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AI Analysis Launches The AIA Mastercard – The Future of Crypto-Fiat Transactions

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 23rd, 2024, Chainwire

AI Analysis (AIA) proudly announces the launch of the AIA Mastercard, its groundbreaking Crypto-to-Fiat Card, in association with Mastercard. “It’s not just a card, it’s a revolutionary step in bridging the gap between cryptocurrency and real-world transactions, offering unparalleled convenience and freedom to our users” says Faisal Rahman, Chief Executive Officer of AI Analysis. “We are proud to be at the forefront of this revolution, providing users with a tool that not only simplifies but also elevates their financial transactions.” 

Unmatched Spending Limits

The AIA Mastercard sets a new benchmark in the industry with its exceptional spending limits. Users can enjoy up to €2,000 in daily ATM withdrawals, €10,000 daily spending limit, and an extraordinary €100,000 monthly spending limit. These limits are unmatched in the current market, positioning the AIA Mastercard as a top-tier choice for cryptocurrency users.

Faisal says, “This is just the beginning, we’re in works to launch more cards, physical and virtual, with higher limits in the near future, to cater to both the high-volume trader and the everyday user. These limits are indicative of AI Analysis’s confidence in its security and its commitment to providing substantial financial freedom to its users.” 

Competitive Fee Structure

Understanding the need for cost-effective transactions, AIA Mastercard offers a competitive fee structure. “There is a top up fee of 2.5% and a transaction fee of 2% for non-EU countries. However, for transactions within the EU, the card offers a 0% transaction fee, making it an attractive option for users in the region. Our fee structure is competitive compared to the other options available to the users, however, with a primary focus on making it accessible and convenient to the users. We are working to offer these benefits to users in other regions in the near future” says Faisal.  

Global Usability and Upcoming Features

The AIA Mastercard is accepted worldwide, wherever Mastercard is accepted, granting access to any ATM worldwide. In the near future, the AIA Mastercard will also support Apple Pay and Google Pay, adding to its versatility. Additionally, an app is in development to help users track their spending, balance, and manage their card details conveniently.

Wallet Flexibility and Cryptocurrency Support

The AIA Mastercard can be used with any crypto exchange or wallet, including Binance, MetaMask, or AI Analysis’s own crypto exchange, making it convenient for users to manage and spend their crypto assets effortlessly. Users can easily top up their AIA Mastercard with Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Tether (USDT), USD Coin (USDC), and AI Analysis Token (AIAT), which is their own native token, through a unique deposit wallet address. If users top up their card with AIAT, they can enjoy additional rewards and exclusive benefits. 

“We are committed to continuously enhancing the card’s features. Plans include the introduction of cashback programs, partnership deals, loyalty points, expanding support of more cryptocurrencies, and much more, further enriching the user experience and convenience in spending cryptocurrencies for real world transactions with AIA Mastercard.” says Faisal.

User-Friendly Application Process 

Applying for the AIA Mastercard is a straightforward and user-friendly process, making it accessible even for those new to the world of cryptocurrency, reflecting AI Analysis’s commitment to efficiency and customer-centric service. Interested users can easily begin their journey by visiting the AIA Mastercard website, where they can apply for the card with just a few simple steps. 

Once the application is submitted, users undergo a seamless Know Your Customer (KYC) verification process. This critical step is conducted in partnership with Sumsub, a globally renowned entity in compliance and security standards, ensuring that the user experience is not only smooth but also secure. 

Upon successful completion of the KYC process, the AIA Mastercard is ready for activation. The entire procedure, from receiving the card and being ready for use, can be completed in as little as an hour. Faisal said, “This quick and efficient turnaround is a testament to our dedication in providing immediate and accessible financial solutions that integrate cryptocurrency seamlessly into everyday financial activities for our users.” 

Unmatched Security of Users’ Asset

Security is paramount in the cryptocurrency sphere, and AI Analysis takes this aspect seriously. “All funds loaded onto the AIA Mastercard are secured by Mastercard. This partnership ensures that users’ funds are shielded against even the most stringent security threats, offering peace of mind and enhanced trust in the AIA Mastercard. We understand the importance of security in the digital age and are committed to upholding the highest standards to protect our users’ assets and personal information.” says Faisal.

AIA Mastercard: Seamless Crypto Spending and Security

Users can get their AI Analysis Mastercard to enjoy seamless crypto-to-fiat transactions, exceptional spending limits, and top-notch security. Whether they are seasoned crypto enthusiast or just starting out, the AIA Mastercard serves as their gateway to a more connected and efficient financial future.

Users can apply for AIA Mastercard here: https://aianalysis.group 

About AI Analysis

AI Analysis is a dynamic leader in the fusion of AI, blockchain, and FinTech. We are dedicated to making cryptocurrency transactions as simple and secure as traditional banking. Our ecosystem includes the innovative AIA Mastercard, designed to bridge digital and conventional finance, the AIA Academy — the world’s first digital asset prop trading firm utilizing AI learning, and the AI Analysis Token (AIAT) at the core of our ecosystem. Additionally, our AIA Exchange offers a robust platform for trading digital assets. Through these offerings, AI Analysis not only simplifies financial transactions but also actively promotes the adoption and application of AI and blockchain technologies in real-world scenarios. We are more than a financial service provider, we are pioneers and educators at the cutting edge of digital finance.

Users can join a community of like-minded finance enthusiasts and follow AI Analysis on social media platforms to stay updated with the latest news, insights, and exclusive offers from AI Analysis. Users can engage, learn, and become part of a growing community that is at the forefront of financial technology innovation.

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Chief Executive Officer
Faisal Rahman
AI Analysis
faz@aianalysis.group

$3.9M Raised in Under 10 Days: Pioneering BRC-20 ICO’s Momentum Continues

London, United Kindgom, February 23rd, 2024, Chainwire

Bitcoin Dogs, a pioneering token sale on the Bitcoin blockchain, continues to ramp up. Following its latest raise announcement, the presale has now raised an additional $800,000 in 2 days, pushing it to a total of $3.9 million raised in less than ten days.

The sale is now a third of the way in, with 21 days remaining before it ends on the 15th of March, at which point it will become available for public trading. The presale is currently in Stage 4, from a total of 10.

The next event will be an upcoming NFT collection release and the Bitcoin Dogs game beta, both due in Q2 of this year. 

New dog, new tricks

Bitcoin Dogs is a project spanning the Bitcoin ecosystem, GameFi, and NFTs, with innovation across all three. The project is one of the first to offer an ICO implemented on the Bitcoin blockchain. It’s issued under the BRC-20 standard, however, purchases are made with ERC-20 coins up until claim, when purchased 0DOG tokens will be airdropped to investors’ Bitcoin wallets.

Looking ahead, the development of the Bitcoin Dogs game and NFT collection provide bucketloads of fuel for future development and growth, as evidenced by the growing 80k+ community on X. 

GameFi is one of the most exciting emerging markets within crypto, and the Bitcoin Dogs game combines this with the brand name of the OG crypto. 

Player-vs-player (PvP) mechanics allow players to race each other to win 0DOG, and strong integration with social media fosters a community of gamers who share the core values of Bitcoin.

The NFT market has already seen a resurgence this year, with Bitcoin-based Ordinals collections touted to lead the pack. Ordinals, launched in 2023, dominated the market with over $450m in sales during May alone. The team hopes this trend will continue as they execute their long term vision, which is outlined in the whitepaper.

About Bitcoin Dogs

Bitcoin Dogs is breaking new ground in the Bitcoin ecosystem. For the first time ever, NFTs, gaming, and new token types come together to offer the first ICO on the original Bitcoin blockchain. The truly permissionless immutability of Bitcoin is being harnessed to create the 0DOG token, while a play-to-earn (P2E) gaming experience and NFT collection are being developed exclusively for 0DOG holders.

Bitcoin Dogs (0DOG) is available to buy on the official website.

For more information and to buy Bitcoin Dogs (0DOG) visit the website.

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Bitcoin Dogs is the source of this content. This Press Release is for informational purposes only. The information does not constitute investment advice or an offer to invest.

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Bitcoin Dogs Team
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First-Ever ICO on Bitcoin Blockchain: $3.1M Raised in Under 6 Days

London, United Kingdom, February 21st, 2024, Chainwire

Bitcoin Dogs has now raised a total of $3.1M in the first 6 days of its historic presale. The project’s BRC-20 token, 0DOG, is the first-ever ICO on the Bitcoin blockchain.

Bitcoin Dogs leverages the recent Ordinals protocol to break new ground in the Bitcoin ecosystem and the team plans to launch a 10k-strong NFT collection later this year.

The opportunity to be part of history has been a key selling point for the brand, fuelled no doubt by the token price increasing every three days, until the presale ends on Friday, 15th March – after which the token will become available for trading. 

In less than 6 days, the Bitcoin Dogs’ X community has surged past 80k followers, with a further 14.5k actively discussing the project in the Telegram community.

Bitcoin Dogs (0DOG) is available on the official website.

