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Niamh Rowe

Niamh Rowe

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Coinbase engineering wiz Jesse Pollak had thoughts of leaving the company. Instead, he built its hit blockchain

Pollak is the driving force behind Base, the popular blockchain that has started making real money for Coinbase.

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Haun Ventures, Coinbase, and a16z invest $11 million in Neynar, a toolbox for Web3 social networks

Neynar provides tools for developers to build decentralized social networks.

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Floki, Dogwifhat, and Pepe lead memecoin rally alongside Ethereum ETF approvals

Eight spot Ether-based exchange-traded funds were approved last week.

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Ethereum’s powerful new ‘EigenLayer’ promises a wave of innovation. But is it a threat to the blockchain?

Is restaking a house of cards? It depends on who you ask.

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SEC completes abrupt U-turn to approve Ethereum ETFs in ‘politically driven’ move

"It's one of the biggest regulatory 180s in recent SEC history," VanEck told Fortune.

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SEC hints at last-second approval of Ethereum ETFs, but ‘no issuer is ready’

Would-be issuers of Ethereum ETFs are scrambling to meet the SEC's last-minute requests ahead of Thursday's deadline.

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‘It’s absurd’: From Morgan Stanley to the state of Wisconsin, here’s who just poured billions into Bitcoin ETFs

More than 900 firms at least $100 million in size bought into spot Bitcoin ETFs.

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Goldman Sachs head of strategy Mintzberg to replace Sonnenshein as Grayscale CEO

Michael Sonnenshein spent 10 years at Grayscale. He's set to step down effective Aug. 15.

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Bitcoin hits 3-week high due to cooling inflation data, ETFs filing first 13Fs

The CPI has been in the “driver's seat” when it comes to Bitcoin prices.

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President Biden just shut down a Chinese crypto miner in Wyoming—but dozens of others remain

The administration has given the miner and its partners 120 days to sell the land they operate on due to spying concerns.

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GameStop and memecoins soar as ‘Roaring Kitty’ hints at comeback

Meme markets were buzzing following Keith Gill’s return because of his role in the January 2021 short squeeze of video game retailer GameStop.

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Crypto giant DCG post surges in revenue, Grayscale profitable despite $15 billion in outflows

Venture capital firm Digital Currency Group’s consolidated revenues reached $229 million in the first quarter of 2024—a year-over-year increase...

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FTX customers will get their money back and more—but the biggest winners are bankruptcy traders

The FTX estate has recovered up to $16.3 billion to repay customers. Hedge funds who bought customer claims are set to see 9-figure paydays.

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Revolut expands crypto push with UK trading platform

The platform will allow U.K. customers to buy and sell over 100 tokens.

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Coinbase revenue soars by 72% to $1.6 billion, smashing analysts’ predictions

The increase was fueled by a boost in consumer and institutional transactions due to favorable conditions in the wider cryptocurrency market.

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BlackRock reports first outflows as Bitcoin ETFs shrink 20% since March

On Wednesday, outflows were recorded from every spot Bitcoin ETF for the first time, amassing the greatest losses since trading began in January.

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Bitcoin tumbles below $57,000 on day of Fed meeting

With slowing ETF inflows and the Bitcoin halving in the rearview, the crypto industry is facing macroeconomic conditions, which are "cloudy at...

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Ex-Coinbase designer raises $5M for crypto voting service Agora

Protocol governance has a "reputation of being chaotic." Agora wants to change that.

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Multicoin Capital leads $5 million round for Baxus, a Web3 marketplace for wine and spirits

The global luxury wines and spirits market is forecast to almost double in size by 2032, and BAXUS wants to streamline the marketplace.

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PayPal CEO nods to ‘compelling’ stablecoin potential as total Q1 payments rise 14%

PayPal's quarterly earnings were up, but its CEO stayed relatively quiet on the company's new stablecoin.

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Are crypto partnerships back? Eminem becomes new voice of Crypto.com

Eminem is narrating a new Crypto.com commercial. Are celebrity ambassadors prepared to put 2022 behind them?

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Why Sam Bankman-Fried is turning against A-list FTX boosters—and what could happen to them

Some of the celebs who took money to tout SBF’s exchange may be in hotter water than others.

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Bitcoin ETFs stall: BlackRock ends 71-day streak, Fidelity sees first outflows

The Bitcoin ETF frenzy has cooled a bit with the original cryptocurrency hovering near $63,500.

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Sam Altman’s Worldcoin eyeing partnerships with PayPal and OpenAI

Tools for Humanity has dropped hints it soon could be collaborating with major tech and finance companies, despite a declining rate of new users.

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DOJ seeks 3-year sentence—double federal guidelines—for Binance’s Changpeng Zhao

Prosecutors said 36 months would be an appropriate term given the Binance founder's "willful violation of U.S. law and its consequences."

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Following ‘halving,’ Bitcoin makes slight gains as shares of crypto-linked firms soar

Bitcoin is up less than 4% since the halving, but related stock prices are seeing bigger gains.

