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Crypto asset management platform Cobo bags $40M Series B

– Cobo, a Singapore-based crypto asset management platform, raised $40m in Series B funding.
– The round was co-led by DST Global, A&T Capital and IMO Ventures.
– The company will use its proceeds for the development of DeFi as a service (DFaaS) infrastructure and its existing custody services such as wallet as a service (WaaS), trading and staking as a service (StaaS).
– The funding will also be used to apply for regulatory licenses to ensure strict compliance to the relevant anti-money laundering (AML) and counter the financing of terrorism (CFT) requirements.
– Amid the growing interest for cryptocurrencies among Asian investors, institutional investors and retail investors are seeking diversification options to hedge against inflation and other risks, the company said in its statement.

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Dapper Labs Raises $250M in Funding

– Dapper Labs, Inc. is a Vancouver, BC-based company behind NBA Top Shot and the Flow blockchain.
– The company raised $250M in funding.
– The round was led by Coatue, with participation from existing investors a16z, GV (formerly Google Ventures) and Version One Ventures and new investors including BOND and GIC.
– The new investment will be used to scale and support major additional brand-driven sports, entertainment and music based products coming online and being developed on the Flow blockchain.

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Blockdaemon Raises $155 Million In Series B Funding Making it the World’s Largest Blockchain Node Infrastructure Company

– Blockdaemon closed a Series B funding round of USD $155m with a valuation of $1.255b, making it the world’s largest blockchain infrastructure company for node management and staking.
– The round was led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2, with participation from Matrix Capital Management, Sapphire Ventures, and Morgan Creek Digital.
– This follows the company’s Series A Round in June 2021 of $28m, as well as previous strategic investments, bringing the total to just under $190m.
– Over the last 90 days, Blockdaemon has significantly accelerated its growth and increased its managed node count from 8,000 to 18,000, more than doubling its operational footprint.

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Portal Raises $8.5M From Coinbase Ventures and Other Investors to Bring Bitcoin-based DeFi to the Masses

– Portal is a self-hosted Layer 2 wallet and true cross-chain DEX on Bitcoin that makes atomic swaps between Bitcoin and other digital assets fast, secure, and private.
– Company announced the closing of an $8.5 million funding round to build a self-sovereign and uncensorable DeFi on Bitcoin.
– Portal offers the speed and liquidity of centralized platforms with the trust minimization guarantees of Bitcoin. From spot markets to options, p2p lending and borrowing, all using on-chain, peer to peer contracts and without third party custody or control, Portal unlocks Bitcoin’s potential to actually decentralize finance.
– Portal is built on top of its Layer 2 and Layer 3 technology, called Fabric, which is an open-source toolbox for deploying censorship-resistant layers on top of the Bitcoin base layer. Fabric enables the completely private, off-chain execution of “smart contracts” for asset issuance, P2P swaps, staking, liquidity, derivatives, and more.

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Sorare Raises $680M in Series B Funding; Valued at $4.3 Billion

– Sorare is a Paris, France, NFT-based fantasy football platform.
– The company raised $680m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Softbank with participation from Atomico, Bessemer Ventures, D1 Capital, Eurazeo, IVP, Liontree and existing investors Benchmark, Accel and Headline, as well as football players Gerard Piqué, Antoine Griezmann, Rio Ferdinand and César Azpilicueta.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate growth within football while also replicating its model in other sports, expand its team by hiring across key roles, and launch marketing campaigns with partners, athletes, and media companies.

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Coinfirm Raises $8M in Series A Funding

– Coinfirm is a London, UK-based global leader in RegTech for digital currencies and the blockchain-based financial ecosystem.
– The company closed an USD8m Series A funding.
– The round was co-led by Six Fintech Ventures, the corporate venture arm of SIX, and FiveT Fintech, followed by MiddleGame Ventures. Mission Gate and CoinShares also participated in this round.
– The new investment will be aimed at continuing the company’s growth trajectory in the EU, expanding its offering to the Asian and US markets, and strengthening the enterprise and financial institution offering.

