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  • Watch NVIDIA's GTC keynote in 17 minutes
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    Engadget

    Watch NVIDIA's GTC keynote in 17 minutes

    Come for Jensen's hair, stay for all of NVIDIA's chip announcements.

  • Binance Labs leads $1.6M seed round in DeFi startup MOUND, the developer of Pancake Bunny
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    TechCrunch

    Binance Labs leads $1.6M seed round in DeFi startup MOUND, the developer of Pancake Bunny

    Built on Binance Smart Chain, a blockchain for developing high-performance DeFi apps, MOUND says Pancake Bunny now has more than 30,000 daily average users, and has accumulated more than $2.1 billion in total value locked (TVL) since its launch in December 2020. The new funding will be used to expand Pancake Bunny and develop new products. MOUND recently launched Smart Vaults and plans to unveil Cross-Chain Collateralization in about a month, bringing the startup closer to its goal of covering a wide range of DeFi use cases, including farming, lending and swapping.

  • Battery Resourcers raises $20M to commercialize its recycling-plus-manufacturing operations
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    TechCrunch

    Battery Resourcers raises $20M to commercialize its recycling-plus-manufacturing operations

    As a greater share of the transportation market becomes electrified, companies have started to grapple with how to dispose of the thousands of tons of used electric vehicle batteries that are expected to come off the roads by the end of the decade. It’s engineered a “closed loop” process to turn that recycled material into nickel-manganese-cobalt cathodes to sell back to battery manufacturers. Battery Resourcers’ business model has attracted another round of investor attention, this time with a $20 million Series B equity round led by Orbia Ventures, with injections from At One Ventures, TDK Ventures, TRUMPF Venture, Doral Energy-Tech Ventures and InMotion Ventures.