Biweekly, we’ll round up the hottest news across the DeFi ecosystem to help you keep up to speed.  

The crypto community came together to pledge over $9 million in aid for victims of the Turkey and Syria earthquakes. (Decrypt

Coindesk spotlighted the burgeoning crypto social movement known as Regenerative Finance (ReFi) for Consensus Magazine.  (Coindesk

Jack Dorsey’s new decentralized social network app, Nostr, is now live. Look out Twitter! (Blockworks

Gitcoin is running an alpha testing round for their decentralized crowdfunding protocol which will eventually replace their current platform. (The Defiant

Ethereum Layer-2 scaling project StarkWare announced they will open source their zero knowledge proof scaling solution. (Decrypt

DOOM, the classic first person shooter, was uploaded to the Bitcoin blockchain and is now playable. (Blockworks

NFT marketplace Blur now handles the majority of NFT aggregator volume and is second only to OpenSea in native NFT trading volume. (Blockworks

In a partnership with Roblox, The NFL will put on a SuperBowl concert in the metaverse. (Decrypt

The crypto carbon credit network Carbonplace completed a funding round worth over $45 million. (Cointelegraph

Uniswap is launching on BNB Chain. (The Defiant