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Krafton Partners with Solana Labs to Develop blockchain-based Games

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.

MetaMask will capture IPs

MetaMask will capture IPs

MetaMask will gather IP addresses and addresses during on-chain transactions. Data gathering applies only if users utilize MetaMask's default RPC app. This information may be shared with affiliates, during commercial negotiations, or to comply with KYC and AML regulations.

NFT Transactions Projected to Hit $40m by 2027 amid Metaverse Trend

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.

MetaMask Enables Direct Bank Transfers for Crypto Purchases in Nigeria

MetaMask Enables Direct Bank Transfers for Crypto Purchases in Nigeria

MetaMask, a major crypto wallet, has partnered with MoonPay to enable direct bank transfers for crypto purchases in Nigeria, allowing users to access crypto faster and cheaper without using credit or debit cards. Nigeria is a major market for MetaMask, despite current issues with crypto on-ramps in the country.

Yuga Labs Acquires Roar Studios to Expand Metaverse Vision

Yuga Labs Acquires Roar Studios to Expand Metaverse Vision

Yuga Labs, known for Bored Ape Yacht Club, has agreed to acquire Roar Studios, enhancing its metaverse vision.

BNB Chain: Driving the Next Billion User Revolution in Web3, NFTs, and the Metaverse – An Exclusive Interview

BNB Chain: Driving the Next Billion User Revolution in Web3, NFTs, and the Metaverse – An Exclusive Interview

Discover BNB Chain's strategy for onboarding 1 billion Web3 users, bridging the decentralized tech gap, managing transaction costs, and future platform developments in our exclusive interview.

Twitter and Alibaba Enter Global AI Race

Twitter and Alibaba Enter Global AI Race

Twitter and Alibaba are reportedly integrating artificial intelligence (AI) into their businesses. Meanwhile, Gemini co-founders Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss have funded their business with a $100 million personal loan. This week’s Crypto Biz also covers MetaMask's new feature for purchasing cryptocurrency and Alibaba's new chatbot assistant.

China Targets Overseas Telecom Fraud Leveraging Blockchain, Crypto, Metaverse, and AI

China Targets Overseas Telecom Fraud Leveraging Blockchain, Crypto, Metaverse, and AI

China's crackdown on overseas telecom fraud emphasizes legal action against crimes using blockchain, crypto, metaverse, and AI, aiming to protect public interests.

Digital Asset Venture Dragonfly Acquires Crypto Fund MetaStable Capital for Rebranding

Digital Asset Venture Dragonfly Acquires Crypto Fund MetaStable Capital for Rebranding

Digital asset venture capital firm Dragonfly has acquired cryptocurrency investment fund MetaStable Capital, according to Bloomberg.

Bitcoin Ordinals Founder Proposes Immutable Metadata for Inscriptions

Bitcoin Ordinals Founder Proposes Immutable Metadata for Inscriptions

Bitcoin Ordinals (ORDI), a blockchain platform for transforming satoshis into NFTs, plans to introduce plain-text key-value pairs as metadata for inscriptions, enhancing their utility and readability. However, existing inscriptions cannot be retroactively added.

McDonald's Hong Kong Partners with Sandbox to Launch First Metaverse Experience, McNuggets Land

McDonald's Hong Kong Partners with Sandbox to Launch First Metaverse Experience, McNuggets Land

McDonald's Hong Kong has teamed up with The Sandbox to create the first Web3 experience platform. This partnership has resulted in the launch of "McNuggets Land", a unique metaverse gaming experience that marks the 40th anniversary of McNuggets.

Meta's Digital Assets Expansion: A Scrutiny by Maxine Waters

Meta's Digital Assets Expansion: A Scrutiny by Maxine Waters

Congresswoman Maxine Waters scrutinizes Meta's trademark applications, filed in March 2022, suggesting the company's continued involvement in the digital assets ecosystem, despite previous assurances of no ongoing projects in this area.

CSOP to List First Metaverse Concept ETF on HKEX

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.

Three Metaverse Reference Rates From CME Group

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.

Step-by-Step Guide to Importing NFTs from MetaMask to Immutable Passport

Step-by-Step Guide to Importing NFTs from MetaMask to Immutable Passport

Learn how to transfer NFTs from MetaMask to Immutable Passport with this detailed guide.

The Sandbox (SAND) Secures $20 Million in Funding at $1 Billion Valuation to Boost Metaverse Creator Economy

The Sandbox (SAND) Secures $20 Million in Funding at $1 Billion Valuation to Boost Metaverse Creator Economy

The Sandbox (SAND) raises $20 million to expand its creator economy in the open metaverse.

MetaPals to Launch 20,000 Teletubbies NFTs on Tezos (XTZ)

MetaPals to Launch 20,000 Teletubbies NFTs on Tezos (XTZ)

MetaPals partners with Teletubbies to release 20,000 unique NFTs on Tezos, enhancing digital companionship.

The Sandbox (SAND) Partners with Food Angel to Launch 'Food Rescue World'

The Sandbox (SAND) Partners with Food Angel to Launch 'Food Rescue World'

The Sandbox collaborates with Food Angel to blend gaming and charity in 'Food Rescue World'.

Meta Llama 3 NIM Revolutionizes Digital Health and Life Sciences

Meta Llama 3 NIM Revolutionizes Digital Health and Life Sciences

Meta Llama 3, optimized by NVIDIA, transforms healthcare and life sciences applications.

Meta's Llama Enhances AI-Powered Study Buddy for Students

Meta's Llama Enhances AI-Powered Study Buddy for Students

Meta's Llama enhances FoondaMate, an AI-powered study buddy, providing students with conversational support on WhatsApp and Messenger.

Gala: AEONS Unveils New Metalcore Track 'WW3 (Hugs & Kisses XOXO)'

Gala: AEONS Unveils New Metalcore Track 'WW3 (Hugs & Kisses XOXO)'

AEONS releases new track 'WW3 (Hugs & Kisses XOXO)' via Gala Music, featuring limited Signature Editions.

Meta FAIR Unveils New AI Research Models and Datasets

Meta FAIR Unveils New AI Research Models and Datasets

Meta FAIR has released new research models and datasets to advance AI innovation, according to Meta AI.

Binance to Support Metal DAO (MTL) Mainnet Swap

Binance to Support Metal DAO (MTL) Mainnet Swap

Binance announces support for the Metal DAO (MTL) mainnet swap, suspending old MTL token transactions from June 24, 2024.

Meta Launches Dedicated AI Blog to Share Latest Innovations

Meta Launches Dedicated AI Blog to Share Latest Innovations

Meta has introduced a new blog focused on artificial intelligence, offering updates on the latest advancements and projects in the AI field.

Web3-MI Develops CryptoVillages for Enhanced Crypto Gaming Experience

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.

Metaverse will change the world in 2022

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.

Animoca Brands subsidiary Darewise Entertainment Secures US$3.5M for Bitcoin Metaverse Ecosystem Token

Animoca Brands subsidiary Darewise Entertainment Secures US$3.5M for Bitcoin Metaverse Ecosystem Token

Darewise Entertainment raised US$3.5 million via a token pre-sale on 17 October 2023, ahead of its Bitcoin metaverse ecosystem token launch, aimed at enhancing the development of its game Life Beyond. With significant backing from notable investors and strategic support from Horizen Labs for a 2024 token release, the project marks a substantial stride toward creating a Bitcoin-powered gaming metaverse.

PwC Hong Kong and TerraZero Partner to Explore Metaverse Products

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.

Leading Crypto Exchange MEXC Signs Strategic Partnership Agreement With Metacade

Leading Crypto Exchange MEXC Signs Strategic Partnership Agreement With Metacade

Metacade has signed a strategic partnership agreement with MEXC, one of the world's leading cryptocurrency exchanges. This follows the news that Metacade will list on Bitmart at the end of their presale.

Epic Games CEO Defends Metaverse

Epic Games CEO Defends Metaverse

Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney dismissed a recent article from Business Insider claiming that the Metaverse is "dead" and that virtual worlds have been abandoned by the business world. Sweeney cited the 600 million users across virtual world platforms as proof of the Metaverse's continuing relevance.

Metacade's Community-Driven GameFi Platform Raises Over $10M in Presale

Metacade's Community-Driven GameFi Platform Raises Over $10M in Presale

Play-to-earn favorite Metacade continues to draw investor attention after raising more than $10m, as it now enters the penultimate stage of the presale. With confirmed listings on Bitmart and Uniswap due after the presale ends on the 30th of March, there are only 16 days left before the token goes public.

InfiniteWorld Attains Super Bit Machine for Best-In-Class Gaming, Web3 Experiences

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.

Virtual Assets Investment Opens Opportunity to H.K. Residents, While Adrian Cheng Invests in Sandbox

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.

