Lloyds Banking Group Set to Acquire Embark for £390 Million as Q2 Pretax Profits Rise

In line with the move, Lloyds increased its net new money target to around £40 billion in 2023. British financial institution Lloyds Banking Group PLC is set to buy major WealthTech player Embark Group for £390 million. The UK banking giant will acquire £35 billion of assets under administration from the Dundee-based retirement solutions provider. The deal, which is Lloyds’ biggest since it returned to private ownership four years ago, will also see it inherit about 410,000 customers. However, Embark’s Rowanmoor SIPP and SSAS administration are excluded from the package deal…

Bitcoin-Rewarding App Lolli Raises $10 Million in Series A Funding

Lolli said that this funding will go towards expanding in the global market, hiring, new partnerships, and further development of the recently launched mobile app. Crypto firm Lolli, which rewards users in free Bitcoins against shopping, has raised $10 million in a Series A funding round led by Acrew Capital. Other players joining this funding round were Up North Management, Banana Capital, and Animal Capital. Besides, it has investments from influencers and entrepreneurs like Logan Paul, Chantel Jeffries, Baron Davis and others. The crypto fundraising market is catching up with…

US-based Bitcoin Mining Firm Stronghold Files for $100 Million IPO

In the IPO filing, Stronghold noted that with the fundraising, it will purchase an additional 27,300 crypto miners to expand its operations and increase its hash rate. Amid the recent crackdown by China on Bitcoin miners, the US is emerging as the next big market. Stronghold Digital Mining, the Pennsylvania-based Bitcoin miner is now willing to raise $100 million through an initial public offering (IPO). The company filed its S1-form on Tuesday, July 27, with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Under the ticker of SDIG, the firm is…

Unique Addresses Tethered to Ethereum Defi Apps Climb Past 3 Million – News Bitcoin News

The number of users or unique addresses leveraging decentralized finance (defi) protocols via Ethereum has risen past 3 million according to recent statistics. A vast majority of these unique addresses use the defi protocol Uniswap, as 2.4 million users have been recorded since December 2018. Ethereum Defi Applications See Unique Addresses Surpass 3 Million According to statistics from Dune Analytics, the number of users or unique ethereum addresses utilizing defi has jumped past the 3 million threshold this week. At the time of writing, data shows there are 3,092,000 unique…

Fireblocks Custody Company Raises $310 Million, Reaches $2 Billion Valuation – Bitcoin News

Fireblocks, a blockchain infrastructure firm, raised $310 million in its most recent funding round, reaching a valuation of $2 billion. The company, which specializes in the custody of digital assets, is interested in bringing traditional assets to the blockchain realm. Fireblocks expects this trend of digitalization to keep growing in the recent future. Fireblocks Raises $310 Million in Series D Funding Round Fireblocks, a custody and blockchain infrastructure company, raised $310 million in its Series D funding round. The new investment took the valuation of the company to…

Brazilian Authorities Seize $33 Million in Money Laundering Investigation Linked to Cryptocurrency Exchanges – Bitcoin News

The Brazilian authorities seized $33 million linked to a money-laundering investigation involving cryptocurrency exchanges. The operation, called “Exchange Transaction” by the Brazilian police, involved six search warrants in different locations of the country. These searches were directed to find shell companies that used cryptocurrency exchanges for alleged money laundering purposes. Brazilian Police Seize $33 Million in Money Laundering Probe Brazilian authorities have seized $33 million belonging to shell companies that, according to reports from the Brazilian police, used cryptocurrency exchanges for money laundering purposes. Brazilian courts issued six search warrants…

Brazilian Authorities Seize $33 Million in Money Laundering Investigation Linked to Cryptocurrency Exchanges – Bitcoin News

The Brazilian authorities seized $33 million linked to a money-laundering investigation involving cryptocurrency exchanges. The operation, called “Exchange Transaction” by the Brazilian police, involved six search warrants in different locations of the country. These searches were directed to find shell companies that used cryptocurrency exchanges for alleged money laundering purposes. Brazilian Police Seize $33 Million in Money Laundering Probe Brazilian authorities have seized $33 million belonging to shell companies that, according to reports from the Brazilian police, used cryptocurrency exchanges for money laundering purposes. Brazilian courts issued six search warrants…

Tesla Reveals Bitcoin Holdings Worth $1.3 Billion in Q2, $23 Million BTC Impairment – Bitcoin News

Elon Musk’s electric car company, Tesla, is holding bitcoin worth $1.311 billion. The company did not buy or sell any bitcoin during the second quarter but recorded bitcoin-related impairment of $23 million. Tesla’s action reaffirms Musk’s prior statement that neither he nor Tesla had sold their coins. Tesla’s Q2 Bitcoin Holdings Elon Musk’s Tesla released its second-quarter earnings report Monday. The company’s Q2 2021 unaudited balance sheet shows a net digital asset value of $1.311 billion as of June 30. Tesla’s Q2 unaudited balance sheet showing the company’s net digital…

Over $800 Million Bitcoin Shorts Liquidated As Price Surges 12% In 24 Hours

Bitcoin price continues to see incredible movements over the past 24 hours. The price of the coin has moved over 10% as the crypto market sees increasing momentum. The movement comes hot on the heels of the news breaking of rumors of Amazon integrating bitcoin payments in their platform. The market seems to have taken this and just run with it. Although the news is yet to be confirmed, investors continue to rush to buy the digital asset. The price surge has led to hundreds of millions of shorts being…

Binance Smart Chain Creates a $10 Million Bug Bounty Fund to Tighten Protocol Security – Technology Bitcoin News

The Binance Smart Chain has launched a $10 million bug bounty fund for projects building on top of the protocol, called “Priority One.” The initiative aims to keep the blockchain network secure by encouraging bug bounty hunters and ethical hackers. Binance Smart Chain Reveals $10 Million Bug Bounty Fund ‘Priority One’ Security experts and bug bounty hunters now have incentive to help the Binance Smart Chain (BSC) developers secure the network. On Monday, the BSC project revealed “Priority One,” a $10 million fund for projects built on top of the…