Vitalik Wants To Make Some NFTs Untradeable, Similarly To ‘World Of Warcraft’ Items

Ethereum’s bright-minded co-founder has had another World-of-Warcraft-inspired idea for the Ethereum ecosystem. He recently posited that some NFTs should become untradeable to people who haven’t met the item’s conditions. While hurting the marketability and speculative side of NFTs, this could increase their value as signifiers of specific achievements/ value. "Soulbound" NFTs Vitalik aired his thoughts on the subject in yesterday's blog post titled “Soulbound”. Soulbound items in World of Warcraft refer to those it cannot trade to other players. These…

How Meta (And Other Big Tech) Could Ruin NFTs For Everyone

Facebook (now Meta) did everything it could to maintain its monopoly in all its history. Could it do the same with NFTs? NFT investors are ecstatic as major social media companies finally come out with major NFT integrations. Twitter, a significant hub for NFT users, was the first to roll out the feature. NFT owners can now showcase their NFT profile pictures with a particular hexagonal shape. That way, users can instantly see whether that Bored Ape picture is legit…

Parler Launches Trump NFTs

Parler, a self-proclaimed free speech platform launched an NFT collection featuring former President Donald Trump. The 10,000 NFTs will feature Trump in a variety of settings, from the U.S. Congress and beyond. It will also feature other influential figures, including rapper Ye (Kanye) West and billionaire Elon Musk. The social media network popular among U.S. conservatives partnered with Jon McNaughton to produce the art. McNaughton, a conservative American artist, hand-painted hundreds of images to create the collection. According to the press…

Solana Leads Recovery After Bank of America Endorsement

Solana led other significant cryptos in recovery after a powerful endorsement from a central U.S. investment bank. Its price rose over 7% in the last 24 hours. For comparison, Bitcoin, Ethereum and BNB rose less than 1% in the same period. Solana’s strong performance resulted from a powerful endorsement by a major player. Specifically, Bank of America covered Solana in a research note to its clients. The investment bank said Solana could become the "Visa of digital asset ecosystem" and…

Metaverse Games You Need To Know About

NFTs are a rapidly growing industry. However, it's still arguably in its infancy. Namely, the entire market cap of all NFTs is still just $7 billion. That's why many NFT investors are looking for catalysts, something that can boost the industry. Many are betting that video games will be that catalyst. Specifically, metaverse games! NFTs and video games are a match made in heaven. For one, gaming is a vast industry - about $175 billion. Just the in-game items are…

Samsung To Plant Millions of Trees – With Cardano Blockchain

Samsung wants to plant millions of trees with the help of the blockchain. Samsung Electronics America partnered with a company that uses the blockchain in its reforesting efforts. Veritree allows users to plant trees and verify that it produced the trees. They do this with the help of blockchain tech, tracking every step of the way. Samsung is partnering with climate solutions platform, Veritree, to manage the tree-planting initiative by harnessing blockchain technology to verify and track every step of the reforestation…

Samsung Unveils NFT Integration For Smart TVs

Samsung has unveiled ambitious plans for 2022 - with NFTs front and centre! Besides the updated TV hardware, the company also announced a New Smart Hub and other apps for improved user experience. The New Smart Hub will have several new features that will bring its users closer to the Metaverse. One of the features is a groundbreaking NFT Platform that will support  NFT trading on the new Smart TVs. This application features an intuitive, integrated platform for discovering, purchasing and…

ProShares Filed For Metaverse ETF

ETF issuer ProShares released its first exchange-traded fund focused on the metaverse. ProShares, the company behind the first U.S. Bitcoin ETF, now plans to release an ETF focused on tracking metaverse stocks. The issuer, which has over $65 billion under management, filed a request with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The ProShares Metaverse Theme ETF will track the Solactive Metaverse Theme Index and a stock index focused on the metaverse. The request will track companies providing or using metaverse tech, including…

OpenDAO Partners With Treasureland To Develop Ecological NFTs

OpenSea users got a special surprise for Christmas. As part of a promotion, they could claim free tokens. Now, these tokens are up more than 1000%. An Ethereum token OpenDAO (SOS) has been ten-fold since its Christmas airdrop. Now, OpenDAO, the group behind the drop, wants to push the project further. They announced a partnership with Treasureland, a cross-chain NFT platform. The Devs said that this is to promote ecological NFT development. Treasureland works with Binance Smart Chain, Ethereum, Polygon, IoTex…

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