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T-MOBILE ACCELERATOR STARTUP, KRIKEY BRINGS PUPPIES TO THE FLOW BLOCKCHAIN

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Krikey, a gaming studio with more than 5 million users, announced the launch of SolarPups on the Flow blockchain today. Krikey is also a part of the T-Mobile XR Accelerator. SolarPups is a 3D, animated, interactive NFT game where fans can adopt, play, breed, collect and sell NFT puppies. The NFTs are available today at www.solarpups.com. The playtime and breeding features will launch August 22nd.

The SolarPups game is a great experience for those new to web3. “Inspired by CryptoKitties and virtual pet games of our childhood, this game innovates on the future of play,” said Ketaki Shriram, Chief Technology Officer at Krikey. By building on next-generation blockchain Flow–home to industry-leading NFT properties like NBA Top Shot–Krikey is giving SolarPups the right foundation for consumer-scale growth and adoption.

“T-Mobile is always seeking to push the boundaries of 5G and expand adoption of 5G networks,” said John Saw, Executive Vice President, Advanced & Emerging Technologies at T-Mobile. “We are excited to support the SolarPups team as one of our current Accelerator cohort companies, working together with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Spaces platform to power the next wave of 5G innovation.”

In the first NFT mint, fans can adopt from a group of 1,500 NFT Shiba Inu puppies featuring unique traits including a hawaiian shirt, christmas sweater, sunglasses, tiaras, crowns and more!

“I couldn’t be more excited to see CryptoKitties inspiring new generations of NFT-based games and entertainment,” said Dete Shirley, CryptoKitties Co-founder and CTO at Dapper Labs. “The 3D, interactive elements of SolarPups will offer players interesting new game dimensions to explore–all made possible by building on Flow.”

SolarPups NFTs are available at www.solarpups.com.

About Krikey

Krikey is the company behind SolarPups. They have partnered with Snapchat, T-Mobile, Google Maps, The Ellen DeGeneres Wildlife Foundation, Sony Pictures Entertainment and the National Audubon Society, building custom AR games for each brand partner and reaching 5M+ users. The Krikey app is ranked in the Top 25 Social Apps on the Google Play Store in India. Krikey was named to the Fast Company list of Best Apps and Games of 2020. For more information, please visit www.krikey.com and www.solarpups.com.

About Flow

Flow is the blockchain designed to be the foundation of Web3 and the open metaverse, supporting consumer-scale decentralized applications, NFTs, DeFi, DAOs, and more. Powered by Cadence, an original programming language built specifically for digital assets, Flow empowers developers to innovate and push the limits that will bring the next billion to Web3. Created by a team that has consistently delivered industry-leading consumer-scale Web3 experiences including CryptoKitties, Dapper, and NBA Top Shot, Flow is an open, decentralized platform with a thriving ecosystem of creators from top brands, development studios, venture-backed startups, crypto leaders, and more. For more information, visit www.flow.com.

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Cypher Capital Announces Gold Sponsorship of The Future Blockchain Summit

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Cypher Capital, a leading multi-strategy crypto investment firm based in the UAE, covering venture capital, public markets, nodes, mining and more, today announced that it will be supporting the 5th Future Blockchain Summit as a Gold Sponsor.

The Future Blockchain Summit, the MENA region’s first and largest blockchain conference and exhibition, will take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from October 10-13, serving as a meeting point for the world’s most disruptive technology businesses.

Over the course of the four days, more than 100 speakers, 100,000 attendees, 800 investors and industry experts will leverage countless networking opportunities, experience an expert conference program, and attend transformational workshops to explore distinct themes, such as Blockchain for Enterprise, The Future of Digital Assets, and Into the Metaverse.

“Cypher Capital is pleased to be a Gold Sponsor of the 5th Future Blockchain Summit, an event that has contributed to the strategic growth of the blockchain and crypto space over the years,” said Bijan Alizadeh, Co-Founder and Partner of Cypher Capital.

During the event, visitors and investors will have the chance to witness ten promising projects that Cypher Capital is backing. “We support unique and innovative projects, which we believe will help shape the future of this industry. As an investment firm, it is our duty and mission to stand by such projects and ignite their flame so that the sparks reach new heights and minds,” added Bijan.

Cypher Capital has been making waves since its inception and has invested in around twenty projects in the areas of GameFi, the Metaverse, DeFi / CeFi, and Decentralized Mobility, Infrastructure and Security.

