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A few things to be excited about in crypto this year

Edition #93 - 7 JAN 2024


a16z released its omnibus list of “big ideas” tech builders may tackle in the year ahead, according to domain partners across American Dynamism, bio, consumer tech, crypto, enterprise, fintech, games, infrastructure, and other areas.

 

Here's a list of other reviews for 2024 we kept tabs on this week:




gaming developments

metaverses & AI


  • ​​AI-based virtual companion game Sleepless AI closed funding round led by Folius Ventures. Amount raised is not disclosed.​​


defi


  • ​​Web3 infrastructure for a decentralized Internet Grape raised $35M funding round led by LDA Capital.​​

  • ​​Decentralized patient network Humanscape raised $15.34M in a Series C funding round from Korea Development Bank (KDB), Hana Ventures.

  • ​​Decentralized backend for Web3 Gelato Network closed funding round led by IOSG Ventures. Amount raised is not disclosed.

  • ​​Web3 staking infrastructure Web3mine raised $6M in a Seed funding round led by 1kx, with participation from Protocol Labs, Alliance DAO (ex DeFi Alliance).

  • The year ahead for DeFi 2024.

funding rounds

 


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