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Restaurant Industry Veteran Ben Leventhal Raises $11M for Web3 Startup Blackbird
Blackbird will offer a Web3 hospitality platform connecting restaurants with guests through membership and loyalty programs.
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Artist Sol LeWitt with one of his instruction-based wall drawings in 1978. LeWitt is widely credited for his influence on the field of "generative art," which has benefited from NFT technology.
How NFTs Put Generative Artists on the Map
Profile avatars emerged from a long tradition of artists expressing themselves through code, math and randomness. This article is part of CoinDesk’s Culture Week.
Artist Sol LeWitt with one of his instruction-based wall drawings in 1978. LeWitt is widely credited for his influence on the field of "generative art," which has benefited from NFT technology.

Union Square Ventures' Fred Wilson, left, with Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong at Consensus 2019.
Union Square Ventures to Allocate 30% of New $250M Fund to Crypto-Related Investments
Planned investments "will include holding tokens directly as well as equity in early-stage blockchain-related projects."
Union Square Ventures' Fred Wilson, left, with Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong at Consensus 2019.

Numerai founder Richard Craib at ErasureCon 2019 (Credit: Numerai)
Numerai Raises $3M in Another NMR Token Sale With Union Square Ventures, Placeholder
Numerai has sold an additional $3 million in NMR tokens to a slate of investors led by Union Square Ventures on the strength of its latest product, Erasure.
Numerai founder Richard Craib at ErasureCon 2019 (Credit: Numerai)

Richard Craib, Numerai's founder, speaks in New York City, April 2019.
This USV-Backed Startup Has a Solution for Buying Information With Confidence
Erasure is a smart contract on Ethereum for people to share information and to express confidence about that information by putting money behind it.
Richard Craib, Numerai's founder, speaks in New York City, April 2019.

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Anchorage, Bison Trails Execs to Helm Libra's New 'Technical Steering Committee'
The Libra Association has formed a steering committee to oversee the creation of its technical roadmap.
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Filecoin, But Forever: Arweave Raises $5 Million to Build Out 'Permaweb'
Arweave, a startup building a decentralized storage protocol for the world's knowledge, raises $5 million via token sale from a16z, USV and Multicoin.
Team photo via Arweave

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Libra Association's Crypto Members Remain Unfazed by Regulatory Backlash
Despite government scrutiny, crypto firms in the Libra Association say they're committed to the project.
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