Fundamental infrastructure will provide the most value for Web3 sector, according to Thai-based SCB 10X's

Editor’s note: SCB 10X is one of the VC firms which participated in Life’s a pitch! in May 2022. For the last two years, Web3, widely seen as the future of the internet, has become a hot buzzword in the ...

Beyond dominance in single crypto hub, a global alliance is necessary

Instead of a Web3 hub of Asia, the crypto world needs truly interconnected global hubs  Flashy billboards. Bustling streets. Large crowds emerge in the streets of Central in Hong Kong. Business travelers, startup founders, and crypto enthusiasts meeting in person ...

Google Cloud Is Running a Solana Validator, Blockchain Node Engine to Support SOL Chain Next Year

After Google Cloud announced that it would offer a product called the “Blockchain Node Engine” and further noted that Ethereum would be the first blockchain supported, the company revealed it was running a Solana validator on Nov. 5, 2022. ...

Top 10 applications of Web3 that business enterprises can leverage 

Today, we are witnessing the evolution of Web 3.0 which is a collection of concepts that describes the structure and functionality of the web of the future. While the precise form of the future web is by no means established, ...

Mark Cuban-Backed Multichain Wallet Launches $3 Million Aptos Ecosystem Fund to Onboard New Users

Blocto, a multichain wallet has announced the launch of a $3 million Aptos Ecosystem Fund whose objective is to help onboard new users to Aptos. Besides financially supporting projects, the Aptos fund will be used to back standout projects ...

Yuga Labs Is Hiring the ‘Best and Brightest’ to Build the Next Internet, CEO Says

Nicole Muniz clarified the fundamental differences between NFTs and JPEG images, as well as declared Yuga’s intent to hire top Web3 talent.

Alchemy Launches NFT Allowlist Platform Spearmint for Ethereum, Layer-2 Projects

Alchemy says the minting process is “the most broken part of building with NFTs.”

Open Metaverse Alliance OMA3 Launches to Develop Standards for an Interoperable Digital World

The Open Metaverse Alliance, OMA3, was launched by a group of Web3 dedicated companies in order to create standards for an interconnected metaverse. The organization, formed by companies such as Animoca Brands, Dapper Labs, The Sandbox, and Unstoppable Domains, ...

Mastercard Welcomes 7 Crypto, Blockchain Startups to Fintech Innovation Program

Mastercard’s global program attracts applications from over 1,500 startups each year and has helped 350 companies attract billions in funding.

BEYOND Expo | How is Web3 different from our current internet experience?

Editor’s note: A version of this article was first published on The technology of data, networks, and 3D visuals have developed so much in the past decade that many people and companies are now in the early stages of ...

Meta’s Instagram Plans NFT Minting, Trading Tools

Instagram will soon have NFT creation and trading tools built in, but in-app purchases will be "subject to applicable app store fees."

Crypto News Summary: DBS Adopts DeFi Protocols for FX & Government Securities Transactions, Union Bank of Philippines to Launch BTC & ETH Custody & Trading

Source: AdobeStock / walterericsy Get your daily, bite-sized digest of cryptoasset and blockchain-related news – investigating the stories flying under the radar of today’s crypto news. __________ Banking news Financial services group DBS announced that it is “one of ...

Crypto News Summary: Visa Masters of Movement FIFA NFT Auction, El Salvador Development Bank Won't Provide BTC Purchase Info, Coinbase Supports Ripple Against SEC

Source: AdobeStock / sutadimages Get your daily, bite-sized digest of cryptoasset and blockchain-related news – investigating the stories flying under the radar of today’s crypto news. __________  NFT news Payments giant Visa, the Official Payment Technology Partner of FIFA, ...

Gamestop NFT Marketplace Is Now Live on Immutable X, Market Features Web3 Games

After announcing the non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace seven months ago, the American consumer electronics and gaming merchandise retailer, Gamestop, has officially launched the company’s NFT market on Immutable X. In addition to NFTs, Gamestop’s marketplace also features Web3 gaming ...

Announcing the finalists of the ORIGIN Innovation Awards 2022

We are thrilled to announce the full list of finalists for the third edition of the ORIGIN Innovation Awards. The third iteration of ORIGIN Innovation Awards launched with the theme “Sustainable Innovations, Lasting Impacts.” This year’s awards focus on how ...

Andreessen Horowitz ‘Temporarily’ Helping Elon Musk With Twitter

Binance isn’t the only pro-crypto company helping Musk improve Twitter—VC goliath a16z has joined the flock.

Visa, PayPal, Western Union Among Fall Flurry of Crypto Trademark Filings

There have been three times as many NFT trademark applications filed so far this year in the U.S. than in all of 2021.

Legendary Rocker Ozzy Osbourne's Ozzfest Festival Is Coming to the Metaverse

Following the drop of Ozzy Osbourne’s Cryptobatz non-fungible token (NFT) collection that consists of 9,666 unique bats designed by the legendary rocker, Ozzy and his wife Sharon Osbourne announced Ozzfest is coming to the metaverse. This annual hard rock ...

Animoca Brands and TinyTap to auction first education Publisher NFTs

Animoca Brands, a Hong Kong-based company advancing digital property rights for gaming and the open metaverse, and its subsidiary TinyTap, the platform for user-generated educational games, announced Thursday the launch of Publisher non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Animoca Brands said in ...

Google Launches Blockchain Node Engine, Says 'Ethereum Will Be the First Blockchain Supported'

After revealing Alphabet Inc.’s Google Cloud partnership with Coinbase, the multinational technology conglomerate holding company has announced the firm’s “Google Cloud Blockchain Node Engine.” While more blockchains will be supported, Google said that “Ethereum will be the first blockchain ...

Crypto News Summary: Binance Launches Oracle, UvToken and Team Finance Exploited, Debuts Visa Card

Get your daily, bite-sized digest of cryptoasset and blockchain-related news – investigating the stories flying under the radar of today’s crypto news.__________ Exchange news Binance has launched a decentralized Web3 oracle, Binance Oracle, a data feed network that connects ...

JPMorgan Exploring Digital Identity Wallets in Web3

Source: AdobeStock / Alexey Novikov Major investment bank JPMorgan is exploring a future in “the new web” that would see users “freely traverse across digital realms in a trusted way, all using one digital identity in multiple places.” More ...

Google Launches Cloud Node Engine For Ethereum Developers

Google wants to become a key infrastructure provider for Web3.

Gamefi-Focused Oasys Blockchain Launches Mainnet With Support of Sega, Ubisoft, and Bandai Namco

Oasys, a Web3, EVM-compatible, gamefi-focused blockchain project, launched the first phase of its mainnet on October 25th. The company, which has gathered support from AAA gaming companies such as Sega, Ubisoft, and Bandai Namco, will start validating blocks from ...

Equifax Wants to Help KYC DeFi and NFT Users—And Keep Their Data Private

Equifax and Oasis Labs will together provide a privacy-focused KYC solution for Web3 companies.

Play and Own will overtake Play to Earn in 2023

As crypto prices have crashed, the longevity and sustainability of the Play to Earn (P2E) model is being called into ever-greater question. The collapse of Terra/Luna, Three Arrows Capital, Celsius, and other big-name crypto industry players, has sent shockwaves through ...

Apple Unveils Stricter App Store Rules for Crypto and NFTs — Critic Says Firm Wants to Keep Money in Its Ecosystem

According to Apple’s latest guidelines for developers seeking to have their apps included in the App Store, crypto exchange applications should only facilitate the transfer of crypto funds to approved exchanges. Where payments are needed to unlock features or ...

I can’t get over how insane this $40,000 Web3 smartphone is

Talk about bad timing. The economy is shaky and food prices are skyrocketing — but luxury phone maker Vertu has decided this is the right moment to release a new lineup of smartphones that top out at around $40,000. Contents Vertu signaling? ...

Crypto News Briefs: Australia Comes After BPS and Qoin, Bithumb Ex-Chair Faces 8 Years in Prison, Canaan Launches New Series, Art Project in Support of Ukraine

Source: AdobeStock / Song_about_summer Get your daily, bite-sized digest of cryptoasset and blockchain-related news – investigating the stories flying under the radar of today’s crypto news.__________ Legal news Australian regulators are suing crypto asset company BPS Financial for alleged ...

What's to come for Web3?: How to adapt and thrive in the Next Phase of the internet

Rumor has it that Web3 is dead. After the high growth of decentralized finance (DeFi) and with (non-fungible tokens) NFTs generating much hype for Web3 in the past couple of years, the market took a nosedive—-from high-profile collapse of Terra ...

Singapore's AWST raises $1.7M funding led by East Ventures

Singapore-based Web3 company AWST which officially launches on 25 October, has raised up to $ 1.7 million in funding led by East Ventures, with participation from 500 Global and Antler. AWST said in a statement it is the first ...

Vertu’s Luxury Web3 Phone Tops Out at $41,000

The Metavertu is a Web3-focused device that runs its own node and turns photos and videos into NFTs with one click.

How Web3 games will disrupt the mobile app store model

As games shift from entertainment you pay for to entertainment that pays you, regulated payment apps will play a big role in connecting players with games. I believe that online gaming, one of the world’s biggest and fastest-growing industries, is ...

Web3 Ecosystem to Add $1.1 Trillion to India's GDP by 2032: Report

India has emerged as a leading global player in the Web3 market, a new report by Nasscom states. Web3 investments in the country grew 37 times from the start of 2020 to Q1 2022 and $1.1 trillion in Web3 ...

Proof-of-Stake L1 Blockchain Token Aptos Climbs Close to 20% Higher in 24 Hours

Five days ago, the Aptos blockchain went live after the project received an influx of capital from venture capital (VC) firms and crypto exchanges like a16z, Binance, and FTX. During the past 24 hours, aptos (APT) is up more ...

Interpol Launches 'First-Ever Metaverse' Designed for Global Law Enforcement

The global police organization unveiled its own metaverse, indicating that more oversight of virtual worlds is imminent.

Celestia Raises $55 Million to Solve Blockchain Modularity Challenge

Celestia, a project that aims to solve the perceived centralization problem in current monolithic blockchains, has announced it has raised $55 million in its latest funding round. The round, which was led by Bain Capital Crypto and Polychain Capital, ...

Plaid Takes Wades Into Web3 With MetaMask, Coinbase, Ledger Wallet Onboard

Fintech giant Plaid launched Wallet Onboard, a new tool that will save Web3 developers time and money while integrating over 300 wallets.

Warner Bros Releases Ethereum-Compatible ‘Lord of the Rings’ NFTs

Are movie NFTs the next “collectors edition” DVDs? Warner Bros. thinks so.

Playing Card Maker Bicycle to Feature Bored Ape #1,227 in Upcoming Collectible Deck

Last year, when the non-fungible token (NFT) industry was frothing over, the 137-year-old playing card manufacturer Bicycle issued NFTs called the Genesis Collection and in June, Bicycle purchased Bored Ape Yacht Club #1,227. Bicycle and parent company Cartamundi Group ...


VC-Backed Blockchain Project Aptos Reveals Protocol's 'Mainnet Has Arrived'

What a dynamic blockchain OS means for the Web3 ecosystem

Ethereum Co-Founder Joe Lubin: Today's Metaverse is Internet Circa 1994, But The Masses Are Coming

Ethereum Wallet Metamask Adds Bank-to-Crypto Transfers via Sardine

Konami Launches Metaverse Push With Web3 Focused Hiring Spree

Crypto News Summary: Roche Freedman Dismissed as Lead Counsel in Tether/Bitfinex Lawsuit, Binance Pool Launches $500M Fund for Loans to Bitcoin Miners

Crypto News Summary: Samsung's 'Private Blockchain' Security System, Five Charged Over $2.5M NFT Theft

Crypto News Summary: Solana-Based Mango Markets Suffers $100M Exploit, BNB Chain Executes Moran Hard Fork

Princess Charlene of Monaco: 'Web3 Allows Us to Create Assets Worth Collecting'

Crypto News Summary: Coinbase Partners with Google Cloud for Crypto Payments, CNN Kills Vault

CNN Pulls Plug on Web3, NFT Project Vault

Framework Ventures Co-Founder: Take the Web3 Out of Marketing Web3 Games

Crypto News Summary: FTX V2 Announced, Transit Finance Hacker Returning Funds, Dapper Labs Restricts Russian Accounts

Zuckerberg’s Metaverse App on 'Quality Lockdown' as Even Employees Won’t Use It: Report

Crypto News Summary: Visa Report Says $400M Stolen from Crypto Bridges, Bitstamp to Assists Mt. Gox Repayment Process, Solana Reveals a Bug

3 Gaming and social trends to watch out for in the metaverse

5 Industries with huge potential for NFT applications

Cool Cats secures strategic investment from Animoca Brands

Blockchain Game Splinterlands Reveals Gamefi Platform Sold 10 Million Packs of Chaos Legion Series Cards

Mythical Games Enlists Ubisoft, Animoca, Others to Launch Web3 Gaming DAO and Token

Crypto News Summary: Bridgewater Associates 'Transitions' from Ray Dalio, LG Partners w/ NFT Platform

New Study Names Gameta as the Gamefi Project With Highest Monthly Subscribers

Decentralized Web3 Protocol Golden Raises $40 Million Backed by A16z

Blockchain Builders Need Bug Bounty Programs: Immunefi Engineer

Kim Kardashian Charged by SEC for Promoting EthereumMax, Pro-Russian Paramilitary Raised Crypto Worth $400K, Crypto Exposure by Banks 0.14% + More News

The promising impact of Web3 on data privacy and security

Web3 and Crypto Checking Account Startup Juno Raises $18M, Airdrops Reward Token JCOIN

Spanish Soccer League Laliga Partners With Globant to Support New Web3 and Metaverse Initiatives

OpenSea Announces Partnership with Warner Music Group

Warner Music Group, OpenSea Partnership Lets Select Artists Launch NFT Projects

Crypto Gaming Will 'Bring 100 Million People Into Web3': Framework Ventures Co-Founder

Deutsche Telekom Supports Ethereum & Works w/ Stake Wise, SEC Charges Hydrogen, US State Comes After 23 Alleged Crypto Scammers + More News

Robinhood and Circle Partner to Let Exchange and Wallet Users Utilize the Stablecoin USDC

Chainlink and CF Benchmarks to Bolster Onchain Transparency via CF Bitcoin Interest Rate Curve Product

Ethereum Merge Shows Crypto Is 'Getting Its Act Together': Eric Schmidt

Google Web3 Lead Says Google Cloud Is a “Layer Zero” for Crypto

Web3 and How It Helps the Environment - Dave Uhryniak of TRON DAO Explains

Thai SEC Comes After Bitkub Exchange, OpenSea Rewards Whitehats, BIS Working With (at Least) 7 Central Banks on CBDC Projects + More News

Ethereum security likely to remain under-challenged post-Merge?

How Web3 Music Platform Audius Hit 7.5 Million Monthly Users

Binance Makes a Move on Japan

Microsoft Leads $20M Strategic Round in Web3 Data Warehouse Space and Time

Spanish Telecom Giant Telefonica Partners With Qualcomm to Develop Joint Metaverse Initiatives

Binance Reportedly to Go (Back) Big in Japan, Kraken Rejects SEC, China Gets Metaverse Engineering Department + More News

Web3 Metaverse Company Hadean Raises $30 Million in Series A Funding Round Backed by Epic Games and Tencent

Is Disney About to Make its Big Crypto Move into NFT, Metaverse and DeFi?

Italian Serie 'A' Soccer Team AC Milan to Launch NFT Initiative

WEF Launches Crypto Sustainability Coalition to Leverage Web3 Technologies in Climate Change Battle

Singapore’s Golden Equator Group partners Cordell Broadus (Champ Medici) to establish Web3 fund

Founder of Web3 Messaging App: Decentralized Platforms Enable Users 'to Build Their Communities in a Safe Place'

True Global Ventures invests a total of $38M in Hong Kong's Animoca Brands

Coinbase is Giving Away ENS Usernames to Make Crypto Wallet Transfer Easier

DeFi Bug Bounty Platform Immunefi Raises $24M in Series A

Argentine Airline Flybondi to Adopt NFT Technology for Ticket Issuance

Japanese Banking Heavyweight Nomura to Launch Crypto-Focused Venture Capital Arm

World's Largest NFT Marketplace Opensea Reveals Drop Improvements, Arbitrum L2 Support

Nasdaq's Crypto Move, $160M DeFi Hack, Hong Kong CBDC + More News

Web3 Firm Acquires Creator of South Africa's First Listed PoW Crypto, Safcoin

Yuga Labs Hires Chief Gaming Officer to Further Web3 Gaming Push

Amazon and 4 Others to Work on Digital Euro Prototype, White House's 'Comprehensive Crypto Framework', Hong Kong's Scam Warning + More News

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