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Liquidity Staking Race Ratchets Up as Rocket Pool Members Size Up Latest Move

By Aleksandar Gilbert  

The liquidity staking race just got a lot more heated. On Thursday, Coinbase Ventures, a subsidiary of the U.S.’s largest centralized crypto exchange, said it planned to join forces with Rocket Pool’s powerful Oracle DAO. The move may help RocketPool gain ground on its rival Lido. 

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Agency Targets Gemini’s Earn Product as War of Words Escalates Between Winklevoss and Silbert

By Owen Fernau 

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday accused Genesis, the embattled digital assets broker, and Gemini, a centralized crypto exchange, with the sale of unregistered securities.

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For 2023, investors have one New Year’s resolution: Stop. Losing. Money. From “transitory” inflation, to millennial Bernie Madoff 2.0, 2022 was a wildddd ride in the markets. That is, except for market.

The blue-chip art market. In fact, art auctions hauled in nearly $18 billion in 2022. The best year in a – all while financial markets tanked. 

Now you’re probably wondering: “That’s great,  but how can (if your last name is Bezos pls ignore) get in on the action?” 

There’s one company that I’ve been talking about for over 2 years, that I personally invest with, called Masterworks. They securitize artworks by qualifying offerings with the SEC, allowing YOU to invest in shares of multi-million dollar paintings by names like Banksy

Masterworks has also built a solid track record with all 11 of their exits netting a profit, the last 3 realizing +13.9%, +35.0%, and +10.4% net returns each. As a trusted partner, The Defiant readers can skip the waitlist to join here. 

GBTC Discount Shrinks To 39%

By Owen Fernau

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Crypto prices rallied Thursday in tandem with the stock market after the latest report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that consumer prices fell in December. 

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Prosecutors Allege Company Had a Hand in Terrorist Financing

By Aleksandar Gilbert  

Bulgarian prosecutors have accused Nexo, a centralized crypto lender based in the country, of servicing a client who “financed terrorist acts,” according to a local news report. 

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Yorke Rhodes Explains How Microsoft Is Leveraging Ethereum

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