Mastercard Patent Filings Tout Blockchain for Immutable Data Records 1619

Payment services giant Mastercard is looking at the use of blockchain for keeping track of consumer payments, newly published patent filings suggest. In a series of largely similar patent applications published last week by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Mastercard outlines how a distributed ledger can be used to record “point-to-point transactions” as they are processed. This information can then be used by organizations or members of those organizations to create a log of items procured during the course of business.

A blockchain ledger can, in particular, be used to streamline account management, one of the applications explains, by simplifying the process in which purchase orders are registered orders and monitored. Monitoring purchases on multi-service platforms can likewise be simplified using a blockchain, Mastercard contends in the documents. The firm goes on to explain:

“The use of digital ledgers, such as blockchains, may further facilitate the services provided by such a platform, by enabling data to be stored clearly and in a format that is easily auditable by participating entities. In cases where ledgers like blockchains are used, the ledgers may be provided even more benefits as they may be immutable and resistant to tampering, which may further increase the reliability of such data.”

“As a result, such a platform may provide a great number of services to entities while doing so in a manner that is more secure and transparent than any number of systems dedicated to even a single one of the multiple services,” the patent application states.

As previously reported, Mastercard has secured several patents related to blockchain, including one that details a method for speeding up cryptocurrency payments. The payments giant has also indicated its interest in hiring blockchain specialists in the past, marking another sign that Mastercard is actively pursuing applications of the technology.

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Manchester City Digital Collectibles Capture Thrilling Premier League Finish, Driving A Surge in Sales 1882

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June 23rd, New York: In May, Quidd and Manchester City collaborated to release the first-ever interactive, 3D digital collectibles, featuring key moments and players from the club’s title-winning Premier League season. Quidd offers brands a seamless platform to launch digital collectibles and NFTs, and Manchester City chose to launch on Quidd as a digital collection to give access to their entire fanbase. Collectors and club supporters responded positively to the release, selling out sets in minutes, and driving certain collectibles to trade for over $1,500 in Quidd’s aftermarket.

Fueling the excitement was the dramatic finish to the Premier League season on Sunday, May 22nd. With less than 15 minutes to go in Manchester City’s final match, the club was down 0 – 2 as all signs pointed to a rival club taking home the Premier League trophy. However, Manchester City scored an unheard of three goals in under six minutes to win the match and secure their 6th Premier League title.

Quidd, in collaboration with Manchester City, capitalized on this dramatic victory in real-time, releasing a series of 3 ultra-rare hidden digital collectibles, called “shinies”, commemorating the three goals scored in the final match. These items, featuring two goals by Ilkay Gundogan and one goal by Rodrigo, have been instant collector’s items, propelling the Manchester City collection to dominate the Quidd market, outpacing sales from Disney and the NBA.

“Beyond how incredible these collections were, to begin with, it was thrilling to be able to reward Man City fans and collectors with unique cards that reflected the epic things happening in real-time,” said Sam Barberie, VP of Content at Quidd.

“Right after that incredible Premier League finale, fans got access to items that celebrated the moment. Exclusively with digital collectibles can fans get something that reflects, specifically, the goals that clinched the win or the lift of the Premier League trophy.”

And it’s not over yet. The excitement around 3D digital collectibles that celebrate key players and moments doesn’t end with items commemorating the Trophy Lift or the incredible goals that secured the title. In July, Quidd will release exciting new digital collectibles highlighting the recent signing of Erland Haaland, so stay tuned.

About Manchester City Football Club

Manchester City FC is an English Premier League club initially founded in 1880 as St Mark’s West Gorton. It officially became Manchester City FC in 1894 and has since then gone on to win the European Cup Winners’ Cup, six League Championship titles, including four Premier League titles (2012, 2014, 2018, 2019), and six FA Cups. Manchester City FC is one of ten clubs comprising the City Football Group and counts New York City FC and Melbourne City FC among its sister clubs.

