NFT News featuring Trump’s Series 2 NFT collection, Zuckerberg’s Meta, Smorfs, and Nike Shoes. Let’s check them out.
Trump releases his Series 2 NFT collection before his presidential campaign.
Donald Trump’s face appears on yet another set of digital nonfungible tokens (NFTs) trading cards, with 38,001 being produced on Polygon.
According to statistics from NFT marketplace OpenSea, the collection, which went on sale for $99 apiece on April 18, presently has a floor price of 0.0659 ETH ($145) and has generated a volume of 592 Ether, or more than $1.2 million.
The first subscription provided an extra $3.76 million in income based on a sale price of $99, while the sales have generated over $100,000 based on the creator fee of 10%. Trump wrote on Instagram that he maintained the initial pricing “because I want my fans & supporters to make money, & have fun doing it,” adding:
“I could have raised the price MUCH HIGHER, I believe it still would have sold well, with a lot more money coming to me, but I didn’t choose to do so. I WILL BE GIVEN NO ‘NICE GUY’ CREDIT?”
According to OpenSea, the first series, which debuted on December 15, has experienced a 61% decline in floor price over the past day despite a 1,011% rise in trading volume.
To attract more users, Meta makes Horizon Worlds available to teenagers.
The virtual reality (VR) software Horizon Worlds was previously only available to those 18 and older. Still, Big Tech company Meta opened it up to teens from the United States and Canada on April 18.
According to the data website Statista, Horizon Worlds recorded an average of 280,000 monthly active users over the year, well below the 500,000 intended. This led to the decision. Several safety and advocacy organizations have encouraged Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, to drop plans to allow children access to their metaverse.
In an open letter published on April 14, it was suggested that Meta hold off on granting minors access to the Metaverse until further peer-reviewed studies had been conducted.
The letter asserted that the VR software, which is still in its early phases, may subject adolescents to harassment and privacy concerns. The focus of Meta’s introduction, which was mainly on features like parental monitoring tools and restricting contact between minors and unfamiliar adults, seemed to be on addressing these issues.
In an open letter published on April 14, it was suggested that Meta hold off on granting minors access to the Metaverse until further peer-reviewed studies had been conducted. The letter asserted that the VR software, which is still in its early phases, may subject adolescents to harassment and privacy concerns.
Meta’s Horizon Worlds isn’t safe for kids, and @Fairplayforkids has the receipts. Children’s wellbeing should be a priority, not an afterthought, and Meta can’t even manage that on existing platforms. https://t.co/WhAEnBRo0M— Tech Transparency Project (@TTP_updates) April 17, 2023
The focus of Meta’s introduction, which was mainly on features like parental monitoring tools and restricting contact between minors and unfamiliar adults, was on addressing these issues.
Nike is the first to begin .SWOOSH collection featuring NFT shoes
Nike, a well-known sportswear company, used its Web3 community platform to introduce its inaugural NFT collection.SWOOSH, is a modern take on the “iconic” Air Force 1 shoe from forty-one years ago.
Old sole, new story.— .SWOOSH (@dotSWOOSH) April 17, 2023
The #OurForce1 collection features digital renditions of AF1s past, present and future built for the next generation.
Nike’s first-ever virtual collection is inspired by the AF1 Low, a classic style remixed hundreds of times since it dropped in ‘82. pic.twitter.com/dlq65VNeAb
Polygon-based NFTs are affordable to anyone, costing little under $20.SWOOSH participants. The NFTs will receive various benefits from Nike, including “special access to physical products and experiences.”
Nike said it would soon “introduce other new utilities and benefits” to its virtual creations.
Following Nike’s announcement that the NFT News and marketplace will begin in November 2022, the community decided that Air Force 1 would serve as the basis for the company’s first digital asset collection.
Smurfs launch a new NFT collection on Web3.
In collaboration with the Web3 platform, The Smurfs’ Society, the well-known animated film series The Smurfs is getting ready to release a fresh batch of NFTs. On April 18, the 12,500-piece NFT collection held its first open auction, with 3,000 NFTs featuring different Smurf figures fetching an average offer of 0.02 ETH ($42).
🚨 Our Bucket Auction is LIVE! 🚨— The Smurfs' Society (@SmurfsSociety) April 18, 2023
You have 48 hours to place your bids 💰 and become the owner of a unique Smurf NFT ✨
Only 3000 Smurfs 💙 are available so don’t waste any time! ⏰
✅ #builtonRarible @rarible
Click here to start bidding 👇https://t.co/PpU7V6Sw4r pic.twitter.com/Wteo0Ll9T8
The NFTs’ owners will be able to attend VIP events, get special awards, and take part in members-only activities, according to The Smurfs’ Society. Given that the top three offers are for 847 of the NFTs, some of the bidders either appear to be ardent admirers of the Smurfs or are making predictions about price increases after the mint.
Smurfette, Brainy Smurf, and Papa Smurf are a few of the 250 or so characters that are accessible. According to The Smurfs’ Society, the collection will contain over 350 distinctive characteristics.
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