The Wallet Report #17

The Wallet Report #17

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Microsoft is reportedly planning to incorporate enhanced crypto wallet support in its upcoming hardware products, according to documents released amid a lawsuit. The company has been active in the crypto space, partnering with Aptos for blockchain products and with LeverFi for a DeFi solution. However, Axios cautioned that Microsoft's plans might have changed, and there has been no official confirmation from the company. (link)

PayPal's stablecoin, PYUSD, is now available on Venmo for selected users, allowing transactions across various platforms. Backed by U.S. assets and greenlisted by New York’s financial authorities, PYUSD is part of PayPal's expanding crypto services, despite regulatory challenges. A broader rollout on Venmo is expected in the coming weeks.(link)

Binance / stablecoins listing / MICA : Binance CEO, Changpeng Zhao, has refuted reports suggesting the exchange will delist stablecoins in Europe due to upcoming MiCA regulations. He clarified that Binance is working with partners to launch compliant stablecoins. Despite uncertainties surrounding stablecoin regulations in Europe, Binance continues to introduce new stablecoins to its platform, recently promoting First Digital USD (FDUSD), a compliant stablecoin with features incentivizing its use on Binance. The exchange remains optimistic about finding constructive solutions before MiCA regulations come into effect. (link)


Proof of Play, the studio behind the blockchain game Pirate Nation, raised $33 million in seed funding led by Andreessen Horowitz and Greenoaks Capital. They aim to create "forever games" using blockchain tech. Pirate Nation moved to Arbitrum Nova for cheaper fees and introduced a free-to-play option. The studio will open-source its tech for others to build on-chain games and apps.(link)

Upland, a metaverse platform, is launching an NFT fundraiser to support KABOOM!, a nonprofit that builds playgrounds in underserved areas. They're selling an NFT playground collection of 1800 NFTs, with 10% of the proceeds going to KABOOM!. This initiative follows Upland's previous charitable efforts with UNICEF and earthquake relief. Upland aims to demonstrate the metaverse's potential for social impact and fundraising.(link)

Shrapnel won't allow U.S. users to cash out their earnings due to regulatory concerns with the SEC. Players in Europe and Asia can cash out, but those in the U.S. cannot. Shrapnel is a first-person extraction shooter that lets players build open economies and own in-game assets. The game is set to launch in December, and the developers hope to address the U.S. user cash-out issue in the future. (link)

Gods Unchained has introduced "Sealed Mode," a format inspired by traditional card games like Magic: The Gathering. Players pay an entry fee, receive random cards, and build decks from them. They compete to win seven matches or lose three, earning rewards based on performance. This format leverages blockchain technology for true card ownership, a unique feature in digital card games. (link)

Legends of the Mara Season 1's open beta begins on September 26th, offering gamers improved gameplay and the chance to hatch Mara creatures. Koda token holders get early access and advantages in farming Fragments and pursuing Shattered items. Loot collected during the beta can be minted at the season's end, adding depth to the game. (link)


Dreamus : South Korean entertainment company Dreamus, a subsidiary of SK Planet, is offering NFT ticketing services for events and concerts through the OK Cashbag loyalty rewards app. The NFT tickets are based on the Avalanche blockchain and aim to combat issues with bots and scalpers in the live events ticketing industry. Dreamus will launch a secondary marketplace for NFTs later this year, offering loyalty perks and other features. This move reflects the growing adoption of blockchain technology in South Korea for various business applications. (link)

Pokemon NFTs : Polygon-based saw a frenzy with Pokemon trading card NFTs, realizing 10x profits overnight. The NFTs, representing authenticated tokenized cards, quickly escalated from $5 to a $50 floor price. aims to revolutionize the trade of authenticated physical collectibles by providing instant liquidity through blockchain. The platform also trades in other sports collectibles. (link)

Paris Saint-Germain F.C. and are launching seven AI-generated matchday poster NFTs designed by Benjamin Benichou. These will be airdropped for free on’s platform, with collectors of all seven eligible for exclusive rewards. The initiative marks a blend of art, technology, and sports, offering new avenues for creative expression and fan engagement. (link)

Magic Eden is launching an open version, enabling creators to customize NFT releases, available for a limited one-week period. This move aims to empower artists and enhance creativity. Additionally, Magic Eden is supporting cost-efficient and scalable Solana compressed NFTs (cNFTs), reflecting its ongoing commitment to innovation and expanding options for digital collectible enthusiasts. (link)

Bitcoin Ordinals : Casey Rodarmor, chief coder of Bitcoin Ordinals, proposes to deprioritize the unique numbering system of inscriptions, citing it as a hindrance to development. This system assigns value to digital artifacts, with lower numbers perceived as more valuable. While some back the change for addressing market dynamics and protocol issues, its impact on the community and market is still uncertain. (link)


Uniswap has launched Uniswap University with DoDAO to provide structured learning on using its V3 exchange. The platform offers courses and simulations on various topics, from basics to advanced strategies. Uniswap V3 has $3.2 billion total value locked and generates $327 million in annual protocol revenue. (link)

DeFi protocols, Evmos, Swing, Tashi, and Wormhole, are collaborating to tackle liquidity issues in the Cosmos ecosystem. Wormhole plans to introduce five bridged tokens on Evmos, with Swing ensuring their accessibility across different networks. This integration aims to enhance user experience by simplifying transactions and addressing liquidity challenges, amid competition from other blockchain networks like Optimism Superchain. (link)

Metis, an Ethereum Layer 2 network, has launched a $5 million DeFi incentive program, the Metis Journey, committing 100,000 METIS tokens to Aave V3. This initiative aims to boost participation in various liquidity pools and highlight the benefits of the Layer 2 network, such as scalability and lower transaction costs. The partnership with Aave seeks to foster collaboration and innovation in the DeFi ecosystem. (link)

GammaSwap has gone live on the Arbitrum mainnet after extensive testing, offering features like shorting liquidity provider tokens and trading volatility perpetuals. The platform has introduced Wrapped Pools on SushiSwap and is working on further expansions and updates, including GammaSwap V2, to enhance concentrated liquidity creation. (link), a liquid staking protocol on Chainlink, is set to introduce upgrades including automated LINK staking and NFT-based rewards to boost long-term participation. The protocol is also developing an AI-powered chatbot, SergAI, to assist with user queries, with the release date yet to be announced. These enhancements aim to strengthen’s standing as a leading staking solution on Chainlink. (link)

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