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Bi-Weekly News Recap

News From Our Partners

Sidus Heroes

SIDUS Heros has launched a magazine to discuss game developments and industry news. The first issue of The SIDUS Times, covering February and March 2022, can be accessed here. A new graphics engine is also coming to the game, enabling many new VFX and upgrades.

Symbiosis

$SIS was listed on Bitrue shortly after mainnet launch (on March 9th). Symbiosis was added to the DeCommas blockchain bridge aggregator, thus increasing Symbiosis’ visibility and potential reach. Finally, a recap for the first part of 2022 and next steps is available here.

SubQuery

Astar Network is now supported, thus allowing its developers to use SubQuery’s data indexing service. You can also sign up to the Gitcoin Virtual Hackathon sponsored by SubQuery, which runs until March 30th. More details can be found here. Winners will be rewarded in $USDC.

DeFi Land

Geno — 0 NFT Seed watering ends today, and harvesting will take place on March 21th. This means Play-to-Earn is just around the corner. For the occasion, the team wrote an article covering these topics as well as $DFL staking auto-compounding: Read it here.

Boson Protocol

With Metaverse Fashion Week quickly approaching and Boson Protocol strategically positioned to get known during this event, various partnerships have been announced with fashion house The Rebels NFT, designer Christine Massarany, and various other artists & companies.

Notable Investment News

DeFi Warrior

DeFi Warrior iOS and Android mobile apps were released this week, making the Play-to-Earn game accessible even when you are on the move. Besides, tournaments continue to take place on a recurrent basis, with over 8 guilds participating in the most recent one.

WWVentures Announcements

We held an AMA on Twitter Spaces with Space Misfits on March 15th. During the call, the founders told us about how the gameplay has evolved in the last few months, as well as their strategy to onboard as many users as possible. $SMCW will be listed on MEXC on March 19th.

Major Headlines in Crypto

In Largest-ever NFT-backed Loan, 101 CryptoPunks Put Up as Collateral

https://blockworks.co/in-largest-ever-nft-backed-loan-101-cryptopunks-put-up-as-collateral/

Sony, Universal Music partners with Snowcrash NFT platform. Plans Bob Dylan NFTs

https://www.ledgerinsights.com/sony-universal-music-partner-with-snowcrash-nft-platform-plans-bob-dylan-nfts/

Citi’s co-head of digital assets leaves to launch crypto startup

https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/137462/citis-co-head-of-digital-assets-leaves-to-launch-crypto-startup

Biden’s executive order on cryptocurrencies zeros in on 6 priorities and ‘urgency’ in exploring the creation of a US digital dollar

https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/currencies/biden-crypto-executive-order-digital-dollar-cbdc-bitcoin-congress-2022-3

FTX Launches New Unit Focused on Institutional Investors

https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/03/09/ftx-launches-new-unit-focused-on-institutional-investors/

Santander Launches Loans Backed by Tokenized Commodities Such as Soy and Corn

https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/03/07/santander-launches-loans-backed-by-tokenized-commodities-such-as-soy-and-corn/

Ethereum Merge testing on Kiln mostly successful, save for one minor bug

https://cointelegraph.com/news/ethereum-merge-testing-on-kiln-mostly-successful-save-for-one-minor-bug

Bored Ape startup plans virtual land sales, APECoin token to kickstart metaverse gaming project

https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/137829/bored-ape-yacht-club-yuga-labs-virtual-land-sales-metaverse

Stripe launches payments support for crypto businesses, partners with FTX

https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/137299/stripe-payments-crypto-businesses-ftx

Crypto Exchange FTX Sets Up European Unit

https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/03/07/crypto-exchange-ftx-sets-up-european-unit/

Ukraine Is Buying Bulletproof Vests and Night-Vision Goggles Using Crypto

https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2022/03/07/ukraine-is-buying-bulletproof-vests-and-night-vision-goggles-using-crypto/

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