Ben Strack

Ben Strack

Ben Strack is a Denver-based reporter covering macro and crypto-native funds, financial advisors, structured products, and the integration of digital assets and decentralized finance (DeFi) into traditional finance. Prior to joining Blockworks, he covered the asset management industry for Fund Intelligence and was a reporter and editor for various local newspapers on Long Island. He graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in journalism. Contact Ben via email at [email protected]
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With per-block rewards for bitcoin miners set to be reduced again in April, whether or not BTC’s price surges like in previous cycles remains to be seen

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BTC funds by VanEck, WisdomTree and Bitwise saw daily trading volume highs more than a month after launch

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The results mark “a major positive inflection point,” one analyst says, as the exchange carries net income momentum into a crypto rally

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While the slate of 10 US spot bitcoin funds have tallied $4.6 billion of net inflows thus far, half of the field is lagging the leaders

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Trading volumes totalled $154 billion in Q4, including $125 billion in institutional volume

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Certain ASIC models could change hands to miners with cheaper power costs rather than fully exiting the network, analysts said

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Banking giant brings a Wellington Management-issued private equity fund onto Avalanche’s Spruce subnet as part of a proof of concept

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Fee level “definitely not the most important factor” when weighing a spot bitcoin ETF, Purpose Investments executive says

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Analysts are set to listen for executive guidance on the implications of spot bitcoin ETFs on the business during the company’s earnings call Thursday

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Coinbase launches spot and print advertisements on Monday highlighting “the inefficiency of physical money”

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The net inflows into US spot bitcoin funds nearly doubled from $700 million to $1.2 billion week over week, as GBTC outflows continue to slow

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Bitcoin miners can incentivize the buildout of the continent’s power sources by serving as the customers of such projects, Marathon Digital exec says

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The bankrupt crypto lender’s settlement proposal comes after it agreed to pay a possible $21 million as part of an agreement with the SEC last week

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Kraken now has registrations in the Netherlands, Spain, Italy and Ireland leading up to the implementation of EU’s MiCA regulation

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Fresh off merging with US Bitcoin Corp, the company’s chief executive now tasked with “hard decisions to divest, invest and grow our assets”

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Former US Bitcoin Corp president is set to replace Jaime Leverton, who was Hut 8’s chief executive since December 2020

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Acquired firm Brassica offers custody and transfer agent services for private securities and alternative investments

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Las Vegas-based company is the latest to buy facilities as a way to boost growth before per-block bitcoin mining rewards are cut in half

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Winter storms contribute to month-over-month declines in BTC production as the bitcoin halving approaches

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CoinShares data shows GBTC outflows decreased from $2.2 billion to $927 million week over week, while BlackRock and Fidelity asset gains continue