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Former ‘Bitcoin maximalist’ Dan Held sees a future in DeFi for the digital asset

As the crypto markets continue to tumble, a major industry player’s beliefs are also taking a turn as he shifts from being a “Bitcoin maximalist” to what he calls a “Bitcoin rationalist.”

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.

Amid market turmoil, crypto exchange Kraken says it’s filling 500+ roles

While several major crypto trading platforms are making large-scale layoffs and freezing hiring, some of their rivals have rushed to reassure their staff and the public that they are sticking to their

Longtime Bitcoiner Dan Held says this ‘crypto winter’ won’t be as harsh as others

Even though there is lots of talk of a crypto winter, Dan Held, director of growth marketing at crypto exchange Kraken, said the sentiment for this current market cycle is different.

Why a bipartisan embrace of crypto might never touch Bitcoin

Hey everyone, and welcome back to Chain Reaction In our Chain Reaction podcast this week, Anita and I chatted with Sequoia Capital’s Shaun Maguire on why gamers are skeptical of NFTs and where d

Starlight shoots for the moon, aiming to build the Brex of crypto

Companies are scrambling to participate in the crypto ecosystem, but many of the tools available for them to use are disjointed and not user-friendly, especially for those new to web3. New York-based

Crypto investors have 1099 problems, but CoinTracker helps make sure filing taxes isn’t one

The upcoming tax season is likely to prove particularly complex for crypto investors, many of whom will be paying taxes on their crypto holdings for the first time ever. In the U.S., the crypto indust

Nigerian agritech startup Releaf secures $4.2M to scale its food processing technology

The distance between their farms and the nearest processor is key for smallholder farmers who need to process their crops. And though Nigeria’s food processing systems have a keen resemblance to

EU-based digital assets platform Finoa inks $22M Series A funding led by Balderton Capital

Institutions need to keep their crypto assets somewhere. And they aren’t going to keep it on some random or consumer-grade crypto operation. This requires more sophisticated technology. Furthermore,

The rise of the new crypto “mafias”

Ash Egan Contributor Ash Egan leads crypto investing at Accomplice. He formerly was a VC at ConsenSys Ventures and Converge. In the early 2000s, journalists popularized the term “PayPal mafia&#8

Crypto exchange Binance prepares to add margin trading ‘soon’

Binance, the world’s most prominent crypto exchange, says it is close to adding a much-anticipated margin-trading feature to its service following weeks of speculation. The company tweeted confi

Beating back bears, Bitcoin briefly balloons beyond $4,900

Bitcoin went on a tear in early morning trading earlier today, popping up to above $4,900 and reminding some investors of the good old days of 2017. The currency is still trading up above 15 percent a

Crypto exchange Kraken acquires Crypto Facilities

Cryptocurrency exchange Kraken just closed its biggest acquisition to date. The company is buying Crypto Facilities in a nine-figure deal. Crypto Facilities is an exchange and index provider regulated

Mt. Gox’s trustee has finished examining claims for missing bitcoins

Bitcoin Exchange Kraken Acquires Coinsetter To Expand To The U.S.

According to <a target="_blank" href="http://data.bitcoinity.org/markets/exchanges/EUR/30d#volume_desc">Bitcoinity</a>, Kraken is the largest EUR bitcoin exchange in the world with <a target="_blank"

Mt. Gox Customers Can Now File Claims For Their Lost Bitcoins

There's positive news for customers of Mt. Gox, the once industry-leading bitcoin exchange that blew up in spectacular fashion last year, after its creditors began accepting bankruptcy claims.

Google Launches Octane: A New JavaScript Benchmark Based On Popular Apps And Libraries

Google's Chrome team just <a target="_blank" href="http://blog.chromium.org/2012/08/octane-javascript-benchmark-suite-for.html">launched</a> <a target="_blank" href="http://octane-benchmark.googlecode

Google Calls Out Rivals' Web Benchmark Tools, Rebuilds Them To Better Gauge Chrome

<img class="alignright size-full wp-image-300379" title="k" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/k.jpg" alt="" />When it comes to Chrome, Google has long been addicted to speed. And fo