Following HM Revenue & Customs’ (HMRC) recently published manual on cryptoassets, Stephen Kenny from Blick Rothenberg’s Financial Services team provides guidance on what they are, how they’re used and how they’re treated for tax purposes.
Saber Labs, a core contributor to Saber, the first Solana-based cross-chain stablecoin exchange, has secured USD7.7 million in a seed round led by Race Capital, with participation from Chamath Palihapitya’s Social Capital, Jump Capital, Multicoin Capital, Solana Foundation, and others, as well as crypto industry leaders from FTX, Okcoin, Curve, Terra, and Stacks.
FTX Trading (FTX.COM), the owner and operator of the FTX.COM cryptocurrency exchange, has closed a USD900 million Series B fundraise, valuing the Company at USD18 billion.
LMAX Group, an independent operator of institutional execution venues for FX and crypto currency trading, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell a 30 per cent stake in the company to JC Flowers & Co LLC (JC Flowers), a private investment firm dedicated to investing globally in the financial services industry, for a cash consideration of USD300 million valuing LMAX Group at USD1 billion. This is a secondary share sale by LMAX Group employees. The transaction remains subject to regulatory approval.
SCB 10X, the venture arm of Thailand’s oldest bank, has made another investment in the decentralised finance (DeFi) sector via the fast-growing asset aggregator and portfolio dashboard, Ape Board. The company aims to resolve poor user experience, complexities in generating yield and overcome fragmentation issues in DeFi.
Bullish, a technology company focused on developing financial services for the digital assets sector, is to go public through a merger with Far Peak Acquisition Corporation (NYSE: FPAC), a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).
Blockpit, a specialist in the development of legally compliant and audited tax reports for the treatment of crypto assets, has closed its USD10 million Series A funding round.
Chainalysis, the blockchain data platform, has secured a USD100 million Series E financing led by Coatue, bringing its valuation to USD4.2 billion. Previous investors Benchmark, Accel, Addition, Dragoneer, Durable Capital Partners, and 9Yards Capital increased their investment in the company, and Altimeter, Blackstone, GIC, Pictet, Sequoia Heritage, and SVB Capital also participated.
Bitwise Asset Management, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency index fund managers, has raised USD70 million in a Series B funding round led by Elad Gil and Electric Capital.
Liti Capital SA, a Swiss Litigation Finance company, is launching into the world of crypto tokenisation with the goal of providing retail investors with investment opportunities previously only available to the top 1 per cent of investors.