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Coincheck to List on Nasdaq After $1.25B SPAC Merger
  • The merger is expected to complete in the second half of 2022, after which it will list on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker “CNCK”.
  • Monex Group, which currently owns 94.2% of Coincheck, will keep all of its shares at closing, and is expected to own 82% of the new entity after the merger.
March 22, 2022, 4:56 PM
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Bitpanda Acquires FCA-Approved Crypto Custodian Trustology
  • Trustology, which will be rebranded to Bitpanda Custody, is Bitpanda’s maiden acquisition worth tens of millions of dollars.
  • Bitpanda plans to begin its newly announced crypto custody services by taking custody of all its assets across its retail and institutional businesses.
February 22, 2022, 3:26 PM
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Animoca Brands Acquires Motorsport Games Developer Grease Monkey
  • Following the acquisition, Grease Monkey Games will have integrate the Animoca Brand’s REVV token into its games.
  • The indie game developer will continue to operate under its current management, but will have to align its efforts to those of Animoca Brands.
February 18, 2022, 3:14 PM
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Fireblocks Acquires Crypto Platform First Digital
  • Through the acquisition, Fireblocks will be able to provide payment service providers with a new suite of tools for accepting digital assets.
  • Although Fireblocks has had an institutional-focus so far, it will now expand into the business-to-business, business-to-consumer, and cross-border payments spaces.
February 16, 2022, 6:56 PM
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Feb 1, 2022
ConsenSys Acquires Wallet Manager MyCrypto
  • Although the two brands will initially operate separately, the ultimate goal is to have MyCrypto merge with MetaMask over time.
  • Part of ConsenSys’ decision to acquire MyCrypto was its developer team, and their shared focus on user safety and security.

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Thailand’s Oldest Bank Acquires Controlling Stake in Bitkub Exchange
  • Siam Commercial Bank has acquired 51% of the total shares in Bitkub for the price of 17.85 billion baht, or around $536 million.
  • The deal is still pending regulatory approval, but the exchange expects to complete the transaction by the first quarter of 2022.
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