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Sotheby’s Dives Deeper into Crypto by Investing $20M in The NFT Studio Mojito

Sotheby’s Dives Deeper into Crypto by Investing $20M in The NFT Studio Mojito

The leading marketplace for art and luxury – Sotheby’s – joined a $20 million seed round investment intended for the NFT tech firm Mojito. The New York-based Future Perfect Ventures, which led the funding round, was another investor in the initiative. Opening New Doors According to the Forbes statement, the investment valued Mojito at $100 […]

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Germany’s World Wildlife Fund to sell NFTs to raise money for endangered species

Germany’s World Wildlife Fund to sell NFTs to raise money for endangered species

Germany’s World Wildlife Fund (WWF) announced today it will release an NFT collection to raise money for protecting endangered animals and their habitats. The NFT artists tapped to create the art for the collection, which will feature endangered animals and is called “Non-fungible Animals,” include Bosslogic, Freehand Profit, Eric Peters, Vinzent Britz, Lea Fricke, Romulo  […]

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Startup powering Sotheby’s Metaverse raises $20 million in funding

Startup powering Sotheby’s Metaverse raises $20 million in funding

Mojito, the startup supporting Sotheby’s Metaverse, announced Thursday that it raised $20 million in its first funding round, bringing its total valuation to $100 million.  Future Perfect Ventures led the round, with participation from Moore Strategic Ventures, CMT Digital, Sfermion and Ancient.  Mojito helps its users sell NFTs from their own storefronts or websites. Its […]

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NFT startup Candy Digital raises $100 million in Series A round

NFT startup Candy Digital raises $100 million in Series A round

Sports-focused collectible NFT firm Candy Digital raised $100 million in a Series A financing round, bringing its value to $1.5 billion.  Insight Partners and Softbank Vision Fund 2 co-led the funding round, according to an Oct. 21 press release. Additional participants include former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning, Connect Ventures, Will Ventures, Gaingels, Com2Us, and Athletes […]

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The Economist magazine plans to sell its DeFi front cover as an NFT

The Economist magazine plans to sell its DeFi front cover as an NFT

The Economist, the venerable British magazine, has announced a plan to auction off the front cover of its September 18 edition as a non-fungible token (or NFT). The cover — which parodied a scene from Alice in Wonderland by placing Alice and the white rabbit on the verge of a rabbit hole filled with tokens […]

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Solana-based play-to-earn NFT game MonkeyBall raises $3 million

Solana-based play-to-earn NFT game MonkeyBall raises $3 million

MonkeyBall, a crypto startup building a play-to-earn NFT game based on Solana, has raised $3 million in a seed funding round. The round saw participation from several investors, including Jump Capital, CMS Holdings, Solana Capital, 6th Man Ventures, and NFX, among others. Angel investors, including billionaire Shalom Meckenzie, one of the largest shareholders in sports-betting […]

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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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NFT ownership collaborative PleasrDAO says it purchased rare Wu-Tang Clan album

NFT ownership collaborative PleasrDAO says it purchased rare Wu-Tang Clan album

PleasrDAO, a collective of NFT owners, has purchased the rare “​​Once Upon a Time in Shaolin” physical album by the Wu-Tang Clan. The New York Times reported Wednesday that the DAO purchased the album after the federal government sold it for $4 million in July. At the time, the government released no details about who […]

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