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Famed Venture Capitalist Tim Draper Doubles Down on Los Angeles and Invests in LA-Based Blockchain Venture Studio

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Goren Holm Ventures, the Los Angeles blockchain accelerator and incubator known for producing one of the world’s leading blockchain investment conferences, Crypto Invest Summit, announced today that renowned venture capitalist Tim Draper has invested in Goren Holm Ventures and has expanded his partnership with the firm, now rebranded to Draper Goren Holm.

“I am excited about doubling-down on Los Angeles and blockchain with the premiere blockchain conference and accelerator team in LA,” said Tim Draper. “Josef and Alon are ingrained in the LA community and have created a funnel of some of the top talent and entrepreneurs in the world. And we welcome the rebranded ‘Draper Goren Holm’ to the Draper Venture Network.”

Draper is known throughout the world for his early investments in notable companies such as Tesla, Hotmail, Skype and Coinbase. He is also known for his early support of Bitcoin.

Founding partner, Alon Goren, discussed the platform’s ability to identify early-stage, high-quality entrepreneurs in an emerging market and bring them all together.

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“We’ve built a platform that enables us to find, identify and support the most amazing entrepreneurs in the blockchain space, at the earliest stage,” said Goren. “Having Tim Draper, one of the most successful and legendary early-stage investors on our team, further amplifies our efforts and growth.”

The announcement follows Goren Holm’s acceptance into the Draper Venture Network (DVN) earlier this year. DVN is a one-of-kind alliance of self-governed, independent venture funds that cooperate on investor diligence, market intelligence, corporate relationships, and co-investments.

However, the relationship between Goren, Holm, and Draper has evolved since then into Draper investing and becoming a board member of the firm.

After the announcement, GHV co-founder Josef Holm spoke about the opportunities and insight that Draper brings to a team.

“Tim is one of the most respected voices in not only cryptocurrency but throughout the investment world. We’re honored that he decided to join our firm and bring the world-class knowledge he has to offer.”

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Legal Luminary Sarah Brennan Champions Pioneering Crypto Regulation Approaches

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Sarah Brennan, an accomplished figure in corporate and securities law, serves as General Counsel at Delphi Ventures, focusing on investments in the Web3 space. With over 14 years of experience in securities law and a deep involvement in digital assets since 2017, Brennan also co-leads LeXpunK, a collective dedicated to establishing legal frameworks for decentralized digital communities.

In a candid interview with a prominent cryptocurrency news outlet, Brennan discussed various critical topics. She addressed the emergence of crypto super PACs, funded significantly by major firms like Ripple and Circle, to counter strict SEC regulations. Brennan viewed the SAB 121 bill, backed by the US administration, as potentially isolating the crypto community from broader financial integration.

While acknowledging the influence of centralized entities in advocating for crypto interests, Brennan cautioned against replicating traditional financial hierarchies within the crypto sphere, which contradicts its revolutionary ethos. She expressed concerns about monopolistic scenarios that could dominate the crypto landscape, exerting excessive control over essential industry components and traditional financial operations.

Regarding regulatory challenges, Brennan advocated for tailored regulations to manage systemic risks posed by large centralized crypto institutions. She criticized the current regulatory opacity and inconsistency, which she believes have fostered suboptimal business practices. Through LeXpunK, Brennan endeavors to pioneer experimental legal structures that could redefine regulatory compliance for token issuances, though reception from policymakers has been lukewarm.

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Looking ahead, Brennan emphasizes the need for proactive regulatory approaches using antitrust measures to prevent crypto monopolies, promote decentralization, and target bad actors. However, she highlighted the persistent communication gap between crypto-literate legal advocates and hesitant regulators as a significant obstacle.

Brennan continues to drive forward her mission through new advocacy platforms aimed at shaping the future of cryptographic regulation, navigating complexities to ensure balanced and effective regulatory frameworks in the evolving crypto landscape.

Source: shakirabrasil.info

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Italy Ramps Up Crypto Oversight in Line with MiCA

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Italy is preparing to strengthen its oversight of cryptocurrency markets to align with the European Union’s Markets in Crypto-Assets (MiCA) regulatory framework. This initiative, initially enacted in 2022, aims to impose stricter monitoring of digital asset markets, particularly targeting insider trading and market manipulation. Under the new decree, fines ranging from 5,000 to 5 million euros ($5,400 to $5.4 million) will be imposed based on the severity of violations, reinforcing compliance and market integrity.

For blockchain firms and decentralized finance (DeFi) protocols, MiCA presents significant challenges. These entities must decide between fully decentralizing their networks or complying with MiCA’s Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC) regulations. Fully decentralized networks are exempt from reporting requirements but risk non-compliance if they employ foundations or intermediaries moderating communities.

Centralized exchanges like Binance are adapting to MiCA by categorizing stablecoins as authorized or unauthorized, aligning with regulatory requirements without delisting these assets from spot markets. Uphold has similarly adjusted by delisting certain stablecoins for compliance purposes.

Despite regulatory pressures, experts are optimistic about stablecoins’ future. Figures like Jeremy Allaire, CEO of Circle, predict stablecoins could represent 10% of the money supply within a decade. They anticipate widespread adoption driven by benefits such as financial inclusion, lower remittance costs, and seamless cross-border commerce via public blockchains.

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This regulatory framework underscores the transformative potential of stablecoins and blockchain technology within the global financial system.

Source: coinfomania.com

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1inch Network Teams Up with Blockaid for Shield API

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1inch Network has collaborated with Blockaid to introduce the 1inch Shield API, a pioneering advancement in Web3 security. This collaboration aims to enhance user protection within decentralized finance (DeFi) by bolstering defenses against fraudulent tokens. Blockaid, renowned for its expertise in Web3 security solutions, utilizes advanced data analytics and machine learning to swiftly identify and flag scam tokens, safeguarding users from potential financial risks.

The 1inch Shield API also addresses compliance with Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulations through continuous screenings of blockchain addresses. Powered by TRM Labs, this feature scrutinizes addresses for associations with sanctioned entities and illicit activities, preemptively restricting suspect addresses to prevent regulatory infractions.

Additionally, 1inch integrates Etherscan Pro’s blocklisting capabilities to proactively blacklist suspicious addresses, further fortifying its security measures.

This initiative marks a significant milestone in DeFi security, promising unparalleled levels of security and compliance. As 1inch continues to deploy this technology across its platform, it aims to provide developers and users with enhanced protection and confidence in navigating the Web3 landscape.

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