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Blockchain This Week – Sensitive Data Collections, Apologies, Industry Recovery Fund, Proof of Reserves

ConsenSys Collects User IP and Wallet Addresses ConsenSys, the company behind MetaMask and Infura, has revised its privacy policy this week. It said it would collect the IP and wallet addresses of MetaMask users when they use Infura as the default RPC provider. Uniswap Also Has a New Privacy Policy The decentralized exchange Uniswap also … More

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Blockchain This Week – FTX’s Epic Overnight Collapse, Google’s Growing Web3 Appetite, UBS Bond on Blockchain

Image Source: iStock It Didn’t Even Take 10 Days On Nov 2, news outlet Coindesk published an article that revealed the dubious business of billionaire Sam Bankman Fried’s crypto empire. It was disclosed that much of the $14.6 billion of assets of Bankman Fried’s trading firm, Alameda Research, is made up of FTT, the native … More

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Blockchain This Week – Singapore and CBDC, Digital Rupee Pilot, Datonomy, Web3 Alliances, GameStop’s NFT Marketplace

Image Source: iStock Guardian Completes First Live Trades The Monetary Authority of Singapore announced that Project Guardian, its pilot initiative to explore DeFi in wholesale markets, has completed its first live trades. DBS, JP Morgan, and SBI Digital Asset Holdings conducted the live transaction with tokenized JPY and SGD. Singapore Launches Two More Trials The Monetary Authority … More

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Blockchain This Week – Plaid, Flipverse, Mastercard Bridge, 1 BTC Block in 85 Minutes, EU’s Energy Labeling for Blockchain, Interpol Enters Metaverse

Image Credits: FireDrops and Flipverse from Flipkart Plaid in Web3 Open banking fintech firm Plaid has stepped into Web3 with its first product – Wallet Onboard. With Wallet Onboard, developers can integrate with over 300 Ethereum wallets seamlessly instead of building separate integrations with each one. Flipkart Launches Flipverse One of the largest Indian e-commerce … More

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Blockchain This Week – Google and Crypto, BNY Mellon Crypto, BNB Hard Fork, NYDIG Layoff, Growing Exploits

Google Partners With Coinbase In Google’s Cloud Next conference this week, Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian announced that Google would start accepting crypto payments for its cloud services starting early next year. Initially rolled out for its Web3 customers, this payment option would be made possible via integration with crypto exchange Coinbase. Furthermore, Google will … More

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Blockchain This Week – CYNK To Trade Biomass Tokens, Mastercard’s Crypto Anti Fraud Tool, Coorest Carbon Standard

Image Source: bee32 from iStock African Emissions Reduction Platform to Trade CYNK, Africa’s first verifiable emissions reduction platform, running on Hedera Hashgraph, will begin trading its first tokens this quarter. CYNK will trade credits generated by Tamuwa, Kenya’s largest biomass company. Mastercard’s Anti Fraud Tool Payments provider Mastercard launched Crypto Secure, a new fraud detection … More

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Blockchain This Week – WEF Battles Climate Change with Web3,TBD and Circle, Christie’s 3.0, Chainlink, Walmart in Metaverse

Image Source: RyanKing999 from iStock WEF Launches Crypto Sustainability Coalition An initiative that will assess how Web3 technologies can be used to fight climate change. The coalition has 30 entities, including businesses and education institutions. TBD Partners With Circle The goal is to solve “some of our biggest money challenges.” It includes ramps for fiat … More

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Blockchain This Week – Nasdaq’s Crypto Service, Eth.link Back Online, Wintermute Hack, Cardano, Celsius, FTX, Voyager

Image Source: iStock Nasdaq to Offer Crypto Custody Exchange operator Nasdaq is reportedly set to launch its crypto custody service for institutional investors. As per sources, Nasdaq will initially offer services for bitcoin and ether to investors, such as hedge funds. FTX Not Authorized UK’s financial watchdog FCA has warned that the crypto exchange FTX … More

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Blockchain This Week – World Devours 0.2% Less Energy, Starbucks and Polygon, Trudeau Bristles Over Crypto, Billion Euro Web3 Fund

Image Source: Shutterstock Ethereum Moves Away From Proof of Work The Ethereum blockchain, which since its inception was using resource intensive proof of work consensus, has now officially transitioned to proof of stake. The much anticipated “Merge” event occurred around block height 15,537,391 this Thursday, Sep 15.  World Energy Consumption Reduced by 0.2% Ethereum co-founder … More

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