📬 Inbox Dump #57

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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Inbox Dump!

✉️ Lido and Rocket To launch Trading on Voltz’ Interest Rate Swap Protocol

Voltz protocol is offering traders a new way to speculate returns with interest rate swaps (IRS). The company announced today that staked ether from Lido (stETH) and Rocket Pool (rETH) will join its growing trading pool that currently comprises Aave- and Compound-based stablecoin rates.

✉️ Hex Trust integrates Polkadot to enable fully licensed and highly-secure custody support

HONG KONG, 27 JUNE - Hex Trust has successfully integrated Polkadot, the leading interoperability blockchain network, into its digital asset custody platform Hex Safe™. As a result, Hex Trust now offers fully licensed and highly-secure custody for Polkadot’s native token (DOT) with plans to support a full stack of services built on Polkadot.

✉️ Timbaland presents Congo - Music Legend releases his Bored Ape's first NFT music video "Has A Meaning”

GRAMMY Award-winning super-producer, entrepreneur, and music legend Timbaland (@timberland) - renowned for cultivating some of the best artists in the real world - has now channeled his incredible talent and energy into the Metaverse with the introduction of Congo (@AWACongo_), his musical NFT alter-ego.

✉️ WAGMI United and adidas Team Up to Explore the Future of Sport Through Innovative Web3 Partnership

LOS ANGELES (June 27) — WAGMI United today announced a new partnership with Adidas. The partnership will see the two brands team up first at WAGMI United’s Crawley Town FC for a new NFT collection that will enable fans to play a personal role in shaping the future of a professional sports team like never before.

✉️ Router Protocol Launches Voyager, a Modular Cross-Chain Bridge, Poised to be the Gold Standard in Security and Performance

[SINGAPORE, June 29] Router Protocol - an infrastructure layer enabling communication between blockchains, today announced the launch of Voyager, a cross-chain bridge with next-generation security features and fast transaction speeds, setting a new standard for security and performance in blockchain interoperability.

✉️ Centrifuge Launches Cross-Chain Connectors to Bridge Real-World Assets to DeFi

The blockchain project aiming to bridge real-world assets with DeFi has launched a new tool to do so, a new cross-chain Connectors solution dubbed Centrifuge Connectors to bridge the gap between the real-world asset (RWA) market and decentralized finance (DeFi).

✉️ Bitso Bets on Client Service Launching Personalized 24/7 Support

Mexico City, June 29 - Bitso expanded its personalized chat service to be available 24/7 in local languages for all its users. This service is part of the Customer Support area, which already has more than 150 people focused on providing more efficient and close attention to its more than 5 million customers in the region.

✉️ Metaverse Hospitality Leads the Charge in Virtual Travel with Three New Digital Hotels

TAMPA, June 28th. - Tampa-based Metaverse Hospitality (MH) is tapping into this new frontier of technology and seamlessly blending the travel experience within the virtual realm. They are the builder of the first hotels in the Metaverse and the leading company onboarding hotels and restaurants to web3 technology.

✉️ Gnosis Safe Adds Support for Integral SIZE to Simplify DeFi Trading

SAN FRANCISCO, June 30, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Integral SIZE, a decentralized exchange (DEX) custom-built for large cryptocurrency trades, today announced its integration with Gnosis Safe, a smart contract multi-signature wallet.

✉️ Metanoise Announces FutureShape360, a 4-Day Mastermind Event Bringing Influential People in the Web3, Crypto & NFT Spaces Together

DENVER, CO (June 29) - Metanoise, a Web3.0 organization focused on creating a collective of builders, futurists, creatives, and tech leaders, announced today their immersive, NFT-driven music and mastermind summit, FutureShape360 (FS360).


27 June [London]: Pioneering new meta-band, The Meta Daisies, announced its first non-fungible token (NFT), in collaboration with the groundbreaking utility-focussed NFT platform, Tellie. The world-first, limited-edition run of 100 The Meta Daisies Community Token NFTs dropping this week.

✉️ WingRiders becomes top DEX on Cardano with $51 million in TVL

June 2022 – WingRiders, a Cardano-native automated market maker (AMM), is now the number one decentralized exchange (DEX) platform in the Cardano ecosystem. WingRiders surpassed Minswap on Tuesday with $51 (109.4 ADA) million in total value locked (TVL), representing 42 percent of Cardano’s TVL.

✉️ AAA Game Metaverse Planet Mojo Debuts Cinematic Trailer

BOSTON, MA, JUNE 30 — Mystic Moose, the independent game developer behind the web3 gaming metaverse Planet Mojo, debuted its first cinematic trailer with a public release today on Planet Mojo’s website and YouTube channel.

✉️ Soulbound Button Token (S2BT), NFT attached to real pin buttons representing a meeting in NFT.Rio event.

June 27 - Inspired by the proposal of Soulbound Tokens (SBT), about personal and untransferable digital assets, the digital gallery V8art launched an NFT buttons collection related to real objects delivered directly to purchasers present at NFT.Rio.

✉️ Societe Generale - FORGE Partners with METACO to Expand its Institutional Digital Assets Capabilities

France and Switzerland, 30th June – Societe Generale - FORGE (SG - FORGE), a subsidiary of Societe Generale, providing issuers and investors with end-to-end services to issue, invest and manage digital-native security tokens registered on public blockchains, has selected METACO to orchestrate its digital asset custody operations.


Funko partners with Warner Bros to launch Hanna-Barbera Digital Pop!, an upcoming collection of NFTs based on Hanna-Barbera’s beloved characters including Huckleberry Hound, The Jetsons, Jonny Quest, and more! - Hanna-Barbera x Funko Digital Pop!™ Releasing July 12th on NFT platform, Droppp!


💰 FTT DAO raises $7 million, donated by FTX token fans

HONG KONG SAR - 27 June 2022 - FTT DAO, a community-led ecosystem DAO, has received 250,000 $FTT, worth approximately $7 million USD, in community donations to help kick start its activities.

💰 Felix Capital Raises $600M Targeting Crypto and Web3 Investments

London-based Felix capital, which calls itself a venture capitalist for the “creative class,” raised $600M for its fourth fund, bringing its total capital commitment to over $1.2B that will benefit 20 to 25 companies in North America and Europe.

💰 OP Crypto to Support Other Crypto VCs with $100 Million Fund

Venture capital (VC) firm OP Crypto has announced the launch of a new $100 million fund. According to the announcement, the fund will be committed to smaller VCs who are themselves focused on crypto startups.