Crypto Daily Digest - October 20th

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On October 20th, NFT marketplace Blur goes live and airdrops $BLUR to users. PancakeSwap proposes mainnet deployment to Aptos. Aptos-based DEX Enchanter Finance releases roadmap and tokenomics for $ENT. Warner Bros releases Ethereum-compatible 'Lord of the Rings' NFTs. Modular blockchain network Celestia raises $55M co-led by Polychain Capital and Bain Capital Crypto.

DeFi

  • PancakeSwap proposes mainnet deployment to Aptos. Source
  • Mango v3 redemption website is up and depositors can claim their redemptions according to the calculations of the DAO proposal passed two days ago. Source
  • Aptos-based DEX Enchanter Finance releases roadmap and tokenomics for $ENT. Source
  • Aptos-based liquid staking protocol Tortuga Finance goes live on mainnet. Source
  • Stablecoin protocol QiDAO is deployed on Kava Network. Source
  • Pontem Network's DEX Liquidswap goes live on Aptos mainnet. Source
  • $BGEO on BNB Chain drops 100%. Source
  • Kava 11 Liquid Staking mainnet will launch on October 26th at 16:00 UTC. Source

CeFi

  • Coinbase will waive commission fees on USDC transactions via non-USD fiat currencies. Source
  • Digital bank N26 to launch Bitcoin, Ethereum trading. Source
  • CZ: Binance didn't intend to delegate 13M $UNI, doesn't vote with users' tokens. Source

Infrastructure

  • Omnichain interoperability protocol LayerZero launches Aptos Bridge. Source
  • MetaMask launches SDK in public beta. Source
  • Crypto data infrastructure platform Goldsky is now live. Source
  • Solana co-founder said that Web3 phone is an opportunity to be against Google and Apple. Source

Policy & Regulation

  • SBF: FTX US will decide what counts as a crypto security. Source
  • Binance has gained regulatory approval to operate in Cyprus. Source
  • Wanted by South Korea, Do Kwon has left Singapore. Source
  • The SEC saw its highest attrition rate in a decade this year. Source

Metaverse & NFTs

  • NFT marketplace Blur goes live and airdrops $BLUR to users. Source
  • Warner Bros releases Ethereum-compatible 'Lord of the Rings' NFTs. Source
  • NFT marketplace Mint Square goes live on zkSync 2.0 testnet. Source

Fundings

  • Helius, a Solana infrastructure startup, closed a $3.1 million seed round with participation from Solana Ventures, and others. Source
  • Modular blockchain network Celestia raises $55M co-led by Polychain Capital and Bain Capital Crypto. Source
  • Web3 attribution platform Spindl raises $7M in a seed round co-led by Dragonfly and Chapter One. Source
  • Web3 API platform Airstack has closed a $3 million seed round with participation from Polygon, and others. Source
  • College sports fan experience platform Mercury closed a $7.5 million seed round led by Multicoin Capital. Source

DeFi

Ethereum

NFT

Exchanges

DEX

Fund Raising

Binance

Stablecoins

Public Chain

Uniswap

Marketplace

Cross-Chain

Airdrop

FTX

Staking

Infrastructure

Aptos

Polychain Capital

Dragonfly

Multicoin Capital

Coinbase

Do Kwon

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