*The dollar sign in this article refers to US dollars.
According to MEXC Research, from November 7 to November 13, 2022, 20 projects in the Web3 space raised a total of $141.1 million. Among them, Metaverse, NFT and GameFi projects have raised $27.6million; DeFi and Web 3 projects have raised $70million; The infrastructure projects raised $43.5million financing.
Last week, there were several events worth noting:
- MEXC is the only centralized exchange that has recently achieved a net inflow of funds, according to Nansen on November 10.
I. Metaverse & NFT & GameFi
- Eterlast scores €4.5 million,led by Supernode Global
New kid on the sports NFT block, Eterlast, has just raised €4.5 million to launch out of stealth mode.
The funding was led by Supernode Global,with participation of Play Ventures ,Active Partners, Founders Factory,Stake Capital and Immutable X.
Founded by Joan Roure, Eterlast aims to bring sports and entertainment communities into the metaverse, by partnering with world-leading sporting organisations.
- Solana Ecological game Blockstars completed $5 Million financing, Magic Eden participated
Solana’s ecological chain game Blockstars has completed a $5 million financing, led by Play Ventures’ Future Fund, with participation from Makers Fund, Solana, Magic Eden, Merit Circle, and Citizen X.
Blockstars is a business simulation game where players can manage and run their own band.The game will issue two tokens, ROL will be used for daily operations in the game, while ROC is the game governance token.
II. DeFi & Web 3
- Thoma Bravo Leads $70M Fundraise for Blockchain Intelligence Firm TRM Labs
Blockchain intelligence firm TRM Labs has raised $70 million in a Series B extension round led by Thoma Bravo, a private equity firm with $122 billion in assets under management. TRM Labs will use the capital, which brought total funding up to $130 million, toward product development and hiring.
Other participants in the round included new investor Goldman Sachs and returning backers PayPal Ventures, Amex Ventures and Citi Ventures among others.
- Crypto wallet security firm Fordefi closes $18 million seed round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners
Crypto wallet security firm Fordefi has announced an $18 million seed round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners, with participation of Electric Capital, Alameda Research, Jump Crypto, Castle Island, Pantera Capital, Illuminate Financial, PayPal Alumni Fund, Nima Capital, Digital Currency Group, Defiance Capital and StarkWare.
Fordefi is the first institutional MPC wallet and security platform purpose-built for DeFi. With Fordefi, the goal is to enable institutions to securely hold digital assets and safely transact in DeFi.
- Decentralized search startup Sepana raises $10 million,led by Hack VC and Pitango First
Decentralized search startup Sepana has announced today it has closed a $10 million funding round led by venture firms Hack VC and Pitango First.Protocol Labs, Lattice Capital and Balaji Srinivasan also took part in the round for the startup.
Sepana seeks to make web3 content such as DAOs and NFTs more discoverable through its search tooling.
- Web3 messaging infrastructure Notifi raises $10M seed round co-led by Hashed, Race Capital
Notifi, a communication infrastructure platform for web3, said it has raised $10 million in an oversubscribed seed funding co-led by previous backers Hashed and Race Capital. Other investors include Struck Capital, HRT Capital, Wintermute, and Superscrypt founded by Temasek, bringing its total funding to $12.5 million.
- Web3 gaming infrastructure startup Xternity closes $4.5 million seed round,led by NFX
Web3 gaming infrastructure startup Xternity raised $4.5 million in a pre-seed funding round as the space continues to grab the most venture funding.
NFX, a pre-seed and seed-stage-focused venture capital firm based in Israel, led the round. Other investors included Jibe Ventures, Flori Ventures, Secret Chord Ventures and vGames.
IV. Hot News
- Chainlink Labs launches PoR service to help CEXs prove their asset reserves
On November 11, Chainlink Labs launched proof-of-reserve (PoR), a new service to help exchanges prove the status of their asset reserves.
Chainlink Proof of Reserve (PoR) is designed to help projects across Web2 and Web3 prove asset reserves through automated verification.
- NEAR will release Phase2 shards in 2023 and deliver Phase3 shards in 2024
NEAR Publishes 2023-2024 Protocol Roadmap,NEAR will release two-phase sharding and some important features in the next two years.Phase2 is planned to be released in 2023, and Phase3 shards will be delivered in 2024.The roadmap includes meta transactions,zero-balance account,Secp256r1 keys,global storage and running wasm in wasm.
- Data: The global crypto market cap is $804.36B, a 5.22% decrease over the previous day
According to CoinMarketCap,as of November 14, the global crypto market cap is $804.36B, a 5.22% decrease over the previous day.The total volume in DeFi is currently $4.29B, 6.75% of the total crypto market 24-hour volume.
- Data: DeFi TVL is currently $42.47B, a 50% decrease within 5 months;NFT volume falls 50% from May
According to DefiLlama,as of November 13, the total TVL of DeFi is $42.47B, a 50% decrease from June.The highest TVL was over 170B in 2021.According to Dune Analytics,as of November 13,the total volume of NFT is $4.57M,a 50% fall from May.
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