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Boston Tech Watch: Algorand, Owl Labs, Cyber Madness & Zapata

This week a blockchain startup opened its system to the public; a quantum computing company raised big bucks; and Raytheon’s cybersecurity business set up shop in Boston. Read on for more. —Blockchain technology startup Algorand has opened a test network to the public for businesses and developers to tinker with and give feedback. The company […]

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Flipside Crypto Grading Scheme Expands to CoinMarketCap, Others

Flipside Crypto, a Boston startup developing analytics for cryptocurrencies, has landed its main metric onto CoinMarketCap and other financial websites including MarketWatch, TheStreet and Stocktwits, the company says. Founded in 2017, Flipside says its Fundamental Crypto Asset Score—FCAS for short—rates the health of blockchain-enabled currencies on a 1,000-point scale based on transaction data and the […]

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Boston Tech Watch: Dill the Pickle Robot, Via Separations & More

There’s robotics news, clinical research companies raising cash, and plenty of early-stage venture capital money moving in the Boston technology world this week. Read on for more: —Via Separations, a startup developing energy-efficient filtration technology, has raised $4.8 million in a Series A funding round. Safar led the round, which saw participation from PRIME Impact […]

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Boston Tech Watch: CoinMetrics, Bedrock Data, Modulate & Jobcase

[Updated 10:30 am. See below.] A handful of Boston-area startups landed seed funding rounds this week, while another tech firm raked in $100 million in growth equity. Two acquisitions also rounded out the week’s tech news. —CoinMetrics, a cryptocurrency market data startup, has raised $1.9 million in seed funding from Castle Island Ventures, Fidelity Investments, […]

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Fintech Pitchfest Highlights Detroit’s Blockchain & Crypto Activity

Southeast Michigan, with its proximity to Canada and top-notch universities, as well as a growing financial technology ecosystem, is well-positioned to be a hub for blockchain businesses. So says Adam Zientarski, policy director at the Detroit Blockchain Center. His organization, in partnership with the FinTech Consortium and Detroit FinTech Bay, will host the inaugural Detroit […]

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It’s Not You, It’s Your Officials: Amazon Cancels HQ Plan for NYC

[Updated, 02/15/19, 8:50 CT] After a whirlwind courtship and brief engagement, Amazon has broken off its plans to establish another headquarters in New York’s Long Island City neighborhood. Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) rationalized its Valentine’s Day breakup with the Big Apple by saying that the problem was state and local officials, not New Yorkers themselves. A […]

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Providence St. Joseph Acquires Seattle Blockchain Startup Lumedic

Providence St. Joseph Health said Monday it has acquired Lumedic, a startup developing blockchain-based software aimed at improving how healthcare providers bill for care and manage reimbursements from insurers. The deal, which Providence did not disclose the terms of, marks a rapid path from launch to exit for Seattle-based Lumedic. Michael Nash, the company’s founder […]

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Stably Tacks on $1.2M to Reduce Volatility in Digital Currencies

Stably, a Seattle-based startup developing a service it claims can reduce investors’ exposure to volatility in Bitcoin and other digital currencies’ values, on Thursday announced it has raised $1.2 million in new funding to support Stably’s growth. Digital currencies, or cryptocurrencies, have attracted significant investor attention and news coverage in recent years. One reason is […]

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Hypergiant in Space, Celltex & Saudi, Siete Foods’ $90M, & More TX Tech

Let’s catch up on the latest innovation news in Texas. —Aeglea Biotherapeutics, an Austin biotech, raised $60 million in a secondary public stock offering Wednesday, according to a press release. The company is developing drugs to essentially starve cancers to death. In 2016, it raised $50 million in an IPO. In 2017, co-founder David Lowe, who […]

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Investing, Real Estate, In-Game Ads: Sputnik ATX’s Third Accelerator

Austin—[Updated 3:48 p.m. See below.] Startup accelerator Sputnik ATX has a picked five startup companies for its newest program, the third Sputnik has run. That includes software makers and entrepreneurs focused on investing, commercial real estate, advertising for gaming, and building websites. Founded in 2017, Sputnik ATX runs two programs annually, selecting a group of five […]

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