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Coinbase announced a $25 million Series B round of funding, led by Andreessen Horowitz's Chris Dixon. On top of a Series A from Union Square Venture, it makes Coinbase the most-well-funded start-up in Bitcoin, with a total of 31 million real world dollars sunk into it. The hotel business is back. At least judging from Wall Street’s reaction to Hilton Worldwide’s stock on its first day of trading on Thursday. Shares in Hilton were more than 8 percent higher at midday, with the stock trading at $21.66, up $1.67. The hotel chain is one of the largest companies to go public this year and a main player in the hospitality industry. But its strong debut probably could not have been predicted a short time ago. The company went private in a $26 billion deal with the Blackstone Group in 2007, at the height of the takeover era. Then the economy collapsed. Blackstone focused on cutting the company’s debt and, as the economy recovered, Hilton’s revenue recovered along with it. Wall Street was mixed on Thursday, as growing expectations that the Federal Reserve will cut its monetary stimulus as early as next week, weighed on traders a day after shares had one of their worst days in weeks. In early trading the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index was down 0.1 percent, the Dow Jones industrial average fell 0.3 percent and the Nasdaq composite was 0.1 percent higher. Signs that lawmakers in Washington are poised to agree on a budget deal reinforced expectations that the Fed will decide to start reducing its $85 billion worth of financial asset purchases at next week’s policy meeting. Bloom Energy's big-name corporate clients have helped it install more than 100 megawatts of electricity generation capacity in the past 12 years. One of eBay's new data centers even relies on the company's Energy Servers as its primary energy source.