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Metaverse December 4, 2021

Marriott Bonvoy logs into the metaverse with debut of travel-inspired NFTs



Marriott Bonvoy will be one of the first hospitality brands to create its own NFTs. Art Basel Miami Beach 2021 will reveal the new exhibition, inspired by the travel program’s global “Power of Travel” campaign.

“We’re excited to bring our incredible portfolio of hotel brands and limitless experiences to this growing platform”. Said Brian Povinelli, Marriott International’s Senior Vice President of Brand, Loyalty, and Portfolio Marketing.

“We’re always looking for ways to challenge the status quo, and with our entry into the digital goods space. We’re igniting the transformative power of virtual travel while also supporting this burgeoning community of incredibly talented artists.”

Marriot Bonvoy


Blockchain-based NFTs are one-of-a-kind digital collectibles

NFTs are digital collectibles that are tradable on the blockchain. Which is frequently referred to as the metaverse’s “key”. Moreover, the metaverse is a fictitious version of the internet that allows users to create 3-D virtual environments. Moreover using standard personal computers. Each of the NFTs created for Marriott Bonvoy is a personal interpretation of travel. Additionally demonstrating how travel has an undeniable impact on the human spirit.

During Art Basel, the world’s premier art show for modern and contemporary art, the NFTs will be unveiled at the FaZe Forever Powered by MoonPay event. In addition to the NFTCODE reveal, three lucky attendees will win 200,000 Marriott Bonvoy points as well as one of the NFTs.

Marriott Bonvoy’s global Power of Travel campaign achieved several industry and company firsts, including the first time a hospitality brand used TikTok, the first time an out-of-home placement used Pinterest’s technology and real-time trends, and more. In the year 2022, Marriott Bonvoy wants to continue to establish a presence in the metaverse and engage with customers in new and innovative ways.

Michelle D. Madsen graduated from the University of Westminster and has been deeply involved in the world of finance ever since. She has worked as a Broadcast Journalist hosting various news shows and informative webcasts about the financial markets. Since 2004 she has also been writing for MetaNews daily, her attention to detail, and her in-depth knowledge of the financial markets have led her to cover Foreign Exchange and commodities. The world of finance has changed in the last few years with the introduction and rising popularity of cryptocurrencies and the Metaverse. She has in no means been left behind, adding this to her bank of intellect and is now also an expert in cryptocurrencies. For the last ten years, Ms. Madsen has been engaged in the financial market. She has notedly written a great number of incredibly informative reviews for the crypto, NFT and the Metaverse. Her wealth of knowledge has enabled her to become a leading expert in the field. She continues to inform the public writing up-to-date, thorough reviews for the readers of MetaNews as she has for the last decade.

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Apaches is an exciting NFT project



On the Solana Blockchain, the Apaches project is a type of NFT that uses the collective knowledge of the tribes to make predictions about the future of other leading NFT tribe projects. After thousands of years of habitation on the ancestral lands, the company is in need of the accumulated knowledge of their NFT holders in order to assist them in restoring the proper equilibrium to the Solana NFT landscape. They call for their NFT holders for this assistance.

The corporation will award the members of the tribe with $MEZCAL, which is the tribe’s preferred alcoholic beverage, if they are able to properly anticipate the development of the top Solana NFT tribal initiatives

The utility token known as $MEZCAL is the glue that holds all of the tribes together. NFT holders who exhibit exceptional behavior while on tribe premises and who make accurate predictions will be rewarded for their efforts by the head of the tribe. After that, members of the tribe will be allowed to exchange their $MEZCAL for goods and services within Apache territory.

The Apaches initiative has released its first collection, which is titled “Geronimo, the Apache.” It is a collection on Solana that is unique to the NFT and was inspired by his story as well as historical data from many Native American tribes.

Geronimo was the epitome of resistance, leadership, and knowledge all rolled into one. The chief will instill confidence in the NFT holders, allowing them to defend themselves and make use of their group knowledge to make educated guesses about the future of other friendly top Solana NFT enterprises.

“The Apaches platform is the first NFT Web3 platform to use a technique called “Future Contracts” to forecast the floor price of top NFT collections. A portion of the mechanisms that we are now building will be made public.”

