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Minerva's Circle launches at DCENTRAL Miami 2022
DCENTRAL Miami, one of the world's most anticipated Web3 conferences of the year, is proud to announce its new Minerva's Circle gender equality and diversity initiative. Named after the Roman goddess of wisdom, arts, strategy and justice, the dedicated women's community created by DCENTRAL pushes for greater crypto and Web3 education for women worldwide.

Wahed Projects announces Strategic Partnership with EnterMed
WAHED is delighted to announce the signing of an official partnership with technology provider EnterMed. With over 20 years of experience in Dubai and Italy, EnterMed’s team of experts specializes in value-added integrated services and real-time applications.

BinaryX Releases Concept Art for World Building MMO CyberLand
BinaryX has confirmed that it is working on a new free-to-play, play-to-own game, CyberLand, an open-world MMO powered by blockchain technology. The team just released the concept video which gives a first look of the terrains and features of the game.

Zonda Slashes Maker/Taker Fees by 50% Across All Markets From November 22-29
Zonda, the leading cryptocurrency in Eastern Europe, will slash maker and taker fees by 50% for one week.

WAHED Announces Strategic Partnership With The Creator’s Group
WAHED is delighted to announce a brand new partnership with Creator’s Group. Bringing years of experience in the real estate and property management sector, the Creators Group can look forward to enjoying a number of advantages that the blockchain can add to this industry.

Tuition Coin Incentives Global Educational Content With Cardano Technology
Tuition Coin aims to enhance the appeal of the Cardano ecosystem through its Teach to Earn nature. The venture will streamline participation in educational technology, benefiting students and teachers alike.

Next Generation On-chain DEX Aggregator 3Route Launches on Tezos
3Route, a decentralized exchange protocol launches a next generation on-chain DEX aggregator powered by the energy-efficient blockchain, Tezos. The leading-edge automated routing engine atomically optimizes trades across multiple liquidity sources. 3Route is positioned to provide users with the best rates and low slippages without any service fees.

Sensorium Teams Up With Polygon Studios To Accelerate The Development And Adoption Of Web3 Projects
As part of this wide-ranging alliance, Polygon’s blockchain infrastructure will be crucial in underpinning and furthering Sensorium’s Web3 developments, supporting token and NFT-related features within the Sensorium Galaxy metaverse, SENSO dApp, and the recently announced UNDER project.

NFT concludes F1 season with Red Bull Racing
Red Bull Racing's cars will feature a nonfungible token (NFT) on their livery in what is being called a first in F1. Lei the Lightning Azuki, an NFT artwork and character from the anime-inspired Azuki collection, will represent the team.

Lionel Messi Becomes Sorare’s Brand Ambassador and Investor
Lionel Messi, a football star who has bagged seven Ballon d’Or Awards, has joined hands with Sorare to be its brand ambassador and investor.

MetaMask Launches Bridge Aggregator, Enabling to Move Tokens across Blockchains
Popular self-custodial wallet MetaMask has now launched a bridge aggregator allowing users to bridge across multiple blockchain networks.

OpenSea Creates Tool for NFT Creators to Enforce Royalties On-Chain
NFT marketplace OpenSea has revealed its plan to create a tool to help creators on its platform enforce creator fee payments.

UK Parliament Committee Set Out Inquiry Into Risks and Benefits of NFTs
A group in the UK's House of Commons are now planning to launch an inquiry into the operation, risks, and benefits of NFTs and the blockchain at large, as well as to see how the industry could impart the UK economy.

Boson Protocol Launches Redeemable NFTs For Real World Assets
Boson Protocol has revamped its platform to include redeemable NFTs

Instagram to Run Polygon-backed NFT Marketplace
Meta has announced that social media giant Instagram will be introducing an NFTs marketplace that will run with the support of Polygon.

MetaMask to Offer its Users NFT Price Tracking in Collaboration With NFTBank
MetaMask and NFTBank have collaborated to launch an NFT price-tracking product for the wallet's users

Visa Files Trademark Applications for Crypto Products, Including NFTs
Payment giant Visa has filed two trademark applications to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) concerning cryptocurrency wallets, NFTs, and the Metaverse.

