📬 Inbox Dump #62

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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✉️ Ceres DAO: Deploying a Beta+ Alpha investment strategy in Ventures DAO

05 August - The current venture capital model is also facing changes due to the rise of the crypto industry and the DAO concept. Before we go into details, we need to introduce Ventures DAO.

✉️ Korean NFT’s HY NFT Seoul on a mission to connect blockchain industry leaders with the Korean market

Korean NFT introduces domestic and foreign NFT artists and projects, providing educational onboarding that enables Korean content to stably settle into the Web3 market, various NFT community events and education, art curations and project production.

✉️ Digital Asset Market Intelligence Firm Messari Acquires Assets, Business of Dove Metrics

04 August - Messari, a provider of crypto market intelligence products, announced its acquisition of the assets and business of Dove Metrics of Blackrose Capital.

✉️ Froyo Games’ Debut NFT Collection to Launch on Binance NFT and Galler.io

04 August - Froyo Games is pleased to announce that it will launch its debut NFT collection with Claw Stars, an award-winning casual mobile game, on Galler and Binance NFT marketplace, which will go live on 5 August.

✉️ Crypto.com lists CUDOS token, boosting availability in 90-plus markets

The United Kingdom-based decentralized cloud network Cudos has announced that its token is now listed on Crypto.com’s globally recognized digital asset exchange.

✉️ Tiga releases exclusive music NFT with decentralized Web3 steaming platform Tamago

Web3 decentralized audio streaming platform Tamago unveiled their NFT collaboration with underground dance music icon Tiga. The Tiga x Tamago drop, ‘Easy’, is the second in a series of one-of-one music NFT collaborations recently announced from the platform’s co-founder Clarian North.

✉️ peaq adds MOBI VID standard support to its Self-Sovereign Machine IDs to power mobility in Web3

Singapore, August 2 – peaq, the Web3 network powering the Economy of Things (EoT), has added support for the MOBI Vehicle Identity (VID) standard. The integration expands the toolset available to developers building on top of the peaq network.

✉️ Index Coop Releases $MNYe: Market Neutral Yield

Index Coop announced the launch of the Market Neutral Yield token MNYe (pronounced “money”), which gives holders access to a source of USD-denominated yield by executing a basis trading strategy on Perpetual Protocol’s Optimism market.

✉️ GigLabs Announces Renaming of Its Enterprise Web3 Platform to Gigantik

Atlanta, August 2 – Previously known as NFT Bridge, Gigantik is a no-code platform for launching large scale Web3 brand strategies and unforgettable experiences tied to NFT ownership.

✉️ Entropia Universe Collectibles Feature in Prelaunch for Enjin’s NFT.io Marketplace, With Over 250,000 Unique Visitors Accessing Platform

Singapore – 2 August – Enjin, the leading ecosystem for non-fungible tokens (NFTs), has teamed up with MindArk to launch the “Eggs of Entropia”, completing a technical test for NFT.io, the next-gen NFT marketplace.

✉️ Magic Eden Announces Expansion to the Ethereum Blockchain

San Francisco | August 2 – Magic Eden will be adding and integrating Ethereum NFTs into their platform. Since its launch, Magic Eden has seen over 90% of secondary trading volume and US$2B USD in total trade volume for transactions on Solana (SOL) NFTs, their first supported blockchain.

✉️ BVNK appoints sales director for its FX business as brokers embrace crypto

London, 2 August, 2022 — BVNK, the crypto-powered business banking, and payments platform, today announces that it has appointed Jonathan Cumberlidge as its FX (foreign exchange) Sales Director.


NEW YORK, August 1 | SuperRare, the largest decentralized platform for cryptoart, announces Ghost in the Machine, an exhibition featuring 17 digital artists exploring the liminal space between physical and digital practices.


Milan, August 1st — Prada announces the release of its third Timecapsule NFT Collection. On August 04, there will be an exclusive drop of gender-neutral physical products, each accompanied by a gifted NFT.

✉️ Socios.com Announces Strategic Investment in Barça Studios

FC Barcelona has announced that blockchain-powered fan engagement and rewards platform Socios.com will become a strategic partner in accelerating FC Barcelona’s blockchain, NFT and digital assets, and Web3 strategies.

✉️ Nym reveals Shipyard, a space to build cutting-edge privacy apps

SWITZERLAND, August 1 – Nym, the next generation of privacy infrastructure, has launched Nym Shipyard, a Beta space for developers to access funding, build and stress-test Privacy Enhanced Applications (PEApps).

✉️ Prometheus International launches first of its kind cryptocurrency real estate project

Prometheus International, the first property business to accept payment in cryptocurrencies, has just announced a new project that once again crosses the "crypto" world with real estate.


💰MarqVision Raises $20 Million Series A for First-of-Its-Kind Operating System for Intellectual Property

Los Angeles– Aug. 2 – MarqVision announced that it has raised $20 million in Series A funding. DST Global Partners and Atinum Investments joined previous investors Softbank Ventures, Bass Investment, and Y-Combinator.

💰Stadium Live Fantasy Sports Platform Raises $10 M in Funding Round

KB Partners and Union Square Ventures led the round, while Kevin Durant’s venture arm, 35 Ventures, and Blaise Matuidi’s Origin Funds played a part in the deal. Dapper Labs Ventures, Position Ventures, Valhalla Ventures, 6th Man Ventures, Alumni Ventures, and Breakout Capital also participated.

💰Green Web3 Company OneOf Closes Over $8M in Strategic Round With Participation From Amex Ventures, Mirabaud Lifestyle Impact & Innovation Fund and Other Funds

Investors participating in the new round include Amex Ventures, Mirabaud Lifestyle Impact and Innovation Fund, Snow Hill Ventures, Sangha Capital, Chain Link Crypto Fund and others

💰KuCoin Labs Incubates and Invests in PlayZap Games, a Web-3 Gaming Platform, to Further Advance the Development of GameFi

KuCoin Labs announced that it led the seed round investment in PlayZap Games, a Singapore-based Web-3 Gaming platform. Other investors included Arcanum Capital, Oddiyanna Ventures & Prime Block Ventures.

💰OrBit Raises $4.6m From Matrixport, Brevan Howard Digital to Develop Exotic Options and Structured Products in Digital Assets

SINGAPORE-OrBit Markets has raised $4.6M in an angel funding round led by Matrixport, with participation from Brevan Howard Digital, New Form Capital, Maven 11 and Westridge Markets in this oversubscribed round.

💰Gatenox Announces $2.5m Seed Funding Led by C3 VC Fund to Challenge Existing AML/Sanctions Solutions for Corporate Clients

Gatenox has raised a seven-figure amount from C3 VC Fund. Additional funding was provided by A100x Ventures and several angel investors, including Matthew Niemerg and Antoni Zolciak.