What the future of AR looks like
Friday, December 2, 2022 by Richard Harris
The next two decades hold incredible promise, and danger, as our lives become more intertwined with extended reality (XR) technologies. Visions of exciting possibilities are tempered with privacy concerns, as major XR companies explore centralized visual positioning systems that store personal data.
Today’s pioneers of augmented and virtual realities (AR and VR...
Microverse World Builder from Croquet
Monday, November 28, 2022 by Richard Harris
Croquet Corporation has announced the availability of Microverse World Builder, a browser-based development environment for the Open Metaverse that lets web and web3 developers rapidly create multi-user 3D Metaverse worlds that can be published to any web server, completely independent of proprietary platforms.
Microverse World Builder includes the newest releas...
Inter Protocol now a stable token for cosmos IST
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 by Richard Harris
The first phase of Inter Protocol is live. Inter Stable Token (IST), a decentralized, fully-collateralized, programmable stable token has launched for the Cosmos ecosystem on the Agoric platform. Stable-by-design with value relative to the US Dollar, IST was created to provide users with a minimum price volatility asset, and an evolving, risk-managed set of minting mech...
Cardano gets largest upgrade in 5 years
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 by Richard Harris
The research and software development company behind Cardano, Input Output Global (IOG), has confirmed that it had last night, along with the Cardano Foundation technical team, successfully applied the much-anticipated ‘Vasil’ upgrade to the Cardano mainnet. The upgrade is set to bring increased network capacity, richer applications, and faster transactions ...
Easy NFT creation with Enjin
Monday, October 3, 2022 by Richard Harris
Esther Partland from Enjin discusses her journey at Enjin and how she started by volunteering and progressed into the Head of Ecosystem. Esther also identifies the key skills that led to her success at Enjin, what kind of tools Enjin provides for building Web3 infrastructures, and how businesses and individuals both can benefit from these tools. Esther goes on to e...
How eSIM iPhone 14 could be a disaster for unprepared carriers
Monday, September 12, 2022 by Richard Harris
The news that Apple has launched an eSIM-only iPhone 14 model in the US is an eSIM turning point in the mobile carrier industry, essentially signaling the start of a new era of digital connectivity competition, says GlobalData.
According to the leading data and analytics company, the consequences are many and varied, as the eSIM-only smartphone model represents myria...
$3M in funding secured by W3 Storage Lab
Thursday, August 25, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
W3 Storage Lab has announced that it closed a pre-seed financing round of $3M. The round was co-led by Draper Dragon and OKX Blockdream Ventures with major participation from Lingfeng Capital and participation from other investors. Proceeds from the round will be used to grow its global team and fund operations.
W3 Storage Lab has co-developed a next-generation distr...
Decentralized wallets suggested after Solana hack
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
The recent hack on the Solana cryptocurrency wallet has led to a drain of millions of dollars, which raised concerns about the security of the crypto ecosystem. Against this backdrop, the volume of discussions around 'Solana' among Twitter influencers surged in the first week of August as most of them commended the use of decentralized or open source w...
Using blockchain to grow your business
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 by Mark Kaley
By now, almost everyone who spends time in the tech space knows that blockchain technology is having a moment. It is a digital technology that has gained prominence in recent years, especially concerning the cryptocurrency industry.
How you could be using blockchain to grow your business
Blockchain technology is not just for tech-savvy bitcoin traders, however. Th...
Oracle Web3 development accelerates
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
InfStones and Oracle have announced that they are collaborating on integrating InfStones’ leading blockchain development platform with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) to accelerate Web3 development. This collaboration will help deliver important insights that drive the evolution, development, and adoption of Web3 applications worldwide.
How you can benefit from a hybrid source model
Monday, August 8, 2022 by Richard Harris
Open-source software takes a decentralized, collaborative approach to software development. By bringing large groups of developers together, it can boost visibility and drive the adoption of new technologies. However, because of its complex review and release processes, the open-source model may limit a company’s ability to innovate rapidly and maintain cohesive c...
Federal Reserve will not stop the ETH merge surge
Saturday, August 6, 2022 by Richard Harris
Stefan Rust, CEO of Laguna Labs, shares his comments about the recent price surge in Ether (ETH), why it will not be derailed by the Federal Reserve interest rate hikes for long, and how Ethereum’s upcoming merge to Proof of Stake is a very promising development for the future for decentralized finance.
