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Coinbase Ventures, Paradigm Invest $12M in Synthetix DeFi Platform

Decentralized trading platform Synthetix has raised $12 million from venture capital firms Coinbase Ventures, Paradigm and IOSG. The raise looks to be a rare occurrence of VCs investing through the purchase of a platform’s native token directly from its treasury rather than wiring funds to its founders. Synthetix is run by a DAO, or a …

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Blockchain Bites: Scaramucci on GameStop and Bitcoin; Why Flamingo DAO Dropped $762K on an NFT

Three stories EY’s blockchain lead Paul Brody thinks decentralized finance (DeFi) could be coming to everyday consumers. The EY team usually focuses its attention on enterprise blockchain, but the red-hot fintech market, and its mirror image in DeFi, has caught Brody’s eye. According to his theory, platforms such as Robinhood, PayPal and Square could look …

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Early CryptoPunk Digital Collectible Sells for $762K in Ether

Some rudimentary pixel art just sold for 605 ETH, or $761,889 at purchase. FlamingoDAO, a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) for investing in digital collectibles, is behind Saturday’s eye-popping CryptoPunk sale. Only nine such “Aliens” exist in the CryptoPunk universe, which pioneered non-fungible tokens (NFTs) in 2017 and are the “Holy Grail” for an emerging class …

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Lido Protocol Does Eth 2.0 Staking but With a DeFi Twist

There’s a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) that lets ETH holders back Ethereum 2.0 without losing liquidity, and it wants to give its participants a vote. Until Feb. 12, ETH holders have a chance to earn some of the governance token for Lido, a new decentralized finance (DeFi) and staking protocol. There will be other opportunities …

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The Future for Unregulated Bitcoin Exchanges

To KYC or not to KYC? In this episode, CoinDesk’s Anna Baydakova talks to Hodl Hodl and Bisq, two non-custodial, no-KYC bitcoin exchanges. One year ago, the Financial Action Task Force, the global anti-money laundering watchdog, ruled that crypto transactions data should be controllable, and ever since the question has been not if you KYC …

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