Premier League in Talks to Enter $34.7M Deal with NFT firm Sorare
Premier League, one of football's largest organizations globally, is planning to talk with its teams about a proposed multi-year contract with Sorare for digital collectables.

MyNFT to Bring Europe's First NFT Vending Machine to London
Web3 startup MyNFT will be launching the UK's first NFT Vending machines in London

Swiss’ SEBA Bank Launches Regulated Custody Services for Blue Chip NFTs
SEBA bank has expanded the reach of its crypto offerings with a new service dedicated to custody for NFTs

Apple's New Guidelines Permit NFTs But There's a Caveat
Apple Says developers can now add NFT functionalities on Apps, but it leaves a wide caveat in its updated guideline

Azuki NFTs Sells the 8th Most Expensive Skateboard
History is being made by Azuki is making history, the Web3.0 brand renowned for its NFT innovations as it sold out the 8th most expensive skateboard in the world.

US Judge Rejects Motion to Dismiss Fraud Case Made by Former OpenSea Employee
A US Judge has dismissed former OpenSea's Nathaniel Chastain's request to dismiss his insider trading charges

Lamborghini To Drop World Tour Limited Edition Themed NFT
Luxury automobile brand, Lamborghini is set to launch limited edition World Tour NFTs later this month

Warner Bros Launches Lord of the Rings NFT With Eluvio
Warner Bros has launched the Lord of the Rings NFT in partnership with Eluvio

P2E Arcade2Earn Raises $3.2M in Seed Funding Led by Capital
Arcade claims a unique selling point, it says that it has a unique concept called "mission pools" which allows gamers to make money without owning NFTs.

Bitcoin, DeFi Space See Positive Momentums, NFT Market Declines in Q3
A new report by CoinGecko shows that cryptocurrencies generally led by Bitcoin and DeFi saw some positive little movements in Q3.

UK Launches Global Crypto Law Review as it Considers Legal Reforms
The Law Commission of England and Wales will explore legal proceedings from other countries to create its own crypto-based legal reforms

Rarible's NFT Aggregator Allows Free Price Comparisons across Marketplaces
The NFT aggregator of Rarible will allow visitors in the marketplace to browse listings across several marketplaces and compare prices.

Jack Dorsey's First Tweet Price Dropped to Less than $100 from $2.9M
According to a recent tweet from the self-acclaimed Chairman of the Wall Street Bet, the first tweet is now worth as low as $97. This loss corresponds to a 99.996% loss since the time it was auctioned.

Budweiser Releases Virtual Scoreboard NFTs Ahead of World Cup in Qatar
Multinational beer company Budweiser and the international football governing body FIFA have created an intriguing method for football fans to experience the world cup, with the introduction of the "Budverse x FIFA World Cup."

Solana NFT Platform Magic Eden Moves To An Optional Royalties Method
Solana-based NFT platform Magic Eden announced on Saturday it's opting for an optional royalties method for its users.

Mastercard Shares Strategies for Integrating Crypto into Regular Payment Transactions
Mastercard is working on innovative ways to make crypto payments and everyday things for all

US. Multinational Toy Producer Mattel Introduces its NFT brand
Multinational toy maker, Mattel is set to launch its NFT collection in partnership with Cryptoys

CoinShares Launches Twitter Bot for NFT Investors
Crypto asset manager CoinShares has launched a helpful Twitter bot for NFT investors.

CNN Halts NFT Project, Seeking Avenue to Compensate Fans
Cable News Network (CNN) has announced that it will be terminating its active development and engagement of its NFT project dubbed “Vault by CNN.”

Dapper Labs Restricts Russian-based NFT Accounts, Abides by EU Sanctions
Dapper Labs said it is complying with new sanctions approved by EU member states amid Russia’s continued escalating conflicts in Ukraine.

OpenSea CFO Resigns Less Than One Year After Joining
Opensea Chief Financial Officer Brian Roberts resigns from the NFT marketplace company and says he is still staying as an ‘advisor’ to the company.

Opensea Opens Bulk NFT Listings & Purchases for Users
Opensea offers users the to list and buy up to 30 items in a single flow on its marketplace, citing that it’s more convenient and spends fewer gas fees than buying individually.

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.

