Category: Capital raise

Nigerian Fintech Founder: ‘African Fintechs Have a Greater Scale Potential Than Other Tech Startups’

Nigerian Fintech Founder: ‘African Fintechs Have a Greater Scale Potential Than Other Tech Startups’

The African fintech industry has grown rapidly over the past few years and this has caught the attention of some well-resourced venture capital (VC) firms. As one would expect, Nigerian fintech startups have dominated the continent in terms of funds raised or the number of transactions performed. Nigeria’s Burgeoning Fintech Scene This dominance has convinced […]

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Abu Dhabi Global Market Regulatory Arm Unveils Document Proposing Changes to Virtual Asset Regulations

Abu Dhabi Global Market Regulatory Arm Unveils Document Proposing Changes to Virtual Asset Regulations

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA), a regulator in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)’s financial center and free zone, the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), has released a consultation paper that proposes amendments to regulations that govern the use of virtual assets. Regulator Seeks to Amend Requirements for Public Keys A regulator in the Abu […]

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Opensea’s All-Time NFT Sales Volume Crosses $20 Billion

Opensea’s All-Time NFT Sales Volume Crosses $20 Billion

Data indicates the non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace Opensea has crossed $20 billion in all-time sales. The leading NFT marketplace has seen more than 1.2 million traders leverage the platform since the market’s inception in 2017. 1.2 Million Opensea Traders and $20 Billion in Sales Volume Metrics show that the NFT marketplace Opensea has surpassed $20 […]

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Solana’s Phantom Raises $109 Million in a Series B Fundraise Obtaining Unicorn Status

Solana’s Phantom Raises $109 Million in a Series B Fundraise Obtaining Unicorn Status

On Monday, the team behind the Solana Web3 wallet platform Phantom announced it had raised $109 million in a Series B fundraise. The crypto company is now a Unicorn with a post valuation of $1.2 billion in value. Solana Web3 Wallet Phantom Raises $109 Million The Phantom wallet team has raised $109 million in a […]

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Near Foundation Raises $150 Million to Bolster Web3 Adoption

Near Foundation Raises $150 Million to Bolster Web3 Adoption

On Thursday, the Near Foundation announced the project has raised $150 million from strategic investors such as Three-Arrows Capital, a16z, Mechanism Capital, Dragonfly Capital, and Circle Ventures. Following the announcement, the Near protocol’s native crypto asset jumped more than 7% against the U.S. dollar. Near Foundation Gets a $150 Million Capital Injection The team behind […]

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NFT Analytics Platform Cryptoslam Raises $9M From Animoca Brands, Mark Cuban, Sound Ventures

NFT Analytics Platform Cryptoslam Raises $9M From Animoca Brands, Mark Cuban, Sound Ventures

On Wednesday, the non-fungible token (NFT) data and analytics platform Cryptoslam raised $9 million in a capital funding round led by Animoca Brands. Cryptoslam detailed that Mark Cuban participated in the financing and Ashton Kutcher’s and Guy Oseary’s Sound Ventures joined in as well. Cryptoslam Reveals $9 Million Capital Raise, Animoca Brands Leads Investment Non-fungible […]

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Defi Marketplace and NFT Platform Arcade Raises $15 Million in Series A Funding Round

Defi Marketplace and NFT Platform Arcade Raises $15 Million in Series A Funding Round

The decentralized finance (defi) marketplace, non-fungible token (NFT) financialization platform, and lending application Arcade has announced the company has closed a Series A investment round for $15 million. Just recently, Arcade facilitated an onchain loan of $800,000 against an NFT portfolio from a lender with over $10 billion. Arcade Raises $15 Million in Series A […]

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Blockchain Game Developer Animoca Brands Raises $65 Million – Ubisoft, Sequoia China Participate in Funding

Blockchain Game Developer Animoca Brands Raises $65 Million – Ubisoft, Sequoia China Participate in Funding

On Wednesday, the global developer utilizing popular brands, gamification, A.I., blockchain, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and mobile technology, Animoca Brands announced the company has closed a capital raise for $65 million. Animoca Brands now has an overall valuation of $2.2 billion after raising funds from firms like Liberty City Ventures, Ubisoft Entertainment, Sequoia China, and Dragonfly […]

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Crypto Data Firm Dune Analytics Raises $8M — Series A Round Led by Union Square Ventures

Crypto Data Firm Dune Analytics Raises $8M — Series A Round Led by Union Square Ventures

The team behind the platform that allows users to track data on the Ethereum blockchain, Dune Analytics, announced the firm has raised $8 million from strategic investors like Union Square Ventures. Dune Analytics detailed the firm plans to leverage the new financing in order to hire more help and monitor other blockchains. Crypto Metrics Provider […]

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NBA Star Spencer Dinwiddie’s Crypto-Fueled Social Media App Raises $7.5 Million

NBA Star Spencer Dinwiddie’s Crypto-Fueled Social Media App Raises $7.5 Million

According to an announcement revealed on Thursday, Spencer Dinwiddie’s token application called Calaxy has raised $7.5 million in funding. The American professional basketball player for the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets has been a fan of blockchain technology for quite some time, as the point guard raised $1.3 million tokenizing his contract on the Ethereum blockchain. Hedera […]

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