Focusing on GameFi and Web 3.0, Cypher Capital has invested in MetaOne, a business building a platform to onboard Web 2.0 gamers to Web 3.0 games and empower guilds with analytics and an NFT hub, currently focused on the Southeast Asian market. This category also includes KILT, a blockchain identity protocol for generating self-sovereign verifiable credentials and decentralized identifiers, to provide practical, secure identity solutions for enterprises and consumers.

As for the Metaverse category, Cypher Capital has invested in SecondLive, a create-to-earn social metaverse incubated by Binance Labs. Cypher Capital has also recently set up an ecosystem fund with Ocean Protocol, the decentralized layer for data sharing and monetization, by investing in upcoming projects built on this protocol.

Among the DeFi / CeFi investments presented is Minterest, a protocol providing users with a decentralized token money market featuring industry-leading value capture mechanisms. Minterest’s incentive structure facilitates and promotes broader DeFi adoption while maximizing returns for investors. Finblox, a next-gen ‘super app’ where users can game, trade and earn with their crypto, all from a single platform – will also feature at the summit.

Other DeFi projects include SingularityDAO, a DeFi protocol designed to maximize Alpha generation regardless of market trend, and Sheesha FINANCE, a DeFi multi-chain platform offering a level playing field for all investors to access a diversified portfolio of projects.

The Decentralized Mobility, Infrastructure and Security category accommodates Iomob, a platform that provides sustainable mobility and simplifies door-to-door journeys for customers and employees, as well as peaq, a people-powered blockchain network that provides everything users need to build people-powered applications for vehicles, robots and devices.

Cypher Capital’s booth at the summit can be found in Za’abeel Hall 4, Stand No: Z4-E35.

About Cypher Capital

Cypher Capital is a leading multi-strategy crypto investment firm based in the UAE, covering venture capital, public markets, nodes, mining, etc. Working alongside globally acclaimed Web 3.0 founders, not limited to only financial capital investment, we also leverage our global relationships and industry expertise to ensure long-term success.

Cypher Capital is building a 10,000 sq. ft. hub for crypto and blockchain startups which is set to open in Q4 2022 in Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai. The hub reflects the company’s vision to contribute to the blockchain community and provide mentorship and guidance to its members.

To learn more visit https://cyphercapital.com.

About Dubai World Trade Centre:

With a vision to make Dubai the world’s leading destination for all major exhibitions, conferences and events, DWTC has evolved from being the regional forerunner of the fast-growing MICE industry into a multi-dimensional business catalyst, focusing on venues, events and real estate management. Complementary to the primary service offerings are a range of value-added services from media/advertising, engineering, technical consultation, wedding planning, security services, and an award-winning hospitality portfolio.

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Breathe Flow – the new Apple Watch health test is first to give users smartwatch health data ownership with NFTs

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Health AI company Vagus.co has launched ‘Breathe Flow’, which has a unique 30-seconds health test and data NFT creation. The primary goal is to help users improve their breathing- and lifestyle habits to reduce stress and give early warning for health issues. It is the first app to provide a web3 platform where users own their smartwatch data with an NFT. Users can earn income either by selling the V-NFT outright or by receiving rewards.

Health monitoring: The VAGUS® breathing & pulse test

The test enables very precise breathing-based health analysis. It shows how the user is breathing and how the heart is responding to each breath. The science is based on eight years of research by the team. The app is differernt from existing ‘breathing’ apps since it shows how the user is breathing ‘for real’.

Financially rewarding: The Vagus NFT (V-NFT) for users to own and sell data

When using Breathe Flow, users create (mint) one new data V-NFT for each 10 days of VAGUS® tests. The block chained V-NFT is a smart contract to prove ownership. Public trading with V-NFTs will begin when 10000 V-NFTs have been created by Breathe Flow users.

Massive market, massive data

Apple Watch has sold more than 80 million ECG enabled smartwatches and had 36% global market share during the Q1 2022. The smartwatch market segment is growing 13% YoY (Counterpoint Research).

Vagus Health Ltd is a Cambridge (UK) based Health AI company founded in 2017 and employs a team from Finland, Sweden, and the UK. More info on: www.vagus.co and www.vagusnft.com

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ARK Invest And Eaglebrook Advisors Announce Their Collaboration to Make ARK’s Actively Managed Crypto Strategies Available to Advisors

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ARK Investment Management LLC (“ARK” or “ARK Invest”), an investment adviser focused solely on investing in disruptive innovation, is pleased to announce its collaboration with Eaglebrook Advisors (“Eaglebrook”), the leading digital asset SMA platform operated by a SEC-registered adviser. Together, ARK and Eaglebrook are making the ARK Cryptocurrency Strategy and the ARK Cryptoasset Strategy, two actively managed crypto strategies, available as separately managed accounts for the clients of registered investment advisors.

