Elon Musk Offers to Buy Twitter

Posted: 14 Apr 2022 03:24 AM PDT

The Tesla CEO offered $54.20 a share in cash for the social media platform.

Ava Labs Set to Raise $350M at $5B Valuation: Report

Posted: 14 Apr 2022 02:24 AM PDT

Ava Labs, builder of the Avalanche blockchain, is set to raise $350 million at a $5.25 billion valuation, according to a Bloomberg report Thursday.

Some Indian Payment Processors Cut Off Local Crypto Exchanges

Posted: 14 Apr 2022 01:28 AM PDT

EU’s Crypto Activism Gets Mixed Reception at Paris Blockchain Week

Posted: 14 Apr 2022 12:00 AM PDT

New EU laundering rules could be unworkable and destructive to the industry, some worry – but others say crypto companies must learn to live with privacy-busting regulation.

Texas, Alabama Securities Regulators Block Sales of ‘Metaverse’ Casino NFTs

Posted: 13 Apr 2022 10:59 PM PDT

"What happens in the Metaverse, does not stay in the Metaverse," says Texas Securities Commissioner.

First Mover Asia: Crypto's Delicate Position in China, India; Bitcoin, Ether Rise

Posted: 13 Apr 2022 04:56 PM PDT

Both countries have ratcheted up regulation in recent months, creating a less nurturing environment for the crypto industry; most major cryptos were in the green in Wednesday trading.

Buyer of ‘Jack Dorsey Tweet’ NFT Is Out of Prison and Under Fire From Investors

Posted: 13 Apr 2022 01:39 PM PDT

Sina Estavi says he's trying to make it right with holders of BRG, the token that crashed after his arrest in Iran last year. Investors have their doubts.

Market Wrap: Cryptos Rise as Bitcoin Returns Above $40K

Posted: 13 Apr 2022 01:19 PM PDT

Bitcoin (BTC) returned above $40K on Wednesday, shaking off some bearish sentiment over the past few days. Altcoins outperformed, although indicators suggests cryptos are not at a cycle low just yet.

Beyond the Bitcoin Conference Hype: Pleb.Fi Builds Inclusivity

Posted: 13 Apr 2022 12:23 PM PDT

The intensive inclusivity-meets-tech hackathon is one Bitcoin developer's "love letter to the community."

Bitcoin supera los $41.000 y sube junto al Nasdaq y el S&P

Posted: 13 Apr 2022 12:11 PM PDT

La mayor criptomoneda se mueve en torno al nivel de los $40.000, mientras los mercados asimilan las elevadas cifras de inflación de los Estados Unidos.

Crypto Wallet Tracker Context Raises $19.5M in Funding Round

Posted: 13 Apr 2022 11:54 AM PDT

The round was co-led by Variant Fund and OpenAI's Sam Altman.

‘Jack Dorsey’s First Tweet’ NFT Went on Sale for $48M. It Ended With a Top Bid of Just $280

Posted: 13 Apr 2022 11:48 AM PDT

Crypto entrepreneur Sina Estavi bought Twitter founder Jack Dorsey's first-ever tweet as an NFT for $2.9 million last year. He listed the NFT for sale again at $48 million last week.

Dallas Cowboys Ink Deal With as NFL Teams Begin Crypto Embrace

Posted: 13 Apr 2022 11:33 AM PDT

The team is partnering with the exchange as the NFL loosens its policy on which types of crypto firms can be sponsors.

Bitcoin Holding Support at $40K; Resistance at $43K-$47K

Posted: 13 Apr 2022 11:32 AM PDT

Bitcoin (BTC) is attempting to break above a short-term downtrend, although buyers will need to sustain the $40K support level. A price bounce is expected toward nearby resistance levels.

Cynthia Lummis: Senator, Hodler

Posted: 13 Apr 2022 10:50 AM PDT

The Wyoming senator, a speaker at CoinDesk's Consensus festival, holds plenty of BTC and champions crypto whenever she can.

NFL Teams Test the Waters of Crypto Fan Tokens

Posted: 13 Apr 2022 10:30 AM PDT

Thirteen football franchises will announce later today a tie-up with fan token platform Socios.

Elden Ring Has Outlasted Its Critics, and So Will Bitcoin

Posted: 13 Apr 2022 10:25 AM PDT

From Software never bowed to misguided attacks on its Souls games. That purity of vision has made them legends.

