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Farmville co-creator-led company raises $33M to create Web3 games

Proof of Play raised $33 million to create fully on-chain games that “quickly immerse players in fun gameplay.“

Near Foundation CEO Marieke Flement resigns

The Near Foundation treasury grew to $350 million under Flament's tenure.

Hashing It Out: What happens when crypto meets fintech in Africa?

Guests on Hashing It Out episode 31 believe that traditional finance has hurt innovation in the African fintech space, and cryptocurrency can breathe some life into the space.

NFT Collector: William Mapan explains generative art using a crayon and dice

What even is generative art? William Mapan, whose 250-piece Distance collection just sold out at 2ETH each, explains using a crayon and die.

eToro secures crypto registration in Cyprus to expand in EU

According to eToro deputy CEO Hedva Ber, Europe is “hugely important” for the firm as the majority of eToro users are based in the region. look-alike ‘Alpha’ emerges on Bitcoin network

A new social token network called Alpha has emerged rivaling the popular platform but built on top of the Bitcoin blockchain.

Tether 2023 stablecoin loans rise despite size-down announcement in 2022

Tether said the new loans were made on request of some of their long-standing partners and they plan to cut it down to zero by 2024.

Busan is developing an Ethereum-compatible mainnet to become a 'Blockchain City'

The city administration behind the project aims to make Busan a blockchain city and has launched a $75 million development plan to realize the goal.

Phishing victim sends eye-watering $4.5M in USDT to scammer

On-chain data shows the $4.5 million was first transferred from the Kraken crypto exchange, before eventually arriving at an address purportedly owned by a scammer.

Optimism to sell $160M in OP tokens to 7 purchasers via private sale

The Optimism Network has revealed that it will sell 116 million OP tokens in a series of planned sales.

UK politicians don metaverse avatars as they share Web3 roadmap

“Web3 represents a paradigm shift that reimagines the very fabric of the internet,” said British MP Natalie Elphicke.

Bitcoin pioneer Hal Finney talks zk proofs in 25-year-old unearthed footage

A recently resurfaced video shows Hal Finney discussing the possibility of zero-knowledge proofs at an annual cryptology conference in California some 25 years ago.

OnlyFans, Patreon models turn to Web3 amid payment and censorship fears

Patreon creators had difficulties getting paid in August, while OnlyFans once tried to ban porn on the platform, forcing creators to look at alternatives, including Web3.

Evmos, Swing, Tashi, Wormhole team up to solve Cosmos liquidity problems

Tashi and Swing will integrate Wormhole bridged tokens for USDC, USDT, wETH, and others, potentially making Cosmos DeFi easier to use.

Troubled crypto exchange JPEX applies for deregistration in Australia

The unlicensed exchange allegedly solicited than $128 million from users before being reprimanded by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission.

‘AI has killed the industry’: EasyTranslate boss on adapting to change

If you’re not transforming your business to take advantage of AI now, you’ll be left behind, says Easy Translate boss Frederik Pedersen.

Wormhole integrates native USDC transfers for four blockchain networks

Wormhole integrated with Circle’s Cross-Chain Transfer Protocol, allowing USDC to be sent between Ethereum, Avalanche, Arbitrum and Optimism.

Water & Music’s Cherie Hu says Web3 and AI will revolutionize creativity: The Agenda

Water & Music founder Cherie Hu explains how technology is evolving the music industry — but is it to the benefit of musicians?

Grayscale officially abandons post-Merge PoW Ethereum tokens

One year after the Ethereum Merge, Grayscale has finally taken a decision to abandon all the rights to proof-of-work Ethereum tokens.

US voters across 4 swing states oppose anti-crypto pres candidates: Coinbase

A poll of voters in New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio and Pennsylvania found 55% would be less likely to vote for anti-web3 presidential candidate, said Coinbase.