Deals and acquisitions of crypto projects
Fidelity Investments' crypto arm makes first push into Europe
The cryptocurrency arm of Fidelity Investments, one of the world’s largest investment managers, has launched its first foray into Europe, opening a new front in efforts to drag digital money into mainstream investing.
Bitcoin UTXO growth hits new all-time high, but what does it mean?
The Bitcoin (BTC) record is showing one indicator of extreme growth this year – the count of Unspent Transaction Outputs, or UTXO. This growth points to several potential explanations.
Crypto exchange Kraken acquires Circle's once mighty OTC desk
Circle, the Boston-based cryptocurrency firm, has sold its once-mighty over-the-counter (OTC) trading (OTC) operation to Kraken.
FoPay Bought AliExchange for 1 Million FOIN
Cryptocurrency Wallet service provider, FoPay announced today that it has acquired Cryptocurrency Exchange, AliExchange in a deal worth 1 million FOIN. FOIN’s 30 days average price is approximately USD2,100, making this acquisition valued at about 2.1 Billion USD.
What Charles Schwab buying TD Ameritrade means for crypto
Charles Schwab’s acquisition of TD Ameritrade is expected to shake up the brokerage and custody industry. But it has implications for crypto as well.
Charles Schwab said to be in talks to buy crypto-friendly discount broker TD Ameritrade
Charles Schwab, the biggest investment brokerage firm in the U.S. with over $3 trillion in assets under management, is reportedly in discussions to buy rival TD Ameritrade.
Roger Ver's Bitcoin.com acquires Japanese blockchain development startup O3 Labs
Bitcoin.com, the firm backed by cryptocurrency investor Roger Ver, today announced that it has acquired Japanese blockchain development startup O3 Labs. The two firms did not disclose the price of the acquisition.
Binance and Polychain Are Funding a Crypto-Friendly Bank in Malta
To some, Malta-native Paula Pandolfino may seem like a walking contradiction: bitcoiner and banker.
OTC crypto trader Genesis makes its first acquisition, Qu Capital, to strengthen trading technology
Genesis Global Trading, an institutional over-the-counter (OTC) cryptocurrency trading firm, has made its first-ever acquisition, according to an announcement Thursday.
Coinbase has sealed the acquisition of Xapo’s institutional custody service for $55 million
Coinbase has acquired Xapo's institutional custody business for $55 million, completing a deal that The Block first reported was ongoing in May. With the acquisition, the exchange now has over $7 billion in digital assets under custody, per a company blog post.
GoTenna Partners With Blockstream Satellite to Make Using Bitcoin Without an Internet Connection Simpler
Sending bitcoin transactions without an internet connection just got a little bit easier.
Disney might buy Bitstamp: why the corporations would need it
The Walt Disney Company has become seriously interested in the crypto industry. In addition to its blockchain project, the corporation keeps its eye on the Bitstamp crypto exchange, as well as on the Korean trading platform Korbit.
Animoca Brands Partners with Formula 1 for a Blockchain Game
Animoca Brands has signed an agreement with Formula 1® to publish a blockchain-powered game based on the world-renowned F1® racing series.
TechCrunch Founder’s Crypto Fund Tops $100 Million, Completes First Acquisition
One of Arrington XRP Capital’s largest limited partners (LPs) has injected a fresh $30 million into the digital asset firm, according to its founder Michael Arrington.
Thinking of Buying a Home with Bitcoin? In Turkey You Now Can.
Despite the loss in the value of over 80% in the crypto markets in the past year, data from Statista indicates that the number of cryptocurrency wallet owners has increased 32% and reached 31 million by the end of 2018. Widely used in many industries including automotive, travel and informatics, cryptocurrency has also become widespread in the real estate sector.
New York Times: Facebook Reportedly Shopping ‘Facebook Coin’ to Crypto Exchanges
Facebook is “hoping to succeed where Bitcoin failed” with its highly secretive cryptocurrency project, a New York Times (NYT) article published today, Feb. 28, argues.
Coinbase Acquires Blockchain-Tracking Startup Neutrino for Undisclosed Price
Coinbase has acquired blockchain analytics startup Neutrino as part of a wider push to offer more diverse crypto assets across borders.
More Than 30% of BTC Traffic Stems from the Veriblock Project
Over the last few weeks, a blockchain project called Veriblock whose protocol piggybacks off the Bitcoin Core (BTC) network has sparked debate. More than a quarter of BTC’s transaction numbers stem from the Veriblock system and the project has been criticized for using the blockchain in this manner.
Despite Crypto Depression, M&A Deals Set New Record
As the cumulative market cap for cryptocurrencies dropped from an all-time high of $813 billion in 2018 to just $130 billion at the end of the year, the industry was quietly consolidating at a historic rate.
Airbnb Co-Founder Backs $22 Million Funding for Crypto Dealer SFOX
A cryptocurrency dealer setting out to provide trading services for institutional investors has closed a Series A funding round of $22.7 million.
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Wells Fargo Invests $5M in Startup Connecting Crypto Exchanges and Banks
IOTA Foundation Suspends Network, Probes Fund Theft in Trinity Wallet
‘Full Transparency Not Ideal for Cryptocurrency’ Says Chainalysis Exec
A Mailbomber in the Netherlands Wants a BTC Payment to Stop Blowing Things Up
Crypto Market Is A “Giant Garbage Dumpster”: Minneapolis Fed President
China files 84 patents for central bank digital currency
North Korea Is Expanding Its Monero Mining Operations, Says Report
Bitcoin mining hardware maker Canaan's stock price surges more than 80%
The world gold miner tokenizes assets and opens trading on the Simex and Coinsbit exchanges
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