Highlights from the weekend:
- Haste Arcade is the world's first instant leaderboard payout arcade
- Klatyn teams up with Opensea to boost NFT expansion in Asia
- Times Square will be represented in the metaverse via The Sandbox
- Binance releases a platform for VIP and institutional investors
- CoinFlex pauses withdrawals as a result of bearish market conditions
Words of Wisdom:
- Doug Gregory
- Aya Laraya
- Julian Assange
TIME magazine is making its way into the cryptocurrency realm and NFT space by partnering with The Sandbox. The blockchain-based gaming company is working on building a digital version of Times Square in the metaverse. Times Square is one of the most iconic commercial intersections in the world, and if you couldn't visit New York physically before - now you’ll be able to virtually! This move is iconic since it’s TIME’s first-ever metaverse representation.
“By partnering with TIME, we’re adding TIMEPieces as the beating heart and soul of this virtual Manhattan, where a design call for virtual architects will be held in TIME Square, a place in our creative metaverse for brands and creators.”
Sebastien Borget, Co-founder of The Sandbox
Placing Times Square in the metaverse will help bridge the gap between the company's historical coverage and physical real-life events. It will also act as an open platform for owners to make the most out of unique virtual experiences, such as joining events and meetings for educational purposes.
The future of gaming is powered through the blockchain, and Haste Arcade is a great example of this. They offer real-time, peer-to-peer rewards for gameplay and placement on leaderboards. The Haste marketplace is a hot new way to discover ILP (Instant Leaderboard Payout) games. Their main goal is to use the platform to facilitate, and enable an entertaining visual experience of microtransactions, while empowering future business models. To date, Haste has raised $1.5M in an oversubscribed funding round. Dan Wagner, the co-founder of Haste Arcade - is confident in the future of ILP gaming, and mentioned that Haste unravels an entirely new category of gaming that is backed by a core team of 8 forms of solid foundation.
Binance, the world's largest Bitcoin and altcoin exchange - is about to reveal its flagship platform for VIP and institutional users. The name of the platform will be Binance Institutional - which has a vision to improve and enhance services to institutions by providing VIP services that boast an array of features directed at crypto platforms, asset managers, crypto miners, and more. Binance’s attempt to upgrade its services during bearish market conditions is a bold move, and they’ve managed to stay on top despite difficult times. Their plans don't stop there, as they plan to increase their budget to hire new talent and acquire other promising crypto companies in the near future.
The recent collapse in the crypto market left multiple exchanges and businesses in shambles, including Coinflex. They announced that they'll be pausing all withdrawals on their platform, and expect to fully resume operations when in a better position to do so. They released another announcement on June 27th that stated plans to continue withdrawals.
“We are confident that this situation can be repaired fully with a restoration of all functionality, namely withdrawals.”
Mark Lamb, CEO of Coinflex
Klatyn, a Singapore-based public blockchain - and Opensea - recently announced an exciting partnership to fortify the Asian NFT scene. Klatyn is the latest addition to the four blockchains supported by OpenSea, which includes Ethereum, Solana, and Polygon. The partnership will bring about renewed collaboration and ecosystem grants to promote NFT growth in Asia, while reaching global audiences.
Klatyn Foundation was created by Ground X, a blockchain affiliate of the South Korean company Kakao. David Shin, Head of Global Adoption at Klatyn - mentioned that this is a critical step towards building a blockchain for the metaverse, GameFi, and the creator economy that'll serve as the backbone of the Klatyn ecosystem in Asia.
Blockchain Events and Conferences:
- Monday, June 28th (San Jose, CA)
Metaverse Global Congress
- Tuesday, June 21st (Jakarta, Indonesia)
Crypto 2022 & Beyond
- Friday, July 1st (Singapore)
World Conference and Awards on Blockchain Technology
...and finally, some memes for your morning:
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