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.


HDFC Bank signs up over 100,000 customers in digital rupee pilots

EU watchdog calls for early adoption of stablecoin standards

Cboe exchange to partner with Coinbase on bitcoin market surveillance in ETF push

India central bank calls on more lenders to offer digital rupee

Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui launches US digital bank

Cryptoverse: Hungry exchanges fight for slice of American pie

UK watchdog shuts more illegal cryptocurrency ‘machines’

Celsius Moves $64M in LINK, MATIC, AAVE and Altcoins Following Court Permission to Sell Tokens

Gamers can now earn Bitcoin rewards on Minecraft via Zebedee


This Week in Coins: XRP Leads Alt Week as Solana, Cardano and Polygon Outperform Bitcoin and Ethereum

XRP Overtakes BNB to Become 4th Largest Cryptocurrency; Funding Rates Surge

Explainer: What makes a crypto asset a security in the US?

Analysis: Partnering with Coinbase could hinder bid for bitcoin ETF approval

Hedge funds grow more cautious on crypto after turmoil

Russia to start piloting ‘digital rouble’ in August, Interfax reports

India central bank eyes one million digital currency transactions daily by yearend, deputy governor says

SEC’s Crypto Strategy Stumbles in Ripple Case

Binance Lays Off Over 1,000 Employees

Bitcoin, Coinbase Are Soaring Despite Obstacles Facing Spot Bitcoin ETFs


Le Clu3 Brings NFT-Based Loyalty Perks to Private Banking

NFT Lender Gondi Goes Live, Raises $5.3M Round Led by

Bitcoin NFTs Back in Spotlight as Ordinals Cross 350K Daily Inscriptions

Google Play Amends Guidelines for NFT App Integration

The Machines Arena Levels Up – Debuts Season 1 on Epic Games

7-Eleven Dispenses a New Flavor of NFTs via Digital Slurpees

Starbucks Roasts New Odyssey NFTs with MLB’s Micah Johnson

June Monthly NFT Report in Collaboration with Footprint Analytics

NFT recovery or new bottom discovery?

Google Play Changes Policy on Tokenized Digital Assets, Allowing NFTs in Apps and Games


Decentraland Pre-Built Scenes Ease Creators into the Metaverse

The Sandbox Breaks New Ground with Upcoming Publishing Feature

Why culture and ownership are critical to the metaverse: Opinion

Is the Metaverse a ‘Global Panopticon’?

UK’s New Online Safety Bill Applies to the Metaverse, Lawmakers Agree

What to Expect From EU’s Metaverse Strategy

Cyber Crimes

Crypto ransom attacks rise in first half of 2023, Chainalysis says

The Gutter Cat Gang Rocked by Two-Pronged Twitter Hack

AI Tool WormGPT Enables Convincing Fake Emails For BEC Attacks

New Threat Actor Launches Cyber-attacks on Ukraine and Poland

LokiBot Malware Targets Windows Users in Office Document Attacks

Web3 News

Headlines of the Week:

  • Standard Chartered boosts 2024 bitcoin forecast to $120,000 (Reuters)
  • Bitcoin hovers near 13-month high as investors cheer Ripple ruling
  • Binance Labs Invests $15M in Web3 Gaming Startup Xterio
  • Dan Harmon’s Web3 TV Show ‘Krapopolis’ Finally Gets Premiere Date
  • Puma, Legitimate, and Roc Nation Team up for Stylish Sneaker Drop
  • Wolf Game Leads the Pack with Three Thrilling P2E Mini-Games
  • EU’s Metaverse Vision Focuses on Standards and Governance for Virtual
    Worlds (CoinDesk)
  • Digital Toy Company Cryptoys Integrating Kid-Friendly AI Chatbot Into
    NFTs (CoinDesk)

This Week in the Market: (CoinMarketcap)

  • The global crypto market cap is $1.22T, a 0.14% Decrease over the last Day
  • Bitcoin is at $30,319.26 and is Up 0.14% over the last 7 days
  • Ethereum is at $1,932.86 and is Up 3.42% over the last 7 days
  • BNB is at $250.29 and is Up 6.57% over the last 7 days
  • XRP is at $0.7497 and is Up 59.68% over the last 7 days

Key Dates/Events

  • 17 July – 20 July – Ethereum Community Conference (EthCC)
  • 07 September – 08 September – BlackSeaChain
  • 11 September – 13 September – Permissionless 2023

Accounts to Follow

This week we have @sharecrypto, ShareCrypto is a good general resource that tracks the biggest stories in crypto news. This includes significant Bitcoin (BTC) price movements and industry updates, like Coinbase’s legal battle with the SEC. What makes ShareCrypto stand out is the depth and variety of its highlights. Just above their image feed, the account shares a wealth of information and recommends top crypto hardware wallets, exchanges, and services.