Chainalysis Raises Additional $14 Million in Series B Funding Round

Chainalysis, a blockchain analysis company, has raised $13 million in the latest version of its Series B funding round, totaling to $49 million for this entire round overall, a press release notes.

This latest earn was funding by Ribbit Capital and Sound Ventures. The previous $36 million was from groups like Accel and Benchmark from last year.

On top of this, the General Partner at Ribbit Capital, Sigal Mandelker, will now be an advisor to Chainalysis. Mandelker also has experience as an Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence at the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

This experience will be especially useful because Chainalysis is planning to expand its focus on the governmental side of crypto. “When law enforcement and regulators become comfortable with cryptocurrency, exchanges are able to grow and financial institutions can enter the ecosystem safely and responsibly,” the release notes.

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5 Different Types of Fences for Your Yard

If you decide that your yard needs a fence, you’ll quickly realize that you have a lot of different options when it comes to choosing a type of fence. Of course, it goes beyond simply deciding what look you prefer; you also have to think about what kind of purpose it will serve, how much you’re able to spend, what type of fencing other homes in your area have and any homeowner’s association rules that might restrict or dictate the type of materials you use.

Some homeowners have a fence around the pool or their entire backyard for privacy and security. Gardeners typically have a fence to keep animals out. To help you with fence ideas, let’s look at some of the most common types of yard fences.

The “right” fence for you depends on several different factors you’ll need to assess. Start by considering five of the most … Read more

Bitcoin Price Prediction: BTC/USD Stalls in the Range as $9,500 Yet To Be Conquered

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Prediction – July 7

The Bitcoin price is seen declining below $9,300 and it may be vulnerable for a bigger correction.

BTC/USD Long-term Trend: Bearish (Daily Chart)

Key levels:

Resistance Levels: $10,000, $10,200, $10,400

Support Levels: $8,500, $8,300, $8,100

BTCUSD – Daily Chart

BTC/USD is seeing a sudden sell after yesterday’s gains as it dropped from a high of $9,405 to as low as $9,223. Though the coin is attempting to bounce back, the recent drop is pushing the momentum within the bearish favor and this could be the start of a further retracement lower.

Looking at the daily chart, we can see that Bitcoin rolled over from the $9,368 resistance level as it started its descent lower. It is about to drop beneath the 21-day moving average at $9,278 but manages to find support around the 9-day moving average at $9,150 which may allow it to … Read more

Should You Rent or Buy a House?

Is it better to rent or to buy a home? It’s a tough decision and one that requires careful thought. About 64% of American adults own their own homes, according to a 2019 Statista report,[i] while the remaining 36% rent, notes Pew Research Center.[ii] While more people lean toward buying a home, research shows rental rates are at a 50-year high.[iii]

When it comes to renting vs buying a house, what’s best for you? To help, let’s explore the pros and cons of each choice.

The pros and cons of renting a home

If you’re thinking about renting a home, here are advantages and disadvantages to consider:

Pros of renting a home

  • Move with greater ease. Renting gives you the power to move around more easily because you don’t have to go through the process of selling your home and waiting for potential buyers. Maybe relocation
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50% of Crypto Twitter doesn’t believe Bitcoin can reach $50k by 2021

A popular Bitcoin analyst “PlanB” put out a Stock to Flow (S2F) model that predicted Bitcoin to hit $50k by next year. The model has given rise to several debates both in favor of the model and against it. Some in support of the “planB’s work are supporting the rise in the value of the cryptocurrency while others are not so sure. He even put out a debate, asking those in favor of the work or against it to vote.

Votes were split by almost half

On Friday, the popular analyst posted a poll on his twitter page for the community to vote, asking whether or not they agree with the model. However, those who don’t believe in the model are almost equal to those in support of the model. The votes were almost split in half and each percentage almost stood at 50%.

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