ECB official: Digital Euro could come out by 2026
    21 May 2022

    The European Union could issue a digital euro within four years, a senior official from the European Central Bank (ECB) said. Peer-to-peer payments could be a first test case, though no final decision has been made yet. “At the end of 2023 we could decide to start a realization phase to develop and test the…

    Ethereum’s ‘huge testing milestone’ in preparation for Proof-of-Stake
    21 May 2022

    Ethereum’s main public testnet, Ropsten, which allows for blockchain development testing before deployment on the mainnet, is estimated to undergo “the Merge” on June 8 in preparation for the main Ethereum blockchain to switch to proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus. Parithosh Jayanthi, who works in devops at the Ethereum Foundation, merged the pull request on GitHub today,…

    Andreessen Horowitz launches $600 million fund focused on metaverse gaming
    19 May 2022

    On May 18, venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) announced the launch of a $600 million fund focused on metaverse games. A16z is looking to expand its reach into the gaming industry, which generated more than $300 billion last year. With the new fund, named “Games Fund One,” the team plans on investing in various…

    Robinhood plans to launch DeFi wallet rivaling Metamask
    18 May 2022

    Trading firm Robinhood plans to roll out a new crypto wallet focused on decentralized finance (DeFi) by the end of 2022. The new custodial wallet will cater to “advanced” crypto users and live separately from the existing wallet, the firm’s Johann Kerbrat said. On May 17, Vlad Tenev, Robinhood CEO, announced the “Web3 crypto wallet”…

    Middle East embraces BSV blockchain
    18 May 2022

    As the Middle East becomes a global hub in blockchain adoption, the head of the BSV Blockchain Association, Jimmy Nguyen, has presented the features of the BSV enterprise blockchain at the University of Dubai. The Association has also funded research development projects with the local universities, where students use blockchain technology. Lately, the Middle East…

    Abu Dhabi’s Dhahab Sports announces IDO of its utility tokens
    17 May 2022

    Dhahab Sports Management, a sports agency headquartered in Rio de Janeiro and Abu Dhabi, UAE and focused on career management of high-performance soccer talents, announced an IDO to distribute its fan tokens Dhahab Sports (DHS). The project also appointed Marcus Assunção, a former professional soccer player, as the brand ambassador and has plans to issue…