Crypto Daily Digest - April 22nd

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On April 22nd, Polygon announced a Polygon Supernets scaling solution based on Polygon Edge and established $100 million ecosystem fund. Twitter will allow content creators to be paid in $USDC via Stripe and Polygon. The Sandbox will migrate the old LANDS contracts to integrate with the Polygon network on April 27. Blockchain security company CertiK closes $60 million in funding led by SoftBank Vision Fund II.

DeFi

  • Twitter will allow content creators to be paid in $USDC via Stripe and Polygon. Source
  • Polygon to launch Polygon Supernets powered by Polygon Edge and establish $100 million ecosystem fund. Source
  • $OP on BNB Chain Appeared Rug Pull. Source
  • Bitcoin Core releases v23.0 of Bitcoin core client. Source
  • $Bnbinsane on BNB Chain Appeared Rug Pull. Source
  • Coinbase Launches VISA Debit Card for U.S. Users. Source
  • MetaMask Mobile launches first hardware wallet integration with Keystone. Source
  • Coinbase May Be in Talks to Buy BtcTurk for About $3.2 Billion. Source
  • a16z announces the formation of a16z crypto research. Source
  • Stargate, a cross-chain liquidity protocol based on LayerZero, has launched $STG staking. Source
  • Aptos Labs announced partnership with Google Cloud. Source
  • Synthetix and Lyra incentivize sUSD liquidity on Optimism. Source
  • Terra ecosystem yield protocol Reactor will airdrop $RCT on April 28th. Source
  • veDAO launches DEX Velodrome on Optimism and will conduct token airdrop. Source
  • Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao tweeted that Ronin attackers started to transfer the stolen funds to Binance, $5.8 million has been recovered. Source
  • TRON will launch the algorithmic stablecoin $USDD and raise $10 billion reserve. Source
  • Coinbase Ventures made a total of 71 investments in Q1 2022, with Web3 infrastructure accounting for the highest share. Source

Policy & Regulation

  • European Parliament to Discuss Crypto Taxation This Week. Source
  • Bahamas to allow citizens to pay taxes with digital assets. Source

NFT

  • The Sandbox will migrate LANDS to the new smart contract on April 27. Source
  • NBA The Association NFT distribution will increase to 30,000. Source
  • Injective Pro Launches BAYC NFT Floor Price Perpetuals. Source
  • The AFL has announced a historic five-year NFT and metaverse partnership with Animoca Brands. Source
  • An arbitrage bot bought Moonbirds #3730 for 44 ETH and sells it for 240 ETH in the same trade. Source
  • Moonbirds #7205 sold for 265 WETH, setting a new record for the highest transaction value in the series. Source

Fundings

  • Blockchain security company CertiK closed $60 million funding round led by SoftBank Vision Fund II. Source
  • Yeti Finance announces Strategic investment from Avalanche Foundation. Source
  • LiquiFi, a crypto management app, closed a $5 million round of funding led by Dragonfly Capital. Source
  • Public Chain Kadena has launched a $100 million grant program. Source
  • Limitless launches 'Metaverse as a Service,' plans $60M venture fund. Source
  • Digital collections marketplace LimeWire raises over $10 million led by Kraken Ventures, Arrington Capital and GSR. Source
  • Ride to Earn cycling program BikeRush closes $6.5 million second round of funding led by Negentropy Capital. Source
  • Paris Hilton invests in Afterparty’s $4 million raise for Polygon NFT ticketing. Source
  • Blockchain game platform OpenBlox closes $3 million seed round led by Shima Capital. Source

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