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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

Digital Asset Lending Firm BlockFi Secures $30 Million in Funding from Arrington XRP Capital, Winklevoss Capital, Morgan Creek Digital

Digital asset lending firm BlockFi has acquired $30 million in funding from several major investors including Arrington XRP Capital, Morgan Creek Digital Assets, and Winklevoss Capital. BlockFi’s Series B investment round was led by US-headquartered VC fund Valar Ventures. Akuna Capital, CMT Digital, Avon Ventures,… Read More

BlockFi Recently Raised $18.3 Million and Now They are Launching a Crypto Exchange

While some well-known digital asset marketplaces are exiting the crypto-exchange sector in the US (too many rules, too little time), cryptoasset-to-USD lender and wealth manager BlockFi is bucking the trend. BlockFi currently provides services to customers worldwide, including 47 U.S. states, with interest-earning accounts and… Read More

Crypto Lender BlockFi Removes Minimums and Fees for Crypto Interest Account

Cryptoasset-to-USD lender BlockFi announced on Friday it has removed minimums and fees for its BlockFi Interest Account (BIA). According to BlockFi, BIA clients will no longer have to meet a minimum deposit amount in their Bitcoin, Ether, or GUSD balances in order to earn interest…. Read More

Crypto Lender BlockFi Secures $18.3 Million Through Series A Funding Round Led By Valar Ventures

Cryptoasset-to-USD lender BlockFi announced on Tuesday it secured $18.3 million through its Series A funding round, which was led by Valar Ventures with participation from Winklevoss Capital, Galaxy Digital, ConsenSys Ventures, Akuna Capital, Avon Ventures, Susquehanna, CMT Digital, Morgan Creek, and PJC.  As previously reported, BlockFi… Read More

BlockFi’s Interest Account Goes Live; Now Offering 6.2% Compounding Interest to Crypto Holders

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Cryptoasset-to-USD lender BlockFi announced on Monday the launch of its new program, BlockFi Interest Account (BIA). According to BlockFi, BIA allows users to securely store their Bitcoin or Ether on the BlockFi platform and receive 6% annual interest, paid monthly in cryptocurrency. It was revealed:… Read More

Crypto Lender BlockFi Welcomes Coinbase Ventures & Able Partners to List of Investors

Cryptoasset-to-USD lender BlockFi announced on Tuesday it has added Coinbase Ventures and Able Partners to its list of investors. This news comes just a little over a month after BlockFi secured $4 million in convertible debt investments led by Akuna Capital with participation from Susquehanna Government Products, LLLP,… Read More

Crypto Lender BlockFi Secures $4 Million in Convertible Debt Investments Led By Akuna Capital

Cryptoasset-to-USD lender BlockFi announced on Wednesday it secured $4 million in convertible debt investments led by Akuna Capital with participation from Susquehanna Government Products, LLLP, CMT Digital, Recruit Strategic Partners, Galaxy Digital Ventures, Morgan Creek Digital and Devonshire Investors, the private equity group affiliated with FMR LLC, the parent… Read More

BlockFi Moves into California: Now Issuing Cryptoasset-Backed Loans in Nearly 45 States

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On Monday, cryptoasset-to-USD lender BlockFi announced it is now serving customers in the state of California. The company reported that this California launch markets the expansion of its lending footprint to nearly 45 states. Founded in 2017, BlockFi describes itself as a secured non-bank lender that… Read More

Big Raise: BlockFi Crypto to Dollar Lending Platform Gets $52.5 Million in Backing

BlockFi is taking the more routine world of online lending and sprucing it up with a cryptocurrency to US dollar lending platform. Today, the digital asset lender has announced a solid $52.5 million investment to expand its operation further into the crypto realm. BlockFi is sharing… Read More

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