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Blockchain Analytics Firm Nansen Announces New Investment and Data Integration with APY.vision

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Nansen, the blockchain data analytics platform, announced that it will be “participating in an ongoing seed round for leading DeFi data platform APY.vision.” To coincide with its seed investment, Nansen will also be “completing a third-party data integration – one of the first times Nansen… Read More

Decentralized Credit Protocol Masa Finance Raises $3.5 Million Pre-Seed Round

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Masa Finance, described as a “first of its kind” credit protocol that “bridges the gap between CeFi and DeFi,” has raised a $3.5 million pre-seed round. The funding was backed by Unshackled Ventures, executives from GoldenTree Asset Management, Flori Ventures, GSR, Decentranet, Intersect VC, Lateral… Read More

DEX Meshswap Launches on Polygon

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Meshwap, decentralized exchange (DEX), has launched on Polygon reporting one million-plus users accessing its DeFi ecosystem. Polygon is a platform for Ethereum scaling and infrastructure development claiming 7000+ applications hosted, over 3.4 billion total transactions processed, and about 135M+ unique user addresses. Meshswap is an… Read More

Digital Assets: Ukraine, Russia Lead Countries Globally with Higher Crypto Adoption Rates, Report Reveals

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Ukraine and Russia lead the list of countries “with higher crypto adoption rates, with 12.73% and nearly 12%, respectively,” according to an update from DappRadar. DeFi transactions in Q1 hit the lowest levels since February 2021, “while the 116 million NFT transactions across all blockchains… Read More

Digital Assets: Kraken Now Supports Trading with Centrifuge (CFG)

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The team at digital asset firm Kraken is pleased to confirm that their crypto trading platform now supports CFG. Funding and Trading You may now add CFG to your Kraken account “by navigating to Funding, selecting the asset, and hitting Deposit.” Trading will “begin April… Read More

Gemini Is Supporting Geojam (JAM), Chiliz (CHZ), Metis (METIS), REVV (REVV), Qredo (QRDO), Other New Crypto Tokens

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The team at Gemini is pleased to confirm support for a new set of digital tokens. The following tokens are currently available for trading on Gemini’s API/FIX and ActiveTrader applications for USD trading pairs, and on the Gemini Mobile App and website for USD, GBP,… Read More

Fireblocks Introduces DeFi Support for Terra, Allocates $250M in Liquidity into Terra Web3 Ecosystem

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Fireblocks, the provider of digital asset and crypto technology, recently announced that it has become the first platform to launch institutional DeFi access to Terra, “the second-largest decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol by total value locked (TVL).” Now, Fireblocks customers can “securely access all of the… Read More

Banco Santander Introduces International Blockchain Challenge

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Blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT) is “revolutionizing” the world just as the Internet did in its day, according to an update from Santander. The team at Banco Santander (NYSE: SAN) notes that “an increasing number of sectors see the enormous potential in this type… Read More

Founders Fund, Pantera Lead $20M Round in Ondo Finance to Build “Decentralized” Investment Bank Ondo

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Ondo Finance has finalized a $20 million Series A to accelerate the adoption of DeFi “among mainstream investors.” This latest investment round was led by Founders Fund, the venture capital firm founded by Peter Thiel, and Pantera Capital. The funding will “allow Ondo to build… Read More

Celer Network, a Multi-Chain Operating System, Announces Mainnet Launch of Inter-chain Message Framework

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Celer Network, a multi-chain operating system, recently announced the mainnet launch of its inter-chain messaging (IM) framework. The mainnet launch is the culmination of years of collaboration and refinement that “brings to the market a bespoke, user-friendly framework that fundamentally changes how multi-blockchain decentralized applications… Read More

Permission.io Set to Migrate to Polygon Network to Scale Web 3.0 Advertising

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Permission.io, which claims to be the “leading” provider of permission-based Web3 advertising, announced that it’s migrating away from its own proprietary blockchain to Polygon, the “preeminent” Ethereum scaling solution with over 100 million “unique users.” The migration is the company’s first in “a series of… Read More

Crypto Set to Overtake Traditional Investments in Coming Decade: Bitstamp Report

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A survey from international digital currency exchange Bitstamp has found that investors “overwhelmingly” believe that “crypto will overtake many traditional investment vehicles and see universal adoption.” The findings from the first Bitstamp Crypto Pulse survey — “a comprehensive barometer of trust and adoption in crypto”… Read More

Fast-Evolving Fintech Sector Poses Significant Challenge for Regulators: Report

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Tech sometimes moves at “a dizzying pace.” When it comes to innovation in financial activities, often referred to as Fintech, the world is “seeing major advances,” according to an update from the IMF. For banks, Fintech “disrupts” core financial services and “pushes them to innovate… Read More

Digital Asset Portfolio Manager CoinStats Secures $3.2M to Become “Frontpage of DeFi”

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Cryptocurrency portfolio manager CoinStats recently secured $3.2 million in capital. The investment round was led by Alex Pack’s Hack VC, along with contributions from  various other funds such as Mike Dudas’s 6th Man Ventures. The funding “is instrumental in financing the development and promotion of… Read More

DeFi Firm Equilibrium Announces Partnership with Republic

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  In a tweet, DeFi firm Equilibrium announced a partnership with Republic Crypto, part of the Republic group of companies. 🤝 We're proud to announce our collab with @joinrepublic @RepublicCrypto! 👀 Stay tuned for more exciting news, updates and much more! $EQ #DeFi pic.twitter.com/1PiRYdvV8g —… Read More

Abhishek Singh: Comdex CEO Talks About the Potential of Commodities Market for Retail Investors

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Recently, we connected with Abhishek Singh, the Co-founder and CEO of Comdex, a decentralized synthetics protocol working towards making global financing more accessible to the multitude. Developed on the Cosmos blockchain, the Comdex protocol is building solutions to democratize finance. They use synthetic assets to… Read More

Decentralized Lending Protocol RociFi Welcomes $2.7M Seed Round

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  RociFi, a decentralized zero and under-collateralized lending protocol, this week announced the completion of a $2.7 million seed funding round Arrington, Goldentree, Nexo, LD Capital, and Skynet Trading. The company has developed a protocol that leverages on-chain data, machine learning and decentralized identity data to… Read More

Insurtech: Hong Kong’s OneDegree, Munich Re to Introduce a Digital Asset Insurance Product

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Hong Kong’s insurance firm OneDegree recently revealed that it has agreed to a 3-year  partnership with Munich Re in order to introduce OneInfinity, a digital asset insurance product. As noted in the update, OneInfinity is an insurance and tech product offering developed specifically for digital… Read More

DeFi: bloXroute Finalizes $70M Series B Round Led By Softbank Vision Fund 2

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bloXroute, which claims to be the provider of the “first” and “fastest” blockchain distribution network (BDN) that helps DeFi traders on Ethereum, Polygon and BSC, has completed a $70 million Series B funding campaign “led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 with participation from Blindspot, Dragonfly,… Read More

White Star Capital, a Tech VC Platform, Announces Second Digital Asset Fund

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White Star Capital, a multi-stage tech venture capital investment platform that backs founders building interantional businesses, announced the initial close of its second Digital Asset Fund (DAF II). The fund, which will continue to invest in crypto-networks and early-stage blockchain or DLT-powered Web3 businesses, with… Read More

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