Recently, a regular stream of NFT-related news has been making the rounds, including collaborations with NFTs as subjects, new collections, and more.
NFTs show no signs of slowing down, and their popularity continues to grow.
We’ll review the most noteworthy NFT news from this week as part of our weekly NFT news roundup.
MoonPay just announced a new partnership with OpenSea. OpenSea will be able to use MoonPay’s NFT Checkout to give greater access to NFTs to OpenSea users as a result of this agreement.
Simply put, users will be able to buy NFTs on OpenSea using their credit cards, Apple Pay, and Google Pay anytime soon.
- Polo Ralph Lauren Is Set to Enter the Metaverse with Virtual Fashion Shows, Clothing, Hotels, and more
Polo, Ralph Lauren’s most well-known sub-brand, has submitted nine trademark applications to register its Polo Player Logo, as well as the names POLO and RALPH LAUREN, indicating its plan to enter the metaverse and use non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
According to the applications, the brand seeks to deliver the solutions:
- Virtual fashion shows;
- Virtual hotels and restaurants;
- Virtual clothing, footwear, accessories, fragrances, and home goods.
Phil Jones, an English professional footballer who plays for Manchester United in the Premier League, has teamed up with Antourage, a Stockholm-based media platform, to establish Red Lion Sports Club, a new metaverse membership venture (RLSC).
The RLSC is a one-of-a-kind metaverse location where athletes and fans can socialize, view movies, play games, donate to good causes, and compete for prizes.
The RLSC has a maximum capacity of 4,444 spaces and is only available through a set of algorithmically created, metaverse-ready Red Lion non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
Cyber Yachts, the world’s first metaverse boat firm, has launched the world’s most expensive NFT — a 120-meter (394-foot) super yacht named “Indah” that costs $400,000,000 and can be paid in ETH, BTC, or LTNM.
The buyer will also receive a completely finished 394-foot mega-yacht based on the same design, built by one of the world’s most renowned luxury yacht shipbuilders, in addition to the NFT.
SecuX, a crypto and blockchain security firm, has launched SecuX Nifty, the world’s first-ever hardware wallet for NFT collectors.
NFT collectors may use SecuX Nifty to properly manage, store, display, and safeguard their NFTs.
The hardware wallet is the first of its type, allowing users to not only store their private key offline, keeping it safe from hackers, but also to download, inspect, and validate the NFT picture before approving transactions on the large 2.8-inch color touchscreen.
- Andy Nguyen Launches Food Fighters Universe (FFU) NFT Collection to Help Develop NFT-backed Restaurant Group
The Food Fighters Universe (FFU) NFT collection, which will integrate food and Web3, was revealed by Andy Nguyen and Kevin Seo, the foodpreneurs behind the world’s first Bored Ape restaurant, Bored & Hungry.
The FFU NFT collection, which will debut in May, will include 10,000 unique tokens on the ETH (Ethereum) network.
Each purchase will contribute to the growth of the world’s first NFT-backed restaurant group, whose objective is to build meeting spaces in real life (IRL) and in the metaverse while simultaneously offering value and experiences to Food Fighters NFT holders.
ESPN has signed a multi-year contract with Autograph, a Web3 company co-founded by Tom Brady that is pioneering a new age of digital experiences.
The partnership kicks out with the publication of an NFT collection based on Religion of Sports’ 10-part ESPN+ documentary series Man in the Arena: Tom Brady, in which Brady is also a co-founder.
Three ESPN zine covers depict Brady’s career, wins, and accomplishments throughout the collection. In addition, Brady will autograph fifty NFTs from the collection.
Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), a pioneer in worldwide cruise travel with a history of breaking barriers, has launched the first collection of NFTs in the cruise industry.
NCL will auction and sell a collection of six NFTs on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at 9 a.m., to commemorate the launch of the Company’s cutting-edge Norwegian Prima Class. The online NFT marketplace from NCL is slated to launch soon.
The winner of the auction will get a balcony cabin on one of Norwegian Prima’s debut journeys to the United States, which will sail from NCL’s stunning new PortMiami port in Miami, the Cruise Capital of the World.
With the introduction of eToro.art, a new patron program to assist NFT creators, agencies, and brands, eToro, the social investing network, took its first step into the world of NFTs today.
The $20 million fund will be used by eToro to buy blue chip NFTs as well as invest in and support new NFT developers and initiatives. eToro wants to introduce the power, joy, and community of NFTs to its 27 million registered users, in addition to providing new methods to explore and enjoy NFTs.
Mastercard, the global financial services business based in the United States, has filed 15 trademark applications for the terms “MASTERCARD,” “PRICELESS,” and its Circles logo, indicating its ambition to enter the metaverse and adopt non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
The company intends to supply multimedia files authorized by NFTs, as well as markets for digital goods and NFT-backed media, according to the trademark filings.
It also promises to handle “virtual credit card, virtual debit card, virtual prepaid card, and virtual payment card transactions in the metaverse,” as well as provide financial information in the metaverse and other virtual worlds.