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January 2, 2023, 10:40 PM

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Olga Kharif / Bloomberg:
In an open letter, Cameron Winklevoss accuses Digital Currency Group CEO Barry Silbert of engaging in “bad faith stall tactics” after Genesis halted withdrawals  —  The fallout from the collapse of Sam Bankman-Fried's crypto empire just got messier, with digital-asset entrepreneur …
Heather Somerville / Wall Street Journal:
A look back at 2022 as a dismal year for startups, from plummeting investments to scarce public listings, as data suggests 2023 could be even more difficult  —  Founders and investors face potential further declines before venture-capital market recovers  —  Startups had a dismal year …
Stephen Katte / Cointelegraph:
Luke Dashjr, an original core developer of Bitcoin, claims someone stole “basically all” his BTC by compromising his PGP key; a wallet shows ~217 BTC were moved  —  A Bitcoin OG and core developer Luke Dashjr claims his PGP key was compromised, resulting in virtually all his Bitcoin being stolen from him on Dec. 31.
Ax Sharma / BleepingComputer:
PyTorch identifies a malicious dependency using its “torchtriton” library name, warning nightly version users to uninstall; the hacker claims ethical research  —  PyTorch has identified a malicious dependency with the same name as the framework's ‘torchtriton’ library.
Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk:
A look at what 2023 may bring for crypto regulation in the US and globally, as bankruptcies stretch into the new year, attracting lawmakers and criminal probes  —  CoinDesk's policy team predicts the issues and topics that may take center stage over the next 12 months.
Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
Shopify President Harley Finkelstein says the company's Audiences marketing tool, which uploads customer data to Meta and Google's ad platforms, is a key focus  —  Canadian ecommerce group touts new tool that allows retailers to pool customer data and better target ads
Rita Liao / TechCrunch:
An overview of Chinese tech companies rushing to match generative AI tools like DALL-E 2 despite tighter regulations, censorship, US chip sanctions, and more  —  Chinese tech companies rush to match Stable Diffusion and DALL-E 2, but roadblocks lie ahead  —  The gigantic technological leap …
Paul Sawers / TechCrunch:
A profile of Matrix, an open-source, decentralized protocol for messaging interoperability that saw its network's users double in 2022 to at least 80.3M  —  After years of walled gardens, cross-pollination could be in sight  —  Interoperability and decentralization have been major themes in tech this year …

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