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Lords of the Lands introduced NFT presale



Lords of the Lands (LOL) is a utility-driven metaverse ecosystem that lets NFT holders rent out virtual lands. The pre-sale will include 300 Land NFTs and 255 Lord NFTs.

The event will allow early access to Land and Lord NFT’s genesis mints at a discounted price. Lords of the Lands will offer this special opportunity.

LOL Metaverse is built on unity and Ethereum blockchain and will be available on Web, IOS, Android, and VR Apps. The initiative aims to deliver an engaging and interesting metaverse experience for LOL holders and the community. To become a “Landlord,” holders must have 1 Land NFT and 1 Lord NFT in the same wallet. Additionally, being a Landlord generates monthly Ethereum rentals.

LOL landlords get 25% of creator royalties. The rent will be based on the Land NFT’s rarity and the number of days NFT holders have both in their wallet.

LOL will also organize e-gaming tournaments on its e-gaming partner apps/website for its Landlords, where they may play PubG, GTA V, FreeFire, etc. and win special LOL NFTs like Lords, Lands, Vaults, Swords, weapons, accessories, and up to $10,000. Twice a month, there will be e-gaming tournaments.

LOL is offering 555 NFTs in the first pre-sale collection out of 3000 Land and 2000 Lord NFTs

The Land NFT is a rare, non-fungible digital asset under an Ethereum smart contract. It costs Ethereum. Each 1×1 Land NFT in the LOL Metaverse has a secret Treasure Chest with uncommon LOL NFTs.

Land NFT holders are able to develop, distribute, and monetize unique experiences on LOL Land by making use of premade templates that are specific to their needs.

The Lords are virtual reality-ready avatars with distinct powers, equipment, and accessories. Lord NFT holders will have beta access to the LOL Metaverse and VIP access to LOL concerts and sporting events.

Lords of the Land’s official Premint Page is now accepting whitelist registrations, and the pre-sale date will be announced soon on their Discord server and Twitter channel. Land NFTs will cost 0.2 to 0.8 ETH in the pre-sale, and Lord NFTs will cost 0.15 ETH.

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Nvidia unveils new metaverse developments



This week at the SIGGRAPH 2022 conference, where Nvidia is announcing its most recent set of software breakthroughs for computer graphics, the intersection of computer graphics, the metaverse, and AI is on full show.

Nvidia made a number of technological announcements at the conference that will further integrate AI and the metaverse. The Nvidia Omniverse Avatar Cloud Engine, a set of tools and services for building virtual assistants driven by AI, is one of the announcements.

The business also disclosed a number of technological initiatives to enhance its computer graphics creation capabilities for applications in the metaverse. The new NeuralVBD library, a development of the OpenVBD open-source library for sparse volume data, is one of the initiatives. In order to help further enable metaverse applications, Nvidia is also working on improving the open-source Universal Scene Description format.

According to Sanja Fidler, VP of AI research at Nvidia, “3D content is very crucial for the Metaverse as we need to put objects in the virtual environment. We think AI is essential for the generation of 3D content, particularly for the metaverse.”

With the idea of neural graphics, computer graphics can be much more than just produced visuals

The goal of neural graphics, according to Fidler, is to integrate AI capabilities into various stages of the graphics pipeline. AI can speed up graphics in a wide range of applications, including video games, digital twins, and the metaverse.

Nvidia unveiled two new software development kits (SDKs) with Kaolin WISP and NeuralVDB at SIGGRAPH 2022 that use the capabilities of neural graphics to create and present animation and 3D objects. An addition to the PyTorch machine learning toolkit called Kaolin WISP enables quick 3D deep learning. According to Fidler, the focus of Kaolin WISP is on neural fields, a branch of neural graphics that focuses on 3D picture representation, and the production of content using neural approaches.

While Kaolin WISP is focused on speed, NeuralVDB is a project created to aid with 3D picture compression.

“We can now express considerably greater resolution of 3D data because NeuralVDB delivers incredibly compact neural representations that drastically lower the memory footprint”, according to Fidler.

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