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Do you need a SPAC therapist?

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Natasha and Danny and Alex and Grace were all here to chat th

Coinbase’s direct listing alters the landscape for fintech and crypto startups

Is there less risk and more opportunities for VCs who are looking to back crypto and fintech startups?

Daily Crunch: Coinbase goes public

Coinbase makes an impressive public debut, Dell spins out VMware and Ford announces a new hands-free driving system. This is your Daily Crunch for April 14, 2021. The big story: Coinbase goes public C

Coinbase opens at $381 per share, valuing the crypto exchange at nearly $100B

Today shares of Coinbase began to trade after the company executed a direct listing. From a reference price of $250, Coinbase shares opened at $381 today, a change of around 52%. At its open Coinbase

Coinbase sets direct listing reference price at $250/share, valuing the company at as much as $65B

Coinbase, the American cryptocurrency trading giant, has set a reference price for its direct listing at $250 per share. According to the company’s most recent SEC filing, it has a fully diluted

ConsenSys raises $65M from JP Morgan, Mastercard, UBS to build infrastructure for DeFi

ConsenSys, a key player in crypto and a major proponent of the Ethereum blockchain, has raised a $65 million funding round from J.P. Morgan, Mastercard and UBS AG, as well as major blockchain companie

African crypto usage spurs Luno as customers reach 7M

The crypto industry as a whole has seen a momentous year of growth, heavily spurred on by the entrance of institutional investors adopting bitcoin due to its store of value properties. The 2020 spike

A ‘more honest’ stock market

Hello friends, and welcome back to Week in Review! Last week, I talked about Clubhouse’s slowing user growth. Well, this week news broke that they had been in talks with Twitter for a $4 billion

Let’s talk about gaslighting and fundraising

“Most of the startups I give advice to about how to raise venture capital shouldn’t be raising venture capital,” an investor recently told me. While the idea that every startup isn’t venture-b

Crypto trading on Robinhood spiked to 9.5M customers in first quarter

It’s been a big year for crypto, and Robinhood shared some stats today providing more evidence that the crypto boom is more than just hype — at least for now. In a blog, Christine Brown, Robin

Coinbase’s monster Q1 in context

In the first quarter of 2021, American consumer cryptocurrency trading giant Coinbase grew sharply, generating strong profits at the same time. For Coinbase, the disclosure of its preliminary Q1 2021

What happens to your NFTs and crypto assets after you die?

Consumers are increasingly adding digital assets, from cryptocurrency to NFTs, to their wealth mix. But how do you prevent them from disappearing into the digital ether when you die?

Blockchain and taking the politics out of tech

Brian Brooks grew up on credit. And for him, that’s a good thing. Brooks is from a small town in Colorado that took a big hit when the steel factory — the main driver of its economy — sh

Coinbase to direct list on April 14th, provide financial update on April 6th

Today Coinbase, an American cryptocurrency trading platform and software company, said that it will begin to trade via a direct listing on April 14th. In a separate release the company also said that

PayPal’s new feature allows US consumers to check out using cryptocurrency

PayPal this morning announced the launch of Checkout with Crypto, a new feature that will allow consumers to check out at millions of online businesses using cryptocurrency. The feature expands on Pay

Will fading YOLO sentiment impact Robinhood, Coinbase and other trading platforms?

What would happen to Robinhood and its cohorts if the apparent cooling in consumer trading demand continues? Let's talk about it.

Crypto social network BitClout arrives with a bevy of high-profile investors — and skeptics

While much of the recent wave of relentless hype around NFTs — or non-fungible tokens — has been most visibly manifested in high-dollar art auctions or digital trading cards sales, there&#

Vega raises $5M to give anyone the ability to launch a derivatives market

Vega, a startup that is building a decentralized protocol for creating and trading on derivatives markets, has raised $5 million in funding. Arrington Capital and Cumberland DRW co-led the round, whic

What eToro’s investor presentation and $10B valuation tells us about Robinhood

Trading platforms are being valued more like high-margin video games than software stocks.

Olo prices IPO sharply above its target, valuing company as high as $4.6B

We're checking in on the price investors paid for a block of Olo shares before it began trading and will look into the latest numbers in Coinbase's new S-1/A filing
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