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MetaMask will capture IPs
MetaMask will gather IP addresses and addresses during on-chain transactions. Data gathering applies only if users utilize MetaMask's default RPC app. This information may be shared with affiliates, during commercial negotiations, or to comply with KYC and AML regulations.

Chinese corporations offer metaverse World Cup viewings, X2Y2 backtracks on royalties, and more.
China-based technology companies are reportedly working on tech that would give Chinese soccer fans the ability to watch the FIFA World Cup within the metaverse. Video streaming platform Migu is one of six Chinese firms that has secured the rights to show the World Cup. The efforts are part of a five-year plan released by the Chinese government in early November to boost the local virtual reality industry.

Coinbase Says Goodbye to Over 60 Employees
Crypto exchange Coinbase Global Inc has announced a fresh job cut of over 60 from its recruiting and institutional onboarding teams.

MetaMask Launches Bridge Aggregator, Enabling to Move Tokens across Blockchains
Popular self-custodial wallet MetaMask has now launched a bridge aggregator allowing users to bridge across multiple blockchain networks.

Meta Cuts 11,000 Jobs to Focus on Core Areas Including the Metaverse
Meta Platforms has cut 11,000 jobs but is still committed to its metaverse pursuits

Instagram to Run Polygon-backed NFT Marketplace
Meta has announced that social media giant Instagram will be introducing an NFTs marketplace that will run with the support of Polygon.

MetaMask to Offer its Users NFT Price Tracking in Collaboration With NFTBank
MetaMask and NFTBank have collaborated to launch an NFT price-tracking product for the wallet's users

Open Metaverse Alliance Starts Operations, Challenges Meta On the Future of Internet
OMA3 has established working groups to start developing standards between metaverse platforms

FTX CEO Breaks Down Zuckerberg's Intent To Invest $10B/Year Into Meta
FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried on Saturday took to Twitter to break down the reason behind Zuckerberg rebranding his company Facebook to Meta and his intent to pump $10 billion every year into Meta.

Visa Files Trademark Applications for Crypto Products, Including NFTs
Payment giant Visa has filed two trademark applications to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) concerning cryptocurrency wallets, NFTs, and the Metaverse.

Global Automotive Metaverse Market to Have a CAGR of 31.4% by 2030 - Research
A new survey is projecting the market value of the global automotive market at $1.9B by 2030

Meta's Metaverse Division Reports 3rd Quarter Loss of Over $3.7B
Meta's Facebook Reality Labs division has reported a third-quarter loss of over $3.7 billion, making only $285 million, according to its earnings report released on Wednesday.

INTERPOL Creates a Global Police Force in the Metaverse to Combat Digital Crimes
Interpol to create a new metaverse unit as it looks to combat online crime in grand style

Flipkart Introduces Avenue for Indians to Shop in the Metaverse
Flipkart has launched the Flipverse campaign to enable to Indians shop in the metaverse

MLB is Looking to Hire an Expert to Expand its Metaverse Presence
The Major League Baseball is looking to fill a metaverse role to boost its engagement in the space

Metaverse Hits Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2023: Gartner
A study shows that the metaverse would remain one of the hot topics in the fintech industry. Metaverse also would be top ten strategic technology trends for 2023.

Ajman Police Breaks History as it Offers Services to Customers in the Metaverse
The Dubai Ajman Police has launched a capability to offer customer service through the metaverse. Interesting times are here

Japanese Entertainment Conglomerate Konami Enters Metaverse by Offering Web3 Jobs
Japanese entertainment firm Konami is hiring more talents on Web 3 to enable it to expand its footprint into the metaverse space.

MetaStreet Raises $10M in Seed Funds to Launch New Products
MetaStreet, a provider of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT) debt, has raised $10 million in a recent capital fund round

Metaverse Will Bring About the "Construction of New Economies" - Animoca CEO
Animoca Brands CEO, Yat Siu sees the GameFi ecosystem as a major avenue to welcome people into the new economy the metaverse is creating

PolyU 1st in Hong Kong to Offer Metaverse & Blockchain Post-grad Programmes
Hong Kong's Polytechnic University is offering a postgraduate course in the metaverse and blockchain-related technology from September 2023, costing around $40,000 for tuition fees.

Nasdaq-Listed Color Star to Unveil Metaverse Phone at GITEX Exhibition
Color Star, a digital entertainment company whose shares trade on the Nasdaq stock exchange has announced its plans to unveil its first metaverse smartphone, DONO Phone.