“Since our founding in 2014, ARK has researched the crypto space and has been actively engaged in crypto related equity and security investments since 2015,” stated Cathie Wood, ARK’s Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Investment Officer. “Through our partnership with Eaglebrook, we now can offer actively managed crypto strategies to the wealth management industry. The strategies will be separately managed accounts (SMAs) designed to meet the needs of financial advisors, wealth managers, and their clients by offering direct ownership, low minimums, and portfolio reporting integration amongst other benefits. Advisors can differentiate themselves and add to a client’s diversification by adding this new asset class to their portfolios. Our partnership combines Eaglebrook’s best in-class technology driven investment platform with ARK’s established digital asset experience to deliver a differentiated, turnkey investment solution.”

“Our mission at Eaglebrook is to provide advisors with the technology platform to confidently invest in digital assets,” stated Christopher King, Founder & CEO of Eaglebrook Advisors. “Our partnership with ARK will drive this industry forward and deliver institutional access to actively managed crypto strategies to the wealth management market.”

ARK’s Crypto Strategies seek to capitalize on three primary revolutions by investing in tokens issued on public blockchains. According to ARK’s research, public blockchains are powering revolutions across money, finance, and the internet.

The ARK Cryptocurrency Strategy seeks to capitalize on the monetary revolution. Untethered from traditional systems and, generally uncorrelated to the behavior of other asset classes over longer time horizons, this cryptocurrency strategy could serve as a strategic allocation in well-diversified portfolios. ARK’s Cryptocurrency Strategy is an actively managed, high conviction portfolio invested primarily in bitcoin and ether, the largest cryptocurrencies by network value.

ARK’s Cryptoasset Strategy seeks to capitalize on the financial and internet revolutions by actively managing what we believe are the top 10-20 coins that represent opportunities relevant to major themes identified by ARK, including Smart Contract Networks, Decentralized Finance, Web3, and Infrastructure & Scaling. Just as the internet turned information into packets online, ARK believes public blockchains are likely to turn all assets into transactions on-chain.

“Crypto’s price action in the last year suggests that the ecosystem is fundamentally stronger than investors in traditional asset management are willing to acknowledge,” stated Yassine Elmandjra, ARK’s Cryptoasset Analyst. “We’re thrilled to be offering actively managed crypto strategies to advisors during a time when, we believe, much of the speculative behavior has died down. We believe this presents an attractive entry point for investors.”

“We are thrilled to deliver Cathie and the ARK team’s digital asset portfolios in an efficient manner [SMAs] to everyday investors through our platform which is designed specifically for the wealth management channel,” stated Roddy Chisholm, Chief Operating Officer of Eaglebrook Advisors. “This is a game changer for the industry and yet another sign of mainstream adoption.”

About ARK Investment Management LLC

ARK Investment Management LLC is a federally registered investment adviser and privately held investment firm. Specializing in thematic investing in disruptive innovation, the firm is rooted in over 40 years of experience in identifying and investing in innovations that should change the way the world works. Through its open research process, ARK identifies companies that it believes are leading and benefiting from cross-sector innovations such as robotics, energy storage, genomic sequencing, artificial intelligence, and blockchain technology. ARK’s investment strategies include Autonomous Technology and Robotics, Next Generation Internet, Genomic Revolution, Fintech Innovation, Space Exploration & Innovation, 3D Printing, Israel Innovative Technology, Venture Capital, and the overall ARK Disruptive Innovation Strategy. For more information about ARK, its offerings, and original research, please visit www.ark-invest.com.

About Eaglebrook

Founded in 2019, Eaglebrook Advisors is a technology-centric digital asset investment platform that offers Separately Managed Accounts (SMAs) to wealth management firms and financial advisors. Eaglebrook’s digital asset SMA platform allows advisors to securely access direct digital asset investments for their clients and is integrated with the advisors’ existing portfolio management system and workflow. This solution allows for seamless client onboarding, investment, reporting, and holistic portfolio management of a client’s digital asset investments within a compliant and unified ecosystem. Eaglebrook’s investment platform offers its own advisor-driven custom digital asset SMAs, access to third-party investment manager digital asset model portfolios, and educational resources for advisors and clients. The company is backed by leading wealth management executives and financial institutions including Castle Island Ventures, Brewer Lane Ventures, and Franklin Templeton.

