Solana is back online following an outage on Friday night caused by a misconfigured node that stopped the blockchain from processing transactions. A validator appeared to be running a duplicate validator instance, meaning that instead of the validator producing a single block, each instance produced...
Calling all developers wanting to build on zk Welcome to the Berkeley Testnet Alpha on Mina Protocol! The Berkeley Testnet Alpha is the first phase in the march towards easy zkApps programmability on mainnet, and will be a collaborative journey among zkApp developers, ecosystem partners, node ...
DeFiance Capital, the crypto venture capital firm that recently distanced itself from bankrupt crypto hedge fund Three Arrows Capital (3AC), is in the process of raising a $100 million fund to invest in liquid tokens, three sources with direct knowledge of the matter told The Block. The fund is call...
Alexey Pertsev, a Tornado Cash developer arrested in August by Dutch authorities over allegations of facilitating money laundering, is to stay in jail for at least another two months after his appeal was rejected. A judge in the Netherlands dismissed the appeal on Thursday, Pertsev's wife, Ksenia Ma...
MicroStrategy appears to be moving beyond just holding bitcoin as the firm searches for a bitcoin lightning engineer.  The software company is looking for an engineer to build a Lightning Network-based sales-as-a-service (SaaS) platform, according to a listing. It goes on to say that the platform wi...
Olympus DAO has cut the OHM token’s annual percentage staking yield to 7.35% in the hope of making the protocol sustainable. The rewards were reduced after the DAO approved a governance proposal called OIP-119.  In a Thursday Twitter thread titled “Say bye to high APY,” the project clarified that wh...
Uniswap Labs, creators of the Uniswap Protocol, is reportedly eyeing a fundraise of between $100 million and $200 million at a $1 billion valuation.  It is in the early stages of putting together the round, according to a report in Tech Crunch, citing four people familiar with the matter.  Polychain...
Episode 93 of Season 4 of The Scoop was recorded remotely with The Block's Tim Copeland, VP of Research Larry Cermak and Matter Labs' Chief Product Officer Steve Newcomb. Listen below, and subscribe to The Scoop on Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Email f...
BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, is planning a new ETF aimed at capitalizing on metaverse-facing companies, Bloomberg reported. The new fund, the iShares Future Metaverse Tech and Communications ETF, is the latest foray into the blockchain ecosystem for the New York-based investment gia...
Telefonica, the $19 billion Spanish telecom giant, is allowing the use of cryptocurrency for purchases on its Tu.com marketplace. The cryptocurrency payment integration for Tu.com comes as the result from a partnership between Telefonica and Spanish cryptocurrency exchange Bit2Me, CoinDesk reported....

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