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Bitget Wallet Reaches 20 Million Users, Becoming the Fourth Largest Global Web3 Wallet

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VICTORIA, Seychelles, March 20, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — In a significant milestone for the industry, Bitget Wallet, the leading Web3 wallet in Asia, has announced that its global user base has exceeded the 20 million mark, establishing it as the fourth largest wallet worldwide. This achievement coincides with the launch of the platform’s token, BWB, alongside a captivating six-week BWB token airdrop campaign, attracting widespread attention within the global community.

Harnessing Product Innovation for Unprecedented User Growth

Since launching in May 2018, Bitget Wallet has dedicated itself to developing a robust Web3 infrastructure with the mission of providing every user equitable and unrestricted access to the Web3 universe. Through sharp market insight and relentless innovation in product development, Bitget Wallet has experienced an explosive increase in its user base, marking a significant achievement in its five-year journey.

Bitget Wallet’s strategic foresight during the 2020 DeFi Summer led to the early adoption of DEX quotations, significantly enhancing the user experience in asset discovery and trading onchain. This innovation garnered significant user interest. The subsequent rise of NFTs and the metaverse saw Bitget Wallet expanding its offerings with an NFT marketplace, further propelling its growth. As decentralized trading gained mainstream acceptance, Bitget Wallet was at the forefront, integrating Swap trading functionality and establishing itself as the industry’s first to offer aggregated cross-chain DEX market data and facilitate gas-free cross-chain transactions. The continuous enhancement of its Swap product has been a crucial driver of Bitget Wallet’s user base expansion.

In 2022, Bitget Wallet achieved a remarkable milestone by completing a $15 million Series A funding round at a $100 million valuation, led by Dragonfly Capital. This was followed by a strategic $30 million investment from Bitget Exchange, boosting its valuation to $300 million.

Post-investment, Bitget Wallet underwent comprehensive brand enhancement and optimization of its Swap services, introducing cutting-edge features like intelligent market data and Smart Money tracking. Its Swap trading volume consistently ranks in the top ten among all DeFi projects, rivaling and occasionally surpassing MetaMask, underscoring its competitive edge in the marketplace.

Beyond refining its Swap transactions, Bitget Wallet has broadened its ecosystem with the introduction of Launchpad and a profit-earning center, facilitating users in discovering new assets and opportunities. Today, Bitget Wallet transcends the traditional wallet paradigm, evolving into a comprehensive decentralized ecosystem platform encompassing DEX, intelligent market data, Launchpad, inscription platforms, NFT marketplace, and a Web3 task incentive platform.

In 2022, Bitget Wallet’s diverse user base spanned across 168 countries and regions, including Asia, Europe, and North America, with a count of 15 million users. By the fourth quarter of 2023, its global download rank ascended to fourth, with the total user count now exceeding 20 million. This places Bitget Wallet at the forefront of the global wallet sphere.

Embracing User-Centric Innovation, Focusing on New Assets and Opportunities

With the industry’s recent shift towards a community-centric narrative, highlighted by the emergence of meme coins, Bitget Wallet has positioned itself as a pioneer in the discovery and trading of meme coins, attracting a dedicated user base thanks to its superior functionality in this niche.

This success can be attributed to Bitget Wallet’s comprehensive infrastructure, which includes advanced market analysis tools, encompassing full-chain trend analysis, multi-dimensional market rankings, and smart money insights, covering 100 mainstream blockchains. This, combined with innovations such as gas-free trades and automatic slippage adjustments, has empowered users to discover and trade tokens more efficiently and ahead of the curve.

Moreover, Bitget Wallet’s strategic focus on “New Assets” and “New Opportunities,” as emphasized by COO Alvin, reflects its commitment to leading the market in innovation. Whether through the support of new blockchains, the listing of new tokens, the introduction of the Launchpad platform, or the launch of inscription functions, Bitget Wallet’s initiatives are strategically aligned with unlocking new assets and opportunities for its users. Facilitating users in capitalizing on these opportunities, thereby maximizing their earnings in the Web3 world, remains the cornerstone of Bitget Wallet’s growth strategy.

With the recent launch of its platform ecosystem token, BWB, Bitget Wallet underscores its commitment to fostering a vibrant ecosystem. BWB is poised to play a central and pivotal role in the wallet’s ecosystem, with Bitget Wallet’s future growth prospects intricately linked to BWB, following the significant milestone of surpassing 20 million users.

