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.

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Web3 developer activity spiked in Q4 2022 despite market volatility

Web3 developer activity still grew in the last quarter of 2022, according to a new report, despite crypto market volatility.

Crypto in for a ‘choppy year’ of slow capital deployment, investors say

Crypto investors are trying to put 2022's chaotic market behind them and look forward to the future, even as market sentiment remains sour.

Can we get more crypto partnerships and less crypto layoffs, please?

For the first time in a long time, there was less talk circulating about a certain three-letter crypto exchange, ahem, FTX.

DeFi startups need to experiment with new use cases and build solutions, investors say

Venture capitalists are still bullish on crypto and continuing to look at decentralized finance (DeFi) as a promising opportunity.

AWS partners with Avalanche to scale blockchain solutions for enterprises, governments

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has partnered with Ava Labs, the company building out layer-1 blockchain Avalanche, to help scale blockchain adoption across enterprises, institutions and governments, the tw

Venom Foundation and Iceberg Capital launch $1B venture fund to invest in web3

Venom Foundation, a layer-1 blockchain licensed and regulated by the Abu Dhabi Global Market, and investment manager Iceberg Capital have partnered to launch a $1 billion venture fund, the two firms a

6 crypto investors talk about DeFi and the road ahead for adoption in 2023

The crypto VC industry has become more selective due to the market downturn and wavering trust, but major firms are still investing in the space.

Web3-focused Beacon launches flagship demo day with 13 crypto startups

We’re only in the second week of 2023, but demo days have already begun as founders try to keep momentum alive in the ever-changing crypto market. Beacon, a web3-focused early-stage accelerator prog

The Easy Company raised $14.2M to build an easy-to-use ‘social’ crypto wallet

The Easy Company has raised $14.2 million in a seed round and launched its “social” crypto wallet to help onboard more mainstream audiences, it shared exclusively with TechCrunch. Easy aims to com

Mastercard launches web3-focused artist incubator with Polygon

Mastercard is launching a web3-focused incubator with Ethereum scaling layer-2 blockchain Polygon to help artists connect with fans.

Crypto is ringing in the New Year with new lawsuits and new chaos

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important crypto stories delivered to your inbox every Thursday at 12 p.m. PT, subscribe here. Welcome back to Chain Reaction and Happy New Year! A

New York Attorney General sues former Celsius CEO for defrauding crypto investors

New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit against Alex Mashinsky, co-founder and former CEO of Celsius Network, according to an announcement on Thursday. James alleged that Mashinsky def

Crypto losses in 2022 dropped 51% year on year to $4B

Immunefi’s Crypto Losses 2022 report found over $3.9 billion was 'lost' last year down 51.2% from 2021, when over $8 billion was stolen.

Bankruptcy judge rules Celsius Network owns users’ interest-bearing crypto accounts

A federal bankruptcy judge ruled cryptocurrencies deposited into interest-bearing accounts at Celsius Network, a now-bankrupt cryptocurrency lending platform, actually belong to the firm — thanks to

SBF’s anticipated not guilty plea was a ‘smart play’

Sam Bankman-Fried, former CEO of crypto exchange FTX, made the not guilty plea in Federal District Court in New York on Tuesday.

Former FTX CEO SBF pleads not guilty to US criminal charges

FTX founder and former CEO Sam Bankman-Fried plead not guilty to all eight counts of U.S. criminal charges on Tuesday. Bankman-Fried appeared before a judge in the U.S. District Court in New York City

Solana price spikes as newly launched dog coin BONK gains community hype

Last week, Solana (SOL) fell to its lowest level since February 2021. But its price has risen over 12% in the past 24 hours on Tuesday after almost nine days of consecutive losses that brought its pri

Will Bitcoin and Ethereum prices stagnate, sink or rebound in 2023?

We're taking a look at how significant crypto and global events from this year affected the two biggest cryptocurrencies: Bitcion and Ether.

Bitcoin miner Argo to avoid bankruptcy with $100M deal from Galaxy Digital

Galaxy plans to acquire Argo’s bitcoin mining facility Helios for $65 million and provide a $35 million loan amid the miner’s restructuring.

Top Solana NFT projects DeGods and y00ts to leave the blockchain and ‘explore new opportunities’

Two top Solana NFT projects, DeGods and y00ts, have announced they are leaving the blockchain in 2023, which is stirring up conflicting sentiments in the crypto community. Over the weekend, DeGods ann
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