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.


US congressional committee advances stablecoin bill

Limited support for central bank digital currencies in global investment industry survey

Crypto exchange Rain to target UAE asset managers after winning licence

Bitcoin vs. Ripple Labs: What’s the Difference?

Russia’s bitcoin-mining industry is booming through war and sanctions

Bitcoin Drops. Altcoins Are Holding Up Better.

Bank of Italy Taps Polygon for Institutional DeFi Pilot

Dogecoin Registers Biggest Single-Day Gain in 4 Months, Futures Open Interest Tops $500M

Worldcoin Token Slumps Amid Crypto Community Unease


Crypto bill passes congressional committee in victory for industry

Canada financial regulator proposes new capital guidelines for crypto assets

Binance withdraws application for crypto license in Germany

UK data watchdog to make enquiries about Worldcoin crypto project

Some Binance.US Crypto Trading Was a Mirage, the SEC Alleges

Cryptocurrency Futures Defined and How They Work on Exchanges

Human Rights Foundation Backs Bug Bounty With Bitcoin

Memecoin-Focused Crypto Casino Coco Makes a Cracking Debut, Hits $36M in Volume

Ukraine Has Raised $225M in Crypto to Fight Russian Invasion, but Donations Have Stagnated Over the Last Year: Crystal

Crypto Must Take Fraud Prevention Seriously: Crypto Long & Short


Gucci Reveals Rewards for Vault Material NFT Holders

Reddit Returns With New NFTs and Crypto Twitter Leaves Threads on Read

Collectors Snap Up Vera Molnár’s Generative NFTs

Solana-Based NFT Marketplace to Expand Into Ethereum

Lacoste Opens the Door to an NFT-Gated Shopping Experience

Jungle NFT Marketplace Secures $16M for AI-Driven Deals

Kartoon Studios’ Stan Lee NFTs Fly Off the Shelves

Cool Cats Pounce into the Spotlight with Reddit Gen 4 Avatars

Snoop Dogg Whips Up Bored Ape Ice-Cream at Walmart


Futureverse Secures $54M Funding to Mold the Metaverse

Upland Strikes a Major Partnership with the 0N1 Force NFT Project

Meta Aims to Recharge Lagging Horizon Worlds Metaverse With New In-House Game Studio

Meta Remains Committed to the Metaverse Despite $13.7B Loss in 2022, Mark Zuckerberg Says

Cyber Crimes

South Korea launches interagency investigation team to tackle rising crypto crimes

North Korean Hackers Bag Another $100m in Crypto Heists

Microsoft Accused of Negligence in Recent Email Compromise

New Study Reveals Forged Certificate Attack Risks

Repeatable VEC Attacks Target Critical Infrastructure

Web3 News

Headlines of the Week:

  • OpenAI’s Sam Altman launches Worldcoin crypto project (Reuters)
  • Cryptoverse: Ripple effect as explosive XRP leads market charge (Reuters)
  • The risks of banks tokenising assets on blockchain (YahooFinance)
  • Pacific Island Group of Palau Starts Stablecoin Trial on XRP Ledger
  • Binance Replaces Bicasso with Bixel – AI NFT Generator Upgrade
  • Sky Mavis and CyberKongz Unite to Amplify Gamified NFTs (NFTPlazas)
  • Ducati Races into NFTs via the XRP Ledger Speedway (NFTPlazas)

This Week in the Market: (CoinMarketcap)

  • The global crypto market cap is $1.19T, a 0.26% Increase over the last Day
  • Bitcoin is at $29,337.05 and is Down 1.56% over the last 7 days
  • Ethereum is at $1,879.38 and is Up 0.68% over the last 7 days
  • BNB is at $242.65 and is Up 0.61% over the last 7 days
  • XRP is at $0.7108 and is Down 2.12% 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 @VitalikButerin, From now until the end of time, no ‘Best-in-Crypto’ list will ever be complete without Vitalik Buterin. The co-founder of Ethereum (ETH) is a must-follow and is undeniably one of the smartest people in the industry.