Bitcoin

Elon Musk declares you can now buy a Tesla with bitcoin in the US

Tesla made headlines earlier this year when it took out significant holdings in bitcoin, acquiring a roughly $1.5 billion stake at then-prices in early February. At the time, it also noted in an SEC f

Crypto social network BitClout arrives with a bevy of high-profile investors — and skeptics

While much of the recent wave of relentless hype around NFTs — or non-fungible tokens — has been most visibly manifested in high-dollar art auctions or digital trading cards sales, there&#

Binance-backed Xend Finance launches DeFi platform for credit unions in Africa

Nigerian startup Xend Finance uses decentralized finance (DeFi) to address currency devaluation. DeFi aims to bridge the gap between decentralized blockchains and financial services. Aronu Ugochukwu a

NFTs don’t need crypto, but crypto needs NFTs

BlockFi lands a $350M Series D at a $3B valuation for its fast-growing crypto-lending platform

If there were any doubt about a cryptocurrency boom, we need look no further than at the explosion of growth of certain companies in the space. One such company is BlockFi, which today announced it ha

Chinese beauty app Meitu bought $40 million worth of cryptocurrency

Following in the footsteps of Tesla, Chinese app maker Meitu has joined the ranks of cryptocurrency investment. In the early 2010s, Meitu reached such dominance in the portrait touch-up space that its

How the Biden administration is approaching crypto regulations

Eco raises $26M in a16z-led round to scale its digital cryptocurrency platform

‍Eco, which has built out a digital global cryptocurrency platform, announced Friday that it has raised $26 million in a funding round led by a16z Crypto. Founded in 2018, the SF-based startup’s p

Why are we still dating LinkedIn in 2021?

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Natasha and Danny and Alex and Grace were all here to chat th

Coinbase files to go public in a key listing for the cryptocurrency category

This morning Coinbase, an American cryptocurrency exchange, released an S-1 filing ahead of its direct listing. The company’s public debut has been hotly anticipated thanks to recent activity am

A16z doesn’t invest, it manifests

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Bitcoin briefly breaks the $50,000 barrier as Coinbase’s direct listing looms

The hodl-crew are having quite the moment as bitcoin passed the $50,000 mark earlier today for the first time. Data pegs the peak at just over $50,500. The price of bitcoin, the world’s best-kno

Daily Crunch: Jack Dorsey and Jay Z invest in bitcoin development

Jack Dorsey and Jay Z create a bitcoin endowment, Datadog acquires a Startup Battlefield company and BuzzFeed experiments with AI-generated quizzes. This is your Daily Crunch for February 12, 2021. Oh

Jack Dorsey and Jay Z invest 500 BTC to make Bitcoin ‘internet’s currency’

Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey and rapper Jay Z have created an endowment to fund bitcoin development initially in Africa and India, Dorsey said on Friday. The duo is putting 500 bitcoin, which is

Cryptocurrency pioneer Diana Biggs joins digital assets startup Valour as its new CEO

Cryptocurrency pioneer and early Bitcoin thought-leader Diana Biggs has joined Swiss-based startup Valour, which lets investors easily buy digital assets through their bank or broker. The move is sign

Meet the entrepreneurs bringing bitcoin to institutions

There’s a popular misconception that the cryptocurrency industry is a realm of rogue tech-bro cowboys. But the reality is many of the most ambitious entrepreneurs in fintech are betting big on insti

Tesla’s Bitcoin investment could be bad for the company’s climate reputation and its bottom line

Tesla’s $1.5 billion investment in Bitcoin may be good for Elon Musk, but it’s definitely risky for the company that made him the world’s richest man, according to investors, analyst

Equity Monday: Tesla buys bitcoin, Nexthink raises and Bumble

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Tesla buys $1.5B in bitcoin, may accept the cryptocurrency as payment in the future

Today in an SEC filing, Tesla disclosed that it has acquired $1.5 billion in bitcoin, the popular cryptocurrency. Moreover, the company noted that it may also accept bitcoin in the future as a form of

Equity Monday: Rich tech folks chat rich tech things on rich tech app funded by rich tech investors

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