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Blockchain security firm CertiK raises $88M, propelling its valuation to $2B
The company has doubled its valuation in just four months as crypto-related cyberattacks keep growing in numbers and scale.
Strike joins Shopify in massive push for Bitcoin’s Lightning Network adoption
The new partnership aims to enable “low-cost, instant, global payments for merchants” using Bitcoin.
Ubisoft proves gamers right by ditching ‘Breakpoint’ just 4 months after NFT integration
The company has announced that online "looter-shooter" Ghost Recon Breakpoint won't receive any further post-launch support.
U.S. crypto regulations should be ‘tech neutral,’ says Janet Yellen
The U.S. Treasury secretary has called for consumer protection “from fraud and misleading statements regardless of whether assets are stored on a balance sheet or distributed ledger.”
Terra teams up with LongHashX to offer Web3 startups up to $500,000 in funding
Terraform Labs and LongHash Ventures have joined forces to “accelerate and invest in the next generation of Web3 protocols on the Terra blockchain.”
BitPay integrates Lightning Network to enable low-cost Bitcoin transactions
The crypto payments processor now allows its customers to use “a low-cost alternative when paying with Bitcoin at BitPay-enabled merchants.”
Axie Infinity devs raise $150M to compensate users for Ronin Network hack
Led by Binance, the new funding round should help Sky Mavis to soften the blowback from what is possibly the biggest hack in DeFi so far.
User loses $570,000 worth of Mutant and Bored Ape NFTs to ‘fake verification’ scam
A crypto enthusiast wanted to swap his Bored and Mutant Apes for other NFTs of equal value — but was left with literal "worthless jpegs" in the end.
German authorities shut down world’s largest darknet market Hydra
Law enforcement officers have also seized roughly €23 million in Bitcoin from the now-defunct platform.
Crypto users report new wave of Discord NFT scams
Malicious actors have started using compromised QR codes to hijack users' accounts.
Hackers target Trezor crypto wallet users after mailing list got compromised
A malicious actor used social engineering to access an internal tool used by newsletter delivery service Mailchimp.
OpenSea taps MoonPay to enable NFT purchases via bank cards
The largest NFT marketplace will soon allow its customers to buy digital art using MasterCard, Visa, Apple Pay, and Google Pay.
Snoop Dogg to hold concert in The Sandbox, joins Twitter Spaces with Charles Hoskinson
The famous rapper continues to expand the Snoopverse, “a place where his avatar can perform exclusive concerts only accessible to his fans.”
BNY Mellon to become primary custodian for Circle’s USDC stablecoin reserves
America's oldest bank vowed to help Circle build “a stable and resilient financial ecosystem for the future.”
Blockchain.com now supports Unstoppable Domains’ NFT usernames
The blockchain service “goes all-in” on Web3 domain names to enable “seamless access and payments across a growing number of dapps, exchanges and marketplaces.”
Fan token dev Socios inks $20 million promotion deal with Lionel Messi
Over the next three years, Messi will help Socios.com “create a more connected and rewarding future for fans around the world.”
Opera now supports Bitcoin, Polygon, Solana, and 5 other crypto ecosystems
Over 380 million of active Opera users can now “benefit from blockchains and decentralized apps and services.”