Exclusive: Crypto Hedge Fund Ikigai Tests Venture Capital Waters

Ikigai Asset Management is launching its first venture capital fund after private bets in its flagship hedge fund paid off

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Travis Kling, founder of Ikigai, at the Blockworks Digital Asset Summit in New York, September 2021: Photo: Mike Lawrence for Blockworks

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Digital Asset Summit (DAS) is returning March 2024. This year’s event will be held in our nation’s capital, where industry leaders, policymakers, and institutional experts will come together to discuss the latest developments and challenges in the ever-evolving world of cryptocurrency. […]

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Permissionless is the brainchild of Blockworks and Bankless. Over 5,500 people attended the inaugural event in 2022, making Permissionless the world’s largest DeFi conference.  What sets Permissionless apart? It’s a crypto native’s paradise, crafted specifically for both builders and investors who […]

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Bitcoin Update

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Bitcoin’s Taproot upgrade that went live in 2021 is beginning to see utility as Ordinals gain in popularity and teams like Rollkit begin exploring Bitcoin as a data availability layer for rollups.

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The funding, if approved by Congress, would allow the agency to double its headcount, allowing the division handling crypto affairs “to investigate misconduct on a larger scale.”

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The world’s largest asset manager expects the Fed to continue hiking rates, with potential short-term consequences for crypto

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World superpowers should duke it out with hashrate over artillery in a digital Cold War for Bitcoin blocks, says one Space Force major

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At least three US institutions may have been willing to jump through hoops to access Binance for one reason: liquidity

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Borrowers must deposit a high value of staked ether to borrow eBTC

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Florida-based miner on track to grow capacity from 9.5 exahashes at end of February to 23 EH by mid-year before expanding to Abu Dhabi