Web3 news, July 15: Snapchat, OpenSea, KIA, Tony Hawk and The Sandbox

Snapchat will test NFT showcasing feature  Snapchat is working on a new feature that will allow users to use non-fungible tokens (NFTs) as filters through AR lenses, the Financial Times reports. Creators will be able to transform their NFTs into AR filters, available on the platform. The feature is planned to be implemented in August […]

Ellyse Amelia, Director of Marketing and Community – Meet The Amberfi Team Edition

Ellyse Amelia Director of Marketing and Community Amberfi Catherine Ross-Mychka Lead journalist Amberfi Building a community is no easy task. Building a loyal and happy community that interacts with your brand on a regular basis is even harder. You have to be able to cut through the noise, stand out, be persistent and honest and […]

What are corporate NFTs?

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are unique tokens that can not be interchanged. NFTs are largely used in digital art, gaming, and the concept of digital ownership. They gained huge momentum in 2021, with the world’s most expensive NFT artwork sold for $91.8 million and trading volume reaching over $40 billion, according to recent estimations. But despite the obvious opportunities, […]

Web3 news, July 1: Bored Apes for ‘hire,’ OpenSea data breach, Meta’s NFT feature

OpenSea suffers major data breach  A non-fungible token marketplace OpenSea announced the platform had suffered a data breach. According to the blog post, an employee from the company’s email delivery vendor Customer.io “misused their employee access to download and share email addresses – provided by OpenSea users and subscribers to our newsletter – with an unauthorized external […]

Amberfi interview with Serotonin’s Ian Leviness at Permissionless

The web3 community is filled with amazing people who create, build, and inspire. And we’re excited to be publishing a series of conversations with people we’ve interacted with at different events. Meet Ian Leviness, content manager at Serotonin, who is also an Advisor for Amberfi and was key to its creation. We talked to them […]

Amberfi interview with co-founder and CEO of Mooch Richard Velazquez at Permissionless

The web3 community is filled with amazing people who create, build, and inspire. And we’re excited to be publishing a series of conversations with people we’ve interacted with at different events. Meet Richard Velazquez, co-founder and CEO of Mooch, whom we talked to at Permissionless. Haley: Hi, I’m here with Richard Velasquez, and we are […]

Web3 news, June 15: An outlook on not so grim NFT market

I have to be honest with you –– the markets do look tough right now. With major cryptocurrencies losing more than 30% in price and the biggest crypto companies like Coinbase and BlockFi laying off up to 18% of their employees, it’s getting more and more complicated not to get worried. But there is good news, too.  […]

Markets, Robinhood, Getty Images: Web3 news, May 17

Robinhood announces Web3 wallet launch Robinhood, apparently, can’t stay away from non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and the market share it has to offer. The zero commission trading app is building a rival to MetaMask, a Web3 wallet that will allow its users to hold NFTs and will be connected to various marketplaces. The wallet will be […]

NFTs have a trust problem — and it needs to be fixed

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NFTs have a trust problem. It’s not an image issue that needs managing. It’s a real problem that needs fixing. And it’s not going away until some fundamental reforms and upgrades are made to the architecture of NFTs (non-fungible tokens). How do we know there’s a significant trust issue? Because any time fraud and piracy […]

Is it safe for brands to wade into Web3?

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When word spread in online news publications last week about the launch of The NFT Bay, it reinforced our thesis here at Digital Culture Works that Web3 is not ready for prime time when it comes to major brands and creatives with valuable content who want to take part in the NFT revolution. The problem […]