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Yuga Labs Sets Up BAYC Community Council to Boost Innovations
The council brings together seven long-standing community members that have a proven track record of supporting the collection.

Yuga Labs to Raise $50m by Launching New NFT Collection "Mecha Apes"
Yuga Labs, the startup that developed the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) series of NFTs, plans to launch a new NFT series, “Mecha Apes”, by the end of this year.

MTV Awards Feature Eminem and Snoop Dogg as Bored Apes
The push into the metaverse is taking a new turn for the positive as the duo of Snoop Dogg and Eminem performed in the metaverse at the MTV Music Video Awards on Sunday.

Over $100m Worth NFTs Stolen YoY: Elliptic
According to a new report from blockchain analytics startup Elliptic, a total of $100 million worth of NFTs have been reported stolen from July 2021 to July 2022.

Buying Land in Metaverse is "Dumbest Sh*t Ever", Says Billionaire Mark Cuban
Mark Cuban may be a crypto fan and Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) owner, but he sure is a big critic of metaverse land sales that is making the rounds today.

Yuga Labs Files Lawsuit Against Artist Producing BAYC Copycat Collection
Yuga Labs, the blockchain startup behind the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) Non-Fungible Token (NFT) collection has filed a lawsuit against digital artist Ryder Ripps and several associates for producing a copycat version of Bored Apes

Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT Discord Compromised Again with 200 ETH Carted Away
The Discord server of the iconic Non-Fungible Token (NFT) project, Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) has been exploited again as criminals gain access to the manager’s profile to post fake mint links

Speculation Mounts as Elon Musk Changes Twitter Profile Pic to Bored Ape NFT Collage
As Elon Musk, the Chief Executive Officer of Tesla and the new owner of Twitter, changed his profile picture to Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) Non-Fungible Token, what will he do for his next move?

VanEck to Launch Community NFT Collection
VanEck, one of the few American asset managers that have a Bitcoin futures Exchange-Traded-Fund (ETF) product, has announced the launch of its Community NFT Collection.

Crypto Exchange Okcoin Launches a Free Trading NFT Marketplace
To tap into the NFT craze, crypto exchange Okcoin has established a marketplace featuring no transaction fees.

Three Bored Ape Owners Sue OpenSea over Security Loophole of Stolen NFTs
Three Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) Non-Fungible Token owners are suing leading NFT trading platform OpenSea for the loss of their NFTs on the exchange.

Bored Ape Yacht Club Enters the Movie Scene, Pairing with Coinbase
Seen as the face of the non-fungible token (NFT) market, the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) has entered the silver screen based on a series of animated short films called “The Degen Trilogy.”

BAYC Owner Scammed for NFTs Worth $567K with Fake PNGs
A Bored Yacht Club (BAYC) NFT owner was scammed for at least $570,000 after the victim was tricked into exchanging their NFTs for worthless PNGs.

BAYC says Discord Server was "Compromised"
Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) announced through Twitter that its Discord server was hacked.

Universal Music Label Acquires Ape NFT to Build Virtual Music Group
Universal Music Group has bought one of the popular NFT to build a virtual music group, according to Reuters.

BAYC tied ApeCoin Makes Debut
Crypto token ApeCoin ($APE) was unveiled in the official Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) Twitter account which detailed initiatives planned by creator Yuga Labs.

Yuga Labs Acquires IP Rights to CryptoPunks and Meebits
The startup behind the Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT collection, Yuga Labs has acquired the Intellectual Property rights to the CryptoPunks and Meebits collections from LarvaLabs.

Harmony Launches Bored Ape Yacht Club Passport
Harmony, the blockchain platform based on the Ethereum chain, announced the launch of Bored Ape Yacht Club Passport, supporting cross-chain activities.

Greater Bay Area Blockchain Week 2021 to Showcase International Technological Bridges
A nearly week-long premiere virtual event will feature industry leaders discussing the most exciting use cases of blockchain application in fintech, healthtech, investment banking, supply chain etc., as well as strengthen links between China’s own Greater Bay Area and other countries.

Greater Bay Area Blockchain Week 2021 to Bring Global Attention to Blockchain Innovation
Being one of the world’s fastest growing tech hubs, Greater Bay Area (GBA) attracts audiences passionate about smart technology applications for business, education, and finance to come together for the premier international virtual event.

China to Prioritize Testing its Central Bank Digital Currency in Wealthier Cities First
China is planning a more extensive expansion of the testing of its central bank digital currency (CBDC) after reportedly starting its first tests in the Greater Bay Area.

China Hand-Picks the Greater Bay Area Surrounding Hong Kong to be the First to Deploy its CBDC
China’s central bank digital currency (CBDC) has been successfully launched earlier this year and the country is currently continuing its path towards fully launching its digital currency electronic payment (DCEP).

China’s Central Bank to Develop Blockchain-Based Trade Finance Platform for the Greater Bay Area
China’s Central Bank, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) announced its development plans for outlining a blockchain-based trade finance platform for the Greater Bay Area that links Hong Kong, Guangdong, and Macao. Governing entities in China, including the PBoC, China Banking Regulatory Commission, China Securities Regulatory Commission, and the Foreign Exchange Bureau came together to issue the official document for the proposal. The entities submitted their suggestions on financing the construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, focusing on global trade and finance.

Litecoin Foundation Partners with Cred to Let Crypto Holders Earn Interest
Litecoin Foundation has announced a partnership with Cred to begin offering interest on Litecoin held as collateral. Cred customers can freeze their coins with Cred and earn up to 10% annual interest on their digital assets.

Shenzhen Taxation Bureau to Launch New Blockchain Tax System with Ping An Group
Ping An Insurance and the Shenzhen Taxation Bureau in China signed an agreement to start using blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), big data, cloud computing, and other technologies to develop a management platform for taxation for all types of taxpayers in the Greater Bay Area.

The Future of the Financial Sector Will Rely on Blockchain, Says Singapore’s Fintech Chief
Sopnendu Mohanty, the Chief Fintech Officer of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) spoke at a panel at Blockshow Asia 2019 held at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Center last week. In his panel on the topic of: “All that fintech with a layer of blockchain,” he explains the MAS’ role for blockchain adoption in Singapore and in Asia.

Thailand’s Bank of Ayudhya Unveils Blockchain-Based Platform for Cross-Border Funds Transfers
Smart contracts and blockchain play more of a key role in the economic and social growth of modern society. For example, Thailand’s Bank of Ayudhya demonstrates how the use of blockchain technology leverages cross-border funds transfers.

Exclusive: Deloitte Blockchain Lab on the Three Areas of Collaborations with HKMA
We were delighted to interview Dr. Paul Sin, leader of the Deloitte Asia Pacific Blockchain Lab, who shared with us its development goals and the collaborations with HKMA across the Greater Bay Area and Europe.

Barred from Leaving China? Tron Founder Justin Sun Surfaces in San Francisco
Justin Sun was on the border control list by the Chinese government that can restrict him from travelling abroad due to alleged illegal fundraising, money laundering, gambling and involvement in pornography according to Caixin. However, on a live video broadcast on Justin Sun’s Twitter, he shows the Bay Bridge in the background, which meant he appeared to be in San Francisco.

What Are The Key Takeaways from Block Live Asia?
What Are The Key Takeaways from Block Live Asia? The Block Live Asia in Singapore was a great success! Held in Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre 18 – 19 April, the event gathered over hundreds of crypto professionals on the latest blockchain development and the emergence of initial exchange offerings (IEO).