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Polygon Partners With Blockchain Founders Fund to Empower Web3 Entrepreneurs

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Blockchain Founders Fund (BFF), a Singapore-based Venture Capital Fund that focuses on early-stage Web3 and blockchain startups globally, today announces that Polygon, an Ethereum scaling platform onboarding millions to Web3, has made a strategic investment into their Fund II to diversify the company’s holdings and advance the mainstream adoption of blockchain technology.

Blockchain Founders Fund boasts an impressive portfolio of over 100 companies in the Web3 space with an equally impressive track record of effectively scaling them to targeted audiences. These companies include blockchain-powered no-code gaming studios (GRID), social intelligence for cryptocurrencies (LunarCrush), and various other applications built on top of blockchain infrastructure.

The fund II, which focuses on promising Web3, and metaverse startups, launched in January after raising $75 million from a host of leading crypto investors. Included among participating investors were NEO Global Capital (NGC), Appworks, Sebastien Borget, COO of The Sandbox, and Polygon co-founder Sandeep Nailwal.

This latest partnership marks another successful collaboration between BFF and Polygon. Previously, BFF has co-invested alongside Polygon in top blockchain companies such as Splinterlands and Altered State Machine to accelerate and empower decentralized applications. This collaboration will enable both companies to offer exceptional value propositions to web3 founders and entrepreneurs with high potential to disrupt industries.

Sandeep Nailwal, Co-Founder of Polygon said, “To bring the vision of Web3 to realization and help garner mainstream adoption, it’s vital that we support entrepreneurs in building innovative products and infrastructure. We look forward to working alongside Blockchain Founders Fund, who share our vision and believe in the transformative potential of Web3.”

Boasting just over 37,000 decentralized applications (dapps), Polygon is fast becoming the de facto platform for Web3. The network offers an array of blue-chip services ranging from decentralized finance (DeFi) dapps such as Aave, Curve, Balancer, and Uniswap, to the best gaming and metaverse platforms, including Decentraland, Somnium Space, and The Sandbox. Polygon also powers the mass market, helping major global brands, including Starbucks, Adobe, Clinique, and others, integrate Web3 functionality.

“The addition of one of the biggest crypto firms such as Polygon as a partner will expand our investment profile and ability to invest in a wider range of early-stage companies,” commented Aly Madhavji, Managing Partner of Blockchain Founders Fund. “Their expertise in the industry will greatly assist us in connecting with the best breed of high-potential companies that are building real solutions to real problems.”

About Polygon

Polygon is the leading blockchain development platform, offering scalable, affordable, secure and sustainable blockchains for Web3. Its growing suite of products offers developers easy access to major scaling solutions including L2 (ZK Rollups and Optimistic Rollups), sidechains, hybrid, stand-alone and enterprise chains, and data availability. Polygon’s scaling solutions have seen widespread adoption with 37,000+ decentralized applications hosted, 1.94B+ total transactions processed, 164M+ unique user addresses and $5B+ in assets secured. The network is home for some of the biggest Web3 projects such as Aave, Uniswap, OpenSea and well-known enterprises including Meta, Stripe and Adobe. Polygon is carbon neutral with the goal of leading the Web3 ecosystem in becoming carbon negative.

About Blockchain Founders Fund

Blockchain Founders Fund (BFF) is a Singapore based early-stage Venture Capital Fund which invests in top-tier Blockchain startups globally. Their industry leading go-to-market focused Venture Program aids seasoned and first-time entrepreneurs across key business functions to fast-track growth. BFF has scaled many of the leading Blockchain startups and is always looking to connect with exceptional founders across the Web3 and Blockchain ecosystems.

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Circle Brings Crypto Literacy Curriculum to HBCUs with Circle U

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Today, at Converge22, Circle Internet Financial, LLC, launched a pilot initiative for Circle U, a free crypto literacy program helping to promote digital financial literacy and financial well-being. The program is a component of Circle Impact’s digital financial literacy pillar aimed at promoting digital and financial literacy for traditionally underserved populations in an effort to make education around and access to the digital financial revolution more universally accessible. The pilot program rolling out in October 2022 includes students enrolled at several U.S. Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Circle U is a repository of knowledge that provides a comprehensive overview of blockchain-based financial services, and subsequent e-learnings and micro-learnings that tackle timely topics. Featuring seven modules and assessments, the curriculum tackles fundamental concepts including the evolution of money, Bitcoin and blockchain technology, Ethereum and tokenization, layers and interoperability, Web3 and applications, policy and regulation, and a Web3 tutorial. Students who complete the Circle U curriculum and achieve a high benchmark will have access to early opportunities to apply for Circle internships and employment.

