Legendary boxing champion Floyd Mayweather is delivering another blow to the cryptocurrency space by launching a new NFT and Metaverse project called Mayweverse.
The non-fungible tokens (NFTs) will feature an image of Mayweather himself and will provide holders with various useful services and prizes depending on the rarity of the item. At the time of writing, not much is known about the project other than that there will be a boxing gym in the Metaverse.
After many months of hard work, I am launching my new NFT project @mayweverse⁰ There will be 5000 NFTs in the collection (5 different NFT cards of 1000 each). Each card has a different rarity, usefulness and prizes. More details on the roadmap will be announced soon. Stay tuned pic.twitter.com/SxZ916p0HP — Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) March 21, 2022
The launch date and prices have not yet been determined, but the excitement around the project is growing rapidly. The project’s Discord channel already has over 5,000 members.
Mayweather’s involvement with this new NFT project is notable given his poor track record with crypto projects in the past. Mayweather promoted a high-profile cryptocurrency scam called Centra Tech that scammed over $25 million from investors in 2018. By 2019, Mayweather and co-promoter DJ Khaled were forced to pay $600,000 and $150,000 respectively to participate in the project’s marketing.
Twitter personality Coffeezilla stated that Mayweather is now “frantically removing evidence of his latest NFT scam” to give the impression of a bona fide Mayweverse launch. Other projects he has promoted include Floyd NFT, Bored Bunny and Bored BAD Bunny.
Floyd Mayweather feverishly removes evidence of his latest NFT scam. Investors are toasting it. https://t.co/HXUzCWi6sW pic.twitter.com/AQ92nxIhtz — Coffeezilla (@coffeebreak_YT) March 22, 2022
Your own piece of the Great Barrier Reef
A marine biologist hopes to spearhead a new conservation effort for Australia’s Great Barrier Reef by remapping the world’s largest coral reef system and selling the results as NFTs one hectare at a time.
Dr. Brett Kettle is working with the ReeFi DAO to digitally map the entire Great Barrier Reef off the northwest coast of Australia and give people around the world the chance to see it for themselves. Dr. Kettle believes that access to one of the world’s greatest natural wonders will inspire NFT owners to save the environment.
Each NFT will be “a true 3D photorealistic model,” Dr. Kettle told Australian national broadcaster ABC. He believes NFT owners will be able to experience something they wouldn’t otherwise have and help the health of the reef. According to Climatehotmap.com climatologists, the reef is suffering due to climate change and ocean acidification.
Collectors will be able to act as trustees on the NFT Reef section they own.
“You can sit in an attic in upstate New York and not be able to see the Great Barrier Reef, but you can rent your service provider and choose someone to clean [терновый венец] starfish off your piece of reef.”
Australian airline Qantas Airlines waives NFT
Australia’s largest airline will release a series of NFTs as memorabilia commemorating the airline’s 102-year history in aviation.
The airline announced this on March 22 on its website and said the collection will not just be part of history. Early NFT buyers will earn frequent flyer points, called Qantas Points, and the airline said it has “more exciting future benefits for Qantas NFT holders.”
NFTs should fall by the middle of the year.
Crafton and Solana partner
South Korean gaming company Krafton has partnered with the Layer-1 Solana (SOL) blockchain project to develop and operate blockchain-based games using NFTs.
Web3 head at Krafton Hyungchul Park said in a company statement that he expects the partnership will enable Krafton to “gain the insight needed to accelerate its investment and blockchain-based experience.”
Krafton is the company behind the popular game PUBG: Battlegrounds. It is not yet clear what direction the company will take with the partnership and whether it will tokenize game assets from its popular battle royale game.
KRAFTON, one of South Korea’s most valuable gaming companies, announced that it has signed a business agreement with Solana Labs to support the development and marketing of blockchain-based games and services. https://t.co/vJkQuDahgT — Wu Blockchain (@WuBlockchain) March 24, 2022 G.
Krafton made the biggest profit in 2021 and has earned over $1.5 billion thanks to the success of its flagship game.
Other great news
Video game store Gamestop has launched an NFT marketplace on a Loopring Layer-2 solution. The beta version of the marketplace has been launched. Loopring’s head of growth says the market will allow collectors to mint and sell NFTs “fast, cheap and safe.”
On March 22, Veve’s NFT market experienced a security breach that resulted in the theft of millions of its in-app tokens, known as Gems. The marketplace was closed for the duration of the investigation.