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

KKR dives into Avalanche blockchain to tokenize and ‘democratize’ financial services

KKR & Co. is tokenizing a part of one of its private equity funds — a step that may provide institutional private market strategies to more individual investors.

Which Ethereum-focused startups will survive the Merge?

We asked a range of crypto market players for their thoughts on the Merge and which Ethereum-based startups may hit the ground running.

Crypto’s biggest powerhouse flexes on its competition

Welcome to Chain Reaction, where we unpack and explain the latest in crypto news, drama and trends, breaking things down block by block for the crypto curious. For our Thursday episode this week, we d

Lolli’s Alex Adelman talks about cashing in bitcoin rewards at TC Sessions: Crypto

If the cryptocurrency economy wants to continue to grow, it will require more widespread adoption. But how do you make it appealing to the masses — especially now that the traditionally volatile dig

Ethereum Merge may not ‘fix everything,’ but it could boost institutional adoption

The Ethereum Merge may allow for far more applications to be built upon its network, opening up innovation and bringing on new financial institutions.

How many Coinbases is FTX worth?

Welcome to Chain Reaction, where we unpack and explain the latest in crypto news, drama and trends, breaking things down block by block for the crypto curious. For our Thursday episode focused on majo

Former US CFTC commissioner says crypto space has ‘dire need for regulatory clarity’

Companies — crypto or otherwise — that refuse to comply with clear regulations are not going to succeed, according to Dawn Stump, the former commissioner at the Commodity Futures Trading Commissio

Spectral raises $23M to help create web3 credit scores

As more traditional finance products and services find their way into web3, there are some crypto startups emerging with a focus on adding decentralization to old-school practices. Spectral, a credit

US SEC Chair Gensler reiterates crypto stance, frustrating those seeking clarity

Some say the lack of requirements for the crypto industry leaves platforms to innovate in the dark.

Mural raised $5.6M to help brands deploy DAO treasuries

Mural, a crypto firm focused on decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) infrastructure, has raised $5.6 million in seed funding, the company’s co-founders Sinclair Toffa and Kevin Alvarez-Fung

Ava Labs’ John Wu talks growth and the upside of a crypto winter at TC Sessions: Crypto

The past few years have been a wild ride through the cryptoverse, and there’s no sign of it calming down anytime soon. Not when you have extremes like a multibillion-dollar collapse of the Terra

Crypto, where the fallen seek a fresh start

Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week, we talked about privacy in crypto and how it’s sometimes at odds with regulation. This week, we’re covering a larger-than-life founder who is per

Do Kwon’s Terra trauma and drama lives to see another day

There are some events in your life that you look back on and think to yourself, “Wow, that was a really tough time.” We all have memories like that and I think the crypto community definit

Sports partnerships are more than just a deal for major crypto companies

Are alliances between crypto companies and sports teams paying off in a meaningful way?

Polygon’s head of investments remains ‘highly bullish on web3’

Polygon launched a $100 million ecosystem fund and an "uncapped" fund to help projects built on the now-defunct Terra ecosystem migrate to its blockchain.

Anthony Hopkins sees NFTs as ‘art in a new format’

Two-time Academy Award-winning actor Sir Anthony Hopkins partnered with NFT digital collectible company Orange Comet to launch his own series, The Eternal Collection.

CoinFund launches $300M web3 fund to invest in early-stage crypto

As capital continues to deploy the crypto economy, another big fund is entering the space. Seven-year-old CoinFund is launching a $300 million early-stage web3 venture fund, CoinFund Ventures I, which

Crypto scams have declined, but hackers remain resilient in bearish markets

When it comes to crime, illicit activity is still abundant regardless of crypto volatility, according to a new Chainalysis report.

Why Twitter anons are sending crypto to celebrities

Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week, we talked about a hack that gave new, ironic meaning to the word “trustless.” This week, we’ll get into one of the most polarizing aspects

Open source software is needed to prevent future crypto hacks, Polygon CISO says

What can be done to prevent future crypto hacks? Polygon's Mudit Gupta says the answer might be through projects employing open source software.
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