Coinbase documentary “COIN” to debut Oct. 7

Coinbase worked closely with Emmy-winning filmmaker Greg Kohs to share the insider story behind building the first publicly traded cryptocurrency exchange. Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong shared the COIN trailer on Oct. 4 adding that the documentary was created to show the good, bad and ugly sides of building a tech startup. 1/ Big announcement: we’ve…

Decentralized Social (DeSo) stands out in flat market, up 156% over past month

The price of Decentralized Social (DeSo) has been on a tear lately, spiking 156% over the past month to $14.54 as of press time. Since the end of September, the self-described “social layer of Web3” project has been flying high, peaking at $21.45 on Oct. 3. Profit taking has since led to a 44% drawdown…

Cardano’s founder Charles Hoskinson reveals ‘age of Voltaire’

Cardano (ADA) founder Charles Hoskinson said the blockchain network will soon enter the Voltaire era, showing the industry “how to do decentralized governance.” The Age of Voltaire will soon be upon us as an ecosystem. It’s going to unlock the power of the millions of Cardano users and builders. It will also, once again, show the…

MicroStrategy seeks to hire Bitcoin Lightning Software Engineer

Michael Saylor-led MicroStrategy is looking to expand its Bitcoin Lightning Dev team by hiring a new software engineer. MicroStrategy’s R&D team has been working to develop a suite of Lightning solutions, including Lightning wallet, enterprise servers, and enterprise authentication. According to the job posting, the software engineer will work with the team to build out…

Theta upgrade goes live to support wTHETA as TNT20 token

Theta Labs (THETA) successfully deployed the Theta v3.4.0 upgrade at block height 17285755, which supports wrapped THETA (wTHETA) as a TNT20 token. This upgrade was key for the launch of the Theta Metachain, which is expected to happen in December 2022. The new version allows the wTHETA to be transferred to Metamask wallets and other…

Warner Music partners with OpenSea to give artists access to new Drops feature

Warner Music Group will be partnering with OpenSea to allow artists to engage with their fanbase through NFTs. According to a Sept. 29 announcement, “select WMG artists” would be able to “build and extend their fan communities in web3.” The selected artists will be given access to a new “drops product,” receive increased visibility, as…

Facebook, Instagram open NFT feature to all US-based users

NFT creators and collectors in the US can now connect their wallets to post the digital collectibles they own across Facebook and Instagram. Meta announced on Sept. 29 that the digital collectible feature is open to all US-based users. Other users in 100 countries across Africa, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East can only access the feature…

Hoskinson anticipates flood of VC money coming for Cardano by 2024

During Mainnet 2022, in New York, Hoskinson talked about things people get wrong with Cardano. The topics of discussion ranged from the benefits of starting with a Bitcoin base (UTXO), slow, methodical principles that have considered upgradeability paths before needed, and the nuances of smart contract design. “Can we do the hard, heavy lifting now…

EPNS rebrands to Push Protocol as it moves to a multi-chain future

The Ethereum Push Notification Service, known as EPNS, has rebranded to Push Protocol in its “first step towards a multi-chain communication future.” The branding takes effect from Sept. 27, and all existing “channels, notifications, $PUSH token, and app all remain unchanged.” In a Medium article, the protocol announced that the move marked the evolution of…