📬 Inbox Dump #44

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 ...

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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✉️ Bybit: DeFi Needs More Soul-Searching and Fewer Heroes

LONDON, April 1, 2022 — Bybit, one of the world’s fastest growing crypto exchanges, said DeFi, or decentralized finance, as we know it today needs to reinvent itself to live up to the promise of decentralization in its name.

✉️ Memelords, Dank Bank, announce $4.2069M in Funding from Mechanism Capital, Samsung NEXT, Former Coinbase Exec, and more, in bid to Monetize Iconic Moments in Internet History

Dover, DE – Dank Bank, the first NFT trading platform dedicated entirely to memes, viral videos, and other iconic moments in internet history, today announced the completion of its $4.2069M pre-seed round intended to back founders, Harry Jones and Prez Thomas, in their efforts to empower content creators to monetize their viral creations.

✉️ Ontology Promotes Web3 and Privacy Innovation Through DoraHacks Hackathon and $100K USD Developer Prize Pool

Singapore – 1st April 2022 – Ontology, the project bringing trust, privacy, and security to Web3 through decentralized identity and data solutions, is partnering with DoraHacks, a global hackathon organizer and Web3 developer community.

✉️ SUPERRARE ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF SECOND “SPACE RACE”

NEW YORK, NY, March 31, 2022 | SuperRare, the pioneering marketplace for unique NFT artworks, today announces the results of the second “Space Race” that includes ten new independently run, self-sovereign Spaces to showcase and sell unique one-of-one NFT artworks. The ten spaces were proposed and voted on by the SuperRare DAO that launched last year with the $RARE token. The ten new spaces include collectives, poets, art educators, galleries and companies from a broad array of countries including North America, Asia, Europe and Latin America.

✉️ NEAR protocol selected by crypto collective Orange DAO as preferred partner for building Web3 startups

31st March, Zug, Switzerland | London UK NEAR Foundation, the Swiss non-profit that oversees the governance and development of the NEAR protocol, today announced it has been selected as the preferred layer1 chain by Orange DAO, the crypto collective created by Y Combinator(“YC”) alumni backing web3 startups. The NEAR foundation will also invest $15 million into the collective and support founders that are building companies on NEAR.

✉️ Battlebound Secures $4.8M Seed Round + $3M in NFT Sales

I started Battlebound in May 2021 after spending 4 years creating game art and scalable pipelines for League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics. I left Riot Games instilled with a passionate belief that video games have the unique potential for players to experience thrilling moments that meaningfully enrich their lives. We call these moments heroic stories, and they are the cornerstone for the games we’re building at Battlebound.

✉️ InvestDEFY Launches Crypto Structured Product for Weekly Market Neutral BTC / ETH Yield Harvest Program: SYGMA

March 31, 2022 – InvestDEFY, a sophisticated structured products company making crypto investing simple, today announced the launch of SYGMA, a weekly market neutral yield harvest program. It is uniquely designed to provide significantly lower volatility and a low correlation relative to Bitcoin (BTC) or Ethereum (ETH), without employing leverage. SYGMA is powered by InvestDEFY’s Digital Asset Trading Automation (D.A.T.A.) platform and guided by its proprietary DORA Predictive Explorer analytics platform, designed to centralize access to all models and predictive analytics.

✉️ CHILIZ CHAIN 2.0 ‘SCOVILLE’ TESTNET IS LIVE: CHILIZ LAUNCH LAYER-1 BLOCKCHAIN FOR THE SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRIES

MARCH 31st: Chiliz has announced that ‘Scoville’, the public testnet for Chiliz Chain 2.0 (CC2), the first Layer-1 blockchain created especially for the sports and entertainment industries, is now live. CC2 enables sports and entertainment brands to mint NFTs and Fan Tokens, build DeFi products and Play2Earn games, and create event, loyalty and merchandising programs, helping them unlock the huge potential of Web3.

✉️ Cryptocurrency Exchange Bybit Receives In-Principle Approval to Conduct Virtual Asset Business in UAE and Move Global Headquarters to Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 28, 2022: Cryptocurrency exchange business Bybit has received in-principle approval to conduct a full spectrum of virtual assets business in Dubai, the firm announced today at a joint press conference with the UAE Ministry of Economy at the World Government Summit 2022. Bybit also announced that it plans to set up its global headquarters in Dubai, offering a full suite of products and services globally, under the Emirate’s “test-adapt-scale” virtual assets market model.

