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A special type of cryptographic token that is a representation of a unique digital asset that is not interchangeable. This is in contrast to cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, and many networks or utility tokens that are fungible in nature.

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LimeWire to Debut Music NFTs in Partnership With UMG
LimeWire has tapped Universal Music Group to roll out exclusive music-based non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

Getty Images to Start NFT Marketplace with Candy Digital
Stock photo issuer Getty Images is entering the NFT sector through a marketplace-like platform that will float in partnership with digital collectable firm Candy Digital.

Digital Payment Platform Wirex Expands Wallet Offerings with NFT Functionality
The new feature is set to enable Wirex users globally to track NFT collections while accessing their digital asset holdings.

"Web3.0 is Much, Much Better for Creators Than Web2", a16z Suggests
Renowned Venture Capital (VC) firm, Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) has shared data that shows creators have a lot of benefits when they pitch their tents with Web3.0 rather than Web2.0.

Animoca Brands, Blowfish Studios Announces Closure of Planet Private Sale for Phantom Galaxies
Animoca Brands and Blowfish Studios announced the closure of Planet Private Sale. The Planet Private Sale for Phantom Galaxies sold 7,734 Planets and Asteroids (“Planets”), a kind of NFTs, for a total of US$19.3 million.

Spotify Says Testing New Feature to Allow Artists Promote NFTs
Music streaming platform Spotify is planning to add support for NFTs in the future.

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.

Sorare Inks Partnership With MLB to Float Fantasy Baseball Game with NFT
Sorare has partnered with Major League Baseball to create a fantasy baseball game featuring Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT).

Instagram to Support NFT Integration Across 4 Popular Exchange Platforms
Meta Platform Inc’s social media offshoot, Instagram is reportedly on track to support Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) from 4 prominent blockchain protocols including Ethereum (ETH), Solana (SOL), Polygon (MATIC), and Flow (FLOW)

Web3 Gaming Platform LootRush Raises $12m in Seed Round
Web3 gaming platform LootRush has raised $12 million in seed funding led by crypto company Paradigm, aiming to make playing Web3 video games easier and more convenient for users.

Over $37Bn worth of Crypto Sent to NFT-related Smart Contracts in First 4 Months: Chainalysis
The volume of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) transactions turned to stabilise in 2022 after explosive growth in 2021, according to the latest report from Chainalysis.

Cometh Gaming Studio Announces $10m Funding in Seed Round
Cometh gaming studio has announced a $10 million seed round as it launched a second blockchain-based video game.

Australia Zoo Rolls Out NFT Project to Pay Tribute to Wildlife Warriors’ Conservation Efforts
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Wildlife Warriors’ role in protecting injured, threatened, or endangered wildlife, Australia Zoo has launched an NFT project to raise funds and awareness to protect Australia’s wild places and wildlife.

Blur Releases Blur Beta, Real-time Trading Platform for NFTs
Blur announced that it is releasing Blur Beta, a real-time trading platform for NFTs.

Coinbase NFT Marketplace is Open to All
Coinbase NFT marketplace is still in beta version and its focus is on creating a social platform for community members of buyers and sellers who can test it and build a larger community.

Bentley University Rolls Out Crypto Payment Option for Tuition Fees
To offer students and their families new methods to pay tuition, US-based Bentley University has started accepting crypto payments.

Crypto Media Decrypt Secures $10m for Further Editorial Growth
Crypto news company Decrypt announced that it has raised $10 million after departing from its parent company ConsenSys Mesh at a post-money valuation of $50 million.

Kraken Exchange Opens Waiting List for its NFT Platform
American digital currency trading platform Kraken has announced the waitlist for its NFT marketplace or platform.

South Korean Companies Adopt NFT Strategy to Attract the Younger Generation
Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have been endeared in the South Korean market as companies treat NFTs as one of the favourable marketing tools.

VanEck to Launch Community NFT Collection
VanEck, one of the few American asset managers that have a Bitcoin futures Exchange-Traded-Fund (ETF) product, has announced the launch of its Community NFT Collection.

