digital currency

  • CoinDesk Gets Acquired By Digital Currency Group

    CoinDesk Gets Acquired By Digital Currency Group

    CoinDesk, one of the leading bitcoin news sites, has been acquired by Digital Currency Group according to a post on the company’s site. A source close to CoinDesk tells TechCrunch the price of the deal was around $500-600k. The bitcoin news site, which launched in 2013, had raised around $2 million in undisclosed funding from investors and according to our source had been trying to sell… Read More

  • Going Digital: A New Frontier For Finance Crunch Network

    Going Digital: A New Frontier For Finance

    Financial services are no longer the enigma they once were. Gaining ever-increasing accessibility, these services are on the brink of exploding. While obtaining greater access to financial services comes in part because our world is becoming more digital, it is also a result of new, innovative and disruptive influences chipping into what has long been a cozy oligopoly among established… Read More

  • Mt.Gox Will Reportedly File For Liquidation Instead Of Bankruptcy

    Mt.Gox Will Reportedly File For Liquidation Instead Of Bankruptcy

    Mt.Gox has filed for liquidation in a Tokyo court instead of going forward with its plans to rebuild under bankruptcy protection, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The newspaper’s sources said that Mt.Gox decided to abandon its previous plan for rehabilitation because it was too complex and unrealistic, but that it still hopes a buyer for the exchange can be found. Read More

  • Circle Raises $9M Series A From Accel And General Catalyst To Make Bitcoins Mainstream

    Circle Raises $9M Series A From Accel And General Catalyst To Make Bitcoins Mainstream

    Circle Internet Financial has launched with $9M of Series A funding to increase mainstream adoption of digital currencies like Bitcoin by providing a payment platform for consumers and merchants. Investors include Jim Breyer, Accel Partners and General Catalyst Partners. Read More

  • Listia, A Used Goods Marketplace, Raises $9M To Attack Mobile

    Listia, A Used Goods Marketplace, Raises $9M To Attack Mobile

    In addition to the free goods that can be purchased on the peer-to-peer marketplace, Listia has been working to make itself an even more compelling shopping destination with the launch of a rewards store earlier this year. Listia originally partnered with Best Buy to provide inventory for the rewards store, which lets users put credit they’ve earned through selling to others toward… Read More

  • 60+ Investors Band Together To Form BitAngels, The First Multi-City Angel Network & Incubator For Bitcoin Startups

    60+ Investors Band Together To Form BitAngels, The First Multi-City Angel Network & Incubator For Bitcoin Startups

    Nobody’s quite sure when (and if) Bitcoin will go mainstream, but plenty of investors and entrepreneurs have begun to place their bets. The snowball is off and rolling. If this post doesn’t make it clear why venture capitalists are loving this emerging market, just in the last two months, we’ve seen the Winklevosses admit they have a crush on Bitcoin, Liberty City… Read More