✉️ Revolutionary NFT Platform PolyOne Announces XO-Planet Collection after Groundbreaking Launch in the Cradle of Civilization

PolyOne announces its exotic XO-Planet NFT Collection to serve as pre-launch boarding passes for privileged access. Proceeds from PolyOne's XO-Planet NFT series will benefit refugees of the wars in the Ukraine and Iraq. Ticket holders will be Greenlisted and receive an array of rewards and utilities.

✉️ Router Protocol Announces Fantom and Ethereum Integrations Following Recent Introduction of Avalanche to its Cross-Chain Messaging Protocol

[SINGAPORE, March 30, 2022] Router Protocol - an infrastructure layer enabling communication between blockchains, today announced it has added Ethereum and Fantom to its infrastructure. The community can now transfer funds, swap assets, and with the approaching launch of the Router Software Developer Kit (SDK), build cross-chain dApps across Fantom, Ethereum, and the networks integrated hitherto - Polygon, Binance Smart Chain, and the Avalanche C-chain.

✉️ LAW&CRIME PARTNERS WITH TOP CRYPTO JOURNALIST LAURA SHIN TO LAUNCH PODCAST ON BITCOIN’S BONNIE AND CLYDE CASE

NEW YORK, NY – March 29, 2022 - Law&Crime, the leading live trial and true-crime network, announces the launch of an investigative podcast series with renowned crypto journalist Laura Shin. A former Forbes crypto editor, author of The Cryptopians, and host of the popular Unchained podcast, Shin will explore the case of Heather Morgan and Ilya Lichtenstein. The married couple, also known as the “Bonnie and Clyde” of crypto, have been accused of attempting to launder $4.5 billion worth of Bitcoin after being arrested in their Manhattan home.

✉️ MakerDAO users now have three different ways to protect their Vaults from liquidation using DeFi Saver

The first new automated strategy at users' disposal allows MakerDAO users to farm yield protocols such as Yearn, mStable, and Rari with effectively no liquidation risk. The new Savings Liquidation Protection strategy automatically pays back the owners' debt with stablecoin assets supplied in the aforementioned yield protocols. Historically, users had to sell part of their collateral for automated liquidation protection, which was bittersweet. The losses would still be drastically lower than liquidation, but any selling is usually not desirable.

✉️ KlubCoin, officially partnered with Festicket and Amnesia, is championing an innovative ‘Party-to-Earn’ model.

KlubCoin is already trusted by some of the world's strongest brands and is an empowering, fast-growing ecosystem that allows clubs, festivals, artists and DJs to offer crypto-ownership and rewards to their loyal fans. As part of this new fan token economy, KlubCoin can be used at both physical and Metaverse events and is now open to new partner applications.

✉️ Akoin Adds Fireblocks for a Super-Secure Africa-Focused Crypto Wallet

Following the successful pilot program of the Akoin Wallet in Mwale Medical and Technology City in Kenya enabling AKN to be integrated into every aspect of the city’s daily life, the public Akoin Wallet built specifically for the broader Africa public market is in the final testing stage and set to be released in Q2 2022.

✉️ 38 Artists Come Together To Create a Dynamic, Interactive NFT Artwork to Raise Money for Ukrainian Children

Wednesday 30 March, LisbonNon Fungible Conference, Europe’s leading event for non fungible assets, will be exhibiting ‘Mariupol’,an interactive NFT artwork to raise money for Ukraine. The piece is the collaborative effort between 38 artists from across the digital art space, and will take center stage on a giant screen wall in the heart of the event. The conference will take place in Lisbon, Portugal between April 4 and 5, 2022. All the funds and royalties will go to Voices of Children to provide psychological support to child victims of war.

✉️ Chainlink Labs Announces Key Executive Hires

SAN FRANCISCO March 29, 2022 – Chainlink Labs, the organization developing the global decentralized oracle standard powering mainstream blockchain adoption, today announced that Dr. Dahlia Malkhi, former Diem Association chief technology officer, has joined as chief research officer. Dr. Malkhi joins other recent new executive team hires, including Mike Derezin, former vice president at LinkedIn, who joined late last year as chief operating officer.

✉️ Order of the Egonauts Launches Series 2 of 12 featuring CZ in their 12 month limited NFT Collection

Philadelphia – March 28, 2022. The Order of the Egonauts is releasing their 2nd series Egonaut NFT on March 30, 2022. The next series features Changpeng Zhao or CZ, the founder of Binance as most know him. The release comes during Binance Blockchain week taking place in Dubai. Like the genesis series showcasing Vitalik Buterin, the 2nd series of Egonauts will also feature 101 one-of-one unique NFTs. However, where the 1st series had a total of 8 trait categories and over 20 traits, the CZ collection has 13 trait categories and over 47 different traits.

