US senators aim to amend cybersecurity bill to include crypto

As regulators around the world try to provide frameworks for the digital asset industry, two U.S. senators have introduced a bill to help crypto companies report cybersecurity threats. U.S. Senators Marsha Blackburn, Republican of Tennessee, and Cynthia Lummis, Republican of Wyoming, exclusively shared with TechCrunch the reformed , the Cryptocurrency Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, which … Read more

Over 275 of the most promising startups of 2022 in edtech, fintech, crypto, proptech and more, according to VCs

We asked hundreds of top venture capitalists to name the most promising startups of 2022. VCs were asked to name companies inside and outside of their portfolios. They delivered an exciting list across industries like fintech, healthcare, edtech and more. Each year, we reach out to hundreds of VCs at nearly 100 firms and ask … Read more

Solana developer platform Coral raises $20M led by FTX, Jump Crypto to build web3’s iPhone

Developers are a huge catalyst for growth in the competitive world of layer-one blockchains. Where the devs go, they build out applications and robust ecosystems, and user activity and interest tends to follow. has been instrumental in building out dev tools for the Solana blockchain ecosystem. The startup created , which it says is the … Read more

Crypto trading-focused blockchain Sei launches $50M ecosystem fund

While many layer-1 blockchains out there were built for a pretty general purpose, other networks were designed around very specific use cases. , a layer-1 blockchain designed for trading, has launched a $50 million ecosystem and liquidity fund to support new decentralized finance (DeFi) applications on its platform, its co-founders Jeff Feng and Jay Jog … Read more

Bitcoin Miner Core Scientific Should Weather Crypto Storm, Analyst Says

Crypto hosting and mining company Core Scientific (CORZ) has the scale and experience to make it through the bitcoin (BTC) market downturn, Compass Point analyst Chase White told clients in a note Tuesday. White also wrote that Core has sufficient access to capital with its monthly production of bitcoin and its equity line of credit … Read more

Robinhood debuts new non-custodial crypto wallet with Polygon to 10K beta users

Robinhood is finally rolling out a beta version of its non-custodial crypto wallet to 10,000 customers on its waitlist , its CTO and general manager of crypto, Johann Kerbrat, told TechCrunch. The product is called Robinhood Wallet and will be the company’s first internationally-available app, Kerbrat said. The company revealed new details about the offering … Read more

Crypto platform Nexo sued by New York, California and six other US regulators

Crypto platform Nexo is being sued by eight U.S. state securities regulators representing New York, California, Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Washington and Vermont. According to from New York Attorney General Letitia James, Nexo and Nexo Capital failed to register with the state’s securities and commodities brokers or dealers and lied to investors about their … Read more

Disney’s Latest Job Posting Hints at Big Plans for NFT and Crypto Adoption

The Walt Disney Company on Friday for a principal counsel specializing in non-fungible tokens () and , hinting at its broader Web3 expansion across the Disney ecosystem. The full-time , which operates within the legal department of the Walt Disney Company, calls for an experienced corporate attorney to “work on transactions involving emerging technologies, including … Read more

Interpol seeks arrest of failed crypto-firm boss Do Kwon

Interpol has asked law enforcement agencies worldwide to find and arrest Do Kwon, founder of the failed cryptocurrency Terra. BBC Korean says a red notice has been issued for the 31-year-old, who is accused of fraud over the company’s $40 billion collapse. An arrest warrant was issued in his native South Korea earlier this month. … Read more

Crypto bankruptcies could put some customers at the ‘bottom of the totem pole’

For the first time in the short life of cryptocurrency, major crypto platforms have turned to US bankruptcy law to salvage their insolvent businesses. Now it’s largely up to bankruptcy courts to determine how to divvy up customers’ frozen crypto assets. So far this year, crypto platforms and filed for bankruptcy and in doing so … Read more