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TRON Welcomes NFT Collectors into the MegaCryptoPolis Metaverse
It’s no secret that TRON has been eyeing a foray into NFTs and digital collectibles for some time; only last week, Justin Sun was pipped to the punch to purchase Beeple’s NFT art collection at Christie’s. The TRON founder placed a last-minute bid that fell just short of the $69 million the work eventually went for.

Usain Bolt Partners with Step App to Propel Healthier World
Usain Bolt, the 8-time Olympic gold medalist and 11-time world champion, has teamed up with Step App to take fitness and exercise a notch higher by incorporating Web3 and the metaverse.

FC Barcelona Preparing to Launch its Own Cryptocurrency & NFTs
Barcelona plans to enter into the metaverse landscape. The football club sees emerging technologies as a potential area that could enable it to shape its future shopping experiences and generate revenues.

The Sandbox Expands Footprints in Hong Kong for Alpha Season 3
Decentralized virtual gaming developer The Sandbox, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, announced Thursday to roll out the first pop-up atelier in Hong Kong for the upcoming seasonal events.

Time Magazine to Add Ether to Its Balance Sheet as Part of Efforts to Support Metaverse Newsletter with Galaxy Digital
Under a partnership with Galaxy Digital, Time Magazine will hold Ether as part of its corporate balance sheet and produce metaverse-related content.

Walmart to Launch its own Crypto and Collection of NFT
US retailer Walmart is actively engaging in Metaverse, with documents filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office late last month, showing that the company is preparing to create its own collection of crypto and NFTs.

Bitpanda Launches New Crypto Indices for Long-Term Diversified Portfolios
Bitpanda, a digital investment platform, rolled out at least four crypto indices for investors, providing more options by helping them to diversify their portfolios.

Three Metaverse Reference Rates From CME Group
CME Group and CF Benchmarks will launch reference rates for Axie Infinity Shards AXS, Chiliz (CHZ), and Decentraland's MANA. Sector-specific portfolios may be priced using reference rates and indices. CME Group introduced Bitcoin and Ether options last year.

Web3-MI Develops CryptoVillages for Enhanced Crypto Gaming Experience
Web3 Metaverse Innovations Pty Ltd, or Web3-MI, an Australian-based crypto consultancy group, is at the forefront of creating CryptoVillages, a play-to-earn game, to boost the gaming experience.

PwC Hong Kong and TerraZero Partner to Explore Metaverse Products
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Hong Kong and Metaverse Technology Company TerraZero Enter into Collaboration to Explore Metaverse Products and Services.

InfiniteWorld Attains Super Bit Machine for Best-In-Class Gaming, Web3 Experiences
Web3 and metaverse infrastructure firm InfiniteWorld has acquired Super Bit Machine to provide best-in-class experiences in the metaverse world by incorporating multiplayer and real-time game development abilities.

Donald Trump's NFT Trading Card Collection
On Dec. 15, 45,000 self-themed trading cards were released for $99 apiece. The collection has generated approximately $1.2 million in secondary sales. Sewer Pass NFT transactions on secondary markets are strong. #NoNeoNFT emerged when the company's Solana network NFT collection failed. NUS claims the HaptGlove simulates touch and grip more realistically than conventional gloves.

KuCoin Labs Rolls Out Incubation Program with Univers Network to Boost Web3 Exploration
KuCoin Labs, the incubation and investment arm of crypto exchange KuCoin, has launched an incubation program with Univers Network to aid the exploration of the Web3 space.

Bybit-Backed Gaming Platform Enters the Web3 World for Enhanced Experience
Yeeha Games, a $50 million-funded GameFi platform backed by crypto exchange Bybit, has entered the Web3 world to act as the bridge between gaming and finance (GameFi) and traditional gaming.

NFT will Become the Revenue Model of Metaverse,Co-founder of Tether William Quigley says
William Quigley, the co-founder of the stablecoin- Tether (USDT), said the business model would undergo radical changes in the future. The delivery of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) will become the revenue model of Metaverse and Crypto.

A Colombian court recently hosted its first legal trial in the metaverse
The metaverse hosted Colombia's Magdalena Administrative Court's February 15 session. Maria Quinones, the court's Magistrate, called it "realer than a video call."

Colombia Holds Landmark Virtual Court Trial in Metaverse
Colombia's Magdalena Administrative Court conducted a trial in the metaverse on February 15, with participants appearing as avatars in a virtual courtroom. The trial involved a traffic dispute brought by a regional transport union against the police and lasted two hours. The verdict could also be given in the metaverse. Colombia is one of the first countries to test legal proceedings in the metaverse.