The Federal Reserve can’t stop Ethereum’s...
Covalent teams up with Cronos blockchain
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Covalent announced integration with the Cronos blockchain, the EVM chain supported by Crypto.com. The partnership will simplify workflows for developers, data analysts, and more. The new partnership between Covalent and Cronos plays a pivotal role in easing the Web3 data experience, enabling projects and developers to seamlessly access the information needed to power de...
Complete guide to blockchain and cryptocurrencies
Monday, July 11, 2022 by Kim Maceda
Blockchain technology has revolutionized how we manage and ensure the privacy and security of personal data. Here are important facts to know about blockchains.
Cryptocurrency has become more popular ever since the world was introduced to Bitcoin in 2009. It would become the first step that saw the world embracing the concept of digital currencies.
Blockchain is a...
THORWallet noncustodial DeFi wallet review with Marcel Harmann
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 by Richard Harris
Marcel Harmann is the Founder and CEO of THORWallet DEX, the only noncustodial DeFi wallet to offer cross-chain swaps and provide passive income on native token swaps. A key value proposition of blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) is the opportunity to decentralize traditional, archaic financial frameworks. In the industry, this is known as decentralized ...
IP based NFT project partnership announced
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Digital IP platform company IPX, formerly known as LINE FRIENDS, announced that it has formed a strategic business partnership agreement with CRIPCO, the global blockchain and NFT company. The two companies will kickstart IPX’s NFT business, beginning with the iconic character IPs.
CRIPCO, a Singapore-based global blockchain, and NFT company promotes the o...
Blockchain interoperability is key to mainstream adoption
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 by Richard Harris
Manu Nelamane Siddalingegowda, Head of Platform Development at Lisk discusses how Web3 and blockchain technology have the potential to reach mainstream adoption, vastly improving users’ online experience. However, blockchain technology is currently still in its infant stages of development, with each individual blockchain protocol siloed from each other leaving de...
Search 3 NFT search engine lands
Thursday, June 9, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
HUMBL, Inc. has announced the launch of Search 3, a new cross-chain search engine designed to help users explore Web 3, a decentralized version of the world wide web, built on blockchain.
"The common complaints about Web 3 are that it is hard to find and the consumer tools are too complex. With Search 3, we have provided a simplified front door to Web 3, along w...
Fantom blockchain now supported on Pocket Network
Friday, May 13, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Pocket Network announced it is adding support for Fantom Blockchain, the highly scalable blockchain platform for DeFi, crypto dApps, and enterprise applications.
Officially supporting Fantom within the Pocket Network enables developers to mint Fantom RPC endpoints for their applications directly from the Pocket Portal, enabling node runners too, for the first time, e...
Efinity parachain launches on Polkadot
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Enjin has launched its flagship parachain Efinity on Polkadot. As the first-ever NFT parachain to launch on the Polkadot network, Efinity will support CryptoBlades and its 1.1 million users, with additional commitment from over 100 games and apps.
Purpose-built to remove the barriers to entry to NFTs and decentralized gaming, Efinity simplifies the user experience an...
Preserve NFT data on Web3
Monday, March 7, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Concept Art House is partnering with NFT.Storage to preserve NFT data on Web3 protocols IPFS, and Filecoin.
The NFT.Storage API combines the power of IPFS and Filecoin to meet the specific needs for Web3 games, such as the ones developed by Concept Art House (CAH). By storing game assets on these protocols, developers can avail of immutable referencing and verifiable...
Ethereum virtual machine lands from Ontology
Monday, March 7, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Ontology announced the release of its Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM). Seamlessly connecting the Ontology and EVM-based ecosystems will increase cross-chain interoperability, allowing EVM-based blockchain developers to migrate easily across ecosystems and seamlessly construct applications on Ontology.
To celebrate the release, Ontology has also announced a $10 million...
Blockchain revolution to unlock trillions of dollars
Friday, February 25, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Tens of trillions of dollars in private assets are to be unlocked in the next decade as in-the-know investors pile into a radical technology revolution driven by blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), and the internet of things (IoT).
This is to be achieved through the ground-breaking concept of "tokenization of investments", says Nigel Green, CEO of deV...
Metaverse video chat app from Bunch
Thursday, February 10, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Since we started Bunch in late 2017, our vision has always been to build a real-time social network where people come together when they are physically apart and move from experience to experience. And, in our view, the most fun experience to share with friends, is to play games together!
