Last week, 27 December, Chinese techno giant Baidu presented the first developments on his own metaverse in the XiRang client (“Land of Hope”). Despite I am already working on the platform and it will take about six years to complete it.
The presentation of the new metaverse was spectacular. The developer held a three-day conference right in the virtual world. It was attended by members of the top management of Baidu and about 169 speakers.
Despite strong censorship, more and more companies in China are looking at the metaverse sector with interest.
OpenSea raised $ 256 million with an estimate in $ 14, 3 billion
OpenSea NFT Marketplace received 330 $ million from Paradigm and Coatue
This money will go to the implementation of startups in the field of Web 3.0 and NFT, as well as the development of the site
On Tuesday January 4th, NFT Marketplace OpenSea successfully closed the Series C funding round of 300 million dollars. As a result, the value of the company is estimated at 13, $ 3 billion.
In just a year and a half, OpenSea has grown tremendously. Last July, the company received 169 million dollars. Then its market value was estimated at 1.5 billion.
At the end 2020 the marketplace has reached a completely different level. In August, the trading volume on the site was $ 2 billion, in December – $ 2.4 billion.
All this is a consequence of the boom in the NFT market.
The Omniverse platform has become completely free
Nvidia announced that it will make the Omniverse toolkit completely free, but only for individual authors
On Tuesday January 4th, Nvidia announced that its 3D modeling and virtual world platform, Omniverse, is now free. True, only for individual authors and artists.
This statement was made by a company representative at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. He also noted some other innovations.
he will share the costs and compensation with the investors
The American cannabis grower chose an original way of finding investors for legal costs
He converted them into tokens and collects contributors
Recently, everything is subject to tokenization – cultural objects, real estate, games, etc. And in the United States, the cannabis producer Apothio decided to use tokens to raise money for a lawsuit against the California authorities. He has already managed to attract 330 01 dollars.
Apothio accuses Californian utilities of bulldozing 500 hemp acres. Now he is demanding compensation from the authorities for the damage caused.
The case aroused interest, and depositors transferred more 342 thousand
ESMA asks stakeholders to “share their views” on distributed ledger technology
On January 4, the European Securities and Exchange Administration (ESMA) called on stakeholders and other “stakeholders” to share their views on distributed ledger technology (DLT).
It is a collection of replicated, jointly collected and used data. Distributed ledger technology is used as opposed to a centralized database. In contrast, DLT does not have a central administrator.
The regulator’s request is part of the ESMA pilot program. Its task is to test the capabilities of the technology for the formation of a trading system, clearing and settlement of financial transactions.
For the first time this was discussed in the EU in 2020 year. In addition to the DLT, ESMA’s package of amendments also includes the Crypto Asset Markets (MiCA) and Digital Operational Resilience (DORA) laws.
on Airbnb it may be possible to pay with cryptocurrency
Airbnb’s rental service CEO conducted a survey on Twitter
He asked what should be implemented on the project
On Monday, January 3, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky conducted a Twitter poll of nearly 400 thousands of their subscribers. He asked the community what customers would like to see on the service at 20342 year.
According to Chesky, he received about 4 thousand different offers. But in the first place was the ability to pay with cryptocurrency.
Other ideas were:
Clear display of prices,
Customer loyalty program,
Goldman Sachs are confident that bitcoin will rise in price to 169 000 dollars
Yesterday’s post in Goldman Sachs caused a wide response from the public
They predict that Bitcoin will rise to 201024 dollars
According to analysts from Goldman Sachs, Bitcoin will continue to gain market share from gold. One of the reasons is the wider acceptance of digital assets.
Bankers recalled that the market capitalization of BTC is almost 700 billion dollars. They assume that within 5 years, Bitcoin’s share of the savings market will reach 140%. In this scenario, the main cryptocurrency will cost more 169 000 dollars.
Start 20342 of the year has so far been quite bearish for bitcoin. On January 4, it fell to 140 576 dollars. and now …