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Sam Altman’s Worldcoin wants to scan eyeballs in exchange for crypto

As investors race to capitalize on surging interest in cryptocurrencies, startups are getting creative in how they onboard a generation of crypto users to their first wallets. Worldcoin is perhaps one

A nine-figure fund for JPGs?

The NFT craze of the past year has triggered an avalanche of crypto capital flowing into art, trading card games, luxury avatars and digital objects, but so far, institutional investment firms have la

Coinbase goes fishing for OpensSea’s catch

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was one of our strongest shows yet, with a wide diversity

Coinbase is launching its own NFT platform to take on OpenSea

Coinbase is readying the launch of an NFT marketplace that will compete with existing major players in the space, like OpenSea, debuting a user waitlist for the desktop product that it hopes to launch

TechCrunch+ roundup: VCs rate pitch decks, IPO analysis, Techstars’ expansion plans

No one’s going to tell you when your startup has reached product-market fit — there are no flashing lights, no siren, no balloons falling from the ceiling. “Especially for first-time founder

Fintech founders can learn a lesson about frugality from these industry leaders

Venture-backed fintechs raised a record $30.8 billion in the second quarter of this year, up 30% over the same quarter last year. But how are fintech founders spending it all?

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong might not be having fun at work, you guys

Aside from billions in personal wealth and impressive levels of corporate control, what's the point of being a successful tech CEO these days? I'm not asking in the abstract. There are tweets.

Forta launches with $23M to bring better security to smart contracts

Blockchain cybersecurity startup OpenZeppelin this morning announced a $23 million investment in Forta, a security service aimed at smart contracts. Andreessen Horowitz led the round, which OpenZeppel

Mark Cuban and Coinbase back Eternal, an NFT marketplace for trading Twitch streamer clips

The NFT world collectively seems to be trying to turn internet memories into one big game — with a lot of cash involved, of course. The original “Doge” image sold for $4 million back

Coinbase to let you deposit part of your paycheck into your Coinbase account

Cryptocurrency company Coinbase is announcing a handful of new features. While the company is better known for its exchange that lets you convert USD into various cryptocurrencies, Coinbase wants to e

Can direct listings really fix the IPO pricing problem?

Even if you are tired of IPOs, the direct listings from Amplitude and Warby Parker warrant your attention.

SEC Regional Director Erin Schneider talks SPACs, Coinbase and what startups could do better

Schneider shares insight into her personal thinking about a range of issues including crypto lending, SPACs, NFTs and what startups can do to stay out of regulators' cross hairs.

Robinhood muscles deeper into Coinbase’s territory with new crypto wallet feature

The fervor around Dogecoin delivered big revenues for stock-trading app Robinhood, and the company announced Wednesday that it’s wandering deeper down the crypto rabbit hole, sharing that it wil

The NFT on-ramp is still too steep

So, what I had done was turn $50 into less than $50 and locked the funds in an account on an art marketplace where I couldn't afford to buy something that cost nothing.

Coinbase to propose a federal regulatory framework for crypto to US officials within the next month

Cryptocurrency trading platform Coinbase wants to help guide any emerging regulation on exchanges like itself, for obvious reasons, and in an interview with TechCrunch Editor-in-Chief Matthew Panzarin

Following SEC lawsuit threat, Coinbase cancels launch of ‘Lend’ product

Coinbase efforts to play hardball with the Securities and Exchange Commission didn’t last too long. The cryptocurrency exchange had garnered the ire of the regulatory commission over its plans t

A16z in talks to back CoinSwitch Kuber in first India investment

A16z is inching closer to making its first investment in a startup in India, the world’s second-largest internet market that has produced over two dozen unicorns this year. The Menlo Park-headqu

SEC wants to regulate Coinbase’s crypto yield product, Coinbase disagrees

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong has reacted strongly to the company’s current relationship with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. According to him, the SEC is threatening to sue the cryptocu

Indian crypto exchange CoinSwitch Kuber in talks to raise funds at unicorn valuation

Indian crypto exchange CoinSwitch Kuber is in advanced stages of talks to raise a new financing round at up to $2 billion in valuation, several sources familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. If the

Playbyte’s new app aims to become the ‘TikTok for games’

A startup called Playbyte wants to become the TikTok for games. The company’s newly launched iOS app offers tools that allow users to make and share simple games on their phone, as well as a ver
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