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Peter Gabriel Invests in Blockchain Startup

Musicians have the resources to finance the things they support. Ordinary people try but often fail to have the required funding—which is why we tend to see celebrities investing in crypto and blockchain startups. The latest headline involving a celebrity moving into blockchain is as follows: Peter Gabriel invests in blockchain startup.

Peter Gabriel Invests in Blockchain Startup

You may remember Peter Gabriel as the former lead singer of Genesis, an English rock band formed in 1967.

Now, Gabriel, 68, is moving away from the music industry (so to speak) and into the blockchain industry. Specifically, according to a news release published on Wednesday, July 18th, Gabriel is investing in Provenance, a blockchain startup based in the United Kingdom.

It’s fitting that Gabriel has decided to invest in the technology, considering Genesis was a revolutionary, progressive band, and blockchain has a similar reputation.

Details on the Peter Gabriel Blockchain Investment

The news release didn’t provide a lot of detail, leaving a lot of questions unanswered. For instance, how much did Gabriel invest in Provenance? Perhaps we’ll get the answer to this question in the days to come, but for now, the figure remains unknown.

There are some things that we do know, though. First, Peter Gabriel has a tremendous amount of faith in Provenance.

In a statement, the English singer and humanitarian said that he is “convinced” that Provenance and the services it provides will “find a big role going forward” by “using [its] blockchain data system.”

Gabriel added that the service Provenance provides will “be of great use to the consumer,” and will provide an even “playing field for smaller, independent producers.”

Second, Gabriel isn’t the only one to invest in Provenance. Merian Ventures, Digital Currency Group, and Working Capital Fund have all invested as well, according to the news release.

So What is Provenance?

It’s all well and good to say that Provenance provides exceptional services, but do we know anything else about the blockchain startup? You bet!

Founded by Jessi Baker, Provenance aims to transform supply chain transparency. Specifically, since 2013, Provenance has been trying to create transparency in food transportation.

In the Wednesday press release, Provenance said that it plans to use its funding, and Peter Gabriel’s help, to build a supply chain platform that is entirely blockchain-based. By 2025, the platform will, says Provenance, be live and have more than 1,000 clients.

Crypto Celebrities

Peter Gabriel is not the only musician to get involved in the crypto and blockchain industry this year. Even those who aren’t investing in startups are showing their support to the sectors.

For example, at Consensus 2018, Snoop Dogg performed at the XRP Community Night.

Back in January, Katy Perry posted a photo on Instagram showing off her manicure, which happened to be crypto-themed. She called them her “crypto claws.”

There are other well-known figures moving into the sector too. In June, reports surfaced that Steve Bannon was transitioning into the crypto sector.

The Takeaway

Peter Gabriel invests in blockchain startup Provenance, but was it a smart move? I’d argue that it was—if he were investing in a crypto startup, it might have been a different story, though. But because blockchain is thought to succeed crypto in the future, Gabriel probably chose the right industry out of the two.

What do you think?

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Cameron Winklevoss vs. Brian Armstrong

Day 18 of the Crypto World Cup was full of dramatics and broken hearts. Today’s big match was between Cameron Winklevoss and Brian Armstrong. Day 18’s second match was between Satoshi Nakamoto and Andreas Antonopoulos.

Yesterday, saw the losses and elimination of two defenders in the Crypto World Cup – John McAfee and Vitalik Buterin. Instead, Charles Hoskinson and Brad Garlinghouse have advanced and will face each other Tuesday in the Quarter Finals.

Meet the players of this year’s Crypto World Cup.

Check out the results and highlights of today’s games

Match 1: Cameron Winklevoss 2-0 Brian Armstrong

Cameron Winklevoss ended up on top of this match but received a tremendous amount of critique from fans and analysts. Soccer players and other professional athletes are known for their dramatics to pull a yellow card, and Winklevoss was laying on the drama thick today.

Winklevoss scored the first goal of the match in the 51st minute. Overall, there were six yellow cards in the match. The top 16 was set to have tough battles, and it did not disappoint. The pressure will only go up from here.

Cameron Winklevoss is set to face the other matches winner this coming Friday.

Match 2: Satoshi Nakamoto 3-2 Andreas Antonopoulos

The second match of the game was a tight race, with goals scored left and right. The first half of the match was silent, as neither opponent scored. Just after the half, Andreas Antonopoulos scored within the first three minutes.

