Take My Money: Eve Online’s CCP Entering Web3

CCP Games, the masterminds behind one of the most brutal, hardcore, and epic MMOs ever, Eve Online, have just secured a cool $40 million in funding to develop a new AAA title in the Eve universe

CCP Games plans to use blockchain technology and smart contracts to develop core game systems, enabling open third-party development and connecting players with virtual worlds. They aim to give players more autonomy and agency – something that makes sense if you’re familiar with Eve. 

Leading the funding charge was none other than venture capital giant Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), joined by Makers Fund, Bitkraft, Kingsway Capital, Hashed, and other investors. 

As for a16z, the venture capital firm managed to lose billions in the crypto industry in 2022. But hey, they’re still committed to investing in the crypto market and Web3 vision of the internet. Their recent $27 million investment in Carry1st, a mobile games publisher in Africa, just goes to show that they believe Web3 adoption is the future, especially in gaming and emerging markets.

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Ordinals: A Gateway For Ethereum Developers Into The Bitcoin Community

At the Bitcoin 2023 conference in Miami last week, $ETH developers showed a keen interest in Ordinals, a protocol that has gained popularity within the $BTC community. 🥳

One notable startup, OrdinalSafe, a self-custodial Bitcoin wallet, participated in the conference’s “Pitch Day” and secured second place in the infrastructure category. OrdinalSafe’s CEO, Esad Yusuf Atik, described the experience as memorable and noted the warm reception from the Bitcoin community.

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Ripple Gets A Big Win With Hinman

Ripple has achieved a small victory in its legal battle against the SEC as the agency’s attempt to seal the “Hinman Speech documents” was denied. 🎉

These internal files contain drafts and emails about a speech given by William Hinman, former Director of the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance, over four years ago, saying $ETH is not a security. The documents are sought after by Ripple’s legal team to understand how the SEC arrived at its conclusion that Ethereum was not a security at the time, which could impact the classification of Ripple’s $XRP cryptocurrency.

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Axie On Apple – But Only For Some

$AXS has taken a significant stride towards regaining its user base after a challenging year. The game’s creator, Sky Mavis, recently announced that the latest version of their blockchain-enabled video game, ‘Axie Infinity: Origins,’ will be available for download on $APPL‘s App Store. 😱

This move marks a significant development in the wider adoption of web3 gaming.

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