📬 Inbox Dump #55

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!

✉️ Bifrost releases an upgraded version of its extremely successful Slot Auction Liquidity Protocol

Singapore, June 17th. Bifrost has just released the updated Slot Liquidity Auction Protocol - SALP 2.0. The release follows a successful SALP integration for Bifrost and other protocols’, such as Moonbeam, Unique network, OAK network, or Polkadex crowdloans, securing a total of 10 Polkadot and 11 Kusama parachains.

✉️ Hex Trust Integrates Polygon to Enable Fully-Licensed and Highly-Secure Custody Support

HONG KONG, 13 JUNE - Hex Trust has successfully integrated Polygon, the full-stack scaling solution on Ethereum, into its digital asset custody platform Hex Safe™. As a result, Hex Trust now offers fully licensed and highly-secure custody for Polygon’s native token (MATIC) with plans to support non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and the full stack of services built on Polygon.

✉️ Digital Artist Osean and Metaverse Innovator REALM Launch NU RADIO in NYC 6/21-6/22

June 16, 25-year-old digital artist Osean (@oseanworld) has announced his latest collaboration within the metaverse. Joining forces with social impact-driven metaverse gaming platform REALM (@realm); Osean has created NU RADIO.

✉️ Global Web3 Payments Leader Banxa Announces Partnership with Digital Assets Platform WonderFi

Australia, June 14, BANXA Holdings Inc, The leading on-and-off ramp solution for Web3, today announced it has formally entered a new partnership with WonderFi Technologies Inc., a leading technology company with the mission of creating better access to digital assets through compliant centralized and decentralized platforms.

✉️ Veteran Blockchain Syscoin Introduces Novel Rollup Suite Rollux

According to the official announcement by the Syscoin team shared at the Consensus 2022 conference, the protocol accomplishes a huge milestone in terms of technical progress. Following the NEVM Layer 1 upgrade in December 2022, Syscoin introduces its unique rollups suite, Rollux.

✉️ Brand Connector from Smart Token Labs: connecting brands and NFTs

Sydney, Australia, 17th June, 2022. Smart Token Labs, a Web3 open source software development company, today announced the launch of its newest product, Brand Connector. The first-of-its-kind solution enables any website to recognize and interact with any NFT collection, derivative, or coin.

✉️ GrantShares DAO Opens Applications For Neo Ecosystem Projects

GrantShares, a new DAO to help Neo ecosystem contributors, is now accepting proposals to fund Neo ecosystem projects. Applicants are free to submit projects and apply for grants on GrantShares, which is now open and accepting applications.

✉️ NFT NYC Event: FVCKRENDER presents The LVCIDIA Experience feat. Steve Aoki's A0K1VERSE + Audio-Visual Performance By TOKiMONSTA

Leading digital artist FVCKRENDER has announced the LVCIDIA NYC.NFT event taking over Studio 525 on June 21-23 and featuring a collaboration with Steve Aoki’s A0K1VERSE, as well as performances by Steve Aoki, TOKiMONSTA, and The Holy.

✉️ OG.Art — New dynamic NFT art that keeps evolving after it is sold

OG.Art — a new place for carefully curated collections of dynamic generative art — is about to launch. It will suggest a new approach to creative collaboration, where art collectors become artists themselves and digital art turns into an everlasting act of co-creation.

✉️ Futster, a new football manager game with collectible NFTs

Futster, a new football manager game with collectible NFTs, will be released this Wednesday (15) with an exclusive pass offer. In the game, players manage athlete cards, and teams to compete in championships, earning rewards; Genesis Pass pre-sale grants benefits to the first 1,000 players.

✉️ EXCLUSIVE CORVETTE NFT BY XSULLO AND MATCHING 2023 Z06 HEAD TO AUCTION

DETROIT – The first mid-engine Corvette Z06 continues its promise of putting the world on notice with Chevrolet’s first entry into the Web3 space: a one-of-one 2023 Corvette Z06-inspired NFT artwork created by the artist xsullo.

✉️ THE FIRST NFT SET TO SHAKE UP THE TOURIST EXPERIENCES WORLDWIDE: FIORENTINASTEAK+TUSCANWINE22

The first NFT in history linked to a typical Italian dish is also the first revolutionary "travel sticker" of the WEB3.0 era, an exclusive and unalterable digital souvenir for the delight of the most sophisticated tourists.

✉️ Chance Encounters in New Mediums: The Generative Art Renaissance at Art Basel in Basel 2022, Presented by Tezos

Basel, Switzerland - June 14. The contemporary renaissance of generative art will be in the spotlight at this year’s Art Basel in Basel at the groundbreaking exhibition – Chance Encounters in New Mediums: Generative Art, Presented by Tezos.

✉️ ORIGYN Announces the Launch of OGY to Power Its NFT Marketplace

Neuchâtel, Switzerland – ORIGYN, the Swiss foundation dedicated to identifying, authenticating and unlocking the powers of ownership for objects of value, will list its OGY utility token with listing partners MEXC Global and Bitrue.

✉️ Ai Tominaga Debuts as a Digital Twin Dressed in TOMO KOIZUMI

A New NFT Project Led by Startbahn and CyberAgent Startbahn, Inc. has launched an NFT Project with CyberAgent, Inc. to produce a digital twin of supermodel Ai Tominaga, the first official 3DCG model for the Digital Twin Label.

✉️ FIRST METAVERSE CITY FOR THE CREATOR COMMUNITY OPENS

DEIP — the first Web3 creator economy protocol for tokenization of intangible assets — officially opened DEIP Metaverse City, the first virtual city built by creators, meta-architects, and 3D artists. DEIP Metaverse City built on Arhead Metaverse allows creators from all over the world to unite in the virtual world, facilitate the transition to the Web3 using DEIP technologies, and shift towards a decentralized platform.

Funding

💰 Words with Friends Co-Founder raises $46M to launch Web3 game franchise

Texas, June 14, Playful Studios, announce the formation of a new subsidiary focused on the development of breakthrough interactive entertainment on the frontier of Web3 technology: The Wildcard Alliance, Inc. has successfully raised $46M in a Series A led by Paradigm, with additional support from Griffin Gaming Partners and Sabrina Hahn.

💰 Nume Crypto Raises Funding From Sequoia Capital To Make Crypto Payments Easy Among Users

Crypto payment gateway Nume Crypto has raised $2 Mn in its Pre-Seed funding round led by Sequoia Capital India. The round also saw participation from BEENEXT, Whiteboard Capital, and other angel investors.

💰Ethereum Layer-2 Immutable X Plots $500M Fund for NFT, Game Developers

Immutable, the firm behind the Immutable X layer-2 scaling solution for Ethereum, announced the launch of a $500 million fund to boost developer adoption of the platform.

💰 TripleA announces the close of its first funding round, led by Razer's corporate venture arm zVentures

TripleA, a Crypto Payments Company, announced on Thursday that it secured $4 million in funding led by leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, Razer’s corporate ventures arm, zVentures.

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