3 Good Reasons Why Investors Should be Optimistic About the Future of Crypto
Amidst the ups and downs the market has experienced in recent times, here are the top three reasons to stay positive as the market journeys onto more maturity.

Japan PM Says Govt’s Digital Transformation Investments Will Include Metaverse, NFTs
Japan embraces the use ofweb3 related services like metaverse, NFTs, blockchain, as solutions to challenges facing the society.

PwC Hong Kong and TerraZero Partner to Explore Metaverse Products
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Hong Kong and Metaverse Technology Company TerraZero Enter into Collaboration to Explore Metaverse Products and Services.

MetaMask's New Beta Portfolio dApp to Provide All-In-One Access to Cryptos, NFTs
MetaMask has launched a beta portfolio dApp that allows users to have an overview of their cryptos and NFT in one place.

Meta Introduces Digital Collectibles NFT Features on Instagram & Facebook
Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, announced that everyone on Facebook and Instagram in the US can now connect their wallets and share their digital collectables.

Dubai Seeks to Become Hub of Metaverse
Dubai has set the ball rolling to improve people’s lives and render creative solutions by positioning itself as the global capital of Web3 through its new blockchain and metaverse technology.

Metaverse-related Market Size in China Expected to Reach $4T: JPMorgan Chase
The market of the Metaverse could triple China's online gaming market from $44 billion to $131 billion, according to a recent research report by JPMorgan Chase (JPM).

Meta Platform's CEO Gets Probed by Senators on Crime Combating Measures on its Apps
A group of U.S Senators wrote a letter to Meta’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday to inquire about strategies he is putting in place to mitigate the rise in fraud as a result of cryptocurrency use through Meta’s platforms such as Whatsapp, Facebook, and Instagram as reported by other social media platform

Singapore's DBS Acquires Land in The Sandbox Metaverse
The Development Bank of Singapore Ltd, a multinational financial institution based in Marina Bay Singapore has proposed to secure land in the Sandbox metaverse

Metadee Launches 5 Volumes of the World's Oldest Quran Manuscript NFT
UK-based NFT marketplace Metadee has announced plans to sell all five volumes of the oldest currently handwritten Quran manuscript in NFT.

Puma Launches Metaverse Space Black Station for Displaying NFTs
Puma has entered the metaverse by launching an interactive space titled Black Station to showcase limited edition NFTs based on its sneakers.

The Metaverse Enjoys Potential to Revamp Existing Brand Marketing, HashCash CEO Says
Thanks to a 7,200% surge in internet search volumes last year, the metaverse will be a revolutionary innovation that will reshape brand marketing, according to HashCash Consultants CEO Raj Chowdhury.

Venture Capital Firm MetaWeb Ventures to Establish $30M Venture Fund
Venture capital firm MetaWeb Ventures has announced the launch of a $30 million venture fund to focus on decentralized social media, DeFi, gaming and decentralized autonomous organizations.

Ford Makes NFT Entry With Trademark Applications
American automobile giant Ford Motor Company is making a grand entry into the metaverse and Web3.0 ecosystem through its targeted trademark applications.

NFT, Metaverse Trademark Applications for 2022 Has Surpassed 2021
According to US Trademark lawyer Mike Kondoudis, the Web3.0 and Metaverse trademark-related applications for this year have already surpassed the total recorded in 2021.

Franklin Templeton Floats Metaverse ETF for EU Investors
American multinational holding company and global investment firm, Franklin Templeton has launched a metaverse-focused Exchange-Traded Product (ETP).

Crypto Talk with OliveX's CEO Rumjahn: Move-To-Earn Fitness App & DOSE Token
Exclusive: Blockchain.News spoke to Keith Rumjahn, CEO of OliveX and Founder of DOSE token, to explore the potential development of a move-to-earn app and how cryptocurrency shapes the virtual fitness industry.

Big Names Enter Metaverse
Why there are so many big names entering the Metaverse? It is probably because of fear of missing out.

Meta Users Can Now Post Digital Collectables on Instagram and Facebook
Meta Platforms Inc has announced that it has enabled the digital collectables features across its two major social media apps - Instagram and Facebook.

Metaverse Gaming Features Already Exist in Web2, Says Microsoft Gaming Boss
Phil Spencer, the CEO of Microsoft Gaming, highlighted that gamers nowadays do not really understand the thrill of the metaverse “because the technologies proponents claim as novel are ones they have experienced in games for years.”

