Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies

Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies

MiCA

How will the passage of MiCA change the cryptocurrency market?

Set to go into effect in 2024, the Markets in Crypto-Assets Regulation (MICA) is the first all-encompassing effort to tackle cryptoassets. How will its passage change the crypto space?
Bitcoin

Is 2023 the year of Bitcoin’s death?

A blogpost by European Central Bank representatives has remarked that the current turmoil being seen in the crypto markets is ‘Bitcoin’s last stand’. 
CBDC

France and Luxembourg conclude CBDC project

The central banks of France and Luxembourg have finished an experimental CBDC project to settle a €100m digital native bond, claims Finextra.
EMURGO Ventures boosts Web3 portfolio portfolio with 2 deals

EMURGO Ventures boosts Web3 portfolio portfolio with 2 deals

EMURGO Ventures has made two new investments, as it bolsters its Web3 portfolio.
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Digital asset platform Matrixport eyes $100m raise

Matrixport, a digital assets financial services platform, is reportedly planning to raise $100m.
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t3rn nets $6.5m for its multichain technology

t3rn, a next-generation fail-safe multichain protocol, has raised $6.5m in a strategic funding round.
Matter Labs

Matter Labs secures $200m in Series C

Matter Labs, a German developer of a solution that reduces the cost of Ethereum transactions, has bagged $200m in a Series C round. 
Foresight

Foresight Ventures unveils $10m incubator for Web3 startups

Foresight Ventures, a Singapore-based crypto fund, has introduced a $10m incubator program focused on supporting Web3 startups.
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What is the Travel Rule for crypto?

Cryptocurrency is becoming increasingly popular, but so is its use for money laundering. The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) recently revealed the Travel Rule for crypto, but what does this mean?
Nucleo

Crypto infrastructure firm Nucleo secures $4m seed

Nucleo, a private, non-custodial, auditable multi-sig on Ethereum that provides the privacy infrastructure for crypto firms, has raised $4m in a seed round.

News Stories

Pylon nets $8.5m to bring mortgage tools to non-lenders

Pylon nets $8.5m to bring mortgage tools to non-lenders

Pylon is a startup that is helping lenders and FinTechs embed end-to-end mortgage tools, and it has reportedly raised $8.5m in its seed round.
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5 questions to ask during compliance budget building

As companies start preparing for 2023, budgets are often a major talking point. Red Oak Compliance has outlined the five questions companies need to be asking when building the compliance budget.
law

Law enforcers link in global money laundering crackdown

Law enforcement from 25 countries have linked to crack down on money mules and their recruiters.
Intuit acquires SeedFi to bolster Credit Karma solution

Intuit acquires SeedFi to bolster Credit Karma solution

Intuit, a developer of multiple leading FinTech services, has acquired SeedFi, which is the partner behind Credit Karma’s Credit Builder solution.
secjur

German compliance firm secjur lands €5.5m

secjur, a Hamburg-based provider of an AI-powered compliance automation platform, has scored €5.5m in seed financing.

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