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- Nomura, one of Japan’s largest investment banks, is launching a new venture capital unit to invest in the crypto space. It named its new digital assets business Laser digital and the holding company founded, Laser Digital Holdings Inc in Switzerland, according to the press release. The first product to hit the market will be Laser venture capitalwhich will invest in companies in the digital ecosystem, focusing on decentralized finance (DeFi), centralized finance (CeFi), Web3 and blockchain infrastructure.
- C Ventures, a venture capital firm founded by Hong Kong real estate magnate and billionaire Adrian Cheng, is looking to raise a $200 million fund to invest in the crypto space, according to Bloomberg. It plans to invest in blockchain assets, loans and private equity over the next 18 months, betting prices of private companies and digital assets have bottomed out.
- headquartersa financial dashboard for Web3 teams to manage their financial operations and reporting, announced that it has secured $5 million in a co-led pre-seed round Crypto.com Capital, Forge Venturesand Mass Mutual Venturesalong with Web3 funds including capital of the season, Coinhako, Longhash Ventures, eyepiece, Sky9 capitaland DWF Labs. The company plans to change the highly manual way Web3 teams manage their finances, according to an announcement.
- British bitcoin trading table CoinCorner has a partnership with seed group, a company owned by Sheikh Saeed bin Ahmed Al Maktoum’s family office. Per the announcement, the seed group will help CoinCorner expand its operations in the Emirates and the Middle East as the fintech focuses on establishing an easy-to-use platform for UAE residents to buy, sell, send, receive and store Bitcoin ( BTC) and offers crypto trading solutions to local businesses.
- Digital asset and blockchain technology company Metallicus introduced its Metal Pay API, a fully customizable and compliant solution that enables any financial services or consumer company to satisfy its customers’ interest in cryptoassets, the announcement reads. The application programming interface (API) is an extension of the established Metal Pay infrastructure that will allow partners to complement their core business product offerings to unlock new growth opportunities and competitive advantages, they said.
- Residents of Colorado, US, can now use cryptoassets to pay state taxes, Axios reported. Income tax, trade tax, sales and use tax, withholding tax, severance tax and fuel tax are eligible.
- That EOS Network Foundation (ENF) today announced the release of the consensus update of Antelope Leap 3.1 and its “independence.” The team specified with which the update servers connect the network block.one and bullish.
- Regulators in Indonesia are rolling out a new rule requiring domestic crypto exchanges to be largely run by their citizens, Bloomberg reported. At least two-thirds of directors and commissioners at crypto exchanges must be Indonesian residents, officials from the Ministry of Commerce and the Commodity Futures Regulator said at a parliamentary hearing in Jakarta on Tuesday.
- That Central Bank of Iran will launch a central bank digital currency (CBDC) pilot project on Thursday, according to the country Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mining and Agriculture. The goal of developing the crypto-rial is to turn banknotes into a programmable unit, he added.
- coin base announced today that Coinbase Cloud has launched a platform for Web3 developers, offering developers a “free and instant blockchain API.” [application programming interface] Access with Node by Coinbase Cloud.” Node, formerly known as Query & Transact, has been providing businesses with dedicated, paid nodes for read/write access to over 25 blockchains since 2020, it added.
- binance and FTX lead bid to acquire assets from troubled crypto lender Voyager Digital, according to the Wall Street Journal. Both have bids near $50 million, while Binance’s is slightly higher, it said.
- asks announced exclusive bonuses including a $300,000 prize pool and a BGB 1 million reward pool to complement the recent launch of fee-free trading on spot markets.
- stablecoin issuer tether was ordered by a U.S. judge to produce financial records related to USDT support, including “general ledgers, balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements, and income statements.” The company must also share details of its accounts with exchanges Bitfinex, Poloniexand Bittrex. “The documents sought by the plaintiffs are undoubtedly important as they pertain to USDT’s support,” the judge wrote.
- During bankruptcy proceedings in Canada, $2 million worth of assets, including five luxury cars, were seized from 23-year-old Aiden Pleterski, the self-proclaimed “crypto king,” the CBC reported. This is still a long way short of what his investors are saying, and creditors claim that at least $35 million was made available to Pleterski and his company AP Private Equity Limited for crypto and forex investments. About 140 investors, who pledged a total of $20 million, responded to a call for information from a fraud law firm investigating Pleterski, she added.
- London fintech company revolution announced that it has expanded its crypto offering to launch new tokens for US users via a new partnership with 29 Apex Cryptoa subsidiary of Apex Fintech Solutions Inc. under the Apex Digital Assets business line. Customers can now buy and sell a total of 36 cryptocurrencies directly in the Revolut app using available fiat currency.
- Specialist in payroll accounting del announced that its users can now link their accounts to coin base to receive their paycheck in crypto. Coinbase has a feature that automatically converts your paycheck to crypto that can be toggled on and off at any time. Users can also deposit as little or as much of their paycheck as they want, it said.
- AgriDex, an end-to-end supply chain platform and marketplace for the global food and agriculture industry, has announced the launch of fiat-on-chain (FoC) payment technology. From September 23rd, FoC will be available on the AgriDex website in three currencies: GBP, EUR and USD. First announced in August, FoC says it has already secured more than $1 billion in deposit and transaction interest.
- Princess Charlene of Monaco’s Foundation launched for the first time a non-fungible token (NFT) collection to raise funds for the “feed2gether‘ Initiative to Feed Hungry Children in South Africa. According to an announcement, feed2gether is a program designed with the aim of helping children between the ages of 3 and 5. The foundation and feed2gether are looking to raise $3 million by auctioning off this NFT collection. The 15-part NFT collection includes paintings of countless children, each with a watermark of Princess Charlene’s face.
- Navigate, the community platform where users contribute data and power the creation of decentralized applications (dapps), has launched its first data vault on the Navigate platform. The Vault allows drone users to upload their data and receive rewards in the form of Navigate’s native utility token, NVG8. This data will power the platform’s first application, Navigate Maps. More Data Vaults will be rolled out by Navigate in the coming months to allow users to upload other forms of datasets, according to an announcement.