📬 Inbox Dump #60

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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✉️ South Bronx Luxury Co-Op with 180-Degree View Offered for Crypto

NY, July 21 - New York-based Carrillo Group CANY has listed a unique 19-floor, 3 Bed/2 Bath apartment with views including the Manhattan skyline, for crypto. The listing is in partnership with The Crypto Realty Group, the L.A.based company specializing in cryptocurrency transactions.

✉️ Meta Octagon Releases Meta Human DJ NFT Project

HONG KONG, July 20 - Posters and videos of Meta Octagon NFT project by Meta player, which is developing complex cultural space and performance entertainment metaverse projects, have been released based on world class EDM club and entertainment brand “Club Octagon”.

✉️ YesWorld bags the biggest cryptocurrency gainers on July 18.

India, July 20 - YesWorld generates sustainable plans with measurable benefits and zero Investment efficiency upgrade. The company received the Biggest Cryptocurrency Gainers on July 18, and YesWorld Token gets listed on Coinsbit crypto-exchange, Highest Gainer on Exchange – Up 4900%.

✉️ INC DAO launches itself as a first on- and off-chain global community built for web3 contributors.

PALO ALTO, July 20 - INC DAO is an emerging global web3.0 community launching a new 5iDAO to connect strategic resources, gather different talents, and build valuable communications. It is the world’s first on- and off-chain web3 community and serves as a home for web3.0 contributors.

✉️ Figure Technologies, Inc. Selects Trillium Labs' Surveyor for Blockchain Trade Surveillance

NEW YORK, July 20 - Trillium Labs, a pioneering financial technology service provider, announced today that Figure Technologies Inc., a leader in transforming financial services through the power of blockchain, will now use Trillium Labs' Surveyor enterprise trade surveillance solution.

✉️ Tezos Ecosystem Tokens $tzBTC, $SIRS, $kUSD, and $YOU to be listed on Bittrex Global

Switzerland – July 20 - Today, tzBTC, a Tezos token, was listed on Bittrex Global, one of the most secure digital asset exchanges in the world. Three additional Tezos tokens, Sirius ($SIRS), Kolibri ($KUSD) and youves ($YOU) will also be listed shortly.

✉️ Umbria Network announces latest partnerships in DeFi, GameFi and NFT space

LONDON, July 20 - Umbria Network is working with a multitude of projects to help them easily onboard new users to Ethereum network alternatives. With its cross-chain Narni bridge provides the most cost-effective and frictionless solution for migrating assets between networks.

✉️ LYRA Diversifies Product Lines to Capture DeFi Market Share

New York, July 19 - This second half of 2022 brings good news as a slew of LYRA products will be released – from LYRA token, staking protocol to the LP launch. With these launches, the new liquidity pumped in will expand the DeFi market, allowing more people to access DeFi – to trade and earn from it.

✉️ Chosen One Launches its Decentralized Platform to Incentivize Content Creators

NEW YORK, July 19 - Chosen One announced its decentralized content protocol launch. The protocol aims to solve dilemmas currently faced by for-profit content platforms and their billions of users.

✉️ HUMANS reinvents talent acquisition for the web3 era with launch of first network-to-earn platform

19th, July, Dubai - A global shortage of blockchain and crypto talent is slowing the pace of web3 innovation. This is being impacted by the age-old recruitment agency model, which simply hasn’t kept pace with the expertise and requirements of web3 companies.

✉️ Enjin Announces Partnership With Square Enix to Make Branded Tokenized Collectibles Available Using Efinity

Singapore – 21 July – Enjin, the leading ecosystem for NFTs, announced today a partnership with Square Enix to launch a digital collection of Final Fantasy VII 25th Anniversary cards and figures on Efinity, a scalable, decentralized, cross-chain network designed to bring NFTs to everyone.

✉️ Al Goanna and MakerX push the boundaries of NFT technology with dynamic NFT-powered dashboard of Algorand market performance

Australia – July 19 – Al Goanna, a leading Algorand NFT project, and MakerX, a company that specializes in web3 & digital product development, have partnered under the Art Goanna banner to create GoannaX Dashboard, a dynamic NFT-powered dashboard of Algorand market performance.

✉️ POAP and Flowcode Announce Strategic Partnership Creating Revolutionary Product Suite that Connects the Offline World to Web3

New York, July 22 - POAP Inc, and Flowcode, the world’s most advanced QR technology and offline to online leader, are announcing a strategic partnership, offering a unified customer experience for distributing tokens and event-based memorialization.

✉️ Motearn Introduces the First Next-Gen Move2Earn Wellness Ecosystem with Connected Tangible NFTs

LOS ANGELES, CA, July 18 - Motearn, a Next-Gen Move2Earn NFT ecosystem where users can conduct physical activities of all kinds with ctNFT shoes to earn tokens, has announced its private beta launch, and ctNFT shoes drop on July 18, 2022.

✉️ Meta 1 Network Launches the Infrastructure Needed to Bring over 3 Billion Gamers into the Metaverse

SINGAPORE, July 18 - Established in 2021, Meta 1 (M1) Network is launching the decentralized real-time rendering infrastructure necessary to unlock global metaverse adoption.

✉️ PlayEstates Launches First Gamified Platform with Real Estate Backed Assets

LOS ANGELES, CA, July 18 - PlayEstates is proud to announce the launch of its first gamified platform with real estate-backed assets. Real estate is one of the best wealth-creating industries, and several efforts have been made to replicate the same business structure in the virtual gaming world.


💰 Final Fantasy Maker Square Enix Backs Bitcoin Gaming Startup Zebedee in $35M Round

Zebedee today announced a $35 million Series B funding round led by Kingsway Capital, which includes participation from Square Enix and The Raine Group, plus existing Zebedee investors Initial Capital and Lakestar.

💰 Decentralized Crypto Exchange Hashflow Raises $25M at $400M Valuation

Investors included Jump Crypto, Wintermute, GSR, LedgerPrime, QCP, Altonomy, Dragonfly Capital, Electric Capital, and the venture capital arms of cryptocurrency exchanges Coinbase (COIN) and Kraken.

💰 Hashflow DEX Managed to Raise $25 Million in Funding

Hashflow raises funding of $25 million in its Series A funding round. Participated in the funding Dragonfly Capital, Jump Crypto, Wintermute, LedgerPrime, QCP, GSR, Altonomy and Electric Capital.

💰 Meow Raises $22M in Series A Funding Round

Crypto corporate treasury firm Meow raised $22 million in a Series A funding round led by Tiger Global, with participation from QED Investors, FTX, and others, to grow its workforce and expand its product features.

💰 Dragonfly Capital Leads $13M Round for DeFi Infrastructure Startup XLD Finance

XLD Finance, which offers cross-border decentralized finance (DeFi) tools for emerging markets, raised $13 million in a pre-Series A funding round led by Dragonfly Capital and Infinity Ventures Crypto.

💰 AI-Based Startup Optic Raises $11M to Put the ‘NF’ in NFTs

Optic, a startup that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to authenticate NFTs, unveiled its business on Wednesday and raised $11 million in a seed round led by Kleiner Perkins and crypto-native investment giant Pantera Capital.

💰 Kucoin Scores Funding And Partnership From Wall Street Trading Giant

Crypto exchange Kucoin said on Thursday that it had secured $10 million from Susquehanna International Group, one of Wall Street’s largest trading firms co-founded by U.S. billionaire Jeff Yass.