Forbes in Sandbox | Web3 Trademark Applications on the Rise | Hublot entering the Metaverse & more
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“The Metaverse is here, and it’s changing how we participate in the world, from the factory floor to the living room” - Satya Nadella, Microsoft
Forbes is making its way to The Sandbox metaverse with a collaboration with Polygonal Mind. Users can expect an NFT showcase, quests, scavenger hunts, parties, and more.
Brazilian organisation MIBR, a subsidiary of US esports company Immortals Gaming Club (IGC), has partnered with metaverse company Everyrealm to launch a virtual esports arena. Their main objective is to allow users to attend esports events and competitions through the metaverse.
Luxury Swiss watchmaker, Hublot has made its metaverse debut, launching its ‘Hublot Loves Football Metaverse Stadium’. The digital space has been created to celebrate soccer’s 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, which it sponsors as an official timekeeper.
The number of companies filing trademarks for NFTs, metaverse-related virtual goods & services, and cryptocurrencies have proliferated in 2022. It surpassed the 2021 number (3,547) with 4,708 trademarks from the end of October.
Robby Yung, CEO of metaverse investment firm and game publisher Animoca Brands, is highlighting the importance of web3 for the open metaverse. He claims that “There is no metaverse without Web3, because you need to have that transaction layer so that you have interoperability between content and you can bring it from place to place.”
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