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QuestBook raises $8.3 million to help web3 developers secure funds

Blockchain and other web3 projects are racing to reach developers, hosting hackathons, bandying out grants and offering other perks to lure those who can build. But they currently don’t have the ban

Corporate venture investors pulled back in Q1 but less than you imagined

Looking at the changing pace of CVC activity, geographic trends and more.

MARA raises $23M from Coinbase Ventures and FTX to build Africa’s portal to the crypto economy

The use of cryptocurrency in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly among its young people, cannot be overstated. Data from blockchain intelligence firm Chainalysis says the region’s crypto usage grew

Haun Ventures leads $50M round in NFT startup Zora Labs

The NFT ecosystem continues to chug along, but the vast majority of volume is still moving through the centralized halls of NFT marketplace OpenSea, leaving crypto VCs eager to find new channels. Kati

Will the corporate venture boom lead to an M&A frenzy?

Why recent CVC activity combined with the current climate for startups could result in a more active M&A market.

Masa Finance gets $3.5M pre-seed to build its decentralized credit protocol

Masa Finance, a hybrid credit protocol and decentralized credit bureau founded by Pngme CEO Brendan Playford in late 2020, has raised $3.5 million in pre-seed funding. According to a statement, the co

Ondo’s decentralized investment bank matches crypto companies with capital providers

The crypto-based decentralized finance ecosystem has, despite bouts of volatility, been ballooning in terms of assets since last year’s “DeFi summer.” DeFi is quickly maturing, which

Indian crypto exchange CoinDCX tops $2 billion valuation in new $135 million funding

CoinDCX has doubled its valuation to $2.15 billion (post-money) in eight months following a fresh $135 million funding, it said today, as the Indian cryptocurrency exchange looks to aggressively expan

Crypto giant FTX in talks to invest in Indian gaming startup MPL

India’s Mobile Premier League, or MPL, is in talks to raise capital from a number of investors including the crypto exchange FTX as the mobile gaming startup prepares to make a web3 push, three sour

Web3 digital identity startup Unstoppable Domains said to seek funding at $1 billion valuation

Unstoppable Domains, a popular blockchain naming system provider, is putting together a funding round at a valuation of $1 billion, three people familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. The startup i

Stanford cryptography researchers are building Espresso, a privacy-focused blockchain

If blockchain technology is to reach true mass adoption, it will have to become cheaper and more efficient. Low transaction throughput on some of the most popular blockchains, most notably Ethereum, h

Subspace Labs raises funding for a more scalable, sustainable blockchain

As the crypto space has grown in popularity, some of the most popular blockchains have struggled to meet user demand.  New projects are aiming to tackle issues like notoriously high energy use, hefty

Australia’s CryptoTaxCalculator helps traders demystify the decentralized

Just in time for tax season in the United States, Australian startup CryptoTaxCalculator (CTC) announced it has raised seed capital to expand its automated crypto tax reporting tool further into the U

Katherine Wu leaves Coinbase Ventures to join crypto investment firm Archetype

Coinbase Ventures investor Katherine Wu is leaving the company for early-stage crypto venture capital firm Archetype, less than a year after joining Coinbase as a senior deal lead in September. The mo

Jambo raises $7.5M from Coinbase, Alameda Research to build ‘web3 super app’ of Africa

Jambo, a Congo-based startup building Africa’s web3 user acquisition portal through “learn, play, earn” and democratizing access to crypto-based income-generation opportunities, has raised $7.5

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 amongst the many investors flocking to stake their claim

Daffy aims to make using donor-advised funds as easy as a few phone taps

Renowned Silicon Valley operator Adam Nash thinks you want to donate more than you do, and he’s about to make it dead simple for you to give more. Such is the message we received when talking la

Crypto investors have 1099 problems, but CoinTracker helps make sure filing taxes isn’t one

The upcoming tax season is likely to prove particularly complex for crypto investors, many of whom will be paying taxes on their crypto holdings for the first time ever. In the U.S., the crypto indust

Crypto.com expands venture arm to $500 million to back early-stage web3 startups

Crypto.com, a popular cryptocurrency exchange, has extended its venture arm’s fund size to $500 million as it looks to more aggressively back early-stage startups to help the nascent ecosystem g

Goldfinch raises $25M from a16z to power its DeFi lending protocol for borrowers in developing countries

For all of the excitement pulsing through the so-called web3 space in the past year, most of the heartiest sums of investor dollars have seemed to find their way toward products touching users in the
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