Huawei Research Indicates Metaverse Infrastructure Isn't Ready
Abhinav Purohit, Huawei Middle East's Chief Business & Strategy Consulting Expert, made the remarks. A metaverse is a shared virtual realm that lets remote users have realistic, spatially aware experiences. As of August 2022, GSA data shows 501 operators in 153 countries and territories investing on 5G.

Original Snow Crash Manuscript Goes Up for Auction
Snow Crash-inspired NFTs will also be auctioned.

NFT Collectors Buy for Status and Uniqueness
A recent survey by Metajuice found that 74% of NFT collectors buy for status and uniqueness, while 13% plan to resell. Real Vision CEO Raoul Pal believes NFTs are becoming status symbols like luxury cars and houses.

Meta Hires Keke Palmer to Help Demystify Metaverse
American tech giant Meta Platforms Inc hired Hollywood actress Keke Palmer to help drive the metaverse concept to the general public.

The Graph Onboards The Guild as Subgraph Developer with $48M Grant
The Graph Foundation has awarded a $48 million grant to The Guild to help develop subgraph solutions to build the We3.0 ecosystem.

Multinational Corporations Continue to File Trademarks in Web3, NFTs, and Metaverse
Multinational corporations, including General Motors, Lacoste, and Walmart, have continued to file trademark applications in Web3, NFTs, and the metaverse, despite the broader market downturn. In February alone, General Motors filed for two new trademark applications covering Chevrolet and Cadillac brands, while Lacoste filed five trademark applications for "CHAMPS-ELYSEES." Walmart also filed trademark applications for the "SamsClub" name and logo. Even amid the bear market, record numbers of trademark applications have been filed for NFTs, metaverse, and crypto-related products in 2022.

Emirates Airline to Roll Out Bitcoin Payment and Enter the Metaverse
To optimize customer satisfaction rates, Emirates Airline has revealed plans to adopt advanced digital solutions, such as cryptocurrency, metaverse, and blockchain.

HKUST Designs First Virtual Campus in the Metaverse
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) announced its intention to establish the world's first physical-digital twin campuses in the Metaverse.

Nissan Expands Web3 Efforts with Trademarks and Metaverse Auto Sales
Nissan has filed four new Web3-related trademarks in the US and is experimenting with auto sales in the metaverse in Japan. The trademarks cover its Infiniti, Nismo, and Nissan brands and include plans for virtual goods and a nonfungible token (NFT) marketplace. Nissan Japan is conducting a three-month "demonstration experiment" of its virtual store "Nissan Hype Lab," allowing customers to "study, consult, test drive and purchase Nissan vehicles" while in the metaverse. The company's moves are in line with other car manufacturers, including General Motors and Ford, who have also been actively filing trademark applications for Web3, crypto, NFTs, and the metaverse.

Leading Sneaker MarketPlace Sets Foot in the Metaverse to Spur Innovations
The Edit LDN, a global sneaker marketplace based in London, has entered the metaverse by developing a premium store to drive its innovation a notch higher.

The Metaverse: The Future of Social Life?
In December 2022, CoinWire polled 10,000 crypto investors. 69% of respondents expected the metaverse to change social lifestyle with a new entertainment model, and 65% expected it to affect social activities.

Metaverse-related Market Size in China Expected to Reach $4T: JPMorgan Chase
The market of the Metaverse could triple China's online gaming market from $44 billion to $131 billion, according to a recent research report by JPMorgan Chase (JPM).

Japan PM Says Govt’s Digital Transformation Investments Will Include Metaverse, NFTs
Japan embraces the use ofweb3 related services like metaverse, NFTs, blockchain, as solutions to challenges facing the society.

FTX CEO Breaks Down Zuckerberg's Intent To Invest $10B/Year Into Meta
FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried on Saturday took to Twitter to break down the reason behind Zuckerberg rebranding his company Facebook to Meta and his intent to pump $10 billion every year into Meta.

Visa Files Trademark Applications for Crypto Products, Including NFTs
Payment giant Visa has filed two trademark applications to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) concerning cryptocurrency wallets, NFTs, and the Metaverse.

South Korea Invests in Metaverse Fund for Economic Growth
The South Korean government has invested 24 billion Korean won ($18.1 million) in a fund dedicated to driving metaverse initiatives in the country, with a total fund of more than 40 billion Korean won ($30.2 million). The Metaverse Fund will support the mergers and acquisitions of various firms in the metaverse ecosystem and help domestic metaverse-related companies compete with global players, as the government sees the metaverse as a new economic growth engine.

S. Korea's Democratic Party Backs Support for Crypto, Metaverse
Song Young-gil, leader of the ruling Democratic Party, stated that the South Korean government should stop the crackdown on the crypto sector and start nurturing it instead.

