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Goldman Sachs, MSCI, Coin Metrics collaborate to introduce datonomy classification for digital assets

Goldman Sachs, MSCI, and Coin Metrics has launched datonomy, a new classification system for the digital assets market.

Notebook Labs raises $3.3M

Notebook Labs, providers of a zero-knowledge identity infrastructure layer for Web3 protocols, has raised a $3.3 million seed round.

Synota raises $3M

Columus, Ohio-based Synota has raised a $3 million seed round.

Here’s what investors need to know about the latest crypto tax reporting rules for...

The IRS has released draft guidance for cryptocurrency and other digital asset reporting for 2022 tax returns, writes Kate Dore. 

Amberdata acquires Genesis Volatility

Amberdata, a provider of digital asset data, has acquired Genesis Volatility (GVol), a provider of institutional-grade crypto-options data analytics and research.

Apple tightens its rules on crypto and NFTs in its App Store — CNBC

All of this means that any sort of trading service for NFTs must use Apple’s in-app payment mechanism, writes Arjun Kharpal. 

Neal Stephenson’s Lamina1 drops white paper on building the open metaverse — VentureBeat

In the document, the company said its mission is to deliver a Layer 1 blockchain, interoperating tools and decentralized services optimized for the open metaverse, writes Dean Takahashi.

SpiderVille raises $1M

SpiderVille, a Web3 music startup, has raised a $1 million pre-seed round.

Tesla sold $936M of bitcoin, kept its Dogecoin reserves — CNET

Musk explained the sell-off was related to ongoing COVID lockdowns in China, writes Daniel Van Boom. Here is the link: https://www.cnet.com/personal-finance/tesla-sold-936m-of-bitcoin-kept-its-dogecoin-reserves/

Quadrata raises $7.5M

Quadrata has raised a $7.5 million seed funding round. The investment was led by Dragonfly Capital.

Seth Green NFT theft part of multimillion-dollar scam campaign, investigator says — Vice

The theft raised questions on whether Green was still allowed to use the Bored Ape for the show or if he lost the copyright, writes Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai.

RadioShack resurfaces with X-rated tweets from the retailer turned crypto swap platform – Ad...

RadioShack became a trending topic on social media Wednesday amid a series of X-rated tweets by the brand’s official Twitter account, writes Adrianne Pasquarelli.

Pentagon finds concerning vulnerabilities on blockchain — TechRepublic

A report commissioned by the Pentagon concluded that the blockchain is not decentralized, is vulnerable to attacks and is running outdated software, writes Ray Fernandez. Here is the link: https://www.techrepublic.com/article/pentagon-finds-concerning-vulnerabilities-on-blockchain/

Hackers swipe $100 million in cryptocurrency from blockchain bridge Harmony — CBS

Hackers made off with about $100 million in cryptocurrency from a so-called blockchain bridge operated by Harmony, writes Kate Gibson. Here is the link: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/harmony-horizon-cryptocurrency-theft-100-million-blockchain-bridge/

Horizon Media launches standalone Metaverse and Web3 unit

Media agency Horizon Media has launched Chapter & Verse, a standalone unit dedicated to the Metaverse, Web3, NFTs, blockchain, cryptocurrency, and DAO communities.