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Meta is 2.5 years old.
|The current market capitalization for Meta is $2,722,700.|
Meta is ranked #750 out of all coins, by market cap (and other factors).
|There is a medium volume of trading today on #MTA.|
Today's 24-hour trading volume across all exchanges for Meta is $415,803.
|The circulating supply of MTA is 81,445,363 coins, which is 81% of the maximum coin supply.|
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Meta Vault Launch
Guide to investing in mStable Meta Vaults
In this guide, we explain how to start investing in mStable Meta Vaults. Before you begin, ensure that you have: Funded a non-custodial wallet with USDC for deposits and ETH for gas, — How to invest with Meta Vaults - Meta Vaults are located on our new yield front-end.yield.mstable.org In this guide, we’ll show you how to navigate around the interface. — Step 1: Connect your wallet. — Connect your wallet to the dApp using the Connect button on the top right, Select your wallet from the list of available or recommended ones, Ensure you’re connected on the Ethereum mainnet, — Step 2: Select a Meta Vault. — Scroll to the Vaults section and locate the Meta Vault to invest in, Toggle between list and grid views using the toggle on the top right, Select a Meta Vault — you will be diverted into another page with more details about the selected Meta Vault, — Step 3: View more details about the Meta Vault. — Selecting the Meta Vault brings up a new UI where you can view detailed information about the selected Meta Vault. For example, in the Vault Performance area, you can track the changes in yield (APY), TVL and Assets per share backing the Meta Vault across your selected time period. Scroll down and you will find the Strategy & Risks section illustrating the protocols and contracts utilised in this strategy, your asset and token exposures when investing in th...
Solving the issue with slippage in EIP-4626
Introduction - EIP-4626 provides a standard way to invest a token into an investment pool, which is commonly called a vault. When you deposit your assets, which is an ERC-20 token, you receive a share token that represents your portion of the assets in the vault. The vault will invest the pooled assets into one or more underlying platforms to generate yield for the shareholders. See the full EIP-4626 specification at eips.ethereum.org. A consequence of the EIP-4626 standard is that the deposit and mint functions don’t provide a way to specify a minimum share or asset amounts in return. This is commonly used to prevent high slippage or sandwich attacks. How did mStable solve this with its Meta Vaults — staying compliant with the standard while mitigating high slippage attacks? This article describes the challenges and explains how our approach works. — EIP-4626 and mStable vaults deposits - The first of the mStable EIP-4626 vaults will invest in Convex pools based in Curve’s 3Pool. You can read more about the vaults in the proposal here. From an EIP-4626 perspective, the asset of the vault is Curve 3Pool’s liquidity provider token (3Crv). The deposit function is part of the EIP-4626 specification and specifies how many assets are to be deposited and the account that will receive the vault shares. The deposit function returns how many vault shares were minted to the receiver.function deposit(uint256 assets, a...
On-chain analysis: Stablecoin users on Convex
Key Insights - Most of the addresses stay in the pools for a maximum of 60 days., Our yield simulation showed that most addresses lose yield while administrating their position., The 3 dominant variables that influence your net yield in Convex are: how much you are depositing(TVL), how many times you are compounding(claims) and for how long you will stay in the pool(time)., There is a massive opportunity for automation and gas socialization products to create a positive-sum vault., — Introduction - Over this year, mStable has been looking into various yield sources to create a vault that will bring a good and trustful yield. After analyzing stablecoins, we concluded that Convex would be a good source of yield for them. In this article, we will cover 3 stable pools. Based on this analysis, we can point out behaviours that increase or decrease the net yield and how specific personas a different approach is more viable. We will also classify the depositors into personas according to their TVL size, calculate how long they stay in the pool, and show what yield they are getting. — Curve. — Convex is built on top of Curve, which is an AMM that provides high liquidity, low slippage, and low fee transactions among ERC-20 tokens. Curve also introduced the veToken(vote-escrowed) model. The longer you lock CRV, the more veCRV you receive. For us, the most important part is the Boosting system behind it. You can e...
A Stablecoin Framework
Assessing the risk of stablecoins on DeFi. — mStable’s first Meta Vault, to be launched soon, will be stablecoin-based. Related literature is abundant but frameworks to assess their risk are missing. mStable is a battle-tested project with a strong focus on security and an upcoming stablecoin-centric product release. Therefore, we created a Stablecoin Risk Framework to assess the depegging risk of the different possibilities. Stablecoins have been the biggest narrative in DeFi for a long time, and building a truly scalable and decentralized stablecoin remains a challenge. The UST crash has taught us that nobody is too big to fail. Designs are getting more complex over time, and it is becoming increasingly hard to stay on top of them and assess their risk. But that also means that the market might be mispricing the risk. At mStable we are building a generalizable vault architecture of which stablecoins are a central piece. Very soon, mStable is deploying the first Meta Vault, which will enable investors to get exposure to a diversified set of strategies with a single transaction. These strategies will be stablecoins pooled in Curve against 3CRV, which are then staked in Convex to claim $CRV and $CVX rewards. We developed a framework to asses the risk of these pools, which will allow us to make an informed, data-driven decision about the selection for our vaults. Eventually, this framework will become the guide we wil...
A refreshed mStable identity. — — Introduction - Branding in DeFi for any user-facing and developer-facing product is an important but difficult part. This mostly stems from the very young age of the entire industry, the mostly young companies that test for product-market fit and seek to establish a brand in a continuously changing and rapidly evolving industry. This article describes mStable’s previous approach and the recent changes, what problems we faced, and present the solution. This new refreshed design and branding will mark the beginning of a new era for mStable and be the refreshed face of our new products. — The need for a refreshed identity - The current mStable branding was created at the very beginning of the project’s life. Over time, the mStable brand became outdated and we felt that it was no longer representative of our vision and products. Our team has shifted significantly and did not represent the mStable that was there in the past. As the focus of the Team and the Team itself shifted, so did the mStable brand drifted to a new direction (compare landing page, dApps, and marketing material). This was due to several reasons, some of which were mentioned previously: Products were not user-centered, user research and testing were absent., Low brand engagement since the brand does not convey a clear vision and messaging and it is reflected in its visual communication. It tried to convey ...
