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📬 Inbox Dump #66

Hello Defiers! Welcome to Inbox Dump where we include the updates and announcements that flood our DMs each week and didn’t make it to The Defiant’s content platforms. Sometimes announcements here didn’t meet the bar to become a news story, sometimes they may have slipped through the cracks, or they came late and we haven’t had a chance to cover.

At The Defiant we cover the most important DeFi-related news and developments but we know many of you are hunting for projects before they are fully developed and before they are newsworthy. Our goal with this installment of the newsletter is to help you find them. Look at this as the starting point to DYOR.

We also include a compilation of DeFi and crypto funding rounds in the past week so you have these in one handy place.

Keep in mind these have been unedited. With that—here we go!

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✉️ Reef’s highly anticipated Reef Card is officially available for crypto holders

London, Sept. 2 — Reef, a layer-1 Substrate-based blockchain for DeFi, NFTs, and gaming, announced today its highly anticipated Reef Card is now available for people in the United Kingdom and Europe.

✉️ KPMG and HSBC Report Names Conflux as One of Asia’s Leading Crypto Projects

Shanghai, China, 1st September — Conflux, the only regulatory-compliant public blockchain in China, was recently named one of the ‘Leading 100 Emerging Giants in Asia Pacific’ in a report released by KPMG and HSBC

✉️ Helix launches on Injective to bring crypto to the masses

NEW YORK, Sept. 1 – Injective Pro, a decentralized derivatives exchange, has announced a rebrand to “Helix” while also introducing a wide array of new features and advanced trading capabilities.

✉️ Polkastarter Gaming Joins Forces With Ultra

We’re excited to announce Ultra’s recent partnership with Polkastarter, an industry-leading fundraising platform with over 30 gaming partners and a team with more than 20 years of experience in the gaming industry.

✉️ Steve Aoki is putting his mascot Character X‘s next chapter, Replicant X, in the hands of his fans.

The series will be made available for allowlist members on Tuesday, September 7, 2022, with public access opening the following day on Wednesday, September 8, 2022.

✉️ Ledger Nano X and Nano S Plus Now Available in All Best Buy Stores Nationwide

PARIS, September 1 – Ledger, the world’s leading and most secure platform for crypto and Web3, is bringing its crypto-hardware devices to all Best Buy stores across the US starting today.

✉️ Mintology Announces The Launch of New Brand Centric Claimable NFT Platform

Singapore, 1st September — Mintology is allowing brands of any size to connect with customers, fans and prospects by giving away NFTs at no cost. The NFTs are used as a claimable and marketing tool.

✉️ Aada Finance Launches The First Lending and Borrowing App on Cardano Mainnet

Lithuania, 31st August — Aada Finance, a crypto assets lending platform, announces the imminent launch of the Aada Finance V1 lending and borrowing protocol on Cardano mainnet.

✉️ The Web3 OnlyFans — Only1 is revolutionizing the creator economy with NFTs

The Web3 social platform backed by Alameda Research and Animoca Brands is about to launch a new ex-Marvel artist-designed nonfungible token (NFT) collection, “Acid Monkeys,” on Sept. 1.

✉️ Faded Arcade Releases Amazingly Cute NFT Collection – Hamster Jamz!

Hamster Jamz , brought to you by Faded Arcade, is a new free to mint PFP NFT with full game utility! It’s among the first of its kind in the NFT world and is based on Faded Arcades famous ‘Resto-Mod Games’ original arcade games. 

✉️ New Website Launches With a Quest to Guide Users to True Financial Freedom

Established on the tenets of sustainable trading management through high-performance metrics and tried-and-true operational strategies that include advanced risk management protocols and sophisticated security measures

✉️ We are proud to welcome sustainable beverage company Ape Water to the Chapter 2 family.

Ape Beverages, Inc. is the first web3-native water brand, a new Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) company that has transformed into a platform for commercialization of NFT intellectual property. 

✉️ peaq integrates with AllianceBlock’s Fundrs platform, unlocking cross-chain peer-to-peer fundraising for dApp builders

Singapore, September 1 – peaq, the Web3 network powering the Economy of Things (EoT), announces its integration with Fundrs, a fully-decentralized peer-to-peer funding platform.  

✉️ BingX Establishes A $10 Million Charity Arm, Reaching Out to Networks of Beneficiaries

SINGAPORE – 31 August – BingX, the leading social trading exchange, announces the charitable arm with a fund of $10 Million for humanitarian endeavors.

✉️ The holy grail of automated trading – Trailing stop now available for MakerDAO and Liquity

A Trailing stop strategy is now available at Defi Saver. A trailing stop is a dynamic strategy that allows users to configure a percentage drop from peak market value that would trigger full closing of your position once reached.

✉️ Polkadot Parachain Moonbeam Integrates Cross-Chain Messaging Protocol LayerZero

Its integration of LayerZero will offer a broader messaging service across various chains such as Ethereum, BNB Chain, Polygon and others. This will encourage builders to deploy their applications on Moonbeam.


💰 Limit Break Raises $200 Million for MMO Game – Tamadoge Will Get to Market Quicker

The venture capital firms that led the two funding rounds are the chair of Mino Games, Josh Buckley, Paradigm, and Standard Group. Other participants in the funding round include Coinbase, FTX, and Positive Sum.

💰 Singapore’s Temasek to Lead Animoca’s $100M Funding Round

The blockchain gaming powerhouse – Animoca Brands – has raised $100 million in a funding round from Singapore state-owned Temasek. Temasek will be financing the round through convertible bonds.

💰 NFT Collective Proof Raises $50M in Funding Round Led by a16z

This latest round was led by a16z, and included participation from Seven Seven Six, True Ventures, Collab+Currency, Flamingo DAO, SV Angel and VaynerFund.

💰 Kenyan Fintech Pezesha Raises $11 Million in Pre-Series A Round Backed by Cardano Blockchain Builder

This series was led by Women’s World Banking Capital Partners II with the Cardano blockchain builder Input Output Global (IOG) also participating. Other participants were Verdant Frontiers Fintech Fund and Cfund.

💰 DeFi Platform RedStone Raises Nearly $7M to Improve Connectivity Between Blockchains, Real-World Data

Lemniscap led the round with support from Coinbase Ventures, Blockchain Capital, Distributed Global, Lattice, Arweave, Bering Waters, Maven11 and SevenX Ventures.

💰 Decentralized Staking Protocol, GoGoPool, Raises $5M in Round

August 31 – GoGoPool has raised $5M in a seed round co-led by Framework Ventures, a venture capital firm known for its early entry into decentralized finance (DeFi) and blockchain gaming (GameFi), and CoinFund.



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