The Road Ahead For Bitcoin Dogs

Beyond the historic ICO that has launched the 0DOG token, Bitcoin Dogs has a very comprehensive roadmap as outlined in its whitepaper, comprising a new play-to-earn game as well as one of the largest collections of Bitcoin NFTs to date. 

Retro 8-bit graphics bring the Bitcoin Dogs universe to life, a subtle nod to early NFT collections like CryptoPunks as well as classic pet simulator games such as Tamagotchi. 

Gameplay is heavily integrated with social media, a mechanism designed to build community and take the game to a wider audience. Sharing progress allows players the chance to earn in-game currency, which they can then use to compete against other players in hair-raising races and dog-themed competitions.

Price Drivers For 0DOG

There are a whole host of factors likely contributing to the success of Bitcoin Dogs, including strong project fundamentals and a resurgent crypto market led by Bitcoin, alongside a powerful value proposition.

Bitcoin Dogs offers a tangible product, with a game and NFT collection on the horizon. The project roadmap is also clear, with a long-term strategy to sustain interest beyond the ICO.

The ICO itself has also been a key selling point: being the first presale for Bitcoin-based tokens has attracted numerous buyers, and the short 30-day window has encouraged prospects to get in early. The increased momentum could also be driven by the price increase every three days.

The project’s proximity to Bitcoin is also a likely boon. Bitcoin has seen increased price value in 2024, stabilizing above $50k at the time of writing ahead of the next halving, scheduled for April.

With media including Cointelegraph predicting new highs in the wake of the halving, the wider market could also benefit, and if so Bitcoin Dogs is well-positioned to enjoy Bitcoin’s slipstream.

Furthermore, the BRC-20 token standard (which allows new cryptocurrencies to be deployed on, and secured by the Bitcoin blockchain) has made waves since it was unveiled in 2023. BRC-20 projects like ORDI and ORNJ have achieved rallies of 3,000% and 677%, respectively.

With potential like this at the forefront, Bitcoin Dogs aims to be the leading contender holding the BRC-20 torch. With just 23 days remaining, there is limited time before the highly anticipated open of public trading. 

About Bitcoin Dogs

Bitcoin Dogs is breaking new ground in the Bitcoin ecosystem. For the first time ever, NFTs, gaming, and new token types come together to offer the first ICO on the original Bitcoin blockchain. The truly permissionless immutability of Bitcoin is being harnessed to create the 0DOG token, while a play-to-earn (P2E) gaming experience and NFT collection is being developed exclusively for 0DOG holders.

For more information (0DOG) users can visit the Bitcoin Dogs’ website.

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Bitcoin Dogs Team
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Sui Reveals Initial Wave of Speakers, Famed Venue for First Annual Basecamp Event

Palo Alto, United States of America, February 20th, 2024, Chainwire

The joint organizers behind the first annual global Sui conference, Sui Basecamp, today announced the initial wave of confirmed speakers for the Parisian event taking place on April 10 and 11, 2024. Sui Basecamp is a celebration of the developers and entrepreneurs building on Sui, the innovative Layer 1 blockchain and smart contract platform, and will feature speakers and thought leaders from all over the world and throughout the greater Web3 ecosystem. 

Sui Basecamp’s initial wave of speakers includes: 

  • Arianna Simpson, General Partner at a16z 
  • Balaji S. Srinivasan, Angel Investor, Tech Founder and author of The Network State
  • Meltem Demirors, Aspiring Cult Leader
  • Evan Cheng, Chief Executive Officer of Mysten Labs and Original Contributor to Sui
  • Nikola Plecas, Global Head of Product GTM and Product Commercialization at Visa Crypto 
  • Rachel Conlan, Chief Marketing Officer at Binance 
  • Sam Blackshear, Chief Technology Officer at Mysten Labs and Creator of Move 
  • Vincent Chok, Chief Executive Officer of First Digital Trust
  • Logan Jastremski, Managing Partner at Frictionless Capital 
  • Adeniyi Abiodun, Chief Product Officer of Mysten Labs 
  • Benoît Pellevoizin, Head of Marketing and Communications at CoinShares France 
  • Robert Knight, Features Writer at Cointelegraph 
  • Greg Siourounis, Managing Director of Sui Foundation

Hosted by Mysten Labs and Sui Foundation, Sui Basecamp will take place at two select venues – the first day and opening night party, Sui Soiree, will be at Pavillon Cambon Capucines, the former headquarters of Crédit Foncier de France, before attendees migrate to Pavillon Vendôme for the second day’s festivities. Both locations are adjacent to Paris Blockchain Week’s main event. 

Early bird tickets, at the discounted prices of $99 USD, are available today through March 1. Ticket prices will remain discounted, at $149 USD, from March 2 through 31, then increase to the full price of $299 from April 1 until the event. 

Registration is now open at https://sui.io/basecamp

About Sui

Sui is a first-of-its-kind Layer 1 blockchain and smart contract platform designed from the bottom up to make digital asset ownership fast, private, secure, and accessible to everyone. Its object-centric model, based on the Move programming language, enables parallel execution, sub-second finality, and rich on-chain assets. With horizontally scalable processing and storage, Sui supports a wide range of applications with unrivaled speed at low cost. Sui is a step-function advancement in blockchain and a platform on which creators and developers can build amazing, user-friendly experiences. Learn more: https://sui.io

About Mysten Labs

Mysten Labs is a team of leading distributed systems, programming languages, and cryptography experts whose founders were senior executives and lead architects of pioneering blockchain projects. The mission of Mysten Labs is to create foundational infrastructure for web3. Learn more: https://mystenlabs.com

Sui Foundation

The Sui Foundation is an independent organization that is dedicated to the advancement and adoption of Sui. The Sui Foundation supports the Sui community and its projects that enable individuals and creators to have unprecedented ownership over their data and content.

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De.Fi Awards Over $8,000 to Users in Successful Airdrop, Fuels Web3 Growth

Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, February 15th, 2024, Chainwire

De.Fi, the premier Web3 Super App, continues its robust expansion in the dynamic crypto space. After evolving into the most extensive all-in-one platform with a trusted user base of 5M globally, De.Fi is thrilled to unveil the official start of Airdrop Season 1.

De.Fi (DEFI) is taking a stride forward in Web3 innovation and has just declared the launch of its first Airdrop season. This announcement comes as a celebration of over four years of De.Fi’s transformative contributions to the ever-evolving crypto landscape and a heartfelt expression of gratitude to their loyal De.Fi Army. In Season 1, De.Fi has airdropped a staggering 3,800,000 DEFI tokens. Rewards were divided between 2 main categories: De.Fi SocialFi and Diamond Hands Airdrops. Some users received over $8,000 in Airdrop!

Since its inception in the summer of 2020, the De.Fi team has diligently worked on advancing their project and earning a reputation as a Web3 Security Giant. De.Fi is backed by a range of leading Venture Capital firms and prominent investors from around the world, including 21Shares, Shima Capital, HOF Capital, and other leading VCs. Over the four years of development De.Fi successfully grew its user base by 100X, built a multifunctional crypto platform with unique security tools, identified and defused over 540,000 risk tokens, and potentially saved over $27 billion.

John Izaguirre, the Former Director of Binance Chain, says: “Having closely followed the De.Fi Team for years, I can attest to their transformative impact on the cryptocurrency landscape. Their game-changing Web3 SuperApp & Crypto Antivirus set a new standard for enhancing Crypto Security. I will be looking forward to the unfolding of their future innovations in the dynamic world of DeFi!”

The team has officially shared exciting news, revealing that the community will enjoy more airdrop campaigns in the near future. Airdrop Season 1 marks the beginning of an exciting chapter, promising a series of rewarding events for De.Fi’s users. Staking DEFI from the Airdrop Season 1 will be the primary path for qualifying for the next Airdrop Seasons and unlocking the maximum of DEFI token utilities, including:

  • De.Fi Fees Removal
  • De.Fi Product Discounts
  • Tickets to the De.Fi Launchpad
  • Loyalty Program
  • Partner Benefits
  • Access to Product 

About De.Fi

De.Fi is a Web 3 Super App because it offers a number of unique and valuable features. This all-in-one platform serves as a portfolio manager dashboard, facilitating tracking of crypto and DeFi positions across a large selection of chains, including non-EVM.

Navigate through the Explore Yields feature to find the best DeFi opportunities effortlessly. The Crypto Antivirus, an innovative security system embedded in the dashboard, diligently alerts users to risky tokens and smart contracts.

De.Fi SocialFi is gamifying the onboarding process of users into Web3, allowing them to create profiles, amass followers, build communities, earn points, and unlock rewards.

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Maria Lyshchuk
De.Fi
marketing@de.fi

Sui Revealed as Top Destination for DeFi Inflows Over the Last 30 Days

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, February 15th, 2024, Chainwire

Wormhole data shows nearly $310 million in assets bridged from Ethereum to Sui over the last month — more than all other blockchains combined.

