April was another noteworthy month for Crypto.com. We partnered with TIME to offer cryptocurrency as a payment option to digital subscribers in the U.S. and Canada, a service that will soon be available globally. This marks another major step in accelerating the world’s transition to cryptocurrency.

This month, we dropped exclusive collections from Snoop Dogg, Boy George, Axel Mansoor, and more on Crypto.com/NFT. We also partnered with the New York Stock Exchange to present “The First Trade”, a series of NFTs commemorating the first public trades of the world’s most innovative companies.

Following its launch in March, Crypto.com Capital announced its first investment in Efinity, leading the NFT company’s seed round. It also participated in Pendle's seed and private rounds, and supported NAOS Finance as a strategic investor.

We also introduced several upgrades for the Crypto.com Exchange—including new perpetual contracts, supported currencies, and leveraged pairs—which comes ahead of the Exchange App launch! Read on for details about these updates and more.

Highlights:

Crypto.com Partners with TIME to Offer Cryptocurrency Payments for Digital Subscriptions

TIME Magazine now accepts cryptocurrency as a payment option for digital subscriptions through a new partnership with Crypto.com. This option is currently available in the U.S. and Canada, and will roll out to all subscribers in the next few months. More details here.

Crypto.com NFT Partners With the New York Stock Exchange

We’re proud to partner with the New York Stock Exchange to present “The First Trade”—a series of NFTs commemorating the first public trades of some of the most innovative companies in the world, including Spotify, DoorDash, and Roblox! Learn more here.

New Features Added to Margin Trading on the Crypto.com Exchange

We added new features to Margin Trading, including more supported currencies and leverage pairs, partial withdrawals, and finer trading risk controls. Learn more here.

Crypto.com Exchange Adds the ADAUSD, DOTUSD, CROUSD, DOGEUSD, ENJUSD, LINKUSD, and UNIUSD Perpetual Contracts

Exchange users can now trade the ADAUSD, DOTUSD, CROUSD, DOGEUSD, ENJUSD, LINKUSD, and UNIUSD Perpetual Contracts using USDC as collateral, with leverage of up to 10x. You can also enjoy discounted trading fees based on the amount of your CRO Stake in the Exchange. Trade now.

Crypto.com Exchange Derivatives Race - Phase II

Your popular Derivatives Race is back! This time, we’re giving away a total of USD 50,000 in CRO, and the Rank 1 winner will enjoy an ultra-exclusive weekend VIP Package for two to an F1 race of their choice, and be a guest of the Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team. Campaign details here.

DOGE Treats Extravaganza

Following the success of our first DOGE Treats campaign, we are excited to announce the DOGE Treats Extravaganza with 10x the amount of DOGE prizes! All Crypto.com App users are eligible to participate and win a share of the USD 500,000 prize pool, where we will give away USD 100,000 of DOGE and exclusive DOGE NFTs every week between now and 14 May. Campaign details here.

NKN Exclusive Campaign

Following the listing of NKN in the Crypto.com App, we are excited to announce our NKN Exclusive Campaign! Crypto.com App users who trade or deposit NKN between now and 5 May have the chance to win a share of the USD 50,000 prize pool. Campaign details here.

HNT Exclusive Campaign

Following the listing of HNT in the Crypto.com App, we are excited to announce our HNT Exclusive Campaign! Crypto.com App users who trade or HODL HNT between now and 14 May have the chance to win a share of the USD 50,000 prize pool. Campaign details here.

Crypto.com Tax Launches New Features and Is Now Available to Users in the U.S.

Following the launch of Crypto.com Tax for Canada, we are excited to share that this service is now available to users in the U.S. We worked with professional tax advisers to ensure that the calculation logic is consistent with available guidance and laws for filing crypto taxes in the U.S. (details here). We also introduce new features, including blockchain synchronisation and new transaction types. Learn more here.

GBP Fiat Wallet Services Have Resumed

Users in the UK can deposit funds into their GBP Fiat Wallet with zero fees using the UK Faster Payment Service (FPS) network, and buy crypto in their local currency. Learn how to set up Fiat Wallets here.

Buy As Little As USD $1 of Any Crypto

We are pleased to announce that the minimum purchase amount for all supported cryptocurrencies in the Crypto.com App has been lowered to just USD $1. Buy 100+ top coins at true cost now!

Crypto.com Adds Latin America Spanish to Its Growing List of Supported Languages

Crypto.com now supports Latin America Spanish! This addition reinforces our commitment to expanding access to digital financial solutions globally. Learn more here.

