Sam

Kessler

Sam  Kessler

Sam is a reporter at CoinDesk focused on technology, DeFi and DAOs. He formerly led the Harvard Political Review and has a background in computer science and the technology industry. Sam owns ETH, BTC and MATIC.

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MetaMask IP-Sharing Debacle Highlights the Scourge of Crypto Centralization
Centralized intermediaries have seeped deep into the crypto user experience, but they continue to be its main path to adoption.
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Sam Bankman-Fried Addresses Withdrawals, FTX Collapse in Newly Released Audio Interview
The FTX founder said he unpaused Bahamian FTX withdrawals to “appease” local customers and added his lawyers to the groups of people he said can “go f**k themselves.”
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Ethereum R&D Firm Flashbots Shares Details About Its Next-Gen Block Builder
After teasing Suave at this year’s Devcon, Flashbots outlines how the plug-and-play solution will transform the way validators earn MEV.
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Alameda-Backed Crypto Trading Firm 3Commas Says It’s Pretty Sure It Wasn’t Breached
Users who have lost millions suspect 3Commas of leaking sensitive API credentials, but the trading bot firm insists that it is not to blame for the stolen funds “to our best current knowledge.”
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Twitter Spaces: Crypto’s Lehman Moment, What FTX Means for DeFi
How will FTX’s collapse fuel the case for decentralized finance?
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Matter Labs Nets $200M to Build zkSync Ethereum Scaling Platform
A week after zkSync V2’s “baby alpha” launch, Matter Labs said it would open-source its code and push for improved standards around rollup development.
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4 Key Takeaways from the FTX Fiasco
The real reason why the FTX failure hits so hard is not because the crypto industry was duped, but because it proved that the industry was vulnerable to being duped.
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Crypto Fund Galois Capital Has Half of Its Capital Trapped on FTX
The locked funds total around $40 million, according to co-founder Kevin Zhou.
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'FTX Has Been Hacked': Crypto Disaster Worsens as Exchange Sees Mysterious Outflows Exceeding $600M
FTX officials appeared to confirm rumors of a hack on Telegram, instructing users to delete FTX apps and avoid its website.
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Crypto Exchange FTX Reopens Bahamian Withdrawals: Nansen
Several users have been able to withdraw crypto for the first time in days.
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