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Solana co-founder says NFTs have ’50 different use cases’ that can onboard millions this year

New NFT use cases stretch from gaming to music, and Solana co-founder Raj Gokal says he sees enough startup activity focused on those areas to feel...

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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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Investors cheer Coinbase’s new partnerships and attempts to reignite growth

While deals with high-profile names are investor-pleasing, they can be better headlines than results.

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Starbucks to unveil its web3-based rewards program next month

Starbucks plans to enter the web3 space, noting its NFTs wouldn't just serve as digital collectibles, but would provide owners with access to...

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Upstream’s new vault could help NFT holders sleep at night

Upstream, a DAO tooling startup, launched a new multisig product to help users secure their NFTs and crypto assets

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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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Meet the second wave of Disrupt Audience Choice roundtable winners

We asked TechCrunch readers to vote for the roundtable sessions they would most like to see at TC Disrupt on October 18–20 in San Francisco, and...

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All my apes gone: Legal disputes at the intersection of IP and NFTs

NFTs are no different than old-school physical assets in one important way: They’re governed by a legal framework which, in many respects, is...

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FTX CEO leads Trustless Media’s seed round to help build community-owned web3 shows

A new web3-focused production hub, Trustless Media, has launched out of stealth mode as it aims to build an NFT community-owned media company.

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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 race to build a social media platform on the blockchain

DSCVR, a DeSo platform built on Dfinity's Internet Computer blockchain, just raised $9 million in seed funding led by Polychain

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The SEC takes a long-feared position in Coinbase insider trading suit

A former product manager at Coinbase has been arrested, the US Justice Department announced Thursday, after being charged in a cryptocurrency insider...

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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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Bored Apes founders on their plans for ‘Otherside’ metaverse

After seemingly pulling off the strangest unicorn success story in tech, the founders of NFT project Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) have an awful lot to...

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Former Tencent insurance boss joins web3 powerhouse Animoca Brands

Animoca Brands, the Hong Kong-based gaming company and the investor behind web3 big names like The Sandbox, Sky Mavis, Dapper Labs, and OpenSea, just...

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GameStop looks to diversify its meme money

Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week, we looked at web3 without web2’s winners. This week, we’re looking at a crossover episode for...

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NFTs have the potential to become media companies, Rarible co-founder says

As NFTs work to retain mainstream attention, one founder predicts the digital assets sector will pivot in a new direction.

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NFT brand loyalty platform Hang banks $16M from Paradigm

Web3 startup Hang is a startup looking to build a client base of brands and help them leverage NFTs to replace their existing membership and loyalty...

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NFT marketplace OpenSea lays off 20% of its staff: ‘We have entered … crypto winter’

Despite a significant depression in crypto markets, plenty of top players have been hesitant to say that the good times are over for the time being,...

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A meme stock’s second shot at the moon

Lucas and Anita chat Gamestop's NFT launch, crypto hedge fund 3AC founders' disappearance, and new funds from crypto VC firms

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As Netflix pivots, American attitudes shift to owning digital assets, not just streaming them

On a day when Netflix said it would launch an ad-supported service with Microsoft, it would appear the streaming world may, in fact, be poised to...

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Mike Shinoda backs a startup that lets you do video calls as NFT avatars

As I speak to Tong Pow over Google Meet, he appears as a cartoon medieval-helmet-clad cat that talks and bobs its head, mirroring Pow’s...

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Shanghai gives nod to NFT trading platforms

After flagging concerns over the financial risks associated with non-fungible tokens, some of China’s authorities are putting forward guidance...

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Meet the newest crypto builders from web3 accelerator Alliance DAO’s demo day

It seems like every time a demo day ends, there’s a new one waiting around the corner – and as you know, TechCrunch is no stranger to covering...

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The US government is digging into NFTs’ impact on intellectual property

After NFTs exploded over the past year, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and Copyright Office are launching a joint study to investigate the...

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Snap eyes adding NFTs as AR filters in Snapchat

The crypto market may have entered its deep midwinter, but that’s not stopping mainstream tech companies from continuing to dabble in the space...

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Despite falling NFT sales volume, there’s more underlying strength to the market than you’d think

Bearish sentiment in the crypto markets has trickled down to the NFT subsector.

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OpenSea’s $13B valuation doesn’t make sense as NFT trading volumes plunge

The web3 faithful will note that the NFT market goes up and down, and as it is down today, it will go up again. That may be true, and it may even be...

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