Ecommerce for SMBs transforms after StoreConnect lands 9M
Wednesday, August 30, 2023 by Richard Harris
The e-commerce industry has long been divided into two camps: intricate setups demanding external assistance and substantial financial investments, or deceptively simplistic "plug-and-play" options, like a well-known platform that lure businesses with their initial ease but ultimately morph into unreliable "plug-and-pray" solutions. Mikel Lindsaar, t...
Is Temu safe, legit, or dangerous: Perspective from an app developer
Wednesday, July 12, 2023 by Richard Harris
Temu is a shopping website, and app chalked full of products from overseas at ridiculously dirt cheap prices. They have almost everything you can imagine too. From laser pointer slingshots to Expresso makers, the entire ecosystem is built around keeping you shopping with a gamified experience, and it gets addicting quickly.
Some of the ADM staff have placed orders an...
Web3 Accelerator Program from Cronos Labs
Friday, May 26, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Cronos Labs, a blockchain startup accelerator focusing on decentralized finance, blockchain games, and the development of the Cronos ecosystem, has announced the second cohort of the flagship US$100M-backed Cronos Accelerator Program. First launched in June 2022, the program targets early-stage crypto projects and provides them with mentorship and funding opportunities ...
Green Grants Program results revealed by Filecoin Green
Friday, May 12, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
The Green Grants Program provides vital funding for initiatives that promote sustainable economic practices and address environmental and social issues. The Regenerative Finance (ReFi) funding initiative is a significant milestone for Filecoin Green as it moves beyond simply decarbonizing the Filecoin Network and towards providing people, organizations, and humanity wit...
Financial and operational planning have a love hate relationship
Thursday, May 11, 2023 by Stephen Dombroski
For many business organizations, internal departments working independently of one another is the norm. This norm creates siloed day-to-day functions and rigid disconnects in processes. This is especially true when it comes to sales and operations planning (S&OP). Low-maturity organizations allow budgets to dictate operational planning, and medium-maturity organizat...
Impact NFT from DEA now on the PlayMining GameFi platform
Wednesday, May 10, 2023 by Richard Harris
Web3 entertainment company Digital Entertainment Asset (DEA) has announced the launch of 'Impact NFT' on the PlayMining GameFi platform. This new innovation by PlayMining allows players of Play-to-Earn (P2E) games to automatically donate a portion of their crypto earnings to a predetermined charity or person in need when an Impact NFT is used in the ga...
Best alternative app store of the year award goes to AppGallery
Tuesday, May 9, 2023 by Richard Harris
AppGallery has won 'Best Alternative App Store of the Year' at the Mobile Games Awards (MGA) 2023 at an industry gala event held at BAFTA in London. A prestigious recognition that celebrates the very best in mobile, this award is an acknowledgment of AppGallery's commitment to users and developers. Not only is it an avenue where users can easily downloa...
NFT marketplace and gallery to launch from Trend Innovations
Wednesday, April 26, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
Trend Innovations Holding Inc. has recently announced that they will combine two recent acquisitions to upgrade and launch a more robust version of the company's newly acquired InstantFAME platform. InstantFAME is a mobile and web application, which operates in the multi-billion-dollar digital artwork marketplace for artists to securely publish and sell their d...
ByteDance offering pay to Meta VR developers
Monday, April 24, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
TikTok parent ByteDance is offering to pay developers who have made virtual-reality software for Meta to bring their apps to its own fast-growing Pico headsets.
This is just one clear sign of the increased competition between the two companies in the VR space, one that Mark Zuckerberg claims will become the next major computing platform. ByteDance has offered so...
Most popular games to earn cryptocurrency
Monday, April 17, 2023 by Richard Harris
Public interest in cryptocurrency and everything tied to the digital landscape has seen exponential growth in recent years, garnering interest from long-term investors, traders, and global brands. The power of Web3 has been blurring the lines between physical and virtual, allowing people to earn money digitally through online games.
Renowned crypto gambling experts C...
Over 40 percent of DeFi token pairs may be fraudulent
Tuesday, December 27, 2022 by Richard Harris
Rome Blockchain Labs (RBL) has released new research showing that many token pairs on decentralized exchanges (DEXs) may be fraudulent or duplicates. Using its data service, RBL Net, the team analyzed data on over 1,000,000 pairs on Uniswap (ETH) and PancakeSwap (BNB).
In light of the many marketplace crashes and burgeoning fear in the marketplace, due to scandals li...
