Four Olympic Gold Medal Winner and World’s most prominent tennis player, Serena Jameka Williams revealed that she has launched her investment business firm, Serena Ventures and without much publicity she invested in over 30 companies including major U.S. based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase. She shared it through her official Instagram handle to her 10.9 million followers on April 17 that in 2014.
According to the official website of Serena Ventures, the market capitalization of the portfolio is approximately $12 billion, and the firm invested 60% in the diversity of the founders of the companies. The information from the website suggests that the fund is focused on early stage companies, encourages potential collaborations among portfolio companies and expands partnership opportunities for various potential projects and companies.
Serena revealed through her official Instagram handle that she’s been building up a portfolio quietly, investing in several companies over the past five years.
“In 2014, (yes I know I can keep a secret) I launched Serena Ventures with the mission of giving opportunities to founders across an array of industries. Serena Ventures invests in companies that embrace diverse leadership, individual empowerment, creativity and opportunity.
San Francisco based most prominent American cryptocurrency exchange and wallet provider Coinbase has expanded its crypto-to-crypto trading to more 11 countries. Coinbase announced on April 17 through an official blog post on its website.
According to the official blog post from Coinbase, the cryptocurrency exchange and its professional trading platform Coinbase Pro have launched crypto-to-crypto conversions and trading to 11 more countries in Southeast Asia and Latin America. The newly introduced product is currently available in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines and the South Korea,
Earlier in April CoinMarketFeed reported, Coinbase new launch of Coinbase Card with Visa, which provides its United Kingdom-based customers to pay online and in-store with cryptocurrency. The newly added service will enable the exchange to convert customers' cryptocurrency funds into fiat currency instantly in order to complete the purchase.
Earlier in April, long time bitcoin supporter and CEO of Coinbase Brian Armstrong, has released a list of what he believes cryptocurrency needs to fulfill in order to reach mass adoption.
While speaking at 45-minute Ask Me Anything [AMA] session published to YouTube on April 2 Armstrong highlighted three things that are important to both crypto and Bitcoin growth, namely volatility, scalability and usability.