DeFi

Launch price TC Sessions: Crypto tix going, going…

If blockchain, cryptocurrency, decentralized finance (DeFi) and web3 get your entrepreneurial motor running, do not miss our TC Sessions: Crypto daylong deep dive on November 17 in Miami. We have spec

There’s always another nightmarish crypto hack around the corner

Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week, we looked at the near-term future for crypto gaming as VCs zero in on where to place consumer bets. This week, we’re looking at hardware wallets and th

Get ready for TechCrunch Sessions: Crypto in November

Whether you love it, hate it or barely understand it, you can’t escape the wild world of blockchain. It’s one of the buzziest technologies going due to both its potential and its volatility. Will

TechCrunch+ roundup: Save your equity, LatAm crypto survey, where the runway ends

Beware: The same people who welcomed you aboard when you signed your offer letter are now looking for places to save money so they can keep your company afloat.

Meet the newest crypto builders from web3 accelerator Alliance DAO’s demo day

It seems like every time a demo day ends, there’s a new one waiting around the corner — and as you know, TechCrunch is no stranger to covering them. Oftentimes these events are filled with traditi

5 investors discuss Latin America’s symbiotic relationship with crypto

To understand how Latin American startups are preparing to weather the crypto winter, we talked to five investors who have bet on companies that are going a step further than traditional finance.

5 investors explain why Latin America is poised to weather the crypto winter

From high poverty rates to low financial inclusion, there are common threads throughout LatAm that explain why trends such as play-to-earn crypto gaming have seen widespread adoption.

MoHash raises $6M seed funding to bring sustainable, stable yields to DeFi

The recent collapse of UST has once again demonstrated that many of the so-called stablecoins in the web3 world today are tied to high-risk and often unsustainable assets. As decentralized finance att

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

Terra’s UST crash will make life harder for crypto as regulation looms

TerraUSD (UST) fell from grace after it depegged from its $1 value on Monday and since dropped as much as 70% to $0.2998, when it was never supposed to deviate from the dollar-equivalent value.

Republic’s venture arm reportedly raising $700 million for crypto-focused funds

Private investment platform Republic’s ~$1 billion venture arm is reportedly in talks to raise $700 million for two new crypto-focused funds, according to Axios. The funds include a $200 million

New Zealand gets its first crypto, web3-focused VC fund

The last few months have seen a wave of VC firms dedicating entire multimillion-dollar funds to the advancement of technology in the crypto, blockchain and web3 space. Most recently, Dragonfly Capital

New bank, who dis? Lifestyle-focused neobank Cogni pivots to web3

Digital banking startup Cogni is joining the ranks of companies hopping on the crypto bandwagon. The mobile-based platform, founded in 2018 out of Barclays’ accelerator program (which is operate

DeFi giant Uniswap launches venture arm to invest in other crypto companies

Uniswap Labs, the company behind the popular decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol, has launched a venture capital arm to invest in web3 projects. Uniswap Labs Ventures, the new division, will invest

Join us tomorrow for DeFi & The Future of Programmable Money

Tomorrow’s the big day for friends and fans of alternative finance across the globe and around the world. Yep, the DeFi & The Future of Programmable Money online event is that big. A truly globa

DeFi & The Future of Programmable Money goes online this week — register today!

Buckle up degens, diamond hands, whales, lobsters, apes and crypto-curious creatures of every genus. The DeFi & The Future of Programmable Money online summit kicks off this week on March 30. Dece

TechCrunch+ roundup: PLG handbook, hiring early-stage sales teams, abolishing pro-rata

If investors don't deliver on their promise to add value for investors, why are pro-rata clauses standard terms?

Despite declines, the value of crypto assets in DeFi protocols is up 3x from a year ago

Total value locked across all decentralized finance (DeFi) chains is down from all time highs, but that hasn’t been true for most of the major protocols over the past week.

SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce discusses what’s next for crypto regulation

As decentralized finance (DeFi) moves closer to becoming a mainstream reality, rather than an alternative parallel financial system, can government regulators be far behind? In a word, no. But how do

MetaMask parent company ConsenSys raises Series D at $7B valuation

Crypto developer ConsenSys, which owns the popular Ethereum-based MetaMask wallet, announced a $450 million Series D round today that values the company at $7 billion, nearly double in worth since its
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