Lisa Gibbons

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Jan 15 2022

The rise of NEAR Protocol as a project led ecosystem

Jan 15 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  analysis defi metaverse nfts price watch

Until now, NEAR Protocol has quietly grown as a scalable, proof-of-stake network. This week, the Layer 1 blockchain, hit a milestone with the NEAR token reaching an all-time high of $18.70. This may be in part because NEAR has started making the headlines as Forbes named Near Protocol as the third fastest-growing cryptocurrency ecosystem for developers in 2021....

Jan 14 2022

UNQ token sale closes with over $11 million in contributions from 7,900 supporters

Jan 14 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  raise

Unique Network, the NFT chain built for Polkadot and Kusama, has raised over $11.2 million from 7,900 supporters in their public sale. The sale of tokens was launched for the community and participation in the sale required completion of a KYC process in advance. The sale launched on January 12th and finished on January 13th. Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are transforming industries from art,...

Jan 12 2022

Iran finalizes mechanism to use cryptocurrencies in foreign trade

Jan 12 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  legal

The Central Bank of Iran and the Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade have reached an agreement to link the CBI crypto platform to the Comprehensive Trade System, which allows businesses to make use of cryptocurrency to settle payments to international partners. Alireza Peyman-Pak, the head of the Trade Promotion Organization of Iran, made the announcement on his social media on...

Jan 06 2022

Metaversal announce $50 million Series A fund led by Coinfund and Foxhaven

Jan 06 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  metaverse

Just as the Metaverse is coming to life, Metaversal announces a $50 million Series A fund co-led by CoinFund and Foxhaven Asset Management. Co-founder and CEO Yossi Hasson expressed his joy at the oversubscribed round in a tweet that also demonstrated the openness of the crypto space and the power of connections. A chance...

Jan 05 2022

Enjin to launch headquarters in Bloktopia metaverse

Jan 05 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  metaverse

Enjin, a leading Polkadot project, has announced that it is launching its brand new headquarters in the Bloktopia metaverse. This new space is designed to show off its growing NFT ecosystem and projects. As more and more organizations pour into the metaverse, it is fast becoming trendy to have a dedicated office in the virtual world. Forget remote working, virtual working...

Dec 23 2021

ArtNet Launches dedicated NFT Platform with ArtNFT: Beginnings Collection

Dec 23 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  nfts

Artnet, founded in 1989 and one of the world's largest platforms for fine art with over 60 million unique annual users, has launched into the world of NFTs. With an outstanding reputation for helping people discover, research, and collect art, it was a natural progression. Today, Artnet Auctions hosts more than 70 curated auctions annually. As of the end of August, the value...

Dec 18 2021

Are Dancers next to take the leap into the Metaverse?

Dec 18 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  culture metaverse

The creative economy is arguably the most crucial component of the metaverse. Without artists, designers, musicians, poets, DJs, dancers and gamers, virtual worlds would be bleak and bland as they stand. Up until now, artists, musicians and the creatives of the world may have seemed low in the economic scale of top earners. That was until along came Beeple and other prominent NFT...

Dec 17 2021

Global Esports Federation partners with Flare Network to launch NFT Cup

Dec 17 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  nfts

The inaugural Global Esports Games is taking place in Singapore from December 17 - 19\. As part of the launch, the Global Esports Federation Board will introduce its permanent symbol – the Global Esports Cup – in partnership with the GEF’s Global Partner, Flare. Every athlete competing at the Singapore 2021 GEG will receive their very own Global Esports Cup as an NFT....

Dec 14 2021

Pepsi to drop its first NFTs titled Mic Drop Collection

Dec 14 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  culture nfts

Famous fizzy drink manufacturer Pepsico is the latest in a series of big brands to launch into the world of NFTs. The Genesis Mic Drop Collection contains 1,893 generative microphones celebrating the brand's warm history with the music industry. Mic Drop NFTs mint at 12:30pm EST on 12/14/21, be sure to check...

Dec 06 2021

Subsocial network wins Kusama’s 16th parachain auction with over 100k KSM raised

Dec 06 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  parachains

Subsocial Network, a decentralized platform designed to support the creation of decentralized social networks has won the most recent Kusama parachain slot auction. A total of 16.5 million (16.5% of the total supply) SUB tokens will be allocated as rewards for crowdloan participants. It is only the 4th crowdloan to hit the cap of 100k $KSM. Subsocial is building the...