Exploring the ERC-4626 Universe
A deep dive into the ERC-4626 Ecosystem - Standards in traditional technology are one of the most powerful catalysts. They drive interoperability, ecosystem development, and future innovation. Crypto is no exception to this: ERC-20, ERC-721, ERC-4626. ERC standards are the condition for a successful composable and permissionless ecosystem. ERC-4626 is one of the most exciting standards for Ethereum. As a standard for tokenized vaults, it lowers the integration effort for yield-bearing vaults that are powering many DeFi projects. Beyond substantially decreasing integration costs, this standard natively creates a derivative asset, generating a new kind of liquidity independent from the underlying assets. Reflecting on the power of standards, mStable realized that broad adoption is a prerequisite for it to become a game changer in DeFi. With early adopters of the standard, we’re building the 4626-Alliance, a fertile ground for 4626-builders to foster collaboration and push the standard. In this blog post, we explore some of the vast ecosystems of DeFi projects building on the standard and what they have been up to.An ecosystem of protocols building on ERC-4626 — Timeless Finance - Timeless is a yield market protocol that lets you boost, hedge, and trade yield. Instead of just parking your money into a classic yield farm, Timeless enables users to boost their yield, hedge against falling yield rates or speculate on yield...
Strengthening the foundations for growth
The mStableDAO completes its restructuring process to strengthen the foundation for exponential growth with mStable V2. With this completed, the following entities and associated signer groups were established: TreasuryDAO (4/6 signers), ProtocolDAO (4/6 signers), Builder subDAO (2/3 signers), Ecosystem subDAO (2/3 signers), — Why restructure? - To align the interests of the protocol and governance bodies, we introduced a more active signer group with active compensation to participate more in the ecosystem. This will ensure that governors are incentivized to make the best decisions for the protocol while avoiding unnecessary overheads that was inherited with the old signer structure. — The new subDAOs will drive accountability in a more structured manner - TreasuryDAO The TreasuryDAO has absorbed the Asset Management subDAO & Funding subDAO. Treasury Management will now be backed by a Charter — currently in progress — on top of the discretionary spending limit for more transparency. This ensures that spending above the discretionary spending limit is guided by a robust framework. ProtocolDAO The ProtocolDAO remains largely similar, and its role in the ecosystem is to ensure that the core contracts are funded, the proposals that get voted in via Meta Governance make it on-chain, and that the smart contracts are executed using with a diverse multi-sig structure for robust security. Builder subD...
mStable Governance Updates — 19 September 2022
Stable Governance Updates — 19 September 2022 - Dear governors, here’s the latest edition of governance updates from the engine room. RFCs: — Increase fees charged to the Save vault to 20%. — forum.mstable.org, Raise the governance fee for our mUSD Save Vault on Ethereum Mainnet from 10% to 20%, Implementation Updates: — TDP 50: mStableDAO x WorkDAO Partnership. — vote.mstable.org, The WorkDAO Proposal has passed, and the Operations team is working full-time to complete the onboarding into WorkDAO for the relevant employees and contractors!, October Governance Call Our monthly call will happen on the 4th of October at 3:30PM UTC where we’ll discuss everything mStable Governance, DAOs, as well as give an outlook on what we’ve been working towards. — About mStable - mStable is a secure savings layer built for DeFi for pegged-value crypto assets. Website | Discord | Twitter | Forum mStable Governance Updates — 19 September 2022 was originally published in mStable on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
Token Emission and the Future of MTA
Introduction - Since the launch of mStable, the protocol has undergone a number of changes and improvements. One area that has seen significant change is the role of mStable’s Governance Token (MTA). In this post, we aim to explain some of the developments of the MTA token and what the future might hold for it. The original role of MTA was to align interests of users, token holders, investors and other stakeholders and bootstrap a decentralised community of governors. In order to achieve this, MTA was distributed to users in the form of rewards, which could be earned by participating in the protocol. As the protocol grew and the ecosystem around it developed, it has become clear that this model is no longer sustainable. In particular, the high rate of token issuance was not conducive to long-term value creation, and the rewards were not always aligned with the interests of the protocol. — The need for change - Token emissions fuelled the DeFi summer, but were unsustainable long-term. mStable joined the effort like many protocols to distribute its governance token this way. While great at bootstrapping growth at the beginning, it was highly addictive because it fuelled deposits into the protocol and the total deposits into the protocol depended on it partially. On the flipside, lowering emissions would reduce yield and correspondingly deposits and TVL, a metric that was artificially inflated to keep a protocol relevan...
More Meta (#MTA) News
|Meta Calls 2023 a 'Year of Efficiency;' Anticipates More Losses in Its M...
Meta, the company that owns Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp, has shared its fourth quarter results, reporting better numbers than expected. While the company beat revenue estimates, CEO Mark Zuckerberg declared 2023 a 'Year of Efficiency,' hinting at a further restructuration of the company to focus on its AI (artificial intelligence) and metaverse projects in the longer term
Meta Reports Better Than Expected Q4 2022 Results
Meta, the social company, reported mild positive results for Q4 2022, beating revenue expectations, and giving a deeper explanation of the direction that the company will take during 2023. The company received revenues of $32.17 billion, higher than the $31.53 billion estimated, giving hope to investors about the recovery of the company in the future.
The company, which has been criticized for the pivot of its business model to the metaverse, a digital representation of the real world, is now trying to refocus after the heavy losses that R&D in this tech has brought them. Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg explained that the management theme of 2023 would be the 'Year of Efficiency.'
Zuckerberg stated that as part of this new focus, 'the company will work on flattening our org structure and removing some layers of middle management to make decisions faster as well as deploying AI tools to help our engineers be more productive.' Furthermore, Zuckerberg explained that going forward, Meta will be more aggressive in pulling the plug on underperforming or non-cruc...
|Meta Lost $13.7B on Metaverse Initiative in 2022
Mark Zuckerberg's Metaverse bid proved costly for the company amidst a persistent bear market as Reality Labs lost $13.7 billion in 2022.
