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February 23, 2024

Satoshi’s Emails to a Bitcoin Co-Developer: The 5 Most Revealing Quotes 

One of the early co-developers of Bitcoin, Martti Malmi, randomly tweeted a link containing the text of emails between himself and Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto.

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Stacks’ Muneeb Ali On Why Bitcoin Is Exciting Once Again - Ep. 612

Episode #612 | February 23, 2024

Stacks’ Muneeb Ali On Why Bitcoin Is Exciting Once Again

Stacks’ co-creator Muneeb Ali says that this is the most exciting time to build on Bitcoin.

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10 Q&As With the Founder of Interoperability Protocol Union Labs

Sponsored by Union Labs | February 21, 2024

Karel Kubat and his team are working to take blockchain interoperability to the next level by using zero-knowledge technology. Launched last April, Union Labs is solving the sovereign interoperability trilemma by creating a more trustless, decentralized, and permissionless cross-chain future through its use of zero-knowledge proofs. We sat down with ...

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November 21, 2023

Are TradFi Managers Finally Waking Up to Bitcoin?

The head of research at 3iQ, Mark Connors, said that bitcoin has asymmetric returns – a feature that investors widely covet.

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Bitcoin

February 23, 2024

Satoshi’s Emails to a Bitcoin Co-Developer: The 5 Most Revealing Quotes 

On Thursday, Finnish software engineer Martti Malmi, a co-architect of Bitcoin in its first two years, published a mysteriously succinct message on X (formerly Twitter): “My email correspondence with Satoshi in 2009-2011: mmalmi.github.io/satoshi.”  The link led to a 70,000-word document on Github containing emails exchanged between him and—he claims—Satoshi Nakamoto, …

February 23, 2024

Weekly Recap: Do Kwon to Face US Trial, Starknet’s Revised Token Plan

In this weekly recap, we cover: Reddit disclosing its Bitcoin and Ether investments in a landmark IPO filing, joining the ranks of digital asset-holding corporations. Starknet launching its STRK token with a high valuation, facing community backlash over airdrop eligibility criteria and StarkWare responding to community critiques by revising the token …

February 23, 2024

Stacks’ Muneeb Ali On Why Bitcoin Is Exciting Once Again

Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Fountain, Overcast, Podcast Addict, Pocket Casts, Pandora, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or on your favorite podcast platform. Fifteen years after the birth of Bitcoin, the network is now entering an era of remarkable innovation and change, according to Stacks’ co-creator Muneeb …

February 22, 2024

ECB Officials Double Down on Criticisms of Bitcoin, Say BTC’s Fair Value Is ‘Still Zero’

Two European Central Bank (ECB) officials once again roundly criticized bitcoin, this time calling the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s approval of spot bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) “the naked emperor’s new clothes,” referring to a situation where something is widely praised without having any substantial merit. In a blog post …

Business

February 23, 2024

What Does Nvidia’s $2 Trillion Valuation Mean for AI Tokens?

Tech giant Nvidia crossed the $2 trillion mark for market capitalization for the first time on Friday morning following the company’s stellar fourth-quarter earnings report on Wednesday, driven largely by the demand for artificial intelligence chips. The news sent AI-associated altcoins higher heading into the end of the week.  “Accelerated …

February 23, 2024

Victims’ Fund for Genesis Creditors Could Set a Major Precedent in Crypto Bankruptcy Cases, If Approved

A victims’ fund set up for creditors in the bankruptcy case of crypto lender Genesis could set a new precedent for future crypto bankruptcy cases, but that’s only if the fund is approved by the court. Under standard Chapter 11 bankruptcy procedures, general unsecured creditors, such as Genesis customers, would …

February 23, 2024

Weekly Recap: Do Kwon to Face US Trial, Starknet’s Revised Token Plan

In this weekly recap, we cover: Reddit disclosing its Bitcoin and Ether investments in a landmark IPO filing, joining the ranks of digital asset-holding corporations. Starknet launching its STRK token with a high valuation, facing community backlash over airdrop eligibility criteria and StarkWare responding to community critiques by revising the token …

