Smart contract environment Filecoin Virtual Machine launches
Friday, March 17, 2023 by Richard Harris
Filecoin Virtual Machine (FVM), an execution environment for smart contracts on the Filecoin network, is now live on the Filecoin mainnet. The FVM launch adds smart contracts and user programmability to the Filecoin blockchain, unlocking the enormous potential of an open data economy.
With FVM, developers can write and deploy custom code to run on the Filecoin blockc...
Web3 map app to launch from Illust and partners
Thursday, March 16, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Illust is proud to announce a partnership with BUIDL Week and the ETHDenver Web3 Festival (along with amazing artists, DAOs, local businesses, and musicians), to produce the very first official web3 city map of Denver. This revolutionary "application" will feature a channel for Denver designed to capture its history, culture, and inhabitants. Newcome...
NFTs are making a comeback
Tuesday, February 21, 2023 by Richard Harris
Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are clawing back to life after an awful year, but the aftermath of the prolonged crypto winter is brutal. The trading volume for NFTs across all sectors, from art to gaming, is still deep below the values seen last year, and NFT collections have lost billions of dollars in value.
NFTs are making a comeback
According to data presented by ...
KulaDAO cryptographic project on track for the 2023 ICO
Thursday, December 22, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
KulaDAO is an emerging cryptographic project that is on track for a 2023 ICO. It proposes to align the interests of different people groups to create shared value.
Misaligned interests between stakeholders cost the global economy billions of dollars annually in wasted opportunity, broken trust, and relational breakdown. Correcting these misalignments opens ...
Predictions for 2023 in software and app development
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 by Richard Harris
Got a software industry prediction? Something you want to shout out about the app world? Whatever it is, we want it!
We are working on our predictions issue for January 2023, which should be our biggest yet!
This will be our 7th annual “predictions” issue.
Last year’s globally hit over 12 million views + our 100,000 subscriber readership....
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...
Crypto 401k plans from Bitwage and ForUsAll
Tuesday, November 1, 2022 by Richard Harris
Bitwage announced its partnership with ForUsAll to offer the first-ever one-stop shop for cryptocurrency 401(k) combined with cryptocurrency payroll.
The decision to introduce these products was based on overwhelming demand from customers, which was measured by a waitlist posted by Bitwage. It was clear that companies and employees desired direct access to Bitco...
Metaverse real estate secured by Primedia Pty Ltd
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 by Richard Harris
Primedia Pty Ltd has made another forward-thinking leap. The powerhouse organization that owns Primedia Outdoor, Primedia Broadcasting, and award-winning news brand Eyewitness News, has now secured virtual real estate in Africarare, Africa’s first metaverse.
Officially announced at the inaugural PrimeX event in Johannesburg, Primedia will enter the metaverse, t...
Geo localized metaverse events from OVER
Monday, October 24, 2022 by Richard Harris
OVER has launched its new desktop application, OVER GATE Console. Designed to create unique geo-localized experiences that bridge the gap between the physical and digital worlds, OVER GATE Console enables users to organize, manage and customize their own live AR events worldwide across the metaverse. Leveraging sophisticated next-generation technology, OVER GATE allows ...
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...
Casual gaming for BMW vehicles is coming
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
AirConsole and the BMW Group announced a partnership which will bring casual gaming into new BMW vehicles, starting next year. AirConsole is a gaming platform which perfectly fits with the BMW Curved Display and offers a large and diverse catalogue of games. The games are run directly inside the vehicle entertainment system. The AirConsole technology enables games to be...
Easy NFT creation with Enjin
Monday, October 3, 2022 by Richard Harris
Esther Partland from Enjin discusses her journey at Enjin and how she started by volunteering and progressed into the Head of Ecosystem. Esther also identifies the key skills that led to her success at Enjin, what kind of tools Enjin provides for building Web3 infrastructures, and how businesses and individuals both can benefit from these tools. Esther goes on to e...
