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Jul 12 8 tweets 4 min read
Web3 games are much, much better than they used to be.

So when it comes to gameplay, graphics and more, which popular games stack up and which don't make the cut?

Longtime gamer @davidzmorris ranks them as part of #GameFiWeek sponsored by @CatizenAI 🧵… It’s new, it’s hot, it’s incredibly effective at what it was designed for — but @hamster_kombat isn’t really “a game,” @dzmorris writes.

But there's no denying its popularity. Have you played Hamster Kombat?

#GameFiWeek, sponsored by @CatizenAI:…Image
Feb 22, 2023 13 tweets 10 min read
The Shanghai Upgrade next month puts the final touch on Ethereum’s transition to proof-of -stake.

Join us as we speak with @consensus2023 speakers and other leaders on its impact on development, markets and policy for #BUIDLWeek.… @consensus2023 “When you're a validator on the proof-of-stake chain, it's still a one-way process. There's still not a way to get your funds back on the execution layer of Ethereum ... This is the main thing we're bringing in the next upgrade." — @TimBeiko
Jan 19, 2023 19 tweets 14 min read
Sorry for the technical difficulties. We're live now at a new link.

Join us:… We're live now from #Davos2023 chatting about how the blockchain and Web3 can be used measure and combat climate change.

Join us:…
Dec 5, 2022 20 tweets 24 min read
We’re excited to introduce you to Consensus Magazine.

Starting today, we’re rebranding Layer 2 by CoinDesk to align our flagship magazine more closely with our annual festival as we frame the conversation on the industry’s future. 🧵… Image Each December since 2014, we've taken stock of the year to find the themes, stories and people that made an impact on crypto, blockchain and Web3.

And 2022 has been like no other year.

Welcome to #MostInfluential2022, presented by @Bitstamp:… Image
Sep 15, 2022 4 tweets 5 min read
.@SECGov Chair @GaryGensler said staked cryptocurrencies may be subject to federal securities regulations, repeating a pro-oversight stance in the wake of #Ethereum’s Merge.
@realdannynelson reports “Of these 10,000 crypto tokens ... I believe that the vast majority are securities,” @SECGov Chair @GaryGensler told a U.S. Senate panel on Thursday, repeating a pro-oversight stance in the wake of @Ethereum’s transition to just such a method.…
Aug 4, 2022 5 tweets 4 min read
What do Cashio’s @0xghostchain, Sunny Aggregator’s @SuryaKhosla and 9 other anon devs have in common?

They’re all @simplyianm — and they helped him pump TVL on the Saber protocol and Solana last year.

@realdannynelson and @0x_bae investigate: Coding as 11 purportedly independent developers, a 20-something computer wiz from Texas created a vast web of interlocking DeFi protocols that projected billions of dollars of double-counted value onto the Saber ecosystem.
Aug 2, 2022 4 tweets 3 min read
DeFi attackers strike again — siphoning nearly $200 million from the cross-chain crypto bridge @nomadxyz_.

It's suspected that an update to one of the smart contracts that allow Nomad to send and receive tokens across different blockchains is to blame. Image Inter-blockchain communication is key to addressing scaling challenges, @davidzmorris wrote back in February. But bridges and other connections between blockchains present inherent security challenges.…
Jul 18, 2022 15 tweets 10 min read
After a months-long battle with insolvency issues, crypto lender @celsiusnetwork initiated bankruptcy proceedings last week and faces its first bankruptcy court hearing today.

Here’s a timeline of how it got here: 🧵 🗓️ April 12 🗓️
@CelsiusNetwork shows its first sign of distress, announcing its U.S. platform will begin holding non-accredited investors’ coins in custody, so investors will no longer be able to add new assets and get rewards on its Earn platform.
Jul 13, 2022 11 tweets 10 min read
We're live now discussing building in Web3 with with @ericnakagawa, @Onallee, @jamiew, @KPase_Crypto, @EllisJNorman1, @WhatAsherThinks, @SuperRareDavid, @markheynen and CoinDesk's @mikejcasey

Come join us!… Interested in building in Web3?

Along with @cradl_org we're bringing developers and creatives together to address some of the most pressing problems facing communities with @Web3athon_xyz, powered by @HackerEarth.

Find out more:
Jun 30, 2022 6 tweets 6 min read
Crypto often feels like a family affair.

@Natalia_Ameline is more than @VitalikButerin’s mom. She’s the founder of the educational non-profit @crypto_chicks.

For #FutureofWorkWeek, presented by @Nexo, she offers advice on how to make it in crypto: When the Philippines went on lockdown, many struggled to put food on the table. Enter play-to-earn crypto.

#FutureofWorkWeek, presented by @Nexo:
Jun 30, 2022 11 tweets 5 min read
ICYMI: EU policymakers largely overturned a proposal from @Europarl_EN calling for money-laundering checks on all transfers to unhosted crypto wallets on Wednesday.

