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Genesis Files for Bankruptcy, Gemini Threatens Lawsuit Against DCG, Nexo Settles With SEC for $45M, Major Rounds Return for Blockstream ($125M) and QuickNode ($60M), Pantera Launches 2023 Report
Electric Capital Releases Annual Developer Report, Gemini and Genesis Charged by SEC With Selling Unregistered Securities, 3AC Founders Seek to Raise Capital for a New Venture, FTX US Ex-CEO Speaks
Cameron Winklevoss accuses DCG & Genesis of fraud. Barry Silbert says not so fast. We also cover Messari's new report on Solana's overexaggerated death plus Easy Company's $14M raise from Lobby Capital.
FTX Founder Sam Bankman-Fried arrested, testimony he planned to give to Congress leaked, SEC announces charges, plus big raises for Nillion and Evertas, and the top stats and reports of the week.
Crypto Brokerage Genesis Warns of Bankruptcy Without Funding, Asks Binance and Apollo for Cash, Silence from DCG Spooks Investors, Four Page FTX Apology Post-Mortem from SBF
Binance invests $500M in Musk's Twitter takeover, Deribit Loses $28M, Terra Co-founder Do Kwon Faces $57M Class-Action Suit, and the top news, raises, and stats in the crypto ecosystem
Coin Center Sues US Treasury, FTX Under Investigation By Texas, Aptos Mainnet Launches, Copper Raises $196M -- and the other top news, stats, and reports from the week in crypto
Celisus' Customer Accounts Made Public, Maker Buys $500M in Treasuries, BNB Chain $127M Hack, Bored Apes Get Probed by SEC, Tatum & NXYZ Raise $40M+
Uniswap Eyes $100M in New Funding, Celsius' Mashinsky Withdrew $10M Before Freezing Assets, Solana's 13th Outage of the Year, ENS Domains Reach New Record
After seven years of development Ethereum successfully switches to PoS, Wintermute gets hacked for $160M, South Korea issues warrant for Do Kwon, Doodles & Messari Close Big Rounds
Ethereum, the #1 global financial internet settlement layer is getting a major upgrade to proof-of-stake which will be going live tonight around midnight ET. We also write about the top crypto news, stats, fundraises, and reports of the week, our webinar tomorrow for large ETH holders, and the world’s first ETH-denominated crypto fund of funds.…
Ethereum's final hard fork before the Merge was activated Tuesday, marking the beginning of ETH's historical transition from proof-of-work (PoW) to proof-of-stake (PoS), on track to go live Sep 14.
The Top 50 North American Crypto VC firms by fund size and investment activity -- plus the top news, stats, and reports of the week.
FTX took revenue from $90 million in 2020 to more than $1 billion last year as cryptocurrencies hit an all-time high. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) issued Cease and Desist Letters demanding Cryptonews.com, Cryptoytosec.info, SmartAsset.com, FTX.US and FDIC Crypto.com stop making misleading statements about FDIC deposit insurance and im…
Peer is an augmented reality and web3 technology company developing a gamified digital layer on top of the world -- a metaverse for the real world. In today's episode, we interview the founder of Peer, Tony Tran.
US Treasury blacklists cryptocurrency mixer Tornado Cash raising key constitutional questions about privacy and speech, Blackrock partners with Coinbase, and Hodlnaut Suspends Withdrawals
his week we cover Michael Saylor stepping down, a new U.S. Senate bill to give CFTC authority over Bitcoin and Ether, and Ethereum’s 85% price increase the last six weeks. We also talk about Amphibian Capital crypto quant fund of funds model.
This week we cover the SEC probe of Coinbase, CFTC’s stunning press release criticizing the SEC, Voyager’s rebuff of the FTX bailout, Aptos’ big $150M raise, the raid on a Terra co-founder’s house, and the top 25 crypto VCs by investment volume.
In this episode we’ll be covering the top news and stats for the week, giving an update on the ETH merge to PoS, sharing an update on the 3AC/Celsius fallout, and discussing whether the crypto bottom is in for 2022 or if it’s just a dead cat bounce (a trading term for a fake recovery).
The impact of Three Arrow Capital’s bankruptcy on CeFi providers Blockchain.com, Voyager, Celsius, and Genesis, share an excerpt from Pantera on just how well DeFi lending protocols have performed during this crisis, and summarize the new Lummis-Gillbrand crypto bill.
Crypto hedge fund Three Arrows Capital (3AC) filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy in a federal bankruptcy court, Voyager Digital Ltd filed for Ch 11 bankruptcy, FTX has an option to acquire BlockFi for up to $240M.
3AC Liquidation Ordered, Celsius Lawyers Advising Bankruptcy, Harmony Suffers $100M Hack, CoinFlex With $47M Distressed Debt
BlockFi secures $250 million FTX line of credit, Voyager announces $661M exposure to 3AC, Magic Eden raises $130M for Solana NFT Marketplace, and the other top news and stats of the week in crypto.
Celsius pauses withdrawals and major crypto fund Three Arrows Capital's (3AC) $400M liquidation -- and the other top news and stats in a very big week for crypto.
This week in crypto, Ropsten, Ethereum's oldest testnet, has successfully competed its transition to proof of stake, Senator Cynthia Lummis (Wyo.) has introduced a major new bill called the Responsible Financial Innovation Act, and US regulators are investigating whether Binance Holdings Ltd. broke securities rules.…
Peer is building a decentralized social network that is designed to be the Web 3.0 version of Facebook, plus much more.
Welcome back to Coinstack, your favorite weekly podcast for institutional crypto investors, where we review the top news and reports in the digital asset ecosystem. This week we do a deep dive on Celo and their venture into Refi.