✉️ 2022 Research Reveals High Awareness and Growing Cross-Border Use of Cryptocurrency in Four Key Markets

SAN FRANCISCO and LONDON — March 29, 2022 — In a new survey released today from the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) and leading UK-based crypto payments platform Wirex, results show high awareness and growing use of cryptocurrencies for cross-border payments in four key markets: United States, United Kingdom, Mexico, and Singapore.

✉️ M·A·C Cosmetics Partners with The Keith Haring Foundation to Launch First-Ever NFT Collection

29th March, NEW YORK -- In honor of National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on April 10, M·A·C Cosmetics has created its first-ever NFT collection featuring the work of the late iconic artist and activist, Keith Haring. Available from April 10 to June 1, 2022, 100% of the purchase price from primary sales of the VIVA GLAM x Keith Haring NFT collection will be donated to the M·A·C VIVA GLAM Fund to support youth impacted by HIV/AIDS and through January 15, 2023, 2.5% of the purchase price from all secondary sales on OpenSea will go to The Keith Haring Foundation.

✉️ LIONEL MESSI JOINS SOCIOS.COM AS GLOBAL BRAND AMBASSADOR

PARIS, MARCH 29TH: As Global Brand Ambassador, Lionel Messi will promote Socios.com to his 400 million followers, inspiring fans around the world to come together and share their passion for their favourite teams by joining the most empowered and engaged community in sport. The four-time UEFA Champions League winner will appear in multiple educational and promotional campaigns, starting with a debut Socios.com brand campaign.

✉️ Paris Blockchain Week Summit Reveals 2022 Programme and Headline Speakers

Paris, France — 29 March 2022 — Paris Blockchain Week Summit (PBWS), a leading international conference dedicated to professionals in the blockchain and digital assets space, has unveiled its programme and speaker lineup for its flagship event running from 13-14 April 2022.

✉️ Binance Launches Binance Bridge 2.0 to Integrate CeFi and DeFi

March 29, 2022 – Binance, the world’s leading blockchain ecosystem and cryptocurrency infrastructure provider has launched Binance Bridge 2.0, which allows users to quickly and securely bridge assets from any blockchain to the BNB Chain, enabling users to access CeFi and DeFi products directly within the Binance app. Binance is the first cryptocurrency exchange in the world to provide users with a seamless integration of CeFi and DeFi assets.

✉️ Cryptocurrency Exchange Bybit Receives In-Principle Approval to Conduct Virtual Asset Business in UAE and Move Global Headquarters to Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 28, 2022: Cryptocurrency exchange business Bybit has received in-principle approval to conduct a full spectrum of virtual assets business in Dubai, the firm announced today at a joint press conference with the UAE Ministry of Economy at the World Government Summit 2022. Bybit also announced that it plans to set up its global headquarters in Dubai, offering a full suite of products and services globally, under the Emirate’s “test-adapt-scale” virtual assets market model.

✉️ Umbria Network Releases Cheapest Fantom Cross-chain Bridge on the Market

Umbria ($UMBR) today announces the full public launch of its Fantom (FTM) bridge – the third cross-chain bridge to be added to the platform in Q1 of 2022. Unlike other Fantom bridging solutions, where native Ethereum first has to be wrapped (WETH) before being transferred, the Narni liquidity bridge - bridge.umbria.network - makes the process of moving Ether (ETH) between the Ethereum Mainnet and the Fantom network quick, cheap and easy.

✉️ Good Gamer Entertainment Announces Chosen Ones NFT Mint Day and Reveals Fifth Legendary Hero

VANCOUVER, BC, March 25, 2022 - Good Gamer Entertainment Inc. (TSXV: GOOD) (OTC: GGAMF) ("Good Gamer" or the "Company"), a real-money skill-gaming operator and blockchain games developer, is pleased to announce that its publishing partner Sig Capital Inc. dba Fork Gaming (“Fork Gaming”) has announced the official mint date for the Chosen Ones Legendary Heroes NFT collection.