500K Followers on Twitter

We now have 500K+ followers on Twitter! A big thank you to the community—let's keep accelerating the world’s transition to cryptocurrency together. Be sure to follow us on Twitter if you haven’t done so already.

Crypto.org Chain Updates:

Crypto.org Chain Intergalactic Roadmap Phase 1 Will Launch on 20 May

Canis Major, Phase 1 of the Crypto.org Chain Intergalactic Roadmap, will launch on 20 May! The Crypto.com/NFT platform will enable the minting, trading, and transfer of tokens on the Crypto.org Chain. Full roadmap here.

Crypto.org Chain Partners With Coinfirm

Our partnership with Coinfirm will provide AML/CFT RegTech and analytics to our ecosystem of payment, DeFi, and NFT projects. Learn more here.

Crypto.org Chain Partners With Cosmostation

Through this partnership, Cosmostation will contribute to the Crypto.org Chain ecosystem as a validator node operator to secure the network and, as an end-user application developer, provide various infrastructure tools. Read more here.

IBC Governance Proposal for the Crypto.org Chain Is Now Live

We have received incredible support from the community since launching the Crypto.org Chain. To further develop and empower the chain, we have started the community governance voting process to enable Inter-Blockchain Communication Protocol (IBC) transfers. More details here.

Crypto.org Chain Ecosystem Grants Programme

We have been working to improve the Crypto.org Chain with new features and upgrades since its launch last month. To further develop the network, we are introducing several initiatives funded by the Crypto.org Chain Ecosystem Grants Programme: (1) Simple Code Bounty Programme, (2) Bug Bounty Programme, (3) Awesome Projects Rewards Programme, and (4) Ecosystem Grants Programme. Learn more about the programmes here.

HBTC and Bittrex Global Now Support the Crypto.org Chain Mainnet

HBTC and Bittrex Global now support token swaps from ERC20 CRO to native CRO on the Crypto.org Chain .

Crypto.com/NFT Updates:

Crypto.com/NFT Drops in April

Here are the Crypto.com/NFT drops from April:

  • “A Journey with the Dogg” - Snoop Dogg
  • “Your Token Boy” - Boy George
  • “Bitcoin is Not a Crime” - Mr Brainwash
  • “An Especially Iconic Drop” - Axel Mansoor
  • “Collage Mirage: Mooncrab” - mooncrab
  • “Collage Mirage: Morysetta” - morysetta
  • “1093” - KLOUD
  • “Out of this World: Hashmukh” - Hashmukh
  • “Out of this World: Cosmos Astro Art” - Cosmos Astro Art
  • “Funky Facepalm” - Ben Askren
  • “Cognitive Destruction” - James Lewis
  • “Walk With You” - David Ariew x Janelle Kroll
  • “Far From Here” - Emmit Fenn
  • “Music For Future Dance Floors” - Beatport
  • “Shooting Stars” - Bag Raiders
  • “All Night Long” - Klarens x Lionel Richie

Don’t miss out and check out the latest drops on Crypto.com/NFT.

Crypto.com Capital Updates:

Crypto.com Capital Leads Efinity’s Seed Round

Crypto.com Capital announced that it has led the Seed Round for Efinity, an NFT project by Enjin in partnership with Polkadot. Efinity is a purpose-built NFT blockchain made for games, apps, enterprises, and creators. Read more here.

Crypto.com Capital Participates Pendle’s Seed and Private Rounds

Crypto.com Capital is proud to participate in Pendle’s seed and private rounds, and support the company on its journey to redefine fixed income DeFi products. More details here.

Crypto.com Capital Supports NAOS Finance as a Strategic Investor

Crypto.com Capital is proud to support the team at NAOS Finance in building an innovative DeFi lending protocol. Learn more here.

Crypto.com App Updates:

Crypto.com App Lists 15 Tokens

RLY, NMR, SUSHI, SC, IOST, NKN, CAKE, LUNA, RUNE, FORTH, AXS, XVS, HNT, RSR, and AUDIO join the growing list of 100+ cryptocurrencies and stablecoins that are available in our App. Buy crypto at true cost now.

New Deposit and Withdrawal Tokens

FLOW, KAVA, CHR, 1INCH, RLC, NKN, SOL, ONE, SUSHI, VTHO, RSR, and AUDIO deposits and withdrawals are now supported in the App.