US' 2022 Web3 Trademark Filings 3 Times Over 2021's Total So Far
In 2021, a total of 2,142 NFT-related trademarks were filed, but by the end of September 2022, there were at least over 6,000 such trademarks submitted, data shows.

Latin Grammy Awards to Launch NFT Collections in Partnership with OneOf
Latin Grammy Awards has announced its partnership with OneOf, a next-generation NFT platform.

Moonbirds DAO Prepares for Launch With $2.6M Seed from Kevin Rose’s Proof
The Moonbirds DAO will create an open and inclusive platform allowing members to vote on proposals that expand the rising NFT ecosystem.

Japan PM Says Govt’s Digital Transformation Investments Will Include Metaverse, NFTs
Japan embraces the use ofweb3 related services like metaverse, NFTs, blockchain, as solutions to challenges facing the society.

Cryptex Finance to Launch NFT Index Token JPEGz in Q4
Cryptex Finance is set to launch a new JPEGz token powered by Chainlink and Coinbase Cloud.

OpenSea Briefly Delisted Several Azuki NFTs Due to Technical Error
The Azuki NFT collection got delisted from Opensea due to a technical error that has now been fixed.

BendDAO Considering Expanding into ApeCoin NFT Staking Programme
BendDAO plans to introduce a BendEarn NFT platform that enables staking of major tokens like ApeCoin, Bored Ape, Mutant Ape, and Bored Ape Kennel Club NFTs. The NFT platform will allow BendDAO users to earn passive income with NFTs through the available innovative features like a dashboard, four staking pools, and market tools.

Spain's Largest Telecom Company Telefónica Now Accepts Crypto Payments
The Spain-based telecom company has now joined the list of firms accepting cryptocurrency as a payment method.

MetaMask's New Beta Portfolio dApp to Provide All-In-One Access to Cryptos, NFTs
MetaMask has launched a beta portfolio dApp that allows users to have an overview of their cryptos and NFT in one place.

Meta Introduces Digital Collectibles NFT Features on Instagram & Facebook
Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, announced that everyone on Facebook and Instagram in the US can now connect their wallets and share their digital collectables.

Warner Music Group Artists to Own NFT Page on OpenSea
NFT marketplaces OpenSea has partnered with US-based music and entertainment giant Warner Music Group to help attract more music fans through NFT projects.

Coinbase Partners with Chainlink Labs to Launch NFT Floor Price Service
Blockchain infrastructure protocol Coinbase Cloud and decentralized oracle network Chainlink Labs work together by launching an NFT floor price feed service.

QQL Mint Pass Earns $17 Million Upon Launch
Generative art algorithm QQL Mint Pass earned around $17 million following its launch on September 28.

Christie’s Auction House Goes On-Chain with a New NFT Marketplace
The new platform is set to enable the legacy auction house to fully conduct on-chain NFT sales to ensure that all transactions — including post-sale processing — are automated and on-chain.

Apple to Permit Developers to Host NFT-Based Apps on App Store
American multinational tech giant Apple Inc is coming to terms and is billed to allow Web3.0 startups to sell their Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT) through its App Store.

Pop Culture Collectibles Firm Funko Launches Game of Thrones NFT
Fantasy-themed TV series "Game of Thrones" launched its NFT through the US fashion play giant Funko, which will be released on October 4 on the NFT platform Droppp.

WEF Launches Coalition to Deal with Climate Change through Web3.0
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has established a Crypto Sustainability Coalition to investigate the capability of Web3 in tackling climate change.

OpenSea Adopts Scarcity Tracking Tool OpenRarity
Following the adoption, OpenRarity will help OpenSea to remove opacity as to how rare certain features in an NFT are. It will also further eliminate the use of third-party NFT scarcity tracking tools.

PGA Tour Partners With Autograph to Create Digital Collectibles Platform
PGA Tour has partnered with Autograph, an NFT platform co-founded by the legendary quarterback Tom Brady to create a new digital collectables platform, focusing on the Golf World.

Shiba Inu Prepares NFT Crypto Game Shiba Eternity’s Last Pilot Test in Australia
The first testing of Shiba Eternity took place in Vietnam, where in the recent past Axie Infinity, a blockchain-based play-to-earn game, exploded as a viable source of income among users.

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.

