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Binance Has Resumed Bitcoin Withdrawals

Binance, one of the world’s largest crypto exchange, has resumed withdrawals of Bitcoin (BTC) after a pause on Monday. According to CEO Changpeng Zhao, the problem was “due to a stuck transaction causing a backlog.” It was originally stated that the issue would be fixed within 30 minutes, but the…

Polygon and BoomLand Partner to Launch Blockchain Games

BoomLand, a mobile gaming company, has partnered with Polygon Studios to create the first dedicated Web3 publishing gaming platform, metaverse, and play-and-earn ecosystem built on Polygon’s Supernet technology.  BoomLand’s first title to launch will be Hunters On-Chain, a play-and-earn mobile game supported by an NFT lending a borrowing marketplace to…

Project Eluüne: StarGarden Revealed as Blockchain Franchise

Project Eluüne: StarGarden, a blockchain gaming franchise developed by Arrivant, is a free-to-play and play-to-own title intended for long-term play. StarGarden exists in the Project Eluüne universe where players embark on a quest to repair a destroyed world. StarGarden is a Guild versus Environment and Guild versus Guild auto-battler RPG…

HyperX Welcomes Team Liquid Co-Owner Hungrybox as Global Ambassador

HyperX today announced the addition of Team Liquid co-owner and player Juan “Hungrybox” DeBeidma as a global ambassador. Along with the signing, HyperX has renewed its sponsorship with Team Liquid as the organization’s Official Peripherals Partner. As part of the organization’s sponsorship, HyperX will support a variety of initiatives, including…

Jack in the Box Opens Virtual Drive Thru on Twitch

Jack in the Box is launching the first-ever interactive drive-thru experience for viewers on Twitch. From May 10-17, Twitch viewers can drop by the 24/7 livestream to claim free food and rewards on their way to watch their favorite content creators. “We’re excited to launch Jack in the drive-thru and…

Belong Gaming Arenas to Support Scholastic Esports

Belong Gaming Arenas today announced partnerships with two local school districts – the Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District in Dallas, Texas, and Williamson County School District in Nashville, Tennessee. The partnerships will help establish scholastic esports programs and support the nationwide development of the amateur esports ecosystem. Belong will provide dedicated…

Complexity Gaming Expands into Web3 With First-Ever NFT Drop

Complexity Gaming is making its push into Web3 with its first-ever NFT drop. The digital collectible, called the Genesis drop, is a collaboration with ARterra Labs, a digital collectibles platform hyper-focused on the esports and gaming market. The drop will feature 2003 free-to-mint digital tokens designed to commemorate the organization’s…

Square Enix Sells Western Division to Enter Blockchain Space

Square Enix has held firm on its motivation to enter NFTs and blockchain. Now, the company has sold the entirety of its western division, including game studios and intellectual property (IP) rights for $300 million. Embracer Group has acquired ownership of Crystal Dynamics, Eidos-Montreal, and Square Enix Montreal. This includes…

Reggie Fils-Aimé Finds Blockchain in Gaming ‘Compelling’

Reggie Fils-Aimé, former President of Nintendo, spoke about his interest in blockchain technology and how it can change gaming. Fils-Aimé sat down at SXSW to answer questions about the current state of the video game industry. Naturally, it was a conversation that turned toward blockchain and crypto. “So I’m a…

How do we make Web3 more sustainable?

What are Web3 platforms doing to help protect our environment? Web3 and its influence on our environment is one of the largest arguments against blockchain technology. NFTs immediately became targets of criticism, and in some ways, rightfully so. Ignoring the detrimental side of Web3 will only halt its progress, but…

Square Enix Still Motivated to Create Blockchain Games

Square Enix still wants to create play-to-earn (P2E) blockchain games despite the community backlash. In an interview with Yahoo Japan, Square Enix President Yosuke Matsuda reiterated his mission to create P2E titles, stating that focusing on traditional games would not be enough. He described his vision for future blockchain titles…

Coinbase Launches Beta NFT Marketplace

Coinbase has launched the beta for its new NFT marketplace beginning today. The cryptocurrency exchange platform announced its intention to create a NFT marketplace last fall. When it fully launches, users will have the ability to buy or sell NFTs. The beta version of the marketplace, created on the Ethereum…