Sam Altman’s blockchain project ‘World Chain’ opens to developers

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman's Worldcoin project has launched a developer preview of World Chain, a new blockchain that claims to prioritise humans and scale with the growth of the Worldcoin ecosystem. 

World Chain – built on the OP Stack and integrated with the Worldcoin protocol – aims to provide developers with access to over 10 million users across 160 countries who are using compatible wallets, starting with the World App.

With the developer preview, the Worldcoin...

Dapp industry reached new heights in Q2 2024

The Web3 ecosystem has witnessed a resurgence in Q2 2024, with the NFT sector in particular experiencing its strongest performance since Q1 2023.

According to a DappRadar report, the dapp industry has seen a 40% increase in usage compared to the previous quarter, reaching an impressive 10 million daily Unique Active Wallets (UAW).

For software developers working in the blockchain space, this growth presents both opportunities and challenges. The social sector emerged as...

Linux Foundation forms trust for advancing decentralisation

The Linux Foundation has announced plans to establish the Linux Foundation Decentralized Trust (LF Decentralized Trust), a new umbrella organisation aimed at supporting the advancement of decentralised technologies.

Building on the foundation's existing blockchain and digital identity projects, LF Decentralized Trust will encompass the Hyperledger project portfolio and host new open source software, communities, standards, and specifications critical to the shift towards...

PARSIQ’s Unicornization Campaign open for entries with 30 April deadline for submissions

PARSIQ, a full suite data network for building Web3 dApps and protocols, has recently launched its Unicornization Campaign. Designed to propel innovation and further bolster the global blockchain ecosystem, the  campaign’s main focus is to invest in promising Web3 projects on the recently released Reactive Network, a parallelised interoperability execution layer for Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) ecosystems. The program is now open for enrollment and will accept applications until 30...

Google Play now supports Web3 experiences

Google Play is updating its policies to support “blockchain-based experiences” in recognition of Web3’s potential.

“As a platform, we always want to help developers bring innovative ideas to life. Google Play hosts a variety of blockchain-related apps, and we know that our partners are excited to expand on these offerings to create more engaging and immersive digital experiences with tokenised digital assets such as NFTs,” wrote Joseph Mills, Group Product Manager for...

Crypto developers plummet 22% despite increasing prices

Despite the positive price movement in recent weeks, the software development aspect of the crypto industry is trending in the opposite direction.

According to a report by venture firm Electric Capital, the number of active developers working on open-source crypto projects has declined by 22 percent over the past year.

In June, there were 21,300 active developers, compared to 27,200 the previous year. This decline may be attributed to developers finding more enticing...

Venom’s virtual hackathon kicks off in collaboration with DoraHacks, Developer DAO, and Hacken

The Venom Foundation has joined forces with DoraHacks, Developer DAO, and Hacken to initiate its premier virtual hackathon.

This groundbreaking event is designed to provide developers with the essential tools and resources to build on the cutting-edge Venom blockchain.

With registrations commencing on April 27th, 2023, the hackathon is scheduled to launch on May 8th, 2023.

Venom's Testnet Launch: A Catalyst for Innovation and Community...

Axelar creates virtual machine to allow dApps to run on every chain

The world of Web3 development has gone multi-chain. Users want the ability to interact across multiple ecosystems, but for developers, building these experiences is painful and potentially risky. Using the wrong infrastructure can lead to billions in losses – and new technology is always developing under their feet.

The Axelar network already connects major blockchain ecosystems, solving widespread security risks with the first generation of “bridges” and interoperability...

Linux Foundation launches Open Metaverse Foundation

The nonprofit Linux Foundation has launched the Open Metaverse Foundation (OMF) to promote an open metaverse.

Current participating organisations of the OMF include the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Futurewei, GenXP, Hyperledger Foundation, LF AI, LF Edge & Networking, Open Voice Network, Open Wallet, and Veriken.

When discussing the metaverse, it’s important to consider the history of the web.

The original vision for the web was a decentralised...

Apple bans using NFTs to circumvent App Store fees

Apple has updated its rules to ban developers from using NFTs to circumvent App Store fees.

Regulators and developers are becoming increasingly critical of Apple for blocking third-party app stores and payment options. With no alternative, this leaves Apple to abuse its market position to take high cuts.

“The fundamental problem for us is the lack of choice,” Basecamp CEO Jason Fried once wrote in a letter. “And [Apple Fellow] Phil Schiller’s suggestion that we...