Starbucks Rolls out NFT-based Membership Program by Adopting Polygon
American chain coffeehouse Starbucks has unveiled its NFT and Web3.0 program dubbed Starbucks Odyessy by adopting Polygon technology.

Meta Platform's CEO Gets Probed by Senators on Crime Combating Measures on its Apps
A group of U.S Senators wrote a letter to Meta’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday to inquire about strategies he is putting in place to mitigate the rise in fraud as a result of cryptocurrency use through Meta’s platforms such as Whatsapp, Facebook, and Instagram as reported by other social media platform

Metadee Launches 5 Volumes of the World's Oldest Quran Manuscript NFT
UK-based NFT marketplace Metadee has announced plans to sell all five volumes of the oldest currently handwritten Quran manuscript in NFT.

China to Limit the Unauthorized Use of Other's Digital Properties
The illegal use of people’s work including Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT) without getting their permission has been a concern to the National Copyright Administration in China (NCAC). To this end, the agency alongside four departments has therefore enacted policies in a special edition campaign ‘Jianwang 20222’ to combat this issue according to a press statement

Global NFT Market Expected to Hit $97.6B by 2028, Recording a CAGR of 31.6%
Since non-fungible tokens (NFTs) help build authentic intellectual property, this is one of the key drivers expected to push the sector to a $97.6 billion valuation by 2028, according to a report by Research and Markets.

Puma Launches Metaverse Space Black Station for Displaying NFTs
Puma has entered the metaverse by launching an interactive space titled Black Station to showcase limited edition NFTs based on its sneakers.

The Metaverse Enjoys Potential to Revamp Existing Brand Marketing, HashCash CEO Says
Thanks to a 7,200% surge in internet search volumes last year, the metaverse will be a revolutionary innovation that will reshape brand marketing, according to HashCash Consultants CEO Raj Chowdhury.

NBA Partners with Sorare for NFT-Based Basketball Fantasy Game
To enhance the fan experience and render more interaction, the National Basketball Association (NBA) has partnered with the web3 fantasy game platform Sorare.

Ford Makes NFT Entry With Trademark Applications
American automobile giant Ford Motor Company is making a grand entry into the metaverse and Web3.0 ecosystem through its targeted trademark applications.

NFT, Metaverse Trademark Applications for 2022 Has Surpassed 2021
According to US Trademark lawyer Mike Kondoudis, the Web3.0 and Metaverse trademark-related applications for this year have already surpassed the total recorded in 2021.

X Marketplace Launches Integrated NFT IP Marketplace
X Marketplace will allow users to list NFT IP, and license projects to IP for zero fees.

LG Launches NFT Platform With Hedera Blockchain
The platform, LG Art Lab will allow users to buy, sell and put up digital art or NFTs on their television sets, the company announced.

Brazilian SEC Seeks Adjustment to Crypto Regulation
The Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is pushing for adjustments to the legal framework of the crypto market in the country.

HQ Trivia Games Secures $7.8m in Seed Round
Internet Game project, which was a once-popular online game dubbed ‘HQ Trivia Meets NFTs” has secured $7.8 million in a seed round.

American Actor Bill Murray Losses $185,000 in NFT Hack
Bill Murray lost his NFTs due to hacking.

Decentralized NFT Marketplace Sudoswap To Launch Ethereum Token Airdrop
The launch of the Ethereum airdrop token will enable Sudoswap to reward its active users and raise awareness of its native tokens.

Ticketmaster Partners with Flow Blockchain to Mint Live Event Ticket NFTs
American ticketing company Ticketmaster announced that it will enhance the fan event experience through digital collectable NFTs, and will mint ticket NFTs for selected events on Dapper Labs' Flow blockchain, providing users with a new experience.

Luxury Luggage Brand Hermes Files for Crypto, NFT and Metaverse Trademarks
In December last year, luxury giant Hermes sued NFT project MetaBirkins for allegedly using its brand to sell digital collectables, joining other luxury fashion companies trying to gain a foothold in the virtual online world.

LG Electronics to Roll Out Crypto Wallet
As part of plans to expand its business scope to include platforms and software, South Korean tech giant LG Electronics is launching a crypto wallet application dubbed “Wallypto.”

Moonbirds Parent Firm PROOF Closes $50M Series A Round Led by A16Z
PROOF, the parent firm of Moonbirds NFT, has received $50 million in Series A financing in a new round of financing.