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Amberdata Raises $15M Series A Led by Citi

– Amberdata announced it has raised $15 Million Series A led by Citi.
Franklin Templeton, Galaxy Digital, Rovida Kruptos Assets, and executives at GoldenTree Asset Management also participated in the capital raise.
– Amberdata will use the funds to double R&D headcount and expand go-to-market both in the United States and internationally.

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SubQuery Announces US$9 Million Funding Round For Decentralized Data Protocol For The Polkadot Ecosystem

– SubQuery announced a US$9m funding round for the first decentralized data aggregation layer for the Polkadot ecosystem.
– SubQuery aims to improve access to decentralized blockchain data by creating a vibrant marketplace for data indexing and provisioning.
– SubQuery’s technology provides Polkadot and Kusama developers with the tools needed to easily explore, transform and analyse on-chain data.
– As a result, blockchain developers can focus on product development and user experience rather than building their own querying systems.

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Offchain Labs Raises $120M in Funding

– Offchain Labs is a NYC-based provider of scaling solutions for Ethereum.
– The company raised $120m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Lightspeed Venture Partners with participation from Polychain Capital, Ribbit Capital, Redpoint Ventures, Pantera Capital, Alameda Research, Mark Cuban and others.
– The new funding will be used to scale the team, further develop the Arbitrum One ecosystem, build out new scaling solutions in its pipeline and invest in R&D.

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SIMBA Chain Raises $25 Million in Series A Funding

– SIMBA Chain closed a $25m Series A funding round led by Valley Capital Partners.
– The round received additional participation from the Notre Dame Pit Road Fund, Elevate Ventures, Stanford Law School Venture Fund, and individuals affiliated with Kohlberg, Kravis & Roberts (KKR), Amazon, Apple, Facebook, SpaceX, Gap, Estee Lauder, AppLovin, Microsoft, Moelis & Company, Stanford University, the Golden State Warriors, the founders of Lightspeed Venture Partners and New Enterprise Associates and other individual investors.
– SIMBA Chain offers a simple, time and energy efficient method for deploying blockchain technology in the most secure and complex environments.

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AnChain.AI Raises $10M in Funding

– AnChain.AI is a San Francisco CA-based blockchain security company.
– Company raised $10M in funding.
– The round was led by SIG Asia Investments with participation from Fin VC, Nima Capital, Hard Yaka and Amino Capital.
– The new investment will be aimed at accelerating product development and recruitment across research and development, engineering, customer success and sales.

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Skeps announces $9.5 million Series A Funding, led by Bertelsmann India Investments

– Skeps, a global Point-Of-Sale (POS) financial technology company announced the close of Series A funding of $9.5 million, led by Bertelsmann India Investments.
– Existing investor Accel also participated in this round.
– The company intends to use the funds to expand the sales, marketing, engineering, and product teams, grow their merchant and lender client base, and broaden services offered to their customers.
– Skeps’ platform provides a suite of technology solutions for both merchants and lenders. Merchants can offer financing options ranging from Pay-in-4 to longer-term loans with one simple integration. Banks can use Skeps as their answer to branded BNPL platforms or grow their unsecured lending portfolio.

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Euler Raises $8M in Series A Funding

– Euler, a London UK-based DeFi lending protocol organization, raised $8M in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Paradigm with participation from Lemniscap, Anthony Sassano, Ryan Sean Adams, Kain Warwick and Hasu.
– The company intends to use the funds to grow its development team and support the launch of the protocol later this year.

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Hyperithm Raises $11M in Series B Funding

– Hyperithm is a digital asset manager based in Tokyo, Japan and Seoul, Korea.
– The company raised $11M in Series B funding.
– The round was co-led by Hashed and Wemade Tree, with participation from Coinbase Ventures, Cocone, GS Futures, and Guardian Fund.
– The new investment will be used to expand the company’s business reach.

