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Mapping out Fenbushi Capital’s portfolio

Fenbushi Capital was founded in 2015 and became the first Chinese venture fund to invest exclusively in blockchain technology. At times, it seems like Asian markets are overshadowed, but in crypto, they’re a dominant player. China is responsible for 25 percent of new blockchain projects.…

Mapping out Multicoin Capital’s portfolio

Multicoin Capital is a crypto hedge fund that was founded in 2017 by Kyle Samani and Tushar Jain. Multicoin operates off of the belief that blockchain technology will transform our financial systems. Decentralized systems will open the way for permissionless innovation, which they believe our…

Maker Governance Call: This time it’s different?

Another week, another stability fee hike proposal. This time it’s only 3%, not 4%; progress! Of note, by last count the executive vote has enough MKR behind it to finalize the execution of the increase which would mean it only took a matter of hours…

Mapping out Placeholder’s portfolio

Placeholder is a venture capital firm focused on investing in the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry. The firm was founded in 2017 by Chris Burniske and Joel Monegro, two of the earliest investment analysts in the space. Unlike the traditional hedge fund structure of other investment…

Mapping out Union Square Ventures’ crypto investments

As one of the largest and most established venture firms in New York, Union Square Ventures has proven itself as one of the best deal-makers and tech investors in the industry. Founded by Fred Wilson and Brad Burnham in 2003, Union Square Ventures, or USV…

Money 2.0 Stuff: Fork this newsletter to take my salary

Taking donations for Xcash Today, Zcash community member hloo announced Ycash, advertised as the first “friendly fork” of Zcash. The friendly fork is originally a Zooko construction, with him noting that, distinct from most other chain forks, a friendly fork results when there’s one persistent blockchain…

Introducing DIPOR: LIBOR for Open Finance

This free preview of The Block Genesis is offered to our loyal readers as a representation of the highly valuable journalism and research our Genesis members receive daily. If you’d like to receive all Genesis content on our site and via daily newsletter, join here.…

Harbor’s mega dorm security token deal has been scrapped

A giant milestone for the tokenization revolution, almost too good to be true. And it was; Harbor’s token sale of a $20 million mega-dorm has fallen through. A Harbor spokesperson confirmed with The Block that the deal with the Hub at Columbia was called off.…

Mapping out Andreessen Horowitz’s crypto investments

Since its inception, Andreessen Horowitz has demonstrated its ability to pick what would become some of the most highly valued tech companies on Earth. Andreessen Horowitz or “a16z”, the peppy moniker the venture firm adopted, quickly established itself in the venture capital world through its…