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Harbor raises $28 million for private securities on blockchain

Harbor, a compliance platform for tokenizing private securities such as real estate, company equity, investment funds, fine art, etc. has announced $28 million in new funding to reengineer private securities with blockchain technology.

Ripple supporting Blockchain Capital fund with $25 million XRP investment

Ripple, the cross-border payment company powered by blockchain today announced they have invested $25 million in XRP to Blockchain Capital Parallel IV, LP — the first fund to accept capital calls in digital assets — and focus entirely on the development of the blockchain space.

Block.one signs $200 million partnership for EOSIO development in Asia

Block.one, the developer behind blockchain software EOSIO, has announced a new partnership with blockchain veterans Michael Cao and Winnie Liu that sees the formation of a new USD $200 million joint venture fund, EOS Global.

CoinList raises total of $9.2 million in Series A funding round

CoinList, a technology platform endeavoring to connect accredited investors with deeply-vetted blockchain projects, today announced it has closed $9.2 million in its initial fundraising round. Among its investors is a group of the industry’s most notable cryptocurrency funds: Polychain Capital, Digital Currency Group, FBG Capital, Libertus Capital, Blockchain Capital, CoinFund and Electric Capital.

Menlo Ventures, G Squared & Capital Nine close BitPay’s $40m Series B

BitPay, a leading blockchain payments provider, this week closed its $40 million extended Series B funding round, which brings its total raised capital to over $70 million.

Bluzelle receives $1 million investment from NEO investment arm

Blockchain-based database provider Bluzelle today announced that it had received US$1M from NEO Global Capital, the investment arm of China’s leading blockchain platform – cementing a strategic partnership between the companies.

Draper Dragon backs OPEN’s blockchain payments infrastructure for apps

OPEN, the first blockchain payments infrastructure for applications announced the addition of Tim Draper’s Draper Dragon Digital Asset Fund, a venture capital firm that invests in early-stage, high growth companies in Silicon Valley and Asia.

Blockchain payment system Choice secures NZ$1 million through NEM

Choice, a new blockchain based payments system in New Zealand, has today announced it has successfully raised 2.6 million XEMS (NZD$1 million) through the NEM blockchain community fund. 

Komodo partners with Beijing-based venture capital fund

Komodo, a blockchain technology group and pioneer of the innovative atomic swap technology, is entering a strategic partnership agreement with ValueNet Capital, a blockchain asset venture capital fund based in Beijing.

Blockchain Capital raises $150 million for its newest venture fund

Blockchain Capital, the venture capital firm focused exclusively on the blockchain technology sector and crypto ecosystem today announced the closing of Blockchain Capital IV, LP a $150 million fund.

Coinsilium exercises option to increase its stake in Indorse to 10%

Further to the announcement of back in January 2018, Coinsilium Group, the blockchain venture builder, investor, and advisor that finances and manages the development of early-stage blockchain technology companies today announced that it has exercised its option to acquire a further 3.5% of the share capital of Indorse.

Zichain gets $1.2m from Hong Kong investors to develop crypto based services

Zichain, a Switzerland-based digital asset management company, is pleased to announce that it has secured a USD 1.2m investment from a syndicate of UHNW Hong-Kong based investors, supporting further development of its unique cryptocurrency products.

OB1 raises $5 million in Series A to develop OpenBazaar crypto e-market

OB1, the company behind the crypto enabled e-commerce market OpenBazaar today announced a series A round of $5 million. The funds will help capitalize on the critical growth that OpenBazaar has seen as blockchain and cryptocurrencies have reached wider adoption.

Japan VC IT-Farm makes strategic investment in Emercoin

Japanese early-stage venture capital firm IT-Farm Corp. announced it will invest in Emercoin, the blockchain platform for a wide range of distributed trusted services to help the provider expand its activities in Japan, a country friendly to cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies.

TTV Capital invests in crypto accounting service Verady

Today, Verady, a cryptocurrency accounting and audit technology service announced an investment from TTV Capital, an Atlanta-based early-stage venture capital firm focused exclusively on investing in fintech companies.