About Bitget Wallet

Bitget Wallet is Asia’s largest and leading global Web3 trading wallet with over 20 million users worldwide. It offers a comprehensive range of features, including asset management, intelligent market data, swap trading, launchpad, inscribing, and DApp browsing. Currently, it supports more than 100 major blockchains, hundreds of EVM-compatible chains, and over 250,000 cryptocurrencies. Bitget Wallet enhances liquidity by aggregating it across hundreds of top DEXs and cross-chain bridges, facilitating seamless trading on over 40 blockchains.

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Web3 Startups Raise Nearly $1.9B in Q1 2024 Despite Overall Downtrend in Crypto VC Interest

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Venture capital funding for cryptocurrency and blockchain projects has seen a notable resurgence in the first quarter of 2024, marking its first quarterly rise since 2021. Crunchbase data released today indicates that Web3 startups secured nearly $1.9 billion in funding across 346 deals during this period. This represents a substantial 58% increase from the previous quarter, offering a glimmer of hope amidst the ongoing downward trend in overall crypto VC interest.

The recent surge in funding can be attributed to investors adopting a more long-term perspective on Web3, as opposed to the hype-driven “tourist investors” predominant in recent years. Chris Metinko, the author of the report, notes that investors are shifting their focus to the AI sector, indicating a change in investment strategy. There is a growing interest in supporting the foundational infrastructure of the decentralized internet, rather than solely concentrating on crypto wallets and lending platforms, which attracted significant investments during the peak period of 2021 to 2022.

While large funding rounds were relatively uncommon in Q1, several notable investments stood out. Exohood Labs, a company integrating AI, quantum computing, and blockchain, secured a remarkable $112 million seed round at a valuation of $1.4 billion. EigenLabs, an Ether token “restaking” platform, raised $100 million in a Series B round led by a16z crypto. Additionally, Freechat, a decentralized social network leveraging blockchain technology, secured $80 million in a Series A round. These investments, among others, contributed to the increase in valuations and the emergence of four new Web3 unicorns in Q1.

Despite the recent progress, the future trajectory of Web3 remains uncertain. Metinko suggests that the next few quarters will be pivotal in determining the industry’s direction. While investors anticipate a rebound in investment as the decentralized internet evolves, it may take another year for venture capital activity to stabilize after the exuberance of 2021. Factors such as the approval of U.S. spot Bitcoin exchange-traded funds and the upcoming Bitcoin halving could also influence the market, given the rising prices of Bitcoin and Ether.

A noteworthy example of significant funding in the Web3 space is Monad Labs’ recent successful funding round, which secured $225 million led by Paradigm. Monad Labs is a layer-1 blockchain compatible with Ethereum, offering faster transaction processing. This funding round harkens back to the golden era of crypto funding in 2021-2022, when L1 solutions attracted substantial investments.

Earlier this year, Balance, a digital asset custodian based in Canada, announced that it had once again reached $2 billion in assets under custody (AUC) amidst the recent market recovery. Similarly, Korea Digital Asset (KODA), the largest institutional crypto custody service in South Korea, has experienced remarkable growth in crypto assets under its custody, expanding by nearly 248% in the second half of 2023.

Analysts at Bernstein Research project that crypto funds could reach an impressive $500 billion to $650 billion within the next five years, representing a significant leap from the current valuation of approximately $50 billion. This forecast underscores the growing optimism and potential for substantial growth within the crypto industry in the coming years.

Source: cryptonews.com

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ASIC cracks down on blockchain mining firms

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Three blockchain mining companies – NGS Crypto, NGS Digital, and NGS Group – along with their directors, Brett Mendham, Ryan Brown, and Mark Ten Caten, are facing legal action from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) for allegedly operating without a license, in violation of Australia’s Corporations Act. ASIC initiated legal proceedings against these entities on April 9, citing concerns about their non-compliance with financial regulations and their solicitation of Australian investors.

According to ASIC, the NGS companies promoted blockchain mining packages with fixed-rate returns to Australian investors, encouraging the transfer of funds from regulated superannuation funds to self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) for conversion into cryptocurrency. Approximately 450 Australians invested a total of around USD 41 million in these packages, raising concerns about potential financial losses.

