Non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace Magic Eden has submitted a proposal to the ApeCoin DAO to build a marketplace where $APE holders can buy and sell NFTs for a 0.75% transaction fee. Magic Eden claimed in a proposal posted Tuesday that the DAO was paying “obscene” fees to trade on an unnamed marke...
USD Coin (USDC) issuer Circle Internet Financial will only support the Ethereum proof-of-stake chain after the chain integrations, the company announced in a blog post on Tuesday.  The integration, dubbed The Merge, is expected to land in the third or fourth quarter of this year, with a soft deadlin...
Someone is sending small amounts of ether (ETH) from sanctioned Tornado Cash wallets to a variety of wallets belonging to well-known crypto individuals and celebrities. This move appears to be some kind of protest against the protocol getting hit by US sanctions. As noted by Astaria CTO Joseph Delon...
Pinata, a firm building a decentralized media management system for non-fungible tokens (NFTs), has raised a total of $21.5 million dollars in venture capital.   Greylock, Pantera Capital and Offline Ventures co-led the funding round, with additional participation from Volt Capital, Opensea and Alch...
Messari, a crypto-focused data analytics business, plans to raise fresh financing. The startup is in the process of raising capital at a valuation of $300 million and has pitched potential investors, according to two people familiar with the matter. One of those sources said the company is looking t...
Crypto API and node infrastructure providers Infura and Alchemy are the latest centralized entities in the cryptocurrency space to blacklist the US Treasury-sanctioned crypto mixer Tornado Cash. Both platforms are currently blocking remote procedure call (RPC) requests to Tornado Cash, according to ...
Ark Invest, the asset manager founded by Cathie Wood, ditched $20 million worth of Block shares on Monday and loaded up on over $65 million worth of chipmaker Nvidia. Ark Invest sold 235,489 shares in payments provider Block on August 8, all from its flagship Ark Innovation ETF, according to its lat...
Banking giant Citigroup is hiring a digital assets risk manager to focus on cryptocurrencies, stablecoins and decentralized finance, according to a job posting on the firm’s website.  While it’s just one of many open roles focused on digital assets at the company, Citi is among the first major banks...
A committee representing unsecured creditors of Celsius Network, the bankrupt crypto lender, issued its first official statement last night. The group repeatedly singled out Celsius CEO Alex Mashinsky, stating that it intends “to thoroughly investigate the prepetition conduct of Mashinsky and other ...
Mobile gaming platform MetaverseGo has closed a $4.2 million seed funding round led by Galaxy Digital's Galaxy Interactive unit. The over-subscribed round, announced today, also saw participation from Delphi Digital, Dragonfly Capital, Mechanism Capital, Infinity Ventures Crypto, Shima Capital, Com2...

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