📬 Inbox Dump #31

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 ...

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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!

✉️ NSUR Inc. Launches NSUR Coin, The First and Only Deflationary, High-Utility Crypto Token Backed by a Purchase Price Protection Program

November 2, 2021 [LAS VEGAS] -- NSUR Inc., a health and wellness focused network and loyalty rewarding platform, announced the official launch of NSUR Coin, the first and only deflationary, high-utility crypto token backed by a purchase price protection program. NSUR Coin allows users to buy real-world products with true value while the NSUR Value Protection Program provides shelter amidst the volatility of the crypto market.

✉️ EX Sports Pre-Launches First Diego Maradona Digital Collectibles

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, November 3, 2021 EX Sports,a platform that allows sport fans to buy, trade and sell digital sport collectibles, in partnership with CV Labs and World Football Collection, sold the first four ‘Platinum Edition’ Diego Maradona sports memorabilia as non-fungible phygital tokens (NFTs). The opening round of Maradona items launched at 9 p.m. Dubai time at an exhibition-auction on Saturday, October 30th, the birthday of the late Maradona, at the DMCC Crypto Center.

✉️ CENTRE CONSORTIUM ANNOUNCES FORMER CITI SENIOR EXECUTIVE MORGAN MCKENNEY AS SPECIAL ADVISOR

New York - Nov. 4, 2021 - Centre, the consortium founded by Circle and Coinbase to provide standards and governance for USD Coin (USDC) and other future fiat-backed stablecoins, today announced that Morgan McKenney, former Chief Operating Officer for Citi’s Global Consumer Banking has joined the company as Special Advisor to lead Centre’s payments innovation initiatives.

✉️ Crypto Movie Coinrunners Puts NFT Holders At The Heart Of The Film

The team behind the film Coinrunners is looking to enlist the help of NFT fans and collectors as it launches a unique NFT collection to fund the development of the crypto-focused Hollywood movie. The project is already backed by a multi-award-winning script developed by Lisa N Edwards, a full-time crypto trader and entrepreneur, and is aiming to go into production in 2022.

✉️ EDM Superstar Alesso partners with OneOf.com on first ever NFT that sends token holder to the Edge of the Stratosphere

November 1, 2021 — OneOf, the green NFT platform built for the music community, artists & fans has revealed the details for this week’s Drops in DJ/producer and EDM superstar Alesso’s “Cosmic Genesis” NFT collection available today.

✉️ Acclaimed Death Row Records Artist Riskie Forever and Zelus Deliver 7 Days of New Art Inspired by 7 Day Theory

Hollywood, CA - November 2, 2021- Riskie Forever, renowned creator of the iconic album cover art of “The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory”, steps onto the digital collectibles stage in partnership with Zelus for a truly unique NFT collection. Beginning on November 5th, the 25th anniversary of the acclaimed album’s release, Zelus will release a series of twenty-five NFTs every day for seven days, each one inspired by the cover art of the Death Row Records classic.

✉️ Enjin Announces $100M Efinity Metaverse Fund Ahead of Polkadot Parachain Auctions

Singapore — November 4th, 2021 — Enjin, the leading ecosystem for NFTs, today announces a US$100M Metaverse Fund for Efinity, a cross-chain NFT network it’s building on Polkadot. Enjin is also bidding for Auction Slot 4 in Batch 1 of Polkadot’s Parachain Auctions, beginning on December 2nd, 2021. If successful, Efinity will begin operating on mainnet by the end of 2021.

✉️ The DFINITY Foundation and United Esports To Launch First Of Its Kind Blockchain Gaming Program — Achievement Unblocked

ZURICH and LOS ANGELES, 4th November 2021 — The DFINITY Foundation, the developers of the Internet Computer, and United Esports, a leading esports media and marketing organization, has announced Achievement Unblocked, an exciting new competition series that follows the next generation of game developers as they build games on blockchain.

✉️ Endaoment Surpasses $7 Million Total Raised For Charitable Causes

SAN FRANCISCO — November 4, 2021 — Blockchain-based nonprofit Endaoment surpasses $7 million USD in total donations as it celebrates its first anniversary. The donations, given to Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs) created on Endaoment’s platform as cryptocurrencies, have been distributed to more than 100 nonprofit organizations in service of social impact causes.

