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Blockchain Hires Former Presidential Bodyguard as New Global Head of Security

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Blockchain have just announced the name of their new global head of security. George Sax is a former U.S. special agent previously entrusted with guarding the president himself.

George Sax Takes Security Role at Blockchain Ltd.

Security in cryptocurrency is a top priority particularly for a company like Blockchain Ltd. The fintech firm currently manages more than 26 million digital wallets for its users. That’s a potentially massive honey pot for cyber criminals.

The man Blockchain Ltd. are entrusting to lead their global security team is George Sax. Sax is a senior official of the U.S. Secret Service and a former special agent. He headed the Secret Service’s Office of Investigations along with taking care of security for the presidential election campaign in 2016.

In the wake of multi-million-dollar exchange hacks at the likes of Coincheck in January, and a recent security compromise at South Korean trading platform Coinrail, security at such custodians of people’s digital assets is paramount. Sax himself explained his keenness to turn his hand to a new challenge in statement reported by Bloomberg:

“I’m looking forward to applying my experience at the U.S. Secret Service and the U.S. Treasury to the company’s already robust security program and enable millions across the globe access to this new financial system with confidence.”

Blockchain’s effort to revamp their security are likely related to the platform they’ve just launched to appeal to an institutional class of investors.

One of the key things that is perceived to be lacking from the cryptocurrency space before traditional money managers will take interest in the space is adequate security against hackers. Similar initiatives targeting such investors have also been forwarded by Coinbase and Circle. All three recognise how vital security is to institutions finding crypto exposure appealing.

Other members of Blockchain’s team include former CEO of Barclays Plc Anthony Jenkins, and former chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Arthur Level.

Peter Smith, the CEO and co-founder of Blockchain Ltd. talked of the need for the utmost precautions when it comes to security:

“We are one of the top targets in the world for security threats by virtue of our place in the crypto ecosystem… We have to secure our infrastructure, data centers, and our operations. It’s a big job, and George will help us build a next generation of security.”

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Todd Goldman and PopCulture, Inc. Partner With Quidd for Mintable Collections

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June 27th, 2022, New York: Todd Goldman and PopCulture, Inc. have partnered with Quidd, the original digital collectibles and NFT marketplace, owned by Animoca Brands, to bring multiple new mintable NFT collections.

Quidd, founded in 2016, is the first marketplace built for buying and selling limited-edition, individually serialized digital collectibles, and NFTs. With its unique mintables technology and easy-to-use platform, Quidd brings accessible digital and NFT collecting to mass audiences.

Todd Goldman is an American artist that prides himself in being unpolished, politically incorrect, and laugh-out-loud funny through his art. His simplistic childlike paintings and light humor is what have made Todd and his licensing merchandise company a huge success among every age group. Todd’s unapologetic irreverent humor and cartoon pop art are like nothing else out there, which is quite refreshing in today’s gutless, cancel-culture society.

Goldman’s partnership with Quidd allows him to bring his art to digital collectibles and NFTs for the first time. The pop artist offers a unique artistic sensibility combined with clever humor and fun imagery. With an impressive 20+ year art career, Todd’s irreverently fun brand is clearly adored by his fans.

“Todd’s style is so incredibly friendly, but when you look closer you see the wink-wink fun that he plays with, debating our notions of what this kind of IP looks like and how fans interact with it,” said Sam Barbeire, VP of Content at Quidd.

“I have a dry sense of humor and wanted to do something different that no one else was doing in the art world. Obviously, I’m no Rembrandt, so instead, I try to make people laugh through my art,” said Todd Goldman when asked about his art style.

“Todd is the greatest artist of this generation.” Todd’s dog, Muppet – He made me say that and threatened to take away my treats otherwise.

The first drop, Underwearimals, debuts in June and will feature a new collection from Todd, which includes animals in their tighty whiteys. Yes, even animals wear underwear…well, in Todd’s world they do.

About Quidd

Quidd, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, is the original digital collectibles and NFT marketplace. For over five years, Quidd has worked with the world’s most prominent brands including Disney, HBO, Funko, and over 300 others in bringing fan-first collecting to digital and blockchain platforms. The Quidd marketplace is the most innovative, robust, and accessible platform for digital and NFT collecting experiences. Visit https://market.onquidd.com and find the apps here.

About Todd Goldman

Todd, like everyone else, had a childhood dream. His dream was to become a Brazilian Olympic figure skater. But unfortunately for Todd, he wasn’t Brazilian and didn’t know how to ice skate. That and Brazil didn’t even have an ice skating team. Sure Todd looked great in sequin tights, but he had to hang them up for the time being, and find something else to do with his life.

