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eBay’s new vault facilitates digital trading of your non-fungible physical items

[The Verge, eBay] Buy / sell trading cards as quickly as NFTs Consider dusting off your attic shoeboxes filled with baseball cards; eBay might have a new home for some of them soon. The pioneering online marketplace site built a new 31,000-square-foot facility, called the eBay Vault, which is open now to house graded trading cards that […]

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Bulls Star Lonzo Ball Teams Up With Michael Jordan And His Son’s Web3 platform To Launch Athlete Membership NFT

[Black Enterprise, HEIR] HEIR Inc., a Web3 platform co-founded by Michael Jordan and his son Jeffrey Jordan, is anticipating the launch of its first athlete membership NFT with Chicago Bulls guard Lonzo Ball. The Crypto Times says the June 7th drop will feature Lonzo Ball as an NFT collection entitled “Zo.” This upcoming project, which will be launched through a mint on Magic Eden’s […]

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Metaverse is booming, bringing revolution to real estate

[Cointelegraph] Real estate may be forever revolutionized, thanks to decentralized technologies. As the Metaverse grows — so does digital real estate. OPINION Mark Zuckerberg might claim the Metaverse is the future — but in the eyes of others, the future has already begun. Science fiction author Neal Stephenson coined the term “Metaverse” back in his […]

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A Florida home to be auctioned as an NFT has attracted more than 7,000 potential bidders

[Fortune] The seller wants to show how NFTs can be widely used in real estate. Two superheated markets, real estate and non-fungible tokens, have collided in what could be one of the first auctions of a home as an NFT. The Gulfport, Fla., house will be auctioned on Thursday, with a starting price of $650,000, through a […]

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Google Cloud is hiring a legion of blockchain experts to expand its business

[CNBC, Getty Images] Alphabet’s Google Cloud division is forming a team to win blockchain business after making a concerted effort in retail and other industries.Google Cloud customers include blockchain companies such as Dapper Labs, Hedera and Theta Labs.In the future Google Cloud could accept payments in cryptocurrencies. In this article GOOGL+14.69 (+0.57%) Google’s cloud division has formed […]

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Elon Musk’s Neuralink plans to implant chips in human brains to treat neural disorders

[USA TODAY] Elon Musk’s Neuralink has begun recruiting for a clinical trial director, bringing it one step closer to developing technology that could connect the human mind directly to devices. Neuralink’s goal is to build something called a “brain computer interface” that allows people to transmit and receive information between their brain and a computer wirelessly, […]

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Airlines ask Biden administration for ‘immediate intervention’ on 5G

[CNN Business, Getty] Executives from the largest US airlines asked the Biden administration for “immediate intervention” in the planned rollout of 5G technology near major airports on Wednesday, warning of dire consequences for transportation and the economy.The representatives of 10 carriers asked the administration in a letter obtained by CNN to further delay the rollout near airports […]

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Do you own an iPhone or iPad? Update your Apple devices right now

[USA Today] Do you own an iPhone? Update it right now. Apple has released an emergency software patch after researchers uncovered a security flaw that could allow hackers to secretly install spyware on your Apple devices even if you do nothing, not even click on a link. The spyware can then eavesdrop or steal data from […]

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Coinbase slammed for what users say is terrible customer service after hackers drain their accounts

[CNBC, Getty Images] CNBC interviewed Coinbase users across the country and found thousands of customer complaints against the company.The interviews and complaints revealed a pattern of account takeovers, where users see money suddenly vanish from their account, followed by poor customer service from the company.Coinbase’s customer service has been primarily via email, and many customers […]

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Visa Enters Metaverse With First NFT Purchase

[Forbes, Getty Images] On August 18, digital payments giant Visa spent $150,000 to buy a unique work of art, and in so doing quietly took its first step into the metaverse, a nascent online world that promises to transform the internet into a virtual reality.  Instead of canvas or marble, the pixelated artwork, named CryptoPunk […]

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