Whether you are a young working professional or an experienced employee with a big-league company, the quest to find the perfect balance between your work life and your personal life is a challenge for most.
Almost all big names have hopped on to the non-fungible token (NFT) trend this year. Be it BTS, Snoop Dogg or Shawn Mendes, we have seen many celebrities drop collectibles for their fans or at least confirm their plans of coming out with them. In fact, a company called Sorare made an entire fantasy football game around collecting NFTs.
On November 9, 2021, the global crypto market hit the US$3 trillion mark, which is more than the gross domestic product (GDP) of countries like India, the United Kingdom, France and Italy. With crypto becoming more and more widespread, individuals and companies alike have been seeking to benefit from the crypto mining (the process of adding new crypto tokens to circulation) business.
In November this year, Hybe, the South Korean agency behind the world-famous boy band BTS, announced its plans to enter the Non-Fungible Token (NFT) business. The agency plans to buy a 2.5% stake in blockchain-based startup Dunamu, and release BTS NFTs in a joint venture with the startup’s crypto exchange, Upbit. These NFTs will feature moving images and voices of the artists.
Bitcoin has become infamous for the tremendous amount of energy required to mine it. Bitcoin mining consumes 91 terawatts of electricity annually—more than what the entire country of Finland uses in a year. The process of Bitcoin mining also generates a large amount of heat that has been conventionally released into the atmosphere.
021 has been a great year for cryptocurrencies. In fact, the crypto market is expected to grow from US$1.6 billion to US$2.2 billion by 2026. The tremendous growth potential of crypto has inspired many to dive into the business. The typical way to go about getting into the crypto business would be to buy some of it.
As of November 2021, the cryptocurrency market is worth more than US$3 trillion, and the non-fungible token (NFT) market is worth more than US$7 billion. As cryptocurrency and NFTs continue to gain prominence, it has become crucial to understand various aspects of the two to make the most out of their surging prices and popularity.
The 2021 Chainalysis’s Global Crypto Adoption Index placed India second on a list of 20 countries in terms of cryptocurrency adoption and usage by individuals between July 2020 and July 2021. These statistics indicate the enthusiasm of Indians towards cryptocurrency.
NFTs are everywhere this year, and their popularity is exploding. From celebrities like Lil Nas X to Azealia Banks, everyone has been taking the plunge into NFTs. Thus, it comes as no surprise that the gaming industry would join in on the NFT trend as well.
As social media evolves, it’s not that hard to imagine that people can make a pretty penny from working as influencers online. The global value of influencer marketing has been estimated to be US$9.7 billion in 2021. Today, this field is not limited to “real” people (yes, you read that right!). Over the past few years, virtual influencers have been making waves on social media as well.
What do Jay Z, Logan Paul and the financial services company Visa have in common? (besides the fact that all three have a lot of money, of course!) All three own some Cryptopunks. Cryptopunks are rapidly becoming extremely popular in the non-fungible token (NFT) space.
On November 10, 2021, the U.S. passed a US$1.2 trillion infrastructure bill. The bill, or the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, will ramp up government spending on public infrastructure like roads, bridges as well as water and broadband. The law was passed with a bipartisan vote of 69 to 30.
As our reliance on the internet continues to grow, brands will need to become more readily available over various media platforms to provide customer service. This will not only help the brand create a smoother shopping experience but will also help prospective customers know that the brand keeps up with the changing trends.