Week in review: This week we start our review with a fun fact related to dating and Valentine’s vibes and then continue to cover interesting news about NFTs in different areas! As usual, we will keep it short and simple.
#1. Mentioning “crypto” in an online dating profile might attract more attention!
A new and funny study by eToro (social investment community) has found that 33% of Americans surveyed would be more willing to date someone who mentions crypto assets in their online dating profile. Of the 2,000 U.S. adult residents between the ages of 18 and 99 surveyed, more than 40% of men and 25% of women said they were more interested in a potential date if crypto was mentioned in a dating profile.
#2.FarmVille developer Zynga set to release their first NFT game this year
San Francisco-based game developer Zynga, best known for its FarmVille and CSR Racing series, has announced it will release its first blockchain and NFT-based games this year.
Basically, Zynga plans to expand its current blockchain gaming team from 15 to up to 100 employees by the end of this year. Just recently, Take-Two Interactive (TTWO) announced plans to acquire Zynga for $12.7 billion, but the deal has yet to close.
Whether they close this deal or not, they will surely continue to thrive in the P2E game industry since it is rapidly growing.
#3. OnlyFans offers NFT profile picture feature
OnlyFans is the social platform that targets artists and content creators of all genres, enabling them to monetize their content.
They will only support NFTs minted on Ethereum with an icon on the profile picture that identifies the NFT as authentic. Instead of the traditional round photo that most platforms have used as profile picture infrastructure, verified NFTs have moved toward a hexagonal frame on profile pictures.
Twitter announced a similar idea previously, now it’s more common among social platforms to execute similar ideas.
#4.New Alfa Romeo SUV uses NFT and blockchain to track car records
Italian automaker Alfa Romeo has unveiled its latest vehicle, the Tonale SUV. The company claims it is the first in the industry to link each vehicle to its own blockchain-based token that can track the entire lifecycle of the car.
“Digitization is a key factor in enabling our metamorphosis,” said Francesco Calcara, Alfa Romeo’s Head of Global Marketing and Communications.
We can easily say that NFTs are thriving in every industry. What industry will be next you think?
#5.McDonald’s files trademarks for McMetaverse restaurants
McDonald’s, one of the most famous and multinational fast food corporations, has now embraced the metaverse by applying for trademarks of its brand for the virtual world that will deliver food online and in person.
The company filed 10 trademark applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Feb. 4, covering both McDonald’s and McCafe.
This will likely make ordering food easier, or maybe even fun and rewarding!
Very curious to see how it will be implemented!
That was our week in review. I hope you enjoyed it.