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TRON DAO Announces New Grants Program to Foster Growth of Overall Ecosystem

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Geneva, Switzerland / July 25 /TRON DAO is thrilled to announce its Developer, Community Ambassador, and Influencer Grant Programs to BUIDLers on the TRON network.

As one of the largest DAOs, TRON is always looking for new opportunities to grow its ecosystem and further engage its vibrant global community.

The Community Ambassador Grant Program will encourage a gateway between the DAO and multiple dedicated TRON friends and families to expand the TRON ecosystem. With a quarterly grant allocation of $30,000, the program will cultivate relationships between the DAO and established Ambassadors actively engaged within the TRON Community.

The Community Ambassador Grant criteria include:

  • Established community on a popular Social Network, e.g., Discord, Telegram, or Twitter
  • Sustained history of regular engagement within the community
  • Genuine support for TRON DAO and its community objectives
  • Solid understanding of the TRON ecosystem

To apply, please click here.

The Developer Grant Program will also boost a bridge between the DAO and various core developers to expand the TRON network. With a quarterly grant allocation of $90,000, this program will formulate multiple incubation spaces designed to engage and empower leaders to promote new use cases of the TRON blockchain.

The Developer Grant criteria include:

  • Established project with proof of concept, e.g., Github Repository, or Provable Suggestions to improve the TRON blockchain and its ecosystem
  • Sustained history of consistent development efforts
  • Genuine support for TRON DAO and its community objectives
  • Solid understanding of the TRON ecosystem

To apply, please click here.

In addition to the Developer Grant Program, TRON has a Bug Bounty Program that will incentivize developers to search for system vulnerabilities. The program will help make our ecosystem safer, more robust, and more functional. Grants will be awarded depending on the bug’s complexity, level of vulnerability, and the replicability of the problem found.

Last but not least, in an effort to support public good and the dissemination of valuable information about the TRON Ecosystem, the Influencer Grant Program will provide strategic support for TRON eco-educators. Influencers working on TRON DAO-related projects and outreach are eligible to apply for these funds. With a quarterly grant allocation of $45,000, the program will work with different channels of social media influencers to amplify their messages and create an authentic stream of highly informative content throughout the entire TRON ecosystem.

The Influencer Grant criteria include:

  • Established Social Media Channels with crypto-relevant content
  • Sustained history of consistent quality content creation
  • Genuine support for TRON DAO and its community objectives
  • Solid understanding of the TRON ecosystem

To apply, please click here.

Once you apply and fill out the form, our Ecosystem Development Team will reach out to follow up and connect with you. Thank you for your interest in building on TRON and joining the mission to decentralize the web.

About TRON DAO

TRON is dedicated to accelerating the decentralization of the internet via blockchain technology and decentralized applications (dApps). Founded in September 2017 by H.E. Justin Sun, the TRON network has continued to deliver impressive achievements since MainNet launch in May 2018. July 2018 also marked the ecosystem integration of BitTorrent, a pioneer in decentralized Web3 services boasting over 100 million monthly active users. The TRON network has gained incredible traction in recent years. As of July 2022, it has over 103 million total user accounts on the blockchain, more than 3.5 billion total transactions, and over $11 billion in total value locked (TVL), as reported on TRONSCAN. In addition, TRON hosts the largest circulating supply of USD Tether (USDT) stablecoin across the globe, overtaking USDT on Ethereum since April 2021. The TRON network completed full decentralization in December 2021 and is now a community-governed DAO. Most recently, the over-collateralized decentralized stablecoin USDD was launched on the TRON blockchain, backed by the first-ever crypto reserve for the blockchain industry – TRON DAO Reserve, marking TRON’s official entry into decentralized stablecoins.

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Metaverse Company RFOX Introduces CitiXens Avatars in RFOX VALT

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CitiXens, a collection of 10,000 limited-edition, VR-enabled avatars, enhances the RFOX VALT’s metaverse experience.

AUGUST 11, 2022: RFOX, the company that created the RFOX VALT metaverse, today introduced CitiXens, a limited-edition collection of 10,000 VR-enabled 2D and 3D avatars that will form the core of the RFOX VALT’s civilization and governance.

Out of the 10,000 CitiXens avatars in the RFOX VALT, 1,300 are being created as special OG CitiXens, bearing premium features, higher benefits, and better rarities. OG CitiXens will be available for whitelist and public sale events on September 9 and 10, respectively. In addition, thousands of CitiXens will be offered in a Dutch auction on September 30.

