$ADA: EMURGO Invests in NMKR to Drive Adoption of Cardano’s Web3 Ecosystem

EMURGO has strategically invested in NMKR, aiming to accelerate the adoption of Cardano’s Web3 ecosystem, as announced in a recent press release. This move is anticipated to support NMKR in its endeavors to scale its business operations, including the development of a new tokenization launchpad and enhancement of its tokenization tools. EMURGO is a global […]

Starbucks Says Goodbye to Web3 and NFTs To ‘Prepare for What Comes Next’

In an era where the intersection of technology and daily life becomes increasingly complex, Starbucks embarked on a pioneering journey into the world of Web3 with the launch of its Odyssey program. This initiative sought to redefine customer loyalty by intertwining the allure of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) with the familiar charm of earning rewards for […]

Solana Co-Founder on How Web3 Technologies Can Solve Real World Problems

Solana Labs Co-Founder Raj Gokal recently sat down with Cointelegraph to discuss a range of topics, including Web3, scalability, and tokenization. Gokal, who has a venture capital and health tech background, transitioned to the crypto industry after meeting Solana co-founder Anatoly Yakovenko. He found the journey rewarding and has been involved in crypto for the past five […]

Microsoft and Aptos Labs Join Forces to Accelerate Web3’s Mainstream Journey

Microsoft and Aptos Labs have announced a collaborative endeavor to integrate Microsoft’s Azure OpenAI Service, thereby accelerating the mainstream adoption of web3 technologies. Aptos Labs, co-founded by Mo Shaikh and Avery Ching, has been at the forefront of blockchain innovation, having raised over $400 million from industry stalwarts like a16z, Jump Crypto, and Apollo Global. […]

Cardano’s Web3 Wallets: Pioneering Financial Inclusion in Emerging Markets

On 3 July 2023, Input Output Global (IOG), the technology firm behind the development of the Cardano protocol, highlighted the transformative role of Web3 wallets on Cardano in fostering economic growth and enhancing financial health in emerging markets. Over a series of tweets, IOG explains that Web3, also known as the decentralized web, marks a […]

$MATIC: Polygon Labs President: Web3 Could Spawn the Next Jeff Bezos

Ryan Wyatt, President of Polygon Labs, spoke to Decrypt about his transition from gaming to the crypto world. Polygon is “a decentralised Ethereum scaling platform that enables developers to build scalable user-friendly dApps with low transaction fees without ever sacrificing on security.” The Polygon Lightpaper describes Polygon as “a protocol and a framework for building an connecting Ethereum-compatible […]

Contemporary Art Meets Blockchain in Paris at the Centre Pompidou Museum

Yuga Labs, a web3 company that has made a name for itself with projects such as Bored Ape Yacht Club, CryptoPunks, and Meebits, has added another piece to its Punks Legacy Project. According to a press release issued by Yugo Labs, one of the CryptoPunks, #110, will now be on display at the Centre Pompidou, […]

Coinbase Improves its Non-Custodial Wallet to Keep You Safe While Exploring Web3

As more individuals venture into the decentralized web, Coinbase, a leading cryptocurrency exchange, has made efforts to enhance the security and user experience of its non-custodial wallet (“Coinbase Wallet“). The company aims to make web3 interactions easier and more secure for its users. According to Coinbase’s blog post, to provide a clearer picture of transactions, […]

Polygon ($MATIC) Partners With Mastercard to Launch Web3-Focused Incubator

On Friday (6 January 2023), payments giant Mastercard announced at CES 2023 that via a partnership with blockchain startup Polygon ($MATIC) it is launching a Web3-focused incubator to help artists. According to a report by TechCrunch published earlier today, Raja Rajamannar, chief marketing and communications officer at Mastercard, told TechCrunch: “The core of this program […]

Fidelity Investments Seems to Have Big Plans for Web3 and the Metaverse

According to three recent filings at the United States Patent Trademark Office (USPTO), American multinational financial services firm Fidelity Investments seems to have big Web3 plans, including NFT market places and investment services in the metaverse. On 21 April 2022, Fidelity Investments announced the grand opening of its first immersive metaverse experience aimed at offering a new way […]

How Coinbase Supports Web3

On 21 December 2022, Max Branzburg, Vice President of Product at Coinbase, Will Robinson, VP of Engineering at Coinbase, and Greg Tusar, Head of Institutional Product at Coinbase, explained how Coinbase supports Web3. In a blog post published on 21 December 2022, they wrote: “We’ve made major investments in Coinbase Wallet because there is no web3 without […]

