CoinGecko reveals the US state most interested in Bitcoin and Ethereum

The Golden State of California may be America’s most inquisitive state about Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH), new data from CoinGecko has revealed.  In a report shared by CoinGecko, internet users from California accounted for a whopping 43% of all Bitcoin and Ethereum web traffic searches on the crypto tracking website. This is despite the […]

'Pig slaughtering' crypto scams reap millions on Silicon Valley dating apps

Lonely hearts in Silicon Valley are reportedly falling prey to a wave of “pig slaughtering” crypto scams via dating apps. An investigator for cybersecurity company Sift found that one in 20 people who approached her on dating apps in San Francisco was working the scam. Pig slaughtering, or butchering, is a type of scam in […]

Netscape creator says Web3 really is like the rise of the early internet

Billionaire tech entrepreneur turned venture capitalist, Marc Andreessen says that Web3 and its underlying blockchain technology reminds him of the rise of the early internet.  Andreessen, better known today as the co-founder of the blockchain-focused venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), originally found success by developing the first widely used web browser called Mosaic, and […]

Crypto advocate mounts challenge to longtime Silicon Valley Congresswoman

In terms of policy, Greg Tanaka calls himself a legislator for the digital age and possibly the most pro-crypto person running in this election cycle. Now a Palo Alto City Council member, he has set his sights on the United States House of Representatives seat for California’s 16th: the Silicon Valley district. In an interview […]

Andreessen Horowitz aims to raise $4.5 billion to invest in crypto funds

A16z, a VC company with investments in Protocol Labs, Polychain Capital and Opensea among others, is now planning to raise $4.5 billion for its latest fund, which is focused solely on cryptocurrencies, according to a report by U.K newspaper Financial Times. Last week, Andreessen Horowitz’ venture capital firm reportedly said it would raise $3.5 billion […]

Apple seeks to hire 'alternative payments' manager with crypto experience

Global software giant Apple is recruiting for a new business development manager specializing in alternative payments, signaling that the iPhone maker is gravitating toward digital assets.  The new job post for “Business Development Manager – Alternative Payments” was posted to Apple’s careers website on Tuesday. The new hire will be responsible for leading alternative payments partnerships […]

Twitter looking into Bitcoin payments for employees, says CFO

Twitter may be the next major company to purchase Bitcoin, according to the tech firm’s chief financial officer. In an interview on CNBC’s Squawk Box today, Ned Segal, who has served as the CFO of Twitter since 2017, responded to questions about how Twitter would react to Tesla’s recent $1.5 billion Bitcoin (BTC) investment this […]