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Vietnamese GameFi startup Ancient8 gets $6 million in tightening VC market

A Vietnam-based blockchain gaming guild named Ancient8 has secured another capital injection, despite growing caution among venture capital firms that saw at least one prior investor decline to participate. Ancient8 has raised $6 million in a private token sale led by Makers Fund and C² Ventures, according to a statement on Thursday. New and existing backers including Pantera Capital, 6th Man Ventures, IOSG Ventures, Folius Ventures, Morningstar Ventures, Th3ia Capital, Sky9 Capital and Play Ventures also participated. The company didn’t …

Certora Announces $36 million Series B funding round led by Jump Crypto

Certora, an Israel-based company that provides security analysis tools for smart contracts, announced it has raised $36 million in a Series B round led by Jump Crypto. The round featured participation from Tiger Global, Galaxy Digital and existing Series A investors, including Electric Capital, ACapital, Framework Ventures, Coinfund, Lemniscap, Coinbase and VMware, according to a statement on Tuesday. Certora enables smart contract developers to detect mistakes before deploying code post audits. DeFi protocols including Aave, Balancer, Compound Finance, MakerDao, Sushi and others use Certora to protect …

Blockchain analytics company Flipside Crypto raises $50 million

Flipside Crypto, which provides blockchain analytics and business intelligence to crypto companies, has raised $50 million at a $350 million valuation. The round was led by Republic Capital. Other investors included True Ventures, Galaxy, Terra, Dapper Labs, M13 and Blockchain Coinvestors. Flipside analyzes blockchain networks through a process it calls “chainwalking” to gain insight into the impact of on- and off-chain activities on holders, miners, voters and token holders. This data is curated and made freely available to analysts. Flipside …

Loyalty rewards startup Glow Labs raises $4.1 million in seed round

Glow Labs, a white label software on the blockchain that lets creators and brands reward their most loyal customers, announced it has raised $4.1 million in seed funding. The round was led by Harlem Capital, co-founders Annie Reardon and Renee Russo told The Block. Kirsten Green of Forerunner Ventures, Anu Duggal of Female Founders Fund, Drew Austin of Red Beard Ventures, and Heather Harnett of Human Ventures also participated.   Co-CEOs Reardon and Russo founded Glow Labs in November 2021. They were …

Crypto data firm The TIE raises $9 million in Series A funding round

The TIE, a crypto information services provider, has raised $9 million in a Series A funding round. The funding round was led by Blizzard, with participation from executives at Golden Tree Asset Management, NYDIG, Hudson River Trading, Republic Capital, Gemini Frontier Fund and Nexo, among others. The round gave The TIE a post-money valuation of $100 million, the firm said.  The information and data services space has attracted significant funding in recent months, as investors try to make sense of …

ClearBank raises $229 million marking expansion push

Banking platform ClearBank said on Tuesday that it had raised $229 million, marking its push to expand internationally.  The ‘bank of banks,’ which has partnered with crypto giants such as Coinbase and Gemini, said the round was led by funds advised by Apex Digital, the growth equity arm of Apax. Existing investors, CFFI UK Ventures (Barbados) Ltd and PPF Financial Holdings BV, also participated, it said in a release. ClearBank CEO Charles McManus declined to offer details of its valuation …

Fireblocks raises $550 million in Series E funding, now valued at $8 billion

Fireblocks, an institutional crypto custody provider, has raised $550 million in a mega Series E round and is now valued at $8 billion. D1 Capital Partners and Spark Capital co-led the round, with General Atlantic, Index Ventures, Mammoth, CapitalG (Alphabet’s independent growth fund), Altimeter, and ParaFi Capital also participating. Existing investors such as Sequoia Capital, Coatue, Ribbit, Bank of New York Mellon, Paradigm, and SCB10x, also joined the round. The Series E round comes just five months after Fireblocks raised …

Daughter of former Blockbuster CEO joins BlockbusterDAO’s core team

Entrepreneur and fitness club owner Michelle Berrard has joined the core team of BlockbusterDAO, an ambitious crypto project that’s looking to buy the ailing movie rental company in the hope of reviving it. Only Berrard has a much closer relationship with Blockbuster than most. Her late father, Steven Berrard, helped build and run the company between 1987 and 1996. He started as COO before becoming CEO in 1994, per Bloomberg. “The BlockbusterDAO project is so exciting because movies, independent films, …