Sardine raises $51.5M led by a16z to sniff out fishy fintech transactions

As fintechs become more efficient, so too do fraudsters. “Faster instant payments mean faster fraud,” Sardine CEO and co-founder Soups Ranjan told TechCrunch. That’s the thesis behind his startup, which uses behavioral, financial and device-specific...

Sardine raises $51.5M led by a16z to sniff out fishy fintech transactions

As fintechs become more efficient, so too do fraudsters. “Faster instant payments mean faster fraud,” Sardine CEO and co-founder Soups Ranjan told TechCrunch. That’s the thesis behind his startup, which uses behavioral, financial and device-specific...

Sports partnerships are more than just a deal for major crypto companies

In 2021, it felt like every week a crypto company joined forces with a sports team or athlete. Fast-forward to today’s stagnating crypto market: Those partnerships still exist, but they’re less talked about. I wondered whether these alliances were paying...

Co:Create aims to help NFT projects launch their own cryptocurrencies

NFT powerhouse Yuga Labs, the startup behind the Bored Apes Yacht Club (BAYC) monkey JPEGs, launched its native ApeCoin cryptocurrency in March to much fanfare. Through the launch, the startup was able to expand its ecosystem beyond the few thousand individuals who...

Crypto Bahamas signals stronger ties between old and new worlds of finance

Down in the Caribbean, under the palm trees and hot April sun, about 2,000 individuals gathered last week for the Crypto Bahamas event co-hosted by crypto exchange FTX and investor forum SALT. Goodie bags containing everything from sunscreen and sunglasses to T-shirts...

Here are the games that were announced at the Meta Quest Gaming Showcase

Meta might want us to do everything in VR from work meetings to exercising, but we often forget that playing video games is actually a pretty legit application of this technology. So, Meta is investing in some big name IP to roll out a slate of new games on its Quest...