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Mike Novogratz Has Big Bitcoin Plans Despite Recent String of Losses

Despite a string of heavy financial losses, Mike Novogratz – the head of Galaxy Digital Holdings Ltd – is remaining positive about bitcoin and the growing digital finance space. Mike Novogratz Is Looking to Start a Bitcoin ETF In a recent interview, Novogratz has revealed that his company has applied with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to begin a bitcoin-based exchange-traded fund (ETF), which has arguably been the object of many crypto companies’ affection over the past four years. While no company has ever come close to getting a

Episode #338: Startup Series – Will Matthews, Fellow, “Semen Quality Is The Canary In The Coal Mine To Overall Health”

Episode #338: Startup Series – Will Matthews, Fellow, “Semen Quality Is The Canary In The Coal Mine To Overall Health” Guest: William Matthews is the founder and CEO of Fellow, which offers the only lab-certified, mail-in semen analysis that exceeds all standards for FDA validated semen analysis methods. Date Recorded: 7/15/2021     |     Run-Time: 49:21 Summary: In today’s episode, we’re covering the topic that men like to shy away from – sperm health! We start by discussing the decline in fertility rates in the West and the possible reasons why –

What new fintech Nomu Pay gets from Wirecard’s assets

Finch Capital, an Amsterdam-based venture firm, has funded the creation of a payments fintech called Nomu Pay that is being sewn together out of a series of domestic businesses of the failed Wirecard. The VC has brought Peter Burridge in to run the new business. Burridge has a long track record in technology, having served as president of a company called Hyperwallet that he sold to PayPal, among other roles. Burridge is meant to run Nomu Pay from Singapore, but he spoke with DigFin from his native New Zealand, where

Ethereum Data Website Dune Analytics Organizes Seed Funding, Raised $2 Million

Rate this post The free Ethereum data website Dune Analytics has raised $2 million in its seed funding round, according to an announcement. The company, which was being operated by a two-person team, has mentioned that it will be using the funds to increase the number of its staff and also expand their offerings. Dragonfly Capital Leads Dune’s Seed Funding Round As per the notification released by the company, this funding round was led by Dragonfly Capital and the other firms that have participated in this round were Multicoin Capital, Digital

A Guide to Persistence Protocol $XPRT

The missing link between decentralized finance (DeFi) and centralized finance (CeFi) is that the former interacts only with cryptocurrencies such as Tether (USDT) and Bitcoin (BTC). In contrast, conventional finance mostly deals with fiat. Although it’s easy to convert fiat to crypto, using real-world assets as collateral on DeFi platforms is not. What if there was a way to use real-world assets as collateral on these platforms? This is what the Persistence Protocol is trying to achieve. This platform allows the use of tangible assets to access loans and returns

MERCURYO.IO – B2B CRYPTOCURRENCY PAYMENTS INFRASTRUCTURE PROVIDER RAISES € 2.5M SEED FROM TARGET GLOBAL

Mercuryo.io – a fast-growing Estonian startup that bills itself as a European leader in cryptocurrency payment processing solutions closed a €2.5m seed funding led by Target Global, a major international VC fund with €800m+ under management. Mercuryo.io is a cross-border payments network that enables businesses across the world to send and receive payments for goods and services using cryptocurrencies. Its infrastructure provides solutions for virtual accounts, business payments, remittance processing, and mass payouts regardless of local payment methods and currencies. ​Mercuryo.io technology ​allows cryptocurrencies to be used in any form

Bee2 Finance Buzzing to Bring DeFi to the Masses With Quadratic Mining

As another week in the world of DeFi commences, more new projects that aim to further decentralize and democratize the world of finance emerge. Today’s focus is on a project called Bee2 which wants to move DeFi away from the clutches of the whales, and into the hands of the masses. The current state of decentralized finance is highly stacked in favor of those with heavy collateral bags. Astronomical gas prices make smaller transactions on Ethereum virtually impossible. In the current state of things, many users end up losing money

Your crypto is not outside government reach, VC firm partner says

Morgan Housel, partner at venture capital firm Collaborative Fund, said the government actually can control people's digital assets.In a recent podcast episode with Morgan Creek Digital co-founder Anthony Pompliano, Housel mentioned that some arguments in favor of crypto are illogical. "The idea that the government cannot touch your crypto [...], of course they can," he explained as an example, noting the industry views the assets as "hands-off," out of reach by the long arm of the law. Housel referred to the confiscation of gold almost 100 years ago as backing for his