Boost VC Will Now Invest Directly in Crypto ICOs

Boost VC Will Now Invest Directly in Crypto ICOs

Boost VC is opening up its portfolio to cryptocurrency startups in a whole new way. One of the first institutional investors to open its coffers to bitcoin startups in 2013, the San Mateo-based firm today revealed it will invest in so-called token sales or initial...
ICOs Are Changing the Way VCs Deal With Startups

ICOs Are Changing the Way VCs Deal With Startups

Gone is the time when investing in a bitcoin company was enough to make you cool. Now, the really hip kids are into initial coin offerings, or ICOs, sales of cryptographically scarce data that offer the promise to raise millions of dollars in minutes, often with...
Is ICO Speculation Healthy? – CoinDesk

Is ICO Speculation Healthy? – CoinDesk

A new and hip way to invest is becoming real via advances in blockchain tech. On 19th April, the ethereum banking app Humaniq became the latest blockchain startup to make a mark by using a fundraising process called an initial coin offering (ICO), securing $3.9m in...
Hedge Fund Founder Invests 10% Net Worth into Bitcoin and Ether

Hedge Fund Founder Invests 10% Net Worth into Bitcoin and Ether

The founder of Fortress Investment Group claims to have invested 10% of his overall net worth into cryptocurrencies. Speaking at a Harvard Business School forum on Wednesday, Fortress Investment Group founder Michael Novogratz discussed his outlook on blockchain and...
What the Father of Venture Capital Can Teach Us About Blockchain

What the Father of Venture Capital Can Teach Us About Blockchain

William Mougayar is the author of “The Business Blockchain” and a board advisor to, and investor in, various blockchain projects and startups (See: Disclosures). In this opinion piece, Mougayar discusses the early days of venture capital, drawing parallels...
Digital Currency Exchange ShapeShift Raises $10.4 Million Series A

Digital Currency Exchange ShapeShift Raises $10.4 Million Series A

Digital currency exchange startup ShapeShift has closed a $10.4m Series A. Led by Berlin-based Earlybird Venture Capital, the round included participation from Lakestar, Blockchain Capital, Pantera Capital and Access Venture Partners, the firm said today. Existing...
Why the ICO Model’s Success Could Be Its Downfall

Why the ICO Model’s Success Could Be Its Downfall

Noelle Acheson is a 10-year veteran of company analysis, corporate finance and fund management, and is a member of CoinDesk’s product team. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered exclusively to our...
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