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Cryptoys banks a16z funding to build NFTs for kids

The past several months haven’t been entirely kind to the NFT market — while transaction volume hasn’t stuttered too significantly,...

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Down bad

Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week, we talked about layoffs and the Winklevoss rock gods. This week, we’re looking at a new layer of...

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Four-month-old Doppel is helping some of the biggest NFT projects spot scams

The web3 startup raised $5 million in seed funding led by FTX Ventures and counts Yuga Labs and Dapper Labs as its biggest customers

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a16z, Coatue, USV invest in $725M developer fund for Dapper’s Flow blockchain

The web3 world is continuing to discover that it’s a lot harder to build a developer ecosystem than it is to build a platform. The Flow...

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Avatar startup Genies hits $1 billion valuation in latest raise

Only in the current market can one wonder how a celebrity avatar startup that sells NFT accessories took so long to hit a unicorn valuation. Genies,...

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Republic’s metaverse real estate arm spins off, rebrands as Everyrealm

Over $500 million worth of real estate was sold on the top four metaverse platforms in 2021, data shows. Traditional real estate companies are...

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Pixel Vault banks $100 million in funding to chase an NFT media empire

The world of NFTs is bizarre, confounding and exhilarating. Detractors see a space full of capital-obsessed hucksters who want to choke all of the...

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Tiger Global and Sequoia India-backed FanCraze launches cricket NFTs in partnership with ICC

NFTs took off in many corners of the world last year, but the trading of the fast-growing blockchain-powered and verifiable digital assets is yet to...

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A peek into Web3 power player Animoca Brands

If you haven’t heard of Animoca Brands over the last year or so, you haven’t been paying close attention. With a long and growing list of...

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NFT kingpin OpenSea lands monster $13.3B valuation in new raise

The NFT auction marketplace OpenSea had a blockbuster 2021 and as a result is seeing its private valuation grow more quickly than almost any other...

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This Dapper Labs-backed company is turning Dr. Seuss characters into NFT trading cards

Back in 2012, a Brooklyn-based mobile apps development startup was hired to do a job by the 83-year-old trading card company Topps. For that Brooklyn...

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Venture firm Chapter One, focused on all things web3, draws backing from big-name VC firms

Jeff Morris Jr., founder and managing partner of the LA-based venture firm Chapter One, just closed a $40 million early-stage fund to focus on web3...

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Crypto gaming giant Dapper Labs takes its next shot with Genies NFT platform ‘The Warehouse’

As they near the end of a blockbuster year for NFTs that saw more than $10 billion in transaction volume, today’s NFT project developers are...

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Katie Haun on a16z’s success so far in crypto: We ‘can’t rest on our laurels’

It’s no surprise that Katie Haun is a major proponent of NFTs, or non-fungible tokens. The former federal prosecutor who today co-leads the...

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Studio behind ‘early access’ crypto game Blankos Block Party banks monster $1.25B valuation from a16z

A16z Crypto has been minting plenty of NFT unicorns this year. In July, they backed NFT marketplace OpenSea at a $1.5 billion valuation. They...

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A nine-figure fund for JPGs?

The NFT craze of the past year has triggered an avalanche of crypto capital flowing into art, trading card games, luxury avatars and digital objects,...

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NFT startup Dapper Labs acquires virtual influencer startup Brud

Dapper Labs, the NFT startup behind NBA Top Shot, which was recently valued above $7.5 billion, made an interesting acquisition this morning, telling...

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Alternative financing, Web3 adoption, India’s hot Q3 fundraising

The possibilities of Web3 are fascinating, although I will admit that the notion of public networks where everyone is presumed to be trustworthy is...

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Mark Cuban and Coinbase back Eternal, an NFT marketplace for trading Twitch streamer clips

The NFT world collectively seems to be trying to turn internet memories into one big game — with a lot of cash involved, of course. The...

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NBA Top Shot creator on the NFT craze and why Ethereum still isn’t consumer friendly

We caught up with the Dapper Labs CEO at TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 last week to discuss the challenges facing the crypto space, the future of Ethereum,...

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NBA Top Shot creator Dapper Labs raises another $250 million

Dapper Labs, the company behind popular fantasy basketball NFT game NBA Top Shot, has raised another $250 million in funding. Coatue is leading the...

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Dapper Labs backs art hardware startup Infinite Objects in $6 million seed raise

The NFT world is all about reshaping the idea of digital ownership, but art hardware startup Infinite Objects sees a big opportunity in making...

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Avatar startup Genies scores $65 million in funding round led by Mary Meeker’s Bond

Over the past several years I’ve covered my fair share of upstart avatar companies that were all chasing the same dream — building out a...

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Backed by Nas and Dapper Labs CEO, SportsIcon launches to deliver NFTs bundled with exclusive athlete content

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have a natural fit with sports memorabilia, another category of speculative asset whose value is primarily dependent on...

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The Cult of CryptoPunks

Last month, hours before news of Beeple’s $69 million NFT sale grabbed the front pages of newspapers across the country, a pair of 24 x 24...

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NFT art marketplace SuperRare closes $9 million Series A

The NFT ecosystem is having an explosive moment and the startups that were ready to run with it are getting lots of cash to continue capturing that...

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NBA Top Shot maker Dapper Labs is now worth $2.6 billion thanks to half of Hollywood, the NBA and Michael Jordan

From the early success of Crypto Kitties to the explosive growth of NBA Top Shot, Dapper Labs has been at the forefront of the cryptocurrency...

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As more artists and musicians turn their attention to NFTs, so, likely, do money launderers

Outlets that follow the crypto industry have been observing a trend, which is that according to Google search data, the rise in interest in...

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