London-based investment platform eToro is set to merge with a blank check company after years of speculation about the fintech firm going public.  The company is merging with FinTech Acquisition Corp. V, a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC). Fintech Acquisition Corp. V is led by Betsy Z. Coh...
Six months on from closing a $52 million Series A, Vienna-based neo-broker Bitpanda has banked another $170 million in a Series B raise that values the startup at $1.2 billion. Peter Thiel’s investment firm Valar Ventures led both rounds, with partners from late-stage investor DST Global also partic...
BitMEX co-founder Ben Delo surrendered to U.S. authorities on Monday and was subsequently released on a $20 million bail. Delo traveled to New York from the U.K. and was arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Judge Sarah L. Cave during a remote proceeding on Monday, according to court documents seen by Th...
After raising $50 million at a valuation near $700 million, crypto brokerage and trading startup FalconX is preparing to expand its customer base of deep-pocketed hedge funds. According to chief executive Raghu Yarlagadda, who previously worked as a lead product manager for Google, the fresh capital...
Signal, the startup behind the cross-platform encrypted messaging app, is now accepting donations in cryptocurrency. "As a nonprofit organization, we depend on your support. If you've been patiently waiting for Signal to accept cryptocurrency donations, you no longer need to hodl back your generosit...
An auction house in France will host the sale of 611 BTC this week on behalf of a French government agency. At current prices, that amount is worth about $34.2 million, though the amount up for grabs will be sold across several hundred small tranches.  Set for Wednesday, March 17, the auction will b...
UPDATE: Cream Finance announced on Twitter that it has regained control of its DNS. "These sites are now safe to use. Thank you for your patience as we are [sic] continue to monitor this situation," the project team said. DeFi platforms PancakeSwap and Cream Finance warned users on Monday that they...
Tesla's CEO Elon Musk and its CFO Zach Kirkhorn have changed their titles to "Technoking of Tesla" and "Master of Coin," respectively. The change was announced in Tesla's latest 8-K filing submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday. Musk and Kirkhorn will maintain their respe...
The price of bitcoin has fallen near $55,000 level from around $61,000 on Saturday as derivatives positions worth over $1 billion get force liquidated by crypto exchanges. In the last 24 hours, around $1.15 billion worth of open interest was liquidated by crypto exchanges, according to tracker Bybt....
The Indian government is reportedly planning to ban cryptocurrencies after all. New reports of the ban have re-emerged after the country's finance minister recently said a "calibrated" position will be taken on cryptocurrencies. On Monday, Reuters, citing a "senior government official," who has "dir...

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