Sam

Kessler

Sam  Kessler

Sam is a reporter at CoinDesk focused on technology, DeFi and DAOs. He formerly led the Harvard Political Review and has a background in computer science and the technology industry. Sam owns ETH, BTC and MATIC.

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Failed Crypto Lender Cred Blames Its Demise on Uphold Exchange in Suit
The 2022 meltdown is not the first time that the risks of “Centralized DeFi” products have been laid bare.
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Matter Labs Schedules zkSync 2.0 Mainnet Launch for October
As Ethereum scaling competition heats up, Matter Labs says it will bring the first EVM-compatible ZK rollup to market.
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The Sudden Rise of EVM-Compatible ZK Rollups
Announcements about Ethereum Virtual Machine-compatible zero-knowledge rollups came out from Polygon, Matter Labs and Scroll this week.
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Polygon Readies ZK Rollup Testnet, Eyes Mainnet Launch in 2023
Polygon zkEVM, the team’s EVM-compatible ZK rollup, describes it as "major leap forward" in the world of zero-knowledge technology.
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Ethereum’s Merge Projected for September According to 'Soft' Timeline
The Merge will see Ethereum switch from the energy-intensive proof-of-work consensus mechanism to a more efficient proof-of-stake system.
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What’s in Your Bear Market Backpack?
From existential dread to blissful ignorance — reactions to Ethereum’s market slump vary across the board
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Voyager Clarifies USD Deposit Status in Update
The crypto exchange, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, says it remains unclear how customers will be reimbursed for their cryptocurrency investments.
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Cosmos-Builder Ignite Cuts Headcount by More Than 50%, Ex-Employees Say
The reductions come amid a crypto market crash, and after the return of Ignite’s controversial ex-CEO.
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Ignite CEO Peng Zhong Announces Departure Shortly After Re-Organization
Zhong’s exit comes weeks after the company’s former CEO, Jae Kwon, said he is re-joining the company as the CEO of spinoff New Tendermint.
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