Indie game dev platform The Mirror lands $2.3M in funding
Thursday, December 22, 2022 by Richard Harris
The Mirror has raised a $2.3M Pre-Seed Round led by Founders Fund. Participants in the round include early-stage investment firms Konvoy Ventures, Abstract Ventures, Florida Funders, and Palm Tree Crew. Founded in Miami, Florida, in 2022 by Jared McCluskey (CEO and CTO), The Mirror simplifies the complexities of game development into a single platform, providing indie g...
Crypto price crash wipes off billions of dollars in digital assets
Monday, November 28, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
The recent crypto price crash has wiped off billions of dollars in value of all digital assets, and non-fungible tokens are no exception. Over the past six months, the price of both NFT collections and NFT coins plunged, causing many NFT buyers to vanish from marketplaces. Still, the revenues of NFT marketplaces continued rising.
According to data presented by Crypto...
NFTs are irrelevant. Say what!
Wednesday, November 23, 2022 by Richard Harris
NFT's, NFT's, NFT's! The buzzword you can't escape these days. But what are they and WHY? According to Hussein Hallak, the Co-Founder of Momentable, the new NFT e-commerce platform that is democratizing access to and reimagining the way we view art and culture, "NFT's are irrele...
Monetize mobile gaming with NFT marketplace Vessel
Friday, October 21, 2022 by Richard Harris
AppLovin announced its first NFT marketplace to launch in app stores through its subsidiary, OpenVessel Technologies, LLC. Vessel, which is currently live in Apple and Google Play app stores, enables mobile game developers to easily integrate non-fungible tokens (NFTs) into games to drive engagement and revenue.
"Vessel represents the next evolution in mobi...
Achieving corporate growth without losing service quality
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 by Prasad Memane
The software product industry is highly competitive and shows no signs of slowing down. In June 2022, approximately 36 thousand mobile apps were released through the Apple App Store, up by two percent compared to the previous month. As such, companies are feeling mounting pressure to launch new products or add new features to current products. However, if the technology...
Metaverse avatar platform secures $56M in funding
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Ready Player Me, a cross-game avatar platform that allows users to explore virtual worlds with one consistent identity, has closed a $56M Series B round led by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), with participation from other notable investors including David Baszucki, co-founder of Roblox, Justin Kan, co-founder of Twitch, Sebastian Knutsson & Riccardo Zacconi, King Games ...
NFT marketplace Aimee rebranded
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
PolkaFantasy has announced the launch of their rebranded NFT marketplace, Aimee, on a quest to bring people from all over the world together for their love of NFTs on August 4th and 7th.
PolkaFantasy launches rebranded NFT marketplace Aimee
As part of the launch, Aimee is featuring an exclusive NFT collection with legendary artist, Keiji Inafune-san, known as...
DeepNFTValue raises $4M in funding
Thursday, August 4, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
DeepNFTValue, a machine learning company that uses deep neural networks to price non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and other NFT assets, has announced a $4 million raise led by Rockaway Blockchain Fund, a venture capital firm backing leading Web3 founders. The raise also included investment from 1Confirmation, and Cygni Capital, among others.
Founded by deep learning resear...
Google Play app spending down in first half of 2022
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 by Richard Harris
The first half of 2022 has turned out to be disappointing for Android and its app store Google Play. According to the numbers presented by SafeBettingSites.com, app-spending on Google’s marketplace was down by 7.4% Y-O-Y during the first half of 2022. In the first half of 2022, Android users spent a total of $21.3 billion on apps.
Total app spending up by ...
Elon Musk and finfluencers are changing investor behaviors
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 by Richard Harris
The Investor Index, an annual survey of investor behaviors conducted amongst 1080 UK adults (18+) with £10,000+ invested, was launched in April 2020 to assess the immediate impact of Covid 19 on the UK investment marketplace. Conducted jointly by London-based communications agency AML Group and the research and planning experts, The Nursery, th...
NFT Paris returns for a second edition
Monday, July 11, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
The event dedicated to NFT in Europe, NFT Paris, has officially been confirmed for its second year which will take place on February 24 and 25, 2023. NFT Paris is designed for professionals and enthusiasts of today’s cultural and economic revolution and provides a unique meeting place for traditional brands and NFT players. The event aims to create a bridge to rei...
Iconic Moments NFT marketplace chat with Chris Cummings
Monday, July 4, 2022 by Richard Harris
Chris Cummings is the founder & CEO of Iconic Moments, the NFT marketplace for the museum industry. Prior to founding Iconic Moments, Chris founded Pass It Down, an award-winning digital exhibit design platform transforming how museums and cultural institutions engage their visitors. Chris discusses what the Iconic Moments NFT marketplace is, the benefits and v...
