The Morning After: Adidas' first NFT debut made $ 23 million
If you have started to understand typically ebbs and cryptocurrencies, the volatility of Bitcoin and the rest, and you have started to understand why blockchain has a great future beyond Dogecoin, you are probably late to the NFT party. Tokens are non-fungible, well, unique. (That's what non-fungible means.) They're a bit like a digital trading card in many ways.
These digital products shake up the art world, sports collections and many other areas. And you're late for the party because, well, Adidas is doing banking, and Nike is running the NFT buckets as well. (We have a deeper dive into NFTs here.)
Over the weekend, Adidas' first NFT attempt made more than $ 23 million in Ethereum, from an early access level of $ 15.5 million and $ 7.5 million in general sales. It was not a smooth ride - Adidas had to suspend operations early due to a technical glitch. However, he confirmed that there is an audience for NFT collaborations, starting with this partnership with Bored Ape Yacht Club (an existing collection of Bored Ape NFTs).
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Supply chain constraints.
A. Kotaku report over the weekend outlines how Microsoft had to use Xbox Series X dev devices to run the first flagship Halo Infinite competition, Halo 'Raleigh Major Competition Series, this weekend. Sadly, the consoles company could not find enough sales for their use - the "global supply chain shortage is real," said 34S Industries' eSports lead Tahir Hasandjekic.
You have to use the mobile app, but it should be free.
Conventional Toyota drivers may not be excited about joining just to start a distance from their main fobs, but what about new buyers? There is mixed news. The automaker told Roadshow in a statement that remote start-ups will not be available on major fobs for new vehicles. Drivers must use the brand’s mobile app, in other words. That said, they may never have to pay for the feature. Some 2022 year-old vehicles and newer vehicles include a 10-year test, replacing the much shorter three-year test offered prior to these models.
For older Toyota owners, however, it does not accept their problems at all.
The 'supertruck' starts from GM's next EV wave.
GM has begun delivering the Hummer EV as promised, with the first “supertruck” (Edition 1) going offline at Factory Zero in Hamtramck, Michigan. The automaker did not sign the first buyer, who definitely paid for banging rights as Edition 1 had a $ 110,295 sticker. Maybe GM should get into NFTs?
Deadly tornadoes may have prompted Amazon to reconsider its plans.
Amazon has announced that it will suspend its efforts to ban personal phones in stores. Employees were told Dec. 17 that they could hold their phones handy "until further notice."
The company banned phones in warehouses for years but reduced their approach when COVID-19 pandemics struck. The ban was expected to resume in January 2022. Although Amazon did not explain the U-turn, it comes just after a tornado hit a warehouse in Edwardsville, Illinois, killing six people.
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