“Expanding access to digital financial literacy is a key element of our mission to realize a financial future that is more inclusive than the past,” said Mercina Tillemann Perez, VP of Circle Impact at Circle. “Launching Circle U in partnership with these esteemed academic institutions is a step toward helping to provide equitable access to education that can equip students with the necessary knowledge to become sophisticated actors and builders in this industry.”

Partnering HBCUs are electing to roll out Circle U as either a mandated or extracurricular part of their Fall 2022 curriculum depending on their existing programming. A wider rollout to more academic institutions and partner organizations is slated for Spring 2023.

About Circle

Circle is a global financial technology firm that enables businesses of all sizes to harness the power of digital currencies and public blockchains for payments, commerce and financial applications worldwide. Circle is powering always-on internet-native commerce and payments and is the issuer of USD Coin (USDC) and Euro Coin (EUROC). Today, Circle’s transactional services, business accounts, and platform APIs are giving rise to a new generation of financial services and commerce applications that hold the promise of raising global economic prosperity for all through the frictionless exchange of value. Learn more at https://circle.com.

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Wanchain Launches Cross-Chain USDT XFlows With Bridge Upgrade

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Wanchain has announced its new ‘XFlows’ cross-chain bridge upgrade which will revolutionize trading of the world’s number one stablecoin, USDT, against many other widely used tokens. This new upgrade brings native-to-native USDT cross-chain transfers for Ethereum, BNB Chain, OKC, Polygon, Arbitrum, and more to be announced soon.

What are USDT XFlows?

USDT is minted natively on more than a dozen blockchains. Until now, the easiest way to move USDT between these chains has been to use centralized exchanges. Users can now use Wanchain’s industry-best cross-chain bridges to execute decentralized, non-custodial native-to-native USDT cross-chain transfers between Ethereum, BNB Chain, OKC, Polygon, and Arbitrum – colloquially referred to as XFlows. USDT XFlows are native-to-native USDT cross-chain transfers between blockchains where USDT is natively minted by Tether.

What Happens to Pre-Existing USDT Bridges?

Wanchain previously developed Direct Bridges, a method that uses a ‘lock-mint-burn-unlock’ method in which native tokens (like USDT) on the source chain would be locked before a mirrored copy, or wrapped token, is minted on the destination chain. To unlock the original token, the wrapped token is then subsequently burned.

Powered by Wanchain’s cross-chain bridges, XFlows offers a seamless experience that exists in concert with these pre-existing bridges. When bridging USDT to another network, users will automatically receive native USDT if native USDT exists on the destination chain. However, if USDT does not exist on the destination chain, users will receive wrapped USDT.

The Mechanics of XFlows

When bridging an asset that is minted natively on both the source and destination chains, a lock-mint-burn-unlock mechanism is not a viable option as users will undoubtedly want to receive the native asset, rather than a wrapped version.

With this new solution, when someone bridges their USDT from Ethereum to Polygon, their USDT is first added to a native liquidity pool on Ethereum before the same number of USDT is removed from the pool on Polygon.

Wanchain bridge nodes balance pools of native USDT on Ethereum, BSC, OKC, Polygon and Arbitrum to enable native USDT cross-chain transfers; all without sacrificing security and decentralization. USDT XFlows are executed using the same secure multi-party computation (sMPC) architecture that distinguishes Wanchain’s interoperability solutions.

Who Provides the USDT liquidity?

With these new native USDT cross-chain transfers, Wanchain is introducing a new method of liquidity provision that avoids the trappings of centralized liquidity and incentivized liquidity alternatives.

The USDT liquidity that powers Wanchain’s USDT XFlows is provided by users who bridge their USDT to another network using the lock-mint-burn-unlock mechanism. The USDT that is locked on a source chain, before wrapped USDT is minted on a destination chain, doubles as the liquidity powering native-to-native USDT cross-chain transfers.

The combination of the lock-mint-burn-unlock and liquidity pool methods is a major innovation in the field of cross-chain technology. The number of wrapped USDT in circulation is always equivalent to the total native USDT locked in liquidity pools across all chains.

As more wrapped USDT is minted, regardless of the network, more native USDT is added to the liquidity pools. These new USDT XFlows are both owned and powered by the users giving them more control over their money, and the network.

