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Edenhorde leads, GrayBoys surge, Yuga Labs CEO speaks, Animoca's rise, DeHorizon raises

Edenhorde leads trading volume, GrayBoys surge behind NFTWorlds, Yuga Labs CEO speaks out against BuzzFeed, behind Animoca's rise, DeHorizon Games raises another round

NFT Data for Friday Feb 18 2022

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NFT News & Links for Friday Feb 18 2022

- Yuga Labs CEO: BuzzFeed Outing Bored Ape Founders Was ‘Very Very Dangerous’

via Decrypt | February 18th 2022

Yuga Labs CEO claims it was dangerous for Buzzfeed to publish information that was readily available in public corporation filing docs due to a lack of purpose? "The thing is, is like, if it was for something, it would have been okay,” she said.

Yuga Labs CEO Nicole Muniz criticized Buzzfeed for outing the Bored Ape founders. She also said she believes in freedom of the press.

- How A NFT Pivot Turned A Tiny Mobile Game Company Into Multi-Billion Dollar Powerhouse - Forbes

via Forbes | February 18th 2022

Details around the rise of Animoca Brands from a mobile gaming company to a premier NFT gaming brand

In mid-January, Animoca Brands raised nearly $360 million at a valuation of $5.4 billion, more than doubling its previous mark of $2.2 billion from October. Forbes estimates that Siu has a 10% stake worth nearly $500 million. Investors included Liberty City Ventures, Soros Fund Management and Winklevoss Capital. (Animoca Brands is reportedly in talks with global investment firm KKR to add around $140 million to the January round.) Since its dark days in 2017, the company has grown from 57 employees to more than 600. In the first nine months of 2021, Animoca Brands generated $670 million in revenues, with about $530 million coming from gains on digital assets and investments. Its coin reserves were valued at nearly $16 billion at the end of November.

- DeHorizon announces strategic funding round led by Griffin Gaming Partners - Cointelegraph

via Cointelegraph | February 18th 2022

DeHorizion adds on to it's recent $8.5M funding round with an undisclosed raise from Griffin Gaming

DeHorizon aims to become the next generation of metaverse game ecosystems, enabling players to create, socialize and enjoy blockchain-based games with their friends. The long-term vision of DeHorizon Metaverse is to create a virtual carnival open to all metaverse inhabitants across multiple chains that lets players enjoy a second life.