There is a growing interest in the NFT and Metaverse world, with companies entering the space and new collections being released.
The following are the most relevant NFT news stories from this week as part of our weekly NFT news roundup.
Los Angeles Times has debuted its first NFT collection in celebration of the Rams’ Super Bowl LVI victory. The collection was the result of an exciting collaboration between NFT ecosystem provider GuardianLink.io and Los Angeles-based designer Mister Sampson.
South Korean university, Sungkyunkwan University, presented the country’s first university awards in the form of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) at a graduation ceremony last Wednesday.
The NFT-based award certificates were given to three deserving students who have won prizes and achieved outstanding grades during their academic careers.
Victoria’s Secret has filed four trademark applications signaling its intention to enter the metaverse.
The company plans to sell virtual goods on the virtual marketplace and at virtual fashion shows, including clothing, footwear, headwear, fashion accessories, and more.
The NOOFT platform will use artificial intelligence to filter and index millions of NFTs from marketplaces around the internet so users can access what they need in the world of NFTs instantly.
Similar to Google, NOOFT will make money from advertising: NFT creators will pay to promote their NFTs and NFT collections, and NOOFT will display them higher in its search results.
The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) has applied for a trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in order to offer an online marketplace for accessing, storing, buying, selling, and trading digital assets, artwork, collectibles, and non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
As part of its trademark application, NYSE aims to enter the metaverse also by “enabling users to experience virtual reality and augmented reality visualization, manipulation, and immersion”.
6. Clone My NFT: an NFT Backup Service that Allows Users to Preserve an Exact Duplicate Of Their NFTs After Selling the Originals
A London-based software company has released Clone My NFT, the world’s first NFT backup service.
The service enables users to keep an original copy of their NFTs in their wallets, even after selling the originals. The copy of the NFT will be created using a unique contract on the blockchain, cloning the original NFT.
Melania Trump unveiled her third NFT collection: the POTUS TRUMP NFT collection.
The collection includes ten digital collectibles commemorating key events during President Trump’s presidency, like his Fourth of July visit to Mount Rushmore and Christmas at the White House.
This limited-edition collection includes 10,000 NFTs, and platinum and gold levels.
NFT marketplace Neon launched the first-ever NFT vending machine in New York at 29 John Street, in the Financial District.
Using the NFT vending machine, available 24/7, people can purchase NFTs with credit or debit cards. Once the customer slides their card into the machine and selects their NFT, they will receive a box containing a unique code that can be redeemed on Neon’s platform.
McDonald’s is now expanding its first trademark application with another one entitled “McDelivery”.
As part of this new entry, McDonald’s aims to offer real home delivery services alongside its virtual restaurants in the metaverse.
Panda Express filed four trademark applications for “PANDAVERSE”. The company plans to create a “virtual restaurant featuring actual and virtual goods.”
Specifically, the company intends to build virtual restaurants and cafes that provide virtual items and beverages that can be used in the metaverse.