Sui, a Layer 1 blockchain that has experienced explosive growth since its inception nine months ago, is seeing a substantial migration of funds from Ethereum to the Sui ecosystem, with nearly $310 million worth of assets flowing through the Wormhole Portal in the past 30 days. The data is issued by wormholescan.io, which tracks the flow of funds through Wormhole, one of the most important cross-chain bridges for wrapped tokens and NFTs, and the one most used on the preeminent decentralized exchange, Uniswap. 

As the Sui ecosystem has been gaining remarkable traction during the past month – surpassing $600M in Total Value Locked and entering the top 10 of DeFi ecosystems – the data from Wormhole shows that the origin of a lot of these funds is Ethereum. Of the almost $500M worth of funds that were bridged from Ethereum through Wormhole in the last 30 days, over 64% of it was moved to Sui — more than all of the funds sent to Solana, Arbitrum, Polygon, and every other chain combined.

According to the Wormhole data, most of these bridged assets are stablecoins, with USDC and USDT bridged to Sui accounting for $134M and $78M of the volume respectively.

source: wormholescan.io

“The prevalence of users migrating assets to Sui demonstrates a growing belief in the strength of Sui’s underpinning technology and the community of builders, developers, and enthusiasts that power the ecosystem,” said Greg Siourounis, Managing Director at the Sui Foundation. “The Sui community looks forward to continuing to push the boundaries of DeFi and offering an industry-defining experience for users and builders alike.”

source: Sui Internal Data
Also notable in the context of Sui’s emergence in DeFi, Sui’s internal data reflects the acceleration of the growth in bridged stablecoins USDC and USDT to the Sui ecosystem that began in Q4 of 2023. TVL of USDC and USDT went from hovering below $50M to spiking well beyond $250M, a rise of over 400% in less than five months.

In recent months, in addition to the empirical data, there is also a qualitative trend that points to Sui becoming a primary hub of DeFi’s excitement and activity — top projects choosing to build on Sui. In December 2023, two leading projects that began on other protocols chose Sui for expansion or complete migration. 

Solend, which remains the top lending protocol on Solana at nearly $180M in TVL, has devoted a full team to launching a new lending protocol on Sui that will be called Suilend. Likewise, Bluefin, a decentralized derivatives exchange that had already achieved over $1B in transaction volume on its v1 application on Arbitrum, shuttered its initial implementation to focus entirely on the newest version built on Sui, reaching $2.3B in volume in its first four months on the network. Both projects cited the performance capabilities of Sui in explaining their moves.

More recently, Sui announced two more important steps in turning Sui into the DeFi platform of choice for builders, developers, and their users. First, together with Ondo Finance—the third-largest platform bringing tokenized real-world assets onto public blockchains, Sui announced the launch of interest-bearing stablecoin substitutes on Sui. Just as important, a new partnership with Banxa, a leading payments infrastructure provider for the crypto-compatible economy, will enable on and off-ramps via the Banxa platform. Combined, these steps will broaden the appeal of the Sui platform to include a far wider audience.

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Sui Foundation
media@sui.io

First-Ever ICO on Bitcoin Blockchain Launches in Under 2 Hours

London, UK, February 14th, 2024, Chainwire

Bitcoin Dogs will make history in less than two hours’ time as the world’s first ICO on the Bitcoin blockchain gets underway.

$0DOG tokens are available to presale buyers for a price of $0.015, beginning at 11:00 AM GMT on the BitcoinDogs.club website. Prices will increase every 72 hours throughout the 30-day presale, ending at $0.0404 per token on the 15th of March.

The ground-breaking ICO represents the beginning of a new era for the Bitcoin ecosystem and will be the only way to purchase $0DOG before Bitcoin Dogs becomes available for trading.

The $0DOG presale takes place exclusively on the BitcoinDogs.club website.

A New Era Of GameFi

$0DOG is a BRC-20 token: a brand-new type of cryptocurrency built on Bitcoin. The Ordinals protocol, which went live in 2023, allows developers to create coins like $0DOG that are secured on the BTC blockchain.

Ordinals also bring NFTs to Bitcoin, and Bitcoin Dogs capitalizes on this breakthrough, too. The project incorporates a collection of 10,000 exclusive NFTs, the largest collection on Ordinals to date.

These NFTs, along with the $0DOG token, constitute the main components of the forthcoming Bitcoin Dogs game. The game, which begins its beta in Q2, fuses Tamagotchi-style gameplay with play-to-earn (P2E) mechanics, bringing a much-loved gaming experience into the GameFi era.

Social media integration is a core element of gameplay. Players have the chance to earn in-game currency by sharing their progress on social channels — a system bound to expand the game’s player base — and Twitter/X will also be home to Dog Showdown events, where players pit their virtual pets against each other in competition. 

The Journey Ahead for Bitcoin Dogs

Beyond the historic $0DOG ICO, the road ahead for Bitcoin Dogs is set to be momentous.

Other BRC-20 tokens made headlines last year with impressive price action. $ORDI, one breakout token, managed a rally of 3,000% between September 2023 and January of this year. Other BRC-20 coins include Orange, whose ORNJ token rallied by 677% in three days last week. 

Bitcoin Dogs’ proximity to the Ordinals NFT market also puts it in strong company. Bitcoin-based NFTs fared well in 2023 while the rest of the NFT market floundered, leading experts to believe they’ll continue to outperform the wider market as a “roaring comeback” for NFTs takes shape.

The growth of Bitcoin itself is also likely to provide fuel for $0DOG’s ascent: the OG cryptocurrency has enjoyed a positive start to the year, with the SEC approving Bitcoin ETFs in the United States already. Furthermore, the next halving event takes place in April, with 84% of investors expecting this to push BTC to new all-time highs, according to a CoinTelegraph study.

$0DOG tokens are available to presale buyers for a price of $0.015, beginning at 11:00 AM GMT. Prices will increase every 72 hours throughout the 30-day presale, ending at $0.0404 per token on the 15th of March.

$0DOG tokens are available to purchase on the BitcoinDogs.club website.

About Bitcoin Dogs

Bitcoin Dogs is breaking new ground in the Bitcoin ecosystem. For the first time ever, NFTs, gaming, and new token types come together to offer the first ICO on the original Bitcoin blockchain. The truly permissionless immutability of Bitcoin is being harnessed to create the $0DOG token, while a play-to-earn (P2E) gaming experience and NFT collection is being developed exclusively for $0DOG holders.

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Bitcoin Dogs
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EarnBet.io Processed $1 Billion In Bets and Distributed Millions in User Rewards and Rakeback

Willemstad, Curaçao, February 13th, 2024, Chainwire

EarnBet.io, an online crypto gambling platform today proudly announces that it has processed over $1 billion in bets and transferred millions of dollars in rewards and cashback to its users and token holders, showcasing its dedication to player satisfaction and innovation

Since 2017, EarnBet has distinguished itself as a pioneering online betting platform, utilizing blockchain technology to offer unparalleled fairness, transparency, and player rewards.

The introduction of several exclusive in-house games and an avant-garde wallet system has streamlined the deposit and withdrawal process for top cryptocurrencies, enhancing the overall user experience.

Year of Transformation: Rebranding and Platform Enhancement

Over the past year, EarnBet.io has embarked on an ambitious journey of transformation, focusing on a complete platform overhaul and rebranding. This initiative aimed to elevate the user experience through new game introductions, enhanced reward programs, and a revamped user interface, signaling a new chapter of growth and development for the platform. 

A significant update to the platform is the EarnBet Rakeback feature, offering up to 62.5% Rakeback, allowing users to immediately claim cash rewards on every bet, win or lose, further distinguishing EarnBet.io’s commitment to providing value to its users.

Diverse Gaming Portfolio and User-Centric Innovations

EarnBet.io’s commitment to delivering an unparalleled gaming experience is evident in its extensive game offerings. The platform has introduced a variety of in-house games, along with popular titles from renowned developers like NetEnt, NoLimit, Pragmatic Play, and BGaming. This expansion ensures a rich and diverse gaming portfolio, further enriched by a user-friendly interface designed to boost performance and foster community engagement through social features. In the coming months, EarnBet plans to expand its library even further by adding more betting games from multiple award-winning platforms, showcasing its commitment to providing players with a broad and engaging selection of games.

EarnBet.io has also reinforced its dedication to fairness with a provably fair gaming system, allowing players to independently verify the fairness of game outcomes. This commitment to transparency is further highlighted by the platform’s updated leaderboard, showcasing top players and their achievements, fostering a competitive yet fair gaming environment.

EarnBet.io’s platform overhaul has introduced an array of innovative features designed to revitalize the online betting experience. Among these are enhanced gameplay mechanics for classic casino games like blackjack and baccarat, which have been redesigned for an interactive and engaging user experience. Additionally, the platform has embraced the popularity of dice games, optimizing gameplay to fair outcomes.

