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Nikola taps its president for CEO post

Electric truck maker Nikola announced Wednesday that President Michael Lohscheller will become CEO on January 1. Lohscheller, who will replace CEO...

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3 steps tech companies can take to avoid ‘greenwashing’ accusations

As regulators and investors increasingly focus on ESG issues, tech companies are slowly coming under the spotlight. What can tech companies do to...

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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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Arca’s David Nage on how regulatory scrutiny is impacting venture investment in web3

The regulatory environment surrounding crypto is shifting stateside as the SEC takes aim at major players in the web3 world, promising to shake up...

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Stocks with friends

Several startups want to make it easier and friendlier for individuals to buy stocks. But isn't pandemic-era stock picking just a bad habit...

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Swvl’s $100m acquisition of Smart Bus startup Zeelo is off, amid tech stocks slump

All is not well with the proposed acquisition of UK start bus platform Zeelo by Mass transit group Swvl. Back in April, we covered how a possible...

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Securities are in the eye of the beholder

Chain Reaction co-hosts Lucas and Anita talk about crypto exchanges' regulatory troubles and Elon Musk betraying Bitcoin maxis

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Meta posts its first ever quarterly revenue decline

The company's revenue was $28.82 billion, a 1% decrease from $29.07 in the second quarter of 2021.

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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 Dogefather sends his regards

Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week, we looked at a crossover episode for meme investing. This week, we’re talking about Musk dumping...

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What does the SEC’s warning shot at crypto mean?

"Speculation of a broader crackdown on digital assets as an industry has been coming for years. The truth is, if the Feds wanted this industry...

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The SEC takes a long-feared position in Coinbase insider trading suit

A former product manager at Coinbase has been arrested, the US Justice Department announced Thursday, after being charged in a cryptocurrency insider...

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Judge rules that Twitter can expedite its trial against Elon Musk

The case will be tried in October, rather than February.

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Regulators should address crypto ‘garbage’ first, former SEC Chairman Clayton says

Stablecoins, CFTC oversight are among the first issues U.S. Senate hopes to tackle in bipartisan crypto bill

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Crypto asset manager Valkyrie looks to raise $30M for its new VC arm

The Nashville-based digital asset manager has hired Lluis Pedragosa as managing partner for Valkyrie Ventures

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Twitter v. Elon brings us a meme-driven lawsuit for the books

At least this time, it's not about taking Tesla private for $420 a share.

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Twitter lawyers say Musk’s termination of the deal is “invalid and wrongful”

In a letter to SEC, Twitter’s lawyers from the firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz said Elon Musk’s termination of the acquisition...

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What Zuckerberg’s money can’t buy

Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week, we looked at Solana’s smartphone and the post-Apple tech industry. This week, we’re looking at...

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Levered up, doubled down

Crypto companies are intertwined through lending; Sam Bankman-Fried as blockchain's savior; the fight for a Bitcoin spot ETF

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As Deezer goes public via SPAC, is the blank-check boom really over?

Let’s chat through the results of the Deezer deal, how quickly the IPO market has changed more generally, and then drill into the European SPAC...

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Can Polestar succeed where other EV maker SPACs have failed?

Polestar is the latest EV maker to hurry to the stock exchange by merging with a special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC, before becoming...

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Equity crowdfunding appears immune to market volatility, on track for its best year yet

With the fundraising climate now showing cloudy skies, equity crowdfunding is getting ready for a field day.

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Short video app Triller confidentially files to go public

Triller expects a public listing to take place after the SEC completes its review process, subject to market and other conditions.

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Valkyrie CEO says suing US SEC for a spot bitcoin ETF ‘isn’t likely to succeed’

Grayscale Investments responded to the SEC's rejection of its application for a bitcoin spot exchange-traded fund by filing a lawsuit against...

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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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New York-based grand jury issues subpoenas to Truth Social SPAC board members

Plans for a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) merger for Donald Trump’s media group could have hit roadblocks with a New York-based...

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This Week in Apps: Twitter Notes, Instagram age verification, Spotify’s Live Events

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app...

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What’s the ‘secret sauce’ behind Croatian EV maker Rimac?

Rimac Group made headlines after raising a Series D round that valued the Croatian startup at $2.2 billion, prompting the question: How has it...

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