CoinLedger Joins Forces with MetaMask for Streamlined Crypto Tax Reporting

CoinLedger Joins Forces with MetaMask for Streamlined Crypto Tax Reporting

MetaMask and CoinLedger collaborate to simplify tax reporting for users, integrating automatic tax features into the MetaMask Portfolio.

Tech Stocks to Grow this Year thanks to Crypto & Metaverse, Wall Street Analyst Says

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.

Animoca Brands Lands $75m in New Funding

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.

Mastercard Files for 15 Crypto & Metaverse Related Trademarks

Mastercard Files for 15 Crypto & Metaverse Related Trademarks

Mastercard has filed for 15 trademarks related to NFTs, crypto and metaverse.

Shiba Inu Upcoming Developments Revealed: Shibaswap 2.0, Shibahub, Bone, TREAT, Metaverse

Shiba Inu Upcoming Developments Revealed: Shibaswap 2.0, Shibahub, Bone, TREAT, Metaverse

SHIB Inu team member Lucie announced upcoming developments on Twitter, including bone contract renouncing, Shibaswap 2.0, $TREAT, Shibahub, and Metaverse. She emphasized the team's focus on technology and its evolution, avoiding price pumping and emphasizing community cohesion and positivity.

Animoca Brands Cuts Metaverse Fund Target to $800M

Animoca Brands Cuts Metaverse Fund Target to $800M

Animoca Brands, a Hong Kong-based developer of blockchain gaming technology, has reduced its target for its metaverse fund by 20% to $800 million due to volatility in the crypto sector. The company's market capitalization has also fallen from $6 billion to below $2 billion, signaling a change in sentiment in the crypto industry.

Donald Trump's NFT Trading Card Collection

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.

President Erdoğan of Turkey Intends to Host Virtual Forum in the Metaverse

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.

Decentraland's Virtual Land Sells for a Record Value of $2.4m in Mana tokens

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.

Metacade’s Highly Anticipated MEXC Listing Confirmed For 4th May

Metacade’s Highly Anticipated MEXC Listing Confirmed For 4th May

Metacade, the exciting new play-to-earn GameFi platform, continues its ascent as one of the most promising prospects in the space after announcing their listing date for MEXC Exchange at 09:00 UTC on the 4th May.

web3 gaming METAPIXEL Suspended Indefinitely

web3 gaming METAPIXEL Suspended Indefinitely

The METAPIXEL project has been suspended indefinitely due to a range of internal and external factors. Key team members, including Kate, Daniel, and Nathan, have announced their departure from the project. The development comes after 18 months of active work on the project, leaving both the team and the community in a state of uncertainty.

Top Three Altcoins to Watch This Week: DOT, AVAX, and MANA

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.

Manchester City to Build Etihad Stadium Replica in the 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.

Jewellery Provider SFLMaven Rolls Out Bitcoin Payments, Eyeing for Metaverse

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.

Tencent to Offer Metaverse Business Support in Japan before Feb

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.

NFTs to be Instrumental for Fashion Industry in the Metaverse, GlobalData Analyst Says

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.

Metacade presale investment rockets past $5 million as GameFi investors hurry to buy remaining MCADE tokens

Metacade presale investment rockets past $5 million as GameFi investors hurry to buy remaining MCADE tokens

The Metacade presale is selling out fast with stage 3 coming to a close after just 12 days. The presale of the play-to-earn (P2E) metaverse arcade saw its previous rounds sell out within 4 weeks, raising $2.7 million but this has been dwarfed in comparison to the third stage selling out at lightning speed and bringing the project to raise past $5 million in just several days.

Metaverse Gaming Features Already Exist in Web2, Says Microsoft Gaming Boss

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.”

Regulating the Metaverse: BIS's Call for Unity

Regulating the Metaverse: BIS's Call for Unity

BIS emphasizes the need for interoperable payment technologies and robust regulatory framework to prevent metaverse fragmentation and private interests dominance, emphasizing Central Bank Digital Currencies' importance.

Unstoppable Women of Web3 Leads Initiative to Provide Web3 and Metaverse Education for 6 Million African Women

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

Binance Invests another $5m in Metaverse Startup Ultiverse

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.

French Giant Bank BNP Paribas to Launch Crypto Custody Business

French Giant Bank BNP Paribas to Launch Crypto Custody Business

BNP Paribas has partnered with Metaco to enter the cryptocurrency custody business. The bank will focus on providing institutional-grade custody for digital assets.

MetaMask Launches "Buy Crypto" Feature

MetaMask Launches "Buy Crypto" Feature

MetaMask has launched a new feature allowing users to purchase crypto with fiat currency directly from its Portfolio Dapp. The "Buy Crypto" feature will enable MetaMask users to purchase a wide range of cryptocurrencies using various payment methods, and it takes into account several factors such as user location and local regulations. The funds will then be deposited directly into the user’s MetaMask wallet.

KuCoin Labs Rolls Out Incubation Program with Univers Network to Boost Web3 Exploration

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

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.

Flipkart Introduces Avenue for Indians to Shop in the Metaverse

Flipkart Introduces Avenue for Indians to Shop in the Metaverse

Flipkart has launched the Flipverse campaign to enable to Indians shop in the metaverse

Usain Bolt Partners with Step App to Propel Healthier World

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.

VP Bank Partners with Metaco for Digital Asset Custody Services

VP Bank Partners with Metaco for Digital Asset Custody Services

VP Bank has teamed up with Metaco to enhance its digital asset custody and tokenization operations. The partnership will allow VP Bank to leverage Metaco's Harmonize platform for asset minting, burning, and storage.

Cypher Capital Rolls Out Worth $100m Blockchain and Digital Assets Fund

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.

Meta Urged to Halt Metaverse App for Minors

Meta Urged to Halt Metaverse App for Minors

Advocacy groups, including Airplay and Common Sense Media, have written to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg calling for the company to halt its plans to allow minors onto its metaverse app, Horizon Worlds. They argue that Meta must first assess the potential risks of allowing youth on the app, citing concerns around harassment and privacy violations.

Indian Couple Tie their Knot in the Metaverse, Offering 3D Experience for 500 Guests

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.

SBI Holdings to Launch Investment Fund for Emerging Companies like Web3, AI, and Metaverse Startups

SBI Holdings to Launch Investment Fund for Emerging Companies like Web3, AI, and Metaverse Startups

SBI Holdings plans to invest 100 billion yen in startups focusing on Web3, AI, and metaverse, with financial institutions supporting Japan's goal to nurture its startup ecosystem and enhance its Asian startup hub position.

Metacade Token Sale Advances to Stage 6 with $9.3m Sold and Only 2 Stages Left

Metacade Token Sale Advances to Stage 6 with $9.3m Sold and Only 2 Stages Left

GameFi arcade project Metacade has continued to see a phenomenal response to its MCADE token presale, with 5 stages selling out and an impressive $9.3m raised to date. This leaves only two rounds before the presale closes and the hotly anticipated token finally lists on public exchanges.

Meta Instagram Embraces NFT, Expanding Footprints to 100 Countries

Meta Instagram Embraces NFT, Expanding Footprints to 100 Countries

Months after it integrated NFTs into Instagram for American users, Meta Platforms announced the allowance's expansion to as many as 100 other countries.

Meta's Metaverse Division Reports 3rd Quarter Loss of Over $3.7B

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.

Shanghai, China, Launches a Comprehensive Technical Initiative for the Metaverse (2023-2025)

Shanghai, China, Launches a Comprehensive Technical Initiative for the Metaverse (2023-2025)

The Shanghai Municipal Science and Technology Commission announced today the release of its "Shanghai Metaverse Key Technology R&D Plan (2023-2025)".

NFT will Become the Revenue Model of Metaverse,Co-founder of Tether William Quigley says

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

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."

Meta Files for Debt Shelf Offerings

Meta Files for Debt Shelf Offerings

Meta, the parent company of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, has filed for new debt shelf offerings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The company has not disclosed the exact amount of debt securities being offered, but it plans to issue a new prospectus supplement each time a debt security is sold.

Colombia Holds Landmark Virtual Court Trial in Metaverse

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.

Meta to Shut Down Novi Crypto Wallet in September

Meta to Shut Down Novi Crypto Wallet in September

Although Meta Inc said it will end the Novi digital Wallet, the firm plans to continue executing its existing fintech goals to boost greater financial inclusion as it looks ahead to the metaverse.

Huawei Research Indicates Metaverse Infrastructure Isn't Ready

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.

