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August 16th, 2022

By: Vargason, CGV Research Fellow

Introduction

As we enter the Web3 world, let’s start by asking ourselves a question: Do we need a crypto wallet to trade and keep our crypto assets? The answer is yes. Crypto wallets are essential for users in terms of market transactions and asset custody. With the development of DeFi, GameFi, and NFT, the use of crypto wallets has become a must-have skill. As a digital asset circulation carrier and an essential medium for reaching users, the crypto wallet is no longer an independent product but the gateway to the Web3 ecosystem.

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August 16th, 2022

On August 5th, Japan’s first Web3 Hackathon, the event details of “Tokyo Web3 Summer Hackathon (TWSH)”, was officially announced.

“Tokyo Web3 Summer Hackathon (TWSH)” is initiated by Cryptogram Venture (CGV) and supported by experts from institutions such as the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Keio University, Sony, Softbank, Asia Blockchain Gaming Alliance (ABGA), Cointelegraph Japan (CTJ). It will be “Japan-based and global-oriented”, give full play to Japan’s unique “industry-government-academia” cooperation and innovation mechanism to discover, support, and help outstanding talents and teams in the Web3 field and explore the application potential of the Web3 on a global scale, to help teams and projects start smoothly and achieve sustainable growth and development.

Since the launch of the “TWSH”, dozens of industry organizations such as IOSG, BAI capital, HashKey, Metis, Achemypay, etc. have joined as supporting organizations and judging committee members. Additionally, nearly 100 projects have been registered.

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August 16th, 2022

On July 20, 2022, Cryptogram Venture (CGV) announced that “Tokyo Web3 Summer Hackathon (TWSH)”, the first Web3 hackathon in Japan initiated by CGV and supported by experts from institutions such as Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Keio University, Sony, Softbank, Asia Blockchain Gaming Alliance (ABGA), Cointelegraph Japan (CTJ), will be held soon.

It is reported that the (pre-) registration for participating in the project has started at https://www.web3hackathon.io/, and institutional cooperation, recruitment and negotiation are in progress.

This hackathon is held in Japan to support the Japanese government’s vigorous promotion of Web3. Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida recently stated that the advent of the Web3 era might lead Japan’s economic growth; the Japanese government will undertake institutional reforms to create an environment that facilitate the creation of new services — including Web3-related infrastructure. Japan has an enormous potential in encryption and Web3 and may play an essential role in the global Web3 market.

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April 13th, 2022

In the tide of encryption technology, Crypto Review came into being. Initiated by cryptogram venture (CGV)FoF, with the purpose of “providing in-depth value reference for global encryption practitioners”, crypto review is committed to providing meticulous industry insights, the best investment and research practice guidance to encryption professionals and enthusiasts all over the world, And expand the positive impact of encryption consensus on more institutions and the wider population.

Crypto Review is not for profit and adopts the recommendation and invitation system. The content covers: 1. Encryption trends. Pay attention to the technology, management, industry and even macro factors that will affect the behavior of the encryption industry; 2. Overview of the track. Share the latest Overview Research and analysis based on a specific vertical field; 3. Project analysis. Comprehensively and deeply interpret the early dark horse project and star project, and systematically interpret their design concept and mode.

The following is a selection of crypto review articles (Feb 2022)

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April 13th, 2022

by Shigeru, CGV FoF Research Fellow

The most fascinating thing about the encryption industry is that it is never short of innovative narratives.

In the first quarter of 2022, although the encryption industry had been affected by uncertainties such as the Ukraine-Russia war and the Fed’s interest rate hike expectations, the continued popularity of “Move-to-Earn” projects such as STEPN and Genopets gave a boost to the entire industry. The “Move-to-Earn” mode was quickly recognized by users and well received by the market.

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April 13th, 2022

By: Vargason, CGV FoF Research Fellow

Introduction

In the past year, BSC, Solana, Avalanche, and other public chains have been challenging Ethereum. However, after several rounds of market test, Ethereum has been evidenced to be a strong player other than Bitcoin. Ethereum is still attractive to developers and longtime practitioners due to its security, decentralization, and ecological development.

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February 1st, 2022

Blockchain technology is constantly changing the way we work, live, study and play. As far as the evolution of cryptocurrency market is concerned, 2021 is a very eye-catching year: we have seen the rise of many new blockchain projects, challenging the dominant position of Ethereum. The market value of various digital currencies such as BTC has reached an all-time high, and the dazzling NFT boom has pushed forward the large-scale implementation of blockchain technology.

In the tide of encryption technology, Crypto Review came into being. Initiated by cryptogram venture (CGV), with the purpose of “providing in-depth value reference for global encryption practitioners”, crypto review is committed to providing meticulous industry insights, the best investment and research practice guidance to encryption professionals and enthusiasts all over the world, And expand the positive impact of encryption consensus on more institutions and the wider population.

Crypto Review is not for profit and adopts the recommendation and invitation system. The content covers: 1. Encryption trends. Pay attention to the technology, management, industry and even macro factors that will affect the behavior of the encryption industry; 2. Overview of the track. Share the latest Overview Research and analysis based on a specific vertical field; 3. Project analysis. Comprehensively and deeply interpret the early dark horse project and star project, and systematically interpret their design concept and mode.

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January 19th, 2022

*— *By: Vargason, CGV FoF Research Fellow

The continuous expansion of metaverse projects exacerbates homogenization. The strategy of betting on projects that can continuously expand the ecosystem, empower games and NFTs may be better than betting on new projects.

While most industries have struggled to survive since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, the Axie Infinity of GameFi has swept the globe, creating wealth for many families and attracting a host of users outside the cryptocurrency world to participate in the blockchain game featured with “Play to Earn”.

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January 6th, 2022

If you have an iPhone and happen to be a fan or active participant of Solana’s systems and apps, you may feel a sense of deja vu when you use them separately at many moments.

Do Solana and iOS have a lot in common? It just seems like a hunch. However, after analyzing and comparing the two carefully from the historical and current perspectives, I got an astonishing finding: the previous intuition may be incredibly close to some type of truth. Moreover, a bold prediction came to my mind: one day in the future, Solana may become the iOS in the encrypted world.

In my view, although iOS and Solana belong to the Internet and encrypted worlds, respectively, they share the same logic of the first principle that supports their development.(The following conclusions were jointly organized by **CGV FOF **research team.)

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January 3rd, 2022

By Vargason, CryptogramVenture FoF Research Fellow

Before the rise of blockchain, Web3.0 can only stay in the concept stage due to the lack of solutions. With the development of blockchain technology, a number of Web3.0 related projects have emerged.

According to the Web3 Index compiled by web3index.org (a website that tracks protocol usage across the entire Web3 stack), in the past 30 days, the revenue and other comprehensive indexes of Pocket Network, Arweave, and Livepeer ranked among the top relative to other projects. Pocket Network is currently the Number 1 middleware, with its 30-day revenue more than 30 times that of Arweave. In November, the fees paid by developers increased by 208%.