Reddit announces new blockchain-backed ‘Collectible Avatars’

Content aggregation, ranking, and discussion website Reddit announced a new blockchain-backed avatar system on Thursday. Though no official date was revealed, the company suggested that the avatars will be available to the general public in the next few weeks. For now, Reddit is providing first-look early access to a limited number of people who join the r/CollectibleAvatars community. Collectible Avatars are a set of limited-edition artwork created by independent artists who are also users of the Reddit website. The new avatars can be purchased with local currencies, however the announcement…

Discussion Platform Reddit Introduces Blockchain-Backed Collectible Avatars to 52 Million Users – Blockchain Bitcoin News

The social media and discussion website Reddit has announced the launch of blockchain-backed collectible avatars. The collectible avatars are stored via the Polygon blockchain as the chain was chosen for its “low-cost transactions and sustainability commitments.” Reddit’s Polygon-Backed Digital Avatars Will Soon Be Available to the General Public On July 7, 2022, the staff at Reddit announced the launch of blockchain-backed Reddit avatars that are stored on the Polygon network. It’s not Reddit’s first rodeo with blockchain technology as the social media and discussion platform was working with Arbitrum’s layer…

Space Runners Raises $10M Funding to Democratize Blockchain-Backed Fashion Metaverse

Space Runners, a major metaverse fashion brand focused on NFTs, announced on Monday that it raised $10 million in a funding round co-led by Polychain and Pantera Capital. In this round, other firms, including Accel and Jump Crypto as well as other investors such as Yat Siu (Co-founder and Chairman of Animoca Brands), and Justin Kan (Co-founder of Twitch and Fractal) also participated in the funding. Space Runners said that it plans to use the fresh funding to expand its two business lines (Fashion items and Fashion Metaverse). Space Runners…

Central Bank of France Tests Blockchain-Backed CBDC Targeting Debt Market

As the adoption of digital assets is becoming more mainstream, some countries are awakening to join the flow. This has borne the desire to get a central bank digital currency, CBDC, by some countries. One of such countries is France. For some months, the Central Bank of France has explored a central bank digital currency (CBDC). Recently, the apex bank is rounding off a remarkable trial of a CBDC based on blockchain within the country’s debt market. According to the reports, there has been a 10-month testing experiment for a…

Blockchain-Backed NFT Market Value Grew 299% in 2020 – News Bitcoin News

A report has unveiled figures that confirm the bullish run of non-fungible token markets over the last year. Two analytical firms behind the studies stated that the NFT industry grew by 299% in 2020. Total Number of Active Wallets Rose by 97% According to the NFT Report 2020, published by L’Atelier BNP Paribas and Nonfungible.com, the NFT market tripled in size overall last year, and its total value rose to more than $250 million. The research document stated that the non-fungible token market could be considered the core asset class…

IMVU’s new blockchain-backed stablecoin goes live

IMVU’s new fiat-convertible VCOIN goes live on the social network.  Per a Jan. 12 company announcement shared with Cointelegraph, VCOIN is available for users of IMVU, starting today. IMVU already hosts over 27 million transactions a month using its non-blockchain-backed credits. VCOIN aims to give users involved in those transactions the opportunity to convert their earnings into value that they can use off the platform, both in peer-to-peer transactions and in conversion to fiat, integrating the game’s virtual economy into the rest of the economy more tangibly. Regarding the hoped-for…

New partnership turns up the volume in crowded blockchain-backed music space

Today, a freshly-announced partnership between the music-focused blockchain protocol Utopia Genesis Foundation and digital securities issuance platform STOKR makes it clear that the two companies are looking to heat up competition in the increasingly crowded blockchain-backed music space. In a press release from Utopia Genesis, the company laid out a series of ways that the collaboration would help artists tokenize and securitize their work, as well as allow listeners access to unique investment vehicles. The release says that Utopia Genesis’ partnership with STOKR “will allow artists and owners of the…

Bitcoin Movement launches collection of blockchain-backed streetwear designed by Zuby

On Friday, the online retail store Bitcoin Movement (BTCMVMNT), launched a limited edition streetwear line featuring a blockchain-backed system of “Proof of authenticity.” The 300-item collection, which was designed with input from British entrepreneur and rapper Zuby, consists of 50 hoodies, 125 Hats, and 125 T-Shirts, all bearing the logo ‘21 Million,’ representing the maximum amount of Bitcoins that will ever be mined. Each piece in the collection, which is titled “Take the Power Back,” contains an near-field communication chip linked to the VeChain blockchain. Through a mobile application provided…

Blockchain-backed food supply chain management solves the problem

Food supply chain management, or FSCM, has long been put forth as a low-hanging-fruit application in the enterprise blockchain space. Now, after years of pilots, the verdict is finally in: Blockchain-supported FSCM works perfectly.  For innovation managers in food companies that haven’t yet dabbled, this is your chance. The big players have put in millions of dollars to prove the efficacy of the tech. All you have to do now is figure out the right application for your business. Of course, there are still risks — and in this article…

Blockchain-Backed Social Media Brings More Choice for Users

As people continue to rethink topics like technology development, economic measures and freedom of speech because of the COVID-19 pandemic, blockchain has now emerged as a solution for many issues. Iva Wisher, co-founder of Ignite, a decentralized microblogging platform, said blockchain may also be a solution against state-sponsored censorship in today’s pandemic-related new normal.  During an interview with Cointelegraph, Wisher clarified that in general, freedom of speech means a “possibility to express any opinion, even an unpopular one, unless this opinion is not a call to violence.” The blockchain technology…