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Fractionalization Makes NFTs Affordable… and Big Targets for Securities Regulators

Fractionalisation of NFTs is a key development in a maturing market. These assets amount to more than just a craze for artists to sell digital art at sky-high valuations. Non-fungible tokens are also being used in sophisticated ways such as collateral for lending products. Divvying up ownership of NFTs enables more people to hold a …

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Avalanche’s AVAX Token is Set to be Listed on Coinbase Pro

Coinbase Pro is set to list Avalanche’s AVAX token for trading on Sept. 30, according to a Medium post from the company.  Despite the listing, AVAX’s price action has been flat — changing  2.4% to $64.82 since the listing was announced on the morning of Sept. 29 on Coinbase’s Twitter.  Subscribe for free to get …

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Startup Icon AngelList Embraces DeFi by Opening Site to USDC

Add AngelList to the ever-lengthening list of mainstream tech outfits going crypto. On Tuesday it started letting investors use USDC-enabled funds on its site.  It’s a significant move. For the last decade, AngelList’s online bulletin board for angel investors and job-seekers has made it a valuable utility in the U.S. startup scene by playing matchmaker …

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Gensler Vows Action Against DeFi Platforms That Operate ‘Outside the Perimeter’

All cryptocurrencies will be regulated. Or else. That was the clear and unambiguous message Gary Gensler, the chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, delivered Tuesday in a livestream with The Washington Post.  Gensler said there’s no question in his mind that digital tokens fit the definition of securities and are subject to federal registration …

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Coinbase Braces for SEC Action as Regulatory Crackdown on DeFi Intensifies 

 Less than a week after news broke that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was investigating Uniswap, Coinbase, the publicly traded crypto exchange that’s become a bellwether for the burgeoning industry, said it expected to be sued by the agency in connection with its forthcoming offering, Coinbase Lend. “Last Wednesday, after months of effort by …

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Circle Dials Back Risk in USDC Reserves Ahead of Going Public

Corporate debt is no longer good enough for Circle, the blockchain powerhouse. That’s the upshot of a move Circle announced on Sunday as it unveiled a rebalancing of the reserves that support USDC, it’s widely used stablecoin. Circle, a peer-to-peer payment platform powered by blockchain technology, will now solely use cash and short-duration U.S. Treasury …

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Stablecoin Swapping Heats Up with Coinbase Following DeFi

On-Chain Markets Update by Lucas Outumuro, IntoTheBlock When Curve launched back in February 2020, many might have thought a DEX for stablecoins was a niche segment. Fast forward to today and Curve is averaging over $300 million in daily volumes, and has recently seen competing moves from the likes of Uniswap and Coinbase as the …

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Coinbase Wallet Could Give MetaMask a Run for Its Money

Coinbase Wallet has a new Chrome browser extension that will be competing directly with MetaMask, DeFi’s long-standing go-to browser wallet. Coinbase Wallet, which had previously only been available on mobile devices, is Coinbase’s non-custodial Web3 Wallet geared towards DeFi users (not to be confused with the Coinbase app, which provides a consumer wallet built into …

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Coinbase Listing Highlights DeFi Will Shape the Crypto Exchange’s Future

Coinbase listed its stock today on the Nasdaq exchange at $381 per share and an initial market cap of $99.6B, marking the historic first entry of a crypto exchange onto the US stock market. The Coinbase listing is expected to draw a major new wave of investor interest towards crypto markets. Coinbase stock, ticker COIN, …

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Coinbase’s Open Books Makes Crypto Hard to Ignore

Coinbase, the largest US-based cryptocurrency trading venue, has opened up the books highlighting just how powerful this crypto behemoth has become. There are more Coinbase users now than there ever will be Bitcoin mined. Over 10% of the entire crypto market rests in its balance sheet. And it is raking in billions, with revenue more …

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Coinbase on Layer 2 is Latest in Ethereum Scaling Boom

There’s been an explosion of Ethereum scaling developments this past week, with the latest and arguably biggest one announced yesterday: Coinbase Wallet is integrating with Optimism’s Optimistic Rollup testnet. Coinbase Wallet is the US exchange’s non-custodial wallet and dapp browser (not the exchange itself) and the integration will allow users to view their balances and …

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A DeFi Introduction: Getting Started in DeFi

In this guide we’ll be helping you take your first steps into the boundless world of Decentralized Finance, better known as DeFi. DeFi is a growing movement which has the potential to democratize access to  financial services.  This emerging ecosystem is being built on global, public and distributed networks such as Ethereum, and uses smart …

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