According to Meta's earnings release, the company's metaverse arm recorded an operating loss of $4.28 billion in the fourth quarter, dragging down its total for the year.
Facebook was rebranded as Meta in the fall of 2021 as Zuckerberg doubled down on efforts to create a digital universe where people can work, shop, play, and learn. However, as Metaverse adoption has slowed down in 2022 due to the turbulent market conditions, the company's investors called for a curb in spending in the segment.
Burning Billions in Metaverse
In the fourth quarter, Reality Labs generated $727 million, while its revenue for the entirety of the year stood at $2.16 billion, a decline from $2.27 billion in 2021. Despite the losses, the CEO has no plans to change its long-term course in the space. He said,
'Our priorities haven't changed since last year. The two major technological waves driving our roadmap are AI today and over the longer term the metaverse.'
The company shipped Quest Pro at the end of last year, which is being touted as the first mainstream mixed reality device. Zuckerberg maintained that the focus will be to 'deliver better social experiences than what's possible today on phones.'
Next-generation consumer headset is also expected to hit the market later this year called 'Meta Reality,' which the exec believes can potentially 'establish the tech...
|NBA Extends Partnership With Meta to Bring Basketball Games to the Metav...
The NBA has extended its current partnership with Meta to broadcast its games to the metaverse. The company announced that 52 games of the league will be available to be enjoyed using VR (virtual reality) tech, using Xtadium, a co-viewing platform. Five of these games will be presented in a more immersive way for Horizon Worlds, Meta's flagship metaverse app.
NBA to Broadcast 52 Games in the Metaverse
The NBA has sealed a deal to bring some of its games freely to the metaverse. On Jan. 23, the company announced an extension of its current partnership with Meta to broadcast its games using VR (virtual reality) technology. The games will be broadcasted using Xtadium, a metaverse app that is used to broadcast immersive sports experiences using Meta's consumer headset, the Meta Quest 2.
The league will present 52 games in Horizon Worlds, Meta's flagship metaverse app, for users to enjoy and watch. Five of these games will be presented in a more immersive way, using 180-degree monoscopic tech. This means that the user will be able to experience the game as if they were sitting close to the court, changing the point of view as the match advances.
With this move, the league aims for existing fans to have a more interactive experience, and bring new fans that are familiarized with these new technologies to the sport. About this, Meta director of metaverse media content Sarah Malkin stated:
VR’s superpower is making it possible to immerse yourself in shared experiences wi...
|Meta Will Continue to Push Metaverse Investments in 2023 According to He...
Meta will continue to invest in VR (virtual reality) tech in 2023, according to statements made by Andrew Bosworth, head of Reality Labs, the metaverse division of the company. While Meta has made some changes and adapted to the current shaky economic atmosphere, Bosworth states that the company is still committed to its metaverse pivot.
Meta to Continue Pushing Metaverse and VR in 2023
Meta, the social metaverse company, is planning to continue to develop metaverse and VR-related projects during 2023. In an article written on Dec. 19, Andrew Bosworth, head of the metaverse division called Reality Labs, explains that while the company has suffered major drawbacks due to the economic downturn, it will still be pushing its new vision forward.
I can say with confidence that after one of the hardest years in the history of the company, Meta remains as committed to our vision for the future as we were on the day we announced it.
Facebook's rebranding to Meta was announced on Oct. 28, 2021, changing the scope and focus of the company to making the metaverse a real place in which individuals will be able to socialize, find communities, and grow businesses. Bosworth believes this is the right thing to do to overcome the short-term thinking that he considers disastrous.
Investments and Achievements
The level of commitment of Meta to the metaverse is being affected by the recent round of layoffs that the company announced on Nov. 9, when 11,000 employees w...
|Meta VR Consultant John Carmack Leaves Company; Criticizes Inefficiencie...
John Carmack, the founder of renowned company ID Software and executive consultant on VR for Meta, has announced he is leaving Meta. Among the reasons for this departure, Carmack signals that there are inefficiencies and self-sabotage at Meta that have affected the work that the company is doing regarding its VR (virtual reality) and metaverse efforts.
John Carmack Abandons Meta
Meta (formerly Facebook), the social network and metaverse company, has lost one of its leading VR consultants. John Carmack, a founder of ID Software, creators of the Doom franchise of games, has announced his departure from the Meta. In a Facebook post, Carmack explains that his resignation as a VR consultant for the company marks the end of a VR-dedicated decade, and reveals the company is plagued by inefficiencies regarding the work done towards VR and metaverse development.
We have a ridiculous amount of people and resources, but we constantly self-sabotage and squander effort. There is no way to sugar coat this; I think our organization is operating at half the effectiveness that would make me happy.
Carmack was part of Oculus as the CTO of the company when Facebook bought it in 2014, and took a consulting role at Facebook in 2019 to dedicate his work to artificial intelligence projects.
Mea Culpa and More
However, John Carmack includes himself as part of the problem, acknowledging he might have done more. As part of his tale of what made him take the decision of leaving, Carm...
|Meta Lordz Invites Players to Its Imminent MMO Metaverse Game
[PR - London, England, 15th December, 2022, Chainwire]
Meta Lordz is inviting metaverse adventurers to team up with fellow warriors and fight enemies of the realm. Intrepid explorers have the opportunity to defend Glasmire from intruders, level up and become legendary warriors in the battle arena while having fun and earning.
Meta Lordz is a Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) metaverse game, set in the dark medieval universe of Glasmire. Its development team is focused on delivering fast-paced, action-oriented gameplay and deep character customization.
Built by gamers for gamers, Meta Lordz is above all designed to be an enjoyable, social and innovative game, with web3 elements enhancing players’ experiences. Meta Lordz aims to attract both web2 and web3 native gamers, hence the gamer-first approach to enhance the player experience.
Captivating gameplay and an immersive adventure are the foundations on which Meta Lordz is built as evidenced by the positive feedback received throughout the game’s recent playtests. Its blockchain integration comes with a strict emphasis on enhancing the game and overall user experience.
