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Andreessen Horowitz, Union Square Ventures, Others Take Part in $11 Million Series A Round for Uniswap, a Non-Custodial Ethereum Token Exchange

Ethereum based Uniswap, a leading non-custodial crypto token exchange, has reportedly secured $11 million through a Series A investment round. Uniswap’s latest funding round was led by giant VC firm Andreessen Horowitz. Union Square Ventures, Version One, Parafi Capital, Variant, SV Angel and A. Capital… Read More

There are Over 30 Partner Banks Representing Hundreds of Fintech Relationships, Rex Salisbury, Partner at a16z Reveals

Rex Salisbury, partner on the Fintech team at VC firm Andreessen Horowitz (A16Z) and founder of Cambrian, a community at the “white-hot center” of Fintech, reveals that partner banks have “exploded” in recent years. Salisbury confirmed that today, there are over 30 partner banks, which… Read More

Andreessen Horowitz: Growth in the Cryptocurrency Sector has been “Choppy Yet Consistent”

Giant VC firm Andreessen Horowitz is arguing that the growth of social media, application developers, digital asset prices, and the rise of blockchain startups may eventually lead to the development of a more stable cryptocurrency industry. The US-based firm published a report on May 15,… Read More

Andreessen Horowitz-backed dYdX, a Non-Custodial Exchange, Launches Bitcoin (BTC) Perpetual Contracts Market

Andreessen Horowitz (a16z)-backed dYdX, a non-custodial cryptocurrency exchange, has confirmed the public launch of its Bitcoin (BTC) perpetual contracts market. Perpetual contracts are derivatives that are somewhat like futures contracts, however, they don’t have an expiry or fixed settlement date. Perpetual contracts closely resemble a… Read More

Andreessen Horowitz Secures Over Half a Billion Dollars for its Second Digital Asset Fund

Giant venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) has finalized its second crypto asset fund which is valued at over half a billion dollars. Established in 2009 by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz in 2009, the VC firm confirmed the news on April 30, 2020. The… Read More

Ethereum-based tBTC, which is Pegged to Bitcoin (BTC), Is Preparing for Public Launch with Help from MakerDAO, Others

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tBTC, an Ethereum (ETH)-based token that’s pegged to Bitcoin (BTC), the flagship cryptocurrency, is preparing for its public launch. During the course of the next two weeks, the tBTC project is planning to introduce its technical infrastructure with the help of more than 40 digital… Read More

Giant VC Firm Andreessen Horowitz Is Planning to Secure $450 Million in Capital for its Second Cryptocurrency-focused Fund

Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) is planning to secure $450 million in capital for its second digital asset-focused fund, according to a recent report from the Financial Times (FT). Sources familiar with the matter told the FT that the giant VC firm… Read More

Andreessen Horowitz and Coinbase Ventures-backed Celo Foundation to Challenge Libra Stablecoin Project

The Facebook-led Libra stablecoin project might now have some competition. The Celo Foundation has managed to sign up 50 organizations to its “Alliance for Prosperity” program, which aims to enable greater financial inclusion by leveraging blockchain technology and helping people transact with digital assets. Giant… Read More

Blockchain Startup Arweave, a Permanent Storage Solution Provider, Secures $8.3 Million in Funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Coinbase Ventures, Others

Blockchain startup Arweave, a firm focused on enabling the permanent storage of Internet-based content, has secured $8.3 million in funding from giant VC firm Andreessen Horowitz, Coinbase Ventures, and Union Square Ventures.  Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures have also invested in the firm’s operations… Read More

Veteran Digital Asset Investor Arianna Simpson Joins Giant VC Firm Andreessen Horowitz as Deal Partner

Veteran digital asset investor Arianna Simpson, who has been into crypto “before it was cool,” will reportedly be joining giant venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz as a deal partner. Simpson, the founder and managing director at crypto-asset hedge fund Autonomous Partners, confirmed the news on… Read More

Andreessen Horowitz-backed Internet Computer Developer Dfinity Unveils Demo of “Open Version” of LinkedIn

Decentralized cloud computing developer Dfinity, which notably secured $102 million back in 2018, has unveiled what appears to be an “open version” of giant professional social network LinkedIn, referred to as “LinkedUp.” The LinkedUp app has reportedly been launched on Dfinity’s decentralized “Internet Computer,” instead… Read More

Food Pickup App Snackpass Secures $21 Million via Series A Round Led by Venture Capital Firm Andreessen Horowitz

Snackpass, a food pickup app that has a loyalty rewards program that works in a manner that’s somewhat similar to a social media platform, recently secured $21 million via a Series A round led by giant venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. Snackpass says it now… Read More

VC Powerhouse Andreessen Horowitz Presenting Free “Crypto Startup School” in February

Prolific Silicon Valley VC firm Andreessen Horowitz is offering a free seven-week program starting in late February 2020 called the “a16z Crypto Startup School.” Famous for being one of the early backers of Facebook and Instagram, Andreessen Horowitz has added a number of cryptocurrency/ “blockchain”… Read More

Andreessen Horowitz, Multicoin Capital, Union Square Ventures Lead Arweave’s $5 Million Investment Round

Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz recently led a $5 million investment round for Arweave, a blockchain firm that’s developing permanent online data storage solutions. On November 5, the developers of Arweave revealed that they had managed to receive investments from world-leading funds in… Read More

Banktech: Synapse Closes on $33 Million Series B Funding led by Andreessen Horowitz

Banking financial service software provider Synapse has closed on a Series B Funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z). Synapse raised $33 million in the funding round with participation from existing investors Trinity and Core Innovation Capital. As part of the investment, Angela Strange (General… Read More

No Shortcut to Trust: Economist Arnold Kling Joins Chorus of Blockchain Naysayers

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Arnold Kling, an economist and adjunct scholar at the Libertarian think tank The Cato Institute, has blogged his reflections on a recent interview with blockchain proponents and tech VCs Andreessen-Horowitz (A-H). Like A-H, Kling was around during the Internet’s nascent phase and made money from… Read More

Industry Advocates in Washington, DC This Week to Consult on Cryptocurrency Legislation

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Representatives from Wall Street and prominent US crypto investment/services firms are convening in Washington this week to attend a legislative roundtable hosted by Republican Representative Warren Davidson of Ohio, CNBC reports. Attendees at the roundtable, titled “Legislating Certainty for Cryptocurrencies,” are reportedly hoping to influence… Read More

a16z Crypto: Andreessen Horowitz Dives into Cryptocurrency with New $300 Million Fund

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Andreessen Horowitz, perhaps the most prominent VC in the world, has gone crypto. In a blog post today, Chris Dixon,  a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, announced the a16z crypto venture fund backed with $300 million of fiat currency. Dixon said the new venture fund will… Read More

Crypto VCs at Consensus Envision Token-Based Future

Seasoned reporter Paul Vigna, who covers cryptocurrencies and blockchain at the Wall Street Journal and who also co-authored a fine book on the subject, The Age of Cryptocurrencies, sat down at Consensus with VCs Balaji S. Srinivasan and Fred Wilson to discuss the business realities that may… Read More

Creation of an ICO Safe Harbor Would Provide a Zone of Regulatory Certainty in a Market Flooded with Questionable Compliance

The US initial coin offering (ICO) market is the subject of a great deal of regulatory uncertainty resulting, in large part, from the absence of comprehensive guidance by the SEC.   The uncertainty has caused frustration for issuers and investors and has also been counter-productive… Read More

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