Current & Upcoming Bridges

USDT XFlows are currently supported by direct bridges connecting Arbitrum, BNB Chain, CLV P-Chain, Ethereum, Moonriver, OKC, Polygon, Wanchain, and XDC Network. In the future, Wachain’s USDT XFlows will support native USDT on Avalanche C-Chain and Tron. Additionally, Wanchain is working towards launching XFlows for the second biggest stable coin, USDC, which would give users coverage for almost all of the stablecoin market.

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MetaMask Integration Unlocks Decentralized Social for Millions of Ethereum Users

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DeSo, a new blockchain-backed by Coinbase, Sequoia, and Andreessen Horowitz, has announced its integration with MetaMask. As a result, millions of Ethereum users can now enjoy one-click access to encrypted on-chain messaging and a full Twitter-like feature set.

DeSo’s integration with the leading web3 wallet effectively turns MetaMask into a full-fledged decentralized social network. It also paves the way for DeSo to become the cross-chain social layer for all web3.

DeSo Founder Nader Al-Naji said: “Existing blockchains cannot store content efficiently. It costs about $50 to store a 200-character Tweet on Ethereum and about fifteen cents to store it on Solana, Avalanche, or Polygon. In contrast, DeSo is one ten-thousandth of a cent, making it the first blockchain capable of disrupting storage-heavy applications like social.”

MetaMask users will gain access to gas-less profile creation, posting, following of other users, a fully decentralized on-chain follow graph, and much more. Thanks to the integration, a MetaMask user on Compound could send an encrypted message to someone currently on Uniswap and that user would receive the message via DeSo.

Similarly, a user on OpenSea could leave a comment on an NFT and have it appear on other platforms where that NFT is listed like Rarible or SupeRare. This system works even if one user is on Polygon network and the other is on Ethereum.

Social media today is controlled by a handful of private corporations – but that could change as wallets like MetaMask expand from handling just money to social identity and social interactions. Having gained a presence in the Ethereum ecosystem, DeSo plans to expand to Solana next by integrating with Phantom wallet.

About Deso

DeSo is the the only layer-1 blockchain designed to build and scale decentralized social media apps to 1 billion users. Notable DeSo holders include Sequoia, Coinbase Ventures, a16z, Winklevoss Capital, and Alex Ohanian.

Learn more and claim a DeSo username: https://www.deso.com/

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Forward The Foundation: XT.COM Celebrates 4th Founding Anniversary

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September 26, 2022
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XT.COM, the world’s first social-infused trading platform, is pleased to announce the grand opening of the Company’s 4th Anniversary Celebration. A series of events and initiatives will be held until mid-October.

The central theme of the celebrations this year is “Forward Foundation”, which represents the dedication to exploring and infinite imagination toward the crypto industry. The premise of XT.COM’s foundation was to always create a new universal era for its users around the world, free from trade embargos and banking restrictions.

Deep Dive into the Development of XT.COM

As the world is no longer just measured by its physical domain following the virtual universe comes into being, the metaverse where anyone can create freely without permission has led to the inception of XT.COM in 2018. Since then, XT.COM has provided users with access to digital assets, bringing blockchain to the masses.

Currently, XT.COM ranks TOP 30 on CoinMarketCap and has introduced more than 500 digital assets and 800 trading pairs for large market cap coins, DeFi tokens, NFTs, Metaverse-related projects, and many new assets via XT.COM Main Zone and Innovation Zone.

Due to increased cryptocurrency demand around the globe, XT.COM has successfully established offices in the United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Turkey, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Vietnam and Nigeria all within the last year.

Dedicated to Providing A Hassle-free User Experience

XT.COM provides users the opportunity to connect with each other with minimal UX difficulties, ensuring an elite trading experience on a secure platform accessible anywhere.

Since last year, the product line has expanded to include 6 more unique services beyond the initial XT Labs and XT Smartchain (XSC): XT Incubator, XT Starter, XT Futures, XT NFT, XT Academy, and XT News. Each product addresses different needs of different users.

New products are already in the works. XT.COM will keep rolling forward and strive for more secure, professional, efficient and transparent financial digital assets services and products for users all around the globe.

Socially Infuse Your Trading Experience

Being the World’s first cryptocurrency platform that allows users to socially converse with one another on multiple different social applications while having direct access to XT.COM has allowed the platform to expand globally as a social infused exchange. Now, social trading has become integrated in every detail of XT.COM.

XT.COM develops social trading partnerships with BTOK, the Web3 social network based on blockchain technology, and Tapatalk, the world’s largest converged forum.

