Louisiana State Governor Signs off on Crypto Custody Bill

The governor of Louisiana has signed a bill that will permit financial institutions to offer crypto custody services. 

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Avatar startup Genies hits $1 billion valuation in latest raise

Only in the current market can one wonder how a celebrity avatar startup that sells NFT accessories took so long to hit a unicorn valuation. Genies, an L.A.-based digital avatar startup, announced Tuesday that they had raised $150 million in funding from Silver Lake, with participation from Bond, NEA and Tamarack Global. The round was […]

Venture firm Chapter One launches an incubator to give million-dollar checks to web3 startups

Chapter One, an LA-based venture firm which recently announced a $40 million crypto fund, is looking for ways to differentiate itself in the crowded crypto VC world. Its newest effort is called Chapter One Studios and is a six-month incubator program which will provide three crypto startups with million-dollar checks and in-house guidance towards realizing […]

Breaking: Louisiana Proposes Bill Allowing Crypto Donation To Political Campaigns

A proposed bill in Louisiana’s House of Representatives seeks to formally allow political campaigns to receive donations in cryptocurrency. The bill, introduced on Feb. 25, will be presented before the house during its upcoming regular session. T…

Google asks a judge to dismiss Texas antitrust lawsuit about its ad business

Google filed a motion Friday asking a federal court to dismiss most of the counts in an antitrust lawsuit led by the state of Texas. In the filing, the company argued that the Texas lawsuit isn’t “credible” and that the state failed to establish that the company’s ad business has run afoul of antitrust laws. […]

Golden Ventures raises $100M fourth fund and $20M opportunities fund

Canadian early stage venture firm Golden Ventures has raised its fourth fund, a $100 million pool of capital that it will use to invest in between 20 to 25 companies, as well as a $20 million ‘Opportunities Fund’ that it will use to make follow-on investments in standout performers among its portfolio. This is also […]