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Larva Labs signs up with talent agency for major media representation

Video game platform Steam bans NFTs, crypto and blockchain tech

advertisement The video game distribution platform Steam has updated its guidelines to ban the use of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), cryptocurrencies or other blockchain-based technologies from its platform.  The new rule was tacked onto a list of “What you shouldn’t publish on Steam,” which also bans hate speech, libelous or defamatory statements and non-interactive 360 virtual …

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Blockchain tech firm Blockdaemon raises $155 million in Series B funding

Blockchain tech firm Blockdaemon raises $155 million in Series B funding

advertisement Blockdaemon, a New York-based startup that builds blockchain nodes and other tech, has raised $155 million at a valuation of $1.26 billion.  According to a release announcing the Series B funding round, SoftBank’s Vision Fund 2 led the round. New investors Matrix Capital Management, Sapphire Ventures and Morgan Creek Digital participated in the round, …

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Third Centra Tech Founder Pleads Guilty to ICO Fraud

Third Centra Tech Founder Pleads Guilty to ICO Fraud

U.S. prosecutors have secured a guilty plea from Sohrab Sharma, a co-founder of the Centra Tech initial coin offering (ICO) fraud. Disclosure The leader in blockchain news, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of …

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Chinese tech giant Tencent launches blockchain accelerator program

Chinese tech giant Tencent launches blockchain accelerator program

Chinese tech giant Tencent has launched a blockchain accelerator, and it plans to mentor 30 companies developing blockchain-based technologies and services. Called Tencent Industrial Accelerator, the program has now begun taking applications, according to the company’s website. Interested projects have until June 6 to apply.  The accelerator is open to both early-stage blockchain startups and …

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