Crypto Finance Startup Amber Raises $28M in Series A Led by Pantera, Paradigm – CoinDesk

Amber Group, a Hong Kong-based startup offering a range of cryptocurrency finance services, has raised $28 million in a Series A funding round. Leading the investment are Paradigm and Pantera Capital, with Polychain Capital, Blockchain.com, Coinbase Ventures and Fenbushi Capital also participating. Existing investor Dragonfly Capital was also on board. Amber said Friday the investment […]

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Nasdaq, Morgan Stanley Trading Vets Build Startup to Unite Crypto Market Price Ranges – CoinDesk

A group of trading vets from Nasdaq, Visa and Morgan Stanley say they’ve built a liquidity solution for the world’s disparate cryptocurrency markets.  After 18 months of development, their project, Apifiny, revealed a platform Wednesday targeting exchanges hampered by low liquidity: ExOne. It is an emerging finances back-end tool tied to technological advances in traditional […]

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Mastercard and Ripple’s Xpring Join Industry Group to Promote Blockchain Education – CoinDesk

Mastercard has joined a working group that supports blockchain education and research in universities around the world. Blockchain accelerator MouseBelt announced Tuesday it has welcomed 11 founding members into its Blockchain Education Alliance. In addition to the card network, the new members include the innovation arms of payments startup Ripple and crypto exchange Binance, and […]

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Monero Hacker Group ‘Outlaw’ Is Back and Targeting American Business: Report – CoinDesk

A group specializing in hijacking victims’ computer power to mine for monero has returned with new tools to attack businesses based in the U.S. and Europe. Japanese cybersecurity firm Trend Micro reported Monday the group, known as Outlaw, had begun infiltrating Linux-based enterprise systems in order to hijack computer power and mine for the privacy […]

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Blockchain Association Sides With Telegram Against SEC, Says Grams Are Not Securities – CoinDesk

The Blockchain Association, a U.S. advocacy group uniting the industry’s leading startups like Coinbase, Circle, 0x, Ripple and others, has filed an amicus curiae brief in the ongoing SEC vs. Telegram case. It’s the second industry’s motion in as many days to support Telegram’s fight against the SEC allegation it broke the U.S. securities law […]

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Huobi Opens Brokerage Platform for Institutional Investors – CoinDesk

Huobi Group is opening its first digital asset brokerage platform, offering trading products and services to institutional clients and high net-worth customers.  Announced Tuesday, the Gibraltar-based Huobi Brokerage is also the first product launched under the company’s Global Institutional Business (GIB) division, according to a company statement. Formed in November 2019, the new division was […]

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