Community-Focused Features and Rewarding Opportunities

At the heart of EarnBet.io’s ethos is a focus on community and player rewards. The introduction of a VIP Members Club and innovative features like the Rain Bot and a new tipping system enhance the platform’s social aspects, allowing players to engage with each other and share their successes. These initiatives not only foster a vibrant community but also provide players with opportunities to earn rewards, reinforcing EarnBet.io’s position as a player-centric platform.

Lastly, EarnBet’s EBET native token, allows users to speed up their cashback rewards if the token is staked. The EarnBet team points out that they intends to buy back EBET tokens like previously.

As EarnBet.io continues to advance, it remains focused on continuous innovation and enhancing player engagement. The platform’s commitment to introducing new games, improving user features, and incorporating cutting-edge technology is unwavering. This dedication ensures that EarnBet.io will continue to offer a superior online betting experience, characterized by enjoyment, fairness, and a strong community focus.

About EarnBet

From its inception, EarnBet.io has set a new standard in the crypto online betting industry, combining blockchain technology with a commitment to fairness, transparency, and user satisfaction. The recent platform enhancements and rebranding initiative mark a significant milestone in EarnBet.io’s journey, underscoring its dedication to innovation and superior gaming experiences. With these updates, EarnBet.io reaffirms its commitment to redefining online gaming, offering an unmatched experience that prioritizes player rewards, engagement, and a transparent gaming environment.

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EarnBet Team
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Bitcoin Dogs Set To Make History With First Ever ICO on Bitcoin Blockchain

London, United Kingdom, February 9th, 2024, Chainwire

Bitcoin Dogs is set to be part of cryptocurrency history with the first ever ICO on the Bitcoin blockchain, launching on February 14th, 2024.

The presale for its native token, $0DOG, will last only 30 days, with an end date of the 15th March 2024, when it will become available for trading.

Accompanying the $0DOG coin will be an immersive metaverse GameFi experience and NFT collection, both available exclusively to token holders. 

The sale will start with stage 1, priced at $0.015 per token, after which, the price will then automatically increase every 72 hours. The final stage of the presale will see each $0DOG token being sold at $0.0404, a 169.33% price difference to early-stage buyers.

The project is set to challenge Bitcoin Cats, which also launched on the Bitcoin Blockchain under 7-weeks ago, and is currently sitting at $24m in market cap, with over $7m daily trading volume. 

Using the paradigm-shifting Ordinals protocol, players will store their NFTs on the Bitcoin BRC-20 blockchain, offering a new level of security and reliability when stacked up against competitors Solana and Ethereum.

Press the paws button: Inside the Bitcoin Dogs game

Bitcoin Dogs allows users to raise, trade, and race their pets in a play-to-earn (P2E) environment, drawing heavily on experiences like Tamagotchi or Axie Infinity. 

The game invites players to look after their dogs in order to level them up. In-game token BARK powers this process; these can be earned by sharing activity on social media – a mechanism designed to bring new players into the fold.

As dogs reach maturity, they begin to earn $0DOG – the BRC-20 presale token and one that players can ultimately hold, sell, or bet with. Dog owners can battle it out in races to compete for each other’s $0DOG stash, creating a financial incentive for players to climb the leaderboards.

$0DOG tokens can also be staked to maximize rewards: presale stakers will unlock a 75% APR when they lock up their tokens.

Retro gaming graphics bring the Bitcoin Dogs world to life, with dogs stored on the blockchain as 10,000 individual NFTs with varying rarity levels. This ecosystem is given an extra layer of interactivity with NFT owners having the option to buy, sell, and even breed their dogs, creating a vibrant marketplace for dog lovers to interact with one another.

Since these NFTs are minted on the Bitcoin blockchain using the cutting-edge Ordinals protocol, there’s something for multiple cohorts of investors. Bitcoin maximalists get to enjoy NFTs without leaving the BTC ecosystem, and seasoned collectors can become early investors in the NFT market’s newest niche.

The Road Ahead for Bitcoin Dogs

The Bitcoin Dogs ICO is the simplest way to purchase $0DOG tokens. 90% of the 900,000,000 total supply will be available during the presale, with any unsold tokens (stray dogs) being “burned’ to create deflationary pressure.

After the presale, $0DOG will be available in the secondary market for trading Then, in Q2, comes the Bitcoin Dogs NFT collection, as well as the beta version of the Bitcoin Dogs game. 

The game will continue to develop, with the addition of new P2E partnerships, and will officially launch to the public in Q3. Competitions and events will bolster the project’s marketing efforts, and the cross-chain bridge will go live too, bringing Bitcoin Dogs to its biggest audience yet.

The timing for $0DOG couldn’t be better

Now is the opportune moment for Bitcoin Dogs to strike since many experts are predicting the NFT craze will return. This is compounded by a range of bull market indicators. Additionally, given the success of first-generation projects like Bitcoin Cats last year, the team hopes that Bitcoin Dogs will excel and have a vibrant community.

Bitcoin itself is enjoying a bright start to 2024 that looks set to continue: Bitcoin ETFs were approved in January, and the next halving in April is coming up. Bitcoin Dogs is looking to ride this wave as the roadmap unravels throughout the year.

As the first ICO on the Bitcoin blockchain, making the ground-breaking union of NFTs, BRC-20 tokens, and cross-chain interoperability, the project and its $0DOG token are a rare leap forward in the crypto space.

About Bitcoin Dogs

Bitcoin Dogs is breaking new ground in the Bitcoin ecosystem. For the first time ever, NFTs, gaming, and new token types come together, to offer the first ICO on the original Bitcoin blockchain. The truly permissionless immutability of Bitcoin is being harnessed to create the $0DOG token, while a play-to-earn (P2E) gaming experience and NFT collection is being developed exclusively for $0DOG holders.

$0DOG tokens will be available to purchase on the BitcoinDogs.club website on February 14th, 2024, at 11:00AM GMT.

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Bitcoin Dogs is the source of this content. This Press Release is for informational purposes only. The information does not constitute investment advice or an offer to invest. Investing in cryptocurrencies can be volatile and dangerous.

Contact

Bitcoin Dogs
marketing@bitcoindogs.club

Coinbase-Backed DeSo SocialFi App Focus Raises $75 Million in One Week

Los Angeles, California, February 7th, 2024, Chainwire

Key Takeaways

  • Focus, the revolutionary new decentralized SocialFi app, raised $75 million in one week
  • Focus rivals subscription platforms like OnlyFans and Patreon, a multi-billion-dollar industry
  • Users can reserve with DESO, BTC, ETH, and more to earn a 90% bonus in $FOCUS tokens for a limited time

Focus, a new decentralized SocialFi app built on the DeSo blockchain, has made waves in the crypto industry by amassing over $75 million in token reservations within its first week of launch.

This unprecedented achievement not only demonstrates the platform’s potential but also reflects the growing interest in decentralized social media.

Focus (focus.xyz) is built by DeSo, the team that raised $200M from Coinbase, Sequoia, a16z, Polychain, and other top funds. It aims to disrupt the trillion-dollar social media market and creator economy by introducing groundbreaking features rivaling X, Onlyfans, and Patreon.

The total addressable market for this sector is substantial, with OnlyFans projected to process approximately $8 billion in 2023 while charging a 20% transaction fee. These high fees significantly cut into creator profits, emphasizing the need for a fairer solution.

Focus combines the best of Onlyfans, Patreon, X, and other billion-dollar social platforms into one app and features permissionless and anonymous crypto-native monetization features that are not possible in web2.

Built on the Decentralized Social (DeSo) blockchain, Focus distinguishes itself with a unique approach to content ownership, creator monetization, and user engagement.

In response to this overwhelming achievement, Nader Al-Naji, the Founder of DeSo and visionary behind Focus, shared his insights:

“The response we’ve received is nothing short of spectacular. It’s a testament to the community’s belief in a decentralized future for social media. Our platform is not just about reshaping social media; it’s about empowering users and creators in a way that’s never been done before. This milestone is just the beginning of our journey towards a more decentralized social landscape.”– Nader Al-Naji, Founder of DeSo

Focus’s mission extends beyond the realm of conventional social media. 

Focus aims to revolutionize the way we interact online by offering unprecedented monetization opportunities for creators, coupled with advanced AI tools, while also tackling the challenges of censorship and content authenticity.

Thanks to the DeSo blockchain and its Revolution Proof of Stake system, Focus will support the storage of content directly on-chain for 1/10,000th of a cent per post, which is much less than Solana at ~$1 per post or Ethereum at ~$100+ per post.

One of the key features attracting users to Focus is the opportunity to reserve $FOCUS tokens. This process is akin to staking, with a unique twist – users can reserve tokens using various supported currencies such as BTC, ETH, SOL, USDC, and DESO.

Focus allows anyone in the world to become an owner, even prior to the app launch. Imagine owning a piece of Meta or Twitter before it was even released. Users who participate in the early reservation period is able to buy $FOCUS tokens, and also receives an extra bonus equal to the amount listed, currently set at 90% and drops by 5% each week until the app launch. This is a benefit designed to reward early supporters and adopters of the platform.

