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SideQuest Gamers Hub purchases 50,000 CCT from CC Technology to go carbon neutral




Carbon Credit Technology, a blockchain-based climate tech project opening access to the regulated EU Emission Trading System (ETS), partners with leading UK esports group SideQuest Gamers Hub. Through the partnership, SideQuest purchases the necessary amount of CCT tokens needed to offset its entire carbon footprint for its UK operations in 2022.

Sixty-three percent of UK citizens believe businesses should take immediate action to counter climate change. Data from CDP indicates companies with outlined public renewable energy or greenhouse-gas reduction targets improve their competitive positioning and compliance. While many businesses and organizations support taking environmentally-conscious actions like investing in carbon credit markets, a mechanism helping ween the world of carbon, the largest carbon credit marketplace—the EU’s ETS—remains locked to all non-EU businesses and organizations.

The partnership with CC Technology enables SideQuest Gamers Hub, the UK’s largest esports community with more than 75,000 active members, to become carbon neutral by purchasing enough CCT tokens to cover its entire UK operations for a year. CCT is the first and only cryptocurrency backed by European Union Allowance (EUA), the most traded carbon credits in the world, providing access to the EU ETS. CC Technology helps non-EU businesses like SideQuest invest in carbon-reducing initiatives that contribute to the battle against climate change.

CC Technology leverages blockchain technology to promote an action-based solution to achieve the goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and recently joined the World Economic Forum’s Crypto Sustainability Coalition. The company purchases carbon credit certificates, which it then tokenizes into CCT tokens on the eco-friendly Algorand blockchain. Each CCT represents one kilogram of European carbon allowances. All tokens were minted at the genesis and will be distributed according to a predefined schedule, enabling retail consumers and small businesses, who have until now lacked access to the EU ETS market, the opportunity to take part.


“We are beyond elated to work with the UK’s largest esports hub, empowering them to become carbon neutral,” says Zhi, Founder and CEO of CC Technology. “It is important for us at CC Technology to collaborate with businesses that genuinely care about the environment and understand the importance of achieving net-zero carbon emissions in the not-too-distant future.”

“We are really impressed with CC Technology’s project, and saw working with them as a great way to become carbon neutral,” says Zhaorong Chen, CEO of SideQuest Gamers Hub. “At SideQuest we aren’t just doing this for good publicity, we are passionate about taking care of the environment, and any initiative we can take to contribute to reducing carbon emissions is worth it.”


Spielworks co-launches its Wombat X accelerator with Cronos, Newcoin, and more, fostering robust Web3 game development




Spielworks, a leading blockchain startup specializing in gaming and decentralized finance (DeFi) solutions, launches its Web3 gaming accelerator, Wombat X to empower Web3 gaming projects to enhance their gaming experience and grow their audiences with the Wombat ecosystem. Highlighting the list of partners in the accelerator are Cronos, the first EVM-compatible Layer-1 network built on Cosmos SDK supported by and more than 400 developers and partners, and Newcoin, a Web3 infrastructure integrating economic, social, and cultural exchanges into an intuitive flow, solving network fragmentation problems. Web3 games enrolled in Wombat X gain access to grants, education, and the Wombat community of gamers, the biggest Web3 gaming community.

Web3 gaming was still able to raise $4.5 billion in venture capital last year despite harsh market conditions. Still, an overall developer shortage and a flawed UX plague the industry, effectively holding the industry back in its efforts to poach traditional gamers. Furthermore, many critics also point the finger at the lack of sustainable models and solid content-creator strategies as reasons for Web3 not being able to be a reliable gaming ecosystem.

The Wombat X accelerator enables innovative Web3 games to register and to bootstrap Wombat’s audience. With Wombat’s massive audience and Cronos’s established Web3 ecosystem, each game will receive invaluable exposure to its gaming audience for free, coaching and fast-tracking in Cronos’s own grant program. For Newcoin, its Web3 graph infrastructure emphasizing high-end fashion and creators makes it a natural fit for Wombat X’s focus on gaming to enhance the user experience.