✉️ DeFi provider will use money to focus on building indexes to power data analytics for all business users

LONDON -- November 4, 2021 -- Defactor (www.defactor.com), a gateway for traditional businesses to access the billions of dollars available in decentralized finance (DeFi) liquidity pools, today announced it has received a grant from The Graph Foundation as part of the Foundation's Wave 3 of grants totaling $1.5 million.

✉️ Reliefband® Launches Interchangeable Smart Watch Bands to Extend Compatibility to Apple and Samsung Watches

Horsham, PA (October 28, 2021)Reliefband, an innovator in wearable technology that prevents and treats nausea and vomiting symptoms, launched new Reliefband® Sport Watch Connectorsdesigned specifically for Apple and Samsung watch owners. Available now, the new watch bands are priced at $29.99 each and offered in two color choices (grey or black). The watch bands can be configured to seamlessly attach to an Apple or Samsung watch. With this interchangeable band, an Apple or Samsung watch is situated on top of a user’s wrist with the Reliefband Sport® aligned on the underside of the wrist so it can deliver side effect-free therapy.

✉️ CIRCULAR ECONOMY INNOVATORS MATTEREUM ANNOUNCE BLOCKCHAIN POWERED MARKETPLACE FOR NET ZERO PHYSICAL GOODS AND SERVICES

Glasgow, 4 Nov 2021 – Digital circular economy leader Mattereum is coming to COP26 to launch its vision to build a new global marketplace for efficient re-use of the world’s manufactured goods.

✉️ MS Token Launches STO for Millennium Sapphire

NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / November 1, 2021 / Millennium Fine Art Inc. (MFAI) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, MS Token LLC, is conducting a Securitized Token Offering (STO). The STO public sale will commence on November 16th at 12 p.m. EST with a minimum purchase of $500. A total of 150 million tokens will be minted and made available at an STO price of U.S. $3.50 per token.

✉️ YIELD App partners with DeFi risk analysis pioneer Credmark

Digital wealth management platform strengthens risk management and enhances transparency with innovative partnership

Leading digital wealth management platform YIELD App is thrilled to announce it is partnering with Credmark, a decentralized risk modeling platform that leverages the data provided by platforms and protocols across the industry in order to generate high integrity, verifiable DeFi risk models.

Funding

💰 SANCTOR CAPITAL RAISES $20 MILLION TO INVEST IN MISSIONARY FOUNDERS IN THE CRYPTO SPACE

2 NOVEMBER 2021 — Sanctor Capital (https://www.sanctor.com), a blockchain-focused investment firm, announced today it has completed a $20 million raise for its inaugural fund, which will focus on providing strategic capital and resources to the most promising GameFi, DeFi, and cross-chain infrastructure projects in the blockchain space.

💰 DeFi Protocol Parallel Finance Raises $22 Million in Series A Funding

Earlier on Monday, Parallel Finance announced that it had raised $22 million in a Series A funding round. The investing round for the Polkadot-based DeFi protocol was led by Polychain Capital, alongside Alameda Research, Blockchain Capital, Blockchain ventures, Slow ventures, Lightspeed venture Partners, and CMT Digital, among others.

💰 Ardana DeFi Raised $10 Million In Investor Funding Round Led By Three Arrows Capital

Another cryptocurrency by the name of Cardano has gotten a sign of futuristic success now. Cardano’s DeFi ecosystem has raised $10 Million in funding by investors led by Three Arrows Capital. Morningstar Ventures and Mechanism Capital also participated in the funding round.

💰 Credefi Announces Completion of a $1.8 Million Private Round and Prepares for Upcoming IDO

Credefi – an innovative hybrid of FinTech Solution and DeFi Protocol connecting crypto lenders with small & medium business borrowers from the traditional economy, announced today it has closed $1.8 million in private financing as part of a successful funding stage that garnered significant interest from a variety of investors across multiple verticals like FinTech, crypto, legacy finance, and more.

💰NFT Labs Raises Over $2m In Private Funding For ITSMYNE, IDO On CardStarter Soon

NFT Labs is proud to announce the completion of a private round valued at $1,062,600 for it’s ITSMYNE marketplace. Furthermore, the team will organize an Initial DEX Offering (IDO) through the CardStarter platform.

💰 Alchemy valued at £2.5bn following Series C funding led by a16z

Alchemy, a leading infrastructure provider for blockchain and Web3 developers, has raised £183 million in its Series C funding round, bringing its valuation to £2.56 billion. The round was led by venture capital firm a16z, with Lightspeed and Redpoint also joining as new investors. Existing investors Coatue, DFJ, and Pantera also participated with additional investment.

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