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German blockchain security start-up Ubirch completes second round of financing

Ubirch, a Cologne-based blockchain technology startup in the field of IoT, announced today the completion of its second round of financing and receives new growth capital in the seven-digit euro range. In total, the company has received several million euros since its inception to build its IoT security…

Blockchain infrastructure provider NULS gets additional investment from Ulysses Capital

NULS, creators of adaptable blockchain technology for the enterprise, today announced that it has secured another investment from Ulysses Capital, a family office based in Los Angeles, with extra offices in London and Sydney. Ulysses Capital manages around US$1.5 billion in a long-short strategy, and its current portfolio…

Blockchain powered social marketplace receives government funding, private investment

Blockchain-based software startup SOMA, announced today it has successfully closed a €1.1M bridge funding round, which includes a substantial investment from the Finnish Government as well as private angel investors. Based in Helsinki but with a strong U.S. presence, SOMA integrates social interactions, ecommerce, and the tracking and…

Protocol Labs announces first recipients of grant program

Protocol Labs, a research, development, and deployment institution for improving Internet technology, has announced its first grant recipients. Last year, Protocol Labs launched a grant program, through which it would fund cutting-edge research endeavors relevant to its mission. The first few Requests for Proposals (RFPs) focused on problems…

GeoDB surpasses funding target to support the expansion of its decentralized data marketplace

A group of tech entrepreneurs, and the men behind million dollar start-up Wave, have completed a UK crowdfunding campaign to support their newest venture; the big data digital marketplace which pays users fairly for their data. Having already raised more than 1.5 million Euros of funding, GeoDB has…

Hong Kong’s Kilmorey invests in International Digital Currency Group

Kilmorey Securities Limited, an established securities company based in Hong Kong, and International Digital Currency Group (IDCG), the parent company of digital currency exchange IDCM, have signed a memorandum of acquisition. The two parties will collaborate on areas including blockchain asset management, blockchain finance, and blockchain technology use…

Ripple’s XRP incubator invests in private payment channel solution from Bolt Labs

Ripple’s XRP incubator Xpring, announced today it will invest in Bolt Labs, a project which is building payment channel implementations using zero-knowledge proofs, blind signatures, and commitments. Their solutions aim to bring scalability not only to privacy chain cryptocurrencies, but also to existing public chains where privacy is…

æternity’s Starfleet blockchain accelerator names 4 blockchain startups it will fund

æternity Ventures, the investment arm of decentralized smart contracts platform æternity, has successfully concluded the first round of their 2019 Starfleet initiative by selecting four blockchain startups it will fund and mentor through its accelerator programme. At a time when few investors or VCs are committing funds to the…

Bitcoin SV wallet Centbee raises £1 million from Ayre Ventures

South African-based Bitcoin SV wallet app company, Centbee, announced today that it has closed its Series A round with entrepreneur Calvin Ayre, founder of Antigua-based investment firm, Ayre Ventures. He has invested £1 million (R18.3 million). The deal was facilitated by nChain, a blockchain advisory, research, and development firm,…

DigitalX makes investment in company behind gold-backed stablecoin XGold

DigitalX, an Australian blockchain technology company, today announced it has secured AUD $2 million to fund a strategic investment in Singaporean based Bullion Asset Management Services (BAM). BAM is creating a gold-backed cryptocurrency called XGold which will compete with the leading stablecoin products such as Tether, a USD-backed…

Nauticus targets $25 million in raise to grow exchange and blockchain ecosystem

Melbourne blockchain technology and crypto exchange company Nauticus Blockchain has announced it will be targeting a $25 million equity raise to fulfill its vision for low cost, borderless financial transactions. The company launched in 2018 and has amassed a 50,000 strong community across Facebook, Telegram, and Twitter, who help…

Binance Labs Fellowship grants $15K to its first three blockchain projects

Binance Labs, the venture arm of cryptocurrency exchange Binance, today announced a grant of USD $15,000 to each of its first three open-source Fellowship projects. Ironbelly, a mobile wallet for the Grin blockchain HOPR, a privacy-preserving messaging protocol Kitsune Wallet, an upgradeable on-chain wallet Ironbelly, HOPR and Kitsune…

Real estate records blockchain Ubitquity launches crowdfunding on SeedInvest

Ubitquity, an enterprise-ready blockchain platform for real estate recordkeeping, has today announced the launch of an equity fundraising campaign on the crowdfunding platform SeedInvest. Ubitquity is the enterprise-ready blockchain-secured platform for real estate recordkeeping, and offers a simple user experience for securely recording and tracking property deeds and…

Flexa raises $14.1 million to push blockchain payment adoption

Flexa, a soon to launch payment network seeking to unite retail and blockchain technologies, announced today that it has raised $14.1 million in funding, led by Pantera Capital, 1kx, Nima Capital, Access Ventures, and other strategic partners. The funding announcement precedes the company’s public launch in May 2019….

Horizen Labs raises $4 million to build blockchain solutions for business

Horizen Labs, Inc. has launched as a blockchain development company that enables businesses to deploy proprietary blockchain solutions that are fast, secure, private, and scalable. Though it initially aimed to raise $2 million, the project raised $4 million in seed funding from Digital Currency Group, Liberty City Ventures,…