BNB Chain and MetaMask Resolve Glitch Affecting opBNB Gas Fees

BNB Chain and MetaMask Resolve Glitch Affecting opBNB Gas Fees

BNB Chain and MetaMask have successfully addressed a glitch that led to the display of inflated gas fees for opBNB transactions. The issue was rooted in MetaMask's default algorithm, which set a minimum recommended gas price based on averages across various Layer 1 and Layer 2 networks. This has been corrected, and users can now benefit from opBNB's lower gas fees for faster and more cost-effective transactions.

Original Snow Crash Manuscript Goes Up for Auction

Original Snow Crash Manuscript Goes Up for Auction

Snow Crash-inspired NFTs will also be auctioned.

Blockchain Foundry Pairs with Palmer Group to Launch Web3 Education Platform Metacademy

Blockchain Foundry Pairs with Palmer Group to Launch Web3 Education Platform Metacademy

Canadian blockchain software development company Blockchain Foundry has partnered with Palmer Group to launch Metacademy, a Web3 education platform focusing on blockchain, cryptocurrencies, NFTs, and more.

$75M Capital Raised by Blockchain Founders Fund for Metaverse and Web3

$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.

FC Barcelona Preparing to Launch its Own Cryptocurrency & NFTs

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.

Hong Kong's Regal Hotels Announces Entry into Metaverse with Project MetaGreen

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 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.

Big Names Enter Metaverse

Big Names Enter Metaverse

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

MetaMask Launches Ethereum Staking Marketplace

MetaMask Launches Ethereum Staking Marketplace

MetaMask Institutional has announced a new staking marketplace that allows institutional clients to manage ETH staking through vendors such as ConsenSys Staking, Allnodes, Blockdaemon, and Kiln. The marketplace aims to simplify access and management of solo staking and enable institutions to become Ethereum network validators.

Meta Unveils Next-Gen AI Emu Video and Emu Edit

Meta Unveils Next-Gen AI Emu Video and Emu Edit

Meta's Emu Video and Emu Edit are advanced AI tools for video and image editing, enhancing creative processes and ensuring ethical AI deployment.

MetaBunny - An NFT Collection you don’t want to miss!  Coming to you on 23rd MARCH 2022

MetaBunny - An NFT Collection you don’t want to miss! Coming to you on 23rd MARCH 2022

Since 2021, NFT has been one of the hottest topics, it is said that the year 2021 is the Birth Year of NFT. According to “The Collins Word of the Year 2021”, the use of the word “NFT” has seen a 1,100,00% increase. In the birth year of NFT, its estimated sales also increased over 2,000% between Q4 2020 to Q1 2021, from 93 Million USD to an astounding 2 Billion USD.

Following Meta, Yahoo Announces Metaverse Activities in Hong Kong

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 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.

Meta's Martin Signoux Predicts AI Model Developments for 2024

Meta's Martin Signoux Predicts AI Model Developments for 2024

Martin Signoux predicts 2024 AI model trends including Large Multimodal Models, continuous improvements, Small Language Models' significance, open and proprietary models coexistence, benchmarking challenges, and public debate on AI risks.

MetaMask Adds Apple Pay Integration, Expands Options for Buying Cryptos

MetaMask Adds Apple Pay Integration, Expands Options for Buying Cryptos

ConsenSys-owned crypto wallet MetaMask announced Tuesday the addition of Apple Pay integration, increasing options for buying cryptocurrencies.

NFT Collectors Buy for Status and Uniqueness

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.

Neopets Announces Neopets Metaverse Version Release

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.

Meta Alumni Owned Layer-1 Protocol Aptos Raises $200m from a16z

Meta Alumni Owned Layer-1 Protocol Aptos Raises $200m from a16z

Former Meta Platforms Inc staff, led by Mo Shaikh, have raised $200 million in a strategic funding round for its new startup Aptos.

ConsenSys Hits $7 Billion Valuation in New Funding Round

ConsenSys Hits $7 Billion Valuation in New Funding Round

ConsenSys has raised $450 million in a Series D funding round, giving the blockchain company a valuation of $7 billion.

HK-based Animoca Brands Partners with S. Korea's Cube Entertainment for K-pop Metaverse & NFTs

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.

Meta Hires Keke Palmer to Help Demystify Metaverse

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.

MetaHollywood Aims to Become Largest Hollywood-Themed Metaverse

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.

MetaBunny NFT gaining traction in Thailand

MetaBunny NFT gaining traction in Thailand

Capturing all the hype from Thailand, a number of popular Thai influencers have shared their keen interests in the MetaBunny NFT project.

Facebook Sets up $50M Investment Fund for the Development of Metaverse

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.

Meta AI's Top 10 Research Breakthroughs of 2023

Meta AI's Top 10 Research Breakthroughs of 2023

Meta AI announced ten significant AI research achievements in 2023, including image segmentation, computer vision, brain decoding, and multisensory AI, indicating progress and potential integration into everyday life.

Smart Contract 101: MetaMask

Smart Contract 101: MetaMask

MetaMask is a crypto wallet & gateway to blockchain apps. It also a tool for interacting with decentralized applications (DAPP).

MLB is Looking to Hire an Expert to Expand its Metaverse Presence

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

Consulting Giant KPMG Gets into Metaverse Business

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.

$400M Funding helps Gemini valued at $7.1B to Build a Decentralized Metaverse

$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.

The Top Dapps to Consider Using in 2020

The Top Dapps to Consider Using in 2020

DApps are a significant shift from traditional apps, majorly due to the underlying principle of decentralization, which drives the whole lifecycle. While traditional apps are controlled by centralized authority, DApps run on a decentralized blockchain. Now, let’s look at some of the top useful DApps that consumers should consider using.

NFT, Metaverse Trademark Applications for 2022 Has Surpassed 2021

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.

The Graph Onboards The Guild as Subgraph Developer with $48M Grant

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.

HBAR Foundation Launches $250m Metaverse Fund

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.

Multinational Corporations Continue to File Trademarks in Web3, NFTs, and Metaverse

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.

52% of Game Developers Concern about Regulatory Uncertainty, Report says

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.

Meta Cuts 11,000 Jobs to Focus on Core Areas Including the Metaverse

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

Metadee Launches 5 Volumes of the World's Oldest Quran Manuscript NFT

Metadee Launches 5 Volumes of the World's Oldest Quran Manuscript NFT

UK-based NFT marketplace Metadee has announced plans to sell all five volumes of the oldest currently handwritten Quran manuscript in NFT.

The Metaverse Enjoys Potential to Revamp Existing Brand Marketing, HashCash CEO Says

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.

Emirates Airline to Roll Out Bitcoin Payment and Enter the Metaverse

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.

Drone Racing League Partners with Hivemind's Playground Labs, Launch First P2E Game on Algorand Blockchain

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

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

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.

Digital Transformation in Finance and Accounting Accelerated by Pandemic, ISG Reports

Digital Transformation in Finance and Accounting Accelerated by Pandemic, ISG Reports

The 2023 ISG Provider Lens™ report highlights the global transformation of finance and accounting departments due to COVID-19 lockdowns and remote work, relying on external providers for digital strategies and outcome-based contracts.

ConsenSys Clears Misinformation About MetaMask Tax Collection Claims

ConsenSys Clears Misinformation About MetaMask Tax Collection Claims

ConsenSys, the parent company of MetaMask, took to Twitter today to address and clarify a series of inaccurate claims circulating about changes in their terms of service, specifically around tax collection on crypto transactions.

World's 1st Fine-Dining NFT Concept Auction to Conduct in May

World's 1st Fine-Dining NFT Concept Auction to Conduct in May

Gourmeta, the world’s first fine-dining non-fungible token (NFT) concept, announced its NFT dining auction schedules.

UK Government Explores IP Challenges in Emergent Metaverse Ecosystems

UK Government Explores IP Challenges in Emergent Metaverse Ecosystems

A new UK government report delves into the complex realm of IP issues within the Metaverse, highlighting the lack of consensus on its definition and the IP challenges it poses.

PCCW, HKT Becomes 1st Hong Kong-based CMT to Join the Metaverse

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 Announces $100m Metaverse Investment Fund

Qualcomm's fund will go to companies building the metaverse using augmented reality, mixed reality or virtual reality.

Instagram to Welcome NFTs Feature, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg Confirms

Instagram to Welcome NFTs Feature, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg Confirms

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Meta will add NFTs to its video and photo social app Instagram in the coming months.

Safety Groups Urge Meta to Halt Minors from Joining Metaverse

Safety Groups Urge Meta to Halt Minors from Joining Metaverse

Safety groups have written a letter to Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta, asking the social media giant to cancel its plan of allowing teenagers and young adults to join its metaverse app, Horizon Worlds. The groups argued that minors would face potential risks, including harassment and privacy violations on the virtual reality app.

