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.


Crypto exchange HashKey bags licence update to serve retail users

Worldcoin says will allow companies, governments to use its ID system

German data watchdog probing Worldcoin crypto project, official says

MetaMask Enables Staking Feature In Portfolio App

Elon Musk: ‘We Never Will’ Launch a Twitter or X Crypto Token

Animoca, GameSwift and TOWER Debut a Battle Game Trifecta

Animoca Brands’ nWay Cooks up a Storm with the Incoming Wreck League

Oasys Hatches Blockchain Gaming Pets with Bandai Namco

Starbucks Pays Tribute to a Coffee Icon in the Green Apron Collection


Coinbase ask US federal judge to toss SEC’s lawsuit

Coinbase revenue beat estimates, executives expect to win battle with SEC

Kenya suspends Worldcoin’s crypto project over safety concerns

Nomura’s crypto arm wins Dubai licence

Crypto stocks dip after bitcoin slumps to six-week low

U.S. Could Lose Out on Billions in Tax Revenue With Crypto Rules Delay

Crypto Is Illegal in China. Binance Does $90 Billion of Business There Anyway.

Trader Joe Debuts on Ethereum; JOE Jumps 3%

‘Rich Dad Poor Dad’ author Robert Kiyosaki warns of a market ‘crash landing’ after US credit rating gets slashed


NFT Trading Is Ice Cold But Developers Are Still Hot for Web3

NFT Rout Crushes $1.5 Billion Windfall for Artists as Markets Slash Royalties

More Money For Creators: NFT Minting Platform Zora Initiates New Revenue Split

The Ordinals Team is Creating a Non-Profit to Support Bitcoin NFT Developers

Mojo Melee Offers Free NFTs in Superb Amazon Prime Partnership

Beeple Summons the Clown with Audacious CryptoPunk NFT Purchase

The NFT World Cup Shines a Light on the WAX Blockchain

Etihad Airways’ Loyalty Program and NFTs Prepare for Lift-Off

FILT3R Takes the Bored Apes on an NFT Joyride Through AR


Metaverse Project Futureverse’s Co-Founders Start $50M Venture Fund

Yuga Labs Onboards Roar Studios to Refine the Otherside

Number of Metaverse users to surpass 600 million by 2026 due to generative AI: report

Cyber Crimes

Tech Entrepreneur Admits to Being Hacker in $4.5 Billion Bitcoin Heist

Looter Behind $61M Curve Hack Starts Returning Assets, Raising Hope for Recovery

Curve Offers Hackers 10% Bounty in Exchange for Return of Crypto

‘Crypto couple’ husband confesses to being the original Bitfinex hacker during plea hearing

Microsoft Teams Targeted in Midnight Blizzard Phishing Attacks

Web3 News

Headlines of the Week:

  • Revolut to stop crypto services for U.S. customers (Reuters)
  • Stablecoin Tether’s reserves hit record $86.5 billion in second quarter
  • Bitcoin is finally trading like ‘digital gold’ – but only because nobody cares
    about crypto anymore (YahooFinance)
  • Avalanche Blockchain Usage Grew in Second Quarter: Nansen
  • Japan’s blockchain group lobbies for tax change (YahooFinance)
  • How AI, Web3 and Humans Can Work Together to Solve Complex, Global
    Problems (YahooFinance)
  • Web3 Hits Fever Pitch as NFTxLV Returns to Las Vegas (NFTPlazas)

This Week in the Market: (CoinMarketcap)

  • The global crypto market cap is $1.16T, a 0.24% Increase over the last Day
  • Bitcoin is at $29,043.45 and is Down 0.93% over the last 7 days
  • Ethereum is at $1,830.17 and is Down 2.41% over the last 7 days
  • BNB is at $244.23 and is Up 0.78% over the last 7 days
  • XRP is at $0.6324 and is Down 12.14% 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 @nic__carter , Nic is a reliable source in a sea of misinformation. He’s able to pick apart common misconceptions and explain why Bitcoin remains a force to be reckoned with. Nic excels in his rebuttals on why Bitcoin’s energy use is in fact a feature and not a flaw.