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Flow launches $725M Blockchain development fund with A16z, Digital Currency Group and other investors — Forbes

NBA Top Shot’s host blockchain, Flow, is getting a $725 million boost through a new ecosystem fund backed by its developer’s company’s investment arm, Dapper Ventures, and a high-profile group of investors, writes Nina Bambysheva.

Here is the link: https://www.forbes.com/sites/ninabambysheva/2022/05/10/flow-launches-725-million-blockchain-development-fund-with-a16z-digital-currency-group-and-other-investors/

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