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Runes hype pushes transaction fees on Bitcoin higher
Runes hype pushes transaction fees on Bitcoin higher

Quick Take The upcoming bitcoin halving has some people getting excited about Runes. This is an excerpt from The Block’s Data & Insights newsletter.

The Block·2024/04/17 19:52
Bitcoin dips below $60,000 in wake of Powell's comments, even as halving draws near
Bitcoin dips below $60,000 in wake of Powell's comments, even as halving draws near

Bitcoin dipped to $59,889 on April 17 before rebounding to over $60,300 shortly after.Bitcoin’s price fall began after the Fed chair commented that interest rates likely won’t go down for the foreseeable future.The next bitcoin halving event is 336 blocks away, slated to occur on April 19 at 9:44 p.m. ET.

The Block·2024/04/17 18:10
Crypto ETFs other than Bitcoin and Ethereum funds will '100%' be approved: Grayscale
Crypto ETFs other than Bitcoin and Ethereum funds will '100%' be approved: Grayscale

Grayscale’s global head of ETFs, David LaValle, said he’s “100%” confident that exchange-traded funds based on other cryptocurrencies, aside from Bitcoin and Ethereum, will eventually be available to investors.The firm currently manages the GBTC fund, the largest spot bitcoin ETF on the market.

The Block·2024/04/17 17:53
Crypto OG Kain Warwick on how early-stage investing is broken
Crypto OG Kain Warwick on how early-stage investing is broken

Quick Take Crypto entrepreneur Kain Warwick weighs in on RWA trends and the inefficiencies in early-stage crypto investing.

The Block·2024/05/29 18:52
Crypto trading card game 'Fantasy' goes live on Blast mainnet with points airdrop
Crypto trading card game 'Fantasy' goes live on Blast mainnet with points airdrop

Quick Take Crypto trading card game “Fantasy,” which lets you trade crypto influencers as trading cards, has gone live on Blast mainnet. The project raised $600,000 in a funding round in February.

The Block·2024/04/17 16:52
Citadel-backed Hidden Road Partners on track to raise $120 million: Bloomberg
Citadel-backed Hidden Road Partners on track to raise $120 million: Bloomberg

Quick Take Hidden Road Partners, a Citadel Securities-backed prime brokerage, is on track to raise $120 million as it eyes a roughly $1 billion valuation.

The Block·2024/04/17 16:25
TikTok owner ByteDance's tech arm collaborating with Sui bulders on web3 gaming, socialFi
TikTok owner ByteDance's tech arm collaborating with Sui bulders on web3 gaming, socialFi

Quick Take BytePlus, the venture technology arm of TikTok parent company ByteDance is partnering with Mysten Labs, the builder on layer-1 blockchain Sui.

The Block·2024/04/17 15:22
Worldcoin to have its own Layer 2 blockchain called World Chain
Worldcoin to have its own Layer 2 blockchain called World Chain

Worldcoin will soon have its own Layer 2 blockchain called World Chain. The Layer 2, said to be out this summer, will be owned and governed by the Worldcoin project.

The Block·2024/04/17 15:22
Paradigm's Head of Security leads launch of SEAL-ISAC, a crypto threat intel-sharing platform
Paradigm's Head of Security leads launch of SEAL-ISAC, a crypto threat intel-sharing platform

Quick Take Paradigm’s white hat hacker and head of security, Samczsun, announced the launch of SEAL-ISAC, the next initiative of the SEAL Org. SEAL-ISAC allows individuals to share information and connect with experts on crypto cybersecurity threats, attacks and responses.

The Block·2024/04/17 15:04
Bitcoin halving could be 'buy the rumor, sell the news' event, crypto payments company CEO says
Bitcoin halving could be 'buy the rumor, sell the news' event, crypto payments company CEO says

Sophisticated market participants could make the upcoming bitcoin halving a “buy the news, sell the rumor” event, an analyst said.Bitcoin has recovered alongside major stock indices, despite the Fed announcing that rates could stay higher for longer.

The Block·2024/04/17 14:52