• Is PayPal buying BitGo
    Bitcoin,  Ethereum,  Litecoin

    Bloomberg: Is PayPal buying crypto custodian BitGo?

    The report cites anonymous sources who say PayPal is in talks to buy crypto firms including the competitor of its announced custodian Paxos

    Citing anonymous sources, the Bloomberg report said that PayPal Holdings is looking to double down on its jump into crypto this week. No other firms were mentioned by name, and the sources made clear BitGo was not a done deal.

  • Bitcoin goes mainstream
    Bitcoin,  Ethereum

    A big August for crypto

    Big news about mainstream institutional investors pouring money into bitcoin and ether has industry insiders excited about crypto’s move towards the mainstream

    The big news, needless to say, was business intelligence firm MicroStrategy’s Aug. 11 announcement that it had bought $250 million worth of bitcoins, pouring the entirety of its planned investment in alternative assets as an inflation hedge into the first cryptocurrency.

  • 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.