web3

On-chain raises are the future of startup funding

On-chain funding is not a magic bullet – it is simply the best framework we currently have to keep the process open and equitable.

Crypto startup Syndicate looks to demystify DAOs with ‘Web3 Investment Clubs’ product

Over the past year, crypto acolytes have aimed to sell the world on an internet transformed by tokens and NFTs. All the while, a smaller subsection has pushed DAOs, or decentralized autonomous organiz

Crypto pioneer David Chaum says web3 is ‘computing with a conscience’

We spoke with David Chaum about why web3 and blockchain are the future, and why we should be worried about the NSA reading our messages.

YouTube is considering NFTs, CEO’s letter suggests

In a letter published today by YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, the executive suggests the video-sharing platform may embrace web3 technologies, including NFTs — or non-fungible tokens, a way to cert

a16z, Avenir and Google back South African mobile games publisher Carry1st in $20M round

Carry1st, a South African publisher of social games and interactive content across Africa, has raised a $20 million Series A extension led by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z). This is a16z’s first investm

OpenSea buys DeFi wallet startup Dharma Labs, appoints new CTO

NFT marketplace OpenSea is putting some of its freshly raised funds to good use, buying up crypto wallet startup Dharma Labs, the company announced today. The announcement follows a report earlier thi

500 Global’s Christine Tsai shares her 2022 VC predictions

After incredible growth in the past two year, all signs point to a continued abundance of opportunities for startup founders and investors in the year ahead.

Crypto.com expands venture arm to $500 million to back early-stage web3 startups

Crypto.com, a popular cryptocurrency exchange, has extended its venture arm’s fund size to $500 million as it looks to more aggressively back early-stage startups to help the nascent ecosystem g

Here’s why CNET co-founder Halsey Minor is bullish on NFTs

Halsey Minor has lived many lives. One of the founders of CNET, Minor entered tech media at a time when the closest thing most of us had to the web was a spider spinning cobwebs on an old NES. Born in

A peek into web3 power player Animoca Brands

If you haven’t heard of Animoca Brands over the last year or so, you haven’t been paying close attention. With a long and growing list of digital entertainment, blockchain and gaming prope

Web3Auth secures $13M from Sequoia India to simplify crypto onboarding and authentication

Web3 is seen as the future of the internet because it allows people to control their own data and digital assets, but crypto developers have been learning from the past when it comes to onboarding new

Twig takes $35M to turn stuff you own into a way to pay

Twig, a London-based fintech targeting Gen Z and younger millennial consumers with an e-money account that gives them instant cash-outs on fashion and electronics they want to sell, has closed a $35 m

Can you build centralized islands in a decentralized ocean?

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. We’re getting back up to full speed this week, so Mary An

5 NFT trends that will bring social media audiences into web3

The true mass-market potential of blockchain will be unlocked with the merger of Web 2.0 and web3.

4 trends that will define e-commerce in 2022

As we approach our third roller coaster year defined by the pandemic, what will happen to global commerce? What new trends will define e-commerce?

Your mom owns Web 2.0

I promise that this is not all a tech elite rubber-noodle fight. The drama, instead, highlights an interesting issue that venture capital has with the web3 world.

WTF is .xyz?

If you’ve visited a crypto company’s website recently, you’ve probably visited a URL ending in “.xyz” instead of its cheugier counterpart, .com. From fintech Block, formerly known as Squ

Justin Kan’s NFT platform suffers rocky debut as scammer makes off with $150K in user funds

Despite billions in VC investment, many web3 crypto platforms are still pretty hostile places for users new to the crypto world. Case in point, today Justin Kan’s NFT platform Fractal suffered a

‘Borderless’ crypto networks wrestle with state sanction compliance

Crypto companies may be choosing to avoid marginalized communities rather than devising strategic ways to include them.

Bitcoin is religion; web3 is greed

What matters here is that Jack Dorsey, a well-known proponent of the original cryptocurrency bitcoin, isn't big on web3 projects.
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