Web3 Companies See Increase in VC Funding During Crypto Winter

Venture Capital (VC) funding hasn’t been drying up for companies working on Web3, according to a senior analyst at data and research firm PitchBook, who revealed that Web3 companies have in fact seen funding increase during the crypto winter. According to Robert Le, a senior merging research analyst at PitchBook, VC funding has been moving […]

Latest Desktop Version of Media Player ‘Winamp’ Supports Music NFTs

Windows media player “Winamp” has recently “gotten a major web3 upgrade.” According to Winamp’s press release, “this new version reduces Winamp’s memory footprint and upgrades security among many other improvements, but it also includes a new way to listen to the latest music format.” Winamp CEO Alexandre Saboundjian stated: “The genesis of Winamp has always […]

Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev on Crypto: “We’re Excited To Continue To Invest There”

On Wednesday (2 November 2022), Robinhood Markets, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOOD) Co-Founder and CEO Vlad Tenev talked about crypto during his company’s Q3 2022 Earnings Call. Robnhood, which was founded in April 2013, is an American financial services firm headquartered in Menlo Park, California. It is well-known — especially among U.S. millennials — for its mobile […]

Real Vision CEO on Why He Expects Total Crypto Market Cap to 300X in 10-15 Years

Recently, former Goldman Sachs executive Raoul Pal explained why he expects the total crypto market cap to reach around $300 trillion in the next 10-15 yers. Prior to founding macro economic and investment strategy research service Global Macro Investor (GMI) in 2005, Pal co-managed the GLG Global Macro Fund in London for global asset management firm GLG Partners (which is now […]

Polygon ($MATIC) Co-Founder: Reddit NFTs Are ‘A Huge Win for the Whole Web3’

Polygon Technology Co-Founder Mihailo Bjelic recently commented on how hugely successful Reddit’s Collectible Avatars, which are Polygon-powered NFTs, have been. On 7 July 2022, Reddit announced via a blog post that blockchain-backed Collectible Avatars were coming to Reddit via a new storefront: “In this series, Collectible Avatars are limited-edition avatars made by independent artists, in […]

Vertu Launches ‘World’s First Web3 Phone’ With a Starting Price of $3300

On Monday (October 24), an an event in London, luxury smartphone maker Vertu officially launched its latest phone, METAVERTU, which it claims is “the world’s first Web3 phone”. A press release issued on 11 October 2022 said that METAVERTU was first announced on 28 September 2022. It also mentioned that this phone is “the first […]

Bitwise CEO Expects the New Bull Cycle in Crypto Market to Start in 2023

Recently, Hunter Horsley, Co-Founder and CEO of Bitwise Asset Management, shared his thoughts on the crypto market. The Bitwise CEO’s comments were made on October 10 during a conversation with Emily Chang on Bloomberg Television’s daily show “Bloomberg Technology”. According to a report by The Daily Hodl, Horsley said: “Crypto is down about 60%, or […]

$SOL: Anatoly Yakovenko on How Solana Became a Leading Blockchain Over Past 18 Months

In a recent interview, Solana Labs Co-Founder Anatoly Yakovenko talked about how Solana managed — over the past 18 months — to “catapult” itself to the position of one of Ethereum’s major L1 blockchain rivals. His comments were made during a conversation on September 21 with Ryan Selkis, Co-Founder and CEO at Messari, at Messari’s annual conference Mainnet (September […]

Tennis Legend Maria Sharapova Explains Why She Is ‘Really Interested in the NFT Space’

Tennis legend Maria Sharapova recently shared her thought about Web3 and NFTs on day two of the Binance Blockchain Week Paris 2022 conference. These comments during a fireside chat with James Rothwell, VP of Global Marketing at Binance. Sharapova, who retired from professional tennis in February 2020 at the age of 32, was asked by […]

Ava Labs President John Wu Says ‘Real-World Assets Are Coming to the Blockchain’

John Wu, President of blockchain startup Ava Labs — which develops the software for the Avalanche ($AVAX) blockchain — recently shared his thoughts on asset tokenization. According to a report by The Daily Hodl, during an interview with Real Vision CEO Raoul Pal, Wu explained why he finds the tokenization of real assets using blockchain technology one of the […]

$MATIC: Starbucks Unveils Its Polygon-Powered NFT-Based ‘Starbucks Odyssey’ Experience

On Monday (September 12), Starbucks, the largest coffeehouse chain in the world, introduced “Starbucks Odyssey”, which will give Starbucks Rewards members and Starbucks employees in the U.S. the chance to earn and buy NFTs that will “unlock access to new benefits and immersive coffee experiences.” According to Starbucks’ press release, it is “one of the first companies […]

Ripple Partners With Web3 Design Lab To Promote Use of XRP Ledger (XRPL) in Japan

