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Web3 Weekly Wonderland | Edition #20 – Dec 2022
Welcome back, Web3 friends!
The latest edition of the Web3 Weekly Wonderland is here to enliven the week, right in time for the holidays that are just around the corner!
Speaking of holidays🎄, this edition will be our last one for 2022, and we will see you back again in the new year with our weekly Web3 briefs. Wish you all a happy holiday season! ✨
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The week's Top 10 news from the decentralised world
The NFT world got some propulsion last week as Selfie.Live collaborated with musician Lee Brice to create digital memories for the fans on tour and provide them with special NFTs.
Revel raised $7.8M in seed funding to develop an easy and efficient all-in-one social trading platform for NFTs enthusiasts.
Community members of Uniswap DAO voted unanimously in favour of altering the governance structure within the ecosystem. Whereas, Ethereum Name Service (ENS) DAO members voted to elect the stewards for the Meta-Governance, ENS ecosystem, and the Public Goods working groups for 2023.
Uniswap teamed up with MoonPay to enable the purchase of digital assets on the Uniswap Web App for anyone using a fiat credit card, debit card, or bank transfer across the Ethereum mainnet, Polygon, Optimism, and Arbitrum.
Lamina1 launched a rolling fund to provide capital-raising tools for Web3 builders working on open metaverse ventures and provide access to global investors to such projects at the ground level.
Rising from the ashes of the Terra crash, Solana-based perpetual swaps trading protocol Drift has launched a new Version 2 to provide a one-stop-shop crypto exchange for all types of DeFi transactions.
Meta plans to allocate 20% of its total budget in 2023 to Reality Labs, its AR/VR business division, despite criticisms of the metaverse.
Visa has developed a smart contract application on the Ethereum blockchain that could enable automated bill payments through a bank account.
Affinidi and FilPass signed a Memorandum of Understanding to avoid fake identification claims and establish and issue verifiable credentials in the Philippines.
Web3 Word Of The Week
cTokens: One can define tokens in C as the smallest individual elements in a program that is meaningful to the functioning of a compiler. A token is the smallest unit used in a C program. Each and every punctuation and word that you come across in a C program is a token.
Don't forget to check out this Web3 delight 🍩 over the weekend for a peek into the Web3 realm – Visa Crypto Thought Leadership – Auto Payments.
That's all for now!🤘
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