Web3: Minecraft Web3; Save Ukraine DAO; zkSync launches ZK-Rollup on Public Testnet; Tether reduces Commercial Paper reserves; eBay to add Crypto payments
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NFT, Metaverse, and Gaming
⭐ Microsoft’s Minecraft Goes Web3 With ‘NFT Worlds’ on Polygon - Decrypt, February 25
POAPs: What Is a Proof of Attendance Protocol? - CoinDesk, February 22
What Can You Do In Decentraland's Metaverse? - Crypto Briefing, February 26
Rakuten Launches NFT Marketplace to Capitalise on Growing Adoption in Japan - Coin Telegraph, February 25
$18.6M in Crypto Sent to Ukraine Includes Almost $2M From NFT Sales - Decrypt, February 26
Play-to-Earn Games Are Missing the Point. Here’s How to Fix Them - CoinDesk, February 24
DAOs and Token Engineering
⭐ Save Ukraine DAO Launches The World’s First Charity Crypto After The Ukrainian-Russian Conflict Broke Out - Digital Journals, February 25
Baseplate Thesis - OxSami, February 21
Year 1602 Revisited: Are DAOs the New Corporate Paradigm? - Coin Telegraph, February 22
FriesDAO Scoops Up Fast Food Franchises As Part Of Its Crypto Governance Experiment - Coin Telegraph, February 21
DAOs Are Having a Moment, But Are They Ready for the Mainstream? - Bitcoinist, February 23
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DeFi and Stablecoins
⭐ Latest Tether Figures Show 21% Decrease in Commercial Paper - Decrypt, February 22
Luna Foundation Guard Raises $1B for Bitcoin UST Stablecoin Reserve - CryptoPotato, February 23
An Argument for DeFi 3.0 - Knower, February 23
What Is Yield Farming? What You Need To Know - Blockworks, February 23
Teller Closes $6.85M Strategic Raise to Decentralise Unsecured Lending of Crypto Assets - Yahoo Finance, February 23
CeFi Meets DeFi as Celsius Joins Forces with Maple Finance on Crypto Lending Protocol - The Defiant, February 24
At ETHDenver, Weird DeFi Comes Out of Its Shell - CoinDesk, February 24
⭐ Crypto Community Welcomes Ethereum zkSync Testnet - Coin Telegraph, February 22
Solana-based Programmable Cash Stream Protocol Zebec Raises $15 Million - The Block, February 23
Jump and Three Arrows Lead $1B LUNA Buy to Secure UST Against Black Swans - The Defiant, February 23
StarkWare Launches Layer 2 Product StarkNet on Ethereum - CoinDesk, February 23
Crypto, Fintech and Institutional
⭐ eBay To Add Crypto Payment Options Soon, Says CEO - Coin Telegraph, February 28
Coinbase Crushes Expectations in Q4 Earnings, but Stock Sinks as it Reports Slower Start to Year - TechCrunch, February 24
Russian Financiers Could Turn To Crypto To Sidestep US, European Sanctions - Blockworks, February 25
Brazilian Senate Committee Approves Bill Regulating Crypto Transactions - CoinDesk, February 22
Amber Group Raises $200M in Temasek-Led Round at $3B Valuation - CoinDesk, February 22
Bloomberg AIM Integrates Elwood’s Crypto Trading Platform - Markets Media, February 25
How are Afghans Using Crypto Under the Taliban Government? - Coin Telegraph, February 22
Enterprise Chains and CBDCs
⭐ Blockchain Voting Will be Coming to an Election Near You, and Soon - BeInCrypto, February 23
Longer term impact of SWIFT ban on Russian banks - Ledger Insights, February 27
Eastern Caribbean CBDC (DCash) Experiences Month-Long Outage - BeInCrypto, February 22
Research and Reports
⭐ Columbus-5: An Overview of Terra’s Latest Upgrade - Messari, February 22
Quantifying NFT‑driven Networks in Crypto Art - KishoreVasan, Milán Janosov & Albert‑László Barabási, February 17
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