Meta Users Can Now Post Digital Collectables on Instagram and Facebook
Meta Platforms Inc has announced that it has enabled the digital collectables features across its two major social media apps - Instagram and Facebook.

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.

Metaverse Gaming Features Already Exist in Web2, Says Microsoft Gaming Boss
Phil Spencer, the CEO of Microsoft Gaming, highlighted that gamers nowadays do not really understand the thrill of the metaverse “because the technologies proponents claim as novel are ones they have experienced in games for years.”

Animoca Brands' Japanese Unit Raises $45m
Animoca Brands' Japanese unit raised $45 million in financing at a $500 million pre-money valuation.

DJ Steve Aoki to Release NFT Series at Price of 1.5 SOL on August 29
American DJ and EDM producer Steve Aoki, in collaboration with artist Greg Hildebrandt, will be releasing his NFT collection on August 29th at 2 pm.=

101 Azuki Purchaser 'LastKnight' is Adrian Cheng
Adrian Cheng has been revealed to be the mysterious "LastKnight," who bought 101 Azukis amidst ongoing controversy.

Neopets Announces Neopets Metaverse Version Release
Neopets Metaverse announced to launch of a Metaverse product to enhance generational memories and experiences for Neopians and its users.

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.

Baby Shark's Second NFT Collection to Go Live on Aug 31
"Baby shark doo...", the second edition NFT collection of the most watched YouTube video, Baby Shark, is set to open for minting by the end of this month.

49% of Americans are Aware of NFTs: Pew Research Center
Nearly half of Americans have shown awareness of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), according to a survey by Washington-based think tank Pew Research Center.

NFT Marketplace SudoRare Sees Rug Pull Hours After Going Live
SudoRare, a hybrid NFT platform, has been involved in a rug pull barely six hours after the trading platform went live.

NFT Lending Protocol Bend DAO Proposes New Measures against Bankruptcy Crisis
Subject to the bankruptcy crisis caused by depleted Ethereum reserves, NFT lending protocol Bend DAO has proposed new emergency measures pending a governance vote.

Former OpenSea Staff Asks Court to Withdraw Insider Trading Charges
Following the indictment of Nathaniel Chastain, a former Head of Product at the NFT marketplace OpenSea, a new petition has now been filed by his lawyers, requesting the court to dismiss the case as it lacks merit.

Nike Leads among Web2 Brands for Highest Revenue Reaped from NFTs
Fashion brand Nike has topped the list of NFT-exposed traditional companies that have recorded the highest revenue from digital collectable transactions thus far.

Ukraine Ranks Second of Crypto Adopters following Legalization: Report
Eastern European nation Ukraine has been ranked as the second nation with the overall adoption of digital currencies, following only the US in a recent survey report released by Merchant Machine.

Telegram Mulling to Launch Marketplace for NFT-Like Smart Contracts
Telegram is considering introducing a new marketplace to allow users to transfer usernames via "NFT-like smart contracts," founder Pavel Durov announced.

NFT Transactions Projected to Hit $40m by 2027 amid Metaverse Trend
NFT transactions are expected to reach $40 million by 2027 as the metaverse trend continues gaining steam, according to a report by Juniper Research.

Fractional Rebrands to Tessera after Raising $20m from Paradigm
Fractional, an NFT-based platform, has rebranded its name to Tessera and has also raised $20 million as it is pursuing avenues to re-affirm its foothold in the digital collectable world.

CryptoPunk, Meebits Owners can now Create Commercial Projects With Their NFTs
The announcement comes following Yuga Labs' release of its long-awaited IP licensing deal for CryptoPunk and Meetbits NFT holders.

OpenSea Introduces New NFT Theft Policy
OpenSea, the world’s biggest marketplace for trading NFT marketplace, has updated its new policy governing the handling of stolen digital arts and general theft on its platform.

NFT platform Pinata Announces Completion of $21.5m Series A Funding
Nebraska-based NFT platform Pinata announced the closing of a $21.5 million funding round.

Hong Kong Can Serve Global Community through Web 3 Involvement: Ex-Financial Secretary
John Tsang, the ex-financial secretary, said that the virtual economy would be important to Hong Kong, encouraging the young generation to be active through web 3 involvement and technology adoption.

