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Mike Tyson Has Developed Interest For Solana and Aoki

Mike Tyson loves Solana, Aoki stops show to flaunt NFT, Apple and the ‘AR Verse’



Boxing icon Mike Tyson has stepped into the ring this week, after he shared his enthusiasm for Solana and unveiled a partnership with mental health-focused crypto project TheDreamChain ($DREAM).

In the first round, Tyson — who previously launched an NFT project on Ethereum via OpenSea last year — tweeted on Jan. 13 that he was a born-again Solana (SOL) proponent while sharing a screenshot of a new NFT he’d snapped up from the Catalina Whale Mixer project.

The Solana-based Catalina Whale Mixer NFTs currently have a floor price of 15 SOL ($2,200), and Tyson’s NFT depicts a whale version of himself wearing a world championship belt along with his famous face tattoo.

All in on Solana… Just copped a Catalina Whale… pow pow!

Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) January 12, 2022
In round two later that day, the 55-year-old tweeted about either what appears to be a partnership or paid celebrity promotion with TheDreamChain. The token’s unusual selling point is that it’s just as difficult and limited to trade as a stock.

“It’s the first of its kind that can only be traded during US stock market hours. Could revolutionize the space and help the mental health of the crypto community.”
According to TheDreamChain’s website, its token $DREAM is only available for trade between the standard stock exchange hours of 9:30am to 4:pm, with the idea being that 24/7 trading is causing a mental health crisis amongst crypto traders.

The project states that it will divert 0.5% of all transaction fees to its own foundation, which will donate funds to mental health charities or use the capital to sign partnerships with non-profit organizations.

Amid a landrush from tech giants toward the Metaverse, Apple won’t be rushing in with its latest gadget according to Bloomberg’s Apple tech reporter Mark Gurman.

Gurman shared snippets from the latest Q&A section of his paid consumer tech newsletter via Twitter on Jan. 10 regarding Apple’s upcoming virtual reality headset. He noted that:


“Here’s one word I’d be shocked to hear on stage when Apple announced its headset: Metaverse.”
I’ve been told pretty directly that the idea of a completely virtual world where users can escape to — like the can in Meta Platfroms/Facebook’s vision of the future — is off-limits from Apple,” he added.

According to Gurman’s understanding, current and former Apple execs such as Jony Ive have always envisioned the firm’s VR headset to be a device used in short “bursts” for gaming, content consumption and communication and not as part of a full-blown Metaverse experience.

Instead, Apple is said to be eyeing the augmented reality space (AR) in which the user’s physical experience is enhanced with digital or virtual features via devices such as eye lenses, as they can be worn all day and don’t distract from the immediate environment.

Lots of interest in my take on “Apple Reality” and the Metaverse

Mark Gurman (@markgurman) January 9, 2022

Hong Kong-based blockchain firm Artemis Market launched a new social media and NFT trading platform yesterday.

According to a Jan. 13 announcement, the Solana-based platform has initially launched a desktop and mobile web version with limited functionality, and will be rolling out a mobile app and full social features in the near future.

Artemis is hoping to attract new users with 0% transaction fees on trading until the end of February.

We know all of you have been waiting for this day…
And we are finally LAUNCHING NOW

What’s more? ✨0% TRANSACTION FEE✨until end of Feb!
Join us and start trading on Artemis NOW!#Solana #NFT #NFTlaunch #NFTmarketplace #SocialFi #ListAndEarn #0TxnFee


— Artemis Market (@Artemis_Market) January 13, 2022
The firm stated that it was focused on building a one stop shop mobile platform to provide a user-friendly platform that can be accessed on the go, as it highlighted that the NFT sector currently lacks a “compelling user experience” despite its booming popularity.

“We want our users to be able to conduct their whole NFT experience all in one app. From discovering and hanging out with creators, to collecting NFTs, to interacting, sharing and commenting with friends.”

Millionaire DJ Steve Aoki abruptly stopped one of his live music events this week to flaunt a freshly acquired NFT that many of his fans could only dream to afford.

Aoki tweeted a video on Jan. 12 sharing his glee at snapping an NFT from the Doodles collection accompanied by a caption that read:

“Had to stop my show to celebrate my excitement on my doodle! Nfts make me feel like a kid again.”
The Doodles project consists of 10,000 NFT avatars featuring art by popular Canadian artist Burnt Toast. The NFTs currently have a floor price of 11.75 Ether (ETH) worth roughly $38,300 at the time of writing.

Aoki is a major NFT proponent with his fingers in multiple honey pots, and his latest behavior suggests early signs of a crippling NFT addiction.

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Algorand Has Appointed JPMorgan high-flyer Staci Warden As Its New CEO.

Algorand appoints new CEO Staci Warden




Warden has been a member of the Algorand Foundation Board since September 2021 following a glittering career with JPMorgan, the Nasdaq stock exchange, and the US Treasury Department.

Algorand is actively targeting ecosystem growth in niches such as global crypto payment platforms, DeFi and NFTs. It is hoped Warden’s appointment will catalyse this expansion.