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Blockchain Security Firm CertiK Announces $24M Series B+ Led by Tiger Global

– CertiK announced a $24m Series B+ funding round from Tiger Global and GL Ventures.
– This funding round complements the launch of Skynet Premium.
– Skynet Premium brings to market the industry’s first active-monitoring platform, enabling real-time alerts on live smart contracts that have already been deployed.
– Skynet Premium’s threat detection model utilizes machine learning to evolve in lockstep with the constantly shifting smart contract risk environment, growing evermore advanced as it encounters new threats and vulnerabilities.
– The platform provides a publicly available feed of security scores for each project on the Security Leaderboard.

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Cybavo Raises $4M in Pre-A Funding

– Cybavo, a Singapore-based blockchain security solution provider, raised $4m in Pre-A funding round.
– The round was co-led by 500 Startups, H&D Asset Management Company and New Economy Ventures.
– Other companies and investors from Taiwan, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan also participated in the round.
– The company intends to use the funding to accelerate expansion in the East Asian, European, and North American markets, invest in the research and development of cybersecurity and blockchain technology, and to further raise the level of customer and product satisfaction it delivers.

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Bitwave Raises $7.25M In Seed Funding

– Bitwave, a San Francisco, CA-based provider of enterprise digital asset tax and accounting software, raised $7.25M in seed funding.
– The round was led by Blockchain Capital with participation from Nascent, Nima Capital, Arca, XBTO Humla, and returning angel investor Rowan Trollope.
– The company intends to use the funds to expand its software capabilities and grow its client base.

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Champ Titles Raises $8.5M in Series A Funding

– Champ Titles, a Cleveland, Ohio-based technology company that offers a new way to create are created, manage, and transfer vehicle titles in the United States, raised $8.5m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by EOS Venture Partners and W. R. Berkley Corporation.
– The company intends to use the funds to accelerate the distribution of its technology across multiple vehicle title ecosystem verticals and a broader geographic footprint.

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Messari Raises $21M in Series A Funding

– Messari is a NYC-based crypto market intelligence company.
– The company closed a $21m Series A funding.
Point72 Ventures led the round with participation from Coinbase Ventures, Uncork Capital, and Underscore VC as well as new strategic investors Alameda Capital, Blockchain Ventures, CMS Holdings, Gemini Frontier Fund, Winklevoss Capital, Kraken Ventures, and Nascent.
– The company intends to use the funds to expand the global reach of its Pro and Enterprise product suites, triple the size of its engineering and research teams, introduce new offerings that streamline participation in decentralized projects and their communities and to grow its institutional footprint and its community research and educational content, including the production of Mainnet 2021, Messari’s annual summit, which the company will host September 20-22 in New York City.

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MakersPlace Raises $30M in Series A Funding

– MakersPlace, a San Francisco, CA-based NFT marketplace for digital art, secured $30M in Series A funding.
– The round was co-led by Bessemer Venture Partners and Pantera Capital with participation from Uncork Capital, Draper Dragon Digital Assets, 9Yards Capital, Next Play Ventures, Coinbase Ventures and Sony Music Entertainment.
– The company will use the funds to acquire additional talent and scale the business in existing markets and explore new ones.

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Aspen Digital Raises $8.8M in Pre-A Funding

– Aspen Digital is a Hong Kong-based digital asset investment platform tailored for asset managers, institutions and other professional investors.
– The company secured $8.8m in pre-A funding.
– The round was led by anchor investors RIT Capital Partners, the investment trust founded by Lord (Jacob) Rothschild of the Rothschild banking family, and Liberty City Ventures.
– Other investors include Cherubic Ventures, Token Bay Capital, Somerley Capital, and Chatchaval Jiaravanon & Chaval Jiaravanon.

