Indian Web3 startup NoCap Meta raises $243K to accelerate growth in metaverse, digital tech
NoCap Meta, a Mumbai-based Web3 startup that provides a wide range of services including blockchain based systems, metaverse development, and asset backed tokens, has raised approximately $243K to enhance its growth.
[Interview] Patrick Mehrhoff, CEO and Founder, Mehrhoff Digital, Estonia
Patrick Mehrhoff is the Founder and CEO of Mehrhoff Digital, a Tallinn-based marketing consultancy for financial services.
EMURGO Africa and Kepple Africa ventures establish joint venture to further web3 strategic partnership
EMURGO Africa and Kepple Africa Ventures have announced the establishment of a business joint venture EMURGO Kepple Ventures to further accelerate its strategic partnership investing in African Web3 businesses.
How DeFi is disrupting traditional banking and financial services
The traditional banking and financial services industry has long been the cornerstone of the global economy. It has provided access to capital, enabled trade, and facilitated financial transactions for centuries.
Web3 startup nealthy raises $1.3m in pre-seed to simplify NFT and crypto investing
nealthy, a Web3 startup for investing in NFTs and cryptocurrency, announced it raised $1.3 million in pre-seed funding round backed by experienced Web3 investors, including renowned crypto celebrity ‘DonGeraldo.’
Can you use non-fungible tokens in the oil market?
There has been a lot of popularity around the investment opportunities you can find in the market.
[Column] Chester Wisniewski: Artificial Intelligence now a match for natural ignorance
End-user security training has traditionally been an important aspect of cybersecurity efforts, as it aims to educate and empower employees to identify and prevent potential threats.
Decentralized finance companies are shifting from centralization, Plug and Play
Decentralized finance, commonly referred to as DeFi, is an emerging technology aimed at building a new financial system that is open to everyone and does not depend on traditional financial intermediaries, such as banks, lenders, etc.
Swiss startup Taurus raises $65m to further develop its digital asset platform, fuel international expansion
Taurus, the digital asset infrastructure provider for financial institutions in Europe, announced a $65 million Series B capital raise from strategic investors.
Binance: a leader in blockchain for social good
Binance, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, has established itself not only as a leader in the finance industry but also as a force for social good through its charity initiatives.
Is ethereum better than bitcoin?
People find it very complicated to deal with the cryptocurrency market, but nowadays, it is getting even more sophisticated than earlier.
[Column] Xiao Feng: The 10 principles of Web3
What is Web3? Web3 is essentially the other side of the coin in relation to blockchain technology. When we talk about blockchain, we are also talking about Web3 to a considerable extent, and vice versa.
Squid raises $3.5m to build next-generation cross-chain swaps
Squid, a Zug, Switzerland-based provider of a routing protocol that enables users and developers to easily access cross-chain liquidity, raised a $3.5m seed round led by North Island Ventures.
Web3 payments startup SphereOne raises $2.5m to build crypto for grandmas
SphereOne, a crypto payment platform that allows users to make purchases with any cryptocurrency, across any blockchain, announced the closing of a $2.5 million seed round.
The payment of goods and services will be in charge of cryptocurrencies
With the evolution of society, the use of money as a means of exchange in any financial transaction has become increasingly essential; it represents the value that a product, exemplary, or service can have worldwide.
Top 5 cryptocurrencies that increased and decreased their price due to the merge
The definitive elimination of Ethereum mining generated the greatest expectation regarding the migration of miners to the ETH network, to the point that the cryptocurrency market was expected to have an upward behavior that would undoubtedly benefit all investors.
OKX Ventures, GSRV co-lead $2m seed round for decentralized identity platform Nametag
Nametag, creators of the new standard for end-user identity verification with web3, announced a $2 million seed round co-led by GSRV and OKX Ventures.
How do decentralized systems and crypto work together?
Decentralization is an essential feature of cryptocurrency. The transfer of money, investment, or trading is not in the control of the local governments.
Global innovation platform Plug and Play to launch crypto and digital assets innovation platform
Global innovation platform Plug and Play, together with founding partners Visa, AllianceBlock, The INX Digital Company, IGT, and Franklin Templeton, has announced the launch of their new Crypto and Digital Assets program.
What makes less investment assets score more?
Virtual currencies have the most significant advantage in that virtual currency is decentralized, meaning there is no central authority over them.
Reasons that might neglect the crypto growth
Virtual currencies have a lesser return than traditional financial assets such as stocks and bonds.
