cryptocurrencies

2FA compromise led to $34M Crypto.com hack

Crypto.com shared new details about a recent hack on its platform last weekend in a statement on its website today, saying 483 of its users were affected and that unauthorized withdrawals of over $15

Crypto.com CEO admits hundreds of customer accounts were hacked

Crypto.com CEO Kris Marszalek said around 400 customer accounts have been compromised in a hack in an interview with Bloomberg TV on Wednesday. His confirmation of the breach comes after multiple Cryp

Web3 ‘Proof of attendance’ startup raises $10M to mint shared memories as NFTs

If blockchains are immutable records of our digital history, what kinds of history do we want to inscribe on them? Predictably, most records thus far have been transaction data, but as entrepreneurs e

Tom Brady’s buzzy celebrity NFT startup Autograph banks $170M from Silicon Valley’s top crypto investors

Autograph, an NFT agency co-founded by athlete Tom Brady with a particularly deep bench of star power, has banked new funding from crypto investors who hope the platform can bring a new generation of

Register today for DeFi and the Future of Programmable Money Summit

Yes, money makes the world go around, but touch-and-feel currency controlled by banks is so 2008. Cryptocurrency aims to be the decentralized future of finance, and that’s why we’re excited to ann

Block’s Cash App adopts Lightning Network for free bitcoin payments

Late last year, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey stepped down from his position in order to give his full attention to his other company, Square (now called Block), which had become increasingly invested in bl

Burnt Finance raises $8M led by Animoca Brands, launches DeFi-oriented NFT marketplace

Burnt Finance is a crypto startup which, as a stunt, burnt a Banksy artwork and but then the NFT they’d minted for it for $400,000, double what it cost on the ‘normal’ open art market. B

TechCrunch+ roundup: Allocating equity, unicorn traffic jam, blockchain gaming survey

We'll be off on Monday, January 17 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Meet Paysail, the startup making B2B payments faster using crypto

Companies use invoices to pay for many of their major costs, ranging from materials to contract work. Most still rely on solutions built on top of bank transfers or credit cards to complete cross-bord

Crypto API provider Conduit wants to be the Stripe of decentralized finance

Financial institutions continue to search for ways to pile into the crypto market, and decentralized finance (DeFi) products are one mechanism that could help them capture share. Investors in DeFi pro

Global Processing Services adds $100M to its coffers to grow its embedded finance and API payments platform

Embedded finance continues to be the engine driving the growth of fintech, with one group of companies building core banking, payments and other financial technology, and a much bigger group tapping t

Web3Auth secures $13M from Sequoia India to simplify crypto onboarding and authentication

Web3 is seen as the future of the internet because it allows people to control their own data and digital assets, but crypto developers have been learning from the past when it comes to onboarding new

Blockchain gaming survey: 7 investors discuss regulation, opportunities and NFT hype

There’s still a haze of uncertainty surrounding blockchain games, so we reached out to several active investors in to get a clearer picture of where opportunities exist today and what they see on th

Twig takes $35M to turn stuff you own into a way to pay

Twig, a London-based fintech targeting Gen Z and younger millennial consumers with an e-money account that gives them instant cash-outs on fashion and electronics they want to sell, has closed a $35 m

The rich get richer: Rethinking Bitcoin’s power as an inflation hedge

As the 1% seeks a greater slice of the crypto pie, there is an argument to be made that this might leave the market at the mercy of the 1%, contradicting Bitcoin’s intended vision.

Regulating crypto could create American super apps

Regulating crypto could be the key to the emergence of the first American super apps and an opportunity to build a new digital-first financial ecosystem

Best of TechCrunch 2021

We asked our staff to vote on their favorite stories of the year, added evergreen content and our top TC+ articles for a well-rounded 2021 list. Enjoy!

Is cryptocurrency an alternative to remittances or an additive factor?

Is cryptocurrency an effective replacement for remittances? No, at least not yet.

Sectors where New Zealand startups are poised to win

New Zealand has historically been capital-starved, but recent investments have increased access to early-stage VC funding. Now, certain industries are emerging as areas where New Zealand can win.

Crypto mayors on the rise

One mayor is certainly notable, and two mayors a pattern. But with more than three mayors on board the bitcoin bandwagon, it’s clearly a trend.
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