This week we saw the UST stablecoin depeg, the LUNA token collapse, and the Terra blockchain get halted. It was a week for the history books in the land of programmable money.
This week in crypto, Yuga Labs held the public debut for its “Otherside” metaverse project, generating roughly $285 million for the company while also creating some of the highest gas fees in the history of the Ethereum network, Goldman Sachs (GS) has offered its first bitcoin-backed loan in the latest sign that Wall Street is moving further into c…
This week in crypto, Fidelity to allow retirement savers to put Bitcoin in 401(k) accounts, Stripe will use USDC and Polygon, with Twitter as its first partner, The Instagram account belonging to NFT project Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) was compromised Monday, paving the way for the theft of more than a dozen individuals’ digital valuables.…
This week in crypto, the Ethereum 2.0 upgrade that will see the network switch to proof of stake will come 'in a few months after June, the US government connected the North Korean hacking unit Lazarus Group and last month's exploit of the Axie Infinity's Ronin sidechain, Beanstalk Farms, an Ethereum-based stablecoin protocol, was exploited for $18…
This week in crypto, Janet Yellen shared an updated and balanced tone on the crypto ecosystem, EU member states agreed to ban the provision of high-value crypto-asset services to Russia, the LFG seeks to build a $10 billion reserve in bitcoin for backing the UST.
This week in crypto, the U.K. embraces stablecoins and positions itself as a leader in digital assets, SEC chair Gensler calls for more oversight on stablecoins and crypto firms’ custody, market-making arms, CME Group considers futures on Solana and Cardano after launching futures contracts tied to bitcoin and ether in recent years.…
This week in crypto, Do Kwon of Terra has announced a purchase of $3B of Bitcoin as further backing for its UST stablecoin, 173,600 ETH (worth roughly $590 million) and 25.5 million worth of the stablecoin USDC were lost in the Axie hack, The Treasury's new proposal suggests that offshore crypto accounts with more than $50,000 should be reported to…
This week in crypto, Goldman Sachs' first over-the-counter (OTC) crypto transaction could spur other Wall Street heavyweights to follow suit, Coincheck announced its intention to list on the Nasdaq stock exchange through a SPAC with Thunder Bridge Capital, HSBC's partnership with The Sandbox will see HSBC take sports engagement to a new level in ga…
This week in crypto, The EU's Markets in Crypto Assets regulation, or MiCA, has advanced in the European Parliament, Yuga Labs, the company responsible for the Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT collection, has acquired CryptoPunks, and the UK's financial regulatory body, is seeking to build a digital assets department.…
A Biden administration cryptocurrency executive order strikes the right balance between encouraging responsible innovation and addressing potential risks. Thailand's revised tax policy exempts crypto traders from the mandatory 7% VAT on authorized exchanges. SP Governor Benjamin Diokno of the Philippines says that the goal of the project is to enha…
This week in crypto, Polkadot founder Gavin Wood has followed through on his promise to donate $5 million to Ukraine, Cambridge University has announced a collaboration with several key financial institutions to conduct crypto research, Uniswap built an interface that allows users to swap ‘any token’ for Ethereum and send it to the Ukrainian govern…
This week in crypto, federal reserve officials banned from owning cryptocurrencies, the move, which follows controversy over personal trades from members, is said by the Fed to guard against “even the appearance of any conflict of interest”. El Salvador to offer citizenship for foreign investors, the 52 proposed legal reforms call for less bureaucr…
This week in crypto BlockFi agrees to pay the SEC $100M in penalties and fines, BlackRock planning to offer crypto trading through the firm’s Aladdin investment platform, and the Russian ministry submits a proposal aiming to recognize crypto mining as a commercial activity.
This week in crypto we go over Wormhole’s parent company backstopping their $320M exploit, the US Department of Justice seizing $3.6 billion worth of Bitcoin tied to the 2016 hack crypto exchange Bitfinex, and EU weighing potential metaverse regulations.
This week in crypto we go over SEC rejecting Fidelity's proposed Spot BTC ETF, OpenSea reimbursing users following a bug that sold NFTs at unbelievable low prices, and the world's first DeFi ETF will launch in Brazil next month.
This week in crypto we go over the Ethereum Foundation announcing that the term "Ethereum 2.0" is being retired in favor of "consensus layer.", The IMF urging El Salvador to discontinue using BTC as legal tender, and JPMorgan Chase has closing the bank accounts of Hayden Adams, the founder of the largest decentralized exchange protocol Uniswap.…
In this week's episode, we cover BitMex Group announcing their plan to acquire a 268-Year-Old German bank, Coinbase partnering with Mastcard for NFT Marketplace purchases, as well as Brazilian asset manager Hashdex to launch a DeFi ETF that will include Uniswap, Aave, and Compound.
This week we cover Jay Claton (Former SEC Chairman) saying cryptocurrencies’ ability to eliminate friction in the global system would be hard to resist, PayPal exploring creating their own Stablecoin, and a pilot version of e-CNY goes live!
It’s a brand new year in the world of digital assets. Here are the top crypto predictions for 2022!
This week we review the top stories with Thailand rescheduling the trial date for its national digital currency, Proshares files for Metaverse ETF, and Mexico confirms to roll out CBDCs in 2024.)
Part 2 of our annual crypto review: NFTs, crypto hedge funds, fundamentals, China's mistake, U.S. crypto policy -- plus the top news.
This week we review the top stories of the week with the SEC postponing decisions on Bitwise and Grayscale ETFs until Feb; Uniswap v3 contracts deploy on Polygon, Rari Capital, and Fei Protocol token holders approve multibillion-dollar DeFi merger and more!
A review of the top crypto stories of 2021 including DeFi, institutional investment, L2 scaling, and top L1 blockchains Bitcoin, Ethereum, Solana, Terra, Avalanche, and Fantom.