Airbnb Co-Founder Participates in Almost $23 Million Funding Round for Crypto Startup

Cryptocurrency trading platform SFOX has announced the closure of a $22.7 million Series A funding round with participation from Airbnb co-founder Nathan Blecharczyk, according to an August 16 press release. Co-founder and partner at Tribe Capital and Social Capital, Arjun Sethi, led the Series A funding round for the U.S.-based cryptocurrency dealer SFOX, with participation from Y Combinator, Khosla Ventures, Digital Currency Group, Blockchain Capital, and Blecharczyk. The press release notes that the cryptocurrency dealer aims its services at “large-scale investors such as funds, family offices, and high-net-worth individuals,” and…

General Electric Participates in Blockchain Startup Xage Security’s $12 Mln Funding Round

The venture capital arm of General Electric (GE) has joined a $12 million investment round in blockchain startup Xage Security in order to develop its security fabric for industries from energy to building management, a press release confirmed July 23.   The $12 million Series A funding round, led by March Capital Partners, included participation from GE Ventures as well as City Light Capital and NexStar Partners. Xage — which uses blockchain to allow tamper-proof communication between infrastructure and devices in the energy, telecom, utilities, building management, and manufacturing industries…