Crypto Daily Digest - September 23rd

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On September 23rd, Cardano mainnet was successfully hard forked with Vasil upgrade deployed. Harmony updates Horizon Bridge asset recovery plan, proposing not minting more $ONE. The Sandbox launches an exclusive $SAND staking program for LAND owners.

DeFi

  • ZigZag plans to launch DAO after zkSync 2.0 mainnet goes live. Source
  • $TIGER price drops 96% on PancakeSwap. Source
  • Crypto firm Chain signed a multi-year deal to be an official blockchain and Web3 sponsor for the New England Patriots football team. Source
  • ApeCoin's staking system, Ape Staking, is currently scheduled for October 31st. Source
  • Acala plans to resume operations in phases. Source
  • Liquid staking protocol Stride adds support for Stargaze. Source
  • Multichain partners with Aptos-based DEX Enchanter Finance. Source

CeFi

  • Tether launches $USDT on Polkadot. Source
  • Binance hires former Kraken head of compliance as its senior vice president of compliance. Source
  • Korean crypto bank Delio launches staking service. Source
  • Galaxy Digital's co-head of trading Robert Bogucki is leaving for investment firm Brevan Howard’s crypto arm BH Digital. Source
  • Bitso introduces crypto QR payment tool in Argentina. Source
  • Payments giant Stripe has enabled payouts in $USDC for freelancers. Source

Infrastructure

  • Cardano mainnet was successfully hard forked with Vasil upgrade deployed. Source
  • Harmony updates Horizon Bridge asset recovery plan, proposing not minting more $ONE. Source
  • Web3 social network DeSo integrates with MetaMask. Source
  • Sui ecosystem API and node service Shinami is building foundational developer infrastructure. Source

Metaverse & NFTs

  • The Sandbox launches an exclusive $SAND staking program for LAND owners. Source
  • OpenSea supports automatic indexing of the majority of Solana ecosystem NFT collections. Source

Policy & Regulation

  • IRS to issue a summons on M.Y. Safra Bank. Source
  • Indonesia is preparing to issue new rules to tighten the regulation of crypto exchanges. Source

Fundings

  • Cryptography network Lit Protocol closes $13 million Series A funding round led by 1kx. Source
  • 3Commas closes $37 million Series B funding round led by Alameda Research and others. Source
  • Metaverse infrastructure developer Hadean raises $30M in Series A with Epic Games involved. Source

DeFi

Ethereum

NFT

Exchanges

DEX

Security Incidents

Harmony

Cardano

DAO

Metaverse

Stablecoins

OpenSea

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