Celsius’ co-founder Daniel Leon follows Mashinsky out as crypto exec flight continues

S. Daniel Leon, who cofounded Celsius with Alex Mashinsky in 2017, has quit his job as the bankrupt crypto lender’s chief strategy officer, CNBC reported Oct. 4, citing unnamed sources and an internal memo seen by the outlet. Bloomberg later reported receiving confirmation of Leon’s resignation from the company. Leon’s resignation comes one week after Mashinsky’s and is part of an apparently growing trend. Celsius filed for bankruptcy July 13, while it was under investigation by six American states and a month after freezing withdrawals. The company was reportedly $1.9…

Cathie Wood’s ARK Invest to offer crypto strategies to investment advisors

Cathie Wood’s investment firm, ARK Investment, is making its two actively managed crypto strategies available to registered investment advisors. The strategies will be available as separately managed accounts (SMA) through a collaboration with the digital asset platform Eaglebrook, the companies announced on October 3.  The ARK Cryptocurrency Strategy aims to capitalize on the monetary revolution, said the companies in the statement, claiming that it “could serve as a strategic allocation in well-diversified portfolios.” Cathie Wood, ARK’s founder and CEO, said: “The strategies will be separately managed accounts (SMAs) designed to meet…

Binance founder Changpeng ‘CZ’ Zhao shares his vision of web3 opportunities at TC Sessions: Crypto • TechCrunch

When it comes to the decentralized world of crypto, few single entities loom larger or carry more weight in the industry than exchange behemoth Binance. The blockchain giant processed $34 trillion in trading volume in 2021, it says, and the exchange shows few signs of resting on its laurels as it pursues bold new bets to diversify its business. At the forefront of these changes is Binance founder and CEO Changpeng Zhao. The leader, commonly known as “CZ,” has managed to cultivate a celebrity status in the crypto space rivaled…

Crypto Banking Platform Juno Raises $18M in Series A Funding

This round was led by ParaFi Capital’s Growth Fund, and included well-known crypto industry figures such as Coinbase Chief Product Officer Surojit Chatterjee, Messari’s Ryan Selkis, Polygon’s Sandeep Nailwal and Jaynti Kanani, and a16z’s Sriram Krishnan. Seed rounder backers included former Coinbase Chief Technology Officer Balaji Srinivasan and FTX’s ​​Venu Palaparthi. Author: Margaux Nijkerk Source link

Blockchain gamers surge as users attempt ‘stacking crypto:’ DappRadar

User activity on blockchain gaming decentralized applications (DApps) surged in September, with a host of games posting significant increases in the number of active users. According to data from DappRadar, seven out of the top 10 games in terms of the number of “unique wallet addresses interacting with dapp’s smart contracts” increased over the past 30 days, with all of the top five games being in the green during that time frame. At the time of writing, the DApps registering growth in the period include Web3 gaming platform Gameta, and…

US Treasury yields are soaring, but what does it mean for markets and crypto?

Across all tradeable markets and currencies, U.S. Treasuries — government bonds — have significant influence. In finance, any risk measurement is relative, meaning, if one insures a house, the maximum liability is set in some form of money.  Similarly, if a loan is taken from a bank, the creditor has to calculate the odds of the money not being returned and the risk of the amount being devalued by inflation. In a worst-case scenario, let’s imagine what would happen to the costs associated with issuing debt if the U.S. government…

1M Aussies will enter crypto over the next 12 months — Swyftx survey

Approximately one million Australians will purchase cryptocurrency for the first time over the next 12 months — bringing total crypto ownership in the country to over five million — according to a newly released survey. The findings came from the second Annual Australian Crypto Survey by Australian crypto exchange Swyftx, which was conducted by research firm YouGov. The survey questioned 2,609 Australians over 18 years of age in early July, with 548 of the survey sample identified as current holders of cryptocurrency. The report stated that despite the current “Crypto…

How Crypto Sectors Are Trading Through the Dollar Strength ‘Tsunami’

As a whole, crypto fared far worse than equities in the week following the CPI data release. The CoinDesk Market Index (CMI), a cap-weighted index of 148 of the largest cryptocurrencies, slid 13.5% during those seven days. Here, too, we find variances based on sector. The CoinDesk Smart Contract Platform Index (SMT) – which includes the likes of ether (ETH), Cardano’s ADA, and Solana’s SOL – tumbled 19.8%. To be sure, a sizable portion was due to ether’s post-Merge drop and not just because of general market conditions, though other…

Web3 Altcoin Inks Deal With New England Patriots and Jumps by 25% This Week, Thwarting Crypto Market Woes

A Web3 altcoin is surging this week amid news that it inked a sponsorship deal with the New England Patriots football team. Through a multi-year partnership with Kraft Sports + Entertainment, the blockchain infrastructure solution company Chain (XCN) is now the “official blockchain and Web3 sponsor” of the Patriots, the New England Revolution soccer team, the Patriots’ homefield Gillette Stadium and Patriot Place – an open-air shopping center built around the stadium. XCN, Chain’s native governance and utility asset, jumped from trading around $0.067 before the announcement to around $0.075…

Framework to ban members of Congress and SCOTUS from trading stocks includes crypto provision

Members of the United States House of Representatives and Senate as well as Supreme Court justices currently trading cryptocurrencies may have to stop HODLing while in office should a bill get enough votes. According to a framework released on Thursday, chair Zoe Lofgren of the Committee on House Administration — responsible for the day-to-day operations of the House — said she had a “meaningful and effective plan to combat financial conflicts of interest” in the U.S. Congress by restricting the financial activities of lawmakers and SCOTUS justices, as well as…