Crypto platform Vauld suspends withdrawals, trading and deposits amid financial challenges

Vauld, a Singapore-headquartered crypto lending and exchange startup, has suspended withdrawals, trading and deposits on its eponymous platform with immediate effect as it navigates “financial challenges,” it said Monday.

The three-year-old startup — which counts Peter Thiel-backed Valar Ventures, Coinbase Ventures and Pantera Capital among its backers and has raised about $27 million — said it is facing financial challenges amid the market downturn, which it said has prompted customer withdrawals of about $198 million since June 12.

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Monday, July 4, 2022 - 3:19am
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Juragan Material is simplifying Indonesia’s complicated construction supply chain

Indonesia’s construction industry is large and growing quickly, but a lot of supply procurement is still done the old-fashioned way, through phone calls and text messages. Juragan Material wants to make things easier with a B2B marketplace for building materials from curated suppliers.

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Monday, July 4, 2022 - 2:08am
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Despite crypto ban, China’s tech talent rides the global web3 wave

Despite China’s sweeping bans on cryptocurrencies, domestic web3 talent is quietly flourishing, with many venturing beyond the country’s border.

From offering crypto derivative products to to making NFT games, Chinese web3 entrepreneurs’ footprint is far-reaching worldwide. We spoke to a dozen Chinese founders and investors to find out how this group is trying to build global web3 businesses while still keeping their roots in China and taking advantage of the home country’s abundant tech talent.

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Sunday, July 3, 2022 - 9:55pm
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The Ultimate List of Helpful Windows Alt Codes to Insert Special Characters

Standard, full-sized keyboards typically have 104 keys, which provides all the characters needed for the English language. However, suppose you’re writing in a different language or need special characters for functions. In that case, you’ll need to dig deep inside the Windows Character Map, select and copy the character you need, then paste it into the document you’re working on.

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Sunday, July 3, 2022 - 3:00pm
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Without a clear ask, your pitch deck is useless

You’ve brushed off your Keynote skills, you’re giddy that you’re finally going to be able to start paying yourself a living wage, and you are excited to start pitching your startup’s next round of funding to your investors. It’s heady times, for sure, but hit the other pedal there for a moment, friend — you may be forgetting something.

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Sunday, July 3, 2022 - 2:00pm
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What Is the Microsoft Defender Application Guard and How Do You Enable It?

The internet, as wonderful as it is, can sometimes be unsafe. And you might find yourself in a situation where you need to use a website you don’t fully trust, even though you're afraid it might infect your computer with malware. The good news is that you can visit that suspicious site safely using Microsoft Defender Application Guard.

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Sunday, July 3, 2022 - 1:15pm
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