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AI startup Prime Intellect raises $5.5M to build high-powered, decentralized research platform

Prime Intellect announced a seed raise to help launch a decentralized platform on which researchers can collaborate and build open-source AI models.

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Don’t call it a stablecoin: How did a ‘synthetic dollar’ generate a yield of 113%?

DEK: Tokenizing the cash-and-carry trade, Ethena is turning heads in the crypto market. But some worry its risks are being overlooked amid the latest...

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Venture capital continues Web3 retreat, but Q1 hints at a changing tide

Web3 startups raised just short of $1.9 billion across 346 deals, according to new data, a 58% increase from Q3 2024.

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Worldcoin, Sam Altman’s eye-scanning crypto project, announces its own blockchain 

The blockchain will be deeply entwined with the Worldcoin protocol and is aimed at accelerating adoption of World ID.

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Bitcoin struggles to regain momentum after weekend wipeout erased more than 10%

Since Bitcoin’s sudden tumble on Saturday, the original cryptocurrency has been hovering near $62,000.

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Lacking access to mainland Chinese investors, Hong Kong’s crypto ETFs will be ‘nickels and dimes’ compared with U.S. versions

Hong Kong’s ETF market is worth about $50 billion, compared with $8.87 trillion in the U.S.

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Buying crypto for your kids? Here’s how to ensure they get it when when you pass on

Don’t let lost keys or blockchain blackholes become your legacy.

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‘The kids are not all right’: Gen Zers and millennials are as likely to own crypto as real estate

A survey found that about one-fifth of younger generations own digital assets—about the same portion as who own real estate—and that they're also...

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Mezo, a Bitcoin L2 that lets HODLers earn yield, debuts after $21 million Series A led by Pantera

Mezo takes HODLers' otherwise passive Bitcoin holdings and “puts them to work,” the company said.

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FTX just sold nearly $2 billion of SOL at a steep discount. Here’s what that means for creditors

The bankrupt crypto exchange FTX has reportedly sold about two-thirds of its $2.6 billion in Solana tokens.

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DeFi developers behind crypto exchange Phoenix close $20 million Series A round

Led by Paradigm, Ellipsis Labs today announced $20 million in Series A funding to accelerate Phoenix, its decentralized spot exchange.

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‘We’re not believers’: Goldman Sachs doubles down on crypto skepticism despite Wall Street embracing Bitcoin ETFs

“We do not think [crypto] is an investment asset class," Sharmin Mossavar-Rahmani, chief investment officer of Goldman Sachs Wealth Management, said...

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Bitcoin drops 8% amid ETF outflows and Fed cut apprehension

Bitcoin has dropped 8% since Sunday night, as demand for spot exchange-traded funds slows, and hopes dwindle that the Federal Reserve will cut...

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XION, a blockchain from ‘BurntBanksy,’ announces $25 million in Series A funding

From parent company Burnt, XION offers developers a way to build "consumer-ready Web3 products from the ground up."

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Hedge funds that scooped up FTX bankruptcy claims are looking at 9-figure paydays. One investor shares how he could rake in $25 million

Meanwhile, hedge funds have bought over $2.3 billion worth of steeply discounted claims, and are expecting to be paid back in full.

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Even in his final hour, Sam Bankman-Fried insisted FTX was a crisis of liquidity—not outright fraud

In the moments before receiving his 25-year sentence, Sam Bankman-Fried was willing to admit responsibility for mismanagement but dodged any...

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Hive wants to use a $13 million Series A round to build a decentralized cloud: ‘It could be one of these big bets that could really work’

Hive wants to upcycle unused computing power globally to form a distributed cloud network.

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FTX creditors claim their ‘Sam Coins’ aren’t worthless—and are asking a bankruptcy judge to overrule the company’s own valuation

The trading value of "Sam Coins" has remained negligible since FTX's bankruptcy, but holders of the tokens want their money back.

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The U.S. is simplifying how to report crypto on your taxes in 2025. But what about this year?

As April 15 nears, here’s everything the U.S.-based crypto community needs to know about filing taxes.

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‘Gambling has not had its internet moment’: Crypto casino MyPrize valued at $140 million after latest raise

MyPrize wants to give players “a unified open platform that combines the best of online gaming and streaming."

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Bitcoin ETFs see record 3-day outflow as retail investors ‘dart in and out of positions’

The 10 trading spot Bitcoin ETFs just posted the largest three-day outflow since launching Jan. 11.

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Solana overtakes Ethereum on DEX volume amid memecoin ‘presale’ frenzy

Solana is now the top smart-contract blockchain by trading volume, surpassing Ethereum.

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Morph, an Ethereum layer-2 for app building, announces $19 million seed round

Morph, a layer-2 Ethereum Virtual Machine, just raised a $19 million seed round.

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The Bitcoin ‘halving’ will change crypto—again. Here’s everything you need to know

With the halving now weeks away, Fortune breaks down what it is and how it could affect Bitcoin’s price. 

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