Venture capital firm and Web3 game developer Animoca Brands has refuted claims that it scaled back its Metaverse fund target by $200 million, or 20% to $800 million amid volatility in the crypto market and instability in the banking sector. The firm also down-played suggestions that its valuation has plummeted 200MAnimocaBitcoincryptoexchangecutDeniesDropExchangesFundMetaverseReportsValuation Read More
Hong Kong-based Animoca Brands, a developer of blockchain gaming technology, has reportedly cut its target for its metaverse fund by a further 20% to $800 million, Reuters reported, citing sources familiar with the matter.The blockchain gaming technology company reportedly scaled back on its billion-dollar goal due to volatility in the 800MAnimocaBrandsCutsFundMetaverseReportTarget Read More
The metaverse is a term for a virtual world where the internet exists as an immersive space that can be used for work, play, socializing, experiences and events. While there is much excitement about its potential in some quarters, it remains a largely unproven concept.
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Sushi, the Web3 exchange that pivoted into a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO), is seeking to organize a legal defense fund. If approved, the proposal, which already is available for voting, will put $3 million USDT as part of a fund to defend itself from legal actions against the organization and BitcoincryptoexchangeDAODefenseDeFiExchangesFundLegalNewsProjectReceivesSECSetSubpoenaSushiUnspecified Read More
Sushi DAO proposed the creation of a legal defense fund March 21 in response to the “recent” subpoena of Sushi head Jared Grey and the decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) itself by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The DAO’s proposal did not provide details about the SEC subpoena. It chefDAODefenseFundGreyJaredLegalSECSetsSubpoenasSushi Read More
Private Swedish pension fund Alecta has sold its shares in First Republic Bank, the American bank struggling to stay afloat after a serious drop in share value, a bank spokesperson announced March 21. Alecta was the bank’s fifth-largest shareholder.Alecta took a loss in the deal after losing funds in the AlectaBankdumpsFundPensionPlummetsPriceRepublicSharesSwedish Read More
Cryptocurrency exchange Binance announced on March 17 that it has replaced the Binance USD (BUSD) holdings in its Secure Asset Fund for Users (SAFU) with TrueUSD (TUSD) and Tether (USDT). The move comes in response to Paxos’ recent move to stop minting new BUSD, which has led to the asset’s market capitalization BinanceBitcoinBUSDcryptoexchangeExchangesFundReplacesSAFUTUSDUSDT Read More
The Africa-focused venture capital (VC) firm, Echovc, has launched a fund that seeks to support blockchain startups on the continent. While global blockchain funding has been on a decline over the past year, Echovc founder Eghosa Omoigui claimed that investing now enables the VC to get in “at lower entry AfricaAfricaFocusedBitcoinBlockchainCapitalcryptoexchangeEchovcExchangesFirmFundLaunchesNewsVenture Read More
Cathie Wood praised crypto assets for proving to be safe havens as crisis unfolded in the US banking system last week.
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The filings were released days after Ark added 301,437 shares more shares of crypto exchange Coinbase (COIN) to the ARK Innovation ETF (ARKK) and 52,525 shares to its Next Generation Internet ETF (ARKW), a purchase valued at $20.6 million based on Coinbase’s closing price last Thursday. Ark has been steadily 16.3MARKBitcoinCathieCryptocryptoexchangeExchangesFundPrivateRaisesWoods Read More