A16z Leads $4M Seed Round for Web 3 Recurring Payments Startup

Posted: 13 Apr 2022 10:01 AM PDT

Loop's founders left bloXroute Labs to build automatic payment rails for crypto projects.

Bitcoin Jumps Above $41K, Rising With Nasdaq, S&P

Posted: 13 Apr 2022 09:50 AM PDT

Bitcoin was changing hands below $40,000 earlier in the day, but around 13:00 UTC, the price suddenly jumped above $41,000 in just an hour, with high trading volume.

Spread of Sanctions Makes Privacy Tokens the Hot Bet in Crypto Markets

Posted: 13 Apr 2022 09:41 AM PDT

Crypto analysts are pointing to the Ukraine war and related financial sanctions as the reason that privacy tokens like MASK and Monero's XMR and are trading up over the past 30 days.

Terra's Anchor Protocol to Launch on Polkadot DeFi Hub Acala

Posted: 13 Apr 2022 09:00 AM PDT

A month after launching on Avalanche, Anchor continues its expansion onto new base layers.

El exdesarrollador de Ethereum Virgil Griffith fue sentenciado a más de 5 años de prisión por viaje a Corea del Norte

Posted: 13 Apr 2022 07:55 AM PDT

Griffith se había declarado culpable de un cargo de conspiración para violar las sanciones internacionales al dar una charla en una conferencia cripto en Pyongyang, en 2019.

Ethereum Merge No Longer Expected in June

Posted: 13 Apr 2022 07:35 AM PDT

According to Ethereum core developer Tim Beiko, the network's much-anticipated shift to proof-of-stake isn't likely to come until the fall.

Dfns Raises $13.5M to Build Out Password Protection for Crypto Wallets

Posted: 13 Apr 2022 07:28 AM PDT

The French cybersecurity startup raised $13.5 million in seed funding to expand its product securing the digital assets of fintech companies and banks.

Tether’s USDT Stablecoin Enters Polkadot Ecosystem With Kusama Launch

Posted: 13 Apr 2022 07:00 AM PDT

Kusama becomes the tenth blockchain to support USDT, which already has more than $80 billion in circulation.

Former Trump Aide Mick Mulvaney Tapped as Astra Protocol Adviser

Posted: 13 Apr 2022 07:00 AM PDT

Mick Mulvaney, who was a top official in former President Donald Trump's administration, has been hired to advise Astra Protocol on its U.S. strategy as the Swiss startup seeks to establish a role satisfying compliance demands in decentralized finance. Mulvaney said he's also going to help the company raise capital.

First Mover Americas: Bitcoin's 4-Year Halving Cycle May Be Dead

Posted: 13 Apr 2022 06:54 AM PDT

The latest moves in crypto markets in context for April 13, 2022.

PolySign to Buy Digital Asset Fund Administrator MG Stover for Cash and Stock

Posted: 13 Apr 2022 06:07 AM PDT

MG Stover administers over $40 billion in digital assets for institutional clients such as hedge funds, private equity and venture capital funds.

Coinbase Says Idiosyncratic Variables Still Impacting Crypto Returns

Posted: 13 Apr 2022 05:32 AM PDT

This supports the use of digital assets for portfolio diversification, the report said.

Reminder: The Merge Won’t Solve Ethereum’s Scaling Woes by Itself

Posted: 13 Apr 2022 05:30 AM PDT

Ethereum's transition to proof-of-stake might finally be around the corner, but true scale won't come from a single upgrade.

MetaMask’s Institutional Arm Makes Push for DAOs With New Custody Deals

Posted: 13 Apr 2022 05:05 AM PDT

The ConsenSys-owned wallet provider says it want to bring "all organizations on planet earth into Web 3."

Chinese Banking Associations Target NFTs

Posted: 13 Apr 2022 04:53 AM PDT

NFTs are increasingly under the microscope in China.

Nexo Unveils Payment Card Where Users Get to Keep Their Crypto

Posted: 13 Apr 2022 04:12 AM PDT

Nexo has unveiled a crypto-backed card that allows users to spend without having to sell their digital assets.

Luno Forges Multimillion-Dollar Partnership With London Entertainment Venue KOKO

Posted: 13 Apr 2022 03:37 AM PDT

Luno announced a multi-million dollar partnership with U.K. entertainment venue KOKO, which has hosted the likes of Madonna, Prince, Stormzy, H.E.R., Amy Winehouse and Kanye West.