Under manager Pep Guardiola, one of the most highly decorated managers in world football, the Club plays its domestic and UEFA Champions League home fixtures at the Etihad Stadium, a spectacular 55,000-seat arena that City has called home since 2003. Today, the Stadium sits on the wider Etihad Campus, which also encompasses the City Football Academy, a state-of-the-art performance training and youth development facility located in the heart of East Manchester. Featuring a 7,000 capacity Academy Stadium, the City Football Academy is also where Manchester City Women’s Football Club and the Elite Development Squad train on a daily basis and play their competitive home games

About Quidd

Quidd, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, is the original digital collectibles and NFT marketplace. For over five years, Quidd has worked with the world’s most prominent brands including Disney, HBO, Funko, and over 300 others in bringing fan-first collecting to digital and blockchain platforms. The Quidd marketplace is the most innovative, robust, and accessible platform for digital and NFT collecting experiences. Visit https://market.onquidd.com and find the apps here.

Media Contact: Arooba Niazi: [email protected]

Todd Goldman and PopCulture, Inc. Partner With Quidd for Mintable Collections 1949

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June 27th, 2022, New York: Todd Goldman and PopCulture, Inc. have partnered with Quidd, the original digital collectibles and NFT marketplace, owned by Animoca Brands, to bring multiple new mintable NFT collections.

Quidd, founded in 2016, is the first marketplace built for buying and selling limited-edition, individually serialized digital collectibles, and NFTs. With its unique mintables technology and easy-to-use platform, Quidd brings accessible digital and NFT collecting to mass audiences.

Todd Goldman is an American artist that prides himself in being unpolished, politically incorrect, and laugh-out-loud funny through his art. His simplistic childlike paintings and light humor is what have made Todd and his licensing merchandise company a huge success among every age group. Todd’s unapologetic irreverent humor and cartoon pop art are like nothing else out there, which is quite refreshing in today’s gutless, cancel-culture society.

Goldman’s partnership with Quidd allows him to bring his art to digital collectibles and NFTs for the first time. The pop artist offers a unique artistic sensibility combined with clever humor and fun imagery. With an impressive 20+ year art career, Todd’s irreverently fun brand is clearly adored by his fans.

“Todd’s style is so incredibly friendly, but when you look closer you see the wink-wink fun that he plays with, debating our notions of what this kind of IP looks like and how fans interact with it,” said Sam Barbeire, VP of Content at Quidd.

“I have a dry sense of humor and wanted to do something different that no one else was doing in the art world. Obviously, I’m no Rembrandt, so instead, I try to make people laugh through my art,” said Todd Goldman when asked about his art style.

“Todd is the greatest artist of this generation.” Todd’s dog, Muppet – He made me say that and threatened to take away my treats otherwise.

The first drop, Underwearimals, debuts in June and will feature a new collection from Todd, which includes animals in their tighty whiteys. Yes, even animals wear underwear…well, in Todd’s world they do.

About Quidd

Quidd, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, is the original digital collectibles and NFT marketplace. For over five years, Quidd has worked with the world’s most prominent brands including Disney, HBO, Funko, and over 300 others in bringing fan-first collecting to digital and blockchain platforms. The Quidd marketplace is the most innovative, robust, and accessible platform for digital and NFT collecting experiences. Visit https://market.onquidd.com and find the apps here.

About Todd Goldman

Todd, like everyone else, had a childhood dream. His dream was to become a Brazilian Olympic figure skater. But unfortunately for Todd, he wasn’t Brazilian and didn’t know how to ice skate. That and Brazil didn’t even have an ice skating team. Sure Todd looked great in sequin tights, but he had to hang them up for the time being, and find something else to do with his life.

But Todd always knew he was special. Not “wear a helmet and ride the short bust” special, just special in a unique kind of way. And that uniqueness was reflected in Todd’s humor and drawings. So that’s what Todd did, he became an artist. A different kind of artist…One that makes people laugh with his art. And believe it or not people actually took a liking to it. So much that Todd’s art can be seen on all kinds of cool products. From t-shirts and mugs, to pajamas and greeting cards, to pillows to tote bags, and soon to be NFT’s.

In addition to merchandise, Todd’s paintings and prints are sold in art galleries all around the world. Plus, Todd has over 40 books published and several animated TV shows and movies in development. So as you can see Todd keeps himself busy. Sure, Todd sometimes ponders what his life could have been as a Brazilian figure skater…but honestly, he is quite happy making people laugh with his art. And yes, Todd still wears his sequin tights around the house.

About PopCulture, Inc.

