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Mitzvah-minded unicorn Cross River is on holy mission to foster bank-fintech harmony

“Then I took your ancestor Abraham from the other side of the Euphrates River and led him through the entire land of Canaan. I multiplied his descendants, and gave him his son Isaac.” That’s a p

Coinbase lets you buy and sell USDC stablecoin

A few weeks after Circle announced the launch of USD Coin (or USDC for short), Coinbase also announced that customers can now buy, sell, send and receive USDC on Coinbase. A USDC is a token that is wo

Circle Invest lets you buy cryptocurrency collections

With Circle Invest, Circle has been trying to make it as easy as possible to get started with cryptocurrency trading. And the company wants to go one step further with collections of multiple tokens.

Circle launches its stablecoin

When Circle raised its $110 million funding round, the company used this opportunity to talk about its stablecoin — USD Coin, or USDC for short. And you can now buy, sell and send USD Coins on Circl

Circle wants more women to invest in cryptocurrency

The earliest adopters of Bitcoin — the libertarian anarchist “cypherpunk” crowd — were mostly men. Today, roughly a decade after Satoshi Nakamoto’s famed white paper was

Crypto firm Pantera Capital is looking to raise up to $175 million for a new venture fund

Pantera Capital, a San Francisco firm that has made its mark in recent years by investing early and often in a wide variety of digital assets, is looking to raise up to $175 million for its third vent

Coinbase is acquiring a securities dealer in order to trade your startup tokens

Every day, tech investors and reporters are pitched on new services that intend to generate digital tokens that its creators expect will trade . . . somewhere. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Coinbase, known

Circle Invest lets you buy the cryptocurrency market

Circle Invest is one of the easiest products when you want to get started with cryptocurrencies. When Circle first launched the app, I compared it to Coinbase. And Circle is making it even easier to g

With at least $1.3 billion invested globally in 2018, VC funding for blockchain blows past 2017 totals

Although bitcoin and blockchain technology may not take up quite as much mental bandwidth for the general public as it did just a few months ago, companies in the space continue to rake in capital fro

Circle raises $110 million (or 13,300 BTC)

Cryptocurrency startup Circle has raised a $110 million funding round, which values the company near $3 billion. Cryptocurrency mining company Bitmain is leading the round. Existing investors IDG Capi

Circle launches a Coinbase competitor in the U.S.

Circle is launching Circle Invest in the U.S. except in NY, MN, HI and WY. The app is now available in the App Store and Play Store and lets you instantly trade the most popular cryptocurrencies witho

Circle acquires cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex

Circle just announced that it is acquiring U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex. According to Fortune, Circle is paying $400 million for the acquisition. Poloniex has been around for years and

Technology trends changing the world as we look ahead

S. Somasegar Contributor S. Somasegar is managing director at Madrona Venture Group and the former head of Microsoft’s Developer Division. More posts by this contributor Business models will drive t

Blockchain technologies entered the trough of disillusionment in 2016, but 2017 will be brighter

The blockchain industry is moving into the Trough of Disillusionment, marked by waning interest “as experiments and implementations fail to deliver.” During this time, many will fail and exit the

Circle removes ability to buy and sell Bitcoin as it doubles down on mobile payments

Launched in 2013, Circle is a consumer finance company originally built with the goal of using the Bitcoin blockchain as a payments platform. Part of that was achieved by offering customers the abilit

Zelle p2p payments push to compete with Venmo now has 19 US FI backers

The US finance industry might finally be getting its ducks in order to compete with the likes of PayPal-owned social payments platform Venmo. Today bank network operator Early Warning announced it has

Social payments app Circle adds two more European markets

Circle has lit up two more European markets as it works to rapidly build out its presence in the region. Users of the P2P payments app in Spain and Ireland can now connect any Spanish or Irish bank ac

Circle takes $60M to grow its social payments biz globally, as it steps into China

How do you compete with China's homegrown social payments giants? Veteran entrepreneur Jeremy Allaire, co-founder of US based social payments app Circle, reckons you don't; not like for like in the do

Social payments startup Circle rolls into Europe

It may have started as a Bitcoin wallet but veteran entrepreneur Jeremy Allaire's fintech startup Circle has since shifted focus to social payments, launching an app in Q4 last year that lets users se

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

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.circle.com/">Circle Internet Financial</a> has launched with $9M of Series A funding to increase mainstream adoption of digital currencies like Bitcoin by providing
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