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Cryptos lose ground as bitcoin falls 23%, ether 29% in last 24 hours

After rallying to record-setting prices, recapturing the attention of the public and becoming once-again the topic du jour, cryptocurrencies are losing ground today. Bitcoin, the best-known cryptocurr

Equity Monday: Cryptos fall, the deplatforming rush and fitness tech stays hot

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest pri

Bitcoin advocates revolt against the Trump administration’s frantic crypto regulations

Bitcoin fans across the country are rallying against a common enemy, the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN).

The Biden administration can change the world with new crypto regulations

Regulation shouldn't be a guessing game.

Is rising usage driving crypto’s recent price boom?

Do the price gains make sense in the short-term? Who knows. But they are not based on nothing.

Bitcoin passes $20K and reaches all-time high

After reaching a previous all-time high on November 30th, 2020 and December 1st, 2020, bitcoin is now trading well above $20,000 and has surpassed its previous peak price. Bitcoin’s value has rapidl

With investors expecting a Latin American cryptocurrency boom, Mexico’s Bitso raises $62 million

Six years after the launch of the Mexico-based cryptocurrency exchange and financial services platform Bitso, the company revealed it has closed on $62 million in financing to capitalize on the crypto

Bitcoin is rallying

Just in case you hadn’t heard, or are annoyed that folks aren’t writing about it: Bitcoin is rallying, up around 16% in the last week to a value of a little more than $18,000 as of this mo

PayPal says all users in US can now buy, hold and sell cryptocurrencies

PayPal announced today it’s dropping the waitlist to buy, hold and sell cryptocurrency in the U.S. With the move, all customers in the U.S. will be able to purchase cryptocurrency directly from

Cryptocurrency wallet BRD reaches 6 million users, driven by growth in Latin America and India

Mobile cryptocurrency wallet BRD announced today that it now has more than six million users worldwide, thanks to strong growth in India and Latin America. With this momentum, the company expects to r

Propy, a blockchain-verified platform for selling houses, raises funding from Tim Draper

For several years, blockchain technology has been touted as a way to verify the sale of property. Any kind of property. And so entrepreneurs busily began the process of trying to create a startup that

Coinbase UX teardown: 5 fails and how to fix them

Digital currency exchange Coinbase has probably done more than most to push cryptocurrencies closer to the mainstream, earning an $8 billion valuation by private investors along the way. The company i

The cryptocurrency moment

It’s never too early to start designing a better, more reliable and fairer system for it to be ready for the next election—or the next big crisis.

Bitcoin bulls are running, as prices spike above $11K

The bitcoin bulls are back in town. The price of bitcoin surged today by $1,268.19, reaching a six-month high of $11,203.90, or a one-day gain of 12.73%. It’s another indication of the resurgenc

Singapore-based options trading platform Sparrow raises $3.5 million Series A

Sparrow Exchange, a Bitcoin and Ethereum options trading platform based in Singapore, will launch more products after raising $3.5 million in Series A funding. The round was led by HDR Group, the owne

The Sun Exchange raises $3M for crypto-driven solar power in Africa

South Africa-based renewable energy startup Sun Exchange has raised $3 million to close its Series A funding round totaling $4 million. The company operates a peer-to-peer, crypto-enabled business tha

Crypto Startup School: How to scale companies using crypto

In week two of a16z’s Crypto Startup School, three company-builders provide real-world advice on using the qualities of crypto to create new business models and networks.

Crypto Startup School: A new type of computer drives waves of innovation

In week one of a16z’s Crypto Startup School, the firm addresses “Crypto Networks and Why They Matter” and “Blockchain Primitives: Cryptography and Consensus.”

FalconX raises $17M to power its crypto trading service

Over the last few weeks all eyes in the crypto world have been glued to the halvening, a nigh-religious moment in the blockchain realm. Every once in a while, the amount of new bitcoin mined — d

Telegram abandons its TON blockchain platform

Messaging service Telegram said on Tuesday it is abandoning its blockchain platform Telegram Open Network (TON) after a lengthy battle with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). “T
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