Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of Ethereum, shares his hopes and fears about the world he created in an 80-minute sit down interview with TIME magazine. The feature touches on the falling out with other Ethereum co-founders and Vitalik’s goal to be “more risk-taking and less neutral” when it comes to social and political issues.
Goldman Sachs made history earlier this week as the first major U.S. bank to conduct an OTC (over-the-counter) crypto transaction in the form of a bitcoin non-deliverable option (NDO). This move is seen as a notable step in the development of crypto markets for institutional investors.
Crypto investor Katie Haun raised US$1.5 billion for her new firm, Haun Ventures, following her departure from Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) last year. Her new firm will be divided up into two segments: US$500 million for early-stage companies and protocols, and US$1 billion for “acceleration,” or later-stage projects.
To say deals happen fast in the crypto industry would be an understatement. Yuga Labs, the creator behind Bored Ape Yacht Club, introduce the “ApeCoin” last week that already secured US$450 million in a funding round led by a16z.