20 stories about Cryptocurrency
 חוויית המטאוורס החדשנית של חברת היופי לוריאל

From Metaverse to NFT: The disappointing tech hypes of 2022

27.12.22|Viki Auslender
A sober look at the big technological hopes of 2022, plus a glimpse at the big, promising, successful hypes which will fill our dreams in 2023
CyVers founders

CyVers raises $8 million to secure blockchain transactions

The Israeli startup’s solution captures transactions during the few moments between the time a transaction is broadcasted and when it is registered irreversibly to a blockchain ledger
ועידת Tech TLV 2022 רונן אסיא שותף מנהל, Team8 ומייסד משותף, eToro

eToro co-founder: “We are seeing investors move from crypto to bonds and shares”

01.12.22|Raphael Kahan
“Taking the latest collapses and making assumptions regarding the entire crypto industry is wrong,” noted Ronen Assia, Co-founder of eToro and a Partner at investment fund Team8 Fintech
סם בנקמן-פרייד סם בנקמן פרייד מייסד בורסת הקריפטו FTX שקרסה

How did some of the world’s largest VCs miss all the warning signs and invest in FTX

22.11.22|Viki Auslender
The promise of easy and fast money attracted the likes of SoftBank, Sequoia, and Tiger Global to FTX and SBF, but they are all now paying the price for investing huge amounts in risky companies that engaged in scandalous leveraged trading
צלזיוס מימין אלכס משינסקי  ו דניאל לאון

Celsius co-founders cashed out over $42 million shortly before collapse

Former CEO Alex Mashinsky, former CSO Daniel Leon, and CTO Nuke Goldstein withdrew the funds shortly before the crypto lender suspended withdrawals and filed for bankruptcy
אלכס משינסקי מנכ"ל חברת הקריפטו צלזיוס

CEO of bankrupt crypto lender Celsius steps down

"I regret that my continued role as CEO has become an increasing distraction, and I am very sorry about the difficult financial circumstances members of our community are facing," Alex Mashinsky said in a statement
מייסדי פיירבלוקס Fireblocks מימין עידן עפרת מיכאל שאולוב פבל ברנגולץ

Fireblocks hits $100 million in annual revenue despite crypto downturn

This achievement places Fireblocks among a rare subset of SaaS unicorns — including Slack and Twilio — that have reached this coveted valuation milestone in less than five years
מייסד צלזיוס אלכס משינסקי

Bankrupt Celsius sues ex-money manager over tens of millions in losses

24.08.22|Reuters and CTech
The collapsed crypto lender is accusing Jason Stone and his company KeyFi of "gross negligence" and "extraordinarily inept" crypto investing
מייסדי צלזיוס מימין אלכס משינסקי  ו דניאל לאון

Crypto lender Celsius sued for being a Ponzi scheme

08.07.22|Reuters and CTech
A former investment manager at the ailing American-Israeli cryptocurrency platform claims it used customer deposits to rig the price of its own crypto token and failed to properly hedge risk
טל וויזר פינסטרה

How banks, regulation, and the business world are addressing the current crypto crisis

23.06.22|Tal Weiser
“The crisis is an opportunity to examine fundamental issues in the market, resolve regulatory issues and instill confidence among all stakeholders,” writes Tal Weiser, Managing Director Sales, Global Services International Payments at Finastra
אלכס משינסקי מנכ"ל צלזיוס

Zero degrees Celsius: What will happen to the assets frozen by the collapsing crypto platform?

13.06.22|Viki Auslender
The Israeli-American crypto company has frozen the assets of its 1.7 million users. How did this happen, is the company exposed to lawsuits, and what are the implications for the entire digital asset market?
מייסדי צלזיוס מימין אלכס משינסקי  ו דניאל לאון

Crypto firm Celsius pauses all transfers, withdrawals as markets tumble

The American-Israeli cryptocurrency lending firm said it was taking “this necessary action... in order to stabilize liquidity and operations while we take steps to preserve and protect assets"
Michael-David Fiszer

Crypto wallet ZenGo appoints senior Google executive as Chief Product Officer

As a senior member of Waze’s product leadership team at Google, Michael-David Fiszer helped build and scale many Waze products
Solidus founders

Solidus Labs secures $45 million Series B to monitor crypto market integrity and risk

The Israeli startup’s crypto-native risk monitoring suite serves dozens of leading crypto and DeFi platforms, financial institutions, and regulators, monitoring more than 1 trillion trading events per day in more than 150 markets
Uri Nathan Pepper

Bank Leumi to enable trading in cryptocurrencies through Pepper app

27.03.22|Almog Azar
Pepper has reached an agreement with Paxos that will enable the buying, holding and selling of cryptocurrencies
מייסדי סטארקוויר StarkWare

StarkWare set to hit $6 billion valuation in new funding round

10.03.22|Meir Orbach
The Israeli blockchain company is set to raise at least $100 million after receiving $50 million at a $2 billion valuation in a Series C last November