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Data Gumbo Completes $7.7M Series B Round

– Data Gumbo, provider of GumboNet™ – the massively interconnected industrial smart contract network secured and powered by blockchain, today announced that it has closed its Series B funding round totaling $7.7 million.
– The investments were led by Equinor Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of Equinor, with participation from Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures, the corporate venture capital fund of Saudi Aramco, and Bay Area and Houston-based venture firm L37.
– Data Gumbo is a technology company that provides GumboNet™ – a massively interconnected industrial smart contract network secured and powered by blockchain.

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Paxos Raises Further Series D Funding

– Paxos is a NYC-based regulated blockchain infrastructure platform.
Bank of America, Coinbase Ventures, Founders Fund and FTX joined the Series D round of funding.
– Paxos has raised more than $540m in funding to date.

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Vauld Raises $25M in Series A Funding

– Vauld is a global platform for building wealth with crypto based in Bangalore, India.
– Series A funding of $25m was led by Valar Ventures and attracted Pantera Capital, Coinbase Ventures, CMT Digital, Gumi Cryptos, Robert Leshner, Cadenza Capital and others.
– The new investment will be used to build out its team and further its global expansion.

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Prime Trust Raises $64M Series A

– Prime Trust, a one-stop shop for financial infrastructure for fintech innovators, closed its $64m Series A round.
– Led by Mercato Partners, the round also includes Samsung Next, Nationwide, Commerce Ventures, Ayon Capital, Kraken Ventures, STCAP, s20 Capital, Seven Peaks Ventures, Diverse Angels, University Growth Fund and Nevcaut Ventures.
– Prime Trust is a one-stop-shop for financial infrastructure for fintech and digital asset innovators. They offer core financial service APIs and plug and play widgets that allow companies to launch quickly and scale securely.

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Diginex boosts sustainability metric tracking tools with $6M raise

– Diginex announced a $6m bet that it is.
– A series A round was led by Fitch Ventures, the equity investment arm of Fitch Group.
– The company’s business model is Software-as-a-Service (SAAS) that incorporates some of the latest technologies, like a blockchain and some machine learning models.
– The ESG tool, for instance, gathers reports from partners along the chain and tracks them as the data is posted to the blockchain.
– A similar approach is deployed to track working conditions with DiginexLUMEN.

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Figure Technologies Closes $200M Series D Funding

– Figure Technologies, Inc. is a San Francisco, CA-based provider of blockchain technology powered financial services.
– The company closed a $200m Series D funding at a $3.2b valuation.
– Backers included new investors including entities and funds managed and/or advised by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, Blockchain.com, Rockaway Blockchain, HOF Capital, Endeavour Capital, National Bank Holdings, Goldentree Asset Management and L1 Digital.

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Genesis Digital Assets Raises $125M in Funding

– Genesis Digital Assets is a NYC-based industrial-scale bitcoin mining operator.
– The company raised $125m in equity funding.
– The round was led by Kingsway Capital, a UK-based private equity fund focused on frontier emerging markets with over $2 billion in assets under management (AUM).
– The company intends to use the funds to purchase equipment and build new data centers in the United States and nordic region.

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Fireblocks Secures $310M Series D Round

– Fireblocks, the preeminent platform that empowers the entry of traditional institutions into the digital asset space, has raised $310m in Series D funding.
– The round is co-led by Sequoia Capital, Stripes, Spark Capital, Coatue, DRW VC and SCB 10X.
– This extension of capital marks a significant milestone for Fireblocks, boosting the company’s valuation to over $2b.

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After landing NBA jersey sponsorship deal, crypto startup StormX raises $9M

– StormX, a cryptocurrency startup, raised $9m funding.
– The round was led by Optimista Capital.
– Total funding to date for the 23-person company is $47.7 million.

