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📬 Inbox Dump #71

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!

✉️ Polygon and Atlendis Announce MATIC Rewards Program

October 7 – Polygon and Atlendis recently joined hands to announce a MATIC rewards program. The program has been established to distribute over 132,500 MATIC in rewards.

✉️ Lido partners with Arbitrum and Optimism to improve access to Ethereum staking

October 6th – Lido, the leading liquid staking system on Ethereum, said Thursday it will support a wrapped version of its popular staked ether (stETH) token to Ethereum layer 2 networks Arbitrum and Optimism.

✉️ Andrew Yang Joins Pool Data as Strategic Advisor to Transform the Data Economy with Web3

Pool Data, a platform to help people monetize their data using tokens and cryptocurrency payment systems, has added former U.S. presidential candidate Andrew Yang as an adviser while also releasing a new suite of Web3-focused data marketplace tools.

✉️ DeFi Saver introduces the most complete Compound III experience

4 October – DeFi Saver, a team best known for their automated liquidation protection services for lending protocols they’ve been working on since 2019, announced the release of a full-fledged Compound v3 integration.

✉️ Blockchain Twitter app launches to bring Decentralized Social to the masses

By publishing content to the DeSo chain, writers and creators can own and control their content the same way they own and control their Bitcoin. This means they can be free from censorship and gain new ways to monetize that have never been possible before.

✉️ Hashflow is Changing the DEX Narrative Through Storytelling

San Francisco, October – Hashflow has further popularized the “request-for-quote” (RFQ) model in DeFi, disrupting the traditional trading experience offered by AMMs like Uniswap and PancakeSwap by joining the ranks of the top DEXs in just a little over a year since its inception.

✉️ Cudo Compute launches a fairer distributed cloud platform

Cudo Compute is providing a democratic and sustainable alternative to the centralized cloud. The cloud industry is growing rapidly as innovations in AI, scientific computing, VR, and augmented reality tech continue to develop.

✉️ Talent Protocol supports the next generation of builders through the acquisition of social token platform Agora Labs

Portugal, 5th October — Talent Protocol, the web3 professional community for high-potential builders, has acquired Agora Labs, a social token and NFT infrastructure platform for creators to build and scale their communities.

✉️ W3E to launch the world’s first live Web3 esports tournament

W3E — the first-ever live tournament for Web3 esports — will be welcoming the world of Web3 gaming to Istanbul Blockchain Week. The event will take place on Nov. 17 at the ESA Esports Arena in the heart of Istanbul.

✉️ Marvel Studios Artist-led Creature Chronicles NFT Series Sells Out in 90 Minutes

MIAMI / October 3 / Dolphin Entertainment is pleased to report that its flagship NFT collection, Creature Chronicles, an intergalactic, immersive storytelling experience from former Marvel Studios’ artist Anthony Francisco, sold out in about 90 minutes on the afternoon of Sunday, October 2, 2022.

✉️ Gitex Global 2022 gathers world leaders to challenge and collaborate on the Web3 economy

Dubai will transform into the ultimate digital epicenter of the world next month as the UAE hosts the world’s largest tech show, converging the most advanced companies and best minds to deep-dive into the making of the Web3 economy.


MIAMI (OCTOBER 3) — OneOf, the leading Web3 platform for music, lifestyle brands and sports, announces an exclusive, three-year partnership with The Latin Recording Academy® to celebrate the Latin GRAMMY Awards®. 


Milan, October 3rd — Prada announces the release of its fifth Timecapsule NFT Collection, which is linked to both a gender-neutral physical product and a gifted NFT. This drop follows four successful Timecapsule NFT drops, all leading to immediate sell-outs.   

✉️ Astar Network And MarketAcross Team Up To Coordinate Polkadot Summit SF

San Francisco, 6th October – Complementing San Francisco Blockchain Week, Astar Network has partnered with Market Across to organize the “Polkadot Summit: The Future of Smart Contracts.”

✉️ Next generation mainnet project NvirWorld signs MOU with “high-performance” blockchain Solana

Singapore, 5th October – NvirWorld, a blockchain company with platforms such as NFT marketplace Nvir Market and decentralized finance (DeFi) service N-Hub, announced the MOU with the Solana Foundation.


💰 A16z spearheads $40m series B funding round for web3 protocol Golden

Web3 protocol Golden has raised a $40m Series B led by venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), bringing total funding to $60m. Other parties joining the round include Procol Labs, OpenSea Ventures, Harpoon Ventures, Vela Partners and Socii Capital among others.

💰 Blockchain Game Developer Horizon Raises $40M in Series A Funding Round

Led by Brevan Howard Digital and Morgan Creek Digital. Included Ubisoft, Take-Two Interactive, Polygon, Bitkraft Ventures, CMT Digital, Quantstamp, and individual investors Shopify CEO Tobias Lütke, Sandbox co-founder Sebastien Borget and Axie Infinity co-founder Aleksander Larsen.

💰 Crypto Banking Platform Juno Raises $18M in Series A Funding

The funding was led by ParaFi Capital’s Growth Fund and saw participation from scores of backers including Greycroft, Antler Global, Hashed, Jump Crypto, Mithril, 6th Man Ventures, Abstract Ventures, and Uncorrelated Fund.

💰 Crypto VC Firm Paradigm Leads $14M Raise for DeFi Platform Exponential

Other participants in the funding round included Haun Ventures (the VC firm of Andresseen Horowitz alum Katie Haun), the venture capital arm of cryptocurrency exchange FTX, the Solana and Polygon blockchains, and the investment arm of USDC stablecoin issuer Circle, among others.

💰 Citi Ventures Backs Its First Digital Asset Manager, Co-Leading a $6M Round in Xalts

Citi Ventures and Accel co-led a $6 million funding round for xalts, an institutional-grade digital asset management startup. The funding comes as institutional investors continue to move into the cryptocurrency industry despite the crypto bear market.

💰 Singapore Web3 firm Suberra secures $2.7M funding

Suberra announced that they have raised $2.7 million over two funding rounds from investors like Spartan Capital, Delphi Ventures, Hashed, Newman Capital, Defiance Capital, Arcane Group, and TsingTech Ventures.



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