Analyst says 40% of users in most Web3 games are bots — Here’s how to avoid being fooled

The decentralized application industry pushed above $40 billion in smart contract deposits in February 2021, and currently the figure stands at $59 billion. To date, “real money” continues to flow into the sector, and on Aug. 29, gaming startup Limit Break raised $200 million. The project gained popularity after the successful launch of its DigiDaigaku free-mint NFT collection. According to a report by Dove Metrics and Messari, the crypto industry saw $30.3 billion in funds raised in H1 2022. This amount surpassed the $30.2 billion seen in 2021. Excluding the…

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Tug Of War Between Bulls And Bears, Will Bitcoin Price Retest $19,000?

The price of Bitcoin (BTC) has continued to struggle against Tether (USDT) as bulls and bears are caught in a tug of war regarding where Bitcoin price should be headed as we approach the monthly close. Bitcoin’s (BTC) price showed so much steam, but it seems like it was just a bull trap for many investors and traders. (Data from Binance) Bitcoin (BTC) Price Analysis On The Weekly Chart  Bitcoin’s (BTC) price has shown so much strength trying to hold above $19,500 in the past few days, with the price…

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Bitcoin holds $20K, but analysts say BTC open interest leaves room for ‘more deleveraging’

Bitcoin (BTC) price continues to struggle at $20,000 and repeat dips under this level have led some analysts to project deeper downside in the short-term. Earlier in the week, independent market analyst Philip Swift tweeted that the Crypto Fear and Greed Index had dropped back to back to “Extreme Fear,” reflecting softening sentiment among investors.  The market is not enjoying $BTC hanging around $20k. Back into Extreme Fear today. Live chart: https://t.co/Jr5151zN7I pic.twitter.com/UnztrZP7FP — Philip Swift (@PositiveCrypto) August 31, 2022 On Aug 29, analytics firm Delphi Digital highlighted Bitcoin open…

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Crypto Twitter shares security concerns regarding Meta’s recent NFT integration news

On Aug 29, Facebook and Instagram’s parent company Meta announced that its users will now be able to post digital collectibles and Non-Fungible Tokens, or NFTs, across both platforms by simply connecting their digital wallets to either site. We’re introducing the ability to post digital collectibles across @facebook and @instagram. You can now connect your digital wallet to either app to share your #NFTs on both. What NFT are you excited to share? https://t.co/wa2wkWfI7p pic.twitter.com/SlpwAuY02c — Meta Newsroom (@MetaNewsroom) August 29, 2022 While Meta’s announcement may have seemed to some…

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Ticketmaster selects Flow blockchain for minting NFT event tickets

According to Flow, a digital engagement layer-1 blockchain created by Dapper Labs, Live Nation’s subsidiary Ticketmaster has unveiled nonfungible tokens (NFTs) tickets for event organizers minted on its blockchain. The primary purpose of the NFT tickets will be for commemorative value. But aside from being used as mementos, they can also be used as proof of attendance at notable concerts.  However, such virtual commemorative tickets are not valid for entry. One still needs to show a purchased ticket with a bar code from Ticketmaster or Live Nation for entry. As told…

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US Federal Reserve discussion paper takes cold, hard look at DeFi, gives it mixed review

There are more than 1,400 DApps in operation and their number is growing rapidly, according to a United States Federal Reserve Board discussion paper dated in June but released Aug. 30. Ethereum is their biggest host with 470, or 31%, of them. Those decentralized finance (DeFi) products represent a very small share of the global financial system, but may still pose risks to financial stability, the authors said. The cumulative gross value of DeFi products ranged from $78 billion to $224 billion at the beginning of the second quarter of…

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South Korean authorities arrest 16 individuals connected to $2B crypto forex transactions: Report

Authorities with South Korea’s customs service have reportedly arrested 16 people involved in illegal foreign exchange transactions connected to crypto assets worth roughly $2 billion. According to a Tuesday report from South Korean news agency Newsis, the country’s customs authorities plan to prosecute two unnamed individuals linked to the illicit transactions, impose fines on seven people related to negligence and continue investigating the remaining seven. Since February, the Korea Customs Service’s investigation reportedly discovered more than 2.7 trillion won — roughly $2 billion at the time of publication — tied…

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A16z proposes a set of licenses especially for NFTs, based on Creative Commons model

Venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (A16z) announced Wednesday that it had devised a set of six licenses tailored to nonfungible tokens (NFTs) that are based on the model pioneered by Creative Commons. Like Creative Commons licenses, there is a range of rights available through a variety of the proposed NFT licenses, titled Can’t Be Evil licenses. In a blog post, A16z general counsel Miles Jennings and general partner Chris Dixon wrote that, while some NFT creators use Creative Commons licenses and others customize their terms, many NFT projects have no…

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Hardware wallet Trezor enables direct crypto purchases with MoonPay

Hardware walletcompany Trezor is moving to enable direct crypto purchases with a new partnership with the crypto fintech startup MoonPay. Trezor, Czech Republic-based hardware wallet provider, has partnered with MoonPay to allow its customers to buy crypto directly in their hardware wallet, according to an announcement on Wednesday. Backed by major industry investors including Tiger Global and Coatue, MoonPay is a crypto payment service that allows users to buy and sell cryptocurrencies and nonfungible tokens (NFTs) using debit cards, credit cards and other payment methods. In April 2022, the firm…

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Mt. Gox trustee releases repayment procedures update

Mt. Gox trustee Nobuaki Kobayashi released updated information on Wednesday regarding the rehabilitation plan for creditors of the long-defunct crypto exchange. According to the file, the restriction reference period starts on September 15. During the phase, “the assignment, transfer or succession, provision as collateral, or disposition by other means of rehabilitation claims are prohibited.” Kobayashi confirmed that creditors have until September 15 to submit claims regarding funds lost when the early crypto exchange collapsed in 2014: “During the Assignment, etc. Restriction Reference Period, the Rehabilitation Trustee will cease accepting applications…

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