Doge Solar keeps fighting its way to the top
Doge Solar is the newest cryptocurrency that has come up in the digital mainstream and has already marked its presence in the market.
Fintech emerging as Africa’s most vibrant sector, study
Fintech startups in Africa grew 81% in 2021, with South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya emerging as key hubs on the continent, found a Mastercard study on the state of fintech in African markets.
Stone Ridge launches Wolf, a NYC startup accelerator dedicated to Lightning Network
Stone Ridge, a parent to bitcoin company NYDIG, announced the launch of In Wolf's Clothing (Wolf), the first-ever startup accelerator dedicated to Lightning, a "layer 2" protocol built on top of Bitcoin.
Cryptocurrency startup Zerion closes $12m Series B funding to build the best wallet for Web3 citizens
Zerion, the wallet for the most active web3 users, announced the closing of a $12.3 million Series B funding round led by Wintermute Ventures.
Crypto tax reporting app Binocs nets $4m funding round as it adds institutional investors to retail base
Crypto tax reporting app Binocs has announced a $4 million fundraise to cater to institutional crypto investors and enter geographies like the US, UK, Australia etc.
Dutch sustainable blockchain startup GRNGrid secures $50m to drive connectivity with crypto exchanges
The GRN Association announced it has secured an investment totaling $50 million for the GRNGrid project from GEM Digital, a venture capital focused on digital currencies.
Fireblocks surpasses $100m ARR milestone, cements its status as SaaS centaur
Fireblocks, an easy-to-use platform to create innovative products on the blockchain and manage day-to-day crypto operations, announced that its 2022 Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR) has surpassed $100 million.
Swiss crypto startup 21.co raises $25m, becomes Switzerland's largest crypto Unicorn
21.co, the world's player in providing access to crypto through simple and easy to use products, announced a $25 million round led by Marshall Wace.
Boston-based crypto fund startup Triblock emerges out of stealth
Triblock, a Boston-based investment and advisory firm co-founded in 2019 by Matt Batsinelas and Bennett Collen, announced the startup has emerged out of stealth, after making over 20 investments while operating in stealth.
Cryptocurrency startup Coinfeeds raises $2m seed round, launches Web3 community monitoring app
Coinfeeds announced that it has raised a $2 million seed round led by FTX Ventures, Coinbase Ventures, Protocol Labs (IPFS / Filecoin), Huobi Ventures, and startup accelerator Y Combinator.
Fintech startup CoinFlip raises $1m initiative to support emerging Web 3.0 startups
CoinFlip, a fintech company powered by cryptocurrency, announced the launch of CoinFlip Ventures, a new initiative that will support Web 3.0 based startup companies.
Why you should implement cryptocurrency payments into your e-Commerce website, Remuno
Crypto is one of the biggest aspects of modern finance and technology. For businesses, this revenue stream could provide major boosts to sales numbers, with crypto payments giving customers more freedom while also bringing benefits.
Celo announces new Web3 fund for African startups adopting crypto strategies
Mobile-first blockchain ecosystem Celo has launched a new programme to support African startups across payments, remittances, virtual assets, savings, and related financial services.
10,000 African startups to be equipped with skills to build blockchain technologies businesses
Three firms have joined hands to empower 10, 000 startups across Africa to build innovative technologies and businesses around blockchain technologies.
Blockchain security startup BlockSec closes $8m funding round to accelerate growth
Blockchain security startup BlockSec announced the completion of $8 million seed plus round of funding, to expand its research and production team and provide the on-chain monitoring and attack interception capability.
Singapore crypto payments startup Request Finance raises $5.5m seed round to accelerate growth
Request Finance, the Web3 enterprise crypto payments startup, has closed a $5.5 million seed round with institutional backers including Animoca Brands, Europe's leading early-stage venture capital investor Balderton Capital, and XAnge.
Binance Labs closes $500m investment fund to boost blockchain, Web3 and value-building technologies
Binance Labs, the venture capital and incubation arm of Binance, announced the closing of $500 million investment fund to invest in projects that can extend the use cases of cryptocurrencies.
Cryptocurrency startup ZenLedger raises $15m Series B funding to expand crypto tax solutions
ZenLedger, a global player in cryptocurrency data analysis, accounting, and tax, announced the close of its $15 million Series B funding.
Crypto Valley Venture Capital firm launches early-stage fund targeting African blockchain startups
Crypto Valley Venture Capital (CV VC), announced the launch of its African Blockchain Early-Stage Fund targeting blockchain startups from across Africa.
