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📬 Inbox Dump #68

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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✉️ Infura Announces Plans to Launch Decentralized Web3 Infrastructure Protocol

The network’s working title is the “Decentralized Infrastructure Network.” This new network will provide “millions of future users” access to Web3 products “without outages and downtime due to a single point of failure.”

✉️ LBank ventures into the metaverse to educate and propel crypto adoption

SEP 16 – LBank, a top cryptocurrency exchange, is set to launch a decentralized metaverse on Bloktopia where users can immerse themselves in a virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality 3D environment.

✉️ The world’s flagship blockchain event is just around the corner

The summit’s upcoming fifth edition will be proudly hosted in Dubai, the largest crypto hub in the world. The event is set to be held on Oct. 4 and 5, 2022 in the prestigious Le Meridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Center.

✉️ EQONEX expands its Investment Product offering with multi-currency Exchange-Traded Notes

Germany, September 16, EQONEX Limited, is expanding its Investment Product offering with a USD-denominated Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Note (ETN) available on the Deutsche Börse XETRA Exchange from today.

✉️ DAATA Announces Exhibition At Art Athina 2022, Greece’s Biggest Cultural Event

September 16, 2022 – Daata, the groundbreaking digital art incubator that curates, commissions, and sells all forms of digital art, announced their exhibition at Art Athina 2022, Greece’s biggest annual cultural event.


SWITZERLAND, 15th September: Chiliz, the world’s leading blockchain provider for the sports industry, has appointed industry veteran Julian La Picque as its new Group Chief Financial Officer.

✉️ “SHIP” is the First-Ever “NFT Art Film” that Combines NFT Art and Entertainment

SINGAPORE – 14 September 2022 – Art Tokyo Global (“ATG”), a Singapore company, announced the completion of SHIP – the world’s first immersive NFT art film.

✉️ First Digital Trust Sponsors Vivienne Tam At New York Fashion Week with The Rise of The Metaverse

Hong Kong, 14 September — First Digital Trust (“First Digital”) announced today its sponsorship of acclaimed Chinese American fashion designer, Vivienne Tam at this year’s New York Fashion Week. 


September 14 – Internet Game: Season 2 has arrived, and popular web3 thought leader and NFT creator, gmoney, will be the host. Season 2, officially titled  ‘Bear Market Battle’, promises to be bigger and better than ever.

✉️ SKALE Announces the NFT Visionaries Grant Program for 10,000,000 SKL

San Francisco (September 13) SKALE announces the NFT Visionaries Grant Program, an allocation of 10,000,000 SKL. The NFT Visionaries grants are focused on helping creators bring their work to life in the SKALEverse. 

✉️ Atari expands its blockchain gaming arsenal, partnering with Anomura to integrate in-game assets

Anomura, a gaming experience fusing wildlife conservation awareness through compelling gameplay, partners with Atari, a founding member of the arcade game, game console, and personal computer industries.

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

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 – Securrency, announced that it will deploy its proprietary Digital Asset Composer on the XDC Network, a state-of-the-art blockchain with focus on real-world applications in global trade and finance. 

✉️ ELLE Decoration France announce their NFT exhibition with SuperRare

September 12 – SuperRare, the largest decentralized platform dedicated to original cryptoart, announced today D3SIGN CAPSULE, a collaborative exhibition with ELLE Décoration France.

✉️ Nansen Launches New Research Branch Bringing World-Class Insights to the Masses 

SEPTEMBER 12 — Singapore — Nansen announced the launch of its new research and education arm which will bring leading industry analysis to all users through masterclasses, research papers, AMAs, and more. 

✉️ ClimateTrade Publishes Comprehensive Guide to Designing Efficient Net Zero Strategies

Miami, FL — September 12 — ClimateTrade, the world’s first blockchain-based climate solutions provider, today released its first U.S.-focused white paper, titled, “A Comprehensive Guide to Designing Efficient Net Zero Strategies.”


💰 Doodles raises $54m in first funding round

Doodles has closed its first funding round of $54 million. Placing a $704m valuation on the company, it was led by Seven Seven Six with participation from 10T Holdings, Acrew Capital and FTX Ventures.

💰 NEAR anchors new $100m VC Fund and Lab focused on Web3’s evolution of culture, media and entertainment 

September 12th, – Portugal – NEAR Foundation, the Swiss non-profit that supports the governance of NEAR protocol, announced a partnership with Caerus Ventures to launch a $100m venture capital fund and venture lab.

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

Other investors included Animoca Brands, Polygon, CryptoKitties developer Dapper Labs and Dan Houser, a former producer at blockbuster game studio Rockstar Games who has joined the Revolving Games advisory board.

💰 JPMorgan Backs $20M Round for Blockchain Infrastructure Startup Ownera

Ownera has raised $20 million in a Series A funding round from backers that included banking giant JPMorgan and private asset management firm LRC Group.

💰 AC Ventures, Coinbase Ventures back $11m round of Indonesian crypto exchange

Reku, an Indonesia-based crypto exchange, has raised US$11 million in a series A funding round led by AC Ventures, with participation from Coinbase Ventures and Skystar Capital.

💰 Arpeggi Labs raises $5.1m led by a16z crypto to build open-source music creation

With participation from 1confirmation, Palm Tree Crew, WndrCo Ventures, Steve Aoki, 3LAU, Wyclef Jean, Disco Fries, Electric Feel Ventures, the Audius Foundation, Shayne Coplan, Paul Veradittakit, and Cooper Turley.

💰 Crypto Auditing Platform Sherlock Raises $4M in Funding

Participants in the funding round included digital asset management group Spartan and crypto-focused venture capital firms Lattice and CoinFund.



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