The Sandbox, FlickPlay Collaborate to Accelerate Interoperability in Metaverse
With the metaverse expected to be worth between $8 trillion and $13 trillion by 2030, virtual world gaming platforms The Sandbox and FlickPlay have joined hands to enhance its adoption by offering players a blockchain asset.

YouTube New CEO is Web3-friendly
Given the new CEO's emphasis on Web3's prospects, YouTube may undergo a Web3 shakeup.

At CES 2023, Touch And Scent Dominate The Metaverse
At CES 2023, metaverse-focused startups showed VR with scent. OVR Technology exhibited a headgear with eight odors that can be blended to create different fragrances. The metaverse might be worth $5 trillion by 2030, according to McKinsey & Company.

Nvidia Plans to add Innovation in the Metaverse with Software, Marketplace Deals
Nvidia Corporation has set its eyes on adding more creativity in the metaverse based on various marketplace and software deals.

Japan's Tech Companies Collaborate to Build Open Metaverse Infrastructure
Several tech companies in Japan have signed an agreement to create the Japan Metaverse Economic Zone and an open metaverse infrastructure called Ryugukoku. The infrastructure will serve as a new social infrastructure for enterprise digital transformation and enable interoperability across different platforms.

WildWorks Joins Crypto Games, Launching Tokenized Avatars and Virtual Worlds in Jan
Interactive game company WildWorks said it will enter the field of encrypted games and establish a new department focused on the development of the NFT virtual game community.

BSN Has Partnered with MetaverseSociety to Launch the South Korean BSN Portal Operator in November
BSNbase has partnered with the South Korean MetaverseSociety to launch the BSN portal operator in November, supporting Korean developers to quickly and efficiently build and operate blocks through its localized BSN platform Chain application.

Rising Use of Metaverse Could Pose Systemic Risk, Says Bank of England
Staffers at the Bank of England have announced that the rise of metaverse may cause a systemic risk to financial stability. The researchers said that would require strong consumer protection frameworks.

MetaWeek to Take Place in Dubai on March 7-10, 2022, Shaping the Future Trends for Metaverses and Blockchain
Investors, NFT artists, blockchain brightest minds, DeFi experts and DAO representatives will converge to UAE for a week-long event with a full-scale trailblazing digital and physical networking experience. Community leaders will discuss what will define development of blockchain space and the upcoming realm of Metaverses.

Crypto Talk with OliveX's CEO Rumjahn: Move-To-Earn Fitness App & DOSE Token
Exclusive: Blockchain.News spoke to Keith Rumjahn, CEO of OliveX and Founder of DOSE token, to explore the potential development of a move-to-earn app and how cryptocurrency shapes the virtual fitness industry.

HK's PANGU Constructs Virtual Space in Metaverse, Expanding P2E Model for Business Growth
Speaking to Blockchain.News in an exclusive interview, Hong Kong-based graphic design and production start-up PANGU, a metaverse agency appointed by the Sandbox, provides one-stop-solution services for clients to establish and develop their own virtual land in the Metaverse.

Unstoppable Women of Web3 Leads Initiative to Provide Web3 and Metaverse Education for 6 Million African Women
The initiative will consist of free digital identities, educational streams, online courses, in-person networking, and more to bring more women in Africa into Web3 and the metaverse

Affyn Unveils Singapore As First NEXUS World Metaverse City
In addition to its ongoing Flag sale, Affyn is advancing its NEXUS World metaverse, revealing Singapore as the inaugural metaverse city of Affyn’s NEXUS World. The first metaverse city features 2,000 plots of Freehold Land NFTs, with many more cities to be unveiled in the coming months.

Crypto Assets Conference 2023 (CAC23A) | March 29 to March 30, 2023 | Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
As crypto jargon makes its way into everyday business, Bitcoin and Ethereum disrupt the traditional understanding of currencies and the use of DeFi in traditional banking is increasingly inevitable - the world of digital assets evolves and matures in unprecedented style. With Web3 having the ability to revolutionize how society interacts and tokenization transforming the concept of ownership, blockchain technology has more use cases than ever before. Increasingly, established industries adapt to these use cases and a future without digital assets becomes unthinkable.

Sensorium Galaxy Enters Public Playtest and Lays Out Global Metaverse Vision
Sensorium is announcing that the Sensorium Galaxy metaverse has entered its much-awaited VR multiplayer public playtest as it opens up access to more virtual reality and content features inside virtual worlds, while also laying out a new metaverse doctrine.

MetaWeek in Dubai to bring together artists, NFT creators, investors, and blockchain Masterminds
A week-long event, set for March 7-10, 2022, will cover how paradigm-shifting technologies revolutionize and scale in industries like finance, art, cybersecurity, media and investment.