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Councilbox Raises €5M in Series A Funding

– Councilbox, a Madrid, Spain-based legaltech startup, raised €5M (US$6M) in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Adara Ventures, with participation from Telefonica’s Wayra and ABANCA.
– The company intends to use the funds to accelerate growth, expand its team, and begin its international expansion.

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NFT market OpenSea hits $1.5 billion valuation

– OpenSea, a NFT auction marketplace, raised $100m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Andreessen Horowitz and joined by Coatue, CAA, Michael Ovitz, Kevin Hartz, Kevin Durant and Ashton Kutcher.
– The company plans to bring support for several more blockchains to its platform.

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Merged Software Raises $5.75M in Series A Funding

– Merged Software Group, an Atlanta, GA-based eSignature solution provider, raised $5.75M in Series A funding.
– The backers were not disclosed.
– The company intends to use the funds to expand operations and its business reach across US, Canada and Latin America.

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Nym gets $6M for its anonymous overlay mixnet to sell privacy as a service

– Switzerland-based privacy startup Nym Technologies has raised $6m.
– The round was led by Polychain Capital and joined by Eden Block, Greenfield One, Maven11, Tioga and 1kx.
– The company plans to use the funding to continue commercial development of network infrastructure.

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Blockchain Security Firm CertiK Announces $37M Series B from Coatue, Shunwei Capital, Coinbase Ventures

– CertiK announced a $37M Series B funding round co-led by Coatue Management and Shunwei Capital, with participation from Coinbase Ventures.
– This is the largest single round of fundraising in the blockchain security space, adding to CertiK’s list of notable backers, which include IDG Capital, Binance, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Yale University, and others.
– CertiK is a pioneer in blockchain security, utilizing best-in-class AI technology to audit and monitor blockchain protocols and smart contracts.
– Since Q1 2020, CertiK’s team size has more than doubled, and this rate of growth will continue in 2021, creating a highly effective, remote-friendly culture with talent located worldwide.

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Zerion RAises $8.2M in Series A Funding

– Zerion is a San Francisco CA-based focused developer of an investing interface for decentralized finance (DeFi).
– The company raised $8.2m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Mosaic Ventures with participation from Placeholder, DCG, Lightspeed, Blockchain.com Ventures, DeFi Alliance Fund, Continue Capital, SevenX Ventures, G1 Ventures, Bitscale Capital, Wintermute, The LAO and a group of angel investors from the crypto community.

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Chintai Raises $7.5M in Seed Financing

– Chintai is a Singapore-based provider of a blockchain technology platform for compliant tokenization of traditional financial assets.
– Company raised $7.5m in funding.
– The round was led by Block.one with participation from Cryptology Asset Group, Collective Capital, Peer Venture Partners, and Chimera Wealth.
– The new investment will be used to expand the company’s business reach and development efforts.

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Bling Secures Seed Financing

– Bling, a gaming platform that enables game developers to give bitcoin rewards, announced it closed a seed round to grow its team and further develop its platform.
– The round included a strategic investment by Coinbase Ventures.
– Pre-seed investors included Wavemaker Genesis, Gumi Cryptos Capital, and Blocktower Capital.

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Rarible Raises $14.2M in Series A Funding

– Rarible is a Moscow, Russia-based NFT marketplace startup.
– The company closed a $14.2m Series A funding round.
– Backers included Venrock Capital, CoinFund and 01 Advisors.
– The new investment will be used to expand the company’s operations and its audience reach, launch Rarible NFT protocol, L2 solution for scalability and sustainability, credit card payments, adoption of Flow blockchain, multiple partnerships and drops, and more.

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Chainalysis Raises $100M at a $4.2 Billion Valuation

– Chainalysis from NYC provides a blockchain data platform that helps government agencies, financial institutions, and exchanges to detect fraud and prevent money laundering.
– The company raised $100m in Series E funding.
– The round was led by Coatue with participation from Benchmark, Accel, Addition, Dragoneer, Durable Capital Partners, 9Yards Capital, Altimeter, Blackstone, GIC, Pictet, Sequoia Heritage and SVB Capital.
– The new investment will be used to hire for hundreds of new positions across all functions to continue its global expansion, as well as develop collaboration tools in its suite of software solutions so that public and private sector teams can work together from the same data set.

