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SoftBank-backed The Sandbox Partners With Legendary Jazz Band Jamiroquai

Jamiroquai is the latest entity to join more than 200 of The Sandbox’s partnerships that include Ubisoft, The Rabbids, Gucci Vault, The Walking Dead, Snoop Dogg, Adidas, The Smurfs, and CryptoKitties, among others. The Animoca Brands subsidiary announced the partnership with the legendary funk and acid jazz band – Jamiroquai – which is well-known for their 1996 global smash hit “Virtual Insanity.” According to the official blog post, the goal of the strategic collaboration...

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Dubai’s Emirates Airline Set to Embrace Bitcoin, NFT, and Metaverse

United Arab Emirates (UAE)’s leading flag carrier, Emirates Airline, is all set to dive into the digital asset space by leveraging cryptocurrencies, NFTs, and the metaverse. The entry is part of its strategy “to connect with customers in a faster and more flexible way,” said the report. Embracing Bitcoin, NFT, and Metaverse Emirates will start its foray into the cryptocurrency industry by soon introducing Bitcoin as a payment method. The company will also add NFT collectibles...

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Gucci to Accept Bitcoin, Dogecoin, Shiba Inu Payments at Select US Stores

Italian high-end luxury fashion house Gucci is all set to accept cryptocurrency in five stores in the US later this month. The move comes as the company continues to explore Web 3. Gucci Taps Crypto According to a report by Vogue, Gucci also plans to amplify the pilot to all of its North American stores this summer that the leading luxury brand directly operates. In the beginning, Gucci will accept 12 cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Wrapped...

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Dubai Regulator Will Open Offices in The Sandbox Metaverse

The government of Dubai is not slowing down its efforts to promote the development of the local crypto industry and its appeal to crypto enthusiasts. On May 03, The Dubai Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (VARA) announced the purchase of a piece of land in The Sandbox metaverse, meant for the development of virtual headquarters. According to an official statement, the VARA is stepping into the Metaverse to reach a “borderless audience,” while also improving social inclusion...

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BAYC’s Otherside: Nearly $200M Gas Burnt in Hours, ApeCoin Crashes 30%

The highly-anticipated virtual land sale related to Yuga Labs’ metaverse project went live hours ago and affected a large portion of the entire crypto market. The massive demand led to ETH fees worth nearly $200 million, while ApeCoin’s price slumped by double digits after the sale. Ever since Yuga Labs, the creators of popular NFT projects such as Bored Ape Yacht Club, announced the metaverse project Otherside, the anticipation for the actual sale was soaring. This led to a...

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Soccer Legends Ronaldinho and David Beckham Dive Deeper in the Crypto World

The iconic Brazilian soccer player – Ronaldinho – partnered with the decentralized exchange P00LS to launch his own token, called RON. David Beckham also interacted with the cryptocurrency universe by applying for several Metaverse and non-fungible token-related trademarks. Ronaldinho’s Token One of the greatest soccer players of all time – Ronaldinho de Assis Moreira (known as Ronaldinho) – said his token’s primary goal will be to establish a better connection between...

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Nissan and Toyota Enter The Metaverse —With Two Different Approaches

Tinkering with the Metaverse has become a trend among major brands and companies. This time, it has caught the attention of two of the largest automakers globally, Nissan and Toyota. On April 22, Japanese automakers Nissan and Toyota announced their entry into the Metaverse to offer new virtual experiences to their users, organizing digital events and building virtual customer service offices. According to the Japanese newspaper Nikkei Asia, both companies seek to innovate in...

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French President Macron Supports Blockchain Innovations but Vows for Regulations

The French president has been known for his ambition of making the country a “startup nation” that is friendly to new technologies and appealing to talents and capital. When campaigning for his second bid for the presidency, Emmanuel Macron expressed his favorable opinions toward Web 3.0 and the Metaverse while maintaining that regulation led by public authorities is necessary for ensuring the sector’s long-term success. Proud of the made-in-France crypto unicorns like Ledger...

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Animoca Brands Acquires Aussie Digital Agency (Report)

The blockchain gaming platform Animoca Brands reportedly purchased the Aussie digital agency – Be Media. The latter will become the Australian marketing arm of Animoca, which plans to double down on its NFT and Metaverse endeavors. Animoca Bought Be Media The Hong Kong-based blockchain entity continues to spread its presence globally. According to a recent coverage, it completed the acquisition of the Australian digital agency – Be Media. Found in 2013, the Aussie company...

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The Sandbox, FlickPlay Announce Interoperable NFT Collection by End of 2022

Metaverse games The Sandbox and FlickPlay have partnered to create an NFT collection interoperable between both games. The collectibles feature an anthropomorphic chameleon named Flicky, who wears various combinations of clothing. The First Physical-World NFT As reported by Reuters, some of the users that acquire Flicky will be able to use it as their Sandbox avatar. The Sandbox is a 3D virtual world where users can build assets and buy land on the Ethereum blockchain. Its...

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