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Daniel Roberts

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New York, NY, United States

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  • Cashay
  • Yahoo
  • AOL.com
  • HuffPost
  • Engadget
  • The Awl

Past articles by Daniel:

Two Rabbis Are NFT'ing the Torah, the 'Original Blockchain'

Mordechai Lightstone and Jonathan Caras are selling NFT artworks to raise money for physical Torah scrolls that will be sent to Jewish communities. → Read More

Thrasio, which buys up Amazon third-party sellers, has rapidly raised $1.75 billion

Thrasio raises another $750 million, bringing its total funding to $1.75 billion. It says it's the fastest U.S. startup to reach profitable unicorn status. → Read More

Elon Musk is serious about crypto as Tesla puts $1.5 billion in bitcoin

Tesla’s latest move takes Elon Musk's crypto support from mere social media flag-waving to serious investment. → Read More

Super Bowl 2021 is first with no cash, no paper tickets

Super Bowl 55 will be fully mobile-ticketed for the 22,000 fans in attendance, and fully cashless inside the stadium for all concessions. → Read More

What is dogecoin? Elon Musk has sent the meme cryptocurrency soaring

The No. 12 largest cryptocurrency, with a market cap of $6.1 billion, is a joke. “Dogecoin is the people’s crypto,” Musk tweeted very late on Wednesday night. It’s pretty cool.” The meme evolved to show any Shiba Inu along with phrases, written in Comic Sans font text, in stilted English. → Read More

Robinhood restricts Instant Buying of crypto, citing 'extraordinary market conditions'

One day after trading app Robinhood halted buying of red-hot stocks like GameStop and AMC, the app turned off a key cryptocurrency buying feature. → Read More

Steven Cohen reassures Mets fans on his involvement in GameStop stock frenzy

Mets fans were concerned that the GameStop short squeeze that hit Melvin Capital, and by extension Mets owner Steven Cohen, could hurt Mets payroll. → Read More

Biden administration could be friendly to crypto

Biden’s choice of Gary Gensler for SEC chairman was hailed by crypto flag-wavers as great news for the space. → Read More

How Ripple plans to defend SEC charges over XRP token

The SEC believes XRP is a security, and says Ripple promoted XRP sales to finance its business. Here's how Ripple will defend itself, according to sources close to the company. → Read More

Damian Lillard: Athletes are investing in media because 'you can control the content'

Damian Lillard sees his PlayersTV move as just one part of his expanding off-the-court portfolio. → Read More

Coinbase IPO will be controversial litmus test for crypto offerings

The Coinbase IPO will carry a great deal of controversy for some investors—and not just crypto skeptics. → Read More

How bitcoin narratives have evolved to fuel current price surge

Bitcoin's original appeal – that it's outside government reach – is bumping up against a new initiative to regulate the crypto market. The tension will intensify in 2021. → Read More

Master P aims to make Allen Iverson for Reebok what Michael Jordan was for Nike

The rapper Percy Miller (“Master P”) has emerged as an interested buyer in Reebok. → Read More

Bitcoin keeps hitting new records, nears $30,000 in late 2020 price surge

The 2020 bitcoin bonanza can be chalked up to a convergence of many positive factors, as well as a convergence of narratives. → Read More

Square soared in 2020, even as the COVID-19 pandemic hit its core customers

After two quarters of losses, Square came back and is ending 2020 on a high note even as COVID-19 lingers. → Read More

Disney will test the limits of 'franchise fatigue' in 2021 and 2022

On Disney+ over the next two years, Disney will truly test the limits of the fatigue theory with Marvel and Star Wars original shows, and might discover that even the most hardcore fans have a threshold. → Read More

Betting companies defined the year in sports business

While fans were stuck at home this year, and even as live sports TV ratings dipped, sports betting companies thrived. → Read More

'Terrifying': Cleveland Browns, Columbus Crew owner Dee Haslam on NFL, MLS pandemic seasons

Navigating the MLS and NFL seasons amid the pandemic has been “tremendously challenging for everybody,” Crew and Browns owner Dee Haslam says. → Read More

Coinbase files confidentially for IPO, aiming for major crypto industry milestone

Coinbase, the largest crypto exchange in the U.S., filed its confidential S-1 form with the SEC to go public. It will be the first crypto exchange IPO and a major event for the industry. → Read More

Visa has quietly warmed to crypto, along with PayPal and Square

Visa’s cryptocurrency projects have received less attention than those of PayPal and Square, but might hold the biggest potential for eventual mainstream adoption. → Read More