Starling Bank co-founder completes £5.25 million round for fiat-to-cryptocurrency exchange Ziglu

Mark Hipperson, a co-founder and former CTO of British neobank Starling Bank, is today announcing £5.25 million in seed funding for his latest venture, cryptocurrency exchange platform Ziglu. Somewhat oddly, the names of the investors were not disclosed – only that it involves “a number of specialist UK FinTech investors, and entrepreneurs.” Ziglu provides a […]

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London-based startup Argent seals $12 million Series A for easy-to-use cryptocurrency wallet

London-based Argent, a smart wallet for controlling digital assets and identity, has raised a $12 million Series A led by Paradigm, a Sequoia Capital-backed fund making its first investment in Europe. Existing investors Index Ventures, Creandum and firstminute Capital also participated in the round. Awarded “Hottest Blockchain Startup” at the 2019 Europas, the Argent smart […]

German cryptocurrency startup Bitwala raises €13 million in Series A funding

Bitwala, a Berlin-based provider of crypto banking services, has raised €13 million in Series A funding from a group of international investors in a round led by Sony Financial Ventures/Global Brain and NKB Group. Half the round comes from prior backers Earlybird and coparion. Founded in 2015, Bitwala says it is currently the only provider […]

Stockholm-based cryptocurrency startup Bitrefill raises $2 million

Swedish cryptocurrency startup Bitrefill has landed $2 million in a fiat funding round led by Coin Ninja, with participation from Charlie Lee, Fulgur Ventures, and Bnktothefuture. The startup expects to use the funding to expand its development and marketing teams. Bitrefill, which builds its products for Bitcoin’s Lightning Network, states its mission as to help […]

What comes after the rise and fall of cryptocurrencies? Join us in London on 3 and 4 April for the next edition of Crypto Capital World

This year was a terribly rough one for cryptocurrency markets, with valuations plummeting to levels most observers were never expecting to be hit again. While some are proclaiming we’re in a veritable nuclear winter for years to come, and some even that there is no chance of recovery, there are also those who remain optimistic […]

London-based Argent raises $4 million for its “smart” cryptocurrency wallet

The UK-founded startup Argent has raised $4 million from Index Ventures, Creandum, firstminute, Hummingbird, and Mattias Ljungman (partner at Atomico). The company works on a product that it touts as “the first smart wallet” for cryptocurrencies and blockchain applications based on the Ethereum blockchain. Argent’s mobile app for Android and iOS allows users to access […]

Israeli crypto wallet startup KZen raises $4 million

When it seemed like the number of different wallets to hold your cryptocurrencies couldn’t go any higher, the Israeli startup KZen raised $4 million in funding to get yet another one on the market. The list of investors participating in the round includes Benson Oak Ventures, Samsung Next, and Elron Ventures. The new wallet app […]