Bitcoin

Sam Altman’s Worldcoin wants to scan eyeballs in exchange for crypto

As investors race to capitalize on surging interest in cryptocurrencies, startups are getting creative in how they onboard a generation of crypto users to their first wallets. Worldcoin is perhaps one

Announcing the startups exhibiting at TC Sessions: SaaS 2021

You have less than a week to go before you dive headlong into TC Sessions: SaaS 2021. Expect a full day packed with presentations, panel discussions breakout sessions, Q&As, networking … and dem

Coinbase is launching its own NFT platform to take on OpenSea

Coinbase is readying the launch of an NFT marketplace that will compete with existing major players in the space, like OpenSea, debuting a user waitlist for the desktop product that it hopes to launch

Crypto remittances are a lifeline for the world’s most vulnerable

Crypto has already revolutionized remittances in unstable, conflict-ridden places. Afghanistan presents a textbook use case for cryptocurrencies in failed states.

Shooting for greater privacy in DeFi, Sienna Network launches SiennaSwap

Ukraine’s crypto legislation is a step in the right direction

With corruption, unlawful asset seizures by politicians and the collapse of several of Ukraine’s prominent banks, it is only reasonable that the decentralized nature of Bitcoin appeals to the people

Crypto liquidity is ready to eat cross-border payments’ lunch

Traditional foreign exchange companies will need to change their revenue models, which currently rely heavily on transaction fees, or risk becoming obsolete.

China says all cryptocurrency-related transactions are illegal and must be banned

China’s central bank said on Friday that all cryptocurrency-related transactions are illegal in the country and they must be banned, citing concerns around national security and “safety of

Twitter accelerates again with Bitcoin tips, NFTs, recorded Spaces, creator fund and more

Twitter’s slate of new product announcements is not slowing down. The company today introduced a number of new initiatives aimed at better serving the conversations and community using its platf

Robinhood muscles deeper into Coinbase’s territory with new crypto wallet feature

The fervor around Dogecoin delivered big revenues for stock-trading app Robinhood, and the company announced Wednesday that it’s wandering deeper down the crypto rabbit hole, sharing that it wil

The NFT on-ramp is still too steep

So, what I had done was turn $50 into less than $50 and locked the funds in an account on an art marketplace where I couldn't afford to buy something that cost nothing.

PayPal expands the ability to buy, hold and sell cryptocurrency to the UK

PayPal will now allow users outside the U.S. to buy, hold and sell cryptocurrency for the first time. The company announced today the launch of a new service that will allow customers in the U.K. to s

Crypto world shows signs of being rather bullish

Bitcoin maximalists aren't going to find much here that underscores their core thesis that every coin not mentioned in Satoshi's whitepaper is, in fact, a scam. Save your tweets, please.

Regulating crypto is essential to ensuring its global legitimacy

We must eventually find a halfway point between those with valid concerns about the anonymity crypto assets provide and those who see regulation as prohibitively restrictive on crypto.

Crypto’s coming of age moment

This week Danny and Alex and Chris took to Twitter Spaces to chat about the current state of the crypto economy, and hang out with friends in a live Twitter Space. We’re doing more of these, so

Venmo to allow credit card holders to automatically buy cryptocurrency with their cash back

PayPal-owned Venmo is expanding its support for cryptocurrency with today’s launch of a new feature that will allow users to automatically buy cryptocurrency using the cash back they earned from

Everyone wants to fund the next Coinbase

In celebration of Coinbase's earnings report today, investors poured a mountain of cash into one of the company's global competitors.

Equity Monday: Apple’s privacy flap continues as crypto regulation looms

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest pri

Crypto community slams ‘disastrous’ new amendment to Biden’s big infrastructure bill

Biden’s major bipartisan infrastructure plan struck a rare chord of cooperation between Republicans and Democrats, but changes it proposes to cryptocurrency regulation are tripping up the bill. The

Crypto infra startup Fireblocks raises $310M, triples valuation to $2.2B

The latest financing brings Fireblocks’ total raised since its 2018 inception to $489 million. The valuation boost correlates with its increase in customers and ARR this year.
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