CryptoKitties Creator Gets Millions in Investment From Google And Samsung

Dapper Labs, a Canadian firm and the creator of the famous CryptoKitties, has received a $15 million in funding from Google, Samsung, and the Rockefeller Family. For Google and Rockefeller, investment was made through their respective venture arms, i.e., Alphabet and Venrock. Dapper Has Raised $ 27.85 Million So Far The funding follows another funding round early this…

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Daily Byte: Friday, November 2, 2018

Crypto is back in the news for illicit use, Buterin wants less influence, and CryptoKitties are on the loose. Here is some of what’s happening for Friday, November 2, 2018: Buterin Says It’s Better To Fade Away At Devcon4, Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin painted a roadmap for Ethereum’s future success, and it does not include…

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Fatality! Your Crypto Collectibles Can Die And Go To Hell

A CryptoKitties fighting game is in the works, but there’s a catch: Players might permanently lose their Kitties in the fray. What’s (arguably) better than collecting and breeding cute digital animals? Battling with them! Franchises like Pokémon and Digimon are popular for a reason. Of course, duking it out with adorably animated animals is not…

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Blockchain Art Collective Introduces Catalog System

The New York-based art collective has a system to register physical artwork and link it to a blockchain. The Blockchain Art Collective (BAC) recently announced the launch of its “holistic blockchain-based system” – replete with a blockchain network, protocols, and its own Dapp – to catalog and secure fine art. The Dapp’s beta will be…

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Debate on Crypto Adoption — McAfee, Wareing, Capo, Neil, Painter Spar

Keith Wareing’s much-anticipated live-streamed debate on crypto adoption featuring John McAfee, Craig Neil, Chris Painter, and Derek Capo didn’t fail to entertain. The five men also raised some contrasting views on how to encourage the mainstream adoption of cryptocurrency. Also read: Across the Aisle: Bitcoin Core Dev Was Anonymous Tipster on Bitcoin Cash Bug Subscribe to…

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Twitch CEO Funds Ethereum Digital Asset Marketplace That Wants to Compete With eBay

During an interview with CNBC, Ethereum-based digital asset marketplace Rare Bits co-founder Ammit Mahajan, who also co-created the popular social network game FarmVille, has disclosed that the company raised $6 million in a Series A funding round led by Spark Capital, Twitch CEO Emmett Shear and founder Justin Kan. Why is Twitch Interested in an…

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Felines to Futbol: NFTs Are Crypto's Hottest New Buzzword

The World Cup may be completely analog, but don’t tell that to crypto developers. Soft launching now, a new company called CryptoStrikers is entering the so-called “crypto collectibles” market with tokens commemorating the stars of this year’s World Cup. The thing is the tokens it’s offering aren’t the same you’ll see listed on a popular…

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CryptoKitties Sued For Alleged Trade Secret Theft Relating to Steph Curry Collectible

CryptoKitties, an ambitious Ethereum-based collectibles project developed by blockchain studio Axiom Zen, has been sued by Starcoin CEO Jevon Feinblatt, who accused the CryptoKitties developers of stealing trade secrets and violating a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) signed between the two companies. According to the official lawsuit, the Starcoin team, better known as Tradestar, claimed that Axiom…

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