Since Bitcoin’s inception in 2008, crypto has presented an endless amount of white space with imaginable and unimaginable market opportunities, often with mobile at the center of art in gaming. S1422
MetaMask, integration with Apple Pay
According to MetaMask’s official Twitter account, iPhone users can finally start buying cryptocurrency almost directly. In other words, gadget owners can purchase digital assets using credit and debit cards linked to their Apple Pay accounts. Improving and simplifying the cryptocurrency buying process for customers is the obstacle that all wallets have to solve.
📣 MetaMask Mobile v4.3.1 is LIVE with some exciting updates:
Buy crypto on iOS with Apple Pay (@sendwyre), more transparency when interacting with websites and, where appropriate, support for gasless transactions.
Can it get any better? Yes, it does! We now have dark mode! 🌑
– MetaMask 🦊💙 (@MetaMask) March 28, 2022
On March 29, the Ronin blockchain network announced the theft of 173,600 ether tokens, the currency of the Ethereum blockchain, and 25.5 million USD coin tokens. The network is best known for its association with the NFT game Axie Infinity, where players can earn, trade, and sell tokens by breeding and training Pokémon-like monsters. While the theft resulted in over $610 million in losses at the time of the official announcement, the related assets were worth $540 million on March 23, the date of the hack. Defending pole position is the $610 million Poly Network hack, which took place in August 2021, although almost all of the funds were returned by the hackers within days of the theft, with the attackers claiming not to denounce any security risks to want on the platform.
While most crypto thefts are small-scale, 2021 and 2022 saw an increasing number of high-profile hacks with estimated losses in excess of $150 million, highlighting one of the potential downsides of growing interest and use of decentralized cryptocurrency solutions Finance (DeFi) highlights .
NFT avatar from baby to adult!
Novatar is no ordinary avatar collection: it is a technologically advanced futuristic project with a limited collection of 25,000 baby avatars that can grow and transform into adults on the blockchain.
A limited collection of 25,000 NFT avatars that can grow from baby to adult. Each of the 25,000 Novatars has their own unique facial features, expressions, characters, and sometimes even professions… The Novatars display the real-world personality that resembles the diversity of the human race. You can choose the age of your avatar, 30 days after imprinting your novatar you have to make a decision: age it to adulthood or leave it as a baby. Novatars can serve as NFT profile pictures on social media. Twitter recently applied the NFT profile picture integration to its platform.
20 Minutes launches Capsule Corp Labs, 20 Mint, a magazine funded and co-managed through NFTs. A magazine entirely dedicated to using Web 3, Blockchain, NFTs and Cryptos. Whether it’s the environment, consumer protection, economic competitiveness, the issues that Web 3 raises go beyond the scope we have often reserved for it: the crazy sums spent on works of art in NFT, the hypervolatility of certain cryptocurrencies, tweets from star entrepreneurs, a few crazy swag scammers… To go even further, 20 Mint will multiply reports, portraits and interviews. We will also try to highlight the major French players in this ecosystem, such as Coinhouse, which supports us in this adventure.
EU smothers crypto assets
Soon, authorities will have access to details about sender and receiver crypto transfers in the EU. The EU vote was about revised anti-money laundering (AML) legislation. The proposal would see crypto exchanges share anonymous transaction details from their customers. Additionally, wallets like MetaMask require KYC. Earlier this month, an EU proposal to make Bitcoin and Ethereum illegal was rejected! The European legislator has been discussing the regulations for some time. Therefore, the current decision does not come as a surprise. However, this goes against what decentralization of Krypton is all about.
Read the 2 threads below to better understand the issues
— Alexandre “unhosted” Stachtchenko (@StachAlex) March 30, 2022
With the European Parliament’s new proposals on cryptos, I seriously wonder if we haven’t collectively forgotten the values we are supposed to defend in Europe.
— Alexandre “unhosted” Stachtchenko (@StachAlex) March 29, 2022
Brave, web3 browser
If you have been reading this message for a few months, you have understood that Web3 refers to the decentralized web, which generally includes both decentralized applications (or DApps) and decentralized finance (or DeFi), including cryptocurrencies, assets or tokens. But Web3 is much more than a new way of programming or managing finances. It’s a whole new philosophy of how the web should be governed and how users should access it: In a Web3 world, we are no longer dependent on monolithic, centralized authorities like governments, Big Tech and Wall Street. In web3 control is in the hands of the individual, that’s the promise!
