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...
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...
Efinity parachain launches on Polkadot
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Enjin has launched its flagship parachain Efinity on Polkadot. As the first-ever NFT parachain to launch on the Polkadot network, Efinity will support CryptoBlades and its 1.1 million users, with additional commitment from over 100 games and apps.
Purpose-built to remove the barriers to entry to NFTs and decentralized gaming, Efinity simplifies the user experience an...
Metaverse video chat app from Bunch
Thursday, February 10, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Since we started Bunch in late 2017, our vision has always been to build a real-time social network where people come together when they are physically apart and move from experience to experience. And, in our view, the most fun experience to share with friends, is to play games together!
Recapping the past few years
In the past few years, we have seen this v...
Exclusive NFT issued from AMC Theatres and Wax
Thursday, December 9, 2021 by Richard Harris
AMC Theatres has announced that after the favorable public response to a movie-themed NFT offered a week ago exclusively to AMC ticket buyers, AMC will now offer a second NFT to all AMC Investor Connect members, to be delivered by the Worldwide Asset eXchange (WAX). The movie-themed NFT was the first-ever NFT issued in significant quantity by a theatrical exhibitor, and...
NFT game Alien Worlds records almost 760K users
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 by Richard Harris
Many in the gaming industry have expressed their belief that NFT games and/or blockchain games are the future of gaming. The NFT games segment is still in its infancy but user counts for many games are rapidly rising, highlighting the potential the segment holds. According to data presented by Safe Betting Sites, Alien Worlds had the highest player count among NFT games...
Moonwalk NFT Utility Wallet launches
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 by Richard Harris
Moonwalk has announced the official unveiling of the Moonwalk-branded NFT Utility Wallet, a no-code solution for brands, gaming companies, and creators looking to create NFT communities and deploy NFT-powered unlocks and gamification. Available for desktop, mobile web, chrome extension and API deployment, Moonwalk’s unique NFT Utility Wallet acts as a ho...
Crypto APIs launch MPC Wallet as a Service
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
The Bulgarian-based Software-as-a-Service startup Crypto APIs has launched an improved Wallet as a Service (WaaS) to provide small and medium businesses, enterprises, and institutions with a more secure and reliable multi-currency digital wallet.
Crypto APIs launch MPC Wallet as a Service
The service utilizes an advanced Multi-Party Computation (MPC) cryptographic...
Eric Adams takes the first paychecks in Bitcoin
Friday, November 12, 2021 by Russ Scritchfield
Matthew Le Merle announced that the Mayor-Elect of New York City, Eric Adams, will take his first three paychecks in BTC, in a nod towards the future of currency being digital.
Mayor-Elect of New York City Eric Adams takes the first 3 paychecks in Bitcoin
Matthew Le Merle says:
"Smart politicians are embracing digital monies and assets now. It is...
Number of Cryptocurrency wallets being created is growing
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
The rise of the cryptocurrency sector over the past year has attracted more investors intending to get involved. The entry of new investors is partly highlighted by the cryptocurrency wallets created over the period.
Number of Cryptocurrency wallets being created grew by 22M in 2021
According to data compiled by Finbold, the digital assets custody platform Blockch...
Minterest deploys to Moonbeam
Friday, November 5, 2021 by Richard Harris
Minterest, a value-capturing lending and borrowing protocol designed to make DeFi fairer for users, has announced that it will be deployed on Moonbeam, an Ethereum-compatible smart contract parachain on Polkadot.
Moonbeam will provide recognized world-class technical support to assist with the protocol’s migration, while, in turn, Minterest will act as a magnet...
Cross chain Narni Bridge beta launches from Umbria Network
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 by Christian Hargrave
Umbria Network has announced that Narni ‘Insta’ Bridge is in Beta and available to the public.
Cross chain Narni Bridge extends functionality
Users of the bridge - bridge.umbria.network can now transfer $UMBR (Umbria's governance token) between the Ethereum Mainnet and Matic Mainnet quickly, easily, and cheaply. Imminently the bridge...