Affyn Reveals The Next 44 Cities Set To Join NEXUS World Metaverse
SINGAPORE - FEB. 2, 2023 - Fresh from the success of its “City Launch Wave 0,” Singapore-based blockchain startup, Affyn, is preparing to launch London (750 plots), Dublin (500 plots) and Glasgow (500 plots) as part of Wave 1, in conjunction with the 44-city reveal of their flagship metaverse, NEXUS World.

Animoca Brands Lands $75m in New Funding
In its latest funding round, digital entertainment, blockchain, and gamification outfit, Animoca Brands announced it has raised the sum of $75 million.

Cypher Capital Rolls Out Worth $100m Blockchain and Digital Assets Fund
To expand the blockchain ecosystem, UAE-based venture capital firm Cypher Capital has launched a $100 million seed fund with a special interest in digital asset investments.

HBAR Foundation Launches $250m Metaverse Fund
The HBAR Foundation launched a $250 million Metaverse Fund, which aims to integrate Hedera Hashgraph's Web3 metaverse world for consumer brands.

Invesco Unveils Metaverse Fund to Tap into £1.4 Trillion Opportunity
Invesco has launched the fund to invest in startups building the metaverse. The fund will invest in large, medium, and small-scale businesses worldwide.

ProShares Files for New Metaverse ETF With U.S. SEC
The metaverse is likely going to see an exchange-traded fund from ProShares, according to a Tuesday filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Bloomberg reported.

Metaverse Gaming Firm MetaBlaze to Conduct Second Round of ICO on April 20
MetaBlaze, a metaverse and blockchain-driven gaming company, will conduct its second ICO round on April 20 at 9 AM EST.

Atmos Labs Pulls $11m in Seed Round to Bolster Metaverse Development
Atmos Labs Inc, a metaverse gaming protocol, has raised the sum of $11 million in seed funding, as it looks to double down on its metaverse development push.

Animoca Brands Partners with Untamed Planet to Develop Untamed Metaverse
Animoca Brands has announced a partnership with Untamed Planet to develop and publish Untamed Metaverse, a game to help nature conservation efforts.

Space Runners Raises $10M Funding to Democratize Blockchain-Backed Fashion Metaverse
Space Runners announced that it raises $10 million in a funding round co-led by Polychain and Pantera Capital. The company wants to use the funding to expand its NFT product lines.

Metaverse will change the world in 2022
After Facebook has announced to change its name to "Meta" last summer, the whole world has focused on a term called "Metaverse". The word "Metaverse" has been searched in Google and Youtube every day. However, Meta is not a decentralized organization that is not a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO), a Web.30 concept, and GameFi players may not like it.

Big Names Enter Metaverse
Why there are so many big names entering the Metaverse? It is probably because of fear of missing out.

3 Good Reasons Why Investors Should be Optimistic About the Future of Crypto
Amidst the ups and downs the market has experienced in recent times, here are the top three reasons to stay positive as the market journeys onto more maturity.

Exploitation in the NFT World is Real But Are They Preventable?
Blockchain.News recently spoke to three industry leaders to explore NFT-linked security weaknesses and solutions. Experts suggest investors should always do their own due diligence before injecting funds into any project, no matter the hype.

Jewellery Provider SFLMaven Rolls Out Bitcoin Payments, Eyeing for Metaverse
SFLMaven, a luxury jewellery and goods provider, has started accepting Bitcoin payments in the real world and the metaverse for high-end vintage jewellery items.

Chinese corporations offer metaverse World Cup viewings, X2Y2 backtracks on royalties, and more.
China-based technology companies are reportedly working on tech that would give Chinese soccer fans the ability to watch the FIFA World Cup within the metaverse. Video streaming platform Migu is one of six Chinese firms that has secured the rights to show the World Cup. The efforts are part of a five-year plan released by the Chinese government in early November to boost the local virtual reality industry.

Decentraland's Virtual Land Sells for a Record Value of $2.4m in Mana tokens
A piece of virtual real estate in Decentraland was sold for a record value of $2.4 million in cryptocurrency, according to Reuters.

Top Three Altcoins to Watch This Week: DOT, AVAX, and MANA
With a mildly volatile weekend done with, investors are looking forward to another new week in hopes of charting a positive trade history across all markets. Here are three altcoins to watch ahead of the new week.

Mastercard Files for 15 Crypto & Metaverse Related Trademarks
Mastercard has filed for 15 trademarks related to NFTs, crypto and metaverse.

