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Popular British GT Racing Team Launches NFT Platform to Authenticate Car Parts

Popular British GT Racing Team Launches NFT Platform to Authenticate Car Parts

The GT racing team has announced the launch of its NFT program that will certify racing car parts and give fans and digital art collectors confidence in buying such digital collectables.

US Congressman Proposes Safe Harbor for Digital Token Issuers in a New Bill

US Congressman Proposes Safe Harbor for Digital Token Issuers in a New Bill

A new bill has just been sponsored by an American lawmaker from North Carolina, Patrick McHenry, seeking to grant a safe harbor for some token transactions

Ripple and Onafriq Forge Alliance for Blockchain-Enabled Payments in Africa

Ripple and Onafriq Forge Alliance for Blockchain-Enabled Payments in Africa

Ripple and Onafriq are collaborating to introduce blockchain-powered cross-border payments, aiming to improve transaction efficiency and financial inclusion in Africa, the GCC, the UK, and Australia.

UAE Central Bank Pioneers Digital Dirham Transfer to China via mBridge

UAE Central Bank Pioneers Digital Dirham Transfer to China via mBridge

The UAE Central Bank achieved a significant milestone by executing its first cross-border digital dirham transfer worth 50 million dirhams ($13.6 million) to China using the mBridge platform on January 29, marking a new era in digital currency transactions.

Yuga Labs Acquires Roar Studios to Expand Metaverse Vision

Yuga Labs Acquires Roar Studios to Expand Metaverse Vision

Yuga Labs, known for Bored Ape Yacht Club, has agreed to acquire Roar Studios, enhancing its metaverse vision.

Bakkt's Strategic Expansion Leads to Significant Revenue Growth Amid Crypto Market Recovery

Bakkt's Strategic Expansion Leads to Significant Revenue Growth Amid Crypto Market Recovery

Bakkt Holdings forecasts a substantial revenue increase and a 70% decline in operating cash flow usage for FY 2024, following a robust year of strategic advancements.

Stellar CEO Denelle Dixon Joins IMF Panel on Cross-Border Payments

Stellar CEO Denelle Dixon Joins IMF Panel on Cross-Border Payments

Stellar CEO Denelle Dixon is slated to take part in the IMF's annual meeting today, to discuss the private-sector’s role in addressing the limitations of cross-border payments.

HKMA Strengthens Financial Ties with Malaysia

HKMA Strengthens Financial Ties with Malaysia

HKMA delegation visited Malaysia to enhance financial collaboration.

Hong Kong Monetary Authority's Project mBridge Achieves MVP Milestone

Hong Kong Monetary Authority's Project mBridge Achieves MVP Milestone

Project mBridge reaches MVP stage, exploring CBDCs for cross-border payments.

Ripple (XRP) Transforms Cross-Border Payments with Blockchain Technology

Ripple (XRP) Transforms Cross-Border Payments with Blockchain Technology

Ripple leverages XRP to revolutionize cross-border payments, addressing inefficiencies in traditional banking.

Banque de France and HKMA Collaborate to Enhance CBDC Cross-Border Payments

Banque de France and HKMA Collaborate to Enhance CBDC Cross-Border Payments

The Banque de France (BDF) and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) have announced a collaboration to advance CBDC cross-border payment solutions.

Gala Games Launches Early Access for Legends Reborn

Gala Games Launches Early Access for Legends Reborn

Gala Games has opened early access for Legends Reborn, a web3 collectible card game, offering players free cards and multiple ways to build their decks.

OpenAI and Los Alamos National Laboratory Forge Research Partnership

OpenAI and Los Alamos National Laboratory Forge Research Partnership

OpenAI collaborates with Los Alamos National Laboratory to develop safety evaluations for assessing biological capabilities and risks.

JPMorgan Partners with DBS Group and Temasek to Develop Blockchain-Powered Trade Platform

JPMorgan Partners with DBS Group and Temasek to Develop Blockchain-Powered Trade Platform

JPMorgan has partnered with DBS Group Holdings and Singapore-based investment company Temasek to create a blockchain-enabled foreign exchange platform.

Bank of Russia Commences Digital Ruble Trials

Bank of Russia Commences Digital Ruble Trials

The Bank of Russia (BoR) has announced the commencement of its Digital Ruble trials, making the most ambitious push for a functional CBDC in the country.

Yuga Labs Acquires IP Rights to CryptoPunks and Meebits

Yuga Labs Acquires IP Rights to CryptoPunks and Meebits

The startup behind the Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT collection, Yuga Labs has acquired the Intellectual Property rights to the CryptoPunks and Meebits collections from LarvaLabs.

Yuga Labs Comes up With New Condition For Meebits NFT Sales

Yuga Labs Comes up With New Condition For Meebits NFT Sales

Following the CryptoPunks acquisition in March, non-fungible token (NFT) giant Yuga Labs will now receive 5% on all secondary sales conducted by Meebits

Bank of China Achieves Groundbreaking $14 Million e-CNY CBDC Settlement in Gold

Bank of China Achieves Groundbreaking $14 Million e-CNY CBDC Settlement in Gold

The Bank of China's Shanghai branch successfully settled a $14 million e-CNY CBDC for gold, marking a significant advancement in digital currency's role in international trade.

Over $37Bn worth of Crypto Sent to NFT-related Smart Contracts in First 4 Months: Chainalysis

Over $37Bn worth of Crypto Sent to NFT-related Smart Contracts in First 4 Months: Chainalysis

The volume of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) transactions turned to stabilise in 2022 after explosive growth in 2021, according to the latest report from Chainalysis.

