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Past articles by Anita:

Is web3 really the new phase of the internet?

Investors and startup founders are desperately trying to convince us that web3 is the next logical phase of the web. Is it? → Read More


We had to talk about the news that rocked the crypto world this week in our Thursday episode: the Binance/FTX deal that never was. To begin, we gave you a rundown of WTF just happened with the beef between two of the largest crypto exchanges in the world and how Sam Bankman-Fried’s storied exchange fell so far so […] → Read More

Crypto’s crown prince stumbles

We had to tear up our plans to cover pretty much anything else and turn our attention to the biggest story in crypto this year: the fall from grace of FTX. → Read More

Crypto’s biggest M&A deal, between Binance and FTX, looks unlikely to close

After less than a day of due diligence, crypto exchange Binance reportedly looks unlikely to complete its proposed acquisition of rival FTX. → Read More

Troubled crypto exchange FTX investigated by US regulators over customer funds

Crypto trading behemoth FTX fell from grace this week after the exchange experienced a liquidity crunch and agreed to give its rival, Binance, the option to purchase the company’s non-U.S. operations in what appears to be a bailout. Now, U.S. regulators are looking into whether FTX potentially mishandled customer funds on its platform, sources told […] → Read More

Binance’s plan to acquire FTX is ‘real-life Game of Thrones’ as crypto winter winds blow

Binance has signed a letter of intent to buy its closest competitor, FTX, making huge waves in the crypto community after the CEOs of the exchanges engaged in a multiday public dispute on Twitter. → Read More

Why the CEO of the world’s largest crypto exchange backed Musk’s Twitter buyout

Binance’s CEO and founder Changpeng Zhao made headlines outside his typical wheelhouse of web3 as an investor in Elon Musk’s Twitter buyout. Zhao, who put in $500 million, told an audience at Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal this week that he would consider joining the social media company’s board if Musk asked him to do […] → Read More

Bitcoin’s future could hinge on mines over matter

In this week's edition of Chain Reaction, we talk about trouble brewing for bitcoin miners and Binance's investment in the Elon/Twitter deal. → Read More

Web3 infrastructure startup Tenderly takes on Infura, Alchemy with new node offering

Web3 developer tooling startup Tenderly launches node-as-a-service offering to compete with existing providers such as Alchemy, Infura. → Read More

Ex-Bain investor launches $30M web3 consumer VC fund as solo female founder

Magdalena “Mags” Kala, a self-described “lifetime degen,” is no stranger to beating the odds. Before she became an investor, she co-founded an all-female blackjack team that sought to exploit gender bias to make a profit through gaming, she told TechCrunch in an interview. It’s fitting, then, that Kala was able to raise her first fund […] → Read More

Troop rallies retail investors to get out the proxy vote

Retail investors entered the stock market in droves over the past couple of years. Much ink has already been spilled analyzing competition between fintech companies such as Robinhood and to capture these new customers. But there’s another implication of this trend that’s less obvious: these new investors also have the power to introduce and […] → Read More

Ralph Lauren redesigns Polo logo for first time ever in new digital collection with Fortnite

Fashion brand Ralph Lauren just dropped a digital clothing collection in collaboration with popular video game Fortnite. → Read More

I regret to inform you that Elon has something to do with this

We hope that you are in good form this Friday, alive, well, and ready to rock. We certainly were. → Read More

Apple doesn’t want you trading NFTs on your phone (unless it makes them money)

Apple is no stranger to asserting its dominance. That’s exactly what the tech giant did this week when it announced new, stringent guidelines for NFT transactions in the iOS App Store, marking the first time the company has taken any sort of substantial position on web3. We hopped on the mic for the Thursday episode […] → Read More

Apple says, ‘NFTs? Yes, fees’

Apple cracks down with new App Store guidelines for crypto; Reddit makes a splash in NFTs; U.K. gets a pro-crypto prime minister. → Read More

Dragonfly, Haun Ventures and Sequoia talk web3 and more at TC Sessions: Crypto

While the overall crypto markets have been in a rough spot lately, web3 venture capitalists have never had more conviction — or more funding at their disposal — to back startups and teams building in the space. The big question on their minds is whether tokens and startup valuations have bottomed out, or if they […] → Read More

Alchemy, Ava Labs and BlockFi break down funding in a bear market at TC Sessions: Crypto

Bears hibernate during the coldest months, but there’s nowhere to hide from a bear market during a crypto winter. As the entire sector faces what looks to be a long stretch of uncertainty, young founders must find a way to keep the funds flowing. But how? This timely topic is why we’re thrilled that industry […] → Read More

Staax thinks peer-to-peer payments can onboard a new generation of stock investors

For better or for worse, Robinhood helped inspire a new generation of investors to enter the stock market. Now that investing is cool again, upstarts like Staax, which pitched today at TechCrunch Disrupt’s Startup Battlefield, are finding new ways to cash in on its cachet, particularly among young people. Nikki Varanasi, Staax’s founder and CEO, […] → Read More

‘We do our own research’: a16z GP on investing millions in Adam Neumann

a16z's Chris Dixon explained why the firm invested millions in WeWork founder Adam Neumann's new venture at TechCrunch Disrupt 2022. → Read More

a16z’s Chris Dixon announces new accelerator program for crypto founders in LA

Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) is one of the most influential players in the web3 ecosystem, funding entrepreneurs in the space amid “crypto winter.” Founded and helmed by general partner Chris Dixon, the venture firm’s crypto arm raised a massive $4.5 billion fund in May for its fourth dedicated sector fund to continue backing early-stage founders just […] → Read More