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Top Women In Web3 - September 2022

Blockster’s Top Women In Web3 — September Edition

Web3 needs more women. Surveys show that half as many women invest in cryptocurrency compared to men, which…
Bitcoin Miners Profits Drop 72%

Bitcoin Miners Profits Drop 72%

By way of their profit margins taking a significant hit, bitcoin miners are taking the full brunt of…
Backpack, Crypto Wallet App - xNFT Operating System

Coral Closes $20M Round From FTX Ventures & Jump Crypto To Launch ‘Backpack’

The creators behind the Anchor development framework for Solana launch Backpack, a first-of-its-kind wallet that brings native crypto…
Robinhood App Launches Web3 Wallet with Polygon

Robinhood Launches Polygon-Supported Web3 Wallet In Beta

After launching a multi-chain custodial wallet to its millions of users earlier this year, American trading platform Robinhood…
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Xydrobe: The World’s First Luxury VR Shopping Universe

London, UK — London based company xydrobe opens booking registrations to the World’s first luxury V-commerce shopping universe in 2023. The xydrobe universe will be exclusively accessed inside physical one person portals called ‘xydrobes’ (pronounced ‘zai-drobes’) that have been designed to be as visually mesmeric as...
Polygon Is Leading The Way Towards Mainstream Adoption
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Polygon Is Leading The Way Towards Mainstream Adoption

In a move that is sure to excite their fans, Polygon has recently announced partnerships with major brands like Starbucks, Mercedes, Meta, Behance, Stripe, Twitter, Draftkings, and Wyre. This is a clear sign that they are moving into the mainstream and becoming one of the...
Nilos Team Raises $5.2M
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Crypto B2B Platform, Nilos Raises $5.2M To Fuel Growth

Nilos aims to reduce the complexity of managing cryptos for businesses by providing a platform where handling crypto is as simple as handling fiat.The service bridges the gap between fiat and crypto, providing a solution that unifies crypto wallets and fiat accounts offering special crypto/fiat...
Fidelity introduces crypto to its customers
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Crypto Future Hangs In Balance As Fidelity & SEC Make Conflicting Proposals

Despite Ethereum’s recent ‘Merge’ arguably causing enough disruption to the ongoing crypto winter, matters have become even more complex as Fidelity announced its plans to introduce crypto to its customers. Fidelity Plans To Introduce Crypto To Its Customers More precisely, as Boston-based multinational financial services...
Web3 Adoption
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How Far Along Are We With Web3 Adoption?

The internet as we know it is evolving. A new web is emerging, one that is decentralized, open and secure. This new web is known as Web3, and it has the potential to revolutionize the way we interact with the internet. This article will highlight...
Saga Launches Andromeda
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Saga’s ‘Andromeda’ Has Arrived

MULTIVERSE, September 8, 2022 — Saga announced today that its AlphaNet “Andromeda” has arrived. It will first be released to the 55 projects in the Saga Innovator Program. A cohort of whitelisted developers and the general public will be able to access Andromeda over the...
How Has Bitcoin Evolved
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How Has Bitcoin Evolved & Why You Should Join The Trend

For more than a decade, virtual money has been a popular issue. With so many latest headlines, it might be difficult to grasp the relevance and ultimate purpose of this successful industry. However, understanding the chronology of the most commonly traded cryptocurrency on the market...
Tribute Brand, Web3 Digital Fashion
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Web3 Is Redefining The Fashion Industry

Is digital fashion in demand? According to Gala Marija Vrbanic, CEO and Founder of Tribute Brand, the answer is yes. She’s also proving that digital fashion is not just a future concept. "Right now everything is sold out" she explains as the brand is preparing...
Ethereum Art by @DoWhatYouLove
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How Will The Ethereum Merge Effect The NFT Market?

Ethereum is the second most popular Blockchain in the world, and many would argue it has more use cases than Bitcoins. Ethereum is responsible for creating smart contracts, an innovation that powers most of today's important crypto initiatives, including non-fungible tokens (NFTs). So, when Ethereum...
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Blockster’s Top 10 Women In Web3

The women of Web3 are not only building and creating in this new space of technology, but they are doing so in a highly male-dominated industry with high barriers to entry. A small percentage of Web3 founders and leaders in the space are women, but...
Hang, NFT Membership Platform @hangxyz_
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Web3 B2B Firm, Hang.xyz Raises $16M Series A Funding

Hang, a new B2B startup in the fledgling space backed by investors including Allbirds, Warby Parker, and Kevin Durant, is looking to help some of the world's largest brands replace their existing membership and loyalty programs with NFT technology. Last week, the company announced that...
Cryptocurrency vs Digital Currency. Art by @MattKaneArtist
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The Difference Between Cryptocurrency & Digital Currency

