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OpenSea to Launch Support for Arbitrum
  • The NFT marketplace revealed that creators will be able to set the fees for selling NFTs on Arbitrum starting Wednesday.
  • OpenSea recently launched a new “immersive” drop experience, called SeaDrop, which provides NFT creators with customizable drop pages.
September 21, 2022, 9:58 AM
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Abra to Launch First State-Regulated Digital Assets Bank
  • Expected to launch in Q1 2023, Abra Bank will allow U.S. citizens to deposit and bank digital assets in a similar way to how traditional banks handle fiat.
  • It also plans to launch an international unit with similar services to Abra Bank, and a new staking and yield offering, both scheduled for October this year.
September 13, 2022, 1:08 PM
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Starbucks Taps Polygon for NFT-Based Loyalty Program
  • Expected to launch later this year, the new loyalty program will utilize Polygon’s blockchain technology to reward customers with unique NFTs.
  • Called Starbucks Odyssey, the initiative will allow members of Starbucks Rewards to unlock “immersive coffee experiences”, from unique merchandise to invitations to exclusive events.
September 12, 2022, 5:14 PM
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Ticketmaster to Mint NFT Tickets on the Flow Blockchain
  • Ticketmaster has partnered with Dapper Labs, enabling its event organizers to mint NFT tickets on the Flow blockchain before, during, and after live events.
  • The tickets company had quietly rolled out a pilot NFT test program over the past six months, and has already minted over 5 million NFTs on Flow.
September 1, 2022, 1:04 PM
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Aug 30, 2022
Fireblocks Launches DeFi and NFT Support for Solana
  • The integration was made possible through Fireblocks’ Web3 Engine, a suite of developer tools designed for optimized security.
  • Fireblocks’ users will now have direct access to Solana’s rich ecosystem of DeFi, NFT, and Web3 applications.

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Aug 29, 2022
Meta Expands NFT Integration to Facebook
  • The 2.9 billion active monthly users of Facebook are now able to post their digital collectibles and NFTs on their Facebook accounts.
  • The feature was first available to a limited number of Instagram users, but was later expanded across 100 countries, with support for Ethereum, Polygon, and Flow blockchains.
Aug 17, 2022
CoinFund Reveales $300M Web3 Venture Fund
  • “Venture I” will support early-stage web3 project, with a focus on layer 1 blockchains, NFT, gaming, asset management, and web3 infrastructure.
  • CoinFund will mainly invest in projects it has not backed before, with investments ranging from $6 million to $10 million per project.
Jul 14, 2022
BNB Chain Launches dApp Hub With Anti-Scam Tool
  • The newly launched dApp aggregator, called DappBay, will allow users to easily discover “great investment opportunities” on the BNB Chain.
  • The platform also comes with a built-in smart contract risk scanning tool, called Red Alarm, which was designed to protect users from high-risk projects.
Jul 13, 2022
Blockchain, NFT, and Metaverse Included in Shanghai’s 5-Year Development Plan
  • One of the main points in Shanghai’s five-year development plan was metaverse, with the government planning to fund more than 100 firms focused on virtual reality.
  • The city will also encourage the development and application of “blockchain+” technology, and the promotion of NFT trading platforms.
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