AI-Generated NFT Collection to Preserve Ukrainian Art and Offer Humanitarian Support
Through a global coalition of advocates, digital innovators, artists, and educators, an AI-generated NFT collection has been established to conserve Ukrainian art and raise funds for humanitarian aid.

Web3 Running App STEPN Launches NFT Sneakers with STEPN
Move-to-earn Web3 running app STEPN has partnered with ASICS to release a limited edition of "STEPN x ASICS NFT Sneaker" Mystery Box Collection.

Hong Kong's K11 MUSEA Launches Large-scale Showcase of NFTs
Hong Kong's K11 MUSEA is launching a large-scale showcase of non-fungible token (NFT) art from April 29 to June 19, 2022, along with educational workshops and talks for all ages.

Zetrix-based NFTs Minting Launches on the NFT Pangolin
Zetrix-based NFT Minting joins the global marketplace NFT Pangolin recently.

Video Game Company BoomBit Launches Blockchain Gaming Platform BoomLand
Video blockchain gaming company BoomBit has launched BoomLand. Players and game developers can earn NFTs and cryptocurrencies in the form of $BOOM and $BGEM tokens.

Is Moonbirds NFT Collection the New Bored Ape Yacht Club?
In a recent move, The Sandbox, another prominent NFT and metaverse development startup purchased Moonbirds NFT #2642, one of the rarest in the collection for the sum of 350 ETH, approximately $1 million over the weekend.

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.

NFT On-Chain Volume on Ethereum Hit $10bn Per Month
NFTs have been making headlines based on the notable growth witnessed in this sector despite being the new kid on the crypto block.

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.

What Really Is the Metaverse? Review of the Most Popular Virtual Worlds
Even though everybody is talking about it now, it is difficult to answer what the Metaverse is exactly. In this article, I’ll break down the history of the term and review some of the most important use cases.

Coinbase Exchange's NFT Marketplace Goes Live in Beta
Nasdaq-listed cryptocurrency trading platform, Coinbase Global Inc, has announced the launch of the Beta version of its NFT marketplace, months after it unveiled plans to launch the service.

Top 4 crypto events to watch in 2022 besides The Merge
Following up on the rapidly developing blockchain technology, let's take a look at what the crypto community is looking forward to in 2022 – the biggest milestones for some of the most popular blockchain systems besides Bitcoin and Ethereum.

NBA to Release 18,000 NFTs in the 2022 Playoffs
The National Basketball Association (NBA), a professional basketball league in the United States, will mint 18,000 dynamic NFT on the Ethereum network for each player taking part in this year’s playoffs.

Crypto Exchange Okcoin Launches a Free Trading NFT Marketplace
To tap into the NFT craze, crypto exchange Okcoin has established a marketplace featuring no transaction fees.

KuCoin Rolls Out $100m Creators Fund to Accelerate Web3 Growth, Empowering Early-Stage NFT Projects
Crypto exchange KuCoin has announced a $100 million “Creators Fund” to enhance the Web3 ecosystem and support early-stage NFT projects in sports, arts, GameFi, and celebrities.

Chicago Board Options Exchange Files Trademark for NFT & Crypto Services
The Chicago Board Options Exchange has filed for a trademark application for CBOE DIGITAL, NFT trademark, according to its attorney Michael Kondoudis's announcement through a tweet.

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.

Talk to Earn, TAGO to Introduce Blockchain Technology in Mental Health Sector
TAGO, a UK-registered tech startup, aims to connect people in need of support for mental health through blockchain technology.

Nestle Rolls Out First NFTs in the Middle East & North Africa for a Humanitarian Cause
Nestle, a Swiss multinational food and drink processing conglomerate, has launched an exclusive limited series of two non-fungible tokens (NFTs) called TRIX Globe for a charitable cause in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA).

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.

Hyundai Emerges as First Automaker to Roll Out Community-Based NFTs
South Korean auto giant Hyundai Motor has entered the non-fungible token (NFT) market after partnering with the ‘Meta Kongz’ NFT brand to enhance its customer community and brand awareness.

NFT Trading Volume Surpasses $54B, Exceeds 200% in 2022
The NFT market continues to take the world by storm based on the notable adoption and trading volume witnessed.

