Jacquelyn Melinek

Jacquelyn Melinek

Senior Reporter, Crypto, TC+

Jacquelyn Melinek is a senior cryptocurrency reporter based in New York City. She previously was a crypto reporter for Blockworks covering decentralized finance, DAOs and crypto venture capital funding and prior to that covered energy markets for S&P Global Platts and Bloomberg News. Her articles are published in over 70 news outlets and she graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Media and Journalism and a minor in creative writing. Disclosure: Jacquelyn owns various cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin and Ethereum. She does not day trade cryptocurrencies, NFTs or any other crypto-related products.

The Latest from Jacquelyn Melinek

Mastercard director sees FTX collapse as chance for the crypto market to reset

After FTX collapsed and filed for bankruptcy, some market participants aren’t worried about institutional interest in crypto wavering.

Kevin O’Leary and Anthony Scaramucci discuss SBF, FTX and what’s next for crypto

At the Benzinga Future of Crypto event, Kevin O’Leary and Anthony Scaramucci discussed what crypto's future may hold after the downfall of FTX.

FTX and Alameda’s massive investments will take a long time to unwind from crypto industry

FTX and Alameda Research had their hands in a bunch of different startups. The depth of its roster of investments wasn’t very transparent until now.

Ledger’s latest crypto wallet taps iPod designer in bid to boost accessibility

Ledger, which sells crypto hardware wallets, partnered with the designer behind the iPod, Tony Fadell, to create an easier, more accessible way for users to secure crypto assets.

Does B stand for Bankman-Fried or Bankruptcy?

Time flies when you’re reading crypto news, am I right? Feels like every day something is going down in the crypto world and this week continued to prove that.

Web3 developer platform Fleek raises $25M led by Polychain Capital

Web3 developer platform Fleek has raised $25 million in Series A funding led by Polychain Capital, the company shared exclusively with TechCrunch. Additional investors in the round include Coinbase Ve

As BlockFi files for bankruptcy, how contagious will FTX’s downfall become?

BlockFi joined FTX, Celsius, Three Arrows Capital and Voyager in bankruptcy proceedings. Some wonder which crypto firm could be next.

Solana-focused crypto wallet Phantom adds Ethereum and Polygon support

The new Ethereum and Polygon integrations are live in beta mode on Phantom’s browser and iOS and Android applications.

BlockFi files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

This past year has been hectic for the crypto lending platform BlockFi, and today is no different as the company shared an announcement that it filed for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the U.S. Ba

Lawyers see crypto regulation coming in 2023 because industry needs to rebuild trust

Given the scale of the damage from the bankruptcies of FTX, Celsius and Voyager, legal frameworks for the crypto industry could come next year.

Can FTX’s bankruptcy bring order to its chaos?

Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week on the podcast, we talked about the FTX collapse, which is still ongoing. This week, we’re taking a break from our Thursday news episode for Thanksgiving, b

Bitcoin believers maintain view it could find institutional buy-in despite FTX chaos

Bitcoin could potentially capture roughly 3.5% of the global monetary market in aggregate over the next 17 years, according to CoinShares.

FTX’s bankruptcy hearing details prior control by ‘inexperienced and unsophisticated individuals’

Crypto exchange FTX had its first day of hearings with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware on Tuesday.

NFT marketplace Magic Eden integrates with Polygon to grow blockchain gaming

NFT marketplace Magic Eden is integrating with Polygon to expand blockchain gaming projects and publishers like Ubisoft and Atari.

Crypto firm Genesis says it has ‘no plans to file bankruptcy imminently’

Genesis, a digital assets financial services firm, may be in hot water as it looks to raise fresh capital for its lending unit or potentially face bankruptcy if it can’t, according to a report by Bl

FTX exposure hits market makers and funds

Information reviewed by TechCrunch indicates that market makers and funds that lost money on FTX are more numerous than previously anticipated.

Yakoa raises $4.8M to help detect NFT fraud for platforms and creators

Yakoa, an NFT fraud detection startup, has raised $4.8 million to build tools to fight intellectual property fraud in web3.

Binance’s CEO isn’t sweating the FTX implosion

“The industry is not going away and the other strong industry players are now even stronger,” Changpeng "CZ" Zhao, CEO of Binance, says.

FTX and Avalanche co-led $5M round for Joepegs NFT marketplace

NFT marketplace Joepegs raised $5 million in a seed round led by FTX Ventures and the Avalanche Foundation

Can proof of reserves prevent future crypto exchange collapses?

A number of crypto exchanges are rushing to publish proof of reserves in a seeming attempt to reassure investors their funds are safe as fellow exchange FTX melts down.
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