Dec 05 2021

Voting opens for the PlaytoEarn Blockchain Game Awards 2021

Dec 05 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  gamefi

From established play-to-earn games like Alien Worlds to newer additions like Star Atlas, the world of gaming has truly been reimagined with blockchain technology. DeFi components and NFTs have cemented gaming as the biggest fish in the ocean of creative DeFi opportunities. Within a number of these games you can see micro-communities surface; competing, building and establishing new virtual norms. Play-to-earn has...

Dec 04 2021

MetaFlower super mega yacht NFT sells for $650k in The Sandbox

Dec 04 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  metaverse nfts

As the world of the rich and famous starts to sit up and take notice of DeFi opportunities there has been a massive land grab to secure the best digital assets in some of the most popular metaverse projects. Week after week, buyers are snapping up sought-after assets. Just last week we reported that Fashion Street Estate in Decentraland sold...

Nov 25 2021

Fashion Street Estate in Decentraland purchased for 618,000 MANA in record breaking sale

Nov 25 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  manausd metaverse nfts

A sought-after plot of land in Decentraland has been sold for an estimated $2.4 million dollars (618,000 $MANA) in cryptocurrency. As Decentralands monthly users are expected to reach an all-time high of 300k this month it is not surprising that so many individuals and organizations want a piece of the action. NFT action on Decentraland...

Nov 23 2021

Crypto payments giant MoonPay raises $555 million in Series A funding

Nov 23 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  investments

Leading crypto payments infrastructure provider, MoonPay has closed Series A funding with a whopping $555 million record investment. This brings the company's valuation to $3.4 billion. With a customer base of over 7 million users, MoonPay is certainly heading to the moon. The investment round was led by Tiger Global Management and Coatue with participation from Blossom Capital, Thrive Capital, Paradigm,...

Nov 16 2021

NFT platform Quartz wins the 14th parachain slot on the Kusama network

Nov 16 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  nfts parachains

Decentralized NFT infrastructure network Quartz, as part of Unique Network, has been declared the winner of the 14th parachain slot on the Kusama Network. Quartz raised $23M (54k KSM) from nearly 9,000 global community members through a novel crowdloan...

Barbados to establish a virtual embassy within Ethereum dApp Decentraland

Nov 16 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  nfts regulation

Barbados is primed to become the first sovereign nation with an embassy in the metaverse. The Barbadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade signed an agreement on Sunday with Decentraland. The Caribbean nation will also formalize agreements with Somnium Space, SuperWorld, and other Metaverse platforms. This will allow them to...

Nov 13 2021

Four Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs form Gorillaz-like music group

Nov 13 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  culture nfts

Just two weeks ago Decentraland hosted the first Metaverse Festival with musicians from far and wide taking part in the epic four-day festival of avatars, music, and NFTs. Now, just one day after the well-attended Ape Fest, Universal is getting a slice of the action by forming a virtual band called Kingship with four famous Apes from the Bored Apes Yacht Club. NFTs...

Nov 10 2021

Venture funds poured over $6.5 billion into crypto in Q3 2021

Nov 10 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  analysis investments

According to CB Insights, VC funding for crypto globally was up 384% from the same 9 month period last year. Global VC for this year alone reached an incredible $15 billion. Coinbase Ventures was the most active crypto investor in the third quarter by a significant margin with 24 deals, while CMT Digital and Polychain Capital tied for...

Nov 08 2021

This Ethereum project is bringing ‘virtual lifestyles’ to NFT metaverse Decentraland

Nov 08 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  defi metaverse nfts

Connecting the metaverse with the Universe Boson Protocol has a mammoth task ahead, but bringing the fashion creations of some of the best virtual designers offline seems inevitable as the followers grow for labels like DRESSX, MetaFactory, and others. Boson Protocol already uses smart contracts to power commerce. With their new portal, users can buy or earn products both in the...

Nov 03 2021

Inside the crypto metaverses: Are wearables the next NFT megatrend?

Nov 03 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  metaverse nfts

All the buzz seems to suggest that wearables are going to be a key mechanism for driving the love for NFTs in the metaverse. Walking around Decentraland, one Avatar can’t help but be envious of the style on display, from branded capes to a little bit of bling, wearables are certainly collectors in this virtual world. At one...

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