• Bitcoin bull run fuels Chinese crypto
    Cryptocurrencies,  Technology

    Bitcoin bull run fuels crypto investments across China: Report

    China’s investors are so eager to pour capital into projects that a local VC investor said ‘every good-quality funding is oversubscribed within a week’

    Chinese cryptocurrency mining hardware producer Ebang conducted two fundraising rounds in February alone, raking in $170 million, even after a previous offering in November, which followed its Nasdaq listing in June. “Ebang’s growth story is very attractive to institutional investors,” said Guo Yi, COO of Univest Securities. "Fundraising by all industry players is getting busier thanks to the Bitcoin bull.”

  • Kraken $10 bilion coinbase S-1
    Cryptocurrencies,  People,  Regulation

    Kraken looks for $10B valuation as Coinbase prepares to go public

    The U.S. based exchange’s funding round set to value it at as much as $20 billion, while larger rival Coinbase’s S-1 filing could see it worth $100 billion

    Kraken is in talks with firms including Fidelity, Tribe Capital and General Atlantic to raise the funds. However, if demand is as high as some suspect it will be, Kraken’s value could exceed $20 billion. That follows yesterday’s news that its larger competitor, Coinbase, filed a Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, confirming reports that it will go public with a direct stock listing, probably on Nasdaq.

  • markets report bitcoin price
    Bitcoin,  Markets Report

    Markets Report: Bitcoin taps support at $44,000 after week of losses

    A painful few days for hodlers looks set to culminate in a test of various critical support levels

    Bitcoin has almost completed another rollercoaster week in which it met its second major price correction of 2021. Having hit $58,300 all-time highs, bulls lost steam with a retracement becoming a full-on dive in which Bitcoin lost 20%. Subsequent ranging combined with fresh weakness has taken weekly losses to almost 25%.

  • Coinbase will go public
    Cryptocurrencies,  Regulation

    Coinbase will go public with historic direct stock sale

    The listing will make the U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange the first firm in the industry to become a public company by selling stock

    The leading U.S. cryptocurrency exchange intends to become a publicly traded company with a direct listing of its Class A shares rather than a traditional IPO.