BlackRock joins forces with Kraken’s CF Benchmarks for Bitcoin price indexing
    03 Sep 2022

    BlackRock will use Kraken’s CF Benchmarks Bitcoin index pricing product for its first crypto offering. Previously, the world’s biggest asset manager launched its own Bitcoin private trust following announcing a partnership with Coinbase. As The Block reported, BlackRock’s Bitcoin product will be benchmarked using CF Benchmark’s indexes.  CF Benchmarks is a member of the Crypto…

    Andreessen Horowitz wants to standardize NFT licensing to avoid legal ambiguity
    03 Sep 2022

    Amid confusion over intellectual property (IP) rights, VC giant Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) is releasing a free licensing system for NFTs to address current challenges and ambiguities over the use of crypto collectibles. With help from Punk6529, the new licensing system attempts to standardize options, aiming to help the NFT sector fulfill its “economic potential.” The…

    Messari report: VC crypto investments down 35% in August
    03 Sep 2022

    The new report from Messari revealed that venture investments in the crypto sector were down 35% over last month and up 22% since August 2021, with leading The Infrastructure track, accounting for 24%. Total funding for this August was $1.37 billion — down 29% since July and down 32% year-over-year. In August, there were 104…