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  • 12:59 Popular VCs Invested $2.4B Into Crypto Startups in Q1 2023: Galaxy Digital

    VCs Invested $2.4B Into Crypto Startups in Q1 2023: Galaxy Digital

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    A recent Galaxy Digital report reveals that venture capitalists invested roughly $2.4 billion into crypto-focused startups and protocols in the first quarter of this year. The report notes that this is the lowest level in over two years. Kavita Gupta, Delta Blockchain Fund founder and GP, joins "First Mover" to discuss the state of VC investments and how global crypto regulations are impacting the industry overall.

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  • 08:05 Popular DOJ Investigating Binance for Russia-Related Sanctions Violations: Bloomberg

    DOJ Investigating Binance for Russia-Related Sanctions Violations: Bloomberg

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    Bloomberg reports that the U.S. Department of Justice's national security division is conducting an inquiry into whether Binance allowed Russian customers to access the exchange in violation of U.S. sanctions related to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Spokespeople for Binance and the Justice Department did not immediately return CoinDesk's requests for comment. CoinDesk Global Policy and Regulation Managing Editor Nikhilesh De shares the latest developm

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  • 07:14 Popular Digital Bank Revolut Is Launching Crypto Investments in Brazil

    Digital Bank Revolut Is Launching Crypto Investments in Brazil

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    Digital bank Revolut, which already offers crypto investments across Europe, is now open for business in Brazil. Revolut Brazil CEO Glauber Mota discusses the company's expansion into Latin America and shares his outlook on the adoption of digital assets in Brazil.

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  • 01:08 Popular Bitcoin 'Hashprice' Skyrockets in Last 24 Hours: Luxor

    Bitcoin 'Hashprice' Skyrockets in Last 24 Hours: Luxor

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    According to Luxor, a bitcoin mining company, the hashprice has skyrocketed. In the last 24 hours, the hashprice, Luxor's measurement of profitability for bitcoin miners, rose from $90 to $125. CoinDesk Senior Research Analyst George Kaloudis analyzes how high transaction rate fees contribute to this growth in “The Chart of The Day.”

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  • 03:09 Popular Binance Resumes Bitcoin Withdrawals as Bitcoin Blockchain Fees Jump

    Binance Resumes Bitcoin Withdrawals as Bitcoin Blockchain Fees Jump

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    Binance resumed bitcoin withdrawals after a second pause, as the Bitcoin network suffers from congestion. This comes as fee rates on the bitcoin blockchain surged to a 2-year high after Taproot enabled inscriptions and BRC-20 to take up coveted block space. Sam Reynolds, CoinDesk Senior Markets Reporter for Asia, breaks down this developing story.

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  • 08:35 Popular Bitcoin Touches Lowest Level in Two Weeks

    Bitcoin Touches Lowest Level in Two Weeks

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    XBTO Group head of trading Paul Eisma joins "All About Bitcoin" to explain what's causing the recent drop in bitcoin's (BTC) price as the largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization touched its lowest level in two weeks, according to CoinDesk data. Plus, Eisma discusses how looming U.S. inflation data this week could impact the broader crypto markets.

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  • 05:20 Popular Coinbase CEO Says SEC Is on ‘Lone Crusade'

    Coinbase CEO Says SEC Is on ‘Lone Crusade'

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    Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong said the SEC is on a "lone crusade" and retreating from a suggestion he made in April that the crypto exchange may have to move offshore. "The Hash" panel discusses what to make of Armstrong's remarks and the outlook for Coinbase.

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  • 00:59 Popular Consensus 2023 Highlights

    Consensus 2023 Highlights

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    #cryptocurrency #digitalfinance #finance #bitcoin #crypto It’s a wrap! Consensus 2023 was an incredible experience full of connecting with new people, hearing top-notch thought leadership, exploring the latest advancements in Web3 and blockchain and having a little fun on the side. We look forward to inviting you back for next year. Subscribe to CoinDesk on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/CoinDesk?sub_confirmation=1 CoinDesk is the leading digit

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  • 07:11 Popular First Book on FTX and SBF's Implosion Published

    First Book on FTX and SBF's Implosion Published

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    Veteran crypto journalist and former CoinDesker Brady Dale has published a new book on FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried's downfall and the longevity of decentralized finance (DeFi). Dale joins "The Hash" to share insights into his book and the lessons learned from FTX's collapse.

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  • 05:42 Popular Here's Why Bitcoin Blockchain Fees Have Surged to 2-Year Highs

    Here's Why Bitcoin Blockchain Fees Have Surged to 2-Year Highs

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    Fees on the Bitcoin blockchain have surged to two-year highs as the ‘Bitcoin Request for Comment’ (BRC-20) tokens and the rising popularity of the Ordinals protocol drives demand for block space. "The Hash" panel discusses what this means for the Bitcoin community.

