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Jem Aswad / Variety: John Lennon’s son Julian plans to auction off memorabilia as NFTs, including handwritten notes from Hey Jude; Lennon will retain the physical counterparts — “Lennon Connection: The NFT Collection” is presented by NFT marketplace YellowHeart and Julien’s Auctions.
Kevin Hitt / Sports Business Journal: Sources: Savvy Gaming Group, backed by the Saudi Arabian government’s Public Investment Fund, acquires esports companies ESL and FACEIT for a combined $1.5B — Savvy Gaming Group, which is backed by the Saudi Arabian government’s Public Investment Fund, has bought two of video gaming’s …
Jon Porter / The Verge: Coinbase adds a tax center to its app and website that aggregates taxable crypto transactions to help US users figure out how much they may owe the IRS — Showing all your taxable activity in one place — Coinbase, one of the largest and most popular cryptocurrency exchanges …
Micah Singleton / Billboard: A look at the piracy issues plaguing blockchain-based music streamer Audius, as users easily find unlicensed albums from Kanye West, Drake, Nas, and others — Backed by Katy Perry and Lil Nas X, the blockchain-based network isn’t paying rights-holders for legally uploaded music.
Ethereum Blog: The Ethereum Foundation renames Eth1 as “execution layer” and Eth2 as “consensus layer” to “save all future users from navigating this confusing mental model” — Ethereum is a protocol undergoing significant changes. Client teams are upgrading the protocol …
Manish Singh / TechCrunch: Hyderabad-based Darwinbox, which offers cloud-based HR management software, raises a $72M Series D led by TCV at a $1B+ valuation — HR tech platform Darwinbox has more than tripled its valuation to become a unicorn in a new $72 million funding round as the Indian startup leads what an investor calls […]
Bloomberg: China is supporting thousands of “little giants”, startups taking on Silicon Valley in robotics, quantum computing, semiconductors, and other strategic sectors — In today’s China, behemoths like Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and Tencent Holdings Ltd. are out of favor, but “little giants” are on the rise.
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch: A look at Orange DAO, a crypto collective made up of 1,000+ YC founders that has closed an initial fund and invested in ~30 Web3 startups — A crypto collective backing web3 startups is seeking new members. The only condition for joining? Applicants must be alumni of the Y Combinator accelerator.