Participants who join the sale events for CitiXens will receive a minted CitiXens Pod, which will evolve over time and result in the emergence of a CitiXen. Owning a special limited-edition OG CitiXen Pod will result in possessing an OG CitiXen, as well as access to future NFT drops and other OG-exclusive items.

Each CitiXen comes with its unique set of random characteristics, including RFOX VALT quarter origin, appearance, gender, and more. All CitiXens belong to one of four civilizations, which are based on the four quarters of the RFOX VALT metaverse: the Callinova art quarter, the Arkamoto gaming quarter, and the upcoming music- and science and technology-themed quarters that we now call Terravaldi and Kolaxy, respectively.

A select few CitiXens will bear special crystals that set them apart from the rest rarity-wise. In addition, CitiXen holders will have full Creative Commons (CC0) IP rights to their CitiXens, unlocking premium opportunities for commercialization, creativity, and more. Other benefits that come with each CitiXen include governance and voting rights in the CitiXen’s quarter of origin, NFT staking privileges, eligibility for use in the KOGs Mint Lab, and potential privileges that may emerge in the future.

Additional benefits that come with the purchase of OG CitiXens include higher rarities and special traits on their avatars, double the voting rights of a normal CitiXen, a complimentary claimable CitiXens NFT, tiered staking eligibility, and more OG-exclusive benefits in the future.

“Today, we are unveiling a new era in the exciting future for the RFOX VALT metaverse. The creation and development of CitiXens represent a major step in turning our vision for the RFOX VALT into reality, while allowing our community to vote on future developments in their respective quarters. These CitiXens arrive with compelling stories, use cases, and aesthetics. We can’t wait to share this new world of opportunities with our community and the bigger metaverse space, starting with the upcoming whitelist and public sale events for OG CitiXens,” RFOX CEO Ben Fairbank said in a statement.

To learn more about CitiXens, visit RFOX VALT CitiXens and join the RFOX Discord channel.

About RFOX

RFOX is a metaverse company with a mission to be the global leader in immersive metaverse experiences focused on retail, media, gaming, and rewards, through the RFOX VALT metaverse. Since 2018, the company has built the RFOX ecosystem of products and solutions that include online games (RFOX Games), white-label NFT platform (RFOX NFTs), DeFi products (RFOX Finance), digital media platforms (RFOX Media and RFOX TV), and more. Its main token is RFOX, the digital asset that fuels the RFOX metaverse ecosystem and its immersive technology.

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Index Coop Announces Launch of Market Neutral Yield Token (MNYe)

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Index Coop announced the launch of the Market Neutral Yield token MNYe (pronounced “money”), a tokenized strategy that gives holders access to a compelling source of USD-denominated yield by executing a basis trading strategy on Perpetual Protocol’s Optimism market.

With MNYe, holders can earn a variable yield, settled in USD, that is not dependent on inflationary protocol incentives and has no price exposure to Ethereum. This is Index Coop’s first product to be released on Optimism’s Ethereum layer 2.

The Market Neutral Yield token democratizes a basis trade strategy that is most commonly performed by hedge funds and sophisticated financial professionals. The MNYe token simplifies this complex trading strategy into a simple erc20 token that is liquid on Optimism and composable throughout the network’s growing DeFi ecosystem.

Basis trading, also known as cash and carry arbitrage, is an established strategy for achieving price-neutral profit by arbing the difference between an asset price on the spot and near-term futures markets. In DeFi, perpetual swaps – also called perpetuals or perps – can be used in lieu of futures. First implemented by BitMEX, perpetuals are futures with no settlement date.

The MNYe product takes simultaneous long spot and short perpetual positions and derives yield from the funding rate, which is generally paid by long perp positions to short perp positions. By taking a fully hedged position, the product has no net asset price exposure. MNYe will use a 1x long ETH spot position and a -1x short ETH perp settled in USD. The yield will be further enhanced by thrice-daily auto-compounding when the USD funding balance is positive. The yield is used to maintain a leverage position between -1x and -2x.

MNYe is the second of Index Coop’s yield bearing products, after the Interest Compounding ETH Index (icETH), fulfilling the mission to create decentralized financial products that unlock prosperity for everyone.

About Index Cooperative

The Index Cooperative is a decentralized community powering crypto index products that can be purchased on a blockchain. Index Cooperative’s structured products provide one-token exposure to popular crypto themes such as decentralized finance, the Metaverse, blue chip NFTs & yield generating strategies such as ethereum staking.

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NULS Partners With Suisse Blockchain – Incubator With Its Own IDO Platform

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NULS Blockchain is delighted to announce its partnership with Suisse Blockchain. The partnership is a blending of expertise, as Suisse Blockchain is rooted in marketing and regulatory compliance; NULS is grounded in blockchain and multi-chain technologies. Both are committed to a future where blockchain startups are enabled to grow and market their vision for the future of blockchain. Together, NULS and Suisse Blockchain are creating and supporting an IDO and incubator platform.

