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1️⃣ Walmart is strategically positioning itself to revolutionize the retail industry by amalgamating physical and virtual shopping experiences. Under this initiative, customers will have the opportunity to procure tangible household items that mirror those available within the virtual realm of House Flip. This innovative approach signifies Walmart's commitment to bridging the gap between the physical and digital realms of retail, providing consumers with a unique and interconnected shopping experience.

Walmart plans to expand its commercial strategy in the metaverse
Walmart plans to “reinvent retail” by allowing customers to purchase physical versions of items they use within its House Flip virtual world.

2️⃣ Google's BigQuery has expanded its offerings with 11 new public data sets tailored for blockchain networks. These data sets cover a diverse range of networks, including Avalanche, Arbitrum, Cronos, Ethereum's Görli testnet, Fantom, Near, Optimism, Polkadot, Polygon's mainnet, Polygon's Mumbai testnet, and Tron. This expansion acknowledges the growing significance of blockchain technology and the demand for comprehensive data resources in the blockchain space. By providing this data through BigQuery, Google aims to support blockchain research and applications, enabling developers and researchers to gain valuable insights into these networks' activities.

Google Cloud adds 11 blockchains to data warehouse ‘BigQuery’
Google Cloud launched its public data sets for Bitcoin and Ethereum in 2018 and has now expanded to 19 networks in total.

3️⃣ PayPal has revealed plans to enable Venmo users to purchase its stablecoin, PayPal USD (PYUSD). Initially available to select users, this option will be rolled out to all Venmo users in the near future, according to a statement made by the company on Wednesday. This move represents PayPal's continued foray into the cryptocurrency space and aims to provide Venmo users with greater access to digital assets. The introduction of PYUSD aligns with PayPal's broader strategy to expand its crypto-related services and offerings to its user base.

PayPal Brings PYUSD Stablecoin to Venmo - Decrypt
PayPal has announced that Venmo users will be able to buy, send, and receive PayPal’s new stablecoin, PayPal USD, on the app.

1️⃣ The Ethereum scaling project, Scroll is poised to introduce zkEVM Scroll in the upcoming weeks. This rollout follows thorough testing and comprehensive audits of the underlying code. The implementation of zkEVM will commence once the final testing phases are successfully completed. Notably, prominent projects such as Uniswap and Aave have expressed readiness to deploy their platforms on Scroll once it officially launch. This development underscores the growing interest and adoption of Layer 2 scaling solutions within the Ethereum ecosystem to alleviate congestion and improve scalability.

Idealistic Ethereum community-built zkEVM Scroll launching in weeks
Community-driven Ethereum layer-2 scaling solution Scroll will be launched on mainnet in the next few weeks.

2️⃣ Blockchain development firm ConsenSys has recently declared its decision to discontinue the provision of Truffle and Ganache, both of which are prominent web3 developer tools. This strategic shift in focus is directed towards prioritizing the development and enhancement of MetaMask Snaps and its Software Development Kit (SDK). This move signifies ConsenSys' realignment of its resources and efforts towards advancing key tools and technologies within the Web3 ecosystem, reflecting the dynamic nature of the blockchain development landscape and the evolving needs of developers and users in this space.

Consensys to sunset Truffle and Ganache developer tools
Ethereum developer Consensys has announced the sunset of the Truffle and Ganache developer tools as it shifts focus on Snaps and its SDK.

3️⃣ Polygon Labs has extended a proposition to the Celo community, suggesting the integration of its Chain Development Kit for facilitating the transition to Ethereum Layer 2. This proposal, articulated by Polygon's co-founder, Sandeep Nailwal, has been officially presented on Celo's governance forum. The proposal underlines Polygon Labs' commitment to promoting interoperability and synergies between blockchain ecosystems, aiming to enhance the scalability and functionality of the Celo network by leveraging Ethereum Layer 2 solutions. Such collaborations exemplify the ongoing efforts within the blockchain space to explore innovative ways of harnessing the potential of various blockchain platforms and technologies.

Polygon Labs proposes facilitating Celo’s migration to Ethereum Layer 2 with CDK
Polygon Labs offered the Celo community a proposal to integrate its Chain Development Kit for the transition to Ethereum Layer 2.


Ethereum core developers discuss if the Dencun upgrade may be deployed early next year. - link

BNB Chain

BNB Chain and Meta Mask resolved a glitch that made opBNB's gas fees were unusually high. - link


Arbitrum announces Odyssey Reboot on September 26th. - link


Optimism completed a 116 Million OP Private Token Sale. - link


Base introduced Pessimism, an open-source monitoring system designed to enhance the security of Base. - link


Aptos Labs has integrated its Petra crypto wallet with Coinbase Pay. - link


Sui welcomed another South Korean Mobile Developer - NHN - to build Crypto Games. - link

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