Weekly Crypto Breaking News Digest | Important Public Financing of $228 Million, Fort Network Launch FORT Governance Token Airdrop

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According to incomplete statistics from MEXC Researhc, from June 13 to June 17, a total of 15 important public financing round occurred in the cryptocurrency industry, with a financing amount of $228 million.Among them, Metaverse&NFT&GameFi closed a $117 million funding round; the DeFi and Web3 sector closed a $24 million funding round; the infrastructure sector closed a $87 million funding round; and the blockchain fund closed a $796 million funding round.

The important event to watch last week is: Forta Network, the smart contract security monitoring project, launched FORT governance token airdrop, and its highest gain hit 192% after being listed on MEXC.

FORT Token
FORT Token

Metaverse & NFT & GameFi

1. Earth From Another Sun, a chain game, raises a $4.5 million in a fundding round, with participation from Solana Ventures

June 17 – Earth From Another Sun (EFAS), the space sandbox chain game, announced the completion of $4.5 million in a funding round, with participation from Solana Ventures, Alameda Research and Lightspeed. The funding is believed to accelerate the development and adoption of the closed alpha version of EFAS. The company is eyeing its first NFT beta test soon, and plans to launch the first version of the “play to earn” model by the end of this year.

2. Rigor, a real estate DeFi startup, raises $3.5 million in a funding round, with participation from DCG

June 17 – Rigor, a DeFi startup focusing on real estate loans and payment services, announced the completion of a $3.5 million seed round, with participation from Agya Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, and Digital Currency Group. The beta version of Rigor has launched, and the digital asset lenders and home builders are building houses in central Florida. The funding announced today will help expand its toolset beyond domestic construction use cases and into other construction products, open source software, introduce token utility and scale usage incentives to scale up usage, and provide global digital Asset lenders offer scaled lending opportunities.

3. Clockwork Labs, the developer of the chain game BitCraft, raises $22 million in a funding round, led by a16z

June 17 – BitCraft developer Clockwork Labs announced its completion of a $22 million Series A funding round, led by a16z, with participation from Supercell and others. The latest fund will be used by Clockwork Labs to develop its community sandbox multiplayer online role-playing game BitCraft and to power new database technologies for games, web applications and Web3 App

4. Saga, a decentralized gaming community, raises $3.6 million in a funding round, led by Animoca Brands

June 16 – Saga, the decentralized gaming community, announced its completion of a $3.6 million in a funding round, led by Animoca Brands, with participation from Delta Blockchain Fund and Genblock Capital. It is reported that Saga supports emerging projects, as well as expands and enriches the metaverse world through cross-game NFT.

5. NFTPort, NFT infrastructure company, raises $26 million in a funding round, led by Atomico

June 15 – NFTPort, the NFT infrastructure startup, raised a $26 million Series A in a funding round, co-led by Wise co-founder Taavet, Teleport co-founder Sten Tamkivi and European venture capital firm Atomico. The funds raised will be used to expand its platform and support more blockchains. It is reported that NFTPort, headquartered in Estonia, helps developers quickly build NFT-based applications through infrastructure construction.

6. The Wildcard Alliance, a Web3 game company, raises $46 million in a funding round, led by Paradigm

June 14 – The Wildcard Alliance, a Web3 game subsidiary of independent game studio Playful Studios, announced the completion of a $46 million Series A funding round, led by Paradigm, with participation from Griffin Gaming Partners and Polygon. The company is about to launch a multiplayer online battle arena game. Playful Studios is founded in 2012, best known for its 3D platformer series Lucky’s Tale and sandbox adventure game Creativerse.

7. Atmos Labs, Metaverse game developer, raises $11 million in a funding round, led by Sfermion

June 13 – Atmos Labs, Metaverse game developer, announced the completion of a $11 million seed round, led by Sfermion, with participation from Animoca Brands, Collab+Currency, and FBG Capital. The new fund will be used to build the virtual gaming world Atmos, for community development, and expand the Atmos team. It is reported that Atmos Labs will develop several native game sports in the metaverse, where players can have their own equipment and teams.

DeFi & Web 3

1. Crema Finance, DeFi protocol, raises $5.4 million in a funding round, led by Qiming Venture Partners

June 17 – Crema Finance, the centralized liquidity DeFi protocol, completed a $5.4 million private funding round, led by Qiming Venture Partners, with participation from IDG Capital and Apollo Capital. It is reported that Crema Finance is the first centralized liquidity protocol on the Solana mainnet, which deploys the Centralized Liquidity Market Maker (CLMM) algorithm on the Solana mainnet, allowing users to add liquidity within a specified price range.

2. Sknups, a fashion digital collection platform, raises $3.5 million in a funding round, with participation from Adelpha

June 17 – Sknups, the fashion digital collection platform, raised $3.5 million in Pre seed round, with participation from Redrice Ventures, Blue Capital and Adelpha. It is reported that the Sknups team has built a hybrid Web2/Web3 ownership platform Sknups, which plans to partner with luxury brand Dolce & Gabbana to bring its iconic Italian style to the game.

