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OpenSea implements a new protocol that ranks NFT rarity

The OpenRarity project was a collaborative project between various NFT community entities, including Curio, icy.tools, OpenSea and Proof.

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UK Introduces Law to Seize, Freeze and Recover Crypto

The Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency bill is meant to build on an earlier law that helped regulators place sanctions on Russia.

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Helium migrates its blockchain to Solana following T-Mobile partnership

On Thursday, the Helium Foundation announced that it would be moving its mainnet to the Solana blockchain following a community vote. Accord

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Nasdaq To Enter Crypto Custody Market for Institutional Clients

The exchange will be competing with the likes of Coinbase and Anchorage. Former Gemini executive will be heading the new Nasdaq Digital Asse

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For $5 A Month, Crypto Now Has Your Cell Plan Covered

The partnership allows Helium subscribers to use a combination of Helium and T-Mobile’s 5G networks while earning crypto rewards.

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White House’s Latest Crypto Framework Lacks Clarity, Some Say

Blockchain Association’s director calls the report “a missed opportunity to cement US crypto leadership”. The Treasury department intends t

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White House’s first crypto framework and missed opportunities

The industry didn’t take the document well, as the policymakers’ focus on security and enforcement is all too visible.

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Amazon Among 5 Companies Picked to Build Digital Euro Prototype

Amazon is one of the five companies picked by the European Central Bank (ECB) to help it build a digital euro prototype. According to availa

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Vitalik Buterin Says Ethereum Merge Cut Global Energy Usage by 0.2%

The Ethereum Merge lowered the world’s energy consumption by 0.2%, according to the blockchain’s co-founder Vitalik Buterin, marking what ma

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Interest in Ether Derivatives Surges Ahead of Merge

Demand for ether futures contracts and other crypto derivatives is surging just days before the Merge — the Ethereum blockchain’s pivot from

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Ethereum is eating the world — ‘You only need one internet’

There’s a version of the future that’s tantalizingly possible in which Ethereum becomes the base layer for pretty much everything.

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Starbucks announces new NFT experience for coffee members

Starbucks says it will offer its U.S. members the ability to earn and buy digital collectible stamps in the form of nonfungible tokens, or N

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White house suggests banning proof-of-work mining used by bitcoin

The White House Office of Science and Technology released a report claiming bitcoin mining negatively impacts the environment and hints towa

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Japanese gov't issues NFTs to reward local authorities' work

The Japanese government has become one of the first to issue nonfungible tokens (NFTs) as a form of supplementary rewards to recognize the w

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Y Combinator is doubling down on crypto founders despite market volatility

Furthermore, YC seemed to hone in even further on crypto even as it trimmed its overall batch size this summer. Doing quick math, crypto sta

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Blockchain and crypto find use case in community powered weather forecasting

WeatherXM has deployed over 700 decentralized weather stations around the world to harvest local data, which provides station owners with ut

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Crypto Engineers, Investors Sue US Treasury Over Tornado Cash Sanctions

The Treasury’s sanctions watchdog, OFAC, exceeded its authority in blacklisting smart contract wallets, plaintiffs allege in a new suit.

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Sony Music files trademark application for NFT-authenticated music

The new trademark application covers video recordings, text, artwork and audio featuring live music authenticated by NFTs.

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Ethereum Domain Names Top NFTs as Most Traded Asset on OpenSea

A spike in sales catapults ENS domains to the top of the charts as the merge draws near.

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Reddit NFT avatars selling for a premium on OpenSea

Reddit’s launch of limited edition NFT avatars has led to a large premium on secondary sales on OpenSea.

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Sudoswap Is Getting a New Governance Token

Decentralized NFT marketplace Sudoswap is laying the groundwork for a massive airdrop of 60 million SUDO tokens, an up-and-coming governance

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OpenSea says marketplace won’t support forked NFTs post Merge

As the date for the Ethereum Merge approaches, nonfungible token (NFT) marketplace OpenSea has announced that it will focus on supporting on

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A16z Creates NFT Licensing Framework to Standardize Collectors’ Rights

Venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz’ crypto arm, a16z, released six NFT-specific copyright licensing frameworks on Wednesday as part of

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California State Assembly passes bill for licensing and regulating crypto firms

The bill requires digital asset exchanges and crypto companies to have a license of operation in the state of California.

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Bitcoin could become a zero-emission network: Report

Bitcoin mining with flared gas and animal waste gases could help the world’s largest cryptocurrency on a path to becoming zero-emission mone

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New free-to-own GameFi model is ‘high risk,’ according to CZ

Changpeng “CZ” Zhao, CEO of Binance, criticized the creation of a novel “free-to-own” business model in the GameFi space on Tuesday, writing

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Argentina’s Mendoza province now accepting crypto for taxes and fees

In another shift toward widespread crypto adoption in Argentina, citizens from the Mendoza Province can now pay government fees and taxes us

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Iranian businesses get the green light to use crypto for imports

Iran’s Trade Ministry has approved the use of cryptocurrency payments for imports in a bid to bolster trade in the country. The Iranian tra

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Largest U.S. Bitcoin ATM provider wants to go public—with an $885 million SPAC

Bitcoin Depot, the largest U.S. provider of Bitcoin ATMs, announced Thursday that it plans to go public by merging with a special purpose ac

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M&M’s Limited Edition Bored Ape Yacht Club
M&M’s Limited Edition Bored Ape Yacht Club

Yesterday, the company that produces the world-famous chocolate candy, M&M’s, announced the launch of a limited edition dedicated to Bored A

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‘The Sims’ Creator Will Wright Raises $6M for Blockchain Games

Venture capital firm Griffin Gaming Partners is backing Will Wright to develop simulation games powered by blockchains and NFTs

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Mastercard CEO: we're working with Binance to let people spend crypto at more than 90M stores

Mastercard has actually been working in the sector for some time now to enable cryptocurrency holders to use its network for fiat payments,

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Jack Ma's Ant Group to work with Investment Bank Kenanga on Crypto 'SuperApp'

Chinese technology company Ant Group, the developer of Alipay, one of China's largest digital-payment platforms, is working with Kenanga Inv

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DBS bank reports 4X growth in Bitcoin buys on DDEx exchange in June

A major cryptocurrency selloff in June 2022 has sparked more interest in Bitcoin (BTC) from institutional investors, according to data from

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Many Bored Ape NFTs Are in Danger of Getting Liquidated as Borrowed Money Comes Back to Bite

The NFT lending platform BendDAO has collateralized almost 3% of the entire Bored Ape collection, and many NFTs have recently entered the “d

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Tornado Cash Developer's Arrest in the Netherlands Draws Community Protest
Tornado Cash Developer's Arrest in the Netherlands Draws Community Protest

More than 50 people gathered in Amsterdam's Dam Square on Saturday to protest the arrest of blockchain developer Alexey Pertsev, who was was

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Crypto.com to Support the Ethereum Merge

We are pleased to announce that the Crypto.com App and Exchange will be supporting The Merge, one of the most significant and anticipated up

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Colombia Explores Creating a CBDC to Combat Tax Evasion

As part of a tax reform program, the government of the South American country also plans to impose limits on cash transactions.

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Crypto, Stock Markets Slide as Fed Signals More Rate Hikes to Come

Futures markets are now pricing in a 53% chance of a 50 basis point hike and a 48% chance of a 75 basis point hike in September

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Meta’s Metaverse Play Ridiculed Online
Meta’s Metaverse Play Ridiculed Online

Reality cost Meta more than $5 billion in missed sales for the second quarter of this year, adding more than $10 billion in losses to its pr

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The Downside of Sanctioning Tornado Cash

The Tornado in this case is a smart-contract application that has drawn concern from the U.S. government for its alleged use in the launderi

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Justin Bieber, Paris Hilton among 19 celebs called out for shilling NFTs

Consumer watchdog group Truth in Advertising (TINA.org) has called out 19 celebrities for allegedly promoting nonfungible tokens (NFTs) with

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Do Kwon Breaks Silence: first interview to Coinage

The founder of Terra, Do Kwon, has kept largely out of the spotlight since his flagship project collapsed in May. But in a new interview wit

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Netherlands Arrests Suspected Developer of Sanctioned Crypto-Mixing Service Tornado Cash

A 29-year-old developer suspected of being involved in the Tornado Cash protocol that's been sanctioned by the U.S. was arrested in Amsterda

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Asset managers bet big on crypto despite market rout

"Abrdn, BlackRock and Charles Schwab have done deals or launched products tied to digital assets this month."

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Mark Cuban faces class action lawsuit for promoting Voyager crypto products

Mark Cuban, the billionaire entrepreneur who has been quite active in the crypto ecosystem for the past year, is facing a class-action lawsu

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DeFi needs a ‘killer app’ to go next level, says Ripple exec

“We all use the internet right? The internet was a paradigm shift for us, but we don’t know how to use TCP/IP. Right now, everybody who uses

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Crypto Mixer Tornado Cash’s Accounts Are Disabled After US Sanctions

After the US Treasury Department said it had barred American companies and individuals from using a so-called crypto mixer known as Tornado

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Ethereum Name Service founder reflects as 2 million registration mark nears
Ethereum Name Service founder reflects as 2 million registration mark nears

The Ethereum Name Service (ENS) is seemingly following in the footsteps of conventional domain names, surpassing 1.8 million registrations a

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Nigeria becomes the most crypto-obsessed nation after April crash: Report

Nigeria’s growing interest in crypto is fueled by inadequate financial services in the country, something that has been a key reason for cry

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Brevan Howard Scores Largest Crypto Hedge Fund Launch Ever

Brevan Howard Asset Management has pulled off the largest crypto hedge fund launch yet. The firm’s flagship digital assets-focused vehicle

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Robinhood lays off 713 people but won’t delay crypto product launches.

The company opened up its crypto wallet product in April to two million more eligible users. It also revealed during the quarter its plan to

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First Charles Schwab Crypto ETF Set to Launch Next Week

Charles Schwab is set to launch its first crypto-related ETF next week, following other large fund groups that have brought similar products

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Coinbase +13% after Cathie Wood sells 1.4 million shares

"The innovation-focused asset manager run by Cathie Wood sold more than 1.1 million shares of Coinbase from its Ark Innovation ETF (ARKK), t

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Coinbase Faces SEC Probe on Crypto Listings

Regulator probing whether firm offered unregistered securities Company has asked watchdog to clarify digital-asset rules

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Uniswap To Integrate Sudoswap To Access Deeper NFT Liquidity

“Currently, the NFT market relies on centralized orderbooks that are subject to downtime and centralization risk,” tweeted Sudoswap. “sudoAM

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Web3 platforms launch the Open Metaverse Alliance

The joint organization was established by Alien Worlds, Animoca Brands, Dapper Labs, Space, Superworld, The Sandbox (SAND), Upland and Voxel

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UK's new agenda: Embracing crypto technology

"Embracing cryptoasset technology to establish a stablecoin regime and enable the use of a wider set of payment methods in the UK."

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Blockchain Music Service Audius to Allow Users to Tip Artists Using Audio Token

"The Ethereum and Solana-based streaming service will allow fans to send their favorite creators the platform’s governance token."

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Hong Kong Central Bank: Crypto won't disappear and will be important for our future

Interesting article with opinions about crypto and DeFi from some central banks

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Celsius Files for Chapter 11

The troubled crypto lender says its purpose for the voluntary action is to enable a "comprehensive restructuring plan" that benefits all "st

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Korean fintech giant plans to create 10K Web3 jobs amid bear market

"Dunamu plans to open offices in major cities and create about 500 new startups focused on NFTs and the Metaverse."

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Hong Kong Introduces Draft Legislation To Treat Cryptocurrency Exchanges Like Traditional Finance

The proposed law governing cryptocurrencies will boost Kong Kong’s leap into the virtual asset market and will also bring their providers in

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Opensea active users chart: is this the last dip?

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FTX's CEO: we have a few billion to support the industry

Sam Bankman-Fried, head of one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges, FTX, said he and his company still have a “few billion” on hand to s

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Despite crypto ban, China’s tech talent rides the global web3 wave

Over the past few years, scores of Chinese web3 startups have moved their entities overseas in the wake of the country’s crypto crackdown, b

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(the last round was $4.8b) 😆

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Napster Outlines New Web3 Music Ecosystem

"We’re entering the streaming-plus era of music, which is one of the few scaled business sectors where adoption of blockchain tech actually

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Bank of America: 'Crypto Winter' Haven't Frozen Investor Interest

"Blockchain technology is the most significant evolution of software since the internet, the report said."

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Sam Bankman-Fried’s FTX Is Seeking a Path to Buy Robinhood

"Sam Bankman-Fried’s FTX crypto exchange is exploring whether it might be able to acquire Robinhood Markets Inc., according to people with k

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U.S. crypto firm Harmony hit by $100 million heist

"U.S. crypto firm Harmony said on Friday that thieves stole around $100 million worth of digital coins from one of its key products, the lat

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Three Arrows Capital on Brink of Default, Owes Voyager Around $657M

Crypto hedge fund firm Three Arrows Capital must pay off its entire Voyager loan by June 27 or face default. Voyager stock has plummeted abo

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Fred Ehrsam: it takes decades to go from a new infrastructure breakthrough to mature mainstream apps
Fred Ehrsam: it takes decades to go from a new infrastructure breakthrough to mature mainstream apps

Coinbase's founder Fred Ehrsam: "One thing most people don't fully grasp: it takes years, often decades, to go from a new infrastructure-lev

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Circle to acquire Web3 platform Cybavo, bolstering its stablecoin adoption

"Circle, a peer-to-peer financial services firm, has agreed to acquire Cybavo, a digital asset infrastructure platform. The deal will allow

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🚨 BREAKING: SEC has reportedly discovered that $80M of Terra/Luna funds every month were sent to different wallets for "operating expense".

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Salesforce launches NFT Cloud, an NFT minting and sales platform

"NFT Cloud does not support energy-wasting proof-of-work blockchains, resulting in 99% fewer emissions." So Ethereum not supported?

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Checkout​.com: Merchants can now accept payments in USDC

"Through its beta program with Fireblocks, Checkout.com settled over $300 million in USDC transactions."

