🚀 zkSync to Launch ‘Baby Alpha’ V2 as Skeptics Decry Marketing Hype
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Matter Labs Says Network is First ‘Product Ready’ Rollup with ZK-powered EVM
By Samuel Haig
QUESTIONS Matter Labs is poised deployed zkSync 2.0 to the mainnet on Friday but skeptics questioned whether the iteration was ready for prime time. For weeks, Matter Labs has been promoting the Layer 2 blockchain network V2 as the first ever “product-ready” rollup with a zero-knowledge-powered Ethereum Virtual Machine. But not everyone is convinced by zkSync 2.0’s claim to have launched the first ever production-ready ZK-EVM rollups.
Ethereum is Congested – What Happens When the Release Valve Gets Clogged as Well?
UPGRADE With its Nitro upgrade in the rearview mirror, Ethereum Layer 2 scaling solution Arbitrum is now turning its focus to research and development in hopes of solving its own major challenges long before they appear.
$1.5 BILLION were stolen from cross-chain bridges in 2022.
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LooksRare Offers to Share Quarter of Staking Fees With Creators
By Owen Fernau
FEES LooksRare, an NFT marketplace that made a big splash in its debut earlier this year, has dropped the mandatory royalty fees it previously charged to token buyers, the company said Thursday. That could be bad news for NFT creators who depend on royalty income.
Suitcases and Art Blocks’ Friendship Bracelets Hit NFT Market in Busy Week
LUGGAGE RTFKT, the Nike-backed NFT studio behind the popular CloneX avatars, dropped a new collection on Oct. 27 in collaboration with luxury luggage manufacturer Rimowa.
TRADING The collection has seen heavy trading with over 1,125 ETH ($1.7M) of volume on OpenSea alone, pushing it to the top of the marketplace’s 24-hour leaderboard.
Details of New Regime May Emerge at Fintech Confab
By Samuel Haig
WEB3 Hong Kong is planning to regulate retail crypto trading in 2023 in a bid to reboot the city’s web3 sector, according to an Oct. 27 report from Bloomberg News.
Search Giant’s Cloud Unit Launches Service for Web3 Devs
By Samuel Haig
COMMITMENT In a move that intensifies its commitment to web3, Google’s cloud division is launching node management services for Ethereum validators on Oct. 28, the company said.
🔗 Binance confirmed as investor in Twitter takeover, as Musk reportedly plans to take reins as CEO: The Block
Crypto exchange operator Binance is now a confirmed equity investor in Elon Musk's acquisition of Twitter.
Layer 1 blockchain Aptos' token has enjoyed a powerful rally following last week's inauspicious start, rebounding nearly to the price where it originally went live.
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Multichain Questioned About Management of Millions in User Funds The vast majority of crypto lost to hacks this year was stolen from bridges, the technology that allows users to transfer digital assets between blockchains.
Ether Issuance Goes Negative as Merge Delivers on Deflationary Promise It was one of the great promises of The Merge — the Ethereum network would become deflationary.
USDC Market Cap Slides By $10B Since Tornado Cash Bans Centre Consortium’s USDC, crypto’s second-largest stablecoin by market capitalization, is steadily losing market share.
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