Crypto NFT Today: The Latest News in Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, & NFTs- December Week 2 – Innovation & Tech Today

1 views 7:04 am 0 Comments December 19, 2023

Welcome to another edition of Crypto NFT Today! The past two weeks have been full of must-know events that’ll be defining points for the future of blockchain, cryptocurrency, and NFTs.

With the OpenAI CEO promoting Worldcoin, FIFA announcing a new digital collectible collection, and more, there’s lots of essential news you should know about. So, let’s dive in and see what’s happening! 

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman has reaffirmed his commitment to the cryptocurrency project Worldcoin amid reports that the company is seeking $50 million in funding. Worldcoin aims to establish a global identity and financial network, with over 2.6 million people signing up for iris scans by Worldcoin’s “orb” devices in exchange for a digital ID and free cryptocurrency. 

Altman emphasized the importance of identifying unique humans in a world increasingly influenced by AI. The fundraising involves selling the project’s crypto tokens at a discounted rate. 

FIFA Announces New Digital Collectible Collection 

FIFA has unveiled its inaugural collaboration with tech firm Modex, introducing a new digital collectible collection known as “FIFA+ Collect.” The collection’s initial release will feature a “dual digital collectible” for the FIFA Club World Cup Saudi Arabia 2023, with the first 100 digital collectibles set to launch on Dec. 15. 

These rare collectibles offer a chance to secure tickets for the FIFA World Cup 2026 final. Additional collectibles capturing key moments from the ongoing FIFA Club World Cup in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, will be introduced on the FIFA+ Collect platform. 

JPMorgan Chase CEO and Chairman Openly Criticizes Crypto 

On Dec. 6, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon strongly criticized Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies during a Senate Banking Committee hearing on Capitol Hill. Responding to questions from Senator Elizabeth Warren, Dimon expressed deep opposition to crypto, stating that the only true use case for it is criminal activities such as money laundering, tax avoidance, and drug trafficking. 

He expressed that he would shut it down if he were the government. Despite Dimon’s negative stance on cryptocurrencies, JPMorgan Chase is actively involved in blockchain, the underlying technology for the crypto industry. 

Megadeth Launches New NFT Collection 

On Dec. 5, the American thrash metal band Megadeth revealed the launch of a novel non-fungible token (NFT) collection, giving enthusiasts exclusive opportunities for digital and real-world encounters.

The band announced a post on X, revealing plans for a collection of 5,000 NFTs featuring their iconic mascot, Vic Rattlehead. Possessing one of these NFTs will grant access to unique experiences, such as private conversations with band members in the metaverse.