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Twilio gets hacked, teens ditch Facebook, and SpaceX takes South Korea to the moon

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FTX Ventures’ Amy Wu is bringing her blockchain investing expertise to TC Sessions: Crypto

The world of crypto venture has had a whirlwind few years, with powerful new players inspiring furious catch-up among traditional VC firms aiming to make a name for themselves in the sector. All the w

Open source software is needed to prevent future crypto hacks, Polygon CISO says

What can be done to prevent future crypto hacks? Polygon's Mudit Gupta says the answer might be through projects employing open source software.

India seizes $46 million from crypto exchange Vauld in money-laundering probe

India’s anti-money laundering agency has frozen assets worth $46.4 million from the local entity of Vauld for facilitating “crime-derived” proceeds from predatory lending firms in the latest hea

Suspected developer of crypto mixer Tornado Cash arrested

The Dutch government agency responsible for investigating financial crimes said it has arrested an individual suspected of being a developer of the U.S.-sanctioned crypto mixing service Tornado Cash 

Mark Cuban, Mavericks in hot water over Voyager ‘Ponzi scheme’

Lawsuits from disgruntled investors are beginning to stack up after crypto prices plummeted over the past few months, leaving them with steep losses. Billionaire Mark Cuban is the latest celebrity on

A Tornado (Cash) flew around my room

It seems like there are always people butting heads in the crypto world, and this week was no different. Cryptocurrency mixer Tornado Cash was hit with sanctions by the U.S. and Binance and WazirX dis

Parsing Coinbase’s regulatory risk

While Coinbase is clear that it believes it is not in material danger due to the regulatory scrutiny, as a public company, it has to talk about what could go wrong. Let's discuss.

Launch price TC Sessions: Crypto tix going, going…

If blockchain, cryptocurrency, decentralized finance (DeFi) and web3 get your entrepreneurial motor running, do not miss our TC Sessions: Crypto daylong deep dive on November 17 in Miami. We have spec

As Telegram grows in size, so does crypto traders’ dependence on the app

Some say Telegram is the ultimate hub for communication and information — an imperative place to be in the crypto community.

5 takeaways from Coinbase’s disappointing Q2 results

Coinbase is having to defend its model to investors who may have bought into its stock when it was trading much higher. And per its own notes, the bad times are not about to end any time soon.

LongHash Ventures launches second fund for $100M to support web3 infrastructure

LongHash Ventures, a web3-focused investment firm and accelerator, has launched its second fund for $100 million, its CEO, Emma Cui, told TechCrunch.

Jump Crypto leads Injective’s $40M round to help expand DeFi applications

Even though digital asset markets have been shaky, the blockchain sector continues to scale as demand increases from both crypto-native and traditional institutions looking to use the technology. Laye

Coinbase’s earnings fall short of expectations as crypto winter rages

Investors shrug, implying the bad news was priced-in

Portal Ventures closes on $35 million debut fund for early-stage crypto startups

While plenty of crypto investors have scaled back their breakneck pace of startup investing as they wait for more clarity on the macro environment, the fact is there have never been more firms and mor

Gepek leverages the power of the sharing economy for same-day deliveries

The idea for Gepek, a Croatian startup that aims to tap the sharing economy for same-day deliveries, came about because a brother and sister wanted to help their mother access her medication quickly.

‘Selling Sunset’ star Christine Quinn’s brokerage debuts new crypto credit scoring platform

For fans of both reality television and web3 (hopefully that group includes more than just this reporter), Christine Quinn’s move to leave the Oppenheim Group and co-found a brokerage with her h

Pinata raised $21.5M to scale NFT media infrastructure

Pinata, an NFT-focused media distribution platform, has raised a total of $21.5 million in funding, the company exclusively told TechCrunch. This is the only capital the four-year-old company has rais

Binance tells estranged partner WazirX customers to move funds, discontinue off-chain transfer

Binance has told customers of its estranged partner WazirX to move their funds to the global crypto exchange platform and said it plans to remove off-chain fund transfer between the services in the la

5 reasons why Ukraine’s fintech sector is growing despite war

Despite the hurdles of war, the Ukrainian fintech community is working to create better infrastructure and regulation for the country.
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