Web3 and NFTs are just the beginning of a vast metaverse says Wursta
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 by Richard Harris
Alex Wykoff, Director of Product, Web3 at WRST Collabs talks all about Wursta and their web3 team, why they chose to enter the NFT realm, how NFTs ignite brand engagement, what that process looks like, and the different ways brands will leverage web3. Wykoff also shares how society is starting to become more comfortable with NFTs, different ways...
Metaverse industry report 2022 from GamesPad
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
The Metaverse Industry Report 2022 by GamesPad Co-Founders Constantin Kogan and Eran Elhanani examines new markets in the metaverse, as well as strategies for entrepreneurs to capitalize on emerging business opportunities.
The potential metaverse market opportunity is projected to reach a whopping $13 trillion by 2030. Many leading brand...
$335B gaming app market by 2030
Friday, August 26, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
A game engine is software that is used to generate and develop video games for personal computers, mobile phones, game consoles, and other devices. The automobile industry generates a substantial need for game engines used to develop UI and UX design. Gaming has numerous applications and is especially prevalent in academic and professional domains. The global gaming mar...
$3M in funding secured by W3 Storage Lab
Thursday, August 25, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
W3 Storage Lab has announced that it closed a pre-seed financing round of $3M. The round was co-led by Draper Dragon and OKX Blockdream Ventures with major participation from Lingfeng Capital and participation from other investors. Proceeds from the round will be used to grow its global team and fund operations.
W3 Storage Lab has co-developed a next-generation distr...
Apex Legends Mobile Hyperbeat event
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
EA and Respawn Entertainment are pleased to announce a brand new event for Apex Legends Mobile. The Hyperbeat event launched with lots of hot new features to explore. In addition to the arrival of Legend Crypto, the Hyperbeat event also included a brand new ranked split, new events, a new Battle Pass, and updates to core systems.
Hyperbeat event updates
Celebrities promoting NFTS warned by TINA
Friday, August 19, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
An increasing number of celebrities are jumping on the NFT bandwagon, showcasing their digital assets on social media for the world to see. But are they just showing off or do they have a personal stake in the NFT and/or NFT company that they aren’t properly disclosing? Ad watchdog truthinadvertising.org (TINA.org) is seeking answers.
TINA.org has sent letters ...
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...
Tablet gaming still important in gaming industry
Thursday, August 4, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
The size of the tablet gaming industry is relatively small, but it still forms an integral part of the mobile gaming industry. According to the numbers presented by SafeBettingSites.com, Roblox Corporation was the top-earning iPad gaming publisher in June 2022. The creators of the online game platform and game creation system, Roblox, made $45.99 million through th...
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...
NFT art value amid crypto crash
Friday, July 29, 2022 by Richard Harris
New research has revealed how much money NFT artists can make per month, with the top 35% earning over the U.S minimum wage, the top 20% achieving at least $96,000 per year, and the top 10% earning enough to be in the top 5% income threshold in the United States.
The research, conducted by crypto and blockchain news site Crypto.news, analyzed the last 30 days of glob...
NFT creator economy is booming
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 by Richard Harris
According to a newly published report by Fact.MR, market research and competitive intelligence provider, the global non-fungible token (NFT) market stands at US$ 34 billion in 2022 and is predicted to expand at an astounding CAGR of 25% during the forecast years (2022-2032). The market is set to surge owing to the changing dynamics in digital content creation and the as...
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 ...
Physical NFT gallery opens in Europe
Friday, June 17, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
One of the first of its kind in Europe, and the first in the UK’s capital, the female-founded and female-first NFT Gallery in Mayfair has now opened its doors to the public following its inaugural launch event on Thursday.
The NFT Gallery has opened with the inaugural exhibition 'Surface Tension', showcasing solely female artists working in the dig...
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...
Gala May Mayhem wrapped up
Thursday, June 9, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Gala, and its gaming division, Gala Games, have wrapped up their second annual month-long reward event called May Mayhem. Started in 2021, the event was designed to grow Gala’s user base and to reward as many current players as possible with large prizes in GALA, the official crypto token of the Gala Games Ecosystem.
Even in the midst of the largest drop in the...