Jon Russell - Mostly Bitcoinhttp://www.mostlybitcoin.comAn aggregator of news about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.en-usCopyright (C) 2018 Mostly Bitcoin Techcrunch: Coinbase abandons its cautious approach with plan to list up to 30 new cryptocurrenciesCoinbase is the most conservative exchange in cryptoland, largely because it operates in the U.S. under the watchful eye of the SEC. The $8 billion-valued company trades fewer than ten…

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http://mostlybitcoin.com/article/53906Fri, 07 Dec 2018 22:14:48 -0800
Techcrunch: So crypto didn’t kill venture capital after allLast year, $7 billion followed into ICOs. Combined with 2018, the cryptocurrency-based funding mechanism is estimated to account for $20 billion. ICOs threatened to disrupt venture capital more widely…

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http://mostlybitcoin.com/article/53586Thu, 29 Nov 2018 09:17:17 -0800
Techcrunch: Gravity Earth is using the blockchain to help refugees gain access to financial servicesThere’s considerable interest in the way blockchain technology could be used to manage personal data — so-called “self-sovereign ID” — but, to date, there are precious few examples of exactly how it…

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http://mostlybitcoin.com/article/53564Thu, 29 Nov 2018 05:16:45 -0800
Techcrunch: Coinbase and others invest $12.75M in project to create ‘digital security offerings’Coinbase, the $8 billion crypto exchange giant, is one of a bevy of big-name crypto investors backing a project aimed to revolutionize the U.S. securities industry using blockchain technology. Brian…

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http://mostlybitcoin.com/article/53378Mon, 26 Nov 2018 08:02:25 -0800
Techcrunch: Google’s News Initiative heads to APAC with grants of up to $300K for media orgsGoogle is expanding its efforts to support media to Asia-Pacific after the search giant brought its Google News Initiative to the region. Known as GNI, the program is designed to “help quality…

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http://mostlybitcoin.com/article/53191Wed, 21 Nov 2018 03:49:26 -0800
Techcrunch: SoftBank’s Deepcore and accelerator Zeroth team up to hunt early stage AI opportunitiesTwo early stage AI programs are joining forces because, even in the world of artificial intelligence, two heads are better than one. Hong Kong-based accelerator Zeroth — which recently grabbed a…

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http://mostlybitcoin.com/article/53024Mon, 19 Nov 2018 01:05:57 -0800
Techcrunch: Bitcoin and the crypto market is once again crashing hardIt’s not been a pretty year for anyone who owns Bitcoin, but the last 24 hours has been a period to forget as the cryptocurrency dropped below $100 billion in market cap for the first time in more…

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http://mostlybitcoin.com/article/52889Thu, 15 Nov 2018 02:26:44 -0800
Techcrunch: Another crypto exchange goes old school as KuCoin raises $20M from VCsI’ve said it before but I’ll say it again: One of the biggest trends in crypto this year is companies raising money the old-fashioned way — through venture capitalists. Hot on the heels of Binance…

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http://mostlybitcoin.com/article/52828Wed, 14 Nov 2018 07:14:04 -0800
Techcrunch: Snap is being probed over its IPO because some investors are salty about losing moneyHere’s something I didn’t expect to read today. The U.S. Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission has subpoenaed Snap for details on its IPO apparently in connection with a lawsuit…

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http://mostlybitcoin.com/article/52809Tue, 13 Nov 2018 21:49:25 -0800
Techcrunch: TechCrunch returns to Shenzhen for our latest China event from November 19-20We’re excited to announce our return to Shenzhen, which will host our next event in China later this month. Once again organized with our longtime local partner TechNode, the two-day event will run…

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http://mostlybitcoin.com/article/52573Wed, 07 Nov 2018 00:27:36 -0800
Techcrunch: Hong Kong says it may regulate crypto exchangesHong Kong may become the next country to regulate crypto exchanges after its securities regulator announced it is exploring ways to apply quality control and protect consumers from the volatility and…

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http://mostlybitcoin.com/article/52411Fri, 02 Nov 2018 02:39:03 -0700
Techcrunch: Coinbase is now valued at $8B after closing new $300M roundEven in a bear market, investors see money in crypto. Crypto exchange Coinbase says it is now valued at over $8 billion after it closed a new $300 million round of funding to “accelerate the adoption…

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http://mostlybitcoin.com/article/52215Tue, 30 Oct 2018 05:13:10 -0700
Techcrunch: One of crypto’s longest-running exchanges has been soldOne of the longest-standing crypto exchanges has new owners after Europe-based Bitstamp was sold to South Korea’s Nexon, marking the gaming firm’s second such acquisition. The acquirer is NXMH, a…

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http://mostlybitcoin.com/article/52207Tue, 30 Oct 2018 00:32:46 -0700
Techcrunch: Even the world’s largest crypto exchange needs help from traditional VCsCrypto-anarchists may not like it, but money doesn’t buy everything. Sometimes, you just need the help of a traditional venture capitalist. Binance is the fastest growing company in crypto — having…

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http://mostlybitcoin.com/article/51960Tue, 23 Oct 2018 07:14:34 -0700
Techcrunch: Report: Most ICO project financing unaffected by crypto market crashDespite a bear market that has seen the price of Ethereum drop by over 80 percent since the start of the year, most projects that raised money via an ICO remain unaffected, according to the findings…

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http://mostlybitcoin.com/article/51063Mon, 01 Oct 2018 04:03:59 -0700