Bitcoin tumbled more than 4% on Friday after Turkey’s central bank banned the use of cryptocurrencies and crypto assets for purchases citing possible “irreparable” damage and transaction risks. The decision could stall Turkey’s crypto market, which has gained momentum in recent months as investors joined the global rally in bitcoin, seeking to hedge against lira depreciation and inflation that topped 16% last month.
Despite a challenging year in the cannabis industry, venture investors poured over $2.3 billion into cannabis startup in 2019, up from $1.5 billion in 2018.
Global funding last quarter hit an all-time high, marking the first single quarter to reach above $100 billion, according to Crunchbase data. In the first quarter of 2021, global venture investments reached $125 billion, a 50 percent increase quarter over quarter and a whopping 94 percent increase year over year, Crunchbase data shows.