The reservation process is user-friendly and fully refundable, ensuring participants can confidently support the platform while maintaining financial flexibility. As Focus gears up for its app launch, the excitement within the community is palpable. With its innovative approach to tokenomics, Focus is poised to redefine the landscape of social media and cryptocurrency.

To reserve tokens and earn a 90% bonus in $FOCUS, prospective users should visit Focus.xyz and reserve their funds before 11:11 am EST on February 8th. The bonus will drop every week until the app goes live.

About Deso

DeSo is the first and only censorship-resistant Layer-1 blockchain purpose-built to power storage-heavy apps and scale decentralized social networks for mass adoption. Their mission is to decentralize social media like Bitcoin and Ethereum are decentralizing finance. DeSo has gained significant adoption and boasts 2.6M users (wallets) and 93M transactions. With Focus, DeSo aims to usher in a new age in crypto led by cutting-edge consumer apps that scale to billions of users.

Contact

Head of Growth
Ed Moss
DeSo Foundation
ed@deso.org

Ondo Finance Brings Real-World Assets and Yield-Bearing Stablecoin-Alternative, USDY, to Sui

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, February 7th, 2024, Chainwire

Ondo’s Sui upcoming integration will bring native access to new tokenized assets such as treasuries, securities, and stablecoins on chain

Sui, the Layer 1 blockchain which has experienced explosive growth since its inception eight months ago, today announced that Ondo Finance is expanding into the Sui ecosystem. The expansion will bring Sui Network’s first native dollar-denominated token (including stablecoins and interest-bearing stablecoin substitutes) in the form of Ondo USD Yield or “USDY” — a US treasury-backed and interest-bearing token issued by Ondo. 

Ondo’s expansion to Sui adds to Sui’s blistering DeFi momentum, demonstrating the growth and demand for financial applications and native functionality on chain. Sui’s DeFi volume is up more than 1200% since October and Sui recently broke into the top 10 DeFi ecosystems as measured by TVL. 

Ondo Finance is the third-largest platform bringing tokenized derivatives of real-world assets onto public blockchains with $185M in TVL and over $1B worth of its newly-launched governance token trading in its first week in late January. In addition to stablecoins, Ondo’s flagship Treasury-backed tokens, tokenized securities, and real-world assets will create countless new opportunities for teams building on Sui. 

Ondo’s expansion into the Sui ecosystem also continues a trend of top projects affirmatively choosing to integrate into Sui. For example, in December 2023, leading Solana lending protocol Solend announced it would launch a lending protocol native to Sui and decentralized derivatives exchange Bluefin likewise shuttered its V1 Arbitrum implementation to focus entirely on Sui. 

“The people who interact with our platform want fast and efficient transactions, which should be essential for any blockchain project,” said Ondo’s founder and chief executive officer, Nathan Allman. “Sui’s growth and network performance offer clear confirmation that its network is the perfect fit for Ondo’s ecosystem.”

Tokenized treasury offerings represent tradable tokens backed by real-world assets, and their presence on Sui is a significant step toward growing DeFi in the ecosystem and across the industry.

“Ondo is an amazing addition to the Sui ecosystem, providing a native yield-bearing stablecoin-like asset that will unlock new opportunities for Sui’s builders and developers and essential new functionality for the users of their applications,” said Greg Siourounis, Managing Director of the Sui Foundation. “Sui’s DeFi volume is already growing at a remarkable rate and Ondo’s participation will make that trajectory even stronger. I am excited to see how Sui’s community leverages the real-world assets and innovative financial products Ondo offers.”

Contact

Sui Foundation
media@sui.io

Enhancing DeFi: Equalizer Introduces New Meta Aggregator and Airdrop Explorer Services

Road Town, British Virgin Islands, February 6th, 2024, Chainwire

Equalizer Elevates Their DeFi Platform with Launch of DEX & Bridge Aggregator and Airdrop Explorer Features

In a significant leap forward for decentralized finance, Equalizer is proud to announce the launch of two innovative services: a Meta Aggregator and an Airdrop Explorer. These additions, combined with the platform’s existing Flash Loans service, cement Equalizer’s position as a multi-service player in the DeFi space.

Meta Aggregator: A One-Stop DeFi Solution

The Meta Aggregator is a multi-chain decentralized exchange (DEX) and a cross-chain bridge for top blockchain networks, enabling users to swap any token seamlessly with a single click. This service also features a unique gas function, assisting users in transferring gas efficiently across networks, and ensuring uninterrupted token movement.

“Our DEX and Bridge Aggregator is designed to be the ultimate destination for all DeFi swapping and bridging activities, offering unparalleled ease and efficiency,” said Julian, Founder of Equalizer. “It represents our commitment to simplifying and enhancing the DeFi experience for our users.”

Airdrop Explorer: Strategies for Optimal Rewards

The Airdrop Explorer feature is an easy-to-use airdrop finder. It assists users in identifying the most rewarding airdrops, providing detailed strategies and step-by-step guides to increase eligibility. The feature also allows users to track completed airdrops efficiently, while learning how to interact with the newest tools in the space.

“This new feature is a game-changer, offering our users an edge in maximizing their airdrop rewards,” explained Adrian, CTO of Equalizer. “It’s all about empowering our community with the tools and knowledge to thrive in the dynamic world of DeFi.”

Forward-thinking: Integrating AI in DeFi

Building on these advancements, Equalizer is also testing the integration of Artificial Intelligence in DeFi, exploring use cases for both technical and marketing aspects of the platform. This forward-thinking approach ensures that Equalizer stays at the forefront of technological innovation, adapting swiftly to market trends.

About Equalizer

Equalizer is the first dedicated platform that equalizes the DeFi markets. Offering a range of services including Flash Loans, Meta Aggregator, and Airdrop Explorer, Equalizer is committed to innovation and user empowerment. Always dedicated to providing cutting-edge solutions in the rapidly evolving DeFi space.

For more information, follow Equalizer’s: Official Website | Twitter | Telegram

Contact

Marketing Manager
Mihai Lungu
Equalizer Finance
mihai@equalizer.finance

Lista DAO Unveils Cosmic Adventure Challenge and Rebrand in Strategic Push

Singapore, Singapore, February 6th, 2024, Chainwire

Lista DAO, a key player in Decentralized Finance (DeFi) with a specialization in Collateralized Debt Position (CDP) and Liquid Staking, is set to captivate the cryptocurrency community through the unveiling of its Cosmic Adventure Challenge (CAC) and the introduction of lisBNB.

The CAC promises an immersive and rewarding experience, providing participants with the opportunity to earn stardust and secure a share of the highly anticipated LISTA airdrop. Simultaneously, lisBNB, a tokenized version of staked BNB, is positioned to revolutionize DeFi strategies within the Lista DAO ecosystem.

Cosmic Adventure Challenge (CAC) Overview

The CAC, Lista’s flagship point system campaign, commences on February 5th, 2024, participating in the recent trend of gamified DeFi engagement. Challengers, participants in this campaign, can embark on quests across the BNB Smart Chain, completing tasks such as providing Total Value Locked (TVL) on Lista, borrowing lisUSD on Lista, and participating in liquidity provision and trading volume generation. Season 1 runs from February 5th, 00:00 UTC+0, to February 29th, 23:59 UTC+0, with Lista confirming a 2% airdrop allocation of the LISTA token for CAC participants.

Engaging in both Season 1 and Season 2 offers participants loyalty rewards in the form of bonus stardust. Stardust, earned through completing quests, contributes to rankings and percentiles, determining the LISTA airdrop allocation for each challenger.

Dashboards on Lista’s Dapp provide daily stardust tracking, ensuring transparency and competitiveness. Loyalty incentives encourage early participation, enabling users to carry over stardust from Season 1 to Season 2. The much-anticipated Lista airdrop allocation, following a USD 10 Million Binance Labs investment in August 2023, is poised for high success.

Strategic Decisions

Concurrently with the CAC launch, Lista DAO announces the postponement of its Ethereum Mainnet launch. This strategic decision prioritizes the successful CAC campaign rollout and meticulous rebranding slated for February 5th. The pause in transitioning to Liquity’s codebase underscores Lista DAO’s commitment to building a robust foundation for the eventual expansion to the Ethereum Mainnet.

More details of this announcement can be found here.

Introduction of lisBNB

Lista DAO introduces lisBNB, a stablecoin loosely pegged to BNB, offering stability within the ecosystem. While not yield-bearing, lisBNB enhances the capital efficiency of ListaDAO’s DeFi strategies. The launch date for lisBNB will be communicated through social media channels.

Quotes

Lista DAO’s marketing team emphasized, “The Cosmic Adventure Challenge marks a pivotal moment for Lista DAO, aligning with our commitment to innovation and user-centric DeFi solutions. We invite the crypto community to join us on this exciting journey.”

Users can follow Lista DAO on Twitter and Telegram for real-time updates and announcements.

