📊 Statistics don't lie...?
We celebrated World Statistics Day this week... Can be brutal but it's worth keeping a hand on crypto news.
According to the wise yet humorous writer Mark Twain...
“There are three kinds of lies: lies, brazen lies, and statistics.” So let's look to the future with an open head! 😊
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In this week’s newsletter, you can read about:
What’s buzzin’ in marketing?
Another dimension of shopping
Real estate, even in the crypto world
Be unique. Send a crypto letter!
Coinbase CEO plans to run Coinbase “for a very long time".
Feel welcome to make a coffee and indulge yourself with the read ☕️
🛒 What’s buzzin’ in marketing?
Uber Eats has partnered with Leafly to introduce a controversial product. Toronto residents aged 19 or older can now officially buy weed on demand on the said platform. The company says the partnership will help address the underground marijuana market and encourage people not to drive while high. 🍀
Goldman Sachs' 2022 survey of 2,470 interns globally focused on Gen Z (people born from 1995 to 2012). For Gen Z, life is more about protecting themselves from the recession than enjoying parenthood or marriage. 86% of Gen Z believe a recession is coming. The percentage of Goldman Sachs interns planning to reach major life milestones in 10 years drops significantly from 2021. 💵
Facebook's parent company, Meta, may be forced to sell its well-known gif-making website Giphy due to legal turmoil over the competition. It is the largest provider of animated gifs to social networks such as Snapchat, TikTok, and Twitter, which was acquired by Meta two years ago for $400 million (£290 million). 💸
Metaverse Horizon Worlds, Mark Zuckerberg's platform is losing users after just the first month of use. There are currently less than 200,000 monthly active users, far less than the planned 500,000 active users by the end of this year. The rather expensive hardware is a big barrier to entry for new users ($399 for Quest 2). 🎮
1️⃣ Another dimension of shopping
Consumerism is spreading in reality around us. Who would have thought that buying groceries would also be possible in the virtual world of the Metaverse? One of India's largest e-commerce platforms, Flipkart. It gives a metaverse space for consumers to discover products in a photo-realistic virtual destination and store.
Rumor has it that many well-known brands, such as Puma, Noise, Nivea, Lavie, Tokyo Talkies, Campus, and others, will be available on Flipverse.
As Narena Ravuli, vice president of product strategy at Flipkart Labs, pointed out, Metaverse is one of the "significant revolutions" in the development of e-commerce and features tremendous opportunities. With this technology, shoppers can improve their shopping experience and immerse themselves in the environment, a combination of offline and online.
2️⃣ Real estate even in crypto world
The real estate market is changing and evolving in an exciting direction. Roofstock onChain, has just sold an apartment for the sum of $175,000. Moreover, the buyer received a token transferred to a cryptocurrency wallet, proof of ownership. The paperwork involved in buying a house may be a thing of the past. Customers can pay their real estate agents with NFTs and receive NFTs as proof of ownership. Thus, a move away from a physical document attests to the fact that the apartment belongs to them.
Blockchain technology, seen as a secure and healthy form of payment, is introducing revolutions in the business industry. It is an effective technology, resistant to any kind of tampering, and allows for the secure storage of information. Who would have thought it would make buying real estate easier?
3️⃣ Be unique, send a crypto letter!
Undoubtedly, the move on the part of the Polish Post Office to enter the world of crypto is fighting a widely held opinion on Twitter, namely that Poland ranks as the most anti-NFT country in the world.
Only the first 1,558 users using the Polish Post newsletter will be the lucky owners of the first thaler, depicting Polish King Sigismund II Augustus. After all, the number is not a coincidence, as, in 1558, Sigismund II Augustus established the country's first regular postal service.
The rest will be able to purchase the stamp in January/February 2023, with prices ranging from 18.5 PLN (about $3.7) to 123 PLN (about $25).
4️⃣ Coinbase CEO plans to run Coinbase “for a very long time"
Brian Armstrong, CEO of the world's second-largest cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, has announced that he will sell off about 2% of his stake in Coinbase. As he noted on his Twitter, he wants to do so to support researchers working on increasing human lifespan, including companies such as NewLimit + ResearchHub.
He also said he would like to work "for a long time." With this initiative, his words are becoming more resounding. Interestingly, global life expectancy has doubled since 1900, standing at more than 70 years. Who knows how it will continue?
🔥 OTHER RELEVANT NEWS
Logium offers virtual account mode, and you can speculate with zero risk. 🔥
Celo Protocol Moola Market Loses Over $10M in Market Manipulation Attack. ☄️
Shiba Inu, A new whale on SHIB has purchased 3 trillion tokens worth a total of $34 million 💎
Interpol enters web3, launching its own metaverse! 🏙
Bing, has launched Image Creator, an AI text-to-image generator powered by DALL-E 2 technology. The new feature will be the first to arrive in "select markets" later this month. 🤖
YouTube star MrBeast with more than 100 million subscriptions, plans to run for president at age 40. He also plans to give away all his money to win the election. 😲
Twitter is funding a small independent team of up to five open-source architects, engineers, and designers to develop an open and decentralized standard for social media. 🛠
🏖 FUN FACTS & MEME SECTION
💡 You'll never look at the Firefox logo the same way again... Surprisingly, the cute furry pet in the logo is actually a red panda! 🦊
🥇 Meme of The Week