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Greylock partner Reid Hoffman goes all in on cryptocurrency in a new ‘Hamilton’-inspired rap battle

The LinkedIn founder is bullish on cryptocurrency even as public support for the technology has declined.
The authoritarian regime of Sudan was one Hacking Team client.

Crypto exchange Coinbase hired mercenaries who sold spyware to Saudi Arabia and Sudan —then fired them after backlash

Coinbase says it parted ways with staffers after reports linked them to a firm that sold spyware to repressive regimes to monitor dissidents.

Ripple’s XRP spikes after Coinbase says it’ll add the cryptocurrency

The digital-currency exchange Coinbase said it will list Ripple's XRP starting Tuesday, send the cryptocurrency up more than 10%.

The 10 startups in the US whose valuations are set to increase the most, according to over 500 founders

Over 500 startup founders were asked in a recent survey which private company they predict will increase its valuation the most over the next decade.
Coinmine launched a crypto mining device called Coinmine One.

A sleek new device that looks like an Xbox lets you mine crypto at home

For the initial launch, Coinmine One allows users to mine Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, Monero, and Zcash — but not yet Bitcoin
Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong

Bitcoin exchange Coinbase is now valued at $8 billion after raising another mega round of funding

Cryptocurrencies may be in recession, but the popular exchange Coinbase just raised $300 million in a series E round led by Tiger Global Management.

Crypto firm Coinbase is opening a Dublin office as ‘Plan B’ for Brexit

The exchange says it is opening the Dublin office partly to serve rising demand from the European Union, but also as a means of ensuring it can keep all of its operations going in the event of no deal being reached between Britain and the EU during Brexit talks.
What do you work on in your spare time? Harj Taggar pictured.

A former Y Combinator partner realized the most successful founders don’t always look good on paper — there’s a much more reliable s...

Harj Taggar is a former partner at Y Combinator, the tech accelerator that launched a number of successful startups including Airbnb, Dropbox, and Instacart. He asked founders about their side projects, and realized drive and curiosity outside of work was a big predictor of success.

Coinbase is an $8 billion company, according to a reported new $500 million funding round

Coinbase is closing a deal that values the six-year-old cryptocurrency trading platform at $8 billion, Recode reports.
A small toy figure is seen on representations of the Bitcoin virtual currency in this illustration picture, December 26, 2017.

Coinbase, the cryptocurrency powerhouse, has doubled its staff to 500 even amid bitcoin market rout

BI PRIME: Coinbase, a cryptocurrency exchange, in recent weeks hit its target to double its staff in 2018.