Radio Caca's Vitaliy Tyan on the "truest" DAOs, NFTs, Metaverse, and Web 3.0 Reshaping Reality
Mike Ermolaev, ChangeNOW's Head of PR, conducted an exclusive interview with Vitaliy Tyan, the Head of Marketing at Radio Caca (RACA), a pioneer in the metaverse arena. He learned what drives giant DAOs like RACA to succeed, what the future of education will look like in the Metaverse, and how the organization plans to expand. They also discussed NFT interoperability and escapism in the Metaverse.

DEVITA Goes Live on Polygon for Equitable Healthcare and Speedy Data Transmission
To maximize healthcare operations and processes through the latest innovations in NFT and decentralized identification (DID) technologies, DEVITA has joined the Polygon network.

Sotheby's to Auction for Generative NFT Arts
Legacy auction house Sotheby’s is set to auction only generative works of art spanning both old and contemporary pieces.

Web3.0 Wallet Tracking App Context Raises $19.5m in Seed Funding
Web 3.0 application Context has secured a $19.5 million seed round led by Variant Fund and OpenAI CEO Sam Altman.

Three Bored Ape Owners Sue OpenSea over Security Loophole of Stolen NFTs
Three Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) Non-Fungible Token owners are suing leading NFT trading platform OpenSea for the loss of their NFTs on the exchange.

Bored Ape Yacht Club Enters the Movie Scene, Pairing with Coinbase
Seen as the face of the non-fungible token (NFT) market, the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) has entered the silver screen based on a series of animated short films called “The Degen Trilogy.”

TravelX, Air Europa Launch World's 1st Flight Ticket NFTs
TravelX announced that it has partnered with Air Europa to release the world's first NFT flight ticket collections or "NFTickets." Owners can issue their own flight tickets by presenting their NFT.

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.

Social Trading Company eToro Establishes $20m NFT fund
Cryptocurrency trading platform eToro has established a $20 million NFT fund to buy NFTs and support NFT creators and brands, according to CNBC.

ESPN and Autograph Sign First Multi-year NFT Deal
Multinational multimedia sports entertainment brand ESPN Inc. and Tom Brady-founded Web3 brand Autograph signed their first multi-year NFT agreement on Wednesday.

Solana NFTs Go Live on OpenSea
Top non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace OpenSea's long-anticipated integration with Solana has finally gone live.

Bitcoin Is About to Break Out and Rally & Top Monthly Gainers
With lackluster trading, Bitcoin is struggling to hold above the $47K resistance level. Speculation regarding a recession has brought down BTC 1% over the past week, as the yield curves of the 30-year and five-year Treasury yield curves inverted for the first time since 2006. Inversions have historically preceded recessions.

Blockchain Holds the Future of Hollywood, Outgoing WarnerMedia CEO Says
Jason Kilar, the CEO of Warner Media, believes that the future of Hollywood lies in the hands of blockchain technology.

Blockchain Soccer Startup GOAL Pulls $15m in Seed Funding
Stockholm and NFT-based soccer startup, GOALS, has raised $15 million as seed funds from venture capital firms and angel investors.

Starbucks to Introduce NFTs This Year
Starbucks interim CEO Howard Schultz announced that the company is entering the NFT market this year.

UK to Accept Stablecoins as Form of Payment, Plans to Mint NFT by this Summer
The UK announced to accept stablecoins as a valid form of payment and has set plans to make Britain a global hub for cryptoasset technology and investment.

BAYC Owner Scammed for NFTs Worth $567K with Fake PNGs
A Bored Yacht Club (BAYC) NFT owner was scammed for at least $570,000 after the victim was tricked into exchanging their NFTs for worthless PNGs.

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.

BAYC says Discord Server was "Compromised"
Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) announced through Twitter that its Discord server was hacked.

CHILIZ Launches Layer 1 Blockchain for Sports and Entertainment Industry
Chiliz has announced the launch of the Scoville testnet for the newly established Layer 1 blockchain network Chiliz Chain 2.0 (also known as CC2).

Dubai Police Releases Free NFTs to Enhance Authority
As part of a campaign to showcase security, innovation, and communication values, the Dubai Police has rolled out a set of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) comprising 150 free digital assets.

