Web3 (WEB3 or Web 3.0) refers to the next generation of the internet, characterized by decentralized and peer-to-peer networks that aim to give users more control over their data and digital interactions. It is a vision of the internet that incorporates blockchain technology and smart contracts, enabling trustless and transparent transactions, decentralized applications (dApps), and the secure storage and sharing of data. Web3 seeks to empower individuals, promote privacy, and foster a more open and collaborative digital ecosystem.

Hong Kong Security Chief Vows to Hunt Down JPEX Crypto Scam Ringleaders
Hong Kong authorities are intensifying efforts to apprehend the key operators behind JPEX, a cryptocurrency platform implicated in the city's largest alleged financial fraud. The police have arrested 15 individuals and seized assets worth HK$85 million ($10.8 million). Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po emphasized the need for a proper regulatory framework for Web3-related businesses.
Web3 Security Losses Skyrocket to $889.26M in Q3 2023, Says Beosin Report
The Q3 2023 Global Web3 Security Report, jointly initiated by Beosin and SUSS NiFT, reveals a concerning escalation in the Web3 security landscape. The report shows that losses from hacks, phishing scams, and rug pulls reached $889.26M in Q3 2023, exceeding the combined losses of the first two quarters. The report also highlights the increasing threat posed by North Korea's Lazarus group.
BNB Chain and MetaMask Resolve Glitch Affecting opBNB Gas Fees
BNB Chain and MetaMask have successfully addressed a glitch that led to the display of inflated gas fees for opBNB transactions. The issue was rooted in MetaMask's default algorithm, which set a minimum recommended gas price based on averages across various Layer 1 and Layer 2 networks. This has been corrected, and users can now benefit from opBNB's lower gas fees for faster and more cost-effective transactions.
HK SFC Details JPEX Probe; CEO Affirms Hong Kong's Web3 Commitment
Hong Kong's SFC has provided a detailed timeline of its investigation into the fraudulent activities of the unlicensed virtual asset trading platform JPEX. Despite the ongoing case, SFC CEO Leung Fung-yee reaffirms that Hong Kong's commitment to developing a Web3 ecosystem will not waver.
BNB Chain Introduces Web3 Verification Tool
BNB Chain has launched a verification tool to help users identify genuine affiliations and potential threats in the Web3 space. The tool aims to prevent fake bridges, deceptive websites, and imposter social media profiles, ensuring user safety.
Circle Partners With Grab for Web3 Pilot in Singapore
Circle Internet Financial and Grab are partnering to pilot Web3 customer experiences in Singapore. The 'Grab Web3 Wallet' will integrate Circle's Web 3 Services platform into the Grab app, offering users a seamless experience with blockchain-enabled wallets. This pilot aligns with Singapore's Project Orchid initiative, aiming to explore the potential of digital currencies and blockchain technology in real-world applications. Circle's Web3 Services represent a bridge between Web 2.0 and Web3.
BNB and Optimism Synergy: opBNB Mainnet Launches with a Vision for a Billion Web3 Users
The opBNB Mainnet, an Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM)-compatible Layer 2 chain, has gone live on September 13, 2023. Launched on June 19, it has seen over 35 million transactions and connections to 435,972 wallet addresses. The Mainnet offers reduced gas fees, trustless security protocols, and improved user experience. Post-launch, opBNB focuses on strengthening network resilience and decentralization, fostering an integrated ecosystem for developers.
Breaking: Ripple XRP Acquires Web3 Financial Institution Fortress Trust
Ripple has acquired Fortress Trust, a subsidiary of Fortress Blockchain Technologies, which offers Web3 financial, regulatory, and technological solutions for blockchain pioneers. The acquisition strengthens Ripple's business and product trajectory, following its $250M purchase of Metaco in 2023. The merger extends Ripple's regulatory credentials, including a Nevada Trust license and 30+ Money Transmitter Licenses across the US and Singapore.
Coinbase CEO Proposes Web3 Version of LinkedIn
Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong has received over 150 applications for its inaugural Coinbase Ventures Summit in October. He introduced the Web3 version of LinkedIn, a decentralized platform, and suggested companies issue NFTs for employment verification. The summit aims to foster crypto innovation.
Solana Gum Protocol Shuts Down
Gum protocol on Solana ecosystem is shutting down due to market conditions and revenue issues, raising concerns about the sustainability of protocol-layer projects.

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