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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, the dollar amount invested in the space has been in free fall as cryptocurrency prices have taken a historic dive. With that as background, it might …

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Blockchain gaming unfazed by crypto volatility as gamers ‘seek out entertainment’

While the crypto industry was in freefall over the past few months, web3 games remained fairly stable.

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Animoca Brands plans to add education to its multibillion-dollar NFT and gaming business

Animoca Brands has grown into one of the biggest firms in the metaverse, play-to-earn gaming, and NFT worlds, but it wants to enter a new sector: education.

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Why Axie Infinity’s co-founder thinks play-to-earn games will drive NFT adoption

As we’re almost halfway through 2022, a question stands: Is Axie holding up to its hype?

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Axie Infinity creator raises $150M round to compensate victims of ~$625M Ronin hack

Axie Infinity developer Sky Mavis gets cash infusion led by Binance to reimburse victims of Ronin hack, one of crypto's biggest

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Token and equity management startup Sprout raises $3M led by Sequoia

As cryptocurrency goes mainstream, attracting individual and institutional investors, digitally-savvy employers realize tokens are an increasingly attractive form of compensation, especially for their millennial staff. But paying employees in digital assets can create all sorts of administrative hu…

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Polygon raises $450M from Sequoia Capital India, SoftBank and Tiger Global

Polygon has raised $450 million in a new venture financing round as the firm, with a market cap of about $13 billion, aggressively expands its portfolio of Ethereum scaling solutions and works to attract the larger developer ecosystem. Sequoia Capital India led Polygon’s first major financing round…

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Animoca Brands has raised funding at a more than $5B valuation, triple where it was in October

Animoca Brands, an eight-year-old, 600-person Hong Kong-based outfit that has managed to put its stamp on many of the world’s most popular NFT and metaverse brands, has raised roughly $360 million in fresh funding at a valuation of more than $5 billion, the company announced today. It’s…

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Without a clear ask, your pitch deck is useless

Having a great "ask" slide can reassure investors: It shows a founder wants to raise an amount of money that unlocks the next stage of growth and knows what milestones they need to hit to get there.

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Equity crowdfunding appears immune to market volatility, on track for its best year yet

With the fundraising climate now showing cloudy skies, equity crowdfunding is getting ready for a field day.

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