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June 21, 2024

Ethereum L2 Blast Posts All-Time High in Daily Transactions and Users Ahead of Airdrop

Airdrop season continues as Blast’s token generation event is set to occur on June 26, about a week after interoperability protocol LayerZero and rival blockchain network ZKsync opened up claims to their airdrop

PODCASTS

LayerZero Fought the Sybils and Airdropped Its Token. Did the Team Win?

Episode #664 | June 21, 2024

LayerZero Fought the Sybils and Airdropped Its Token. Did the Team Win?

LayerZero’s token ZRO is now live. Founder Bryan Pellegrino delves into all the controversies, challenges and criticisms of its anti-Sybil campaign—and its requirement of a donation to the Protocol Guild.

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April 11, 2024

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Mike Fraietta, founder of Empire DAO, wants to transform how people interact with each other in the home office era.

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Bitcoin

June 20, 2024

German Government Sells $195 Million Bitcoin

The German government has started selling over $195 million worth of the bitcoin it seized from the operators of movie2k.co in January.

June 19, 2024

Bitcoin Investors Are Bored Despite 120% in Unrealized Profit: Glassnode

The average holder has an unrealized profit of around 120%, but “investor boredom” is still dominant across the market, say analysts at Glassnode.

June 18, 2024

What Will Allocations Look Like in Combined Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs?

After the first combined ETF was filed today, what will other issuers do regarding the allocation to BTC and ETH?

June 14, 2024

Bitcoin L2 Stacks Back Up After 9-Hour Outage

Stacks has since started producing blocks again. However, the native token for the Stacks network slid.

Business

June 18, 2024

What Will Allocations Look Like in Combined Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs?

After the first combined ETF was filed today, what will other issuers do regarding the allocation to BTC and ETH?

June 18, 2024

Anthony Scaramucci on Why He Supports Biden and Thinks He, Not Trump, Is Best for Crypto

Trump’s former director of communications explains why he believes the industry “has already won,” and why he doesn’t trust Trump’s “impulsivity” when it comes to crypto.

June 14, 2024

Bitcoin’s Little Brother: Will Ethereum ETFs Also Boost Ether’s Price?

In a recent budget hearing, SEC Chair Gary Gensler told senators that the US spot ether ETF approvals should be completed by the end of the summer, so where does the market see ether’s price going before and after the launch?

June 14, 2024

Crypto: The Game Is in the Running for a 2024 Emmy Award Nomination

In the same week that Uniswap Labs acquired the onchain and online social game in its entirety, it is also on the ballot for an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Emerging Media Program.

DeFi

June 21, 2024

LayerZero Fought the Sybils and Airdropped Its Token. Did the Team Win?

LayerZero’s token ZRO is now live. Founder Bryan Pellegrino delves into all the controversies, challenges and criticisms of its anti-Sybil campaign—and its requirement of a donation to the Protocol Guild.

June 20, 2024

LayerZero Users Claim Nearly $121 Million From Airdrop Amid Proof-of-Donation Controversy

Some users who received an airdrop allocation also suffered from increased gas fees and long waiting times to claim.

June 20, 2024

LayerZero’s ‘Pay-to-Claim’ Airdrop Policy Has Gone Too Far

The decision to impose payments for token claims is a tax as well as an overly paternalistic approach.

June 19, 2024

Airdrops Just Aren’t Working Anymore

As more projects fall victim to “mercenary airdrop farming,” could the crypto industry’s obsession with airdrops finally be coming to an end?

Ethereum

June 19, 2024

EigenLayer’s Second Phase of EIGEN Token Airdrop Goes Live

The second phase of EigenLayer’s EIGEN token airdrop is now live, expanding the protocol’s total token distribution to 113 million.

June 19, 2024

Bitcoin Investors Are Bored Despite 120% in Unrealized Profit: Glassnode

The average holder has an unrealized profit of around 120%, but “investor boredom” is still dominant across the market, say analysts at Glassnode.

June 18, 2024

What Will Allocations Look Like in Combined Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs?

After the first combined ETF was filed today, what will other issuers do regarding the allocation to BTC and ETH?

June 18, 2024

Who Are the Top 3 Delegates of ZKsync’s New Governance Token?

