• Top NFT marketplace OpenSea's valuation soars 800% to $13.3 billion after latest funding round

    17 days ago - By Business Insider

    OpenSea is in talks to raise new funding at a $13 billion private valuation. Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
    OpenSea just completed a $300 million Series C funding round, led by Paradigm and Coatue.
    The firm is now valued at $13.3 billion, up from $1.5 billion in July 2021.
    OpenSea CEO Devin Finzer said transaction volume increased "over 600x in 2021."
    The largest and NFT marketplace, OpenSea , announced it just closed a $300 million Series C fundraising round headlined by Paradigm and Coatue as well as new investors, valuing the the peer-to-peer NFT auction...
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  • The CEO of Airbnb says crypto payments is a top request for users in 2022 based on a Twitter survey

    17 days ago - By Business Insider

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    Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky revealed that the top feature users are requesting in 2022 is crypto as payment.
    Other suggestions include clear pricing displays, guest loyalty program, and updated cleaning fees.
    Currently, Airbnb accepts Visa, MasterCard, Apple Pay, Google Pay, and PayPal as payment methods.
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    Brian Chesky, the CEO of Airbnb, revealed that the top feature users are requesting in 2022 is to pay for bookings in cryptocurrency. Over the weekend, Chesky...
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  • Robinhood is helping novice investors with a new feature that generates personalized trading suggestions

    17 days ago - By Business Insider

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    Robinhood has launched a feature that will recommend a personalized portfolio to novice investors.
    The portfolio will include four ETFs that investors can learn more about in the app.
    The commission-free broker also launched a "Tours" feature to teach traders markets terminology.
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    Robinhood has launched a feature that will generate investing recommendations for newbie investors. The trading app said in a...
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