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Jellyverse Lands $2M in Seed Funding to Accelerate DeFi 3.0 Revolution

In addition to portfolio management, Jellyverse will feature JellySwap, a decentralized exchange that will serve as home to its native crypto JLY. Jelly Labs AG and Fintonomy LTD, the companies developing the initial protocols for Jellyverse, a decentralized finance network built on the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM)-compatible layer-2 DeFiMetaChain (DMC), have announced the completion of their joint seed funding round. According to a press release shared with Coinspeaker, the two...

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Cross-Chain Protocol Wormhole Secures $225M in Funding, Now Valued at $2.5B

The investment round was accompanied by the launch of Wormhole Labs, an independent technology company “emerging from stealth to become a core contributor to Wormhole.” Wormhole, a blockchain protocol designed to address the interoperability challenges of pioneer blockchain networks such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, has secured $225 million in funding, propelling the company’s total valuation to a new high of $2.5 billion. According to an official announcement on Wednesday, the cross-chain...

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Jack Dorsey Leads $6.2M Investment in Decentralized Bitcoin Mining Pool OCEAN

Aside from his involvement with OCEAN, Dorsey has supported many other blockchain projects with strong potential to benefit the crypto space. Wyoming-based software development company Mummolin has raised $6.2 million in an investment round led by Jack Dorsey, an American internet entrepreneur and billionaire CEO of the financial services company Block, for the launch of its decentralized Bitcoin (BTC) mining pool, OCEAN. In a press release published on November 28, the company said it had...

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Cathie Wood’s Ark Invest Offloads $5.3M in Coinbase Holdings and Acquires $1.2M Worth of Robinhood Shares

Ark Invest seems to be rearranging its investment portfolio and has continued to sell huge amounts of Coinbase, while acquiring Robinhood shares. Cathie Wood’s investment firm, Ark Invest, made notable moves in its portfolio on Monday, marking a strategic shift in its crypto and fintech holdings. Ark Invest sold a substantial amount of its Coinbase Global Inc (NASDAQ: COIN) shares while increasing its position in Robinhood Markets Inc (NASDAQ: HOOD) and actively managing its exposure by...

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Blockchain.com Closes $110M Funding as Investors Show Renewed Interest in Cryptocurrency

A number of reputable investors participated in the Series E funding round, among them there were Lakestar, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Coinbase Ventures, and Baillie Gifford. Blockchain.com, a leading cryptocurrency exchange and wallet provider, recently raised $110 million in a Series E equity financing round that was led by UK-based Kingsway Capital. The latest investment comes despite the firm’s valuation falling below half of its previous $14 billion figure that it had earlier this...

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Fintech Startup Fnality Raises $95M in Funding Led by Goldman and BNP Paribas

With the recently secured Series B funding, Fnality is poised to continue its pioneering work in the tokenization of fiat currencies backed by Central Bank cash. Fnality, a fintech firm focused on building tokenized versions of major currencies collateralized by cash held at central banks, has successfully secured $95 million in its Series B funding round, with major financial institutions like Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS) and BNP Paribas SA (EPA: BNP) leading the investment....

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Foresight Ventures Takes Majority Stake in Crypto Media Firm The Block

Foresight Ventures sees the acquisition as an opportunity to establish a significant foothold in the US and contribute to The Block’s growth amidst challenges in the crypto media industry. Singapore-based Foresight Ventures has completed the acquisition of a majority stake in The Block, a prominent crypto news and data provider. The deal, which valued the company at $70 million, marks a significant move for Foresight Ventures, an investment organization specializing in blockchain...

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Andreessen Horowitz to Raise $3.4B Fund for Crypto Startups

Andreessen Horowitz, to date, is arguably one of the most prolific investors in the blockchain space. Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) is reportedly planning to raise a $3.4 billion fund that will be designated for early-stage and seed-stage crypto businesses. The development was shared by Axios, which also cited other sources. According to Axios, a16z, the Silicon Valley venture capital firm “plans to raise new growth, crypto and bio vehicles in 2025.” And, for what it’s worth, the intended...

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Animoca Brands to Receive $50M from Saudi Arabia’s NEOM to Build Web 3.0 Services with Commercial Application

NEOM is set to pump $50 million into Animoca Brands as Animoca supports the region’s Web 3.0 and tech goals as part of Saud’s 2030 vision. Hong Kong-based game developer and venture capital company Animoca Brands Corporation Ltd has announced a strategic partnership with Saudi Arabia’s NEOM Investment Fund. The two entities are collaborating to further the Saudi Vision 2030 plan, with Animoca Brands providing Web3 services and handling related initiatives. NEOM is a region in Saudi...

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Chinese AI Startup Zhipu Secures $342M in Funding from Alibaba, Tencent

Zhipu and Baichuan are the two leading startups involved in China’s push for using generative artificial intelligence competing with Google and OpenAI. Amid the buzzing AI market, Chinese AI startup Zhipu announced that it has secured $342 million (or 2.5 billion yuan) in funding from Chinese tech giants Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA) and Tencent Holdings Ltd (HKG: 0700). HongShan, the former Sequoia China along with food delivery leader Meituan joined the recent funding round....

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