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EU council adopts legal framework for crypto sector

Edition #64 - 19 MAY 2023

The landmark Markets in Crypto Assets regulation was given final approval by the EU’s Council, which also agreed a new law for sharing data on crypto tax holdings.

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  • Pudgy Penguins raised $9M in a Seed funding round from 1kx*, Big Brain Holdings, Kronos Research, Old Fashion Research (OFR), CRIT Ventures. Pudgy Penguins is a collection of 8,888 unique NFT stored on the Ethereum blockchain.


funding rounds

  • ​​DeFi protocol Smilee raised $2M in a Seed funding round led by Dialectic, with participation from Synergis Capital, Concave Ventures, Owl Ventures, Yunt Capital, Dewhales Capital, Outlier Ventures, New Order, Multisig Ventures, GTS Ventures.

  • Arbitrum DEX and money market protocol Dolomite raised $2.5M in a funding round led by Draper Goren Holm (DGH), NGC Ventures, with participation from Coinbase Ventures, WWVentures, 6th Man Ventures (6MV), RR2 Capital, Token Metrics Ventures, Orchard Street Capital.

  • ​​Marketplace to trade locked up DeFi Assets Hourglass raised $4.2M in a Seed funding round led by Electric Capital, with participation from Coinbase Ventures, Circle Ventures, Tribe Capital, Hack VC

  • ​​Decentralized lending protocol and fintech startup Jia raised $4.3M in a Seed funding round led by The Chernin Group (TCG Crypto), with participation from BlockTower Capital, Hashed Emergent, Saison Capital, Global Coin Research (GCR), Packy McCormick

  • Odsy Network raised $7.5M in a funding round from Blockchange Ventures*, Rubik Ventures, Node Capital, FalconX. Odsy Network is a security-focused blockchain that offers a decentralized access layer to Web3 through dynamic wallets (dWallets).


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