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Blockdaemon Acquires Sepior, a Digital Asset Security Firm

Blockdaemon has acquired Sepior, according to a company statement. Blockdaemon is a blockchain enabler providing the infrastructure for firms to leverage the technology. Sepior is a data and digital asset security company that provides institutional-grade cryptographic key management and protection. Blockdaemon did not disclose the… Read More

Blockdaemon Adds Investors Citi Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, Telstra Ventures, Invicta Growth

Blockdaemon, which claims to be the largest institutional-grade blockchain infrastructure company for node management and staking, announced that it has added four new investors: Citi Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, Telstra Ventures, and Invicta Growth as it “continues its high-velocity growth powering the blockchain economy.” The firm… Read More

Blockdaemon Adds Support for Ethereum (ETH) Open-Source Client Software

Blockdaemon is pleased to confirm that they have added support for Ethereum’s (ETH) open-source client software “in preparation for the ’the merge’.” As part of their ongoing commitment, they’re offering $900,000 worth of IBM Cloud credits to fund Ethereum client stability testing. This will directly… Read More

Blockdaemon Valued at $3.25 Billion as it Raises $207 Million Series C

Institutional blockchain firm Blockdaemon has raised $207 million in a Series C funding round that values the firm at $3.25 billion. The funding round was led by Sapphire and Tiger Global, with participation from existing investors SoftBank Vision Fund 2, Boldstart Ventures, StepStone Group, Matrix Capital… Read More

MyEtherWallet or MEW Provides First Mobile Staking Experience on SKALE Network

MEW (MyEtherWallet), the platform for accessing the Ethereum ecosystem, announced that users are able to earn rewards by staking their SKALE (SKL) tokens from within the MEW wallet mobile app. Skale Network is described as a “fully” decentralized Ethereum compatible multichain Proof of Stake network… Read More

Acala Introduces Liquid Staking Product for Polkadot (DOT), Kusama (KSM) with Assistance from Blockdaemon

Acala, the decentralized finance (DeFi) network and liquidity hub of Polkadot, reveals that it has formed a partnership with Blockdaemon, a blockchain or DLT  infrastructure provider, in order to support its newly-developed staking derivatives for Polkadot (DOT) and Kusama (KSM). As noted in an update… Read More

U.S. Blockchain Platform Blockdaemon Joins Forces With Voyager Digital For Secure Node Infrastructure 

  Blockdaemon, a U.S.-based blockchain infrastructure platform for node management, announced on Thursday it has teamed up with Voyager Digital (CSE: VYGR; OTCQB: VYGVF; FRA: UCD2), a publicly traded holding company whose subsidiaries operate licensed crypto-asset trading and investing brokerage. Blockdaemon reported that the partnership… Read More

Elon Musk Buys Bitcoin, Crypto Insiders Respond

  Bitcoin is hitting new highs today fololowing a 10-K filed by Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) that revealed it had purchased $1.5 billion in Bitcoin and may purchase other digital assets in the future. Simultaneously, Tesla said they expect to commence accepting Bitcoin as a method of… Read More

U.S. Blockchain Infrastructure Platform Blockdaemon Announces Acquisition of Lunie

  Blockdaemon, a U.S.-based blockchain infrastructure platform for node management, announced on Monday the acquisition of Lunie, a staking and governance platform for the management of Proof-of-Stake (PoS) blockchains. Blockdaemon reported the acquisition will significantly strengthen its existing service offering by enhancing its scope into areas… Read More

Ethereum Rising: Number 2 Crypto Reaches New Highs, Insiders Predict ETH’s Future

As Bitcoin has rocketed to new all-time highs, it has sucked much of the oxygen out of the crypto news space. But Bitcoin’s rise has been joined by some other cryptocurrencies running higher – most importantly, the number 2 crypto Ethereum. In the last week… Read More

Bitcoin Tops $30,000, Digital Asset Insiders Comment on BTC’s New Highs, Predict 2021 Prices

Bitcoin is bouncing around all-time highs, trading at around $33,500. For Bitcoin bulls, the recent rise in price for BTC has been greeted with a lot of backslapping and comments about how it was inevitable. Many observers point to the rising demand for Bitcoin as… Read More

Crypto Executives Comment on Mastercard’s CBDC Testing Platform

  Mastercard revealed this week that it has launched a central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) testing platform. The goal is to enable central banks to test national digital currencies. Many central banks are testing or investigating CBDCs including China’s digital yuan that is currently being… Read More

Second Thoughts? Goldman Sachs Takes Another Look at Crypto

At one point in time Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS), the most prominent investment bank in the world and emerging Fintech powerhouse, was poised to create a crypto trading desk. In May of 2018, Goldman Sachs executive Rana Yared indicated the bank would enter the crypto space… Read More

Coinbase Reportedly Planning IPO, Crypto Industry Comments on Possibility of First Digital Asset Exchange to Go Public in the US

Coinbase is reportedly planning an initial public offering (IPO) at some point later this year or early next. First reported by Reuters, the news really comes as no surprise as its valuation has risen dramatically and the digital asset sector of Fintech continues to gain… Read More

Crypto Industry Slams Wirecard and Misplaced Funds: “You don’t get what you expect. You get what you inspect.” 

Wirecard AG (WPI:DE)  has emerged as one of the most embarrassing financial debacles in years in Germany. The implosion of the Fintech has demolished the reputation of the former CEO Markus Braun who was subsequently arrested following the revelation of €1.9 billion in missing funds…. Read More

PayPal’s Move Into Crypto: Affirmation that Traditional Payment Players Can No Longer Ignore Digital Assets

Digital assets continue to gain traction in the real world. While it will take some time, it is hard to ignore that more institutional money is creeping in and blockchain technology is being viewed as a viable tool to create and manage digital assets including… Read More

Blockchain Infrastructure Firm Blockdaemon Acquires $5.5 Million in Funding from Fenbushi Capital, Hashkey, Others

Blockdaemon, a blockchain node provider, has acquired $5.5 million in capital from major investors including Fenbushi Capital, Hashkey, CoinShares, Blockchain.com, Kenetic, and SPiCE VC. Early investors Boldstart, Comcast Ventures, Heavybit, and Lerer Hippeau also made contributions. The New York-headquartered firm says it’s planning to use… Read More

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