Admittedly, web3 has its weaknesses. This can be extremely difficult to understand, especially for newcomers, since the old analogies (your data is like files, a database like a filing cabinet) no longer apply. It can be resource intensive and consume enormous amounts of energy. And since there is no centralized authority, this can always be vulnerable to fraud and ruin the accuracy of the entire blockchain. But overall, the benefits still far outweigh the risks. And web3 is still in its infancy.
The wallet and the browser will be the axes of this use, the Brave browser is not new. To protect users while browsing Web2, Brave enables a number of tracking protection measures (shields) to limit user tracking and block personalized advertising targeted to users. Shields are enabled by default but can be managed per site and disabled to restore desired site functionality that is affected. So it’s not Web3, but it’s a way to browse Web2 while accepting Web3 principles of anonymity and control.
Brave is currently the only browser that integrates your settings with IPFS (InterPlanetary File System), which is the public peer-to-peer data storage and distribution network. This protocol has different privacy concerns than HTTP(S). Web2 content is hosted on centralized servers and accessed over HTTPS, but IPFS content is accessed through a content hash called a Content Identifier (CID).
Another plus, Brave recently launched the Brave wallet, which integrates this natively with the Brave browser. It offers a solid set of features, such as B. Ledger and Trezor hardware wallet support, CoinGecko live market data integration, and support for Ethereum and EVM-enabled networks (Polygon, Avalanche, etc.).
Yield from cryptos
Despite a strong rally in March, all crypto sectors posted negative returns in the first quarter of the year as macroeconomic and geopolitical headwinds weighed on risk sentiment. Kaiko Research plots the returns of various market sectors in the first quarter (orange) and March (blue) by assembling a portfolio of the five largest assets by market capitalization for each segment. We observe that the top 5 crypto assets overall were the best (or least bad) performers in Q1, while DEX tokens produced the worst returns, down over 30%. In contrast, all market segments ended well in the green in March. Tokens associated with Layer 2 scaling solutions were the top performers, led by Loopring’s native LRC token and Skale Networks SKL, up more than 50% over the past month.
Polygon launches innovative identity service
Polygon, a popular sidechain on Ethereum, has launched a new user identification service that gives blockchain-based applications the ability to verify an individual’s credentials without revealing their personal information. The service called Polygon ID helps verify user information while maintaining privacy. Polygon ID allows applications running on the blockchain to authenticate user data while maintaining the privacy of sensitive information. It relies on iden3, a decentralized identity protocol that uses zero-knowledge proofs – a cryptographic technology that can verify data that remains encrypted and hidden from the verifying party.
NFTizer, tokenize your ideas
There are many unexplored areas and applications of NFTs that we have yet to see, which may lead to additional innovations. There are also applications that are known but difficult to construct. For example, NFTs as collateral to borrow stablecoins or to lend NFTs on the blockchain. NFTizer is an NFT agency that allows you to develop your ideas, they also offer them to you!
You were rewarded during the polygon competition. Your NFT Airdrop Tool: AirBro is a no-code tool to reward NFT collection holders with ERC20 tokens or other NFTs.
Celebrating Women on the Web3
The tech industry has always been a boys’ club. The pioneers of the Internet were rarely recognized, let alone had a lasting impact on its development. The mathematician and writer Ada Lovelace wrote the first algorithm in the 1800s. Hollywood film star and inventor Hedy Lamar helped develop the technology that led to what we know today as WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth. Most famously, the brilliant and iconic Raida Perlman invented the algorithm that made the original Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) possible. Despite their invaluable contributions, women have been left out of many decisions in the Silicon Valley internet landscape that shapes so much of our modern lives. Celebrating this Women’s History Month is a great opportunity to reflect on how Web2 has shaped our experiences of growing up in the digital age.
The male gaze has been deconstructed in the context of film and advertising, but it also plays an important role in the imagination and construction of social media applications. Web2 focuses on looks and looks. Each user has a timeline or profile where they can share their achievements. It’s a linear story fueled by individualism, fueled by addictive rewards and validations that tap into our most basic human desires to belong and be accepted.
Web3 has tremendous potential to be a balancing force for those historically marginalized by legacy systems. We’re excited to build a strong and equitable community in BFF through education, connections, and rewards. Their website unveils a graph showing that men make up 81% of Web3 and estimates it will be a $10 trillion industry by 2026. BFF wants to make sure underrepresented groups are not left behind.
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