The program includes three yearly classes covering the industry’s best practices, with at least five games being accepted per class. Ultimately, Wombat X revolves around providing members with the tools to build a strong foundation, with a focus on furthering growth opportunities through user acquisition and developing superior infrastructures.


Other participants in the Wombat X accelerator include:

  • Avicenne: a Web3 development studio creating digital products in a decentralized space, helping startups build and ship impactful MVPs.
  • EOS Network Foundation: a nonprofit supporting the EOS Network, which powers the Web3 economy by providing a robust smart contract functionality that enables developers to build quality dApps.
  • Lifty: a Web3 gaming platform providing analytics for numerous blockchain games, empowering users to assess projects before joining.
  • Beamable: a Web3 gaming infrastructure platform allowing users to rapidly add social, commerce, content, and LiveOps features through an in-game marketplace.

To apply for Wombat X, applicants must meet these requirements:

  • A playable demo release
  • Integration with Wombat as preferred login option
  • Integration with Cronos or one of Wombat’s supported blockchains (Wax, Polygon, BNB Chain, Ethereum, EOS, and more)
  • A share of 0.3 percent of your token supply for Wombat’s audience
  • Integration with Wombat’s Tracking software development kit (SDK)

Spielworks has built one of the fastest-growing blockchain gaming ecosystems in the market, featuring over of 3 million signups and 65,000 daily users. The ecosystem incorporates its multi-chain non-custodial Wombat Wallet, crypto rewards platform Womplay featuring 40 AA and AAA supported titles, and Top 20 NFT staking game Wombat Dungeon Master counting 1.5 million staked NFTs.

“Web3 gaming is in a beta stage currently and there is a pressing need to establish best practices around game development to ensure the industry’s long-term sustainability,” says Adrian Krion, Spielworks’ CEO and Co-Foudner. “By working with a wide range of promising Web3 gaming projects and startups, Wombat X aims to facilitate a more mature ecosystem. Our unique program provides a diverse educational curriculum while exposing our participants to Spielworks’ Wombat platform, the biggest Web3 gaming platform. Needless to say, we and all our partners can’t wait to launch.”

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WOO’s first land sale set for Valentine’s Day




Wrestling Organization Online (WOO) has scheduled its first land sale for February 14. At this time, whitelisted users will be able to buy packs containing in-game cities within the game’s first available territory. If there are still packs remaining on March 16, the sale will be opened to the general public. These cities will have various stats, similar to WOO’s other assets.

In WOO, players create and manage a wrestling organization with a roster of unique wrestlers backed by NFTs and the Hive ecosystem. Managers, promotions, championships and now cities can be staked and wagered in an effort to be the best of the best.

Founder and CEO Ian Withey says this is the latest step in making WOO the premier digital wrestling experience.

“Wrestling Organization Online brings old-school territory wrestling to the #HIVE blockchain,” he said. “With our first territory land sale, we will be one step closer to making that vision a reality.”


To get on the whitelist, players must be one of the top 200 holders of in-game assets including NFTs, unopened packs from previous sales and $WOO tokens, so there is still time to get on the list before the sale.

Whitelisted users will have until March 14 to buy as much land as they can before the territory moves into a general sale two days later, if supplies last. Due to the limited number of whitelist slots and the abundance of users in the running, the WOO team anticipates fierce competition for the top slots.

Each pack sold in this first Territory of 10,000 cities will cost $20, payable through PayPal, Hive, HBD, BTC, and LTC, meaning assets can be purchased with both fiat and cryptocurrency.

WOO will release 20 territories over time, but this will be the only land sale before the game’s official release later in 2023.

Several big names in wrestling are partnering with WOO to create an experience aimed at wrestling fans and crypto enthusiasts. Perry Saturn, Raven, Sonny Onoo and Terri Runnels have all signed on to do their part.


