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House Financial Services Committee Hearing to Include Top Crypto Names Testifying on Behalf of Industry

The House Financial Services Committee has announced the list of witnesses scheduled to testify at a hearing entitled “Digital Assets and the Future of Finance: Understanding the Challenges and Benefits of Financial Innovation in the United States.”  The witnesses include many of the biggest names… Read More

FTX Trading Gets $25 Billion Valuation in $420 Million Funding Round

FTX Trading, a fast-growing digital asset platform, has raised $425 million in a Series B-1 at a $25 billion valuation according to a company release. 69 investors participated in the round which included Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, via its Teachers’ Innovation Platform, Temasek, Sequoia Capital,… Read More

TaxBit Secures $130M via Series B at $1.33B Valuation to Transform Outdated, Legacy Tax Information Reporting

TaxBit has raised $130 million in capital through a Series B round at a $1.33 billion valuation in order to “disrupt” legacy tax information reporting. Michell O’Conner, VP of Marketing at TaxBit, says her team is pleased to finalize the massive round that was led… Read More

TrustToken Raises $12.5 Million, Andreessen Horowitz Among Backers

TrustToken, creators of TUSD, has raised a $12.5 million round of funding to scale TrueFi, its DeFi protocol for collateral-free loans which is powered by on-chain credit scores. The strategic funding round is led by Blocktower with participation from Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) and Alameda Research through the purchase of TRU, TrueFi’s native… Read More

FTX Raises $900 Million at $18 Billion Valuation

Fast-growing crypto exchange FTX has raised $900 million in funding at an $18 billion valuation according to multiple reports. Investors in the company include SoftBank, Sequoia Capital, and Third Point. According to WSJ.com, other investors included Israel Englander, Alan Howard; the family of Paul Tudor… Read More

Security Tokens: Digital Assets AG Switches to Solana Blockchain

Digital Assets AG, a Swiss-based blockchain firm supporting the issuance of tokenized financial instruments, says its tokenized stock infrastructure will move to the Solana blockchain. Simultaneously, the company said it will launch the first free-floating security tokens allowing the compliant transfer of tokenized stocks on… Read More

Circle Partners with FTX Crypto Exchange, Integrates Payment Support Including USDC

Circle has entered into a global partnership with FTX, said to be the world’s fastest-growing crypto exchange. According to Circle, FTX has integrated its APIs and launched fiat and USD Coin (USDC) payments support across  FTX and Blockfolio services. By incorporating Circle API Services FTX… Read More

DogeCoin (DOGE) Crashes Over 30% in 24 Hrs, but Up Exponentially Since Last Year, Analysts Explain Why

Derek Thompson, Writer at The Atlantic and Host of podcast CRAZY/GENIUS, recently commented on where he thinks the Dogecoin (DOGE) story stands. Where the dogecoin story stands: a parody of an online currency that some people treat as a form of digital gold, based on… Read More

Fintech Circle Reveals its APIs Now Support ACH Payments and Payouts, Enabling Easy Bank Transfers with USDC Stablecoin

Global Fintech firm Circle has revealed that its APIs now support ACH payments and payouts. Circle explains that ACH support allows clients to provide “seamless” bank transfers to and from USDC, which is a major stablecoin (or digital asset pegged to the US dollar). Circle… Read More

Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO at FTX, Claims Blockchain Project Avalanche has a “Real Team” and are “Building Real Products”

Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO at FTX, a cryptocurrency derivatives exchange and Alameda Research, has commented on some blockchain projects that he thinks are worth talking about and appear to be making some progress. While confirming that he’s not offering investment advice, Sam said that Solana (SOL)… Read More

Perpertual Futures Contracts for Ampleforth’s AMPL Tokens Launched on FTX, Trading with USD and Tether (USDT) Also Supported

FTX, a crypto-asset and derivatives exchange, announced on July 23, 2020 that it has listed new AMPL/USD and AMPL/USDT trading pairs. FTX has also introduced the first perpetual futures contracts for Ampleforth (AMPL). As explained in a release shared with CI: “These contracts act to… Read More

Balancer, a “Decentralized” Finance Protocol, Votes to Implement a Quick Codebase Change to Prevent Large Players from “Gaming” the Platform

The developers of Balancer, a “decentralized” digital asset manager and protocol, has reportedly made changes to its codebase, in order to limit or prevent large players from taking advantage of the platform to mine Blancer’s BAL governance tokens, instead of using them for crypto-asset trading…. Read More

Binance-backed Cryptocurrency Derivatives Exchange FTX to Launch Spot Trading in the US

FTX, a digital assets derivatives exchange that primarily caters to Asian traders and investors, will be introducing a spot exchange in the US markets. Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO at FTX, noted that the company’s US-based trading platform is presently in its beta testing phase. The spot… Read More

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