Bessie Liu

Bessie Liu

Bessie is a Brooklyn based reporter covering DeFi and DAOs. Bessie worked as a tech journalist for The Org prior to joining Blockworks and was a management consultant for KPMG in another life. She is originally from Melbourne, Australia and holds an MA from New York University. She is also the mother of a bratty cat named Mochi. You can reach Bessie at [email protected]

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Shorting positions and the South Korean crypto market might hold some answers to the token’s spike

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“Betting against the Winklevoss twins is a terrible idea,” Duncan Cock Foster told Blockworks

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An uptick in blockchain deployment proposals on the DEX could be attributed to a shift around Uniswap’s commercial usage provisions

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Blur’s third and final airdrop will be available to users alongside its token launch on Feb 14

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The new product is a tokenized basket of ETH staking providers’ ether derivatives including Lido, Rocket Pool and StakeWise — but not Coinbase

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Almost a year after Aave V3 was implemented on some chains, the protocol will finally vote on activating its largest market: Ethereum Mainnet

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Early liquidity providers will have until late April to claim rewards — or forfeit them

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Bear market conditions see less money going into startups but investor interest in Web3 remains

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Sei recently secured an additional $20 million in ecosystem funding from crypto asset trading platform MEXC

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The notable fundraise comes as crypto markets continue to churn

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CyberX landed an impressive $15 million in funding from Foresight Ventures despite the long bear market

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Users will also be able to convert stETH and rETH back to ETH through MetaMask Swaps

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The growing number of validators points to “increasing confidence, positive market sentiment, and conviction in the Ethereum ecosystem as a whole,” the chief marketing officer at Blocknative told Blockworks

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Markets remain indecisive, with wide 2% swings seen in both directions shortly the report’s release

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Over 300 Bulgarian investigators are involved in the raid, while Nexo tells Blockworks “the allegations are absurd”

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In an email sent out to retail users, Gemini wrote that it terminated the Master Loan Agreement between Earn users and Genesis as of Jan. 8

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In a sign of the times, China is incorporating its digital yuan CBDC into official cash figures, although it still makes up a tiny fraction

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Optimism and Arbitrum are reaping the benefits of cheaper, faster transactions

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A crypto first sees an insider trader who profited on early knowledge of Coinbase listings sentenced to almost a year in the clink

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A debate around attorney-client privilege that has reached the US Supreme Court could have far-reaching consequences

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Funding to crypto startups is off to a slow start in the first week of 2023

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TVL is far from the only indicator of the health of a DeFi protocol

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Wyre will be terminating services in January after a failed acquisition with Bolt in September

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Binance partners with one of Ukraine’s largest pharmaceutical companies making it possible to purchase goods with cryptocurrencies