cryptocurrency

US government targets North Korea’s illicit IT workforce with new sanctions

The U.S. government announced new sanctions against North Korea related to its army of illicit IT workers that have fraudulently gained employment to finance the regime’s weapons of mass destruc

Hackers stole passwords of Worldcoin Orb operators

Hackers have installed password-stealing malware on the devices of multiple Worldcoin Orb operators, TechCrunch has learned, giving them full access to the Worldcoin operator dashboard. Worldcoin, fou

Hackers are breaking into AT&T email accounts to steal cryptocurrency

Unknown hackers are breaking into the accounts of people who have AT&T email addresses, and using that access to then hack into the victim’s cryptocurrency exchange’s accounts and steal th

The IRS is sending four investigators across the world to fight cybercrime

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) plans to send four agents who specialize in investigating cybercrime to Australia, Singapore, Colombia, and Germany starting this summer. These four new positions re

TechCrunch+ roundup: 5-year business models, RevOps tactics, how much to pay founders?

When a fighter has no reasonable chance of winning the match, throwing in the towel is the smart move. This also applies to startup founders.

3 tips for crypto startups preparing for continued compliance

Early-stage cryptocurrency companies need to continually assess their compliance obligations, address any deficiencies, and vigilantly monitor for new regulatory developments.

Police shut down dark web crypto laundering service linked to FTX hack

An international coalition of law enforcement agencies announced on Wednesday that it had taken down the popular dark web crypto laundering service ChipMixer, seizing more than $46 million in crypto a

Coinbase says some employees’ information stolen by hackers

Crypto exchange Coinbase has confirmed that it was briefly compromised by the same attackers that targeted Twilio, Cloudflare, DoorDash and more than a hundred other organizations last year. In a pos

Crypto index platform Alongside raises $11M led by a16z

Alongside, a crypto index-focused platform, has closed an $11 million seed round led by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), the company exclusively told TechCrunch. “At a high level, we’re building what I

BNB Chain is doubling down on web3 gaming

This week's episode of Chain Reaction featured an interview with Gwendolyn Regina, investment director at layer-1 blockchain BNB Chain.

Bitcoin holding above $20,000 offers miners hope as margins become healthier

Bitcoin has had a strong rally so far this year, and some mining experts see this as an opportunity for the space to stage a comeback.

‘Tracers in the Dark’ shows how cops go after crypto-criminals

“That was the only path through this darkness,” says U.S. prosecutor Zia Faruqui. “The darker the darknet gets, the way that you shine the light is following the money.” In “Tracers in t

Ethereum’s shift to proof-of-stake draws increasing institutional interest

Ethereum’s shift from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake increased interest for staking across a number of parties — including institutions.

Deal Box’s venture arm to invest $125M in startups using web3 technology

Deal Box, a capital markets advisory and token offering packaging platform, has launched its venture arm with plans to invest $125 million in startups using web3 technology, the company shared Wednesd

Delphia co-founder placed on leave after sexual assault allegations from former employee

Delphia, a mobile investment platform, is facing a lawsuit and allegations that its co-founder and CTO Cameron Agius-Westland sexually assaulted and harassed a former employee, according to a complain

Web3 developer activity spiked in Q4 2022 despite market volatility

Web3 developer activity still grew in the last quarter of 2022, according to a new report, despite crypto market volatility.

Check out the final four startups pitching tomorrow at CCC Web3 Demo Day

Tomorrow, January 11, is a big day in the web3 universe. It’s The Cross Chain Coalition Web3 Demo Day, a showcase of 12 boundary-pushing early-stage startups building projects across web3, DeFi, NFT

Bankruptcy judge rules Celsius Network owns users’ interest-bearing crypto accounts

A federal bankruptcy judge ruled cryptocurrencies deposited into interest-bearing accounts at Celsius Network, a now-bankrupt cryptocurrency lending platform, actually belong to the firm — thanks to

Solana price spikes as newly launched dog coin BONK gains community hype

Last week, Solana (SOL) fell to its lowest level since February 2021. But its price has risen over 12% in the past 24 hours on Tuesday after almost nine days of consecutive losses that brought its pri

Sneak peek: Look who’s pitching at the CCC Web3 Demo Day

We’re excited to announce two more early-stage startups participating in the Cross Chain Coalition Web3 Demo Day on January 11. If you haven’t heard, this free online showcase features more than 1
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