Are Digital Currency & Cryptocurrency Really Different? Digital currency and cryptocurrency are often mistaken to be just the same thing, but that is not really the case. Digital currency and cryptocurrency have their own similarities and differences, which you’ll be able to tell by the...
For the Love of Art by @AndreeaRobescu. DEMU Web3 music
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DEMU, Web3 Music Rights Protocol Built On Cardano

Since the start of the month, you may have noticed that Cardano has been trending. I’m personally a big fan of Cardano, and I consider it one of the best altcoins to invest in. So when I noticed that it was trending on Twitter, I...
iFX Fintech Expo 2022
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iFX EXPO Asia 2022 To Be Held In Bangkok For The First Time

ANNOUNCEMENT - Following a successful event in Limassol, Cyprus, iFX EXPO is back with its next edition, iFX EXPO Asia 2022! The largest B2B expo for the financial sector is scheduled for 13-15 September.  While iFX EXPO Asia has previously been held in cities including...
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The Current State Of DAOs

With every passing week, acknowledgement of and interest in the concept of Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (or DAOs) becomes more and more prevalent, both in and out of the web3 sphere. This is not without reason, as the exciting implications of and limitless potential inherent to...
Women In Web3. NFT art by @mich_tom
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Women In Web3 — Blockster’s Top 10 List

The women of Web3 are not only building and creating in this new space of technology, but they are doing so in a highly male-dominated industry with high barriers to entry. A small percentage of Web3 founders and leaders in the space are women, but...
Dr. Julian Hosp. Photo by @denkwiese_
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The One Man You Should Trust In DeFi. Meet Dr. Julian Hosp

When cryptocurrency lending platform Celsius froze all user accounts amid a plunge in valuations, it sent ripples across the industry raising questions about what happens to user assets if and when a crypto platform files for bankruptcy. More importantly, what happens now to the entire...
MIT Web3 Summit, Natalie Salesmink
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MIT’s Web3 Summit Sparks Optimism Amongst Top Thought Leaders

While news about the metaverse and cryptocurrencies have swept through the mainstream media, society is still trying to decipher hype from reality in the early days of the new era. To better understand how Web3 will be shaping our society in the coming years, MIT...
NFT artist @fianafandi
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The Crypto Crash and What It Actually Means for Investors

Dear Blocksters, brace yourselves. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are in a "dip" right now, to put it mildly. And of course, Vitalik Buterin is trending on Twitter about his take on Bitcoin and the crypto crash, driving even more fear, uncertainty and doubt about the...
Metaverse Zone at Consensus 2022
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The Blockchain Hustle: Key Takeaways from Consensus

This was the first year Coindesk hosted their annual conference show, Consensus, outside of NYC—the event took place in Austin Texas. As usual, the Consensus show attracted the biggest blockchain businesses and people from around the world. Aside from all the side events and cool...
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Scam Or No Scam?

A crypto project is simply a tech startup. And the chances of a tech startup succeeding is about 10%. Put another way, 90% of tech startups fail. But a crypto project also has a cryptocurrency tokenomics revenue model that is theoretical and untested, meaning that...
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VCs Pouring Billions Into Web3 Startups

In the grip of another harsh crypto winter, it’s easy to lose sight of the big picture. Bitcoin and Ether keep going down and crypto critics talk constantly about how everything has gone wrong and warn that prices will never recover.  But many VC firms...
OG Crypto Kings
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These OG Crypto Kings Would Have Drank Your Blood

The official mascot of Hachinohe, Japan is not a majestic tiger, heroic fire-breathing dragon, or even an impish anime character adorned in Sailor Moon attire—it is Yopparai Hoyagi, which translated from (Hachinohe vernacular) Japanese means “drunk old man.” Yopparai Hoyagi wants you to show your...
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Welcome to Web3, Mosseri- Instagram Takes to NFTs

Instagram is making its way to Web3 (better late than never). Yesterday, the Meta-owned social media mecca announced its plans to incorporate blockchain technology- joining the likes of Twitter and Tiktok. Set to pilot as early as Monday, Instagram will begin to feature NFTs. Utilizing...
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ApeCoin Surges As Rumors Swirl

What is ApeCoin? ApeCoin (APE) is an ERC-20 token built on the Ethereum blockchain. It launched on March 16, 2022. Introduced by ApeCoin DAO, a governing body where all APE holders are members, the coin was listed on most exchanges right after launch, a considerable...
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Blockchain Will Eat Traditional Real Estate

One side meeting at last week’s Bitcoin 2022 Conference in Miami was titled “How Blockchain Will Eat Traditional Real Estate 2.0.” Given the size of both the real estate market and the Blockchain ecosystem, the workshop sounded a little like one of those python-eats-alligator (or...
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Ubisoft Becomes An Anchor For White Star Capital’s Crypto Fund

An announcement on April 11th by White Star Capital revealed that Ubisoft, one of the largest gaming companies globally, just became its anchor investor. Reports say that the company committed approximately $60 million to White Star Capital’s new Digital Asset Fund, which is its second...
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Meta Mulling Plans To Create Non-Crypto Digital Tokens

