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Crypto Update | The Dollar Can Be a Protocol for the Future of Money
Bitcoin remains rangebound at around $20K, plus a look at how a stablecoin-based model of money may allow innovation to flourish. 'Markets Daily' is back with the latest roundup of crypto news.
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A venture capitalist pinpoints common characteristics of successful Web 3 protocols. (David Bruyndonck/Unsplash)
Which Web 3 Protocols Are Most Likely to Succeed? A VC Suggests a Common Thread
The protocols most likely to become valuable are popular but also have features that cannot be replicated.
A venture capitalist pinpoints common characteristics of successful Web 3 protocols. (David Bruyndonck/Unsplash)

DeFi infrastructure provider Qredo has raised $80 million. (Getty Images)
DeFi Infrastructure Provider Qredo Raises $80M at $460M Valuation
10T Holdings, a crypto investment firm led by hedge fund manager Dan Tapiero, led the round.
DeFi infrastructure provider Qredo has raised $80 million. (Getty Images)

Polychain Capital founder Olaf Carlson-Wee (CoinDesk archives)
DeFi Protocol Element Finance Raises $32M in Series A Round
Polychain Capital led the round, which also included Andreessen Horowitz and other previous investors.
Polychain Capital founder Olaf Carlson-Wee (CoinDesk archives)

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Stellar Foundation Implements Protocol Upgrade Following Node Outage
A fix has been implemented after an outage caused certain nodes, including those run by the Stellar Development Foundation, to go offline.
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Doge
A Better Breed of DOGE? Developers Release New Core With Faster Sync Speed
Developers are trying to teach an old DOGE some new tricks.
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Where Value Is Going in Blockchain Networks
Will wealth flow to layer 1 or layer 2? It depends on the use case, says a long-time observer and investor.
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Decentralized Protocol Removed From EU Contact Tracing Website Without Notice
EU researchers are concerned after their proposal for a decentralized contact tracing system was rejected without explanation.
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Meltem Demirors
Jill Carlson, Meltem Demirors Back $3.3M Round for Non-Custodial Settlement Protocol Arwen
The funding will help the Boston-based Arwen expand its non-custodial settlement system, potentially to institutional players.
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NEM
NEM Launches Development Studio Ahead of Major Blockchain Upgrade
The NEM blockchain project is launching a development studio to support its move towards a major protocol upgrade later in 2019.
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