Players control a warrior and can choose between five existing classes, with more to come:
Each warrior is fully customizable and will not only face foes in the arena, but also fight alongside allies for ultimate glory. Each piece of equipment that is earned/purchased by the players adds to the power, level a...
|Decentralized Social Names Former Meta Exec as COO
[PRESS RELEASE - Los Angeles, California, 22nd November 2022]
Salil Shah joins DeSo after holding exec roles at Meta and Pinterest, most recently leading global go-to-market for Meta Fintech
Salil Shah, former Meta, and Pinterest executive, has joined DeSo, a blockchain platform that has raised $200 million from Sequoia, Andreessen Horowitz, CAA, and Coinbase.
The announcement comes as DeSo has experienced two consecutive months of over 120% Month over Month growth, particularly as consumers seek open, decentralized alternatives with the turmoil at Twitter.
Shah's motivation for joining stems from his belief that DeSo has the potential to transform the creator economy.
DeSo is the first layer-1 blockchain capable of supporting content-rich social applications, and has raised over $200 million in funding from Sequoia, Andreesen Horowitz, Coinbase, CAA, and others. DeSo is well positioned to power next-generation web3 apps that give more ownership, transparency, and control to both creators and their fans.
After years spent building the category-defining technology underlying the platform, DeSo has now hired Salil Shah to scale the business. Shah has deep experience in business development, go-to-market, and partner ecosystems, most recently leading global go-to-market for Meta’s Fintech group.
With Shah’s expertise, DeSo is primed to accelerate its mission to re-imagine the creator economy, and expand the scope of web3 from purely financial applicat...
|Twitter Not the Only One: Meta (Facebook) Sacks 11,000 Employees
As a ‘last resort' option, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced that his company will be slashing 11,000 employees from its workforce. That’s 13% of the company.
In a blog post shared with employees on Wednesday, Zuckerberg said Meta was taking steps to become “leaner” and more efficient, but regrets that he now must lay off employees.
Zuckerberg explained that the company had been shifting resources into “high priority growth areas,” including the metaverse, while cutting costs in other areas. However, he acknowledged that these measures wouldn’t be enough to bring the company’s expenses “in line with revenue growth.”
“I view layoffs as a last resort, so we decided to rein in other sources of cost before letting teammates go,” he said. “Overall, this will add up to a meaningful cultural shift in how we operate.”
The CEO said all employees would receive an email detailing how the mass layoff would impact them, including severance and health insurance information. The Recruiting department will be “disproportionately affected.”
Meta’s stock is down 69% since last year, bleeding alongside other tech companies since the Federal Reserve began tightening monetary policy this year.
Crypto companies have been forced to enact proportionally larger layoffs this year, such as Coinbase and OpenSea.
Fellow social media giant Twitter is also eliminating a vast ...
|Meta Announces Layoffs Affecting 13% of Workforce; More Than 11,000 Empl...
Meta, the social network company, has announced that it will cut 11,000 jobs, letting go of 13% of the employees in its workforce amidst a 'cultural shift' in the company. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of the company, explained this decision was made due to a need to become more 'capital efficient,' and described the next steps the company will take moving forward.
Meta Fires 13% of Workforce
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, the company previously known as Facebook, announced today the company would cut jobs for 13% of its workforce, letting go of more than 11,000 employees in the coming days. The decision comes after a determination to take the company in a 'leaner and more efficient' direction, as the CEO explained in a blog post detailing the measure.
Zuckerberg said the company had believed the growth fueled by the coronavirus pandemic would be permanent, and that's why it ramped up its investments. Zuckerberg acknowledged this has been a mistake, and also included the current macroeconomic conditions and increased competition as aggravators of the situation caused by a drop in revenue. Zuckerberg stated:
I got this wrong, and I take responsibility for that.
'Cultural Shift' Announced, Metaverse Commitment Reinforced
As part of the measures taken to increase the efficiency of the company, Zuckerberg stated that the layoffs are part of a 'cultural shift' that will affect how the company operates. As an example, Meta will be sharing desktops amongst employees that are parti...
|Former Meta and Pinterest Executive Joins Sequoia-Backed Decentralized S...
[PRESS RELEASE - Los Angeles, United States, 8th November 2022]
Seasoned tech exec brings deep expertise in business development, partner ecosystems, and go-to-market to DeSo, the leader in blockchain technology for creator content.
Salil Shah, former Meta, and Pinterest executive, has joined DeSo, a new blockchain platform that has raised $200 million from Sequoia, Andreessen Horowitz, CAA, and Coinbase.
The announcement comes in the wake of two consecutive months of over 120% Month over Month growth for the platform.
Shah's motivation for joining stems from his belief that DeSo has the potential to transform the creator economy.
After years spent developing the category-defining technology powering its infrastructure, Sequoia-backed DeSo is hiring Salil Shah, a seasoned executive with experience at Meta and Pinterest, to scale the business.
As the only layer-1 blockchain capable of powering content-rich social applications, and with over $200 million in funding from Sequoia, Andreesen Horowitz, Coinbase, CAA, and others, DeSo was already well-positioned for success.
Now, with an experienced senior executive like Shah in place, DeSo can accelerate its mission to re-imagine the creator economy and expand the scope of web3 from solely financial applications to creator-focused social applications and much more.
“Empowering and supporting creators is a mission I’m deeply passionate about,” Shah says. Shah mentions that DeSo has built the first b...
|Facebook Parent Meta Gears for Mass Layoffs Amidst Revenue Drop: WSJ
After Twitter's mass layoffs caused a stir in the tech world, Meta appears to be following suit. According to a Wall Street Journal report, the owner of Facebook and Instagram will begin trimming staff in the second week of November.
Meta's Mark Zuckerberg earlier stated that the social media giant's staff could be smaller next year. Rationalizing office space was yet another area that the company was focusing on.
Meta to Sack Thousands of Employees
At the end of September, Meta reported over 87,000 employees, during which the company froze hiring. The company also asked its employees to cancel any non-essential travel starting this week. The upcoming layoff is expected to affect thousands of them, and the official announcement may come as early as Wednesday.
