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May crypto VC roundup: Lowest funding in last six months

Quick Take May saw venture capital investment of around $3.5 billion in crypto startups — the lowest since last October. Twenty new crypto VC funds were also launched, including from a16z, Standard Crypto and SPiCE VC. This feature story is available to subscribers of The Block News Plus. You can continue reading this News Plus feature on The Block.

December crypto VC roundup: NYDIG stole the show

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program unveiled a raft of proposed research areas this week, including one that proposes investigating the use of crypto tokens to incentivize approaches to what it calls “modality use by consumers.”

November crypto VC roundup: Doubling down on blockchain gaming

Quick Take Blockchain gaming and NFT startups continued their fundraising hot streak, raising over $1 billion in venture capital during November. Investment in the DeFi vertical has also begun to pick up again after hitting a low in August. This feature story is available to subscribers of The Block Daily. You can continue reading this Daily feature on The Block.