Blockchain is known for its technical and legal complexities – high barriers for blockchain startups to navigate. The mission of Suisse Blockchain is to lower those barriers and enable startups to grow without the limits of potential roadblocks. In other words, to facilitate blockchain startups to shape their future.

Streamlining the Incubation Process

The Suisse Blockchain team works hand-in-hand with the NULS team, continually strengthening the security and the future of the upcoming projects. Blockchain is an evolving technology with constantly changing rules and regulations. It is important to navigate the immediate while keeping sight of the future. Suisse Blockchain takes care of that through code auditing, due diligence research, and a deep commitment to regulation. The foundation of Suisse Blockchain is the legal framework of the forward-looking Swiss DLT-Law.

This collaboration enables blockchain ideas and visions not yet dreamed of to flourish. As more blockchain startups appear with new ideas and concepts combined with the Metaverse-bound future, Suisse Blockchain will be there to provide assistance and guidance.

NULS is excited to join with Suisse Blockchain in contributing to the predictable and unpredictable shape of the future of the blockchain space.

About NULS

NULS, Singapore, provides a blockchain infrastructure boasting cross-chain consensus, a multi-chain mechanism, and smart contract support. Their combination of two blockchains, the NULS and the NerveNetwork blockchain, allows for fast speed and comparatively low transaction costs.

Its multi-chain wallet NABOX provides Suisse Blockchain with the ability to interact with multiple chains. This enables the blockchain startup incubator to host IDOs for projects from a variety of platforms and is not restricted to BNB or ETH. Being able to utilize 20+ blockchains is a technical advantage uncommon in the industry.

About Suisse Blockchain

Suisse Blockchain is a company based in Chur, Switzerland. Founded in 2022, Suisse Blockchain is the first blockchain startup incubator created on the Swiss DLT-Law framework allowing the project to be secure and progressive when it comes to regulations. The blockchain-experienced team takes care of the creation, acceleration, and later expansion of the company utilizing one of the most cost-effective and future-proof blockchain platforms.

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DeFiChain Community Brings Attractive Rewards For DFI ERC-20 Pairs on Uniswap

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DeFiChain, the world’s leading blockchain on the Bitcoin network dedicated to bringing decentralized financial applications and services to everyone, is thrilled to announce that its community has voted to offer lucrative liquidity mining rewards for the ERC-20 format of its native DFI token pairs on Uniswap. The proposal put forth by DeFiChain’s Lead Researcher received more than 96% votes in favor.

DeFiChain has allocated one million DFI tokens from the Community Fund to incentivize liquidity mining for the DFI-ETH, DFI-USDT, and the new DFI-USDC pairs on Uniswap.

The Community Fund receives a small percentage of the block rewards and has accumulated over 27,092,291 DFI tokens, which are available to anyone interested in developing on the DeFiChain blockchain. However, funds are only released if more than 51% of the nodes agree to the proposal. Masternodes are eligible to sign a message to either agree or deny a proposal.

With leading exchanges like Bybit and KuCoin now supporting DFI in ERC-20, the DeFiChain community voted to increase the token’s utility in the ERC-20 format. The incentives are aimed at increasing the trading volume of the ERC-20 format of DFI, and boosting the visibility and awareness of DFI in the wider DeFi ecosystem. The increased trading volume should also encourage more adoption of DFI by other exchanges and services.

Santiago Sabater, the CEO of DeFiChain Accelerator said, “With the new liquidity pools and the various upcoming projects to increase the utility of DFI on ERC-20, DeFiChain’s adoption is growing massively. DeFiChain is opening the gates to offer its decentralized assets such as decentralized stocks, commodities and ETFs to the whole DeFi community on the Ethereum blockchain. This will result in massive capital inflows, pleasuring DeFiChain’s investors while creating new use cases for Ethereum users.”
The liquidity mining rewards will be distributed in the following manner:

  • DFI-ETH pair at 0.5 DFI per Ethereum block
  • DFI-USDT pair at 0.25 DFI per Ethereum block
  • DFI-USDC pair at 0.25 DFI per Ethereum block

In total, one DFI token will be distributed per Ethereum block. Just like DFI emission rate on DeFiChain mainnet, block reward is scheduled to reduce by 4% every 7 days (in blocks) starting 9AM UTC on August 22. Before that, rewards will only be distributed at a constant rate of 1% of the above rates. It is estimated to allow the reward to sustain well over a year.

