- Mastercard and Hi launch NFT-customized debit cards as NFT interest dips
Cryptocurrency and fiat exchange Hi have launched a debit card that users can customize with their own NFT avatars. The cards are powered by global payment giant Mastercard.
“Not only do the NFT cards look amazing, this is a great way for people to show which online community they belong to, but in the real world,” Sean Rach, co-founder of Hi, said in a statement.
Users in more than 25 European countries will be initially eligible for the card, and they can use it at any merchant in the world that accepts Mastercard payments.
This event also demonstrates Mastercard’s special interest in the cryptocurrency trading space.
- Walmart debuts Roblox worlds as ‘testing ground’ for the Metaverse
Making bets on the Metaverse, the retail giant Walmart just joined “the party” today with other leading brands.
Recently, Walmart has just launched “Walmart Land” and “Walmart’s Universe of Play” within Roblox, a massively multiplayer online game with 52 million daily active users.
This could be seen as the retailer’s first step to developing its own future Metaverse space. Chances are that Walmart will enter the Ethereum-based Decentraland or The Sandbox in the future.
- Apple allows NFT sales on its App Store
Tech giant Apple now allows NFTs to be bought and sold through applications listed on its App Store. This enables developers of current apps to create collections in-app and new apps to install NFTs within them.
However, the first catch is that Apple takes a 30% cut from app developers who make over USD 1 million through the App Store on an annual basis, and 15% making less than that.
The second catch is that transactions must be in USD. Crypto is not an option. This, however, could be a big opportunity for NFT developers to expand the user network.