Web3-MI Develops CryptoVillages for Enhanced Crypto Gaming Experience
Web3 Metaverse Innovations Pty Ltd, or Web3-MI, an Australian-based crypto consultancy group, is at the forefront of creating CryptoVillages, a play-to-earn game, to boost the gaming experience.

Alchemy Snaps Up ChainShot as its First Acquisition
Blockchain infrastructure service provider, Alchemy has announced the acquisition of ChainShot, a crypto education platform to help complement its plethora of crypto-focused offerings.

Neopets Announces Neopets Metaverse Version Release
Neopets Metaverse announced to launch of a Metaverse product to enhance generational memories and experiences for Neopians and its users.

Beijing Launches Two-Year Metaverse Development Plan
Beijing has announced plans to accelerate the development of metaverse within all its corresponding districts.

Invesco Unveils Metaverse Fund to Tap into £1.4 Trillion Opportunity
Invesco has launched the fund to invest in startups building the metaverse. The fund will invest in large, medium, and small-scale businesses worldwide.

NFT Transactions Projected to Hit $40m by 2027 amid Metaverse Trend
NFT transactions are expected to reach $40 million by 2027 as the metaverse trend continues gaining steam, according to a report by Juniper Research.

Digital Asset Venture Dragonfly Acquires Crypto Fund MetaStable Capital for Rebranding
Digital asset venture capital firm Dragonfly has acquired cryptocurrency investment fund MetaStable Capital, according to Bloomberg.

KuCoin Labs Rolls Out Incubation Program with Univers Network to Boost Web3 Exploration
KuCoin Labs, the incubation and investment arm of crypto exchange KuCoin, has launched an incubation program with Univers Network to aid the exploration of the Web3 space.

The Sandbox Expands Footprints in Hong Kong for Alpha Season 3
Decentralized virtual gaming developer The Sandbox, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, announced Thursday to roll out the first pop-up atelier in Hong Kong for the upcoming seasonal events.

NVIDIA Doubles Down Investing in Metaverse by Launching New Developer Tools
American technology giant NVIDIA is doubling down on its bet on the metaverse and is empowering creators with the launch of a new set of advanced tools.

Rising Use of Metaverse Could Pose Systemic Risk, Says Bank of England
Staffers at the Bank of England have announced that the rise of metaverse may cause a systemic risk to financial stability. The researchers said that would require strong consumer protection frameworks.

Buying Land in Metaverse is "Dumbest Sh*t Ever", Says Billionaire Mark Cuban
Mark Cuban may be a crypto fan and Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) owner, but he sure is a big critic of metaverse land sales that is making the rounds today.

Bybit-Backed Gaming Platform Enters the Web3 World for Enhanced Experience
Yeeha Games, a $50 million-funded GameFi platform backed by crypto exchange Bybit, has entered the Web3 world to act as the bridge between gaming and finance (GameFi) and traditional gaming.

Leading Sneaker MarketPlace Sets Foot in the Metaverse to Spur Innovations
The Edit LDN, a global sneaker marketplace based in London, has entered the metaverse by developing a premium store to drive its innovation a notch higher.

InfiniteWorld Attains Super Bit Machine for Best-In-Class Gaming, Web3 Experiences
Web3 and metaverse infrastructure firm InfiniteWorld has acquired Super Bit Machine to provide best-in-class experiences in the metaverse world by incorporating multiplayer and real-time game development abilities.

Meta Instagram Embraces NFT, Expanding Footprints to 100 Countries
Months after it integrated NFTs into Instagram for American users, Meta Platforms announced the allowance's expansion to as many as 100 other countries.

Facebook’s Metaverse “Will Misfire”, Says Vitalik Buterin
Vitalik Buterin disclosed that the Metaverse remains an undefined concept, and corporations such as Facebook will struggle to develop it.

HKUST Designs First Virtual Campus in the Metaverse
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) announced its intention to establish the world's first physical-digital twin campuses in the Metaverse.

Tron Filmmaker Donald Kushner Creates Cryptosaurs in Metaverse & NFT Collections
Filmmaker and creator of the classic American tech film Tron, Donald Kushner, and his Gumbotron production team teamed up with Forj, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, to create a new metaverse called Cryptosaurs and launch a related NFT collection.

Meta Hires Keke Palmer to Help Demystify Metaverse
American tech giant Meta Platforms Inc hired Hollywood actress Keke Palmer to help drive the metaverse concept to the general public.

