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a16z Crypto Research

a16z Crypto Research

a16z, also known as Andreessen Horowitz, which has invested more than $2.7 billion in crypto startups, announced the launch of its own crypto research lab. Led by Tim Roughgarden and Dan Boneh, this new initiative marries academic research with ideation and puts them...
Near Protocol

Near Protocol

Layer 1 blockchain network Near Protocol announced a $350 million round led by FTX Ventures, Dragonfly Capital, and others. This is on top of the $150 million Near raised in January. Launched in May 2020, Near offers a proof-of-stake consensus mechanism, a scaling...
Optimism

Optimism

Ethereum scaling solution startup Optimism reached a $1.65 billion valuation after raising a $150 million Series B round. The Ethereum network is in high demand, mainly due to an explosion of DeFi, peer-to-peer lending, borrowing, and trading, plus NFTs β€” unique...
Dune

Dune

Think $69 million is too much for a research company, albeit one with a devoted following, dubbed β€œDune Wizards?” Think again. This is Web3 and data will rule the day. Particularly when it involves transparent blockchains and the finance market. Coatue led the $69.4...