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Steve Ehrlich, CEO of Voyager Digital, Comments on Collapsing Crypto & Stock Markets. When Will the Pain End?

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The past few weeks have been tough for investors. Both traditional markets and crypto markets have been battered. Expectations for much higher interest rates, aiming to mitigate crushing inflation, means the pain is here to stay – at least for a while. Regarding stock markets,… Read More

Sabanci Acquires Israeli OT Cybersecurity Startup Radiflow

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Radiflow, an Israeli OT cybersecurity startup, announced that it is being acquired in “a two-phase process by Sabanci Group, market leaders in the financial services, energy, and industrial sectors.” As mentioned in an update shared with CI, the initial phase entails “a $45 million primary… Read More

Deal Quality: Investing in Crowdfunded Securities – What You Need to Know

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    A couple of weeks back, CI held a webinar with two investment platforms, Rialto Markets and Republic,  which both sell securities online. The topic of discussion was deal quality and the different types of securities issuers pitch when pursuing an investment crowdfunding offering…. Read More

Marcus New: CEO at Pre-IPO Marketplace InvestX Reveals Why Many Private Companies Are Avoiding Going Public

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We recently caught up with Marcus New, CEO and Founder of pre-IPO marketplace InvestX. InvestX delivers access, liquidity, and innovation to the private equity asset class via investments in late-stage private equity on a  trading platform, InvestX GEM. InvestX aims to empower broker-dealers and advisors… Read More

Crypto Investors Take Profits, Outflows Top $134 Million

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Digital asset investors are taking profits, according to CoinShares weekly report as over $134 million in crypto exited positions – the second largest weekly outflow this year. The most popular crypto, Bitcoin was the biggest exit Hoovering up most of the outflow at $132 million…. Read More

Binance CTO Comments on Crypto, Blockchain, Web3 Development and Mainstream Adoption

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Binance’s Chief Technology Officer, Rohit Wad recently shared why he decided to make the leap to crypto and blockchain, and the projects that “excite” him. Rohit noted that before the COVID-19 pandemic, his mother “didn’t even use credit cards.” He added that now, she knows… Read More

Genesis Comments on Bitcoin, Crypto Recent Run

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies have recently experienced a solid rise in price. Bitcoin, the world’s most popular crypto is up by around 10% just this week. This week,  Noelle Acheson, Head of Market Insights at Genesis, shared her opinion on the bullish crypto market. Acheson… Read More

Gemini CTO Pravjit Tiwana Comments on Building the Future of Web 3.0

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At the beginning of 2022, Gemini had welcomed their CTO, Pravjit Tiwana, who joined them from Amazon Web Services (AWS). Pravjit is responsible for leading Gemini’s Engineering, Product, and Information Security teams, with “a vision of building customer-centric innovative products that harness the opportunities of… Read More

Paradigm Drift: Pricing Legendary Series A Terms Against Today’s Market

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The blistering pace of venture capital deployment has emerged as one of the more salient investment themes from the pandemic. As Fred Wilson, partner at Union Square Ventures, observes, “It is tempting to mourn the loss of careful and considered investing but from where I… Read More

UK’s MarketFinance Explains How they Work with B2B Marketplaces to Provide Payment, Credit Options

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When one of the most prominent firms, Andreessen Horowitz, proclaimed in January 2020 that “every company will be a fintech company”, it “spurred a big debate,” according to the team at UK’s MarketFinance. How much should software platforms “build their own solutions, versus embedding third… Read More

Crowdfunding is Now a Serious Way for Privately Held Businesses to Raise Serious Capital

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One of the biggest challenges founders and CEOs of startups face is funding: courting angels and VCs, pitch decks, travel, and meetings, getting ghosted, negotiating and swallowing unreasonable terms, eroding control–all at the expense of actually running and growing the business. When you hear the… Read More

FirstBlock Capital LLC Announces its New Focus on Investing in Digital Assets

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FirstBlock Capital LLC, helmed by VC Peter Janssen, recently announced his new focus on investing in digital assets. Peter said his firm plans to deploy capital “across blockchain and digital asset start-ups and public tokens.” With the rise of virtual currencies, he believes this is… Read More

CoinShares Makes Additional Investment in FlowBank to Improve its Integrated Strategy

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CoinShares, one of Europe’s largest and “longest standing” digital asset investment firms, announced that following obtaining approval from the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority, it has “acquired an additional 20.8% stake in Swiss-based FlowBank.” This acquisition was “priced at CHF 24,740,000.” Following the company’s October… Read More

UK’s Landbay Says Buy to Let Sector Needs Extensive Knowledge Base for Advisers, Experienced BDMs

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The team at Landbay notes that they believe that as an established lender, they must be able to demonstrate that they’re using the latest technology and continue to enhance the service they provide. Their online platform stands out “as one of the most advanced in… Read More

Steven Weinstein, CEO of Seismic Capital, Shares Opinion on Accredited Investor Definition and a Possible Change to the Rule

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The definition of an Accredited Investor determines who may participate in Regulation D (Reg D) private placement offerings. This is an enormous market at over $1 trillion in annual investments and the most popular path for an early-stage firm to raise needed growth capital.  The… Read More

US Investment Crowdfunding Exemptions Explained

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In the United States, securities or investment crowdfunding was legalized under the JOBS Act of 2012. This bi-partisan legislation was in recognition of changes in technology as well as an understanding of the need to better facilitate capital formation for early-stage firms. Effectively, there are… Read More

Global Tech Trading Firm Optiver Explains Why They Invested in RFQ Platform for Cryptocurrency Options

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Optiver Principal Strategic Investments (PSI) confirmed, earlier last month, that it took part in the Series A funding round for Paradigm, a trading platform for cryptocurrency options and futures. New York-based Paradigm is focused on supporting institutional-level liquidity for cryptocurrency derivatives through their chat-based multi-dealer… Read More

UK’s Investment Platform easyMoney Explains How Consumers Can Increase their Savings Over Time

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UK’s investment platform easyMoney notes that we are in the middle of a cost-of-living crisis and prices are increasing on just about everything we purchase so putting away extra funds into a savings pot might “not be at the top of your list, but it… Read More

Bitcoin (BTC) Correlation to NASDAQ Increased to 57%, Now a Sustained Reversal of Risk-off Trade Last Week: Report

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The correlation of Bitcoin to the Nasdaq is currently ~57%, “climbing over the past week,” according to an update from BitOoda. As the team at BitOoda had noted this past week, the Russian invasion of Ukraine led to “a large sell off that reversed faster… Read More

DAOs, NFTs, DeFi, Decentralized Infrastructure Identified As Key Trends by Electric Capital

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Electric Capital recently raised $1 billion to fund cryptocurrency networks, Web3 protocols, and blockchain-powered businesses. Electric Capital wrote in a blog post that they are long-term investors and partners to their founders. They claim to have spent the past four years “building software and data… Read More

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