Blue-chip NFT owners explore alternative uses as sales decline
Blue-chip NFT holders who have “strong beliefs” in their NFTs are finding new ways to utilize their assets without selling.
TechCrunch+ roundup: Tested TAM tips, no-code tech survey, writing crypto white papers
For most products, TAM is presented in nine figures or more, but when you're planning to disrupt a billion-dollar market, these numbers can create a lot of cognitive dissonance.
Hundreds of Y Combinator alumni join crypto collective to back web3 startups
A crypto collective backing web3 startups is seeking new members. The only condition for joining? Applicants must be alumni of the Y Combinator accelerator. The group, called Orange DAO, is an effort
Burnt Finance raises $8M led by Animoca Brands, launches DeFi-oriented NFT marketplace
Burnt Finance is a crypto startup which, as a stunt, burnt a Banksy artwork and but then the NFT they’d minted for it for $400,000, double what it cost on the ‘normal’ open art market. B
NFTs and the future history of art
The factors that have determined whether art trends become art history are receiving scant attention amid the NFT writing of today.
Lobus raises $6 million for an art management platform on the blockchain
Reshaping ownership proofs in the fine art markets has been one of the blockchain’s clearest real-world use cases. But in recent months as top auction houses have embraced NFTs and popular artis
The Cult of CryptoPunks
Last month, hours before news of Beeple’s $69 million NFT sale grabbed the front pages of newspapers across the country, a pair of 24 x 24 pixel portraits of aliens wearing little hats sold sepa
Original Apollo 11 landing videotapes sell for $1.8M
VCRs didn't really exist when the first men walked on the moon, but NASA was ahead of the curve and recorded the event for posterity on videotapes — which just sold at auction for $1.8 million. The
Banksy’s rigged art frame was supposed to shred the whole thing
In the connected future will anyone truly own any thing? Banksy’s artworld shocker performance piece, earlier this month, when a canvas of his went under the hammer at Sothebys in London, sugge
IfOnly, a marketplace for experiences, has new funding — and a new CEO
IfOnly, a San Francisco-based online marketplace that offers more than 3,000 unique experiences to its adventuresome users, has raised $20 million in Series D funding led by MasterCard, which was join
Crunch Report | CNN shuts down Casey Neistat’s Beme
Robinhood is going to let you buy and sell crypto soon, CNN shuts down Casey Neistat's Beme and Sotheby's acquires Thread Genius. All this on Crunch Report.
Sotheby’s acquires Thread Genius to build its image recognition and recommendation tech
Every company today is a tech company, a maxim that was proven out today when one of the world’s oldest and biggest art auction houses acquired an AI startup. Sotheby’s has bought Thread G
Auctionata Raises $45M To Build Out Its Live-Streamed Auction Business
The tide is rising for live streaming services, and just as this is lifting apps, other kinds of streaming startups are seeing a boost as well. Today, Auctionata, a Berlin startup that broadcasts