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Animoca Brands' Yat Siu Foresees Fruitful 2024 with Strategic Investments and Partnerships Amid Rising Bitcoin Interest

Animoca Brands' Yat Siu Foresees Fruitful 2024 with Strategic Investments and Partnerships Amid Rising Bitcoin Interest

Yat Siu of Animoca Brands predicts profitable outcomes in 2024 due to increased Bitcoin interest among mainstream institutions.

Animoca Brands Reached Agreement to Acquire Game Developer WePlay Media

Animoca Brands Reached Agreement to Acquire Game Developer WePlay Media

On September 16, according to the official announcement, Blockchain gaming, and investment company, Animoca Brands announced that it has acquired WePlay Media, the developer of MotoGP Championship Quest, and reached a membership rights purchase agreement.

Polygon NFT Gaming Firm Cross the Ages Secures $12m in Seed Round, Backed by Ubisoft, Animoca

Polygon NFT Gaming Firm Cross the Ages Secures $12m in Seed Round, Backed by Ubisoft, Animoca

Blockchain game "Cross the Ages" (CTA) has received a $12 million seed round from gaming crypto investment firm Animoca Brands, video game developer Ubisoft, and Sebastian Borget, co-founder and COO of The Sandbox.

Animoca Brands to Cover Losses of Recent Scam Victims

Animoca Brands to Cover Losses of Recent Scam Victims

Hong Kong-based Animoca Brands released a statement saying that the company will cover the losses of those who fell victim to an online scam on November 19.

Animoca Brands Japan and Quidd Release Digital Collectibles of Manga 'FAIRY TAIL'

Animoca Brands Japan and Quidd Release Digital Collectibles of Manga 'FAIRY TAIL'

Animoca Brands Japan and Quidd announced the release of digital collectibles from popular manga 'FAIRY TAIL'.

Animoca Brands Announces Plan to Buy More EDU Tokens

Animoca Brands Announces Plan to Buy More EDU Tokens

Animoca Brands discloses its intent to acquire more EDU tokens from the open market.

Animoca Brands and EVG Solidify Partnership with Strategic Cross-Investments

Animoca Brands and EVG Solidify Partnership with Strategic Cross-Investments

Animoca Brands and EVG announce strategic partnership with cross-investments to enhance Web3 ecosystem.

The Sandbox (SAND) Secures $20 Million in Funding at $1 Billion Valuation to Boost Metaverse Creator Economy

The Sandbox (SAND) Secures $20 Million in Funding at $1 Billion Valuation to Boost Metaverse Creator Economy

The Sandbox (SAND) raises $20 million to expand its creator economy in the open metaverse.

Animoca Brands and Subsidiaries Recognized in Top 50 Blockchain Game Companies 2024

Animoca Brands and Subsidiaries Recognized in Top 50 Blockchain Game Companies 2024

Animoca Brands and its subsidiaries named in BlockchainGamer.biz's Top 50 Blockchain Game Companies 2024 list.

Animoca Brands subsidiary Darewise Entertainment Secures US$3.5M for Bitcoin Metaverse Ecosystem Token

Animoca Brands subsidiary Darewise Entertainment Secures US$3.5M for Bitcoin Metaverse Ecosystem Token

Darewise Entertainment raised US$3.5 million via a token pre-sale on 17 October 2023, ahead of its Bitcoin metaverse ecosystem token launch, aimed at enhancing the development of its game Life Beyond. With significant backing from notable investors and strategic support from Horizen Labs for a 2024 token release, the project marks a substantial stride toward creating a Bitcoin-powered gaming metaverse.

Animoca Brands Reports US$402 Million Bookings for 2022

Animoca Brands Reports US$402 Million Bookings for 2022

Animoca Brands, a leading digital entertainment and blockchain technology company, reported strong financial performance in 2022, with bookings reaching A$594 million and a strong liquidity position, despite expanding its business portfolio.

