20 stories about Crypto
The edge of tech 28.03

The Midas of chips does it again with Astera Labs

28.03.24|Elihay Vidal
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Israel's booming crypto ecosystem revealed

26.03.24|Elihay Vidal
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"Since the hack I've become completely paranoid": The story of how one crypto trader lost $70,000 on Binance

21.03.24|Viki Auslender
Trader doomxbt’s Binance account was drained, with little response or help from the platform. The price of Bitcoin is soaring, but the world's crypto exchanges remain unregulated, and platforms like Binance continue to place full responsibility for loss or theft on users
Blockaid founders

Israeli startup helped save Coinbase users over $75 million from being stolen in five months

The integration of Blockaid’s solution stopped nearly 800,000 wallet connections to malicious dApps - all by scanning and analyzing 114 million transactions and dApp connections

First ever Israeli shekel-backed stablecoin approved for pilot launch

Israeli crypto financial services company Bits of Gold, operating under the Israeli Capital Market, Insurance and Savings Authority, announced it has received the regulator’s approval to launch its Shekel-backed 'stablecoin' pilot named BILS
Utila founders

Utila nets $11.5 million Seed funding for institutional crypto operations platform

The Israeli startup’s platform allows institutions and developers to manage their digital assets with its non-custodial, secure, and chain-agnostic wallet
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Crypto mobile payment app Oobit raises $25 million Series A

The Israeli-founded startup allows crypto holders to tap and pay at more than 100 million retailers globally where Visa and Mastercard are accepted, while merchants receive fiat currency
מלחמת עזה מחבלי חמאס חוצים את גדר המערכת ל עוטף עזה על גבי אופנועים 7.10.23

The limits of high-tech solutions were exposed for all to see in 2023

31.12.23|Viki Auslender
There is a need to move beyond blind faith in technology, considering the societal implications and responsibilities associated with technological innovations
סניף בנק ברקליס ב לונדון

Terror fundraiser: Even after the massacre, Hamas keeps collecting donations through crypto and banks

26.10.23|Viki Auslender
Although the Israeli police announced the freezing of the terrorist organization's accounts in crypto and Barclays Bank, access has been opened again and donations are flowing in. The cutting of resources of global enforcement bodies is a major factor that makes this possible
איטורו Etoro

eToro valued at $2.5 billion in massive $120 million secondary deal

31.07.23|Sophie Shulman
The buyers in the transaction are two of the largest investors from the company's previous funding round
משה חוגג יושב ראש ו בעלים של ביתר ירושלים

Moshe Hogeg returns to crypto business with Tomi while he awaits decision on fraud charges

11.06.23|Amir Kurz and Viki Auslender
Hogeg, who was arrested about a year and a half ago, among other things, on suspicion of defrauding crypto investors of hundreds of millions of dollars, revealed last week at a conference in Marrakech that he is part of the team behind cryptocurrency Tomi

The environmental pollution behind the boom in artificial intelligence

23.04.23|Viki Auslender, Shani Ashkenazi
Huge server farms that power AI have a climate impact that could increase to 14% of global carbon emissions
Yoni Assia eToro

Twitter partners with Israel-founded eToro to offer stocks and crypto on the platform

13.04.23|James Spiro
It is understood that the partnership will expand Twitter’s ‘cashtags’ to cover many more asset classes and include a button that will send users directly to the eToro website
צ'נגפנג זאו CZ מייסד ומנכ"ל בייננס Binance  קריפטו

Israeli regulators investigating Binance again after ordering it to shut unlicensed local activity last year

15.02.23|Golan Hazani
The Capital Market Authority is checking information according to which the Binance crypto exchange has returned to operating in Israel through a local website, even though it did not receive a license to do so