✉️ SOULECTION+ GENERATES UNPRECEDENTED ARTIST REVENUE STREAM WITH NEW WEB3 INITIATIVES

Last week, Soulection launched Monte Booker’s “KOLOR INSTRUMENTAL” on Web3, consisting of 500 uniquely colored audio/visual collectables with the instrumental version of Monte’s hit song “Kolors” embedded. The launch marks their first-ever artist facing Web3 launch, and the team sold out all 500 copies in 10 minutes. Soulection+ teamed up with one of Monte’s favorite artists Mute to design the Web3 collection.

✉️ TRM’s Free Sanctions Screening Tool Goes Live

San Francisco, CA — March 24, 2022 - TRM Labs, the blockchain intelligence company, now offers a free, API-based screening tool to members of the crypto ecosystem who wish to be alerted when sanctioned crypto addresses are engaging with their platforms, including addresses linked to newly sanctioned Russian designated individuals and entities. Users of the free tool will benefit from TRM’s unique cross-chain coverage, which spans 25 blockchains and enables users to be notified when a sanctioned address matches a corresponding address on multiple blockchains.

✉️ We are pleased to welcome NFT phenomenon Dippies to the Chapter 2 family.

When you picture a hippie, you likely envision a character that is stuck out of time. You picture Woodstock, psychedelics, and flowers. In reality, hippies have been evolving over the years, and technology has been enabling a completely new era of hippie to take form... the digital hippie (Dippie).

✉️ Decentralized Biomedical Network DeBio Rolling Out Roketo’s Crypto-Streaming Solution To All Accounting And Payroll

March 25, 2022, Roketo, the crypto-streaming solution built on NEAR Protocol, has announced DeBio, an anonymous-first appchain for medical and bioinformatics services and data, will be rolling out the company’s payment service to all their accounting and payroll.

✉️ LEADING HONG KONG FITNESS AND GYM BRAND BECOMES LATEST ENTRANT INTO THE FITNESS METAVERSE BRINGING INNOVATIVE GROUP CLASSES TO THE SANDBOX

OliveX Fitness Metaverse welcomes the latest entrant to the upcoming and innovative digital fitness world as Hong Kong-based gym and fitness brand, GO24 Fitness, continues its impressive growth by becoming the first gym brand represented in the fitness metaverse outside of Europe.

✉️ Mnemonic, the NFT Data API, Opens Its Foundational API Platform Publicly to Developers and Unveils New Collection Analytics Capabilities

SAN FRANCISCO—March 23, 2022—Today Mnemonic, the NFT data API for Web3 developers, announced its general availability launch. Previously, Mnemonic’s API keys were only available to a limited number of partners by request–now Mnemonic’s foundational API is open publicly to all developers. Additionally, Mnemonic is unveiling a new Collection Analytics API as part of its enterprise tier, to serve companies with more advanced, scaled NFT data needs.

✉️ SUPERRARE DROPS NEW DAVID CRONENBERG NFT: KIDNEY STONES AND INNER BEAUTY

New York, NY | SuperRare, the pioneering platform for curated NFT artworks announces new NFT drop by legendary filmmaker David Cronenberg entitled Kidney Stones and Inner Beauty, on March 29, 2022. With a starting bid of 15ETH, the photograph of Cronenberg’s kidney stones parallels the horror maestro’s forthcoming film Crimes of the Future, which tells the story of a surgery performance starring Viggo Mortensen.

✉️ Unprecedented Offering of Physical Bitcoins and Cryptocurrency in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Spring 2022 Auction

Costa Mesa, CA – Stack’s Bowers Galleries is proud to present an exciting selection of physical bitcoins and other cryptocurrency in their Spring 2022 Showcase Auction, the Official Auction for the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo. The sale will feature an array of Bitcoin and Litecoin from the popular Lealana and Casascius series, all certified and encapsulated by PCGS. Also included are several unloaded and redeemed coins that remain very popular as keepsakes of this exciting technology.

✉️ Startup with Chainlink to Provide Founders with Blueprint for Launching Blockchain Projects

SAN FRANCISCO, MAR. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Chainlink Labs, the leading provider of secure and reliable open-source blockchain oracle solutions, today announced the launch of Startup with Chainlink, a premier startup enablement program that provides free resources and a global online community for early-stage founders and entrepreneurs building on any blockchain. In a nascent industry where founders are too often forced to figure out critical launch-related topics on their own, Startup with Chainlink offers a blueprint for early-stage founders, providing crucial free information resources, community groups, events, webinars, and more.

✉️ Inaugural Paris NFT Day Reveals Immersive Event Program and Speaker Lineup

Paris, France — 23 March 2022 — Paris NFT Day, the largest European conference dedicated to the business of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), has unveiled the programme and speaker lineup for its inaugural event on 12 April 2022, kicking off Paris Blockchain Week Summit (PBWS).