February 23, 2024

Kraken Files to Dismiss SEC Lawsuit

Crypto exchange Kraken has filed to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), calling it a “dangerous precedent” for agency overreach.  The SEC sued Kraken in November, alleging the firm violated securities laws by acting as an unregistered broker, dealer, exchange and clearing agency. The …

DeFi

February 23, 2024

Uniswap’s UNI Soars on Proposal to Distribute Protocol Fees to Token Holders

The price of Uniswap’s governance token UNI soared nearly 62% on Friday morning as the Uniswap Foundation proposed a fee mechanism that would reward UNI holders who have staked and delegated their tokens. The proposal is an effort to strengthen Uniswap’s governance system.  The foundation’s governance lead Erin Koen posted …

February 23, 2024

Weekly Recap: Do Kwon to Face US Trial, Starknet’s Revised Token Plan

In this weekly recap, we cover: Reddit disclosing its Bitcoin and Ether investments in a landmark IPO filing, joining the ranks of digital asset-holding corporations. Starknet launching its STRK token with a high valuation, facing community backlash over airdrop eligibility criteria and StarkWare responding to community critiques by revising the token …

February 22, 2024

StarkWare Revises Token Unlock Schedule Amid Controversy

Starknet developer StarkWare has changed its token unlock schedule after backlash from the crypto community over its original plan to release a large number of tokens airdropped to early contributors and investors in just two months. While the controversial initial token release schedule would unlock 1.3 billion STRK tokens on …

February 22, 2024

Aave’s Risk Manager Gauntlet Cuts Ties With DAO

Blockchain analytics firm Gauntlet plans to end its relationship with decentralized lending protocol Aave, after serving as its independent risk manager since 2020, and cutting short its 12-month contract which was just renewed in September. “We will be terminating our payment stream as soon as possible and working with other …

Ethereum

February 23, 2024

Uniswap’s UNI Soars on Proposal to Distribute Protocol Fees to Token Holders

The price of Uniswap’s governance token UNI soared nearly 62% on Friday morning as the Uniswap Foundation proposed a fee mechanism that would reward UNI holders who have staked and delegated their tokens. The proposal is an effort to strengthen Uniswap’s governance system.  The foundation’s governance lead Erin Koen posted …

February 23, 2024

Weekly Recap: Do Kwon to Face US Trial, Starknet’s Revised Token Plan

In this weekly recap, we cover: Reddit disclosing its Bitcoin and Ether investments in a landmark IPO filing, joining the ranks of digital asset-holding corporations. Starknet launching its STRK token with a high valuation, facing community backlash over airdrop eligibility criteria and StarkWare responding to community critiques by revising the token …

February 22, 2024

A16z, Binance Labs Make Investments in EigenLayer Ecosystem

The EigenLayer ecosystem has attracted major investments from venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, also known as a16z, and Binance incubator Binance Labs, gaining strong support for its restaking technique.  Eigen Labs, the software development firm behind EigenLayer, announced Thursday morning that it had raised $100 million from Andreessen Horowitz’s flagship …

February 22, 2024

The Chopping Block: Starknet’s Airdrop, Founder Challenges, and Ethena’s Mainnet

Welcome to The Chopping Block, where crypto experts Haseeb Qureshi, Tom Schmidt, Tarun Chitra, and Robert Leshner bring you inside perspectives on critical topics in the crypto world. This week the boys dive deep into Starknet’s airdrop controversies, the psychological toll of internet backlash on founders, and the groundbreaking Ethena …

NFTs

February 23, 2024

Pudgy Penguins Is Getting a Domain Extension Via Unstoppable Domains

Web3 digital identity provider Unstoppable Domains announced Friday morning that crypto denizens and specifically holders of the NFT collection Pudgy Penguins can acquire domains that end in “.pudgy.” According to a press release shared with Unchained, the partnership between Unstoppable Domains and Pudgy Penguins through the introduction of the new …

