Coinbase’s lost momentum
Hey everyone, and welcome back to Chain Reaction. In our Chain Reaction podcast this week, Anita and I chatted with Mercedes Bent of Lightspeed Venture Partners on backing blockchain startups and the
Coinbase backtracks on its hiring plans, citing crypto market turmoil
Coinbase, the third-largest crypto exchange by volume, has changed its tune on hiring amid a market downturn. “Heading into this year, we planned to triple the size of the company. Given current
As FTX’s CEO eyes Robinhood, will we see crypto exchanges move into equities trading?
Would Coinbase be better off with a less fundamentalist stance and more diversified revenue streams? Yes? That would be the standard business advice?
Party Round raises $7M to make the process of raising capital less awful
Party Round is building software that it hopes will make the process of raising early-stage corporate capital far simpler than it is today. And the company just used its own service to raise $7 millio
Stitch gets a $2M seed extension, hires Benjamin Dada to lead Nigerian expansion
Two months into 2021, South African fintech Stitch came out of stealth and raised $4 million in seed funding, allowing it to begin to make inroads into Nigeria some months ago. Today, Stitch formally
Nas Academy raises $11 million to help creators build their own MasterClass-like courses
Investors are buying into a creator-led future, and Nas Academy wants to turn that creator influence into a broad network of “virtual universities.” The Singapore startup is building out a
Alchemy raises $80M at a $505M valuation to be the ‘AWS for blockchain’
Blockchain developer platform Alchemy announced today it has raised $80 million in a Series B round of funding led by Coatue and Addition, Lee Fixel’s new fund. The company previously raised a tota
Coinbase hires Fannie Mae exec Brian Brooks as chief legal officer
Coinbase has made yet another addition to its C-suite. The cryptocurrency trading platform has hired Brian Brooks, the former executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Fanni
Coinbase buys Earn.com and makes CEO Balaji Srinivasan its first CTO
Coinbase, the prominent cryptocurrency exchange, has announced its most significant piece of M&A to date after it agreed to buy Earn.com, the U.S. startup that uses the blockchain for its paid-ema
Coinbase has hired LinkedIn’s M&A boss to spearhead new acquisitions
Coinbase is continuing its executive hiring spree as the company has announced that Emilie Choi is joining Coinbase as vice president of Corporate and Business Development.