But Todd always knew he was special. Not “wear a helmet and ride the short bust” special, just special in a unique kind of way. And that uniqueness was reflected in Todd’s humor and drawings. So that’s what Todd did, he became an artist. A different kind of artist…One that makes people laugh with his art. And believe it or not people actually took a liking to it. So much that Todd’s art can be seen on all kinds of cool products. From t-shirts and mugs, to pajamas and greeting cards, to pillows to tote bags, and soon to be NFT’s.

In addition to merchandise, Todd’s paintings and prints are sold in art galleries all around the world. Plus, Todd has over 40 books published and several animated TV shows and movies in development. So as you can see Todd keeps himself busy. Sure, Todd sometimes ponders what his life could have been as a Brazilian figure skater…but honestly, he is quite happy making people laugh with his art. And yes, Todd still wears his sequin tights around the house.

About PopCulture, Inc.

Pop Culture, Inc. is a Web3 company focused on providing IP and content for digital and metaverse spaces. Pop Culture, Inc was started by the founders of the Los Angeles Comic Con, Los Angeles’ premier comic, anime, cosplay, and gaming convention. Pop Culture, Inc is working on incorporating NFT collectibles for the Comic-Con Metaverse, as well as other Web3 Spaces such as Binance, Opensea, and Quidd. Visit https://nyaching.com/ for more information on Nyaching.

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The Richverse web3 product 1.0 Gamefi: Genesis is about to open the internal test qualification

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Gamefi of Richverse Web3, as the first social-competitive game which is initiated by the Harvard and MIT technical teams, will be launched on polygon in July.

Genesis: introduction and analysis

Genesis takes the mission of initiating Gamefi 2.0,under the support of Metis’ plus it is a fantastic game we are all looking forward its development in the near future.

5 highlights in this product:

  1. Genesis combines the four elements of simulation management, development, competition, and social interaction into Gamefi;
  2. Players can not only compete with other players to obtain tokens through their proficiency in game manipulation, but also obtain token rewards through the pioneering learn to earn (learning knowledge) and pledge NFT.
  3. The way for players to obtain tokens has changed from P2E as the main path in gamefi 1.0 to PVP with competitive manipulation. A token model like this will revolutionaryly optimize the Gamefi economic system, and the game ecological currency will no longer become a bubble to undertake, which greatly improves the durability of the game and the healthy development of the game ecological performance in the long run.
  4. In Genesis, players can obtain assets through different levels of constellation to immigrate to Genester in different scenes of the game, meanwhile the game also enables players to interact and socialize with more new friends.
  5. Genesis based on the virtual IP-Genester of Constellation Immigrants, created NFT assets such as space debris, virtual buildings, and game equipment. This had set an important tone for building the Richverse Web3 Sociafi network up in the future.

Genesis has received strategic investment from institutions including Bitcoke, AKG Ventures, Hotbit DAO, 7’Oclock Labs,etc. Genesis also announced that it will go public on Polygon.

Genesis is regarded as a play to earn game in the Polygon ecosystem. Players can collect virtual IP-Genel based on the attributes of different constellations as well as making profits and being entertained after constantly playing and upgrading via learn to earn(L2E) mode, players vs players(PVP) mode, and play to education(P2E) mode. Players could earn profits and feel entertained in this game.In the Genesis world, everyone will fight for just through fair plays.At the meantime that it is also possible to participate in the decision-making and governance of the DAO according to player’s contribution.

According to information from the project, it contains the following advantages:

  1. Genesis has a professional technical and production team, and its games are well-made. While users enjoy a high-quality visual performance, they can also obtain a multi-scene, controllable and playable game experience. The picture quality of the official website disclosed is excellent so far.
  2. The Genester level, quantity and token pledge amount will be used as the identity authentication for users to participate in the DAO governance in the later stage. That is to say players could receive token,as well as participating in various development decisions and making additional profits.
  3. Game equipment, space debris and virtual buildings built by players, including Genester, obtained in the Genesis game belong to NFT and can be traded in the NFT market, which can not only enhances the fun of the game, but also improves the flexibility of the game market. 

The biggest difference between Gamefi 1.0 and AXIE and other Gamefi1.0 is:

  1. This game has limited output currency.
  2. The game owns an unique healthy and sustainable token system which is to say that game ecological currency is no longer a bubble to undertake.It greatly improves the durability of the game and the healthy development of the game ecology.
  3. The original Learn to earn scene, which show up the original intention and mission of the positive derivation of the Gamefi market and industry from the team.
  4. The first VR mining machine, combining VR glasses with NFT, will serve as a physical link to maintain community consensus.
  5. Based on different functions, locations and timelines that different NFT attributes in the game have corresponding and various deflation and appreciation mechanisms.
  6. Token management will be carried out in the form of DAO. They are all distributed and governed by the community, which is the real evolution of decentralized games.

