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The biggest news this week is without a doubt that Facebook is changing its name to Meta, making it clear that they are serious about becoming a Metaverse company. Whether they will succeed, only time will tell. But one thing they have already managed to do is to add the word Metaverse to the dictionary of the mainstream population. And that is perhaps the biggest step forward in the future of the Metaverse.
Enjoy this issue!
Trends & Game Changers
Social Media Platform Reddit Readying an NFT Platform
In a job posting for a senior engineer, the social media giant said that a “rapidly growing team” was looking to build “the largest creator economy on the internet.”
Flowers for Society Is a Sneaker Brand Combining NFTs & Kicks
Flowers for Society is a new sneaker brand that aims to combine the worlds of sneaker collecting with that of NFTs. Both worlds overlap in the sense that they are built on peoples’ innate drive to collect exclusive things, and the potential for making money off of said items.
Photoshop will get a ‘prepare as NFT’ option
Adobe is launching a system built into Photoshop that can, among other things, help prove that the person selling an NFT is the person who made it.
Facts & Figures
Path to Metaverse Expected to Go Through Videogames
Tech companies aiming to build the new virtual communities known as metaverses will first have to master all aspects of videogaming and potentially pursue acquisitions, according to Michael Wolf, co-founder and chief executive of consulting firm Activate Inc.
The Seven Rules of the Metaverse
Rule #1. There is only one Metaverse. Rule #2: The Metaverse is for everyone. Rule #3: Nobody controls the Metaverse. Rule #4: The Metaverse is open. Rule #5: The Metaverse is hardware-independent. Rule #6: The Metaverse is a Network. Rule #7: The Metaverse is the Internet.
5 Ways Brands Can Level Up Their NFT Knowledge
N, F, T. Three letters that have taken over the headlines. You can’t understand the future of the internet as we head into the Web 3.0 era without understanding digital currencies and the means of value exchange.
The ‘Metaverse’ Represents a Revolution in Advertising
The metaverse signals a move beyond traditional advertising toward creating brand experiences that are more engaging and exciting and less invasive than what we experience with digital advertising today.