Tencent to Offer Metaverse Business Support in Japan before Feb
Tencent reportedly will launch services for supporting the virtual space "Metaverse" business to Japanese companies before February.

$75M Capital Raised by Blockchain Founders Fund for Metaverse and Web3
Singapore-based venture capital Blockchain Founders Fund (BFF) has announced the launch of a new Venture Capital Fund II to support emerging projects in the cryptocurrency, Metaverse and Web3 space.

Facebook Sets up $50M Investment Fund for the Development of Metaverse
Social media giant Facebook announced a two-year grant of $50 million to strengthen the interpersonal connection between reality and virtual reality, consumer hardware and promotion of Metaverse products' development.

$400M Funding helps Gemini valued at $7.1B to Build a Decentralized Metaverse
American cryptocurrency exchange Gemini raised $400 million through growth equity financing, led by Morgan Creek Digital. Now it is valued at US$7.1 billion.

Meta Cuts 11,000 Jobs to Focus on Core Areas Including the Metaverse
Meta Platforms has cut 11,000 jobs but is still committed to its metaverse pursuits

HSBC Enters Metaverse Space through Collaboration with the Sandbox
HSBC is leaping into the metaverse to engage with customers, increase sales, widen its social media reach, and demonstrate its relevance.

American Express Weighs Entry into Metaverse and NFTs Business, Trade Filing Shows
American Express could get into the field of metaverse and NFTs, which have become a key value driver within the financial industry.

Sandbox Launches Metaverse Accelerator Program, Offering $50M for 100 Startups
Virtual Metaverse gaming platform Sandbox has launched the Metaverse accelerator program, which will provide 100 startups with $50 million in start-up capital to promote the development of the Metaverse.

Japanese Entertainment Conglomerate Konami Enters Metaverse by Offering Web3 Jobs
Japanese entertainment firm Konami is hiring more talents on Web 3 to enable it to expand its footprint into the metaverse space.

Fidelity Launches Two ETFs Tracking Metaverse and Crypto Sectors
The new ETF offerings enable Fidelity investors to participate in the emerging digital assets ecosystem through exposure to related equity securities.

Samsung Asset Management to Launch 1st APAC Metaverse Theme Active ETF on HKEX
Samsung Asset Management (Hong Kong) Limited to launch the first APAC metaverse theme active ETF in Hong Kong with Samsung Asia Pacific ex NZ Metaverse Theme ETF (Stock code: 3172.HK), which is expected to list on HKEX by July 7.

Tech Stocks to Grow this Year thanks to Crypto & Metaverse, Wall Street Analyst Says
Cyrus Mewawalla believes that tech companies whose operations extend into the metaverse and crypto will end up in gains at the end of the year, despite the massive uncertainties that might be experienced in the stock market this year.

Metaverse Gaming Features Already Exist in Web2, Says Microsoft Gaming Boss
Phil Spencer, the CEO of Microsoft Gaming, highlighted that gamers nowadays do not really understand the thrill of the metaverse “because the technologies proponents claim as novel are ones they have experienced in games for years.”

Buying Land in Metaverse is "Dumbest Sh*t Ever", Says Billionaire Mark Cuban
Mark Cuban may be a crypto fan and Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) owner, but he sure is a big critic of metaverse land sales that is making the rounds today.

Former Disney CEO Bob Iger Enters into Metaverse, Investing in Meta Company Genies
Bob Iger has become a new co-owner of Genies, as the metaverse firm raised fresh capital to accelerate its growth. Iger has made his first investment in the metaverse area.

Top Indonesian Football Club Enters the Blockchain Gaming Arena, Partnering with LGG
To offer its fans new experiences in the blockchain gaming sphere, two-time Indonesian football league champion Persib Bandung has partnered with Liberty Gaming Guild (LGG).

NFT Transactions Projected to Hit $40m by 2027 amid Metaverse Trend
NFT transactions are expected to reach $40 million by 2027 as the metaverse trend continues gaining steam, according to a report by Juniper Research.

Virtual Assets Investment Opens Opportunity to H.K. Residents, While Adrian Cheng Invests in Sandbox
As residents in Hong Kong struggle to purchase physical property, The Sandbox's virtual assets could be a lucrative investment opportunity for many.

NFTs to be Instrumental for Fashion Industry in the Metaverse, GlobalData Analyst Says
With NFTs continuously taking the world by storm, these digital assets are perfect for fashion in the metaverse, according to Amrit Dhami, a thematic analyst at GlobalData.

HK-based Animoca Brands Partners with S. Korea's Cube Entertainment for K-pop Metaverse & NFTs
Animoca Brands is partnering with Cube Entertainment to build a metaverse and non-fungible tokens as K-pop has been taking the world by storm.

