$177m Web 3 Fund, Iran Crypto Regulations, FBI on DeFi!
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The world of web 3 😉 is forging ahead amidst numerous factors pushing and pulling the markets! This week, we have more massive investment into the web 3 space, major regulatory milestones around the world, and updates from the world of DeFi!
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Market

The risk-off attitude caused by Federal Reserve tightening led investors to expect a broader market correction and is negatively impacting growth stocks, commodities and cryptocurrencies. Investors have been looking to take profits on riskier assets, causing the U.S. Dollar Index (DXY) to reach its highest level in over two decades at 109.6 on Sept 1.

In the past seven days, the total crypto capitalization declined 6.9% to $970 billion. While Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) presented a 7% to 8% decline, a handful of mid-capitalization altcoins dropped 13% or more in the period.

Premier stablecoins USDT and USDC, which make up 12% of the total crypto market cap, have been battling for dominance in recent weeks. They are both witnessing a resurgence in their crypto market share which has boosted by 40% in the past few weeks.

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Seven Seven Six To Launch $177M Crypto Fund

Seven Seven Six (776), a digital assets-focused VC firm is set to raise $177.6 million for a new fund that will likely invest in early-stage Web3 startups and cryptocurrencies.

Following the likes of Sequoia and Bessemer Venture Partners, 776 has registered as an investment adviser with the SEC. The new fund, Kryptós, plans to commence operations in October and charge investors a 2.5% management fee - above the industry average of about 2%.

The firm is run by Reddit’s co-founder Alexis Ohanian and currently has 56 portfolio companies, including Yuga Labs - creators of the Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT Collection and QuickNode, a blockchain API and node infrastructure startup. It currently has $904 million of gross assets, according to regulatory filings.

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Regulation
Iran approves 'comprehensive and detailed' crypto regulations

The Iranian government has evaluated all issues relating to cryptocurrencies and approved a set of cryptocurrency regulations, according to Reza Fatemi-Amin, the minister of Industry, Mines, and Trade.

The minister explained that the government has ratified a “comprehensive and detailed” law that defines cryptocurrency regulations, including the use of fuel and electricity for crypto mining and the authorized uses of cryptocurrencies. He added that under an agreement between his ministry and the central bank of Iran, cryptocurrency can be used to pay for imports. He additionally noted that local business owners can import cars using cryptocurrencies instead of the U.S. dollar or euro.

The use of cryptocurrency to pay for imports is seen as a way to circumvent U.S. sanctions imposed on the Iranian finance and banking sector, allowing Iran to trade with countries similarly embargoed by U.S. sanctions, including Russia.

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  • IMF Staffers Favor Platform for X-Border Payments, Crypto Regulation. Read More
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  • Georgia to Update Crypto Regulations to Incorporate EU Rules, Legalize Industry. Read More
  • California State Assembly passes bill for licensing and regulating crypto firms. Read More
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DeFi
FBI issues warning over vulnerable DeFi platforms

The Federal Bureau of Investigation issued a new warning on Monday focused on attacks against DeFi platforms, saying that cybercriminals are exploiting vulnerabilities in the smart contracts that govern them.

"Between January and March 2022, cyber criminals stole $1.3 billion in cryptocurrencies, almost 97 percent of which was stolen from DeFi platforms," the agency says, citing an April 2022 report by Chainalysis.

The agency pointed to three tactics that cybercriminals have used including iInitiating a flash loan, exploiting vulnerability in the DeFi platform's token bridge, and manipulating cryptocurrency prices by exploiting a series of vulnerabilities.

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Quiz Answer
According to Statista, Nigerians report the most common ownership and use of virtual currencies (32%), with U.S. coming in 9th at 6%.
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