NFTs

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

Coinbase’s NFT marketplace is off to a lackluster start

It’s been a little over two weeks since Coinbase launched its highly anticipated NFT marketplace for select waitlisted beta users — and digital collectibles trading has been sluggish.

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

Why Axie Infinity’s co-founder thinks play-to-earn games will drive NFT adoption

As we’re almost halfway through 2022, a question stands: Is Axie holding up to its hype?

Starbucks to launch NFTs this year, offering access to ‘unique experiences and benefits’

Would you like an NFT with your Starbucks latte? The coffee giant this week announced its plans to enter the web3 space with the launch of its own NFT collection later this year, where the individual

China’s tech giants are having FOMO on NFTs

In mid-April, a group of industry associations in China issued a warning against the potential financial risks of non-fungible tokens, digital assets that represent real-world objects or intangible go
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