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OpenSea takes the long view by focusing on its UX even as NFT sales remain low

The NFT space has lost a lot of its sparkle over the past few years, but that hasn’t stopped some founders, investors and projects from trucking along in hopes of another surge.

Decentralized social network Farcaster is trying to reach mass adoption through Web 2.0 techniques

More often than not, it’s rare for crypto-native users to have an easy, quick onboarding experience. Farcaster wants to change that.

Perhaps this is why the bitcoin spot ETFs are yet to send crypto prices to the moon

A survey of TechCrunch readers reveals that while the spot ETFs may boost bitcoin's price, they may not be attracting many people who don't own bitcoin.

a16z’s Chris Dixon thinks it’s time to focus on blockchains’ use cases, not speculation

"I’m not anti-speculation, but I think it’s a question of priorities... It’s putting the cart before the horse."

Ethereum developer interest hit new all-time highs in 2023 despite a bear market

Last year, 2023, was especially a home run for Ethereum, which saw SDK installs increase 31% year-over year.

Solana Mobile still has a long way to go until it hits breakeven

If Solana Mobile’s devices have 100,000 users, Yakovenko views that user base as a stronger distribution channel for dApps than through traditional app stores like Google or Apple.

1RoundTable bets on ‘long-term, less volatile’ strategy with new growth-stage crypto fund

The past couple of years have been challenging, and sometimes deadly, for many crypto and web3 startups, but Dan Tapiero, CEO, CIO and managing partner of 10T Holdings and 1RoundTable Partners, is not

Can crypto’s recent wins resurrect venture interest?

Like a tenacious balloon, no matter how hard crypto gets knocked down, it tends to float back up again. But the current crypto bust looks a bit different.

After 12 years, Ripple’s president sees its payment and enterprise businesses evolving further

Distinct from the Ripple network and protocol, the XRP Ledger is a decentralized public ledger with an open-source code base that anyone can contribute to or use.

The unicorns among us

The pendulum swung hard in the direction of B2B startups over the last decade — but the thing with pendulums is that eventually they swing back.

Coinbase argues for motion to dismiss SEC’s ‘securities violation’ allegations

Typically, the SEC has a strong track record of winning its lawsuits, but it hasn't had much luck when it comes to crypto.

Number of monthly active crypto devs fell 25% in 2023

Developers with more than two years of experience in crypto are at an all-time high.

How low can bitcoin ETF fees drop before it hurts a business?

Some of the approved issuers are taking extra steps to ensure that their product stands out from the pack.

USDC stablecoin issuer Circle files confidentially for an IPO

After trying to go public twice via SPAC deals, Circle is trying to go public once again. Would that other private tech companies were as bold.

Grayscale CEO sees spot bitcoin ETF as first step toward ‘normalizing’ crypto

It’s been a long road for spot bitcoin ETF filers — and today the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission finally approved all 11 standing applications from issuers. “I’ve known for 10 years

US approves first spot bitcoin ETF applications for 11 issuers

It’s been over a decade since the first application for a spot bitcoin ETF was filed. After a number of denials over the years, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has approved all 11 applic

Valkyrie co-founder expects $10B inflows for spot bitcoin ETFs by end of year

We sat down with Valkyrie's co-founder to chat about why he thinks futures bitcoin ETFs will go away, which spot crypto ETFs could come next, and why the fee wars are “ridiculous.”

Crypto optimism in the age of the doomer

In the wake of centralized “crypto-in-name-only” financial collapses, 2023 bore out a recommitment to advancing sustainable decentralized networks.

Crypto losses declined over 50% in 2023

While hackers continue to hack the crypto industry for a cash grab, the dollar amount is down substantially compared to the previous year.

Why I’m modestly crypto-bullish in 2024

The current mini crypto bull run could help get web3 corporate venture capital out of its slump.
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