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FTX says no active talks to buy Robinhood

SBF praises Robinhood, hints at possible partnerships

This crypto winter may be long, but builders remain bullish

Many of the top digital assets in the cryptocurrency market are down significantly, but some market participants are shrugging it off and focusing on the long game.

Formerly rich NFT buyers party through the pain

Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week, we talked about infinite pessimism in the crypto markets. This week, we’re talking about parties and tattoos and booze and fun. If you want to get this

Solana launches web3-focused smartphone Saga to improve crypto-mobile relationship

The co-founder and CEO of Solana, Anatoly Yakovenko, had a Steve Jobs moment when he stood in front of an auditorium in New York City and announced the launch of Saga, an Android web3-focused smartpho

This Ukrainian deep tech startup has trained an AI to paint war art

A Ukrainian deep tech startup is launching a charity NFT project to sell AI-generated artworks with the twin goal of raising money to support people affected by Russia’s war of aggression and al

The fintech funding market is not dead

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Alex and Grace are back to cover the biggest, boldest and ba

Bitcoin falls below $20,000 and Ethereum sinks past $1,000 as crypto market free fall continues

The crypto market suffered one of its most dramatic selloffs in years this week as the prices of top cryptocurrencies declined as much as 35% week over week as fears of a broad economic recession inte

Dogecoin investor sues Elon Musk, Tesla and SpaceX for $258 billion

The crypto sell-off of the past several weeks has erased hundreds of billions of dollars in paper gains and is leaving plenty of had-been crypto millionaires looking for something else to hold on to.

Crypto’s emphasis on community could lead followers off a cliff

The idea of the "family" culture that businesses push for is seeping deeper into the crypto world as communities are formed on a toxic, cultish stance to unwaveringly back projects they're invested in

Crypto founders face falling valuations, pulled deals amid market volatility

VCs are playing with web3 founders’ hearts, wallets and valuations as the market shifts to a VC-friendly landscape

Samsung launches Samsung Wallet to help you store your cards, digital keys, IDs and more

Samsung announced today that it’s launching “Samsung Wallet” to enable users to store select digital keys, boarding passes, identification cards and more all in one location. The company says Sa

Binance.US CEO tells employees the company is ‘growing faster than ever’

Binance.US, the American company associated with the world’s largest crypto exchange, isn’t worried about the market turmoil that has pushed some of its competitors to tighten their belts.

Coinbase CEO says it is laying off 18% of its workers

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong said today that the company will reduce its workforce by 18% — nearly 1,100 people — to “stay healthy during this economic downturn.” The crypto exchange,

Crypto lender Celsius pauses withdrawals, transfers citing ‘extreme market conditions’

Celsius Network, one of the biggest crypto lenders, told customers Sunday evening that it is pausing withdrawals, swap and transfers between accounts in a move that has sparked discussions and prompte

The first US crypto rewards credit card on the American Express network is here

Credit card companies are trying to sweeten the perks they offer their customers, and American Express is doing just that through a new partnership with crypto wealth management platform and wallet pr

Hedge funds plan to buy more crypto amid a down market and potential regulatory clarity

The crypto hedge fund market is evolving as traditional players want to get a slice of the digital asset pool.

Proposed bipartisan US crypto bill could be ‘sigh of relief’ for the industry

"The bill matters as it is a step in the right direction for legislation and definition of 'crypto,' what a 'crypto asset' is and what regulation will look like," said Nick Donarski, CTO of ORE System

Multicoin Capital leads $60M investment in Delphia to give retail investors edge against hedge funds

The startup’s “share-to-earn” data token model will reward users for contributing valuable information, which it will then use to help its model better pick stocks.

Web3 startup Calaxy raises $26M to give content creators their own social tokens

The success of websites like Cameo have shown that people want personalized interactions with celebrities and web3 companies are emerging to provide creators with a way to do that while valuing themse

DOJ case against ex-OpenSea exec could label NFTs as securities, former SEC lawyer says

The case could determine whether NFTs are indeed securities — and if that label really matters for the future of the digital assets.
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