Is Web3 like playing Minecraft?

Web3 puts major companies like Meta out of business and gives every user rights to develop the next big thing together. Decentralization and the combination of humans and machines will be the heart of the Web3 projects. There is a reason for users’ passive participation: We’re still busy trying to get the biggest part of the pie. But now, Web3 is in the pipeline. This is going to change radically. In the upcoming years, there’s going to be a shift from tech giants who are “the boss” to individuals who…

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Meta to launch metaverse hardware store, Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44B, and ApeCoin pumps to new highs: Hodler’s Digest, April 24-30

Coming every Saturday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44B — crypto industry reacts Eccentric billionaire Elon Musk bought Twitter for around $44 billion this week, or $54.20 per share in cash. After the deal was accepted, Musk said he hoped that “even my worst critics remain on Twitter,…

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Smart money is accumulating Ethereum even as traders warn of a drop to $2.4K

The upcoming Ethereum merge is one of the most widely discussed topics in the crypto sector and analysts have a wide range of perspectives on how the transition to proof of stake could impact Ether’s price.  ETH/USDT 1-day chart. Source: TradingView Whales accumulate ahead of the merge A deeper dive into the ongoing accumulation of Ether by whale wallets was provided by cryptocurrency intelligence firm Jarvis Labs, which posted the following chart looking at the percentage change in whale wallet holdings versus ET price.  Ether whale holding change. Source: Twitter The…

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Gaming, crypto fintech and blockchain infrastructure dominate venture capital rounds

Cryptocurrency markets remain caught in a macro-based downtrend, with Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) showing further signs of weakness at the end of April. But, venture capital activity in the crypto and blockchain sectors is the strongest it has ever been, offering further evidence that major investors are looking beyond immediate price action and ignoring divisive bull/bear narratives. The latest edition of VC Roundup highlights the growing excitement surrounding Web3 gaming, decentralized finance (DeFi) and blockchain infrastructure. The first quarter of 2022 was brutal for crypto prices, but venture capital…

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These are the BTC price levels to watch as Bitcoin risks worst April on record

Bitcoin (BTC) sits at a historically important price point for hodlers, but where could it be headed in the coming days? As the monthly close looms and various countries prepare for the May holidays, traders are mapping out the options — with some surprises. $35,000 becomes key focus While Bitcoin market commentators rarely agree on much, one thing is more or less accepted this week — that April’s monthly close will be volatile. Due over the weekend, that volatility has the potential to be exacerbated by a lack of trading…

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Solving the ‘Sunrise Issue’ is the key to unlocking crypto mass adoption

We have all been there. You see something, hear something, or feel something, and want to share that feeling or observation with someone else. Do you pick up the phone? Send over a text? Record a voice note? Humans thrive in our shared experiences: a captivating concert, the winning goal of a sports match, waking up to watch the sunrise. There’s something fulfilling about having an experience and being able to share it with someone in real time. And due to technology, we can do that, even if another person,…

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Tether (USDT) Q1 Trading Volume Plunges To $5.3 Trillion In Quarterly Low

With the chaotic phase that the crypto market is going through, Tether (USDT) trading volume in Q1 of 2022 plunged lower compared to the same quarter of last year. The total Tether transaction for the first quarter of 2022 is 26,454. Even though the bearish trend has seen many investors turning to stablecoins, the interest of investors for USDT remains a bit controlled. Tether is dubbed to be a stable crypto because unlike Bitcoin, Tether is pegged with the US dollar which means it retains a consistent value over time.…

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Binance to drive crypto and blockchain awareness among Indian investors

Crypto exchange Binance announced the parallel launch of three key educational initiatives to fast-track educating Indian investors and students about the cryptocurrency and blockchain ecosystem. While recognizing the importance of investors’ awareness of crypto and blockchain, Binance highlighted that Indian regulators and policymakers cite the lack of education as an area of concern, which currently hinders the widespread adoption of crypto. Primarily targeting the student demographic in India, one of the three educational initiatives launched by Binance involves the initiation of the ‘Blockchain for Good’ Ideathon, a platform for college…

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Bitcoin network difficulty breaks into a new all-time high of 29.794T

Reassuring its position as the most resilient blockchain network against attacks, the Bitcoin (BTC) network recorded a new all-time high network difficulty for the second time this month in April — jumping from its previous all-time high of 28.587 trillion to 29.794 trillion. Greater network difficulty demands greater computational power to successfully mine a BTC block, which prevents bad actors from taking over the network and manipulating transactions, also known as double-spending. As evidenced by data from blockchain.com, Bitcoin’s network difficulty has seen almost a year-long uptrend since August 1,…

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Understanding the environmental impact of digital collectibles

NFTs have taken pop culture by storm over the past year. On a nearly daily basis, a new celebrity announces their interest in the emerging technology — usually by dropping an NFT collection. From Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction NFTs to Snoop Dogg’s NFT music label, a wide range of notable names are beginning to realize the creative value that NFTs offer. While celebrity involvement has played a key role in raising mainstream awareness about the array of NFT use cases and investment potential, it has also drawn the ire of…

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