Solana

Solana-based DeFi, airdrops propel crypto wallet Phantom’s user base to new heights

Phantom, a crypto wallet heavily used in the Solana ecosystem, has seen its user base more than triple over the past year.

Y Combinator President Garry Tan publishes a menacing tweet before deleting it, apologizing: ‘Die slow motherf*ckers’

Garry Tan, whose success in Silicon Valley has likely inspired many of the founders he mentors, is once again attracting attention for his posts on the social platform X. On Friday night, the Y Combin

Solana Mobile still has a long way to go until it hits breakeven

If Solana Mobile’s devices have 100,000 users, Yakovenko views that user base as a stronger distribution channel for dApps than through traditional app stores like Google or Apple.

Buying frenzy for Solana Mobile’s second phone drives preorders sky-high

Solana Mobile is swinging for the stars after it announced a second, cheaper web3 phone phone dubbed “Chapter 2” earlier this week.

Why Solana, Polygon and Aptos expect the enterprise to drive mass adoption

As large enterprises enter the crypto space, there’s potential for “not only millions of users, but billions of users using web3 without even realizing it.”

Gleen’s tech-savvy chatbot for Discord and Slack attracts Solana founder in oversubscribed round

There’s no shortage of chatbot services trying to earn a place in the myriad channels on Discord and Slack. California-based Gleen, founded by Microsoft and LinkedIn veterans, is offering its en

Solana Pay integrates plug-in with Shopify for USDC payments

Solana Pay, a decentralized payment protocol by Solana Labs, has integrated its plug-in with Shopify, allowing millions of businesses on its platform to use it for payments, TechCrunch was told exclus

Robinhood’s decision to limit crypto trading makes good sense

Robinhood's decision to drop Solana, Polygon and Cardano simply makes sense: They're just not such a big source of revenue for it.

Solana’s co-founder sees potential for its blockchain to be the ‘Apple of crypto’

Solana co-founder Raj Gokal says the blockchain is focused on attracting new businesses, new projects and independent developers.

Solana launches ChatGPT plug-in to help users interact with its network

The Solana Foundation is working to integrate AI into its network with a ChatGPT plug-in developed by Solana Labs.

Tensor is climbing to the top of the Solana NFT marketplace totem pole

Just two months ago, Tensor raised $3 million in a seed round. Fast forward to today, and it is close to regaining its position as the biggest Solana-based NFT marketplace based on market share.

Crypto wallet Phantom to release public multichain support for Ethereum and Polygon

Crypto wallet Phantom will soon expand its support to include Ethereum and Polygon blockchains across browsers, iOS and Android.

Ring ring, Solana’s web3-focused Saga phone is calling

About 10 months ago, Solana’s co-founder and CEO, Anatoly Yakovenko, announced the launch of Saga, a web3-focused Android smartphone. The phone is now being rolled out, and we got to test one ahead

Tensor raises $3M for Solana-focused NFT trading platform

Tensor, a Solana-centric NFT trading platform, has raised $3 million in a seed round led by Placeholder, the team exclusively shared with TechCrunch. The startup was co-founded by Ilja Moisejevs and R

Rollup provider Eclipse launches software to allow Solana apps to be compatible with Polygon

Customizable rollup provider Eclipse is launching a Solana-focused scaling solution, which allows applications to be compatible with Polygon, the companies exclusively told TechCrunch. Rollups, a par

NFT market shows signs of recovery as January trading volumes hit 7-month high

It appears the NFT market is slowly getting back on its feet. Trading volumes rose for two months straight, with January scoring the highest volumes since June last year, according to the Dapp Industr

Solana co-founder sees potential for devs to lead its network in 2023

Solana saw the highest number of new developers contributing to the ecosystem, with its developer count rising by 83%, the fastest of any major blockchain.

Solana price spikes as newly launched dog coin BONK gains community hype

Last week, Solana (SOL) fell to its lowest level since February 2021. But its price has risen over 12% in the past 24 hours on Tuesday after almost nine days of consecutive losses that brought its pri

Will Bitcoin and Ethereum prices stagnate, sink or rebound in 2023?

We're taking a look at how significant crypto and global events from this year affected the two biggest cryptocurrencies: Bitcion and Ether.

Top Solana NFT projects DeGods and y00ts to leave the blockchain and ‘explore new opportunities’

Two top Solana NFT projects, DeGods and y00ts, have announced they are leaving the blockchain in 2023, which is stirring up conflicting sentiments in the crypto community. Over the weekend, DeGods ann
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