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Cosmos-Based Liquid Staking Protocol Stride Raises $6.7M
The funding round was co-led by North Island VC, Distributed Global and Pantera Capital.
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Optic NFT authentication
AI-Based Startup Optic Raises $11M to Put the ‘NF’ in NFTs
Optic’s near-term plans include creating a public API for Web3 developers and new tools for NFT creators and collectors.
Optic NFT authentication

Change Word on Wood Blocks
Former JPMorgan Banker Joins Pantera Capital as COO
Samir Shah had worked at the Wall Street firm for 12 years, spanning roles in sales, strategy and digital.
Change Word on Wood Blocks

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Founders Fund, Pantera Invest in DeFi Investment Bank Ondo Finance
Ondo, founded by former Goldman Sachs traders, will use the $20 million round to expand its structured products offerings.
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Amir Bandeali, co-founder and co-CEO of 0x (Photo by Will Foxley for CoinDesk)
DEX Protocol 0x Labs Raises $70M From Greylock, OpenSea and Jared Leto
0x was tapped last week to power Coinbase’s new NFT marketplace.
Amir Bandeali, co-founder and co-CEO of 0x (Photo by Will Foxley for CoinDesk)

MetaLend founders Sudjeev Singh (left) and Nikhil Bhardwaj (right) (MetaLend)
Bird, Ring Veterans Raise $5M for GameFi Lending Protocol
The Pantera-backed MetaLend lets users borrow while still earning money in games.
MetaLend founders Sudjeev Singh (left) and Nikhil Bhardwaj (right) (MetaLend)

Pantera Capital CEO Dan Morehead (CoinDesk archives)
Pantera Capital Set to Close $1.3B Blockchain Fund
The crypto investment firm has plans for a follow-up blockchain fund.
Pantera Capital CEO Dan Morehead (CoinDesk archives)

Pantera Capital partner Paul Veradittakit (right) speaks at Consensus 2019. (CoinDesk archives)
Pantera Capital Eyes ‘Mature’ Crypto Companies With New $200M Fund
The Pantera Select Fund will focus on “revenue-generating companies,” the crypto VC firm said in an investor letter.
Pantera Capital partner Paul Veradittakit (right) speaks at Consensus 2019. (CoinDesk archives)

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Bear Markets, Regulations and That Bain Crypto Photo: A Chat With Pantera Capital’s Chief of Staff
Emma Rose Bienvenu uses her legal background to help startups navigate crypto regulations.
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Angelic (Metaverse Game Studios)
Pantera, Animoca Brands Co-Lead $10M Investment in Metaverse Game Studios
Solana Ventures and Everyrealm were also leaders of the financing round for the creator of blockchain game Angelic.
Angelic (Metaverse Game Studios)