FTX to Seek $1.5B in New Funding Round at $32B Valuation: Report

FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried is looking to raise a total of $1.5 billion for the global cryptocurrency derivatives exchange and U.S. affiliate, FTX.US, The Information reported Friday, citing two unnamed sources “with knowledge of the matter.” The funding round would potentially value FTX at $32 billion and FTX.US at $8 billion, the article said, citing […]

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Things to know (and fear) about new IRS crypto tax reporting

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (H.R. 3684) put crypto in the crosshairs, where Congress and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) hope to scoop up enormous tax dollars. This reporting regime is projected to rake in an astounding $28 billion over the next ten years. No other provision in this massive recently enacted federal law […]

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Blockchains need to move toward standards for interoperable asset transfers

Cross-chain asset transfer has been around for several years. The concept developed almost as soon as multiple blockchains were developed and began to gain adoption. In its initial application, the transfers focused on swaps between the chain’s native assets and tokens, which led later to several decentralized exchanges. While exchange of assets has its utility, […]

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How can investors hedge against inflation?

Bitcoin (BTC) was created in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis and planned to solve the problems created by loose monetary policies. The cryptocurrency’s creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, said in late 2008 that the cryptocurrency’s supply increases “by a planned amount” that “does not necessarily result in inflation.” The cryptocurrency’s inflation rate has been fixed […]

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Ethereum acts as a ‘hedge’ in Bitcoin price crash as ETH/BTC hits 3-year high

Ethereum’s native token Ether (ETH) plunged alongside other cryptocurrencies on Dec. 4. Still, its move downside did not deter it from hitting a three-year high against Bitcoin (BTC), the world’s leading crypto by market capitalization. The ETH/BTC exchange rate jumped a little over 11.50% to hit 0.0835 BTC for the first time since May 2018. […]

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Without staking, institutional crypto investors cannot escape inflation

By 2021, proof-of-stake (PoS) anchored itself as the consensus mechanism of choice for new and innovative blockchains. Ethereum 2.0, Cardano, Solana, Polkadot, Terra Luna — five out of the top 10 base layer blockchains run on PoS. It’s easy to see why PoS blockchains are popular: The ability to put tokens to work — verifying […]

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