Fireblocks and Fintech Major FIS Bring DeFi to Capital Markets

Posted: 13 Apr 2022 03:00 AM PDT

FIS's client list of 6,400 asset managers, banks and brokers will have access to platforms like Aave Arc with more institution-friendly DeFi pathways to come.

Over 60 Celebrities Poured $87M in MoonPay's Series A Funding Round

Posted: 13 Apr 2022 02:58 AM PDT

Crypto payments infrastructure firm MoonPay has received fresh funding of $87 million with an array of celebrities among the investors.

Luna Foundation Guard Adds $100M in BTC to UST Reserves

Posted: 13 Apr 2022 02:18 AM PDT

LFG's balance now sits at $2.26 billion, 75% of which is bitcoin.

Speculative SHIB Market Sees Increased 'HODLing'

Posted: 13 Apr 2022 01:04 AM PDT

SHIB hodlers remain unfazed and accumulated holdings during the past weeks, analytics firm said.

Ronin Exploiter Moved 21,000 Ether to Tornado Cash in Past Week

Posted: 12 Apr 2022 10:38 PM PDT

The stash is worth over $65 million at the time of writing.

First Mover Asia: Recycling Bad Actors in Crypto; Bitcoin Holds Below $40K

Posted: 12 Apr 2022 03:34 PM PDT

As traders speculate on the possible economic impact of coronavirus-related lockdowns in China, investors in the U.S. are betting on whether inflation might be nearing a peak.

La inflación de EE. UU. marca un récord en cuatro décadas y alcanza 8,5 % en marzo

Posted: 12 Apr 2022 02:04 PM PDT

El Índice de Precios al Consumidor estadounidense se aceleró el mes pasado debido a problemas de suministro y las sanciones relacionadas con la guerra.

STEPN Runners Undeterred by ‘Move-to-Earn’ Game’s Pricey NFT

Posted: 12 Apr 2022 01:24 PM PDT

Market Wrap: Crypto Sell-Off Pauses as Volatility Fades; Altcoins Outperform

Posted: 12 Apr 2022 01:14 PM PDT

Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptos stabilized on Tuesday amid lower volatility. Options traders remain uncertain as demand for puts began to outweigh demand for calls. Stocks were also mixed, while gold traded higher.

Bitcoin and Today’s Wicked Inflation Share a Common Ancestor

Posted: 12 Apr 2022 12:05 PM PDT

Scenes From Bitcoin Miami 2022: The Stars, the Shows and That Giant Bull

Posted: 12 Apr 2022 11:29 AM PDT

Miami Beach's sprawling Convention Center and its environs were scenes of perpetual motion during the four-day extravaganza.

Cathy Hackl: The 'Godmother of the Metaverse'

Posted: 12 Apr 2022 11:10 AM PDT

The chief metaverse officer of Futures Intelligence Group has worked in metaverse-related fields for nearly a decade – i.e. since the dawn of meta-time.

Bitcoin Stabilizes at $40K Support, Resistance at $43K-$47K

Posted: 12 Apr 2022 10:50 AM PDT

Bitcoin (BTC) returned above $40K as buyers reacted to short-term oversold signals. The cryptocurrency remains in a two-month long trading range between $37K support and $47K resistance, which could limit additional upside.

A Spot Bitcoin ETF Still Seems Unlikely

Posted: 12 Apr 2022 10:47 AM PDT

Several bitcoin futures exchange-traded funds are now trading, with more to come. A spot bitcoin ETF remains elusive. Industry proponents hope that the recent approval of a futures ETF filed under the same law that governs spot bitcoin ETF applications may be a hopeful sign, but the SEC has a laundry list of concerns that still need to be addressed.

Pantera Capital Set to Close $1.3B Blockchain Fund

Posted: 12 Apr 2022 10:41 AM PDT

The crypto investment firm has $5.8 billion in assets under management.

Former Ethereum Developer Virgil Griffith Sentenced to 5+ Years in Prison for North Korea Trip

Posted: 12 Apr 2022 09:28 AM PDT

Former Ethereum developer Virgil Griffith will serve TK YEARS in prison for helping North Koreans use cryptocurrencies to evade sanctions.

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