Samsung Inks Deal with Nifty Gateway, Allowing Trading NFTs with Smart TVs
South Korean electronics giant Samsung has teamed up with Nifty Gateway to develop a new line of smart TVs that will enable trading NFTs.

10,000 Ukrainian Flags Minted as NFTs to be Sold on The Sandbox
In a recent move, up to 10,000 Ukrainian flags, modelled as Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), are up for sale on the Mauer website.

OpenSea Signals Integration of Solana NFTs by April
Solana NFTs will be available for buying and selling on OpenSea's website by April, the company signalled via a video on Twitter.

Visa Rolls Out Creator Program to Empower Artists with NFTs
Payment giant Visa has launched an initiative dubbed Visa Creator Program intended to help filmmakers, artists, fashion designers, and musicians revamp their businesses through non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

A Q&A with ChangeNOW's Mike Ermolaev about NFTs and DeFi
We had a chance to speak with Mike Ermolaev, Head of PR at ChangeNOW, about the NFT sphere that is sweeping the crypto world, its nuances, and another popular segment of DeFi.

WWE Inks Deal with Fanatics to Offer Fans an Enhanced NFT Experience
To render its fans a new experience through non-fungible token (NFT) trading cards, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has signed a deal with digital sports platform Fanatics.

NFT Marketplace Blur Raises $11m in Seed Fund
NFT marketplace Blur stated that it has raised $11 million in new seed funding led by venture capital firm Paradigm.

NFL Announces to Host 2024 Draft in Detroit, Seeking Blockchain Sponsorship Deals
National Football League (NFL) announced Monday that the NFL 2024 draft will be held on April 24 at Matthews Campus Park in downtown Detroit. NFL is seeking blockchain sponsorship deals.

Now-Defunct Crypto Exchange Mt. Gox Issues Commemorative NFT
Mark Karpeles, the former CEO of suspended Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Mt. Gox, announced the launch of a non-fungible commemorative token for certain eligible users.

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.

Ukraine Launches ‘NFT Museum’ to Remember the War and Raise Funds
Ukraine is leveraging blockchain technology to keep the memory of war and celebrate Ukrainian freedom and identity.

Liverpool FC to Launch NFT Collection in Partnership with Sotheby’s
English Premier League team, Liverpool FC, has announced the launch of its NFT collection which will feature the heroic side of its men’s team.

LG Electronics Expands Business in terms of Blockchain Technology & Crypto
As part of its expansion plan beyond home appliances, South Korean tech giant LG Electronics intends to add blockchain, cryptocurrency, and medical devices as new sectors in its corporate charter.

GameStop's NFT Marketplace is Out in Beta
GameStop's NFT marketplace is out in beta and integrated with the Ethereum Layer 2 zkRollup protocol, Loopring (LRC).

Japan's Messaging Platform LINE to Launch NFT Marketplace
Japanese social media and messaging platform LINE has launched its Non-Fungible Token (NFT) marketplace dubbed LINE NFT which is set to officially go live on April 13.

Abu Dhabi Global Market to Permit Licensed Exchanges Trade NFTs
The Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) is building out a regulatory framework that may make trading platforms or exchanges that have licenses to operate within the free trade zone to trade NFTs.

Chinese Tech Giants Pull the Plug on NFTs to Wade Off Regulatory Crackdown
WeChat has started suspending the accounts of NFT outfits on grounds that they violated its policies on illegal trading, local media reported.

Malaysian Communications Minister to Propose Crypto Legalization
Datuk Zahidi Zainul Abidin, the deputy minister of the Malaysian Ministry of Communications and Multimedia, is rallying the government to legalize cryptocurrencies to benefit the tech and crypto-savvy population.

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.

Universal Music Label Acquires Ape NFT to Build Virtual Music Group
Universal Music Group has bought one of the popular NFT to build a virtual music group, according to Reuters.

Will Ethereum's Records Biggest Crypto Exchange Outflow in 2022 Propel More Upward Momentum?
Ethereum witnessed the largest crypto exchange outflow this year, given that coins exited in droves to the tune of more than 180,000 ETH.

