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a16z closes $7.2 billion in latest fund, plans to raise more in 2025

According to Bloomberg, Andreessen Horowitz has raised $7.2 billion in its latest round of fundraising. The company has created a primary fund tool, with approximately half of the target funds allocated to its growth fund.

Sablier Completes $4.5 Million in Seed Round Financing and Receives Funding from a16z Crypto Startup Accelerator

According to official sources, Sablier, a real-time payment protocol, has announced the completion of a $4.5 million seed round of financing. Investors include A Capital, Fenbushi Capital, WAGMI Ventures, GD1 web3, Cyfrin, DCV, Founderheads, as well as angel investors Daniel Bar, Ben Middleton, Evan, and others. Sablier mainly provides on-chain token distribution and fund flow solutions. Previously, the protocol has been deployed on the Optimism, Arbitrum, and Avalanche networks, allowing users to create customizable streaming payment plans based on currency type, amount, address, and duration, and sending the generated link to the recipient after blockchain verification. In addition, Sablier announced after this round of financing that it has received funding from a16z's crypto startup accelerator, but the specific amount has not been disclosed.

a16z Partner: The focus of the development of the encryption industry should be on digital ownership

Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) partner Chris Dixon said that the only way for the cryptocurrency industry to find a clear path is to focus on blockchain technology and startups in the industry, with a focus on digital ownership. He said, "Cryptocurrencies and blockchain often appear in the news, but much of it revolves around speculation and prices. But I think there is another side, which is technology, startups, and what we are doing."

a16z partner Chris Dixon: AMMs like Uniswap are a real breakthrough in financial infrastructure

a16z partner Chris Dixon's new book, "Read Write Own: Building the Next Era of the Internet," will be released on January 30th. In an interview with Fortune magazine, he stated that AMMs like Uniswap are a true breakthrough in the field of financial infrastructure. Wall Street should embrace new technologies such as AMMs and think rationally about how to integrate real-world assets. From a regulatory perspective, real-world assets are complex. Some large financial companies are working hard to solve the problem of how to put mortgage loans or stocks on the blockchain and tokenize them.

Cryptocurrency firms invest $78 million in political action committee Fairshake to channel support for cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrency companies have significantly increased their donations to US politicians. Companies such as Coinbase, Circle, and a16z have invested $78 million in Fairshake, a federal super PAC that can receive unlimited funds from corporations and individuals for elections, with the goal of guiding "cryptocurrency-friendly leadership." Coinbase Chief Policy Officer Faryar Shirzad said, "We will do everything we can to depoliticize cryptocurrency." "Our lobbying, grassroots work, and now Fairshake will create space for the public to debate its benefits, rather than our industry being used as a political football by those who do not understand the social benefits of this technology."

Former Coinbase and a16z executive Mike Lempres joins MoonPay USA LLC board of directors

On December 1st, according to official sources, the encrypted payment financial company MoonPay announced that former Coinbase and a16z executive Mike Lempres has joined the board of directors of MoonPay USA LLC. Mike Lempres previously served on the boards of Bitstamp, Revolut US (as chairman), and Coinbase.

Web3 consumer application Setter completes $5 million in seed round financing, led by a16z

On November 28th, according to CoinDesk, Web3 consumer application Setter completed a $5 million seed round of financing, led by a16z, with participation from Marcy Ventures Partners, Superlayer, Thirty Five Ventures, and retired tennis star Serena Williams. Setter plans to help brands innovate and promote exclusive products, and provide customers with limited edition products. Setter aims to solve the complexity and unfriendliness of current wallet technology, providing a more seamless Web3 experience for more users.

a16z partner: 100% committed to the encryption field and has raised nearly $7.5 billion in funding for the field

Ali Yahya, a general partner at a16z, said that the company has raised about $7.5 billion for the cryptocurrency field. He stated that the company still operates an 85-person cryptocurrency team, while a16z's other co-founder, Ben Horowitz, is more focused on cryptocurrency. Regarding the current investment landscape of cryptocurrency and Web3, Ali Yahya said, "For us, we're not shifting business, we're continuing to operate. There is little competition, and we can make the investments we want."

Chain gaming project EthXY completed a $1.6 million pre-seed round of financing, with a16z CSS23 accelerator program participating in the investment

On November 15th, blockchain gaming project EthXY completed a $1.6 million pre-seed funding round, with participation from a16z CSS23 Accelerator Program, Orange DAO, Pioneer Fund, WWVentures, nonce Classic, Pepper Ventures, Founderheads, Space Whale Capital, MH Ventures, and Shad, among other angel investors.

a16z has opened a new office in London

On November 13th, according to Forkast, Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) opened its first office outside of the United States in London earlier this month.a16z partner Sriram Krishnan also discussed the growing cryptocurrency ecosystem in the UK, decentralized social media platforms, and the increasing synergy between artificial intelligence and blockchain in an interview.