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Despite Recent Market Revival, These Crypto Companies Dismissed More Employees

The prolonged bear market reduced the interest in cryptocurrencies and hampered the operations of numerous industry players. Some leading exchanges, including Coinbase, Crypto.com, Bybit, and Kraken, laid off a chunk of their workforce to cope with the challenging times.  The trend seems to be similar at the start of the new year despite the recent revival of the market, with Gemini, Blockchain.com, Coinbase, and many others announcing a new wave of layoffs. The Dismissal...

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DCG Subsidiary Luno Lays Off 35% of Employees (Report)

The London-based cryptocurrency platform – Luno – will reportedly trim the size of its team by over 330 people. It adds its name to the growing list of industry players dismissing staff due to the bear market, including Coinbase, Crypto.com, Bybit, Huobi, Gemini, and more. According to CNBC coverage, Luno will reduce its headcount from 960 to around 630. “2022 has been an incredibly tough year for the broader tech industry and, in particular, the crypto market. Luno,...

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ConsenSys and Amber Group Join List of Companies Dismissing Employees

ConsenSys – a blockchain software technology company – and Amber Group – a cryptocurrency platform based in Singapore – are the latest entities in the digital asset sector to announce staff layoffs.  The former will trim its team by approximately 11%, while the latter reportedly plans to reduce its Hong Kong division by 50%. Adjusting to ‘Uncertain Market Conditions’ Joseph Lubin – CEO of ConsenSys – said his organization made the “extremely difficult decision” to lay off 96...

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Silvergate Capital Announced a $1 Billion Net Loss for Q4, 2022

The cryptocurrency-focused bank – Silvergate Capital – reported a net loss of $1 billion for the last quarter of 2022 due to the turmoil reigning in the digital asset sector. The firm recently laid off nearly half its workforce amid massive client withdrawal requests. The Disappointing Q4 The fourth quarter of 2022, with its market decline and company bankruptcies, put a dark stamp on crypto’s legacy. The California-based Silvergate Capital said those dynamics triggered a...

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Fidelity-Backed Crypto Platform Cuts Staff Due to Market Pressure

OSL, a Hong Kong-based digital asset exchange, is cutting roughly a third of its costs following months of turbulence in the crypto market.  That includes staff cuts – though the firm did not reveal how large a portion of its workforce was laid off.  OSL provides crypto trading and custody services alongside software solutions for institutional clients.  Hugh Madden, CEO of OSL’s parent company BC Technology Group, specified in a statement on Tuesday that the exchange cut...

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Thai SEC to Investigate Zipmex About Violating Certain Crypto Rules (Report)

Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has reportedly launched an investigation against the distressed cryptocurrency platform Zipmex. The watchdog will inspect whether the latter breached some domestic rules when offering digital asset services and products. More Problems for Zipmex According to a Bloomberg coverage, the top financial regulator of Thailand will probe the bankrupt Zipmex for violating local laws and running a “digital-asset fund manager without...

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Crypto Funding in 2022 Down Over 40% Compared to 2021: CoinGecko

Cryptocurrency projects obtained 42.5% less funding in 2022 compared to what they received in 2021.  Still, last year’s capital was significantly higher than the figures in 2018, 2019, and 2020. Funding in 2022  The crypto winter that hit the digital asset industry in 2022 has triggered a major market decline, an outflow of investor interest, and halted the expansion plans of some companies. According to a CoinGecko study, such firms had raised $21.26 billion last year, and...

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Erik Voorhees Predicts When the Next Bitcoin Bull Market Will Start

Erik Voorhees – CEO of ShapeShaft and an outspoken proponent of bitcoin – believes it could take between six months and three years before the next crypto bull run occurs.  He also predicted that the primary cryptocurrency could surge to $40,000 by the summer, representing a 140% increase compared to current valuations. ‘It Won’t be Ten Years’ In a recent interview for Bankless Shows, Voorhees argued that the reigning crypto winter will not last for another decade. However,...

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Another Crypto Company Dismisses 40% of its Employees to Survive the Bear Market

Octopus Network – a multichain crypto network supporting Web3 applications – will lay off 40% of its staff members to ensure its survival amidst the ongoing crypto winter. The adverse macroeconomic factors have taken their toll on numerous other industry leaders who took similar action over the past several months. Some examples are Coinbase, CryptoCom, Huobi, Bybit, BitMEX, and others. This Winter is Different Than the Others In a recent letter, Louis Liu – Founder of...

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State of Bitcoin in 2022: From HODler Confidence to Mining Transformation

2022 has been a brutal year for the crypto investors market by the harsh crypto winter. It all started with the collapse of the TerraUSD algorithmic stablecoin, which prompted other major crypto players to fall like dominos: Three Arrows Capital. Voyager Digital, Celsius Network, FTX, BlockFi. Not one project, protocol, or institution exists that hasn’t felt the sting of contagion this year. Bitcoin futures volumes are hovering near multi-year lows owing to the tightening...

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