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.


India’s push to regulate crypto gains IMF, U.S. support at G20

New York sues CoinEx, says crypto exchange failed to register with state

India ties up with Singapore for its first real-time overseas payments link

DraftKings and PGA Tour Hit the Fairway with NFT Golf Game

Stablecoins Attract Scrutiny in SEC’s Drive to Control Crypto

A Trader Says Code Allowed Him to Withdraw Millions From a Crypto Exchange. Prosecutors Say He Crossed a Line.

Liquid Staking Replaces DeFi Lending as Second-Largest Crypto Sector

BNB Chain’s Second-Largest DeFi Protocol Venus to Accept Floki Tokens as Lending Collateral

US Drug Enforcement Agency Seized $1.8M From Binance in 2022


IMF lays out crypto action plan, recommends against legal tender status

U.S. regulators warn banks to be on alert for crypto-related liquidity risks

SEC, New York regulator oppose Binance.US $1 billion deal for Voyager

EU calls for fast-track crypto capital rules for banks

Sam Bankman-Fried Faces More Criminal Charges From Federal Prosecutors

Sam Bankman-Fried’s Public Defense Shuns Traditional Legal Strategies

Hong Kong’s Proposed Crypto Rules Seek Investor, Deposit Protection

Weekly Market Wrap: Bitcoin lingers at US$24,000 level after Wall Street’s worst day in 2023 so far

Ethereum’s Regens Tend to Ethereum’s Public Goods


U.S. judge permits lawsuit claiming NBA Top Shot NFTs are securities

Friendsies NFT Collection Deletes Twitter After ‘Pause’ Announcement Spurs Rug Pull Accusations

All You Need to Know About the Checks NFT Collection

Art Blocks and Bright Moments Launch Unique ‘Metropolis’ NFT Collection NFTs Bring Aid to Earthquake Victims in Turkey

Whale sells 1,010 NFTs in 48 hours in ‘largest NFT dump ever’

Luxor Mining acquires OrdinalHub amid Bitcoin-based NFTs hype

Crypto Veterans Acquire Blue Chip 0N1 Force NFT Collection

Starbucks NFT Rewards Program Hits Blistering New Highs

Cyber Crimes

Authorities in France Arrest Duo Involved in Platypus Exploit

Fake ChatGPT tokens are flooding the market as crypto scammers take advantage of the AI craze

Investment Scams Drive $9bn in Fraud in 2022

Governments Targeted by Discord-Based Threat Campaign

Police Arrest Trio in Multimillion-Dollar Extortion Case

Russian IT “Brain Drain” Decentralizes Cybercrime


3 Metaverse Gaming Cryptos to Buy Before They Skyrocket

Top 6 Virtual Blockchain Worlds to Explore in 2023

Oncyber In-World Portals Set to Revolutionize the Metaverse

Venice Carnival Partners with Ready Player Me to Enter the Metaverse

US formally ends fight against Meta’s purchase of VR content maker Within Unlimited

Colombia court moves to metaverse to host hearing

MWC mobile tech fair to show off new phones, AI, metaverse

Web3 News

Headlines of the Week:

  •  Analysis: Stablecoin regulatory crackdown sends warning to industry (Reuters)
  • Some FTX Customers Can Withdraw Their Money—in Japan, at Least (WSJ)
  • DAOs Don’t Have to Be Completely Decentralized (YahooFinance)
  • FTX’s crypto customers in Japan can now get their frozen money back as it
    starts allowing withdrawals (YahooFinance)
  • Elon Musk’s cryptic tweet sees Doge gain amidst crypto downturn (YahooFinance)
  • The Lost Wallet: A Web3 Game Taking the Metaverse by Storm! (NFTPlazas)
  • Uniswap Allows NFT Trading in ‘Any Ethereum-Based Token’ (NFTPlazas)
  • All Eyes on Riyadh as Web3 Delight Heads to Saudi Arabia (NFTPlazas)

This Week in the Market: (CoinMarketcap)

  • The global crypto market cap is $1.07T, a 0.74% Increase over the last Day
  • Bitcoin is at $23,424.40 and is Down 5.77% over the last 7 days
  • Ethereum is at $1,639.60 and is Down 4.24% over the last 7 days
  • BNB is at $305.08 and is Down 3.94% 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

This week we have mcuban, best known for his appearance on the American business reality show Shark Tank, Mark Cuban is an investor in the NFT marketplaces – Mintable and SuperRare, NFT tracker CryptoSlam. Mark has been considering turning game tickets into non-fungible tokens.