Recapping the past few years
In the past few years, we have seen this v...
Quantum, Metaverse, NFTs and Healthcare blockchains coming in 2022
Saturday, January 8, 2022 by Richard Harris
Manjusha Madabushi is the CTO and Co-Founder of Talentica Software, the global leader in product development services for early and growth-stage technology businesses. She has mentored over 70 start-ups in building successful products across domains like FinTech, Media & Ads, EdTech, and Healthcare in a career spanning more than 3 decades. Manjusha is an avid h...
2022 Web3 predictions from Vendia
Thursday, January 6, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Shruthi Rao is co-founder and Chief Business Officer at Vendia, a serverless, distributed data application platform. Previously, she founded the Blockchain category at AWS, where she launched and grew Amazon Managed Blockchain and Amazon Quantum Ledger Database, and was the lead Business Development for AWS’ Serverless portfolio of services including Lambda, API G...
Cloud and cyber asset management trends for 2022
Thursday, January 6, 2022 by Richard Harris
Companies have been racing to mature their technologies and pursue digital transformations in the last few years, as a way to gain or maintain competitive advantage and resilience. This has led to an emerging area of focus: cyber asset management. Organizations are now taking inventory of their IT infrastructure and prioritizing more agile cyber asset management process...
NFT industry predictions for 2022
Tuesday, January 4, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Justin Daniels, a shareholder in the Atlanta office of Baker Donelson, provides corporate advice to growth-oriented and middle-market domestic and international technology businesses. He is passionate about cybersecurity and considers it a strategic business enterprise risk. Daniels shares with us his 2022 predictions about the NFT industry.
My prediction for NFT&rsq...
Artificial Intelligence authentication in 2022
Tuesday, January 4, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Sanjay Gupta, Global Head of Product, at Mitek shares his 2022 predictions on the rise of touchless technologies, the impacts of digital banking, and the increasing use of voice and behavioral biometrics to verify identification.
Touchless technology will gain adoption in new industries
Technology designed to reduce friction in consumer behavior and improve t...
Metaverse experience from the Billionaire Zombies Club
Friday, December 17, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
The Billionaire Zombies Club has released its official white paper, a preview of their upcoming metaverse experience, and has empowered their community to mint "Skeleton King" NFTs which will eventually have DAO Governance and significant ingame utility. As of this writing, the BZC Collections across Open Sea have aggregated more than 600 ETH in volu...
DeFi and NFT art gallery launches
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Unifty is marrying DeFi and NFTs with the launch of The Gallery, an innovative exhibition space inspired by the platform’s desire to improve upon the traditional gallery-creator relationship. The Gallery’s unique approach to the NFT marketplace means that all participants, including creators, collectors, curators, and fans, are rewarded for engaging on the p...
Blockchain platform enters new development phase
Thursday, December 9, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Lisk, the blockchain network built for business adoption, will offer full interoperability with other layer 1 blockchain protocols. The company unveiled a raft of developmental milestones, culminating with the launch of Lisk Diamond, the ultimate phase of the Lisk interoperability roadmap, at its AmpliFire event in Berlin on December 2nd. Attendees were also a...
Ontology partners with bloXmove
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 by Richard Harris
Ontology, the project bringing trust, privacy, and security to Web3 through decentralized identity and data solutions, has announced a partnership with bloXmove, a business-to-business mobility blockchain platform designed to simplify travel across multiple forms of transportation by connecting mobility apps and reducing the need for users to switch between them.
$100M Metaverse fund for Efinity
Friday, November 12, 2021 by Richard Harris
Enjin announced a $100M Metaverse Fund for Efinity, a cross-chain NFT network it's building on Polkadot. Enjin is also bidding for Auction Slot 4 in Batch 1 of Polkadot's Parachain Auctions, beginning on December 2nd, 2021. If successful, Efinity will begin operating on mainnet by the end of 2021.
$100M Metaverse fund for Efinity
Wing launches on Binance Smart Chain
Thursday, November 11, 2021 by Russ Scritchfield
Wing, the credit-based, cross-chain decentralized lending platform developed by Ontology, is now live on Binance Smart Chain (BSC).
By integrating onto BSC, a blockchain known for its high speeds and low fees, Wing will open up its unique lending, borrowing, and insuring options to millions of new DeFi users. The initially supported assets include WING, ONT...