NFT Market Sees Upward Trend with Steady Increase in Weekly Ethereum Volumes

NFT Market Sees Upward Trend with Steady Increase in Weekly Ethereum Volumes

The NFT market has seen a significant recovery, with weekly Ethereum volumes increasing from 29,704 ETH to 68,342 ETH, with marketplaces like Blur and BAYC experiencing high trade activity.

Proposal for ApeCoin to Move Away from Ethereum Favoured by APE Whales

Proposal for ApeCoin to Move Away from Ethereum Favoured by APE Whales

A campaign of "ETHxit" is ongoing. ApeCoin DAO holders are voting to decide if they should move ApeCoin away from Ethereum to its blockchain or remain on the ETH chain. Currently, the majority goes to "leave".

BIS Conference Addresses Cybersecurity in Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC)

BIS Conference Addresses Cybersecurity in Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC)

Agustín Carstens, General Manager of the Bank for International Settlements, highlighted the importance of cybersecurity for central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) during a conference in Basel, Switzerland, emphasizing the need for secure, user-friendly, and adaptable systems.

Turkey Leveraging Blockchain to Break US Dollar and SWIFT Dominance

Turkey Leveraging Blockchain to Break US Dollar and SWIFT Dominance

In an effort to break economic ties with the United States and escape the US Dollar dominance of the global markets, Turkey is adopting blockchain and cryptocurrency at a greatly accelerated rate.

Ripple Most Likely to Relocate Blockchain Firm to Japan Over Other Countries, Says SBI Holdings CEO

Ripple Most Likely to Relocate Blockchain Firm to Japan Over Other Countries, Says SBI Holdings CEO

It appears that blockchain firm Ripple Labs may favor Japan over other locations when considering new headquarters outside of the United States.

Chinese Government to Consider Cross-Border East-Asian Stablecoin for Hong Kong Amid Implementing Controversial National Security Law

Chinese Government to Consider Cross-Border East-Asian Stablecoin for Hong Kong Amid Implementing Controversial National Security Law

Chinese officials to consider a cross-border stablecoin in Hong Kong, to facilitate a cross-border payment network between three Asian countries, and four currencies China, Japan, and South Korea. The world’s second-largest economy is aiming to build Hong Kong into an international financial center in the digital economy era. At China’s annual “Two Sessions,” also known as the National People’s Congress, China’s most important annual political event in Beijing, officials set the decision to impose new national security legislation on Hong Kong.

FSB 2024 Agenda: Strengthening Crypto Regulation and Embracing AI"

FSB 2024 Agenda: Strengthening Crypto Regulation and Embracing AI"

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has announced its 2024 Work Programme, focusing on crypto regulation, AI, and digital innovation, aiming to enhance global cooperation and stability in finance.

Hector Network Partners with German Side Borussia Dortmund

Hector Network Partners with German Side Borussia Dortmund

Hector Network, a Web3 technology company, and sponsor has partnered with revered German football club, Borussia Dortmund

Yuga Labs to Raise $50m by Launching New NFT Collection "Mecha Apes"

Yuga Labs to Raise $50m by Launching New NFT Collection "Mecha Apes"

Yuga Labs, the startup that developed the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) series of NFTs, plans to launch a new NFT series, “Mecha Apes”, by the end of this year.

CFTC Report Underscores DeFi Risks and Calls for Action

CFTC Report Underscores DeFi Risks and Calls for Action

The CFTC report on DeFi underscores significant risks to the U.S. financial system, national security, and consumer protection, emphasizing the need for increased understanding, regulation, and collaboration in the sector.

Malta-Based Lawyer Joseph Borg Says Blockchain is the Future of Gaming

Malta-Based Lawyer Joseph Borg Says Blockchain is the Future of Gaming

Blockchain has begun to transform the way consumers interact with games. It has introduced an emerging gaming trend: blockchain games that give the possibility to earn for both owners and players. Today, these types of games are causal and built on exchanging and collecting operations. However, the potential power of blockchain for the gaming industry is huge.

Washington Developer Harbor Custom Development to Accept Payments in Crypto

Washington Developer Harbor Custom Development to Accept Payments in Crypto

Real estate investors in Washington will have more options by paying cryptocurrencies, as the Washington-based Harbor Custom Development Inc is launching the service by the end of January.

Members of Congress Start Blockchain Education with $50 Dollar Bitcoin Donation

Members of Congress Start Blockchain Education with $50 Dollar Bitcoin Donation

Members of the United States Congress will receive a $50 campaign contribution in Bitcoin today to educate lawmakers on the potential of blockchain technology.

Citi Forecasts Major Shifts in Cross-Border Payments Landscape

Citi Forecasts Major Shifts in Cross-Border Payments Landscape

Cross-border payments are expected to rise from $150 trillion in 2017 to over $250 trillion by 2027, marking a $100 trillion increase within a decade. Citi's Global Perspectives & Solutions report highlights the transformative potential of the industry, with 90% of financial institution clients believing at least 5% of market share will transition to FinTechs in the next 5-10 years. Challenges include legacy technologies and regulatory obligations.

China and Singapore establish task force for green finance cooperation

China and Singapore establish task force for green finance cooperation

China and Singapore have formed a task force to collaborate on green and transition finance initiatives. The China-Singapore Green Finance Taskforce (GFTF) will focus on developing financial standards, products, and technologies to support a low-carbon future in the region. The task force will also facilitate greater public-private sector collaboration and strengthen sustainability bond market connectivity.

