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Announcing The Cross Chain Coalition Web3 Demo Day, a free online event

Despite a turbulent web3 market, dedicated people and companies continue working to build meaningful products and a better global financial system. Mark your calendar and join crypto experts, engineer

Starbucks opens up its web3 loyalty program and NFT community to first beta testers

Starbucks today is launching its blockchain-based loyalty program and NFT community, Starbucks Odyssey, to its first group of U.S. beta testers. The new initiative, which includes coffee-themed NFTs t

Telegram is auctioning phone numbers to let users sign up to the service without any SIM

After auctioning unique usernames on the TON blockchain, Telegram is now putting anonymous numbers up for bidding. These numbers could be used to sign up for Telegram without needing any SIM card. Jus

Binance poised for Japan expansion after buying local exchange Sakura

Binance’s sprawling empire is about to get bigger as it eyes expansion in Japan. The world’s largest crypto trading platform has acquired 100% of Sakura Exchange BitCoin for an undisclosed

Magic creator Richard Garfield on why he put a paper game on the blockchain

Richard Garfield is a name familiar to many in the tabletop gaming world, most notably as one of the creators of Magic: The Gathering, the most prominent trading card game out there. But Garfield is d

Carv valued at $40M as investors race to back web3 identity builders

Decentralized identity startups are having a moment as investors seek the next generation of killer applications in web3, even in times of market volatility. Blockchain-based identity systems, they ar

Modus expands to sub-Saharan Africa with the launch of its AI and blockchain-focused $75M fund

New York-based venture platform Modus has launched Modus Africa, a venture capital fund for AI and blockchain startups across sub-Saharan Africa, TechCrunch has learned. The fund is expected to reach

FTX and Avalanche co-led $5M round for Joepegs NFT marketplace

NFT marketplace Joepegs raised $5 million in a seed round led by FTX Ventures and the Avalanche Foundation

Some crypto VCs see decentralization as the future following FTX collapse

Venture capitalists see this moment as a warning, but also as an opportunity for the growth of decentralization and maturation of the larger blockchain space.

Will the FTX debacle scupper crypto venture deal-making?

The dramatic fall of FTX is taking with it more than just the paper wealth of one of crypto's most colorful players. It's hard not to wonder where venture goes next in web3.

Last day to save with early-bird passes to TC Sessions: Crypto

We’re less than two weeks away from kicking off TC Sessions: Crypto in Magic City on November 17. Yep, that’s Miami’s official nickname. Who knew? But listen up, crypto fans, because the bit of

Connect with Hedera, Wilson Sonsini and MetaJuice at TC Sessions: Crypto

TechCrunch has a long history of partnering with great companies that are not only subject-matter experts, but committed to supporting early-stage startups, too. While this is our first official confe

Catch these rising startups exhibiting at TC Sessions: Crypto

Even when a chill venture wind blows, you’ll find daring entrepreneurs forging ahead, and we’re here to highlight the outstanding early-stage startups in the world of blockchain, cryptocurrenc

Immutable onboarded more web3 games in Q3 than any other quarter, co-founder says

Immutable co-founder Robbie Ferguson says the web3 gaming space remains 'super busy' despite bearish crypto markets.

Telegram announces username auctions on TON blockchain

Telegram announced today that will it hold an auction for usernames — for both individual accounts and channels — through a marketplace built on top of the TON blockchain. In August, Telegram foun

Google Cloud gets into web3 act with managed blockchain node service

Five years ago the blockchain was blossoming in the enterprise, or so many companies had us believe. Back then, companies like SAP and IBM were trying to build blockchain practices, but while the tech

Volunteer at TC Sessions: Crypto and earn a free pass to TechCrunch Disrupt 2023

It takes a lot of people to bring a tech conference to life, and we’re looking for a few amazing volunteers to support our events team and help make TC Sessions: Crypto an awesome experience for our

Dragonfly, Haun Ventures and Sequoia talk web3 and more at TC Sessions: Crypto

While the overall crypto markets have been in a rough spot lately, web3 venture capitalists have never had more conviction — or more funding at their disposal — to back startups and teams building

Warner Bros. teams up with web3 startup Eluvio to launch ‘Lord of the Rings’ NFTs

Warner Bros. Discovery has partnered with blockchain company Eluvio to launch tomorrow “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” (Extended Version) web3 movie experience, with limited-ed

TechCrunch+ roundup: Layoffs and H1-B visas, SaaS growth levers, blockchain startup tips

Boosting expansion revenue, particularly during a downturn, will impress the hell out of your potential investors.
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