MetaMask Denies Involvement in Massive Wallet-Draining Exploit

MetaMask Denies Involvement in Massive Wallet-Draining Exploit

MetaMask has denied claims that its wallet was exploited in a recent massive wallet-draining operation that resulted in the loss of over 5,000 ETH. The company has confirmed that the funds were stolen from various addresses across 11 blockchains, and that the exploit was not specific to MetaMask.

Positive Gold Forecast Could Ignite Bitcoin Bull Run, US Stock Futures Rally on Stimulus Hopes

Positive Gold Forecast Could Ignite Bitcoin Bull Run, US Stock Futures Rally on Stimulus Hopes

Gold has been trading sideways in the past few weeks, but according to this CEO, the price action is forming a bottom. Holmes predicts that gold will reach $4K.

Tron Filmmaker Donald Kushner Creates Cryptosaurs in Metaverse & NFT Collections

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.

Wyre Limits WithdrawalsTo 90% For All Users

Wyre Limits WithdrawalsTo 90% For All Users

Wyre, a crypto payment company, has changed its withdrawal policy to restrict customers to 90% of their funds, days after two former workers purportedly hinted at a closure. Yanni Giannaros, Wyre's chief risk and compliance officer, is temporary CEO. As Wyre implements new operations, daily withdrawal restrictions will vary.

OKX and Manchester City’s Rúben Dias Debut ‘Train Like Dias’ Global Metaverse Training Experience

OKX and Manchester City’s Rúben Dias Debut ‘Train Like Dias’ Global Metaverse Training Experience

OKX, the world’s second-largest crypto exchange by trading volume and a leading Web3 technology company, today debuted ‘Train Like Dias’ its first ‘OKX Collective’ immersive metaverse fan experience featuring OKX ambassador and Manchester City player Rúben Dias.

Animoca Brands refutes claims of scaling back metaverse fund target and plummeting valuation

Animoca Brands refutes claims of scaling back metaverse fund target and plummeting valuation

Animoca Brands denied reports of scaling back its metaverse fund target by $200 million and a decrease in valuation from $6 billion to $2 billion. The firm acknowledged the impact of banking collapses but stressed that fundraising is still ongoing.

Meta offers lucrative pay packages for metaverse developers

Meta offers lucrative pay packages for metaverse developers

Facebook's parent company, Meta, is offering its metaverse developers salaries ranging from $600,000 to almost $1 million, despite billions in losses for its virtual reality suite. CEO Mark Zuckerberg remains committed to Meta's long-term vision of the metaverse, even after the division responsible for its development recorded its largest yearly loss of $13.7 billion.

XVI Citizens to Introduce 16 Personalities as NFTs

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.

Beijing Launches Two-Year Metaverse Development Plan

Beijing Launches Two-Year Metaverse Development Plan

Beijing has announced plans to accelerate the development of metaverse within all its corresponding districts.

Invesco Unveils Metaverse Fund to Tap into £1.4 Trillion Opportunity

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.

Affyn Unveils Singapore As First NEXUS World Metaverse City

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.

Meta Users Can Now Post Digital Collectables on Instagram and Facebook

Meta Users Can Now Post Digital Collectables on Instagram and Facebook

Meta Platforms Inc has announced that it has enabled the digital collectables features across its two major social media apps - Instagram and Facebook.

Meta Introduces Purple Llama: Enhancing Generative AI Safety and Security

Meta Introduces Purple Llama: Enhancing Generative AI Safety and Security

Meta's Purple Llama project enhances generative AI safety and security through CyberSec Eval and Llama Guard, collaborating with major tech entities for responsible AI development.

Former TikTok Gaming Head Launches Blockchain Gaming Startup Meta0

Former TikTok Gaming Head Launches Blockchain Gaming Startup Meta0

Jason Fung, the former head of short video giant TikTok’s gaming division, launched a blockchain gaming startup called Meta0 as CEO and has completed its first round of financing.

Samsung Plans to Develop Top-Notch Metaverse Devices to Foster Accessibility

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

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.

Metacade Presale Hits Final Stage Before Listings, Raising Over $500k in under 24 hours

Metacade Presale Hits Final Stage Before Listings, Raising Over $500k in under 24 hours

Metacade, fast becoming the most exciting GameFi project in 2023, has reached the final stage of its token presale after raising more than $500k in 24 hours, reaching a total raise of $12.4m.

Standard Chartered Enters The Sandbox Metaverse

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.

ProShares Files for New Metaverse ETF With U.S. SEC

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.

Ford Makes NFT Entry With Trademark Applications

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.

European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) Letter on Benefits and Challenges for Children in the Metaverse

European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) Letter on Benefits and Challenges for Children in the Metaverse

The European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) has highlighted the potential benefits and challenges for children in the metaverse. While the metaverse can enhance creativity and learning, it also poses risks related to privacy, harmful content, and exploitation. Both the European Union and the private sector are taking steps to protect children, but more efforts are needed to ensure their safety in this virtual environment.

Exploitation in the NFT World is Real But Are They Preventable?

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.

Hong Kong to Host One of Asia's Largest NFT Exhibitions in June

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.

Ethereum-Based Wallet MetaMask Adds Token Swaps to Its Features

Ethereum-Based Wallet MetaMask Adds Token Swaps to Its Features

MetaMask recently announced a new add-on to its browser which can facilitate decentralized finance (DeFi) transactions for Ethereum-based tokens.

RSS3 aggregating Farcaster & Lens to MetaMask Snap

RSS3 aggregating Farcaster & Lens to MetaMask Snap

RSS3 is developing a MetaMask Snap to aggregate decentralized social information, provide real-time notifications, and enable users to sync and aggregate their graphs.

Meta Plans to Introduce Virtual Tokens: FT

Meta Plans to Introduce Virtual Tokens: FT

Meta is planning to introduce virtual tokens and cryptocurrencies, aiming to use these digital assets for rewarding creators and other financial services, the Financial Times reported.

HSBC Enters Metaverse Space through Collaboration with the Sandbox

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.

California Court Fines Crowd Machine and Metavine in ICO Case

California Court Fines Crowd Machine and Metavine in ICO Case

A California court orders Crowd Machine and Metavine to pay over $20 million for an unlawful 2018 ICO, highlighting the importance of adhering to securities laws in the crypto industry.

Metaverse Gaming Firm MetaBlaze to Conduct Second Round of ICO on April 20

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.

Wiki Finance Expo Hong Kong 2024 Is Coming in May!

Wiki Finance Expo Hong Kong 2024 Is Coming in May!

The Wiki Finance Expo Hong Kong 2024, a major FinTech and Web3.0 event in Asia, will feature over 500 partners and 300+ companies. Key speakers include DFINITY Foundation founder Dominic Williams, and the event promises valuable networking and learning opportunities for the industry.

Meta to Build World's Fastest Supercomputer for Metaverse, Mark Zuckerberg Confirms

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

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

HKUST Designs First Virtual Campus in the Metaverse

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.

Trump NFTs Generate Over $1.2M in Trading Volume

Trump NFTs Generate Over $1.2M in Trading Volume

Former US President Donald Trump's digital non-fungible token (NFT) trading cards were launched on Polygon, with 38,001 minted at $99 each. The collection generated over $1.2 million in trading volume, with a 10% creator fee generating over $100,000. The initial subscription also generated $3.76 million in revenue. Meanwhile, Big Tech firm Meta has allowed teens to use its virtual reality app Horizon Worlds, and Nike launched its first NFT collection through its Web3 community platform. The Smurfs are also set to launch a new collection of NFTs on The Smurfs' Society.

Venture Capital Firm MetaWeb Ventures to Establish $30M Venture Fund

Venture Capital Firm MetaWeb Ventures to Establish $30M Venture Fund

Venture capital firm MetaWeb Ventures has announced the launch of a $30 million venture fund to focus on decentralized social media, DeFi, gaming and decentralized autonomous organizations.

Atmos Labs Pulls $11m in Seed Round to Bolster Metaverse Development

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.

Shiba Inu Announces Metaverse Initiative Codenamed "Shiberse"

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.

Animoca Brands Partners with Untamed Planet to Develop Untamed Metaverse

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.

KuCoin Exchange Launches its Meta Office As KuCoin’s First step on Metaverse

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.

American Express Weighs Entry into Metaverse and NFTs Business, Trade Filing Shows

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.

Mitsui Forms Strategic Partnership with Web3 Influencer Animoca Brands

Mitsui Forms Strategic Partnership with Web3 Influencer Animoca Brands

Mitsui & Co., Ltd., a renowned Japanese trading company, has joined forces with Animoca Brands, a leading player in the Web3 industry.

Nissan Expands Web3 Efforts with Trademarks and Metaverse Auto Sales

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.

