Dubai’s Museum of the Future and Binance NFT to launch the inaugural NFT collection

    Museum of the Future, a futuristic Emirati museum in Dubai, has teamed up with leading crypto exchange Binance to cultivate and present a collection of NFTs. Celebrating International Museum Day, the museum, deemed the world’s most beautiful and futuristic building, is introducing a brand new concept that talks about the possibilities of the future. Launched…

    Andreessen Horowitz launches $600 million fund focused on metaverse gaming

    On May 18, venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) announced the launch of a $600 million fund focused on metaverse games. A16z is looking to expand its reach into the gaming industry, which generated more than $300 billion last year. With the new fund, named “Games Fund One,” the team plans on investing in various…

    Emirates Airlines to accept Bitcoin payments in addition to NFT and metaverse plans

    Emirates Airlines, UAE’s leading airline, said it has plans to add “Bitcoin as a payment service,” the company’s chief operating officer (COO), Adel Ahmed Al-Redha, said. In addition to the company’s disclosed NFT and metaverse plans, the airline is also planning to hire personnel to create applications that monitor client needs.   As part of…

    Dubai’s innovator, ICICB Group, reveals its blockchain-based services

    ICICB, a Dubai-based investment holding company, has announced a series of new innovative services, including the ICICB Chain, ICICB Metaverse, and ICICB Bank. Established in 2019, the ICICB Group sees its mission to be at the forefront of digital transformation worldwide and now has more than a hundred branch offices in over 26 countries. In…

    Dubai’s crypto regulator establishes headquarters in the metaverse

    Dubai’s Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (VARA) announced plans to establish its metaverse headquarters in The Sandbox virtual world. Thus, VARA would become the world’s first regulator to enter the metaverse, showcasing the government’s attempts to turn Dubai into a hub for the digital economy. VARA said in a statement that its move into the metaverse…

    UAE’s Cypher Capital invests in ‘Cross The Ages’ metaverse gaming platform

    Cypher Capital, the UAE-based VC firm, announced that it has invested in an immersive metaverse gaming platform, “Cross The Ages,” utilizing NFTs and GameFi tokenomics. It is poised to launch its in-game NFT marketplace and DeFi suite, which give users access to farming, pooling, and bonding. Built on the Polygon platform, Singapore-based Cross The Ages…