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Jeff John Roberts

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Meta and Coinbase link up with Match to fight pig-butchering, romance scams

A new coalition called Tech Against Scams brings together an unlikely mix of tech, crypto and dating companies.

21.05.2024 20

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Feds charge ‘Bitcoin Jesus’ with $50 million tax fraud

Roger Ver is a famous figure from the early days of Bitcoin who renounced his citizenship.

30.04.2024 20

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SEC sued over Ethereum, crypto firm asks court to state token is not a security

The lawsuit was filed by MetaMask maker Consensys, which is seeking an injunction to block the SEC from investigating Ethereum.

25.04.2024 6

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Old Bitcoin wallets keep waking up: How many of the 1.8 million ‘lost’ coins are really gone?

A new survey by Chainalysis and Fortune takes a closer look at dormant wallets from the early Bitcoin era that hold over $1.2 billion.

24.04.2024 20

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7 people with power at Coinbase

The list contains senior executives but also a few surprises from other parts of the flagship crypto company.

16.04.2024 7

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SEC moves to sue Uniswap in bid to hobble fast-growing DeFi sector

The SEC's impending lawsuit against Uniswap Labs will be a major test for the emerging DeFi sector.

10.04.2024 50

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Robinhood makes major push into credit cards with 3% cash back rewards, 10 karat gold card

The move comes at a time when Robinhood's share price is up nearly 100% this year and the company appears to have recovered from its post-pandemic...

27.03.2024 20

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SEC probing crypto companies in Ethereum investigation as hopes for ETF dim

The regulatory status of Ether has long been a point of contention for the Securities and Exchange Commission.

20.03.2024 7

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PayPal’s Xoom offers free remittances for stablecoin users

The move comes as PayPal is building out the business case for its PYUSD, which it launched last year.

08.03.2024 30

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Bitcoin’s black swan event: How the return of Satoshi could pose a $75 billion threat

Bitcoin just made an enormous comeback. Will Satoshi Nakamoto?

07.03.2024 40

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Bitcoin breaks $61,000 as flood of ETF demand pushes currency towards all-time high

Bitcoin is up more than 40% since the start of the year, and some predict new scarcity from an impending "halving" event will drive prices even...

28.02.2024 20

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Van Eck fined $1.75 million for secretly paying BarStool’s Dave Portnoy to plug ETF launch

Portnoy was paid on a sliding scale to promote via social media a new ETF dedicated to companies.

16.02.2024 10

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Binance touts 35% hike in compliance budget as firm girds for monitor, sentencing of ex-CEO Zhao

Year-over-year spending on compliance jumped from $158 million to $213 million, the company says.

02.02.2024 10

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Review: In ‘Read Write Own,’ venture capitalist Chris Dixon makes a serious case for crypto in wake of FTX debacle

The web is broken says Dixon and blockchain is the solution to corporate control of networks.

31.01.2024 20

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PayPal invests $5 million of its PYUSD stablecoin into Plaid-for-crypto startup Mesh

The PYUSD investment is another sign of the growth of stablecoins and the desire for more connections among crypto services.

29.01.2024 20

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Bitcoin surges 7% to start 2024 as industry awaits ETF news

Bitcion began the new year by breaking out to $46,000 after remaining stuck in a narrow band for most of the previous two weeks.

02.01.2024 6

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The Best Crypto Books of 2023

Our resident crypto expert picks his top books of the year.

26.12.2023 10

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Tesla and Block among Bitcoin-holding firms to get boost from accounting rule change in late 2024

The ability to list Bitcoin at fair market value will help firms like Tesla, but could also lead other companies to add crypto to their treasuries.

13.12.2023 9

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Binance founder Changpeng Zhao must stay in the U.S. for sentencing, judge rules

The ruling means CZ can't go to the UAE prior to his hearing in Seattle in February.

08.12.2023 20

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Jamie Dimon blasts crypto, tells Senate he would ‘close it down’—even as JPMorgan pushes forward with blockchain payments

The JPMorgan CEO's comments to the Senate are just his latest tirade against crypto. His position is a bit ironic given the bank's own embrace of...

