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BlockFi Files Two More Reg D Offerings for Litecoin and Ethereum Trusts

In January, BlockFi filed a Form D 506c for BlockFi Bitcoin Trust. Beyond a move to raise capital, the securities filing disclosed little as the first sale had yet to occur. Today, two more Form Ds have appeared on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s document… Read More

BlockFi Raises $350 Million Series D Led by Bain Capital Ventures, partners of DST Global, Pomp Investments and Tiger Global

BlockFi, a digital asset platform that is on a mission to bridge old finance and crypto, has raised a huge $350 million Series D funding round. The new money was led by big-name investors including Bain Capital Ventures, partners of DST Global, Pomp Investments and… Read More

Digital Assets Firm BlockFi Launches Private Client Services Offering for UHNWIs and Sophisticated Investors in APAC Region

BlockFi Inc., a financial services firm that’s focused on creating a bridge between digital currencies and traditional financial and wealth management products, has revealed that it has launched a Private Client Services offering for investors in the APAC region. BlockFi confirms that the new initiative… Read More

With Only 2 Weeks In, BlockFi Bitcoin Trust Just Slightly Under $100M, as Second BTC ETF Goes Live on Toronto Stock Exchange

Zac Prince, CEO and Co-founder at BlockFi, a fast-growing digital assets platform, notes that with just two weeks in, the company’s Bitcoin trust is just ”a pinch” under the $100 million mark (in total BTC holdings). 2 weeks in, BlockFi’s Bitcoin trust is just a… Read More

Cryptoasset-to-USD Lender BlockFi Announces Inaugural Block Trade for Ethereum Futures on CME

Cryptoasset-to-USD lender BlockFi recently announced with CMT Digital that the companies have been cleared for what it claims to be the first-ever block trade for Ethereum futures on the CME, facilitated by ED&F Man Capital Markets Inc. According to BlockFi, CME also offers Bitcoin futures, which… Read More

$1 Million in Interest Payments were Reportedly Paid by Digital Assets Firm BlockFi to Jason Williams on his Crypto Deposits

BlockFi, a financial services firm offering wealth management products that crypto investors require via a platform powered by blockchain technology, had recently launched an over-the-counter or OTC desk for institutional or ultra-high-net-worth-individuals (those who have at least $30 million in assets). Jason Williams, a long-time… Read More

Grayscale Investments Files for EOS, Cardano, Chainlink Trusts, May See New Competition from BlockFi

Grayscale Investments, a subsidiary of Barry Silbert’s VC company, the Digital Currency Group, has added six new trusts, which includes those associated or linked to Polkadot (DOT) and Aave (AAVE) digital tokens. The other new trusts added by Grayscale include Monero (XMR), Cardano (ADA), Cosmos… Read More

BlockFi to Offer Visa Credit Card with Bitcoin Rewards

Digital asset platform BlockFi will soon offer a credit card with Bitcoin rewards and 1.5% cypto-back in Bitcoin, according to a tweet by the firm. The credit card will be issued in partnership with Visa, Evolve Bank.   It’s here. Log in to your BlockFi… Read More

Elevated Returns, Affiliate of Aspen Digital, Partners with BlockFi on Tokenized Asset Lending

Digital asset firm BlockFi has announced an agreement with asset management and tokenization firm Elevated Returns to provide lending facilities against digital assets issued within the Elevated Returns group of companies. Elevated Returns is the manager of Aspen Digital – a corporation that has been… Read More

Digital Assets: BlockFi Hires New CFO Tony Lauro

Digital asset platform BlockFi continues to boost its executive branch following a significant funding round where the company raised $50 million. According to a release, BlockFi has hired Tony Lauro as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Lauro was most recently at Intermex where he… Read More

Digital Asset Firm BlockFi Closes on $50 Million Series C Funding Led by Morgan Creek

Fast-growing digital asset platform BlockFi has closed on a $50 million Series C funding round led by Morgan Creek Digital, according to a note from the firm. BlockFi reports that this most recent funding round comes after a 10-fold increase in revenue in the last… Read More

BlockFi Hires New GC, Previously at Renaissance Tech, Deutsche Bank

Digital asset financial service firm BlockFi has appointed a new General Counsel, according to a company release. BlockFi has hired Jonathan Mayers as BlockFi GC. Mayers was previously at  Renaissance Technologies. BlockFi notes that it continues to build an executive branch staffed by legacy financial… Read More

BlockFi Launches Mobile App, Currently Users May Earn 8.6% Interest APY via the App

Last week, Crowdfund Insider wrote about Jason Williams, General Partner at Morgan Creek Digital and founder of FastMed Urgent Care, and his experience earning over $200,000 in interest on BlockFi while parking his money ($2.5M). This week, BlockFi is announcing a new mobile app so users can… Read More

BlockFi Buttresses Asia Presence with New Hire of Former B of A Merrill Lynch Executive

  BlockFi, a digital asset financial services firm, has boosted its Asia presence with the new hire of Rishi Ramchandani as Director of Business Development, Asia. According to BlockFi, Ramchandani most recently led global and Asia equities teams for Bank of America Merrill Lynch. As crypto… Read More

Alex Mashinsky’s Celsius Network Secures $10 Million Equity Investment from Tether Ltd

Tether Ltd, the company behind the world’s largest stablecoin USDT, has reportedly made a $10 million equity investment into the operations of the Celsius Network, a leading digital asset lending platform, which now has a $120 million pre-money valuation and $150 million post-money valuation. Celsius… Read More

Morgan Creek Digital’s Jason Williams Earned Over $200,000 in Interest after Depositing $2.5 Million in Gemini USD with BlockFi

Jason “Parabolic” Williams, general partner at Morgan Creek Digital and founder of FastMed Urgent Care, recently revealed that he has made over $200,000 in interest alone after depositing $2.5 million in Gemini USD (a “scalable” stablecoin that has 1:1 “transferability” with the US dollar) on… Read More

SIM Swap Traps BlockFi Too in “Temporary Data Breach”

SIM Swaps, the nefarious act when criminals surreptitiously take over your mobile phone with a different SIM card, hit crypto lending platform BlockFi earlier this month. BlockFi quickly posted an “incident report” outlining the scam: “From approximately 07:17 UTC to 08:43 UTC on May 14,… Read More

Digital Asset Lender BlockFi Hires Former Credit Suisse, American Express Executives

Digital asset lending platform BlockFi is recruiting more old finance veterans with the appointment of Wittney Rachlin as Chief Growth Officer and David Olsson as Global Managing Director of European and Asian markets. Zac Prince, CEO and co-founder of BlockFi, said crypto financial services are maturing… Read More

An Institutional Client of the Company, Three Arrows Capital Invests in BlockFi, Will Aid APAC Expansion

Digital asset lending company BlockFi has received a strategic investment from Three Arrows Capital (TAC) via a secondary transaction, according to the company. Three Arrows Capital is a crypto hedge fund manager that focuses on emerging markets. TAC has reportedly been providing greater risk-adjusted returns… Read More

BlockFi Says They are “Well-Capitalized,” Increases Interest Rates on Accounts

In a blog post today by BlockFi CEO Zac Prince, a digital asset lending platform, he shared that his company is well-capitalized and prepared to ride out the Coronavirus, or COVID-19, crisis. Prince stated: “Our Series B capital raise in January was well-timed and BlockFi remains well-capitalized,… Read More

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