Crypto Daily Digest - April 6th

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Axie Infinity parent company Sky Mavis closed a $150 million round of funding led by Binance with participation from Animoca Brands, a16z, Dialectic and Paradigm. The round combined with Sky Mavis balance sheet funds, will be used to ensure that all users affected by the Ronin Validator Hack will be reimbursed. In addition, Binance has fully resumed deposits and withdrawals on the Ronin network; Ronin has added five new verification nodes to enhance security; and Katana, Ronin's DEX project, is back online.

DeFi

  • Centrifuge announced that it has successfully migrated to the Boba parachain. Source
  • Boba Network forum proposal to enable $BOBA as a Gas token has passed unanimously. Source
  • Neon EVM Alpha goes live on Solana Devnet. Source
  • Yearn V3 to implement tokenized Vault standard ERC-4626. Source
  • RSS3 releases the first edition of PreGod. Source
  • Terra co-founder Do Kwon tweets that he has purchased $230 million in $BTC. Source
  • Lido Finance says 21% of $bLuna collateral on Anchor is currently in risky territory. Source
  • Binance has fully resumed its Ronin network access operations. Source
  • Web3 smart shopping marketplace UQUID to formally partner with 1inch. Source
  • Anchor Protocol's proposal to add $bATOM as collateral has passed. Source
  • Cool Cats partners with Nifty Gateway to launch new features to save gas fees. Source
  • Security firm OpenZeppelin releases Cairo v0.1.0, a smart contract library written for StarkNet. Source
  • Index Coop launches the first Ethereum revenue-based product icETH. Source
  • Ronin Network Exploiter has transferred 1233.9811 ETH to Huobi, and then transferred 4400 ETH to Tornado.Cash. Source
  • Goldman plans to expand OTC crypto options trading to Ether. Source
  • European Digital Assets Exchange is about to open the first Security Token Exchange in Switzerland. Source

Policy & Regulation

  • Colombian money laundering regulator delays resolution on crypto transaction reporting. Source
  • U.S. Judge Orders SEC to File Proposed Amendments Related to V. Ripple Case by April 8. Source
  • US house of representatives to consider legislation on El Salvador’s Bitcoin adoption. Source
  • The European Commission has proposed privacy and anti-money laundering related regulations for the digital euro. Source

NFT

  • Axie Infinity sidechain Ronin adds five new authentication nodes. Source
  • Near Protocol closes $350 million financing round with participation from Dragonfly Capital and others. Source
  • Binance US closes over $200 million in funding at a $4.5 billion valuation. Source
  • NFT collectors have had their NFTs stolen due to a swapkiwi front-end vulnerability. Source
  • Data: 11 BAYC/MAYC series NFTs were stolen in 9 days. Source
  • Axie Infinity sidechain Ronin's DEX project Katana is back online. Source
  • Starbucks is getting into the 'NFT business'. Source

Fundings

  • Axie Infinity parent company Sky Mavis closes $150 million funding round led by Binance. Source
  • Boba Network closes $45 million Series A round at $1.5 billion valuation. Source
  • Leap Wallet closes $3.2M funding round led by CoinFund and Pantera Capital. Source
  • Token issuance and management protocol Strata closes $1.5 million seed round led by Multicoin Capital. Source
  • Decentralized trading platform Trisolaris closes $4.5 million strategic funding round with Dragonfly Capital and others. Source
  • Coinbase Ventures participates in private funding round for DeFi lending protocol Moonwell. Source
  • Mapping company Hivemapper closes $18 million Series A round led by Multicoin Capital. Source
  • NFT service platform Novel closes $6 million seed round led by Lerer Hippeau Ventures. Source
  • Ready Player Dao closes $10.2 million funding round at $150 million valuation, led by The Chernin Group. Source
  • Bitcoin-focused company Lightning Labs has raised $70 million in a Series B funding round led by Valor Equity Partners. Source
  • Stillmark is targeting a $500 million raise for a new credit fund. Source
  • Kakao Piccoma buys Japanese crypto exchange Sakura Exchange Bitcoin. Source

Axie Infinity

Fund Raising

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Binance

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