Jay-Z Adds Incubator to Portfolio of Blockchain/Crypto Investments: Report


Jay-Z is aware of diamonds are forever, however what about crypto? The hip-hop legend and enterprise mogul’s Marcy Venture Partners (MVP) is including spatial LABS (sLABS), a metaverse and blockchain-based tech incubator, to his rising listing of crypto investments, in accordance to a report from Billboard.

  • Founded by 24-year-old entrepreneur Iddris Sandu, subsequent 12 months sLABS will launch its first product, “LNQ,” a blockchain-enabled {hardware} platform that helps onboard younger creators to the metaverse, Billboard reported.
  • This shouldn’t be MVP’s first blockchain/cryptocurrency funding. Others embrace blockchain developer Alchemy; French {hardware} pockets and safety infrastructure startup Ledger; and ₿belief, a belief with an preliminary endowment of 500 bitcoin (at present price virtually $58 million) created in partnership with Square CEO Jack Dorsey to fund bitcoin improvement in Africa and India.
  • In May Jay-Z additionally invested within the $19 million Series A spherical for Bitski, a self-described “Shopify for NFTs,” or non-fungible tokens.
  • Jay-Z additionally sits on the board of administrators of Square, which permits customers to purchase and promote bitcoin, after promoting his Tidal streaming service to the funds supplier final 12 months for $300 million. In August, Dorsey stated that Square supposed to construct a decentralized trade for bitcoin.

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UPDATE (Oct. 12, 20:00 UTC): Updated with details about Square within the fourth bullet level.