The news comes amidst tech giants struggling to adjust to turbulent times over slowing growth. Meta's share price, for one, was down by over 70%. Its revenue plummeted 4% in the third quarter, but costs and expenses shot up 19% year over year to over $22 billion. Additionally, operating income fell 46% from the previous year to $5.66 billion.
Meta's operating margin also declined to 20% from 36% a year earlier, and the overall net income was down 52% to $4.4 billion in the third quarter. As a result, the company was reportedly sharpening its control over costs and monitoring head count. On its third-quarter earnings last month, Zuckerberg said,
'So that means some teams will grow meaningfully, but most other teams will s...
|MATIC On The Move After Polygon Tapped By META | MATICUSD November 3, 20...
In this episode of NewsBTC's daily technical analysis videos we are looking at MATIC following a more than 10% intraday move on the back of the announcement that META would use Polygon for Instagram NFTs.
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VIDEO: Polygon Price Analysis (MATICUSD): November 3, 2022
The continued strength from MATIC has the altcoin’s momentum turning up yet again on the daily, strengthening on weekly timeframes, and only three days away from the 2-week timeframe crossing bullish.
MATIC Gives Golden Cross Signal On Daily
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|Mad Money's Jim Cramer Apologizes for Being Wrong About Facebook Parent ...
The host of Mad Money, Jim Cramer, has apologized to investors for being wrong about Facebook parent Meta Platforms after its stock plunged to a record low. 'I made a mistake here. I was wrong,' he said emotionally after stating previously that Meta was a good investment. 'I failed to help people. And I own that.'Jim Cramer's Apology About Meta: 'I Was Wrong'
The host of CNBC's Mad Money show, Jim Cramer, apologized to investors Thursday for recommending Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc. (Nasdaq: META) after the stock kept tanking following the company's Q3 earnings release. Cramer is a former hedge fund manager who co-founded Thestreet.com, a financial news and literacy website.
Appearing emotional on CNBC Market Alert, Cramer admitted that he made a wrong call about the Meta stock, telling investors previously that the social media company was a good investment. He said:
I made a mistake here. I was wrong. I trusted this management team. That was ill-advised. The hubris here is extraordinary, and I apologize.
When asked what he got wrong about his previous advice, Cramer replied: 'I believed that there was a recognition that there is an amount that you can't spend … I trusted them, not myself. For that I regret. I've been in this business for 40 years and I did a bad job. I'm not proud.' He added: 'I did believe that there would be some discipline … I expected discipline.'
The Mad Money host reiterated that his goal is to 'try to help people every day,' noti...
|Meta Stocks Plummet 20% as Reality Labs Cost Billions for the Third Quar...
It’s been exactly a year since Facebook rebranded itself as Meta following the announcement of its new flagship product, Horizon Worlds, which it plans to expand massively.
For now, the platform is still trying to grow its audience without much success, with the Wall Street Journal reporting that the total user base of Horizon Worlds hovers around 200,000, most of whom jump ship after their first month on the platform. This is in stark contrast with the planned 500,000 users milestone originally set for the end of 2022, which has now been dropped to 280,000.
Adoption of the platform is also hindered by the hefty price tag of a VR headset necessary to access it, which puts it in direct competition with free alternatives with a steady user base, such as VRChat.
Q3 Results Are in, and They Don’t Look Good
Meta’s quarterly earnings report has just been published, and the data doesn’t reflect well at all on the company’s VR-bespectacled world.
According to the report, Reality Labs – the business division of Meta in charge of developing Horizon Worlds – has had its worst quarter yet. Although the VR side of Meta’s business brought in about $285 million in Q3, Reality Labs has also left its parent company in the hole for a reported $3.67 billion.
When combined with the performance of Reality Labs over the entire 2022, we see that it has cost Meta nearly $9.44 billion this year alone. However, there are still two months left – and...
|Aptos (APT), a Famous Public Chain with Meta Background, Now Listed on M...
[PRESS RELEASE - Please Read Disclaimer]
October 19, 2022 - The latest news from Aptos indicates that it will launch the mainnet in the near future. At the same time, its mainnet token APT was announced by major mainstream exchanges before it was in circulation. The cryptocurrency trading platform MEXC listed the Aptos mainnet token APT at 00:45 on October 19 (UTC). It is the world's first trading platform for Aptos.
The Aptos team will build its new Layer 1 blockchain based on the original Libra whitepaper. However, unlike Libra, the project will focus not on cross-border payments but on smart contracts.
Different from the current public chain such as Ethereum, Aptos inherits the underlying technical specifications of the Diem project, uses Move programming language and BFT consensus protocol, aiming to build a more scalable blockchain to meet the needs of billions of users and large enterprise customers, so as to carry out the storage and transaction of crypto assets in a convenient way.
Aptos's development builds partly on technology that has been publicly developed at Diem over the past three years. The Move language is a brand-new development language focusing on the blockchain's security, scalability, and upgradeability.
Earlier, Aptos stated in its medium that the original Diem team would try to restart the project in the form of Aptos, after Meta confirmed the sale of Diem-related assets.
Currently, representatives of new public chains using the Move language include...
|Meta Still Struggling for Its Metaverse to Find Its Legs
Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook, is still struggling for its metaverse app Horizon Worlds to find its intended audience. The company, that presented a video of full new avatars, including feet this week, was criticized due to the prepared nature of the presentation. In the same way, the company lowered the goal of monthly active users from 500K to 280K by the end of this year.No Real Feet Show, Meta States
Meta, the social media behemoth, is battling problems left and right when it comes to its metaverse app Horizon Worlds. As part of its Connect keynote offered last week, the company presented a demo that supposedly showed an early look at the new graphical presentation of avatars that the platform will feature next year. One of the big improvements in this regard was the presence of legs that connected these to the floor making the metaverse more immersive.
After the presentation, which left some confused, the company clarified this animation segment was created with auxiliary tech, including motion capture, to show what is coming to the app in the future. This statement enraged some of the fans that criticized the bulk of the money the company is spending on this without solving the leg problem.
User Enticement and Retention
Legs are not the biggest problem that Meta is facing with Horizon worlds. According to a recent article from The Verge, the platform is also struggling to acquire new users and has lowered its goal of reaching a number of 500K monthly act...
|The International Metaverse NFT Event Seoul Meta Week 2022 to Be Held on...