My Neighbor Alice and ELLE: a Groundbreaking Collaboration for an Unprecedented Web3 Gaming Experience

My Neighbor Alice and ELLE: a Groundbreaking Collaboration for an Unprecedented Web3 Gaming Experience

In a landmark partnership, My Neighbor Alice (MNA) has teamed up with the iconic brand ELLE to create a unique and immersive gaming experience that showcases the best of both worlds.

Bank of China Hong Kong Completes Digital RMB Sandbox Trial

Bank of China Hong Kong Completes Digital RMB Sandbox Trial

Bank of China Hong Kong announces that the second phase of its digital Renminbi (e-CNY) priority experience events, staged in collaboration with Bank of China's mainland branches, was a success.

Musk's Boring Company to Accept Payment in Dogecoin

Musk's Boring Company to Accept Payment in Dogecoin

Elon Musk's The Boring Company will accept payment in Dogecoin for rides in its Las Vegas Loop, a CNN report stated.

BORA to Establish Cross Chain with Polygon in expanding Web 3.0 Market: KBW 2022

BORA to Establish Cross Chain with Polygon in expanding Web 3.0 Market: KBW 2022

South Korean-based and blockchain-based content platform operator BORANETWORK (BORA) announced Wednesday to establish a cross-chain with Polygon to expand the global ecosystem and user liquidity contact points.

Microsoft's 2.5 billion GBP Investment in UK AI: Catalyst for Innovation and Growth

Microsoft's 2.5 billion GBP Investment in UK AI: Catalyst for Innovation and Growth

Microsoft's significant investment in the UK's AI infrastructure is expected to significantly enhance the country's technology sector and its global AI standing.

Over $100m Worth NFTs Stolen YoY: Elliptic

Over $100m Worth NFTs Stolen YoY: Elliptic

According to a new report from blockchain analytics startup Elliptic, a total of $100 million worth of NFTs have been reported stolen from July 2021 to July 2022.

Yuga Labs Teases 'Otherside' as its Potential Next Project

Yuga Labs Teases 'Otherside' as its Potential Next Project

Yuga Labs has teased its next project called Otherside which is billed to be launched in April.

Google Cloud Becomes Validator on Polygon's PoS Network

Google Cloud Becomes Validator on Polygon's PoS Network

Google Cloud has joined Polygon's PoS network as a validator, adding an extra layer of security and credibility. The network already has over 100 validators, and Google Cloud's involvement is expected to further strengthen it. Users can monitor validator performance through a dedicated dashboard, where Google Cloud has staked 25,391.67 MATIC.

J.P. Morgan Creates Onyx Blockchain Unit As JPM Coin Leveraged for Cross-Border Payments

J.P. Morgan Creates Onyx Blockchain Unit As JPM Coin Leveraged for Cross-Border Payments

JPMorgan Chase has set the ball rolling by deploying its digital currency, the JPM Coin, for commercial purposes creating a new blockchain business unit dubbed Onyx.

China’s First National Level Blockchain Cross-Border Financial System Goes Live

China’s First National Level Blockchain Cross-Border Financial System Goes Live

China Guangfa Bank (CGB), a major Chinese bank, has officially launched the blockchain-based cross-border financial service platform on June 15, with the guidance of the Guangdong Branch of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange.

MeebitsDAO Manager to Push Meebits Branding for Yuga Labs

MeebitsDAO Manager to Push Meebits Branding for Yuga Labs

Yuga Labs has revealed plans to onboard MeebitsDAO general manager Danny Greene as the new brand lead for Meebits at Yuga Labs.

Ant Group Launches Blockchain-Powered System to Help SMEs in Cross-Border Trade

Ant Group Launches Blockchain-Powered System to Help SMEs in Cross-Border Trade

China's Ant Group established a blockchain-enabled smart contract platform Trusple to assist small and medium enterprises (SMEs) for cross-border trades.

Aave to Launch on zkSync with Overwhelming Support from Community

Aave to Launch on zkSync with Overwhelming Support from Community

Aave's proposal to launch on the zkSync Era Mainnet has received over 99% support from AAVE tokenholders. The launch will initially be limited to USDC and ETH, and if successful, could introduce new users to decentralized finance and cement Aave's position as a premier borrowing platform within the zero-knowledge ecosystem.

Alpha Season 3 Unveiled: My Neighbor Alice Enhances the Gaming Experience

Alpha Season 3 Unveiled: My Neighbor Alice Enhances the Gaming Experience

My Neighbor Alice, a prominent blockchain gaming and NFT company, has integrated Venly to improve user experience and gameplay. The game's Alpha Season 3 introduced customizable NFTs, but performance declined due to over 100,000 NFTs. Venly simplifies digital wallet setup and introduces OnRamper for token purchase, aiming to become a dominant player in the blockchain gaming space.

ChatGPT in Finance: A New Era of Ethical Considerations and Solutions

ChatGPT in Finance: A New Era of Ethical Considerations and Solutions

ChatGPT is revolutionizing the finance sector, bringing innovative applications and ethical challenges. This article explores its uses, the ethical concerns it raises, and potential solutions for a responsible future in finance.

Blockchain-based Distribution Protocol TravelX Raises $10m in Seed Round

Blockchain-based Distribution Protocol TravelX Raises $10m in Seed Round

TravelX, a company focused on the use of blockchain technology for distribution in the travel industry, has raised $10 million in a seed round led by Borderless Capital.