Why blockchain is the future
Friday, January 15, 2021 by Richard Harris
The fears from the pandemic have naturally placed more focus on wearables helping us monitor our health, fitness, and keeping us better connected.
Companies such as Apple, Samsung, Fitbit, and others are flooding the market with health and fitness devices to help mankind to stay healthy and happier. I believe we will see even more companies entering this space and mo...
Blockchain regulations to look for in 2021
Saturday, January 9, 2021 by Richard Harris
Trends in the blockchain and crypto industries in 2021 are likely to be anchored around the growing demands of the decentralized finance space. Layer 2 and cross-chain solutions address current scalability issues. The UX and UI of dApps and wallets will also be improved. Even newer areas of interest like decentralized identity will likely see most of its' developmen...
Epic Games partners with Fortumo to launch carrier billing
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
The video game and software developer and publisher Epic Games and the mobile technology company Fortumo are announcing the launch of a carrier billing partnership. Epic Games has integrated Fortumo’s carrier billing platform to collect payments for Fortnite Battle Passes, game purchases in the Epic Games Store and other Epic Games content.
The first country wh...
Trust over IP Foundation hosted by Linux
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 by Freeman Lightner
The Linux Foundation announced it will host the Trust over IP (ToIP) Foundation, an independent project to enable trustworthy exchange and verification of data between any two parties on the Internet. The ToIP Foundation will provide a robust, common standard that gives people and businesses the confidence that data is coming from a trusted source, allowing them to conn...
Blockchain developers get a new ABT wallet from ArcBlock
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 by Brittany Hainzinger
ArcBlock has officially released its ABT Wallet giving every user access to their own decentralized identity and the ability to take back control of their digital-selves. Using ArcBlock's unique interconnected blockchain network ABT Network, and Forge Blockchain Application Framework, any developer can now add the ability for any application or service to use decent...
Enjin joins FIO
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 by Richard Harris
Enjin has announced a continued effort to make using crypto and blockchain technology as easy as possible by joining the Foundation for Interwallet Operability (FIO), a move expected to boost the usability of both cryptocurrencies and fungible/non-fungible tokens. In joining the consortium comprised of more than 15 members from leading crypto wallets and exchanges, Enji...
American dating app registrations drop almost 500 percent
Friday, February 15, 2019 by Richard Harris
Liftoff released its third annual dating apps research and analysis. The most comprehensive and longitudinal study of its kind, the data reveals sweeping demographic and regional changes in the world of dating apps that mobile marketers need to know to succeed in 2019. Chief among the insights are the rise of Latin America (LATAM), a drop-off in North America (NAR), and...
Dapps compared to apps
Monday, February 4, 2019 by Richard Harris
Dapps, or "decentralized app" development is still in the gestational stage, but one company has seen growth spurts in the number of active dapps throughout 2018. Dapp.com recently compiled their latest quarterly report providing a snapshot of what's happening in the market
Some key takeaways from their report included:
Over 900 dapps had la...
Subscribing to publications with carrier billing made possible
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 by Richard Harris
The mobile technology company Fortumo has launched PayRead which lets digital publishers identify and charge users through their SIM card, the most widely available digital identity globally.
PayRead is integrated with 350 mobile operators whose users can access digital publications through their mobile account identity. Should the reader wish to pay for digital cont...
5 rules of monetizing like a mobile game developer
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by Sean Webster
Mobile game developers are some of the most successful monetizers and marketers in recent history. Need proof? Mobile gaming revenue accounted for nearly 82% of all app revenue in 2017 and will surpass $100 billion by 2021.
The formula for success for mobile game developers is simple: easy payments, a finely-tuned monetization strategy, and great customer support. Bu...
Decentralized exchange system launched by Totle
Wednesday, December 26, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Totle, a startup backed by TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington's crypto-fund Arrington XRP amongst others, has announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind solution for the fragmented decentralized trading and exchange ecosystem. The Totle Movement platform provides a solution for the lack of liquidity hampering cryptocurrency markets and DApp economies by supportin...