Yann LeCun Discusses AI Progress and Quantum Computing at FAIR's 10th Anniversary

Yann LeCun Discusses AI Progress and Quantum Computing at FAIR's 10th Anniversary

Yann LeCun of Meta AI discussed the future of AI, highlighting Nvidia's hardware dominance, skepticism about human-level AI and quantum computing, and Meta's focus on multimodal AI systems.

Union Bank of the Philippines to Enhance Crypto Trading & Custody Services

Union Bank of the Philippines to Enhance Crypto Trading & Custody Services

Union Bank of the Philippines plans to choose Metaco and IBM to enhance cryptocurrency trading and custody services, taking advantage of the Asian country's rapid adoption of digital tokens.

PwC Report: Asian Institutional Investors Opt for Third-Party Custody Solutions for Digital Assets

PwC Report: Asian Institutional Investors Opt for Third-Party Custody Solutions for Digital Assets

A joint report by Aspen Digital and PwC titled "State of Digital Asset Custody - Understanding and implementing digital asset custody for institutional investors" reveals a rising demand for institutional-grade digital asset custody solutions among family offices, high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs), and external asset managers (EAMs) in Asia.

Meta Lifts its Crypto Advertisement Banning Policy

Meta Lifts its Crypto Advertisement Banning Policy

The social networking giant meta, previously known as Facebook, said on Wednesday that it would withdraw its policy of banning most cryptocurrencies from advertising on its social platforms.

Buying Land in Metaverse is "Dumbest Sh*t Ever", Says Billionaire Mark Cuban

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.

Leading Sneaker MarketPlace Sets Foot in the Metaverse to Spur Innovations

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.

Neopin Works with Cube Entertainment to Jointly Develop Metaverse Ecosystem

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.

The Metaverse: The Future of Social Life?

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.

ByteDance Taking a Deep Dive into the Metaverse

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.

Metaverse-related Market Size in China Expected to Reach $4T: JPMorgan Chase

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 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 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.

China Mobile Launches Metaverse Industry Alliance, Involving Tech Giants Like Huawei and Xiaomi

China Mobile Launches Metaverse Industry Alliance, Involving Tech Giants Like Huawei and Xiaomi

On June 28, 2023, in Shanghai, China Mobile announced the formal establishment of the China Mobile Metaverse Industry Alliance during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shanghai 2023. This initiative marks a significant stride in China Mobile's strategic foray into the rapidly expanding metaverse landscape.

Former Disney CEO Bob Iger Enters into Metaverse, Investing in Meta Company Genies

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.

Instagram to Run Polygon-backed NFT Marketplace

Instagram to Run Polygon-backed NFT Marketplace

Meta has announced that social media giant Instagram will be introducing an NFTs marketplace that will run with the support of Polygon.

Jack Grealish and Oliver Heldens Debut Musical Collaboration with Exclusive DJ Set in OKX Collective Metaverse

Jack Grealish and Oliver Heldens Debut Musical Collaboration with Exclusive DJ Set in OKX Collective Metaverse

OKX, one of the world’s leading Web3 technology companies, today hosted an exclusive DJ set performed by Manchester City star Jack Grealish and legendary DJ Oliver Heldens in its OKX Collective metaverse.

Visa Files Trademark Applications for Crypto Products, Including NFTs

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.

Crypto Talk with OliveX's CEO Rumjahn: Move-To-Earn Fitness App & DOSE Token

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.

The Sandbox Expands Footprints in Hong Kong for Alpha Season 3

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.

Google Metadata Implicates SBF in Fraudulent Activities During Trial

Google Metadata Implicates SBF in Fraudulent Activities During Trial

The trial on Nov 1, 2023, revealed Google metadata evidence against SBF, revealing his creation of a spreadsheet listing fraudulent financial activities. This evidence, along with testimonies and online meetings, contradicted SBF's claims of ignorance.

Hong Kong's MTR Becomes World's 1st Transport Operator to Enter The Sandbox Metaverse

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

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 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.

Fidelity Launches Two ETFs Tracking Metaverse and Crypto Sectors

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.

Russia largest bank is moving forward with the plan

Russia largest bank is moving forward with the plan

Sberbank, Russia's biggest bank, will begin open DeFi platform testing in April 2023.

BIGG to Acquire Web3 Company TerraZero in $20M Deal

BIGG to Acquire Web3 Company TerraZero in $20M Deal

BIGG Digital Assets plans to acquire TerraZero Technologies Inc. for $20 million, a metaverse company with a 161% growth in Q1 2023. TerraZero will create a subsidiary for BIGG, with TerraZero's CEO serving a 12-month term.

Metaverse Will Bring About the "Construction of New Economies" - Animoca CEO

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 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.

Chinese Media Criticizes OKEx for Illegal Advertisements as Bitcoin Surges Above $30K

Chinese Media Criticizes OKEx for Illegal Advertisements as Bitcoin Surges Above $30K

On June 27th, the Chinese media outlet Beijing Business Daily published an article titled "Bitcoin's Soaring Market Triggers Illegal Speculation Activities, OKX Resorts to 'Indirect' Marketing."

Epic Games and LEGO Group Partner to Build Family-Friendly Metaverse

Epic Games and LEGO Group Partner to Build Family-Friendly Metaverse

Epic Games and LEGO Group have announced a long-term partnership to build a "family-friendly" Metaverse. The partnership comes shortly after Epic Games' $2 billion funding round aimed at accelerating the company's plans for the Metaverse.

Enhancing Metaverse Integration: My Neighbor Alice joins the Board of Directors of OMA3

Enhancing Metaverse Integration: My Neighbor Alice joins the Board of Directors of OMA3

My Neighbor Alice, the fully-decentralized open-world game, is proud to announce that its Chief Product Officer (CPO) has joined the board of directors of OMA3 (“Open Metaverse Alliance for Web3”).

Hong Kong-Based LOST Launches World's 1st Escape Room in Metaverse

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.\

Meta Platform's CEO Gets Probed by Senators on Crime Combating Measures on its Apps

Meta Platform's CEO Gets Probed by Senators on Crime Combating Measures on its Apps

A group of U.S Senators wrote a letter to Meta’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday to inquire about strategies he is putting in place to mitigate the rise in fraud as a result of cryptocurrency use through Meta’s platforms such as Whatsapp, Facebook, and Instagram as reported by other social media platform

INTERPOL Creates a Global Police Force in the Metaverse to Combat Digital Crimes

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

Unidentified Exploit Steals Over $10.5 Million in NFTs and Coins

Unidentified Exploit Steals Over $10.5 Million in NFTs and Coins

An unidentified exploit has drained over $10.5 million in NFTs and coins from experienced crypto community members since December 2022. The exploit targets keys created from 2014 to 2022 and those who are "crypto native," with multiple addresses and work within the space. Crypto veterans are advised to use a hardware wallet or migrate their funds to safeguard their digital assets.

CVS Pharmacy Files for NFT and Metaverse Trademarks Registration

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.

UAE and OKX Unveil Framework for Metaverse Self-Governance

UAE and OKX Unveil Framework for Metaverse Self-Governance

The UAE AI Office, in collaboration with Web3 tech firm OKX, has released a whitepaper on a "Responsible Metaverse Self-Governance Framework" to address the growing influence of the metaverse and the need for standardized operational guidelines. The report stresses international cooperation for establishing self-regulatory principles ensuring transparent, safe, and ethical metaverse operations.

Polygon Emerges as Second-Largest Blockchain Gaming Network

Polygon Emerges as Second-Largest Blockchain Gaming Network

Polygon, a layer-2 scaling solution for Ethereum, has become the second-largest blockchain gaming network with 138,081 unique active wallets engaging in games in March. Polygon surpassed third and fourth-ranked Hive and BNB Chain, with Wax in the first place with 314,000 UAWs. Polygon's surge in user activity was primarily due to Hunters On-Chain, which saw a UAW increase of over 17,000% in the past 30 days alone. Polygon is gaining recognition as a gaming blockchain and has notched big-name partnerships such as Warner Music, Starbucks, and Adobe.

MetaMask Launches Bridge Aggregator, Enabling to Move Tokens across Blockchains

MetaMask Launches Bridge Aggregator, Enabling to Move Tokens across Blockchains

Popular self-custodial wallet MetaMask has now launched a bridge aggregator allowing users to bridge across multiple blockchain networks.

Meta's Strategic AI Expansion with Nvidia GPUs and New Llama Model

Meta's Strategic AI Expansion with Nvidia GPUs and New Llama Model

Meta plans to invest 350,000 H100 GPUs by 2024, enhancing its AI infrastructure, training the Llama 3 model, and restructuring its organization to drive AI-driven innovation.

Metaverse will be a Trillion-dollar Market in Future: Grayscale

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.