3. DAOLens, Web3 startup, raises $5 million in a funding round, led by iSeed II

June 15 – DAOLens, a Web3 startup, announced its completion of $5 million in a funding round, led by iSeed II, with participation from Coinbase board member Gokul Rajaram and Polygon co-founder Sandeep Nailwal. The funds raised will be used for product development, talent acquisition, and to drive subsequent rollouts of its tool stack. DAOLens was founded in January 2022 by Vikram Aditya and Apoorv Nandan, aiming to help companies conduct onboarding, contribution management and other services to simplify DAO’s operation process.

4. Web3 creator tool developer Tellie raises $10 million in a funding round, with participation from Galaxy Digital

June 15 – Tellie, a developer of Web3 creator tools, announced its completion of a $10 million Series A funding, with participation from Malibu Point Capital, Galaxy Digital, and Dapper Labs. The funds will be used to launch the Tellie Collections NFT marketplace on Polygon. Tellie is a no-code content and commerce platform that gives creators the tools to express themselves, build relationships, supports Polygon, Ethereum, Binance, Avalanche and Flow networks, and including to support Solana in the future.

Infrastructure

1. Ekta, an Indonesian blockchain company, raises $60 million in a funding round, led by Global Emerging Markets

June 17 – Ekta, a blockchain company headquartered in Bali, Indonesia, completed a $60 million in a funding round, led by New York-based alternative asset investment group Global Emerging Markets. The funds will be used for its push to build a blockchain ecosystem that connects the digital and physical worlds. It is reported that Ekta is building a series of blockchain-driven products, including NFT markets, hybrid cryptocurrency trading platforms, blockchain games, etc. Its Layer 1 blockchain EktaChain has started running, which real-world assets such as real estate, music, art, and gold can be tokenized

2. TripleA, a crypto payments company, raises $2.88 million in a funding round, led by zVentures

June 16 – TripleA, a Singapore-based crypto payments company, announced the completion of a S$4 million (approximately US$2.88 million) in a funding round, led by zVentures, Razer’s corporate venture capital arm. The latest fund will be used to explore the game encrypted payment business. It is reported that TripleA was founded by fintech entrepreneur Eric Barbier in 2017, and obtained the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) digital payment token license in November 2021.

3. Mosdex, a cryptocurrency arbitrage platform, raises $20 million Series A funding round

June 15 – Mosdex,a cryptocurrency arbitrage platform, raised a $20 million Series A funding round, led by Evli Bank PLC, with participation from Lifeline Ventures and NordicNinja VC. The funds will be used for global expansion, with plans to open offices in New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, London, Tokyo and Dubai.

4. Bits of Stock, a crypto reward platform, raises a $4.4 million seed round, with participation from Keen Ventures

June 14 – Bits of Stock, a Dutch consumer crypto rewards platform, announced the completion of a $4.4 million seed round, with participation from Keen Ventures and Yellow Accelerator. It is reported that the Bits of Stock app allows consumers to earn cryptocurrency rewards on their daily purchases. The company has partnered with more than 60 brands, including Adidas, KFC, Nike, Zara, Uber, Spotify and Netflix. The company has also launched an API to let clients like retailers, neobanks and BNPL providers embed the rewards experience into their own apps.

Blockchain Fund

1. BMAN and Huobi co-founder Du Jun launches a $400 million Web3 investment fund

June 17 – BMAN and Huobi co-founder Du Jun co-launched a $400 million fund ABCDE, dedicated to investing in the Web3 ecosystem.

2. Venture capital institution TGV4 Plus raises US$146 million in a new funding round, which will mainly invest in the Web3 field

June 15 – Venture capital firm True Global Ventures 4 Plus (TGV4 Plus) announced the completion of a $146 million in a new funding round for TGV4 Plus Follow On Fund, led by 15 general partners with a average contribution of more than $4 million. The bulk of the funds will be primarily invested in Web3 companies in TGV’s portfolio. TGV has previously invested in several Web3 projects in entertainment and gaming, financial services and artificial intelligence industry.

3. Foresight Ventures launches $200 million crypto fund

June 15 – Foresight Ventures launched Foresight Secondary Fund I, launched a $200 million crypto fund, focusing on investing in crypto assets (SAFTs) seeking liquidity in the private market. According to official disclosures, the crypto exchange Bitget is the largest single LP of the fund.

4. IOBC Capital, a Web3 venture capital institution, launches $50 million venture capital fund

June 13 – IOBC Capital, a Web3 venture capital institution, announced the official launch of the first phase of the venture capital fund with a scale of  $50 million. The fund will focus on track opportunities such as the Web3 infrastructure layer, component layer and middleware layer. It is reported that IOBC Capital was established in 2021, focusing on investment in the field of Web3 infrastructure, with teams located in the United States, Singapore and other places.

Important Event to Watch From Last Week:

1. Forta Network, a smart contract security monitoring project, launches FORT Goverance Token Airdrop

June 16 – The smart contract security monitoring project, Forta Network, lauched FORT Governance Token Airdrop, the token contract address is 0x41545f8b9472D758bB669ed8EaEEEcD7a9C4Ec29. Forta Network will conduct token airdrops to early contributors. Among the total production of 1 billion FORT tokens, 4% of which will be used for airdrops. The total number of addresses that can receive airdrops is 26,022, which this includes Forta users, Forta builders, and multi-signature wallets. Gnosis Safe signer, Forta contributor. Forta is now listed on MEXC, and its highest gain hit 192%.

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