Short Takes: Galaxy buys BitGo for $1B+; Paxos raises $300MM @$2.4B; Neobank Vivid Money raises $60MM; $13B staked to secure Eth2.0; AI tax software and avatar influencers

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Here are the top ones hitting our radar:

  1. German challenger Vivid Money raises EUR60m (link here)

  2. Kill the expense report: An $800 Million business that eliminates office busywork is considering an acquisition by Bill.com

  3. Skew is joining Coinbase! (link here)

  4. Mastercard investing in smart contract tech to build on state-backed digital currencies (link here)

  5. Deutsche Boerse and Commerzbank invest in new digital asset venture (link here)

  6. Digital asset firm Paxos raises $300 Million, now valued at $2.4 Billion (link here)

  7. DeFi lending startup Notional Finance raises $10 million in Series A round (link here)

  8. US Bank will launch crypto custody, pending compliance tests (link here)

  9. There is now over 4 Million ETH locked in Ethereum 2.0 (link here)

  10. Report: Rebuilding financial services from the inside (link here)

  11. Miko & the world of virtual streaming (link here)

  12. Campfire raises $8 Million for MR headset system aimed a…

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