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Nayms Launches the First Institutional Tokenized (Re)insurance Marketplace on Base, Announcing Next Investment Opportunity

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Nayms is pleased to announce that it has launched on Base. Nayms is the world’s leading blockchain-based marketplace for alternative risk transfer and capitalization. Base is a secure, low-cost, Ethereum layer-2 solution. With this launch, investors can more easily access yield-generating (re)insurance opportunities that are available within Nayms’ marketplace in the form of a tokenized asset class.

Embarking on the heels of a successful launch of its first investment opportunities, Nayms remains committed to deploying emerging technologies to reshape the insurance industry. The first product to go live on Base will be an Industry Loss Warranty (ILW) contract, reinsuring against certain weather-related catastrophic events in Florida. Within a Bermuda-regulated segregated account structure, institutional investors can earn yield on their capital, targeting mid-high teen returns, paid by (re)insurance premiums by real (re)insureds who need their risk covered. For early investors, the yield is complemented by an additional reward of NAYM issued tokens equivalent to up to 15% of invested capital.

As the insurance industry evolves, tokenization offers a unique opportunity for institutional investors to diversify their investment portfolios and capitalize on the growth of traditional private market asset classes. Nayms’ opportunities offer investments into (re)insurance for property and casualty (P&C) risks like Cyber, Errors and Omissions, Directors and Officers coverage, crime/specie and various Industry Loss Warranty products. This exposure is typically only available to pension funds, private equity funds, and other major institutional investors. Nayms is making this exposure available to all qualified investors through tokenization, accessible in their wallets.

Some of the benefits of tokenized (re)insurance exposure for qualified investors include:

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Diversification of returns from the broader crypto market
Access to historically hard to access private markets exposure, now in a tokenized wrapper
Access to high yield returns with liquidity and low volatility
Safety and security of the decentralized Ethereum network but at a low cost, faster settlement time of the Base L2
Fast user onboarding through KYC automation utilizing verified identity standards of Ethereum Attestation Service (EAS) built into open sourced identity on ethereum
It’s time to bring institutional investors the benefits of Web3 technology powering their traditional asset class investment options. Interested users can learn more by visiting Nayms and connecting their self-hosted wallet on the Base network.

“We are excited to be launching on Base, our first Ethereum Layer 2 network. Our deployment was seamless as it is fully EVM compliant and we look forward to leveraging the reduced fees and easy onramp that Base provides,” stated Nayms Co-Founder and CTO, Ted Georgas.

The ILW market is a vital component of the global catastrophe reinsurance market, a market generating over $300 billion in annual renewal premiums. This market offers substantial opportunities for insurers, insureds, and investors alike.

Nayms’ ILW introduces a novel approach, safeguarding buyers against the peril of named windstorms in Florida. To trigger indemnification, two independent named windstorms in Florida must each separately cause damage exceeding $10 billion to the state’s insured property during the 2024 in-force period. Nayms’ innovation lies in the use of USD Coin (USDC) as collateral within the segregated account on its independently audited Ethereum smart contract. This collateral is further secured through innovative mechanisms, including a digital multi-signature process, enhancing transparency and operational efficiency.

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New seed-stage VC fund from Finland secures €6 million in initial close for €30 million blockchain fund

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Helsinki-based Equilibrium Ventures (EQV), a new seed-stage venture capital fund focused on the crypto sector, has successfully closed the first round of its €30 million fund, raising €6 million from limited partners (LPs). This milestone highlights growing interest in blockchain startups and a promising future for the European crypto ecosystem.

The fund is led by an experienced team of partners: Mika Honkasalo, Henrik Sundvik (formerly of Bain & Company), and Christopher Ahn (ex-Molten Ventures investor). Equilibrium Ventures aims to attract and support founders with deep technical expertise in blockchain technologies, covering areas such as zero-knowledge proofs and smart contracts, essential for developing advanced blockchain solutions.

Equilibrium Ventures has attracted a diverse group of backers, including strategic investors, family offices, and notable LPs like Sebastien Borget, co-founder of the metaverse platform The Sandbox. This support underscores the fund’s credibility and signals growing confidence in crypto investments despite recent market challenges.

Dedicated to crypto infrastructure, Equilibrium Ventures emphasizes rigorous technical due diligence and value addition for pre-seed and seed engineering firms. With a network of about 70 blockchain engineers, mainly based in Europe, the fund is well-positioned to help startups develop robust blockchain technologies.

