Fantasy football gaming startup Sorare has raised $4 million in a seed funding round with E.ventures leading the round, with participation from Read More
Recently, the venture arms of corporate giants Volvo and Total invested in blockchain traceability startup Circulor that helps reduce child labor in Africa and aspires to work with Tesla, GM and Ford.Prior to an investment by its venture arm, Volvo was testing Circulor’s platform for over a year. The startup Read More
Alphabit, one of the world’s first regulated digital asset investment funds focused on delivering turn-key solutions and assisting projects with end-to-end partnerships Read More
Blockchain VPN startup Orchid, has just launched the Orchid VPN app in the Apple App Store. The Orchid VPN app will allow Read More
On July 8, Volvo Cars Tech Fund announced their investment in blockchain traceability startup, Circulor.Volvo previously used Circulor’s traceability solution to track cobalt in its batteries. Much of cobalt mining happens in Africa under questionable conditions and involves child labor. In the era where more consumers are becoming concerned with Read More
Akon, a famous Senegalese-American musician and a known blockchain supporter, is setting up a blockchain hub in Kenya.Dubbed the “Kenyan Opportunity Hub”, the new venture aims to promote blockchain and artificial intelligence, or AI, education. They also hope to provide Kenyans with more work opportunities.First African blockchain hub launched by Read More
Lightning developer and Zap, Inc. founder Jack Mallers announced Thursday his startup’s Strike product, which allows people to receive bitcoin as dollars via direct bank deposits, is finally entering public beta.
A Visa card is also in the works.
“Zap, Inc. has joined Visa’s Fast Track program,” Mallers said in an email Read More
Cryptography firm Bolt Labs has launched a private payment solution, zkChannels, on Tezos.
The startup is now working with Tezos developer groups Nomadic Labs and Metastate to implement the tech in the next network update.
Similar to the Lightning Network, zkChannels is a payment channel for blockchains but with zero-knowledge proofs attached. Read More
Crypto startup ChitMonks has raised $650k in a pre-series A round with the help of early-stage investors Unicorn India Ventures (UIV).The firm aims to revolutionize proceedings by bringing 21st-century blockchain technology to the old-fashion chit-fund market.“At ChitMonks, we are building India’s largest blockchain network for Savings and Borrowings. We synergize Read More
France-based crypto asset issuance platform Tozex claims to have created a new vehicle for crypto financing that can offer firms a way out of the tough economic times due to the pandemic — the ‘Believers Reward Offering,’ or BRO.Tozex claims that the BRO comprises “the first sustainable alternative” to initial Read More