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Past articles by Jacquelyn:

Web3 adoption could come via the enterprise, but the real boom will be through startups

While the use cases in enterprise are more incremental, the real drivers of the tech might be coming from startup land. → Read More

Circle expands Asia focus, Mila Kunis and Stoner Cats face SEC, Telegram adds crypto wallet and more

Welcome back to Chain Reaction. To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important crypto stories delivered to your inbox every Thursday at 12 → Read More

USDC issuer Circle expands Asia focus in push to enter the region’s flourishing payments ecosystem

How can Asian businesses send and receive payments cheaper, faster and more securely? Circle thinks the answer may come from blockchain and stablecoins. → Read More

Blockchain tech needs a ‘ChatGPT moment’ to scale enterprise adoption

Big names like Starbucks and Nike were quick to adopt blockchain tech, but it will still be a while until we see the enterprise space embrace the tech. → Read More

Brett Harrison ‘never lost faith in the business’ while at now-shuttered FTX

At Consensus 2023, Anthony Scaramucci and Brett Harrison shared their experiences during FTX’s downfall and what life has been like since. → Read More

Binance.US sailed away from its $1.3B deal with Voyager, now what?

Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Earlier this week, Binance.US broke off its $1.3 billion deal to buy crypto broker Voyager Digital’s assets due to a “hostile and uncertain regulatory climate.” The announcement comes about nine months after Voyager filed for bankruptcy. At the time, the U.S.-headquartered firm — and its two affiliates — said in […] → Read More

What happens to your crypto when you die?

As the crypto industry matures, one consideration often left ignored is estate planning for your assets when you pass. → Read More

Crypto wallet Phantom adds public multichain support for Ethereum and Polygon

Phantom, a crypto wallet for Solana blockchain users, has expanded its support to Ethereum and Polygon blockchains in a public launch across browsers, iOS and Android, the company exclusively told TechCrunch. Support for the two new blockchains was originally slated for the first quarter of 2023, but was pushed back to today. The multichain integration […] → Read More

The US is losing crypto talent as blockchain devs seek safer havens

The number of blockchain developers in the US has declined every year since 2017, leaving some concerned for America's crypto future. → Read More

Investors unfazed by Q1 crypto funding decline

Crypto-focused venture capital investors remain confident in the market as total capital raised dropped in the first quarter. → Read More

SEC clamps down on Coinbase and Tron, while Do Kwon is arrested overseas

It was a big week in the crypto world as the SEC clamped down on Coinbase and Tron, while Do Kwon, founder of Terraform Labs, was arrested. → Read More

Terra creator Do Kwon reportedly arrested at Montenegro airport

Do Kwon, the founder of Terraform Labs, has reportedly been arrested in Montenegro, according to a local government official. → Read More

Chaos in US banks could push crypto industry toward decentralization

The crypto industry lost some banking on- and off-ramps due to recent banking turmoil, signaling a potential shift toward decentralization. → Read More

Signature Bank seizure creates obstacles for crypto industry while promoting ‘unbanked’ innovations

Unease is rising in crypto after federal regulators seized Signature Bank, Silvergate Capital wound down operations, and Silicon Valley Bank collapsed. → Read More

Bitcoin and the Lightning Network are moving payments globally

Welcome back to Chain Reaction, a podcast diving deep into the stories, backgrounds and latest news with the biggest names in crypto. For this week’s episode, Jacquelyn interviewed Jack Mallers, the founder and CEO of Strike, a bitcoin-based payment network and financial app that is trying to expand the reach of cross-border payments and remittance […] → Read More

Silvergate’s shiny hinges have rusted as the crypto bank plans to shut down

On Wednesday, Silvergate Capital, a publicly traded crypto bank, shared that it would “wind down operations and voluntarily liquidate” its bank division. → Read More

Crypto bank Silvergate’s ‘collywobbles’ could add to industry’s woes

Crypto bank Silvergate bit the dust this week, leading some analysts to forecast bigger problems for the overall ecosystem. → Read More

Meet the women-led web3 startups from Thousand Faces’ demo day

Thousand Faces, a web3 community-based investment group, hosted its demo day on Wednesday with the top 10 startups from its Female Founder Accelerator program. → Read More

Coinbase is ‘laser-focused’ on growing dev world and onboarding crypto-curious

For crypto exchange giant Coinbase, 2023 is all about getting web3 into new markets and partnerships while onboarding more users into crypto. → Read More

Coinbase launches wallet API to help integrate Web 2.0 devs into web3 world

Coinbase, the second largest crypto exchange by trading volume, has launched a new product to help onboard developers into web3, the company shared with TechCrunch on Wednesday. It should be easier to go to a website or engage with a brand without having to leave their platform, Will Robinson, VP of engineering at Coinbase, said […] → Read More