Samsung Invests $2.9 Million in Crypto Hardware Startup Ledger

South Korean technology giant Samsung has invested 2.6 million euros ($2.9 million) into crypto hardware startup Ledger. The investment gives the startup a valuation of roughly $290 million, French business magazine Capital reported Wednesday. A spokesperson for Ledger confirmed that Samsung backed the startup, but could not confirm further details. A Samsung representative did not respond to […]

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Fairfax County Invests Total of $21 Million in Blockchain VC Fund

Fairfax County Retirement Systems has released details about its investment in a blockchain fund, seemingly to quell fears about the Virginia municipality’s two pension funds taking on exposure to cryptocurrency. “Given that this technology is what has been used to create and run the cryptocurrency markets, you may be concerned that these are investments in […]

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Grayscale Assures Investors: Ethereum Classic Trust Funds Not at ‘Direct Risk’

In the wake of a 51 percent attack on ethereum classic (ETC), the manager of an investment vehicle that holds the cryptocurrency has been fielding inquiries from investors looking to understand if the underlying assets in the fund are safe, CoinDesk has learned. On Monday, the day after the reorganization of transactions on the ethereum […]

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Fidelity, Bitmain and More Invest $27 Million in Crypto Trading Platform ErisX

Crypto trading platform ErisX has closed a Series B funding round that raised $27.5 million, the company said Tuesday. Bitmain, ConsenSys, Fidelity Investments, Nasdaq Ventures and Monex Group participated in the funding round, investing in the new derivatives and digital asset trading platform for the first time. ErisX, which is being built by derivatives market […]

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Ohio Accelerators to Pump Over $100 Million into Blockchain Startups

Two startup accelerators in the U.S. state of Ohio are reportedly to invest more than $100 million into blockchain firms. According to a report from Cleveland.com on Monday, JumpStart, an Ohio-based nonprofit that supports and funds startups, is to invest $100 million in early stage blockchain firms focused on business or government use cases alongside […]

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