Crypto Daily Digest - April 26th

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On April 26, Optimism has officially announced its native token $OP and will conduct multiple rounds of airdrops. Cosmos EVM hub Evmos delayed the launch until April 27th. Trader Joe will launch NFT marketplace Joepegs. The hackers stole $765.3 ETH and 91 NFTs in the BAYC Instagram attack and have sold 23 NFTs for a profit of about $2.4 million. 0x Labs closes $70 million Series B round with Pantera Capital and others.


  • Optimism has officially announced its native token $OP and will conduct multiple rounds of airdrops. Source
  • ChainSwap announces integration with Solana and Cosmos. Source
  • Grayscale Investments LLC plans expansion into Europe. Source
  • Coinbase Cloud partners with Acala Foundation to support liquidity staking. Source
  • Crypto Custodian Fireblocks adds support for Terra. Source
  • DexGuru launches vote on proposal for airdrop of $GURU tokens. Source
  • CityCoins expands services with 11 new incubation projects. Source
  • Decentralized RPC protocol Pocket Network will be extended to the Fantom Network. Source
  • Dozens of OpenSea-related phishing sites are stealing users' wallet helpers. Source
  • Iconic Funds' EOS ETP listed on the Stuttgart stock exchange in Germany today. Source
  • Bybit to offer crypto options trading to customers. Source
  • Fidelity Investments plans to allow investors to put a bitcoin account in their 401(k)s. Source
  • THORSwap, a decentralized cross-chain trading protocol, will launch $vTHOR in early May. Source
  • Celer Network announced that Celer Inter-chain Message (Celer IM) framework has launched on mainnet. Source
  • SushiSwap has released its Sushi 2.0 community proposal. Source
  • Evmos tweeted that its launch was delayed by 24 hours after the team met with validators. Source
  • Ronin Network attacker has transferred 65% of stolen funds. Source
  • Trader Joe to launch NFT marketplace Joepegs soon. Source
  • The CME has listed 11 new CME CF Cryptocurrency Reference Rates and Real-Time Indices. Source
  • Postmates founder Bastian Lehmann set to launch crypto startup. Source
  • dYdX is not blocking users with Russian IP addresses. Source
  • Solana-based DEX Orca launches centralized liquidity pools Whirlpools. Source


  • Rapper Chris Brown to launch The Auracles series NFT. Source
  • PeckShield tweeted that 765.3 $ETH and 91 NFTs were stolen in BAYC Instagram exploit. Source
  • Gem Lead Developer: Airdrop Still Possible After OpenSea Acquisition. Source
  • The NFT project Akutars has been partially airdropped. Source
  • Genie founder said Genie hasn't launched tokens and warned users of fake tokens. Source
  • Meta's first physical metaverse-themed store will open on May 9. Source
  • Yuga Labs new project Otherside requires KYC to mint in ApeCoin. Source
  • 0xFish won the James Jean Special Edition NFT for 109.1221 ETH. Source
  • S.Korean music sharing platform to use NFTs for copyright protection. Source
  • NFT Worlds changed the mint date for NFT Worlds Genesis Avatars. Source


  • 0x Labs has closed a $70 million Series B financing round with participation from Pantera Capital and others. Source
  • Vertex Protocol closed $8.5 million seed round led by Hack VC and others. Source
  • SNACKCLUB closed $9 million seed round with participation from Animoca Brands and others. Source
  • NFT project Moonbirds raised $10m in funding led by Reddit's Co-Founder Ohanian. Source
  • NFT project Metakey closed a $3.5 million round of funding at a $50 million valuation led by Animoca Brands. Source
  • Fintech company Afriex closes $10 million series A funding round co-led by Sequoia China and Dragonfly Capital. Source
  • NFT God Game Apeiron closes $10 million seed round led by Hashed. Source


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