Jacquelyn Melinek

Jacquelyn Melinek

Senior Reporter, Crypto, TC+

Jacquelyn Melinek is a senior cryptocurrency reporter based in New York City. She previously was a crypto reporter for Blockworks covering decentralized finance, DAOs and crypto venture capital funding and prior to that covered energy markets for S&P Global Platts and Bloomberg News. Her articles are published in over 70 news outlets and she graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Media and Journalism and a minor in creative writing. Disclosure: Jacquelyn owns various cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin and Ethereum. She does not day trade cryptocurrencies, NFTs or any other crypto-related products.

The Latest from Jacquelyn Melinek

Crypto losses halved in Q2 2023 to $204M

Without a major, industrywide push to emphasize protective measures and shake out bad actors, this problem won’t be fixed.

Announcing the Fintech Stage agenda at TechCrunch Disrupt

Building a fintech startup isn’t an easy task, as you have to deal with complex regulation and make sure that your service is extremely reliable because you’re handling money. That’s

Coinbase execs: As global crypto policy grows, US has urgent need for legislation

52% of companies surveyed say they're holding off on major crypto investments until regulation is established, according to a Coinbase and The Block report.

AI and crypto integration is going to happen whether you want it or not

The need for owning your own data is applicable not just in the web3 space, but in AI, too.

Brian Armstrong thinks Coinbase could become a ‘super app’

Most people still think of crypto as an asset class that's traded and speculated on, but there are many more use cases than meets the eye, Armstrong said.

Fidelity, Schwab, Citadel backing new crypto exchange EDX signals TradFi’s deeper dive into digital assets

Earlier this week, EDX Markets launched its digital asset platform. But what made this launch catch a lot of attention? Its founding investors.

SEC director says ‘nothing has changed’ for enforcement even as the crypto industry rumbles

The SEC’s director of enforcement, Gurbir Grewal, says the regulator is not concerned with labels or technology, but with what's underneath.

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no, it’s a crypto whale

Follow me on Twitter @Jacqmelinek for breaking crypto news, memes and more. Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Earlier this week, I took a look at what some major crypto whales’ wallets were doing, whe

Former SEC chair Jay Clayton feels ‘vast majority’ of crypto tokens are securities

Former SEC Chairman Jay Clayton has reiterated his position that many cryptocurrencies could be defined as securities.

See where six crypto whales’ wallets are putting their assets

These whales are generally risk-off, signaling a conservative mindset.

US DoJ charges two Russians for hacking crypto exchange Mt. Gox

The U.S. Department of Justice has charged two Russian nationals for hacking and causing the subsequent collapse of Mt. Gox, one of the largest and most popular crypto exchanges. In an unsealed indict

Sequoia does to itself what the Biden administration wants to do with Google

Mary Ann and Alex are back, and once again this week they tapped the TechCrunch roster for expert input. This week the Equity crew were thrilled to welcome Jacquie back to the show! All the cool kid

The SEC’s situationship with Binance and Coinbase keeps getting messier

Unless you live under a rock, you know that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission came out guns blazing on Monday and Tuesday, by suing the two largest crypto exchanges, Binance and Coinbase, re

Aave’s Lens Protocol raises $15M to build the decentralized social web

Lens Protocol, a web3 product aimed at creating a decentralized social networking ecosystem, has raised $15 million, its team told TechCrunch exclusively. The protocol is being built by Aave, a web3 t

Coinbase chief legal officer expects new crypto laws to come in wake of SEC lawsuits

Coinbase Chief Legal Officer Paul Grewal on the exchange's plans amid SEC charges.

As SEC files motion to freeze Binance assets, crypto market remains green

A day after the SEC filed 13 charges against Binance and CEO Changpeng Zhao, as well as BAM Trading and BAM Management, it has requested a temporary restraining order to freeze assets for all of the p

SEC Chair Gensler lambasts crypto industry after agency charges Binance, Coinbase

The SEC filed separate lawsuits against Binance and Coinbase this week and the agency's Chair Gary Gensler shared his thoughts on the charges.

After Binance, US SEC sues Coinbase for securities laws violations

The suit comes just one day after the SEC sued Binance, the largest crypto exchange in the world by volume, also over securities matters.

SEC claims BNB and BUSD are securities, including major tokens like SOL, ADA and MATIC

This highlights the fact that the SEC has, once again, taken the stance that most cryptocurrencies (aside from Bitcoin) are securities.

SEC’s lawsuit against Binance and CEO Zhao was a matter of ‘when, not if,’ industry players say

A number of industry players shared similar sentiments that the SEC charges against Binance were unsurprising.
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