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Morgan Creek Is Trying to Counter FTX’s BlockFi Bailout, Leaked Call Shows

FTX’s $250 million credit facility offer – if inked as initially proposed – stood to effectively wipe out all BlockFi shareholders, including Morgan Creek Digital, the firm told its investors.
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Goldman Sachs Leading Investor Group to Buy Celsius Assets: Sources
The Wall Street firm is seeking $2 billion in commitments from investors to buy distressed assets at steep discounts if the crypto lender goes bankrupt.
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DeFi Isn’t Dead, It’s Evolving: Towards Sustainable On-Chain Liquidity
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FTX in Talks to Acquire Part of BlockFi: Report
FTX previously extended a $250 million emergency line of credit to the struggling crypto lender earlier this week.
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‘We’re Poor Again, but We’re Still Here’: Why NFT.NYC Won’t Die
It was fun, it was cringe – in short, the premier NFT conference was again itself.
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Crypto Work Survey

CoinDesk wants your participation to learn how crypto is changing the nature of work.

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Consensus Conversations 2022: Wrap Up

A third episode as a follow-up recap of CoinDesk’s big event in Austin.

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A New Chapter of Web3: Solana Unveils Smartphone ‘Saga’; Moody’s Downgrades Coinbase

The most valuable crypto stories for Friday, June 24, 2022.

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This Buenos Aires Evangelist Offers Tours to Expound Bitcoin, Tourists Love It

After having his savings confiscated by Argentina twice, Jerónimo Ferrer discovered bitcoin. And he made his story into a tour with hundreds of visitors and high ratings.

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Can a Solana Phone Beat the Bear?

Plus a look at yesterday’s congressional hearing about the CFTC taking more authority around crypto.

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Bitcoin se estabiliza cerca de $21K; inversores esperan evitar otra caída el fin de semana

Los analistas se cuestionan si BTC podrá mantenerse por encima del umbral de $20.000 en un clima de desconfianza entre los inversores.
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Market Wrap: From GBTC Discount to Short Bitcoin ETF, Traders See Reasons for Optimism
It's hard to imagine that data showing traders piling into a trade designed to profit from further bitcoin price declines might be bullish, but that's how some analysts are interpreting the signal.
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Grayscale Bitcoin Trust's 'GBTC Discount' Narrows With ETF Decision on Horizon
Shares of the GBTC are trading at a discount of 29% to bitcoin’s price, down from 34% last week – and there's all sorts of speculation on what it means.
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Bitcoin Hovers Near $21K as Investors Look to Avoid Another Weekend Slump
Analysts are questioning whether BTC will be able to remain above the $20K threshold amid weak investor confidence.
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Morgan Creek Is Trying to Counter FTX’s BlockFi Bailout, Leaked Call Shows

FTX’s $250 million credit facility offer – if inked as initially proposed – stood to effectively wipe out all BlockFi shareholders, including Morgan Creek Digital, the firm told its investors.

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Goldman Sachs Leading Investor Group to Buy Celsius Assets: Sources

The Wall Street firm is seeking $2 billion in commitments from investors to buy distressed assets at steep discounts if the crypto lender goes bankrupt.

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Es argentino, ofrece tours en Airbnb para explicar bitcoin y a los turistas les encanta

Después de que el gobierno de Argentina le confiscara sus ahorros dos veces, Jerónimo Ferrer descubrió bitcoin y convirtió su historia en un recorrido con cientos de visitantes y una calificación de 4,9 (sobre 5) estrellas.

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With Bitwise and Grayscale Decisions Looming, Spot Bitcoin ETF Approval Hopes Are Running Low

Final deadlines for approval by the SEC for the two investment firms' applications are fast approaching.

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US Banking Watchdog Says Crypto Turmoil Reinforces Cautious Approach

Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael Hsu says the industry’s recent drama makes his agency more confident about limiting banks’ exposure to crypto.

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Stablecoins Could Still Dominate Post-Terra, S&P Says

Not all stablecoins are alike, analysts note, but regulations may be needed to precipitate audits and investor fairness.

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Gold-Backed Stablecoin Can Help Russia Circumvent Sanctions, Government-Owned Bank Suggests

The U.S. wouldn't be able to touch a “crypto-golden” ruble, VEB bank researchers say.

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Brussels’ Fledgling Crypto Industry Flexes Its Muscles

The city that hosts the EU also wants to influence it, with key decisions upcoming on the regulation of NFTs and DeFi.

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US Claims Bitcoin Mining Crown Following China Crackdown

China’s share has effectively dropped to zero, according to the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance.

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CoinDesk 2021 Annual Crypto Review

Thanks to 2021 most people have at least heard of crypto by now not just Bitcoin and Ethereum but altcoins like DOGE and SHIB as well as terms like NF Ts and the metaverse In Coin Desk Research’s 2021 Annual Crypto Review we aim to summarize some of the key themes and metrics that marked [...]

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Building on the News: Introducing Layer 2 by CoinDesk

Our new digital magazine goes beyond the daily headlines to put crypto and blockchain developments in perspective.

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