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The renewed interest in venture capital investment in blockchain, bolstered by evolving regulatory landscapes in the US and Europe, is expected to increase investor confidence in the crypto sector. Equilibrium Ventures, with its technical expertise and strategic support, is poised to become a significant player in Europe’s crypto venture scene.

Looking ahead, Equilibrium Ventures aims for a second close by the end of this summer, targeting 80% of the total fund. This progress indicates strong momentum and the potential for significant contributions to the European blockchain ecosystem.

Source: arcticstartup.com

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Riot Platforms Acquires 14% Stake in Bitfarms Ltd.

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Riot Platforms, Inc. has announced its acquisition of a 14% stake in Bitfarms Ltd., as detailed in a recent press release by Riot Platforms. This move aligns with Riot’s strategy to influence corporate governance within Bitfarms.

Acquisition Details

On June 13, 2024, Riot Platforms purchased 1,432,063 common shares of Bitfarms Ltd., representing about 0.35% of Bitfarms’ issued and outstanding common shares. The shares were bought on the Nasdaq Stock Market and other open markets at an average price of approximately $2.70 per share, totaling $3,870,293.46.

Before this acquisition, Riot held 56,194,973 common shares of Bitfarms, equating to 13.65% ownership. With the new shares, Riot now holds 57,627,036 common shares, resulting in a 14% stake in Bitfarms.

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Strategic Intentions

Riot Platforms intends to call a special meeting of Bitfarms’ shareholders to nominate several independent directors to the board, citing concerns over Bitfarms’ corporate governance. Riot seeks to influence Bitfarms’ strategic direction and enhance its governance standards.

Riot is continuously reviewing its investment in Bitfarms and may adjust its position based on factors such as market conditions and the company’s financial status. Potential actions include increasing or decreasing its stake, entering into hedging transactions, or proposing additional strategic measures.

Forward-Looking Statements

The press release includes forward-looking statements subject to risks and uncertainties, reflecting Riot’s current expectations and assumptions. Riot cautions investors to consider these risks before making investment decisions.

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Riot’s vision is to become the leading Bitcoin-driven infrastructure platform, focusing on a vertically integrated strategy with Bitcoin mining operations in Texas and electrical switchgear engineering in Colorado.

Source: blockchain.news

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Manta Foundation Unveils $50M EcoFund to Foster Blockchain Innovation

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The Manta Foundation has launched its $50 million EcoFund to build a robust ecosystem for leading blockchain projects, as per Manta Network. This initiative demonstrates the foundation’s commitment to funding opportunities and developer support for innovative blockchain ventures.

Funding and Support Opportunities
Starting June 15th, the one-year EcoFund will offer significant financial support through its Ecosystem Grant Program, which provides early-stage projects with grants of up to $50,000. This initial funding is crucial for bringing innovative ideas to life.

Additionally, the EcoFund dedicates $35 million for direct investments in promising projects on the Manta Network. These strategic investments aim to foster high-growth ventures that align with Manta Network’s long-term objectives, promoting a collaborative and mutually beneficial environment.

Diverse Project Focus
The Manta Foundation supports a broad range of projects across sectors such as DeFi, Gaming, NFTs, and more. These initiatives are chosen for their potential to drive consumer adoption and significantly enhance the Manta Network ecosystem.

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Applications for the EcoFund are accepted on a rolling basis, ensuring ongoing funding and support opportunities. The foundation prioritizes projects with robust business models and scalability, aiming to ensure the ecosystem’s financial health and sustainability.

Specialized Funding Categories

In addition to general grants, the EcoFund targets specific high-growth areas:

– AI/DePIN: Focused on using AI and Decentralized Physical Infrastructure Networks for sustainable solutions.
– Zero-Knowledge: Investments in zero-knowledge technology to boost privacy and security in the blockchain space.
– Memecoins: The Moon Mission Grant supports the development and growth of meme projects on Manta Pacific, fostering a vibrant memecoin culture.

Events and Hackathons
To further enrich the ecosystem, the Manta Foundation has allocated $5 million for online and offline events and hackathons. These events aim to attract new developers and users, fostering a culture of innovation and collaboration within the Manta Network community.

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Source: blockchain.news

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