wake of Visa’s failed bit to acquire Plaid, open banking firms like Plaid are looking to partner with crypto wallet firms. This feature story is […]

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Bitcoin gifts and pub quizzes: How UK crypto firms are boosting morale with a third lockdown in place

Bitcoin gifts and pub quizzes: How UK crypto firms are boosting morale with a third lockdown in place

As the United Kingdom enters a third national lockdown to get rising infection rates linked with a newly identified strain of Covid-19 under control, the nation’s crypto startups are taking steps to boost staff morale. The government’s new restrictions mean people must stay at home and work from wherever possible, while most non-essential shops have […]

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