Fintech startup MooveBeta merges with ImpalaPay to provide a connected economy for Africa
Adanian Labs Africa incubated fintech startup MooveBeta has announced its merger with ImpalaPay, a fintech blockchain company with operations across 42 African countries and 134 worldwide.
Dragonfly Capital closes oversubscribed $650m crypto venture Fund III
Dragonfly Capital, a global crypto-focused investment firm, announced the final closing of its third venture fund, Dragonfly Ventures III, L.P. (Fund III).
London-based Bundlr Network raises $5.2m seed round to build an easier, faster way to store data on web3
Bundlr Network, a decentralized platform that makes it fast and easy to store data on web3, has raised a $5.2 million seed round co-led by Framework Ventures.
Danish startup Januar raises €6m to provide crypto gate for Europe
Danish startup Januar ApS, announced the closing of €6 million round to become the leading one-stop crypto gate for European businesses, serving the growing crypto and digital asset industry with a market cap of $2 trillion.
Austin entrepreneurs launch new crypto cybersecurity startup, CryptoArmor
Austin-based entrepreneurs Grant Mitterlehner and Brendon Kelley are together forming a new startup, CryptoArmor, to build security tailored for crypto, NFT, and metaverse companies.
French AI startup Kryptview raises $650k in pre-seed to develop community-driven crypto research platform
Kryptview, a collective intelligence platform that provides peer-reviewed research for digital assets, announced the closure of its pre-seed round, raising $650,000 from crypto technology companies.
Huobi Incubator partners with Celo to promote Stablecoins for the masses
Huobi Incubator, the project incubation arm of Huobi Global, announced it will co-host Celo x Huobi: Stablecoin in Web3 & Sustainability hackathon with Celo.
Blockchain data startup Transpose raises $3m seed round to revolutionize web3 data infrastructure
Blockchain data startup Transpose, whose ground-breaking suite of data APIs vastly simplifies bulk web3 data access, announced an oversubscribed $3 million seed round.
Crypto exchange platform Luno launches investment arm to support fintech and crypto startups
Cryptocurrency exchange platform Luno, a subsidiary of Digital Currency Group (DCG), has launched Luno Expeditions, an early-stage investment arm to support fintech and crypto/web3 startups from around the world.
African crypto startup Basqet launches payment gateway to enable businesses accept Bitcoin
African blockchain payments startup Basqet announced the launch of its cryptocurrency payments gateway which will allow businesses to accept Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as payment.
Japanese SocialGood App raises $14.2m for patented crypto back platform
Japanese SocialGood App, which gives users cryptocurrency rewards for shopping, has raised $14.2 million in Series A funding from a venture capital firm.
South African cryptocurrency exchange VALR raises $50m Series B funding to expand across the continent
VALR.com, a South Africa cryptocurrency exchange, announced it has raised $50 million, Africa’s largest ever crypto funding round, bringing the company`s valuation at $240 million.
London-based BSV blockchain startup accelerator Satoshi Block Dojo secures investment from Ayre Ventures
Satoshi Block Dojo, the London-based technology startup incubator that assists entrepreneurs building businesses on the BSV blockchain, has secured significant investment funding from Ayre Ventures
FunFair Technologies launches new blockchain venture capital business
FunFair Technologies announced the launch of a new blockchain venture capital business, FunFair Ventures, with the aim to plug a gap in the funding process for early-stage blockchain projects.
Huobi Incubator announces second batch of partners for Web3 Scholarship
Huobi Incubator, the project incubation arm of Huobi Group, announced the second batch of partners for Web3 Scholarship, a funding platform for developers, builders, and projects in the Web3 field.
Crypto investment firm Hartmann Capital launches $30m Metaverse Fund
Hartmann Capital, a four-year veteran in crypto asset management, announced the launch of its second fund specialized in exclusively investing into the Metaverse.
SOMA.finance closes $6.5m seed funding round to accelerate growth
SOMA.finance, a Hong Kong and New York-based decentralized marketplace for digital assets, announced the completion of a $6.5 million seed funding round.
[Kenya] Sankore announces pitch competition targeting blockchain startups
Nairobi-headquartered blockchain community Sankore is launching the Sankore Pitch Competition Tour (PCT) in Nairobi.
DeFi startup Giddy raises $8m seed round to accelerate growth
Giddy, a mobile app that enables mainstream DeFi adoption, has raised $8m in seed funding. The round was led by Pelion Venture partners.
Decentralized Mateverse social startup BOOM establishes $1 million fund to support creators
BOOM, a decentralized crypto native community platform focused on NFT+Social recently announced the launch of IOS and Android App.