A smart contract will be published on Ethereum mainnet that allows the rewards to be paid out in accordance to the schedule. Upon publishing of the smart contract, DFI will be placed in the smart contract in tranches, for safety reasons.

An accompanying decentralized app will be launched for liquidity providers to take part in the liquidity mining program.

About DeFiChain

DeFiChain is a decentralized Proof-of-Stake blockchain created as a hard fork of the Bitcoin network to enable advanced DeFi applications. It is dedicated to enabling fast, intelligent, and transparent decentralized financial services. DeFiChain offers liquidity mining, staking, decentralized assets, and decentralized loans. The DeFiChain Foundation’s mission is to bring DeFi to the Bitcoin ecosystem.

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ShibaDoge Team Announces SHIBDOGE Token

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The ShibaDoge team is excited to announce the release of the SHIBDOGE token. According to the team, the token was initially released as an Ethereum-based utility subtoken built on the principles of community, unity, and decentralization.

The ShibaDoge token was launched on December 24, 2021, and half of the total supply of 420 sextillion was burned as soon as it was launched.

ShibaDoge Tokenomics

The Tokenomics of ShibaDoge are designed to reward holders and grow the project through a buy and sell tax implemented on every transaction. ShibaDoge Tokenomics follow the 5 by 5 by 5 model, where a total of 15% of every transaction is equally distributed to the liquidity pool, holders, and marketing wallet.

The tokenomics for ShibaDoge also contains anti-whale protections by limiting an individual max wallet to 1%, meaning no single wallet can control a majority of the supply of the token.

Liquidity Pool

ShibaDoge has the majority (85%+) of its liquidity locked in the smart contract forever. This means that no one, not even the developers themselves have access to the liquidity pool, further ensuring the safety and longevity of the token holders and project – a tailored solution embracing the long term vision of ShibaDoge and fulfilling the vision of decentralization. At the time of publishing, less than 15% of the ShibaDoge liquidity pool is kept by 3rd party liquidity locker Unicrypt.

How to buy ShibaDoge

ShibaDoge tokens are available for sale on Uniswap, although prospective investors can purchase it from any of the six centralized exchanges where it is listed.

The team advised intending investors to visit Uniswap and search the token contract address: 0x6adb2e268de2aa1abf6578e4a8119b960e02928f in the seller’s app: https://app.uniswap.org/#/swap?chain=mainnet. They can then swap Ethereum for whatever volume of the token they desire.

Other exchanges where the ShibaDoge token can be purchased are Lbank, XT.com, Hotbit.io, Digifinex, BKEX and Bitmart.

ShibaDoge NFTs

The ShibaDoge NFTs are the projects official first entry point into Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs). At the time of publishing, there are two NFT collections released under the ShibaDoge ecosystem. Each collection contains a series of 10,000 unique hand drawn NFTs, representing highly trained and specialized combat veterans who are working together on the frontlines to one day see cryptocurrency become the official currency of earth.

The collections are known as the Doge Army and Shiba Army and can be traded on the NFT marketplace OpenSea. ShibaDoge’s 3rd project is a highly anticipated collection known as the ShibaDoge Army and is exclusively available to holders of pairs in each collection. The NFTs are used to gain exclusive access to various rewarded activities within the ecosystem and project governance.

Community of ShibaDoge

Within 7 months, the ShibaDoge ecosystem represents more than 25,000 wallet addresses holding the SHIBDOGE token and more than 3,000 NFT holders. More than 100,000 people follow the project across different platforms – with the majority of that on Twitter. The community is one of the most active across Telegram and Discord, with 24/7 voice chats ongoing more often than not. The Telegram and Discord experience is one of education and information about Cryptocurrency, Web3, and DeFi as a whole.

Vision of ShibaDoge

ShibaDoge’s vision of the future is laid out in a medium article (“A vision of Unity for the next 888 years”). The roadmap is driven by two common goals, 1. Reduce the barrier of entry and increase the adoptability of the token to the masses, and 2.

Further expand and extend on the core ecosystem, unifying the DeFi and Web3 space as a whole. The ultimate goal of the developers is to create an entirely self-sustaining ecosystem that is governed by the community of token holders and contributors to the project.

About ShibaDoge

ShibaDoge (Token Symbol SHIBDOGE) started as a utility subtoken of the Ethereum network (an ERC20 token) founded on the principles of unity, community, and decentralization. The project was originally started by 5 early adopters and investors in Dogecoin and Shiba Inu who were looking to bring the two communities together.