Animoca Brands Cuts Metaverse Fund Target to $800M

Animoca Brands Cuts Metaverse Fund Target to $800M

Animoca Brands, a Hong Kong-based developer of blockchain gaming technology, has reduced its target for its metaverse fund by 20% to $800 million due to volatility in the crypto sector. The company's market capitalization has also fallen from $6 billion to below $2 billion, signaling a change in sentiment in the crypto industry.

Animoca Brands's New Management Team Onboards

Animoca Brands's New Management Team Onboards

Animoca Brands, a digital entertainment, blockchain, and gamification startup has announced that it has onboarded many new staff to take up leadership positions in the company.

Animoca Brands subsidiary Forj Unveils $APE Accelerator to Boost ApeCoin Ecosystem

Animoca Brands subsidiary Forj Unveils $APE Accelerator to Boost ApeCoin Ecosystem

Forj, under Animoca Brands, has inaugurated the $APE Accelerator to bolster the ApeCoin ecosystem. The accelerator is now open for applications, inviting innovative Web3 projects to leverage the platform and connect with a substantial ApeCoin community. The initiative underscores a community-driven approach to enhance the utility and value of ApeCoin.

Metaverse Giants Collaborate to Form DAO Metaverse Alliance

Metaverse Giants Collaborate to Form DAO Metaverse Alliance

Metaverse developers have collaborated to form the DAO Metaverse called "Open Metaverse Alliance for Web3" (OMA3), aiming to provide enterprises with new decentralized business models.

Animoca Brands to Focus on Markets Outside U.S. after SEC Labels Sand Cryptocurrency an Unregistered Security

Animoca Brands to Focus on Markets Outside U.S. after SEC Labels Sand Cryptocurrency an Unregistered Security

Hong Kong-based blockchain giant, Animoca Brands, has announced its plans to shift its focus to markets outside the U.S.

HK-based Animoca Brands Partners with S. Korea's Cube Entertainment for K-pop Metaverse & NFTs

HK-based Animoca Brands Partners with S. Korea's Cube Entertainment for K-pop Metaverse & NFTs

Animoca Brands is partnering with Cube Entertainment to build a metaverse and non-fungible tokens as K-pop has been taking the world by storm.

Animoca Brands and CyberConnect Collaborate on Decentralized Social Layer for Mocaverse

Animoca Brands and CyberConnect Collaborate on Decentralized Social Layer for Mocaverse

On 15 Aug 2023, CyberConnect partnered with Animoca Brands to develop a decentralized social layer for Mocaverse.

Animoca Brands Secures US$20M for Mocaverse Expansion

Animoca Brands Secures US$20M for Mocaverse Expansion

Animoca Brands raised $20 million in a CMCC Global funding round to accelerate the Mocaverse project, a Web3-native tooling for gaming, culture, and entertainment. The funding will introduce Moca ID, a unique non-transferrable NFT collection, aiming to tap into Animoca Brands' 700 million potential users.

Animoca Brands refutes claims of scaling back metaverse fund target and plummeting valuation

Animoca Brands refutes claims of scaling back metaverse fund target and plummeting valuation

Animoca Brands denied reports of scaling back its metaverse fund target by $200 million and a decrease in valuation from $6 billion to $2 billion. The firm acknowledged the impact of banking collapses but stressed that fundraising is still ongoing.

Animoca Brands Hires Jared Shaw as New CFO

Animoca Brands Hires Jared Shaw as New CFO

In the latest update, Animoca Brands said it has hired Jared Shaw as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

HashKey Exchange and Animoca Brands Unite to Boost Web3 in Asia

HashKey Exchange and Animoca Brands Unite to Boost Web3 in Asia

HashKey Exchange partners with Animoca Brands to foster Web3 and digital entertainment in Asia, leveraging their strengths in virtual assets and blockchain gaming.