Web3 Lucky draws, AMA, Airdrops & More!

On this 4th anniversary occasion, XT.COM will be having multiple special events including lucky draws, staking activities, airdrops and AMAs for celebratory purposes. Users can participate in the WEB3 Time Travel event on the exchange. The special events will be supported by Agravity, Artificial Intelligent Platform Coin, COT, Crazymeta, DeSyn Protocol, GamerHub, Matr1X, MetaTlantis, MotorN, NFT11, PlatON, QI, Redlight Coin, Sleep Future and many other projects.

Special AMAs on multiple different blockchain and cryptocurrency related topics will be held interviewing various projects, blockchain foundations, and universities worldwide to bring the latest updates on the direction the industry is heading towards. Various guest speakers of various projects and blockchains will be attending the AMA; Sandbox, Shima Capital, Cardano, Big Time, Consensys Venture and much more.

For more information on the XT.COM’s exclusive activities, please visit the 4th anniversary home page or follow the hashtag #XT4thAnniv on Instagram, Twitter, and other social media networks.

About XT.COM

By consistently expanding its ecosystem, XT.COM is dedicated to providing users with the most secure, trusted, and hassle-free digital asset trading services. Our exchange is built from a desire to give everyone access to digital assets regardless where you are.

Founded in 2018, XT.COM now serves more than 6 million registered users, over 500,000+ monthly active users and 40+ million users in the ecosystem. Covering a rich variety of trading categories together with an NFT aggregated marketplace, our platform strives to cater to its large user base by providing a secure, trusted and intuitive trading experience.

As the world’s first social-infused digital assets trading platform, XT.COM also supports social networking platform based transactions to make our crypto services more accessible to users all over the world. Furthermore, to ensure optimal data integrity and security, we see user security as our top priority at XT.COM.

Website: https://www.xt.com/
Telegram: https://t.me/XTsupport_EN
Twitter: https://twitter.com/XTexchange

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INX ONE LAUNCHES AS FIRST AND ONLY FULLY-REGULATED TRADING PLATFORM FOR BOTH SECURITY TOKENS AND CRYPTOCURRENCIES

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The INX Digital Company, Inc. (NEO: INXD, INXATS: INX, OTCQB: INXDF) (“INX”), a broker-dealer and inter-dealer broker, has announced today that its security token trading platform and cryptocurrency trading platform have converged and now offer a seamless and secure single point of entrance called INX ONE – the world’s first and only fully-regulated, end-to-end platform for listing and trading both SEC-registered security tokens and cryptocurrencies. With INX ONE, institutional and retail investors can maximize opportunities to engage with digital financial instruments. INX ONE also provides a full suite of services for issuers looking to raise money through a security token offering.

“The launch of INX ONE marks a pivotal moment in the evolution of the digital economy. Never before have investors and issuers had an opportunity to bring their unique communities together on a single, regulated, global hub for digital assets on the blockchain,” said INX’s CEO Shy Datika. “By bringing together our security token trading platform with our cryptocurrency trading platform and primary offering services, INX is pioneering a new era of digital asset investing for both primary and secondary markets that benefits everyone – not just a select few.”

INX ONE builds on the company’s mission to increase access for U.S. and international investors to the growing opportunities in the digital economy. Furthermore, the launch of INX ONE sets a global standard for effectively achieving democratization in financial markets, while simultaneously providing the necessary regulatory guardrails through close collaboration with U.S. and global regulators.

“INX ONE offers a truly unique user experience, where customers onboard once, fund their account with crypto or fiat, and are also able to seamlessly transfer between the different asset classes, including participating in security token offerings,” said Itai Avneri, INX’s Deputy CEO & COO. “There are more than 300 exchanges in the world and INX ONE is the first and only platform that allows institutions and retail investors the opportunity to fully engage in the wealth of opportunities the digital economy offers.”

For security token issuers, INX ONE is a true Token-as-a-Service (TaaS) platform designed for capital raise purposes. The unified, regulated hub streamlines the issuance process by providing everything needed to quickly and easily issue a digital security token to raise capital. An end-to-end solution for issuers, INX ONE Issuance Services includes transfer agent, broker/dealer, and ATS licenses to raise capital and list the token for secondary trading, smart contract design, and marketing and promotion support. INX holds all of the necessary licenses issuers need, along with a global team of experts to offer guidance along the way.

