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Citadel Securities takes in $1.15B investment from Sequoia and Paradigm

Citadel Securities announced that VC firms Sequoia and Paradigm made a $1.15 billion combined minority investment in the market maker, bringing its valuation to $22 billion. The partnership with Paradigm, a Web3-focused investor, signaled Citadel Securities’ shift toward new asset classes such as crypto. Sequoia, who led the round, with …

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First DEX on Oasis Network hits $100M TVL in 24 hours

YuzuSwap, the first decentralized exchange operating on the Oasis Network, has seen rapid uptake since launching on Jan. 11, underscoring heightened demand for decentralized finance protocols.  In its first 24 hours of operations, YuzuSwap achieved a total value locked, or TVL, of $100 million, the company reported Wednesday. Trading volumes …

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OpenSea competitor LooksRare exceeds $394M in sales

Daily volume on NFT marketplace LooksRare has already exceeded $394 million following the platform’s official launch on Jan. 10. The platform was able to bring in this customer base by offering only 2% fees on basic sales and zero fees on private sales, compared to competitor OpenSea’s 2.5% fee on …

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NYC restaurant claims it will open for NFT holders only

VCR Group, the hospitality company founded by entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk, announced the live token sale of its latest members-only private dining club in New York City, called Flyfish Club. Prospective seafood-restaurant-goers must purchase their membership on the blockchain, sold as a nonfungible token (NFT). Flyfish Club (FFC) is the world’s …

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The expanding Cosmos: Here’s why Osmosis (OSMO) hit a new all-time high

Crypto assets within the Cosmos ecosystem have been on a run since the start of 2022, thanks to an intensified focus on brokering cross-chain compatibility with other blockchains. One decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol that has benefited from the current expansion plans is Osmosis (OSMO).  Osmosis is the first decentralized exchange …

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Bitcoin Rewards Platform Satsback v2 Launches

Bitcoin rewards platform Satsback has relaunched in a new version, bringing a new brand to market with 10,000 online stores connected to offer cashback in BTC that is paid through Lightning, as well as a browser extension to facilitate customers’ shopping experience. “There are thousands of online stores available to …

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Jack Dorsey To Launch A Legal Defense Fund For Bitcoin Developers

Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Block and ex-CEO of Twitter, has proposed creating a nonprofit organization to protect the rights and interests of open-source Bitcoin developers, who are often subject to “litigation” and “threats.” Dorsey explained in an email sent to the bitcoin-dev mailing list on January 12 that the …

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The Fear Around $41,000 Bitcoin Is A Sign Of Success

The below is a direct excerpt of Marty’s Bent Issue #1142: “This is what normalization looks like.” Sign up for the newsletter here. via @Pastore1314 via @Pastore1314 What a difference a year makes. At this point in 2021 the price of bitcoin had just breached a new all time high …

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