Binance pulls out of FTX deal. FIFA licenses multiple Web3 games for World Cup. Crypto.com commits to proof-of-reserves.
European Blockchain Convention 2023 will be held across 3 stages with more than 100 sessions on institutional crypto adoption, crypto investing for institutions, DeFi, stablecoins, tokenization, issuance of digital assets, payments in crypto, regulation, web3 and custody & wallets, among others.
Excited to introduce our newest speakers confirmed:
Emma Lovett, Markets DLT credit Lead, JPMorgan
Jemima Kelly, Columnist, Financial Times
Teana Baker-Taylor, VP Policy & Regulatory Strategy UK/EU, Circle
Lock in your tickets and join us on 15-17 Feb 2023 in Barcelona.
Recap of the Week
Binance withdraws from deal to buy FTX
Sequoia Capital marks its $213.5M investment in FTX down to $0
Crypto.com commits to proof-of-reserves after halting certain withdrawals
Galaxy Digital discloses $77M exposure to FTX
Crypto Assets regulation (MiCA) in Europe has been delayed
MetaMask allows moving tokens on multiple blockchains with new DApp
Meta lays off more than 11,000 employees
FIFA licenses multiple Web3, NFT games for World Cup
Fantasy sports NFT game Sorare appoints Lionel Messi as ambassador
Tether, Circle and Coinbase deny having exposure to FTX and Alameda
Iberpay, BBVA and Santander launch digital euro proof of concept
The U.S. Department of Justice has seized $3B worth of stolen Bitcoin
Latest Funding Rounds in Crypto
TRM Labs raises $70M in Series B · Founded in 2018 · US
TRM helps financial institutions, crypto businesses and federal agencies detect and investigate crypto-related financial crimes.
The firm plans to use its funds for research and development, specifically in creating new tools to help law enforcement fight crypto financial crime
Round led by Thoma Bravo.
Ramp raises $70M in Series B · Founded in 2017 · Poland
Ramp is a fintech startup that offers payment infrastructure to connect crypto and traditional finance.
The firm will use the capital to hire for a number of senior roles and to add local fiat currencies and payment methods as part of a global expansion.
Round led by Korelya Capital & Mubadala Capital Ventures.
Eterlast raises $4.5M in Seed Round · Founded in 2021 · UK & Spain
Eterlast is a Web3 Company that builds branded Web3 Games by partnering with world-leading media and sports organisations.
The funds will be aimed in bringing NFT digital collectibles so that fans can licence their own matches.
Round led by Supernode Global.
Pyypl raises $20M in Series B · Founded in 2017 · Dubai
Pyypl is a payment technology company and financial services provider using blockchain in its core systems.
The funds will enable the company to further expand its reach across the Middle East and Africa, as well as invest in product development.
Round led by a diverse group of international investors and ten existing investors.