Mitsui Forms Strategic Partnership with Web3 Influencer Animoca Brands

Mitsui Forms Strategic Partnership with Web3 Influencer Animoca Brands

Mitsui & Co., Ltd., a renowned Japanese trading company, has joined forces with Animoca Brands, a leading player in the Web3 industry.

dYdX Taps ConsenSys' Charles d'Haussy as CEO of its Foundation

dYdX Taps ConsenSys' Charles d'Haussy as CEO of its Foundation

Decentralized Exchanges (DEX) dydx has announced the appointment of Charles d’Haussy, a crypto leader from ConsenSys to serve as the Chief Executive of its Foundation.

Metaverse Will Bring About the "Construction of New Economies" - Animoca CEO

Metaverse Will Bring About the "Construction of New Economies" - Animoca CEO

Animoca Brands CEO, Yat Siu sees the GameFi ecosystem as a major avenue to welcome people into the new economy the metaverse is creating

Enhancing Metaverse Integration: My Neighbor Alice joins the Board of Directors of OMA3

Enhancing Metaverse Integration: My Neighbor Alice joins the Board of Directors of OMA3

My Neighbor Alice, the fully-decentralized open-world game, is proud to announce that its Chief Product Officer (CPO) has joined the board of directors of OMA3 (“Open Metaverse Alliance for Web3”).

Singapore's DBS Acquires Land in The Sandbox Metaverse

Singapore's DBS Acquires Land in The Sandbox Metaverse

The Development Bank of Singapore Ltd, a multinational financial institution based in Marina Bay Singapore has proposed to secure land in the Sandbox metaverse

ConsenSys and Animoca Brands Investor C Capital Reaches New Heights with $250 Million Fund III

ConsenSys and Animoca Brands Investor C Capital Reaches New Heights with $250 Million Fund III

C Capital has closed its Private Equity Fund III, raising over $250 million in investments from its main fund and co-investment ventures. The fund has partnered with over 20 investors across various sectors and regions. C Capital plans to maintain its seasoned investment approach, focusing on global growth-stage entities in consumer and tech sectors. Notable portfolio companies include Shein, Animoca Brands, ConsenSys, Sensetime, Threads, Finery, and Armarium.

The Sandbox Appoints Nicola Sebastiani as Chief Content Officer

The Sandbox Appoints Nicola Sebastiani as Chief Content Officer

The Sandbox announced the appointment of Nicola Sebastiani as its Chief Content Officer to bolster its global content development. With a notable background from Sony PlayStation Studios and Apple, Sebastiani is set to enhance The Sandbox’s creator and content ecosystems. Alongside, executive promotions were announced with Mathieu Nouzareth now as Chief Business Officer and Amit Kumar as Chief Marketing Officer, marking a strategic move towards expanding its global community and fostering user-generated content in its decentralized virtual platform.

Animoca Brands refutes claims of scaled back metaverse fund and plummeting valuation

Animoca Brands refutes claims of scaled back metaverse fund and plummeting valuation

Venture capital firm Animoca Brands denies claims of reducing its metaverse fund target by $200 million and a significant drop in its valuation, citing inaccurate reporting. The firm acknowledges the impact of banking collapses on fundraising but states that the final amount raised for the fund is yet to be determined.

Animoca Brands to Halt Trading Services to Russian Users

Animoca Brands to Halt Trading Services to Russian Users

Animoca Brands said it would stop trading services to Russian users is in response to sanctions being imposed on Russia.

Metaverse Unicorn The Sandbox Targets to Raise $400m Funding at $4b Valuation

Metaverse Unicorn The Sandbox Targets to Raise $400m Funding at $4b Valuation

The Sandbox metaverse is in negotiations with investors as it looks to raise $400 million in the latest funding round.

Sandbox Launches Metaverse Accelerator Program, Offering $50M for 100 Startups

Sandbox Launches Metaverse Accelerator Program, Offering $50M for 100 Startups

Virtual Metaverse gaming platform Sandbox has launched the Metaverse accelerator program, which will provide 100 startups with $50 million in start-up capital to promote the development of the Metaverse.