The team has now grown to 15 people from all over the world with world-class expertise in smart contracts, Web3 development, NFTs and Media. Web3 will serve as the next frontier for human civilization and ShibaDoge intends to be at the forefront of this monumental paradigm shift.

The token was launched on December 24th, 2021 with a total supply of 420 sextillion tokens. At the time of launch, 50% of the total supply was immediately burned, and given that there are reflections to every wallet, including the burn wallet, ShibDoge is an auto-deflationary token.

Website: https://www.realshibadoge.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RealShibaDoge
GitHub: https://gist.github.com/realshibadoge/c04645e12aa088f47ae7b34ff39edbc5

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Metrika Now Offers Developers Unprecedented Visibility into Hedera Network Activity and Performance

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Metrika, the leader in operational intelligence for blockchains and distributed ledger networks, today announced a collaboration with Hedera to provide enhanced visibility and transparency for the different applications across the company’s network ecosystem – creating a best-in-class experience for Web3 application developers. The Hedera network ecosystem will now have access to Metrika’s industry-leading blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) monitoring and analytics platform, offering the community unprecedented on-ledger metrics and visibility into the performance of the network at any given time.

Hedera is a proof-of-stake, public DLT network for building and deploying decentralized applications. Application developers building on Hedera will now be able to access Metrika’s advanced metrics on transaction volume, time to consensus finality, account growth, and leaderboards for Hedera network service usage, such as managing fungible & non-fungible tokens and interactions with smart contracts.

Metrika’s dashboards provide developers end-to-end visibility into the operational health of the ledger, allowing them to ensure their applications are running at a high level of performance and resiliency – while simultaneously guaranteeing a level of transparency that encourages overall adoption of the Hedera network.

“Ensuring operational trust is central to Hedera’s mission of creating a public network for everyone,” said Alex Popowycz, Chief Information Officer at Hedera. “Metrika’s network dashboards are integral capabilities and a continuation of our commitment to make Hedera the home for fast, fair, and secure applications you can trust. As we work toward that mission, Metrika’s platform will provide the needed visibility into Hedera’s network, allowing developers and node operators to meet their full potential within our ecosystem.”

“We are thrilled to support Hedera in their commitment to transparency, specifically its efforts to make the activity, status, and overall health of the network available to developers and community members as accessible as possible,” said Nikos Andrikogiannopoulos, CEO of Metrika. “These actionable insights into the health of the Hedera network will be critical to scale and drive mainstream adoption.”

Metrika was founded in Cambridge, Massachusetts, out of a deep commitment for making blockchain networks dependable as they scale for web3. Metrika currently works with leading blockchain ecosystems and industry groups such as Algorand, Algorand Foundation, Dapper Labs, Flow Foundation, Axelar, IDB Lab, LACChain, Blockdaemon, Hyperledger Besu, ConsenSys, ConsenSys Quorum, Blockchain Association, Global Blockchain Business Council and more.

For more information on the Metrika operational platform and the additional customized offerings, please visit www.metrika.co or check out the full platform experience for network communities at app.metrika.co. To view the Hedera dashboard, please visit: https://app.metrika.co/dashboard/hedera/network-overview.

About Metrika

Metrika provides the industry’s only operational intelligence platform for blockchain and distributed ledger networks and applications, including cryptocurrency and gaming applications, where ongoing optimal performance is essential. Using its Metrika Insights platform, blockchain communities, node operators, and applications gain the visibility, actionable insights, and tools needed to maintain the performance of the overall network and ensure ongoing trust as it becomes more decentralized and distributed. For more information, visit us at www.metrika.co or follow us on Twitter at @Metrikaco, or Discord.

About Hedera

The Hedera network is the most used, sustainable, enterprise-grade public ledger for the decentralized economy. The platform is governed by a council of the world’s leading organizations, including Avery Dennison, Boeing, Chainlink Labs, DBS Bank, Dentons, Deutsche Telekom, DLA Piper, EDF (Électricité de France), eftpos, FIS (WorldPay), Google, IBM, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), LG Electronics, Magalu, Nomura Holdings, ServiceNow, Shinhan Bank, Standard Bank Group, Swirlds, Tata Communications, Ubisoft, University College London (UCL), Wipro, and Zain Group.

For more information, visit https://hedera.com, or follow us on Twitter at @hedera, Telegram at t.me/hederahashgraph, or Discord at https://hedera.com/discord. The Hedera whitepaper can be found at https://hedera.com/papers.

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Equito Finance to Release Its Second Testnet in August

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Equito Finance, a Decentralized Exchange on the Algorand blockchain, has announced that it will launch its Testnet 2.0 in August. Furthermore, the cross-chain-supported exchange revealed that the highly anticipated incentivized Testnet 2.0 would go live on the 1st of August, 2022.