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  • 06:07 Popular Sam Altman’s Crypto Project, Worldcoin, Unveils First Major Consumer Product

    Sam Altman’s Crypto Project, Worldcoin, Unveils First Major Consumer Product

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    Worldcoin, the crypto project from Sam Altman, the co-founder of ChatGPT developer Open AI, has launched a native crypto wallet built on the Ethereum sidechain Polygon called "WorldApp." "The Hash" panel discusses the latest in the world of crypto and AI, potentially bringing blockchain awareness to the mainstream.

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  • 04:07 Popular Ripple Executive on SEC Lawsuit, Expansion in Dubai

    Ripple Executive on SEC Lawsuit, Expansion in Dubai

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    Ripple has announced plans to expand its presence in Dubai. This comes as CEO Brad Garlinghouse reportedly says the firm's legal battle against the SEC is set to cost around $200 million. Ripple's Managing Director of South Asia and MENA, Navin Gupta, discusses the blockchain company's expansion into the Middle East and North Africa region.

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  • 07:46 Popular Sam Altman's Crypto Project Looks to Integrate First Major Consumer Product With World App

    Sam Altman's Crypto Project Looks to Integrate First Major Consumer Product With World App

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    At a time when AI filters its way into swaths of the industry, open-source protocols like Worldcoin are among those experimenting with the innovative technology. The San Francisco-based company has launched its first consumer product, World App, which is described as one part minimalist crypto wallet and one part passport for the AI era. Tiago Sada, head of product at Tools for Humanity, discusses on "First Mover" why the project-based app is poised f

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  • 06:12 Popular Lightspark CEO on Lightning Outlook, Bitcoin Network Congestion

    Lightspark CEO on Lightning Outlook, Bitcoin Network Congestion

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    Bitcoin users in Africa are turning to stablecoins and the Lightning Network as transaction fees have skyrocketed to the highest levels in about two years. Lightspark CEO and co-founder David Marcus joins "All About Bitcoin" to discuss, as Binance said it's adjusting fees and plans to integrate the Lightning Network. Marcus also explains why he thinks Bitcoin is the future of digital payments.

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  • 07:19 Popular Bitcoin Slips Below $28K Ahead of April CPI Data

    Bitcoin Slips Below $28K Ahead of April CPI Data

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    Strategists at Goldman Sachs and Barclays predict that the Federal Reserve will be less aggressive than expected in slashing interest rates this year. eToro US Investment Analyst Callie Cox joins "First Mover" with her crypto market analysis ahead of upcoming April CPI data.

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  • 05:30 Popular Africa Moves to Lightning Network, Stablecoins Amid Soaring Bitcoin Transaction Fees

    Africa Moves to Lightning Network, Stablecoins Amid Soaring Bitcoin Transaction Fees

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    Bitcoin (BTC) users in Africa are increasingly moving to the Lightning Network and stablecoins as transaction fees have soared to their highest level in nearly two years. "The Hash" panel discusses the potential repercussions of BTC's fee spike and the path ahead to widespread crypto adoption.

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  • 00:14 Popular U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman responds in Crypto Hearing

    U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman responds in Crypto Hearing

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    "Crypto bros ... accuse the U.S. government of making money out of thin air," U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman says. "Maybe we do, but we're the U.S. government." #hearing #bitcoin #inflation #money #sot #video #hearing #crypto #inflation #money #sot #video #cryptobros #regulations #finance #digitalassets #shorts

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  • 01:52 Popular Ex-Coinbase Product Manager Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison for Insider Trading

    Ex-Coinbase Product Manager Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison for Insider Trading

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    Ishan Wahi, a former product manager at crypto exchange Coinbase, was sentenced to two years in prison weeks after pleading guilty to insider trading charges, according to a report from Reuters. "The Hash" panel reacts to the breaking news developments.

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  • 5:22:26 Live Coverage: House Lawmakers Examine Future of Digital Assets

    Live Coverage: House Lawmakers Examine Future of Digital Assets

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    House Financial Services Committee chairman Patrick McHenry (R-NC), along with the House Committee on Agriculture chairman Glenn "GT" Thompson (R-PA) are holding a joint subcommittee hearing that aims to measure the "regulatory gaps in the digital asset markets." Witnesses include Kraken Digital Asset Exchange's chief legal officer Marco Santori, along with former CFTC chairman Timothy Massad. Subscribe to CoinDesk on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/

  • 09:30 Popular Ordinals Upend Bitcoin Mining, Pushing Transaction Fees Above Mining Reward for First Time in Years

    Ordinals Upend Bitcoin Mining, Pushing Transaction Fees Above Mining Reward for First Time in Years

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    For the first time since 2017, some bitcoin (BTC) miners are getting paid more to process transactions on the blockchain than they’re rewarded for creating new BTC, a potentially welcome development following the battering the industry has faced lately. CoinDesk's chief insights columnist David Z. Morris joins "All About Bitcoin" to discuss.

