Trends & Game Changers
How Did Gary Vaynerchuk Sell a Million Books in 24 Hours? NFTs.
Vaynerchuk made an enticing offer: for every dozen copies of the book you purchased in a specific 24-hour span, you’d get an NFT. This builds on VeeFriends. Five pieces of original art from it recently sold for $1.2 million, and the NFTs themselves had a successful launch — The Wall Street Journal notes that the collection is now valued at over $500 million. It’s not hard to see why NFT enthusiasts might be enticed by the prospect of access to something similar.
Barbados to Become First Sovereign Nation With an Embassy in the Metaverse
In a historic step toward the legitimization and adoption of the metaverse, the island nation of Barbados is preparing to legally declare digital real estate sovereign land with the establishment of a metaverse embassy.
Trending Browser Brave Launched Brave Wallet, a Browser-Native Crypto Wallet With No Extension Required
Unlike most crypto wallets, the Brave Wallet does not require extensions; it’s browser-native, reducing security risks and reliance. Users can transact with almost any crypto-asset with superior safety and performance, as well as connect with other wallets and Web3 DApps. The Brave Wallet will soon be available on the mobile app as well.
Richie Hawtin & Deadmau5 Team With Pokémon Go’s Developer Niantic
Six months ago, electronic music stars Richie Hawtin and Deadmau5 made an impact with their plans for a new gaming venture, Pixelynx. Now they have announced a deal with Niantic, the company behind the popular mobile game Pokémon GO.
Steve Aoki, Todd McFarlane to Launch NFT Marketplace
Grammy-nominated DJ Steve Aoki and comic book creator Todd McFarlane announced the launch of a non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace.
Facts & Figures
Roblox Soars as It Reports That Revenue Doubled in Third Quarter
Shares of video-game company Roblox soared as much as 35% in extended trading on Monday after the company reported third-quarter results that impressed analysts. Bookings grew 28% year over year in the quarter. Revenue excluding deferred revenue came in at $509.
Ethereum Wallet MetaMask Reports 21 Million Users, Up 420% Since April
ConsenSys, the Ethereum software company behind MetaMask, announced a $200 million funding round as its wallet hit 21 million monthly users.