MLB is Looking to Hire an Expert to Expand its Metaverse Presence
The Major League Baseball is looking to fill a metaverse role to boost its engagement in the space

NFT, Metaverse Trademark Applications for 2022 Has Surpassed 2021
According to US Trademark lawyer Mike Kondoudis, the Web3.0 and Metaverse trademark-related applications for this year have already surpassed the total recorded in 2021.

Tron Filmmaker Donald Kushner Creates Cryptosaurs in Metaverse & NFT Collections
Filmmaker and creator of the classic American tech film Tron, Donald Kushner, and his Gumbotron production team teamed up with Forj, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, to create a new metaverse called Cryptosaurs and launch a related NFT collection.

XVI Citizens to Introduce 16 Personalities as NFTs
The 16 Personalities idea is turning into non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and entering the metaverse for the first time through the XVI Citizens project.

Ford Makes NFT Entry With Trademark Applications
American automobile giant Ford Motor Company is making a grand entry into the metaverse and Web3.0 ecosystem through its targeted trademark applications.

Hong Kong to Host One of Asia's Largest NFT Exhibitions in June
One of the largest non-fungible tokens (NFTs) exhibitions in Asia titled "ARTAVERSE" will be hosted in Hong Kong starting on June 3.

CVS Pharmacy Files for NFT and Metaverse Trademarks Registration
Healthcare giant CVS Pharmacy has filed for a new trademark with the intention of offering Non-Fungible Token (NFT) related products.

Lamborghini Ventures into NFTs with New Collection
Italian luxury car manufacturer Lamborghini is launching its own Non-Fungible Token (NFT) collection to cement its foothold in the emerging digital art world.

Sportium Announces Strategic Partnership with Dapper Labs
Sportium has announced the successful close of investment from Dapper Labs with both signing an MOU as they both pursue a strategic partnership in helping Sportium fulfil its potential.

Sotheby's Metaverse to Launch Largest NFT Charity Auction with Sostento
Sotheby’s Metaverse announced that it has partnered with Sostento for the "biggest non-fungible token (NFT) charity auction ever".

Adidas' new NFT Collection Owners to get Custom Merch Access
Adidas is launching its Non-Fungible Token (NFT) collection named ‘Into the Metaverse’ on December 17 as the global apparel brand looks to extend its foothold in the NFT space.

Yahoo Hong Kong to Launch NFTs Products for Pet Lovers
City Frenchie is already being built in Metaverse. Yahoo will launch the first NFT project at a prime location on the virtual island of Hong Kong.

Krafton Partners with Solana Labs to Develop blockchain-based Games
Game developer for PC and mobile devices Krafton partners with Solana Labs to develop blockchain-based games and services in the Metaverse world.

CSOP to List First Metaverse Concept ETF on HKEX
CSOP Asset Management Limited is set to launch Hong Kong's first Metaverse exchange-traded fund on February 21, 2022, according to the company's disclosure document.

President Erdoğan of Turkey Intends to Host Virtual Forum in the Metaverse
Turkey's President has instructed officials of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) to conduct work on new developments, including metaverse.

Manchester City to Build Etihad Stadium Replica in the Metaverse
Premier League Champions, Manchester City, is making plans to build a replica of the Etihad Stadium in the metaverse.

Binance Invests another $5m in Metaverse Startup Ultiverse
Binance is putting in a fresh $5 million investment in metaverse gaming startup Ultiverse, after leading a $4.5 million seed investment a week earlier for the firm.

Flipkart Introduces Avenue for Indians to Shop in the Metaverse
Flipkart has launched the Flipverse campaign to enable to Indians shop in the metaverse

Indian Couple Tie their Knot in the Metaverse, Offering 3D Experience for 500 Guests
Have you ever thought about getting married virtually? An Indian couple decided to arrange their first wedding of its kind in the metaverse.

Meta's Metaverse Division Reports 3rd Quarter Loss of Over $3.7B
Meta's Facebook Reality Labs division has reported a third-quarter loss of over $3.7 billion, making only $285 million, according to its earnings report released on Wednesday.

Hong Kong's Regal Hotels Announces Entry into Metaverse with Project MetaGreen
Hong Kong's Regal Hotels Group has announced its entrance into the metaverse with project MetaGreen, scheduled for completion by October 2022.

Metaverse Giants Collaborate to Form DAO Metaverse Alliance
Metaverse developers have collaborated to form the DAO Metaverse called "Open Metaverse Alliance for Web3" (OMA3), aiming to provide enterprises with new decentralized business models.

Following Meta, Yahoo Announces Metaverse Activities in Hong Kong
Yahoo plans to launch a series of metaverse activities in Hong Kong to explore the use of immersive advertising technologies.

