What is Bitcoin?
Bitcoin (BTC) is the first cryptocurrency created by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008. With the underlying technology blockchain, bitcoin has redefining money in terms of money form, money issuance standard and money movement. Bitcoin has a limit of 21 million coins and uses proof-of-work (POW) consensus. In some sense, bitcoin removes our reliance on central banks and traditional financial institutions that we have to trust on. Bitcoin brings monetary freedom.

NFT Royalties Fall Short in Web3 Ecosystem
Loss of creator royalties in the NFT space could be higher than estimated, with Bored Ape Yacht Club and Mutant Ape Yacht Club experiencing shortcomings of around $20 million. This points to previous estimates of $35 million likely being too small. Despite efforts to enforce creator royalties, Boris Pevzner, co-founder and CEO of LiveArt, says the current system is not working as it should, potentially causing artists to lose interest in the industry.
My Neighbor Alice makes history on NFTb by becoming the first native token on the platform.
My Neighbor Alice native token, ALICE, will soon be available to trade with other currencies on the Binance-backed Web3 Gaming platform, NFTb.
Ethics of Web3 Discussed at Paris Blockchain Week
The second day of Paris Blockchain Week 2023 featured a panel discussion on the Ethics of Web3. The panelists agreed that ethical frameworks often lag behind technology and that innovation comes before any ethical standards are implemented. They highlighted the upcoming Markets in Crypto-Assets framework in the European Union as an example of turning ethics into law to protect people and innovation.
Web3 Revolutionizes Startup and Investor Landscape
Professionals at Paris Blockchain Week 2023 discuss how Web3 disrupts traditional business models and offers new opportunities for startups and investors. Different cultures in Web3 and Web2 startups were analyzed, with emphasis on the role of investors in Web3 and the challenges faced by startups.
Global Web3 Projects Assemble! Hong Kong Web3 Festival 2023 Releases Sponsor List
Co-hosted by Wanxiang Blockchain Labs and HashKey Group, and organised by W3ME, the Hong Kong Web3 Festival 2023 will take place from April 12 to 15.
HeartX Launches Web3 Marketplace and Community Aim to Revolutionize Digital Art Industry
HeartX, previously known as ArteX, a trailblazer in the digital art industry, has recently rebranded and unveiled a groundbreaking web3 marketplace and community that empowers artists, collectors, art consultants and art lovers to redefine the value of digital art. The HeartX platform provides a secure, immersive, and transparent space for creating, sharing, and trading digital artworks, catering to artists, collectors, and the web 3 community alike.
Microsoft developing Web3 wallet for Edge browser
Microsoft is reportedly creating a Web3 wallet for its Edge browser that supports both cryptocurrencies and NFTs. The wallet is said to be noncustodial, with no access to passwords or recovery keys, and will feature integration with crypto exchange Coinbase and Web3 infrastructure firm MoonPay.
Polygon Launches Web3 .polygon Domains with Unstoppable Domains
Polygon and Unstoppable Domains have partnered to offer the ability to create Web3 .polygon domain names, enabling users to log into Web3 applications, use human-readable wallet addresses, and create decentralized websites. The service will be available to an estimated 180 million users and 40,000 services across the Polygon blockchain ecosystem. Unstoppable Domains makes use of Polygon to mint decentralized domains with zero gas fees. Users will be able to use .polygon domains to create digital identities that are compatible across 750 applications, games and metaverse platforms, as well as to login to web apps, act as cryptocurrency wallet addresses, and create decentralized websites.
Nissan Expands Web3 Efforts with Trademarks and Metaverse Auto Sales
Nissan has filed four new Web3-related trademarks in the US and is experimenting with auto sales in the metaverse in Japan. The trademarks cover its Infiniti, Nismo, and Nissan brands and include plans for virtual goods and a nonfungible token (NFT) marketplace. Nissan Japan is conducting a three-month "demonstration experiment" of its virtual store "Nissan Hype Lab," allowing customers to "study, consult, test drive and purchase Nissan vehicles" while in the metaverse. The company's moves are in line with other car manufacturers, including General Motors and Ford, who have also been actively filing trademark applications for Web3, crypto, NFTs, and the metaverse.
Coinfest Asia is Back in 2023, Carrying the Theme of Web2.5!
Coinfest Asia, the immersive Web3 festival in Asia, will be back on 24-25 August 2023 in Bali. Previously, the 2022 edition of Coinfest Asia managed to have more than 2,000 participants from more than 50 countries, these participants started from the institutional level, retail, and regulators.

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