German Blockchain Company Builder NBT Secures $13.5 Million in New Funding Round

Next Big Thing AG (NBT), a German Internet-of-Things (IoT) and blockchain company builder, has secured 12 million euros ($13.5 million) in a new funding round, according to a press release on April 8. NBT announced that the firm has successfully…

Tron CEO Justin Sun Donates $1.5 Million to Alibaba Co-Founder Jack Ma’s University

Tron and BitTorrent CEO Justin Sun has donated $1.5 million to the Hupan University established by Alibaba’s co-founder Jack Ma, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on April 8. The Hupan University was launched in 2015 by Ma…

Ripple Co-Founder Gives $25 Million Donation in XRP to San Francisco University

Chris Larsen, co-founder of San Francisco-based technology company Ripple, and his wife Lyna Lam have donated $25 million in XRP to a university in California, according to an official announcement on April 5. Larsen and Lam contributed $25 million worth…

Cryptocurrency Exchange IronX Launches Following $26 Million ICO

Cryptocurrency exchange IronX has launched for the public following a $26 million initial coin offering (ICO), technology-focused media outlet The Fintech Times reported on April 4. IronX is a regulated trading platform that was jointly established by digital trading firm…

Fintech Investor Ribbit Capital Sets $420 Million Goal for Its Latest Fund

U.S.-based venture capital firm Ribbit Capital, the portfolio of which includes notable cryptocurrency and blockchain projects, is aiming to raise $420 million for its latest fund, according to an SEC filing dated September 12. The fund will reportedly be the…