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1️⃣ Sony has made a significant move by announcing its investment in the development of a global infrastructure to facilitate the growth of Web3. This endeavor involves a collaboration between Sony Network Communications, a subsidiary of Sony, and Startale Labs, a Japanese Web3 infrastructure technology company. The partnership includes a substantial investment of $3.5 million, aimed at establishing a solid foundation for the widespread adoption of Web3. With this strategic move, Sony is positioning itself to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of Web3 and capitalizing on its potential for transformative innovation.

Sony Network invests in Japanese Web3 startup to spur mass adoption
According to the CEO of Startale Labs, the company wants to create smooth experiences for users to interact with Web3 without realizing it.

2️⃣ Ubisoft recently unveiled a teaser for their upcoming blockchain game, Champions Tactics, built on the Oasys_Games blockchain. This move highlights Ubisoft's venture into blockchain-based gaming, aiming to introduce innovative gameplay mechanics and explore decentralized ownership and in-game economies. The teaser provides a glimpse of what players can expect from Champions Tactics, showcasing Ubisoft's embrace of emerging technologies and the transformative potential of blockchain in the gaming industry.

Ubisoft Reveals Next Blockchain Game, Champions Tactics - Decrypt
Assassin’s Creed game maker Ubisoft is developing an original tactical RPG on PC, built on the Oasys blockchain.

3️⃣ Warner Music Group (WMG) has partnered with Polygon Labs to establish a music accelerator program focused on facilitating the integration of blockchain music projects and decentralized applications (dapps) on the Polygon network. This collaborative initiative reflects WMG's commitment to exploring the potential of blockchain technology in the music industry and nurturing the development of innovative solutions. By leveraging Polygon's network capabilities, the program aims to foster the growth of the next generation of blockchain music projects and dapps, paving the way for enhanced transparency, rights management, and new monetization models in the music ecosystem.

Warner Music Group Partners With Polygon on Blockchain Music Accelerator
The chosen projects will receive funding from both WMG and Polygon Labs and will also be eligible for mentorship and networking opportunities.

4️⃣ Worldcoin's World ID registration has begun in Germany, and the "Sign in with Worldcoin" tool has been integrated with Auth0 by Okta, a major authentication platform. This marks Worldcoin's significant implementation of the feature, allowing users to access multiple applications with one set of credentials, similar to social single sign-ons. The integration streamlines user authentication and demonstrates Worldcoin's commitment to simplifying access across platforms.

Worldcoin launches in Germany and integrates with Okta’s Auth0 platform
Sam Altman’s Worldcoin has launched in Germany and integrated with Okta’s Auth0, to offer an easier way to sign in with Worldcoin.

1️⃣ PancakeSwap, a decentralized exchange (DEX), is set to launch on the Polygon zkEVM network as part of its strategic efforts to increase user adoption and generate protocol revenues. By deploying on the Polygon zkEVM network, PancakeSwap aims to offer users lower fees and faster transaction speeds, enhancing the overall user experience on the network. This move aligns with PancakeSwap's goal to expand its user base and provide a more efficient trading environment for its community.

Decentralized Exchange PancakeSwap Goes Live on Polygon zkEVM Blockchain
This will be the popular DEX’s fourth blockchain after BNB Chain, Ethereum and Aptos.

2️⃣  The Ethereum Name Service (ENS), which operates as a decentralized domain name system on the Ethereum blockchain, has announced its plans to introduce Layer 2 interoperability for ENS domains. This development aims to enable Layer 2 solutions to seamlessly interact with ENS domains, enhancing the accessibility and usability of domain name registrations and transactions. By expanding the capabilities of ENS through Layer 2 interoperability, the team behind the project seeks to attract a wider user base and facilitate a more inclusive experience for users in the domain name ecosystem.

Ethereum Name Service plans expansion to Layer 2 ecosystem
Ethereum Name Service has updated its roadmap to include Layer 2 interoperability with ENS domains.

3️⃣ zkSync, a Layer 2 scaling solution for Ethereum, has revealed their plans to enhance the configuration and deployment process of ZK Stack instances in the near future. These modifications aim to streamline the setup and enable one-click deployment of ZK Stack, an open-source code based on Era. ZK Stack serves as a modular framework for constructing independent Zero-Knowledge (ZK) chains. By simplifying the configuration and deployment process, zkSync aims to improve the accessibility and usability of ZK Stack, empowering developers to easily build sovereign ZK chains.


Ethereum Foundation announces Academic Grants for 2023 - link


Polygon proposes an architecture for ‘Polygon 2.0,' including an aggregator bridge - link

BNB Chain

Checking brand-new projects launching on BNB Chain this week - link


Arbitrum Orbit DevNet tools attracted approximately 77 Arbitrum Orbit DevNet chains on Arbitrum Goerli since its launch. - link


O1_labs submitted a proposal to integrate Kimchi, their zero-knowledge proof system, into the OP Stack. - link


Avalanche On-chain Activity doubles in 2023 - link


Sui now boasts an impressive 898K total active addresses out of a total of 1.22M addresses - link

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