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5 takeaways from Coinbase’s disappointing Q2 results

Coinbase is having to defend its model to investors who may have bought into its stock when it was trading much higher. And per its own notes, the...

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Investors cheer Coinbase’s new partnerships and attempts to reignite growth

While deals with high-profile names are investor-pleasing, they can be better headlines than results.

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BlackRock hops on bitcoin bandwagon with new Coinbase tie-up

BlackRock chairman Larry Fink changes tune on bitcoin, offers Coinbase Prime to Aladdin institutional clients

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Former Palantir engineers raise $20M to simplify web3 tooling

Kurtosis, a crypto-focused developer tool system, has raised $20 million in a Series A round led by tech-focused hedge fund Coatue. Investors in the...

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SEC spears ‘Crypto Crusaders’ over alleged pyramid scheme

Popular Ethereum dApp Forsage is the latest crypto project to find itself in the crosshairs of U.S. regulators for alleged fraud

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Can VCs game crypto out of this downturn?

Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week, we looked at Musk holding onto doge. This week, we’re talking about where all of this crypto VC...

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If it walks like a dog and barks like a dog, perhaps it’s actually a digital asset security

Crypto exchange Coinbase is facing an SEC probe into whether it illegally sold securities. So did it?

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The race to build a social media platform on the blockchain

DSCVR, a DeSo platform built on Dfinity's Internet Computer blockchain, just raised $9 million in seed funding led by Polychain

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Get ready for a lot of dead DAOs

After a lengthy crypto bull run, the startups and projects in the space are reining in expectations and settling in for a long-haul crypto winter....

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FTX policy exec says its ‘priorities have not changed’ amid market madness

As the crypto markets continue to trend downward, the world's second-largest crypto exchange, FTX, remains undeterred.

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The SEC rejected bitcoin spot ETFs again. Now what?

As governments worldwide continue to eye the crypto industry, some digital asset managers are pushing back against regulators in an effort to provide...

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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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As Celsius accelerates the crypto sell-off, who pays the price?

Many market participants indicated Celsius may be a riskier firm than many originally believed it to be, with some pointing toward a lack of...

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Meet the trans, anarchist founder who just landed $25M to reform how crypto is stored

Tux Pacific dropped out of college and taught themselves cryptography. Now, they've landed startup funding from a16z and other top VCs

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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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Gemini lays off 10% of workforce as the ‘crypto revolution’ enters its ‘contraction phase’

Despite the layoffs, Gemini co-founders Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss noted the market volatility in crypto was somewhat expected

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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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Terra community passes proposal to revive LUNA cryptocurrency following stablecoin-led implosion

Terraform Labs' plan to revive the Terra Ecosystem after its stablecoin UST and cryptocurrency LUNA nosedived earlier this month has passed and...

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Crypto asset manager Babel Finance reaches $2B valuation

Despite recent swings in cryptocurrency values, many institutional investors appear undeterred. The growth of Babel Finance, which offers a suite of...

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Y Combinator-backed fintech Pebble uses stablecoins to offer 5% yield on cash

The Y Combinator-backed seed startup comes out of stealth with $6.2 million in funding for its blockchain-based personal finance app

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A blockchain billionaire’s big bet

Anita and Lucas discuss Sam Bankman-Fried's investment in Robinhood, Coinbase's hiring slowdown, and what's up with Terra's UST

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Coinbase backtracks on its hiring plans, citing crypto market turmoil

The crypto exchange said its headcount projections are key to meeting the profitability guidance it sets for investors

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SEC chair Gary Gensler takes aim at crypto exchanges for trading against their customers

Gensler expressed concern that major crypto exchanges are "front-running" customer trades

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China’s internet users are paying close attention to the crypto crash

While China has banned cryptocurrency trading, its people remain interested in the ups and downs of the crypto market, not least because many of them...

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Cheq hopes an easy-to-use app for stablecoins will appeal to inflation-wracked countries

People in the Global South are often subject to terrible fluctuations in their currencies, as well as hyperinflation. At the same time, many are...

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New bank, who dis? Lifestyle-focused neobank Cogni pivots to web3

Consumer fintech Cogni aims to capture young banking customers with its pivot to crypto and web3 products

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The AMC mobile app for U.S. theaters now accepts Dogecoin, Shiba Inu, and other cryptocurrencies

Those of you who bought Dogecoin as a joke can use them towards movie tickets at AMC. The largest movie theater chain in the U.S., AMC Theaters, has...

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Uniswap Labs COO says mainstream crypto adoption hinges on accessibility and ease

Throughout the web3 world, companies, protocols and projects alike are pushing to onboard a billion users — what they see as the tipping point for...

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