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Dubai Couple Ties The Knot In The Metaverse

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A Dubai based couple has decided to be wed in the metaverse after legal problems stemming from their nationalities initially forced them to tie the knot in Georgia in 2019. After the wedding, the couple said they will use their own experience to help others get married in the metaverse as well.

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After encountering legal troubles registering their marriage, Florian Ughetto, a French national residing in Dubai and his fiancee, Liz Nunez, were reportedly planning to wed in the metaverse on May 19. The couple said the decision to tie the knot in the metaverse comes nearly three years after they got married in Georgia.

According to a report by the Blockchain Group, the couple’s wedding outfits were acquired via Opensea, a non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace. The report also said 20 of the couple’s closest friends would join them via the metaverse.

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Explaining the steps that the couple will take exchanging vows, the report said the soon-to-be husband and wife would go to a location in the metaverse for the after-wedding party.

Metaverse Wedding Company

As per the report, the couple got married in Georgia in 2019 after they encountered problems registering their union locally due to their nationalities.

“That is one of the reasons why we chose to fly to Georgia to register our marriage,” the report quotes Ughetto explaining.

Meanwhile, the report said the couple has since established their wedding planning company that will specialize in virtual weddings. The couple hopes to use their metaverse wedding experience as a test run.

While the final cost of the ceremony has not been revealed, the report estimates this to be over $800 or DH3,000.

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Terence Zimwara is a Zimbabwe award-winning journalist, author and writer. He has written extensively about the economic troubles of some African countries as well as how digital currencies can provide Africans with an escape route.

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Sleeping Bitcoins Wake Up, Kiyosaki Waits For $1,100 BTC, And Zuckerberg Eyes Metaverse Money — Bitcoin.com News Week In Review

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Sleeping Bitcoins Wake Up, Kiyosaki Waits For $1,100 BTC, And Zuckerberg Eyes Metaverse Money — Bitcoin.com News Week In Review

As July begins and markets remain bearish, there’s still no shortage of dynamic developments in the crypto space. In this week’s Bitcoin.com News Week in Review, ‘sleeping bitcoins’ from 2010 make moves, Rich Dad Poor Dad author Robert Kiyosaki says he is waiting for bitcoin to test $1,100, Russia denies debt default allegations, and Mark Zuckerberg discusses the opportunities of the metaverse.

String of 200 ‘Sleeping Bitcoins’ From 2010 Worth $4.27 Million Awakens

A large number of so-called ‘sleeping bitcoins’ have awoken from slumber as four block rewards were spent at block height 742,183. The old coins spent last week were block rewards mined on September 15, 16, 26, and October 29, 2010. During that time frame, bitcoin miners received 50 BTC for every block found in contrast to the 6.25 BTC per block reward miners get today.

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Rich Dad Poor Dad’s Robert Kiyosaki Says He’s Waiting for Bitcoin to Test $1,100 to Buy More

The famous author of the best-selling book Rich Dad Poor Dad, Robert Kiyosaki, says he’s waiting for the price of bitcoin to test $1,100. He added that he will buy more if the cryptocurrency recovers from that price level.

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Reports Claim Russia Defaulted on Foreign Debt for the First Time in a Century, Kremlin Disagrees and Says It Paid

According to reports, the Russian Federation has defaulted on its foreign debt for the first time since 1918. Bondholders told the press that they had not received payments from the transcontinental country. However, Russia’s finance ministry denies the allegations and says the country made the payments via the Euroclear monetary system.

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Mark Zuckerberg Expects Billions of People to Use the Metaverse Generating Massive Revenue for Meta

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, formerly Facebook, has shared how the metaverse will be a key part of his business and bring hundreds of billions of dollars in revenue. “Our playbook over time has been build services, try to serve as many people as possible,” said Zuckerberg.

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IoT Can Take The Metaverse Game A Notch Up

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Metaverse though considered, a world under construction, has already created exciting promises. An individual can replicate his identity and even enhance them. How is it possible for a virtual world to create the exact replica of a person in zeroes and ones? There is not just one technology aiding in creating the fascinating world of Metaverse and IoT is one amongst them.

 IoT connects digital devices via sensors and gadgets. It connects voice-activated speakers, medical gadgets, thermostats, and weather sensors, to data sources. Metaverse’s IoT applications collect and distribute data from the physical world to create an accurate representation of an object. A person’s replica in a Metaverse might have a unique biophysical response for example when the real person relocates to a place with different weather.

3D environments become easy and seamless to adapt in Metaverse as it connects a range of real-life devices through IoT. Making simulations within the Metaverse, particularly with digital twins becomes a lot easier making the physical and digital worlds indistinguishable all while providing a tailored interface environment for IoT. For example, with the gaming interface, elevated heart and breathing rates can trigger the individual’s avatar to make it more susceptible to replicating the person in real.

Augmented reality (AR) in Metaverse uses sensory networks in the IoT framework to bring physical objects into the digital realm. It helps real-life experiences by providing context and situational awareness to the respective objects. Be it the physical placement of objects in the field of view like it happens with a hololens, or starting a cyber-physical event occurring in the physical world, IoT acts as a link between the real and cyber world. Besides, businesses and individuals would be able to make informed decisions with minimum effort and training.

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Meta’s Metaverse Is Not A Place For LGBTQ+ Community, Just Like Insta

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Meta’s Metaverse Is Not A Place For LGBTQ+ Community, Just Like Insta

The LGBTQ+ community is not feeling so happy about the algorithms of Metaverse

From a third person’s view, it may often seem that Facebook and Instagram are both already so welcoming toward queer and trans people, and certainly don’t profit off of right-wing conspiracy theories or systemically suppress content that’s even tangentially related to the LGBTQ+ community. However, things are not as real as they show. In reality, it seems as if they have depicted the Matrix as more of a prison than a playground (which perhaps is an indication of the state of the Metaverse to come). Plus, LGBTQ+ people have long been experts (perhaps too experts) at cultivating virtual communities, as anyone who had a Tumblr account between the years of 2010 and 2018 knows.  If queer and trans people actually had a fair shot at shaping the Metaverse to come, they could probably create some really innovative things. But considering Meta’s track record, and considering that the Internet as it is known, continues to become universally PG-13 thanks to SESTA-FOSTA.

Over the past few years, Meta, the company that owns platforms Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, among others has developed a reputation for instituting guidelines and enforcement strategies that over police various communities. Watching this play out on Instagram, specifically, can be particularly alarming: Posts by straight musical artists and creators that enjoy wide distribution, sometimes even promoted by the platform can get LGBTQ+ people, sex workers, and sex educators suspended, shadow-banned, disabled, or de-platformed for life.

Terry Miller, the founder of It Gets Better Project and the ambassador of Tom of Finland Store, mentioned that “Since the new year, I’ve personally had more than 20 post-removal notifications from Instagram. One post featured me holding a wine bottle where I was accused of violating “guidelines on sale of illegal or regulated goods” like drugs, guns, or explosives. Others featured me in swimsuits or short shorts — sure, the images were sexy, but they certainly weren’t “explicit sexual intercourse,” nor did they depict “stimulation of genitals, anus, uncovered female nipples or breasts” as the flags said.”

On the other hand, the Meta website seems to be colorful as ever as it promotes how accepting they are towards the LGBTQ+ community: “Meta is launching the LGBTQ+ Safety Center Hub on Facebook this month to enable simple access to resources that can help the community feel secure. The center includes a variety of safety features, such as tips to increase account security, tools to avoid bullying and harassment, and information on how to report harmful content.”

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