Aurora, an Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) designed to scale decentralized applications (dApps) built on the Near protocol, has announced a $12 million debut funding round. The round included over 100 venture capital investors including Pantera Capital and Electric Capital. According to an official statement, Aurora will use the funds for expanding ​​cross-chain capabilities beyond its
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Ether (ETH) entered a slightly bullish channel earlier this month, and currently the price is marching toward the $3,800 level. Despite the recent turbulence, Ether bulls are set to bag a $53 million profit on this Friday’s weekly options expiry.  Investors also appear to be disinterested in Ether’s recent underperformance versus Bitcoin (BTC), and to
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Join Cointelegraph host and analyst Benton Yaun alongside resident market experts Jordan Finneseth and Marcel Pechman on “The Market Report” — which is live right now! Here’s what to expect in this week’s markets news breakdown: $820 million worth of Bitcoin (BTC) options are set to expire on Friday. The bulls are ready to celebrate
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A Zimbabwean business lobby group, the Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI), has warned that the country’s currency could collapse if authorities fail to “implement policy measures that are needed to support it.” Central Bank Approach Unsettling the Market In a letter seen by Bitcoin.com News, the lobby group’s president Kurai Matsheza explained that the heavy-handed
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Puerto Rico’s creditors are indicating they may withdraw from the bankruptcy deal, with bond insurer Ambac Assurance notifying the court Wednesday morning of the possibility. In a separate development the bankruptcy judge struck down a local law, Act 7, that the Oversight Board said would scuttle the Plan of Adjustment. Oversight Board Executive Director Natalie
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BondLink, the Boston-based financial technology company that provides cloud-based debt management software solutions to issuers, added two industry experts to its board of directors. Lynn Martin, president of Fixed Income & Data Services at Intercontinental Exchange, Inc., and Joe Geraci, partner at Old Orchard Capital and former Citi executive, join the board of directors. Colin
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The shrinking U.S. workforce during the Covid pandemic is “going to cripple” the economic recovery, billionaire investor and businessman Barry Sternlicht warned Wednesday. The founder of Starwood Capital Group, which operates hotels as part of its broader portfolio, said the federal government should pay people go back to work, not to stay home. “The whole
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A foreclosure sign in front of a house in 2007. Getty Images Foreclosures are starting to surge as government and private sector programs designed to help homeowners deal with the economic fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic have begun to expire. Mortgage lenders began the foreclosure process on 25,209 properties in the third quarter, a 32%
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Municipals were steady in light secondary trading while new issues were repriced to lower yields and U.S. Treasuries made gains after a rollercoaster day. Triple-A benchmark yields were little changed while the UST 10-year fell four basis points to 1.541% and the 30 fell six to 2.035% near the close. Ratios rose as a result,
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Global investor Barry Sternlicht told CNBC on Wednesday he continues to hold a cautious view on investing in China. “We’re not investors directly in China,” the chairman and CEO of Starwood Capital Group said in an interview on “Squawk Box.” “It’s not a China thing, so much as countries where we think the deck is stacked or we can’t
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In this article BLK DAL VMEO Delta Air Lines Airbus A330-300 landing at Athens International Airport AIA ,LGAV / ATH Eleftherios Venizelos, with registration N806NW, a former Northwest Airlines Airplane. Nicolas Economou | NurPhoto | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. BlackRock — Shares of the asset management giant rose
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During the second week of October, bitcoin market values have maintained prices between $54K to $57K. Meanwhile, myriad alternative crypto assets have not yet seen the gains the leading crypto asset has enjoyed during the last two weeks. For instance, cardano used to be the third-largest crypto market in terms of valuation, but after losing
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