Meta Digest #10
A Japanese startup’s sense bracelet for the metaverse
H2L, a company backed by Sony, has created a bracelet that allows a user’s avatar in the metaverse to mimic body movements and for people to actually feel the presence and weight of objects. The technology uses electrical stimulation to manipulate arm muscles and mimic sensations such as catching a ball or pecking a bird in the skin.
Amy Tamaki, executive director and co-founder of the Tokyo-based company, said: “Feeling pain allows us to turn the world of the metaverse into the real one with a greater sense of presence and immersion”.
OpenSea is going to integrate Solana in April
NFT marketplace OpenSea has announced the upcoming integration of the Solana blockchain (SOL) into its platform. Despite having a newly emerged competitor — LookRare, OpenSea continues to broaden the possibilities for NFT and further expand the NFT space.
The integration is expected to happen in April, but the exact date has not yet been disclosed. Thus, Solana will join a list of three networks: Ethereum, Layer-2 Polygon, and Klaytn. In turn, OpenSea cheerfully called this announcement the “best-kept secret in Web3”.
Visa launches Creator Program
Visa is launching an educational program to help digital artists, musicians, fashion designers, and filmmakers navigate NFTs.
The course will run for a year and will help you immerse yourself in the crypto world and create your own business. Since it is global, creators from different countries may apply. The course is for those who haven’t had experience with NFT yet, as well as creators with existing successful projects.
Nifty Gateway partners with Samsung to develop Smart TV NFT Platform
Samsung’s Unbox & Discover 2022 showcased, among other things, a new Neo QLED 8K TV with Nifty Gateway’s NFT marketplace integration.
Nifty Gateway collaborated with Samsung to develop an NFT viewing, buying and selling system optimized for TVs. The marketplace will be available for Samsung’s new 2022 premium TVs, including QLED and Neo QLED displays, as well as Samsung’s the Frame and Micro LED sets.
DC Comics suggests NFTs of Batman’s cowls
DC Comics is introducing Batman to the NFT world. The DC Bat Cowls collection will be dropped on April 26. It will consist of 200,000 NFTs based on numerous iconic Dark Knight headpieces over the years.
NFT will provide 2 years of access to the DC Universe’s closed fan forum and with it behind-the-scenes content, collectibles, select fan events, and lots of goodies.
Alien Worlds and Minecraft collaboration brings perks to players
Minecraft, the best-selling game in history, with over 170 million players worldwide, will enable players to earn Trilium (TLM), the native token of the Alien Worlds metaverse. In turn, Alien Worlds is one of the largest NFT marketplaces with a play-to-earn concept.
Now players can earn TLMs in the Alien Worlds metaverse. This format of interaction between Minecraft and Alien Worlds could accelerate the adaptation of non-blockchain players to the Alien Worlds metaverse. So, gamers can now plunge into the game world to earn and earn assets (TLM) and soon NFT for completing quests, then exchange their digital assets, and earn money from it.
A hacker stole $600 million in Axie Infinity
Axie Infinity, an NFT-based game, is considered the most sensational game in the crypto-world. Now its reputation has been tarnished by one of the biggest thefts in the history of cyber technology. Ronin Network, the game-oriented blockchain, announced that Axie Infinity had a vulnerability that a hacker exploited, stealing 173,600 ETH.
According to a post, the hack affected validator nodes for Sky Mavis, the game’s publisher, as well as Axie DAO. The Ronin Bridge and Katana were subsequently terminated while the case was being reviewed. The price of RON, the Ronin network’s own token, fell 27%.
A 21-year-old student selling his soul in the form of NFT
Hague University student Stijn van Schaik sold his soul as NFT on OpenSea marketplace.
Stinus (his nickname) also created a website dedicated to his extravagant act, which also includes the terms of the contract, with nuances of the soul’s “use”.
He writes on the listing: “Hello person, welcome to my profile, I am selling my soul on here. Feel free to ask me anything about me or my soul while I still own it.”