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June 16, 2024

High Variability of Airdrop Is A Deliberate Choice: ZK Nation

The team behind ZKsync has addressed some of the community’s concerns over the ZK token airdrop ahead of claim day.

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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

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April 11, 2024

Empire DAO: A New Blockchain Approach to Co-Working Spaces?

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 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.

June 14, 2024

Bitcoin Miners are Under Pressure and Selling Coins: CryptoQuant

Data shows that Bitcoin miners have ramped up selling, evidenced by the higher activity on OTC desks and transfers from mining pools to exchanges.

June 11, 2024

Hedge Funds are Net Short in CME Bitcoin Futures by $6.3 Billion: Glassnode

Analysts at Glassnode have found that hedge funds are building up an increasingly large net short position for bitcoin.

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.

Business

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.

June 12, 2024

Terraform Labs to Pay SEC $4.5 Billion, Wind Down and Burn Assets

The SEC maintains that Terraform Labs is still in control of hundreds of millions of dollars from the Terra ecosystem.

June 12, 2024

The US Lost 14% of Blockchain Developer Share Since 2018: Coinbase

Fortune 500 companies are becoming increasingly interested in the onchain economy, says Coinbase, but notes that the pool of developer talent is moving overseas.

DeFi

June 14, 2024

Price Surge in Rocket Pool’s RPL Triggers $1.5 Million in Liquidations

As plans for an upgrade Sunday got underway, RPL jumped from $19 to as high as $35, before settling around $24.

June 14, 2024

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

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

June 14, 2024

Are Memecoins the Next Evolution of Wall Street Bets?

Nathaniel Popper, author of The Trolls of Wall Street, talks about how Wall Street Bets and memecoins reflect broader societal changes, including the shifting status of men.

June 13, 2024

UwU Lend Hacker Steals Another $3.7 Million From Protocol

The same hacker that exploited $20 million from UwU Lend earlier this week stole another $3.7 million using the funds stolen in the first exploit to carry out the second attack.

Ethereum

June 16, 2024

High Variability of Airdrop Is A Deliberate Choice: ZK Nation

The team behind ZKsync has addressed some of the community’s concerns over the ZK token airdrop ahead of claim day.

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 12, 2024

Arbitrum Is Preparing to Fully Remove Its Training Wheels in Becoming a Stage 2 Ethereum Rollup

Community members are mulling over a snapshot temperature check on whether to bring BOLD, a new dispute resolution protocol, to Arbitrum One and Nova, which is expected to enhance the security of Arbitrum chains and remove the restrictions on who can become a validator.

June 11, 2024

ZKsync Unveils ‘Mother of All’ Airdrops With 17.5% Token Supply Distribution

ZKsync plans to airdrop 3.6 billion ZK tokens to 695,232 wallets. Around 89% of the airdropped tokens, which will be liquid from day one, will go to ZKsync users.

NFTs

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. 

April 26, 2024

Weekly Recap: DOJ Action on Samourai Wallet, SEC Attorneys Resign

This week in crypto: Renzo’s ezETH depegging crisis, Changpeng Zhao faces SEC penalties, Grayscale introduces Bitcoin Mini ETF, and more!

Regulation

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 11, 2024

PleasrDAO Sues Martin Shkreli Over Rights to $4.75 Million Wu-Tang Clan Album

The court has granted PleasrDAO’s request for a temporary restraining order, which means Martin Shkreli is barred from streaming or disseminating the Wu-Tang Clan album that the DAO acquired for $4.75 million.

June 6, 2024

Q&A With Robinhood Crypto General Manager: Why the Crypto Giant Went to the EU

Johann Kerbrat gave his perspective about Bitstamp acquisition, the upcoming spot ether ETFs, and how the U.S. regulatory landscape compares to others.

June 5, 2024

In the Ongoing SAB 121 Fight, Here’s How Crypto Can Move Forward With Bipartisan Support

Despite the Biden veto, Congress is already displaying bipartisanship. The Blockchain Association plans to capitalize on this momentum—and the crypto community can help.

Tech

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.

June 7, 2024

Coinbase Smart Wallet Could Offer Free Transactions ‘in Perpetuity’ for Some Dapps

Coinbase smart wallet, which launched this week, is subsidizing gas costs for users’ transactions for some dapps on Base. But a launch partner says one aspect of the setup could enable the company to do this forever.

June 6, 2024

Should Ethereum Layer 2s Urgently Decentralize Their Sequencers?

After Layer 2 network Linea halted block production this week, many demanded the sequencers be decentralized. But is it necessary?

June 6, 2024

The Top 4 Onchain Metrics Every Crypto Investor Should Understand

Using onchain data, investors can cut through the noise of “Crypto Twitter” and understand the fundamentals of cryptocurrencies.

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

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The Chopping Block: Crypto Populism: From Celebrity Coins to Politics

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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.

SEC 19b-4 Filing

June 3, 2024

What Is SEC 19b-4 Filing and What Does It Mean for Crypto?

Form 19b-4 is used by self-regulatory organizations in the United States to inform the Securities Exchange Commission of any changes to their rules, such as the launch of a new crypto ETF. 

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