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Tesseract Raises $25M in Series A Funding

– Tesseract from Helsinki is an institutional digital asset lending company in Europe and emerging markets.
– The company raised $25m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Augmentum Fintech with participation from Icebreaker.vc, BlackFin Capital Partners, Concentric, DN Capital, Jabre Capital Partners, LeadBlock Partners, Sapphire Ventures, Coinbase Ventures, Wintermute and Woorton as well as undisclosed local and international investors and strategic angels.
– The new investment will be used to develop the company’s institutional offerings and cross-trading venue margin lending platform even further, hire new talent to develop new and existing partnerships, and to boost innovation in new undisclosed financial products.

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Securitize Raises $48M in Series B Funding

– Securitize, Inc. from Miami, FL raised $48m in Series B funding.
– The round was co-led by Blockchain Capital and investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Tactical Value, which were joined by new investors Ava Labs, IDC Ventures, Migration Capital, NTT Data and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank and existing investors Blockchain Ventures, Borderless Capital, Global Brain, Mouro Capital, Ripio, Ripple and SPiCE VC.
– The company will add Pedro Teixeira, Co-Head of Morgan Stanley Tactical Value, to its Board of Directors.

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TRM Labs Raises $14 Million Series A Funding Round

– TRM Labs closed a $14m Series A funding round.
– The round was led by Bessemer Venture Partners, with participation from PayPal Ventures, Initialized Capital, Jump Capital, Salesforce Ventures, Operator Partners, Blockchain Capital, and executives from Google.
– TRM Labs’ platform integrates with more than a dozen blockchains, and analyzes billions of virtual asset transactions to detect in real-time signs of fraud and financial crime like money laundering.
– TRM Labs drove 600% revenue growth in the last year and has doubled headcount.

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Internxt gets $1M to be ‘the Coinbase of decentralized storage’

– Valencia-based startup Internxt has raised $1M in seed funding.
– The round was led by Angels Capital, a European VC fund owned by Juan Roig (aka Spain’s richest grocer and second wealthiest billionaire), and Miami-based The Venture City.
– The funds will be put towards its next phase of growth — its month-to-month growth rate is 30% and it tells us it’s confident it can at least sustain that — including planning a big boost to headcount so it can accelerate product development.
– The Spanish startup has spent most of its short life to date developing a decentralized infrastructure that it argues is both inherently more secure and more private than mainstream cloud-based apps (such as those offered by tech giants like Google).

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Bitwise Asset Management Inc. Completes $70 Million Series B, Valuing the Company at More Than $500 Million

– Bitwise announced the completion of its Series B.
– The round was led by Elad Gil and Electric Capital, joined by new backers including Daniel Loeb’s Third Point LLC, Daniel Och’s Willoughby Capital, Louis Bacon’s Moore Strategic Ventures, Paul Eisenstein’s Vetamer Capital, and Coinbase Ventures.
– Bitwise plans to use the proceeds from its Series B round to strengthen its balance sheet and accelerate the national buildout of its organization, team and product suite.
– Bitwise is the world’s largest cryptocurrency index fund manager and is currently profitable.
– Assets under management are up more than 20x year over year, crossing $1.2 billion at the end of Q1 and taking the company to profitability.

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Ledger completes a $380 million Series C fundraising valuing the company at more than $1.5 billion, to strengthen its position as the leading secure gateway to digital assets

– Ledger announced a $380m Series C round.
– The round was led by 10T Holdings with strong support from existing investors including Cathay Innovation, Draper Esprit, Draper Associates, Draper Dragon, DCG, Korelya Capital, and Wicklow Capital and other newcomers including Tekne Capital, Uphold Ventures, Felix Capital, Inherent, Financière Agache (Groupe Arnault), and iAngels Technologies.
– Ledger has an implied valuation of more than $1.5bn, marking its rapid and accelerating growth.
– Ledger is the market leading secure gateway for investors looking to access the world of digital assets securely.

