Blockchain Bites: Inside Cosmos, Bitcoin at $200B, DeFi Surges

Traders are expecting bitcoin to go higher. DeFi is surging in web traffic. And Cosmos is alive and well, despite internal feuding. No cultsCosmos, the blockchain interoperability project that turned a small ICO into a thriving ecosystem, almost came to an end in February 2020 when the project’s co-founders engaged in a heated feud. It […]

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Why the Twitter Hack Was Good for Bitcoin (and It’s Not the Media Attention)

Every year has a handful of days that you’ll never forget. Sometimes for great reasons, sometimes for awful ones, and sometimes because a level of noise and action coalesces into an awareness that something big has shifted. Wednesday was one of those days, with the staccato of compromised Twitter accounts (including ours) escalating to reach […]

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The Dogecoin TikTok Spike Raises Serious Questions About Crypto Markets

This week saw a 125% rise in the price of dogecoin, a cryptocurrency based on a popular 2013 internet meme, created in the same year as both a parody and a “let’s see if this sticks” experiment. Much to even the founder’s surprise, it has not only survived, it has accumulated a loyal following. Clearly. […]

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First Mover: The Logic Behind Three Arrows’ $200M Grayscale Bet

The cryptocurrency investment fund Three Arrows disclosed earlier this month it became the biggest investor in the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust, after buying about $200 million of shares in the publicly traded bitcoin fund for a stake of about 6.5%. “Grayscale is one of the most professional and beneficial companies in the crypto ecosystem,” Three Arrows CEO Su Zhu told […]

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Why Bitcoin’s Big Rally Is a Sign of Its Resilience

Economic growth figures are starting to trickle in, and, as expected, they’re bad. Really bad. This past week the U.S. reported Q1 GDP growth as -4.8%. Italy’s GDP fell -4.5%, Spain came in at -5.2%, and France trumped that with a whopping -5.8%.  And that’s just warming up – Christine Lagarde, head of the ECB, has warned that euro-area GDP could fall by as much […]

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