Web3 (WEB3 or Web 3.0) refers to the next generation of the internet, characterized by decentralized and peer-to-peer networks that aim to give users more control over their data and digital interactions. It is a vision of the internet that incorporates blockchain technology and smart contracts, enabling trustless and transparent transactions, decentralized applications (dApps), and the secure storage and sharing of data. Web3 seeks to empower individuals, promote privacy, and foster a more open and collaborative digital ecosystem.

BNB Chain Introduces Web3 Verification Tool
BNB Chain has launched a verification tool to help users identify genuine affiliations and potential threats in the Web3 space. The tool aims to prevent fake bridges, deceptive websites, and imposter social media profiles, ensuring user safety.
Circle Partners With Grab for Web3 Pilot in Singapore
Circle Internet Financial and Grab are partnering to pilot Web3 customer experiences in Singapore. The 'Grab Web3 Wallet' will integrate Circle's Web 3 Services platform into the Grab app, offering users a seamless experience with blockchain-enabled wallets. This pilot aligns with Singapore's Project Orchid initiative, aiming to explore the potential of digital currencies and blockchain technology in real-world applications. Circle's Web3 Services represent a bridge between Web 2.0 and Web3.
BNB and Optimism Synergy: opBNB Mainnet Launches with a Vision for a Billion Web3 Users
The opBNB Mainnet, an Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM)-compatible Layer 2 chain, has gone live on September 13, 2023. Launched on June 19, it has seen over 35 million transactions and connections to 435,972 wallet addresses. The Mainnet offers reduced gas fees, trustless security protocols, and improved user experience. Post-launch, opBNB focuses on strengthening network resilience and decentralization, fostering an integrated ecosystem for developers.
Breaking: Ripple XRP Acquires Web3 Financial Institution Fortress Trust
Ripple has acquired Fortress Trust, a subsidiary of Fortress Blockchain Technologies, which offers Web3 financial, regulatory, and technological solutions for blockchain pioneers. The acquisition strengthens Ripple's business and product trajectory, following its $250M purchase of Metaco in 2023. The merger extends Ripple's regulatory credentials, including a Nevada Trust license and 30+ Money Transmitter Licenses across the US and Singapore.
Coinbase CEO Proposes Web3 Version of LinkedIn
Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong has received over 150 applications for its inaugural Coinbase Ventures Summit in October. He introduced the Web3 version of LinkedIn, a decentralized platform, and suggested companies issue NFTs for employment verification. The summit aims to foster crypto innovation.
Solana Gum Protocol Shuts Down
Gum protocol on Solana ecosystem is shutting down due to market conditions and revenue issues, raising concerns about the sustainability of protocol-layer projects.
C98 News: Coin98 Ventures Rebrands to Arche Fund for Web3 Focus
Coin98 Ventures rebrands as Arche Fund, supporting Web3 projects and businesses through three pillars: Arche Ventures, Kompass, and Arche Capital, promoting adoption and ecosystem stability.
Binance Labs Announces ColLabs: A Web3 Investment Community Platform
Binance Labs has launched ColLabs, an invite-only Web3 investment community, aiming to bridge the gap between venture capitalists, startups, and investors in the Web3 space. The platform combines a blog, newsletter, and Telegram channel for exclusive content and deal-sourcing opportunities.
Animoca Brands Reports US$402 Million Bookings for 2022
Animoca Brands, a leading digital entertainment and blockchain technology company, reported strong financial performance in 2022, with bookings reaching A$594 million and a strong liquidity position, despite expanding its business portfolio.
Hong Kong's Financial Secretary Propels Web3 Expansion
Hong Kong's Financial Secretary, Paul, has highlighted the growing significance of digital entertainment as an economic sector. The government has allocated HKD 50 million to support a thriving Web3 ecosystem, with over 180 companies involved.

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