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Diem Successor Aptos Labs Grants $50K Grant to Cornell University Game Theory Professor

Aptos Labs announced a $50,000 grant to Cornell University Professor Lorenzo Alvisi. So reports Decrypt.


Chainalysis Report Highlights Massive Spike in N. Korean Crypto Crime

North Korean-linked hackers contributed to a record-setting $3.8 billion worth of stolen cryptocurrency last year, according to a new report from analytics firm Chainalysis. So reports CNN.


Marqeta Makes First-ever Acquisition with Purchase of Two-year-old Fintech Startup

Marqeta is set to make its first acquisition in its 13-year existence as it agreed to purchase fintech startup Power Finance in a $223 million all-cash deal. So reports TechCrunch.


Zopa 'Cemented' As A Unicorn After Latest Funding Round

Digital lending platform Zopa raised £75 million ($92 million) and is firmly locked into its $1 billion unicorn status. So reports Bloomberg


California DMV Embraces Innovation with New Title NFT Project

A collaboration between the Tezos blockchain, Oxhead Alpha and the California DMV is hoping to make transferring car ownership and title registration easier. So reports Fortune


Doodles 2 NFT Project to Offer Millions of Tokens on Flow Blockchain

Popular NFT project Doodles is expanding on the Flow blockchain. So reports Decrypt


Halal Investing Platform Opens New Sharia-compliant U.K. Bank

Wahed, a halal investing platform backed by soccer star Paul Pogba and Saudi Aramco, opened a physical bank in the U.K. compliant with Sharia investment practices. So reports CNBC.


Method Series A Hauls in $16M As Firm Looks to Add Heads, Expand Offerings

Fintech startup Method raised $16 million after a Series A round spearheaded by Andreessen Horowitz. So reports TechCrunch.


Pornstar Sells $30K Worth of NFTs in a Month, Expects to Grow Web3 Presence

Elite-earning OnlyFans creator Elsa Jean sold $30,000 worth of NFTs in a month and plans on continuing to grow her Web3 presence. So reports Business Insider.


Garlinghouse: Resolution in XRP Saga Could Come Soon

Brad Garlinghouse, the CEO of Ripple, said he is hopeful for a resolution regarding a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit against the company sometime in early 2023. So reports CNBC.


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