At present, its official debut has started the whitelist activity for NFT sales and announced the relevant rules: Genesis adopts a dual-token mode.RIV, as the DAO governance token and GES is the Genesis game ecological currency accounts of a total of 200 billion pieces for each; as the game progresses, RIV and GES are gradually reduced while acquired or burned by players.The first release of GES is airdropped according to the NFT holding conditions of Genesis games.

According news that disclosed, the governance token RIV was launched on Bitcoke on April 8, with a maximum increase of 825% at the opening. Genesis will start its internal test at the end of June and officially launch in July. The development prospects are worth looking forward to.

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Cristiano Ronaldo and Binance Team Up For a Legendary NFT Partnership

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Binance Team beyond excited to announce exclusive multi-year partnership with Portuguese football legend Cristiano Ronaldo.

The five-time Ballon D’or winner is joining forces with Binance to provide a one-of-a-kind experience for football fans worldwide, with a series of NFT collections that will launch exclusively on Binance’s official NFT platform. Registered Binance users in select countries will also be able to purchase the collections using Binance Pay.

The first collection, slated to launch later this year, will feature iconic designs created in collaboration with Ronaldo. “My relationship with the fans is very important to me, so the idea of bringing unprecedented experiences and access through this NFT platform is something that I wanted to be a part of,” said Ronaldo. “I know the fans are going to enjoy the collection as much as I do.”

Through this partnership, Binance is taking the sports fandom experience to unprecedented levels. Moreover, it will build on existing partnerships with the Argentine Football Association, the Brazilian Football Confederation, and professional sports clubs S.S. Lazio (IT) and FC Porto (PT).

“Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the world’s best footballers, and has transcended sport to become an icon in multiple industries. He has amassed one of the world’s most dedicated fan bases through his authenticity, talent, and charity work,” said Binance Founder and CEO “CZ” (Changpeng Zhao). “We are thrilled to provide his fans with exclusive engagement opportunities to connect with Ronaldo and own a piece of iconic sports history.”

To all the NFT, football, and Cristiano Ronaldo fans, this is only the beginning of what’s to come.

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NFTuloan Set To Become The Bank Of The Metaverse

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The ground-breaking NFT platform is the world’s first Defi protocol for loans and lending on the market, developed mainly to address the issue of frozen assets in the digital space

NFTuloan is set to become the bank of the metaverse, thanks to its recent positioning that will enable it to instantly facilitate loans to all digital assets.

Developed mainly to address the issue of frozen assets in the digital space, the ground-breaking NFT platform relies on an unconventional loaning and lending system to help NFT/Crypto enthusiasts grow their portfolios and earn more money.

“We want to empower NFT collections to leverage their assets and increase their growth opportunities, so they can develop a larger portfolio in the NFT market.”

With NFTs taking centre stage in the global financial market, including predictions of up to billions in transactions, nearly all businesses and investors are searching for new creative ways to take advantage of the interesting new technology.

As such, NFT creators and traders who desire to remain relevant need liquidity to purchase more NFTs and keep their portfolios up to date. And according to NFTuloan, using one’s NFT to bring liquidity to one’s wallet, which is then re-invested in NFTs, is the cleverest way to manage a portfolio.

Through the use of its new system, NFT/Crypto investors can easily and instantly discover flash loans for all digital assets, ranging from Art and Collectibles to Domain names, Music, Photography, Sports, Trading cards, Utility, Virtual worlds, etc.

After connecting a wallet to the blockchain ecosystem, an investor who desires instant liquidity of an NFT simply needs to estimate the NFT’s value, and define the duration between 1h to 30 days. The system will assess the application within seconds, and send the approved ETH directly into the user’s wallet.

NFTuloan insists that by giving investors and creators the power to instantly liquidate their collections, they will be able to increase their trading volume, and make more profit on the secondary market.

The fully on-chain system assures users of instant NFT estimation, instant funding, as well as really low interests, all neatly woven to efficiently guarantee instant liquidity.

Although both rounds of its Private Sale have been sold out, investors eager to join the NFTuloan community can access its upcoming exclusive mint drop, scheduled to open on the 26th of June 2022, via the following link: https://www.nftuloan.com/genesis-access-pass/

Anyone interested in learning more about this revolutionary new platform can visit its website, or reach out directly to NFTuloan via the contact info below.

