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    U.S. Justice Department seeks crypto-specialized trial attorney for money laundering recovery

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    14m The DoJ's Digital Currency Initiative is looking for a new crypto expert lawyer in the aftermath of several high-profile ransomware attacks. The post U.S. Justice Department seeks crypto-specialized trial attorney for money laundering r
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    John McAfee reportedly found dead in prison following extradition approval

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    2h3m Spanish media reports that John McAfee, the controversial founder of the eponymous antivirus software company and cryptocurrency advocate and promoter, has been found dead. The post John McAfee reportedly found dead in prison following extr
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    Galaxy Digital’s mining lead breaks down China and bitcoin’s energy footprint

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    2h31m The Block’s Frank Chaparro chats with Galaxy Digital's Head of Mining Amanda Fabiano in today's episode. The post Galaxy Digital’s mining lead breaks down China and bitcoin’s energy footprint appeared first on The Block.
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    Two blockchain bills pass in the US House, head for Senate

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    2h53m Darren Soto's suite of blockchain legislation sees notable progress early in the current Congress. The post Two blockchain bills pass in the US House, head for Senate appeared first on The Block.
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    SEC commissioner Hester Peirce argues in favor of DeFi’s promise of disintermediation

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    5h16m Hester Peirce spoke glowingly of DeFi and its ability to free users from huge counterparties from finance and big tech. The post SEC commissioner Hester Peirce argues in favor of DeFi’s promise of disintermediation appeared first on The B
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    Yield team raises $10 million to build out DeFi bond market

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    5h45m Yield, a project building out a bond market for the DeFi world, has raised $10 million in fresh funding in a round led by Paradigm. The post Yield team raises $10 million to build out DeFi bond market appeared first on The Block.
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    Staking company serves Fireblocks with a lawsuit over private keys to over $75 million in ETH

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    6h38m Fireblocks contends it was never in charge of the keys given the nature of the services. None of its wallets were impacted. The post Staking company serves Fireblocks with a lawsuit over private keys to over $75 million in ETH appeared firs
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    SEC postpones decision on Valkyrie Bitcoin ETF to August

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    7h9m The U.S. SEC has postponed a decision on yet another bitcoin ETF, this time one from Valkyrie Digital Assets. The post SEC postpones decision on Valkyrie Bitcoin ETF to August appeared first on The Block.
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    Crypto data firm Kaiko closes $24 million Series A funding round

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    7h35m Kaiko, a Paris-based crypto market data provider, has secured $24 million in a Series A round led by Anthemis and Underscore VC. Point Nine, Alven and Hashkey Capital also participated in the raise. The post Crypto data firm Kaiko closes $2
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    Binance to launch NFT marketplace with sale featuring works by Warhol and Dali

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    9h33m The premium auction, titled "Genesis," will feature non-fungible tokens of popular works by Andy Warhol and Salvador Dali. The post Binance to launch NFT marketplace with sale featuring works by Warhol and Dali appeared first on The
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    Bitcoin hashrate drops by nearly 50% following China’s mining crackdown

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    9h48m Bitcoin hashrate, or the total computational power to mine the cryptocurrency, has dropped by nearly 50% in over a month. The post Bitcoin hashrate drops by nearly 50% following China’s mining crackdown appeared first on The Block.
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    Secondhand bitcoin miner supply is spiking after China’s shutdown orders

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    10h30m About 50EH/s of hash rate has gone offline and Bitmain has to suspend its new bitcoin miner sales to not add more supply to the market The post Secondhand bitcoin miner supply is spiking after China’s shutdown orders appeared first on The
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    BIS steps up encouragement for CBDCs, says they can coexist with private stablecoins

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    10h33m The Bank for International Settlements speaks ever more optimistically about CBDCs in global banking. The post BIS steps up encouragement for CBDCs, says they can coexist with private stablecoins appeared first on The Block.
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    Analysis of Ethereum Gas Fees

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    11h38m Quick Take Ethereum gas fees reached record highs in the first half of 2021 but have since dropped dramatically in step with reduced on-chain volume The reduction of gas token usage and the rise of Flashbots appear to have benefitted networ
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    Large publicly traded companies aren’t following MicroStrategy’s lead

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    23h16m Quick Take Large corporates are giving bitcoin the cold shoulder amid its price rout. The tax headaches of adding bitcoin to a public company’s balance sheet make the move a non-starter for some.
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    SEC accuses CEO of crypto startup Loci of selling unregistered digital assets

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    1d The SEC charged John Wise and his company Loci Inc for allegedly selling an unregistered digital asset and making false statements related to its sale. The post SEC accuses CEO of crypto startup Loci of selling unregistered digital assets a
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    $300 million: Blockchain Capital raises new fund with backing from PayPal and Visa

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    1d Blockchain Capital, the long-running VC firm focused on the crypto space, has closed a new fund with $300 million in backing. The post $300 million: Blockchain Capital raises new fund with backing from PayPal and Visa appeared first on The
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    Uniswap Labs has hired its first chief operating officer

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    1d In her new position, Lader will play a key role in working with the Uniswap's community to expand its growth. The post Uniswap Labs has hired its first chief operating officer appeared first on The Block.
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    Coinbase stock is trading at around $220, near an all-time low

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    1d Coinbase stock is down a whopping 49% over its all-time high of nearly $430 reached on its listing day in mid-April. The post Coinbase stock is trading at around $220, near an all-time low appeared first on The Block.
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    Santander pilots Elliptic’s crypto risk screening tool on client transactions

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    1d The leading Spanish bank has finished a pilot designed to identify risk among clients transacting crypto exchanges. The post Santander pilots Elliptic’s crypto risk screening tool on client transactions appeared first on The Block.