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.

PlayStation Surveying Players on NFTs at EVO 2022
PlayStation may be eyeing a move into the NFT world as the gaming giant has been surveying its players about their interests in digital collectables.

MeebitsDAO Manager to Push Meebits Branding for Yuga Labs
Yuga Labs has revealed plans to onboard MeebitsDAO general manager Danny Greene as the new brand lead for Meebits at Yuga Labs.

Tiffany & Co.'s 250 NFTiffs Sold Out, Generates nearly $13M in Revenue
Passes for physical copies of Tiffany & Co.'s debut 250 NFTs were sold out in about 20 mins on Friday for 30 ether each or about $50,000.

Meta Instagram Embraces NFT, Expanding Footprints to 100 Countries
Months after it integrated NFTs into Instagram for American users, Meta Platforms announced the allowance's expansion to as many as 100 other countries.

“Warriors of Future” Set to Debut as Asia’s First NFT Blockbuster Movie
Warriors of Future, a multi-million-dollar Hong Kong sci-fi action movie by One Cool Group, seeks to be the first Asian blockbuster film to feature a non-fungible token (NFT) collection.

First Barcelona Johan Cruyff NFT Auctioned for $693,000
Spanish football giant FC Barcelona has announced the successful auction of its first NFT with Sotheby’s in New York, trading at $693,000.

KuCoin Becomes the First Centralized Exchange to Start Offering NFT ETFs
KuCoin said the launch of its ‘NFT ETF Trading Zone’ aims to improve the liquidity of NFT assets and lower the investment threshold of major NFTs to its over 20 million users.

GameFi Industry Expected to Reach $2.8B by 2028
A study shows the growth and adoption of the crypto GameFi business are expected to make the game-earning NFT gaming industry reach $2.8 billion by 2028.

Binance Lauches NFT ticketing Solution with Italian Football Club S.S. Lazio
Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has announced a partnership with Italian football team S.S. Lazio for an NFT ticketing solution, a new feature that will help Lazio fans to enjoy new digital tickets with non-fungible tokens in an easy and fair while more reliable way.

Crypto Investors Looks More Attractive and Desirable on Dating Apps, Survey Shows
A study shows that crypto investors could be more attractive or competitive in the dating market, but it might not be a good choice to choose NFT as your profile picture.

Tron Filmmaker Donald Kushner Creates Cryptosaurs in Metaverse & NFT Collections
Filmmaker and creator of the classic American tech film Tron, Donald Kushner, and his Gumbotron production team teamed up with Forj, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, to create a new metaverse called Cryptosaurs and launch a related NFT collection.

Dubai Police to Release Second Bunch of NFTs
The Dubai Police plans to roll out the second collection of NFTs after the first bunch attracted approximately 23 million people globally.

Unstoppable Domains Raises $65m in Series A Funding Led by Pantera Capital
The new funding for Unstoppable Domains, which builds digital identity markers as NFTs, now has a valuation of $1 billion.

27% Female Professionals Participate in Web3-related Projects, KuCoin Study Shows
A study shows only 27% of female working professionals have participated in web3-related projects, which is still lower than their male counterparts.

Metaverse Developer Epic Games Claims Won't Ban NFTs like Minecraft
Epic Games, Inc., the creator of Metaverse battle royale game Fortnite, says it won't ban NFTs like Minecraft.

Square Enix to Launch Final Fantasy VII NFT Collection
Final Fantasy game creator Square Enix has announced plans to launch a non-fungible token (NFT) project related to the game franchise.

AI-Based Startup Optic Raises $11m, Developing AI NFT Content Recognition
NFT authentication company Optic raised $11 million to support its ongoing progress toward the development of AI technologies for NFT monitoring devices.

The Sandbox Taps Cybersecurity Firm Brandshield to Tackle Rising NFT Frauds
The Sandbox said introducing cybersecurity solutions with Brandshield is a testament to its efforts to stay ahead of fraudsters and build a fraud-free digital environment.

Minecraft Won't Allow Integration with NFT, Says Developer Mojang Studios
Mojang Studios, the sandbox video game Minecraft developer, has stated that it will not support NFT integration with Minecraft.