Facebook’s parent company is once again working on plans to create digital tokens for its users, despite the collapse of the Diem stablecoin project. In this iteration, the virtual coins will not be cryptocurrencies or stablecoins but will serve as vehicles to financialize the Facebook...
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United As One Under New Tech – Blockchain Education For All

It's a behemoth. People don't use what they don't understand. Cryptocurrency and the blockchain have the general population lost, big-time. According to The Blockchain Education Network's website, a staggering 3.5 billion adults lack an understanding of basic financial concepts. A colossal 1.7 billion adults globally...
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Blockchain Against Crime: Dubai Police With A New Approach

Recently, during the World Police Summit, the Dubai police revealed plans for a new approach to fighting crime. With new technologies, the way criminals conduct their activities is changing and evolving. Law enforcement officers have concluded that they need to adopt these technologies as well,...
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DAO Creation Platforms And Management Systems

In the past year alone, the number of DAOs has increased to more than 4000, with the top 20 DAOs holding over $14B in digital assets. Through a DAO, an organization can automatically execute “corporate” actions through the creation of smart contracts, and thus make...
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Brave Celebrates The Launch Of A New Wallet With A Massive Giveaway

Brave Browser has finally completed the development of its native cryptocurrency wallet. The project is celebrating the wallet’s launch with a giveaway featuring NFTs and popular coins. The giveaway will last from March 8th until March 14th, and randomly chosen winners will find golden tickets...
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Why Is Facebook Faltering?

Social media giant Facebook recently rebranded itself as Meta. While Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and CEO, hopes to inspire people and “build awesome things,” the company he helped build has lost more than half a trillion dollars in market value since August of 2021. Meta was...
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YouTube Is Considering Adding NFTs

Susan Wojcicki, the CEO of YouTube, recently discussed the platform’s plans and goals for 2022, noting that the platform is considering the addition of NFTs. Wojcicki expressed her and the company’s ideas in a letter published on the company’s blog this Tuesday, January 25th. YouTube...
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What Are DApps, And Why Should I Care?

We use apps every day on mobile, desktop, smart TVs, and IoT devices. In the last decade, apps have evolved to provide user experiences and utility that realize the Web's full potential, e-commerce, high-speed internet, and 5G cellular data connections. But there are fundamental problems...
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France Central Bank Completes CBDC Test For Government Bond Deals

A consortium carried out an experiment with a central bank digital currency (CBDC) issued by the Central bank of France, Banque de France, to settle government bond transactions. France Trials CBDC for Government BondsThe consortium was led by financial services company Euroclear, as announced by...
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Google Reinvents Post-Pandemic Workspace, Modernizes Googleplex

The main idea is to remove distractions, boost productivity and employee well-being – because, apparently, happy people work better. And now, as some of Google’s offices are reopening after a long and tedious lockdown, it is rolling out a number of innovations to make the...
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The Concise History Of Web 3.0

The web has become an integral part of our life: it both defines the way we communicate, perceive, and consume information – and is defined by it. Of course, during this time, Lee's idea has transformed greatly. So far, we've witnessed two eras of web...
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Hybrid Smart Contracts Will Replace The Legal System

While many were considered revolutionary, most — if not all of them — are based on smart contracts. Smart contracts are, therefore, the first and biggest blockchain product that allowed all others to come to be. Smart Contracts - A Major Disruptor Smart contracts started...
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Time Magazine Planning NFT Subscriptions

Even so, it did come as a bit of a surprise to me to hear that TIME Magazine is planning to introduce NFTs as part of its subscription plans. It’s Official This is also not some simple rumor — it was said by the TIME...
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A Look at the NFT Market Decline

NFTs were, and kind of still are, the hottest topic in the financial world. Cryptocurrencies usually make mainstream headlines for two reasons, scandal or price action, though in the past year there has been more focus on what the technology can do in a broader...
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Token Of The Freedom: On Snowden’s NFT

Edward himself prefers "whistleblower", which is probably closest to what he did: exposing a case of abuse of human rights for privacy. The same year, Snowden was charged with espionage and theft of government property, lost his US passport, and found asylum in Russia, where...
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The NFT Ecosystem And The Price Bubbles

The most recent spike in popularity can be attributed in some part to digital artist Beeple. The graphic designer stole the spotlight after his monumental digital collage, "EVERYDAYS: THE FIRST 5000 DAYS," was auctioned off for nearly $70 million at the British auction house Christie's....
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NFTs are the new Collectibles

Several years ago, trading cards were the rave of the moment in the collectibles world. From sports cards to Pokémon cards, these collectibles were worth thousands of dollars depending on their rarity. However, there were some problems; these cards were prone to damage and had...
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How to Unstuck Unconfirmed Blockchain Transaction

The following are ways to help you unstuck unconfirmed blockchain transactions. Wait It Out Sometimes it takes little to no effort but trying to wait for the transactions to go through. More often, there will be free capacity in the network after some hours, days,...