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.


Bank of Japan launches forum with 60 firms on digital yen pilot programme

US SEC accepts six spot bitcoin ETF proposals for review

Regulator cancels license of FTX’s Australian business

Global rules leave crypto firms with no place to hide, says G20 watchdog

Couple to Plead Guilty in $4.5 Billion Bitcoin-Laundering Case

Nevada Woman Sentenced for Hiring Hitman With Bitcoin to Kill Ex-Husband

Latin American Crypto Firm Bitso Joins Stellar Network to Boost International USDC Payments

Crypto Twitter Generates Buzz for Opepen Edition NFTs

Under the Hood: Is Web3 really decentralized?


Investor group nears $125 million deal for CoinDesk, Wall Street Journal reports

Britain rejects call to regulate crypto as gambling

Societe Generale obtains France’s first crypto licence

China’s digital yuan transactions seeing strong momentum, says cbank gov Yi

Bitcoin hovers near 13-month high as investors cheer Ripple ruling

Hong Kong Is Bullish on Crypto. Its Banks Aren’t So Sure.

SOL, XRP Lead Slide in Crypto Majors as Bitcoin Lingers Below $30K

BNB Chain Burns Nearly $500M Worth of BNB Tokens


OpenSea Suspends Trading Of EtherFi NFTs

Moonbirds Mythics NFT Collection Begins to Take Flight

DeAPlaneta Unleashes NFT Power with MetaGuardians Comics

Louis Vuitton and Pharrell Williams Revamp Speedy Bag with NFTs

OpenSea Powers ‘Deals’ to Bolster NFT Trades

Amazing Thailand Returns for a Third NFT-Packed Tourist Season

OpenSea Makes ‘Deals,’ Launches Peer-to-Peer NFT Swaps

NFTs, Where did the buyers go?


Metaverse Startup Futureverse Raises $54M Series A From 10T Holdings, Ripple Labs

Open Circus Swings into Innovation with The Sandbox

Decentraland Pre-Built Scenes Ease Creators into the Metaverse

The Sandbox Breaks New Ground with Upcoming Publishing Feature

Warner Bros. Unmasks ‘The Flash’ NFT Movie Drop

OpenSea’s New Deal, McNuggets Land in the Metaverse

Cyber Crimes

North Korean hackers breached a US tech company to steal crypto

DeFi Protocol Conic Finance Hacked for 1,700 Ether

US DoJ Announces Plan to Shakeup Cybercrime Investigations

CNI Firms: Climate Tech is Increasing Cyber Risk

NCA: Nation States Using Cybercrime Groups as Proxies

Web3 News

Headlines of the Week:

  • Indonesia launches new crypto bourse, clearing house (Reuters)
  • Meme Coins Like PEPE and DOGE Are Anything but a Joke
  • Kuwait Cracks Down on Crypto, Banning Payments, Investment and Mining
  • Chainlink’s Interoperability Protocol, Connecting Blockchains to ‘Bank
    Chains,’ Goes Live (YahooFinance)
  • CoinGecko Adds an NFT Tracker to its Fleet of Blockchain Data Tools
  • Ssalmuk Opens Blockchain Game Listing Platform to a Global Audience
  • Bäumer Vendôme launches High-End Phygital NFT Jewelry Collection
  • Web3 Fans Rejoice as the Blockchain Economy Summit Returns to Dubai

This Week in the Market: (CoinMarketcap)

  • The global crypto market cap is $1.20T, a 0.04% Decrease over the last
  • Bitcoin is at $29,985.89 and is Down 1.35% over the last 7 days
  • Ethereum is at $1,884.42 and is Down 2.83% over the last 7 days
  • BNB is at $243.08 and is Down 1.92% over the last 7 days
  • XRP is at $0.7449 and is Down 3.46% over the last 7 days

Key Dates/Events

  • 24 August – 25 August – Coinfest Asia 2023
  • 07 September – 08 September – BlackSeaChain
  • 11 September – 13 September – Permissionless 2023

Accounts to Follow

This week we have @cryptoexplorer, CryptoExplorer is one of the top crypto Instagram accounts to follow if you’re a newcomer. Their posts are eye-catching and informative, doing a great job of simplifying complex crypto jargon across blockchain technology, decentralized finance, and NFTs.