7 - 13 March 2015
Secretive Bitcoin Startup, 21 came out of stealth and announced that they have raised $116 million, the most ever by a startup in the digital-currency sector. 21 is co-founder by Balaji Srinivasan, a Stanford professor and also partner at Andreessen Horowitz.
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21’s lead investors include US VC - Andreessen Horowitz, RRE Ventures, along with Chinese private-equity firm Yuan Capital, with a strategic stake going to chipmaker Qualcomm. 21 is co-founded by Balaji Srinivasan, who is also a partner at Andreessen Horowitz.
Instant bitcoin and altcoin exchange ShapeShift has received $525,000 in seed funding from investors Barry Silbert and Roger Ver.
Former JP Morgan executive Blythe Masters has agreed to become the chief executive officer a New York-based Bitcoin trading company
Dan Morehead, the CEO of Pantera Capital writes his monthly analysis of the Bitcoin ecosystem.
In a new report, Goldman Sachs says the yuan is now used in 80 per cent of transactions into and out of the cyber currency, topping the US dollar, yen and euro. Given that the Communist Party’s highest priority is stability, and the rampant use of bitcoin represents nothing if not the opposite, it’s probably only a matter of time until Beijing tries to crack down.
Over 30 million Africans live in the diaspora, sending $40bn home in 2014, many paying exorbitant fees - could Bitcoin be the unlikely saviour for overseas remittances in Africa?
One week ago, a thread popped up on bitcointalk that questioned whether someone may be attempting to surveil the bitcoin network by way of a large number of nodes that were owned by the same entity. Another bitcointalk user, Cryptowatch.com, was able to figure out that Chainalysis was the entity behind one of the problematic nodes.
A winner of the latest US Marshals bitcoin auction may have been identified by blockchain and crowdsourced analysis.
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