Bored Ape Yacht Club Enters the Movie Scene, Pairing with Coinbase

Bored Ape Yacht Club Enters the Movie Scene, Pairing with Coinbase

Seen as the face of the non-fungible token (NFT) market, the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) has entered the silver screen based on a series of animated short films called “The Degen Trilogy.”

Blockchain Technology and the Gig Economy Will Propel Better Work Choices with more Flexibility

Blockchain Technology and the Gig Economy Will Propel Better Work Choices with more Flexibility

According to a report commissioned by Appjobs and Vinter, blockchain technology and the gig economy’s growth will reshape how people live and work in the future.

Thailand’s Bank of Ayudhya Unveils Blockchain-Based Platform for Cross-Border Funds Transfers

Thailand’s Bank of Ayudhya Unveils Blockchain-Based Platform for Cross-Border Funds Transfers

Smart contracts and blockchain play more of a key role in the economic and social growth of modern society. For example, Thailand’s Bank of Ayudhya demonstrates how the use of blockchain technology leverages cross-border funds transfers.

Seven Key Takeaways You Need to Know About Central Bank Digital Currencies

Seven Key Takeaways You Need to Know About Central Bank Digital Currencies

Why are Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) important? Do we really need them? What are the implications? How will they be designed? Here are seven key takeaways you need to know.

Perianne Boring: Blockchain Will Be the Foundation of the New Financial System

Perianne Boring: Blockchain Will Be the Foundation of the New Financial System

Perianne Boring is the Founder and President of the Chamber of Digital Commerce—the world's first and largest blockchain trade association. Boring began her career as a legislative analyst in the U.S. House of Representatives, advising on finance, economics, tax and healthcare policy. Prior to forming the Chamber, Boring was a television host and anchor of an international finance program that aired in more than 100 countries to over 650 million viewers.

Microsoft and AFL-CIO Forge Partnership to Navigate AI's Impact on the Workforce

Microsoft and AFL-CIO Forge Partnership to Navigate AI's Impact on the Workforce

Microsoft and AFL-CIO's partnership marks a significant step in integrating AI into the workforce, focusing on worker education, labor rights, policy influence, and ensuring AI meets workers' needs.

Bitcoin Surges as US Inflation Rises

Bitcoin Surges as US Inflation Rises

The price of Bitcoin surged over $26,000 as the US Department of Labor reported a 0.4% increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for February 2023, with inflation rising by 6% over the last year. The cryptocurrency markets reacted positively to the news, with both Bitcoin and Ether experiencing price surges.

Ripple Rolls Out On-Demand Liquidity Solutions in Sweden and France

Ripple Rolls Out On-Demand Liquidity Solutions in Sweden and France

To render seamless and real-time cross-border payments, Ripple, a leader in blockchain and crypto enterprise solutions, has established On-Demand Liquidity (ODL) solutions in France and Sweden.

Algorand Foundation Joins Forces with Borderless Capital, Arrington Capital, and DWF to Invest in Pera Algo Wallet

Algorand Foundation Joins Forces with Borderless Capital, Arrington Capital, and DWF to Invest in Pera Algo Wallet

The Algorand Foundation has made a strategic investment in Pera Algo Wallet, a self-custodial cryptocurrencies wallet on the Algorand blockchain, to support various Algorand wallets, and will host a live event to discuss the partnership.

MIT Study Challenges AI Job Displacement Fears

MIT Study Challenges AI Job Displacement Fears

MIT's study reveals that human labor remains more cost-effective than AI in most job roles, especially in tasks requiring visual processing, challenging rapid AI-driven job displacement fears.

Federal Reserve Chairman Powell to Address IMF on Digital Currencies Next Week

Federal Reserve Chairman Powell to Address IMF on Digital Currencies Next Week

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell will be speaking to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) next week as part of a panel on cross-border digital payments.

German Deutsche Borse Exchange Seeks to Launch New Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Product for Trading

German Deutsche Borse Exchange Seeks to Launch New Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Product for Trading

Bitcoin the world’s largest cryptocurrency is making another notable milestone in crypto history as it will be the first crypto asset listed as an exchange traded product (ETP). The company announced the exchange-traded product, popularly known as the Bitcoin exchange-traded crypto (BTCE) - is Bitcoin-backed security that would be listed and traded on Deutsche Borse’s Xetra market-based in Germany. ETP is a financial instrument whose value is based on the underlying security (such as currencies, bonds, and stocks) and is traded on stock exchanges.

Ethereum Team Leader Critiques University's Apathy Towards Crypto Education

Ethereum Team Leader Critiques University's Apathy Towards Crypto Education

Ethereum head, Péter Szilágyi, expressed frustration over his alma mater's lack of interest in blockchain technology, contrasting with global demand for blockchain education driven by major corporations and student interests.

Yuga Labs Sets Up BAYC Community Council to Boost Innovations

Yuga Labs Sets Up BAYC Community Council to Boost Innovations

The council brings together seven long-standing community members that have a proven track record of supporting the collection.

Qatari National Bank to Explore Cross-Border Payment Solutions With Ripple

Qatari National Bank to Explore Cross-Border Payment Solutions With Ripple

The Qatari National Bank (QNB) is set to launch a cross-border payment solution, powered by blockchain payments firm Ripple Labs Inc.

G20-Backed FSB Sets Out Roadmap for Stablecoins and CBDCs, Optimizing Cross-Border Payment System

G20-Backed FSB Sets Out Roadmap for Stablecoins and CBDCs, Optimizing Cross-Border Payment System

The FSB, a G20-backed think tank, has cited the duo of government-issued CBDCs and stablecoins as key drivers in the pursuit of better cross-border payments.

