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‘Fantasy startup investing’ NFT platform Visionrare shuts down paid marketplace after a day in open beta


Just over 24 hours into its open beta, Visionrare, which launched an NFT marketplace for “fantasy startup investing,” is temporarily shutting down and refunding users who purchased shares, saying it will relaunch soon as a free-to-play game.
The platform allowed users to bid on auctions of fake NFT shares of real startups, building up a quasi-portfolio that they could compete in a fantasy sports-styled league around who could build the most “profitable” portfolio. As we noted in our coverage of the startup’s launch yesterday, they didn’t have the permission of most of the startups that they were selling synthetic …

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