Crypto Daily Digest - September 13th

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On September 13th, Ethereum PoW fork ETHW will launch mainnet within 24 hours after the Merge. The Rinkeby and Ropsten testnet explorers will be deprecated on October 5th, 2022. NFT marketplace Rarible goes live on Immutable X. Magic Eden launches NFT royalty protection tool MetaShield. Digital asset exchange EDX Markets launches with backing from companies including Citadel Securities, Paradigm and Sequoia Capital. Doodles raises $54M at $704M valuation led by Seven Seven Six.

Ethereum mainnet Merge countdown: 2 days until the expected date (September 15th).

Infrastructure

  • Ethereum PoW fork ETHW will launch mainnet within 24 hours after the Merge. Source
  • Immutable X will only support Ethereum PoS chain after the Merge and will launch a new testnet on Goerli. Source
  • Opera Crypto Browser integrates with crypto wallets including MetaMask. Source
  • Celer Network will only support Ethereum PoS chain after the Merge. Source
  • OP Labs releases Optimism Bedrock Alpha Testnet. Source
  • The Rinkeby and Ropsten testnet explorers will be deprecated on October 5th, 2022. Source

DeFi

  • Sweat Economy launches $SWEAT. Source
  • Sweat Economy will airdrop $SWEAT to users. Source
  • Nansen Portfolio has added support for Hundred Finance. Source
  • Shell v2 is now live on Arbitrum One. Source
  • Helium starts to vote on HIP 70 proposal regarding migration of crypto wireless network to Solana. Source
  • Perpetual futures exchange Hubble Exchange supports $ETH as collateral. Source

CeFi

  • Digital asset exchange EDX Markets launches with backing from companies including Citadel Securities, Paradigm and Sequoia Capital. Source
  • Singapore Central Bank: Data on crypto holdings by general public not available. Source
  • Ex-Coinbase product manager's brother pleads guilty in crypto insider trading case. Source
  • MetaMask integrates with Brazilian payment provider Pix for instant crypto purchases. Source
  • HashKey Capital Limited secures SFC's consent to manage 100% virtual asset portfolio. Source
  • Binance will support the Dash ($DASH) and IOST ($IOST) network upgrades and hard forks. Source

Metaverse & NFTs

  • Magic Eden launches NFT royalty protection tool MetaShield. Source
  • Ubisoft CEO: NFT Gaming Project Quartz Was Merely in Research Mode Concerning Web3 Tech Integration. Source
  • NFT marketplace Rarible goes live on Immutable X. Source

Policy & Regulation

India’s Enforcement Directorate has unfrozen the bank accounts of crypto exchange Wazirx. Source

Fundings

  • Doodles raises $54M at $704M valuation led by Seven Seven Six. Source
  • Crypto data infrastructure platform Goldsky has closed a $20 million seed round led by Felicis and Dragonfly Capital. Source
  • Venture firm Northzone eyes web3 startups with new €1 billion fund. Source
  • Web3 DApp solution Onmeta closed a $1.5 million seed round with participation from Polygon Studios and others. Source

DeFi

Ethereum

NFT

DEX

Exchanges

PoS

PoW

Layer 2

Marketplace

Immutable X

Cross-Chain

Fund Raising

Paradigm

Sequoia Capital

Dragonfly

Metamask

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