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Tesla Earnings Report Show Firm Holding onto Bitcoin in Q3 2023

Tesla continues to hold on to its BTC holding having last sold about 75% of it in the second quarter of 2022. It has now been five consecutive quarters that electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) has left its sizable Bitcoin (BTC) holdings untouched. That is despite recently spending greatly towards improving its artificial intelligence (AI) ambitions and projects. According to Tesla’s Q3 2023 report that was released on Wednesday, the company still has $184 million worth of...

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Bitfinex Parent Firm Announces $150M Share Buyback to Protect Hack Victims

The proposal outlines a deal that encompasses roughly 9% of iFinex’s outstanding capital and assigns a value of $1.7 billion to the company. As per the latest report, the parent firm of the Bitfinex exchange – iFinex Inc – has started exploring a $150 million share buyback, as per the letter written to shareholders on September 22. The directors of iFinex have proposed an offer of $10 per share for 15 million shares. The document notes that a group of directors within iFinex and its...

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Crypto Venture Funding Hits Low in Q3 2023

While early-stage crypto companies may still find willing investors, late-stage tech investors have largely exited the space. The crypto industry, which once thrived on investor exuberance and rapid growth, has recently hit a rough patch as venture funding for crypto startups in the third quarter of this year plunged to its lowest level since 2020. According to data from research firm PitchBook, Venture Capitalists (VCs) invested just $2 billion in crypto space during the quarter, marking...

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OpenAI Rival Anthropic Taps Google and Others to Raise $2 Billion

With the massive fundraise, Anthropic will focus on making significant developments on Claude Next and increase spending to boost its AI model. A week after raising $1.25 billion from tech giant Amazon, OpenAI rival firm Anthropic has tapped Google and others to raise an additional $2 billion in fresh funding. Google had already picked up a 10% stake in Anthropic last year in 2022. Sources familiar with the matter stated that Google is planning to raise its stake further. The two-year-old...

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Hong Kong’s CMCC Global Launches $100M to Support Blockchain Startups

The launch of the VC fund in Hong Kong highlights the country’s rising role as a crypto haven. CMCC Global, a crypto-focused venture capital (VC) company, has successfully raised $100 million to offer equity investments to early-stage blockchain startups across Asia with a particular interest in Hong Kong, its home country. In an interview with the South China Morning Post, the company’s co-founder Martin Baumann said the inaugural funding round for the fund, called Titan Fund, concluded...

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Web3 Startup IYK Raised $16.8M in Recent Funding Round Led by A16z

The core concept of IYK revolves around the integration of NFC (near-field communication) chips into merchandise and apparel. Besides, the platform is also popular among musicians and artists. IYK, a Web3 startup whose clientele includes Adidas, Billionaire Boys Club, and Atlantic Records, has successfully raised over $16.8 million in a seed round. Founder Ryan Ouyang announced this milestone on his official X (formerly Twitter) account, emphasizing that a16z Crypto, also known as...

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Character.AI Eyes Impressive Funding at Over $5B Valuation

The potential deal might put the company’s value anywhere from $5 billion to $6 billion. Character.AI, an artificial intelligence startup founded by former Google employees, is in the early stages of discussions to secure substantial funding, possibly exceeding $5 billion in valuation, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter who wished to remain anonymous. According to the report, the company, having emerged as an early frontrunner in the realm of generative...

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Enflame Technology Secures $273.7M in Funding Supported by Tencent and Shanghai Investors

Enflame, a company that was founded in March 2018, has already made significant strides in AI chip manufacturing. The company’s cloud chips have found applications in diverse sectors, including education, smart cities, and scientific research. Enflame Technology, a Chinese tech company specializing in artificial intelligence (AI) chip development, has announced the successful completion of its Series D funding round, raising an impressive 2 billion yuan (approximately $273.7 million). This...

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Crypto Mining Giant Bitmain to Invest $53.9 Million in Core Scientific

Bitmain’s investment represents not only a significant financial commitment but also a strategic move to fortify its partnership with Core Scientific. Bitmain, a leading manufacturer of crypto mining rigs, has announced a substantial investment of $53.9 million in Core Scientific, a major North American blockchain data center provider and digital asset miner since 2017. Core Scientific operates data centers in multiple US states and utilizes their Minder software for efficient mining...

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Toshiba to Go Private after Successful Takeover Bid Worth $13.5B

Toshiba believes that going private may help give the company renewed focus to tackle all of its teeming problems. Japanese multinational electronics company Toshiba Corporation is set to go private after a successful acquisition by a group of buyers led by Japan Industrial Partners. The deal, worth ¥2 trillion ($13.5 billion) will reverse Toshiba’s status as a publicly-listed company. Toshiba has officially announced that the JIP-led group now holds 78.65% of the company’s outstanding...

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