Postmates founder Bastian Lehmann launches crypto startup

According to local news outlet FinanceFWD, German entrepreneur Bastian Lehmann is making a move into the crypto industry with the creation of a new startup called “TipTop Labs.” Although details surrounding the venture remain unknown, its website states the firm seeks to provide “consumer finance solutions for an emerging web.”  On its careers page, it […]

Cricket NFT startup Rario raises $120M in Series A funding

On Thursday, cricket nonfungible token (NFT) platform Rario announced that it secured $120 million in Series A funding in a round led by Dream Capital, the venture subsidiary of Dream Sports. As told by Rario, it currently has the largest share of cricket NFT rights via partnerships with six international cricket leagues and a roster […]

Crypto startup Blockchain dot com planning 2022 IPO

Crypto exchange and block explorer Blockchain.com has begun talking with American banks to explore how it may hold an initial public offering (IPO) as soon as this year. Bloomberg reported on April 19 that sources familiar with the situation said that the talks were merely preliminary conversations and that the tech startup’s plans could change […]

A16z Leads $4M Seed Round for Web 3 Recurring Payments Startup

A_capital, Alchemy Ventures, CoinList and angel investors including Lauren Stephanian, Pantera’s Paul Veradittakit, Imran Khan and Nansen’s Alex Svanevik participated in the round, a press release said. Loop incubated with Archetype, according to Steinman. Source link

Crypto Payroll Startup Bitwage Lets Earners Sidestep Volatility With Stablecoin Payments

Bitcoin payroll provider Bitwage has begun offering employees a way of receiving wages paid in cryptocurrency, but without the volatility. Announced Wednesday, company clients can now sign up to the Bitwage platform in order to pay their workers using the USD Coin (USDC) stablecoin, which is linked to the price of the U.S. dollar. Salaried […]

South African Solar Energy Blockchain Startup Raises $3 Million, Plans to Expand Across Continent

South African blockchain peer-to-peer renewable energy platform Sun Exchange obtained a $3 million investment from ARCH Emerging Markets Partners, thereby closing its $4 million Series-A funding round, according to a statement issued today. Sun Exchange allows international clients to buy remotely-located solar cells — either with Bitcoin (BTC) or South African Rand — and then […]

Startup to Launch Blockchain-Based Investment Platform for Music Royalties

Luxembourg-based startup ANote Music will launch a blockchain-based platform that allows its users to invest in music royalties on July 28. In an announcement on June 4, CEO and co-founder at ANote Music Marzio Schena said that the platform aims to “bridge the gap between the music industry and capital markets.” The platform reportedly helps […]