Ethereum scaling solution ZKsync’s top three delegates hold over a third of the protocol’s delegated governance tokens.

NFTs

June 20, 2024

Has the Market Decided NFTs Aren’t Worth Millions of Dollars Anymore?

CryptoPunks and Bored Ape Yacht Club are reaching multi-year lows in floor price amidst a broader NFT downturn. However, Milady Maker and Pudgy Penguins are exceptions to the ongoing trend.

May 10, 2024

Weekly Recap: Binance’s Controversial Client Management and Ethereum’s EIP-7702 Progress

This week in crypto: Robinhood faces SEC enforcement action, Grayscale retracts its Ethereum Futures ETF application, Fantasy.top and Pump.fun rise in DeFi rankings, and more!

May 3, 2024

Weekly Recap: CZ’s Sentence, DeFi Tokens Tumble, and Tether’s Triumph

This week in crypto: Stablecoin regulation stalls, Hong Kong debuts spot ETFs, a16z buys into Optimism, FTX unloads Solana holdings, and more!

April 26, 2024

How OpenSea’s Weekly NFT Volumes Plummeted From $1 Billion to $20 Million in Just 2 Years

Magic Eden recently surpassed OpenSea in weekly trading volume for the first time, highlighting how the competitive landscape among NFT marketplaces is continuing to shift. 

Regulation

June 21, 2024

Biden Nominated Christy Goldsmith Romero for FDIC Chair. What Is Her Stance on Crypto?

From her past remarks Christy Goldsmith Romero, who is currently a CFTC commissioner, may take a hard line against crypto.

June 21, 2024

CFTC Looking Into Jump Crypto’s Activity: Report

Jump Crypto is reportedly in the crosshairs of prosecutors at the CFTC, who are investigating the firm’s trading and investing in the digital asset industry.

June 19, 2024

ETH Whales On the Move as ‘Ethereum Survives the SEC’

An Ethereum whale acquired over $19 million ETH after Consensys said that the SEC was closing its investigation into Ethereum 2.0.

June 18, 2024

Anthony Scaramucci on Why He Supports Biden and Thinks He, Not Trump, Is Best for Crypto

Trump’s former director of communications explains why he believes the industry “has already won,” and why he doesn’t trust Trump’s “impulsivity” when it comes to crypto.

Tech

June 21, 2024

Ethereum L2 Blast Posts All-Time High in Daily Transactions and Users Ahead of Airdrop

Airdrop season continues as Blast’s token generation event is set to occur on June 26, about a week after interoperability protocol LayerZero and rival blockchain network ZKsync opened up claims to their airdrop

June 20, 2024

Is Certik ‘Extorting’ Kraken After Withdrawing $3 Million From Its Treasury?

“This is not white-hat hacking, it is extortion!” said Kraken’s chief security officer after revealing that a team of security researchers, who disclosed a bug, stole nearly $3 million from the exchange’s treasuries.

June 18, 2024

What Is Telegram’s Ads Network on TON And How Will It Impact Advertisers & Creators?

The new Telegram Ads network is a system for creating and distributing advertising messages on public Telegram channels with 1,000+ subscribers.

June 14, 2024

Web3 Has Given Us the Chance to Own Our Online Data, But Do We Want It?

Users know in the abstract that web2 exploits them and their data, but web3’s onboarding experience will have to be improved before they embrace the ability to not just read and write but also own on the internet.

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Episode #663 | June 19, 2024

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The Chopping Block: Iggy Azalea, Hamster Kombat, & Airdrop Insights - Ep. 660

Episode #660 | June 14, 2024

The Chopping Block: Iggy Azalea, Hamster Kombat, & Airdrop Insights

Iggy Azalea Takes Over Crypto Twitter, Click-to-Earn, & zkSync Airdrop

For Beginners

telegram ad network

June 18, 2024

What Is Telegram’s Ads Network on TON And How Will It Impact Advertisers & Creators?

The new Telegram Ads network is a system for creating and distributing advertising messages on public Telegram channels with 1,000+ subscribers.

hashrate derivatives

June 10, 2024

How Hashrate Derivatives Can Help Bitcoin Miners Stabilize Revenues

Hashrate derivatives are innovative financial products that enable miners to better manage risk while allowing speculators to bet on the success of the Bitcoin network.

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