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World Mobile Group bringing Zanzibaris online through mobile network built on blockchain

As the world quickly transitions into a global village thanks to the rapid penetration of internet networks, it is easy for some people to be left behind owing to the remoteness of their locations. In

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao talks regulation and platform’s activities in Africa

Changpeng “CZ” Zhao launched Binance in 2017 and, according to some sources, the company grew into the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world in 180 days. The Wall Street Journal r

Congress must clarify how the infrastructure bill will impact cryptocurrency

The crypto tax element of the $1 trillion U.S. infrastructure bill is not clearly written, and the government risks squashing a burgeoning part of the economy.

Lessons from a crypto entrepreneur: A conversation with Nader Al-Naji of BitClout

Nader Al-Naji, a crypto entrepreneur who today lives in L.A., has been on a roller coaster in recent years — and he doesn’t pretend otherwise. In 2018, roughly 16 months after raising $140

Twitter is building a crypto team

Remember when Twitter dropped NFTs and enabled Bitcoin tips? Given that founder and CEO Jack Dorsey’s Twitter bio is literally just “#bitcoin,” it’s not surprising that Twitter

15 sectors pi Ventures expects deep tech to disrupt in the next 5 years

The Exchange gained early access to pi Ventures' Deep Tech Shifts 2026 report, which identifies 15 deep tech subsectors the firm believes will reach an inflection point by 2026.

Notabene raises $10.2M to help crypto exchanges comply with new global regulations

Notabene, a New York, NY-based crypto compliance SaaS startup, has raised $10.2 million in a Series A funding round co-led by F-Prime Capital and Jump Capital. The latest investment brings Notabene’

Chipper Cash gets $2B valuation with $150M extension round led by FTX

Chipper Cash, an African cross-border payments company, has raised $150 million in a Series C extension round led by Sam Bankman-Fried’s cryptocurrency exchange platform FTX. The investment comes ba

‘AWS for blockchain’ Alchemy boosts valuation to $3.5B with $250M raise

Exactly six months after raising $80 million at a $505 million valuation, blockchain and Web3 development SaaS startup Alchemy has raised $250 million in a Series C funding round that values the compa

Inside the Realms of Ruin

“The Ruin stirs, and the Five Realms rumble,” a now-archived web announcement read on Thursday morning. “You are cordially invited to join New York Times bestselling and award-winning authors Ma

Adobe’s Behance adds support for NFTs and paid subscriptions

At its annual MAX conference, Adobe today announced a number of interesting updates to its Behance portfolio site for creatives. According to Adobe, more than 160 million people visited the site in th

The importance of decentralized insurance in a destabilizing climate

The beauty of decentralized parametric insurance is its simplicity: It can be understood as an “if/then” equation, which is automatically executed via a smart contract.

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

Ben Rubin explains why the Web3 era of social media will help everybody get paid

After a decade of a handful of social media companies trading what are essentially publishing tools in exchange for serving us all an endless deluge of ads, the winds of change are finally blowing.

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.

New Treasury sanctions take aim at blocking ransomware groups from cashing out

The U.S. Treasury is wading into the fight against ransomware by sanctioning virtual cryptocurrency exchange Suex for its role in facilitating ransomware payments. The sanctions are the first of its k

SEC Regional Director Erin Schneider talks SPACs, Coinbase and what startups could do better

Schneider shares insight into her personal thinking about a range of issues including crypto lending, SPACs, NFTs and what startups can do to stay out of regulators' cross hairs.

Tatum lets you interact with blockchains using API calls

Meet Tatum, a blockchain infrastructure startup that wants to make it much easier to develop your own blockchain-based product. The company operates a platform-as-a-service product so that you don’t
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