Speaking on the ALGO appointment, Staci Warden highlighted opportunities in the developing world alongside a commitment to the future of DeFi.

“I am excited to build on everything the Foundation has achieved to date, and will be focused on scaling our commitment to our community and our global partners,” she said.

“1.7 billion people in the world do not have access to finance, and the Algorand protocol has the speed, the security, and the decentralisation to address the problem of global financial inclusion at scale.

“By both ratcheting up our global ambitions as well as doubling down on our commitment to the DeFi ecosystem, I know that we will deliver tremendous value for both the Algorand ecosystem as a whole and the end-users it supports.”

The appointment of a new CEO marks an end to the leadership of outgoing Algorand CEO Sean Lee.

Lee served as CEO of the blockchain for 18 months and played a pivotal role in cementing Algorand’s market position throughout the sensational explosion in crypto markets in 2021.

During his time at the helm of Algorand, Lee prioritised community governance and sewed the seeds for the future of the ALGO ecosystem through the Accelerated Vesting program and launch of Viridis and Aeneas DeFi funding programs.


Commenting on his departure, Lee revealed he will be moving on to other projects in the crypto industry.

“I’ve decided to leave the Algorand Foundation to pursue new opportunities in the blockchain space,” said Lee.

“Seeing the transformative potential of the applications being built on Algorand, now is the time for me to explore those avenues.

“I have deep confidence in Staci’s ability to lead the Algorand Foundation and the Algorand ecosystem through its next growth phase.”

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Manchester United selects Tezos as official blockchain partner

Manchester United selects Tezos as official blockchain partner




Manchester United has today announced a landmark multi-year partnership that will see Tezos featured on the Club’s range of men’s and women’s training kits.

Tezos-branded training kit will be worn by the first team squad prior to this weekend’s match against Southampton, introducing Manchester United fans to the partnership and Web3 technology through the Tezos blockchain.

Victoria Timpson, Manchester United’s CEO of Alliances and Partnerships, said it was an exciting partnership for Manchester United “because it aligns us with one of the most advanced, reliable and sustainable blockchains in an area of technology which promises to truly revolutionise the way that everyone, including the club and our fans, can interact”.

“We are especially pleased to be partnering with one of the most eco-friendly blockchains, using technology that is energy-efficient, limits carbon emissions and lowers costs, consistent with the Club’s wider efforts to promote environmental sustainability,” she said.

“Partnerships are at the core of our strength as a club, supporting the drive for success on the pitch, and we are delighted to welcome Tezos as the latest industry leader to join our family of partners.”

Edward Adlard, Head of Adoption and Business Development, Tezos Ecosystem added that, throughout its history, Manchester United had constantly evolved, with the support of its global community of fans and partners.

“Tezos will enable Manchester United to use blockchain and Web3 to transform fan, player, team, and partner engagement,” he said.

“The decision by the world’s greatest football club to select Tezos as its blockchain of choice is further validation that thoughtful design paired with strong security, low gas fees, and community-led innovation are the essential factors driving the next wave of adoption in the new digital revolution.”

In addition to the Tezos branding on the club’s training kit, the partnership will also include several new fan experiences built on the Tezos blockchain and a pledge to support Manchester United Foundation with ongoing donations in TEZ – the native currency of the Tezos blockchain – to train, educate and inspire young people within the local community.


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Shiba Inu Announces Virtual Real Estate on Shiberse Ecosystem

Shiba Inu Announces Virtual Real Estate on Shiberse Ecosystem




In an attempt to enter the metaverse in 2022, the meme coin Shiba Inu has unfurled its virtual real estate ‘Shiba Lands’. The new realm of real estate will be available for public auction or purchase soon.

In this new venture, SHIB token holders can own a part of the Shiberse metaverse. Meanwhile, the meme coin has yet to confirm the advantages of owning the lands in its metaverse. So far, the project said that people owning land in Shiba Real Estate would gain a lot of benefits.

As tweeted by Watcher Guru, a media covering crypto news, Shiba Inu will declare the purchase period of virtual real estate soon.

To prevent high gas fees, which happened in the Shiboshi NFT launch 2021, the Shiberse ecosystem will create a queue system for its land release. The queue system can process the sale more smoothly and in a much fair manner for customers.

LEASH coin holders will get priority access to the queue in the first period of land release. Afterward, the queue will be open to the public.

Shiba Inu has stated in its blog ShibaSwap:

This queue allows exclusivity by requiring interested parties to hold “$LEASH“, which gives priority and exclusive access to this first selling phase of the land plots in our Metaverse. In addition to the queue, we also have worked on an anti-dump system in order to protect $LEASH holders. The remaining lands will then unlock, and become available for the public after this exclusive selling process finalizes.

To highlight, the Shiba Land properties will initially be auctioned. Here, users can bid their land and location soon after the project announces the date of auction.

Earlier, virtual platforms like Decentraland, Gala Games, Sandbox, and Axie Infinity had fixed their position in the metaverse. Now, Shiberse has marked its growth in the metaverse which plows for more competition among other meta platforms.


Despite being the latest entry to the metaverse, Shiba Inu has gained wide attention from investors who believe in its developing potential.

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