February 26, 2021

SoundCloud on the blockchain? Audius raises $5.5M to decentralize music

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By Josh Constine From TechCrunch Audius wants to cut the middlemen out of music streaming so artists get paid their fair share. Coming out of stealth today led by serial entrepreneur and DJ Ranidu Lankage, Audius is building a blockchain-based alternative to Spotify or SoundCloud. Users will pay for Audius tokens or earn them by […]

A startup raised $40 million to catapult rockets into space — an idea Jeff Bezos once said had ‘all sorts of practical problems’

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By Jeremy Berke From Business Insider Spinlaunch has raised $40 million to develop a catapult to launch small and medium-sized payloads into orbit. The company wants to use kinetic energy, sourced from ground-based electricity, for its launch system. It’s an idea that Jeff Bezos entertained during the early days of Blue Origin , though he […]