Well it looks like the Department of Homeland Security is investigating Mt. Gox and the primary complaint is operating an unlicensed money transmittal business.
Congratulations to Poojan Kumar, Satyam Vaghani and the rest of the PernixData team for raising a great Series B round led by Kleiner Perkins.
It’s no secret that that I see the opportunity for Bitcoin to disrupt multi-billion-dollar markets and dramatically cut transaction costs for people around the world.
For decades the leading network companies have been tightly coupling their software to complex, custom-built chips.
FinCEN, the department of the Treasury responsible for fighting financial crimes has already issued guidance on how it views Bitcoin.
Right now, more than 80% of Bitcoin volume is in the USD market. And many of the pundits commenting on Bitcoin, both positively and negatively, are in the US.
The LA Times and Chicago Tribune are for sale. BarryDiller recently announced that buying Newsweek was a mistake.
What does “big data” mean to you? When most of us hear the term, we immediately think about mainstream use cases that leverage smarter data sets to assist companies in making better decisions that optimize business operations, improve enterprise application …
For there to be a deep and liquid exchange marketplace in Bitcoin, the primary Bitcoin exchange needs to be robust and performant, with millisecond trade execution timeframes under heavy volume.
Supercell raised $130M at a $770M valuation and got a lot of press for it recently. It is well on its way to being a billion dollar game company.
This week, the price of Bitcoin hit an all-time high of $266 and then a “flash crash” brought the price tumbling down to $105.
I’ve been fascinated by the potential disruption that Bitcoin represents. Disruptions like this could create both massive value destruction for incuments and massive value creation for startups, which is exactly where entrepreneurs and VCs should be playing.
Over the past several years, MuleSoft has quietly emerged as one of the leaders in providing platforms for powering the New Enterprise.
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Hyperink is an interesting startup focused on reinventing publishing in an e-book world. (We are not investors).
Last week, Lightspeed Venture Partners and the Amazon Web Services team brought together top technologists, startups, students, former Lightspeed Summer Fellows and venture capitalists to discuss how big data trends are impacting companies today.
PernixData introduces a software-defined “Flash Virtualization Platform” that aggregates and virtualizes flash storage distributed across servers into a scale-out data tier for enterprise data centers to provide low cost, deterministic high performance to any out-of-box application.
Almost a year ago, my partner Barry Eggers and I met with Craig Elliott and Scott Hankins to talk about their vision for a new company, Pertino.
When we invested in Snapchat a year ago it had a few hundred thousand installs, but incredible retention and frequency of usage.
Last week we announced our company Pushpins was acquired by Performance Marketing Brands (parent to Ebates/Fatwallet).