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  • 01:13 Popular Bitcoin Trades at Nearly $650 Premium on Binance.US

    Bitcoin Trades at Nearly $650 Premium on Binance.US

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    The gap between bitcoin's price in U.S. dollars on Binance U.S and the price on digital assets exchanges like Binance and Coinbase has widened sharply this month, causing unease among crypto commentators and Twitter users. TradingView data shows that on 09:26 UTC Tuesday, the BTC/USD pair listed on Binance.US traded at a nearly $650 premium to its Coinbase-listed counterpart and Binance's bitcoin-tether pair (BTC/USDT). CoinDesk Senior Research Analys

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  • 08:38 Popular Phoenix Labs CEO on DeFi Giant MakerDAO's Spark Protocol Launch

    Phoenix Labs CEO on DeFi Giant MakerDAO's Spark Protocol Launch

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    MakerDAO launches Spark Protocol today, a front-end access lending protocol specifically designed for Maker's DAI stablecoin. Sam MacPherson, co-founder and CEO of Phoenix Labs, which contributes to Spark Protocol, joins "First Mover" to discuss the rollout and how Spark aims to address the potential risks of decentralized finance (DeFi). Plus, why Spark is not being offered in the U.S.

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  • 05:09 Popular Private-Equity Giant Apollo is Part of Bid to Buy Bankrupt Crypto Firm Celsius

    Private-Equity Giant Apollo is Part of Bid to Buy Bankrupt Crypto Firm Celsius

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    Apollo Global Management, the distressed-investing specialist that oversees more than half a trillion dollars of assets, is participating in a bid to acquire stricken cryptocurrency lender Celsius, according to a person familiar with the matter. "The Hash" panel discusses the potential outcomes and what this means for the fate of Celsius.

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  • 10:08 Popular Inside the First Ever Fan-Owned SailGP Racing Team

    Inside the First Ever Fan-Owned SailGP Racing Team

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    SailGP’s racing team is formed by 1,950 fan owners who created a DAO that makes decisions on everything from the team to approving brand deals. They are officially underway for their season 4 debut in June. Fan-Owned Sail Team LLC founder David Palmer shares insights into the first global league to embrace DAOs and what the future holds for sports and governance.

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  • 05:37 Popular Fintech Firm Announces Launch of Global Blockchain Network With Deloitte, Goldman Sachs

    Fintech Firm Announces Launch of Global Blockchain Network With Deloitte, Goldman Sachs

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    Financial technology company Digital Asset will start a privacy-enabled interoperable blockchain network designed to provide a decentralized infrastructure for institutional clients. Participants of the Canton Network include BNP Paribas (BNP), Deloitte, Cboe Global Markets (CBOE), Goldman Sachs (GS), and Microsoft (MSFT), among many others. "The Hash" panel discusses what this means for the future of enterprise blockchain tech and institutional finan

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  • 05:34 Popular NFT Project Pudgy Penguins Completes $9M Raise

    NFT Project Pudgy Penguins Completes $9M Raise

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    Non-fungible token (NFT) collection Pudgy Penguins has announced the completion of its $9 million seed funding round led by 1kx. This comes after a leadership change that sparked an increased focus on utilizing the project's intellectual property (IP). "The Hash" panel discusses the latest in the world of digital collectibles and the considerations of IP rights.

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  • 02:20 Rep. French Hill Addresses Significance of 'Functional Framework' for Crypto in the U.S.

    Rep. French Hill Addresses Significance of 'Functional Framework' for Crypto in the U.S.

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    Rep. French Hill (R-Ark.), chair of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Digital Assets, Financial Technology & Inclusion, recognizes crypto regulation as a bipartisan pursuit and addresses the significance of creating a "functional framework" for digital assets in the U.S. after the FTX implosion.

  • 04:41 Popular Bitcoin Above $28K Following April CPI Report

    Bitcoin Above $28K Following April CPI Report

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    Bitcoin (BTC) is climbing back above the $28,000 level as the Consumer Price Index rose 0.4% in April. Fairlead Strategies founder and Managing Partner Katie Stockton weighs in on the markets' reaction to the inflation data and her short-term outlook on the performance of bitcoin and ether.

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  • 05:34 Popular What to Expect From House Lawmakers's Hearing on Future of Digital Assets

    What to Expect From House Lawmakers's Hearing on Future of Digital Assets

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    House Financial Services Committee chairman Patrick McHenry (R-NC), along with the House Committee on Agriculture chairman Glenn "GT" Thompson (R-PA), are holding a joint subcommittee hearing that aims to measure the "regulatory gaps in the digital asset markets." CoinDesk's Global Policy and Regulation Managing Editor Nikhilesh De discusses what to expect from the hearing and the timeline for drafting crypto legislation.

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  • 09:04 Popular What Surging Bitcoin Transaction Fees Mean for Users in El Salvador

    What Surging Bitcoin Transaction Fees Mean for Users in El Salvador

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    Increasing activities on the Bitcoin network have pushed the average transaction fee to a 2-year high, according to data from BitInfoCharts. Asobitcoin President Will Hernandez discusses the state of El Salvador's bitcoin experiment and whether the transaction fee surge impacts BTC users in the country.

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