Yahoo Hong Kong to Launch NFTs Products for Pet Lovers
City Frenchie is already being built in Metaverse. Yahoo will launch the first NFT project at a prime location on the virtual island of Hong Kong.

Hyperledger Fabric-based Platform Launches NFT Marketplace
Enterprise-grade distributed ledger Hyperledger Fabric platform launched its first NFT marketplace platform.

NFTs Trading Volume Between May and June Fell 74%: The Block
NFTs' trading volume between May and June fell 74%, data from The Block Research showed.

Kia America Deploys NFTs in New Creative Campaign Debuting the New 2023 KIA Soul Model
Kia America, a leading automotive brand, has launched a new creative campaign featuring non-fungible tokens (NFTs) for its iconic 2023 Kia Soul model.

OpenSea to Lay off 20% of Employees
OpenSea, one of the largest marketplaces for NFTs, suggested that about 57 people will be laid off as it said it now has 230 employees.

Magic Eden Floats New Venture Unit to Double Down on Web3 Gaming
Magic Eden has announced the establishment of its own venture outfit dubbed Magic Ventures with a focus on bootstrapping Web3.0 gaming protocols.

GameStop Launches Public Beta Version of NFT Marketplace
Video game retailer GameStop Corp announced the launch of a public beta version of NFT marketplace to provide players with faster, cheaper, and more secure access to digital property rights.

The Saudis NFT Sold out within Hours
Free to mint non-fungible token (NFT) collection The Saudis went live on July 9 and sold out within hours.

PSG Sells NFT Tickets for Resuming Japanese Tour after 27 Years
French football team Paris Saint Germain (PSG) is resuming its Japanese tour for the first time in 27 years, and this time, the ticket for its scheduled fixtures is being sold in the form of NFTs.

NFT Lender Omni Hacked for 1,300 ETH
NFT platform, Omni was hacked for 1,300 ETH ($1.43 million) as the hacker exploited the firm's reentrancy vulnerability protocol, according to PeckShield.

Reddit Launches New NFT Avatar Marketplace
Reddit has partnered with Polygon blockchain to enable the launch of the new NTF marketplace. The popular social media platform is capitalizing on NFTs to propel its growth.

Popular British GT Racing Team Launches NFT Platform to Authenticate Car Parts
The GT racing team has announced the launch of its NFT program that will certify racing car parts and give fans and digital art collectors confidence in buying such digital collectables.

British Army Recovers Twitter & YouTube Accounts following Crypto Scam Hack
The British Army recovered from crypto scams after hackers breached its YouTube and Twitter accounts on July 3.

OpenSea Co-Founder Alex Atallah Sets to Leave Company by the End of July
Alex Atallah, one of the co-founders of OpenSea, has announced he will be leaving the company as an active manager by the end of July

NFT Sales Slide to a 12-Month Low Amid Crypto Meltdown
The bloodbath in the crypto market has contributed to sales in the non-fungible token (NFT) sector slipping to a 12-month low, according to crypto analytic firm Chainalysis.

Facebook Commences Trials for Digital Collectible Integration
Social media giant, Facebook has reportedly commenced trials for the integration of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) on its platform.

Only1 Launches First Web3.0 Social NFT Platform Built on Solana
Only1, a decentralized web3 social platform, is set to revolutionize how consumers use the social media landscape. Only1 pivots into a creator economy solution to eliminate intermediaries and allow creators to monetise their content easily.

EU Plans to Bar Interest Payments on Deposits in Stablecoins
Patrick Hansen, the head of Strategy at DeFi startup, Unstoppable Finance, said the expected MiCA bill could come as early as this month’s ending.

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

Italian Luxury Fashion Brand Salvatore Ferragamo Opens NFT Booth in Soho
Salvatore Ferragamo, the Italian luxury fashion brand has entered the Non-Fungible Token (NFT) scene in grand style

Bentley Announces its Debut into the Web3 World with NFT Collection
Bentley Motors is moving into the Web3.0 ecosystem with a new NFT collection, saying that 208 is a lucky number for their company.

NHL Partners with Sweet for Digital Collectibles NFTs Marketplace
NHL is looking to invest in NFTs to boost the sports league's growth. The NTF marketplace is expected this upcoming season.

