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.


NBA Hall-of-Famer Pierce to pay $1.4 million over crypto promotion, SEC says

Japan to launch pilot programme for issuing digital yen

Britain sets out legislation to regulate buy-now-pay-later credit

PayPal tells Australia it supports buy-now-pay-later regulation

eBay NFT platform KnownOrigin launches creator smart contract

Bitcoin surpasses Visa’s market cap to be 11th largest asset in the world

UK Financial Regulator Takes Enforcement Action Against Crypto ATM Operators

PUMA Makes a Splash with the Launch of Super PUMA NFTs


Binance’s U.S. partner confirms firm run by CEO Zhao operated on exchange

Investors pull $2.5 bln in days from Binance’s stablecoin on regulatory scrutiny

Exclusive: Crypto giant Binance moved $400 million from U.S. partner to firm managed by CEO Zhao

Charlie Munger downplays risk of Taiwan invasion, says crypto fans are ‘idiots’

Bitcoin hits six-month high as investors warm to risk

Bitcoin price nears $25,000 as crypto market reaches $1.17tn

The good news is markets look resilient — but the bad news is just about everything else

Privacy-Focused Gnosis Chain Co-Founder Proposes Plan to Reduce Ethereum Dependency for GNO Token

El Salvador is opening a ‘bitcoin embassy’ in Texas in a bid to promote more acceptance of crypto


Cryptoverse: Punk apes and a resurrection of NFTs

5 ways to monetize your digital art with NFTs

France’s top museum to display NFTs: Nifty Newsletter, Feb 8–14

Weekly NFT sales spike after Blur’s Valentines airdrop

Blur Surpassed OpenSea in Daily NFT Trading Volume Wednesday, Nansen Shows

Amazon Goes Bold with $20 Million Investment in Superplastic

Everything You Need to Know About NFT Ticketing

GQ Magazine Steps In with a Utility Driven NFT Art Project

NFTGo Publishes Insightful 2023 NFT Market Annual Report

Cyber Crimes

Norway seizes record $5.8 million of crypto stolen by North Korea

Yuga Labs accused of IP theft for trademarking BAYC wolf skull logo

Hacking Crypto Wallets Is Latest Strategy in Quest to Recover Lost Billions

EU Cybersecurity Agency Warns Against Chinese

Armenia and Azerbaijan Hackers Use OxtaRAT to Monitor Conflict

Google Report Reveals Russia’s Elaborate Cyber Strategy in Ukraine


This metaverse is reshaping GameFi and Web3 gaming

Upland and Decentraland Bring the Brazilian Carnival to the Metaverse

Tom Sachs: Rocket Factory and the Monaverse Go Galactic

Tencent scraps plans for VR hardware as metaverse bet falters

Web3 News

Headlines of the Week:

  • Bitcoin surges 8.3% above $24,000 (Reuters)
  • Crypto startup MoonPay hires legal chief from (Reuters)
  • YouTube appoints Web3-friendly exec as new CEO (CoinTelegraph)
  • Sequoia, Dragonfly Back Web3 Startup Caldera in $9M Rounds
  • Hong Kong’s Proposed Crypto Rules Seek Investor, Deposit Protection
  • Bitcoin’s Future Depends on a Handful of Mysterious Coders (WSJ)
  • Crypto Investors Brace for More Crackdowns From Regulators (WSJ)

This Week in the Market: (CoinMarketcap)

  • The global crypto market cap is $1.13T, a 0.61% Increase over the last Day
  • Bitcoin is at $24,882.57 and is Up 15.18% over the last 7 days
  • Ethereum is at $1,708.49 and is Up 15.29% over the last 7 days
  • BNB is at $317.81 and is Up 9.54% over the last 7 days

Key Dates/Events

  • 27 February – 28 February – Blockchain Economy London Summit
  • 8 March – 9 March – Crypto Expo
  • 27 March – 29 March – FinTech India Expo

Accounts to Follow

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