Web3 gaming still a long way from mainstream adoption: Survey

A new survey commissioned by blockchain entertainment provider Coda Labs suggests that despite the huge amount of money being poured into Web3 gaming, traditional gamers are still yet to warm up to crypto or NFTs and have little interest in Web3 games.  According to the survey, gamers pointed to practical barriers as their main reason for shying away from Web3 games, with gamers often not knowing how they might work and lacking a blockchain wallet. The survey found that only 12% of non-crypto gamers have tried Web3 games, while just…

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Mainstream NFT adoption will be driven mostly by their utility

Nonfungible tokens (NFTs) have seen a stratospheric surge in popularity accompanied by sky-high values, giving rise to legitimate and ongoing worries about a market bubble, as many projects lacked real-world application or utility. NFT utility is an essential component because it adds value and functionality to the technology. One of the most well-known use cases for NFTs is the ownership of digital art pieces like CryptoPunks. Play-to-earn (P2E) gaming is another use case that had massive popularity in 2021. NFTs can assist firms in various sectors with their operations since,…

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Ghana set to catch up to Nigeria and Kenya in terms of crypto adoption: Chainalysis

As emerging markets take the lead in crypto adoption, Ghana, a country located in West Africa, may soon catch up to other African countries regarding cryptocurrency use.  In a report released by blockchain analytics platform Chainalysis, researchers found that Ghana has the potential to achieve crypto adoption levels similar to Kenya and Nigeria, countries which ranked 11th and 19th in the analytics firm’s global crypto adoption index. According to Ray Youssef, the CEO of P2P platform Paxful, the local population’s needs along with the current growth trends in Ghana show…

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NFT trading volume plunges 98% from January despite rise in adoption

According to data compiled from Dune Analytics, the weekly trading volume of nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, across the blockchain realm has plunged to $114.4 million. This represents a decrease of 98% from the $6.2 billion witnessed around the end of January. Weekly NFT trading volume rose to an all-time high of $146.3 billion in early April before falling off a sharp cliff in May with the start of an ongoing crypto bear market.  At the same time, however, the number of wallets owning at least one NFT has skyrocketed to…

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Innovation will drive NFT adoption despite mainstream presence: NFTGo founder

The presence of big players in the nonfungible tokens market might evangelize newbies, but they do not lead to mass adoption or innovation, claimed Tony Ling, co-founder of NFTGo in a conversation with Cointelegraph. Major developments, such as Adobe’s acquisition of Figma, would potentially impact creators per the combination of both the companies’ features. Adobe, for example, owns Behance, a creative showcase platform that allows users to connect crypto wallets and NFTs to their profiles, while Figma provides kits for NFT creators. The mainstream presence in the space, however, isn’t…

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MiCA is already stifling stablecoin adoption in the EU

The digital asset landscape in the European Union is evolving ahead of the passage of the Markets in Crypto-Assets (MiCA) regulation framework that aims to instill regulatory clarity around crypto assets. While well-intentioned, the current structure of MiCA may throttle innovation. But if a revised version of this policy passes, it could see the European Union become one of the leaders in the digital payment space. If not, then there is a genuine possibility of the continent falling behind. MiCA aims to set a regulatory framework for the crypto asset industry…

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Tracking adoption a year later

El Salvador, the small Central American nation that made history just over a year ago when it made Bitcoin (BTC), recently marked its first year of BTC adoption. The Salvadoran government touted BTC as a tool to attract foreign investment, create new jobs and cut reliance on the United States dollar in the country’s economy at the time of adoption. Many BTC proponents and the libertarian community rallied behind the small nation despite mounting pressure from global organizations such as the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) to remove…

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Opera browser integrates Elrond blockchain services to bolster Web3 adoption

Web3 crypto browser Opera announced plans to integrate Elrond blockchain services for over 300 million users. The integration would help Opera users directly access a host of decentralized applications (DApps) and other popular services through the integrated Opera wallet.  Elrond (EGLD) is a scalable blockchain network that offers various infrastructure services for DApps, enterprise use cases and the new internet economy. The blockchain’s adaptive state sharding makes it one of the fastest and more efficient networks. With the integration, Opera users will have access to the Elrond Standard Digital Token (ESDT), a native…

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