Website: https://www.nftuloan.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/nftuloan

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Ternoa, First NFT-Centric Blockchain, Releases Mainnet Setting to Disrupt NFT Economy

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Ternoa is a layer 1 open-source blockchain ecosystem that facilitates the adoption of utilitarian NFTs by giving developers full technological stack, access to independent infrastructure, nodes, developers’ community, and funding. The project is guided by principles of security and ownership, made possible with a combination of decentralization and encryption.

Since 2021, the role of NFTs has transformed dramatically: from mere cultural assets to building blocks that allow developers to incorporate utility in the next generation of decentralized applications and Web3 NFT-based projects. As exciting as this evolution is, it also comes with challenges for programmers such as the need to learn a new language, high infrastructure costs, and difficulties accessing relevant information for newcomers. These obstacles are particularly prominent for NFT utility-based projects, as most blockchains rely upon complex smart contracts to build standalone use cases.

“On most blockchains, building NFT dapps can prove at best cumbersome, at worst complex. Ternoa is designed to break barriers for developers and empower them to save time and money. Mass adoption of NFTs is only possible with a fundamental tech evolution,” Mickael Canu, Co-Founder & CEO of Ternoa.

Ternoa just deployed Mainnet as a ready-to-use version of the blockchain network with an NFT-first mindset. The first-phase of Mainnet marked successful implementation of native CAPS, nodes, and governance features to the multi-chain network. With this foundational step, developers can already experiment with concepts using the JS SDK, allowing them to build dapps and scale their Web3 projects using Ternoa to cut costs and save time.

In addition, an entire range of tools has been developed and launched over the last few months to help user adoption: an explorer for users to monitor transactions, a status page to watch real-time status of Ternoa networks, a wallet to interact with native Capsule Coins and NFTs, and a Token bridge for erc20 holders to swap their CAPS to native and use the blockchain. To ensure a maximum security to users, the infrastructure was successfully pentested by Hacken, and the Token bridge has been audited by Chainsulting.

“Reaching this milestone is a crucial step for Ternoa and all teams working tirelessly to make Mainnet happen. We’re proud to offer an open-source specialized NFT infrastructure and easy-to-use JS SDK to accelerate adoption of NFTs by developers across the world,” Mickael Canu, Co-Founder & CEO of Ternoa.

Now, blockchain developers can save time and program faster, leveraging Ternoa’s highly secure, scalable, Metaverse-ready infrastructure. With more developer-friendly features to be released in the subsequent phases, Ternoa actively expands their community of builders. This fast-growing project is set to disrupt the NFT economy by making next-generation NFTs easy-to-build on the blockchain. Early contributors who joined the Ternoa ecosystem already started developing first dapps with many going live on Mainnet in the upcoming months.

Ternoa looks forward to working alongside early adopters of the NFT-first blockchain and invites developers to join their Discord community, contribute, and build upon its open-source infrastructure.

If you want to learn more about this fast-growing project, attend Ternoa CEO Mickael Canu’s keynote at NFT.NYC 2022 for more big announcements.

About Ternoa

Ternoa is a layer 1 open-source blockchain ecosystem that facilitates the adoption of utilitarian NFTs by giving developers full technological stack, access to independent infrastructure, nodes, developers’ community, and funding.

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Mind Music’s Multi-Chain Launch is Almost Here! 5 More Days to Go

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After a successful launch, having released one of the best NFT collections to date, and a coin pretty resistant to the ups and downs of the market, Mind Music is all geared up for the multi-chain launch scheduled for June 24, 2022. Multi-chain is the future of the crypto industry since it bridges the gap between blockchains, and allows seamless trading of coins between them. And by employing it, Mind Music is taking a step toward creating a futuristic ecosystem where both the project and investors stand to gain.

The Mind Music project is all about creating awareness around mental health issues and helping those suffering from such problems. And through the multi-chain launch, Mind Music plans to create a bridge between blockchains, thus creating a plethora of opportunities and ensuring the long-term sustainability and success of the project. Also, the fees incurred for transferring assets to a different blockchain have been kept considerably low when compared with other projects of a similar scale.

Investors can also participate in the Fair Launch on Mind Music to acquire assets at the lowest ever price, and watch it grow in the days to come as more and more people became a part of the revolutionary idea, i.e., Mind Music. You can contribute to the Fair Launch on Ethereum, Matic, Fantom (FTM), Cronos, and Avax from the Mind Music official website.

About Mind Music

Mind Music is collaborating with artists across the globe to raise awareness around mental health on a global scale. They have released their own record label, Mind Record, a first-of-a-kind funded by crypto. All the tracks already released and the ones slated to hit in the coming months have catchy lyrics and aim to change the way people perceive mental health issues. The music is released on Spotify, YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram. Also, CryptoWendyO, a successful YouTube channel that covers the crypto industry, has reviewed Mind Music, so make sure to check it out.

