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How to finance your blockchain startup   ✅
 
 
A reflection on token-backed vs. traditional VC financing

By @enriquedecote , CTO, Dark Matter Ventures
 
 
 
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www.cnbc.com www.cnbc.com
 
Jason Lau of Okcoin on how crypto investors are reacting to The Merge
 
 
COO Jason Lau discusses the markets reaction to The Merge and the trend of hedge funds shorting ether.
 
 
www.businesstoday.in www.businesstoday.in
 
Cryptocurrency price today: Ripple up 20% as cryptos rally, Bitcoin, Ether, and altcoins in green
 
 
Cryptocurrency markets are in the green over the last 24 hours. Bitcoin, Ethereum, and BNB have gained from their previous positions. Even layer-1 blockchain network tokens like ADA, SOL, AVAX, and XRP have witnessed rallies, XRP is up over 20 per cent, and others are also in the green. Memecoins like Shiba Inu and Dogecoin are back in red. Stablecoins USDT, USDC, and DAI remained pegged to the USD.
 
 
cryptopotato.com cryptopotato.com
 
After a 12% Weekly Drop, BTC Needs to Protect This Level to Prevent Another Crash (Bitcoin Price Analysis)
 
 
The past few days have been quite challenging for the entire cryptocurrency, market, and Bitcoin is no exception, standing above $18K. The next few days can be deciding for the mid-term future of the entire market as a break below this level could extend the bear market considerably.
 
 
u.today u.today
 
150,000 ETH Staked in Ethereum Deposit Contract: Details
 
 
Stake rate has increased in preceding month before Merge
 
 
dappradar.com dappradar.com
 
What Is WAX?
 
 
The definitive guide to the WAX blockchain and its ecosystem
 
 
dev.optimism.io dev.optimism.io
 
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www.tomshardware.com www.tomshardware.com
 
GPU Mining No Longer Profitable After Ethereum Merge
 
 
PC and GPU mining of cryptocurrencies are all unprofitable at this point, just one day after Ethereum switched to proof of stake.
 
 
cryptopotato.com cryptopotato.com
 
2 Possible Reasons Why Ripple (XRP) Price Skyrocketed 50% in a Week
 
 
XRP's price skyrocketed by over 50% in the past week. Here are two possible reasons why.
 
 
erigon.substack.com erigon.substack.com
 
Post-merge release of Erigon, dropping alpha designation, and progress of Erigon2
 
 
Erigon is an implementation of Ethereum (execution client), on the efficiency frontier, written in Go.
 
 
 
Quick Hits
 
 
As a follow up to Biden’s Executive Order on March 9 that asked various federal agencies to issue official reports that examine the risks and benefits of cryptocurrencies, the White House released a proposed framework for the development and regulation of digital assets
 
 
The BNB Chain and Google’s Cloud solution are partnering to offer startups a strong web3 infrastructure that allows them to innovate and build the next generation of decentralized applications (dApps).
 
 
The highly anticipated Cardano fork took place on September 22, or roughly nine days after Ethereum transitions from proof-of-work (PoW) to proof-of-stake (PoS). Cardano Foundation said the five-day Cardano Vasil hard fork will improve network performance.
 
 
China accounts for 84% of all blockchain applications filed worldwide, according to the latest data shared by the country’s government official.
 
 
Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse says the cost of his firm’s lawsuit with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will be well above the nine-figure mark.
 
 
Compute North, the largest data center provider for crypto miners, filed for bankruptcy and revealed that its CEO stepped down as the rout in cryptocurrency prices weighs on the industry.
 
 
Singapore-based digital assets exchange Crypto.com is rolling out support for the newly forked Ethereum (ETH) proof-of-work token and one Web3 lifestyle altcoin.
 
 
A subsidiary of DeFi Technologies, Valour, will debut its new Carbon Neutral Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Product (ETP) on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
 
 
Candy Club launched the world’s first social crypto casino club for all Ethereum and BSC projects.
 
 
Crypto analytics firm Santiment says both Bitcoin (BTC) and XRP are flashing bullish signals amid the market downturn.
 
 
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Tools
 
github.com github.com
 
frangio/hardhat-ignore-warnings
 
 
Hardhat plugin that adds ways to ignore Solidity warnings
 
 
github.com github.com
 
lenstube-xyz/lenstube
 
 
Decentralized video-sharing social media platform, built using Lens protocol.
 
 
github.com github.com
 
kryptokrona/hugin-cli
 
 
A private messaging CLI based Hugin Messenger. Powered by the Kryptokrona blockchain.
 
 
github.com github.com
 
Ayu10x/DBANK
 
 
DFi-App showing compound transactions on Blockchain.
 
 
github.com github.com
 
Zenotta/ZenottaJS
 
 
JavaScript module to help you interact with the Zenotta blockchain network
 
 

Xenilla #340: How to Finance Your Blockchain Startup
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