Google is shuffling the proverbial deck on the payments front, tapping a former PayPal executive to lead that division and, as Bloomberg reports it, "set a new course." The move to hire former PayPal senior vice president and chief product architect Arnold Goldberg comes months after Google disconti...
New York City Mayor Eric Adams has signed an executive order consolidating the leadership of offices of technology and innovation.  Previously, the areas and offices focused on technology and innovation reported to various deputy mayors. Now, that oversight is consolidated under the existing Departm...
Autograph, a sports and entertainment non-fungible token (NFT) platform created by American football player Tom Brady, announced Wednesday that it received $170 million in Series B funding.  The crypto-focused investment firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) and the American venture firm Kleiner Perkins c...
Non-fungible token (NFT) sales on the Solana blockchain surpassed $1 billion in total volume in January of 2022, according to the NFT sales tracker CryptoSlam! Solana’s NFTs gained in popularity in the latter part of 2021 as Ethereum, the most popular blockchain for NFTs, experienced prohibitively h...
Crypto exchange Gemini continues to put to work its war-chest of capital, acquiring trading platform Omniex to offer more institutional services to its clientele. In a press release shared Wednesday, the New York-based firm said that it acquired Omniex to launch Gemini Prime, a new prime brokerage. ...
Grayscale Investments, the world’s largest crypto asset manager, and Bloomberg have partnered to launch a new digital assets-based index. Dubbed the Bloomberg Grayscale Future of Finance Index (BGFOF), it tracks 22 companies associated with several crypto-linked equities as well other firms in the b...
The ongoing exploitation of the cross-chain protocol Multichain has now totaled $3 million, according to ZenGo co-founder Tal Be'ery. A bug in the protocol is being exploited by multiple blockchain wallets, with either one hacker or many behind the attacks. One of the hackers, who has stolen $200,00...
Bitcoin mining company Griid quietly made a significant disclosure last month: a deal with tech conglomerate Intel to provide it with hardware. The deal, first reported Tuesday by Fox Business, was detailed in Griid's S-4 filing from late December. As reported in November, Griid is preparing to go p...
Last year, cryptocurrency concerns took center stage in an ongoing debate over the US government's trillion-dollar infrastructure bill. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act proposed a variety of ways to pay for its intended projects, including a heightened focus on crypto tax reporting. The I...
African gaming platform Carry1st has announced a $20 million Series A extension led by Andreessen Horowitz, with participation from Avenir and Google. A wide range of additional investors also took part in the round, including the founders of Axie Infinity and rapper Nas. The valuation was not discl...

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