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Jacquelyn Melinek


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Past articles by Jacquelyn:

Car-sharing revenue could be a first step to mainstream adoption of web3 in the enterprise

ELOOP and Peaq are among the web3 startups looking to help enterprise businesses incorporate web3 into their business models. → Read More

Web3 games don’t need to highlight blockchain elements to succeed

Blockchain games want to go mainstream, but the million-dollar question is: What’s the best way to do it? → Read More

Maybe the second half of 2023 will have greater capital flowing into crypto, but maybe not

Looking at the first half of 2023, funding for crypto startups continued to grow more scarce. In Q2, venture capital flowing into the industry dropped. → Read More

Crypto funding drops for fifth straight quarter as investors continue to pull back

Capital flowing into the industry dropped for the fifth consecutive quarter since Q1 2022 to $2.34 billion globally. → Read More

Magic Eden CEO talks multichain expansion and what’s next for the NFT platform

For this week’s Chain Reaction episode, Jacquelyn interviewed Jack Lu, co-founder and CEO of NFT marketplace Magic Eden. → Read More

Say goodbye to Q2 and the crypto hacks, scams and rug pulls that came with it

Welcome back to Chain Reaction. As if the pessimism around crypto weren’t enough, the industry is facing yet another quarter of hackers and scammers looking to make a quick buck. → Read More

Crypto losses halved in Q2 2023 to $204M

Without a major, industrywide push to emphasize protective measures and shake out bad actors, this problem won’t be fixed. → Read More

Announcing the Fintech Stage agenda at TechCrunch Disrupt

Check out the agenda for the brand-new Fintech Stage at TechCrunch Disrupt with some of the brightest minds in fintech. → Read More

Coinbase execs: As global crypto policy grows, US has urgent need for legislation

52% of companies surveyed say they're holding off on major crypto investments until regulation is established, according to a Coinbase and The Block report. → Read More

AI and crypto integration is going to happen whether you want it or not

The need for owning your own data is applicable not just in the web3 space, but in AI, too. → Read More

Brian Armstrong thinks Coinbase could become a ‘super app’

Most people still think of crypto as an asset class that's traded and speculated on, but there are many more use cases than meets the eye, Armstrong said. → Read More

Fidelity, Schwab, Citadel backing new crypto exchange EDX signals TradFi’s deeper dive into digital assets

Earlier this week, EDX Markets launched its digital asset platform. But what made this launch catch a lot of attention? Its founding investors. → Read More

SEC director says 'nothing has changed' for enforcement even as the crypto industry rumbles

The SEC’s director of enforcement, Gurbir Grewal, says the regulator is not concerned with labels or technology, but with what's underneath. → Read More

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no, it’s a crypto whale

Follow me on Twitter @Jacqmelinek for breaking crypto news, memes and more. Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Earlier this week, I took a look at what some major crypto whales’ wallets were doing, where they parked their funds and how their activity signals movement in the broader market. I examined six wallets, which were provided […] → Read More

Former SEC chair Jay Clayton feels ‘vast majority’ of crypto tokens are securities

Former SEC Chairman Jay Clayton has reiterated his position that many cryptocurrencies could be defined as securities. → Read More

See where six crypto whales’ wallets are putting their assets

The wallets are worth a total of $493.6 million, with almost 98% of their wallets’ allocated on the Ethereum blockchain. → Read More

US DoJ charges two Russians for hacking crypto exchange Mt. Gox

Department of Justice charges two Russian nationals with hacking crypto exchange Mt. Gox of about 647,000 bitcoins. → Read More

Sequoia does to itself what the Biden administration wants to do with Google

Mary Ann and Alex are back, and once again this week they tapped the TechCrunch roster for expert input. This week the Equity crew were thrilled to welcome Jacquie back to the show! All the cool kids are filling out the Equity listener survey. We want to hear from you! It was a hectic week, with little […] → Read More

The SEC's situationship with Binance and Coinbase keeps getting messier

Unless you live under a rock, you know that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission came out guns blazing on Monday and Tuesday, by suing the two largest crypto exchanges, Binance and Coinbase, respectively. → Read More

Aave’s Lens Protocol raises $15M to build the decentralized social web

Lens Protocol, a web3 product aimed at creating a decentralized social networking ecosystem, has raised $15 million. → Read More