In case you haven’t been able to keep up with the latest news from the world of NFTs, here’s a brief selection of the ones that caught our attention the most.
From launches of new collections, to updates on platforms and other news about the crypto world, the idea is to bring an overview of what moved the market and caught the media’s attention during the week.
In today’s edition, we bring you some news from the world of NFTs, including the partnership between Sorare and MLB, Emirates’ plans to explore the metaverse and another step by Spotify towards the web3.
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MLB and Sorare announce new fantasy game
Major League Baseball has partnered with platform NFT Sorare to launch its game online. As announced, the fantasy game will create an opportunity for fans to buy and sell NFTs from their favorite players on the Ethereum network.
Players will be featured in different rarities like in the football game. The more popular a player is in real life, or the rarer their card, the more expensive it will be.
In recent months, the sports industry is opting for NFTs as a suitable option to interact with its audience, through games, events and products, both digital and physical.
Emirates exploring the metaverse
Emirates has announced plans to add BTC as a payment option for customers and to launch NFTs, which will be traded on the company’s website.
The company says it aims to step into the metaverse and ensure the airline is “aligned with the vision of the UAE’s digital economy.”
Adel Ahmed Al-Redha, COO of the airline, did not say when the new resources would be available, but did reveal plans to recruit new staff, responsible for implementing and managing blockchain-related processes.
Also, according to Al-Redha, the metaverse can transform processes such as training, operations and sales into more interactive activities.
Spotify starts exploring NFTs
Spotify is testing a new feature, which allows artists to promote their NFTs on their profiles on the platform.
Spotify will be testing its first NFTs for select Android users in the US, and the tool will be available to a small group of artists, including Steve Aoki and The Wombats.
Users taking part in the test can view a select number of NFTs via an artist profile page. Users will then be able to learn more about a specific NFT and choose to purchase it through an external marketplace.
Madonna launches NFT collection in partnership with Beeple
In partnership with renowned artist Beeple, Madonna launches her first collection of NFTs. Named “Mother of Creation”, the collection has three unique works: “Mother of Nature”, “Mother of Evolution” and “Mother of Technology”.
According to the artists, the work centers around the idea of creation and motherhood, and each of the three works in the collection represents a different form of birth into contemporary life.
Money raised from the works will be donated to charities that support women and children around the world, such as The Voices of Children Foundation, The City of Joy Foundation and Black Mama’s Bail Out.
Since the beginning of time……..👀🌎🤰 Leaning into a new virtual world with @beeple— Madonna (@Madonna) May 9, 2022
Check back here on Wednesday May 11 at 3pm PST / 6pm EST for the nativity. NFTs dropping on @superrare.
All proceeds to benefit these organizations: @NationalBailOut@vday @voices_org_ua pic.twitter.com/ab2RkP47kv