Meta Apes Explores The BNB Application Sidechain To Merge Web2 and Web3 Gaming Functionality

Meta Apes Explores The BNB Application Sidechain To Merge Web2 and Web3 Gaming Functionality

Blockchain scalability remains a hot topic among developers and enthusiasts. The BNB Chain team recently introduced its application-specific sidechain to resolve some of these concerns. Meta Apes, the play-to-earn MMO, is expanding to the BNB Application Sidechain to enhance its Web3 potential

World Economic Forum Partners with Mining Companies to Design Blockchain Solutions

World Economic Forum Partners with Mining Companies to Design Blockchain Solutions

According to a Medium post released on Oct. 25, seven major mining and metals companies have decided to partner with World Economic Forum (WEF) to experiment, design, deploy blockchain solutions and sustainably maximize blockchain sourcing of raw materials.

Time Magazine to Add Ether to Its Balance Sheet as Part of Efforts to Support Metaverse Newsletter with Galaxy Digital

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.

Google Sues Unknown Entities for Malware Scheme Disguised as AI Chatbot Bard

Google Sues Unknown Entities for Malware Scheme Disguised as AI Chatbot Bard

Google is suing individuals for a malware distribution scam involving false AI chatbot ads, aiming to protect users and intellectual property amid growing digital security challenges.

Crypto Assets Conference 2023 (CAC23A) | March 29 to March 30, 2023 | Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

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.

MetaMask Developer ConsenSys Challenges SEC's Proposed 'Exchange' Definition, Citing Blockchain Misunderstandings

MetaMask Developer ConsenSys Challenges SEC's Proposed 'Exchange' Definition, Citing Blockchain Misunderstandings

Blockchain tech company ConsenSys, represented by lawyer Bill Hughes, has formally objected to the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) concerning the redefinition of a securities "exchange".

Taiwan Musician Jay Chou Enters the Metaverse NFT Market, Earning Nearly $10M

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.

South Korea Invests in Metaverse Fund for Economic Growth

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.

HSBC to Initiate Institutional Digital Assets Custody Service in 2024

HSBC to Initiate Institutional Digital Assets Custody Service in 2024

HSBC plans to launch a digital assets custody service for institutional clients in 2024, partnering with Metaco to expand its digital offerings to include tokenised securities.

ACC Sues Meta Alleging Scam Crypto Ads

ACC Sues Meta Alleging Scam Crypto Ads

Australia’s competition watchdog sued Meta Friday, alleging scam advertisement of cryptocurrency investments by asking local celebrities to promote them on its social media platform.

Facebook Rebrands to Meta, Seeking to Develop the Metaverse

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

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

Metacade's Community-Driven GameFi Platform Raises Over $10M in Presale

Metacade's Community-Driven GameFi Platform Raises Over $10M in Presale

Play-to-earn favorite Metacade continues to draw investor attention after raising more than $10m, as it now enters the penultimate stage of the presale. With confirmed listings on Bitmart and Uniswap due after the presale ends on the 30th of March, there are only 16 days left before the token goes public.

Wiki Finance Expo Sydney 2023 Is Coming Soon!

Wiki Finance Expo Sydney 2023 Is Coming Soon!

The Wiki Finance Expo, Sydney 2023, is Australia's largest fintech event, attracting over 3,000 attendees from various sectors. Supported by 200 institutions, media, and companies, it promotes regulatory security of cryptocurrencies and FX at the Fullerton Hotel Sydney.

NEAR Protocol Partners with ZEP to Enhance Metaverse User Onboarding

NEAR Protocol Partners with ZEP to Enhance Metaverse User Onboarding

NEAR Protocol and South Korea's ZEP are partnering to improve user onboarding and enhance Web3 capabilities, using NEAR's blockchain network and ZEP's metaverse platform.

ConsenSys Completes $200M Funding Round at $3.2B Valuation

ConsenSys Completes $200M Funding Round at $3.2B Valuation

ConsenSys, the blockchain startup behind the Metamask wallet has raised $200 million in new funding round, pushing its valuation up to $3.2 billion.

Metacade presale stage 5 selling out as strategic partnership with MEXC is confirmed

Metacade presale stage 5 selling out as strategic partnership with MEXC is confirmed

Metacade, a community-led GameFi project, has gained significant momentum in its presale following the recent announcement of its strategic partnership with leading exchange MEXC. Only 3 presale stages remain before the MCADE token is sold out and officially listed on exchanges.

Coinbase Says Goodbye to Over 60 Employees

Coinbase Says Goodbye to Over 60 Employees

Crypto exchange Coinbase Global Inc has announced a fresh job cut of over 60 from its recruiting and institutional onboarding teams.

HK's PANGU Constructs Virtual Space in Metaverse, Expanding P2E Model for Business Growth

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.

S. Korea's Democratic Party Backs Support for Crypto, Metaverse

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

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.

Coinbase Puts Gnosis, Metal & Raydium on its Roadmap

Coinbase Puts Gnosis, Metal & Raydium on its Roadmap

U.S. Nasdaq-listed cryptocurrency trading platform Coinbase has updated its roadmap, adding two Ethereum-based altcoins, Gnosis (GNO) and Metal (MTL), and a project built on the Solana blockchain Raydium (RAY).

Nasdaq-Listed Color Star to Unveil Metaverse Phone at GITEX Exhibition

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

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

Open Metaverse Alliance Starts Operations, Challenges Meta On the Future of Internet

OMA3 has established working groups to start developing standards between metaverse platforms

MetaMask Developer ConsenSys Responds to European Banking Authority's Consultation on Anti-Money Laundering Measures

MetaMask Developer ConsenSys Responds to European Banking Authority's Consultation on Anti-Money Laundering Measures

The European Banking Authority (EBA) has closed its public consultation on revising guidelines for money laundering and terrorist financing risk factors, extending the scope to include crypto-asset service providers (CASPs). ConsenSys, MetaMask's development lead, defended the EBA's approach, stating self-hosted wallets should not be considered a risk factor and praised the EBA's recognition of blockchain analytics' role in risk mitigation.

The Sandbox partners with Ledger Enterprise for NFT security integration.

The Sandbox partners with Ledger Enterprise for NFT security integration.

The Sandbox has partnered with Ledger Enterprise to develop security integration for its partners. The collaboration will enable the migration of nonfungible token collections to the Ledger wallet, and The Sandbox will appear as a DApp on Ledger Enterprise.

Franklin Templeton Floats Metaverse ETF for EU Investors

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).

ConsenSys Acquires MyCrypto to Strengthen MetaMask and Enhance Product Security

ConsenSys Acquires MyCrypto to Strengthen MetaMask and Enhance Product Security

The Ethereum software company ConsenSys has acquired the Ethereum interface MyCrypto, aiming to integrate MyCrypto with the MetaMask wallet owned by ConsenSys and improve the security of all products.

$707 Million Investment in Metaverse So Far in 2023 Despite Metaverse Land Collapse

$707 Million Investment in Metaverse So Far in 2023 Despite Metaverse Land Collapse

Despite a significant downturn in the virtual world market and a drastic drop in metaverse land prices, the metaverse industry has attracted substantial investment in 2023. According to a recent report by DappRadar, venture capital funds have invested $707 million into metaverse projects this year.

Sensorium Galaxy Enters Public Playtest and Lays Out Global Metaverse Vision

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.

MetaMask Snaps Elevate Security and Interoperability in the Web3 Space

MetaMask Snaps Elevate Security and Interoperability in the Web3 Space

MetaMask introduces security-focused Snaps, including collaborations with Tenderly and Sayfer, and extends functionality through integration with Hedera, marking a significant enhancement in wallet security and user experience.

DBS Eyeing for the Metaverse

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 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.

European Commission Takes Aim at AI-Generated Disinformation Ahead of Elections

European Commission Takes Aim at AI-Generated Disinformation Ahead of Elections

The European Commission mandates major tech platforms to detect AI-generated content to shield European elections from misinformation, highlighting a robust approach towards maintaining democratic integrity.

U.S. Air Force Files Trademark Application for Digital Metaverse 'SpaceVerse'

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 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.

Metacade Presale Passes $2 Million - Only $690k Remaining Before It Sells Out

Metacade Presale Passes $2 Million - Only $690k Remaining Before It Sells Out

Metacade has exceeded expectations as investors flocked to its presale to purchase MCADE tokens, raising over $2 million for the GameFi project.

