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

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Boxing icon Mike Tyson stepped into the ring this week, after sharing his enthusiasm for Solana and unveiling a partnership with crypto venture TheDreamChain ($DREAM) focused on mental health.

In the first round, Tyson – who previously launched an NFT project on Ethereum via OpenSea last year – tweeted on January 13 that he was a supporter of Solana (SOL) born again while sharing a screenshot of a new NFT he had taken from the Catalina Whale Mixer project.

Solana-based Catalina Whale Mixer NFTs are currently priced at $15 ($2,200), and Tyson NFT depicts a whale version of himself wearing a world championship belt with his famous face tattoo.

In the second round later that day, 55 chirp About what appears to be a celebrity paid partnership or promotion with TheDreamChain. The selling point of the unusual token is that it is difficult and limited to trade like stocks.

“It is the first of its kind that can only be traded during US stock market hours. It could revolutionize the space and help the mental health of the crypto community.”

According to TheDreamChain website, its $DREAM token is only available for trading between the exchange’s standard hours from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM, with the notion that 24/7 trading is causing a mental health crisis among currency traders encrypted.

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

Apple is looking at augmented reality, not Metaverse

Amid tech giants’ rush into the Metaverse, Apple won’t be in a hurry to use its latest gadgets according to Bloomberg’s Apple tech correspondent Mark Gurman.

Gurman shared excerpts from the latest Q&A section of his Consumer Technology Driven Newsletter via Twitter on January 10 regarding Apple’s upcoming virtual reality headset. He noted that:

“That’s one word I was shocked to hear on stage when Apple announced its headphone: Metaverse.”

“I’ve been told quite directly that the idea of ​​a completely virtual world where users can escape into – like the enclosure in Meta Platfroms/Facebook’s vision of the future – is off-limits to Apple,” he added.

According to Gurman’s understanding, current and former Apple executives like Jony Ive have always envisioned the company’s VR headset as a device used in short “bursts” of gaming, content consumption and communication rather than as part of the full Metaverse experience.

Instead, Apple is said to be looking into the augmented reality (AR) space in which the physical user experience is enhanced with digital or virtual features via devices like eye lenses, where they can be worn all day and not distract from the situation. environment.

Artemis launches mobile-focused NFT social media platform

Hong Kong-based artemis Market has launched a new social media and NFT trading platform.

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

Artemis hopes to attract new users with a 0% transaction fee on trading through the end of February.

The company stated that it is focusing on building an end-to-end mobile platform to provide an easy-to-use platform that can be accessed on the go, highlighting that the NFT segment currently lacks a “compelling user experience” despite its growing popularity.

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

Related: China aims to decouple NFTs from cryptocurrencies via new blockchain infrastructure

Steve Aoki stopped his live show to brag about his NFT acquisition

Millionaire DJ Steve Aoki abruptly halted one of his live music events this week to show off his newly acquired NFT show that many of his fans can only dream of putting up with.

Aoki tweeted a video on January 12 sharing his delight at capturing the NFT of his doodles collection with a caption that reads:

“I had to stop my show to celebrate the excitement over my doodles! Nfts makes me feel like a kid again.”

The Doodles Project consists of 10,000 NFT avatars featuring art by famous Canadian artist Burnt Toast. NFTs are currently priced at 11.75 Ether (ETH) worth approximately $38,300 at the time of writing.

Aoki is a major supporter of NFT with his fingers in multiple honey pots, and his recent behavior indicates early signs of a disabling NFT addiction.

Other news Nifty

A group of editors on Wikipedia voted against classifying NFTs as an art form on January 12, choosing to exclude NFT art sales from the list of best selling art for living artists. However, they agreed to reopen discussions at a later time.

US-based music streaming platform LÜM is scheduled to relaunch as an NFT platform later this quarter. It is shifting its focus to NFTs focused on musicians that enable users to support the artist of their choice.