Yuga Labs Raises $450m to Build Media Empire Around NFTs: Report

Yuga Labs Raises $450m to Build Media Empire Around NFTs: Report

Yuga Labs, the blockchain startup behind the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) Non-Fungible Token (NFT) project has raised the sum of $450 million in funding from investors led by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z).

Cloned Bored Ape NFT Emerges through Google AI Technology

Cloned Bored Ape NFT Emerges through Google AI Technology

Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) NFT collection has been cloned using artificial intelligence technology.

Is Ripple’s Blockchain-Powered XRP Ledger Superior to SWIFT for Cross-Border Payments?

Is Ripple’s Blockchain-Powered XRP Ledger Superior to SWIFT for Cross-Border Payments?

Ripple, compared to SWIFT payments network, may be a cheaper, more transparent, and more secure alternative for the future of payments and online banking.

BlockSec Launches Phalcon Fork for Collaborative Testing on Ethereum Mainnet

BlockSec Launches Phalcon Fork for Collaborative Testing on Ethereum Mainnet

Blockchain security firm BlockSec has launched Phalcon Fork, a toolkit that enables collaborative testing on private chains forked from arbitrary transaction positions and block numbers on the Ethereum mainnet. The toolkit offers greater control over testing, analysis, and debugging on testnets, with features such as snapshots and a faucet for acquiring free fork network Ether. The Phalcon Fork user manual touts advantages over traditional solutions such as Goerli, including retaining services and states from the mainnet and maintaining full control over block information.

BIS Survey: 93% of Central Banks Engaged in CBDCs, 15 Retail and 9 Wholesale CBDCs Expected by 2030

BIS Survey: 93% of Central Banks Engaged in CBDCs, 15 Retail and 9 Wholesale CBDCs Expected by 2030

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has released a survey revealing that 93% of central banks are now engaged in some form of Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) work, with retail CBDCs taking the lead over wholesale CBDCs.

Jack Grealish and Oliver Heldens Debut Musical Collaboration with Exclusive DJ Set in OKX Collective Metaverse

Jack Grealish and Oliver Heldens Debut Musical Collaboration with Exclusive DJ Set in OKX Collective Metaverse

OKX, one of the world’s leading Web3 technology companies, today hosted an exclusive DJ set performed by Manchester City star Jack Grealish and legendary DJ Oliver Heldens in its OKX Collective metaverse.

Australia Uses Blockchain to Enhance Cross Border Trade With Singapore

Australia Uses Blockchain to Enhance Cross Border Trade With Singapore

The Australian Border Force (ABF) is launching a blockchain trial that is targeted at enhancing cross border trades with Singapore

Bored Ape Yacht Club Creators Launch Bitcoin NFT Collection

Bored Ape Yacht Club Creators Launch Bitcoin NFT Collection

Yuga Labs, the creators of the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC), have launched a new collection of 300 tokenized computer-generated artworks on Bitcoin called TwelveFold. The collection is based on mathematics, time, and the Bitcoin blockchain. The announcement comes amidst falling search interest for NFTs, however, trading volume data for February indicates the market is still strong. In other news, the Golden Key NFT, won by Twitch streamer Mongraal in a Dookey Dash competition hosted by Yuga Labs, has been sold for 1,000 Ether to BAYC NFT hodler Adam Weitsman. Polygon Foundation has partnered with Lotte Group to host the conglomerate's NFT projects on its Ethereum layer 2 scaling network Polygon, and intends to develop its Web3 initiatives in partnership with Polygon. Finally, a group of Japanese tech companies have agreed to forward the creation of the Japan Metaverse Economic Zone and an open metaverse infrastructure called "Ryugukoku."

Polygon MATIC Launches Solution Provider Network (SPN) for Seamless Developer Collaboration

Polygon MATIC Launches Solution Provider Network (SPN) for Seamless Developer Collaboration

Polygon has launched the Solution Provider Network (SPN) to facilitate real-time connections between developers and essential infrastructure like oracles, bridges, RPC providers, and wallets, enhancing visibility and credibility within the Polygon ecosystem.

Cardano Announces Shelley Mainnet Launch for a More Secure and Fully Decentralized Future Leading to the “Voltaire” Era

Cardano Announces Shelley Mainnet Launch for a More Secure and Fully Decentralized Future Leading to the “Voltaire” Era

The blockchain engineering company behind Cardano, Input-Output (IOHK) announced in a blog post that the Shelley code was successfully implemented in Cardano’s mainnet. This announcement marks the biggest upgrade to the Cardano blockchain so far, with the deployment of the Shelley code confirmed to have been successfully released on the mainnet on June 30.

Ripple Outpaced Other Blockchain Companies on Inc's List of Fastest-Growing US Companies

Ripple Outpaced Other Blockchain Companies on Inc's List of Fastest-Growing US Companies

Ripple has outpaced other indigenous blockchain companies on a recently published list of 5000 fastest-growing private companies in the United States.

Bentley Announces its Debut into the Web3 World with NFT Collection

Bentley Announces its Debut into the Web3 World with NFT Collection

Bentley Motors is moving into the Web3.0 ecosystem with a new NFT collection, saying that 208 is a lucky number for their company.