February 19, 2024

Pudgy Penguins’ Floor Price Temporarily Surpasses That of Bored Ape Yacht Club

The floor price of Pudgy Penguins, the popular non-fungible token (NFT) collection, temporarily surpassed that of the iconic Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) over the weekend, another sign of growth for the NFTs based on the cute, flightless seabirds since Luca Schnetzler became CEO of the project in April 2022. …

February 12, 2024

Utility Gaming Tokens Are the Now and Future of NFTs

The non-fungible token (NFT) landscape is undergoing a radical transformation, challenging long-held beliefs and traditional norms. No longer mere digital collectibles, NFTs are at the cusp of a revolution, poised to redefine digital interaction and asset ownership in ways that some may find controversial, but which are undeniably groundbreaking. But …

February 10, 2024

Pandora Token Based on ERC-404 Is Both Fungible and Non-Fungible at the Same time

Pandora’s box has swung open in the crypto ecosystem.  Pandora is a newly launched token that adheres to “ERC-404,” a new and experimental token standard on Ethereum. The cryptocurrency was rolled out on Feb. 2 and on Saturday at 11 a.m. ET, it was trading at $23,093, making its market …

Regulation

February 23, 2024

Victims’ Fund for Genesis Creditors Could Set a Major Precedent in Crypto Bankruptcy Cases, If Approved

A victims’ fund set up for creditors in the bankruptcy case of crypto lender Genesis could set a new precedent for future crypto bankruptcy cases, but that’s only if the fund is approved by the court. Under standard Chapter 11 bankruptcy procedures, general unsecured creditors, such as Genesis customers, would …

February 23, 2024

Weekly Recap: Do Kwon to Face US Trial, Starknet’s Revised Token Plan

In this weekly recap, we cover: Reddit disclosing its Bitcoin and Ether investments in a landmark IPO filing, joining the ranks of digital asset-holding corporations. Starknet launching its STRK token with a high valuation, facing community backlash over airdrop eligibility criteria and StarkWare responding to community critiques by revising the token …

February 23, 2024

Kraken Files to Dismiss SEC Lawsuit

Crypto exchange Kraken has filed to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), calling it a “dangerous precedent” for agency overreach.  The SEC sued Kraken in November, alleging the firm violated securities laws by acting as an unregistered broker, dealer, exchange and clearing agency. The …

February 16, 2024

Crypto Advocate Could Challenge Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts Senate Race

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has been at odds with the crypto industry for years, criticizing it for its use in illicit finance and for being full of scammers who take advantage of retail investors, and she may be getting a challenger who is more supportive of digital assets this coming …

Tech

February 23, 2024

Uniswap’s UNI Soars on Proposal to Distribute Protocol Fees to Token Holders

The price of Uniswap’s governance token UNI soared nearly 62% on Friday morning as the Uniswap Foundation proposed a fee mechanism that would reward UNI holders who have staked and delegated their tokens. The proposal is an effort to strengthen Uniswap’s governance system.  The foundation’s governance lead Erin Koen posted …

February 23, 2024

Pudgy Penguins Is Getting a Domain Extension Via Unstoppable Domains

Web3 digital identity provider Unstoppable Domains announced Friday morning that crypto denizens and specifically holders of the NFT collection Pudgy Penguins can acquire domains that end in “.pudgy.” According to a press release shared with Unchained, the partnership between Unstoppable Domains and Pudgy Penguins through the introduction of the new …

February 22, 2024

A16z, Binance Labs Make Investments in EigenLayer Ecosystem

The EigenLayer ecosystem has attracted major investments from venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, also known as a16z, and Binance incubator Binance Labs, gaining strong support for its restaking technique.  Eigen Labs, the software development firm behind EigenLayer, announced Thursday morning that it had raised $100 million from Andreessen Horowitz’s flagship …

February 22, 2024

5 Security Measures Crypto Investors Should Take in Bull Markets

If the last few years have taught us anything about crypto, it’s that it’s no different from any other asset class in this regard: Where there is a potential fortune to be made, scammers are never far behind. Now that the crypto market is rallying, investors need to be extra …



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