Sam Reynolds

Sam Reynolds

Sam Reynolds is a senior reporter based in Taipei. Sam was part of the CoinDesk team that won the 2023 Gerald Loeb award in the breaking news category for coverage of FTX's collapse. Prior to CoinDesk, he was a reporter with Blockworks and a semiconductor analyst with IDC.

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First Mover Americas: Bitcoin Slips Below $43K as Ukraine Shadows Financial Markets
The latest moves in crypto markets in context for Feb. 17, 2022.
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Digital $10 bill (Wikimedia Commons, modified using PhotoMosh)
DeFi Project Ref Finance Closes $4.8M Round Led by Jump Crypto
Alameda Research and Dragonfly Capital also participated in the round.
Digital $10 bill (Wikimedia Commons, modified using PhotoMosh)
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Bitcoin Traders Preparing for Tumultuous March, Glassnode Says
Traders are de-leveraging because of expected turbulence coming from rate hikes and the potential conflict in Ukraine.
U.S. Federal Reserve building (Shutterstock)
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Housecat Raises $3.4M to Help Bridge DeFi, Investment Management
Ville Vesterinen, CEO and co-founder, calls it the “Substack of asset management” with a crypto twist.
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Screenshot from Legacy, a title by Gala Games (CoinDesk)
GALA Jumps 20%, Leads Metaverse Index Gains
The gains came on the back of a $5 billion investment plan announcement by Gala Games and other major deal and event news.
Screenshot from Legacy, a title by Gala Games (CoinDesk)
Piyush Gupta, chief executive officer of DBS Group Holdings. (DBS)
DBS Plans to Launch Retail Digital Assets Trading Desk by Year End
DBS CEO Piyush Gupta says there’s a lot of work to be done, but the bank expects platform to be live by end of 2022.
Piyush Gupta, chief executive officer of DBS Group Holdings. (DBS)
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Vietnam-Based Summoners Arena Raises $3M
The funding round for the video game developer was led by Pantera Capital.
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Samir Arora (Glam Media via Wikimedia Commons)
Apple Alum-Led Kyro Digital Raises $10M in Series A Funding
Decasonic, Drive Capital and Fenbushi Capital provided strategic investments, as did native crypto venture funds associated with the Avalanche, Polygon and Tezos chains.
Samir Arora (Glam Media via Wikimedia Commons)
Algorand signage inside the Drone Racing League arena. (DRL)
Algorand Foundation Appoints JPMorgan, Nasdaq Alum Staci Warden as CEO
Warden replaces Sean Lee at the payments-focused blockchain.
Algorand signage inside the Drone Racing League arena. (DRL)
El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele (CoinDesk Archive)
Fitch Downgrades El Salvador to CCC Weeks Before Bitcoin Bond Issue
The firm cites concerns over the country's ability to service debt, its concentration of power in the presidency and adoption of bitcoin as legal tender.
El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele (CoinDesk Archive)