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Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week, we talked about the NFT community being down bad but still down to party. This week, we’re looking...

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TechCrunch podcasts this week: Crypto cults, 2022 term sheets and how to win Startup Battlefield

TechCrunch is building a growing stable of podcasts focused on the most critical topics relating to the startup and venture capital worlds.

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Crypto wants its own iPhone

Apple’s relative hostility to the desires of crypto developers hasn’t gone unnoticed, and as the industry buckles down for a bear market,...

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Binance taps TikTok’s mostly silent superstar Khaby Lame to explain how crypto works

After surpassing Charli D'Amelio as the most-followed TikToker, the Italian Senegalese comedian signed on as an ambassador for Binance,

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Formerly rich NFT buyers party through the pain

Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week, we talked about infinite pessimism in the crypto markets. This week, we’re talking about parties and...

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Curio lets NFT die-hards browse, track and buy all in one browser tab

Folks dedicated to the world of NFTs have access to loads of analytics and browsing tools, but none of them really work together. At least,...

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Kevin Rose on crypto winters, pseudonymous founders and his buzzy Moonbirds NFT project

On the Chain Reaction podcast this week, we spoke with Kevin Rose, a serial entrepreneur whose efforts — including most famously Digg...

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Daily Crunch: Startup that transforms real-world items into NFTs raises $6.9M seed round

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

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Americana’s chip turns physical objects into NFTs

Americana Technologies raised a $6.9 million seed round from Alexis Ohanian's Seven Seven Six, NFT marketplace OpenSea, and rapper Future

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Vaayu, a carbon tracking platform for retailers, pulls in $11.5M Seed round led by Atomico

The last couple of years have seen a boom in carbon calculation startups, and long may it reign. (We need all the help we can get to avoid the...

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Bored Apes NFT project gets official ‘ApeCoin’ token

Even among the fastest-growing crypto startups, Yuga Labs has had a particularly explosive year. The startup is behind the NFT project Bored Apes...

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Chris Dixon, Marc Andreessen back $30M fund exclusively investing in NFT art

The world of NFTs is never dull — as long as the money never stops. While investors continue to pour billions into the sector, albeit at a...

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Ethereum’s hippest wallet app Rainbow banks funding from Alexis Ohanian

While a world of internet users skeptically grapples with the rise of multimillion-dollar JPGs and crypto exchanges bankrolling celebrity-packed...

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Pearpop introduces dynamic NFTs that gain value as a social media post goes viral

Pearpop, the social media collaboration marketplace, is diving head-first into crypto. With big-name backers like The Chainsmokers, Alexis Ohanian,...

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Splendid Spoon stirs its strategy to get you to love plant-based foods

For every dollar invested in Splendid Spoon in recent years, the company generated $15 in revenue.

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Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian’s 776 closes new $500M venture fund

Seven Seven Six, better known as 776, announced today that it has closed on $500 million across two vehicles for its second fund. The raise was...

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Party Round raises $7M to make the process of raising capital less awful

Party Round is building software that it hopes will make the process of raising early-stage corporate capital far simpler than it is today. And the...

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Fourthwall raises $17M for its all-in-one creator commerce platform

Let’s say you’re a YouTube star — honestly, it’s not impossible, given that now, some estimate that over 20,000 YouTubers...

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Medium acquires Knowable to bring audio to the platform

Medium announced today its third and final acquisition of the year: Knowable, an audio-based learning platform featuring podcast-like courses from...

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One-time TikTok rival Byte relaunches as Clash, an app for video creators and their top fans

When the Trump administration announced it would ban TikTok in the U.S., a number of alternative short-form video apps began to flourish, as users...

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More funding flows into Pipe, as buzzy fintech raises $250M at a $2B valuation

At the end of March, TechCrunch reported that buzzy startup Pipe — which aims to be the “Nasdaq for revenue” — had raised...

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Pearpop raises from The Chainsmokers, Alexis Ohanian, Amy Schumer, Kevin Hart, Mark Cuban, Marshmello, and Snoop Dogg

Pearpop, the marketplace for social collaborations between the teeming hordes of musicians, craftspeople, chefs, clowns, diarists, dancers, artists,...

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Pipe, which aims to be the ‘Nasdaq for revenue,’ raises more money at a $2B valuation

Fast-growing fintech Pipe has raised another round of funding at a $2 billion valuation, just weeks after raising $50 million in growth funding,...

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Early investors in Dispo to donate any potential profits from the photo-sharing app

After Spark Capital announced it would “sever all ties” with Dispo following allegations around co-creator and famous YouTuber David...

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Crypto social network BitClout arrives with a bevy of high-profile investors — and skeptics

While much of the recent wave of relentless hype around NFTs — or non-fungible tokens — has been most visibly manifested in high-dollar...

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Why are we still dating LinkedIn in 2021?

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines....

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Chief community officer is the new CMO

Community isn’t a single Slack group or event or newsletter. It’s an aggregation of all of these touch points, and includes both customers,...

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Elektra Health funnels new $3.75M round into helping women navigate menopause

Every woman will go through menopause some time during her life, but like many other femtech topics, this is still not talked about as much as it...

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