New USDC Trading Pairs

New USDC trading pairs are now available in the App. Trade USDC with EOS, TFUEL, CKB, and FET, along with 50+ other pairs now.

New ETH Trading Pairs

New ETH trading pairs are now available in the App. Trade ETH with CRO, WBTC, UNI, DAI, DOGE, ADA, VET, LINK now.

Crypto.com DeFi Updates:

DeFi Earn Is Now Integrated with Aave Lending V2

DeFi Earn is now integrated with Aave Lending V2, in addition to Yearn Earn V2, Compound, Cosmos Staking, and native CRO Staking (requires DeFi Wallet V1.9.0 or above). With DeFi Earn, users can earn passive income while retaining full control of their crypto. Learn more here.

Crypto.com Exchange Updates:

New Listings on the Exchange

We listed RLY, STORJ, HOT, 1INCH, OGN, STX, KAVA, CHR, SUSHI, AVAX, ONE, SOL, NKN, and VTHO on the Exchange! Trade them now.

Crypto.com Exchange Adds USD 5 Million to Its Derivatives Insurance Fund

Crypto.com Exchange is strengthening its Insurance Fund for Derivatives trading to cover up to USD 5 million. All Derivatives traders on the Crypto.com Exchange are eligible for this Insurance Fund. The Fund represents the total amount of liquidation fees maintained by Crypto.com. It is designed to cover losses for traders with negative balances in their wallets after liquidation. More details here.

Crypto.com Pay Updates:

Crypto.com Pay Checkout Now Supports Native CRO on the Crypto.org Chain

In addition to on-chain ERC20 CRO, customers can now pay with native CRO on the Crypto.org Chain using Crypto.com Pay Checkout. Crypto.com Pay Checkout is available at hundreds of online merchants. More details here.

Crypto.com Pay x Shopping.io Exclusive Promotion

To celebrate the integration of Crypto.com Pay Checkout with Shopping.io, we are happy to announce an exclusive, limited-time promotion for users of both platforms. They can enjoy an additional 5% discount, up to 10% back in Pay Rewards for purchases paid in CRO, and an international shipping fee waiver. Promotion details here.

Crypto.com Pay x LabyMod Exclusive Promotion

We are pleased to announce the integration of Crypto.com Pay with LabyMod Shop, a marketplace that specialises in in-game collectibles for Minecraft, such as cosmetics and emotes. To celebrate the launch, we are offering users a limited-time discount of 20% on all LabyMod Shop purchases, and up to 10% back in Pay Rewards for purchases made with CRO. More details here.

Community Updates:

AMA with our CEO Kris Marszalek

We hosted a live AMA with our CEO Kris Marszalek on 8 April to answer users’ questions about our partnership with Visa, the Crypto.org Chain, and more. Missed it? Watch it here.

AMA with Ava Labs

We hosted a live AMA with John Wu, President of Ava Labs, on 6 April to discuss and answer viewers’ questions about the project. Missed it? Watch it here.

AMA with Ontology

We hosted a live AMA with Jun Li, Founder of Ontology, on 13 April to discuss and answer viewers’ questions about the project. Missed it? Watch it here.

AMA with Kava Labs

We hosted a live AMA with Brian Kerr, Co-founder and CEO of Kava Labs, on 20 April to discuss and answer viewers’ questions about the project. Missed it? Watch it here.

Crypto.com Attends Seedly Personal Finance Festival 2021

Our COO Eric Anziani joined Seedly Personal Finance Festival 2021 to discuss the future of crypto and more. Event details here.

Crypto.com Attends European Blockchain Convention

Our Europe GM Mariana Gospodinova and UK GM Teana Baker-Taylor joined the European Blockchain Convention to discuss trends in CeFi and DeFi, crypto asset regulation in different regions, and more. Event details here.

Crypto.com Supports the Ethereum Berlin Upgrade

Crypto.com supported the Ethereum Berlin Upgrade, which took place on 15 April 2021.

Crypto.com Is Accredited and Featured on 2 Protocols’ Official Websites

Crypto.com was accredited and featured on the official websites of 1inch and Algorand.

Events of the Month:

Crypto.com/NFT Lucky Draw

Everyone who created a Crypto.com/NFT account between 1 April and 30 April was entered into the lucky draw for Wandering Stan’s “In the Beginning” NFT. Thank you to those who participated; we will distribute 10,000 editions of this special NFT to the winners by 7 May. Campaign details here.

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