Category: Web3

Report Shows Crypto Startups Raised $30.3 Billion in H1 2022, Exceeding Total Raised in 2021

Report Shows Crypto Startups Raised $30.3 Billion in H1 2022, Exceeding Total Raised in 2021

While cryptocurrency markets have seen poor performances during the first two quarters of 2022, a recently published fundraising report authored by Messari researchers notes that $30.3 billion was raised by crypto projects and startups during the first half of 2022. The $30.3 billion raised across 1,199 fundraising rounds surpasses all the funding blockchain startups and […]

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Central Bank of Brazil Director Praises Bitcoin as a Financial Innovation, Talks Programmable Digital Real

Central Bank of Brazil Director Praises Bitcoin as a Financial Innovation, Talks Programmable Digital Real

Fabio Araujo, Director of the Central Bank of Brazil, has praised the properties of Bitcoin, saying it is a financial innovation using new technologies. To Araujo, Bitcoin was the catalyst for what is today known as Web3. At an event, Araujo also commented about the status of the development of the digital real, stating that […]

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Socios.com Will Invest $100 Million in FC Barcelona Metaverse Push

Socios.com Will Invest $100 Million in FC Barcelona Metaverse Push

Socios.com, a company dedicated to the development of fan engagement tokens for sports organizations, has revealed that it will invest $100 million in the digital business of soccer team FC Barcelona, Barca Studios. The investment will give Socios.com 24.5% of the stake in the digital division of the club and will allow it to reshape […]

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Leading Auction House Christie’s Launches Web3 and Fintech Venture Arm

Leading Auction House Christie’s Launches Web3 and Fintech Venture Arm

On Monday, Christie’s, the leading British auction house founded 256 years ago in 1766, announced the launch of a new venture fund called Christie’s Ventures. According to the announcement, the company’s venture arm plans to focus on “[Web3] innovation, art-related financial products and solutions, and technologies that enable seamless consumption of art.” Christie’s Ventures to […]

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Globant Survey: Most Gamers Believe Metaverse Will Change the Gaming Industry Positively

Globant Survey: Most Gamers Believe Metaverse Will Change the Gaming Industry Positively

A survey published by Globant, a software development firm, and Yougov, found that most gamers believe that metaverse will change the gaming industry in a positive way. The survey, which consulted the opinion of 1,000 PC, console, and mobile gamers, also found that most gamers are still uncomfortable with advertising on the metaverse and that […]

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Former Tiktok Gaming Boss Launches Metao, a ‘Blockchain Agnostic’ Gaming Company

Former Tiktok Gaming Boss Launches Metao, a ‘Blockchain Agnostic’ Gaming Company

Jason Fung, former head of gaming at Tiktok, the video-based social media, is launching a blockchain-based gaming startup. The company, called Metao, will focus on providing “blockchain-agnostic” solutions that will allow Web3 game creators to expand their reach and not be limited to just a chain and an ecosystem tied to a certain token. Metao […]

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Kuwait-Based Islamic Bank Enters the Metaverse

Kuwait-Based Islamic Bank Enters the Metaverse

Warba Bank, a Kuwait-based Islamic bank, recently became the latest corporation from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to enter the metaverse. The bank now occupies two sites in the metaverse, one Decentraland and another one on Sandbox. Pioneering Digital Transformation In what has been described as a first for an Islamic bank, the […]

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Report: Huobi to Start Layoffs That Could ‘Exceed 30%’ — Founder May Sell Stake in Company

Report: Huobi to Start Layoffs That Could ‘Exceed 30%’ — Founder May Sell Stake in Company

According to the Chinese journalist Colin Wu, otherwise known as “Wu Blockchain,” the cryptocurrency company Huobi may lay off 30% of the firm’s staff due to “a sharp drop in revenue.” Furthermore, the reporter claims that Huobi’s co-founder Leon Li is reportedly looking to sell a large stake in the digital assets company. Colin Wu […]

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Portuguese Football Legend Cristiano Ronaldo in NFT Partnership With Binance

Portuguese Football Legend Cristiano Ronaldo in NFT Partnership With Binance

Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the world’s top-earning athletes, has entered into a partnership with Binance which gives his supporters a chance to join the footballer’s Web3 community. According to Ronaldo, his partnership with Binance is “going to change the non-fungible token (NFT) game and take football to the next level.” Iconic Piece of Sports History […]

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The 2 Most Common Airdrop Phishing Attacks and How Web3 Wallet Owners Can Stay Protected

The 2 Most Common Airdrop Phishing Attacks and How Web3 Wallet Owners Can Stay Protected

In the world of cryptocurrencies, decentralized finance (defi), and Web3, airdrops have become commonplace in the industry. However, while airdrops sound like free money, there’s been a growing trend of airdrop phishing scams that steal people’s money when they attempt to get the so-called ‘free’ crypto assets. The following is a look at two different […]

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