About Lista DAO

Lista DAO is a leading CDP stablecoin and LSDfi provider, dedicated to simplifying and revolutionizing the DeFi space. With a focus on accessibility, innovation, and user-centric solutions, Lista DAO aims to make DeFi easier for everyone.

For more information, visit the Lista DAO Website.

Note: Lista DAO reserves the right to modify terms and conditions of the CAC without prior notice.

Contact

Marketing Lead
Adelia Su
Lista
adelia@lista.org

Heroes of Mavia Surpasses 1 Million Downloads, Dominates Global App Store Rankings Before Token Launch

Hanoi, Vietnam, February 5th, 2024, Chainwire

Heroes of Mavia, the highly anticipated AAA mobile strategy game, has quickly stood out as a unifying force for Web3 and Web2 gamers alike, surpassing over 1 million downloads on Android and iOS. This impressive milestone underlines the game’s widespread appeal, combining engaging strategic gameplay with the innovative elements of Web3 technology.

The game’s global appeal is evident in its remarkable achievements across various markets. It has secured the #1 spot in the free games category on Android in China, a significant accomplishment given the country’s vast gaming community. Similarly, it stands at the top on Google Play in Nigeria and shines as the leading game on iOS in Poland, demonstrating its widespread acceptance and popularity.

Heroes of Mavia boasts top rankings in several other key gaming markets, reflecting its global strength and appeal. It ranks #7 in Finland on iOS, #25 in the USA on Android, #5 in Singapore on Android, #9 in the Netherlands on Android, #10 in Vietnam on iOS, #6 in Pakistan on Android, and #3 in Canada on iOS. These top rankings mark Heroes of Mavia as a contender to become one of the top Web3 games.

Following the successful launch, Heroes of Mavia reached an impressive 234,000 daily active users, underscoring its engaging content and the robust community it has built. This momentum sets the stage for the upcoming Token Generation Event (TGE) for the MAVIA token on February 6th, 2024. The token will be listed on leading exchanges such as Bybit, KuCoin, HTX, Gate.io, and MEXC, integrating the game further with Web3 technology and opening new avenues for player engagement and involvement.

Heroes of Mavia stands as a testament to the potential of combining traditional gaming mechanics with the innovative possibilities of Web3. With its global appeal, engaging gameplay, and a sustainable growth model, the game is a pioneer in the gaming industry. As the MAVIA token launch approaches, the company invites gamers and technology enthusiasts from all corners of the globe to join in on this exciting journey.

About Heroes of Mavia

Heroes of Mavia is a AAA mobile Web3 strategy game available on iOS and Android app stores globally. The game is backed by prominent investors such as Binance Labs, Genblock Capital, Delphi Digital, Mechanism Capital, Bitkraft, Animoca Brands among others. The native Heroes of Mavia tokens $MAVIA is set to launch on February 6th 2024.

Contact

Nania Tran
Nania@mavia.com

Reunit Wallet Launches Reward Program: Trade To Earn

London, United Kingdom, February 5th, 2024, Chainwire

Reunit Wallet, an omnichain wallet built on technology developed by LayerZero & Stargate Finance, is launching a volume-based reward program.

In an effort to stimulate trading activity on its integrated platform and attract new users, Reunit Wallet is implementing a reward system for traders.

Starting now, for every $100 in generated volume, users will receive 1 REUNI. Additionally, if a referral code is used, a 25% bonus will be applied.

Users who share their referral code will also enjoy a 25% bonus on the rewards generated by the traders they’ve referred.

Furthermore, Reunit Wallet has plans to soon introduce a staking feature for REUNI tokens. Participants in the staking program will receive 50% of the fees generated from transactions made through Reunit Wallet.

Useful links

About Reunit Wallet :

Created by a former core-team member of Sushiswap (2020-2022), Reunit Wallet is the first natively omnichain wallet that enables seamless batch transfers across multiple blockchains with a single click. It also offers an integrated trading terminal supporting limit and market orders, providing a comprehensive and seamless trading experience.

Security is a paramount priority for Reunit Wallet, which is why the wallet conducts a comprehensive simulation of each transaction and signature, allowing the user to anticipate the outcomes of their transaction, including token transfer confirmations or the granting of necessary permissions.

Contact

CEO
B.Naïm
contact@everywhere.finance

Nibiru Chain Secures $12 Million to Fuel Developer-Focused L1 Blockchain

Dallas, Texas, February 5th, 2024, Chainwire

Nibiru Chain, a general-purpose layer 1 blockchain, has successfully closed its latest round of funding, securing $12 million to set the stage for an ambitious phase of growth. Venture investments included contributions from Kraken Ventures, ArkStream, NGC Ventures, Master Ventures, Tribe Capital, and Banter Capital. 

“Nibiru has taken all of the best in class technology and research developed over the past few cycles and packed them into the best new chain we have ever analyzed. They optimize for developers with a built-in dev toolkit, easy-to-use APIs, language SDKs, and a native oracle. MV Capital could not be more excited to be a partner with Nibiru as we move into the new level of adoption for crypto.” – Tom Dunleavy, CIO and Partner at Master Ventures Capital

Nibiru’s Community Sale on CoinList sold out its initial allocation of $3M in 9 minutes. An additional $3M extension sold out as well within 11 minutes. By the end, this sale had 842% in pre-funded excess interest, attracting 42,713 registrants and over 5,000 purchasers of the network’s staking and utility token, NIBI.

Onboarding Next Generation Blockchain Applications

Nibiru Chain stands out with its innovative tech and emphasis on developer and user-centricity. Key partners expressed their enthusiasm:

“We look forward to supporting the distinctive Layer 1 model Nibiru has designed, where the core primitives are built alongside the core foundation for maximum interoperability — all while incentivizing developers and users through its smart contract royalty mechanism.” – Brandon Gath, Managing Partner at Kraken Ventures

It’s the platform of choice for developers who prioritize security and performance. Boasting 40K transactions per second (TPS), 1.4s block times, and robust security, Nibiru Chain’s versatility spans multiple sectors including real-world assets (RWAs), gaming, DeFi, and more. Developers build on Nibiru Chain with confidence, leveraging CosmWasm smart contracts for enhanced security or the familiarity of the EVM.

Additionally, developers can leverage Nibiru’s “dev gas” royalty mechanism to ensure a sustainable model for long-term growth. At its core, Nibiru Chain is driven to create the optimal environment for developers and users.

“Nibiru’s integrated super applications, native oracle, and data-indexing significantly reduce the technical selection difficulties for Web3 projects while simultaneously lowering the likelihood of security incidents. This will heighten user and developer confidence and the consequent growth and prosperity of the Nibiru ecosystem. – Allen Su, General Partner at ArkStream Capital

Looking Ahead – Nibiru Chain’s 2024 Roadmap

In 2024, Nibiru Chain sets its sights on expanding the ecosystem. Key developments include several initiatives such as a gamified engagement airdrop, integration with major liquidity centers, listing on several top-tier centralized exchanges, implementing parallel optimistic execution, and achieving full EVM-compatibility.

This year is marked by the anticipated launch of Nibiru Chain’s flagship dApps such as Nibi-Perps, Nibi-Swap, and NUSD. These releases will mark major milestones in Nibiru Chain’s journey towards a user and developer-centric platform.

About Nibiru Chain

Nibiru Chain is a breakthrough L1 blockchain and smart contract ecosystem sporting superior throughput and unparalleled security. Nibiru aims to be the most developer-friendly and user-friendly smart contract ecosystem, leading the charge toward mainstream Web3 adoption by innovating at each layer of the stack: dApp development, infra, consensus, a comprehensive dev toolkit, value accrual.

For more information visit: Nibiru.fi

Follow Nibiru Chain on Socials

Contact

Media
Nibiru Chain
Media@nibiru.org

Merlin Chain Secures Funding to Empower “Bitcoin-native” Innovations

New York, United States, February 5th, 2024, Chainwire

Merlin Chain, the native Bitcoin Layer2, announced a round of funding from 24 investors including OKX Ventures, ABCDE, Foresight Ventures and Arkstream Capital.

Merlin Chain offers a native scaling solution that integrates ZK-Rollup network, decentralized oracle network, and on-chain BTC fraud-proof modules. It is committed to empowering Bitcoin’s native assets, protocols, and products on Layer1, to Make Bitcoin Fun Again.

Merlin Chain is built by Bitmap Tech, a premier OG team boasting an overall market cap exceeding $500 million. The BRC-420 “Blue Box” collection under Bitmap Tech has become one of the hottest Ordinals assets, going from an inscription cost of $0.15 to an ATH floor price of $34,000, reaching the 3rd largest market cap following BAYC and CryptoPunks.

As a strong believer in Bitcoin for many years, Bitmap Tech, the team behind Merlin Chain, is extremely committed to the development of the Bitcoin ecosystem, and seeks to bring more users and assets to Bitcoin through their work, rather than serving other ecosystems in the name of Bitcoin.

This raise enables the team to continue enriching the ecosystem, and boosting the overall liquidity. So far, Merlin Chain has built a powerful DApp ecosystem, and is planning for further expansion.