Polychain, FBG lead investment in Republic’s cryptocurrency ‘dark pool’

Republic Protocol, an anticipated decentralized ‘dark pool’ for cryptocurrency trading that raised 35,000 ETH in its public crowdsale, has been backed by an all-star lineup of cryptocurrency investors, including Polychain Capital, FBG Capital, Signum Capital, Huobi Capital and more.

TaaS makes its biggest contribution to date into VIMANA Global

Token-as-a-Service (TaaS), a tokenized closed-end fund dedicated to blockchain assets, announced today its largest contribution to date into VIMANA Global, a company developing Autonomous Aerial Vehicles for Urban Air Mobility.

Harbor gets $10 million to automate compliance for crypto-securities

Blockchain technology company Harbor launched today to address the regulatory challenges of trading private securities on blockchains, including Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). Moreover, Harbor announced a $10 million in Series A financing to build its decentralized compliance protocol for standardizing crypto-securities issuance and trading. 

Global Brain invests in Japan-based blockchain startup Ginco

VC investment company Global Brain (GB) today announced they have invested in Ginco, a Japanese startup providing various blockchain technology solutions including “Ginco”, a secure mobile client-side cryptocurrency wallet.

nChain takes stake in South Africa-based Bitcoin Cash wallet Centbee

nChain Group, a blockchain research, and development firm announced today they have taken an equity stake in Centbee, a Bitcoin Cash (BCH) wallet provider launching this year that makes it easy for global consumers to acquire, hold and spend BCH with retailers and other merchants.

Fineqia International invests in crypto bond service Nivaura

Fineqia International today announced that it has made a cash investment for an equity stake in Nivaura, which recently demonstrated the world’s first cryptocurrency denominated bond issuance that was cleared, settled and registered entirely on a public blockchain.

Uphold enters $57.5 million partnership to increase loss assurance

Uphold, a multi-purpose digital money platform announced that it has entered into a $57.5 million partnership with Greg Kidd, investor in Ripple, Square, Coinbase, and others, to increase loss assurance for consumers to around 20% of total current cryptocurrency holdings – an industry-leading move where most companies offer little or no consumer coverage.

XTC Unicorn Fund makes strategic investment in Emercoin

The XTC Unicorn Fund today announced it will invest in Emercoin, the cryptocurrency, and decentralized blockchain platform to help the provider build community with technology companies around the world. 

TEPCO invests in UK energy blockchain technology company Electron

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. (TEPCO) recently announced that it closed an early-stage bridging round investment in Electron at the end of 2017. Electron is a London-based technology company harnessing blockchain technology to establish more efficient, flexible, and reliable systems for the energy sector.

Applied Blockchain secures investments from Shell Trading and Calibrate Partners

Applied Blockchain Ltd, a London-based blockchain start-up, has secured its first funding round with investments from Shell Trading International Ltd (Shell) and Calibrate Partners LLP for minority stakes in the company.

Cryptocurrency hardware wallet company Ledger raises $75 million

Cryptocurrency and blockchain security company, Ledger, today announced a USD 75 million (EUR 61 million) Series B round, led by Draper Esprit. The investment will enable the company to significantly scale up its operations as demand for their products increases at pace.

Bitfury and First Block Capital invest in Emercoin

The Bitfury Group and First Block Capital today announced they have invested in Emercoin and will support the provider of blockchain solutions and services for customers around the world.

Waltonchain invests in crypto exchange Coinnest

Waltonchain, the business ecosystem platform combining blockchain with IoT (specifically RFID) to create a management system for supply chains announced today an investment in new Korean cryptocurrency exchange Coinnest.

Nordic Eye leads $4.8M investment in Coinify

Nordic Eye, a Denmark VC firm for global investments with hands-on mentorship and guidance announced its lead in the additional $4.8M bridge round investment in Coinify.

Syscoin developer Blockchain Foundry closes $3.3 million private placement financing

Blockchain Foundry today announced that it closed the first tranche of a non-brokered private placement of 12,222,222 common shares at a price of $0.27 per share for gross proceeds of $3,300,000.
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