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NFT, Metaverse, and Gaming
⭐ CryptoPunk NFT Is Latest Donation to Ukraine’s $33M Campaign - CoinDesk, March 2
Tencent Files for Patent Related to Virtual Concerts in Metaverse - Coin Telegraph, March 3
IMA Financial Plans to Start Selling NFT Insurance in Decentraland - CoinDesk, March 2
MoonPay Strikes Again with $754,000 World of Women NFT Purchase at Christie's - The Block, March 2
Pantera Capital Leads $10M Investment in NFT Infrastructure Startup Rarify - CoinDesk, March 3
DAOs and Token Engineering
⭐ Solid World DAO Using Crypto to Fight Climate Change - AMB Crypto, March 4
What Is UpLift DAO and How Is It Flourishing? - Cryptopolitan, March 3
Radio Caca Wants To ‘Return The Metaverse To People’ By Partnering With University Students - Coin Telegraph, March 2
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DeFi and Stablecoins
⭐ Osmosis Launches Staking Service to Bolster Shared Security in Cosmos Ecosystem - The Defiant, March 1
DeFi Security Provider Sherlock Aims to Raise $100 Million in Token Round - The Block, March 3
Uniswap Builds Interface to Swap Altcoins into ETH Donations for Ukraine - Coin Telegraph, March 1
Alan Howard Leads $7.5 Million Raise into DeFi Trading Platform Nested - The Block, March 2
A16z Investing $70M in Ethereum Staking Provider Lido Finance - CoinDesk, March 3
⭐ What To Do If MetaMask Has Stopped Working In Your Country - The Defiant, March 3
Dialect Raises $4.1M to Bring ‘Smart Messaging’ to Solana - CoinDesk, March 2
Payment Services Provider Shift4 Acquires The Giving Block for $54 million - Coin Telegraph, March 1
Avalanche Users Can Now Buy Polygon or BSC Assets in a Single Transaction - CoinDesk, March 3
Crypto, Fintech and Institutional
⭐ Bitcoiners Were Right: Weaponised Finance Just Created a Post-Dollar Planet - CoinDesk, March 2. We also wrote on a similar topic here On Ukraine and the economic sanctions of Russia.
JPMorgan Chase Strategically Invests in Blockchain-focused TRM Labs - Blockworks, February 28
Swiss City of Lugano to Make Bitcoin and Tether 'De Facto' Legal Tender - CoinDesk, March 3
Crossing the Threshold of Decentralised M&A - Messari, March 1
The Cryptocurrency Company Index - Crypto Head, March 1
Enterprise Chains and CBDCs
⭐ Mastercard, Energy Web Partner with Vodafone’s New IoT Blockchain - Ledger Insights, March 1
Can Russia Exploit the Sanctions With a CBDC and Its SWIFT Alternative? - BeInCrypto, March 1
Digital Shekel Won’t Disrupt Israel, Central Bank Says - PYMNTS, March 2
Blockchain for Critical Minerals - Foley and Lardner LLP, March 3
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