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StarkWare

StarkWare

Netanya, Israel-based StarkWare Industries raised a $100 million Series D at a valuation of $8 billion, up $6 billion in six months. StarkWare is part of the layer 2 ecosystem, blockchains built atop layer 1 blockchains like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Avalanche, and...
Common

Common

DeFi startup Common has raised $20 million Series B round, with Spark Capital, Polychain, Jump, Wintermute, Mirana Ventures (BitDAO’s venture arm), and others participating. The new funds will go toward the development and decentralization of its platform, known as...
Aave

Aave

DeFi lending protocol Aave announced Lens, a decentralized social media protocol that runs on Polygon, an Ethereum sidechain platform for decentralized apps and NFTs. With Lens, anyone can create a Twitter-like competitor that lets users own their content by storing...
Coinbase Institute

Coinbase Institute

The mission of the Coinbase Institute is to accelerate empirical and peer-reviewed research and bring together the best minds across disciplines to fuel progress on decentralization, Web3, and the future of finance. The Coinbase Institute’s first report, entitled...
FreshCut

FreshCut

Web3 gaming platform FreshCut has raised a $15 million Series C round led by Galaxy Interactive, Animoca Brands, and Republic Crypto. Warriors NBA star Andre Igoudala and others also participated in the funding round. FreshCut is watch-and-earn and create-and-earn —...