Bored Ape Yacht Club wins legal battle, Mandala Metaverse selects Polkadot, Square Enix partners with Elixir Games, and Cricket Stars launches on Tezos

Bored Ape Yacht Club wins legal battle, Mandala Metaverse selects Polkadot, Square Enix partners with Elixir Games, and Cricket Stars launches on Tezos

Yuga Labs, the creators of the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) NFT collection, have won a legal battle against Ryder Ripps and Jeremy Cahen, the creators of the RR/BAYC NFT collection. Mandala Metaverse has chosen Polkadot to host its first major NFT drop, called the "Cryptonauts". Square Enix has partnered with Elixir Games to bring blockchain gaming to the mainstream. Cricket Stars, a multiplayer NFT cricket strategy game, has been launched on the Tezos blockchain.

MetaMask Users Email Addresses Exposed in Cybersecurity Incident

MetaMask Users Email Addresses Exposed in Cybersecurity Incident

MetaMask, the popular Ethereum wallet, experienced a cybersecurity incident that exposed the email addresses of some of its users who submitted a customer support ticket between August 1, 2021 and February 10, 2023. The breach may have affected up to 7,000 users and some of the customer support tickets included a free text field where users may have submitted personally identifying information. The company has taken steps to eliminate unauthorized access in the future and is working with a cybersecurity and forensics team to investigate the incident.

YouTube New CEO is Web3-friendly

YouTube New CEO is Web3-friendly

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

Dubai Regulator Establishes Virtual HQ in the Sandbox Metaverse

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's MANA Token Price Leaps after Facebook Rebrand to Meta

Metaverse's MANA Token Price Leaps after Facebook Rebrand to Meta

The price of MANA token, a cryptocurrency that can be used in a metaverse has leapt 164% in 12 hours.

Animoca Brands refutes claims of scaled back metaverse fund and plummeting valuation

Animoca Brands refutes claims of scaled back metaverse fund and plummeting valuation

Venture capital firm Animoca Brands denies claims of reducing its metaverse fund target by $200 million and a significant drop in its valuation, citing inaccurate reporting. The firm acknowledges the impact of banking collapses on fundraising but states that the final amount raised for the fund is yet to be determined.

OKX and Manchester City Captain İlkay Gündoğan Launch Football Masterclass in the Metaverse

OKX and Manchester City Captain İlkay Gündoğan Launch Football Masterclass in the Metaverse

OKX, the world’s second-largest crypto exchange by trading volume and a leading Web3 technology company, today launched “Make Your Play”, an immersive metaverse experience in which fans can attend an exclusive tactical football masterclass from Manchester City captain İlkay Gündoğan.

Walmart to Launch its own Crypto and Collection of NFT

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.

Lamborghini Ventures into NFTs with New Collection

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.

Web3 Startup Mysten Labs Seeks $200m in Series B Financing, Closing Valuation at $2B

Web3 Startup Mysten Labs Seeks $200m in Series B Financing, Closing Valuation at $2B

Mysten Labs, a crypto startup founded by former Meta executives, is closing a Series B round that could value the company at $2 billion. Reportedly, the company is seeking at least $200 million in funding.

Spheroid to Launch AI Avatars in Augmented Reality

Spheroid to Launch AI Avatars in Augmented Reality

Spheroid Universe, a futuristic Metaverse that augments the real world in every part of the Earth, has announced the upcoming launch of artificial intelligence (AI) Avatars that will inhabit the world around us via augmented reality (AR). This ground-breaking development will deliver breakthrough opportunities across numerous business platforms - from e-commerce and retail to advertising, sales, general customer, and consumer interactions and more.

Microsoft's AI Revolution: CEO Satya Nadella Unveils Bold Tech-infused Vision

Microsoft's AI Revolution: CEO Satya Nadella Unveils Bold Tech-infused Vision

Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, unveiled a new AI-driven vision in his annual letter, emphasizing the integration of AI across all products and tech stacks. Highlighting collaborations like that with OpenAI and innovations like AI Copilot, Nadella showcased Microsoft's preparedness to lead in this new AI era. The discourse also touched on the broader global impact and the firm's commitment to responsible AI and cybersecurity.

MetaMask Warns Investors Against Phishing Attempts by Scammers

MetaMask Warns Investors Against Phishing Attempts by Scammers

MetaMask informed customers that it never emails account data or collects KYC information.

Metaverse Unicorn The Sandbox Targets to Raise $400m Funding at $4b Valuation

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.

Meta to Launch Text-Based Content App Supporting Decentralized Social Networking

Meta to Launch Text-Based Content App Supporting Decentralized Social Networking

Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, is reportedly creating a new text-based content app called P92 that will support ActivityPub, the decentralized social networking protocol used by Mastodon and other decentralized apps. The app will enable users to log in with their existing Instagram credentials, and it will populate users' profiles with their Instagram account details. The app's initial version will include tappable links in posts with previews, user bios, usernames, verification badges, images, and videos that can be shared, as well as followers and likes.

Chinese corporations offer metaverse World Cup viewings, X2Y2 backtracks on royalties, and more.

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.

Arbitrum Bridge: A Comprehensive Guide

Arbitrum Bridge: A Comprehensive Guide

The Arbitrum Bridge is a Layer 2 solution for Ethereum, enabling secure, cost-effective asset transfers to the Arbitrum network. It supports a wide range of assets and networks, ensuring robust security and providing comprehensive troubleshooting guides.

Bitcoin's Market Cap Surpasses Meta's Despite Turbulent Week for Crypto

Bitcoin's Market Cap Surpasses Meta's Despite Turbulent Week for Crypto

Bitcoin's market cap has surpassed that of tech giant Meta, despite a turbulent week for the crypto market following the downfall of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank. Bitcoin's market cap has risen 9.7% in the past 24 hours, sitting at $471.86 billion and ranking it 11th among top assets by market cap.

Sandbox Launches Metaverse Accelerator Program, Offering $50M for 100 Startups

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.

China's Shanghai Prioritizes Blockchain, Web3.0, and Metaverse in Three-Year Manufacturing Development Plan

China's Shanghai Prioritizes Blockchain, Web3.0, and Metaverse in Three-Year Manufacturing Development Plan

Shanghai, a front-runner in the deployment of emerging technologies in China, has recently announced its ambitious "Three-Year Action Plan for Promoting High-Quality Development of Manufacturing (2023-2025)." This strategic initiative was revealed by the Shanghai Municipal Government Office, highlighting the city's commitment to accelerating the development of its digital economy with a focus on Blockchain, Web3.0, and the Metaverse.

At CES 2023, Touch And Scent Dominate The Metaverse

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.

Aventis to Become Asia's 1st Graduate School to Enter Metaverse

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.

Meta Opens Up Horizon OS to Third-Party XR Headsets

Meta Opens Up Horizon OS to Third-Party XR Headsets

Meta is collaborating with third-party hardware manufacturers to open up Meta Horizon OS, allowing devices to run the same system, apps, and games. This move aims to create a more open ecosystem, with leading tech companies like ASUS, Lenovo, and Xbox already partnering.

MetaWeek to Take Place in Dubai on March 7-10, 2022, Shaping the Future Trends for Metaverses and Blockchain

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.

Meta's Virtual Reality Programmers Earn $1 Million

Meta's Virtual Reality Programmers Earn $1 Million

Meta’s virtual reality programmers earn up to $1 million, according to anonymous sources. Despite significant losses in its metaverse-building division, the company's CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, is committed to its long-term vision.

Metaverse Hits Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2023: Gartner

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.

MetaWeek in Dubai to bring together artists, NFT creators, investors, and blockchain Masterminds

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.

Alchemy Snaps Up ChainShot as its First Acquisition

Alchemy Snaps Up ChainShot as its First Acquisition

Blockchain infrastructure service provider, Alchemy has announced the acquisition of ChainShot, a crypto education platform to help complement its plethora of crypto-focused offerings.

Samsung Debuts New Fan Experience on Decentraland

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.

Sui Foundation Allocates Over $1M to 17 Emerging Projects

Sui Foundation Allocates Over $1M to 17 Emerging Projects

The Sui Foundation has earmarked over $1.05 million for 17 new projects aimed at bolstering the development and adoption of Sui. This initiative encompasses a wide range of sectors within the Sui ecosystem, including DeFi, gaming, and on-chain solutions, showcasing the foundation's dedication to fostering innovation and expanding the decentralized platform.

Sportium Announces Strategic Partnership with Dapper Labs

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 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".

Metaverse Seen to Bring in Big Investments, Says Morgan Stanley

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.

Adidas' new NFT Collection Owners to get Custom Merch Access

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.

3 Good Reasons Why Investors Should be Optimistic About the Future of Crypto

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.

Nvidia Plans to add Innovation in the Metaverse with Software, Marketplace Deals

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.

OKX Launches Dias Metaverse Fan Experience

OKX Launches Dias Metaverse Fan Experience

OKX, a cryptocurrency exchange and Web3 technology developer, has announced the launch of a metaverse fan experience in collaboration with Manchester City footballer Rúben Dias. The immersive experience allows fans to virtually experience Dias’ favorite training techniques and receive coaching and tips.