Merlin Chain is set to launch its mainnet this week. Following the launch, Merlin Chain plans to host a bunch of staking events and distribute its governance token through a “fair launch”, aiming to reward real users and builders. 

About Merlin Chain

Merlin Chain is a Bitcoin Layer2 that integrates ZK-Rollup network, decentralized oracle network, and on-chain BTC fraud proof modules. Merlin Chain is committed to empowering Bitcoin’s native assets, protocols, and products on Layer1 through its Layer2 network, to Make Bitcoin Fun Again. Merlin Chainis is a subsidiary product line of Bitmap Tech, a premier OG team boasting an overall market cap exceeding $500 million. The BRC-420 “Blue Box” collection under Bitmap Tech has become one of the hottest assets on Ordinals.

Users can start following Merlin Chain’s Twitter for more updates.

Contact

Jeff
Merlin Chain
bitmap@bitmap.tech

Heroes of Mavia Launches It’s Anticipated Game on iOS and Android with Exclusive Mavia Airdrop Program

Hanoi, Vietnam, January 31st, 2024, Chainwire

Heroes of Mavia, a groundbreaking Web3 AAA mobile base builder strategy game, is now available on iOS and Android app stores. This launch marks a new era in gaming, merging the thrill of strategy gameplay with the innovative aspects of Web3 technology.

After a successful private beta period of three months, which attracted over 350,000 waitlisted enthusiasts and showcased impressive engagement statistics such as 12k daily and 45k monthly active users, Heroes of Mavia is set to captivate the global gaming community. The game boasts a daily average playtime of 24 minutes and a remarkable 42% day 7 retention rate, indicating its compelling gameplay and engaging content.

Coinciding with this eagerly awaited launch, Heroes of Mavia introduces the “Mavia Pioneer Airdrop Program – Turbocharged.” This unique program offers early adopters, who download the game before the $MAVIA token launch on February 6th, an opportunity to participate in the $MAVIA airdrop, thereby immersing them in the world of Web3 gaming rewards.

The Heroes of Mavia community has experienced rapid growth, with its Twitter and Discord channels gaining 45,000 new followers and members in just two weeks, highlighting the game’s burgeoning popularity.

Heroes of Mavia is committed to bridging the gap between traditional gaming (Web2) and the new era of Web3 gaming. Each player is equipped with an in-built on-chain non-custodial wallet, facilitating the minting, purchasing, and trading of unique in-game items (NFTs). This feature not only enhances the gaming experience but also opens doors to the dynamic world of Web3.

The game’s recent partnership with Kick.com solidifies Heroes of Mavia’s position in the Web2 streaming world, broadening its appeal and influence within the gaming community.

Distinctively, Heroes of Mavia’s innovative Web3 model is built for sustainable growth, steering clear of the hyperinflation issues common in many play-to-earn projects. This approach promises a balanced and enriching experience for all players, whether they are long-time Web3 enthusiasts or new entrants to this exciting domain.

About Heroes of Mavia

Heroes of Mavia is a AAA mobile Web3 strategy game available on iOS and Android app stores globally. The game is backed by prominent investors such as Binance Labs, Genblock Capital, Delphi Digital, Mechanism Capital, Bitkraft, Animoca Brands among others. The native Heroes of Mavia tokens $MAVIA is set to launch on February 6th 2024.

To download Heroes of Mavia please visit: https://www.mavia.com/

Follow Heroes of Mavia 

Discord l Twitter

Contact

Nania Tran
Nania@mavia.com

QRDO Foundation and EQ LAB Announce Strategic Partnership to Launch the Warden Protocol

Cayman Islands, Cayman Islands, January 31st, 2024, Chainwire

The QRDO Foundation, dedicated to the growth and development of the QRDO ecosystem, has announced a strategic partnership with EQ LAB, a leading blockchain developer lab, to launch the Warden Protocol. This initiative accelerates the upcoming launch of the Warden Protocol, an intent-based interoperability protocol built on Cosmos and based on the Fusionchain primitive. 

Introducing the Warden Protocol

The Warden Protocol is a modular intent-centric blockchain built on the Cosmos-SDK. At its most basic level, it enables users to create Spaces and Wallets on various blockchains and govern their activity through on-chain intents. Complex multi-leg transactions can be built, and cross-chain activity protected via complex intents, all enforced on-chain by the Warden Protocol.

For the builders in the space, Warden enables smart contracts to be deployed on Cosmos using Solidity and WebAssembly, and facilitates a modular marketplace of key management solutions, from HSM solutions to multi-party computation providers.

“The Warden Protocol is the next evolution in intent and interoperability primitives,” said a representative for the QRDO Foundation, “joining forces with the EQ LAB team enables us to achieve this ambitious vision and ensures that QRDO token holders see the realization of a truly decentralized and open, intent-centric interoperability and key management protocol.” 

Various applications have pledged their support to deploy on Warden, including:

  • EQ.finance, a liquid staking hub for Cosmos that puts existing liquid staking tokens to work;
  • WARDD, a USD-pegged decentralized stablecoin that provides Warden users with instant access to dollar liquidity; 
  • Marginly, a pluggable protocol for decentralized funding pools that enable margin trading on any spot DEX; and
  • SpaceWard, a SAFE-like platform for wallet management and governance.

EQ LAB will form the core contributor team to the Warden Protocol and will bring an extensive team of 15 core developers to the Warden Protocol. 

“We are very pleased to be helping to establish the Warden Protocol as Core Contributors”, said Alex Melikhov, founder of EQ LAB, “as an experienced team of qualified blockchain developers, we see a bright future in the Cosmos ecosystem, and we look forward to seeing incredible value unlocked for both the existing QRDO and Q token holder communities”.

WARD Token

The Warden Protocol plans to introduce the WARD token via a fair launch mechanism. This launch will take place without any pre-mine or investor allocations, with eligibility for both an airdrop and an incentivised WARD-swap extending first to existing QRDO holders. As a nod to the public goods done by various other Cosmos chains, TIA and ATOM stakers will also be eligible, as well as builders and users from other complimentary protocols and chains. Further details will be announced shortly. 

The Alfama testnet will go live in the coming weeks, with details for an incentivised testnet to be published shortly. 

Contact Information

Warden Protocol

Warden Protocol is a new modular intent-based blockchain based on CosmosSDK that allows users and builders to explore and build cross-chain securely. 

pr@wardenprotocol.org

www.wardenprotocol.org 

About EQ LAB

EQ LAB is an experienced software engineering house specializing in permissionless applications and protocols, acting as a technology partner in a plethora of projects on Cosmos, Ethereum, Arbitrum, Polkadot, and other blockchain platforms. 

hello@eqlab.io 

www.eqlab.io 

About QRDO Foundation

QRDO Foundation has been established to focus on accelerating the adoption of open custody, security and interoperability protocols and nurture the value of the QRDO ecosystem.

Contact

PR Team
QRDO Foundation
pr@qrdo.org

Unlocking Bitcoin’s Potential: Introducing Merlin Chain, a Native L2 Solution

NewYork, United States, January 31st, 2024, Chainwire

This week, the much-anticipated Bitcoin L2 solution Merlin Chain went live on its testnet, while its mainnet is scheduled to be launching within a month as well.

Bitcoin’s Network Congestion Dilemma and Scaling Solutions

The evolution of Ordinals over the past year has brought the attention back to the Bitcoin ecosystem after a long period. While enhancing the excitement of the bitcoin ecosystem, it has also increased the exhaustion of network resources. The increasingly high cost of transactions, coupled with the rising price of Bitcoin itself, has added further congestion to the network and discouraged new users from becoming interested in Bitcoin.

(Bitcoin Daily Average Transaction Fee $: YCharts)

The idea of developing an EVM-compatible L2 network has been recognized as the one that would deliver the results first due to the simpleness of its implementation path.

Merlin Chain is also one of the EVM-compatible L2 chains, being developed by Bitmap Tech (formerly Recursiverse) , the team that built BRC-420 protocols and Bitmap.game, and is highly valued by the community due to the team’s past successes.

BRC-420

The BRC-420 protocol supports the combination/recursion of any file format to form a more complex inscription. Whether it’s a character image, a game script, a virtual machine or an AI model, it can become an asset on Bitcoin.

Its core asset, the Blue Box, has risen from an inscription cost of $0.15 to an ATH floor price of $26,000, and other assets such as Mineral and This Song About NFTs are among the most actively traded assets on the OKX market. It now has 1000+ developers and 600+ collections, and has been an excellent performer even during the bear market, the price only going up and never falling.

Bitmap.Game

Bitmap.Game is a fully on-chain, fully decentralized, fair-launch metaverse project. It is based on the Digital Matter Theory that underlies Bitcoin, and is open-sourced so that it can be run or verified by any client, reflecting the concept of “client agnosticism” in fully onchain games.

During this time, Bitmap’s market capitalization has risen from $3 million to a ATH of $290 million. With more than 30,000 holders, Bitmap has surpassed the Sandbox as the metaverse asset with the highest number of holders across all blockchains.

