📬 Inbox Dump #61

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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✉️ Embily has added TRX for USDC stablecoin to its list of supported networks.

Estonia, July 29. Embily has added TRX for USDC stablecoin to its list of supported networks. With this move, the crypto card provider continues to expand its range of usability and convenience

✉️ Crypto Processing Platform Calypso Pay Launches Tron Mass Payouts In Partnership With WatchData

CANADA , July 28. Calypso Pay, an all-in-one crypto processing & acquiring platform, has launched Tron Mass Payouts in partnership with WatchData, a platform that helps web3 developers seamlessly interact with the blockchain.

✉️ OKX brings Tether to its OKC blockchain, offers fee-free withdrawals

Seychelles, July 27. OKX, the environment-foremost cryptocurrency system, has introduced that it will bridge Tether’s USDT stablecoin, EURt Euro-pegged stablecoin, and Tether Gold (XAUT) on to OKX Chain (OKC).

✉️ Smarty Pay ($SPY) Founder Led Tokie Farm Announces Seed Round on ATNirex Launchpad

Indonesia, July 27 - Tokie Farm announces its seed round on ATNirex Exchange & Launchpad. The Initial DEX Offering (IDO) will take place on July 28th, 2022, at 12:00 UTC.

✉️ WhalePad proved its authenticity to survive and thrive during crypto winter

Hanoi, Vietnam, July 27. WhalePad is the True decentralized and multi-chain Launchpad, which is aimed to make it straightforward for anyone to build their tokens and start them effortlessly without having any coding track record.

✉️ Fantom Unveils Watchdog to Deliver Automatic Audits for Decentralized Applications on the Fantom Network

SYDNEY, Australia, July 26. Fantom, one of the fastest growing layer-1 blockchain platforms, today announced the deployment of Watchdog, a smart contract security analyzer, on Fantom Mainnet.

✉️ Argentinean soccer club welcomes first crypto signing amid economic downturn

As the exchange rate gap between the US dollar and Argentinean pesos worsens, so does the possibility for Argentine footballers to get signed by international teams.


Funko and Paramount are excited to release Avatar Legends Digital Pop!, a series of NFTs based on fan-favorite characters in Paramount Global’s Avatar universe, including Kuruk, Painted Lady, Fire Nation Aang and more on August 9!

✉️ Netgear joins SuperRare DAO to Pioneer Realtime Royalty Streaming

California, July 28 – NETGEAR®, Inc. the leading provider of award-winning connected products designed to simplify and improve people's lives, today announced a partnership between its Meural brand and SuperRare, the largest decentralized platform dedicated to original cryptoart.

✉️ Axelar Integrates with BNB Chain To Facilitate Cross-Chain Compatibility

27th July, Axelar, the universal overlay network delivering secure cross-chain communication for Web3, has this week announced a new integration with BNB Chain, a leading blockchain.

✉️ Clearpool Launches Uncollateralized Lending on Polygon

SINGAPORE, 28 JULY - Clearpool, the first decentralized marketplace for uncollateralized lending, launched on Polygon, the sustainable scaling solution for Ethereum, to provide greater capital efficiency and improved user experience.

✉️ SushiSwap Launches on Metis

Metis and Sushiswap are excited to announce the integration of Sushiswap on Metis Andromeda. Sushiswap has launched on Metis and users can access the whole Sushiswap product suite including the Sushi DEX, xSUSHI staking, and Kashi lending.

✉️ Ledger Launches [ LEDGER ] Market, the World’s Most Secure NFT and Digital Asset Marketplace, Mints Out Within 24 Hours

July 26 – Ledger has sold its 10,000 Market Genesis Passes in 24 hr featuring the first-ever secure, “clear-signing” mint. The new marketplace will be home to exclusive NFT drops from leading influential brands and artists

✉️ Wine NFT members club Cuvée Collective releases first exclusive NFT drop

26th July, California: InnovativeNapa Valley-based wine NFT members club, Cuvée Collective, has released its first collection of exclusive NFTs, titled ‘The Collector’, partnering with iconic Napa Valley wine brands including Massican and Arcudi.

✉️ Renowned Artist on Neo Blockchain Tours New Collection Across China Linked To New NFT Project

The collection, called 苒·PANACEA, has inspired a range of “high art” NFTs on the premium NFT marketplace, Mega Oasis, a new marketplace in Neo’s ecosystem that brings the premium art market to the world of NFTs.

✉️ Sologenic is the First XRPL Token to be Listed on a Tier 1 Exchange - Huobi

DUBAI, July 25. Sologenic has been listed on one of the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchanges - Huobi Global. On July 19th, the exchange opened deposits and the trading was halted today, making SOLO the first XRPL token to be listed on a top-tier exchange.

✉️ Gate.io Launches Fractional NFTs, Making Blue-Chip NFT Investing Easy

Fractional NFTs are a wonderful strategy to remedy the two greatest issues of NFT investing – the excessive threshold to entry and lack of liquidity. Gate NFT will maintain placing extra blue chips up for fractional possession.


💰Aptos Labs Raises $150M in Funding Round Led by FTX Ventures

Layer 1 Aptos Labs, made up of former employees from Facebook parent Meta Platforms, raised $150 million in a Series A funding round that was led by FTX Ventures, and Jump Crypto.

💰Unstoppable Domains Hits Unicorn Status With $65M Series A

Web3 digital identity service provider Unstoppable Domains has raised a $64 million Series A funding round led by Pantera Capital. Also participating were Polygon, CoinDCX and CoinGecko.

💰 Lending Protocol Aurigami on Aurora Raises $12 Million in Token Rounds

Aurigami, a DeFi protocol based on the Aurora network, has raised $12 million in token rounds, $9.5 million via a private token sale, and $2.5 million via an initial exchange offering (IEO) on KuCoin, Bybit and Impossible Finance.

💰Polychain and Blockchain Capital Lead $6 million raise for Fair, Simple and Transparent DeFi on Cosmos

BARCELONA, July 28. Blockchain venture funds contribute to development of Cosmos-based project, Quasar Finance, which raised $6 million from leading investment firms, including Polychain Capital, Blockchain Capital, Figment Capital, Lightshift Capital, and Galileo.

💰 First Decentralized Data Warehouse, Space and Time, Raises $10M Seed Round Led by Framework Ventures

July 28 – Space and Time™ has raised $10 million in a seed round led by Framework Ventures. Additional participants include Digital Currency Group (DCG), Stratos, Samsung Next, IOSG Ventures, Alliance and others.

💰 Three Friends Start Web3 Social Network DSCVR As Experiment to Build New Social Media Model; Raises $9M

LOS ANGELES, JULY 25 – DSCVR, a Web3 social network built entirely on a blockchain, today announced it has raised $9 million in its seed funding round led by Polychain Capital.


SINGAPORE, 26 JULY 2022 – Taiwan-based regulatory technology (RegTech) developer and non-custodian (DeFi/NFT) wallet provider KryptoGO has raised a total of US$3 million in its recently concluded seed funding round.

💰 Gatenox Announces $2.5m Seed Funding Led by C3 VC Fund to Bring KYB Solutions to Crypto

LONDON, July 28:Gatenox has raised a seven-figure amount from C3 VC Fund, additional funding was provided by A100x Ventures and angel investors, including Matthew Niemerg and Antoni Zolciak, co-founders of Aleph Zero.