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Luna Classic to Call Largest New Metaverse Home: LUNC Accepted as Payment within StarShip Universe with 1.2% Tax Burn
Jul02

Luna Classic to Call Largest New Metaverse Home: LUNC Accepted as Payment within StarShip Universe with 1.2% Tax Burn

San Juan, PR, June 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Last month the depegging of the stablecoin UST from the dollar sent shockwaves through the crypto community, as it triggered its partner token, LUNA, to algorithmically print trillions of tokens to maintain balance. This flood of supply left many holders faced with a harsh reality as billions of dollars in value were wiped out in days. Holders of LUNA hoped Terra would respond by...

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Newzoo: More than 500 companies are building the metaverse
Jul02

Newzoo: More than 500 companies are building the metaverse

Interested in learning what’s next for the gaming industry? Join gaming executives to discuss emerging parts of the industry this October at GamesBeat Summit Next. Learn more.   Over the course of a year, the number of companies working on the metaverse grew from 200 in July 2021 to more than 500 now, according to a report on the metaverse by market researcher Newzoo. A year ago, a lot of people could plausibly say they...

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I’m the COO of a mortgage company that’s funded more than $100 billion in loans. Here are the 3 things you need to know about the housing market now
Jun24

I’m the COO of a mortgage company that’s funded more than $100 billion in loans. Here are the 3 things you need to know about the housing market now

Mortgage rates climbed above 6% last week, according to Bankrate data, with some pros saying they may go higher. (You can see the lowest mortgage rates you may qualify for here.) On top of that, home prices have risen more than 20% year-over-year, causing affordability challenges for many aspiring homebuyers. And it’s likely making them wonder: What should I know if I want to buy a house now? So — as part of our series where we ask...

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GGTOOR Launches GGTOORCITY in TCG.WORLD — A $102,300,000 Metaverse Deal
Jun24

GGTOOR Launches GGTOORCITY in TCG.WORLD — A $102,300,000 Metaverse Deal

THOMASVILLE, GA, June 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NewMediaWire — GGTOOR, Inc. (OTCMKTS:GTOR) (“GGTOOR, Inc.”, “GTOR”, or the “Company”), an emerging leader in the eSports markets, announces GGTOORCITY is located within TCG.WORLD. TCG World is the largest open world blockchain based game where players can earn TCG Coin 2.0, gather NFT collectibles, own virtual real estate, create, explore the game world, control their...

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This Week in Coins: Ethereum Slides 11% Despite Ropsten Testnet Merge
Jun14

This Week in Coins: Ethereum Slides 11% Despite Ropsten Testnet Merge

Are we firmly in a Crypto Winter? It was another down week for the leading coins as regulators continued their scrutiny of the industry. The crypto market couldn’t hold on to gains it made last week following eight consecutive weeks of decline. According to CoinMarketCap data, all of the top 10 cryptocurrencies fell in the past week by at least 3% except Cardano (ADA), which is up 6% on the week. Market leader Bitcoin weathered the...

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Anthony Hopkins Adopts Ethereum Name, Asks Snoop Dogg What NFT to Buy
Jun14

Anthony Hopkins Adopts Ethereum Name, Asks Snoop Dogg What NFT to Buy

In brief Anthony Hopkins publicly asked Jimmy Fallon, Snoop Dogg, Reese Witherspoon for shopping advice. Actor was an early Web3 adopter, releasing ‘Zero Contact’ last year via NFT film platform Vuele. Actor Anthony Hopkins was one of the first major Hollywood stars to get into the NFT film space. The storied thespian now appears ready to to dive deeper into the NFT world, sharing his Ethereum Name Service (ENS) name and...

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Suze Orman: This is ‘the No. 1 investment’ to make right now, ‘no matter what’
Jun14

Suze Orman: This is ‘the No. 1 investment’ to make right now, ‘no matter what’

Inflation is at historic highs, well above anything the U.S. has seen since the early 1980s. On Friday, June 10, investors and economists will be watching closely when the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its latest consumer price index report, which measures the average change over time in prices paid by consumers for common goods and services. Some experts believe inflation might show signs of cooling off, but Suze Orman, host of...

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Introducing VR: The Case for the Metaverse
Jun14

Introducing VR: The Case for the Metaverse

  ListenAudio Player 00:00 00:00 Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. On April 28th, 2022, we listed the Global X Metaverse ETF (VR) on Nasdaq. VR is designed to provide exposure to companies that are positioned to benefit from the development and commercialization of the metaverse. The metaverse is a set of virtual, three dimensional (3D), real-time rendered spaces and simulations that can be experienced...

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Sony Reveals Vision for the Metaverse
May24

Sony Reveals Vision for the Metaverse

You’ve probably heard of the metaverse by now. While this is a buzzword for virtually every major organisation on the planet, there are various different definitions of what it actually means. For Mark Zuckerberg and his Facebook hellscape, it’s an interactive world in which you’ll socialise and go to work. Sony’s concept, fortunately, is a little less dystopian. Speaking as part of a corporate strategy meeting, CEO Kenichiro Yoshida...

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Punk6529 unveils Metaverse museum district: ‘Most high-end art NFTs ever’
Apr18

Punk6529 unveils Metaverse museum district: ‘Most high-end art NFTs ever’

After launching a museum district with a long list of top NFTs, punk6529 bullishly told their 323,200 Twitter followers that it might be “the most high-end art NFTs ever displayed in one place.” Popular nonfungible token (NFT) collector “punk6529” unveiled an ambitious open Metaverse project that is looking to attract 100 million users on Thursday. The self-funded project is dubbed “OM” and aims to be an open platform that is built...

