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North Korean Lazarus hackers linked to $100M Harmony bridge theft

Researchers say the hack was consistent with the activities of the North Korean hackers.

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Web3 artist Latashá on educating creators about crypto’s ebbs and flows

Latashá, a musician who has sold NFTs of her work for tens of thousands of dollars, joined the Chain Reaction podcast to talk crypto education

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Formerly rich NFT buyers party through the pain

Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week, we talked about infinite pessimism in the crypto markets. This week, we’re talking about parties and...

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Hacker exploits Harmony blockchain bridge, loots $100M in crypto

Another day, another crypto bridge exploit.

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Solana launches web3-focused smartphone Saga to improve crypto-mobile relationship

The co-founder and CEO of Solana, Anatoly Yakovenko, had a Steve Jobs moment when he stood in front of an auditorium in New York City and announced...

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NFT summer in New York is in full swing amid crypto winter

Anita and Lucas discuss the NFT NYC conference and dive into recent DAO and dogecoin drama

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Blockchain gaming unfazed by crypto volatility as gamers ‘seek out entertainment’

While the crypto industry was in freefall over the past few months, web3 games remained fairly stable.

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Uniswap acquires NFT marketplace aggregator Genie

The past few weeks have been a dark time for NFT lovers and players in the cryptocurrency industry, but for startups and executives that are dug into...

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Box CEO Aaron Levie on where web3 doesn’t make sense

It’s been a rough week for the crypto community as top tokens have seen massive selloffs, pushing some in the space to double down while...

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Down bad

Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week, we talked about layoffs and the Winklevoss rock gods. This week, we’re looking at a new layer of...

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Bitcoin falls below $20,000 and Ethereum sinks past $1,000 as crypto market free fall continues

The crypto market suffered one of its most dramatic selloffs in years this week as the prices of top cryptocurrencies declined as much as 35%...

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Immutable launches $500M fund to boost web3 gaming adoption

The crypto gaming industry is continuing to grow in popularity as more capital is deployed in the space and traditional Web 2.0 gaming studios look...

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As crypto selloff accelerates, how much worse can things get?

The crypto markets buckled this week as fears of cascading failures of key blockchain finance players showed just how fragile things are for the...

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Crypto’s emphasis on community could lead followers off a cliff

The idea of the "family" culture that businesses push for is seeping deeper into the crypto world as communities are formed on a toxic,...

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Andreessen Horowitz’s Sriram Krishnan on crypto social networking

Web3 has plenty of money going for it — well, yes quite a bit less than a few months ago — but it’s still hard to argue that...

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Jay-Z and Jack Dorsey launched a Bitcoin academy in a public housing complex

Is billionaire-funded crypto education really what low-income people need?

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As DAOs continue to blossom, here’s how to keep yours from wilting

This past year has been one big growth spurt for DAOs (decentralized autonomous organizations) but not everyone in the space is convinced that...

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The NFT slump is real (really)

The data doesn't appear to indicate that there is a more attractive way to view NFT activity today. It is, by a number of measuring methods,...

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FBI seizes notorious marketplace for selling millions of stolen SSNs

SSNDOB listed the personal information for 24 million individuals in the United States.

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Solana launches $100M investment and grant fund for South Korean web3 startups

Solana Ventures and Solana Foundation have set up a $100 million investment and grant fund to deploy capital into South Korean web3 startups.

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Web3 startup Calaxy raises $26M to give content creators their own social tokens

The success of websites like Cameo have shown that people want personalized interactions with celebrities and web3 companies are emerging to provide...

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Terra’s Do Kwon looks for redemption with Luna token rebirth

Is Terra’s Do Kwon the Bernie Madoff of crypto? Hello and welcome back to the Chain Reaction podcast, where we unpack and explain the latest...

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Pear VC’s Anand Iyer goes solo with new $200M fund for crypto developer tools

Iyer, who worked as a developer evangelist at Microsoft and entrepreneur, is funding early-stage founders building web3 infrastructure

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Former OpenSea exec arrested and charged with insider trading of NFTs

A top former executive at the highly valued NFT startup OpenSea was arrested Wednesday and charged “with wire fraud and money laundering in...

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SoftBank co-led $66 million round for blockchain-focused InfStones

Despite shaky markets, a steady stream of investors continue writing big checks for blockchain infrastructure providers. InfStones, which aims to...

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New York-based Digital Asset to help Japan’s financial giant SBI develop ‘smart yen’

SBI Holdings, a Japanese securities and banking giant that launched a crypto-asset fund for retail investors last year, has been actively investing...

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Why web3 companies get hacked so often, according to crypto VC Grace Isford

Isford, a venture investor at Lux focused on crypto infrastructure, shares her predictions for startups in the space

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Can Andreessen Horowitz prevent the next crypto winter?

Hey everyone, and welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week, we talked about the rough road ahead for Coinbase. This week, we’re talking a bit...

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