Cristiano Ronaldo to Bring his Fans into Web3.0 through Binance Partnership
Binance exchange has signed Cristiano Ronaldo, a Portuguese footballing legend who now plays for Manchester United FC in an exclusive multi-year deal.

eBay Announces Acquisition NFT Marketplace KnownOrigin
eBay said the acquisition of KnownOrigin would enable it to capitalize on the growing NFTs economy. The global sales value of art and collectables NFTs saw a significant surge in 2021, reaching $11.16 billion over the past years.

BNB Chain Partners with University of Zurich to Boost Blockchain Education
Binance-backed smart contract platform BNB Chain has announced a new partnership with the Blockchain Center of the University of Zurich for blockchain education.

Quidd Launches New Platform Mintables, Enabling Users to Mint Digital Collectibles into NFTs
Quidd announced it will allow the minting and unminting of NFTs on its platform. The firm stated new features are to support users who in the past used to pay hefty amounts of money to mint NFTs.

NFT Trading Platform Magic Eden Raises $130m at $1.6B Valuation
NFT marketplace Magic Eden has raised a new $130 million in a Series B funding round, increasing its valuation to $1.6 billion.

CryptoPunks Now the Most Trading NFT Collection amid Rising Floor Price
This rising trend has, in particular, favoured the CryptoPunks NFT Collection which is now ranked number 1 of the most traded of all collections.

WeChat to Ban Crypto and NFT-Linked Accounts, following Updated Terms of Use
China’s WeChat, the Tencent-backed social messaging platform, has indirectly announced its plans to crack down on accounts on the platform that are linked to digital currencies and NFTs.

Astaria Raises $8m in Seed Round to Improve NFT Lending Liquidity
While NFT lending has become a popular way of accessing more cash, most NFTs are illiquid. This is the problem that Astaria is trying to solve.

Noah Davis Quits Christie's To Join Rival NFT Marketplace Yuga Labs
Noah Davis has entered a new phase in his career. Yuga Labs has hired Davis from auction house Christie’s. Davis announced he is pleased to be joining Yuga Labs as sales project lead.

Exploitation in the NFT World is Real But Are They Preventable?
Blockchain.News recently spoke to three industry leaders to explore NFT-linked security weaknesses and solutions. Experts suggest investors should always do their own due diligence before injecting funds into any project, no matter the hype.

Percentage of Crypto Transaction Volume Used for Crime is Reducing: CipherTrace
The growth of the broader cryptocurrency ecosystem is not reflected in the percentage of crypto transaction volumes being used for illicit or fraudulent criminal activities.

OpenSea Seeks to Introduce New Security Provision
OpenSea is stepping up its game to protect its users as hundreds of non-fungible token (NFT) owners are constantly targeted by scammers.

French Fashion Brand Lacoste Enters Web3 With NFT Collection
French fashion brand, Lacoste has made a dive into the Non-Fungible Token (NFT) ecosystem as it has launched its own collection dubbed Underwater (UNDW3).

PANGU Announces 'PANGU ECOLAND' NFT drop from June 14
Hong Kong-based and the Metaverse-driven startup agency PANGU by Kenal (PANGU) announced that it will be launching the 'PANGU ECOLAND' NFT drop from June 14 at 11pm local time.

Mastercard to Enable Payments for NFTs, Web3
Mastercard has announced that the payment firm is working to enable NFT commerce with Immutable X, Candy Digital, The Sandbox, Mintable, Spring, Nifty Gateway, and Web3 infrastructure provider MoonPay.

Hong Kong-based Grand Cru Cellar to Offer First Redeemable Wine NFT in Asia
Hong Kong-based wine importer and distributor Grand Cru Cellar (GCC) has announced plans to enter the NFT industry.

Kazakhstan Is Not Late to Embrace Crypto: National Bank Chairman
The National Bank of Kazakhstan is warming up to cryptocurrencies, but not at the same pace as some governments that have legalized the trading of cryptocurrencies on their lands.

Solana Launches $100m Web3.0 Fund for South Korean Startups
Layer-1 blockchain protocol Solana has launched a $100 million fund to back startups in the South Korea Web3.0 ecosystem through its subsidiaries Solana Ventures and Solana Foundation.