Wharton Business School Launches Online Metaverse Course, Accepting Payment in Crypto
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has announced the launch of a six-week online course on "Business in the Metaverse Economy."

Metaverse Giants Collaborate to Form DAO Metaverse Alliance
Metaverse developers have collaborated to form the DAO Metaverse called "Open Metaverse Alliance for Web3" (OMA3), aiming to provide enterprises with new decentralized business models.

Usain Bolt Partners with Step App to Propel Healthier World
Usain Bolt, the 8-time Olympic gold medalist and 11-time world champion, has teamed up with Step App to take fitness and exercise a notch higher by incorporating Web3 and the metaverse.

FIFA Files Metaverse-Linked Trademark Applications for 2026 World Cup
Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the world’s giant football governing body, has reportedly filed for trademarks as it seeks to join the metaverse space in the 2026 World Cup.

Meta Partners with Digital Brand DressX for New Avatar Store
Meta said that it is partnering with digital fashion startup DressX for Meta's new Avatar Store to introduce new avatar fashion, expanding its business in Metaverse.

French Giant Bank BNP Paribas to Launch Crypto Custody Business
BNP Paribas has partnered with Metaco to enter the cryptocurrency custody business. The bank will focus on providing institutional-grade custody for digital assets.

Dubai Lays Out Metaverse Strategy Plan for 2027
The Emirati City of Dubai has launched its Metaverse Strategy plan for the next five years. It hopes to increase the contributions from the digital currency ecosystem to $4 billion from its current $500 million.

Yahoo Hong Kong to Launch NFTs Products for Pet Lovers
City Frenchie is already being built in Metaverse. Yahoo will launch the first NFT project at a prime location on the virtual island of Hong Kong.

Coinbase Puts Gnosis, Metal & Raydium on its Roadmap
U.S. Nasdaq-listed cryptocurrency trading platform Coinbase has updated its roadmap, adding two Ethereum-based altcoins, Gnosis (GNO) and Metal (MTL), and a project built on the Solana blockchain Raydium (RAY).

Bitpanda Launches New Crypto Indices for Long-Term Diversified Portfolios
Bitpanda, a digital investment platform, rolled out at least four crypto indices for investors, providing more options by helping them to diversify their portfolios.

Animoca Brands Lands $75m in New Funding
In its latest funding round, digital entertainment, blockchain, and gamification outfit, Animoca Brands announced it has raised the sum of $75 million.

Web3 Startup Mysten Labs Seeks $200m in Series B Financing, Closing Valuation at $2B
Mysten Labs, a crypto startup founded by former Meta executives, is closing a Series B round that could value the company at $2 billion. Reportedly, the company is seeking at least $200 million in funding.

Neopin Works with Cube Entertainment to Jointly Develop Metaverse Ecosystem
The blockchain platform Neopin has established a partnership with Cube Entertainment, the largest entertainment company in South Korea, to jointly develop the DeFi ecosystem of the Metaverse blockchain.

Former TikTok Gaming Head Launches Blockchain Gaming Startup Meta0
Jason Fung, the former head of short video giant TikTok’s gaming division, launched a blockchain gaming startup called Meta0 as CEO and has completed its first round of financing.

Meta to Shut Down Novi Crypto Wallet in September
Although Meta Inc said it will end the Novi digital Wallet, the firm plans to continue executing its existing fintech goals to boost greater financial inclusion as it looks ahead to the metaverse.

Facebook Commences Trials for Digital Collectible Integration
Social media giant, Facebook has reportedly commenced trials for the integration of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) on its platform.

Samsung Asset Management to Launch 1st APAC Metaverse Theme Active ETF on HKEX
Samsung Asset Management (Hong Kong) Limited to launch the first APAC metaverse theme active ETF in Hong Kong with Samsung Asia Pacific ex NZ Metaverse Theme ETF (Stock code: 3172.HK), which is expected to list on HKEX by July 7.

Consulting Giant KPMG Gets into Metaverse Business
KPMG has become the latest major corporation looking into the niche world of the metaverse, with the firm reporting a surge in interest. The move is an attempt by the firm to offer a more immersive experience to its millions of users across the globe.

HK's PANGU Constructs Virtual Space in Metaverse, Expanding P2E Model for Business Growth
Speaking to Blockchain.News in an exclusive interview, Hong Kong-based graphic design and production start-up PANGU, a metaverse agency appointed by the Sandbox, provides one-stop-solution services for clients to establish and develop their own virtual land in the Metaverse.

