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Mobile-focused blockchain payments startup Celo has raised $20 million from the likes of Andreesen Horowitz (a16z), Greenfield One and Electric Capital. According to a press release on Wednesday, the funding will go towards fleshing out its suite of offerings. Celo is a proof-of-stake blockchain built on Ethereum, designed to support stablecoins and tokenized assets, while utilizing cellphone...
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Opyn, a marketplace for decentralized finance (DeFi) options, has rolled out a host of new features in its updated protocol that aim to make the crypto options markets more efficient and liquid.  While Opyn entered DeFi with an insurance-like product for governance tokens such as compound, its focus has since pivoted to the options market...
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Another billionaire investor disclosed his bitcoin bags. The Silvergate Exchange Network added another exchange member. Riot Blockchain, a publicly traded bitcoin mining firm, recorded bumper revenues with plans to expand. Top shelf Billionaire’s bitcoinBillionaire U.S. investor Stanley Druckenmiller, who just weeks ago was said to be shorting the dollar, is long on bitcoin. In a...
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COMMENT Executions are on the decline as more countries abandon capital punishment by law or in practice. Despite this, 657 executions were recorded last year. That’s 657 too many.  It is crucial that those accused of capital crimes have access to quality legal representation. In many places, people facing charges that could lead to execution...
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Israeli bitcoiners take note: a handful of Knesset members are seeking to ease Israel’s hefty taxation of cryptocurrencies. Four Knesset members from the nationalist Yisrael Beiteinu party on Tuesday introduced a draft bill that would effectively end Israel’s 25% capital gains tax on bitcoin by redefining certain “distributed digital currencies” as currency, instead of a...
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Capital Legacy, South Africa’s leading provider of Wills, has been operating in the fiduciary and financial industries since 2012. Over the last eight years they have provided more than 300 000 clients with Wills and indemnified over R70-billion in fees that arise during the estate administration process, which has aided them in gaining invaluable experience and...
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Ribbit Capital, a major investor in fintech startups including cryptocurrency and blockchain ventures, is seeking to raise $350 million for a “blank check” company that would make acquisitions. While it’s unclear how much Ribbit Leap will focus on crypto or blockchain acquisitions, the filing comes at a time of renewed exuberance in the sector. Aside...
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A conversation with a VC about changes in fintech, crypto and how public market trends shape the startup scene. Our main conversation features Race Capital’s Chris McCann. Chris was previously the founder of Startup Digest, building it to 1 million subscriptions long before email newsletters were a thing. He spent four years building the community...
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SPONSORED Capital Legacy, South Africa’s leading provider of wills, has been operating in the fiduciary and financial industries since 2012. Over the last eight years they have provided more than 300 000 clients with Wills and indemnified over R 70-billion in fees that arise during the estate administration process, which has aided them in gaining...
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