Meta Introduces Digital Collectibles NFT Features on Instagram & Facebook

Meta Introduces Digital Collectibles NFT Features on Instagram & Facebook

Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, announced that everyone on Facebook and Instagram in the US can now connect their wallets and share their digital collectables.

Top Indonesian Football Club Enters the Blockchain Gaming Arena, Partnering with LGG

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).

MetaStreet Raises $10M in Seed Funds to Launch New Products

MetaStreet Raises $10M in Seed Funds to Launch New Products

MetaStreet, a provider of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT) debt, has raised $10 million in a recent capital fund round

McLaren Enters the Metaverse through InfiniteWorld

McLaren Enters the Metaverse through InfiniteWorld

McLaren Automotive, a British automotive manufacturer, has entered the metaverse by giving customers a new level of experience where they can mint and sell NFTs.

FIFA Files Metaverse-Linked Trademark Applications for 2026 World Cup

FIFA Files Metaverse-Linked Trademark Applications for 2026 World Cup

Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the world’s giant football governing body, has reportedly filed for trademarks as it seeks to join the metaverse space in the 2026 World Cup.

Japanese Entertainment Conglomerate Konami Enters Metaverse by Offering Web3 Jobs

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.

HSBC Rolls Out Metaverse Fund for Premium Clients in Singapore and Hong Kong

HSBC Rolls Out Metaverse Fund for Premium Clients in Singapore and Hong Kong

As the metaverse continues to gain momentum, HSBC Holdings has established a fund to render investment opportunities to its high and ultra-high net worth investors in Singapore and Hong Kong.

Japan's Tech Companies Collaborate to Build Open Metaverse Infrastructure

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.

CFTC Charges Fundsz and Individuals for Fraudulent Cryptocurrency and Precious Metals Solicitation

CFTC Charges Fundsz and Individuals for Fraudulent Cryptocurrency and Precious Metals Solicitation

CFTC files complaint against Fundsz and individuals for fraudulent crypto and precious metals trading. Assets frozen; hearing set for August 23.

Hong Kong International Airport Launches First-Ever Metaverse

Hong Kong International Airport Launches First-Ever Metaverse

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has partnered with JCDecaux Transport Hong Kong to introduce the first-ever HKIA Metaverse.

Samsung Asset Management to Launch 1st APAC Metaverse Theme Active ETF on HKEX

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.

MetaMask to Offer its Users NFT Price Tracking in Collaboration With NFTBank

MetaMask to Offer its Users NFT Price Tracking in Collaboration With NFTBank

MetaMask and NFTBank have collaborated to launch an NFT price-tracking product for the wallet's users

Yahoo Hong Kong to Launch NFTs Products for Pet Lovers

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.

Metacade Presale for Web3’s First-Ever P2E Crypto Arcade Raises Over $670k in Under 2 Weeks

Metacade Presale for Web3’s First-Ever P2E Crypto Arcade Raises Over $670k in Under 2 Weeks

Metacade, the first-ever community-developed play-to-earn (P2E) blockchain arcade, has announced the launch of its highly anticipated $MCADE token presale. The sale of Metacade’s native utility token sold over an incredible $670k in under 2 weeks, with their Beta Sale stage now over 60% SOLD OUT.

Meta Partners with Digital Brand DressX for New Avatar Store

Meta Partners with Digital Brand DressX for New Avatar Store

Meta said that it is partnering with digital fashion startup DressX for Meta's new Avatar Store to introduce new avatar fashion, expanding its business in Metaverse.

Metamask Tops 10M Active Users as NFT Mania Continues

Metamask Tops 10M Active Users as NFT Mania Continues

Popular crypto wallet, Metamask has surpassed 10 million Monthly Active Users as powered by NFT growth.

Mitsubishi to Digitize Metal Resource Trade on Blockchain Platform

Mitsubishi to Digitize Metal Resource Trade on Blockchain Platform

Mitsubishi Corporation has launched a blockchain platform to streamline and digitize metal trading via its metals and minerals subsidiary.

WildWorks Joins Crypto Games, Launching Tokenized Avatars and Virtual Worlds in Jan

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.

Wharton Business School Launches Online Metaverse Course, Accepting Payment in Crypto

Wharton Business School Launches Online Metaverse Course, Accepting Payment in Crypto

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has announced the launch of a six-week online course on "Business in the Metaverse Economy."

Theta EdgeCloud to Launch with Meta Llama 2, Google Gemma, Stable Diffusion, and Other Popular AI Models

Theta EdgeCloud to Launch with Meta Llama 2, Google Gemma, Stable Diffusion, and Other Popular AI Models

Theta Labs is launching EdgeCloud, a platform offering open-source AI models, aiming to revolutionize the AI industry by providing developers with access to cutting-edge technologies.

Facebook’s Metaverse “Will Misfire”, Says Vitalik Buterin

Facebook’s Metaverse “Will Misfire”, Says Vitalik Buterin

Vitalik Buterin disclosed that the Metaverse remains an undefined concept, and corporations such as Facebook will struggle to develop it.

Affyn Reveals The Next 44 Cities Set To Join NEXUS World Metaverse

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.

PolyU 1st in Hong Kong to Offer Metaverse & Blockchain Post-grad Programmes

PolyU 1st in Hong Kong to Offer Metaverse & Blockchain Post-grad Programmes

Hong Kong's Polytechnic University is offering a postgraduate course in the metaverse and blockchain-related technology from September 2023, costing around $40,000 for tuition fees.

Space Runners Raises $10M Funding to Democratize Blockchain-Backed Fashion Metaverse

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.

Microsoft Acquires Activision Blizzard for $68.7B, Enters Metaverse

Microsoft Acquires Activision Blizzard for $68.7B, Enters Metaverse

Microsoft announced that it has acquired Activision Blizzard for $68.7b, laying the foundation for Microsoft's entry into the Metaverse and accelerating its gaming business.

Facebook Commences Trials for Digital Collectible Integration

Facebook Commences Trials for Digital Collectible Integration

Social media giant, Facebook has reportedly commenced trials for the integration of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) on its platform.

Metacade raises over $14.7M as presale set to close in 72 hours

Metacade raises over $14.7M as presale set to close in 72 hours

Metacade, one of the most exciting GameFi ventures of 2023, has now raised over $14.7m as the presale goes into its final hours. With over 90% sold, the project expects to sell out ahead of their scheduled closing time, set for Friday 31st March at 23:59 Pacific Time.

BSN Has Partnered with MetaverseSociety to Launch the South Korean BSN Portal Operator in November

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.

Bitpanda Launches New Crypto Indices for Long-Term Diversified Portfolios

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.

UK lawmakers propose metaverse-specific online safety bill

UK lawmakers propose metaverse-specific online safety bill

Members of the House of Lords are of the opinion that activities taking place in the metaverse need to be included into any law that is written in the United Kingdom with the goal of regulating certain internet services.

Rising Use of Metaverse Could Pose Systemic Risk, Says Bank of England

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.

MetaMask's New Beta Portfolio dApp to Provide All-In-One Access to Cryptos, NFTs

MetaMask's New Beta Portfolio dApp to Provide All-In-One Access to Cryptos, NFTs

MetaMask has launched a beta portfolio dApp that allows users to have an overview of their cryptos and NFT in one place.

China's Shanghai Unveils Action Plan to Forge a New Path in the Metaverse Tourism Industry

China's Shanghai Unveils Action Plan to Forge a New Path in the Metaverse Tourism Industry

Shanghai has taken a significant step in the realm of metaverse tourism with the release of the "Shanghai Action Plan for Creating a New Path in Metaverse Tourism (2023-2025)". The plan, unveiled by the Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Culture and Tourism, outlines the city's strategic focus on five key areas to propel the development of metaverse tourism in the coming years.

Has the DeFi Bubble Burst? Top DeFi Tokens Crash by 50%

Has the DeFi Bubble Burst? Top DeFi Tokens Crash by 50%

The decentralized finance (DeFi) industry appears to be crashing, with DeFi tokens plummeting and dropping by 50% and more over the past seven days.

DeFi Market Recovers as Sushiswap (SUSHI) Migration Resulted in 225% More in Total Value Locked

DeFi Market Recovers as Sushiswap (SUSHI) Migration Resulted in 225% More in Total Value Locked

Decentralized finance projects recently witnessed its tokens plummet, crashing up to 50%. The DeFi industry has slightly recovered, rebounding 19% today.

Why Bitcoin Doesn’t Feel Like a Bull Market

Why Bitcoin Doesn’t Feel Like a Bull Market

Why does everybody still act like bitcoin is in a bear market?

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