06.12.2023 4

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Coinbase Wallet lets users send stablecoins for free on messaging apps like WhatsApp and iMessage

Coinbase Wallet's new feature will make it easer to send USDC at no cost across borders.

05.12.2023 10

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New Binance CEO Richard Teng says firm has ‘robust timeline’ for board, financial disclosures

In his first on-the-record interview, Binance’s new CEO explained how he will guide the company in the post-CZ era.

27.11.2023 10

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Analysis: Binance’s $4 billion plea deal is a victory for the company—but there’s a huge catch

It appears Binance may survive its founder and CEO stepping down. But can the crypto exchange thrive under the thumb of U.S. regulators?

22.11.2023 10

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Exclusive: Privy, the crypto startup powering buzzy consumer tools, raises $18 million

Privy is behind the hot new restaurant reservation app Blackbird launched by the founder of Resy.

21.11.2023 10

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Compound founder’s new firm Superstate raises $14 million to modernize investing with crypto-style tools

Superstate is building infrastructure that will let investors trade traditional assets like they do DeFi tokens.

15.11.2023 10

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Sins of the father: Could Joe Bankman go to jail for helping his son run FTX?

“They were living high on the hog while advising a bunch of twentysomethings who had no idea what they were doing,” said a a white-collar defense...

13.11.2023 20

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The sorry end of Sam Bankman-Fried—and what comes next

Thursday's verdict marks the sorry end of Sam Bankman-Fried and the beginning of a new era in crypto.

03.11.2023 2

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Grayscale’s Ethereum ETF just entered a 240-day review process. Its Bitcoin cousin is expected in January

The listing of the Ethereum ETF petition on the Federal Register starts the clock on a process likely to bring new capital into crypto's...

30.10.2023 3

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Tel Aviv-based Blockaid raises $33 million to help root out nefarious crypto wallets

Blockaid seeks to stop scammers by adding a layer of security that identifies and blocks wallets known to be nefarious.

23.10.2023 6

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Bitcoin breaks $30K as ETF rumors swirl

There were signs this week that volatility may finally be returning to the crypto markets.

20.10.2023 9

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Billionaire AI investor Vinod Khosla’s advice to college students: ‘Get as broad an education as possible’

Venture capitalist Vinod Khosla says AI will eliminate 80% of jobs in a decade—including in fields like medicine and accounting.

17.10.2023 7

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Why the Trader Joe’s lawsuit against a similarly named crypto firm may not be ‘a slam dunk’

The beloved grocery store chain has a reputation for aggressively defending its intellectual property.

14.10.2023 8

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Emails show how Bankman-Fried toyed with Paradigm VCs, who had misgivings but gave him nearly $300 million anyway

Emails surfaced in Sam Bankman-Fried's trial that show how he pressured Paradigm to make a huge investment despite concerns over FTX governance.

11.10.2023 5

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‘Going Infinite’ Review: Michael Lewis had incredible access to Sam Bankman-Fried but got played by his own protagonist

Bankman-Fried told Lewis at one point: "I read people pretty well…They just didn't read me." If only Lewis had listened.

06.10.2023 30

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Jake Chervinsky—’the Jimi Hendrix of crypto law’—is joining Variant from the Blockchain Association

"There's no way to succeed globally if you can't use the U.S. market," said Chervinsky, who spent nearly two years at the Blockchain Association.

03.10.2023 2

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Sam Bankman-Fried sure looks guilty—so why is he rolling the dice in court?

There are two possible explanations according to experts on white collar crime.

02.10.2023 8

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Prosecutors have damning evidence of Sam Bankman-Fried’s fraud: Why isn’t he pleading guilty?

A white-collar defense attorney described the upcoming FTX trial as a “once in a decade” fraud case.

29.09.2023 7

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Judge in Bankman-Fried trial admits evidence of Chinese bribe, drug use by FTX execs

The judge in the FTX founder's trial issued an important evidentiary ruling that barred Bankman-Fried from mentioning his charitable activities among...

26.09.2023 4

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Review: ‘Number Go Up’ is a funny if shallow look at the worst people in crypto

Bloomberg journalist Zeke Faux's new book isn't the most nuanced account of crypto—but it may be the funniest.

12.09.2023 3

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