Edition #72 - 21 JUL 2023
Google play changes policy on tokenized digital assets, allowing NFTs in apps and games.
Post-apocalyptic blockchain-based MMORPG MetaCene raised $5M in a Seed funding round led by SevenX Ventures, Hash Global, with participation from Wemade, MixMarvel DAO Venture, Emurgo Ventures, Sinovation Ventures, LK Venture.
Web3 game developer Xterio raised $15M in a funding round led by Binance Labs Fund.
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Puma and Roc Nation (Jay-Z’s entertainment agency) just launched a new shoe collection called RS-XL “Evolution of the Mixtape”. The twist: each shoe comes with a blockchain-based tech called an “LGT Tag” which is embedded in the tongue of the shoe. Owners can scan it to access exclusive music content from Roc Nation artists including weekly mixtapes, access to unreleased music, and more. An NFT is also minted on the Avalanche blockchain that can be used to authenticate the shoes and other apparel.
Risc Zero, a one-year-old Seattle startup that helps crypto developers build zero-knowledge proof software, raised a $40 million Series A round. Blockchain Capital was the deal lead, with Bain Capital, Galaxy Digital, Fenbushi Capital, and Delphi Digital also investing. CoinDesk has more here.