Pop Culture, Inc. is a Web3 company focused on providing IP and content for digital and metaverse spaces. Pop Culture, Inc was started by the founders of the Los Angeles Comic Con, Los Angeles’ premier comic, anime, cosplay, and gaming convention. Pop Culture, Inc is working on incorporating NFT collectibles for the Comic-Con Metaverse, as well as other Web3 Spaces such as Binance, Opensea, and Quidd. Visit https://nyaching.com/ for more information on Nyaching.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Binance Team Up For a Legendary NFT Partnership 1551

Binance Team beyond excited to announce exclusive multi-year partnership with Portuguese football legend Cristiano Ronaldo.

The five-time Ballon D’or winner is joining forces with Binance to provide a one-of-a-kind experience for football fans worldwide, with a series of NFT collections that will launch exclusively on Binance’s official NFT platform. Registered Binance users in select countries will also be able to purchase the collections using Binance Pay.

The first collection, slated to launch later this year, will feature iconic designs created in collaboration with Ronaldo. “My relationship with the fans is very important to me, so the idea of bringing unprecedented experiences and access through this NFT platform is something that I wanted to be a part of,” said Ronaldo. “I know the fans are going to enjoy the collection as much as I do.”

Through this partnership, Binance is taking the sports fandom experience to unprecedented levels. Moreover, it will build on existing partnerships with the Argentine Football Association, the Brazilian Football Confederation, and professional sports clubs S.S. Lazio (IT) and FC Porto (PT).

“Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the world’s best footballers, and has transcended sport to become an icon in multiple industries. He has amassed one of the world’s most dedicated fan bases through his authenticity, talent, and charity work,” said Binance Founder and CEO “CZ” (Changpeng Zhao). “We are thrilled to provide his fans with exclusive engagement opportunities to connect with Ronaldo and own a piece of iconic sports history.”

To all the NFT, football, and Cristiano Ronaldo fans, this is only the beginning of what’s to come.

NFTuloan Set To Become The Bank Of The Metaverse 2706

 

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The ground-breaking NFT platform is the world’s first Defi protocol for loans and lending on the market, developed mainly to address the issue of frozen assets in the digital space

NFTuloan is set to become the bank of the metaverse, thanks to its recent positioning that will enable it to instantly facilitate loans to all digital assets.

Developed mainly to address the issue of frozen assets in the digital space, the ground-breaking NFT platform relies on an unconventional loaning and lending system to help NFT/Crypto enthusiasts grow their portfolios and earn more money.

“We want to empower NFT collections to leverage their assets and increase their growth opportunities, so they can develop a larger portfolio in the NFT market.”

With NFTs taking centre stage in the global financial market, including predictions of up to billions in transactions, nearly all businesses and investors are searching for new creative ways to take advantage of the interesting new technology.

As such, NFT creators and traders who desire to remain relevant need liquidity to purchase more NFTs and keep their portfolios up to date. And according to NFTuloan, using one’s NFT to bring liquidity to one’s wallet, which is then re-invested in NFTs, is the cleverest way to manage a portfolio.

Through the use of its new system, NFT/Crypto investors can easily and instantly discover flash loans for all digital assets, ranging from Art and Collectibles to Domain names, Music, Photography, Sports, Trading cards, Utility, Virtual worlds, etc.

After connecting a wallet to the blockchain ecosystem, an investor who desires instant liquidity of an NFT simply needs to estimate the NFT’s value, and define the duration between 1h to 30 days. The system will assess the application within seconds, and send the approved ETH directly into the user’s wallet.

NFTuloan insists that by giving investors and creators the power to instantly liquidate their collections, they will be able to increase their trading volume, and make more profit on the secondary market.

The fully on-chain system assures users of instant NFT estimation, instant funding, as well as really low interests, all neatly woven to efficiently guarantee instant liquidity.

Although both rounds of its Private Sale have been sold out, investors eager to join the NFTuloan community can access its upcoming exclusive mint drop, scheduled to open on the 26th of June 2022, via the following link: https://www.nftuloan.com/genesis-access-pass/

Anyone interested in learning more about this revolutionary new platform can visit its website, or reach out directly to NFTuloan via the contact info below.

Website: https://www.nftuloan.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/nftuloan

Ternoa, First NFT-Centric Blockchain, Releases Mainnet Setting to Disrupt NFT Economy 3218

Ternoa is a layer 1 open-source blockchain ecosystem that facilitates the adoption of utilitarian NFTs by giving developers full technological stack, access to independent infrastructure, nodes, developers’ community, and funding. The project is guided by principles of security and ownership, made possible with a combination of decentralization and encryption.