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BAYC Discord Compromised, NFTs Totaling 200 ETH Stolen

"A malicious actor has made off with 200 ether ($359,000) worth of Bored Ape NFTs after the Discord server belonging to the project was comp

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Philippines’ First Blockchain Digital Peso Bond Offering Raises $209M

"The oversubscribed raise came in 11 times the size the bank had anticipated when it signaled its intention to raise at least 1 billion in d

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all this crypto cynicism won't age well :))

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New stablecoin backed by AriZona Iced Tea 😂

"In these times of uncertainty, all we can rely on is that we can purchase a can of AriZona Iced Tea for 99 cents, the same price that the r

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Ethereum Founder Buterin Blasts DeFi Model in Terra Critique

"Vitalik Buterin said there is no genuine investment that can get anywhere close to 20% returns per year" https://www.bloomberg.com/news/a

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There Was No Terra ‘Attack’

Conspiracy theories about Terra are my favorite ahahah attacked by... who? lol https://www.coindesk.com/layer2/2022/05/20/there-was-no-ter

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Crypto Could Be Contagious

"If you had asked a normal person in 2007: “How would it affect your life if it turns out that investors have mispriced the super-senior ris

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Katie Haun’s VC Firm Leads $11M Round for Web 3 Community Platform Highlight

"Highlight offers a no-code toolkit for creators to easily build NFT-based Web 3 communities." Highlight, a no-code toolkit that lets anyon

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Stablecoin UST hits $0.70

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-05-10/crypto-s-audacious-algorithmic-stablecoin-experiment-crumbles

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A new Google Cloud team is building services for Web3 developers

It's happening... "Google is putting together a team to build backend services for blockchain developers. The company is hoping to make Goog

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Gucci to start accepting crypto payments in some US stores

"Customers in some stores in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Atlanta and Las Vegas will be able to pay using digital tokens from the end of Ma

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Framework Ventures allocates half of $400M fund to Web3 gaming

Like DeFi in 2020, gaming is considered by many to be the next major growth play for the blockchain industry in 2022.

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A crypto entrepreneur bought an NFT of Jack Dorsey's first tweet for nearly $3 million and

tried to sell it for $48 million. The top bid is less than $7,000. A crypto entrepreneur is stuck with his $3 million NFT purchase of Jack

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Introducing Web3 Investment Clubs

"Friends, angel investors, and web3 communities can now create and run an investment club as a DAO as easily as starting a group chat."

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Mastercard files for more than a dozen metaverse and crypto trademarks
Mastercard files for more than a dozen metaverse and crypto trademarks

Mastercard has filed for 15 metaverse and crypto trademarks, on a 1b basis. The filings follow a larger trend among the financial services

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via @ikonoklast

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Web 3 Needs Africa, Not the Other Way Around

The continent has shown a willingness to embrace new financial services technologies, and crypto addresses a pressing need in every country.

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Ukraine's Zelenskyy Signs Virtual Assets Bill Into Law, Legalizing Crypto

Ukraine has received $100 million in crypto donations during its war with Russia.

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Kevin O’Leary says he’s put 20% of his portfolio in crypto, including tokens and blockchain firms
Kevin O’Leary says he’s put 20% of his portfolio in crypto, including tokens and blockchain firms

• Kevin O’Leary told CNBC on Friday one-fifth of his investment holdings are tied up in crypto tokens and currencies and companies. •“I have

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Bain Capital Ventures Launches $560 Million Crypto Fund

The fund will invest in about 30 companies over several years Bain Capital Crypto has already invested about $100 million

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Biden to Sign Crypto Order as Firms Face Sanctions Pressure
Biden to Sign Crypto Order as Firms Face Sanctions Pressure

Governmentwide plan poised to be announced this week National security, regulation to be focus of executive order

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Former Coinbase exec launches new Web3 firm
Former Coinbase exec launches new Web3 firm

Spencer Yang, a former executive at US-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, has announced that he has left the firm to launch a new Web3-

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Bitcoin sanctions could be next, but most Russians won’t care
Bitcoin sanctions could be next, but most Russians won’t care

Washington takes aim at Russia’s access to digital cash as the U.S. and its allies levy heavy punitive measures against Moscow. The concern

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Hack VC Debuts $200M Early-stage Fund Targeting Crypto, Web3 Startups
Hack VC Debuts $200M Early-stage Fund Targeting Crypto, Web3 Startups

Funding will go toward Web3 and blockchain startups in the belief these technologies will form the “second half of the internet,” Hack said

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by sartoshi_nft

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from @sartoshi_nft

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from @sartoshi_nft

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Great AMA on Hiring by Suhail Doshi
Great AMA on Hiring by Suhail Doshi

not directly related to web3 but great alpha here: https://twitter.com/Suhail/status/1494150182392385536

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