• Brad Stephens in the Blockchain Capital office in San Francisco (photo by Martine Paris).
    Innovators

    INTERVIEW: Blockchain Capital’s origin story is steeped in gaming lore

    Martine Paris interviews Brad Stephens about everything from video game currencies to Facebook’s GlobalCoin

    When the sons of legendary investment banker Paul Stephens met Mighty Ducks star Brock Pierce, they were avid World of Warcraft gamers and he was amassing an empire of digital goods exchanges where players could buy, sell, and trade valuable in-game items and virtual currency. Together they would go on to form Blockchain Capital, the first venture capital firm to fund the blockchain ecosystem.

  • Coinbase
    Alt coins,  Cryptocurrencies

    Coinbase considers adding 5 more cryptos

    Cardano, BAT, Stellar Lumens, Zcash, and 0x all rally significantly on announcement

    Coinbase sent several cryptos rallying after it announced on Friday that it was exploring adding five more cryptocurrencies to its list of tradable assets. The exchange, one of the most popular for retail traders, said it looking at Cardano (), Basic Attention Token (), Stellar Lumens (), Zcash (), and 0x (). Cardano and Stellar Lumens were up over 9.5 percent following the announcement, according to data from CoinMarketCap. The runts of the litter did even better the smaller they were: Zcash soared over 14 percent, BAT shot up 22 percent, and 0x rocketed 27 percent. A month ago, Coinbase added Ethereum Classic () to its roster. In its statement…