VC Daily: Startups Tackle Covid-19 and Heart Disease; NBA Blockchain Game Coming

Happy Wednesday. Sports trading cards such as the baseball cards that I grew up buying have become largely worthless. But startups are bringing back a blockchain spin on collectibles that can be traded for high prices.

Startup Dapper Labs is launching a public beta of NBA Top Shot, an NBA-licensed game in which fans can collect and trade digital “moments” of NBA players. Fans will be able to buy “packs” of player moments, with video clips, like packs of physical baseball cards. Fans can then buy and sell them with each other….