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How digital fashion, the metaverse, and NFTs could change the fashion industry

In 2008, I purchased my first digital outfit. I gave little thought to the significance of my decision. It was just one aspect of Maplestory, the free online role-playing game my friends and I were obsessed with. The game’s objective was to embark on a heroic adventure, and our virtual avatars had to be properly …

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Twitter will let iOS users of its Blue subscription service use NFTs as their profile pictures (Salvador Rodriguez/Wall Street Journal)

Salvador Rodriguez / Wall Street Journal: Twitter will let iOS users of its Blue subscription service use NFTs as their profile pictures  —  Service will be available to some users of the company’s Blue subscriber service  —  Twitter Inc. will start allowing some users to use nonfungible tokens as their profile pictures … Source link

Several services that rely on OpenSea's APIs, including Twitter and MetaMask, are having trouble displaying NFTs as the marketplace suffers a "database outage" (Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai/VICE)

Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / VICE: Several services that rely on OpenSea’s APIs, including Twitter and MetaMask, are having trouble displaying NFTs as the marketplace suffers a “database outage”  —  A Thursday outage interfered with the ability of MetaMask, which depends on OpenSea, to automatically display new NFTs. Source link

Sources: TikTok ousted its marketing chief Nick Tran after he went "rogue" with plans like TikTok Kitchen, NFTs by Lil Nas X and others, and TikTok Resumes (Lydia Moynihan/New York Post)

Lydia Moynihan / New York Post: Sources: TikTok ousted its marketing chief Nick Tran after he went “rogue” with plans like TikTok Kitchen, NFTs by Lil Nas X and others, and TikTok Resumes  —  TikTok’s marketing chief has been ousted after blindsiding top management with a series of increasingly bizarre campaigns, The Post has learned. …

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POAP, or Proof Of Attendance Protocol, which issues NFTs as "mementos" to attendees of real-world events, raises a $10M seed led by Archetype and Sapphire Sport (Lucas Matney/TechCrunch)

Lucas Matney / TechCrunch: POAP, or Proof Of Attendance Protocol, which issues NFTs as “mementos” to attendees of real-world events, raises a $10M seed led by Archetype and Sapphire Sport  —  If blockchains are immutable records of our digital history, what kinds of history do we want to inscribe on them? Source link

Autograph, an agency co-founded by Tom Brady that helps celebrities get involved with NFTs, raises a $170M Series B co-led by a16z and Kleiner Perkins (Lucas Matney/TechCrunch)

Lucas Matney / TechCrunch: Autograph, an agency co-founded by Tom Brady that helps celebrities get involved with NFTs, raises a $170M Series B co-led by a16z and Kleiner Perkins  —  Autograph, an NFT agency co-founded by athlete Tom Brady with a particularly deep bench of star power, has banked new funding … Source link

The Metaplex Foundation, developer of an NFT protocol behind 5.7M+ minted Solana NFTs, raises $46M with Michael Jordan and Allen Iverson among 90+ investors (Andrew Hayward/Decrypt)

Andrew Hayward / Decrypt: The Metaplex Foundation, developer of an NFT protocol behind 5.7M+ minted Solana NFTs, raises $46M with Michael Jordan and Allen Iverson among 90+ investors  —  The protocol that powers millions of Solana NFTs finds prominent backers as it looks towards the metaverse and beyond.  —  In brief Source link

Coinbase partners with Mastercard so users can pay with credit cards in its upcoming NFT marketplace, to solve "pain points" and bring NFTs to a larger audience (Stephen Graves/Decrypt)

Stephen Graves / Decrypt: Coinbase partners with Mastercard so users can pay with credit cards in its upcoming NFT marketplace, to solve “pain points” and bring NFTs to a larger audience  —  Crypto exchange Coinbase has announced a partnership with Mastercard to simplify the process of purchasing non-fungible tokens … Source link

Game publishers' plans to add NFTs to games have sparked a fierce backlash from gamers, who have long resented the growing number of micro transactions in games (New York Times)

New York Times: Game publishers’ plans to add NFTs to games have sparked a fierce backlash from gamers, who have long resented the growing number of micro transactions in games  —  Game publishers are offering NFTs, but skeptical gamers smell a moneymaking scheme and are fighting back. Source link

Recent filings from Walmart, including seven US trademark applications, indicate a possible plan to develop and offer virtual goods, NFTs, and a cryptocurrency (Lauren Thomas/CNBC)

Lauren Thomas / CNBC: Recent filings from Walmart, including seven US trademark applications, indicate a possible plan to develop and offer virtual goods, NFTs, and a cryptocurrency  —  – Walmart appears to be venturing into the metaverse with plans to create its own cryptocurrency and collection of NFTs. Source link

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