Crypto investment startup Stacked raises $35m to build out regulated products for retail crypto investors
Stacked, a crypto-investing software that allows users to manage assets and invest in pre-built portfolios and strategies, announced it has raised $35 million Series A funding round led by Alameda Research.
Binance Labs leads $1.5m seed round for BBS Network
Binance Labs, the venture capital and incubation arm of Binance, led the $1.5 million seed round for Bulletin Board System (BBS) Network, a decentralized Web3.0 public network of user-run online message boards.
Blockchain intelligence company TRM Labs announces $60 million financing to bolster cryptocurrency offering
TRM developed the first blockchain intelligence platform that combines cross-chain data with threat intelligence, advanced analytics, and intuitive visualizations to help organizations detect crypto fraud and financial crime.
Tōquidity secures seed round investment from Global Blockchain Ventures Fund
Tōquidity, a Tokenization as a Service company that unlocks liquidity for business and asset owners through digitization, announced Global Blockchain Ventures Fund, LP (GBV) has filled Tōquidity's seed round of funding.
Axelar secures investment from Crypto.com Capital to bolster its efforts to connect blockchain ecosystems
Axelar, the universal interoperability network connecting all blockchain ecosystems, applications, assets, and users, announced it has secured a strategic investment from Crypto.com Capital, the investment arm of cryptocurrency giant Crypto.com.
Lithuanian peer-to-peer crypto-asset swapping startup 123swap closes $210k seed round
Lithuanian peer-to-peer crypto assets swap platform123swap Finance announced it closed $210k seed round funding from a number of angel investors, including Becker Venture Capital and Steven Becker.
Africa-based cryptocurrency exchange Busha raises $4.2m seed round to deepen its market positioning
Africa-based cryptocurrency exchange Busha, raised $4.2 million seed round led by Jump Capital. Cadenza Ventures, Blockwall Capital, CMT Digital, Greenhouse Capital, Raba Capital, and other investors also participated in the financing round.
Crypto Valley Venture Capital initiates investment strategy to build blockchain accelerator for African startups
African blockchain disruptors and early-stage startups have joined CV Labs Global Incubation Program Batch 03. The African contingent of incubatees is reflective of Crypto Valley Venture Capital’s (CV VC) global investment strategy.
JAY-Z's VC firm Marcy Venture Partners invests in Iddris Sandu's impact-driven tech incubator, spatial LABS
JAY-Z's venture capital firm Marcy Venture Partners (MVP) has invested in 24 year-old technologist Iddris Sandu's impact-driven tech incubator: spatial LABS (sLABS).
Africa's crypto exchange Yellow Card raises $15m Series A funding to fuel expansion across the continent
Pan-African cryptocurrency exchange, Yellow Card, announced a $15 million Series A, the largest ever by an African cryptocurrency exchange, to ramp up hiring and continue its expansion across the continent.
EMURGO launches $100m Cardano ecosystem investment vehicle for early and growth stage startups
EMURGO, the official commercial arm of the Cardano blockchain, announced the launch of a new Cardano ecosystem investment vehicle to invest into early startup and growth stage companies focused on building socially impactful solutions powered by Cardano.
Madagascar Time startup launches charity cryptocurrency $TIME to fight climate change
Madagascar Time startup has launched $TIME, the new cryptocurrency focused on charity work around the globe. Backed by an international team, $TIME combines unprecedented technology in the crypto space with social entrepreneurialism.
Oddup raises $12.8m Series C funding to increase access to pre-eminent global startup ecosystem insights
Oddup, an international provider of data-driven insights for the startup and cryptocurrency ecosystems, announced the close of a $12.8 million Series C funding round.
Arrington Capital launches $100m fund to invest in Algorand-based initiatives
Arrington Capital, a digital asset management firm in blockchain-based capital markets announced it has launched a new $100 million fund to support initiatives building on Algorand, a blockchain accelerating the convergence of decentralized and traditional finance.
Huobi launches incubator program to provide assets, resources and guidance for startups
Huobi Group, a world cryptocurrency and blockchain company, announced the initiation of its incubator program, Huobi X Center, who's goal is to empower startups by providing customers a range of resources.
Blockchain startup Candela Coin develops solar powered eco-friendly cryptocurrency mining protocol
Candela Coin, a cryptocurrency that allows holders to take part in the first ever decentralized blockchain based peer-to-peer transactive solar energy system, has developed a solar powered eco-friendly cryptocurrency mining protocol.