This week, we dive into the world of Blockchain to explore the latest trends and developments. From the newest regulations to cutting-edge projects, get ready to stay up to date.


Central bankers lay out digital currency cyber threat

Binance market share takes regulatory hit, its US affiliate shrinks

Nasdaq refiles BlackRock’s bitcoin ETF application with SEC

AI Can Now Move Bitcoin With New Lightning Labs Tools

A Fraction of its Former Highs, What’s Next for DeFi?

Multichain Bridges Exploited for Nearly $130M Across Fantom, Moonriver and Dogechain

Pendle Attracts Over $125M In TVL With ‘Discounted Assets’

Ethereum-Based Yield Powerhouse Pendle Finance Expands to BNB Chain

BRC-69 Token Standard Promises To Reduce Ordinals Fees By 90%


Crypto exchange Binance hit by executive exodus

Crypto firm Gemini sues DCG after conflict over unit’s restructuring deal

UK financial services minister urges caution over central bank digital currency

South Korea, Singapore, Thailand clarify crypto rules as U.S. in state of regulatory ‘warfare’

Bitcoin Spot ETF Will Open Door to New Investors: Volatility Shares Co-Founder

Emerging Crypto Projects of 2023: The Top 10 Coins Worth Your Attention

More than $120 million of a crypto firm’s assets were moved to an unknown address – weeks after its CEO disappeared, report says

Crypto is ‘digitizing gold’ and bitcoin has the power to ‘revolutionize’ finance, BlackRock CEO says

Bitcoin Could Rally to $125K by End-2024: Matrixport

Crypto Gains More Than Double Traditional Assets’ in First Half of 2023


Is Justin Bieber’s Ape Really Worth $59,000? The Nuances of Valuing NFTs

The Broke Ape Yacht Crash: Lessons for Justin Bieber and Other NFT Collectors

Steve McQueen Fuels Verified Labs’ Motorcycle-Themed NFTs

NFT Market Turmoil – Over 1.2K OG Assets See Liquidation

PeckShield Highlights Swift Turnaround in the Stolen NFTs Market

NFT Gaming Ushers in a Changing of the Guard as PFPs Struggle

What the Thriving Skins’ Market Means for NFT Gaming Assets

Cardano ‘ghost chain’ outperforms top blockchains in NFT market

Airchains to record land ownership with NFTs for Indian city

Hollywood Legend Steve McQueen Honored as ‘King of Cool’ in New NFT Collection


Upcoming Dior ‘B33 Sneakers’ Range Kickstarts Metaverse Initiative

EU Metaverse Strategy Set to Examine Privacy, Competition and Rights

EU’s Leaked Metaverse Strategy Proposes Regulatory Sandbox, New Global Governance

Metaverse has set off no alarms or need for controls yet: EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager

PNB launches its virtual branch in the Metaverse

Cyber Crimes

Poly Network Attacker Issues ‘Worthless’ Billions in SHIB, BNB, BUSD in Latest Crypto Hack

Ethereum Developers Propose ‘Circuit Breaker’ To Deter Hackers

Chinese Spyware Discovered on Google Play Store

US and Canadian Authorities Warn of Increased Truebot Activity

Suspicious Email Reports Up a Third as NCSC Hails Active Defense

Web3 News

Headlines of the Week:

  • Bitcoin hits 13-month high (Reuters)
  • USDC Issuer Circle Launches Programmable Web3 Wallet (YahooFinance)
  • Historic Coin Mint Explores New Horizons with ‘Babel’ NFT Exhibit
  • Sweat Economy Races in with Free ‘Sweat Hero’ NFT Game! (NFTPlazas)
  • Japanese gaming firm Sega backs out of blockchain: Bloomberg (Forkast)
  • You Can Now Buy NFTs on Twitter Through Inspect’s Browser Extension
  • Collectors Are Bored of Apes and Don’t Want to Pay Royalties (CoinDesk)

This Week in the Market: (CoinMarketcap)

  • The global crypto market cap is $1.18T, a 0.01% Increase over the last Day
  • Bitcoin is at $30,258.89 and is Down 0.86% over the last 7 days
  • Ethereum is at $1,866.67 and is Down 2.70% over the last 7 days
  • BNB is at $234.75 and is Down 4.37% over the last 7 days

Key Dates/Events

  • 14 July – 15 July – NFT Show Europe
  • 07 September – 08 September – BlackSeaChain
  • 11 September – 13 September – Permissionless 2023

Accounts to Follow

This week we have PlanB (@100trillionUSD), PlanB, an anonymous account, is credited for creating and making popular Bitcoin’s stock-to-flow economic model.
They are a major advocate for using Bitcoin’s supply and demand elasticity to project future market value.