Worldcoin doubles down on emerging markets amid wider criticism

Naysayers reacted to the hype around Worldcoin with almost the same level of intensity as its backers, but the company is still moving forward with its big plans.

Hackers steal $200M from crypto company Mixin

Hong Kong-based crypto company Mixin announced on Sunday that it was breached and that the hackers stole around $200 million. “In the early morning of September 23, 2023 Hong Kong time, the database

TechCrunch+ Roundup: Prompt engineering, web3 gaming survey, how to spend $10K on paid ads

TechCrunch Disrupt 2023 ended yesterday, and out of all the events I've attended since working here, this one was my favorite.

Chris Lehane: The SEC isn’t handling crypto regulation ‘strategically’

As developers turn their gears in the crypto world, regulatory uncertainty is casting a shadow over the work they’re doing.

Former a16z execs launch Bastion

Bastion launched a suite of products so companies can integrate web3 infrastructure into their existing enterprise technologies. 

Aptos Labs adds Coinbase Pay to its Petra crypto wallet

Petra, a crypto wallet built by Aptos Labs, is integrating Coinbase Pay onto its desktop and mobile applications in hopes of alleviating web3’s growing pains, the companies exclusively told TechCrun

8 web3 gaming experts discuss hurdles and opportunities in the road to wider adoption

What will it take to spur more mainstream gamers to pick up and play web3 games? We asked eight web3 gaming experts to find out.

Former DCG, Blockchain Capital investors launch $20M early-stage fund at crypto advisory firm Reverie

After a couple years of dabbling in angel investments, crypto advisory firm Reverie is now bringing a bigger checkbook to bear. The firm is launching a flagship $20 million fund to invest in pre-seed

Blockchain tech needs a ‘ChatGPT moment’ to scale enterprise adoption

Big names like Starbucks and Nike were quick to adopt blockchain tech, but it will still be a while until we see the enterprise space embrace the tech.

MoonPay launches venture arm to invest in web3 infra, gaming and fintech

Web3 infrastructure firm MoonPay has launched an investment arm that will focus on early-stage startups in web3, gaming and adjacent fintech categories, TechCrunch has exclusively learned. The investm

Vessel Capital emerges from stealth with $55M fund focused on web3 infrastructure and apps

Vessel Capital, a web3 venture fund, has emerged from stealth with $55 million in assets under management to invest in infrastructure and applications, the firm exclusively told TechCrunch. Founded by

Web3 gaming adoption is skewing toward Asia, and the rest of the world may have to play catch-up

Robbie Ferguson, co-founder of Immutable, said Asian studios are on the frontlines of web3 gaming due to the 'strong genre-fit' with collectible-driven games.

TechCrunch+ Roundup: Creator economy VC survey, B2C fintech growth strategy, web3 demo day

There are a million reasons why startups fail, and there are only a few reasons why they succeed.

Spearbit raises $7M to improve security audits in crypto through its open marketplace

Security is paramount in crypto, but as regular coverage of hacks and other exploits make plain, it is not taken seriously enough. Spearbit wants to change that, and it just raised a new round to acce

Beacon’s latest demo day startups are a bet that the future might be multichain

Cohort S23 consists of 10 companies, built by 25 founders across three countries and 12 cities. Unlike Y Combinator, Beacon doesn’t only select companies that are the most nascent.

Microsoft partners with Aptos blockchain to marry AI and web3

Microsoft announced that it is partnering with layer-1 blockchain Aptos to expand AI and web3 capabilities and trust.

EdgeIn hopes to be a faster, community-driven, ‘CrunchBase for web3’

As we saw with the collapse of FTX, the web3 space leaves a lot to be desired in terms of transparent information about companies, fundings, management and a slew of other data that really is commonpl

Developers continue to dive into the crypto space as market remains lackluster

The phrase “in bear markets you build” is cliché, but it might hold true for crypto.

Boys Club co-founders want crypto skeptics to see it as a tool, ‘not just a vehicle for finance or investments’

Welcome back to Chain Reaction, a podcast that unpacks and dives deep into the latest trends, drama and news in crypto with some of the biggest names in the industry to break things down block by bloc

Deal Dive: Futureverse is a metaverse company that might actually get it

Futureverse is making tools that brands can use to build content for the metaverse, but not the one that Meta is envisioning.
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