All about the Mind Music NFT

NFTs have created a storm in the last couple of years, with the costliest one fetching nearly $91.8 million. That’s a whopping amount and paints a clear picture of the craze around NFTs. Now, imagine if the NFTs, which basically are non-fungible, come with some sort of fungible benefits, offer real-life use cases, and support a social cause. Who wouldn’t invest in it, right?

The Mind Music NFT collection comprises a total of 1010 NFTs, of which 1000 would be available for purchase while the remaining 10 are reserved for the team or giveaways. With NFTs, the smaller the total number or scarcer the collection, the higher their demand, and subsequently, a quicker rise in price. And that’s exactly the case with the Mind Music NFT collection.

Along with the collection, there would be 10 exclusive NFTS hidden in the 1000 publicly available ones. Owning one of the Legendary NFTs offers lucrative rewards and other benefits on the platform. To increase your chances of owning a Legendary NFT, mint as many as possible from the Mind Music NFT collection.

Here are some benefits of minting a Mind Music NFT, a revolutionary idea that takes the concept of Non-fungible Tokens to the next level.

Earn a steady passive income simply by holding the NFT:

Who doesn’t like earning money without having to put in any effort? Mind Music has made it a reality, and now you can sit back and earn a steady stream of funds by just holding the platform’s NFT.

1% reflections from the Mind Music transaction would be distributed equally amongst all NFT holders, and this will be the only way to earn reflections on the platform. Apart from that, a 10% fee will be levied on all NFT trades which are then used to purchase the Mind Music tokens. These would then be equally distributed amongst the various NFT holders.

So, there are not one but two ways to earn a passive income on the Mind Music ecosystem.

Get a physical copy Mind Music’s first limited edition album along with other gifts:

If you like collecting rare stuff, Mind Music is offering a physical copy (CD) of Mark Hamilton’s album and a download package for all the investors who purchase the NFT. These would be delivered to the user once available in stock if that’s not the case at the time of purchasing the NFT. Also, this will be the only way to get your hands on the limited edition collection.

Direct entry to Mind Music events:

Are you a huge fan of music and love attending concerts and events? Mind Music offers all NFT holders free entry to all future events. And those who have minted enough NFTs to acquire the exclusive Legenendary NFT will get access to all areas, free food, and drinks. Besides, the Legendary NFT holders will be offered the opportunity to meet the artists performing at the concert or event.

All about the Mind Music Token

The Mind Music token is the next factor that has attracted a large bunch of investors to the platform, owing to the market-oriented tokenomics and the rewarding protocols employed. Also, the token is substantially advanced, and given the multi-chain integration using the dedicated bridge, investors would be able to trade the Mind Music token on different blockchains, including Ethereum, Binance, Cronos, Avalanche, Fantom, and Matic. It makes the Mind Music token one of the first to achieve such an elaborate multi-chain integration.

Besides, the token will get listed on 10 Centralized Exchanges (CEX) later this year 2022, and is currently available on XT.com and CoinTiger.  Mind Music token too offers a way to earn a passive income through staking. Investors can choose from any of the available staking pools, with each having a different locking period and APY (Annual Profit Yield). If you are willing to lock your tokens in the staking pool for 180 days, the returns are as high as 75%, one of the highest in the industry. There are other options for a lower locking period as well.

Mind Music has been busy recording in studios in May and June with two new artists, these recordings will be released sometime around Q3 and Q4, 2022. The project is growing fast, and to be honest, faster than anyone expected!

So, this is the right time to mint the Mind Music NFT and invest in the Mind Music token to earn the best ROI and keep your money safe in this highly volatile market. Also, once the multi-chain setup is complete after the Fair Launch, investors can seamlessly trade coins between blockchains at a very little cost, thus making Mind Music the most promising project of the time.

To find out more about Mind Music, visit the official website https://mindmusic.finance/

Also, follow Mind Music on all available channels to stay updated with the recent developments and album launches.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mindmusic_bsc
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mindmusicbsc/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mindmusicbsc
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-vaUSbRIEbJZCXunGomx8A
Telegram: https://t.me/MindMusicGroup

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The TRON Grand Hackathon 2022 Announces First List of New Partners Joining the Permanent Judging Panel for Season 2

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Geneva, Switzerland / June 16 / – TRON DAO and BitTorrent Chain (BTTC) are thrilled to announce Mirana, Binance Custody, FalconX, Bittrex Global, APENFT Marketplace, Voxels, Tacen, Ankr, Velas, SwissBorg Ventures, and the lead author of the ERC-721 Standard, William Entriken, as partners and judges for the TRON Grand Hackathon 2022, Season 2. They will be joining our permanent judging panel alongside our highly esteemed partners from Season 1.

