Category: crypto

Deal Dive: Can blockchain make weather forecasts better? WeatherXM thinks so

Accurate weather forecasts are critical to industries like agriculture, and they’re also important to help prevent and mitigate harm from inclement weather events or natural disasters. But getting forecasts right is extremely difficult. That’s why the founders of WeatherXM have been looking to make weather forecasts more accurate for the past 12 years. In 2012, […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

Crypto? AI? Internet co-creator Robert Kahn already did it… decades ago

Robert Kahn has been a consistent presence on the Internet since its creation — obviously, since he was its co-creator. But like many tech pioneers his resumé is longer than that and in fact his work prefigured such ostensibly modern ideas as AI agents and blockchain. TechCrunch chatted with Kahn about how, really, nothing has […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

How Ukraine’s cyber police fights back against Russia’s hackers

On February 24, 2022, Russian forces invaded Ukraine. Since then, life in the country has changed for everyone. For the Ukrainian forces who had to defend their country, for the regular citizens who had to withstand invading forces and constant shelling, and for the Cyberpolice of Ukraine, which had to shift its focus and priorities. […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

Nine crypto VCs on why Q1 investments were so hot and how it compares to previous bull market

If the 2023 crypto venture landscape was an ice cold pot of water, the first quarter of 2024 is the part where the bubbles start to form right before water boils, Tom Schmidt, a partner at Dragonfly Capital, said to TechCrunch. And he’s not wrong: $2.52 billion in total capital has been raised across the […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

TechCrunch Minute: Sam Bankman-Fried’s sentencing marks an end to the FTX saga

After a lengthy trial and conviction, we finally learned how long former crypto baron Sam Bankman-Fried will be behind bars: up to 25 years. It’s a lengthy sentence, but one that given the scale of the crimes he was convicted of, doesn’t come as a shock. For the crypto industry, it’s also the final page […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

Sam Bankman-Fried gets 25 years in prison for fraud and money-laundering at FTX

Sam Bankman-Fried, the co-founder and former CEO of crypto exchange FTX and trading firm Alameda Research, was sentenced to 25 years in prison by Southern District of New York (SDNY) Judge Lewis Kaplan, about five months after he was found guilty on all seven counts related to fraud and money laundering during his trial. “When […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

Web3 investment firm Borderless Capital acquires CTF Capital to bring AI and quant expertise

Borderless Capital, an investment firm that specializes in web3, announced Tuesday that it is acquiring CTF Capital, a quantitative trading and asset management firm headquartered in Miami, with technology and operation teams in Latin America. The financial details of the deal were not disclosed. The deal marks Borderless’ first acquisition since its inception in 2018. […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

Investing legend Jeremy Grantham sounds the alarm on a stocks bubble, blasts bitcoin, and says the dollar’s still king

Jeremy Grantham. Morningstar/YouTube Stocks are in a bubble that will almost certainly burst, Jeremy Grantham said. The GMO cofounder said bull markets almost never start in boom times, and end badly when they do. Grantham shrugged off de-dollarization fears and blasted bitcoin as speculative and inferior. Stocks are in a bubble that’s bound to burst, there’s no imminent risk to dollar dominance, and bitcoin is…

A new web3 network is being built right now that wants to end Big Tech’s control of your data

Many of the people building Web3 feel like the traditional web ecosystem has taken advantage of users and their data. While it benefits a number of businesses, data miners and even AI models, some see it as an overreach. Some of the problems with the web that exists today, which some web3-focused people call web2.0, […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

Solana memecoin hype continues, Backpack’s beta phase was a success and Starbucks axes its NFT program

Welcome to TechCrunch Crypto. This week, Starbucks killed its Odyssey NFT program, Solana continued to see memecoin momentum and India faces more challenges with the crypto space. © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only. Go to Source