NFTs

eBay acquires NFT marketplace KnownOrigin for an undisclosed sum

eBay announced today that it’s acquiring Manchester-based NFT marketplace KnownOrigin. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. eBay says the companies have signed and closed the deal

Magic Eden raises $130M, hitting unicorn status at $1.6B valuation

NFT marketplace Magic Eden, launched just nine months ago, has raised $130 million in a Series B round co-led by Electric Capital and Greylock Partners, bringing its valuation to $1.6 billion. Lightsp

How disruptive could a Nike-owned resale platform be?

Last month, we learned Nike is accusing StockX of knowingly selling fake Jordans. Originating earlier this year, the now-amended lawsuit was initiated, with Nike suing the marketplace over their relea

Crypto founders face falling valuations, pulled deals amid market volatility

VCs are playing with web3 founders’ hearts, wallets and valuations as the market shifts to a VC-friendly landscape

Apple’s big week was not without its flaws

Hi, friends! Welcome back to Week In Review, the newsletter where we recap some of the top stories to cross TechCrunch dot com this week. The most read story this week was . . . well, everything that

Tatsumeeko wants to bring the metaverse to Discord

Tatsumeeko, an “MMORPG-lite” game on Ethereum and Solana developed by the team behind cross-gaming platform ecosystem Tatsu.GG, announced today that it has raised $7.5 million in seed funding. The

Salesforce takes crypto plunge with new NFT cloud

Who knows whether it’s FOMO or actual customer demand for such a thing, but Salesforce announced today that it’s launching a pilot of NFT Cloud, a new platform for buying and selling these crypto

DOJ case against ex-OpenSea exec could label NFTs as securities, former SEC lawyer says

The case could determine whether NFTs are indeed securities — and if that label really matters for the future of the digital assets.

Ayoken raises $1.4M to grow its NFT marketplace for creatives

Ayoken, an NFT marketplace for creatives, has raised $1.4 million pre-seed funding to enable users grow their revenue streams through digital collectibles. The startup’s marketplace, Ayokenlabs, wil

The IRS’s crypto tax partner, ZenLedger, raises $15 million Series B

Government tends to struggle when it comes to keeping up with tech innovation. The past U.S. tax season that just wrapped up in April was particularly stressful for investors and the Internal Revenue

Four-month-old Doppel is helping some of the biggest NFT projects spot scams

As NFTs have gained popularity, so, too, has NFT fraud. Copycats can quite easily upload images to an NFT marketplace, mint them and sell them to customers for profit without verifying that those imag

eBay launches its first collection of NFTs in partnership with web3 platform OneOf

eBay is the latest company to enter the NFT business, as the online marketplace announced today that it’s launching its first collection of NFTs in partnership with web3 platform OneOf. The comp

Drip aims to provide thrill of live commerce to NFTs, physical collectibles

Drip is "Shopify for livestream commerce,” providing tooling so users can run live stream auctions, drops or buy it now formats via Drip’s existing marketplace. 

Linktree is rolling out new features to allow creators to showcase their NFTs

Link-in-bio platform Linktree is the latest company that is looking to integrate NFTs into its service, as the company has revealed a set of new features that will allow creators to showcase their NFT

Spotify is testing a new profile feature that lets select artists promote their NFTs

Spotify is testing a new feature that allows artists to promote their NFTs on their profiles, the company confirmed to TechCrunch on Monday. The company says the new option is available for a “v

Crypto winter is coming

Hello and welcome back to the Chain Reaction podcast, where we unpack and explain the latest crypto news, drama and trends, breaking it down block by block for the crypto curious. You’ve proba

Co:Create aims to help NFT projects launch their own cryptocurrencies

NFT powerhouse Yuga Labs, the startup behind the Bored Apes Yacht Club (BAYC) monkey JPEGs, launched its native ApeCoin cryptocurrency in March to much fanfare. Through the launch, the startup was abl

Polygon among $9.3M investment in Paper to help onboard NFT buyers via email

Paper, a crypto-focused payments processing company launched in February, closed a $7.3 million seed round after a $2 million angel investment for a total of $9.3 million in fresh capital.

Instagram to start testing NFTs with select creators this week

Instagram head Adam Mosseri announced today that the platform is going to start testing NFTs with select creators in the United States this week. Mosseri noted that there will be no fees associated wi

Crypto VC Jill Gunter on what it will take to beat Ethereum

Jill Gunter is no stranger to crypto — she’s seen the market through its ups and downs, conducting research on blockchain protocols, working at multiple crypto startups and co-founding her
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