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  • The Boston Globe
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Past articles by Aidan:

FalconX Deal a Bright Spot in Bleak Market for Crypto

It’s been a rough couple of weeks for crypto companies as token prices have dropped, bellwethers such as Coinbase have laid off staff, and the crash in two cryptocurrencies—terraUSD and luna—has trashed confidence in digital assets. But some startups have been able to lock in new funding rounds ... → Read More

Crypto Recruiters Feel the Chill; Breaking Down the Digital Asset Bill

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been covering the downturn in crypto prices and how that’s affecting crypto companies. For some, it’s triggered layoffs and hiring freezes.But as my story on Tuesday this week shows, there’s also an effect on the broader ecosystem of firms that have helped ... → Read More

Coinbase Shopped for Amazon Employees Before Hiring Freeze

Before a hiring freeze brought its eye-popping expansion to a screeching halt, Coinbase went shopping at Amazon: for employees. The e-commerce giant was the top source of new hires for Coinbase in the first five months of this year, unseating Google from the No. 1 spot and accounting for 11% of ... → Read More

What Binance Labs Is Telling Founders Amid Downturn; Haun Ventures Adds to Deal Team

Investors haven’t been shy about warning founders that the next crypto winter is upon us—though most are spinning the downturn as a big opportunity for those that can weather the storm to come out even stronger. Andreessen Horowitz seemed to prove this logic right, at least as far as funding ... → Read More

The Startup Founders Who Made Ukraine a Crypto Stronghold

As Ukraine crowdsources millions of dollars worth of digital currency to fund its defense against Russia, the nation’s early adoption of crypto appears to be paying dividends.Ukraine’s government has so far raised more than $13 million worth of bitcoin and other tokens, according to data from ... → Read More

What to Expect From Coinbase Earnings; More on the OpenSea Hack

It’s a big week for crypto earnings, with Block and Coinbase both releasing their 2021 fourth-quarter results on Thursday. Today, we preview what to expect from Coinbase’s earnings call.Analysts expect fourth-quarter revenue of $1.98 billion, a nearly 300% increase from the fourth quarter of ... → Read More

What Sequoia’s New Fund Says About its Crypto Ambitions

Sequoia Capital’s announcement Thursday that it was raising between $500 million and $600 million for a new fund focused exclusively on cryptocurrency startups is notable for a few reasons. The Menlo Park, Calif.-based firm had already signaled its intent to go deep on crypto last year, ... → Read More

Where Has the IPO Lockup Gone? Tech Firms Trim Them Back

Some of last year’s most valuable tech initial public offerings, including Airbnb, Doordash and Snowflake, allowed pre-IPO shareholders to sell their stock before the traditional six-month waiting period expired. A more recent crop of listings, as well as Robinhood's imminent IPO, show the shift ... → Read More

Rally calls for National Grid to repair gas leaks

Protesters decked out in neon orange, yellow, and green vests called on National Grid to repair gas leaks across the state at a rally in Boston on Wednesday. → Read More

Boston’s ‘unsung hero,’ first female city auditor to step down after 29 years

For nearly three decades, Sally Glora has reigned over Boston’s finances as its auditor, charged with overseeing all of the city’s financial transactions and accounting for its annual budget. → Read More

Governor Baker calls for $18b boost in transit, road funding

A sweeping measure would buy new vehicles and expand service at the T, tackle traffic congestion, and offer a tax break to telecommuters. → Read More

New Hampshire residents open wallets for Buttigieg, Sanders, and Warren

A breakdown of the fund-raising numbers for presidential candidates in N.H. from the second quarter. → Read More

How a salad bought at Logan Airport started an effort to require EpiPens on airplanes

A Harvard University student’s allergic reaction to a salad has prompted an advocacy effort to require airlines to have epinephrine auto-injectors — known as EpiPens — on planes. → Read More

For some young N.H. voters, Joe Biden doesn’t share their progressive values

The former vice president, headlining an event for the N.H. Young Democrats, the isn’t a top choice for some of those voters ahead of the nation’s first primary. → Read More

Markey campaign raises $1 million in latest fund-raising haul

Senator Ed Markey’s primary challenger, Shannon Liss-Riordan, said earlier this week that she loaned her campaign $1 million and raised just under $145,000 in the second quarter. → Read More

Baker seeks more oversight of Uber and Lyft

Governor Charlie Baker wants to toughen penalties on drivers who stalk customers or falsify accounts, and collect more data to understand how Uber and Lyft contribute to traffic. → Read More

Liss-Riordan loans campaign $1 million for Markey challenge

She raised just shy of $145,000 and will report about $992,000 in cash on hand for the second quarter, which ended June 30. → Read More

Warren returns to N.H. for town hall Monday

Elizabeth Warren is returning to the Granite State for the first time since appearing in the first Democratic debate. → Read More

Markey, Pressley, Kennedy propose federal grants for states that adopt Mass. gun laws

Massachusetts lawmakers are proposing a bill to encourage other states to pass gun licensing and red flag laws similar to those in the Bay State. → Read More

Chinatown has worst air quality in Massachusetts, report says

A new report shows that air pollution in Massachusetts disproportionately affects people of color. → Read More