Binance, Sequoia Revealed as Investors Backing Musk’s Takeover Of Twitter

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“The Hash” team discusses today’s top stories including Binance’s $500 million backing to help Elon Musk seal the Twitter deal, Coinbase NFT marketplace’s reception and the controversy surrounding veteran magazine journalist Matt Taibbi’s new story about PayPal deplatforming alternative media sites.







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