Animoca Brands Receives $358M Boost, the Gaming Firm Goes on Acquisition Rampage

Animoca Brands Receives $358M Boost, the Gaming Firm Goes on Acquisition Rampage

Animoca Brands has raised $358.88 million from investors led by Liberty City Ventures.

Animoca Brands-Backed Lympo Protocol Suffers Hack With Over $162M Loss

Animoca Brands-Backed Lympo Protocol Suffers Hack With Over $162M Loss

According to a statement shared by Lympo Network with its community members, the protocol suffered a cyberattack that duly impacted its hot wallets, leading to a loss of approximately 165.2 million LMT tokens.

Quidd Launches New Platform Mintables, Enabling Users to Mint Digital Collectibles into NFTs

Quidd Launches New Platform Mintables, Enabling Users to Mint Digital Collectibles into NFTs

Quidd announced it will allow the minting and unminting of NFTs on its platform. The firm stated new features are to support users who in the past used to pay hefty amounts of money to mint NFTs.

Animoca Brands Partners with Blockpass to Enhance Web3 Security and Compliance

Animoca Brands Partners with Blockpass to Enhance Web3 Security and Compliance

Animoca Brands aligns with Blockpass in a strategic partnership to bolster Web3 security, aiming to set new standards in user verification and regulatory compliance.

Animoca Brands Confirms New $110m Funding Round

Animoca Brands Confirms New $110m Funding Round

Blockchain gaming and investment company, Animoca Brands has raised new capital worth $110 million from the issuance of convertible notes.

Hong Kong’s Animoca Brands Fully Acquires Lyon-Based Eden Games

Hong Kong’s Animoca Brands Fully Acquires Lyon-Based Eden Games

The new acquisition will help Animoca Brands enhance its product offerings.

Animoca Brands to Bring Football to the Blockchain in Partnership With OneFootball

Animoca Brands to Bring Football to the Blockchain in Partnership With OneFootball

Animoca Brands, one of the biggest names in the gaming and metaverse world, has unveiled its partnership with OneFootball, and Liberty City Ventures to establish OneFootball Labs as a Joint Venture between the trio.

Blockchain, Brands and Clothing: Will 2020 Continue to Be a Year of Growth?

Blockchain, Brands and Clothing: Will 2020 Continue to Be a Year of Growth?

According to the global brand counterfeiting report 2018, “The growth in global trade and technology has positively affected many markets across the world, but along with that, it has some major adverse effects as well. Business organizations spend a lot of money, time and resources on protecting their brand and trademarks. But even after all the measures, the counterfeit market is booming rapidly.”

Unilever to Use Blockchain for Transparency and Traceability to Achieve Deforestation-Free Supply Chain by 2023

Unilever to Use Blockchain for Transparency and Traceability to Achieve Deforestation-Free Supply Chain by 2023

Unilever, the consumer goods company that owns brands such as Ben & Jerry’s, Dove, Vaseline, Knorr, and other well-known brands, has announced that it will be leveraging blockchain to tackle deforestation.

Korean Businesses Come Together to Form Massive Blockchain Council Similar to Libra's

Korean Businesses Come Together to Form Massive Blockchain Council Similar to Libra's

Korea’s internet giant Kakao is bringing crypto and blockchain adoption to the Asian markets. A huge consortium of financial giants and big brands has joined together to form a Governance Council relating to all matters blockchain.

The First Pocket Gamer and Blockchain Gamer Connects Hong Kong Wows the Crowds

The First Pocket Gamer and Blockchain Gamer Connects Hong Kong Wows the Crowds

The temperature outside may have been in the high 30s, but that was nothing compared to the white-hot talks and meetings taking place inside Hong Kong’s awesome Cyberport venue on 17-18 July, at Steel Media’s inaugural Blockchain Gamer Connects and Pocket Gamer Connects in East Asia.