The partners will serve on our distinguished panel as judges for the Hackathon Season 2 projects built on TRON or BTTC. In addition, each of the partners may consider individual grants for projects that display growth potential. Winning projects may have the chance to work with our partners on potential future listings and may be invited to integrate with some of their blockchains.

Meet our Partners and Judges  Mirana

Sean Tan is the Head of Asset Management at Mirana Asset Management, a venture, trading, and asset management firm which currently manages one of the largest proprietary digital asset portfolios globally. Previously, he was a Portfolio Manager at Tower Research Capital and contributed to its high-frequency cryptocurrency trading business.

Binance Custody

Cathy Yu, Head of Binance Custody, is also joining our judging panel. Binance Custody is an institutional-grade custody platform, regulated, insured, and integrated with the Binance ecosystem, all backed by an advanced and proven security structure. Cathy has extensive experience in the banking industry; she previously specialized in cross-border payments and global OTC trading. She has been leveraging her traditional finance background to serve the crypto industry since 2017.

FalconX

David Streltsoff, Senior Sales Executive is representing FalconX on our panel for Season 2. FalconX is a reliable Institutional Crypto Trading Platform built for financial institutions. Restructuring business processes and pioneering sales/marketing strategies are Davids’s core areas of expertise. As a seasoned sales/business development leader, he carries a solid history of building and leading teams, overachieving quota, re-establishing business vision, and tapping into new markets.

Bittrex Global

Chris Sinkey from Bittrex Global is the Listing Director and Chief Business Officer. Bittrex Global operates as a US-based blockchain digital asset trading platform designed for customers who demand lightning-fast trade execution, dependable digital wallets, and industry-leading security practices.

APENFT Marketplace 

Sydney Xiong, the Director of APENFT Foundation, will also be joining the panel. APENFT Marketplace is a multichain NFT trading platform built on BSC, TRON, and Ethereum layer-1 protocols with BTFS decentralized storage and made interoperable via BitTorrent Chain. They are also the official supporter of the NFT track for the Season 2 of The TRON Grand Hackathon. In addition to managing art collections of APENFT, Sydney initiated the “Second Life” Art Dream Fund and APENFT GameFi Hackathon, curated Digital Wanderlust NFT shows, led the team to make investments in more than 20 NFT and metaverse projects, and recently launched APENFT Marketplace.

Voxels

Charles Karpati, a Software Developer for the Voxels metaverse is representing Cryptooxels, a virtual world, and metaverse powered by the Ethereum blockchain. In his current role, Charles helps create new features for landowners to build their properties with, addresses bugs, steadily improves the user interface, and serves as a point of communication between the team and user base.

Tacen

Clarence Liu, the Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Tacen, one of the leaders in crypto compliance, is also joining our illustrious panel. As a technical expert in blockchain with over five years of experience on the road advocating for blockchain adoption, Clarence continues to push the frontiers of blockchain technology and governance at Tacen.

Ankr

Also on the panel is Gregory Gopman, CMO at Ankr, a decentralized Web3 infrastructure provider that helps developers, decentralized applications, and stakers interact easily with an array of blockchains. Gregory is also the CEO at Mewn Marketing and co-Founder of Akash Network. He has spent 15 years in startups, 10 years in Silicon Valley, and five years in Web3.

Velas

Farhad Shagulyamov, CEO of Velas, a next-generation blockchain ecosystem project that implements an AI-powered Delegated Proof-of-Stake (AIDPOS) consensus mechanism for improved scalability, high security, and interoperability. Farhad’s path to the blockchain niche started in 2016 when he became a cryptocurrency investor and started a technology company in China. This invaluable experience allowed him to make a considerable contribution to developing the idea of Velas and establishing the project.

SwissBorg

SwissBorg Ventures takes a vertical-agnostic approach to investing on behalf of SwissBorg in the most promising early-stage blockchain projects. They focus on empowering founders with the capital and expertise to build and scale the next generation of Web3 applications.

We also welcome José Fernando Pereira, an Investment Analyst at SwissBorg Ventures with experience in early-stage investments, particularly looking at tokenomics frameworks and their integration into sustainable business models.

ERC721 Standard

Last but not least, joining us is William Entriken, lead author of the ERC-721 Standard, General Manager at Pacific Medical Training, and Advisor at Arianee, Area world.

