Konami’s Castlevania is the latest video game franchise to mint and auction off a series of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) as a part of the 35th Anniversary celebration for the iconic platform game. Hosted by OpenSea, the Konami Memorial NFT Auction is scheduled to begin next week and run from January starting at 12th 10pm GMT to January 15th ending at 2am GMT.
Metaverse had quickly become the buzzword of 2021 in the crypto industry. With Facebook recently rebranding to become “Meta”, their acquisition of Oculus VR, and the recent [failed] move to create their own digital currency called “Libra”, it is becoming evident that big tech companies intend to double-down on digital experiences in the coming years. At the forefront of this new frontier are virtual worlds called “metaverses.” As corporations look to profit from the next big boom in the 2020s and 2030s, let’s explore what a company built entirely around imagination and experience like Disney could do with their metaverse.
Global electronics leader Samsung just announced a new series of televisions that will introduce non-fungible tokens (NFTs) to the masses. The company plans on integrating NFT support into a number of this year’s new televisions allowing Samsung TV owners the ability to browse, make purchases, and even display purchased NFTs on their screens, providing a similar service to NFT marketplaces like OpenSea.
Ferrari, the Maranello based luxury and high end sports carmaker, will be celebrating their 75th year anniversary of ceaseless innovation in 2022 and just became the latest player in the non-fungible token space after announcing a partnership with Velas Network this Monday.
Hot on the heels of yet another record breaking performance, Golden State Warriors ace sharpshooter Stephen Curry has set his aim on the crypto world with his release of the “2974 Collection”, a series of 2974 non-fungible tokens featuring digital replicas of the shoes he wore when he surpassed Ray Allen on the all-time 3-point scoring record this month. Each unique NFT was priced at $499 and launched this Monday on 2974SC.com with the collection quickly selling out. Curry is planning to donate 100% of his profits to the “Eat. Learn. Play” foundation that he and wife, Ayesha Curry, established in 2019.
The first to market play-to-earn NFT game running on Tezos (XTZ) DOGAMI, announced via a recent press release that they have secured $6M in a funding round with investments from leading names Animoca Brands, Ubisoft, and The Sandbox (SAND).
Adidas Originals just announced plans to enter the Metaverse. The acclaimed sportswear brand will be releasing a nonfungible token (NFT) collection starting on December 17th at a price of 0.2 Ether ETH, equivalent to approximately $810, after partnering with Bored Ape Yacht Club, GMoney, and PUNKS Comics, all leaders within the NFT space.
Cryptocurrencies have been in a downward trend over the past week led by Bitcoin’s drop to a low of $45,000 from all-time highs and BTC wasn’t alone. Everything from Ethereum to Polkadot saw steep drops in valuation and have been fighting to recover lost ground over the past several days. As the larger cryptocurrencies continued to face selling pressure, one altcoin, Tezos, has bucked the trend and has been stringing together gains, popping as much as 25% during a twenty-four hour period.
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Over the past 24 months, cryptocurrencies and anything blockchain related have been all the rage. If you happened to have some free cash burning a hole in your pocket, maybe you’d be tempted to jump into one of the latest hyped coins or better yet, grab a few NFTs. You’d not only be supporting a unique and individual token but you’d be buying a piece of digital history as the world starts to accept the legitimized worth of digital currencies. While there is a massive draw to the space, there is also ample room for manipulation of the global interest in NFTs.