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How should web3 companies approach fundraising during a downturn?

It’s a delicate balance of gauging the various fundraising options available and knowing which practices to embrace or avoid along the way.

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Tencent veterans secure $13M to build cross-chain decentralized identities

There is a host of startups working on decentralized identities for the next generation of the internet. Four Tencent veterans want their offering...

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Uniswap Labs COO MC Lader on the incentives behind DeFi

MC Lader explains what sets the Uniswap protocol apart from crypto platforms such as Celsius and Voyager

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Jump Crypto leads Injective’s $40M round to help expand DeFi applications

Even though digital asset markets have been shaky, the blockchain sector continues to scale as demand increases from both crypto-native and...

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‘Selling Sunset’ star Christine Quinn’s brokerage debuts new crypto credit scoring platform

Reality TV star Christine Quinn and her co-founder/husband announce key product launch from their crypto luxury real estate startup, RealOpen

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Twitch founder Justin Kan: Web3 games don’t need to lure players with profit

Play-to-earn isn't a sustainable model, but crypto gaming still has appeal beyond it, Fractal and Twitch founder Justin Kan said

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Bitmain co-founder welcomes crypto regulation to restore market confidence

The collapse of Three Arrow Capital and other have drawn questions about the soundness of the heady digital asset investment space.

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There’s always another nightmarish crypto hack around the corner

Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week, we looked at the near-term future for crypto gaming as VCs zero in on where to place consumer bets. This...

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Play now, pay later: Halliday bags $6M seed round led by a16z

Halliday raises seed funding for BNPL in the metaverse, allowing gamers to pay for virtual assets and NFTs over time

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Solana’s speedy approach to crypto is attracting developers, despite hiccups

Even though the market is shaky and Solana has had its share of problems, there’s still a pool of developers who want to build on Solana in this...

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Playstudios launches blockchain gaming division and $10M web3-focused fund

Playstudios, a publicly-traded mobile gaming platform and developer, is venturing into the web3 world with a new blockchain division and investment...

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Tiffany and Gucci’s dip into crypto is a balance of reputation and revenue

Are crypto integrations by household name brands and sports teams evidence of increasing use cases for digital assets and cryptocurrencies -- or more...

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Hackers abuse ‘chaotic’ Nomad exploit to drain almost $200M in crypto

About 40 blockchain addresses drained $152 million, or 80%, of the stolen funds.

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SEC spears ‘Crypto Crusaders’ over alleged pyramid scheme

Popular Ethereum dApp Forsage is the latest crypto project to find itself in the crosshairs of U.S. regulators for alleged fraud

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Arca’s David Nage on how regulatory scrutiny is impacting venture investment in web3

The regulatory environment surrounding crypto is shifting stateside as the SEC takes aim at major players in the web3 world, promising to shake up...

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Gaming vets promise to make blockchain games fun and sustainable

The runaway success of Axie Infinity and StepN has convinced a flurry of entrepreneurs that web3 gaming, where the ownership of in-game assets is in...

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Can VCs game crypto out of this downturn?

Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week, we looked at Musk holding onto doge. This week, we’re talking about where all of this crypto VC...

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Gaming vets promise to make blockchain games fun and sustainable

The runaway success of Axie Infinity and StepN has convinced a flurry of entrepreneurs that web3 gaming, where the ownership of in-game assets is in...

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Investors focus on DeFi as it remains resilient to crypto market volatility

As many subsectors in the crypto market continue to take heavy hits from recent volatility, some market players see DeFi as resilient and gaining...

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New York City’s Interplay is raising $10M for new blockchain fund

The venture firm participated in Coinbase's Series A and is looking to make a dedicated push into crypto investing

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Topl blockchain raises $15M to help track social impact initiatives

Blockchain ecosystem Topl has raised $15 million in a Series A funding round to help companies track and monetize social impact initiatives, the firm...

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An actionable framework for founders bridging into web3

For founders looking to foray into the world of decentralization, it’s all too easy to become distracted from core business objectives by shiny new...

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The “D” in DAO doesn’t stand for democracy, says Upstream CEO Alexander Taub

Taub joined TechCrunch's crypto podcast, Chain Reaction, to talk about the future of DAOs and web3 communities

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The Dogefather sends his regards

Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week, we looked at a crossover episode for meme investing. This week, we’re talking about Musk dumping...

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What does the SEC’s warning shot at crypto mean?

"Speculation of a broader crackdown on digital assets as an industry has been coming for years. The truth is, if the Feds wanted this industry...

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Former ‘Bitcoin maximalist’ Dan Held sees a future in DeFi for the digital asset

As the crypto markets continue to tumble, a major industry player’s beliefs are also taking a turn as he shifts from being a “Bitcoin...

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Minecraft says ‘No F-ing Thanks’ to NFTs

"We have no plans of implementing blockchain technology into Minecraft right now."

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Regulators should address crypto ‘garbage’ first, former SEC Chairman Clayton says

Stablecoins, CFTC oversight are among the first issues U.S. Senate hopes to tackle in bipartisan crypto bill

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