Quote of the week: “And we finalized!” Happy merge all. This [on September 15, 2022] is a big moment for the Ethereum ecosystem. Everyone who helped make the merge happen should feel very proud today.”- Vitalik Buterin, Co-Founder of Ethereum. Source: https://www.thestreet.com/
To learn more about the Ethereum Merge please see our latest installment on
What You Need To Know About ETH 2.0.
Alpha Sigma Capital Research: ASC initiated research coverage on PERK Protocol. PERK aims to unite human capital in the decentralized economy, allowing human capital to function at the highest capacity. PERK hosts transactions and payments for a variety of work-related issues, including recruitment, payroll, employee training, and more — all powered by the PERK token.
Ford Is Preparing to Enter the Metaverse: This week, licensed trademark attorney Mike Kondoudis revealed that Ford Motor Company filed a total of 19 trademark applications covering its car brands, clothing for its brand, and a proposed online marketplace for NFTs. It seems as though the motor company is preparing its entry into the NFT and Metaverse worlds. Source:
First Insider Crypto Trading Case Confirmed: The brother of a former Coinbase Global Inc. employee pleaded guilty during a virtual court hearing to a wire fraud conspiracy charge on Monday, September 12. Nikhil Wahi admitted that he made trades based on confidential Coinbase information. United States prosecutors have named this the first insider trading case involving cryptocurrency.
International Regulation Featuring Thailand: This week, the Thailand Securities and Exchange Commission decided to ban cryptocurrency companies from offering digital asset lending and staking products or depository services. The decision was ultimately made to protect individuals from business risks associated with companies offering depository services. Source: https://finance.yahoo.com/
BNB Chain Partners with Google Cloud: BNB Chain is a blockchain closely connected to the cryptocurrency exchange Binance. BNB Chain is partnering with Google Cloud in an effort to support the growth and development of early-stage Web3 and blockchain startups. The collaboration aims to offer foundational infrastructure, cloud-computing credits, and mentorship to Web3 and blockchain-based startups. Source: https://www.coindesk.com/
Starbucks Will Offer New NFT Experience for Customers: Starbucks is officially introducing Starbucks Odyssey, which will launch later this year. Starbucks Odyssey is its first attempt at building with web3 technology. The company will offer its United States member customers the ability to earn and buy digital collectible stamps in the form of NFTs. As more stamps or NFTs are collected, members’ points will increase, which will unlock access to unique experiences. Source: