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The great adventure of Bitcoin

Bitcoin mining: The price of electricity is no longer the only criteria

TRIBUNE. For Guillaume Girard, analyst at Galaxy Digital, the success of miners now also depends on their ability to adapt to the (changing) energy market.
Sustainable development and ethics

Survey: the challenges facing bitcoin miners

Falling prices, rising energy costs, and now over-indebtedness... The bitcoin mining industry has probably never been under more pressure.
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Sustainable development and ethics

Bitcoin: everything you need to know about the first crypto-currency

Where does bitcoin come from? When was it created, and how does it work? Find our complete file.
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Protocol

Bitcoin and energy: (very) incomplete sources of information

Some sites like "Digiconomist" fuel the debate with often biased figures.
Sustainable development and ethics

Bitcoin and energy: is the criticism justified?

For years, two irreconcilable camps have been opposing each other, with, on the one hand, the supporters of Bitcoin who explain that it is the key to the energy transition and, on the other, its most resolute opponents who see it as the greatest threat to the planet.
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Sustainable development and ethics

Bitcoin: which countries are the most "friendly"?

Regulation, taxation, market maturity... Based on five criteria, The Big Whale has compiled a list of the 10 countries that are supposed to be the most "favorable" to bitcoin.
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Regulation & Policy

Is Bitcoin right or left?

While it is true that some of its supporters are libertarian, it brings together all sensibilities.
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Regulation & Policy

Understanding Bitcoin in Five Questions

Bitcoin is both the first and most important cryptocurrency.
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Protocol

Understand everything about NFTs

Agoria: "Web3 is currently the last space of freedom".

The artist Agoria, who is best known for his electronic music, creates NFTs with generative art. He recently collaborated with Ledger and will be featured in the 2023 metaverse The Sandbox.
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Culture

NFT Factory: "Paris must remain at the forefront of art

The NFT Factory opened its doors this Saturday in Paris. Why such a place? What will it be used for? We talked about it with its director, Lucie-Eléonore Riveron.
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Culture

NFT: the new artistic revolution?

In less than two years, NFTs or "non-fungible" tokens have made their way into the art world.
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Culture

Adidas, Nike, Tiffany... Why NFT's big collections attract so many brands

Thanks to aggressive marketing and a very active community, the Bored Apes, CryptoPunks and other large NFT collections have become essential partners for companies and artists who want to get a foothold in Web3.
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Corporate Web3

Concerts, festivals... The great boom of the NFT

To increase fan engagement and better secure tickets, event organizers are increasingly relying on "non-fungible tokens" (NFT).
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Culture

Decentralized finance

dYdX : Is the “anti-FTX” ready to take off?

In just a few months, dYdX has made its mark on the crypto landscape. As its latest stratospheric figures show, the U.S.-based decentralized platform has benefited from the collapse of FTX, as well as increasing doubts about centralized players. But is this the only explanation? We investigated 👀
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Finance

MakerDAO: the temptation of traditional finance

The protocol recently decided to invest the reserve of its stablecoin, DAI, in real-world assets, starting with U.S. government bonds. A decision that’s caused controversy in the community.
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Finance

DeFi: towards a new financial paradigm?

One of the great challenges that Web3 wishes to take up is to propose an alternative financial model. This leitmotiv is hidden behind the name DeFi, which is none other than the contraction of "decentralized finance".
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Finance

TBW Premium #16 : DeFi is a hit at the EthCC

Find all the information of the 16th Premium newsletter of The Big Whale.
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Finance

Stani Kulechov (Aave): "DeFi will become the heart of finance"

Falling markets, future of finance, decentralization... While in Paris for the EthCC, the founder of Aave spoke to The Big Whale.
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Finance

DeFi: French company Morpho raises $18 million

With this operation, the protocol beats the record of the biggest fundraising for a student project held since 2005 by a certain... Facebook.
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Finance

Morpho, the "killer app" of decentralized finance?

Created in 2021, the 🇫🇷 Morpho project has developed a system that optimizes rates on DeFi protocols.
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Finance

MakerDAO: "We want to become the leader in credit"

During our trip to Argentina, we met Mariano Di Pietrantonio, one of the most important figures in the protocol that issues the decentralized stablecoin DAI.
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Finance

The Web3 regulation

Crypto: does the AMF have the means to do its job?

