Ankr and Matter Labs Launch zkSync Era Nodes & Hyperchain on Microsoft Azure Marketplace, Societe Generale-FORGE Obtains First French Crypto License, Bitdeer Ranks Second Highest in VanEck Crypto & Blockchain ETF

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DeFi news

  • Web3 Developer Center Ankra and Matter Laboratoriesthe team behind zkSyncpartnered to launch zkSync era nodes and hyperchain blockchain solutions in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, which launched in June as a result of Ankr and Microsoft’s partnership. According to an announcement, “the collaboration will see technology integration from all parties, uniting Ankr’s specialized solutions, zkSync Era’s scalable blockchain network, and Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure.” The zkSync Era Node Deployment Service will allow any company or Web3 project to connect or build applications on top of zkSync Era, a layer 2 scaling protocol of zkEVM Ethereum. Furthermore, the future zkSync Era Hyperchains solution will allow companies to build and launch their own customizable dedicated Hyperchain blockchain, the team said.
  • ghost introduced a new quarterly bonus reward for projects participating in the gas monetization program, which will be distributed to the top twelve projects with the highest revenue and will allow dapps to increase their passive income, according to the press release. The gas monetization program offers dapps a 15% share of the gas fees they generate. The program has been successful so far, he added, with participating projects earning more than FTM 70,000 ($18,000), while the project with the highest earnings generated more than FTM 14,000 ($3,600).

Regulation News

  • General Societycryptocurrency Division Of, SG-FORGEis the first company to receive a license to offer cryptographic services in France, by ad. The website of the country’s financial regulator, the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), shows that SG-FORGE is licensed to offer buying, selling, trading and custody of digital assets as of July 18. “As the first DASP licensed company, SG-FORGE anticipates the implementation of the European MiCA regulation, which aims to regulate and secure the crypto asset market at the European Union level by 2024,” the company said. SG-FORGE obtained the Digital Asset Service Provider (DASP) registration in September 2022.

ETF News

investment news

  • crypto mining company Argo Blockchain raised £5.75m ($7.4m) from a simultaneous sale of institutional and retail shares, oversubscribed by new and existing shareholders. According still London Stock Exchange Announcement, Argo placed 51,340,000 new common shares with institutional investors at 10 pence per share, raising about £5.13 million ($6.6 million). It also offered 6,160,000 new common shares to retail investors for the same price and raised £616,000 ($795,625).
  • p0x laboratoriesthe crypto development team net blankettoday announced its $25 million Series A, led by polychain capital and Qiming Venture Partners, raising its valuation to 500 million dollars. Additional sponsors include alliance, CoinFundand SevenX Ventures. Likewise, Manta Network, the multi-modular ecosystem for ZK applications, launched its Layer 2 testnet for ZK applications, pacific blanket. Funds raised will be used to scale the project’s network, user base and use cases for Manta Pacific, and will support expansion into key Asian markets, according to the announcement.

nft news

  • Blockchain network operator theta labs announced that it is association with the collectible mark of the 90s POG – now digital POG. According to the announcement, POG will launch a highly customized Theta Metachain subchain along with a custom TNT20 utility token. “The 165 million Millennials and GenZs who have collected Pogs around the world can now get their hands on limited-edition POG collectibles that integrate digital and physical experiences,” the announcement said. These items will be available exclusively through Theta’s proprietary POG Collector platform.

gaming news

  • galaxy commanders – an upcoming competitive PC/mobile game based on Web3 founded by electronic arts, NCSoftand nexon veterans: partnered with the Web3 gaming platform Immutable “to develop his vision of the interstellar odyssey through Immutable zkEVM.” According According to the press release, the partnership will allow the game developer MagmaByte to leverage Immutable zkEVM, an Ethereum Layer-2 scaling solution, designed specifically for game development that offers low cost, massive scale, enterprise-grade security, and compatibility with Ethereum smart contracts. The game will feature many kinds of upgrades in the form of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), while its in-game currency, Dimensium, is set to play a key role in supporting the game’s internal economy.