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IOSG Ventures Newsletter #13

Welcome to our bi-weekly newsletter date from 23th September to 14th October.


IOSG 7th Old Friends Reunion — DeFi Summit 2020

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Crypto Art Gallery — The Time of Variation

Announcing our Crypto Art Gallery in partnership with SuperRare, ArtGee, ChainNews and Digital Renaissance, featuring Pak, Esteban Diacono, FEWOCiOUS and many more!


Source: DevCon5(Osaka), UMA Presentation

UMA is a protocol for building synthetic assets. It provides smart contract templates, allowing anyone to create synthetic assets that track the price of any value subject. UMA also has its decentralized oracle system as a support.

Overall, the UMA project consists of two core concepts: Self enforcing contract design patterns that allow remargining, and an oracle mechanism for honest price reporting with economic guarantees.


The Radix token sale opens on October 8th, 2020 at 18:00 UTC and will run until all tokens are sold out, or until October 22nd, 2020 at 18:00 UTC. Read more

Coinbase supports Balancer (BAL) and Ren (REN) at and in the Coinbase Android and iOS apps. Coinbase customers can now buy, sell, convert, send, receive, or store BAL and REN. Read more

Plasm Network’s 2nd lockdrop has just ended with a total of 137,253 ETH locked in 4 weeks. Read more

MetaMask adds extended plug-in support for Web3 privacy product Mask Network. Read more

yearn founder Andre Cronje responded to the hack of the EMN: $8m will be returned to users. Read more

DeBank introduces DeFi’s “True Value Locked” data to solve the DeFi double counting problem. Read more

Nexus Mutual announced NXM staking rewards, NXM holders that stake to provide cover for tBTC minters will be rewarded by KEEP. Read more

PieDao announced DeFi+L, the first truly decentralized tokenized index of large-cap DeFi projects, consists of 7 DeFi assets. Read more

IDEX, a decentralized exchange, will launch version 2.0 on October 20. Read more

DeFi protocol Persistence will launch a staking airdrop campaign that will distribute one million XPRT tokens to participants. Read more

Rari Capital launches Rari V2 on Oct 20 which includes liquidity mining, and governance token RGT. Read more

🐱‍🚀 Our portfolio companies

Persistence Raises $3.7M from Industry Heavyweights to Bridge Traditional Finance and DeFi via NFTs. Read more

Privacy infrastructure NuCypher CEO MacLane Wilkison stated in the community that the NuCypher mainnet is scheduled to go live on October 15. Read more

ConsenSys Codefi, a platform launched by ConsenSys that supports the institutional-level Ethereum 2.0 staking pledge service, announced that it will help the decentralized storage project Filecoin launch its mainnet this month through the market application Filecoin Storage and the Ethereum bridge service Filecoin DeFi Bridge. Read more

IoTeX and IoT chip manufacturer WISeKey have reached a cooperation to jointly promote trusted and safe manufacturing. Read more

DODO, a decentralized trading platform, has launched DODO tokens through the first liquidity issuance. Read more

Aave ecological NFT platform Aavegotchi launched GHST pledge plan on Kovan testnet, mainnet will be launched at the end of the fourth quarter. Read more

Synthetix officially released Biotite products, including the new Synth icon. Through the clever combination with the Synthetix protocol, users can more clearly understand the meaning of each Synth asset. Read more

🦄 About IOSG

Founded in 2017, IOSG Ventures is a research and community-driven concept.we are focusing on Open Finance, Web 3.0, and cross-chain industry. We have over 60 investments and been actively involved in various developer & DAO communities. We invest in top teams with innovative ideas, operational excellence, and a robust community, and always supportive to IOSG portfolios to grow local communities in China, the US, and Germany.

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IOSG Ventures, founded in 2017, is a community-friendly and research-driven early-stage venture firm across China, the US and Singapore. We focus on open finance, Web 3.0 and infrastructure for decentralized economy.

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