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Daily Crunch: The party’s over — Airbnb bans all disruptive gatherings in perpetuity

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Why a crypto exchange might want to buy Robinhood

Why would a crypto exchange be even interested in buying Robinhood? Let's talk about it.

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FTX says no active talks to buy Robinhood

SBF praises Robinhood, hints at possible partnerships

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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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Are crypto trading fees heading to zero?

The market is still working out what to charge to buy and sell digital assets today. The trend, however, is clear.

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Bybit crypto exchange joins the the list of companies cutting staff

Singapore-based crypto exchange Bybit has joined a long list of companies that have laid off some of their employees. As the cryptocurrency market is...

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Binance.US CEO tells employees the company is “growing faster than ever”

The crypto exchange has $250 million in the bank and plans to double headcount on its product and tech team, CEO Brian Shroder said

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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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Faster ML models, crypto M&A, and what’s ahead for on-demand pricing

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. It’s...

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Four-month-old Doppel is helping some of the biggest NFT projects spot scams

The web3 startup raised $5 million in seed funding led by FTX Ventures and counts Yuga Labs and Dapper Labs as its biggest customers

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Second-largest crypto exchange FTX expands its empire with launch of stock trading feature

Sam Bankman-Fried's FTX crypto exchange will offer stocks and won't make money from controversial payment-for-order-flow tactic

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Blockchain’s youngest billionaire roasts world’s biggest cryptocurrency

Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO and co-founder of crypto exchange FTX, thinks Bitcoin's proof-of-work system is inefficient, bad for climate

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As FTX’s CEO eyes Robinhood, will we see crypto exchanges move into equities trading?

Would Coinbase be better off with a less fundamentalist stance and more diversified revenue streams? Yes? That would be the standard business advice?

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Crypto exchange KuCoin raises funds at $10 billion valuation

The four-year-old Seychelles-based crypto exchange is valued at $10 billion in the new round, up from $100 million in its $20 million Series A in...

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Crypto Bahamas signals stronger ties between old and new worlds of finance

Some Crypto Bahamas attendees were dressed in suits, while others wore T-shirts and casual shorts, juxtaposing the professional financial world...

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Indian crypto exchange CoinDCX tops $2.1 billion valuation in new $135 million funding

CoinDCX raised $135M in an oversubscribed round at a valuation of $2.15B, as the Indian cryptocurrency exchange looks to expand its product offerings...

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Dallas Cowboys’ partnership with Blockchain.com signals more mainstream crypto exposure

Outside of the NFL, there has been a major influx of partnerships between U.S. professional sports teams and players joining forces with crypto...

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DeFi giant Uniswap launches venture arm to invest in other crypto companies

DeFi protocol Uniswap's parent company has already backed 11 crypto startups including MakerDAO, Aave, and Compound.

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What the Binance bailout of Axie Infinity means for crypto’s future

The stakes are high for Axie’s response to the biggest known DeFi hack, and all of crypto is invested in its success.

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Binance.US raises over $200M in first seed round, hitting a $4.5B valuation as it preps for IPO

Binance.US raised over $200 million in its first external funding round, putting its pre-money valuation to $4.5 billion as it builds out a roadmap...

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Base10 Partners closes fund three with $460M to invest globally: ‘The cat is out of the bag’

Base10, a venture firm founded just four years ago, just closed its third fund with $460 million in capital commitments. Because cofounder Ade Ajao...

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FTX in talks to invest in Indian gaming startup MPL, sources say

India’s Mobile Premier League, or MPL, is in talks to raise capital from a number of investors including the crypto exchange FTX as the mobile...

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Coinbase makes India push with support for UPI payments

Coinbase is beginning to add support for payment instruments UPI and IMPS in India, making its crypto exchange broadly functional in the world’s...

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When is an accelerator not an accelerator?

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Every...

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Bored Apes NFT project gets official ‘ApeCoin’ token

Even among the fastest-growing crypto startups, Yuga Labs has had a particularly explosive year. The startup is behind the NFT project Bored Apes...

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Stripe gets friendly with crypto, again

Payments giant Stripe already powers a pretty major swath of the web’s financial infrastructure, now it’s launching crypto payments...

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Is the AR and VR market only for trillion dollar companies?

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Every...

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Equity Monday: Tensions go up, stocks go down

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Every...

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