Several crypto players are concerned about the slow pace of review of registration, and tomorrow approval, to become PSAN.
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Regulation & Policy

Licensing : The bar is set high for crypto start-ups

Besides the gloomy economic context, obtaining the license is a real challenge for many European crypto players, especially if the timetable accelerates in France.
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Regulation & Policy

An open letter to the French government, by Web3 entrepreneurs

In an open letter to the French government, Sébastien Borget (The Sandbox), Pascal Gauthier (Ledger), Pierre-Nicolas Hurstel (Arianee), Nicolas Julia (Sorare) and Frédéric Montagnon (Arianee) call for more to be done to support the Web3 ecosystem.
Regulation & Policy

PSAN: the French ecosystem under pressure

Members of Parliament may soon pass a provision that would require certain companies - those not registered as PSANs - to obtain PSAN accreditation starting October 1, 2023. An emergency meeting was held in late December.
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Regulation & Policy

Regulation: Sorare will not be reclassified as gambling in France

French start-up Sorare and the French National Gaming Authority have buried the hatchet. A temporary solution has been found between the two parties, with the blessing of the government.
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Regulation & Policy

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An open letter to the French government, by Web3 entrepreneurs

In an open letter to the French government, Sébastien Borget (The Sandbox), Pascal Gauthier (Ledger), Pierre-Nicolas Hurstel (Arianee), Nicolas Julia (Sorare) and Frédéric Montagnon (Arianee) call for more to be done to support the Web3 ecosystem.
Regulation & Policy

The Merge: everything you need to know about the big Ethereum update

After years of development, Ethereum is about to change its consensus algorithm from Proof-of-Work to Proof-of-Stake. A "revolution" that raises a lot of questions.
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Sustainable development and ethics

Sorare: "You have to be agile on regulation"

For his first interview on Web3 and cryptos, Digital Minister Jean-Noël Barrot reveals the government's strategy exclusively. He calls for not curbing innovation and pleads in favor of Sorare, which is in the sights of the National Gaming Authority.
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Regulation & Policy

Binance knocks out FTX

After several twists and turns, crypto exchange platform Binance is not going to buy out its main rival FTX, which has gone bankrupt. The markets are in free fall.
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Finance

EXCLUSIVE: Gaming giant Voodoo to launch its own cryptocurrency

“Voodoo coin”… sounds kinda catchy! It’s just a working title for now, but this cryptocurrency will be used in the blockchain video games that the French unicorn plans to launch in 2023.
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Finance

Innovation and risk-taking echo the deep history of our country

In an interview with The Big Whale, head of state and presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron reflects on his record in tech and details his vision for his potential second term.
Regulation & Policy

EXCLUSIVE: EDF manages over 150 Ethereum nodes

The French state-owned energy company, which has no shortage of ambition in the crypto world, has become a heavyweight validator on the second largest blockchain on the planet.
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Corporate Web3

How the taxman is monitoring crypto-taxpayers

Learn all about the tax authorities' techniques for identifying negligent taxpayers.
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Cybersecurity

The writers

Grégory Raymond and Raphaël Bloch have worked for many years on topics related to crypto, NFTs and Web3. They first started in renowned financial and business publications like “Capital” and “Les Echos.” They are now exclusively reporting the news for The Big Whale.

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Raphaël Bloch

Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief at The Big Whale

He discovered bitcoin in 2015 when he worked at Reuters. After joining Les Echos and L'Express, he decided to focus exclusively on crypto-currencies, by building The Big Whale.

Grégory Raymond

Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief at The Big Whale

Grégory was in charge of the economics section for the Huffington Post between 2012 and 2015. He then joined Brief.me, and then Capital. There, he created the podcast and the crypto newsletter 21 Millions.

About us

Behind the scenes of the media

What is The Big Whale?

It is a free, independent media launched by 3 entrepreneurs passionate about the blockchain, crypto and Web3 revolutions.

This free and independent media exists first through the launch of newsletters, one free, the other paid, and a presence on social networks. We deal with the general news of crypto-assets through journalistic investigations, interviews with influential personalities or even tests of services carried out in complete independence.

We also rely on a network of recognized experts, in France and in the world, to feed, enrich, complete our analyses. This information is treated in a journalistic manner, from different sources that are cross-checked, and approached in a neutral manner. The Big Whale does not provide investment advice.

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