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New month, new crypto market moves?

Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Seems like just yesterday we were ringing in the New Year, but we’ve coasted into February and all seems to be somewhat relaxed (for once) in the crypto world.

Aptos wants to shake up the blockchain space by creating more economic value, co-founder says

Welcome back to Chain Reaction, a podcast diving deep into stories, backgrounds and the latest news with the biggest names in crypto. For this week’s episode, I sat down with Mo Shaikh, co-found

Crypto job hunters should build personal brands and be ‘obsessed with web3’

This month was filled with announcements from major crypto firms that were laying off employees. Of course, this “trend” is not limited to this industry.

More money, more problems for crypto

Do you believe in second chances? Well, FTX’s new CEO John J. Ray III hopes so.

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.

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

‘Tis the season for more FTX charges

SBF’s handcuffs aren’t loosening up anytime soon

If you’re reading this, I’m willing to bet you probably weren’t arrested this week and are now sitting in a Bahamian jail.

Will SBF saddle up for a testimony after his media tour?

If you’re keeping up with the news cycle, then you know FTX’s former CEO Sam Bankman-Fried has gone on quite a bit of a media campaign.

Does B stand for Bankman-Fried or Bankruptcy?

Time flies when you’re reading crypto news, am I right? Feels like every day something is going down in the crypto world and this week continued to prove that.

Can FTX’s bankruptcy bring order to its chaos?

Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week on the podcast, we talked about the FTX collapse, which is still ongoing. This week, we’re taking a break from our Thursday news episode for Thanksgiving, b

Crypto’s crown prince stumbles

Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week on the podcast, we talked about trouble brewing for bitcoin miners. This week, we had to tear up our plans to cover pretty much anything else and turn our att

Why the CEO of the world’s largest crypto exchange backed Musk’s Twitter buyout

Binance’s CEO and founder Changpeng Zhao made headlines outside his typical wheelhouse of web3 as an investor in Elon Musk’s Twitter buyout. Zhao, who put in $500 million, told an audience

Bitcoin’s future could hinge on mines over matter

Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week on the podcast, we talked about Apple’s App Store tax and how it could hinder NFT adoption. This week, we dug up a few stories about bankruptcies brewing in

Apple doesn’t want you trading NFTs on your phone (unless it makes them money)

Apple is no stranger to asserting its dominance. That’s exactly what the tech giant did this week when it announced new, stringent guidelines for NFT transactions in the iOS App Store, marking t

Apple says, ‘NFTs? Yes, fees’

Welcome back to Chain Reaction, TechCrunch's weekly offering for the crypto curious.

Kraken’s Jesse Powell on why he’s stepping down as CEO of the crypto exchange

Jesse Powell is stepping down from the CEO role at U.S.-based crypto exchange Kraken, The Wall Street Journal reported last month. Co-founded by Powell and Thanh Luu in 2011, Kraken is now the fourth-

Did Kim Kardashian really deserve that crypto fine?

This week was a weird one for crypto, as reality TV superstar Kim Kardashian was one of the first celebrities to get an SEC fine for promoting a cryptocurrency in a social media #ad; we also had to ab

Can crypto make the world a better place?

The crypto world has never shied away from making big promises, but as the industry matures and its audience widens, now’s a good time to take a step back and look at how the space is delivering

The Merge pregame is over, but where’s the party?

Welcome to Chain Reaction, where we unpack and explain the latest in crypto news, drama and trends, breaking things down block by block for the crypto curious. For our Thursday episode where we disc
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