QNB Extends RippleNet Remittance Transfer to the Phillippines

QNB Extends RippleNet Remittance Transfer to the Phillippines

The duo of the Qatari National Bank (QNB) and China Banking Corporation (China Bank), are expanding the remittance capabilities of the RippleNet protocol for the benefit of Filipinos living in Qatar.

PayPal Xoom Offers Debit Card Deposit Cross-Border Remittance

PayPal Xoom Offers Debit Card Deposit Cross-Border Remittance

US Paypal customers may send money straight to Visa debit card holders via Xoom. 25 nations, including the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Ukraine, and Vietnam, have the feature. The typical wire transfer takes five working days, yet users may access cash in minutes.

Enhancing Metaverse Integration: My Neighbor Alice joins the Board of Directors of OMA3

Enhancing Metaverse Integration: My Neighbor Alice joins the Board of Directors of OMA3

My Neighbor Alice, the fully-decentralized open-world game, is proud to announce that its Chief Product Officer (CPO) has joined the board of directors of OMA3 (“Open Metaverse Alliance for Web3”).

Federal Reserve Backs Ethereum Powered AMERIBOR as a Viable Replacement in Setting Interest Rates

Federal Reserve Backs Ethereum Powered AMERIBOR as a Viable Replacement in Setting Interest Rates

US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell backs the replacement of LIBOR with AMERIBOR. AMERIBOR is an Ethereum based lending protocol that is aimed at removing the inadequacies of the LIBOR index.

Major Fat Finger Error as BAYC NFT Acquired for $3K Instead of $300K

Major Fat Finger Error as BAYC NFT Acquired for $3K Instead of $300K

A major “fat finger” transaction error in the growing blockchain world took place over the weekend with a Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) NFT mistakenly listed for 0.75 ETH instead of 75 ETH.

Unchained Forms Strategic Alliance with Bakkt to Enhance Bitcoin Custody Network

Unchained Forms Strategic Alliance with Bakkt to Enhance Bitcoin Custody Network

Unchained and Bakkt have partnered to enhance their Collaborative Custody Network, enhancing their capacity to secure over $3 billion in bitcoin assets.

China Dismantles $2.2 Billion Underground Banking Operation Leveraging Cryptocurrencies

China Dismantles $2.2 Billion Underground Banking Operation Leveraging Cryptocurrencies

Chinese authorities have dismantled a $2.2 billion underground banking network that used cryptocurrencies to bypass financial controls, seizing $28,000 worth of digital currencies.

Yuga Labs Hires Former Rally Executive Chris Fortier as VP of Products

Yuga Labs Hires Former Rally Executive Chris Fortier as VP of Products

Yuga Labs, the developer of the Bored Ape Yacht Club, has hired VP of Product at financial software firm Rally Chris Fortier as its VP of Product.

Yuga Labs Appoints Former Activision Blizzard COO as CEO

Yuga Labs Appoints Former Activision Blizzard COO as CEO

Yuga Labs has hired former Activision Blizzard COO, Daniel Alegre, as its new CEO. Alegre will lead the NFT startup that created the Bored Ape Yacht Club and CryptoPunks collections, following his departure from Activision Blizzard. His arrival is seen as a significant move for the NFT industry.

Cybersecurity Firm Halborn Warns of Zero-Day Vulnerabilities in Over 280 Blockchain Networks

Cybersecurity Firm Halborn Warns of Zero-Day Vulnerabilities in Over 280 Blockchain Networks

Cybersecurity firm Halborn has warned of a vulnerability called "Rab13s" that could put over 280 blockchain networks at risk of zero-day exploits, potentially exposing at least $25 billion worth of crypto. The most critical vulnerability could allow an attacker to send malicious consensus messages to individual nodes, causing each to shut down and potentially enabling a 51% attack on the network. While Dogecoin, Zcash, and Litecoin have already implemented patches for the discovered vulnerabilities, hundreds of other networks remain at risk.

The Sandbox, FlickPlay Collaborate to Accelerate Interoperability in Metaverse

The Sandbox, FlickPlay Collaborate to Accelerate Interoperability in Metaverse

With the metaverse expected to be worth between $8 trillion and $13 trillion by 2030, virtual world gaming platforms The Sandbox and FlickPlay have joined hands to enhance its adoption by offering players a blockchain asset.

Four Countries to Conduct Cross Border CBDC Payment Trials

Four Countries to Conduct Cross Border CBDC Payment Trials

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has joined forces with the central banks of South Africa, Malaysia, Singapore, and Australia to kick start a project dubbed Dunbar aimed at testing the use CBDCs in cross border payments.

Singapore’s Central Bank and JP Morgan Build a Blockchain System for Multi-currency Cross-Border Payments

Singapore’s Central Bank and JP Morgan Build a Blockchain System for Multi-currency Cross-Border Payments

Blockchain has been making headlines for quite some time now and banks have been widely talking about distributed ledger technology. Several financial institutions and banks have set up innovation labs to carry out proof of concepts so that to explore modern-day technology. A few days ago, Singapore’s Central Banks and JPMorgan announced that they are working on a blockchain pilot system, which is identified to have the potential to initiate multi-currency cross-border payments.

WEF Report Warns of AI and Quantum Computing Risks

WEF Report Warns of AI and Quantum Computing Risks

The WEF 2024 report warns of the negative impacts of AI and the risks of quantum computing, including misinformation, labor market disruptions, security concerns, and ethical issues in healthcare and geopolitics. The report calls for increased regulation and public awareness of AI.