According to the team, the Testnet will include incentives for the first 3,000 testers with opportunities to earn even better incentives for participation.

In explaining the incentive model, the Equito Finance developers revealed that testers would be rewarded with special Equito Finance NFTs with unique value. Holders of these NFTs will automatically be eligible for Equito Finance’s EQI governance token, which is scheduled to be released later this year. That said, each holder will receive their EQI at launch. In addition, the owner can sell their NFT, and anyone can purchase more from Equito’s collection on the ALGOxNFT marketplace.

The Testnet 2.0 Incentives

The special incentives are designed to reward testers for taking part in the Testnet. The rewards will then be distributed and assigned in a strategic way based on their level of commitment to the project.

The first tier of incentives consists solely of a common NFT. This will be made available to the first 3,000 testers. Users who are not part of the first 3,000 testers will still have a chance to receive one or both of the next two tiers.

Equito will only pay the tier 2 winners and the best average overall. The tier 2 winners will be rewarded Tier 2 winners will receive $150 USDC each and the tier 3 winner will receive $550 USDC. Again, only the tester who bridges the most liquidity, adds the most liquidity to the liquidity pool and swaps the most will receive these rewards.

About Equito Finance

Equito Finance is a cross-chain Decentralized Exchange on the Algorand blockchain ecosystem where users can swap and earn on a true cross-chain Dex. Behind the project is a highly motivated community of developers.

One of their primary goals is to constantly seek social innovation in the financial market by adapting the best technological solutions to major market problems such as accessibility, security, and liquidity.

Equito Finance aspires to be an open protocol for issuing, managing and accessing securities and crypto assets on the primary and secondary markets. The initiative is motivated by a desire to create a strong, open, and trustless financial market where bids and asks meet without the involvement of third parties.

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Satoshiverse brings their epic comic characters to Quidd

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Aug 1st, 2022, New York – Quidd is proud to announce the newest collection of Mintable NFTs with the epic NFT comic universe Satoshiverse. The Satoshiverse is a comic NFT collaboration between premiere metaverse studio Apollo Entertainment and legendary DC and Marvel comic artist and creator of the first NFT comic book, Jose Delbo. It tells the story of the half-man, half-machine hero, Satoshi The Creator, and his quest to save the world from the Defenders of Fiat and the many other foes attempting to strip the people of their freedom. Together, Apollo Entertainment and Delbo are creating a universe of blockchain themed superheroes that will change the way comic storytelling is told through gamification and Web 3 technology.

In a first appearance with Quidd, on August 5, 2022, the Satoshiverse will be launching a collection of interactive, 3D augmented reality-enabled digital figurines NFTs featuring the heroes of the Apemo Army – a team of half man, half animal superheroes lead by Captain Apemo, Delbo’s superhero creation based on his Bored Ape Yacht Club ape. Through Quidd’s Mintables technology, collectors can buy into the collection with fiat and then mint their items seamlessly on-chain, with no crypto required.

Ranking award holders from the Satoshiverse x Quidd collection will unlock access and discounts to Satoshiverse’s much anticipated Apemo Army avatar mint, dropping August 22, 2022. To earn these awards, collectors will compete to collect these 3D heroes across all color rarities which will be tracked on a leaderboard. The top 10 ranking collectors on the leaderboard will earn a Gold Captain Apemo digital figurine mintable NFT and free minting for the Apemo Army avatar collection. Spots 11-50 are awarded a Silver Captain Apemo digital figurine mintable NFT and a 50% discounted mint. And spots 51-200 will win a Color Captain Apemo digital figurine mintable NFT and a 20% discounted mint.

The Satoshiverse x Quidd collection drops on August 5th, 2022. The later avatar collection will give collectors exclusive early access to Apollo Entertainment’s much anticipated Satoshi’s Legions play and earn video game.

About Satoshiverse

The Satoshiverse is an epic comic NFT collaboration between premiere metaverse studio Apollo Entertainment and legendary DC and Marvel comic artist and creator of the first NFT comic book, Jose Delbo. It tells the story of the half man, half machine hero, Satoshi The Creator and his quest to save the world from the Defenders of Fiat and the many other foes who are attempting to strip the people of their freedom.

