cryptocurrencies

Safeheron secures $7M to make private keys safer for crypto wallets

Crypto enthusiasts promise to build a decentralized money system that allows people to freely trade without any intermediary intervention. It’s a rosy picture, but recent events of security vuln

Go mining for opportunity at TC Sessions: Crypto

Mining cryptocurrency is no easy task, but neither is finding a co-founder who is savvy and resilient enough to withstand the sector’s volatile nature. Whether you’re mining for a co-founder or yo

Law Commission proposes revolutionary rules for ownership of crypto tokens and NFTs

There is a major earthquake happening in the sphere of digital assets, which is expected to create shockwaves that will impact tech not only in the real world but also in the metaverse.

Sports partnerships are more than just a deal for major crypto companies

Are alliances between crypto companies and sports teams paying off in a meaningful way?

Polygon’s head of investments remains ‘highly bullish on web3’

Polygon launched a $100 million ecosystem fund and an "uncapped" fund to help projects built on the now-defunct Terra ecosystem migrate to its blockchain.

Web3 giant Parity Technologies teams up with Watr over platform to track ethical commodities

As the U.S. and Europe bake in abnormal summer heat, the climate continues to climb up the world’s agenda. With everyone now talking about energy, how commodities are traded is also becoming a talki

Investment in infrastructure is critical for crypto startups, not a ‘nice to have’

It's said that the best investment opportunity in a gold rush is the business selling the picks and shovels. But an even better place to invest is the land all those shops and miners need to rent.

CoinFund launches $300M web3 fund to invest in early-stage crypto

As capital continues to deploy the crypto economy, another big fund is entering the space. Seven-year-old CoinFund is launching a $300 million early-stage web3 venture fund, CoinFund Ventures I, which

Crypto scams have declined, but hackers remain resilient in bearish markets

When it comes to crime, illicit activity is still abundant regardless of crypto volatility, according to a new Chainalysis report.

How should web3 companies approach fundraising during a downturn?

It’s a delicate balance of gauging the various fundraising options available and knowing which practices to embrace or avoid along the way.

Tencent veterans secure $13M to build cross-chain decentralized identities

There are many startups working on decentralized identities for the next generation of the internet. Four Tencent veterans want their offering .bit, an identity protocol built on the blockchain, to be

Uniswap Labs COO MC Lader on the incentives behind DeFi

Crypto lending and financial services companies have been at the forefront of the industry’s latest controversies ever since the collapse of the Terra stablecoin, with many drawing parallels bet

Why Twitter anons are sending crypto to celebrities

Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week, we talked about a hack that gave new, ironic meaning to the word “trustless.” This week, we’ll get into one of the most polarizing aspects

Open source software is needed to prevent future crypto hacks, Polygon CISO says

What can be done to prevent future crypto hacks? Polygon's Mudit Gupta says the answer might be through projects employing open source software.

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.

LongHash Ventures launches second fund for $100M to support web3 infrastructure

LongHash Ventures, a web3-focused investment firm and accelerator, has launched its second fund for $100 million, its CEO, Emma Cui, told TechCrunch.

Jump Crypto leads Injective’s $40M round to help expand DeFi applications

Even though digital asset markets have been shaky, the blockchain sector continues to scale as demand increases from both crypto-native and traditional institutions looking to use the technology. Laye

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

Investors shrug, implying the bad news was priced-in

Pinata raised $21.5M to scale NFT media infrastructure

Pinata, an NFT-focused media distribution platform, has raised a total of $21.5 million in funding, the company exclusively told TechCrunch. This is the only capital the four-year-old company has rais

Daily Crunch: ‘Winter may be longer’ because unicorns won’t accept down rounds, says SoftBank leader

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