Following Meta, Yahoo Announces Metaverse Activities in Hong Kong
Yahoo plans to launch a series of metaverse activities in Hong Kong to explore the use of immersive advertising technologies.

Exploitation in the NFT World is Real But Are They Preventable?
Blockchain.News recently spoke to three industry leaders to explore NFT-linked security weaknesses and solutions. Experts suggest investors should always do their own due diligence before injecting funds into any project, no matter the hype.

Atmos Labs Pulls $11m in Seed Round to Bolster Metaverse Development
Atmos Labs Inc, a metaverse gaming protocol, has raised the sum of $11 million in seed funding, as it looks to double down on its metaverse development push.

Meta Apes Explores The BNB Application Sidechain To Merge Web2 and Web3 Gaming Functionality
Blockchain scalability remains a hot topic among developers and enthusiasts. The BNB Chain team recently introduced its application-specific sidechain to resolve some of these concerns. Meta Apes, the play-to-earn MMO, is expanding to the BNB Application Sidechain to enhance its Web3 potential

Hong Kong to Host One of Asia's Largest NFT Exhibitions in June
One of the largest non-fungible tokens (NFTs) exhibitions in Asia titled "ARTAVERSE" will be hosted in Hong Kong starting on June 3.

Blockchain Foundry Pairs with Palmer Group to Launch Web3 Education Platform Metacademy
Canadian blockchain software development company Blockchain Foundry has partnered with Palmer Group to launch Metacademy, a Web3 education platform focusing on blockchain, cryptocurrencies, NFTs, and more.

PCCW, HKT Becomes 1st Hong Kong-based CMT to Join the Metaverse
PCCW and HKT have become the first Hong Kong-based communications, media and technology (CMT) organisations to join the metaverse following a partnership with The Sandbox.

Aventis to Become Asia's 1st Graduate School to Enter Metaverse
Aventis Graduate School unveiled its metaverse roadmap and become Asia's first graduate school to enter the metaverse.

Emirates Airline to Roll Out Bitcoin Payment and Enter the Metaverse
To optimize customer satisfaction rates, Emirates Airline has revealed plans to adopt advanced digital solutions, such as cryptocurrency, metaverse, and blockchain.

World's 1st Fine-Dining NFT Concept Auction to Conduct in May
Gourmeta, the world’s first fine-dining non-fungible token (NFT) concept, announced its NFT dining auction schedules.

Animoca Brands Partners with Untamed Planet to Develop Untamed Metaverse
Animoca Brands has announced a partnership with Untamed Planet to develop and publish Untamed Metaverse, a game to help nature conservation efforts.

Dubai Regulator Establishes Virtual HQ in the Sandbox Metaverse
Dubai is committed to growing the domestic digital asset sector, a local crypto regulator announced on Tuesday that it has created a virtual headquarters in The Sandbox metaverse platform.

ByteDance Taking a Deep Dive into the Metaverse
TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance is making moves to escalate its influence on this nascent ecosystem - metaverse - in the East.

Standard Chartered Enters The Sandbox Metaverse
Banking giant Standard Chartered has entered the metaverse with The Sandbox to build a virtual space for its clients and supporters.

Nissan and Toyota Enter the Metaverse in Grand Style
Japanese auto giants Nissan and Toyota have entered the metaverse, aiming at occupying a bigger proportion of the vehicles market.

Hong Kong's Regal Hotels Announces Entry into Metaverse with Project MetaGreen
Hong Kong's Regal Hotels Group has announced its entrance into the metaverse with project MetaGreen, scheduled for completion by October 2022.

XVI Citizens to Introduce 16 Personalities as NFTs
The 16 Personalities idea is turning into non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and entering the metaverse for the first time through the XVI Citizens project.

MetaHollywood Aims to Become Largest Hollywood-Themed Metaverse
MetaHollywood is building the largest online community within a Hollywood-themed metaverse following a joint venture between Animoca Brands and the Planet Hollywood Group.

Jewellery Provider SFLMaven Rolls Out Bitcoin Payments, Eyeing for Metaverse
SFLMaven, a luxury jewellery and goods provider, has started accepting Bitcoin payments in the real world and the metaverse for high-end vintage jewellery items.

Hong Kong's MTR Becomes World's 1st Transport Operator to Enter The Sandbox Metaverse
Hong Kong's MTR Corporation has become the first global transport operator to join The Sandbox metaverse to create new and immersive experiences in the virtual world.

