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ECB Paper Marks Success Factors for CBDCs, Digital Euro

ECB Paper Marks Success Factors for CBDCs, Digital Euro

A paper published by the European Central Bank (ECB) discusses various conditions for successful implementation of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) such as the eurozone’s own digital euro. The authors also point to different risks that such projects entail, like the danger of crowding out the private sector. ECB: Digital Euro Should Be Widely Used […]

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Korean Incubator Hashed Raises $200 Million for Web 3.0 Investments

Korean Incubator Hashed Raises $200 Million for Web 3.0 Investments

Hashed, a Korean blockchain VC firm, has announced the launch of Hashed Venture Fund II, a new fund that will focus on investing in Web 3.0-based startups. The fund raised $200 million for these investments, and while the company did not disclose those who participated, it did announce it will be scaling operations to have […]

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Thoma Bravo is building a crypto and fintech growth investment practice

Thoma Bravo is building a crypto and fintech growth investment practice

Private equity firm Thoma Bravo is building a growth investing business aimed at crypto and fintech. The firm, which manages more than $91 billion in assets and has spent the last 40 years investing across the tech and software sector, has hired former General Atlantic vice president Christine Kang to lead the new practice, according […]

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‘Coin Signals’ trader pleads guilty to commodities fraud, faces up to 10 years

‘Coin Signals’ trader pleads guilty to commodities fraud, faces up to 10 years

On November 30, the Department of Justice announced that Jeremy Spence pleaded guilty to commodities fraud in operating “cryptocurrency funds” that were, authorities say, Ponzi schemes that lost investors a total of $5 million. Prosecutors charged Spence, who went by the moniker “Coin Signals,” in January, with a maximum sentence of up to 30 years. […]

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Digital Land Plots Selling for Millions in Metaverse Projects

Digital Land Plots Selling for Millions in Metaverse Projects

The concept of the metaverse is starting to blow up, and many of the early companies that are invested in it are already reaping some of the benefits from this new trend in the market. Digital land plots in virtual worlds are now selling for millions of dollars on different platforms, including Decentraland and Axie […]

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MoonPay has quietly set up a concierge service to help celebrities buy NFTs

MoonPay has quietly set up a concierge service to help celebrities buy NFTs

Crypto payments firm MoonPay has quietly launched a new ‘concierge service’ to help celebrities and the super-rich purchase non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and cryptocurrency.   The company has been working with television host Jimmy Fallon and Post Malone, the rapper, as clients for a beta version of the service.  Both men have recently touted items they’ve acquired […]

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Circle leads $13.5 million Crowdcube raise to build out its investment marketplace

UK crowdfunding platform Crowdcube has raised $13.5 million from payments infrastructure company Circle in a bid to expand into Europe, according to a press release. Existing investors Balderton Capital and Molten Ventures also participated in the round.  The European Commission recently acknowledged that the crowdfunding market in the EU is underdeveloped compared to other major […]

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Circle leads $13.5 million Crowdcube raise to build out its investment marketplace

UK crowdfunding platform Crowdcube has raised $13.5 million from payments infrastructure company Circle in a bid to expand into Europe, according to a press release. Existing investors Balderton Capital and Molten Ventures also participated in the round.  The European Commission recently acknowledged that the crowdfunding market in the EU is underdeveloped compared to other major […]

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Circle leads $13.5 million Crowdcube raise to build out its investment marketplace

UK crowdfunding platform Crowdcube has raised $13.5 million from payments infrastructure company Circle in a bid to expand into Europe, according to a press release. Existing investors Balderton Capital and Molten Ventures also participated in the round.  The European Commission recently acknowledged that the crowdfunding market in the EU is underdeveloped compared to other major […]

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Circle leads $13.5 million Crowdcube raise to build out its investment marketplace

UK crowdfunding platform Crowdcube has raised $13.5 million from payments infrastructure company Circle in a bid to expand into Europe, according to a press release. Existing investors Balderton Capital and Molten Ventures also participated in the round.  The European Commission recently acknowledged that the crowdfunding market in the EU is underdeveloped compared to other major […]

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