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Cryptocurrencies: What You Should Know

Ordinarily, blockchain technology is used to create cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin and blockchain are terms used to describe how transactions are timestamped and recorded in “blocks.” Despite the fact that it’s a relatively complicated and technical process, the end result is a digital ledger of cryptocurrency transactions that’s difficult to hack. Transactions also necessitate the use of a two-factor authentication process. To ...

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Something Ventured: After Series A, Repeat Focuses On Growing Company Through Community

Editor’s note: This profile is part of Something Ventured, an ongoing series by Crunchbase News examining diversity and access to capital in the venture-backed startup ecosystem. As part of this project, we’re following seven seed-stage entrepreneurs over the course of several months as they build their businesses. Read our previous profiles of Kim Stiefel, Sarah Wissel and Repeat here, here ...

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HoneyBook Raises $250M For SMB Customer Management Platform In Tiger Global-led Round

HoneyBook, a startup that helps freelancers and independent business owners manage their customers, closed on a $250 million Series E funding led by Tiger Global Management with participation from Durable Capital Partners, Norwest Venture Partners, Citi Ventures and OurCrowd.  Its first institutional investor, UpWest, invested $25,000 in the company in 2013, which brought HoneyBook to Silicon Valley. In total the ...

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Mergers & Money: Once Dubious, Traditional VC Firms Lead More Of The Charge In Crypto Deals

Editor’s note: This is Mergers & Money, a monthly column by Senior Reporter Chris Metinko that covers dealmaking and the flow of venture capital. So far this year, crypto startups have taken in nearly $16 billion of funding—far outpacing any prior year. While interest and acceptance in crypto has increased among the general public—Bitcoin hit a new all-time high of ...

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