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Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary breaks down his crypto portfolio
Apr10

Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary breaks down his crypto portfolio

Venture capitalist and “Shark Tank” star Kevin O’Leary — also known as Mr. Wonderful — casts a wide net for his cryptocurrency and Web3 investments, with each bet based on his decades of experience as a financial services pro and index investor. As there are currently 11 sectors of the S&P 500, most experts typically advise putting no more than 20% in any one sector, and no more than 5% in any one stock....

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Spotify Who? Musician’s Earnings Go From $300 to $60,000 in Web3
Mar21

Spotify Who? Musician’s Earnings Go From $300 to $60,000 in Web3

  For smaller acts, NFTs offer financial gains once elusive in a music business dominated by streaming — at least for now. By Akayla Gardner March 12, 2022, 8:00 AM MST Singer-songwriter Iman Europe has made 22.2 Ether selling five singles and a music video as NFTs since November. Photographer: Tracy Nguyen/Bloomberg   A savvy cadre of recording artists has been using the new, blockchain-based digital frontier sometimes...

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Ethereum NFT Protocol TreeTrunk Promises New Royalty Options for Artists
Feb26

Ethereum NFT Protocol TreeTrunk Promises New Royalty Options for Artists

TreeTrunk believes it can catch on with visual artists and musicians. Image: Shutterstock TreeTrunk is the latest startup to recognize the potential of NFTs to provide new forms of rights management and royalties for artists. By Jeff John Roberts Feb 17, 2022 3 min read In brief TreeTrunk’s new protocol is open-source and will let artists sell subsets of NFTs to fans. It is offering NFTs from select visual artists and will be...

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NRx Pharma Reports US National Institutes Of Health Study Of Its ZYESAMI for COVID Cleared To Complete Full Enrollment
Feb26

NRx Pharma Reports US National Institutes Of Health Study Of Its ZYESAMI for COVID Cleared To Complete Full Enrollment

  – After review of more than 448 enrolled patients in ACTIV-3b Critical Care Study, no new safety concerns identified by Independent Data Safety Monitoring Board; study cleared to continue enrollment to 640 Patients – ZYESAMI® (aviptadil) is the sole remaining investigational medicine in ACTIV-3b with recent closures of other arms – ACTIV-3b Critical Care Study is evaluating ZYESAMI and Veklury® (remdesivir),...

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The NFT Ecosystem Is a Complete Disaster
Feb16

The NFT Ecosystem Is a Complete Disaster

For the past year, as NFTs have breached spectacular and speculative heights, we’ve seen a growing amount of skepticism. The most recent wave was touched off by a 138-minute video essay by Canadian media critic Dan Olson that condemned NFTs and other blockchain-based technologies as fundamentally broken and unworkable. In just over a week, it’s garnered more than 3 million views on YouTube. Regardless of your perspective on the video,...

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‘Our account had less than $1’: This couple made nearly $120,000 in under 6 hours selling NFTs to save their home from foreclosure
Jan26

‘Our account had less than $1’: This couple made nearly $120,000 in under 6 hours selling NFTs to save their home from foreclosure

After Thorne Melcher lost her job as a software engineer in February, bills started piling up. Her girlfriend, Mandy Musselwhite, was able to cover a few expenses selling her artwork, but the couple quickly fell behind on their mortgage payments. Melcher and Musselwhite own a homestead outside of Atlanta. Not only did they spend most of their savings to afford the $300,000 property in 2019, but it includes a farmhouse where they’ve...

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‘Our account had less than $1’: This couple made nearly $120,000 in under 6 hours selling NFTs to save their home from foreclosure

  After Thorne Melcher lost her job as a software engineer in February, bills started piling up. Her girlfriend, Mandy Musselwhite, was able to cover a few expenses selling her artwork, but the couple quickly fell behind on their mortgage payments. Melcher and Musselwhite own a homestead outside of Atlanta. Not only did they spend most of their savings to afford the $300,000 property in 2019, but it includes a farmhouse where...

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The 3 Most Expensive NFTs of 2021 … and How You Can Profit, Too
Jan23

The 3 Most Expensive NFTs of 2021 … and How You Can Profit, Too

Last year could easily have been called the year of the non-fungible token (NFT). Collins dictionary even chose it as the word of the year. What was previously a term unheard of outside the most dedicated crypto spheres is now a buzzword around the dinner table and on the nightly news. Online platforms dedicated to NFT sales — such as OpenSea and Rarible — have led the way. But major art auction houses, including Sotheby’s and...

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Uncensored Crypto– 56 experts share their view!
Jan18

Uncensored Crypto– 56 experts share their view!

Here is the latest on the crypto revolution in this free seminar: 56 industry insiders share their raw, unfiltered, and uncensored insights into the crypto revolution. In these explosive, controversial, and never-seen-before interviews they reveal:   What’s next for crypto… the assets they own… the risks and rewards they see on the horizon… the threats facing cryptocurrencies… how to get started… and much, much more.  Click on...

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Bitcoin, Ethereum and Stock Prices Fall as Fed Readies Interest Rate Hike
Jan08

Bitcoin, Ethereum and Stock Prices Fall as Fed Readies Interest Rate Hike

  The crypto market cap fell by more than 6% and stocks faltered after the Federal Reserve indicated that interest rates may soon rise. By Jeff Benson “Buy the dip!” Bitcoin proponents will tell you. But how do you know when BTC is done dipping? The price of Bitcoin is down again, shedding over 6% of its price tag in 24 hours. Since December 27, the coin has dropped from nearly $52,000 to $43,500, per data from...

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