Ronaldo Among Participants in Cricket NFT FanCraze's Fundraise
FanCraze is raising around $100 million in new funding rounds from backers, including Cristiano Ronaldo.

GameStop to Launch NFTs Marketplace by the End of Q2
GameStop has joined other game firms like Square Enix and Ubisoft who are getting into NFTs.

Spotify Intends to Add NFTs to Streaming Service: Report
Spotify seems to be making an entry into the NFTs technology. The streaming music platform is looking for talents to work in the early stages of Web3 projects.

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.

BAYC tied ApeCoin Makes Debut
Crypto token ApeCoin ($APE) was unveiled in the official Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) Twitter account which detailed initiatives planned by creator Yuga Labs.

Ukrainian President Signs Law to Establish Regulatory Framework for Crypto
Amidst the ongoing war on its shores, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has signed into law the bill that will legalize digital currencies in the country.

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.

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.

The Crypto Market in 2022: Trends and Predictions
The future for crypto is bright, with some already well-established and well-known cryptocurrencies increasing their price by up to 400% by the second half of 2022, at least according to the impressive predictions of some – perhaps overly – optimist analysts.

Ukraine to Record War Against Russia in NFTs
The Ukrainian government has planned to launch non-fungible tokens (NFTs) featuring unique digital artwork illustrating stories from its war with Russia.

NFTs to Be the Epicenter of the Future of Sports, PWC Study Shows
As NFTs continue taking the world by storm, big-four accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report shows that NFTs will revolutionize the way fans interact and consume in the sporting arena.

Ukraine Receives Military Supplies via Crypto Donation
Ukrainian deputy minister Bornyakov said that as much as $15 million in military supplies had been received recently. The funding was thanks to crypto donations from various crypto organizations.

Yuga Labs Acquires IP Rights to CryptoPunks and Meebits
The startup behind the Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT collection, Yuga Labs has acquired the Intellectual Property rights to the CryptoPunks and Meebits collections from LarvaLabs.

Singapore to Charge Income Tax on NFT Trading, says FM Lawrence Wong
In Asia, Singapore extends tax charging on NFT transactions, local media reports.

Defunct File Sharing Network LimeWire to Make a Comeback as NFT Marketplace
LimeWire, the controversial file-sharing network that closed down back in 2010 is relaunching this May, but as a Non-Fungible Token (NFT) marketplace

SoftBank's Tech Division Z Holdings Eyes NFT Marketplace
Z Holdings, the internet arm of Japanese multinational conglomerate SoftBank Group, is reportedly planning to launch a NFT marketplace before the end of the year.

Our Happy Company's NFT Platform OurSong Integrates with Circle
Web3 infrastructure platform Our Happy Company launched its social NFT platform OurSong and integrated with the issuer of stablecoin USD Coin (USDC) Circle.

Public Acquires Otis to Take NFT Fractionalization Mainstream
Public.com, a platform that enables investors to invest in stocks, funds, and cryptocurrencies has announced its acquisition of Otis.

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.

NFT Layer-2 Protocol ImmutableX Raises $200M in New Funding
Immutable X, an Ethereum-based layer-2 NFT token platform, has announced the completion of its Series C funding round in which it raised the sum of $200 million from leading investors.

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.

API-Based NFT Startup Rarify Raises $10M Funding Round, Led by Pantera Capital
Rarify, an application programming interface (API) platform, announced that it raised $10 million in a Series A funding round led by crypto investment firm Pantera Capital.

Ukraine Cancells Crypto Airdrop Program, Instead Embraces NFTs Plan
The Ukrainian government confirms that it has cancelled the airdrop program that aimed to allow anyone to contribute to its crypto donations. The government is now opting to sell NFTs to raise funds.

Resonate Partners with Fetch.ai, Rendering a Decentralized AI-Powered Social Media Experience
To offer users a personal AI-powered, decentralized, and trusted social media experience, Resonate, a decentralized social NFT platform, is leveraging the power of blockchain technology and machine learning provided by Fetch.ai.

MoonPay Lands $750K World of Women NFT in Christie's Auction
Digital currency payments startup, MoonPay has come off as the lucky winner of an auction for a World of Women (WoW) Non-Fungible Token (NFT)

Genesis Report Reveals Institutions Seek Diversification of Digital Assets
Genesis had a blockbuster Q4. The expansion was noted across all business lines. Read on to find out the details and to see the industry's prospects.