The legal action filed by ASIC alleges that the companies violated section 911A of the Corporations Act, which prohibits companies from providing financial services without a valid Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL). ASIC is seeking interim and final court orders to prohibit the NGS companies from offering financial services in Australia without an AFSL.

ASIC Chair Joe Longo emphasized the importance of investors carefully considering the risks before investing in crypto-related products through their SMSFs. Longo stated that ASIC’s actions send a message to the crypto industry about the regulator’s commitment to ensuring compliance with regulations and protecting consumers.

In a separate development, the Federal Court appointed receivers for the digital currency assets associated with the NGS companies and their directors to safeguard these assets amid concerns about the risk of dissipation. Mendham was also issued a travel restriction order, preventing him from leaving Australia.

While a court date for the proceedings has not been set, ASIC’s investigation is ongoing, with the regulator continuing to gather evidence and build its case. It is worth noting that the investigated companies share a similar name with NGS Super, a legitimate Australian pensions provider, leading to potential confusion among investors. NGS Super clarified that it is not involved in selling cryptocurrency or related products and has taken legal action to protect its trademark and members’ interests.

Source: iclg.com

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Crypto and Blockchain Weave Deeper Into the Biometrics Space – Identity News Digest

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AuthID Inc. has formed a strategic partnership with the National Notarial Centralized Verification System (NNCVS) to integrate biometric identity verification into NNCVS’s online notary platform. NNCVS, a provider of nationwide online services for notaries, aims to transition from a local, in-person framework to a more secure, digital model. By leveraging AuthID’s platform, NNCVS will authenticate the identities of notarial agents and their clients using biometric checks that compare selfies with ID document photos. This enhancement ensures heightened security throughout users’ interactions with the service.

iVALT has introduced a mobile app called OnDemandID, designed to enable users to verify the identity of individuals during phone calls, video calls, or online interactions with a single click. The app employs multiple verification elements, including biometrics, device ID, and location-based parameters like geofencing and time windowing, to prevent deepfake attacks and identity fraud. OnDemandID prioritizes user privacy by storing biometric data locally on the device and refraining from tracking user movements. Additionally, iVALT offers integration into existing enterprise mobile apps, providing a solution to enhance caller verification processes within corporate environments.

Keyless, a company specializing in secure facial recognition, has partnered with EnQualify, an AI-powered Know Your Customer (KYC) verification provider, to enhance online identity verification. Keyless’s privacy-centric ZKB technology will integrate with EnQualify’s AI for initial user verification, enabling a seamless and secure authentication process. This collaboration eliminates the need for repetitive steps and data storage, offering a faster and more user-friendly verification experience while ensuring robust security measures.

Australian fintech Waave has launched its Wallet app to enhance security and convenience for online payments. Integrated with Waave’s Pay by Bank system, Wallet utilizes fingerprint or facial recognition for secure authentication, eliminating the need for passwords and card details. This approach addresses concerns about online fraud, providing a streamlined payment process for consumers and merchants alike. Additionally, Wallet will introduce expense tracking features later in 2024, further enhancing its utility for users.

BeatBit Wellness Lab has introduced the CUDIS ring, a wearable device focused on user-controlled health data management. Powered by Solana blockchain technology, CUDIS tracks biometric data and offers personalized health insights using AI algorithms. Users can contribute anonymized data to a research network and earn rewards, emphasizing data ownership and privacy. The CUDIS ring integrates securely with other Solana and Web3 products, offering users a comprehensive health monitoring solution within the decentralized ecosystem.

Worldcoin has unveiled World Chain, a new blockchain platform designed to prioritize verified human users over bots, aiming to reduce network congestion and transaction fees. Integrated with the Worldcoin protocol’s Proof of Personhood, World Chain provides verified users with priority blockspace and gas allowances. This Layer 2 solution, secured by Ethereum, offers developers access to a large pool of verified users for deploying utility applications. World Chain is set to be open source and permissionless, with plans for community-based governance in the future.

New South Wales (NSW) has launched an Australia-first trial to test digital birth certificates, involving over 18,000 children associated with specific educational institutions. Led by the NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages in collaboration with the Department of Customer Service, the pilot explores the use of digital certificates with the same legal validity as traditional paper versions. Digital birth certificates aim to simplify administrative tasks and offer enhanced security and convenience, particularly in disaster-prone areas where paper documents could be compromised.

Source: findbiometrics.com

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