U.S. Air Force Files Trademark Application for Digital Metaverse 'SpaceVerse'
The U.S. Air Force (USAF) files a trademark application for "SpaceVerse" with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to expand military training into the metaverse.

Metaverse Unicorn The Sandbox Targets to Raise $400m Funding at $4b Valuation
The Sandbox metaverse is in negotiations with investors as it looks to raise $400 million in the latest funding round.

Tsinghua University Opens First Metaverse Lab in China
Tsinghua University has launched China's first metaverse laboratory, dedicated to studying the growth and expansion of the new digital industry in the country.

The Sandbox, FlickPlay Collaborate to Accelerate Interoperability in Metaverse
With the metaverse expected to be worth between $8 trillion and $13 trillion by 2030, virtual world gaming platforms The Sandbox and FlickPlay have joined hands to enhance its adoption by offering players a blockchain asset.

Fidelity Launches Two ETFs Tracking Metaverse and Crypto Sectors
The new ETF offerings enable Fidelity investors to participate in the emerging digital assets ecosystem through exposure to related equity securities.

Mastercard Files for 15 Crypto & Metaverse Related Trademarks
Mastercard has filed for 15 trademarks related to NFTs, crypto and metaverse.

Hong Kong-Based LOST Launches World's 1st Escape Room in Metaverse
Hong Kong-based LOST has launched the world's first escape room in the metaverse.\

DBS Eyeing for the Metaverse
Southeast Asia’s largest financial institution, DBS, is reportedly eyeing a move into the metaverse, a trend that many banking giants are looking to become pioneers in.

HBAR Foundation Launches $250m Metaverse Fund
The HBAR Foundation launched a $250 million Metaverse Fund, which aims to integrate Hedera Hashgraph's Web3 metaverse world for consumer brands.

Metaverse Gaming Firm MetaBlaze to Conduct Second Round of ICO on April 20
MetaBlaze, a metaverse and blockchain-driven gaming company, will conduct its second ICO round on April 20 at 9 AM EST.

Meta Plans to Introduce Virtual Tokens: FT
Meta is planning to introduce virtual tokens and cryptocurrencies, aiming to use these digital assets for rewarding creators and other financial services, the Financial Times reported.

HSBC Rolls Out Metaverse Fund for Premium Clients in Singapore and Hong Kong
As the metaverse continues to gain momentum, HSBC Holdings has established a fund to render investment opportunities to its high and ultra-high net worth investors in Singapore and Hong Kong.

Citi Sees the Metaverse to Reach $8 Trillion to $13 Trillion by 2030
Citi expects the metaverse to be worth between $8 trillion and $13 trillion by 2030, given that the exponential growth of NFTs has brought it to the limelight.

MetaMask Adds Apple Pay Integration, Expands Options for Buying Cryptos
ConsenSys-owned crypto wallet MetaMask announced Tuesday the addition of Apple Pay integration, increasing options for buying cryptocurrencies.

Krafton Partners with Solana Labs to Develop blockchain-based Games
Game developer for PC and mobile devices Krafton partners with Solana Labs to develop blockchain-based games and services in the Metaverse world.

Binance Invests another $5m in Metaverse Startup Ultiverse
Binance is putting in a fresh $5 million investment in metaverse gaming startup Ultiverse, after leading a $4.5 million seed investment a week earlier for the firm.

Cypher Capital Rolls Out Worth $100m Blockchain and Digital Assets Fund
To expand the blockchain ecosystem, UAE-based venture capital firm Cypher Capital has launched a $100 million seed fund with a special interest in digital asset investments.

Qualcomm Announces $100m Metaverse Investment Fund
Qualcomm's fund will go to companies building the metaverse using augmented reality, mixed reality or virtual reality.

MetaBunny NFT gaining traction in Thailand
Capturing all the hype from Thailand, a number of popular Thai influencers have shared their keen interests in the MetaBunny NFT project.

ACC Sues Meta Alleging Scam Crypto Ads
Australia’s competition watchdog sued Meta Friday, alleging scam advertisement of cryptocurrency investments by asking local celebrities to promote them on its social media platform.

Samsung Plans to Develop Top-Notch Metaverse Devices to Foster Accessibility
Samsung Electronics has revealed plans to make the metaverse more accessible by developing innovative devices as it sees it as a new business model.