Snowcrash Launches NFT platform, Working with Sony Music Entertainment and Universal Music Group
Solana-based NFT marketplace Snowcrash announced a partnership with Sony Music Entertainment and Universal Music Group by launching an NFT trading platform.

KPMG in Canada Acquires World of Women (WoW) NFT
KPMG Canada, a full-service Audit, Tax, and Advisory firm owned and operated by Canadians, have announced it has purchased a World of Women (WoW) NFT.

eBay Considers to Accept Crypto Payments for Entice Millennials
E-commerce marketplace eBay is likely on its way to accepting digital currency payments on its platform, attracting young generations.

HK-based Ucollex Raises $10M in Funding, Led by Animoca Brands
NFT platform Ucollex closed a $10 million Series A funding round led by Animoca Brands and the MCP IPX One Fund from Japanese investment firm MCP Asset Management.

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.

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).

Harmony Launches Bored Ape Yacht Club Passport
Harmony, the blockchain platform based on the Ethereum chain, announced the launch of Bored Ape Yacht Club Passport, supporting cross-chain activities.

OpenSea Confirms Under Phishing Attack, after Urging Users to Migrate NFTs New Addresses
Some of the users from OpenSea have been targeted explicitly through a phishing attack, resulting in NFTs lost from the NFT marketplace.

NYSE Files Trademark Application to Trade NFTs
The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) said it filed a trade NFT trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on February 10, aiming to enter the world of the Metaverse.

The Metaverse: A New Virtual World to Live In?
The metaverse is here to stay. The digital transformation that's currently taking place is seen as the next big development in the evolution of the internet.

South Korean University to Present NFT Certificates for Graduates
Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), a top private university in Suwon, South Korea, seeks to present NFT certificates to three excellent graduates at the graduation ceremony.

UK's HMRC Makes the First NFT Seizure in Tax Evasion Scandal
Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have nabbed three suspected tax evaders, as well as three NFTs.

YouTube Sees NFTs as Catalysts, Tieing Deeper Relationships with Users
YouTube sees NFTs as stepping stones towards a stronger connection between creators and viewers, according to Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan.

Adult Content Platform Onlyfans Launches NFT Profile Picture Feature
Online adult content subscription platform OnlyFans has launched a feature for users to display verified NFTs as profile pictures.

FlamingoDAO NFT Portfolio Valuation Touches $1B
FlamingoDAO's NFT portfolio is now worth an estimated $1 billion, DAO's members and reports from Forbes confirmed.

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.

Alfa Romeo Unveils Tonale SUV with NFT Tracking Capabilities
Italian automobile brand Alfa Romeo is launching a new Sports Utility Vehicle in 2023, the Tonale, and it will incorporate NFTs and blockchain technology in its data capturing procedures.

OpenSea Delists CryptoPunks V1, Following Takedown Notice From Developers
OpenSea has once again delisted the CryptoPunks V1 collection due to a Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown notice issued by developers Larva Labs.

ChangeNOW Adds NFT Functionality to Its NOW Wallet
ChangeNOW announced that it has added an NFT section to its NOW Wallet. Users can now browse, receive, send, and store their NFT collections seamlessly right from their fingertips.

NFTs Sees Increase in Manipulative Trading Practices: Chainalysis
Non-fungible tokens have been witnessed a rise in malpractices as the sector turns increasingly volatile, blockchain analytics platform Chainalysis reported.

US Treasury Department Concerns NFTs Crime of Money Laundering
The growing popularity of digital artworks as highly valued non-fungible tokens (NFTs) is now a major financial red flag as the United States Treasury Department believes they could be a vital tool for money laundering.

NFL to Give Free NFTs to Celebrate Super Bowl LVI
The American NFL is set to gift virtual commemorative tickets in the form of NFTs.

NFTs can Help Patients Have Significant Control of Personal Health Data: Global Scholars
A global and multidisciplinary team of scholars have released a publication noting that NFTs have the capability of spreading their wings to the healthcare sector by helping patients safeguard their personal health information.

