A video game industry veteran on making the art behind popular NFTs

A video game industry veteran on making the art behind popular NFTs

Welcome back to Chain Reaction, where we unpack and explain the latest in crypto news, drama and trends, breaking things down block by block for the crypto curious. For our Tuesday episode this week, we talked to James Zhang a 24-year veteran of the video game industry — first as an artist, then as a […]

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Star-studded digital avatar startup Genies launches NFT fashion marketplace

Star-studded digital avatar startup Genies launches NFT fashion marketplace

Digital avatar startup Genies, known its for high-profile partnerships with celebrities such as Justin Bieber, Migos and Cardi B, has just released its long-anticipated NFT storefront, “The Warehouse.” Genies last earned a $1 billion valuation from heavy-hitting tech investors including Silver Lake and Mary Meeker’s Bond Capital during its most recent raise, a $150 million […]

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There’s always another nightmarish crypto hack around the corner

There’s always another nightmarish crypto hack around the corner

Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week, we looked at the near-term future for crypto gaming as VCs zero in on where to place consumer bets. This week, we’re looking at hardware wallets and the endless journey toward feeling safe in the crypto world. To get this in your inbox every Thursday, you can subscribe […]

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What Zuckerberg’s money can’t buy

What Zuckerberg’s money can’t buy

Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week, we looked at Solana’s smartphone and the post-Apple tech industry. This week, we’re looking at a web3 without Big Tech. To get this in your inbox every Thursday, you can subscribe on TechCrunch’s newsletter page. no trillionaires allowed Unlike other moonshot tech categories, it’s become increasingly clear that […]

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What the NFT? VC David Pakman dumbs down the intensifying digital collectibles frenzy

What the NFT? VC David Pakman dumbs down the intensifying digital collectibles frenzy

Non-fungible tokens have been around for two years, but these NFTs, one-of-one digital items on the Ethereum and other blockchains, are suddenly becoming a more popular way to collect visual art primarily, whether it’s an animated cat or an NBA clip or virtual furniture. “Suddenly” is hardly an overstatement. According to the outlet Cointelegraph, during […]

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