Business of Design Week 2020 Summit Concludes First Hybrid Live Edition Captures Trends Redefined by World’s Top Creative Minds for the Post-pandemic Era

Business of Design Week 2020 Summit Concludes First Hybrid Live Edition Captures Trends Redefined by World’s Top Creative Minds for the Post-pandemic Era

Business of Design Week (BODW), Asia’s annual flagship event on design, innovation and brands held its 2020 edition from 30 November to 5 December.

How Bitcoin Donations Supported the Noble Cause of Taming Australian Bushfires

How Bitcoin Donations Supported the Noble Cause of Taming Australian Bushfires

The harm caused by the Australian bushfires necessitated immediate response, and the Crypto Fire Alliance, a group of Australian and international blockchain and cryptocurrency businesses, stepped in to curb the situation through philanthropy.

Billion-Dollar Firm MicroStrategy Invests $250 Million in Bitcoin as Part of New Capital Allocation Strategy

Billion-Dollar Firm MicroStrategy Invests $250 Million in Bitcoin as Part of New Capital Allocation Strategy

Publicly-traded billion-dollar software firm MicroStrategy announced its new capital allocation investment strategy — with a purchase of 21,454 Bitcoins. MicroStrategy is the largest independent publicly-traded business intelligence firm used by many of the Fortune Global 500 brands.

Hong Kong Blockchain Week 2020: Setting DeFi and Blockchain Trends for 2021

Hong Kong Blockchain Week 2020: Setting DeFi and Blockchain Trends for 2021

During a week-long virtual event, speakers from institutions, businesses, regulatory bodies, innovative companies will evaluate the outcomes of 2020 for blockchain, technology and economy, and deliver valuable predictions about what will be trending in the nearest future.

Join 100+ Global Experts at Business of Design Week (BODW) 2020 To Explore Timely Themes from Connected Health to Safe Travels, Circular Economy, Immersive Tech and Brand Futures

Join 100+ Global Experts at Business of Design Week (BODW) 2020 To Explore Timely Themes from Connected Health to Safe Travels, Circular Economy, Immersive Tech and Brand Futures

Business of Design Week (BODW) 2020, Asia’s leading event on design, innovation and brands, will bring together design visionaries, creatives, entrepreneurs and business leaders from across sectors and industries around the world with a series of events from 30 November – 5 December 2020 to inspire a new vision of success for the ‘new normal’. One of the highlighted events, the BODW Summit (3 – 5 December 2020), themed “VISION 20/21” this year, will be a hybrid LIVE event, with selective sessions simulcast on ViuTVsix, social media and at ‘BODW CitySalon’ partner locations including PMQ, D2 Place and Fashion Walk for the first time to deliver a ‘Beyond virtual, LIVE global’ experience for international audiences.

Largest Gathering of Global Blockchain Innovators in Tokyo - Meet the people behind Cosmos, OmiseGO, MakerDAO, Harmony, Ontology, Blockstack, RSK, Dapp.com...

Largest Gathering of Global Blockchain Innovators in Tokyo - Meet the people behind Cosmos, OmiseGO, MakerDAO, Harmony, Ontology, Blockstack, RSK, Dapp.com...

BINARYSTAR and Asia Blockchain Review are organizing Unblock Tokyo: Ecosystem Fast Track on October 5th, in a major gathering of all-star developers to shed light on the latest developments in the industry and exclusive project updates for the blockchain and crypto community.

Mastercard Still Betting on Blockchain Despite Pulling Out from Facebook’s Libra

Mastercard Still Betting on Blockchain Despite Pulling Out from Facebook’s Libra

Mastercard recently pulled out of the Libra Association, along with Visa and PayPal, however, it has been reported that the payment processor is not giving up on blockchain.

Mastercard Blockchain to Trace Produce for the Largest American Food Group

Mastercard Blockchain to Trace Produce for the Largest American Food Group

Mastercard is collaborating with Envisible, a supply-chain company, to allow the traceability of the origin of food products via Mastercard's blockchain-based Provenance Solution.

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