Spanish bourse BME tests blockchain-based collateral pledge process with Renta 4 Banco

Spanish stock market BME has teamed with Renta 4 Banco to launch the first test of using blockchain to remove the need for physical certificates for the collateral pledge process.

Home equity, blockchain fintech business Figure gets $65m Series B

Home equity and blockchain fintech startup Figure Technologies has picked up $65m of Series B funding to kick off its second year of operation.

PIR Equities races to €275m Fund III hard cap close on strong prior performance

Employee-owned private equity house PIR Equities has taken just four months to hit a €275m hard cap close for its third flagship fund, after strong performance from its predecessor vehicles.

Underscore VC’s Fund II goal in sight after raising over $132m

Boston-based Underscore.VC has raised over $132m for its sophmore venture capital fund, setting it just a few million dollars away from its fundraising goal. The...

KuCoin secures $20m in Series A funding

International cryptocurrency trading platform KuCoin has secured $20m in its Series A round of funding.

PE-backed Swiss FinTech major Avaloq launches venture capital unit

Private equity-backed Swiss FinTech major Avaloq has launched a new venture capital subsidiary to boost startups in the sector.

Vestr and Shift become SIX FinTech Ventures’ first investments

Up-and-coming FinTechs Vestr and Shift Cryptocurrencies have secured an investment from SIX FinTech Ventures.

Blockchain Valley Ventures triggers Singapore expansion

Swiss VC Blockchain Valley Ventures is set to launch a new Singapore office, with plans to begin operation early next year.

Bitfury raises $80m funding round, Korelya Capital leads

Dutch Blockchain business BitFury has raised $80m in an investment round led by Korelya Capital.

Al Weiss’ GBV launches $100m fund to invest in blockchain tech

Global Blockchain Ventures has launched a $100m venture focused on investing in blockchain technology.