Since 2021, the role of NFTs has transformed dramatically: from mere cultural assets to building blocks that allow developers to incorporate utility in the next generation of decentralized applications and Web3 NFT-based projects. As exciting as this evolution is, it also comes with challenges for programmers such as the need to learn a new language, high infrastructure costs, and difficulties accessing relevant information for newcomers. These obstacles are particularly prominent for NFT utility-based projects, as most blockchains rely upon complex smart contracts to build standalone use cases.

“On most blockchains, building NFT dapps can prove at best cumbersome, at worst complex. Ternoa is designed to break barriers for developers and empower them to save time and money. Mass adoption of NFTs is only possible with a fundamental tech evolution,” Mickael Canu, Co-Founder & CEO of Ternoa.

Ternoa just deployed Mainnet as a ready-to-use version of the blockchain network with an NFT-first mindset. The first-phase of Mainnet marked successful implementation of native CAPS, nodes, and governance features to the multi-chain network. With this foundational step, developers can already experiment with concepts using the JS SDK, allowing them to build dapps and scale their Web3 projects using Ternoa to cut costs and save time.

In addition, an entire range of tools has been developed and launched over the last few months to help user adoption: an explorer for users to monitor transactions, a status page to watch real-time status of Ternoa networks, a wallet to interact with native Capsule Coins and NFTs, and a Token bridge for erc20 holders to swap their CAPS to native and use the blockchain. To ensure a maximum security to users, the infrastructure was successfully pentested by Hacken, and the Token bridge has been audited by Chainsulting.

“Reaching this milestone is a crucial step for Ternoa and all teams working tirelessly to make Mainnet happen. We’re proud to offer an open-source specialized NFT infrastructure and easy-to-use JS SDK to accelerate adoption of NFTs by developers across the world,” Mickael Canu, Co-Founder & CEO of Ternoa.

Now, blockchain developers can save time and program faster, leveraging Ternoa’s highly secure, scalable, Metaverse-ready infrastructure. With more developer-friendly features to be released in the subsequent phases, Ternoa actively expands their community of builders. This fast-growing project is set to disrupt the NFT economy by making next-generation NFTs easy-to-build on the blockchain. Early contributors who joined the Ternoa ecosystem already started developing first dapps with many going live on Mainnet in the upcoming months.

Ternoa looks forward to working alongside early adopters of the NFT-first blockchain and invites developers to join their Discord community, contribute, and build upon its open-source infrastructure.

If you want to learn more about this fast-growing project, attend Ternoa CEO Mickael Canu’s keynote at NFT.NYC 2022 for more big announcements.

About Ternoa

Ternoa is a layer 1 open-source blockchain ecosystem that facilitates the adoption of utilitarian NFTs by giving developers full technological stack, access to independent infrastructure, nodes, developers’ community, and funding.

Mind Music’s Multi-Chain Launch is Almost Here! 5 More Days to Go 3773

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After a successful launch, having released one of the best NFT collections to date, and a coin pretty resistant to the ups and downs of the market, Mind Music is all geared up for the multi-chain launch scheduled for June 24, 2022. Multi-chain is the future of the crypto industry since it bridges the gap between blockchains, and allows seamless trading of coins between them. And by employing it, Mind Music is taking a step toward creating a futuristic ecosystem where both the project and investors stand to gain.

The Mind Music project is all about creating awareness around mental health issues and helping those suffering from such problems. And through the multi-chain launch, Mind Music plans to create a bridge between blockchains, thus creating a plethora of opportunities and ensuring the long-term sustainability and success of the project. Also, the fees incurred for transferring assets to a different blockchain have been kept considerably low when compared with other projects of a similar scale.

Investors can also participate in the Fair Launch on Mind Music to acquire assets at the lowest ever price, and watch it grow in the days to come as more and more people became a part of the revolutionary idea, i.e., Mind Music. You can contribute to the Fair Launch on Ethereum, Matic, Fantom (FTM), Cronos, and Avax from the Mind Music official website.

About Mind Music

Mind Music is collaborating with artists across the globe to raise awareness around mental health on a global scale. They have released their own record label, Mind Record, a first-of-a-kind funded by crypto. All the tracks already released and the ones slated to hit in the coming months have catchy lyrics and aim to change the way people perceive mental health issues. The music is released on Spotify, YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram. Also, CryptoWendyO, a successful YouTube channel that covers the crypto industry, has reviewed Mind Music, so make sure to check it out.

