Weekly Highlights | August 17/08/22
Web 3.0 Helps Taiwan Secure Information Against Cyberattacks
Taiwan is turning to Web 3.0 tech to wade off cyberattacks, possibly from China, following the controversial Pelosi visit to the island. The Ministry of Digital Affairs of the self-governed territory announced the incorporation of Web 3.0 technology into its web portal to protect it against cyberattacks.
The type of Web 3.0 tech implemented is called InterPlanetary File System (IPFS), which will be used for file sharing among government officials. IPFS uses file hashes to recognize content. This enables files stored by several parties to be accessed from anywhere through a simple HTTP.
Incorporating Web 3.0 into the Ministry of Digital Affairs web portal will give it a much-needed makeover. The original site index and files are currently available on IPFS. The website combines Web 2.0 and 3.0 tools to protect itself.
Starheroes Secured a Grant From Microsoft
The Web 3.0 game StarHeroes just secured a grant from tech giant Microsoft. Many see this as another proof that more traditional tech giants are gravitating towards Web 3.0. The grant will allow StarHeroes to work with famous studios such as Microsoft Studios and Ubisoft.
It will also give the game access to Azure PlayFab. This will mark the first time that Microsoft will give a grant to a blockchain-based game.
TOKEN2049, Europe’s Leading Web 3.0 Conference Set to Return to London
A well-known Web 3.0 conference is coming back to London. The TOKEN2049 event is going to take place in Magazine London from the 9th to the 10th of November.
The TOKEN2049 will be the flagship event of the London Crypto Week, which consists of independently organized events based around the TOKEN2049.
- In other news, World Table Tennis has signed an exclusive multi-year deal with NFT Tech, a leading digital asset company.
- Meanwhile, the most prominent digital asset marketplace OpenSea has introduced a new stolen item policy to help fight the theft of digital assets.
- On the other side of the competitive digital asset marketplace, the leading Solana-based digital asset marketplace, Magic Eden, is aiming to create an exclusive marketplace for Bored Ape.
- As we mark the 49th death anniversary of popular martial artist and actor Bruce Lee, the Bruce Lee Club has collaborated with PRIZM group to bring Bruce Lee's old home in Hong Kong into the Metaverse.
- Two metaverse platforms, Aftermath Islands and Meta Yachts, are working together to bring a series of fresh, exclusive, and tradable watercraft to the Aftermath Islands metaverse.
In the most significant tourism hub in the Middle East, we could see people get hired via the metaverse and receive training there. That is what a Dubai recruitment firm is hoping to achieve with its Metaverse Training Academy.
So many news and events are going on in the ever-busy and ever-changing Web 3.0 landscape, but we are here to ensure you don’t miss the key ones. This concludes this week's coverage of interesting highlights in the Web 3.0 industry. Join us next week for more.