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Market Wrap Year-End Review: Bitcoin Peaks as Coinbase Goes Public

Market Wrap Year-End Review: Bitcoin Peaks as Coinbase Goes Public

Hello, Market Wrap readers! During the final two weeks of 2021, we’re using this space to recap the year’s most dramatic moments in cryptocurrency markets – and highlight the key lessons from this fast-evolving corner of global finance. Over a series of eight posts starting on Dec. 20 and running through Dec. 30, we’ll recap …

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Fintech unicorn Nubank expects twin public listings next month, invites app users to become partners

Fintech unicorn Nubank expects twin public listings next month, invites app users to become partners

Nubank has revealed expected dates for when it will go public in the U.S. and Brazil as part of its upcoming initial public offering (IPO). In a Portuguese-language blog post, Nubank said it estimates Dec. 9 and 10 as the dates when its parent Nu Holdings will list on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) …

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Argo hopes to raise $57.5 million for Texas mining facility via public offering

Argo hopes to raise $57.5 million for Texas mining facility via public offering

advertisement Argo Blockchain, a crypto mining firm listed on the London Stock Exchange, filed for a proposed public debt offering with the US Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday. The offering includes 8.75% senior notes that will mature on November 30, 2026, and will be sold in increments of $25.  Argo intends to raise $57.5 …

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ApeTools Public Sale to take place on 3 different Launchpad platforms

ApeTools Public Sale to take place on 3 different Launchpad platforms

DeFiDrop is a new and revolutionary launchpad for DeFi projects seeking to offer a personalized touch for new investors. DeFiDrop acknowledges that existing launchpads are too generic and might not offer the best results for new protocols. Furthermore, there is a misconception that projects whose development teams choose to remain anonymous cannot be trusted. This …

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Coinbase to offer secondary market for private shares ahead of public stock listing

Coinbase to offer secondary market for private shares ahead of public stock listing

Coinbase — the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the U.S. — alerted shareholders that the firm would launch a secondary market for its private stock on Nasdaq Private Market.  The move comes ahead of the firm’s much-anticipated public market debut. Coinbase, which filed a confidential S-1 in mid-December, said that it would provide further details to …

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After Coinbase, Bakkt, Gemini’s Winklevoss brothers are thinking about going public

After Coinbase, Bakkt, Gemini’s Winklevoss brothers are thinking about going public

Winklevoss twins Cameron and Tyler are thinking about taking their crypto exchange Gemini public. However, the cofounders of the New York-based regulated exchange clarified that they have not finalized the decision of having an initial public offering, yet. President of Gemini, Cameron Winklevoss said in a recent interview that the company would remain open to …

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Vladimir Putin signs order requiring Russian public officials to disclose crypto holdings

Vladimir Putin signs order requiring Russian public officials to disclose crypto holdings

Russian public officials will now be required to declare their cryptocurrency holdings, according to a new order President Vladimir Putin signed on Thursday. According to the document, any public official or individual who wants to work in government must disclose their digital assets, as well as those of their spouse and children. They have until …

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NYSE vice chairman: Talks are ‘accelerating’ with crypto firms that want to go public

NYSE vice chairman: Talks are ‘accelerating’ with crypto firms that want to go public

Despite the uncertainty of the global economy in 2020, the New York Stock Exchange has had a strong year, helping companies raise more than $66 billion.  In many respects, it has been the year of Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs), according to vice chairman John Tuttle. This year, firms have raised billions through the acquisition-style …

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Alchemy Goes Public With Developer Platform in Bid to Grow DeFi Ecosystem

Alchemy Goes Public With Developer Platform in Bid to Grow DeFi Ecosystem

Blockchain infrastructure startup Alchemy, which helps decentralized finance (DeFi) projects run or access nodes, just launched its full suite of products to the public, after a two-year closed beta serving teams including MakerDAO and Kyber Network.  DeFi projects like MakerDAO, 0x and others all use Alchemy’s solutions to access Ethereum blockchain data, rather than run …

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How Apple's COVID Policy Limited a Public Health App in Taiwan

How Apple’s COVID Policy Limited a Public Health App in Taiwan

The Taiwanese startup Bitmark, which participated in a government-sponsored hackathon in May, was unable to promote its blockchain solution due to Apple’s pandemic moderation policy.  “We were trying to essentially build a weather forecast but for public health,” said Bitmark CEO Sean Moss-Pultz. “It allowed people to volunteer their symptoms and what they are trying …

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