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Founded Year

2018

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Unattributed - II | Alive

Total Raised

$665.07M

Last Raised

$23M | 1 mo ago

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+70 points in the past 30 days

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About Dapper Labs

Dapper Labs is a marketplace that offers digital collectibles built on the blockchain. It launched CryptoKitties, a game centered around breedable, collectible creatures called CryptoKitties. Each cat is one-of-a-kind and 100% owned by users; it cannot be replicated, taken away, or destroyed. The company also partnered with the NBA and launched NBA Top Shot.

Dapper Labs Headquarter Location

565 Great Northern Way, 600

Vancouver, British Columbia, V5T 0H8,

Canada

Latest Dapper Labs News

Crypto firms gear up for battles over new regulation

Jan 12, 2022

Joe Light Share The cryptocurrency industry is bracing for an onslaught of regulatory and enforcement action this year, flooding Washington with money, snapping up lobbying firms, and building up their trade associations in an effort to curb new rules. After a decade of scant attention from regulators, crypto companies are facing increasing pressure to hire lobbyists in Washington to play defence . Some crypto executives are ramping up political donations to pro crypto candidates. Bloomberg The Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission have made it clear they will take more action against companies that they say are violating their rules. Others, such as the Internal Revenue Service, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and Federal Reserve have, say they plan to issue new rules that could have a dramatic impact on the industry’s profits. “They’re going to be having a busy year,” says Owen Tedford, an analyst for Beacon Policy Advisors in Washington. “It’s pick your poison. There are going to be a million different things this year from regulation to legislation” for crypto lobbyists to deal with. As soon as this month, the Treasury Department is expected to begin clarifying which firms will need to report user information under the infrastructure bill. Early this year, the Federal Reserve is likely to release a long-awaited report on how a digital dollar might fit into the US’s long-term plans for its payments system. Advertisement Meanwhile, multiple agencies could release related guidance on how they plan to treat stablecoins, a type of cryptocurrency whose value is most often pegged to the dollar. The SEC has also said it plans to bring more actions against crypto firms that it claims are issuing or dealing in securities without registering with the agency. The downturn in the price of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies could increase pressure on regulators as some investors suffer heavy losses. Bitcoin is down nearly 40 per cent from its high in November. Hiring lobbyists Dapper Labs, a Vancouver-based company that helps create and sell non-fungible tokens, registered its first lobbying firm, Crossroads Strategies, last week. The company also recently hired FS Vector, according to a person familiar with the matter, though that firm hasn’t registered. The first lobbyist for stablecoin company Circle Internet Financial registered in November, and one of its competitors, Paxos Trust, also recently hired its first firm. Crypto mining firm Marathon Digital Holdings registered its first lobbyist last week. Some crypto executives say they’re also ramping up political giving in an effort to elect candidates they think are most likely to support pro-crypto policies. Advertisement On New Year’s Eve, Jesse Powell, the chief executive officer of cryptocurrency exchange Kraken, asked his Twitter followers for ideas for campaign contributions and put together a list of 15 candidates to give the maximum allowable donation. Powell, whose crypto exchange is the fourth largest, said he gave money to the campaign committees of Republicans, including Ohio Senate candidate Josh Mandel, and Democrats such as California representative Ro Khanna. On other issues the two politicians would be considered fierce rivals. Donations from crypto executives are quickly becoming an important source of cash for some legislators. In the first three-quarters of 2021, about a third of contributions to Wyoming Republican Cynthia Lummis’ campaign committee came from crypto executives or investors. Lummis, who doesn’t face re-election until 2026, says she’s planning this year to introduce legislation that among other provisions would allow crypto firms to set up their own self-regulatory organisation. Donors to her campaign last year included Charles Cascarilla, CEO of stablecoin firm Paxos, and W. Bradford Stephens, managing partner of venture capital firm Blockchain Capital. Democrats have also received hundreds of thousands of dollars in contributions, often from the same executives. In the first nine months of 2021, Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema, who with Lummis launched the US Senate Financial Innovation Caucus, received at least $US107,100 ($148,000) from crypto executives and investors. Crypto firms or associations with longer-standing operations in Washington, DC, are also ramping up their lobbying spending. Coinbase Global, the largest US crypto exchange, spent $US625,000 in the third quarter, according to the most recent figures available, up from $US60,000 a year earlier. The Blockchain Association says it spent $US210,000, nearly twice as much as the year before. Advertisement Much of that quarter’s activity was related to the unexpected inclusion of new tax-reporting requirements in last year’s $US1 trillion infrastructure bill. Some crypto advocates say last year’s push is starting to pay off. In December, a House Financial Services Committee hearing on cryptocurrency included few attacks from legislators, leading Jake Chervinsky, head of policy for the Blockchain Association trade group, to describe it as the “most positive, constructive, & bipartisan public event on crypto I’ve seen in Congress – ever”. “The tone around crypto has absolutely turned a corner for the good in Washington,” says Kristin Smith, executive director of the Blockchain Association, which has more than doubled its members to 70 in the past year. Smith says the association has been in regular touch with politicians working on crypto-focused legislation and with agencies writing rules around tax reporting requirements and anti-money-laundering provisions, among other issues, and plans to increase its meetings with legislators this year. Though several legislators have said they plan to introduce crypto-focused legislation, the more immediate challenge for blockchain firms and investors will be to shape regulations expected from banking, securities and tax regulators this year, says Tedford from Beacon Policy Advisors. Tedford says that unlike at this time last year, most important crypto firms seem to have at least some presence in Washington, whether independently or through a trade association, but that senior executives at crypto firms didn’t yet seem to have garnered the same level of experience with shaping policy that executives in other industries have. Washington Post

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Dapper Labs Patents

Dapper Labs has filed 7 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Cryptocurrencies
  • 3D imaging
  • Blockchains
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4/13/2021

12/28/2021

Computer memory, 3D imaging, Data management, Container formats, Digital collectible card games

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12/28/2021

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Computer memory, 3D imaging, Data management, Container formats, Digital collectible card games

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