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Hashtag Trending – U.S. police can’t unlock phones; AirPod charging case; Listen App for podcasts

A judge rules that the U.S. government can’t ask suspects to unlock their smartphones with biometrics, a wireless charging case for your AirPods, and a new podcast app you might like. ...

Q4 2018: Portfolio News and Activities

We are well into 2019. And yes, this is the time of year when people are thinking about resolutions and looking ahead. And while we are very excited about the new year and new fund, we also want to spend a few minutes to reflect on last quarter. Q4 was an important quarter for our firm and portfoli ...

Our Top Posts from 2018

Happy new year! Each week we like share our thoughts on a range of topics from vertical markets to general startup advice and our reflections on investing. We’re proud to say that we wrote a blog post every week in 2018 – and we’ve done that now for the past three years. In case you didn’t ...

Hashtag Trending: Everyone using cryptocurrency, a cashless world, and payment data is king

Cryptocurrency becomes easier, no more cash, and payment data improves businesses Listen to the latest Hashtag Trending HERE! My first prediction in this new year is that cryptocurrency will be easier for the everyday person to use. Fintech companies and startups like Coinsquare will drive easier ac ...

Hashtag Trending – Verified.Me launch, blockchain consolidation, federal regulation

We have three blockchain predictions for 2019 and none of them include Bitcoin. ...

2018: Year in review and a look ahead

2018 was a big year for Version One, and it’s hard to believe another year is drawing to a close. We invested in seven new companies and participated in many follow-on rounds. Of the new investments, one is in encryption, one is in security, one is in consumer hardware, one is in bio/healthcare, ...

Episode 92: Bitcoin and the Future of Digital and Cryptocurrencies with William Mougayar

Earlier this year, Jon Prial spoke to entrepreneur and blockchain expert William Mougayar on the use of tokens as mediums of exchange, the importance of trust and how to establish it on the blockchain, and even CryptoKitties. In this bonus episode, you’ll hear more from William as their conversat ...

HIVE Blockchain is still a buy, PI Financial says

HIVE Blockchain Technologies (HIVE Blockchain Stock Quote, Chart: TSXV:HIVE) has been hit hard by the downturn in cryptocurrency prices which has cut into its revenues over the last quarter. But David Kwan of PI Financial remains bullish on the company, pointing out that even in the depressed envir ...

Hashtag Trending – AT&T pulls a Netflix; Instagram launches text for the blind; Blockchain success hard to find

AT&T is pulling a Netflix, Instagram launches text for the blind, and a new study says blockchain is hard. Trending on LinkedIn – Another giant has entered the streaming scene. AT&T has announced it plans to offer three versions of a video-streaming service for original movies and TV shows from Wa ...

Hashtag Trending: Airbnb poaches Amazon exec; Cyber Monday breaks records; Ohio accepts cryptocurrency for taxes

Airbnb poaches Amazon exec for CFO, Cyber Monday hits record sales, and Ohio becomes first state to accept bitcoin payments. First up from LinkedIn: Airbnb has named Dave Stephenson as its new chief financial officer or CFO. The move comes ahead of the home-sharing company’s planned IPO, set to ha ...