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Blockchain gaming guild Avocado raises $18 million

Avocado Guild, a blockchain gaming startup similar to a16z-backed Yield Guild Games, has raised $18 million in a Series A funding round. Animoca Brands and QCP Soteria Node (QSN) co-led the round, with Solana Ventures, Three Arrows Capital, Polygon Studios, and others participating. The round brings just the six-month-old Avocado Guild’s valuation to $200 million. This is the startup’s first fundraise, and it is an equity round, its founder and CEO Brendan Wong told The Block. But the investors will …

ORIGYN secures $20M for NFT-based authentication certificates

advertisement ORIGYN Foundation, a Switzerland-based non-profit organization, has completed a $20 million strategic raise from backers like Bill Ackman’s Table Management, Polychain Capital, and American singer and media personality Paris Hilton. Other investors include GD10 Ventures, Vectr Ventures, Jaeson Ma, Div Turakhia, Carter Reum, and Coinko, among others.  According to the Tuesday announcement, the $20 million capital raise puts the foundation at a $300 million valuation. ORIGYN uses non-fungible tokens (NFTs) as digital certificates to identify and authenticate luxury physical …