MetaBunny - An NFT Collection you don’t want to miss! Coming to you on 23rd MARCH 2022
Since 2021, NFT has been one of the hottest topics, it is said that the year 2021 is the Birth Year of NFT. According to “The Collins Word of the Year 2021”, the use of the word “NFT” has seen a 1,100,00% increase. In the birth year of NFT, its estimated sales also increased over 2,000% between Q4 2020 to Q1 2021, from 93 Million USD to an astounding 2 Billion USD.

HSBC Enters Metaverse Space through Collaboration with the Sandbox
HSBC is leaping into the metaverse to engage with customers, increase sales, widen its social media reach, and demonstrate its relevance.

McLaren Enters the Metaverse through InfiniteWorld
McLaren Automotive, a British automotive manufacturer, has entered the metaverse by giving customers a new level of experience where they can mint and sell NFTs.

ConsenSys Hits $7 Billion Valuation in New Funding Round
ConsenSys has raised $450 million in a Series D funding round, giving the blockchain company a valuation of $7 billion.

Instagram to Welcome NFTs Feature, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg Confirms
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Meta will add NFTs to its video and photo social app Instagram in the coming months.

American Express Weighs Entry into Metaverse and NFTs Business, Trade Filing Shows
American Express could get into the field of metaverse and NFTs, which have become a key value driver within the financial industry.

Meta Alumni Owned Layer-1 Protocol Aptos Raises $200m from a16z
Former Meta Platforms Inc staff, led by Mo Shaikh, have raised $200 million in a strategic funding round for its new startup Aptos.

Former Disney CEO Bob Iger Enters into Metaverse, Investing in Meta Company Genies
Bob Iger has become a new co-owner of Genies, as the metaverse firm raised fresh capital to accelerate its growth. Iger has made his first investment in the metaverse area.

Space Runners Raises $10M Funding to Democratize Blockchain-Backed Fashion Metaverse
Space Runners announced that it raises $10 million in a funding round co-led by Polychain and Pantera Capital. The company wants to use the funding to expand its NFT product lines.

CVS Pharmacy Files for NFT and Metaverse Trademarks Registration
Healthcare giant CVS Pharmacy has filed for a new trademark with the intention of offering Non-Fungible Token (NFT) related products.

FC Barcelona Preparing to Launch its Own Cryptocurrency & NFTs
Barcelona plans to enter into the metaverse landscape. The football club sees emerging technologies as a potential area that could enable it to shape its future shopping experiences and generate revenues.

Metaverse will change the world in 2022
After Facebook has announced to change its name to "Meta" last summer, the whole world has focused on a term called "Metaverse". The word "Metaverse" has been searched in Google and Youtube every day. However, Meta is not a decentralized organization that is not a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO), a Web.30 concept, and GameFi players may not like it.

Manchester City to Build Etihad Stadium Replica in the Metaverse
Premier League Champions, Manchester City, is making plans to build a replica of the Etihad Stadium in the metaverse.

NFTs to be Instrumental for Fashion Industry in the Metaverse, GlobalData Analyst Says
With NFTs continuously taking the world by storm, these digital assets are perfect for fashion in the metaverse, according to Amrit Dhami, a thematic analyst at GlobalData.

Top Indonesian Football Club Enters the Blockchain Gaming Arena, Partnering with LGG
To offer its fans new experiences in the blockchain gaming sphere, two-time Indonesian football league champion Persib Bandung has partnered with Liberty Gaming Guild (LGG).

MetaWeek in Dubai to bring together artists, NFT creators, investors, and blockchain Masterminds
A week-long event, set for March 7-10, 2022, will cover how paradigm-shifting technologies revolutionize and scale in industries like finance, art, cybersecurity, media and investment.

CSOP to List First Metaverse Concept ETF on HKEX
CSOP Asset Management Limited is set to launch Hong Kong's first Metaverse exchange-traded fund on February 21, 2022, according to the company's disclosure document.

Chinese Tech Giants Cautiously Invest in the Metaverse
Chinese mega unicorns are certainly investing in the metaverse, despite many firms are taking a cautious approach, given Beijing’s current crackdown on tech companies.

Shiba Inu Announces Metaverse Initiative Codenamed "Shiberse"
Shiba Inu announced the launch of the Shiberse, a metaverse world that will be focused on redefining the incentivization model for its growing community.

Indian Couple Tie their Knot in the Metaverse, Offering 3D Experience for 500 Guests
Have you ever thought about getting married virtually? An Indian couple decided to arrange their first wedding of its kind in the metaverse.

