US DOJ announces seizure of $3.36B in cryptocurrency
The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday announced that law enforcement seized $3.36 billion of bitcoin from a man who “unlawfully obtained” more than 50,000 bitcoin from darkweb market Silk Road
Bitcoin miners struggle as energy prices rise and hash prices fall
Bitcoin prices have continued to hold near $20,000 this past week, but some miners are crumbling as spiking energy prices and historically low hash prices cut into profits.
Asset management firm Stone Ridge launches Bitcoin-focused accelerator program
Startup accelerator program Wolf aims to scale the Bitcoin-focused Lightning Network and Taro protocol.
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
Singapore’s KNN3 wants to enable social discovery for decentralized apps
There’s no shortage of startups trying to make sense of the explosive growth of data generated from blockchain applications. Nansen has the support from a16z to provide on-chain data analysis fo
Private equity’s gatekeepers get serious about tokens
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Miners flee to Ethereum Classic as ‘The Merge’ arrives
The Merge, the long-awaited software upgrade that promises to make Ethereum transactions a lot greener, is expected to put miners out of jobs. But miners are not quitting outright. With big bucks inve
Meltem Demirors on why society isn’t ready for a crypto-driven revolution yet
Meltem Demirors hasn’t just been working in crypto for seven years — she’s been shaping its trajectory. Demirors, chief strategy officer at publicly traded European digital asset man
‘The Merge’ could be good news for China’s Ethereum enthusiasts
When China banned cryptocurrency mining and trading, many saw it as putting an end to a burgeoning industry in the world’s second-largest economy. As it turned out, the country’s crypto i
Nigerian blockchain payments startup Bitmama closes $2M pre-seed as it scales to new markets
Africa is the world’s third fastest-growing crypto market, with crypto adoption increasing by more than 1,200% over the last two years. Countries such as Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa are majorly
Crypto’s biggest powerhouse flexes on its competition
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Lolli’s Alex Adelman talks about cashing in bitcoin rewards at TC Sessions: Crypto
If the cryptocurrency economy wants to continue to grow, it will require more widespread adoption. But how do you make it appealing to the masses — especially now that the traditionally volatile dig
Stack banks $2.7M to teach teens, parents about crypto
The app was designed with Gen Z in mind, a generation that will grow up with the blockchain and most likely own some kind of digital assets.
Want to survive the crypto winter? Start by inspiring regulatory confidence
Today’s weather may be harsh, but the next phase of cyrpto is coming. Those who can inspire regulatory confidence will be better positioned to be on its leading edge.
Ethereum Merge may not ‘fix everything,’ but it could boost institutional adoption
The Ethereum Merge may allow for far more applications to be built upon its network, opening up innovation and bringing on new financial institutions.
Disdain for NFTs in video games is part of a slow green revolution
NFTs aside, the video game industry is often left out when we talk about industries that have a major impact on the environment.
Stacked gets $13M to be the Twitch for web3 gamers
Few areas in tech today are as polarized as the blockchain gaming space. Legacy developers and gamers are calling play-to-earn games Ponzi schemes, while crypto-believers say games that incorporate &#
How many Coinbases is FTX worth?
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Pitch Deck Teardown: Simba Chain’s $25M Series A deck
Grab a cup of coffee and strap in, because this pitch deck teardown is pretty different from most of the ones I've done to date.
How to incorporate web3 gaming into your Web 2.0 strategy
While it's still unclear what the winning models for web3 gaming will be, it seems likely that the next exponential growth in blockchain adoption will be driven by gaming and gamified experiences.