✉️ CEX-DEX Crypto Derivatives Exchange ApolloX Expands Into Spot Trading

ANTIGUA, Antigua and Barbuda, 23 March 2022 - ApolloX, the world’s first CEX-DEX hybrid crypto derivatives exchange, is launching spot trading on both its centralized (CEX) and decentralized (DEX) exchanges to complement its core perpetual futures offering.

✉️ Ignite Tournament Partners With NFT Gaming Guild – BAYZ

Ignite Tournaments is excited to announce a partnership with BAYZ, an NFT gaming guild and an esports and content community hub that seeks to remove barriers of entry and introduce more people to play-to-earn games around the world, initially focusing on gamers in Brazil. BAYZ brings more people into the metaverse through blockchain and play-to-earn games focuses on content creation, competitions and partnering up with content creators to help build and maintain user engagement with play-to-earn games such as Axie Infinity, The Sandbox, Ember Sword, and Big Time.

✉️ Amber Group strengthens management team with Ehsan Haque as EMEA General Counsel

SINGAPORE, 21 March 2022 -- Amber Group, a leading global digital asset platform, is proud to announce the appointment of Ehsan Haque as its General Counsel for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region (EMEA). Amber Group’s latest appointment comes amid the company’s global expansion plans and its ambitious licensing and regulatory roadmap. The company, now valued at US$3 billion following two successful Series B and Series B+ rounds, has since been expanding with new offices worldwide and regulatory licenses secured in Europe, Latin America and Asia.

✉️ Growing ndau Ecosystem to Launch the ndau NFT Forge and Wallet Powered by BEASY

DOUGLAS, Isle of Man, March 22, 2022 — ndau, a digital currency known for its adaptive capabilities, expands into the non-fungible token (NFT) ecosystem as BEASY, (Blockchain Made Easy, LLC), becomes the newest member of the growing ndau collective with the launch of the ndau NFT Forge and Wallet. ndau’s NFT Forge, powered by BEASY, provides influencers and artists a simple way to forge their own NFTs from graphics, photos, videos, and music files and use ndau to pay for minting, selling and buying NFTs while earning yields.

✉️ The Lemonade Foundation Turns to Blockchain to Protect Subsistence Farmers from Climate Change

March 22, 2022 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Lemonade Foundation, the nonprofit founded by Lemonade to effect exponential social and environmental impact through technology, announced today the formation of the Lemonade Crypto Climate Coalition. The coalition is being constituted as a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO), dedicated to building and distributing at-cost, instantaneous, parametric weather insurance to subsistence farmers and livestock keepers in emerging markets.

✉️ Quadrata Launches Data Passport Network Instituting Identity and Compliance into DeFi

MARINA DEL REY, Calif., March 17, 2022 – Quadrata, a passport network bringing the identity and compliance layer to DeFi applications on existing public blockchains, announces the launch of their Web3 passport. The Quadrata Passport allows network participants to build robust DeFi applications, expand financial services and leverage the proprietary technology to initially access KYC and AML status and country of residence as well as credit reputation and accredited investor status in the future.

✉️ Revelation, the BNB Chain Hackathon, Kicks Off with Up To $10 M in Prizes and Seed Funding

March 22, 2022 — BNB Chain, one of the world´s largest community-driven, open-source and decentralized blockchain ecosystems, has launched its global hackathon, Revelation, which aims to bring developers together to compete for up to $10 million in prizes and seed funding.

✉️ Fintel Short Squeeze Leaderboard Identifies Short Squeeze Opportunities for Traders

NEW YORK, March 20, 2022 -- Fintel.io, a provider of advanced research tools for data-driven investors, has developed a mathematical model that provides investors and traders with data that helps quantify the short squeeze risk for a company. This model takes into account a number of factors that contribute to short squeezes, including relative short interest, borrow fee rates, trading volume, and others.

✉️ iZUMi Finance and HOURAI Collaborate to Bring DeFi Value to New NFT’s

Singapore, March 21st, 2022 — iZUMi Finance, an innovative DeFi protocol bringing programmable liquidity mining to Uniswap V3, is partnering with the HOURAI NFT project to imbue its upcoming NFTs with value from iZUMi’s DeFi derivatives.