[PRESS RELEASE - Seoul, Korea, 29th September 2022]
- Seoul Meta Week 2022 is a week-long event that will feature two main conferences: Blockchain Open Forum and Metacon X NFT Seoul 2022.
- Its extensive program will cover a wide range of emerging trends and future strategies related to Blockchain technology, Metaverse, NFTs, and Web3.
- With the participation of many leading international companies and speakers involved in the above industries such as NVIDIA, Nokia, The Sandbox, and IBM.
Seoul Meta Week 2022 will be held at The Shilla Hotel Seoul between October 04 - 06, 2022. This international event provides a top platform to create a blockchain-based ecosystem with collective values. Leading experts, NFT artists/collectors, and key industry players will gather from across the globe to share their knowledge on the latest trends in Metaverse, NFTs, Web3, and Blockchain Technology.
Seoul Meta Week 2022 will connect main players and pioneers in the industry to share ideas and information on technology trends related to the Metaverse, NFTs (non-fungible tokens), Web3, Defi (decentralized finance), and Blockchain Technology.
It will feature the highly anticipated main conferences, Blockchain Open Forum (October 4th), Metacon X NFT Seoul 2022 (October 5th to 6th), and various side events.
The Blockchain Open Forum program will give participants the opportunity to have insight on hot topics related to Digital assets, Cryptocurrency, Web3, and Blockchain Technology. Participants ...
|US Senators Press Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Crypto Scam Policies for F...
Six U.S. senators have demanded answers from Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg about how his company is handling cryptocurrency scams on its social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp. 'We are concerned that Meta provides a breeding ground for cryptocurrency fraud that causes significant harm to consumers,' the lawmakers wrote.Senators Want Answers From Mark Zuckerberg and Meta Platforms
U.S. Senators Robert Menendez, Sherrod Brown, Elizabeth Warren, Dianne Feinstein, Bernard Sanders, and Cory A. Booker jointly sent a letter on Thursday to Mark Zuckerberg, chairman and CEO of Meta, about his company's 'efforts to combat cryptocurrency scams on its social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp.'
Citing 'recent reports of scams on other social media platforms and apps,' including data from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the senators wrote:
We are concerned that Meta provides a breeding ground for cryptocurrency fraud that causes significant harm to consumers.
'While crypto scams are prevalent across social media, several of Meta's sites are particularly popular hunting grounds for scammers,' the letter describes. 'Among consumers who reported being scammed out of cryptocurrency on a social media website, 32% identified the scam as having originated on Instagram, 26% on Facebook, and 9% on Whatsapp.'
The lawmakers asked Zuckerberg seven questions concerning Meta's current policies pertaining to cryptocurrency scams. They request that t...
|Meta & Qualcomm to Develop Metaverse Geared Silicon to Be Used in Next G...
Meta recently announced a partnership with mobile chip company Qualcomm to produce chips geared for the metaverse market. The agreement will allow Meta to use Qualcomm's XR technology, designed for extended and virtual reality tasks, to design and manufacture silicon to be put in the next line of Meta's VR application, including future headsets for its Meta Quest line of products.
Qualcomm and Meta to Bring the Metaverse to Chips
While the metaverse company has focused more on the software part of the computing equation thus far, Meta is making moves to bring more efficient and powerful chips to its products. The company has now inked a partnership with Qualcomm, one of the biggest fabless mobile chip companies in the world, to help it produce silicon specially designed to fulfill metaverse tasks.
The custom chips will use Qualcomm's XR technology, which includes virtual reality and extended reality functions. About the importance of this partnership, Cristiano Amon, CEO of Qualcomm, stated:
Building off our joint leadership in XR, this agreement will allow our companies to deliver best-in-class devices and experiences to transform how we work, play, learn, create and connect in a fully realized metaverse.
The multi-year agreement was disclosed without numbers, with a press release stating the engineering teams of each company will deepen the collaboration to achieve joint VR objectives.
Custom Silicon to Continue Advancing
|Meta to Open 10 Metaverse Campuses as Part of $150 Million Immersive Lea...
Meta, the metaverse-focused social media company, is helping universities get their own virtual reality campuses online. The company will be opening 10 virtual campuses as part of its Immersive Learning project, which seeks to take education to virtual reality environments. In partnership with Victoryxr, an Iowa-based virtual reality education startup, Meta will invest $150 million in this initiative.
Meta Getting Universities Into the Metaverse
One of the biggest applications of virtual reality and metaverse technology has to do with education and the possibility of virtual reality classes coming true. Meta, the social media behemoth, is executing this idea, helping 10 universities to launch their metaverse-based campuses.
One of these is the University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC), which is an online university. The more than 45,000 students of the university will now be able to meet in a metaverse online to convene and share their experiences.
Daniel Mintz, chairman of the department of information technology at UMGC stated:
We've never had a campus before, and now we have our first. It has a duck pond.
As part of this plan, the university will offer five courses in the metaverse campus that will come at no additional cost when compared to non-immersive courses. However, the university is limited by the number of headsets (required for the courses) it can loan to students.
Other institutions will also be part of this proje...
|Meta Reveals Cross-Posting NFT Compatibility Between Facebook and Instag...
Meta, the corporate entity behind the social media platforms Instagram and Facebook, has revealed that non-fungible token (NFT) support now offers cross-posting compatibility between the two major social media platforms. The digital collectible-sharing ability follows Meta rolling out NFT and Web3 wallet support to 100 countries during the first week of August.Meta's NFT Rollout Continues as Social Media Giant Introduces the 'Ability to Post Digital Collectibles'
Meta Platforms, Inc. (Nasdaq: META), announced on August 29, 2022, that the firm is 'introducing the ability to post digital collectibles' across Instagram and Facebook. Meta disclosed the information on Twitter and shared a blog post published in May that gets updated on a regular basis.
When Meta tweeted about the NFT cross-posting compatibility and support for Facebook and Instagram, the company got a few replies from individuals who liked the idea and also from people who mocked the NFT concept. One person wrote that Meta's latest NFT cross-posting compatibility was 'bullish.'
