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Peter Thiel-Backed Crypto Exchange Bullish Calls Off SPAC Deal
Far Peak Acquisition and Bullish agreed to a merger in July 2021.
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Crypto Lender Vauld Receives Creditor Protection Extension
The Peter Thiel-backed firm now has till Jan. 20 to work on a restructuring plan.
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Is Peter Thiel’s Pro-Dropout Fellowship Mostly an Advertisement for Himself?
The $100,000 Thiel Fellowships garner big headlines for successes like Figma and Ethereum. But a deeper look shows a program that’s more about hype than reform. This article is part of CoinDesk's Education Week
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Founders Fund, Pantera Invest in DeFi Investment Bank Ondo Finance
Ondo, founded by former Goldman Sachs traders, will use the $20 million round to expand its structured products offerings.
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Payments Firm XanPool Raises $27M in Funding Round Led by Valar Ventures
XanPool plans to transform its network to become more like the traditional banking world’s SWIFT network, but compatible with cryptocurrency and e-wallets.
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Do You Need to Go to College to Work in Crypto?
College dropouts sometimes become world-changing legends, including in crypto. But the big picture is a lot more complicated.
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Crypto Exchange Bitpanda Raises $263M at $4.1B Valuation
Crowned Austria’s first tech unicorn in March, the firm is now worth even more.
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Lending Platform Vauld Raises $25M in Round Led by Peter Thiel-Founded Venture Firm
As well as building out its platform, Vauld intends to use the investment to drive international expansion.
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Peter Thiel-Backed Exchange Bullish Begins Pilot Program
The pilot will use simulated crypto assets and paper money to give invited investors a sample of Bullish's trading interface.
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SoftBank to Invest $75M in Peter Thiel-Backed Crypto Exchange Bullish
The Block.one subsidiary is set to go public via a SPAC merger this year.
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