ConsenSys Acquires MyCrypto to Strengthen MetaMask and Enhance Product Security
The Ethereum software company ConsenSys has acquired the Ethereum interface MyCrypto, aiming to integrate MyCrypto with the MetaMask wallet owned by ConsenSys and improve the security of all products.

MetaWeek to Take Place in Dubai on March 7-10, 2022, Shaping the Future Trends for Metaverses and Blockchain
Investors, NFT artists, blockchain brightest minds, DeFi experts and DAO representatives will converge to UAE for a week-long event with a full-scale trailblazing digital and physical networking experience. Community leaders will discuss what will define development of blockchain space and the upcoming realm of Metaverses.

Sandbox Launches Metaverse Accelerator Program, Offering $50M for 100 Startups
Virtual Metaverse gaming platform Sandbox has launched the Metaverse accelerator program, which will provide 100 startups with $50 million in start-up capital to promote the development of the Metaverse.

President Erdoğan of Turkey Intends to Host Virtual Forum in the Metaverse
Turkey's President has instructed officials of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) to conduct work on new developments, including metaverse.

Tencent to Offer Metaverse Business Support in Japan before Feb
Tencent reportedly will launch services for supporting the virtual space "Metaverse" business to Japanese companies before February.

Meta to Build World's Fastest Supercomputer for Metaverse, Mark Zuckerberg Confirms
Meta is reported to be building the world's fastest artificial intelligence supercomputer as part of the plans to build a virtual metaverse.

$75M Capital Raised by Blockchain Founders Fund for Metaverse and Web3
Singapore-based venture capital Blockchain Founders Fund (BFF) has announced the launch of a new Venture Capital Fund II to support emerging projects in the cryptocurrency, Metaverse and Web3 space.

Union Bank of the Philippines to Enhance Crypto Trading & Custody Services
Union Bank of the Philippines plans to choose Metaco and IBM to enhance cryptocurrency trading and custody services, taking advantage of the Asian country's rapid adoption of digital tokens.

Lamborghini Ventures into NFTs with New Collection
Italian luxury car manufacturer Lamborghini is launching its own Non-Fungible Token (NFT) collection to cement its foothold in the emerging digital art world.

Microsoft Acquires Activision Blizzard for $68.7B, Enters Metaverse
Microsoft announced that it has acquired Activision Blizzard for $68.7b, laying the foundation for Microsoft's entry into the Metaverse and accelerating its gaming business.

Walmart to Launch its own Crypto and Collection of NFT
US retailer Walmart is actively engaging in Metaverse, with documents filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office late last month, showing that the company is preparing to create its own collection of crypto and NFTs.

Tech Stocks to Grow this Year thanks to Crypto & Metaverse, Wall Street Analyst Says
Cyrus Mewawalla believes that tech companies whose operations extend into the metaverse and crypto will end up in gains at the end of the year, despite the massive uncertainties that might be experienced in the stock market this year.

Binance.US to Establish Office in Portals, the Metaverse Platform on the Solana Blockchain
The US branch of the world-leading Binance exchange, Binance.US, is opening an office in Portals, the Metaverse platform on the Solana blockchain.

Samsung Debuts New Fan Experience on Decentraland
Samsung Electronics America is defining the scope of its metaverse ambitions as it has launched a new store dubbed the Samsung 837x on Decentraland.

Drone Racing League Partners with Hivemind's Playground Labs, Launch First P2E Game on Algorand Blockchain
Professional drone racing League joins the Metaverse world by launching its first game on the Algorand blockchain in partnership with Playground Labs.

Nvidia Plans to add Innovation in the Metaverse with Software, Marketplace Deals
Nvidia Corporation has set its eyes on adding more creativity in the metaverse based on various marketplace and software deals.

Taiwan Musician Jay Chou Enters the Metaverse NFT Market, Earning Nearly $10M
Taiwanese pop singer and musician Jay Chou has ventured into the meta-universe, earning nearly $10 million.

Sportium Announces Strategic Partnership with Dapper Labs
Sportium has announced the successful close of investment from Dapper Labs with both signing an MOU as they both pursue a strategic partnership in helping Sportium fulfil its potential.

ProShares Files for New Metaverse ETF With U.S. SEC
The metaverse is likely going to see an exchange-traded fund from ProShares, according to a Tuesday filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Bloomberg reported.