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Yearn Finance Launches YFI Buyback Program: Markets Wrap

Yearn Finance initiates YFI buyback program to distribute earnings to token holders Bitwise launches the world’s first NFT Index Yearn Finance is one of the leading yield aggregators in DeFi. Yearn Finance boasts $5.24 billion in total value locked (TVL) and holds 6.79% of the Curve Finance governance token, veCRV. 0.77% of the YFI token …

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Exclusive: Why One Investor Bought an NFT of Wikipedia’s First Edit for $750K

Santos additionally bought the Strawberry iMAC Wikipedia co-founder used while developing the website PleasrDAO’s NFT collection consists of the popular Doge meme, Edward Snowden court documents and more An NFT of Jimmy Wales saying “Hello world” on Wikipedia sold for $750,000 at Christie’s auction house on Wednesday. Prominent Web3 Investor Santiago Santos purchased the NFT …

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Silvergate and EJF Launch Joint Venture Fund to Invest in Early-Stage Companies

“The financial industry is undergoing a transformation facilitated by the growth of digital currency and the adoption of blockchain enabled technologies,” Jonathan Bresler, partner and managing director at EJF Capital said Silvergate’s stock was trading at $142.21, down 4.74, or 3.23%, on the day as of 3:41 pm ET Silvergate Capital and EJF Capital have …

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Ray Dalio: Crypto Should Be Part of a Diversified Portfolio

Dalio said crypto is an alternative money in an environment in which the value of the dollar is depreciating in real terms Assets such as bitcoin and ether should be a relatively small part of investor portfolios, he added Billionaire Ray Dalio owns bitcoin and ethereum, he said during an interview with Yahoo Finance, and …

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a16z General Partner Kathryn Haun to Start Own Crypto Fund

Kathryn Haun said in a Twitter post Wednesday that “it’s more apparent than ever that Web3 will transform the internet” She will retain her board seats at the firm and continue managing a16z’s existing crypto fund as a board partner Kathryn Haun, a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, is leaving the venture capital firm to …

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The ECB and Bank of England Grapple With Inflation

The Bank of England raised interest rate by 15 basis points to 0.25%, in a near unanimous vote The European Central Bank leaves rates unchanged, but will taper its government bond purchases The Bank of England’s monetary policy committee (MPC), decided on Thursday to raise its Bank Rate to 0.25%, according to the committee’s minutes, …

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Nexo to Launch NFT-Backed Lending; Bitwise Debuts an NFT Index Fund

Nexo will partner with Singaporean hedge fund Three Arrows Capital for its lending service Bitwise’s fund will offer direct exposure to prominent collections of NFT art Cryptocurrency lending platform Nexo will launch its first NFT lending desk in partnership with Singaporean hedge fund Three Arrows Capital, according to a press release on Thursday. The service …

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Consensys Collaborates With Mastercard to Offer Scalability Solution

Transaction scalability and privacy essential to the successful use of blockchain in commercial use cases, Mastercard executive says Offering comes as there is an all-time high of roughly 175 million Ethereum addresses Ethereum software company ConsenSys has collaborated with Mastercard to address the challenge of scalable applications on the Quorum tech-stack through an offering that …

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Podcast: How to Invest In Tech Waves | Legendary VC Bill Tai

In the latest episode of Empire, Blockworks’ co-founder Jason Yanowitz and co-host Santiago Roel Santos are joined by legendary VC investor Bill Tai. Bill has successfully funded 20 startups that wen’t on to IPO. Zoom, Canva, Dapper Labs, Twitter & Wish.com are just a handful of companies Bill was among the first investors in. Due …

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