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Cryptocurrency mining technology firm Bitfury Group has just closed an $80 million funding round led by venture capital firm Korelya Capital. Also participating in the private placement were investors such as Mike Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital, Macquarie Capital, Dentsu Inc., Armat Group and others, according to a Bitfury press release. Advising Bitfury on Continue Reading


IBM invites developers to Call for Code, a hackathon competition aimed at building digital tools to help with some of nature’s worst disasters. As natural disasters continue to ravage the globe, IBM is calling on one particular group to direct their expertise toward the issue: Developers. The 2018 Call for Code Continue Reading


OpenInvest, a fintech startup that allows investors and advisors to create portfolios composed of companies that follow certain environmental, social and governance criteria, has raised $10.4 million from prominent Silicon Valley investors. What Happened The San Francisco-based company’s Series A funding was led by QED Investors, with participation from Andreessen Continue Reading


The scheme aims to clean up China’s pollution-ridden environment. Apple has launched a new energy initiative designed to promote the use of clean energy in China. On Friday, the iPad and iPhone maker — which has just revealed a refresh of its MacBook lineup — said that $300 million will be invested Continue Reading

Microsoft Eyes Role for Bitcoin, Ethereum in Decentralized ID

Software giant Microsoft has said it sees potential for public blockchains in supporting decentralized identities and will explore the possibilities within its Microsoft Authenticator app. In a blog post released on Feb. 12, Microsoft’s Identity Division doubled down on its belief that blockchain technology is the right solution to store, maintain, protect and 2705551391