Then, about four minutes later he scored again! Nakamoto retaliated back about ten minutes later, and the comeback began. Five minutes after the first goal, Nakamoto tied it up, and the fans had themselves a heated match! With two minutes to go in the match’s extended time, Nakomoto shoots one into the net.

What a match it was and Nakamoto ended up on top.

Satoshi Nakamoto will face Cameron Winklevoss, in the quarterfinals on Friday.

>> Check Out Day 17 of the Crypto World Cup

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John McAfee vs. Zhao Changpeng – Crypto Currency News

Crypto World Cup Day 7 was full of insanely tight matches, but who came out on top? Let’s see!

Today’s big matchups include:

  1. John McAfee vs. Zhao Changpeng
  2. Brad Garlinghouse vs. David Sonstebo
  3. Tim Draper vs. Tyler Winklevoss

In matchday one, Brad Garlinghouse defeated Eric Voorhees and Tim Draper defeated Zhao Changpeng both 1-0. Tyler Winklevoss and John McAfee put up a tough match on matchday one that resulted in a draw at 3-3. John McAfee pulled off a hat-trick which was the 51st hat-trick scored in World Cup History.

If you don’t know them yet, meet the players of the Crypto World Cup.

Check out the results and highlights of today’s games.

Match 1: John McAfee 1-0 Zhao Changpeng

This has been quite a tournament so far for John McAfee, he’s only completed two games so far in the tournament and has racked up a total of four goals.

In today’s match, the crypto-bull scored within the first four minutes. We’ll see if John McAfee can keep up the momentum again Tom Draper on Monday. Since Draper defeated Zhao Changpeng in the first match-up, this should be a great match to watch.

Match 2: Brad Garlinghouse 1-0 David Sonstebo

Brad Garlinghouse entered the match coming off a win, and it seems he kept the momentum with him. Garlinghouse scored in the 23rd minute and was able to keep Sonstebo from scoring.

Garlinghouse will face CryptoYoda on Monday – stay tuned!

Match 3: Tim Draper 0-1 Tyler Winklevoss

Tyler Winklevoss came into today’s match with some vengeance, after tieing the first round with John McAfee. It seems the momentum and probably hurt feeling propelled him to a victory today, as he defeated Tim Draper 0-1.

Tyler Winklevoss will go up against Zhao Changpeng, but I’d watch out for Changpeng as he’s coming off of two straight losses and has nothing to lose!

>> Check Out Day 6 of the Crypto World Cup

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John McAfee vs. Tyler Winklevoss – Crypto Currency News

Day 1 of the Crypto World cup has concluded, and Day 2 is officially underway! Day 2 of the Crypto World Cup has three matches and the competition is fierce.

If you’ve missed it, don’t forget to meet the players for all of our upcoming matches.

Today’s matches include:

Match 1: Brad Garlinghouse: Uruguay vs. Eric Voorhees: Egypt

Match 2: Zhao Changpeng: Morocco vs. Tim Draper: Iran

Match 3: Tyler Winklevoss: Spain vs. John McAfee: Portugal

Who will take home the W today? We shall soon find out!

>> Crypto World Cup Day 1: CryptoYoda vs. David Sonstebo

Match Results – GOOOAAAAAAALLLLLL!

All of the matches today during the World Cup were neck-in-neck but who prevailed victoriously?

Match 1

Brand Garlinghouse came up on top in today’s first match with a score of 1-0. It was the first time Uruguay has won their opening match since 1970. Egypt is still winless at the World Cup Finals and has failed to win five matches. Jose Gimenez scored for Uruguay in the 89th minute of the match. Egypt received two yellow cards this match – sorry Eric Voorhees.

Match 2

Tim Draper was victorious in Iran’s first match of the World Cup defeating Zhao Changpeng and Morocco, 1-0. Unfortunately, Morocco has never won their opening match at a World Cup tournament, ever. Iran did not attempt a single shot in the second-half of the match and won by Morocco’s Aziz Bouhaddouz making it in his own goal at 90+5′. This was the first time the two teams met at the World Cup.

What a nail-biter, Tim Draper reigns victorious.

Match 3

Tyler Winklevoss and JohnMcAfee pulled out a draw in today’s wild match! It was a high scoring match between Spain and Portugal; ending at 3-3. Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal’s striker, scored his 51st hat-trick (club and country) to tie the match in the 88th minute. Coincidentally it was the 51st hat-trick scored in World Cup history.

No one takes the cake this match, but Brava’ Ronaldo.

Stay tuned tomorrow for Day 3 of the Crypto World Cup, for four new matches!

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