✉️ Amber Group strengthens management team with Ehsan Haque as EMEA General Counsel

SINGAPORE, 21 March 2022 -- Amber Group, a leading global digital asset platform, is proud to announce the appointment of Ehsan Haque as its General Counsel for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region (EMEA). Amber Group’s latest appointment comes amid the company’s global expansion plans and its ambitious licensing and regulatory roadmap. The company, now valued at US$3 billion following two successful Series B and Series B+ rounds, has since been expanding with new offices worldwide and regulatory licenses secured in Europe, Latin America and Asia.

Funding

💰 Delphi Digital Leads $5M Seed Round for Money Market Protocol ZkLend

ZkLend, a layer 2 money market protocol built on zero-knowledge rollup product StarkNet, has raised $5 million in a seed funding round led by crypto research firm Delphi Digital and with participation from Three Arrows Capital and StarkWare. The capital will go toward the launch of the company’s core products, as well as to expanding the technology, marketing and business development teams.

💰 Composable Finance Raises $32 Million in Series A

Composable Finance is pleased to announce that it has raised $32 million in Series A funding. The round included notable investors in the space. GSR, Tendermint Ventures, Fundamental Labs, Coinbase Ventures, LongHash Ventures, Figment VC, New Form Capital, Blockchain Capital, Yunt Capital, Jump Capital, Polytope Capital, NGC Ventures, SOSV, and Spartan Group were among those who participated.

💰Debond Protocol in private B funding round following rebrand to D/Bond

The D/Bond project, which seeks to bring decentralised bonds to the blockchain using their pioneering ERC/3475 token standard, has announced the start of its private B fundraising round today. This new round entails the sale of 130,000 tokens intended to raise $4.5 million. The fund will cover the start-up company’s efforts to tap into new opportunities, and expand the D/Bond ecosystem within the broader decentralised finance (DeFi) and capital markets.

💰New funding round values Blockchain.com at $14 Billion

Led by venture capital firm Lightspeed Venture Partners with major participation from Baillie Gifford & Co, wallet provider and exchange Blockchain.com raised new funding that values the company at about $14 billion, more than doubling its worth in a sign that cryptocurrency firms continue to attract capital and investments, regardless of the turbulent venture capital markets, and macroeconomic- and geopolitical uncertainties.

💰Blockchain.com raises Series D at a $14 billion valuation

Blockchain.com, a London-based crypto firm that provides various services, including trading, lending and custody, is now a decacorn (a term for a company valued at more than $10 billion).

💰Composable Finance Raises $32 Million Series A For Cross-Chain Composability

Berlin, Germany, March 31, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Composable Finance is pleased to announce that it has raised $32 million in Series A funding. The round included notable investors in the space. GSR, Tendermint Ventures, Fundamental Labs, Coinbase Ventures, LongHash Ventures, Figment VC, New Form Capital, Blockchain Capital, Yunt Capital, Jump Capital, Polytope Capital, NGC Ventures, SOSV, and Spartan Group were among those who participated.

💰Wombat Exchange Raises $5.25M in Series A Funding Led by Animoca Brands and Hailstone Ventures

Wombat Exchange , a hyper-efficient multichain stableswap backed by Binance, has successfully closed a $5.25 million Series A funding round led by Animoca Brands and Hailstone Ventures. Additional investors in the round included BNB Chain, TPS Capital, GSR, Zokyo, Lunar Station, Eureka Trading, Silverstone, Unanimous Capital, and CryptoWesearch.

💰DGAP-News: Composable Finance, an Advanced Blockchain incubation and investment, raised $32 million dollars at a $400 million

Composable Finance (https://www.composable.finance), an investment and
incubation of Advanced Blockchain AG (Scale Frankfurt, Primary Market
Düsseldorf, XETRA: ISIN DE000A0M93V6) has closed its Series A funding round, raising over $32 million dollars at a total token valuation of $400 million. The round included prominent blockchain investors such as GSR, Tendermint, Coinbase, Jump Capital, and Spartan Group.

💰Struct Finance Completes $ 3.9 Million Seed Round To Develop DeFi-oriented Structured Products

The world of structured products is set to undergo tremendous changes. Decentralizing these investment vehicles introduces modularity that would otherwise remain inaccessible. Struct Finance has Secured $ 3.9 million in seed funding to Usher in the era of decentralized structured products.

💰Upshot Grabs $22M for Real-Time NFT Appraisals

Blockchain-based non-fungible token (NFT) protocol Upshot on closed a $22 million Series A2 fundraising round that it will use for additional research and development of its NFT pricing models and to add more employees, according to a company press release on Tuesday (March 22).

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