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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✉️ OKX Lite is here to make trading and earning on crypto easier than ever before
SEYCHELLES, SEPTEMBER 23 – OKX, the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency exchange, today announced the launch of OKX Lite, a simplified version of its trading app that makes it easy for users to buy, sell, swap, and put their crypto to work.
✉️ Alameda Research Launches Borrower Pool on Clearpool
SINGAPORE, 22 September – Alameda Research, a leading principal trading firm, has launched a permissioned borrower pool on Clearpool, the leading DeFi marketplace for uncollateralized institutional capital.
✉️ Algorand partners with the Middle East’s first-ever metaverse concert platform
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES / September 21 – The concert is an impressive and unique experience not to be missed, marking a major step for masses of users into the metaverse.
✉️ Hedera Network and Clout.art Partnership
Clout.art is the most recent NFT company to launch on the Hedera network, following LG Electronics. As a microservice, curation platform, and creator launchpad community, Clout.art strives to help up-and-coming artists.
✉️ BingX Becomes the First Crypto Exchange to Offer Copy Trading Subsidy Vouchers
SINGAPORE, Sept. 23. BingX, the leading social trading exchange, has become the first crypto platform to introduce copy trading subsidy vouchers. These help to cover losses for users.
✉️ Spool introduces DeFi protocol generator for simplifying risk-managed yield portfolio creation
Tel Aviv, Israel, Sept 21, 2022 – Spool, the DAO creating a platform to build seamless DeFi products for investors of all backgrounds, launches its Smart Vault creation tool
✉️ Singapore’s The Orientalist Spirits launches whisky-backed NFT community
September 21st, SINGAPORE – The Orientalist Spirits, the world’s first ultra-premium pan-Asian craft spirits company, announced today the launch of its genesis NFT collection, The Founders Collective, supported by a special 12-year-old blended whisky crafted specifically for the project.
✉️ Talos and Lukka Integrate Enterprise Software to Deliver End-to-end Crypto Transaction Services
NEW YORK, Sept. 22. Talos and Lukka, announce the integration of their leading product suites to continue to scale end-to-end crypto-asset transactions. The integration gives Talos users access to Lukka’s premier crypto asset data management, valuation, and reporting solutions.
✉️ ONEOF & GLOBE COLLECTION BRINGS ICONIC MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPHS TO WEB3
Sept 22, 2022 – Green Web3 platform OneOf has announced a new NFT collection featuring three iconic photographs of Marilyn Monroe, taken by legendary photographer Frank Worth.
✉️ WAGMI United and Crawley Town FC to Scout Players at Sidemen FC Charity Match
The deal will see Red Devils players wearing a patch featuring the XCAD logo on their left sleeve during the club’s upcoming Carabao Cup match against visiting Premier League side Fulham.
✉️ MARQ Folio Launches to Make Global Trademark Registration Seamless
L.A., SEP 21, MarqVision, makers of the world’s first AI-powered IP protection platform, unveiled the next piece in the development of its comprehensive IP operating system: MARQ Folio for worldwide trademark registration.
✉️ Funko and Warner Bros. Consumer Products Bundle DC Physical and Digital Collectibles Together for Retail
Washington – Funko, in collaboration with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC, is announcing an exciting new addition to its Digital Pop! series featuring a DC The Brave and the Bold #28 (1959).
✉️ Leading Ukrainian fashion brands will be presented in the Metaverse this October
The official launch of the project, created by V-Art and Dslcollection, will take place phygitaly during the Paris+ par Art Basel. Anyone will be able to see the 3D clothing models of the project’s fashion partners in the Metaverse this October.
✉️ Sweat Economy Launch Breaks Crypto Records
Last week, Sweat Economy successfully launched on NEAR with the largest ever airdrop to active, opted-in, wallets. The Move-to-Earn platform, active in web2 since 2016 with over 120 million global users of its Sweatcoin app, distributed their new web3 SWEAT token to 13.5M token holders.
✉️ omgkirby joins forces with OpenSea and Channel Tres to launch groundbreaking generative music NFT Collection
Building on the momentum of its groundbreaking genesis collections, the disruptive, decentralized anonymous music artist omgkirby teams up with OpenSea and cultural icon Channel Tres to launch first of its kind generative music NFT collection.
✉️ Wachsman hires Cointelegraph CEO, Jay Cassano, as Chief Growth Officer
NEW YORK- Wachsman, the global strategy and communications firm serving the Web3 and financial technology sectors, has announced that the CEO of Cointelegraph, Jay Cassano, will join its executive team as the firm’s Chief Growth Officer.
✉️ Filipino founders launch dedicated Philippine Web3 Festival to bring global attention to home grown talent
19 September – Philippines – Since the play-to-earn phenomenon caught the world’s attention in 2021, the country has been firmly positioned at the epicenter of the Web3 movement as Filipinos demonstrate how the real-world can benefit from crypto, NFTs, and the open Metaverse.
💰 A16z Leads $51.5M Round for Web3 Fraud Protection Startup Sardine
Other investors in the round included XYZ, Nyca Partners, Sound Ventures, Activant Capital, Visa, Google Ventures, Eric Schmidt, Vikram Pandit, The General Partnership, NAventures, ING Ventures, ConsenSys, Cross River Digital Ventures, Alloy Labs, and Uniswap Labs Ventures.
💰 Alameda Research, Jump Crypto Lead $37M Funding for 3Commas Automated Crypto Trading Platform
3Commas has raised $37 million in a Series B funding round led by Target Global, Alameda Research and Jump Crypto, as well as Dmitry Tokarev, founder and CEO of crypto custodian Copper.
💰 Play-to-Earn Gaming Platform Vulcan Forged Raises $8M in Series A Funding
Blockchain gaming studio Vulcan Forged has secured Series A funding led by SkyBridge Capital, an investment firm founded by former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci.
💰 Startup Nilos Raises $5.2M in Funding Round for Business Development
The round was led by Viola Ventures and Fabric Ventures, other investors Mensch Capital Partners and angels The Sandbox co-founder Sebastien Borget and the former deputy CEO of French banking giant Société Générale.
💰Headquarters secures US$5M co-led by Crypto.com Capital to change the highly manual way Web3 teams manage their finances
WEB3 management solutions provider Headquarters announced that it has secured US$5 million in its pre-seed round co-led by Crypto.com Capital, Forge Ventures, and MassMutual Ventures.
💰 Spanish metaverse startup Union Avatars scores €1.2 million to manage digital identities
The round was led by Inveready and Fi Group and backed by GoHub Ventures, Outlier Ventures, Inlea, Rat Gasol and Carlos Solana. The new cash will be used mainly for product development and international expansion.