Blockchain

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  • November 21, 2021
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Over the past few weeks a virtual flash mob called the ConstitutionDAO, with thousands of cryptocurrency fans, crowdfunded almost $45 million to buy a copy of the U.S. Constitution. Although they lost the auction, they had already spun up a line of sweatshirts, emblazoned with emojis, distributed by the newsletter company MorningBrew. The plan? Purchase […]
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  • November 16, 2021
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As the crypto world continues to heat up, developers are clinging to the Ethereum network despite its general struggle to meet the stresses of a global network’s transaction load. To speed and cheapen transactions on Ethereum, developers are looking towards so-called Layer-2 (L2) blockchains which build on the Ethereum network, offloading the computational stresses while […]
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  • November 16, 2021
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Once regarded as a fad (for some, it still is), NFTs, digital assets that depict real-world objects, are becoming increasingly popular within and outside the crypto world. But with large amounts of capital locked into illiquid NFTs, more people are looking for ways to unlock liquidity without selling their NFTs. This market is one South […]
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  • November 15, 2021
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As the crypto market continues to push towards new heights, investors are finding heightened LP appetite for exposure to the space, leading to new venture funds that are huge — even by 2021 standards. Paradigm, a crypto VC firm founded in 2018 by Coinbase co-founder Fred Ehrsam and former Sequoia Capital partner Matt Huang, has […]
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  • November 12, 2021
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On Wednesday, November 17 at 3 p.m. PST/6 p.m. EST, I’ll interview Ben Parr on Twitter Spaces about how zero-party marketing best practices. To get a reminder, please follow @techcrunch on Twitter.
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  • November 10, 2021
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Remember when Twitter dropped NFTs and enabled Bitcoin tips? Given that founder and CEO Jack Dorsey’s Twitter bio is literally just “#bitcoin,” it’s not surprising that Twitter is interested in cryptocurrency and other decentralized technologies. Today, Twitter said that it’s formally launching a crypto team, which will aim to be “a center of excellence for […]
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  • November 10, 2021
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Beating the street and its own guidance, Zynga reported record third-quarter revenue of $705 million, up 40% from the same period last year and reaching its largest mobile audience ever of 183 million monthly active users, up 120% year over year. Despite warning in the second quarter of a material impact from Apple’s privacy policy […]
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  • November 5, 2021
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Cargo ships are stacked up outside ports, and empty shipping containers are in short supply, as are the truck drivers who would take them to market. This is not the time for doing business as usual.
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  • November 4, 2021
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A16z Crypto has been minting plenty of NFT unicorns this year. In July, they backed NFT marketplace OpenSea at a $1.5 billion valuation. They participated in a September raise for NBA Top Shot-maker Dapper Labs, which valued the company at a whopping $7.6 billion. Just last month, they backed the team behind play-to-earn crypto game […]