On Thursday (September 1), Emi Yoshikawa, Ripple’s VP of Corporate Strategy and Operations, talked about an important new strategic partnership for her firm. Earlier today, Yoshikawa, who has been working at Ripple for nearly six years, tweeted about a new strategic partnership between Ripple Labs (which is headquartered in San Francisco, California) and Web3 Design Lab, […]

Ripple: Mayor of Japan’s 6th Largest City Visits Ripple’s Headquarters

On Friday (August 19), Emi Yoshikawa, Ripple’s VP of Corporate Strategy and Operations, reported a meeting with the mayor of Fakuoka City and his team at Ripple’s headquarters. Fukuoka is the capital city of Fukuoka Prefecture in Japan. It is also Japan’s sixth-largest city with a population of around 1.6 million (as of June 2021). […]

$MATIC: 37,000+ dApps Run on Polygon, Which Is 4X the Number at Start of 2022

The Polygon team announced on Wednesday (August 10) that according to data from Web3 development platform Alchemy, there are currently over 37,000 decentralized applications (dApps) powered by Polygon. Polygon is “a decentralised Ethereum scaling platform that enables developers to build scalable user-friendly dApps with low transaction fees without ever sacrificing on security.” The Polygon Lightpaper describes Polygon as […]

$ADA: iPhone Version of dcSpark’s Flint Wallet for Cardano Now Has a DApp Browser

On Tuesday (August 2), blockchain startup dcSpark announced an important update to the iOS version of its lightweight and user-friendly wallet for Cardano. In case you are wondering what dcSpark does, according to its development team, the main goals are to: “Extend Blockchain Protocol Layers” “Implement First-Class Ecosystem Tooling” “Develop and Release User-Facing Apps” The firm […]

Major Brands Such as Budweiser Are Increasingly Turning to NFT Technology

A large number of companies, including Budweiser, Pinkberry and more, are reportedly experimenting with non-fungible tokens (NFTs) to drive their loyalty and rewards programs.  According to a report by CNBC, Web3 startup Hang is aiming to give some of the world’s largest brands, such as Budweiser, Pinkberry, and Bleacher Report, “the power of web3 through […]

$SOL: There Is Now a Solana Experience Store in New York City

On Thursday (July 28), Solana Spaces, which was established with the help of Solana Foundation, announced “the opening of the world’s first permanent physical retail, educational, and community space dedicated to Web3” in New York City. According to a press release by Solana Spaces, which is based in San Francisco, aims to set up “a […]

Coinbase Ventures on Deal Activity in Q2, Huge Potential of Web3, Solana Ecosystem

Coinbase Ventures, which is the venture capital arm of Coinbase (NASDAQ: COIN), talked about several interesting topics in a report released on Thursday (July 21). In a blog post published on July 21, Coinbase Ventures started by talking about the venture landscape: “The broader venture market began to show signs of cooling in Q1, with total funding dropping […]

Dubai’s Metaverse Strategy Aims to Support 40,000 Virtual Jobs

Earlier this week, the Government of Dubai launched the “Dubai Metaverse Strategy”, which aims to make Dubai “one of the top 10 cities globally in terms of metaverse economy.” As reported by Emirates News Agency (WAM), on Monday (July 18), In line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, […]

Ripple and NFT Pro Collaborate to ‘Bring Ducati NFTs to Life’ Using XRP Ledger

On Tuesday (July 12), FinTech firm Ripple announced that it was “excited” to partner with Ducati Motor Holding, the motorcycle-manufacturing division of Italian company Ducati, and NFT PRO to “launch Web3 initiatives and bring Ducati NFTs to life using the XRP Ledger (XRPL). XRPL was created in 2012 by David Schwartz, Jed McCaleb, and Arthur Britto, and its […]

Raoul Pal Wants to Help Corporations Tokenize $63 Trillion Worth of ‘Intangibles’

On Sunday (July 3), former Goldman Sachs executive Raoul Pal talked about why he is so excited about the new Web3-focused business (ScienceMagic.Studios) he has recently co-founded. Prior to founding macro economic and investment strategy research service Global Macro Investor (GMI) in 2005, Pal co-managed the GLG Global Macro Fund in London for global asset management firm GLG Partners (which […]

VC Kevin Rose: ‘There Is No ETH Price at Which Web3 Becomes Less Interesting’

On Monday (June 13), American serial entrepreneur and technology investor Kevin Rose commented on Ethereum, Web3, and the current crypto market conditions. According to his personal website, Rose currently works “as a partner at True Ventures, a venture capital firm that invests in early-stage technology startups,” where he is focused on “blockchain (NFTs, cryptocurrency, DeFi), […]

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