NFT News of The Week — Vol 6. // NFT PORTAL
The leading decentralized metaverse, the Sandbox, is partnering with the popular PFP NFT collection, World of Women.
Animoca Brands, Sandbox’s parent company, will give the WoW Foundation funding of $25 million over five years to support women in the metaverse through education and mentorship. WoW Foundation’s mission is to bring more girls and women into the NFT and metaverse space.
The Austrian energy drink giant Red Bull is the latest company planning to expand into the metaverse. Red Bull filed a trademark application for metaverse and non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
On March 8, trademark attorney Mike Kondoudis announced the news via Twitter. Kondoudis revealed Red Bull’s plans to offer multimedia using NFTs, using virtual and cryptocurrencies, virtual clothing, drinks, and sports gear, as well as financial exchange services in a virtual environment.
The Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) announced on Tuesday, March 8, its donation of $1 million to Ukraine’s official Ethereum wallet address.
BAYC shared the news via their official Twitter account along with an Etherescan transaction link showing the contribution of 389 ETH by its community members. At the time of writing, 389 ETH is a little over $1 million.
The Canadian multinational e-commerce platform Shopify acquired a colorful Doodles NFT.
On Wednesday, March 9, Shopify shared the news of owning Doodle #6902 via its official Twitter profile. Doodle #6902 was bought on February 22 by 749D59 and, on March 7, transferred to the current NFT owner under the name 8C4CF8 on OpenSea.
Ankara University in Turkey has become the first higher education institution to offer an official university course on non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
Since the adoption of cryptocurrencies and NFTs is growing exponentially, users are trying to find the best resources to understand the emerging concepts better. Due to the high demand, the leading university in Turkey has added a course on NFTs, “Introduction to NFT,” to its curriculum. The university course is taught by academic Buğra Ayan.