Crypto Daily Digest - August 19th

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On August 19th, $BTC falls below $22,000. $ETH falls below $1,700. Tether's latest audit report shows its consolidated assets exceed its consolidated liabilities. Ethereum testnet Sepolia's post-merge upgrade is expected around Aug 21st. Public chain Aptos Incentivized Testnet 3 will be live on August 30th. Binance will list Stargate ($STG) in the Innovation Zone. Digital asset management platform Safe released $SAFE airdrop distribution proposal. NFT marketplace Rarible proposed to build a marketplace for ApeCoin DAO with zero fees.

DeFi

  • Tether's latest audit report shows its consolidated assets exceed its consolidated liabilities. Source
  • Ethereum testnet Sepolia's post-merge upgrade is expected around Aug 21st. Source
  • Public chain Aptos Incentivized Testnet 3 will be live on August 30th. Source
  • Binance will list Stargate ($STG) in the Innovation Zone. Source
  • Digital asset management platform Safe released $SAFE airdrop distribution proposal. Source
  • HUSD: short-term liquidity issues due to the closure of some market maker accounts are now resolved. Source
  • Crypto.com: transfers of ETH and ERC20 tokens will be temporarily suspended during The Merge. Source
  • Crypto.com exchange reduces trading fees by up to 80%. Source
  • Compound launches proposal 116 to initialize a USDC market on Ethereum. Source
  • Cardano Core Developer: Cardano testnet was catastrophically broken due to a bug in Cardano Node v 1.35.2. Source
  • Klaytn published v1.9.1 release notes. Source
  • Data: $STG breaks $0.50, up 53.06% in 24 hours. Source
  • Data: Total market contracts liquidated about $185 million in 12 hours. Source
  • Multichain adds $BNB and $BUSD asset support. Source
  • DEX aggregator OpenOcean integrates with Chainge Finance. Source
  • Hardware wallet SafePal launched browser extension wallet. Source

Policy & Regulation

  • The central bank of the Philippines has warned investors about engaging with unregistered and foreign crypto service providers. Source
  • US lawmakers eye environmental impact of crypto mining. Source

NFT

  • NFT marketplace Rarible proposed to build a marketplace for ApeCoin DAO with zero fees. Source
  • "No current plans" for scrapped V1 CryptoPunks NFTs, says Yuga Labs. Source
  • Grease Monkey Games has received financial support from Epic Games to develop a new blockchain motorsport game. Source
  • BendDAO liquidation auction Bored Ape Yacht Club #533. Source
  • Optimism-based NFT marketplace Quixotic Launched its Launchpad in public beta. Source

Fundings

  • New Galaxy fund is on the path to raise $100 million by the end of the year. Source
  • W3 Storage Lab raised $3M in pre-seed co-led by Draper Dragon and OKX Blockdream Ventures. Source

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