Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Ledger and Tony Fadell build Ledger Stax to enhance digital asset security

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Ledger, the critical digital asset security firm, has teamed up with Tony Fadell, builder of the iPod, to bring clarity and confidence to owning digital value. Ledger Stax™ is a usable way for you to take control of cryptocurrency and digital collectibles. It’s built on secure architecture, and introduces a unique form designed for unprecedented accessibility and interactivity.

Pat Cummins and Sachin Tendulkar join ultimate cricket fan club Rario

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Rario, the first marketplace for officially certified digital cricket collectibles, announced its partnership with the captain of Australia in Test and ODI cricket, Pat Cummins to allow fans to own digital collectibles on Rario.com. Rario, a digital collectibles platform for cricket fans to collect and trade cricket NFTs (Non-fungible Tokens), also recently announced its partnership with legendary Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, who joins the platform as a strategic investor.

UGC metaverse YAHAHA raises $40 million in Series A+ funding round

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YAHAHA Studios (YAHAHA) the community focussed user-generated content (UGC) metaverse, announced it has secured a Series A+ investment of USD$40m. The round was led by Temasek and Alibaba and includes investment from 37 Interactive Entertainment. The raise will be used to grow the YAHAHA product, community, headcount and ecosystem.

Be Media and SPORTFIVE launch digital collectibles for ASEAN football

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Be Media, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, partnered with sports marketing agency SPORTFIVE to launch Onside, the first NFTs digital collectibles for the AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup 2022, ASEAN’s football tournament taking place from 20 Dec 2022 to 16 Jan 2023. The partnership is the first of its kind in the Southeast Asian sporting landscape and will see the football competition come to life in the Web3 space with SPORTFIVE collaborating with Animoca Brands and Be Media to mint and distribute NFT digital collectibles on the Polygon blockchain based on tournament assets and video highlights from the regional tournament.

Sparq Labs raises $680k seed round to give builders limitless creativity

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Sparq Labs Inc., the blockchain infrastructure, SDK toolchain, and services company behind SparqNet, has closed a $680,000 seed round with the participation and support from various investors like Big Brain Holdings, Cogitent Ventures, Builder Capital, Blockwall Capital, RenGen, Magnus Capital, and Brian Johnson (Head of Crypto Investments at Republic Capital).

K-Pop star Lee HongKi’s NFT sold out in an hour after its launch on...

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South Korea's popular singer Lee HongKi has released his new track and mint as music NFT on the Muverse (muverse.info) platform, and the new track has been sold out in about 1 hr. Furthermore, he has decided to own the YOLO BUNNY #5190 NFT. As a top representative of the K-pop idol, Lee HongKi was enlisted on September 30, 2019 as an active duty soldier.

Australia’s esteemed Web3 founders launch Upside DAO with $5m funding

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Upside, a Web3 focussed Investment Decentralised Autonomous Organisation (DAO), has raised $5m in capital to deploy in support of the best Web3 startups, with a focus on Australia. Upside DAO is also announcing the first recipients of its investment funding. Upside DAO is comprised of some of Australia’s most celebrated Web3 contributors, including firms like Apollo Capital, Banxa, Caleb & Brown, FTX Australia, Ren Protocol, Synthetix, Chainflip, and ZedRun (Virtually Human Studios). The DAO also includes industry specialists like Mike Bacina (Piper Alderman), Luke Bortoli (Afterpay) & Chloe White (Genesis Block).

ChainSafe raises $18.75 million in Series A to accelerate web3 adoption

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ChainSafe Systems, one of the world's top blockchain infrastructure firms, announced that it has secured $18.75 million in an oversubscribed Series A funding round. The investment was led by Round13 with participation from new investors NGC Ventures, HashKey Capital, Sfermion, Jsquare, and returning investors Digital Finance Group, and Fenbushi Capital.

Eagerly anticipated cryptocurrency trading tool DynaSets launches

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SingularityDAO, an organisation creating top-tier trading tools for everyday people, has announced the official launch of its cryptocurrency trading tool ‘DynaSets’. The launch follows an extremely successful beta period, which saw its Bitcoin and Ethereum products ultimately generate growth in holdings of the underlying assets by 61% and 111% respectively.

PetaRush and Phanta Bear to launch the first multi-IPs blockchain game

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The Web3 game-PetaRush announced its collaboration with the NFT project Phanta Bear. The two projects have jointly launched 10,000 Phanta Bear NFTs, originating from the 2D Phanta Bear into 3D designs, for playing in the game. This is the world's first multi-IPs role interaction in one game. All Phanta Bear NFT holders can get a brand new and unique 3D Phanta Bear In-Game NFT to use in the PetaRush game and participate in the new era of multi-IPs blockchain games.