As part of the Hackathon, we will be hosting a few of our judges and partners on the Around the Block podcast series, streamed live on the TRON DAO Youtube channel and on DLive Protocol (the truly decentralized live streaming platform).

For eligibility, rules, criteria, and further details, please visit the TRON DAO Forum, TRON.Devpost.com/rules, and TRONDAO.org/hackathon.

About TRON DAO

TRON is dedicated to accelerating the decentralization of the internet via blockchain technology and decentralized applications (dApps). Founded in September 2017 by H.E. Justin Sun, the TRON network has continued to deliver impressive achievements since MainNet launch in May 2018. July 2018 also marked the ecosystem integration of BitTorrent, a pioneer in decentralized Web3 services boasting over 100 million monthly active users. The TRON network has gained incredible traction in recent years. As of June 2022, it has over 98 million total user accounts on the blockchain, more than 3.3 billion total transactions, and over $8.7 billion in total value locked (TVL), as reported on TRONSCAN. In addition, TRON hosts the largest circulating supply of USD Tether (USDT) stablecoin across the globe, overtaking USDT on Ethereum since April 2021. The TRON network completed full decentralization in December 2021 and is now a community-governed DAO. Most recently, the over-collateralized decentralized stablecoin USDD was launched on the TRON blockchain, backed by the first-ever crypto reserve for the blockchain industry – TRON DAO Reserve, marking TRON’s official entry into decentralized stablecoins.

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Circle Internet Financial: Euro Coin (EUROC) is coming on June 30th

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Circle Internet Financial, a global internet finance firm and issuer of USD Coin (USDC), today announced that it is preparing to issue a fully-reserved, euro-pegged stablecoin from the United States called Euro Coin (EUROC). Available June 30, Euro Coin is a regulated, euro-backed stablecoin issued under the same full-reserve model and built on the same pillars of trust, transparency, and security that have made USDC one of the world’s most trusted digital currencies.

The launch of Euro Coin aims to further Circle’s successful work in driving the frictionless exchange of financial value and bridging crypto-native and traditional financial services. Businesses can use EUROC tokens to easily move euro liquidity on-chain, accept and make euro payments globally that can settle in minutes, and access crypto capital markets for trading, borrowing, lending and more. Euro Coin is fully-backed by euro-denominated reserves held conservatively in the custody of leading financial institutions within the U.S. regulatory perimeter, beginning with Silvergate Bank.

“Circle has set industry-leading standards for moving financial value across the internet with USDC,” said Jeremy Allaire, co-founder and CEO of Circle. “There is clear market demand for a digital currency denominated in euros, the world’s second most traded currency after the U.S. dollar. With USDC and Euro Coin, Circle is helping to unlock a new era of fast, inexpensive, secure and interoperable value exchange worldwide.”

Euro Coin is Circle’s second digital currency built to the same regulatory standards and principles of transparency, accountability and trust as USDC, a leading dollar digital currency with over $54 billion in circulation as of June 15, 2022. Together, Euro Coin and USDC aim to bring faster, inexpensive transactions to global commerce and unlock new opportunities for multi-currency digital finance and on-chain foreign exchange (FX), where daily volume in traditional markets can top $6.6 trillion globally.

Euro Coin will initially launch on the Ethereum blockchain starting on June 30, with support for additional blockchains expected later this year. As an Ethereum ERC-20 standard token, Euro Coin will work broadly with ERC-20 compatible wallets, protocols and other blockchain services.

A number of ecosystem leaders will support Euro Coin at launch, including Anchorage Digital, Binance.US, Bitstamp, Compound, Curve, CYBAVO, DFX, Fireblocks, FTX, Huobi Global, Ledger, MetaMask Institutional, and Uniswap Protocol.

Euro Coin will be available to institutional customers via a free Circle Account starting June 30, 2022. Developers can begin integrating with the Euro Coin smart contract today, ahead of the official launch.

About Circle

Circle is a global financial technology firm that enables businesses of all sizes to harness the power of digital currencies and public blockchains for payments, commerce and financial applications worldwide. Circle is the issuer of USD Coin (USDC), one of the fastest growing dollar digital currencies powering always-on internet-native commerce and payments. Circle’s transactional services, business accounts, and platform APIs are giving rise to a new generation of financial services and commerce applications that hold the promise of raising global economic prosperity for all through the frictionless exchange of financial value. Additionally, Circle operates SeedInvest, a leading startup fundraising platform in the U.S. Learn more at https://circle.com.

