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Y Combinator alumni raise $80 million for DAO to back crypto startups

Groups of people seeking to invest together have been turning to the crypto-native DAO (decentralized autonomous organization) structure for a collective decision-making framework. While an investment DAO typically can only have up to 100 members in order to stay compliant with SEC rules, Orange DAO has found a way to bring over over 1,000 Y […]

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Crypto valuations may sink until September as VCs play a waiting game

Mural raised $5.6M to help brands deploy DAO treasuries

Mural, a crypto firm focused on decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) infrastructure, has raised $5.6 million in seed funding, two of the company’s three co-founders Sinclair Toffa and Kevin Alvarez-Fung exclusively told TechCrunch. This was the company’s first outside capital raise through investors like Mike Novogratz’s Galaxy Ventures, Barry Silbert’s Digital Currency Group, Firstminute Capital, 186 […]

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Tencent veterans secure $13M to build cross-chain decentralized identities

Tencent veterans secure $13M to build cross-chain decentralized identities

There is a host of startups working on decentralized identities for the next generation of the internet. Four Tencent veterans want their offering .bit, an identity protocol built on the blockchain, to become the universal identification system in web3 like how emails and phone numbers became ubiquitous in web2, while giving users control over their […]

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Launch price TC Sessions: Crypto tix going, going…

Launch price TC Sessions: Crypto tix going, going…

If blockchain, cryptocurrency, decentralized finance (DeFi) and web3 get your entrepreneurial motor running, do not miss our TC Sessions: Crypto daylong deep dive on November 17 in Miami. We have special launch pricing on passes and exhibitor packages, and you can save a chunk of change. But don’t pussyfoot around — supplies are limited, running […]

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Upstream’s new vault could help NFT holders sleep at night

Upstream’s new vault could help NFT holders sleep at night

Imagine paying millions of dollars for a JPEG of a monkey just to have it stolen from your digital wallet. That’s exactly what happened to actor Seth Green, who ended up pleading with the hacker (and likely paying them over $100,000) to return the NFT back to him. Green’s predicament is more common than one […]

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The “D” in DAO doesn’t stand for democracy, says Upstream CEO Alexander Taub

The “D” in DAO doesn’t stand for democracy, says Upstream CEO Alexander Taub

Ever since a group of chronically online crypto enthusiasts tried to buy a copy of the U.S. Constitution in a high-profile bidding war, DAOs (decentralized autonomous organizations) have been at the forefront of discussion in the web3 world. How are they different from companies, you ask? DAOs have been lauded for their ability to give […]

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Launch price TC Sessions: Crypto tix going, going…

Get ready for TechCrunch Sessions: Crypto in November

Whether you love it, hate it or barely understand it, you can’t escape the wild world of blockchain. It’s one of the buzziest technologies going due to both its potential and its volatility. Will it fulfill its promise to democratize financial transactions and access, or will its risky nature stymie its move to the mainstream? […]

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