Crypto Daily Digest - March 30th

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LayerZero Labs, a developer of interoperability protocols, closed a $135 million Series A+ round of funding, bringing its valuation to $1 billion. The round was co-led by FTX Ventures, Sequoia Capital and a16z, with participation from Coinbase Ventures, Multicoin Capital, Animoca Brands and others. Previously, SushiSwap co-founder 0xMaki has joined the LayerZero team and recently launched the cross-chain DeFi protocol Stargate.

DeFi

  • Binance temporarily suspended deposits and withdrawals on Ronin Network. Source
  • Ethereum client Geth releases v1.10.17. Source
  • Lido Finance announces upcoming launch of $bSOL. Source
  • Polygon will launch self-sovereign identity solution Polygon ID. Source
  • Altered State Machine announces it has opened $ASTO airdrop. Source
  • Data: The number of addresses holding 1,000 ~ 10,000 Bitcoins since the Russia-Ukraine war reached 2,203. Source
  • Origin Protocol goes live with $OUSD governance token $OGV, will be airdropped to $OGN holders. Source
  • xBank Alpha version goes live on StarkNet public testnet. Source
  • Data: Cardano on-chain lockups surpass $300 million. Source
  • Delphi Labs launches proposal to add $ANC as lending collateral to Mars Protocol. Source
  • Curve community launches proposal to vote to add Liquidity Gauge to sUSD-3crv pool on Optimism. Source
  • Web3 browser Opera plans to support blockchain networks such as Solana, Polygon, StarkEx, and Celo. Source
  • Komodo launches decentralized exchange ShibaDEX. Source
  • Terra eco-nonprofit LFG's ethereum reserve address transfers 139 million $USDT to Crypto. Source
  • DeFi project BasketDAO was attacked and hackers made about $1.2 million in profit. Source
  • Silvergate Bank issues $205 million loan to MacroStrategy collateralized by Bitcoin. Source
  • The hacker address who attacked Ronin transferred 3,750 ETH to Huobi. Source
  • Decentralized name service Evmos Domains launched on Evmos. Source
  • Robinhood crypto executive Christine Brown is leaving to start a crypto company. Source
  • 11,325 BTC was transferred from wallet address that had been dormant for nearly 8 years, possibly in connection with the Cryptsy hack. Source
  • Blockchain.com's crypto OTC trading desk acquisition closed at $250 million. Source

NFT

  • Sky Mavis pledges to reimburse players following Axie Infinity hack. Source
  • OpenSea announces upcoming support for Solana Chain NFT. Source
  • Comics giant DC and Palm NFT to launch Batman-themed NFT Bat Cowl on April 26. Source
  • Privacy computing network Oasis plans to launch an official NFT platform. Source
  • Payments giant Visa launches creator program to help creators do business through NFT. Source
  • Fans token issuance platform Socios.com announced Lionel Messi as the first global ambassador. Source
  • Azuki #9605 sold for 420.7 ETH, setting a new all-time high. Source
  • LINE Blockchain released its 2022 plan to expand NFT, GameFi and Meta Universe businesses. Source
  • MAC Cosmetics Releases Keith Haring Polygon NFTs with ConsenSys. Source
  • Korea's SBS TV station will launch NFT business. Source
  • Stallone will launch his personal NFT project SLYGuys. Source

Fundings

  • LayerZero Labs closed $135m series A+ funding round led by Sequoia Capital, FTX and a16z. Source
  • Decentralized wireless network Helium closed $200m series D funding led by Tiger Global and a16z. Source
  • Lending platform Burrow closed $5m round with Dragonfly Capital and Others. Source
  • NFT game developer Aradena closes pre-seeded round of funding led by Animoca Brands. Source
  • RPG blockchain game Crypto Raiders closed $6m in funding led by DeFiance Capital and Delphi Digital. Source
  • Crypto VC gCC raises $110m early-stage fund. Source

DeFi

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