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

Crypto losses total $428M in Q3, down 36% from previous quarter

Crypto "losses” from hacks and fraud continued to decline in the third quarter, Immunefi’s Crypto Losses Q3 report shows.

Tokenization is key to linking TradFi to the blockchain

As traditional financial institutions get into crypto, some market players think cross-chain interoperability and tokenization are key.

Latin American NFT marketplace Minteo raises $4.3M seed round

The major hype around NFTs may have died down a bit since the crypto subsector took off last year, but that isn’t stopping startups from building and raising capital in the space. Minteo, a Latin Am

US senators aim to amend cybersecurity bill to include crypto

The update would provide a voluntary way for crypto companies to report bad actors and protect the industry from “dangerous practices.”

Crypto trading-focused blockchain Sei launches $50M ecosystem fund

While many layer-1 blockchains out there were built for a pretty general purpose, other networks were designed around very specific use cases. Sei, a layer-1 blockchain designed for trading, has launc

Announcing the agenda for TechCrunch Sessions: Crypto 2022

The crypto industry seemed to age several decades over the past bull run, maturing in some places while barreling ahead in ambitious new pursuits, including DeFi, NFTs and web3. And while scams contin

Cardano founder claims Ethereum community in for a ‘rough time’ following the Merge

Cardano CEO Charles Hoskinson is among the Merge critics, saying he didn’t expect Ethereum’s design of proof-of-stake (PoS) to be 'as rough as it is.'

Microsoft’s M12 led $20M investment in web3 platform Space and Time

Space and Time, a decentralized data platform, has raised $20 million in strategic funding to help businesses grow through smart contract technology. “Our mission is to make smart contracts smarter

Crypto platform Nexo sued by New York, California and six other US regulators

Crypto platform Nexo is being sued by eight U.S. state securities regulators for allegedly failing to register with the states and lying to investors.

The Merge pregame is over, but where’s the party?

Welcome to Chain Reaction, where we unpack and explain the latest in crypto news, drama and trends, breaking things down block by block for the crypto curious. For our Thursday episode where we disc

Binance CEO sees positive progress for crypto regulation, but it will be a ‘long process’

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao, known as "CZ," said governments across the globe are making slow but "positive" progress toward regulating cryptocurrency.

Tres raises $7.6M to help web3 teams manage their financials and crypto data

Tres, a financial “data lake” for web3 companies, has raised $7.6 million in a seed round led by boldstart ventures, its founder and CEO Tal Zackon, exclusively shared with TechCrunch. Investors i

Ethereum drops more than 17% after ‘way overhyped’ Merge

Since the Merge, the second most valuable blockchain’s cryptocurrency, ETH, has tumbled -- and some are saying its price hasn’t bottomed out yet.

NEAR protocol spin-off Open Web Collective launches venture arm to invest in early-stage web3

Open Web Collective, a blockchain and web3 accelerator, has launched a new division called OWC Ventures to invest in early-stage crypto startups, the team exclusively told TechCrunch. The division is

Chain Reaction x Equity talk the Ethereum Merge

If you are into web3, the biggest news of the week in tech was not the massive Figma-Adobe deal. No, the leading story of the last few days — arguably even the last few weeks — has been th

Private equity’s gatekeepers get serious about tokens

Welcome to Chain Reaction, where we unpack and explain the latest in crypto news, drama and trends, breaking things down block by block for the crypto curious. For our Thursday episode this week, we

Now that the Ethereum Merge is behind us, what’s next?

Although the Merge was a huge feat, there are plenty more upgrades planned for the Ethereum blockchain down the road.

Institutions investing in crypto haven’t ‘wavered one inch,’ LMAX CEO says

LMAX Group CEO David Mercer said institutions are unfazed by crypto assets continuing to trade far below all-time highs.

Lido, Coinbase, Kraken and Binance stake majority of ETH. Does that matter?

Ahead of the Merge, the four entities make up over 60% of the staked ETH.

KKR dives into Avalanche blockchain to tokenize and ‘democratize’ financial services

KKR & Co. is tokenizing a part of one of its private equity funds — a step that may provide institutional private market strategies to more individual investors.
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