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NBA Stars Lining Up to Become Backers of New Blockchain Project

Aug. 6, 2020, 1:00 PM

Some of the NBA’s biggest stars are getting the ball rolling on a new blockchain venture.

The Brooklyn Nets’ Spencer Dinwiddie and Garrett Temple, the Miami Heat’s Andre Iguodala, the Los Angeles Lakers’ JaVale McGee and the Orlando Magic’s Aaron Gordon are among the backers of a Dapper Labs blockchain project that looks to make the building of consumer products based on the technology easier.

Dapper, the Vancouver-based firm behind the CryptoKitties phenomenon, said it raised $12 million in its latest financing round, which will be used to scale Flow, as the project’s known, with additional backing from Coinbase ...

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