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Over 420 million crypto users worldwide

Edition #69 - 23 JUN 2023


The average global cryptocurrency ownership rate currently stands at 4.2%, with more than 420 million people using crypto assets around the world, according to the data by crypto payment gateway Triple-A, last updated on May 16 and retrieved on June 21.




gaming developments


metaverses & AI

  • DefiLlama just dropped a new ChatGPT plugin. It lets you easily get the info you want without having to stare at multiple graphs and charts to get it - all you gotta do is ask ChatGPT as per the instructions. A collection of other crypto ChatGPT plugins available here.

  • The University of Nicosia in Cyprus is launching a new master’s program for metaverse experts. The official title will be the Masters of Science (MSc) in Metaverse degree.

  • FIFA has filed 9 more Metaverse trademark applications as part of its “WE ARE” campaign. The filings claim plans for: VR gaming, virtual clothing, footwear, sports entertainment services and much more!


defi

  • ​​​​​​​​Decentralized infrastructure provider Intuition raised $4M in a Seed funding round led by Superscrypt, with participation from Shima Capital, WWVentures, Polygon Ventures, Avon Ventures, ConsenSys, Matrixport Ventures, Polymorphic Capital, GSR, ArkStream Capital, Open Web Collective OWC, NewTribe Capital, Primal Capital, Orange DAO, THE LAO, DAO Jones, Punk DAO, Spaceship DAO, Artichoke Capital, Tangent Ventures, Pulsar, Fight Club.

  • ​​DeFi credit protocol Concordia raised $4M in a Seed funding round led by Tribe Capital, Kraken Ventures, with participation from Cypher Capital, Saison Capital.

  • ​​The payments giant Mastercard filed a patent to create software for crypto & blockchain transactions.

funding rounds

  • ​​​​Secure decentralized platform for private data on Web3 Mind Network raised undisclosed amount in a funding round led by Binance Labs Fund.

  • ​​Omnichain money market powered by LayerZero TapiocaDAO raised $6M in a Seed funding round from Fisher8 Capital, LayerZero Labs, Parc Capital, Magnus Capital, Dewhales Capital, Capybara Capital, Jones DAO, DCF God

  • Secure cross-chain smart-contract platform for scalable dApps Neutron raised $10M in a funding round led by Binance Labs Fund, CoinFund, with participation from Delphi Digital, LongHash Ventures, semantic ventures, Nomad Capital.

 


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