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We are six months into the year, and the cryptocurrency market has been on a wild ride. Record highs have been hit by most of the top ten cryptos by market cap, followed by huge pullbacks of over 50%. In the more serene world of old-school finance, gold has been quietly doing what gold always doe...
On July 14, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission unveiled settled charges against UK-based Coinschedule.  Accessible in the U.S. from 2016 to August 2019, Coinschedule was a platform that reviewed upcoming initial coin offerings, providing seemingly objective perspective as to which ICOs were...
Quick Take Darknet drug market Hydra operates relatively openly and has been around for much longer than most competitors. We explored reasons for Hydra's longevity and prospects that recent attention on Russia's domestic cybercrime industry will change the situation. ...
Tom Farley, in many respects, was early to crypto.  The 45-year-old — who is best known for his time as the head of the New York Stock Exchange — vividly recalls a conversation with early Coinbase employee Dan Romero, who connected him Coinbase co-founder and fellow Duke alumnus, Fred Ersham.  "So ...
Cryptocurrencies aren't part of current retirement strategies, according to BlackRock CEO Larry Fink. In an interview with CNBC this morning, Fink said the asset manager has seen very little demand for digital assets. Granted, Fink said, clients interested in crypto or other volatile assets like mem...
A DeFi lobby group, which received $20 million in funding earlier this month from the decentralized exchange Uniswap’s governance treasury, sold half of its funding on Tuesday — despite the group promising that it would allocate the funds over the next few years, not days. “The proposal outlines tha...
Phantom, a crypto wallet and browser extension for accessing decentralized finance (DeFi) applications, has raised $9 million in a Series A funding round. Andreessen Horowitz (A16z) led the round, with participation from Variant Fund, Jump Capital, DeFi Alliance, and the Solana Foundation. Angel inv...
Blockchain audit firm CertiK has raised $37 million in a Series B funding round — the largest single fundraising round in the blockchain audit space. Hedge fund Coatue Management and China-based venture capital firm Shunwei Capital co-led the round, with participation from Coinbase Ventures. No othe...
The nuclear and fossil-fuel based power generator Energy Harbor Corp announced Monday that it has partnered with bitcoin mining hosting provider Standard Power, according to a press release.  The bitcoin mining endeavor will commence in December of 2021. Standard Power will convert an abandoned pape...
Uniswap said Tuesday that it is moving one step closer to bringing the popular decentralized exchange onto the layer-two protocol known as Optimistic Ethereum. "During this Alpha period, OΞ will support an initial throughput of 0.6 transactions per second. Because Uniswap v3 is currently one of the ...

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