The Satoshiverse combines the work of some of the best 2D and 3D artists in the space to create a blockchain based superhero universe with the goal of changing the way comic art is consumed by creating engaging gamified storytelling experiences. After the successful release of its avatar collection “Satoshi’s Legions – The Legionnaires” in November of 2021, Apollo Entertainment and Delbo are at it again with the release of a new high fidelity animated 3D avatar collection called “the Apemo Army” which introduces to the Satoshiverse Delbo’s beloved character Captain Apemo and the part human part animal heroes that form his army. Set to be released on August 22, 2022, the collection will give collectors exclusive early access to Apollo Entertainment’s much anticipated Satoshi’s Legions play and earn video game, which the Apollo Entertainment team is developing in Unreal Engine 5 and is set to be released in Alpha in December 2022. To learn more about Apollo Entertainment’s new collection visit: https://www.satoshiverse.io/apemo-army

About Apollo Entertainment

Apollo Entertainment is a premier NFT and metaverse consulting, curation, and production firm. Through its consulting arm, Apollo Entertainment provides consulting, management, and promotional services to top artists and brands wishing to enter the NFT space or improve their NFT offerings. A veteran of the NFT industry, Apollo NFT has consulted on some of the most significant NFT releases to date. Through its production arm, Apollo Entertainment works with artists and brands to produce top-quality art NFTs taking advantage of the latest technologies. This allows Apollo Entertainment to be a true 360 NFT and metaverse solution for artists and brands alike.

About Quidd

Quidd, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, is the original digital collectibles and NFT marketplace. Since 2016, Quidd has worked with the world’s most prominent brands, including Disney, HBO, Funko, and over 300 others, to bring fan-first collecting to digital and blockchain platforms. The Quidd marketplace is the most innovative, robust, and accessible platform for digital and NFT collecting experiences.

Website | Twitter (QUIDD Token) | Twitter (Quidd Platform) | Discord | Telegram | Medium

About Animoca Brands

Animoca Brands, a Deloitte Tech Fast winner and ranked in the Financial Times list of High Growth Companies Asia-Pacific 2021, is a leader in digital entertainment, blockchain, and gamification that is working to advance digital property rights and contribute to the establishment of the open metaverse. The company develops and publishes a broad portfolio of products including the REVV token and SAND token; original games including The Sandbox, Crazy Kings, and Crazy Defense Heroes; and products utilizing popular intellectual properties including Disney, WWE, Snoop Dogg, The Walking Dead, Power Rangers, MotoGP™, and Formula E. It has multiple subsidiaries, including The Sandbox, Blowfish Studios, Quidd, GAMEE, nWay, Pixowl, Forj, Lympo, Grease Monkey Games, Eden Games, Darewise, Notre Game, and TinyTap. Animoca Brands has a growing portfolio of more than 340 investments, including Colossal, Axie Infinity, OpenSea, Dapper Labs (NBA Top Shot), Yield Guild Games, Harmony, Alien Worlds, Star Atlas, and others. For more information visit www.animocabrands.com or follow on Twitter or Facebook​.

Contacts:
Quidd: [email protected]
Apollo: [email protected]

 

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DigiFT Launches Decentralized Security Token Exchange

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DigiFT has successfully listed a one-month security token issued by Diners Club (Singapore) Private Limited (“DCS”) on August 1st, 2022. It is the first launch of a regulatory-compliant security token on a public chain (Ethereum) with an Automatic Market Maker (AMM) liquidity pool.

Unlike a conventional exchange, the AMM automatically provides sufficient market liquidity without requiring active market makers to list buy and sell orders. With AMM, liquidity providers contribute their security tokens into liquidity pools managed by a smart contract and earn commissions when traders swap the security tokens.

DigiFT, founded in 2020 by Wanli Li and Henry Zhang, is striving to be the first regulated decentralized security trading exchange and is currently operating in the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s FinTech Regulatory Sandbox (“Sandbox”) as an exempt Recognised Market Operator with a Capital Markets Services Licence. The blockchain-based exchange is the first decentralized finance trading platform admitted into the Sandbox. It facilitates the primary offering and secondary trading of security tokens backed by financial assets. As a result, investors can trade directly from their digital wallets after completing a know-your-client onboarding process.

DCS is a franchisee of Diners Club International Ltd., a direct banking and payment services company owned by Discover Financial Services, one of the most recognized brands in U.S. financial services. The company has a cardmember base of approximately 250,000 in Singapore as of June 2022.

Mr. Henry Zhang, the CEO of DigiFT, shared, “The completion of the maiden security token offering on our decentralized exchange is a major milestone. Our clients now are the first in the world that can trade real-world assets on a public blockchain. We enable companies to access an alternate source of capital and provide secondary liquidity for investors simultaneously. It showcases our team’s technology and financial expertise while highlighting the value proposition of blockchain technology when applied to finance in a regulatory-compliant manner.”