Puma Launches Metaverse Space Black Station for Displaying NFTs
Puma has entered the metaverse by launching an interactive space titled Black Station to showcase limited edition NFTs based on its sneakers.

Neopets Announces Neopets Metaverse Version Release
Neopets Metaverse announced to launch of a Metaverse product to enhance generational memories and experiences for Neopians and its users.

MetaHollywood Aims to Become Largest Hollywood-Themed Metaverse
MetaHollywood is building the largest online community within a Hollywood-themed metaverse following a joint venture between Animoca Brands and the Planet Hollywood Group.

Consulting Giant KPMG Gets into Metaverse Business
KPMG has become the latest major corporation looking into the niche world of the metaverse, with the firm reporting a surge in interest. The move is an attempt by the firm to offer a more immersive experience to its millions of users across the globe.

52% of Game Developers Concern about Regulatory Uncertainty, Report says
A new report from the Blockchain Game Alliance (BGA) showcases the majority of active developers about 52% in the space are concerned about the impacts of regulations in the near future.

The Metaverse Enjoys Potential to Revamp Existing Brand Marketing, HashCash CEO Says
Thanks to a 7,200% surge in internet search volumes last year, the metaverse will be a revolutionary innovation that will reshape brand marketing, according to HashCash Consultants CEO Raj Chowdhury.

Drone Racing League Partners with Hivemind's Playground Labs, Launch First P2E Game on Algorand Blockchain
Professional drone racing League joins the Metaverse world by launching its first game on the Algorand blockchain in partnership with Playground Labs.

Global Automotive Metaverse Market to Have a CAGR of 31.4% by 2030 - Research
A new survey is projecting the market value of the global automotive market at $1.9B by 2030

Dubai Lays Out Metaverse Strategy Plan for 2027
The Emirati City of Dubai has launched its Metaverse Strategy plan for the next five years. It hopes to increase the contributions from the digital currency ecosystem to $4 billion from its current $500 million.

PCCW, HKT Becomes 1st Hong Kong-based CMT to Join the Metaverse
PCCW and HKT have become the first Hong Kong-based communications, media and technology (CMT) organisations to join the metaverse following a partnership with The Sandbox.

Qualcomm Announces $100m Metaverse Investment Fund
Qualcomm's fund will go to companies building the metaverse using augmented reality, mixed reality or virtual reality.

Beijing Launches Two-Year Metaverse Development Plan
Beijing has announced plans to accelerate the development of metaverse within all its corresponding districts.

Samsung Plans to Develop Top-Notch Metaverse Devices to Foster Accessibility
Samsung Electronics has revealed plans to make the metaverse more accessible by developing innovative devices as it sees it as a new business model.

Binance.US to Establish Office in Portals, the Metaverse Platform on the Solana Blockchain
The US branch of the world-leading Binance exchange, Binance.US, is opening an office in Portals, the Metaverse platform on the Solana blockchain.

Standard Chartered Enters The Sandbox Metaverse
Banking giant Standard Chartered has entered the metaverse with The Sandbox to build a virtual space for its clients and supporters.

Meta to Build World's Fastest Supercomputer for Metaverse, Mark Zuckerberg Confirms
Meta is reported to be building the world's fastest artificial intelligence supercomputer as part of the plans to build a virtual metaverse.

Ajman Police Breaks History as it Offers Services to Customers in the Metaverse
The Dubai Ajman Police has launched a capability to offer customer service through the metaverse. Interesting times are here

Shiba Inu Announces Metaverse Initiative Codenamed "Shiberse"
Shiba Inu announced the launch of the Shiberse, a metaverse world that will be focused on redefining the incentivization model for its growing community.

KuCoin Exchange Launches its Meta Office As KuCoin’s First step on Metaverse
KuCoin Exchange has announced it will launch virtual offices in a visually stunning virtual reality skyscraper called Bloktopia.

Neopin Works with Cube Entertainment to Jointly Develop Metaverse Ecosystem
The blockchain platform Neopin has established a partnership with Cube Entertainment, the largest entertainment company in South Korea, to jointly develop the DeFi ecosystem of the Metaverse blockchain.

ByteDance Taking a Deep Dive into the Metaverse
TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance is making moves to escalate its influence on this nascent ecosystem - metaverse - in the East.

Hong Kong's MTR Becomes World's 1st Transport Operator to Enter The Sandbox Metaverse
Hong Kong's MTR Corporation has become the first global transport operator to join The Sandbox metaverse to create new and immersive experiences in the virtual world.

NVIDIA Doubles Down Investing in Metaverse by Launching New Developer Tools
American technology giant NVIDIA is doubling down on its bet on the metaverse and is empowering creators with the launch of a new set of advanced tools.