Hold UR Phone better with this new smarphone addon
Monday, September 24, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
In today’s world people of all ages find that a cell phone has a definite hold on his or her personality and character. Losing a phone is costly and time-consuming and the ability to be certain one is capable and able to protect their smartphone has a vital and positive impact on an individual. Hold UR Phone offers consumers a handy means of holding and protecting...
iOS 12 notification changes should make you rethink your messages
Friday, September 21, 2018 by Richard Harris
It feels as if our mobile screens are swimming in notification overload these days, and it’s no wonder why when leading mobile marketing companies plaster billboards in Silicon Valley with promises to engage mobile users.
In a hyper-connected world where consumer attention is scarce, notifications are an incredibly powerful way to reach users wherever they are....
Mobile Threat Landscape reports steady decrease in blacklisted apps
Friday, June 1, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
RiskIQ has released its Mobile Threat Landscape Q1 2018 Report, which analyzed 120 mobile app stores and more than two billion daily scanned resources. The findings showed that taking advantage of the popularity and volatility of the cryptocurrency landscape is paying off for threat actors via the mobile attack vector and that malicious apps leveraged by nation-state ac...
Urban Airship powers mobile wallets with Google Pay
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 by Richard Harris
Urban Airship unveiled a digital customer engagement platform to support Google Pay tickets - a new capability announced on the mainstage at Google I/O 2018. Urban Airship worked with Google Pay to create streamlined and engaging ticketing and boarding pass experiences. The combination of Google Pay’s new ticket support and the Urban Airship platform now make it easy fo...
Mobile financing app hits $1B milestone
Thursday, February 1, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Handle Financial has announced that more than $1 billion dollars in bills have been paid through Prism, its popular mobile app dedicated to helping consumers take control of their finances. The milestone comes as Prism’s biller network continues to expand. As a financial management tool that allows users to automate tracking bills and account balances, enable mobile rem...
Bango launches Mobile Money wallet in Google Play with MTN Ghana
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Bango just partnered with MTN Ghana to launch operator payments in Google Play. What this means is MTN Ghana subscribers can now pay for the wealth of content and services from Google Play with one-click, charging their MTN Mobile Money account.MTN Ghana is part of the MTN Group, which has over 200 million subscribers across 22 countries in Africa. From today on, s...
Bitcoin expert talks on price escalation and future implications
Sunday, December 24, 2017 by Richard Harris
Bitcoin is making waves in the investment community with its meteoric rise to prominence and crazy volatile price changes. And naturally, no one is sure what to make of it all. Is it a bubble? Will it continue to rise with uncompromising growth? Is it already too late to invest?That's why we had a chat with an expert on the matter to learn more about what's to come in t...
The Gates Foundation chats about Mojaloop
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 by Richard Harris
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has released new open-source software for creating payment platforms that will help unbanked people around the world access digital financial services. The software, called Mojaloop, establishes a blueprint for connecting today’s financial services sector and can be used to overcome the barriers to interoperability that banks and ...
Apps with subscriptions should read this report about pricing
Thursday, August 17, 2017 by Richard Harris
Liftoff, a mobile app marketing and retargeting company, has released a report dedicated entirely to trends around subscription apps. The surprising data shows that setting subscription costs too low might actually lose otherwise-loyal app users. Additionally, the report looks into which price group converts users fastest, and highlights untapped potential in the male s...
Diebold Nixdorf and Kony form strategic partnership
Friday, May 26, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Diebold Nixdorf, provider of connected commerce, announced a strategic partnership with Kony, Inc., an enterprise mobility and application company, to offer white label mobile application solutions for financial institutions and retailers. The next generation mobile application suite - DN Mobile - will enable a unified and highly personalized experience by leveraging cr...
Mavin says that social media is an untapped user engagement tool
Friday, May 26, 2017 by Richard Harris
In the race to engage and retain consumers, the app industry continues to lag behind social media, where trending topics and memes continue to win mind share for brands. Today, that changes with the launch of Mavin Motion, the only end-to-end platform enabling apps to capitalize on events and trends as they happen to better engage their audiences over the long-term. Alo...