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Certora Announces $36 million Series B funding round led by Jump Crypto

Certora Announces $36 million Series B funding round led by Jump Crypto

Certora, an Israel-based company that provides security analysis tools for smart contracts, announced it has raised $36 million in a Series B round led by Jump Crypto. The round featured participation from Tiger Global, Galaxy Digital and existing Series A investors, including Electric Capital, ACapital, Framework Ventures, Coinfund, Lemniscap, Coinbase and VMware, according to a …

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SBI Holdings to buy controlling stake in BITPoint for about $99 million, Cryptonews reports

SBI Holdings to buy controlling stake in BITPoint for about $99 million, Cryptonews reports

Japanese securities and banking giant SBI Holdings will buy a controlling interest in BITPoint Japan, a crypto trading platform and domestic rival of SBI VC Trade, from its parent company, Cryptonews reported on Saturday, citing Nikkei’s Japanese news service. SBI will buy a 51% stake of BITpoint from Remixpoint for $98.6 million. BITPoint’s market value …

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Irene Zhao’s influencer platform SO-COL is raising funds at a $100 million valuation

Irene Zhao’s influencer platform SO-COL is raising funds at a $100 million valuation

A startup co-founded by crypto influencer Irene Zhao is raising fresh financing in a private round led by Blockchain Capital. The round values Zhao’s SO-COL — which aims to ‘supercharge’ influencers’ output with non-fungible tokens (NFTs) — at $100 million, according to people familiar with the matter. Zhao confirmed those details in an interview with …

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Square Enix sells off $300 million in IP and studios to invest in blockchain

advertisement The Japanese video game company Square Enix, which is behind popular titles such as Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts and Dragon Quest, signed a deal Monday to sell off some of its intellectual property and studios in order to fund new blockchain, AI and cloud investments. Swedish gaming firm Embracer is paying Square Enix $300 …

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Binance doubles down on Ultiverse with another $5 million investment

Binance doubles down on Ultiverse with another $5 million investment

One week after leading a $4.5 million seed investment in Ultiverse, Binance’s venture arm is betting another $5 million on the metaverse gaming startup.   Binance Labs, the crypto exchange’s venture capital and incubation unit, announced its initial investment in Ultiverse in a blog post published on March 18. DeFiance Capital co-led the raise, with …

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Crypto custodian Hex Trust raises $88 million in Series B funding

Crypto custodian Hex Trust raises $88 million in Series B funding

Hex Trust, an institutional crypto custodian based in Hong Kong, has raised $88 million in a Series B funding round. Animoca Brands and Liberty City Ventures co-led the round, with Ripple, Terra, BlockFi, CoinList, Wintermute, Morgan Creek, Sino Global Capital, Primavera Venture Partners and others participating. Several prior backers, including Kenetic Capital, HashKey Capital and …

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Princeton alumni in crypto space fund $20 million research project

Princeton alumni in crypto space fund $20 million research project

advertisement Four Princeton alumni have pooled $20 million to fund a new research project on blockchain and the decentralization of power. The group includes big names in the crypto and finance spaces. They are principal and co-chief executive officer of Fortress Investment Group Peter Briger Jr., co-founder of Ethereum and CEO of ConsenSys Joseph Lubin, …

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DeFi security provider Sherlock aims to raise $100 million in token round

DeFi security provider Sherlock aims to raise $100 million in token round

Quick Take Protocol security solution Sherlock hopes to widen its investor pool beyond VCs and angels.  This follows similar token-based rounds such as the recent $1 billion raise by Luna Foundation Guard. advertisement Sherlock, a startup that promises to protect crypto projects from smart contract hacks, is looking to raise $100 million in a public …

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Crypto platform Amber Group hits $3 billion valuation in latest raise

OK Group leads $21 million Series A for Brazilian exchange Foxbit

advertisement Chinese blockchain company OK Group led a $21 million Series A funding round for Brazilian exchange Foxbit, according to reports from Bloomberg Línea and others.  According to the news reports, Foxbit will use the funds for hiring, technology and possible acquisitions.  Sao Paulo-based Foxbit was founded in 2014 by João Canhada and Luís Augusto …

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