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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.

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

Investors shrug, implying the bad news was priced-in

To optimize for growth, study your down-funnel metrics

You've managed to acquire a million users. Amazing. But if 999,999 of them don’t make it through the funnel, or churn, now that’s not so amazing.

How to lose money, SoftBank edition

Alex and Grace are back to cover the biggest and most interesting technology, startup and market news. This morning was a fun mix of stuff that we don’t always get to, so strap in for the foll

Investors cheer Coinbase’s new partnerships and attempts to reignite growth

While deals with high-profile names are investor-pleasing, they can be better headlines than results.

BlackRock hops on bitcoin bandwagon with new Coinbase tie-up

After years of resisting, the world’s largest asset manager has finally taken the plunge into crypto in a substantial way. BlackRock, which oversees $10 trillion in assets, is partnering with pu

How to run growth marketing during a recession

How does one build, scale and navigate the headwinds of a recession, especially as consumer behavior changes dramatically?

SEC spears ‘Crypto Crusaders’ over alleged pyramid scheme

U.S. regulators are seizing their moment during this ongoing crypto bear market to crack down on bad actors in the space as many investors are already souring on the asset class. The U.S. Securities a

Arca’s David Nage on how regulatory scrutiny is impacting venture investment in web3

The regulatory environment surrounding crypto is shifting stateside as the SEC takes aim at major players in the web3 world, promising to shake up business as usual with aggressive action. This week o

Can VCs game crypto out of this downturn?

Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week, we looked at Musk holding onto doge. This week, we’re talking about where all of this crypto VC money is possibly gonna go. To get this in your inbox e

Crypto and securities, back of the postcard version

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Alex, Natasha and Mary Ann got together with Grace once aga

Securities are in the eye of the beholder

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has brought down its wrath on Coinbase. The publicly traded exchange has been under investigation for allegedly selling crypto tokens on its platform that q

If it walks like a dog and barks like a dog, perhaps it’s actually a digital asset security

Crypto exchange Coinbase is facing an SEC probe into whether it illegally sold securities. So did it?

New York City’s Interplay is raising $10M for new blockchain fund

We’ve seen a number of new web3-focused venture fund launches in the past month from large traditional VCs, including Lightspeed, as well as smaller, crypto-native firms such as Valkyrie. Althou

The race to build a social media platform on the blockchain

It’s easy to be skeptical of the big social media giants. They typically sell user data to advertisers and have been mired in controversy for their approach to content moderation. Web3 proponent

What does the SEC’s warning shot at crypto mean?

"Speculation of a broader crackdown on digital assets as an industry has been coming for years. The truth is, if the Feds wanted this industry regulated — it would be."

Big Tech cutting back on hiring is an opportunity for startups

Once seemingly unstoppable, Big Tech is now in reset mode, slowing hiring and laying off employees. What does this mean for startups?

The SEC takes a long-feared position in Coinbase insider trading suit

A former product manager at Coinbase has been arrested, the U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday, after being charged in a cryptocurrency insider trading scheme related to the listing of new cry

Get ready for a lot of dead DAOs

After a lengthy crypto bull run, the startups and projects in the space are reining in expectations and settling in for a long-haul crypto winter. It’s been a particularly tough time for DAOs, w
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