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PubKey’s Bitcoin shrine (PubKey)
How PubKey Revived Bitcoin Culture in New York City
NYC-based Bitcoin enthusiasts, as well as the crypto-curious, now have a place to nerd out, discuss and learn about Bitcoin.
PubKey’s Bitcoin shrine (PubKey)

Marbius at mtnDAO (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
How to Make (or Lose) Hundreds of Dollars Betting Crypto on Your Fitness Goals
"If I don't walk another 4,400 steps I'll lose $333." With a new app called Moonwalk, you get daily lessons in economics – and maybe healthier, too.
Marbius at mtnDAO (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)

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Liquid Restaking Tokens or 'LRTs' Revived Ethereum DeFi. Can the Hype Last?
New liquid restaking platforms like Puffer and Ether.Fi have attracted billions of dollars in deposits, but they've birthed a speculative "points" frenzy that carries some ris...
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Sporting a black hoodie, the pseudonymous coder known as Proph3t works in a Salt Lake City hacker house. (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
'The Goal Is Number Go Up': Inside a DAO’s Radical Governance Experiment
In Meta-DAO's conception of governance, every decision is based on what the market believes is the best outcome for its token, META.
Sporting a black hoodie, the pseudonymous coder known as Proph3t works in a Salt Lake City hacker house. (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)

Anders and Maribus wearing two of the many Apple Vision Pros at mtnDAO (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
Apple Vision Pros Are Practically Dress Code at This Crypto Hacker House
Airdrop riches and FOMO are fueling a run on Apple's pricey VR headset at mtnDAO, the Solana blockchain's largest community-run coworking meetup, in Salt Lake City.
Anders and Maribus wearing two of the many Apple Vision Pros at mtnDAO (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)

Armin Sabouri (left), one of the co-authors of the OP_CAT proposal; with Dan Gould, a Bitcoin developer; and co-author Ethan Heilman, in October at Chaincode Labs' Bitcoin Research Day, in New York. (Neha Narula)
Satoshi-Era Bitcoin Function 'OP_CAT' Dusted Off as Development Fervor Grows
Developers Ethan Heilman and Armin Sabouri view OP_CAT as a simple opcode that offers some of the general purpose functionality currently missing in Bitcoin
Armin Sabouri (left), one of the co-authors of the OP_CAT proposal; with Dan Gould, a Bitcoin developer; and co-author Ethan Heilman, in October at Chaincode Labs' Bitcoin Research Day, in New York. (Neha Narula)

U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo. (Shutterstock/CoinDesk)
U.S. Sen. Lummis Says 'Delicate' Talks Underway Over U.S. Crypto Legislation
Lummis is hopeful a stablecoin bill could move forward in the first half of 2024, before elections increase political pressures in Washington.
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Inside the 'Private Mempools' Where Ethereum Traders Hide From Front-Running Bots
These private mempools – where blockchain transactions avoid the eyes of front-running "MEV" bots – promise to offer better settlement and lower fees to Ethereum users, but ex...
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Ripple Labs CTO David Schwartz sat down with The Protocol for a wide-ranging interview on XRP, the SEC and more. (Ripple)
Ripple's David Schwartz Talks 'Bottom-Up Growth' on XRP Ledger, Rebuts Critics: Q&A
Schwartz spoke to The Protocol about the aftermath of Ripple's SEC win, his method for dealing with XRP's rabid fanbase, the XRP Ledger's controversial approach to centralizat...
Ripple Labs CTO David Schwartz sat down with The Protocol for a wide-ranging interview on XRP, the SEC and more. (Ripple)

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A Beginner’s Guide to AI Tokens
AI tokens will play an integral role in the adoption of machine learning models in the blockchain industry.
Art installation reminiscent of digital ecosystems