Recap of DeFi Space, August 2023
❓ What's new at Defiprime?
Rabby Wallet, a wallet that supports multiple chains ✅
Aevo, a decentralized derivatives exchange focused on options ✅
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🔗 Noteworthy Links
💸 Venture Financing
unshETH raised $3.3M in funding, hoping to decentralize the liquid staking industry.
fxhash secured $5M in seed funding, with 1kx leading the funding round.
Puffer, a crypto infrastructure startup, closed a $5.5M funding round.
Xverse, a Bitcoin wallet, announced its $5M funding round.
Binance Labs invested $5M in $CRV and supported CRV deployment.
Coinbase Ventures invested in Rocket Pool with its $RPL token purchase.
Kraken Ventures sought to raise $100M for its second fund.
dShare, a decentralized stock trading platform, secured an investment of $7.5M.
JKLabs raised $2M in pre-seed funding for a project seeking to improve crypto governance.
Linera, an L1 blockchain, closed a $6M funding round.
Lore, a competitor to Etherscan, secured $2.3M in funding.
Vessel Capital announced a $55M fund; they aim to use the funds to invest in web3 infrastructure.
FirstMate received an investment of $3.75M in funding, with Dragonfly Capital leading the round.
Stroom raised $3.5M in funding with the hope that they can bring liquid staking to the Bitcoin Lightning Network.
🗓️ Upcoming DeFi Events
DappCon 2023 - 11 Sep 2023 - Berlin, Germany
Permissionless 2023 - 11 Sep 2023 - Austin, US
Protocol Berg - 15 Sep 2023 - Berlin, Germany
Stablecoin Summit 2023 - 15 Sep 2023 - Singapore, Singapore
Mainnet 2023 - 20 Sep 2023 - New York City, US
ETHMiami 2023 - 27 Oct 2023 - Miami, US
Devconnect - 13 Nov 2023 - Istanbul, Turkey