Social Tokens

3LAU Raises $16M to Tokenize Music Royalties for Artists and Fans

Paradigm and Founders Fund each invested $7 million, the crypto-savvy DJ told CoinDesk, with Paradigm’s Fred Ehrsam joining the board.

Business  ·  26 August 2021

DeFi-Powered Social Token Site Rally Submits Plan to Decentralize Itself

The proposed road map would see the "creator coin" platform split up into a venture studio, a DAO, a Swiss non-profit and more.

Tech  ·  18 August 2021
Spencer Dinwiddie

Spencer Dinwiddie’s Crypto App for Creators Raises $7.5M

The round included everyone from Animoca Brands to Matt James from “The Bachelor.”

Business  ·  1 July 2021
Funding Rounds

Web3 Creators Have a New Platform for Minting Social Tokens

Coinvise raised $2.5 million in a seed funding round led by Galaxy Digital HK and IDEO CoLab Ventures.

News  ·  29 June 2021

Roll, Repairing From Hack, Enlists Fireblocks for Key Protection

The "social money" platform will also provide cybersecurity insurance of up to $30 million for Roll creators and users.

Business  ·  24 June 2021

Paradigm, 3LAU Back $7.6M Raise for ‘NFT Social Network’ Showtime

Showtime was co-founded by Alex Masmej, the man known for tokenizing himself.

Business  ·  5 May 2021

Crypto Is a Luxury, Gucci Just Hasn’t Realized It

High-end retailers are accepting crypto for their wares when they should be thinking much bigger.

Business  ·  21 April 2021

Social Token Platform Rally Raises $22M in RLY Sale on CoinList

The “Creator Coin” startup saw more than 40,000 investors participate in its CoinList distribution, a record for the token-sale platform.

Business  ·  12 April 2021

Social Tokens Crash After a Reported Hack at Roll Wallet

The founder of WHALE, a coin issued through the social token platform, confirmed the hack on Twitter.

Markets  ·  14 March 2021
Music Industry

Latest Music Act to Launch a Social Token: Portugal. The Man

The Grammy Award–winning band is turning to Rally to join the ranks of musicians launching fan engagement tokens.

Business  ·  14 January 2021

COVID and Big Tech Burnout Are Pushing Social Tokens Mainstream

Before this year, social tokens were an intriguing but mostly hypothetical way to build a creator community.

People  ·  19 December 2020
Music Industry

Lil Pump Is Doing a Social Token Called PumpCoin

Rapper Lil Pump is the latest celebrity to dip into the crypto world with the launch of his “PumpCoin” social token.

Business  ·  18 December 2020

Rapper Lil Yachty Sells Out Social Token in 21 Minutes

The token was listed on social money platform Fyooz, where buyers, most likely fans of the rapper, bought $YACHTY for $15 each.

Business  ·  10 December 2020