Partnered wrestlers receive 10% of the upcoming sale, a move Withey says is meant to pay back those who paved the way to what wrestling has become.

“We’re looking to leave wrestling in a better state than we found it,” he said. “Wrestlers in this country are seen as independent contractors, so they don’t receive the same benefits as many employees. To help with this, we have profit sharing with our partners, but what we’re really trying to do is bring awareness to this issue.”

As the newest professional partner, Runnels says she is excited to see this technology being used to bring light to something that is important to wrestling fans all over the world. The former manager, TV host and wrestler brings her experience with WCW, WWF and WWE to the newest era of fans with WOO.

“It is so great to see how the WOO team regards old-school wrestling and the traditions that so many have worked so hard for over the years,” she said. “They have somehow taken the newest technology and used it to pay respect to something that is near and dear to all of us, and I am looking forward to seeing it grow.”

WOO offers a full rundown of land and its mechanics at

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ITM showcases the world’s first EV dNFT to achieve trust from edge of vehicle history reports




Award-winning Taiwanese blockchain solutions provider International Trust Machines Corporation (ITM) showcased its dNFT (dynamic non-fungible token) technology which ensures data integrity of electric vehicles at the 2022 MIH (Mobility In Harmony Open EV Platform initiated by Foxconn) Demo Day, the annual technical advancements event that aims to drive the future of the EV industry.

ITM’s breakthrough would allow users to tie large amounts of dynamic data generated by an electric vehicle to a dNFT, which has the ability to adapt in real time in response to external data. It would make data such as the vehicle’s maintenance and trade history tamper-proof, and ensure that the vehicle owner controls and owns trustworthy and legitimate information.

“Currently, car manufacturers use traditional static NFT technology which binds data to a central database outside the blockchain. It is difficult to confirm the integrity of the data, or they need to rely on a trusted third party to do so,” said Julian Chen, CEO and co-founder of ITM.

ITM’s technology could upload a large amount of data onto the blockchain at a low cost, making data secure on the Web3 architecture. “Electric vehicles generate a large amount of digital data, and the data is exactly what makes EVs valuable,” Chen explained.


Data as an asset

With an ongoing commitment to transform the transportation industry, ITM joined the MIH Consortium as a Contributor Member in 2022, and actively participated in its Security & OTA working group as well as the Web3 vehicle development  interest group to develop security frameworks for the EV industry.

The Foxconn-initiated MIH Consortium aims to create an open EV ecosystem that develops key technologies and design standards of electric vehicles, which will lower the barrier for parties to enter the industry.

MIH currently has more than  2,500 members from 65 countries and regions, and holds an annual technical exhibition MIH Demo Day that invites EV start-ups from around the world to explore new business opportunities. The 2022 MIH Demo Day was held on November 8 in Taipei in 2022; and MIH will showcase their solutions at CES 2023.

Jack Cheng, CEO of MIH Consortium, said that in order to ensure electric vehicles operate normally in a digitalized environment, information security is the key. “MIH will create a brand new environment for the automobile industry. In terms of vehicle data and traceable vehicle history, we will focus on three main areas: supply chain cybersecurity management, the cybersecurity solutions of vehicles, and the protection of user data to return the data ownership to its owners. And the decentralized blockchain technology will play an indispensable role in the process.” The goal of MIH is to combine emerging technologies such as decentralization identifier (DID), Web3 and NFT, so that the control of the data can be returned to car owners.

With technology designed by companies such as ITM, in the future, after an electric vehicle leaves the factory, its driving behavior, maintenance and transaction history, as well as other data generated by the vehicle will be recorded on the blockchain with the consent of the owner.


The data could be downloaded and verified through the dNFT bound to the EV. With this credible information at hand, dNFT holders can then approach insurance, finance, energy, and ESG providers with credible information, which will maximize the asset value of EVs.

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