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]

article-image

A former pro at the US Department of Treasury and Department of Homeland Security is among Anchorage Digital Bank’s new recruits

article-image

Lake Parime, which hosted bitcoin miner Marathon Digital at a nuclear energy-powered site in Ohio, has been sold to Statar Mining after a “cash crisis”

article-image

Deal count eclipses 200 for the first time, though value of crypto acquisitions about a third of what it was in 2021

article-image

The crypto investment firm claims Grayscale incorrectly treated GBTC’s potential conversion to an ETF “a foregone conclusion”

article-image

A crypto exchange that previously told Blockworks it planned to advertise during the NFL’s biggest game has changed its mind

article-image

The FTX creditor matrix includes a number of crypto firms, airlines, some of the world’s largest tech firms — even media companies

article-image

Miners Marathon Digital and TeraWulf could look to use more nuclear energy going forward — if the power industry cooperates

article-image

78% of advisers that allocate to crypto intend to keep or boost their commitments this year

article-image

Latest measures against crypto exchange crucial “proof point” for US and allies going after Russian crypto crime ecosystem, Chainalysis exec says

article-image

Crypto custodians should not establish a debtor-creditor relationship with customers, New York’s Department of Financial Services says

article-image

More than 100 institutions have engaged with an online campaign seeking to force an “uncomfortable conversation” around alternative visions for GBTC

article-image

Sports rights holders are likely to continue engaging with crypto companies willing to pay large sums, but after FTX’s fall, the deal structures are likely to look different

article-image

ConsenSys among latest firms bit by layoffs amid “very challenging macroeconomic environment”

article-image

Crypto bank attributes loss in part to an industry-wide “crisis in confidence” at end of 2022 that spurred significant outflows of deposits

article-image

Grayscale’s ailing bitcoin trust is up against yet another institutional investor looking to oust the firm from its management

article-image

Final briefs in the case are due Feb. 3, as Grayscale’s suit against the SEC in the DC Circuit Court of Appeals moves forward

article-image

Crypto hardware wallet company names new CEO, and more layoffs from Coinbase, Crypto.com and Blockchain.com

article-image

Hive Blockchain and Marathon Digital hit daily gains of 37% and 31%, respectively, as markets closed Thursday

article-image

The publicly traded company is set to receive the last of its new, Intel-driven mining rigs by the end of January

article-image

Gemini co-founder Cameron Winklevoss has said DCG owes affiliate Genesis nearly $1.7 billion, which is money he says it needs to fulfill Gemini users

article-image

The crypto bank’s stock continues to drop, though some analysts are still bullish

article-image

TradFi banking giants including BNY Mellon have an opportunity when it comes to cultivating customer trust after FTX’s fall, an analyst told Blockworks

article-image

Coinbase is set to spend roughly $150 million in total restructuring charges, though the amount represents a small fraction of its balance sheet cash

article-image

A “complete gimmick”: Winklevoss goes for the jugular as Genesis Global Capital, Grayscale stand accused