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NFT platform Autograph raises $170 million in Series B funding

Autograph, a sports and entertainment non-fungible token (NFT) platform created by American football player Tom Brady, announced Wednesday that it received $170 million in Series B funding.  The crypto-focused investment firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) and the American venture firm Kleiner Perkins co-led the funding round. Additional participants include the venture firm 01A, Nicole Quinn from Lightspeed Partner and Katie Haun, who recently left a16z to run her own crypto fund.  Haun will joining the Autograph board along with a16z general …

FTX US signs up three more American sports teams via new partnership

U.S.-based crypto exchange FTX US signed on four more professional American sports teams through a partnership with their management company, Monumental Sports Entertainment (MSE), on Monday, according to an MSE release.  FTX US is now the exclusive crypto exchange and non-fungible token (NFT) partner for MSE and its properties – adding to FTX US’s list of brands on its sports and entertainment-focused NFT marketplace launched on August 2.  The four athletic professional sports teams newly bolstering FTX US’s roster include …

FTX US signs NFT deal with Golden State Warriors basketball team

The United States-based crypto exchange FTX US announced today that it has entered a deal with the Golden State Warriors professional basketball team. As part of the deal, the Warriors will create and launch non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and FTX US will be the main hub for the team’s digital asset launches.  The Warriors, which are based in San Francisco, intend to release NFTs FTX US’s NFT marketplace beginning in early 2022, according to a release. They will include digital collectibles of …