US Startup Raises $3.5 from Pantera, Others to Launch Decentralized Exchange on LN

The United States-based startup Sparkswap has completed a successful seed funding round to create a decentralized exchange based on the Bitcoin (BTC) Lightning Network. A blog post revealed the development on Monday, April 8. According to Sparkswap’s founder Trey Griffith, the company raised $3.5 million from investors including Initialized Capital, Pantera Capital, Foundation Capital and Y Combinator. The startup intends to create a decentralized exchange that will be protected from hacks, while still processing transactions on blockchain. Sparkswap started testing its mainnet on Jan. 2, 2019, which is driven by…

US Startup Raises $3.5 Mln From Pantera, Others to Launch Decentralized Exchange on LN

The United States-based startup Sparkswap has completed a successful seed funding round to create a decentralized exchange based on the Bitcoin (BTC) Lightning Network. A blog post revealed the development on Monday, April 8. According to Sparkswap’s founder Trey Griffith, the company raised $3.5 million from investors including Initialized Capital, Pantera Capital, Foundation Capital and Y Combinator. The startup intends to create a decentralized exchange that will be protected from hacks, while still processing transactions on blockchain. Sparkswap started testing its mainnet on Jan. 2, 2019, which is driven by…

Pantera Leads $3.5 Million Round for Lightning-Powered SparkSwap DEX

A San Francisco-based decentralized exchange (DEX) called SparkSwap launched Monday, becoming the first North American exchange to fully integrate the lightning network, a bitcoin scaling solution. SparkSwap is funded by a $3.5 million seed round led by Pantera Capital, with involvement from venture capital firms such as Initialized Capital and Foundation Capital. This lightning-powered DEX – which differentiates itself from traditional exchanges by requiring users to custody their own crypto – offers cross-chain atomic swaps between bitcoin and litecoin. Explaining how these off-chain lightning trades work, SparkSwap co-founder Trey Griffith…

Pantera Capital Nears $175 Million Target for Third Venture Fund

Cryptocurrency hedge fund Pantera Capital is close to completing funding for its third venture fund, already raising $160 million, the company announced in a blog post оn March 27. Pantera, which debuted its first fund in 2013, has since risen to become a conspicuous player in the crypto startup industry. Its latest project, dubbed Venture Fund III, has a fundraising target of $175 million. “We project making a total of 35 investments, with an average deal size of $3.5 million, and an 11% target average equity stake,” the blog post…

Crypto Hedge Fund Pantera Capital Seals $130 Million for Third Crypto Venture Fund

Crypto hedge fund Pantera Capital has already sealed $130 million out of a $175 million target for its third crypto venture fund. The development was shared with Cointelegraph in private correspondence with Pantera president Bill Healy on Feb. 22. For Pantera’s debut fund in 2013, the firm had raised $13 million, rising to $25 million for its second. As reported in August 2018, Pantera raised the game for its third offering, saying at the time that the $175 million target was “a function of how fast the space is moving,…

Pantera Capital, Coinbase Back Crypto Startup Staked in $4.5 Million Round

Major crypto investment firm Pantera Capital has lead a seed funding round for crypto staking startup, Staked, the company announced in a blog post Jan. 31. The startup, which targets institutional investors of proof-of-stake cryptocurrencies, announced that it raised $4.5 million in the investment round.    According to the post, in addition to Pantera Capital, major firms that participated in the round include Coinbase Ventures, Digital Currency Group, Winklevoss Capital, Global Brain, Fabric Ventures and Blocktree Capital. Furthermore, the company also reported that Pantera Capital partner Paul Veradittakit is set…

Academics and Pantera Capital’s “Better Bitcoin” Is still Slower than Visa

A non-profit group comprised of MIT and bay area academics, as well as hedge fund Pantera Capital was formed to develop a coin that can offer faster speeds of processing transactions than Bitcoin.   How to Make Unit-e More than a “Nice Idea” Teachers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, and Berkeley’s University in California along with five other colleges have teamed up with hedge fund Pantera Capital to develop a cryptocurrency that could overtake the pioneer cryptocurrency in terms of transactions speeds, as reported by Bloomberg. The group…

Academics and Pantera Capital’s “Better Bitcoin” Is still Slower than Visa

A non-profit group comprised of MIT and bay area academics, as well as hedge fund Pantera Capital was formed to develop a coin that can offer faster speeds of processing transactions than Bitcoin.   How to Make Unit-e More than a “Nice Idea” Teachers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, and Berkeley’s University in California along with five other colleges have teamed up with hedge fund Pantera Capital to develop a cryptocurrency that could overtake the pioneer cryptocurrency in terms of transactions speeds, as reported by Bloomberg. The group…

Buy Bitcoin (BTC), But Diversify Into Crypto Assets Too: Pantera Capital Partner

“Now’s A Great Time To Invest Into Bitcoin (BTC)” As the year comes to a head, a number of crypto traders and investors have sought to figure out what lies in wait for Bitcoin (BTC) in 2019. Paul Veradittakit, a partner at the San Francisco-based Pantera Capital, has told CoinTelegraph that now’s an optimal time to buy into Bitcoin (BTC). In a recent Youtube interview with CoinTelegraph, Veradittakit, a prominent venture capitalist and advisor to Blockfolio and Icon, has claimed that from a short to medium-term outlook, it would be logical to…

Its ICO Portfolio ‘Could’ See 25 Percent Refund Rates Over Non-Compliance, Says Pantera Capital

Blockchain and cryptocurrency-focused investment firm and hedge fund Pantera Capital has warned that a quarter of its ICO projects could be found to violate the United States’ securities laws. According to the company’s most recent newsletter cited by a Bloomberg article Dec. 13, the ongoing crackdown by U.S. regulators means many ICOs, which have already felt the pinch from declining markets, may have to repay investors. “While we believe the vast majority of the projects in our portfolio should not be affected, approximately 25 percent of our fund’s capital is…