• Anchorage safer crypto loans
    Cryptocurrencies

    Anchorage Finance seeks safer Bitcoin loans

    A partnership with Silvergate Bank now allows the custodian’s customers to use crypto as collateral for loans

    Many people like the idea of using their crypto as collateral for a loan, but they are less keen on the security risks associated with taking their assets out of custody to make it happen.

  • Bison Trails' Aaron Henshaw and Joe Lallouz (Photo: Bison Trails).
    People,  Technology

    Libra-member Bison Trails scores $25 million from Silicon Valley heavy hitters

    Blockchain Capital leads Series A round, explains in exclusive interview why they’re banking on Aaron Henshaw and Joe Lallouz

    Libra Association founding member Bison Trails has raised $25.5 million to expand its business of providing the digital infrastructure on which blockchains rely.

  • Blockchain Capital’s Jimmy Song speaking at the Bitcoin 2019 Crypto PR Lab afterparty (photo by Martine Paris).
    Bitcoin

    Crypto pundits are unfazed by market volatility

    A look at the halving, the whale, and the Bitcoin faithful

    Martine Paris talked with crypto pundits, Jimmy Song, venture partner at Blockchain Capital and author of Programming Blockchain; Alex Frenkel, GM of Kin Ecosystem; Michael Terpin, CEO of Transform Group and co-founder of BitAngels; and Alex Mashinsky, founder and CEO of Celsius Network. What follows are their views on the likely causes of the wild parabolic swings.

  • 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.