Bakkt Completes First Round of Funding With $182.5 Million

Intercontinental Exchange’s upcoming cryptocurrency trading platform, Bakkt, has raised $182.5 million from a dozen investors. The funds will help develop an institutional-grade regulated crypto exchange, clearing and warehousing services for physical delivery and storage. The company now expects to provide an updated timeline on launching bitcoin daily futures contracts in …

Bitmain Shuts Down Research and Development Center in Israel

The ongoing bear market has caused another cryptocurrency company to downsize its operations. Bitmain, the Beijing-headquartered bitcoin mining technology giant, has now begun shutting down its research and development center in Ra’anana, Israel. Also Read: Former Israeli Prime Minister Calls Cryptocurrencies a ‘Ponzi Scheme’ Bitmaintech Israel Closes Down According to …

Major Video Card Supplier Enters Cryptocurrency Mining Business

Sapphire Technology, one of the largest suppliers of AMD-based video cards in the world, has announced that it’s officially entering the cryptocurrency hardware business. The Hong Kong-headquartered company is launching a flagship mining rig. Also Read: Crypto ATM Network Coinsource Expands Into Upstate New York A New Player Enters the …

Chinese Startup Gets Crypto Custodial Services License in Hong Kong

Cryptocurrency custodians are third parties that store large amounts of digital assets for institutions, hedge funds, exchanges and issuers of initial coin offerings. Companies in Hong Kong now have a new locally regulated option, which could help to increase investor confidence. Also Read: You Can Now Withdraw Split BCH and …

Miner Goes Bankrupt, Manufacturers Stuck With Inventory, Rigs ‘Sold By Kilo’ as Scrap

In our latest roundup of mining-related news, we look at a few examples of the knock-on effect that the current cryptocurrency bear market is having on the global mining industry and its main hardware suppliers. Also Read: US Bank That Serves 483 Cryptocurrency Companies Is Seeking an IPO American Mining Operation …

Coinbase Ventures Backs Home Crypto Mining Startup Coinmine

Coinmine is a new startup that aims to make in-home mining accessible for non-technical users, based in Los Angeles and founded by Farb Nivi and Justin Lambert. The company has reportedly raised about $2 million from VC funds and angel investors such as Coinbase Ventures and Tinder Chief Product Officer …

Mint Exchange Opens Trading for FX Brokers and Institutions

As cryptocurrency is steadily taking over the online forex trading industry, more and more specifically tailored solutions are being developed. The latest example is an institutional-grade venue built on the widely used Integral FX platform, Mint Exchange. Also Read: GMO Internet Reports Crypto Exchange Profit Up Over 34% in Q3 …

GMO Internet Reports Cryptocurrency Exchange Profit Rose Over 34% in Q3 2018

GMO Internet, the Japanese technology and online finance conglomerate, presented its results for the third quarter of fiscal 2018 on Nov. 12. The presentation included new details about the performance of the Tokyo-listed group’s cryptocurrency-related businesses. Also Read: The Daily: US Museum to Accept Bitcoin, Estonia Grants License to B2BX …

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