IP based NFT project partnership announced
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Digital IP platform company IPX, formerly known as LINE FRIENDS, announced that it has formed a strategic business partnership agreement with CRIPCO, the global blockchain and NFT company. The two companies will kickstart IPX’s NFT business, beginning with the iconic character IPs.
CRIPCO, a Singapore-based global blockchain, and NFT company promotes the o...
NFT breaks world record
Thursday, June 23, 2022 by Richard Harris
Announced during NYC.NFT 2022, luxury champagne connoisseur Shammi Shinh has broken his 2013 record of World's Most Expensive Champagne by partnering with the artists that illustrated celebrity favorite Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT. Taking cues from the world's most expensive address, the new luxury champagne brand 'Champagne Avenue Foch' has been adorned wi...
Metaverse mobile app for the masses
Friday, June 17, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
In the future, artists, gamers, and consumers will all meet in an atmosphere that encourages connection, creativity, and commerce, unlike any online environment we have seen to date. The metaverse is already enabling that future today as large consumer brands and creators begin to embrace the new technology. But thus far, engagement in the metaverse is mostly contained ...
Blockchain enhanced sports games
Friday, June 10, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Independent games studio SuperTeam Games has raised $10 million in its first round of funding to develop cross-platform sports games that utilize blockchain technology.
The financing was led by Griffin Gaming Partners, other investors include Powerhouse Capital, and individual contributors such as former Disney CEO Michael Eisner and MLS franchise owners Steve Kaplan...
Non transferable NFTs land from Sekuritance
Friday, June 10, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Sekuritance is implementing an identity-based ntNFT (non-transferable non-fungible token) to be utilized not only within the Sekuritance platform but also within its partner ecosystem, for a faster, smoother, and more efficient onboarding and trust-based process. The identity-based ntNFT is already under trial with select partners consuming it for specific use cases, an...
Metaverse land sale announced by Billionaire Zombies Club
Thursday, June 9, 2022 by Richard Harris
Billionaire Zombies Club (BZC) has officially announced its metaverse land sale. In what has been a rather historic rise for one of the earliest Polygon-based NFT communities, BZC as the community is affectionately known has spawned a rather unique ethos, movement, and aesthetic that now influences projects across the globe.
Since its launch late last year, BZC has s...
Search 3 NFT search engine lands
Thursday, June 9, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
HUMBL, Inc. has announced the launch of Search 3, a new cross-chain search engine designed to help users explore Web 3, a decentralized version of the world wide web, built on blockchain.
"The common complaints about Web 3 are that it is hard to find and the consumer tools are too complex. With Search 3, we have provided a simplified front door to Web 3, along w...
NFT marketplace revenues
Thursday, June 2, 2022 by Richard Harris
While the world grappled with the downsides of the COVID-19 pandemic, the crypto space registered unprecedented booms, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) in particular registered a meteoric rise in their adoption in 2021. That said, available data points to NFTs continuing to contribute a small percentage of the crypto sector’s revenues.
CryptoMonday.de has been analyz...
$37B sent to NFT marketplaces in 2022 so far
Friday, May 27, 2022 by Richard Harris
The non-fungible token (NFT) market is a tumultuous one. At one time, it is peaking and breaking all kinds of records; at the other, it's either stagnating or falling. 2022 hasn't been any exception. January kept pace with 2021's growths that would dip in February only to start rising again in mid-April.
According to CryptoMonday.de, collec...
Mission NFT challenge offering crypto prizes
Friday, May 13, 2022 by Richard Harris
Telos Blockchain presents its "Mission NFT Challenge" for digital graphic creators, offering a very attractive prize pool to be shared among contest winners. Telos believes that NFTs are both an art form and a pivoting technology that should be easily and affordably accessible to the masses. As such, Telos strives to facilitate the lowest barrier of entry...
Chill Cowboy Country Club NFT collection lands
Friday, May 13, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Bold visionaries and entrepreneurs Brian and Brittney Kelley have announced anticipated details about their limited NFT collection, Chill Cowboy Country Club (CCCC), exclusively with Forbes. Uniquely blending futuristic metaverse innovation with one-of-a-kind IRL (in real life) experiences to create an NFT that is truly groundbreaking, the mint date is slated for June w...
NFT partnership to create fashion pieces
Friday, May 6, 2022 by Richard Harris
Ready has announced a new partnership with SmileyWorld, the lifestyle brand from Smiley that revolutionized Smileys in technology, and EPIK Prime Team, a licensing agency putting brands into video games. The brands will collaborate together to create virtual fashion pieces for Ready Games' app ICON Avatar Fashion Universe. This will be Ready and Epik's...