Here’s how the news unfolded 🧵… Under the new agreement, verification requirements for unhosted wallets will only apply for transfers to one’s own private wallet, and only when the transfer is over 1,000 euros (~$1,052).…
Jun 29, 2022 7 tweets 7 min read
Don't just follow the trend; invest in it.

Those who use crypto to make our future work model will be the ones who stay in it for the long run, @KyleSamani says.

#FutureofWorkWeek, presented by @Nexo: These young graduates wanted to skip the nepotism and office politics.

So they joined a DAO.

#FutureofWorkWeek, presented by @Nexo:…
Jun 29, 2022 14 tweets 15 min read
Happening now: Join us as we discuss what the job market looks like in the midst of this crypto winter as part of #FutureofWorkWeek, presented by @Nexo.… “The mood is actually not all that grim … some of the best ideas and some of the best businesses get built during these times.” — @BlockchainAssn’s @DanSpuller

#FutureofWorkWeek, presented by @Nexo:…
Jun 28, 2022 9 tweets 9 min read
Crypto markets may be down, but the industry is still booming. There are still many jobs to be had, but talent is hard to come by.

Do you have what it takes?

Here's a look at how to get a job in crypto.

#FutureofWorkWeek, presented by @Nexo: Image It’s easier to cut a straight career path through crypto now than it was eight years ago.

And @GnosisGuild Co-Founder @auryn_macmillan thinks it’s better to get your hands dirty and get lost on the way.

#FutureofWorkWeek, presented by @Nexo: Image
May 17, 2022 7 tweets 4 min read
Japanese exchange @Liquid_Global looks like a crypto success story.

@FTX_Official recently acquired it for an undisclosed price estimated at $140 to 200 million.

But … 🧵… CoinDesk interviewed over a dozen former employees and insiders. Nearly all asked for anonymity for fear of reprisal.

They say execs downplayed some cyber breaches, did not disclose others and prematurely stopped investigations into a $90 million hack. Image
Apr 26, 2022 7 tweets 8 min read
🧵 How does crypto go from something only a few people use to something everyone uses without even thinking about it?

@Dan_Jeffries1 takes a look for #PaymentsWeek, presented by @circlepay:… Utilizing the Lightning Network, millions of people can send fractions of a bitcoin at instant speed – at the same time. But it does not come without drawbacks.

#PaymentsWeek, presented by @circlepay:…
Apr 25, 2022 10 tweets 11 min read
🧵 #Bitcoin was supposed to allow people to send money without banks.

From Lightning Network to stablecoins to gaming, innovations give hope that crypto can fulfill its original promise.

We take a look for #PaymentsWeek, presented by @circlepay:… Imagine traveling abroad and waking up one day to find your debit card has turned into a useless piece of plastic.

Many Russians found themselves suddenly unbanked when President Putin started a war in Ukraine.

#PaymentsWeek, presented by @circlepay:…
Mar 20, 2022 7 tweets 7 min read
#Consensus2022 is happening IRL June 9-12 in Austin, Texas, and we’ve pulled out all the stops.

In honor of #womenshistorymonth2022, here’s a 👀at some of the amazing women who are impacting the industry and taking the stage this year. 🧵 .@NFTSaraBaumann is the artist and founder behind @WomenandWeapons.

She dreamed of being a full-time artist since she was a young girl. Through the power of digital art, NFTs and Web 3 she can finally pursue her dream of being a full-time artist.
Mar 9, 2022 9 tweets 3 min read
U.S. President Joe Biden signed a long-awaited, first-of-its-kind executive order on cryptocurrencies on Wednesday.

Here’s what you need to know 🧵… Biden's executive order defines six “key priorities” for the administration:
• protecting U.S. consumers
• protecting global financial stability
• preventing illicit uses
• promoting “responsible innovation”
• financial inclusion
• U.S. leadership…
Mar 7, 2022 7 tweets 5 min read
“We’re taking a bet that NFTs have changed the way that people deal with IP,” says @hollyherndon.

She and fellow artists @matdryhurst and @DnlKlr talk about pushing forward the tech and business side of creativity in interview with @davidzmorris. “It could go in a direction that would really suck for the creators, and we’re trying to mitigate that,” says @hollyherndon of the technology powering NFTs.… Musician Holly Herndon is o...
Jan 24, 2022 28 tweets 23 min read
🧵 Cryptocurrency was supposed to be about privacy.

Yet 13 years after the Satoshi white paper, privacy remains hard to come by — for cryptocurrency users and everyday people alike.
#PrivacyWeek For #PrivacyWeek, CoinDesk surveyed the state of play for digital and financial privacy in 2022, in crypto and beyond, and where it might be headed in the years and decades to come.

Here’s a look: