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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Large banks, entertainment companies are looking to develop Web3 strategies, AWS’ Web3 head says

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US financial regulators on Tuesday highlighted crypto as a risky asset in self-directed IRAs that may lack proper disclosures and ample liquidity

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The crypto conglomerate has reportedly sold a quarter of its shares in Grayscale’s Ethereum Trust after Genesis’ bankruptcy

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Binance, which has partnered with Ukrainian companies ANC and VARUS amid the war with Russia, to airdop BNB to aid earthquake victims

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Just 38% of crypto investors correctly identified that crypto-to-crypto trades are taxable

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Metaverse game developers were among firms hiring out of crypto’s recent carnage

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World’s largest asset manager owned 7.2% stake in crypto bank, while one of the largest custody banks owns even more of the stock

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Business intelligence firm plans to continue building bitcoin arsenal that currently totals 132,500 BTC

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Canadian crypto exchange’s Super Bowl spot once again features an NBA star, but seeks different message after wild 2022

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US Sen. Tim Scott expected to urge US Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs to act, citing space’s “several high-profile failures”

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BNY Mellon seeks to “accelerate” its efforts in the sector after launching a digital custody and administration platform in October

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Meta, led by metaverse-obsessed CEO Mark Zuckerberg has released its earnings for 2022’s fourth quarter, and it doesn’t look good

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Riot Platforms, a16z, Tether and Bakkt also add lobbyists to help deal with the regulatory aftermath of an eventful 2022

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Castle Funds has a new index fund targeting insurance carriers, offering exposure to bitcoin, ether and other cryptocurrencies

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

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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”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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