Unlocking Bitcoin’s Potential Through Innovative Magic

Merlin Chain believes that L2 of Bitcoin should not just be about transferring money inexpensively, or just about being able to have the DApps, but should be about further innovating to unlock the potential of Bitcoin through its native assets, users and protocols.

For example, as Bitmap is a completely decentralized asset, how to make games based on it, so that Bitmap users can enter various meta-universes at a low cost; or for the DeFi protocols based on BRC-420, how to give two-way empowerment to NFT and FT; and for minting inscriptions, how to mint L1 assets on L2 in a more cost-effective and flexible way. Only these “Bitcoin-native” innovations can continue to empower the ecosystem, rather than replicating the way Ethereum works.

So far, Merlin Chain has built a powerful DApp ecosystem, the liquidity concerns have been effectively addressed, and is planning for further expansion.

Leveraging ZK-Rollup for Efficient and Secure Scaling

The diverse ecosystem and assets also imply higher throughput requirements and some safety risks. To solve this problem, Merlin Chain has adopted ZK-Rollup which enables the compression of a large number of transaction proofs into a simple check-sum to improve transaction efficiency and scalability.

The sequencer nodes on Merlin Chain are responsible for collecting and batching transactions, generating compressed transaction data, ZK state roots, and proofs via zkEVM. The compressed transaction data and ZK Proofs are then uploaded via the decentralized Oracle network to the taproot on Bitcoin L1, which is available to the entire network to ensure transparency and security.

The decentralized Oracle network nodes will be required to stake $BTC to prevent improper activities. Users can initiate challenges to the ZK-Rollup based on compressed data, ZK state roots, and ZK Proof. Successful challenges result in a rollback to the last verified state, and the forfeiture of the Oracle node’s locked $BTC, ensuring the system’s security and trustworthiness.

Through the integration of these technologies, Merlin Chain has shown its superior technical capabilities and is on track to build an efficient, secure, and native Bitcoin L2 solution.

Native Integration – Merlin Chain’s Bitcoin-Centric Approach

Compared to other Bitcoin L2s that are making attempts at the moment, one of the key features of Merlin Chain is that it is “Bitcoin Native”.

As a strong believer in Bitcoin for many years, Merlin Chain is extremely committed to the development of the Bitcoin ecosystem, and seeks to bring more users and assets to Bitcoin through their work, rather than serving other ecosystems in the name of Bitcoin. As such, Merlin Chain places a high value on the native bitcoin nature of its ecosystem’s projects and users.

Merlin Chain supports bitcoin-native wallets. Empowered by the Particle Network’s account abstraction, users can use their bitcoin wallets to seamlessly switch between L1 and L2 . Users can also experience $BTC swaps with other tokens, such as stablecoins, at any time without having to switch to an EVM wallet.

In addition, Merlin Chain will support most of the major protocols on Bitcoin L1, including, but not limited to, BRC-20, Bitmap, BRC-420, Atomicals, SRC20, and Pipe. All inscriptions on L1 will be automatically whitelisted by Merlin Chain, allowing users to safely and affordably trade on it.

In line with its pursuit of “Bitcoin Native”, Merlin Chain plans to adopt BRC-20 as its governance token. This makes a lot more sense than other Bitcoin L2s that are currently using Ethereum standard tokens as governance tokens. The token will be released through a fair launch, with the exception of a small portion that will be distributed to VCs and the team, which will be given a 48-month release period that will not start within two years, demonstrating the team’s and investors’ confidence in Merlin Chain.

Bridging the Gap – Simplifying Bitcoin Adoption and Fuel Growth

Another tricky issue for the builders in the Bitcoin ecosystem is the lack of new users and new money coming in. While the Ordinals things have continued to be on fire, the number of active address has not seen significant growth. It is just the same group of people involved in different projects. A very fundamental reason for this is the complexity of Bitcoin. As well as the need to download a Bitcoin wallet, inscribing is also not very easy to understand, and users will need to spend at least two blocks of their time inscribing, as well as three blocks of their time for confirmation, which is complicated and time-consuming.

(Daily Active Bitcoin Address: Glassnode)

Merlin Chain will solve this problem. Currently, Merlin Chain has been connected to 40 Ethereum chains, so for those users who are not familiar with Bitcoin, they can use their familiar wallets, such as MetaMask, and their familiar assets, such as stablecoins, $ETH, $BNB, etc. to interact on Merlin Chain. Users don’t need to know the principles behind Bitcoin, or even what BRC-20 and Atomicals are, before they can experience Bitcoin in its native manner in their familiar way.

For this purpose, Merlin Chain is going to integrate the first multi-chain inscription DApp, which will allow users to inscribe assets on other layers, including Bitcoin L1, on Merlin Chain. It will only take one block to wait for. At the same time, a launchpad will also be available on Merlin Chain, with a mechanism that allows every inscription launched on it to be valued at 100,000 FDV, allowing more users to easily purchase assets such as the BRC-20/ BRC-420/ Atomicals/ Runes at a very low price. Additionally, as part of its commitment to decentralization, Merlin Chain is going to release most of its governance tokens to the community.

Users can stay tuned for the upcoming mainnet launch – the future of Bitcoin is about to unfold with Merlin Chain at the helm.

About Merlin Chain

Merlin Chain is a Bitcoin Layer2 that integrates ZK-Rollup network, decentralized oracle network, and on-chain BTC fraud proof modules. Merlin Chain is committed to empowering Bitcoin’s native assets, protocols, and products on Layer1 through its Layer2 network, to Make Bitcoin Fun Again. Merlin Chainis a subsidiary product line of Bitmap Tech, a premier OG team boasting an overall market cap exceeding $500 million. The BRC-420 “Blue Box” collection under Bitmap Tech has become one of the hottest assets on Ordinals.

Users can start following Merlin Chain’s Twitter for more updates.

Contact

Jeff
Merlin Chain
bitmap@bitmap.tech

Sui Blasts into DeFi Top 10 as TVL Surges Above $430M

GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands, January 30th, 2024, Chainwire

In the past four months, Sui TVL has jumped by more than 1000%, vaulting the network past Base, Cardano, and Bitcoin in its meteoric DeFi rise

Sui, a leading Layer 1 blockchain that was created by the team that led Meta’s Diem crypto project, continued its blistering DeFi growth, surpassing $430M in Total Value Locked (TVL) and moving into the top 10 blockchains by that metric. Alongside this torrid ascent of TVL, on-chain activity has exploded as well. Weekly DeFi volume is up more than 1200% since October demonstrating the growth in demand that will drive a sustained flywheel effect that supports the future expansion of the entire Sui DeFi ecosystem.   

“Less than a year since the launch of its mainnet, the growth of the Sui DeFi ecosystem has been nothing short of remarkable. This momentum validates both the technology and dedication of the Sui community,” said Greg Siourounis, Managing Director of the Sui Foundation. “Most importantly, what we are seeing in these numbers is developers on Sui building products that people are using to address real-world challenges. That dynamic will form the basis of a sustainable decentralized network that lasts well into the future.”  

Because of its object-centric model and horizontal scaling, Sui is uniquely performant, scalable, and secure. As a result, Sui is particularly well-suited to host solutions that can operate at scale. Sui’s fast-rising TVL is a direct result of multiple Sui-based protocols and applications leveraging the strengths of Sui to grow at an extremely rapid rate. 

Based on the strengths of its technology as well as the top builders and developers that have begun leveraging its platform, Sui is quickly amassing a complete set of ecosystem applications offering seamless composability. From liquid staking to decentralized exchanges (DEXs), to top lending protocols, and the additions of DePIN and DeWi to the network, Sui boasts a technology stack that exceeds Layer 1 blockchains that have been around for years longer. 

Sui is now home to four protocols at over $50M TVL and nine protocols at over $10M, showcasing the depth of the ecosystem where multiple projects are flourishing. The Lending protocol Scallop Lend tops the list with $96M TVL, followed by Navi Protocol at over $91M. The top five is rounded out with three decentralized exchanges (DEXes), Cetus, Aftermath Finance, and FlowX Finance.

Most recently, Sui announced that Banxa, a leading payments infrastructure provider for the crypto-compatible economy, will add the SUI token to its platform. The integration will increase access to the Sui blockchain for users around the world, thanks to a suite of Banxa’s global and local payment methods, which have processed over $3 billion in transactions since its launch in 2014. Additionally, Mysten Labs’ Sui Wallet will provide users the opportunity to purchase SUI tokens through Banxa’s fiat on-ramp solution and once fully integrated, to utilize its off-ramp solution. 

Sui also recently announced a partnership with Oracle Stork to provide builders with faster pricing data, offering real-time pricing data across Sui’s ecosystem of developers, DEXs, and lending protocols building on Sui’s blockchain. This integration will enhance speed and access to unique index and mark prices for builders and users of DeFi applications on Sui.

Contact

Sui Foundation
media@sui.io