All about the Mind Music NFT

NFTs have created a storm in the last couple of years, with the costliest one fetching nearly $91.8 million. That’s a whopping amount and paints a clear picture of the craze around NFTs. Now, imagine if the NFTs, which basically are non-fungible, come with some sort of fungible benefits, offer real-life use cases, and support a social cause. Who wouldn’t invest in it, right?

The Mind Music NFT collection comprises a total of 1010 NFTs, of which 1000 would be available for purchase while the remaining 10 are reserved for the team or giveaways. With NFTs, the smaller the total number or scarcer the collection, the higher their demand, and subsequently, a quicker rise in price. And that’s exactly the case with the Mind Music NFT collection.

Along with the collection, there would be 10 exclusive NFTS hidden in the 1000 publicly available ones. Owning one of the Legendary NFTs offers lucrative rewards and other benefits on the platform. To increase your chances of owning a Legendary NFT, mint as many as possible from the Mind Music NFT collection.

Here are some benefits of minting a Mind Music NFT, a revolutionary idea that takes the concept of Non-fungible Tokens to the next level.

Earn a steady passive income simply by holding the NFT:

Who doesn’t like earning money without having to put in any effort? Mind Music has made it a reality, and now you can sit back and earn a steady stream of funds by just holding the platform’s NFT.

1% reflections from the Mind Music transaction would be distributed equally amongst all NFT holders, and this will be the only way to earn reflections on the platform. Apart from that, a 10% fee will be levied on all NFT trades which are then used to purchase the Mind Music tokens. These would then be equally distributed amongst the various NFT holders.

So, there are not one but two ways to earn a passive income on the Mind Music ecosystem.

Get a physical copy Mind Music’s first limited edition album along with other gifts:

If you like collecting rare stuff, Mind Music is offering a physical copy (CD) of Mark Hamilton’s album and a download package for all the investors who purchase the NFT. These would be delivered to the user once available in stock if that’s not the case at the time of purchasing the NFT. Also, this will be the only way to get your hands on the limited edition collection.

Direct entry to Mind Music events:

Are you a huge fan of music and love attending concerts and events? Mind Music offers all NFT holders free entry to all future events. And those who have minted enough NFTs to acquire the exclusive Legenendary NFT will get access to all areas, free food, and drinks. Besides, the Legendary NFT holders will be offered the opportunity to meet the artists performing at the concert or event.

All about the Mind Music Token

The Mind Music token is the next factor that has attracted a large bunch of investors to the platform, owing to the market-oriented tokenomics and the rewarding protocols employed. Also, the token is substantially advanced, and given the multi-chain integration using the dedicated bridge, investors would be able to trade the Mind Music token on different blockchains, including Ethereum, Binance, Cronos, Avalanche, Fantom, and Matic. It makes the Mind Music token one of the first to achieve such an elaborate multi-chain integration.

Besides, the token will get listed on 10 Centralized Exchanges (CEX) later this year 2022, and is currently available on XT.com and CoinTiger.  Mind Music token too offers a way to earn a passive income through staking. Investors can choose from any of the available staking pools, with each having a different locking period and APY (Annual Profit Yield). If you are willing to lock your tokens in the staking pool for 180 days, the returns are as high as 75%, one of the highest in the industry. There are other options for a lower locking period as well.

Mind Music has been busy recording in studios in May and June with two new artists, these recordings will be released sometime around Q3 and Q4, 2022. The project is growing fast, and to be honest, faster than anyone expected!

So, this is the right time to mint the Mind Music NFT and invest in the Mind Music token to earn the best ROI and keep your money safe in this highly volatile market. Also, once the multi-chain setup is complete after the Fair Launch, investors can seamlessly trade coins between blockchains at a very little cost, thus making Mind Music the most promising project of the time.

To find out more about Mind Music, visit the official website https://mindmusic.finance/

Also, follow Mind Music on all available channels to stay updated with the recent developments and album launches.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mindmusic_bsc
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mindmusicbsc/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mindmusicbsc
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-vaUSbRIEbJZCXunGomx8A
Telegram: https://t.me/MindMusicGroup