Here’s a rundown of the most noteworthy web3 industry events and project developments to look out for in the coming week
The 6th Ethereum Community Conference (EthCC) will take place from July 17th to 20th in Paris, France. This conference is the largest annual Ethereum event in Europe, focusing on technology and community. It is expected to gather over 5000 attendees, with more than 100 satellite events happening throughout the week.
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Binance previously announced its exit from the Dutch market, and starting from July 17th, existing residents of the Netherlands will only be able to withdraw their assets from Binance. Buying, trading, or depositing will no longer be available. Binance stated that it has been making comprehensive registration applications to Dutch regulatory authorities but was unable to complete the VASP registration in the Netherlands. Once the VASP registration is completed, Binance plans to resume offering products and services to its Dutch users.
cLabs, the development team behind Celo, will hold a governance call on July 21st at 23:00 Beijing time. The call will discuss the use of the OP Stack to migrate Celo to the Ethereum Layer 2 architecture. Following the governance call, a temperature check proposal will be released (earliest on July 22nd) and further research and refinement of the proposal will be conducted. If the community and validators reach consensus, the final implementation is planned to be carried out through a hard fork. Additionally, as the next generation of zk-SNARK proof systems matures, Celo is expected to be upgraded to a highly scalable zk-EVM network through additional work. Key features of this technical upgrade include a decentralized sequencer driven by existing Celo validators using a Byzantine fault-tolerant consensus mechanism, an off-chain data availability layer supported by EigenLayer and EigenDA operated by Ethereum node operators, and protected through re-collateralization of ETH to keep fees low. The design will retain Celo’s confirmation time of only 1 block.
- The claiming portal for the first snapshot of Arkham airdrop will close at 03:00 on July 17th.
- Community incubation project applications for IOG, the developer of Cardano, can be edited by the project teams until July 17th.
- Binance exits the Dutch market, and from July 17th, existing residents of the Netherlands will no longer be able to buy, trade, or deposit on Binance.
- ApeCoin (APE) tokens will unlock 15.6 million tokens (approximately $31.67 million) at 08:00:00 on July 17th, accounting for 1.56% of the total supply.
- The winner of the Moonbeam hackathon for the summer of 2023 will be announced on July 18th.
- NFT marketplace LooksMintable will go live on Fetch.ai on July 18th.
- OPNX will convert all users’ FLEX to OX at a ratio of 1:100 on July 18th.
- Web3 social app PoP Planet will release the RWA equity NFT series “PoPP Explorer” on July 18th.
- Blockchain intelligence company Arkham will distribute ARKM airdrop rewards on July 18th.
- On-chain intelligence trading platform Arkham Intel Exchange will go live on July 18th.
- On-chain generative art platform Prohibition will go live on Arbitrum on July 18th.
- Binance will conduct wallet maintenance on the BNB beacon chain on July 18th.
- Arkham (ARKM) tokens will unlock 150 million tokens, accounting for 15% of the total supply, on July 18th at 08:00:00.
- PRIME tokens for the NFT sci-fi card game Parallel will begin linear unlocking for investors starting from July 18th.
- X2Y2 (X2Y2) tokens will unlock 37.5 million tokens (approximately $970,000), accounting for 3.75% of the total supply, on July 18th at 23:47.
- Christie’s collaborates with Gucci to launch the “Future Frequencies: Explorations of Generative Art and Fashion” NFT series, starting with an auction on July 18th.
- The “Zhang Heng” upgrade for BNB Beacon Chain is expected to take place on July 19th.
- Cardinal will gradually shut down, disabling all new deposit instructions and other functionalities in the protocol starting from July 19th.
- BNB Chain will host the “BNB Chain Innovation Night” event in Paris on July 19th.
- Sui Summer Hackathon Demo Day will take place in Paris at Builder House and online on July 19th.
- zkDay Paris will be held in Paris on July 19th.
- Euler (EUL) tokens will unlock 154,380 tokens (approximately $370,000), accounting for 0.568% of the total supply, on July 19th at 22:22.
- Web3 gaming company Ambrus Studio will commence the minting of the fifth NFT character, DJ Nana, on July 20th.
- The hearing to determine whether Delio will initiate the corporate recovery procedure will be postponed until July 20th.
- Binance will delist ALCX, ALPACA, and other BUSD trading pairs on July 20th.
- Huobi launches the “Mars Program” with a lottery draw on July 20th.
- Starknet will host the STARKNETCC Summit in Paris on July 21st.
- The Modular Summit will take place in Paris from July 21st to 22nd.
- ETHGlobal will host the ETHGlobal Paris Hackathon from July 21st to 23rd.
- The quarterly adjustment results change for Hong Kong Virtual Asset Rating Agency (HKVAC) will take effect at 16:30 on July 21st.
- The Singapore court extends the creditor protection period for PayPal Financial until July 21st.
- Project Updates
- Celo will hold a governance call on “Migrating Celo to Ethereum L2 with the OP Stack.”
- Celo’s proposal for migrating Celo to Ethereum L2 with the OP Stack will release a temperature check proposal as early as July 22nd.
- SPACE ID (ID) tokens will unlock 15.15 million tokens (approximately $4.06 million), accounting for 0.758% of the total supply, on July 22nd at 08:00.
- Axie Infinity (AXS) tokens will unlock 3.43 million tokens (approximately $21.62 million), accounting for 1.27% of the total supply, on July 22nd at 21:10.
- The Ethereum Foundation launches the “Devconnect Scholar Program,” and users can apply before July 23rd.
- Cartesi (CTSI) tokens will unlock $1.54 million (approximately $240,000), accounting for 0.154% of the total supply, on July 23rd at 12:00.