$3.55B worth of Bitcoin moved by Hackers, Serena Williams Invests In Nestcoin & More

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Hackers Move $3.55B Worth of Bitcoin From 2016 Bitfinex Hack

Large amounts of bitcoin stolen from the cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex six years ago were moved by hackers early on Tuesday.

Twitter account Whale Alert had earlier reported on this development, saying that bad actors transferred 10,000 bitcoins worth more than $383 million to an unknown wallet during Asian hours on Tuesday.


Serena Williams Invests In Nestcoin To Drive Crypto Adoption In Africa

Nestcoin, a company building products to help Africans and residents of other frontier markets understand and adopt crypto, announced the raise of $6.45 million in pre-seed funding on Feb. 1. Venture capital firms Distributed Global and Alter Global led the round.


Nigerian investment platform Bamboo secures $15m Series A led by Tiger Global and Greycroft

As American venture capital firms Greycroft and Tiger Global have led a $15 million Series A funding round for Nigerian investment platform Bamboo, which allows Nigerians to buy and sell US equities in real-time via their mobile computers or phones. The round included participation from Motley Fool Ventures, Saison Capital, Chrysalis Capital, and Y-Michael Combinator’s Seibel.


Crypto Company, Binance Restricts 281 Nigerian Accounts Over Money Laundering Issues

One of the largest crypto-currency exchanges, Binance, has explained that it restricted the personal accounts of 281 Nigerian users citing the need to comply with international money laundering laws.

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