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Circulor Raises $14m Series A to Lead the Future of Sustainable Supply Chain Traceability

– Circulor, the leading provider of supply chain traceability and dynamic CO2 tracking, announced it has closed $14m in Series A funding to accelerate the company’s rapid growth.
The Westly Group led the round with participation from Salesforce Ventures, BHP Ventures, Future Positive Capital, 24Haymarket and Sky Ocean Ventures.
– Existing investors in the company include Boeing HorizonX, Volvo Cars Technology Fund, Jaguar Land Rover’s CVC arm, InMotion Ventures, SYSTEMIQ, Plug and Play and TotalEnergies Ventures.
– Steve Westly, Founder and Managing Partner of The Westly Group, will join the Circulor board.
– Circulor will use the investment to drive ongoing innovation and extend its presence in North America and Asia.

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Luxor Technology Closes $5.0M Round Led by NYDIG, With Participation From US Mining Firms

– Luxor Technology Corporation announced the closing of a $5m Series A led by NYDIG.
– Luxor and NYDIG offer complementary products to the rapidly evolving mining industry.
– Luxor and NYDIG are providing best-in-class services to miners looking to improve their operations and investors getting exposure to mining.
– Luxor’s proprietary technology has the potential to supercharge returns for miners.
– Luxor’s Switch software product is a profit-switching algorithm that maximizes earnings by switching between blockchains and venues to maximize hashrate rewards.

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Mythical Games Announces $75 Million in Series B Financing, Unlocking a New Universal Gaming Economy With Playable NFTs

– Mythical Games, a next-generation gaming technology studio creating universal gaming ecosystems around playable NFTs, led by industry veterans and former executives from Activision, Oculus, EA and Zynga and a marketplace team of experts from Stubhub and Charles Schwab, announced a $75m Series B financing led by WestCap.
– Also participating in this round are 01 Advisors and Gary Vaynerchuk’s VaynerFund, as well as existing investors including Galaxy Digital, Javelin Venture Partners, Alumni Ventures, and Struck Capital.
– This round brings the total amount raised to $120m.

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Blockdaemon Raises $28 Million In Series A Funding To Help Institutions Quickly and Securely Scale Blockchain Infrastructure

– Blockdaemon closed a $28m Series A funding round.
– The round was led by Greenspring Associates with participation from Goldman Sachs, BlockFi, Warburg Serres, Uphold, Voyager Digital Ltd., Illuminate Financial, and Hard Yaka.
– Existing seed round investors Boldstart Ventures, Coinfund, Kenetic, CoinShares, Borderless Capital, Blockchain.com Ventures, Lerer Hippeau and Heavybit increased their investments.
– Blockdaemon is the foundational layer to the blockchain industry, enabling participants to stake and deploy nodes with institutional-grade security, scalability and reliability.
– Blockdaemon offers access to new financial infrastructure for a variety of market participants, from large financial institutions, exchanges and custodians to small, agile crypto native firms and developers.

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Unchained Capital Raises $25M in Series A Funding

– Unchained Capital, Inc. from Austin TX is building a full-suite financial services platform for individuals and businesses that store long-term wealth in bitcoin and demand private key ownership.
– The company raised $25M in Series A funding.
– The round was led by NYDIG and parent company Stone Ridge Holdings Group with participation from existing investors Ecliptic Capital, Starting Line, Stronghold Resource Partners, TVP Bitcoin Venture Fund, Ten31, and Platform Ventures.