GameStop Announces New Partnership with Immutable X
GameStop Corp has unveiled a new partnership with blockchain-based Non-Fungible Token (NFT) platform, Immutable X to extend its foothold in the NFT ecosystem.

Grammy Winner John Legend to Launch Music NFT Platform Called OurSong
12-time Grammy winner John Legend will launch a music NFT platform called OurSong for musicians and entertainers.

Web3-centric NFT Platform Pixel Vault Obtains $100M Investment
Pixel Vault, a web3-centric NFT platform, today announced a $100 million investment from venture capital firms Velvet Sea Ventures and 01A.

Unique NFT Buyers Hit Historic Highs in January
The adoption happening in the NFTs market is going through the roof, given that unique wallets purchasing NFTs have doubled compared to five months ago.

Is Crypto Winter Coming? Mike Ermolaev Explains, Picks The Top 4 Solana Gaming Coins
Is Crypto Winter Coming? Mike Ermolaev Explains, Picks The Top 4 Solana Gaming Coins

NFT Surpasses Crypto and Ethereum in Google Searches
To show their trendiness, NFT Google searches have surpassed those of Ethereum and crypto, according to Google Trends.

Reddit Might Gear up for NFT-Based Profile Pictures for Users
Following in the footsteps of Twitter, Reddit is eyeing to permit users to have NFT-based profile pictures through a feature that is being tested.

John Lennon's Music Memorabilia to be Sold as NFTs
John Lennon and The Beatles music memorabilia will be auctioned off as NFTs on February 7th, at the Julien’s Auctions house.

YouTube to Explore NFTs, Head of Gaming Quits to Join Polygon
YouTube's CEO Susan Wojcicki has announced that the company plans on adding NFT features for its video creators. Meanwhile, YouTube’s head of gaming Ryan Wyatt is leaving to join Polygon Technology.

NFT Monthly Trading Volume Records $4B on OpenSea
Despite being the new kid on the crypto block, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are stamping their authority as trendy digital assets based on increased adoption.

Twitter Launches Verification Mechanism for NFT Avatars; Bybit Demonstrates Ambition on NFT Marketplace
Twitter said it is rolling out an official verification mechanism for NFT avatars, allowing users to set the NFTs as their profile picture.

Discovery Communications Releases Puppy Bowl NFTs to Benefit Ariana Grande's Animal Rescue Charity
Discovery Communications will be selling off 23 unique NFTs to commemorate this year’s Puppy Bowl competition.

NFT platform Autograph Raises $170M in Series B funding
Another NFT platform succeeds in raising capital from investors; Autograph has raised $170 million in Series B funding, co-led by a16z and Kleiner Perkins.

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.

Tokens.com Corp Launches Hulk Labs, Focusing on GamFi and NFT
Toronto-based publicly-traded Blockchain technology company Tokens.com Corp has launched Hulk Labs, a platform focusing on Crypto gamefi and NFT investment.

OpenSea Acquires Crypto Wallet Dharma Labs for Undisclosed Amount
OpenSea, a leading marketplace for non-fungible tokens (NFTs), announced that it had bought cryptocurrencies digital wallet Dharma Labs for an undisclosed amount.

Coinbase's NFT Platform to Allow Purchase With Credit & Debit Cards
Following its new partnership with Mastercard, Coinbase Global Inc will start allowing users to buy NFTs with credit cards and debit cards.

Sky-High Transaction Fees are Driving NFT Users Away from Ethereum, says JPMorgan
A decreased return in Ethereum's NFT market share is attributed to congestion and high gas fees.

HolyShxxt!'s NFT and Future GameFi plans Shows HK's Potential
Hong Kong-based non-fungible token (NFT) and blockchain developer HolyShxxt!'s release of NFTs and their plan to launch a strategic football management simulation GameFi shows the potential growth of the fusion of gaming and blockchain-powered financialization in the city and globally.

South Korean Movie Industry Embraces NFTs by Offering Merchandise and Collectible Tickets
To attract more viewers, the Korean movie industry has gone a notch higher by incorporating non-fungible tokens (NFTs) as a marketing tool.

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.