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📬 Inbox Dump #67

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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Inbox Dump!

✉️ Scalable Solutions shares how it ensures business success for customers

Scalable Solutions reveals its approach to customer success management, its impact on the success of cryptocurrency exchanges working with them, and what sets them apart as a white-label technology company.

✉️ XDC Network to Integrate Groundbreaking DeFi and Compliance Technology From Securrency

Securrency will deploy its proprietary Digital Asset Composer on the XDC Network, a state-of-the-art blockchain with a mature ecosystem and a particular focus on real-world applications in global trade and finance.

✉️ CHAINPORT IS THE FIRST BRIDGE TO SUPPORT PERMISSIONLESS PORTING TO DOGECHAIN

September 8, ChainPort has become the first cross-chain bridge to support permissionless token porting to Dogechain. Users can easily transfer tokens from several supported blockchain ecosystems to Dogechain.

✉️ Higround’s Past Keyboard Drops Have Sold Out in Less Than 10 Minutes – This Latest Launch Will Last Forever

L.A. – AUGUST 09 – Tech, lifestyle, and gaming brand Higround releases the Basecamp Series, a novel line of keyboards that are restocked for everlasting accessibility with a promise for new patterns and colorways in the future.

✉️ BingX Introduces Zero Fee For Spot Trading

SINGAPORE – 8 September – BingX, the social trading crypto exchange, has eliminated fees on spot trading. All maker, taker, and grid robot transactions in spot trading will enjoy the benefit of zero transaction fees.

✉️ MINT OPEN: Highly anticipated Replicant X launches community driven TV series 

September 7 – Steve Aoki, Seth Green, and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios will launch The Replicant X NFT, which will be key for fans who would like to co-write the first episodic series that launches on Ethereum, Dominion X.

✉️ Agoric Announces First Five Projects on Mainnet

California – September 7 – Agoric, the team behind the JavaScript-native smart contract platform, announces the first set of projects: LH2 Staking, KREAd, Crabble, AgreeWe, and Calypso,

✉️ Slimesunday launches SLIMESHOP, a revolutionary art customization tool powered by OpenSea

His latest project is his most immersive and creative effort yet. In collaboration with OpenSea, SLIMESHOP (the artist’s cheeky take on “Photoshop”) will premiere on September 8, 2022. 

✉️ Henri Arslanian joins Hex Trust’s Advisory Board

HONG KONG, 7 SEPTEMBER – Henri Arslanian has joined the Hex Trust Advisory Board, bringing years of extensive experience, vast knowledge and an expansive network in digital assets, fintech and finance. 

✉️ Chainalysis: US Recovers $30 Million from North Korean-linked Hacker

The United States has seized over $30 million in cryptocurrency stolen by North Korean-linked hackers Lazarus from the popular online game Axie Infinity, crypto intelligence firm Chainalysis said on Thursday.

✉️ Daata Announces Presentation At Habitare 2022

September 7 – Daata, the groundbreaking digital art incubator, announces a curated exhibition of digital artworks at Habitare, the largest furniture, design, and interior decoration event in Finland.

✉️ Backed by $4.6M in seed funding, Mailchain launches the first multi-wallet Web3 email platform

London, September 06 — Mailchain, the new communication layer for Web3, launches the first secure, multi-wallet email solution on the heels of a $4.6 million funding round led by Crane Venture Partners and Kenetic Capital

✉️ SuperRare Announces CryptoArt Couture Exhibition for NYFW

Crypto Art Marketplace, Super rare announced its latest upcoming exhibition, cryptoart couture. The exhibition will take place at the NYC Gallery during New York Fashion Week from September 9 to September 14.

✉️ Yuga Labs releases Otherside metaverse teaser trailer

Creators of the Bored Ape Yacht Club, Mutant Ape, and NFT collections, released another video of the Otherside metaverse. The second trailer features characters “Kodas” and team says “the story continues later this Q4.”

✉️ Zappos Founder Launches First NFT Sports Prediction Game

Play Hellebore provides casual sports fans and fantasy sports enthusiasts with an easy on-ramp into Web3 by providing a user-friendly interface and one-click, intuitive gameplay all accessible on any device.

✉️ METACRUN.CH the Web3 Publication for the C-Suite, Announces Kelly Vero, as Editor-in-Chief  

September 6, London-Kelly’s editorial governance on the developments of Web3 will revolutionize the way in which the C-Suite can explore and understand the implications of the latest developments in Web3.


Funding

💰 Crypto Startup Mysten Labs Raises $300M From Industry Heavyweights at $2B Valuation

Led by FTX Ventures with contributions from Binance Labs, Coinbase Ventures, Circle Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners and the crypto wing of Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) were among the participants.

💰 Web3 Game Studio Revolving Games Raises $25M in Pantera-Led Funding Round

Led by crypto-focused investment giant Pantera Capital, other investors included prominent Web3 game investor Animoca Brands, Polygon, CryptoKitties developer Dapper Labs and Dan Houser.

💰 Marshall Wace Leads $25m Funding Round in 21.co

Other investors in the round include Collab+Currency, Quiet Ventures, ETFS Capital and Valor Equity Partners.

💰 Crypto-Focused Venture Firm Bloccelerate Is Raising $100M for Second Fund

The Bloccelerate VC Fund II has already raised $20 million from 26 investors since the fund opened Aug. 25. While only one-fifth of the target, the amount already surpasses the firm’s $12 million inaugural fund in late 2020.

💰 Crypto Startup Slide Raises $12.3M to Connect New Users to Web3 Apps

Co-led by crypto-focused investment firms Polychain Capital and Framework Ventures. The funding will help Slide continue to hire more staff, build out its infrastructure and distribute its product to dapps.

💰 DeFi Platform Credix Raises $11.25M to Connect Institutional Lenders With Emerging Market Fintechs

Raising capital from a group of strategic investors with diverse backgrounds. Participants include Motive Partners, ParaFi Capital, Valor Capital, MGG Bayhawk Fund, Victory Park Capital, Circle Ventures, Fuse Capital, and Abra.

💰 Magpie secures $3M in funding to enable seamless cross-chain swaps

With Jump’s assistance, additionally supported by Sandeep Nailwal, GSR Markets, ParaFi Capital, Republic Capital, Big Brain Holdings, Serafund, Faculty Group, D1 Ventures, ArkStream, Apollo Capital and more.


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