Dubai Seeks to Become Hub of Metaverse
Dubai has set the ball rolling to improve people’s lives and render creative solutions by positioning itself as the global capital of Web3 through its new blockchain and metaverse technology.

Metaverse Will Bring About the "Construction of New Economies" - Animoca CEO
Animoca Brands CEO, Yat Siu sees the GameFi ecosystem as a major avenue to welcome people into the new economy the metaverse is creating

Citi Sees the Metaverse to Reach $8 Trillion to $13 Trillion by 2030
Citi expects the metaverse to be worth between $8 trillion and $13 trillion by 2030, given that the exponential growth of NFTs has brought it to the limelight.

Hong Kong-Based LOST Launches World's 1st Escape Room in Metaverse
Hong Kong-based LOST has launched the world's first escape room in the metaverse.\

INTERPOL Creates a Global Police Force in the Metaverse to Combat Digital Crimes
Interpol to create a new metaverse unit as it looks to combat online crime in grand style

Metaverse will be a Trillion-dollar Market in Future: Grayscale
Cryptocurrency investment giant Grayscale released a report on Thursday stating that by 2025, the revenue of the virtual gaming world may grow to $400 billion.

Taiwan Musician Jay Chou Enters the Metaverse NFT Market, Earning Nearly $10M
Taiwanese pop singer and musician Jay Chou has ventured into the meta-universe, earning nearly $10 million.

Facebook Rebrands to Meta, Seeking to Develop the Metaverse
The pioneering social media giant, Facebook Inc, has rebranded its name to Meta as it seeks to foster the development of the metaverse, a term made famous by the current craze in the NFT ecosystem.

Singapore's DBS Acquires Land in The Sandbox Metaverse
The Development Bank of Singapore Ltd, a multinational financial institution based in Marina Bay Singapore has proposed to secure land in the Sandbox metaverse

Nasdaq-Listed Color Star to Unveil Metaverse Phone at GITEX Exhibition
Color Star, a digital entertainment company whose shares trade on the Nasdaq stock exchange has announced its plans to unveil its first metaverse smartphone, DONO Phone.

Nissan and Toyota Enter the Metaverse in Grand Style
Japanese auto giants Nissan and Toyota have entered the metaverse, aiming at occupying a bigger proportion of the vehicles market.

Open Metaverse Alliance Starts Operations, Challenges Meta On the Future of Internet
OMA3 has established working groups to start developing standards between metaverse platforms

Franklin Templeton Floats Metaverse ETF for EU Investors
American multinational holding company and global investment firm, Franklin Templeton has launched a metaverse-focused Exchange-Traded Product (ETP).

DBS Eyeing for the Metaverse
Southeast Asia’s largest financial institution, DBS, is reportedly eyeing a move into the metaverse, a trend that many banking giants are looking to become pioneers in.

Chinese Tech Giants Cautiously Invest in the Metaverse
Chinese mega unicorns are certainly investing in the metaverse, despite many firms are taking a cautious approach, given Beijing’s current crackdown on tech companies.

U.S. Air Force Files Trademark Application for Digital Metaverse 'SpaceVerse'
The U.S. Air Force (USAF) files a trademark application for "SpaceVerse" with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to expand military training into the metaverse.

Tsinghua University Opens First Metaverse Lab in China
Tsinghua University has launched China's first metaverse laboratory, dedicated to studying the growth and expansion of the new digital industry in the country.

Dubai Regulator Establishes Virtual HQ in the Sandbox Metaverse
Dubai is committed to growing the domestic digital asset sector, a local crypto regulator announced on Tuesday that it has created a virtual headquarters in The Sandbox metaverse platform.

Metaverse Unicorn The Sandbox Targets to Raise $400m Funding at $4b Valuation
The Sandbox metaverse is in negotiations with investors as it looks to raise $400 million in the latest funding round.

Aventis to Become Asia's 1st Graduate School to Enter Metaverse
Aventis Graduate School unveiled its metaverse roadmap and become Asia's first graduate school to enter the metaverse.

Metaverse Hits Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2023: Gartner
A study shows that the metaverse would remain one of the hot topics in the fintech industry. Metaverse also would be top ten strategic technology trends for 2023.

Samsung Debuts New Fan Experience on Decentraland
Samsung Electronics America is defining the scope of its metaverse ambitions as it has launched a new store dubbed the Samsung 837x on Decentraland.

Metaverse Seen to Bring in Big Investments, Says Morgan Stanley
The metaverse is a booming investment topic, Morgan Stanley said in a research note, and stock sectors are already making the most of it.