Ben Strack

Ben Strack

Ben Strack is a senior reporter covering macro and crypto-native funds, financial advisors, structured products, and the integration of digital assets and 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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Plus, the status on Q2 VC crypto deals

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The crypto asset manager lowered its planned fee from 0.25% to 0.15%, undercutting its competitors

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Plus, a look at planned ETH ETF fees and how they differ from their BTC counterparts

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The numbers point to one conclusion: Risk is back, or at least it was during the first half of the year

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And a look into the newest name on the Trump ticket: Sen. JD Vance

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The SEC has signaled a timeline to issuers that could lead to a July 23 launch for the ETH funds, people close to the process told Blockworks

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Also, a look into how the highly-debated SAB 121 could end up shaking out for crypto custodians

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Investors add to crypto positions after “turnaround in sentiment due to lower-than-expected CPI,” CoinShares research head says

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Also, former Valkyrie CEO lands new leadership role at Canadian investment firm Cypherpunk Holdings

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Plus, publicly traded crypto companies had a pretty eventful news week

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Riot Platforms called for the meeting after seeking to acquire Bitfarms via a deal the company ultimately rejected

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Plus, a look into US spot BTC funds six months into trading

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The former Valkyrie CEO chats with Blockworks about what she has her eye on as Cypherpunk Holdings’ new leader

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Meanwhile, stocks rally after Jerome Powell finishes his Capitol Hill tour

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Franklin Templeton has the lowest intended ETH fund fee so far, though a similar advantage did not help it win the race for bitcoin ETF assets

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Plus, a look into ETH ETF fees and a spicy exchange from this morning’s Senate Banking Committee hearing

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Plus, ether ETF issuers hand in their revised S-1 documents today and analysts say trading could start as soon as this week

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The promotion of Ben Gagnon comes after Riot called a shareholder meeting to try to remove members of Bitfarms’ board

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Plus, what the latest economic data means for interest rates

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Plus, it looks like US spot ether ETF launches will have to wait until after the July 4 holiday