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1confirmation, Canaan Partners Back Startup Pushing New Spin on Airdrops

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Governance startup Commonwealth, which offers a new twist on token airdrops, has raised $2 million from a group of notable investors.

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SEC’s Valerie Szczepanik at SXSW: Crypto ‘Spring’ Is Going to Come

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The SEC’s crypto czar spoke at SXSW, advising blockchain entrepreneurs to engage with regulators early and often.

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Decentralized or Nothing: Song Slams IBM Over Blockchain Hype at SXSW

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An event at SXSW pitted Blockchain Capital’s Jimmy Song against IBM’s Chris Ferris in a debate over permissioned vs. permissionless blockchains.

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Azure Integration Opens Blockchain Firm Kaleido to 80% of Cloud Market

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Kaleido’s blockchain solution now works on Microsoft Azure as well as AWS, giving it access to most of the cloud infrastructure market.

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You Can Now Pre-Order This $15,000 Crypto-Powered Beer Vending Machine

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Decentralized identity startup Civic is rolling out a new product: beer vending machines that can verify ID.

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Your Guide to Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Events at SXSW 2019

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There’s an official blockchain and cryptocurrency track at SXSW this year. Here are the events that stand out.

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Pantera Has Already Raised $125 Million for Its Third Crypto Fund

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A slide deck obtained by CoinDesk shows Pantera has secured the majority of its third venture fund, though the bear market has slowed progress.

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A David vs. Goliath Battle Is Brewing in Ethereum Decentralized Exchange Race

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Data provided to CoinDesk shows that one of the biggest ICOs ever isn’t guaranteeing success for Bancor. For two days last week, the three-month-old Uniswap saw more volume.

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These Cryptofunds Say ‘Generalized Mining’ Is the New Way to Invest

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A new initiative from venture firm CoinFund looks to get investors directly involved in the networks they invest in.

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Two Public Pensions Anchor Morgan Creek’s New $40 Million Venture Fund

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In a potential first for the crypto investment sector, two U.S. public pension funds are dipping their toes in Morgan Creek’s latest vehicle.

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