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Circle Closes $440M Funding Round

– Circle, a global financial technology firm based in Boston, raised $440m in a series E funding.
– The round was led by Fidelity Management and Research Company, Marshall Wace, Willett Advisors, Intersection Fintech Ventures, Atlas Merchant Capital, Digital Currency Group, FTX, Breyer Capital, Valor Capital Group, Pillar VC as well as Michael J. Price and Friends.
– The new investment will be used for continued growth, organizational development and market expansion opportunities.

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Crypto Financial Service Provider Babel Finance Raises $40 Million

– Babel Finance is a leading global crypto financial service provider.
– The company raised $40m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Zoo Capital, Sequoia Capital China, Dragonfly Capital, BAI Capital, Bertelsmann, and Tiger Global Management, with follow-on participation from existing investors.
– This funding demonstrates that Babel Finance is highly sought after by top global venture capital and private equity investors as well as family offices.

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OneOf Raises $63M Seed Round

– Music-focused non-fungible token (NFT) platform OneOf has raised $63m to support what it calls its mission to become a more environmentally sustainable marketplace for artists and fans.
– Participating investors in the impressive seed funding round included environmental activist Bill Tai, Nima Capital’s Suna Said, Sangha Capital, tech investor Jack Herrick and the Tezos Foundation.
– The OneOf platform was built on one of the longest-running blockchain Proof of Stake protocols – and it uses 2 million times less energy than platforms operating on Ethereum, offering crucial solutions for long-term sustainability (minting an NFT is equivalent to sending a tweet).

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Chia Raises $61 Million to Scale Global Deployment of Green Financial Services Infrastructure

– Chia Network Inc., a company built around a new energy efficient decentralized blockchain and smart transaction platform founded by Bram Cohen, has secured a $61m Series D Preferred equity investment led by Richmond Global Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz, with participation from True Ventures, Slow Ventures, Cygni Capital, Breyer Capital, Naval Ravikant, Collab+Currency and DHVC.
– David Frazee from Richmond Global Ventures will join Chia’s board.
– The proceeds from the financing will accelerate Chia Network’s mission to operate a more energy-efficient, secure and user-friendly payment system for governments, financial institutions, corporations and consumers worldwide.

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Forte Raises $185M Series A at $1B Valuation Led by Griffin Gaming Partners

– Forte, an organization building a blockchain-based economic platform for video games, announced it has raised $185M in Series A funding led by Griffin Gaming Partners.
– New and existing investors including Union Grove Venture Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, Battery Ventures, and Canaan also participated in the round.
– The Series A funding values the organization at $1B.
– Funds will be used to accelerate the development of its end-to-end blockchain platform, which lets developers create fungible and non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and build scalable token-based game economies.
– Forte’s economic technology aims to address the growing misalignment between game developers, players, and fans.

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Figure Raises $200 Million Series D Co-Led by 10T Holdings and Morgan Creek Digital

– Figure Technologies, Inc. (Figure™) announced it is closing a $200 million Series D funding round at a $3.2 billion valuation.
– The round was led by 10T Holdings and Morgan Creek Digital and joined by new and existing investors including DCM, Digital Currency Group, HCM Capital, Ribbit Capital, RPM Ventures, the partners at DST Global and others.
– The company also announced that Sachin Jaitly, General Partner at Morgan Creek, and Stan Mironshik, Partner and Co-Founder of 10T, will join the board.
– Figure is using Provenance, a public, open source, permissionless, decentralized blockchain, for its digital asset marketplaces including home lending, capital table management, fund management and administration, banking and payments.

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Lucid Green Raises $3.1M in Funding

– Lucid Green Inc. from NYC develops an inventory management solution for cannabis distributors.
– The company raised $3.1M in funding.
– The round was led by Bravos Capital, Silverleaf Ventures, and existing investors FGCP and HALLEY Venture Partners.
– The new investment will be used to further adoption of LucidIDs throughout the entire cannabis supply chain and provide two-way transfer of data at every stop in the cannabis product lifecycle.

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