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.


FTX gets approval for LedgerX sale, asserts $3.9 billion Genesis claim

Coinbase launches international crypto derivatives exchange

Crypto Firms Find a Way to Bank Without Banks

Crypto Exchange Coinbase Posts Loss, but Beats Expectations

Supposed AI-Based Crypto Token Using Elon Musk’s Image Targeted by Texas Securities Board

Crypto’s Macro Drivers – It’s Not Just About Bitcoin

How NFT Token-Gating Will Change the World

Adidas Arrives on Doodles with the Launch of the Pharrell Pack


Binance resumes Bitcoin withdrawals after temporary closure

Crypto exchange Coinbase posts smaller loss on cost cuts, more revenue sources

Cryptoverse: Digital coins lure inflation-weary Argentines and Turks

South Korean Prosecutor Calls for Crypto Entrepreneur Do Kwon to Face Charges in Home Country

Weekly Market Wrap: Bitcoin rises above US$29,000, Ether recaptures US$1,900

Bitcoin, Ether dip following Europe’s rate hikes; US equity futures edge up despite banking woes

Bitcoin Could Rally 20% to Around $36K: Matrixport

Bitcoin trader eyes $63K BTC price for new Bollinger Bands ‘breakout’

The Fed has little ammo left as $30K Bitcoin price becomes key battle line

‘Shark Tank’ but Make It Crypto: CoinMarketCap Launching Competition TV Show


Ex-OpenSea manager convicted in NFT insider trading case

A Collectors Guide to On Chain vs Off Chain NFTs

Wealthiest Person, Bernard Arnault, Outed as Closet NFT Collector

A Complete Guide to Top NFT Blockchains in 2023

A tidal wave of wash sales makes up most NFT volume

Trading, talent and tech leveling up in NFTs

Sotheby’s launches NFT marketplace for transactions on Ethereum, Polygon networks

NFT Lending Platform Blend Sparks Concerns Over Ecosystem Liquidity

Palm NFT Studio Rolls Out Generative Art Tool for Creators

Cyber Crimes

North Korean APT Kimsuky Launches Global Spear-Phishing Campaign

“Kekw” Malware in Python Packages Could Steal Data and Hijack Crypto

Meta Tackles Malware Posing as ChatGPT in Persistent Campaigns

Social Media Phishing – The 2023 Cybersecurity Threat

Brightline Hack Exposes Data of Over 780,000 Child Mental Health Patients


The Sandbox Launches Amazing ‘The Walking Dead’ VoxEdit Contest

Polygonal Mind Debuts Amazing New Tomb Chaser game

China’s Henan state-owned investment group sets up US$22 mln metaverse fund

Alibaba Cloud Builds Metaverse Launchpad on Avalanche

Web3 News

Headlines of the Week:

  • Bitcoin could rally 40% by the end of the year, according to a top blockchain
    founder (YahooFinance)
  • Argentina’s central bank halts cryptocurrencies from payment apps
  • Memecoin hype drives Bitcoin transaction fees to multi-year highs
  • NFT-TiX Strikes Game-Changing Partnership with Unum festival
  • Dapper Labs Goes for Gold with its Latest Sporting NFT Initiatives
  • Ethereum had over US$635 mln in NFT wash trades in April, CryptoSlam
    reveals (Forkast)
  • What JPMorgan’s First Republic takeover means for the crypto industry
  • Alibaba Says ‘Open Sesame’ to Web3 (Coindesk)

This Week in the Market: (CoinMarketcap)

  • The global crypto market cap is $1.19T, a 0.38% Increase over the last Day
  • Bitcoin is at $28,960.13 and is Down 1.24%over the last 7 days
  • Ethereum is at $1,919.76 and is Up 1.52% over the last 7 days
  • BNB is at $324.47 and is Down 2.99% over the last 7 days

Key Dates/Events

  • 08 May – 11 May – Blockchain Economy Istanbul Summit
  • 20 May – 21 May – ETHDam
  • 01 June – 02 June – Crypto Valley Conference

Accounts to Follow

This week we have @nic__carter, Nic is a reliable source in a sea of misinformation. He’s able to pick apart common misconceptions and explain why Bitcoin remains a force to be reckoned with. Nic excels in his rebuttals on why bitcoin’s energy use is in fact a feature and not a flaw.