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Chainlink’s First Staking Pool Pulls in $170M of LINK Tokens, Hitting Community Limit After 2 Days

Staking started Tuesday, and 24.27 million LINK tokens were locked in by Thursday to secure the network.

Dec 8, 2022 at 10:08 p.m. UTC

Ether Breaks Trendline From Previous Bear Cycle Lows

The breakdown of the ascending trendline corresponding with previous bear market lows looks horrible, one portfolio manager said.

Dec 8, 2022 at 12:40 p.m. UTC

Grayscale Bitcoin Trust Discount Widens to Record High Near 50%

The shares have not traded at a premium to bitcoin since March 2021

Dec 8, 2022 at 4:56 p.m. UTC

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Most Influential 2022

The Definitive List of the Biggest Changemakers in Crypto, Blockchain and Web3. Presented by Bitstamp


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DESK Upgrade on CoinDesk’s Website Offers Tokenized Reader Experience

The social token’s expansion helps CoinDesk establish a Web3-driven feedback loop with readers.

Dec 6, 2022
CDCROP: CONSENSUS MAGAZINE

Introducing Consensus Magazine: Putting Web3 in Perspective

Magazines are powerful when they spark dialogue about what’s happening now and could happen in the future. That’s Consensus all over, so we’re renaming Layer 2 after CoinDesk’s annual event.

Dec 5, 2022
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Sherrod Brown Tells SBF, ‘Show Up or Get Subpoenaed’

Both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate want Sam Bankman-Fried to testify, and are willing to use subpoenas if he doesn’t come willingly.

Dec 8, 2022
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Crypto Update | Why Do Crypto Lenders Keep Blowing Up?

With bitcoin and other cryptos sinking, but not by enough to disturb the calm of the past 10 days, plus a look at why crypto lenders keep falling into bankruptcy, CoinDesk’s “Markets Daily” is back with its latest news roundup.

Dec 8, 2022
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The Who’s Who of Crypto’s 2022

Spoiler alert: Influence can be for good or for bad. Plus, analyzing SBF’s media apology tour.

Dec 8, 2022

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CDCROP: Carole House, Director for Cybersecurity and Secure Digital Innovation, White House National Security Council at Consensus 2022 (Shutterstock/CoinDesk)

Former White House Adviser: Biden's Executive Order on Crypto Is 'Balanced' but ‘Gaps’ Remain

Carole House, co-author of President Biden’s executive order on crypto, discusses why the framework is “balanced” in mitigating risks but still has existing gaps.

Dec 8, 2022
CDCROP: BKCoin co-founder Kevin Kang (BKCoin)

Crypto Hedge Fund BKCoin Fired Co-Founder Kang Over Misappropriated Investor Funds

An ongoing case in a Florida district court alleges Kang misused $12 million in investor assets.

Dec 8, 2022
CDCROP: Whale tail rising up out of the ocean water (David Mark/Pixabay)

Hedge Fund Presidio Trading to Spin Out Crypto Market Tail Risk Strategy

Tail risk investment strategies look to reduce overall portfolio risk by outperforming during an unexpected downturn, but do so at the cost of lower returns in a bull market.

Dec 8, 2022
CDCROP: Sam Bankman-Fried sticking his tongue out while at Crypto Bahamas (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)

FTX Bankruptcy Managers Hire Forensic Investigators AlixPartners: WSJ

The team, led by former SEC accountant Matt Jacques, is tasked with tracking billions of dollars that disappeared from FTX.

Dec 8, 2022