Blockstack Raises $23 Million USD in First Regulated Token Offering

Blockstack has raised $23 million USD in the first-ever token offering approved by the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Blocskstack PBC, which is a decentralized computing network aiming to antiquate data breaches and trust violations, first announced the token sale in July, having received SEC approval to raise up to $28 million USD in a Reg A+ compliant offering. The breakdown of the token offering consisted of $15.5 million USD raised through the sale of  74.3 million Stacks tokens through its Reg A+ sale in the US, and an additional…

Elliptic, A Crypto Forensic Startup, Raises $23 Million USD

Elliptic, a British startup firm aimed at tracing suspicious crypto activity, has raised $23 million USD in a funding round led by SBI Holdings. Elliptic to Expand into Asian Markets The Series B funding round was led by Japanese financial institution SBI Holdings and will enable Elliptic to continue expansion into Asian markets where it has recently opened an office in Singapore and will open another in Japan this week. Elliptic CEO and founder James Smith cited Asia as a highly attractive market for the company due to its prominent…

Telegram’s 300 Million Users May Be Able to Trade Cryptocurrency

Crypto bull runs often result in developments that often seem a bit farfetched, but at the end of the day, almost everyone wants to cash in on the phenomenon. It happened in 2017, and it is happening once against in 2019 as Bitcoin led the massive crypto surge in the first half of the year. Naturally, some of the world’s biggest tech companies are now getting an interest in Bitcoin as well as in the wider crypto ecosystem. It has now emerged that messaging platform Telegram, which is best known…

A Big Four Audit Firm Lost $1 Million In Bitcoin. Victims Are Losing Patience

The Takeaway: QuadrigaCX’s former users are running out of patience with Miller Thomson and EY, the court-appointed companies tasked with recovering their missing funds. The users want more transparency into EY’s investigation of Quadriga’s missing funds, as well as a better understanding of how the audit firm accidentally lost 103 bitcoin earlier this year. Some users are contemplating finding new legal representation due to their frustrations with Miller Thomson. Former QuadrigaCX users are losing patience with their court-appointed lawyers and looking for answers about how more than 100 bitcoins were…

Coinbase Backs $4.3 Million Raise for New Crypto Derivatives Exchange

A new cryptocurrency derivatives exchange that hasn’t yet launched has already won backing from major investors including Coinbase. Called Blade, the exchange platform is planning to go live in a few weeks with a focus on perpetual swaps, TechCrunch reported Monday. The firm was founded by Jeff Byun and Henry Lee, who had previously launched a delivery startup that crypto-friendly payments firm Square acquired in part in 2017. The two have now brought some of the same investors in to back their new Blade venture. Aside from Coinbase, investors in the $4.3…

BlockFi Raises Over $18 Million USD in Funding Round

US cryptocurrency lending startup BlockFi has raised $18.3 million USD in a funding round led by Valar Ventures, the company announced on Tuesday. BlockFi is the first company of its kind to receive institutional funding for crypto-based loans in US dollars, in the form of a $50 million lending facility from Galaxy Digital. The new capital will reportedly be used to expand the array of products on BlockFi’s existing platform that includes interest-earning accounts for Bitcoin (BTC) and crypto-backed USD loans. BlockFi also plans on using the investment to double…

Crypto Derivatives Trading Platform FTX Raises $8 Million

FTX, a new cryptocurrency derivatives exchange and trading platform, has raised $8 million in a funding round led by blockchain-focused fund Proof of Capital, Consensus Lab, FBG and Galois Capital. Proof of Capital is a $50 million venture capital (VC) fund launched in April 2019 by partners from Horizons Ventures, Greylock Partners and 500 Startups, and backed by the likes of HTC and YouTube co-founder Steve Chen. The fund invests in early-stage blockchain startups with a focus on fintech, infrastructure, hardware and consumer products, and made one investment prior to…

Bitcoin Mining Manufacturer Canaan Files for IPO in US Worth $200 Million

As per a report, Canaan Creative, the major Bitcoin miner manufacturer, is supposed to have confidentially filed for an IPO in the US. As Bitcoin has grown into one of the biggest cryptocurrencies in the world, a range of industries have cropped up that are seeking to provide services that will help create a more robust ecosystem, and most of them are bearing fruit. For instance, new crypto exchanges are cropping up every other day, and it has become an industry in itself. However, not much has yet been talked…

QuadrigaCX Judge Approves $1.6 Million in Expenses for EY, Law Firms

A Canadian judge approved more than $1.6 million in fees for firms that are seeking to recover funds from the now-defunct Canadian crypto exchange QuadrigaCX. Nova Scotia Supreme Court Judge Darlene Jamieson ruled Wednesday that all activities undertaken and fees incurred by Ernst & Young (EY), Stikeman Elliot (EY’s legal counsel), Kirkland & Ellis (EY’s American legal counsel), Miller Thomson (representative counsel) and Cox & Palmer (representative counsel) under the ongoing Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) proceeding on behalf of Quadriga would be approved. “There being no expressed opposition to the…

Chinese Miner Manufacturer Canaan Files IPO With $200 Million Goal

This article was originally published by 8btc and written by Lylian Teng. Canaan Creative, one of the world’s largest bitcoin mining machine manufacturers, has filed an application for an initial public offering (IPO) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), people with knowledge of the matter disclosed. According to the source, the AvalonMiner manufacturer has secretly filed its application with the SEC and reportedly aims to raise $200 million. It makes Canaan the first of China’s “big three” mining machine giants to move forward with a U.S. IPO application.…