Meanwhile, a number of other people mocked the NFT announcement and one such individual told Meta: 'No, I'll just post the jpeg instead, thanks.' Another individual replied jokingly that sharing a jpeg was 'more safe for sure.' A few people shared screenshots of the ability to cross-post NFTs across Instagram and Facebook.
Meta's post on Monday states:
As we continue rolling out digital collectibles on Facebook and Instagram, we've started ...
|Meta Allows Users to Post NFTs Across Facebook and Instagram
Social media giant Meta announced the integration of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) to Facebook, adding that NFT creators can now showcase their digital collectibles across Facebook and Instagram.
Some of the wallets supported by the social media giants include Coinbase Wallet and MetaMask Wallet.
In an updated blog post on Monday (August 29, 2022), Meta revealed that users can link their digital wallets to either Facebook or Instagram, thereby making it possible to post NFTs across both platforms.
Meta earlier stated that NFT creators and businesses in 100 countries in Africa, the Middle East, the Asia Pacific, and the Americas will be able to display their digital collectibles on Instagram.
At the time, the social media giant stated that the platform will support Ethereum, Polygon, and Flow blockchains on Instagram. Third-party wallets also supported include Trust Wallet, Rainbow Wallet, Coinbase Wallet, Dapper Wallet, and MetaMask Wallet.
The ability to share NFTs on social media apps first started with a trial on Instagram with select creators and collectors in the United States.
Meanwhile, Meta's continuous expansion of the feature to include Facebook and users beyond the U.S. is a testament to the company's plans to allow widespread access to NFTs. A statement in May said:
'By building support for NFTs, we aim to improve accessibility, lower barriers to entry, and help make the NFT space more inclusive to all communities.'
The post Meta Allows Users to Post NFTs Across ...
|Meta Launches Horizon Worlds Metaverse App in Spain and France
Meta, the social network company, has expanded the services of its flagship metaverse app, Horizon Worlds, to Spain and France. This move is part of the expansion plan of Meta to offer these services to more countries in Europe this year. While the app was available as an invite-only service in 2020, it just opened its services to the general public in December 2021 for the U.S. and Canadian markets.
Meta Expands App Horizon Worlds to Spain and France
Meta, the social media conglomerate, is expanding its metaverse offerings to Europe. The company recently announced the launch of one of its main metaverse apps, Horizon Worlds, in Spain and France. In a post, the company announced that all citizens over 18 years old in these countries will have the opportunity to enjoy this service using one of the VR headsets sold by the company.
Horizon Worlds lets users experience a VR world in which they are represented by a configurable avatar, and can roam worlds created by other players and experiences developed by companies. This launch in these two countries is part of a move that will seek to launch Horizon Worlds in more European countries before 2023.
The app, which has been available to users as an invite-only closed beta since 2020, opened its services to the U.S. and Canada last December and followed this launch by opening its platform to U.K., Ireland, and Iceland-based customers this year.
Spain is a country that is especi...
|Hacker Selling 1 Billion Chinese Citizens' Data for 10 BTC, Zucker...
In this week's bite-sized digest of the hottest stories from Bitcoin.com News, a hacker claims to have stolen a massive amount of Chinese citizens' personal data from Shanghai police, and now wants to sell it for ten bitcoins. Also, Mark Zuckerberg's Meta has ditched the Novi project, after unveiling a new metaverse wallet. These stories and more, right below.
Leaked Personal Data of 1 Billion Chinese Citizens on Sale for 10 Bitcoins - Hacker Claims Stolen From Shanghai Police
A hacker claims to have stolen the personal data of a billion Chinese citizens from the Shanghai National Police (SHGA) and is selling it for 10 bitcoins. 'This database contains many TB of data and information on billions of Chinese citizens.'
Meta Ending Crypto Project Novi After Mark Zuckerberg Unveiled Metaverse Digital Wallet
Meta Platforms, formerly Facebook, has announced the end of its crypto project Novi. Users are advised to withdraw funds as soon as possible. The announcement followed the introduction of a digital wallet for the metaverse, announced by Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Mad Money's Jim Cramer Says Crypto Immolation Shows the Fed's Job to Tame Inflation Is Almost Complete
The host of Mad Money, Jim Cramer, claims that 'With the immolation of crypto, the Fed's job is almost complete.' He stressed that 'one front in the war on inflation that's been an outstanding total victory for the Fed' is the battle against financial speculation.
Peter Schiff's Euro...
|Meta to Shut Down Digital Wallet Novi Less Than a Year After its Launch
The Novi digital wallet will be shut down on September 1, announced the company behind the project - Meta (formerly Facebook). This comes after years of regulatory scrutiny and unsuccessful launch attempts.
The initial idea, started in June 2019, saw several company executives setting up a digital wallet (called Libra at the time) that wanted to operate a single global digital currency (similar to a stablecoin).
Given the firm's previous hurdles with watchdogs, the plan faced enhanced scrutiny from different regulators almost immediately.
This led to multiple changes over the years, including the rebranding of Libra to Novi (last October), inspired by the Latin words novus (new) and via (way). The company wanted to clear up some of the confusion with the previous version.
Novi came as a beta version, in which Coinbase served as custodian, and users were able to send money 'as easily as they send messages.'
Now, though, less than e year since the debut, Meta has decided to shut it down, as announced on Novi's website, which reads that the wallet will 'no longer be available for use after September 1.'
It also warns existing users to withdraw all of their funds stored on the platform before that date as they wouldn't be accessible after it.
Upon the launch of the beta version, Novi came with a promise of a stablecoin called Diem. However, that idea also came to an abrupt end, at least from Meta's oversight.
Several ex-developers decided to relaunch the project with a different...
|Meta Ending Crypto Project Novi After Mark Zuckerberg Unveiled Metaverse...
Meta Platforms, formerly Facebook, has announced the end of its crypto project Novi. Users are advised to withdraw funds as soon as possible. The announcement followed the introduction of a digital wallet for the metaverse, announced by Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg.Crypto Project Novi Ending
Facebook owner Meta Platforms Inc. (Nasdaq: META) announced Friday that its crypto project pilot Novi 'is ending soon.' According to its website:
Novi will no longer be available for use after September 1.
