Crypto Daily Digest - October 18th

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On October 18th, public chain Aptos launches mainnet, and the Aptos Foundation presents a summary version of the Aptos protocol tokenomics. Exchanges such as Coinbase, Binance, FTX, OKX, and Huobi will list $APT. BitKeep will launch a compensation portal within 3 working days, and will fully compensate affected users. Do Kwon says South Korea's charges against him are "politically motivated".

DeFi

  • The Aptos Foundation presents a summary version of the Aptos protocol tokenomics. Source
  • Aptos-based liquid staking protocol Ditto will launch $stAPT and $DTO premining program tomorrow. Source
  • BitKeep will launch a compensation portal within 3 working days, and will fully compensate affected users. Source
  • Cosmos-based liquid staking protocol Stride will launch $stOSMO on October 29th. Source
  • Clixpesa is bringing traditional Kenyan investing techniques to Web3. Source

CeFi

  • Walmart CTO: Crypto will play a very important role in payments disruption. Source
  • Binance will list Aptos ($APT) at 1:00am UTC on October 19th. Source
  • Coinbase will list Aptos ($APT). Source
  • OKX will list Aptos ($APT) . Source
  • FTX sends 50K $ETH to Voyager. Source
  • Binance to launch cloud mining business in November. Source

Infrastructure

  • Aptos launches mainnet and closes comments on Aptos's Discord and Telegram channels. Source
  • Optimism introduces a set of modular components OP Stack. Source
  • BitKeep Wallet launches a Safety Assurance feature. Source

Policy & Regulation

  • Do Kwon says South Korea's charges against him are "politically motivated". Source
  • Texas State Securities Board is investigating FTX, FTX US and SBF. Source
  • Interpol creates dedicated unit to fight crypto crimes. Source
  • CFTC and SEC investigate if bankrupt Three Arrows Capital misled investors. Source

Metaverse & NFTs

  • LiveArtX destroys all 197 stolen NFTs and will compensate buyers of stolen NFTs. Source
  • NFT marketplace Rarible launches an NFT aggregator. Source
  • Ethereum co-founder Joe Lubin: today's metaverse is internet circa 1994. Source

Fundings

  • Conflux launches a $5m accelerator program for Web3 projects in emerging markets. Source
  • Web3 infrastructure company ChainSafe has closed an $18.75 million funding round with participation from HashKey Capital and others. Source
  • Layer1 blockchain Shardeum raises $18.2M in a seed round with Spartan Group involved. Source
  • Blockchain game developer platform Stardust raises $30M in Series A led by Framework Ventures. Source
  • Crypto security company Web3 Builders raises $7M in a seed round with OpenSea Ventures involved. Source
  • OKX Blockdream Ventures launches a $10M fund to support Aptos ecosystem. Source
  • Solana-based privacy infrastructure Light Protocol raises $4.2M led by Polychain Capital. Source

DeFi

Ethereum

NFT

Exchanges

DEX

Staking

Fund Raising

Binance

Coinbase

Security Incidents

Public Chain

Optimism

Marketplace

FTX

Metaverse

Wallet

Do Kwon

Polychain Capital

SBF

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