digital assets

Andalusia Labs raises $48M Series A to improve digital asset risk infrastructure

Alongside the fresh capital raise, Andalusia Labs opened its global headquarters in Abu Dhabi.

Mesh, which helps people manage their digital assets, raises $22M

Mesh (formerly Front Finance), a startup developing a service to help customers transfer and manage digital assets like crypto, has raised $22 million in a Series A funding round led by Money Forward

After federal court win, Ripple’s legal head still expects the battle for regulatory clarity to drag on

While Stu Alderoty is Ripple’s lawyer, his advice to others is simple: Build a company in a country where there is a “clear regulatory regime.”

Avalanche Foundation to invest $50M in asset tokenization on its blockchain

The Avalanche Foundation is allocating up to $50 million to purchase tokenized assets created on its layer-1 blockchain, the company exclusively told TechCrunch. The initiative, Avalanche Vista, aims

NFT spinoff from newspaper SCMP gets funded to tokenize historical artifacts

When an NFT series commemorating the handover of Hong Kong from the U.K. to China generated $260,000 in sales, Artifact Labs, the startup that launched the collection, saw the long-term potential of t

Coincover raises $30M to help protect digital assets from hacks and human error

Coincover, a digital asset protection company, has raised $30 million to protect people and their digital assets from hacks or human error.

Meltem Demirors on why society isn’t ready for a crypto-driven revolution yet

Meltem Demirors hasn’t just been working in crypto for seven years — she’s been shaping its trajectory. Demirors, chief strategy officer at publicly traded European digital asset man

Anthony Hopkins sees NFTs as ‘art in a new format’

Two-time Academy Award-winning actor Sir Anthony Hopkins partnered with NFT digital collectible company Orange Comet to launch his own series, The Eternal Collection.

Crypto startup Blockdaemon continues acquisition spree, buying Sepior

Crypto infrastructure provider Blockdaemon has acquired Danish startup Sepior, a digital asset security company providing key management services for institutional clients, for an undisclosed price. T

Crypto asset manager Valkyrie looks to raise $30M for its new VC arm

Crypto asset manager Valkyrie, best known for launching one of the only U.S. SEC-approved bitcoin futures ETFs, is moving into a new asset class — venture capital. The firm hired investor Lluís

Levered up, doubled down

Ever since Celsius halted withdrawals last month, it seems like a new crypto project has been going under almost daily, with Peter Thiel’s Vauld and publicly traded Voyager being two of the late

Binance.US CEO tells employees the company is ‘growing faster than ever’

Binance.US, the American company associated with the world’s largest crypto exchange, isn’t worried about the market turmoil that has pushed some of its competitors to tighten their belts.

Meet the trans, anarchist founder who just landed $25M to reform how crypto is stored

Tux Pacific isn’t your average tech founder. They’re a self-taught cryptographer who dropped out of college, a proud member of and advocate for the transgender community and a self-describ

Fidelity says it will offer crypto in retirement accounts this year

Fidelity, the largest retirement plan provider in the United States, announced plans to offer bitcoin in 401(k) retirement accounts to its account holders later this year. The company is set to allow

Glow Labs raises seed round to help NFT creators reward their loyal customers

The NFT market was worth $41 billion at the end of last year — nearly as large as the conventional art market by some estimates — and it’s expected to nearly double in size by the en

BitMEX crypto exchange lays off a quarter of staff after failed acquisition

Derivatives-focused crypto exchange BitMEX has laid off about 75 employees, or a quarter of the company’s staff, days after its founders’ plans to acquire a German bank fell through. Staff

BreederDAO just raised funding from a16z and others to generate NFTs at scale

While certain titans of tech argue over how different or not decentralized “web3” outfits will be compared to their unabashedly centralized predecessors, an ecosystem of companies is fast

Solidus Labs rakes in another $15 million as crypto risk-monitoring tools take off

Solidus Labs, a four-year-old, New York-based company that says its surveillance and risk-monitoring software can detect manipulation across cryptocurrency trading platforms, has raised $15 million in

Zipmex, which aspires to build the Asia Pacific region’s largest digital assets exchange, raises $6 million led by Jump Capital

Zipmex, a digital assets exchange headquartered in Singapore, announced today it has raised $6 million in funding led by Jump Capital. The startup, which plans to become a digital assets bank, says th

Expanse, which lets its customers know when their digital assets aren’t safe, has raised $70 million in new funding

Expanse, a six-year-old, San Francisco-based company that helps its clients understand and monitor what it calls their “global internet attack surface,” has received a $70 million vote of