Thursday, May 26, 2022

Chainalysis raises new funding to double its valuation to $8.6 billion

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Chainalysis, the blockchain data platform, announced a $170 million Series F financing led by GIC, Singapore's sovereign wealth fund, bringing its valuation to $8.6 billion. Previous investors Accel, Blackstone, Dragoneer, and FundersClub increased their investment in the company, and the Bank of New York Mellon and Emergence Capital also participated.

[INVNT GROUP] and Lamborghini lead Web3 innovation collaboration

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[INVNT GROUP] The Global BrandStory Project, in collaboration with Lamborghini, metaverse artist Krista Kim, 2x Grammy nominated artist Steve Aoki, and the historied collector car auction house, RM Sotheby’s, sold the  world’s first supercar 1:1 NFT connected to the last physical production supercar Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae Coupé ever produced.

[INVNT GROUP] appoints Elvin Tan as Managing Director of INVNT.ATOM

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Elvin Tan has been appointed Managing Director of INVNT.ATOM. Tan joins [INVNT GROUP] with 20 years of APAC executive management expertise ranging from startups to big tech; holding positions at Google, YouTube, and Huawei. Tan was also an advisor for Goopal, a Fintech firm powering innovative blockchain projects through investment and  incubation.

Aussie mum in her 40s launches first music album and NFT collection

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Aussie mum, singer and songwriter Suzy J has released the first single from her much-anticipated album ‘262’ and her fans can’t get enough. To celebrate, Suzy J has also launched her own limited-edition range of NFTs. Suzy J is a Melbourne-based mum, musician and songwriter in her 40s who used her time, 262 days to be exact, during the lockdown to create an extraordinary album full of tracks that ooze fun, upbeat rhythms and soulful lyrics.

YGG SEA announces the $SEA token IDO public sale on Copper launchpad

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Yield Guild Games Southeast Asia (YGG SEA), a sub-decentralized autonomous company of the Philippines-based blockchain gaming startup Yield Guild Games (YGG), announced the upcoming Initial DEX Offering (IDO) of its $SEA token on the Copper launchpad. The $SEA Token Launch Auction will begin on the Copper platform on May 9th at 15:00 UTC to the May 14th. About 75 million $SEA tokens have been allocated to the IDO public sale, representing 7.5% of the total supply of one billion tokens. The starting price is set at $0.50.

Luno gets in-principle approval from the Monetary Authority of Singapore

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Luno Singapore has been granted in-principle approval (IPA) from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), under the Payment Services Act (PSA), to provide Digital Payment Token (DPT) services in Singapore. This milestone marks Luno as the first global retail-focused cryptocurrency platform in Singapore to obtain in-principle approval from the MAS.

Fundamental Labs hires Facebook ace to deepen its gaming investments

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Fundamental Labs, a blockchain and digital asset focused VC firm, announced the hiring of Vinayak Rao as Principal, GameFi Lead. Rao will be responsible for supporting founders through investments and resources across the Web 3.0 and blockchain gaming ecosystem. Rao worked at Facebook where he led the Gaming Product Partnerships team, launching its Tournaments platform which serviced grassroot organizers. He also launched Rival Peak, a reality TV show simulated within a game engine - a platform that enabled games to be playable on top of video content blurring the line between viewership and gameplay.

Logitech hosts first music awards show in the Metaverse featuring Lizzo

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Logitech For Creators, an extension of Logitech dedicated to empowering creators to pursue their passions, announced the second annual Logitech Song Breaker Awards. The awards honour creators shaping pop music through dance challenges, memes and trends they have shared on social media, especially on TikTok and YouTube, over the past year.

Rario receives $120 million in Series A funding round led by Dream Capital

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Rario, creators of the world’s first cricket NFT platform, announced a $120m Series A funding round led by Dream Capital, the Corporate Venture Capital and M&A arm of Dream Sports. Rario currently has the largest share of cricket NFT rights through exclusive partnerships with 6 international cricket leagues and a roster of 900+ cricketers. With Dream Capital’s investment, Rario gets access to Dream Sports’ 140 Million users, who will be offered FIAT-only products in India, with the potential to create the largest cricket NFT platform globally.

Global Titans launches the inaugural global NFT pay-per-view sports event

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Global Titans Fight Series announced the world's first ever NFT sports event will give access to a livestream pay-per-view for NFT ticket holders. This is a historic moment, where sports and tech fans take a leap forward, changing the way one interacts with live entertainment. The NFT ticket will give access to watch Global Titans Dubai live online on May 14th, where an epic night of boxing on the helipad of the iconic Burj Al Arab Jumeirah hotel. The event boasts an explosive line-up like Floyd Mayweather, Anderson Silva and many more.