ADB Launches Blockchain Project for Cross-Border Securities Transactions in APAC

ADB Launches Blockchain Project for Cross-Border Securities Transactions in APAC

Asian Development Bank (ADB) is going to initiate a blockchain-powered project to connect securities depositories and central banks in the APAC region.

Health Concerns Arise at ApeFest 2023: Investigation Links Symptoms to UV-A Lighting

Health Concerns Arise at ApeFest 2023: Investigation Links Symptoms to UV-A Lighting

Yuga Labs has investigated health issues following ApeFest 2023, identifying UV-A lights as the probable cause. Those affected are advised to seek medical advice and contact Yuga Labs for support.

RippleNet Expands Access to Cross-Border Payments in the Asian Market with Thai FinTech Partnership

RippleNet Expands Access to Cross-Border Payments in the Asian Market with Thai FinTech Partnership

Thailand-based fintech company DeeMoney has joined RippleNet to process more efficient money transfers with competitive rates and low fees for all of Asia.

Is Moonbirds NFT Collection the New Bored Ape Yacht Club?

Is Moonbirds NFT Collection the New Bored Ape Yacht Club?

In a recent move, The Sandbox, another prominent NFT and metaverse development startup purchased Moonbirds NFT #2642, one of the rarest in the collection for the sum of 350 ETH, approximately $1 million over the weekend.

Helium's HNT Token Lists on SwissBorg

Helium's HNT Token Lists on SwissBorg

The Helium Foundation has listed its HNT token on SwissBorg, expanding the Helium Network's reach to over 700,000 users, promoting decentralization and accessibility.

CryptoPunks Now the Most Trading NFT Collection amid Rising Floor Price

CryptoPunks Now the Most Trading NFT Collection amid Rising Floor Price

This rising trend has, in particular, favoured the CryptoPunks NFT Collection which is now ranked number 1 of the most traded of all collections.

Leading Vietnamese Bank Joins RippleNet to Boost Cross-Border Remittances

Leading Vietnamese Bank Joins RippleNet to Boost Cross-Border Remittances

Orient Commercial Joint Stock Bank (OCB), a large Vietnamese bank with assets worth $4.6 billion, has joined RippleNet as a strategic partner after a 10-month wait.

Bored Ape Yacht Club wins legal battle, Mandala Metaverse selects Polkadot, Square Enix partners with Elixir Games, and Cricket Stars launches on Tezos

Bored Ape Yacht Club wins legal battle, Mandala Metaverse selects Polkadot, Square Enix partners with Elixir Games, and Cricket Stars launches on Tezos

Yuga Labs, the creators of the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) NFT collection, have won a legal battle against Ryder Ripps and Jeremy Cahen, the creators of the RR/BAYC NFT collection. Mandala Metaverse has chosen Polkadot to host its first major NFT drop, called the "Cryptonauts". Square Enix has partnered with Elixir Games to bring blockchain gaming to the mainstream. Cricket Stars, a multiplayer NFT cricket strategy game, has been launched on the Tezos blockchain.

Alameda Lent SBF $546M For Robinhood Share Buy

Alameda Lent SBF $546M For Robinhood Share Buy

The notorious FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried borrowed $546 million from Alameda Research. His shell business, Emergent Fidelity Technologies Ltd., bought 7.6% of Robinhood using the loans. Alameda borrowed from BlockFi using those shares.

Blockchain Security Firm Halborn Secures $90m in Series A Funding

Blockchain Security Firm Halborn Secures $90m in Series A Funding

Blockchain security firm Halborn has secured $90 million in Series A funding. However, the valuation of the Miami-based company has not been disclosed.

China expands digital yuan usage for cross-border trade

China expands digital yuan usage for cross-border trade

China is promoting the use of its digital yuan, also known as e-CNY, for cross-border trade in its Belt and Road initiative. The city of Xuzhou plans to allow the use of e-CNY to pay for services and storage charges for goods carried by cross-border trains, with plans to extend its usage to pay taxes and utility services in the city. The Hong Kong Monetary Authority is also testing the digital yuan as a cross-border payment tool in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area, while the Chinese government ramps up its CBDC efforts amid a shift away from the U.S. dollar in international trade markets.

Lamborghini Ventures into NFTs with New Collection

Lamborghini Ventures into NFTs with New Collection

Italian luxury car manufacturer Lamborghini is launching its own Non-Fungible Token (NFT) collection to cement its foothold in the emerging digital art world.

Standard Chartered Undertakes First Cross-Blockchain Trade Transaction Between Hong Kong and Mainland China

Standard Chartered Undertakes First Cross-Blockchain Trade Transaction Between Hong Kong and Mainland China

Standard Chartered has made a milestone by completing its first cross-blockchain trade finance pilot transaction between Hong Kong and China.

Australia and Singapore Authorities Completes Trial for Blockchain-based Cross-Border Document Verification

Australia and Singapore Authorities Completes Trial for Blockchain-based Cross-Border Document Verification

Australian and Singaporean authorities have conducted a blockchain trial for cross-border digital trade document verification.

Bangladesh Records First Blockchain-Based Remittance with Standard Chartered Bank

Bangladesh Records First Blockchain-Based Remittance with Standard Chartered Bank

The partnership between Standard Chartered Bank, bKash of Bangladesh, and Valyou of Malaysia has given Bangladesh its first blockchain-based cross-border remittance service.

Adidas' new NFT Collection Owners to get Custom Merch Access

Adidas' new NFT Collection Owners to get Custom Merch Access

Adidas is launching its Non-Fungible Token (NFT) collection named ‘Into the Metaverse’ on December 17 as the global apparel brand looks to extend its foothold in the NFT space.

US Labor Department Urges Caution over Crypto Investment in 401k Retirement Plans

US Labor Department Urges Caution over Crypto Investment in 401k Retirement Plans

Cryptocurrency is approaching ERISA plans, but the U.S. labour department is taking notice and expressing concern.

Yield Protocol and Utopia Labs Announce Wind-Down

Yield Protocol and Utopia Labs Announce Wind-Down

Yield Protocol and Utopia Labs have recently disclosed the cessation of their current operations due to various factors. While Yield Protocol cites inadequate demand for fixed-rate borrowing and regulatory hurdles, Utopia Labs is pivoting away from its existing product, though it remains upbeat about the crypto sector.

Bored Ape Yacht Club wins legal battle

Bored Ape Yacht Club wins legal battle

Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) creator Yuga Labs has won a legal battle against copycat non-fungible token (NFT) project RR/BAYC. The United States District Court found that the co-creators of RR/BAYC had infringed Yuga Labs’ trademarks, and Yuga Labs is entitled to an injunction and damages. In other news, Mandala Metaverse has chosen Polkadot to host its first major NFT drop, Final Fantasy developer Square Enix has partnered with Elixir Games for blockchain gaming, and a free-to-play multiplayer NFT cricket strategy game called Cricket Stars has launched on the Tezos blockchain.

NFT Trading Surges 8X Boom from the Popularity of Bored Ape Yacht Club,Pudgy Penguins and CryptoPunk

NFT Trading Surges 8X Boom from the Popularity of Bored Ape Yacht Club,Pudgy Penguins and CryptoPunk

NFT sales recorded an eight times surge in market trading volume over the last two weeks, compared to the result in March, thanks to the craze of Bored Ape Yacht Club and Pudgy Penguins and the classic NFT CryptoPunk.

Three Bored Ape Owners Sue OpenSea over Security Loophole of Stolen NFTs

Three Bored Ape Owners Sue OpenSea over Security Loophole of Stolen NFTs

Three Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) Non-Fungible Token owners are suing leading NFT trading platform OpenSea for the loss of their NFTs on the exchange.

Bitcoin Pumps to Mid-June Levels following Boris Johnson’s Resignation

Bitcoin Pumps to Mid-June Levels following Boris Johnson’s Resignation

Bitcoin (BTC) hit the $22K level, a scenario last seen in mid-June after Boris Johnson resigned as the UK prime minister.

Ripple: 99% of Respondents Would Consider Using Digital Assets to Process Cross-Border Payments

Ripple: 99% of Respondents Would Consider Using Digital Assets to Process Cross-Border Payments

Ripple’s third annual Blockchain in Payments report identified that blockchain adoption is key to successful growth strategies for financial institutions.

MoneyGram CEO Praises Ripple XRP for Providing Speed and Efficiency for Cross-Border Payments

MoneyGram CEO Praises Ripple XRP for Providing Speed and Efficiency for Cross-Border Payments

MoneyGram CEO Alex Holmes praised Ripple for the innovation it was providing to the blockchain and cryptocurrency space.

Ripple to Launch Payment Corridor in Kuwait while Continuing to Seek CBDC Opportunities for XRP

Ripple to Launch Payment Corridor in Kuwait while Continuing to Seek CBDC Opportunities for XRP

Kuwait Finance House (KFH) becomes the first bank in Kuwait to leverage Ripple’s services to settle cross-border payments.

Ripple’s Partner Santander Bank Won’t Use XRP for International Payments Due to Low Adoption

Ripple’s Partner Santander Bank Won’t Use XRP for International Payments Due to Low Adoption

Santander Bank, a major European financial presence and one Ripple’s most prestigious partners is reportedly hesitating to add XRP to its international payments network - One Pay FX

Yuga Labs' Otherdeeds Sold Out as the Startup Cashes in Over $320M

Yuga Labs' Otherdeeds Sold Out as the Startup Cashes in Over $320M

Yuga Labs, the blockchain startup in charge of the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) Non-Fungible Token (NFT) collection and ecosystem has made history yet again with the successful sales of Otherdeeds, the gateway to the Otherside metaverse announced back in March

The Reserve Bank of India is Expanding CBDC While Dismissing Privately Issued Stablecoins

The Reserve Bank of India is Expanding CBDC While Dismissing Privately Issued Stablecoins

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is planning to increase the number of Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) transactions to one million per day by the end of 2023, according to Deputy Governor T Rabi Sankar.

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Trials Blockchain Solution for Canadian Borders

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Trials Blockchain Solution for Canadian Borders

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) trials Blockchain solution for Canadian borders - Works with Customs Direct, a partner with blockchain expert Morpheus.Network, to fast track multiple Proof of Concepts (POCs).

Lamborghini To Drop World Tour Limited Edition Themed NFT

Lamborghini To Drop World Tour Limited Edition Themed NFT

Luxury automobile brand, Lamborghini is set to launch limited edition World Tour NFTs later this month

How The Casino Industry is Gaining Profit Amid The COVID Lockdown

How The Casino Industry is Gaining Profit Amid The COVID Lockdown

Analysts from Morgan Stanley have predicted in a recent online publication that the impact of Coronavirus in the U.S., which has led to the shutdown of casinos, could lead to faster growth of the online sports betting industry, and online casinos. The countrywide lockdown that was instituted to control the spread of Covid-19 has spurred an interest in online gambling for individuals involved in the industry, as well as attracting new customers.

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