Short Takes: Klarna worth $30B+; crypto custodian Anchorage raises $80MM, Curv selling for $200-500MM to PayPal; Sorare gets $50MM for NFT football collectibles; and your wooden debit card

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Here are the top ones hitting our radar:

  1. Fintech firm Klarna is raising $1 billion at a $31 billion valuation, sources say (link here)

  2. Step surpasses one million users in less than four months (link here)

  3. Lloyds Bank to step up fintech partnerships (link here)

  4. TreeCard secures $5.1 million investment for wooden debit card (link here)

  5. Kraken negotiating new capital raise at least a $10B valuation: Report (link here)

  6. The Fed - Preconditions for a general-purpose central bank digital currency (link here)

  7. Anchorage, armed with banking charter, raises $80 Million Series C (link here) and PayPal to Buy Crypto Custody Firm Curv: Sources (link here)

  8. Sorare raises $50M Series A to transform football fandom (link here)

  9. Alameda leads $40m investment in DeFi prime brokerage Oxygen (link here)

  10. European digital asset investment firm CoinShares unveils physically-backed Ethereum exchange traded product (link here)

  11. The Fed’s …

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