In Friday's announcement, Meta explained that starting July 21, users will no longer be able to add money to their Novi accounts.
In addition, starting Sept. 1, both the Novi app and Novi on Whatsapp will no longer be available and users will not be able to log into their Novi accounts.
The company has advised users to withdraw their Novi balances before Sept. 1. Any remaining funds after that date will be transferred to the bank accounts or debit cards listed on their Novi accounts.
From Novi to Metaverse Digital Wallet
Novi is a digital wallet that lets users transfer money instantly with no fees using cryptocurrency, its website explains. Meta launched Novi in beta last October with Coinbase as its custody partner.
Novi account balances are kept in USDP (pax dollar), a stablecoin issued by Paxos Trust Company, a regulated entity. Meta ultimately planned to use cryptocurrency Diem, formerly Libra, for the service. However, the company faced multiple regulatory hurdles and eventually scra...
|Meta Launches Meta Pay, a Metaverse Dedicated Digital Wallet
Meta, the metaverse-based platform, has announced the launch of a new wallet directed to support value interaction in the metaverse. Meta Pay, a rebrand of the former Facebook Pay service, will keep fulfilling the same functions that Facebook Pay did in the past, but will be developed as a universal way of paying for goods and services using digital identities in the metaverse.
Facebook Pay Rebrands to Meta Pay
Meta is trying to solve the problem of transaction and value interactions in the metaverse. The company announced the launch of a new digital wallet that will support the economy of users in the upcoming iteration of Meta's metaverse. The wallet, dubbed Meta Pay, will be an evolution of what's known today as Facebook Pay, still supporting the array of payments it handles currently, but with a new focus on digital identity and proof of ownership.
According to Meta (formerly Facebook) CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Meta Pay will be a solution to two issues in the metaverse: accessibility to digital goods and proof of ownership. About this, he stated:
In the future, there will be all sorts of digital items you might want to create or buy - digital clothing, art, videos, music, experiences, virtual events, and more. Proof of ownership will be important, especially if you want to take some of these items with you across different services.
Portability and Standardization in the Metaverse
Zuckerberg stated that ideally, everything purcha...
|Meta Unveils Metaverse Monetizing Tools for Facebook and Instagram Creat...
In a Facebook post on June 21, Zuckerberg said there would also be updates to “help creators build for the metaverse.” He added that he wanted platforms such as Facebook to play a role in the growing creator economy.
There were six new updates that Zuckerberg shared in his thread. The first one was more revenue to creators, with the social media platforms holding off on any revenue sharing on Facebook and Instagram until 2024. “That includes paid online events, Subscriptions, Badges, and Bulletin,” he added.
Previously, the commitment to give more revenue to creators only ran until 2023, but the chief executive has now extended that. In a June 2021 post, he said the company would take “less than the 30% that Apple and others take.”
Eligible Content Creators
Interoperable Subscriptions allow creators to give their paying subscribers on other platforms access to subscriber-only Facebook Groups.
Additionally, the Facebook Stars section will be opened up to “all eligible creators,” enabling more people to earn from their Reels, live, or VOD videos.
The Reels Play Bonus program will also be opened up to more creators allowing them to cross-post Instagram Reels to Facebook and monetize them there too.
An Instagram Creator Marketplace is also being tested to allow creators to get discovered and paid. Brands will also be able to share new partnership opportunities.
Finally, the firm is expanding its digital collectibles enabling more cr...
|Meta Launches Metaverse Digital Clothing Store
Meta announced that it was launching a designer digital clothing store that will allow users to purchase pieces of clothing for their avatars in its metaverse. The company believes that clothing and other accessories will become an important part of the users' identity expression and that this will entice them to spend money on digital clothes that will be wearable on all Meta's apps, including Facebook and Instagram.
Meta to Sell Metaverse Clothing
With the rise of the metaverse, an alternative and digital take of our world, companies have begun to include industries like clothing to capitalize on the earnings that the need for expression of metaverse users can produce. One of these companies is Meta, which has recently announced the launch of a digital clothing store, named the 'Meta Avatars Store,' that will allow users to purchase clothing of different brands to dress their metaverse avatars.
The store, which will be rolling to different markets this week, will feature digital designs created by Balenciaga, Prada, and Thom Browne, and will be available for Meta's avatars on Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger. The pricing for each one of the pieces of clothes available has still not been revealed.
Meta's Digital Bet
Meta's bet is simple: the company believes that the metaverse will grow so big in the coming years that the need for these digital items will also grow with it. That is why the company pivoted to a metaverse-driven business earlie...
|Sticker Culture NFT Meta Pylon to Launch the World's First Sticker...
[PRESS RELEASE - Tokyo, Japan, 17th June 2022]
META PYLON announced the world’s first feature to encourage NFT holders to participate in the Metaverse. This feature recognizes NFTs held by users as stickers and attaches them to 3D objects to create entirely new NFTs. This is being done through its 5,555 on-chain interactive NFT products that it is offering for mint.
META PYLON is a Japanese NFT that combines street and subculture to create a unique experience of displaying NFTs within the metaverse. By offering 3D cones via NFTs, META PYLON allows users to display their in-wallet NFTs to others, creating a more social experience for all. (How it works)
META PYLON solves NFT art industry-specific challenges
Given how popular the metaverse is becoming and how users are often robbed of the chance to show others their NFT,s META PYLON is looking to solve a unique industry problem.
Typically, when an NFT is purchased by a consumer, it is held only in their wallet and there is little opportunity to show it off to anyone, META PYLON fixes this by offering Pylon NFTs.
These NFTs are the digital cones that other NFTs can be attached to. By attaching the NFT to Pylon, users can create their own original 3D Pylon. It is a completely new way to showcase their NFT collection. Additionally, users can put the 3D Pylon in the metaverse. META PYLON has also prepared an Original Sticker Pack by collaborating with various creators, other NFT Projects, and artists. Each META PYLON owner wi...