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XOXO Is Flipping the Script and Announcing a Genesis Collection Auction

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Gather up your partner, family, and friends to come and be a part of the genesis XOXO NFT collection, known as the “XOXO Love stories”. 101 Exclusive non-perfect couples, that were handpicked by the Devirs, with a one-of-a-kind background love story. Each piece has a special narrative written individually by Maya and Yehuda themselves.

All of the 101 NFT holders will receive a physical book with all 101 Love Stories from the collection, signed by Yehuda and Maya according to the purchased NFT’s story number. An extra airdrop of 1 XOXO NFT from the main collection and additional unique perks will be revealed by Maya & Yehuda in a private online meeting soon.

The decision to split the main collection into two stages with different types of sale options was a bold one for the highly expected project, one that came after plenty of feedback from both the XOXO community and social media.

The Devirs assured their fans that these steps were taken after listening to the XOXO community and its members, implementing their voices into the shaping process of this venture.

And all this, while being announced as speakers at ART Basel 2022 and appearing at the NFT.NYC conference – another exciting news and essential step in the bonding process of the Devirs and their beloved XOXO community.

It’s a marathon effort when it comes to perfecting the XOXO universe as it aims to offer a wide variety of utilities, hold a high level of art – as the Devirs presented throughout their astounding career – and have an achievable roadmap, with enough realistic goals to fulfill.

The Dutch auction of the coveted 101 XOXO Love stories, will occur on June 16th, 9:00 AM EST on the https://xoxonft.io/ Official Website.

As lifelong artists, Maya and Yehuda are always eager to create and innovate, and the XOXO project is a wild adventure they’ve decided to dedicate the majority of their efforts to, in order to deliver their fans the ultimate futuristic exclusive experience.

It’s the Devirs’ natural evolution in the art world, from past to future, containing within it the real secret to the persistent genius behind their art and work: their relationship. And the stronger their love gets, the more beautiful the results are in accordance.

So don’t wait for the FOMO to take over and make sure you’re all set for June 16th, because before you notice, XOXO’s Love Stories collection will be swept away by others.

For more information: https://linktr.ee/xoxonft

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OpiPets: The Rise of Blockchain in Formula 1

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Formula One is one of the greatest sports in the world and brings about the best automobile teams which compete for the title yearly. From the racing tracks in Spa to the roads of Monte Carlo in Monaco, Formula One has developed into a billion-dollar industry with teams and drivers boasting a cult following globally.

The relationship between Formula One and the blockchain industry has grown in recent years. In part due to the growing adoption of crypto and blockchain technology. Crypto.com made a significant splash when it was announced as a Global Partner of Formula One in 2021. They are not alone. Binance, FTX, Velas, Bybit, Tezos and memecoin project Floki have established partnerships within Formula 1.

The familiarity between Forumla 1 and blockchain companies demonstrates the acceleration of consumer adoption of blockchain and crypto related products and services. Where Shell, Hewlett Packard and Coke once stood, cryptocurrency exchanges, harware wallets and blockchain protocols now lead the way. The success of new concepts like NFTs has also inspired Formula One teams looking to increase consumer engagement through limited card collections that provide exclusive content and access for fans worldwide.

Opis Group and OpiPets took part in the Monaco NFT and Swim week conference which took place during the Grand Prix weekend. As one of the oldest and most prestigious dates on the F1 calendar Monaco played home for a hive of blockchain related activity.

OpiPets, a Free Play-to-Earn project and sister company Opis Cloud showcased their use cases and product development with other successful projects and tech investors.

Building an innovative P2E ecosystem

Although Play-to-Earn has attracted over a million users within its first two years, majorly due to its promise to reward players with crypto and NFT ownership, it is still faced with an uphill climb in terms of broader mainstream adoption.

The start-up costs for new players are a major barrier to the widespread adoption of P2E games. Participants must spend up to a thousand dollars to begin. Many people cannot afford to test it and often regard it as a risky investment. Many players are still dissatisfied after attempting to recover their initial investment.

Contrary to the original idea, many so-called P2E games have transitioned into Pay-to-Earn. This is due to their unsustainable tokenomics which invariably makes them abandon their original ideals.

OpiPets is one of the few projects that distinguishes itself from the popular model. It’s a free P2E online game in which players are rewarded with cryptocurrency and the ability to create, battle, obtain, and trade their own NFT OpiPet characters.

OpiPets uses the P2E concept and focuses on giving the community actual ownership of assets produced and digital economies and new ways to generate income.

More developments on the horizon

The OpiPets team has continued to work tirelessly to significantly reduce the adoption barriers that limit the popularity of blockchain games. It also plans to launch its game in Q3 2022. The game is expected to include exciting features and products for users to explore its ecosystem and acquire new assets.

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