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VCs Invested $2.4B Into Crypto Startups in Q1 2023: Galaxy DigitalAdded 10 Views / 0 Likes
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.
DOJ Investigating Binance for Russia-Related Sanctions Violations: BloombergAdded 11 Views / 0 Likes
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
Digital Bank Revolut Is Launching Crypto Investments in BrazilAdded 14 Views / 0 Likes
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.
Bitcoin 'Hashprice' Skyrockets in Last 24 Hours: LuxorAdded 13 Views / 0 Likes
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.”
Binance Resumes Bitcoin Withdrawals as Bitcoin Blockchain Fees JumpAdded 11 Views / 0 Likes
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.
Bitcoin Touches Lowest Level in Two WeeksAdded 12 Views / 0 Likes
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.
Coinbase CEO Says SEC Is on ‘Lone Crusade'Added 12 Views / 0 Likes
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.
Consensus 2023 HighlightsAdded 10 Views / 0 Likes
#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
First Book on FTX and SBF's Implosion PublishedAdded 11 Views / 0 Likes
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.
Here's Why Bitcoin Blockchain Fees Have Surged to 2-Year HighsAdded 9 Views / 0 Likes
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.
Sam Altman’s Crypto Project, Worldcoin, Unveils First Major Consumer ProductAdded 12 Views / 0 Likes
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.
Ripple Executive on SEC Lawsuit, Expansion in DubaiAdded 11 Views / 0 Likes
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.
Sam Altman's Crypto Project Looks to Integrate First Major Consumer Product With World AppAdded 11 Views / 0 Likes
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
Lightspark CEO on Lightning Outlook, Bitcoin Network CongestionAdded 11 Views / 0 Likes
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.
Bitcoin Slips Below $28K Ahead of April CPI DataAdded 14 Views / 0 Likes
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.