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OpenSea redesigns parts of its NFT store as sales continue to slump

OpenSea’s new profile page. | Image: OpenSea OpenSea, one of the largest NFT marketplaces, has redesigned its profile and collections pages with the goal of making the site easier to navigate and making the actual NFTs themselves the center of attention. In an announcement post on Thursday, the company says these redesigns are “just the start”...

NFL Rivals blockchain game will let players take over as their team’s GM and use NFTs somehow

NFL Rivals. | Image: Mythical Games While we still don’t know exactly what 2K will do with its “non-simulation” NFL license (its arcade-style game is delayed and won’t be released this year), the league is filling that void by announcing a partnership to build its first blockchain game, NFL Rivals. It’s hard to tell exactly what the game...

Why the company behind Pokémon Go is getting crypto-curious

Niantic It has been an extremely rough year for cryptocurrency projects, as crashing prices, daily revelations of scams, and the ongoing usability nightmare of blockchain-based computing has left venture capitalists’ next big bet looking more like a pipe dream than anything you could reasonably call “web3.” Crypto-based video games, which...

How Ukraine’s wide use of cryptocurrency is playing out during the war

Photo Illustration by Grayson Blackmon / The Verge; Photo by Oliyarnyk / CC-BY-SA-4.0 With Michael Chobanian, the president of the Blockchain Association of Ukraine The terrible, unprovoked war in Ukraine has destabilized that country’s economy and banking system, leading both Ukrainian politicians and citizens to more seriously consider...

GameStop now has its own wallet for crypto and NFTs

Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images GameStop has launched a beta for its very own Ethereum wallet that will let users store, send, and receive both cryptocurrency and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) through their web browsers. The wallet is currently available as an extension for Google Chrome and Brave, but GameStop’s wallet website indicates...

Crypto exchange FTX is getting into stock trading

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Cryptocurrency exchange FTX will soon allow for traditional stock trading alongside its crypto offerings, the company announced in a press release (via The Wall Street Journal). The functionality is currently available to a select number of users in the US, but it’s aiming to roll it out to more traders...

How the Anchor protocol helped sink Terra

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge If Do Kwon didn’t exist, someone would have had to invent him. For instance, there’s the bets he made — worth $11 million in total and held in escrow by Crypto Twitter influencer Cobie — that his token Luna would be worth more in a year than it was in March 2022. Fond of insults such as “continue in...

Robinhood developing non-custodial crypto wallet launching later this year

Image: Robinhood A little over a month after Robinhood publicly released its first crypto wallet, the company has announced it’s working on a second. The new wallet will be non-custodial, giving users sole custody over the private keys necessary to control their money on the blockchain. That means users won’t be dependent on Robinhood if...

DeviantArt is expanding its system for flagging stolen NFT art

Image: DeviantArt DeviantArt is expanding its tool for detecting ripped-off crypto art, offering it to artists outside the platform. DeviantArt Protect, which launched last year for art posted on the site, will now be available for work that isn’t hosted there as well. Users can upload copies of art to Protect and have it matched against...

MiamiCoin crypto lost 88 percent of its value in less than a year

Miami, host city of the Bitcoin 2022 event we recently visited, doesn’t own or manage the MiamiCoin cryptocurrency, although the coin has enjoyed the support of Mayor Francis Suarez, who at one point suggested it raised “the possibility of being able to run a government without the citizens having to pay taxes.” Now Quartz reports that since launching...

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