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DeFi for financial services: Alex Tapscott’s ‘Digital Asset Revolution’

Alex Tapscott’s new book breaks down key DeFi concepts for business leaders.

Blockchain-based platform reinvents omnichain interoperability through validated event data

Any data that includes time is considered time-stamped, yet, no project until now has thought to use blockchain technology for something far more fundamental: to transact with event data.

Ethereum devs confirm the perpetual date for The Merge

Ethereum’s transition journey from PoW to PoS journey could take up to years as it began with the launch of Beacon Chain in December 2020 and has seen several delays on the way.

ECB report likens PoW to fossil fuel cars, PoS to electric vehicles

European Central Bank researchers anticipate a clash between the green transition policies and Bitcoin investors.

Crypto mixers' popularity booms as illicit addresses push volumes to ATH: Report

Blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis highlighted that 10% of all funds coming from illicit addresses are sent to crypto mixers.

Indian blockchain firm 5ire secures $100M to fund sustainability-focused project

An Indian development firm looks to create a bridge between sustainability and blockchain technology with a proprietary layer-1 protocol incentivizing the use of United Nations sustainable development goals.

34% of gamers want to use crypto in the Metaverse, despite the backlash

According to Globant, 34% of gamers are interested in conducting crypto transactions in the Metaverse, while 16% have purchased NFTs in the past.

Celo network back online after almost 24-hour outage

It was the first time the Celo mainnet had gone down in more than two years.

Ankr Network’s 2.0 upgrade aims to improve Web3 decentralization

Ankr is one of the largest remote procedure call (RPC) endpoint providers in the crypto space, which are critical for Web3 dApps that connect with blockchains.

3 reasons why Polygon (MATIC) is up 100%+ during a bear market

Steady adoption and internal growth back MATIC’s 118% gain, even as most altcoins struggle to hold on to their short-term gains.

UK’s government-backed Millicent Labs demos a retail full-reserve digital currency

The issuer says the currency avoids pitfalls of central bank digital currency and stablecoins while bridging blockchain and traditional financial technology.

More than 2.6 million users signed up for the City of Shenzhen's digital yuan airdrop

The city has about 18 million residents in its prefecture-level area.

Bill Murray's biographical NFT project set to be premiered by Coinbase

"Anecdotes, observations, advice, memories, Murray-isms" are coming to the world of NFTs as acclaimed icon Bill Murray prepares to launch an inaugural NFT series with Coinbase.

What is a crypto airdrop and how does it work?

Crypto airdrops are a marketing strategy used by startups to give tokens to existing cryptocurrency traders for free or in exchange for minimal promotional work.

BNB Chain launches DApp platform with 'Red Alarm' to warn users about scams

DappBay's Red Alarm is a contract risk scanning tool that helps users identify high-risk projects to avoid rug pulls and frauds.

Will Ethereum ever surpass Bitcoin? Crypto community answers

From predicting that ETH will overtake BTC in 2030 to firmly rejecting the thought, crypto Twitter offered their takes on the topic of ETH becoming crypto’s top dog.

Blockchain-based solutions aim to address US disaster relief

Various blockchain solutions are being used by organizations and enterprises to create efficiencies for U.S. disaster relief efforts.

Mastercard partners with Indonesian crypto gateway to drive financial inclusion

Navin Jain, an executive at Mastercard Indonesia, said that Mastercard will support Fasset’s efforts to drive financial inclusion in the country.

Polygon selected to participate in Disney’s 2022 Accelerator Program

Ethereum scaling solution Polygon has been selected to participate in Disney’s Accelerator Program to further Polygon’s development of Web3 experiences.

China's central bank to expand deployment of e-CNY

Over 4,567,000 merchants across the country now accept the e-CNY as payment.

Playboy to launch in The Sandbox metaverse: Nifty Newsletter, July 6–12

A Web3 startup has also created a subscription model that uses nonfungible tokens to offer lifetime Netflix and Spotify membership.

Why Alex Tapscott quit his high-paying job to write a book about Bitcoin

A report that argued for decentralized models to help scale Bitcoin eventually became the basis for the book proposal.

Syrian refugee turned civil activist found calling as blockchain evangelist

Yale graduate student Karam Alhamad created the ZeFi Foundation to educate future crypto users and address problems facing Syria and Iraq.

NFT volume sees yearly low in June, but first-time buyers remain consistent

Nansen's NFT analysis draws into focus the numbers behind the market's first bearish cycle.

Survey reveals high penetration and adoption of crypto in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is a significant market for digital currencies with the country's favorable regulatory climate, large consumer base and increasing interest in cryptocurrencies, a new KuCoin survey says.

Shanghai included blockchain, NFTs and Web3 in its 5-year plan

The municipal government pledged to support the enterprises that are discovering the non-fungibles market.

MoonPay to make Web3 payments with Unstoppable Domains partnership

Ivan Soto-Wright, the co-founder and CEO of MoonPay said the partnership enhances the tail-end of a user's journey by replacing complex characters with NFT domains.

Crypto winter presents an opportunity amid chaos, says asset group exec

Alex Tapscott told Cointelegraph that bear markets lead to great ideas being formed and new businesses being built.

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