Crypto Daily Digest - March 18th

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TIME will release its first fully decentralized magazine as an NFT on the blockchain on March 23, featuring the founder of Ethereum Vitalik Buterin on the cover. TIME will airdrop the NFT issue to select TIMEPiece and genesis LIT community wallet holders, which was made possible with the support of Circle.

DeFi

  • Cross-chain DeFi protocol Stargate is now live and will reopen $STG public sale. Source
  • Swivel Finance will launch the $SWIV Token Liquidity Incentive Program. Source
  • UXD Protocol releases $veRev introduction. Source
  • NFT infrastructure provider Project Galaxy will airdrop $GAL to early adopters. Source
  • MetaMask Extension v10.11.1 is now live. Source
  • Ethereum privacy trading platform Tornado.Cash goes live on Flux. Source
  • Argentina's Congress approves IMF debt deal that would discourage cryptocurrency use. Source
  • EIP-4626 has been vetted by the Ethereum development team. Source
  • Blockchain.com selected Stripe to facilitate payments, reduce fraud risk and improve revenue management. Source
  • Australian watchdog sues Meta over false cryptocurrency advertising campaign. Source
  • NFT blockchain game Influence releases guide and announces $SWAY token economic model. Source
  • PeckShieldAlert: Over 100 Elona and ElonaPutin related projects on BNB Chain are suspected to be honeypot. Source
  • Krystal announced that its Launchpad KrystalGO now supports the Solana ecosystem project IDO. Source
  • Sablier has deployed the protocol to Optimism, Arbitrum and Avalanche. Source
  • The Data Mynt crypto payment processing platform is live on the Polygon Network. Source
  • Binance says users in Ontario restricted from using its platform. Source
  • Synthetix has released a version of Diphda that includes updates to the perpetual futures, debt pool synthesis, and more. Source
  • LiteCoin has released Core version 0.21.2rc5 update with Taproot upgrade activated. Source
  • Coinbase adds Solana tokens to self-custody wallet in non-EVM first. Source
  • ProShares Metaverse ETF opens for trading on Arca, a New York stock exchange platform. Source

NFT

  • Time magazine will release the first NFT magazine with Vitalik Buterin on the cover on March 23. Source
  • Riot Racers partners with Citroën to release NFT cars. Source
  • Dogecoin founder Billy Markus says introducing tokens would hurt NFT Space. Source
  • Axie Infinity will soft-launch the combat system Origin in phases. Source
  • Spotify draws up plans to join NFT digital collectibles craze. Source

Fundings

  • Optimism closed $150m Series B funding round led by a16z and Paradigm. Source
  • Joyride, a Web3 game development platform, closed a $14m round of funding with Coinbase Ventures and others. Source
  • C2X closed a $25m private round at a $500m valuation led by FTX Ventures, Jump Crypto and Animoca Brands. Source
  • Ultiverse, a VR metaverse project, has closed a seed round led by Binance Labs and Defiance Capital. Source
  • Payrails closed a $6.4m seed round led by a16z. Source
  • Digital securities platform InvestaX closes Series A funding round with Coinbase Ventures and others. Source
  • Mina Protocol closed $92m in strategic and private funding led by FTX Ventures and Three Arrows Capital. Source
  • Itheum closed a $4m round of funding with participation from Spark Digital Capital, Elrond Foundation and others. Source
  • Lunar Labs closed $10m in funding led by Hypersphere Ventures and Arrington Capital. Source

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