Venture Capitalist Launches $200M Crypto Fund as Web3’s ‘Missing Layer’

Blockworks exclusive: Shima Capital’s private crypto fund, which focuses on pre-seed and seed investments, debuts with about $200 million

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Yida Gao, Shima Capital founder

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Bitcoin’s Taproot upgrade that went live in 2021 is beginning to see utility as Ordinals gain in popularity and teams like Rollkit begin exploring Bitcoin as a data availability layer for rollups.

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The CFTC came up with in-depth allegations against Binance even though it says its global compliance team is larger than the total strength of employees at most exchanges

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Bitcoin and cryptocurrency loan products may come in different structures and use diverse models to generate profit for the issuing entity

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If bitcoin pumps, so will ether, and their relationship is only getting stronger over time

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As the race to deploy zero-knowledge technology heightens, we look into how zk rollups will make transactions more affordable

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Bitcoin briefly cleared $29,000 on Thursday morning as crypto markets enjoy a welcome return to risk-on attitude

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Calls are growing for transparency over how the FDIC assumed control of crypto-friendly banks Signature and Silicon Valley Bank