Ripple is investing $25 million of its XRP (XRP) cryptocurrency into a $150 million fund managed by Blockchain Capital. The Blockchain Capital Parallel IV fund will focus its investments on companies that are building businesses using blockchain technology, the firm says. It adds it is the first investment fund to accept contributions in the form of digital assets. Ripple hopes its investment in the fund will help it identify new uses for its XRP ledger and Interledger protocols. Read more here.