About DigiFT

DigiFT aims to provide regulated decentralized finance solutions on the Ethereum public blockchain. We are launching the first regulation-abiding digital asset exchange. Asset owners can issue blockchain-based security tokens on our platform, and investors can trade with continuous liquidity via the Automatic Market Maker mechanism. We are a global outfit backed by well-established venture partners. The founding team originates from Goldman Sachs, UBS, Citibank, and Morgan Stanley. It has deep blockchain technology knowledge, having successfully developed digital asset exchange and products in the past.

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ShapeShift Integrates WalletConnect v1.0, Keplr, XDEFI and Tally Ho Wallets, Expanding App Access to a Potential Million+ New Users

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ShapeShift DAO, a decentralized, non-custodial cryptocurrency platform and community, announced today that their open-source web app is now integrated with the WalletConnect v1.0 protocol as well as Keplr, XDEFI Wallet and Tally Ho wallets. These integrations potentially represent over a million qualified new users: WalletConnect provides a gateway to hundreds of ETH and EVM-compatible wallets and DApps and is chain agnostic; Keplr is the trusted wallet of the Cosmos ecosystem; XDEFI Wallet supports over 10,000 assets/DApps across 11 blockchains; and Tally Ho is a free, open-source, community-built Web3 wallet. Combined with ShapeShift’s current wallet and chain support, app.shapeshift.com users can more easily manage all of their DeFi activities non-custodially and without fees. ShapeShift already supports more wallets, chains and protocols than any other free, community-owned crypto application.

“ShapeShift DAO is working hard to build the best interface to the decentralized universe: a single app where users can seamlessly interact with aggregated DeFi protocols across chains,” said Willy Ogorzaly, Head of Decentralization for ShapeShift DAO. “At our core, we believe the ultimate interface should be open-source, community-owned, decentralized and free. This needs to exist but doesn’t yet, so that’s what we’re building. We also believe the ultimate interface to the decentralized universe should support many wallets, and we’re excited to finally welcome the 1M+ users of WalletConnect, Keplr, XDEFI Wallet and Tally Ho to ShapeShift.”

WalletConnect is an open-source Web3 communications protocol connecting wallets and DApps. Its decentralized messaging backend enables a wallet to connect and interact with another wallet or DApp using a QR code or deep link. Because of its encrypted security, convenience and ease of use, WalletConnect is built into over a hundred leading wallets as well as hundreds of DApps. In this first integration, ShapeShift’s application will support WalletConnect v1.0’s ecosystem of wallets—in an upcoming release, WalletConnect support will expand to enable ShapeShift users to connect to any DApp that supports WalletConnect and execute transactions from any wallet supported by app.shapeshift.com.

“WalletConnect is thrilled to provide the infrastructure support enabling ShapeShift to connect with a growing ecosystem of wallets and users,” said Pedro Gomes, CEO of WalletConnect. “Our protocol enables any wallet and any DApp to connect with one another in a secure and seamless experience. We are excited to welcome ShapeShift as a partner and look forward to building the future of Web3, together.”

Keplr is an open-source browser extension wallet for the Cosmos interchain ecosystem, also recently available for mobile devices. It provides the most flexible and versatile account management and wallet functionalities for all Cosmos SDK-based blockchains and is the preferred and most widely used wallet for Cosmos users. ShapeShift announced native wallet support for Cosmos functionality in April; supporting Keplr is an extension of the DAO’s commitment to the Cosmos community.

XDEFI Wallet is a non-custodial, multi-chain wallet that allows you to securely store, swap and send crypto and NFTs across 11 blockchains. XDEFI Wallet is trusted by more than 80,000 users and has a five-star rating after 180 reviews in the Google Chrome store. Its native integration with THORChain as well as other leading DEXs and bridges means users can seamlessly swap and bridge across chains from a single wallet.

Tally Ho is an open-source and community-owned wallet built to support decentralized communities. Paralleling ShapeShift’s core ethos and principles, Tally Ho is built on openness through its product, culture, code and community. The Tally community is also aligned with ShapeShift’s vision for a multi-chain future, and we look forward to enabling Tally for other chains that ShapeShift supports as soon as Tally supports them.

About ShapeShift

Since 2014, ShapeShift has been pioneering self-custody for digital asset trading. Today’s ShapeShift DAO is an engaged community of builders working to advance the state of crypto trading, investing and access to open, decentralized financial systems. Our web and mobile platforms empower users to safely buy, hold, trade, invest and interact with thousands of digital assets such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and Cosmos.

All Chains, All Protocols, All Wallets. Share Our Vision at app.shapeshift.com.

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