“INX ONE is a continuation of a journey that started with INX’s initial public offering of the INX Token and now includes a massive step forward in shaping the blockchain asset industry with an integrated and regulated environment with oversight from regulators like the SEC and FINRA. We see INX as a bridge between the legacy capital markets and their future,” Datika added.

In 2021, INX became the first SEC-registered digital security IPO – closing with $83.6 million in gross proceeds from over 7,300 retail and institutional investors. 92.9 million INX Tokens were sold in the IPO. INX continues to lead the industry in providing novel trading and capital raising financial instruments to enterprises and companies worldwide.

For more information about INX, visit https://www.inx.co/

About INX:

INX provides a regulated trading platform for digital securities and cryptocurrencies. With the combination of traditional markets expertise and a disruptive fintech approach, INX provides state-of-the-art solutions to modern financial problems. INX is led by an experienced and dedicated team of business, finance, and technology veterans with the shared vision of redefining the world of capital markets via blockchain technology and innovative regulatory approach.

About The INX Digital Company, Inc. INX is the holding company for the INX Group, which includes regulated trading platforms for digital securities and cryptocurrencies, combining traditional markets expertise and an innovative fintech approach. The INX Group’s vision is to be the preferred global regulated hub for digital assets on the blockchain. The INX Group’s overall mission is to bring communities together and empower them with financial innovation. Our journey started with our initial public token offering of the INX Token in which we raised US$83 million. The INX Group is shaping the blockchain asset industry through its willingness to work in a regulated environment with oversight from regulators like the SEC and FINRA.

In addition to operating two regulated trading platforms for blockchain assets, INX’s interdealer broker, I.L.S. Brokers, plans to offer non-deliverable cryptocurrency forwards to Tier-1 banks in the future.

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DeFi Protocol Hxro Launches USDC Collateralized Marketplace on Solana Mainnet as Demand for Onchain Derivatives Surges

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Hxro, a fully composable, on-chain primitive that provides core exchange, risk, and settlement infrastructure, today announced the beta launch of its derivatives marketplace on the Solana mainnet. Following a successful alpha period, the beta launch allows users to now trade with USDC collateral.

The USDC launch brings this core DeFi primitive out of the test phase and into (invite-only) prime time. The launch comes at a time when demand for cryptocurrency derivatives liquidity by both retail-facing trading applications and professional trading firms continues to surge. As of July 2022, crypto derivatives made up 69% of all cryptocurrency market volume, up from 66% in June*.

Dan Gunsberg, Co-Founder of Hxro commented on the news: “Today’s launch represents a significant milestone for Hxro and its mission to provide global access to a more inclusive derivatives marketplace. Onchain derivatives liquidity in the digital asset space is highly fragmented across many small to medium sized derivative protocols; this leaves no way for larger trading desks to participate in these markets at scale. By building infrastructure to support the unification of liquidity at the primitive layer, application protocols and other market participants now have open access to a marketplace with aggregated liquidity, across a wider derivative product set.”

The project is supported by Hxro’s marquee lineup of ecosystem partners, many of whom have been key contributors and active participants in the building of the network including principal trading firms SIG DT (a Susquehanna International Group Company), Jump Crypto, Alameda Research, Chicago Trading Company, Ledger Prime and Pattern Research as well as contributions from firms such as Blockchain Capital, Solana Labs, Coinbase Ventures and CoinFund.

The derivatives marketplace will initially feature a BTC/USDC perpetual future and eight consecutive expiring futures markets including two weeklies, two monthlies, and four quarterlies along with associated exchange-supported calendar spread markets for each expiration. All contracts will settle in USDC with markets for SOL, ETH, and other liquid cryptocurrencies to follow.

Hxro derivatives are powered by two of the network’s native protocols, Dexterity and Spandex. Named for its flexible framework, Dexterity is an open-source collection of smart contracts that provide the base exchange and settlement framework for trading any derivatives instrument. Spandex is Hxro’s customized derivatives risk engine and is the first on-chain, real-time risk engine to use a portfolio risk-based approach to managing users’ margin and risk.

The beta launch of the derivatives marketplace will be followed by the deployment of the network’s governance, staking, and reward protocols in the near future. Following this deployment, the network plans to launch additional derivative market infrastructure to support vanilla and exotic options, parimutuel markets, and binary futures.

About Hxro

Hxro is a fully composable, on-chain derivatives primitive that provides core exchange, risk and settlement infrastructure built on the Solana blockchain. Through a series of native protocols, Hxro provides the framework and infrastructure for a robust, fully-functional decentralized derivatives primitive.

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