VC giant Andreessen Horowitz launches $2.2 billion crypto venture fund
    26 Jun 2021

    The venture capital giant Andreessen Horowitz has officially announced the launch of a $2.2 billion fund focused on the crypto industry. The Silicon Valley venture firm, founded by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz in 2019, announced the new $2.2 billion cryptocurrency-focused fund, said in a blog post on Thursday. Crypto Fund III, co-led by Andreessen…

    First Middle Eastern Bitcoin Fund debuts on Dubai bourse
    26 Jun 2021

    On Wednesday, The Bitcoin Fund debuted on the Nasdaq Dubai exchange became the first digital asset-based fund to list in the Middle East and North Africa. Canada’s largest digital-asset investment fund manager 3iQ Corp seeking to raise around $200 million in the offering. As Reuters reports, the Bitcoin Fund becoming the Middle East’s first listed…

    Binance-backed travel company launches a decentralized Airbnb competitor
    17 Jun 2021

    A travel booking site backed by Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, is launching Dtravel, a decentralized vacation rental service that could compete with Airbnb and gives homeowners a stake in the platform. In a Wednesday announcement, Travala said it had partnered with former executives from Airbnb and Expedia to launch a new service…

    MicroStrategy CEO announces the Bitcoin Mining Council amid the energy usage debates
    12 Jun 2021

    The Bitcoin Mining Council announced on Thursday as debates over the energy wasted in crypto mining are growing. The energy consumed to mine cryptocurrencies matches a developed country’s usage and is comparable to big CO2 emitters such as airlines and fossil-fuel companies. “The Bitcoin Mining Council is a voluntary and open forum of Bitcoin miners…

    To buy Bitcoin, MicroStrategy raises corporate bond sale by $100 million
    10 Jun 2021

    The publicly traded company MicroStrategy, a big enterprise software developer, announced Tuesday that it raised its corporate bond sale from $400 million to $500 million to satisfy investor demand. The revenue will be transferred to purchase funds in Bitcoin above the 92,079 BTC the firm accumulated before. Unnamed sources said to Bloomberg, the sale was…

    Bitcoin Law makes El Salvador the first country to recognize cryptocurrency as legal tender
    09 Jun 2021

    El Salvador has become the first country to officially recognizes Bitcoin as legal tender. A supermajority of lawmakers in the Latin American country’s Legislature voted by the Bitcoin Law. In a Wednesday vote, El Salvador’s Congress voted by a supermajority in favor of the president’s proposal for the Central American nation to adopt Bitcoin as…