It’s still unclear what the metaverse will look like, but according to research firm Strategy Analytics, the global metaverse could be worth $280 billion by 2025 and likely grow from there.

If the internet changed the world , the Metaverse is rapture it. The metaverse is to virtual worlds as a website is to the internet.”

The metaverse is a growing topic in tech and some crypto circles, describing a virtual reality space into which users can log in and interact with one another using avatars to represent their real selves.

Interestingly, people are already paying real money for virtual assets and estates in the metaverse. the highest-selling virtual plot went for more than $1 million. People will do business in the #metaverse, you will be there , we will all be there , they will be virtual vaults and store or value in the metaverse NFTs are speculated to be the Revenue Model for Metaverse, if you put some real thinking to it, you will find that it makes a lot of sense.

The metaverse will push the helm of innovative boundaries.

Decentraland, an online metaverse space that calls itself the first fully decentralized virtual world owned by its users where they create, explore and trade virtual goods using smart contracts on the Decentraland marketplace. Along with virtual clothes and accessories you can purchase using the platform’s native MANA crypto, you can also secure virtual land parcels and estates.

Social media websites such as Facebook are also pushing into the space with Horizon Worlds and is planning to hire 10,000 people in the European Union over the next five years to help build their vision of a metaverse.

There are dozens of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) going on right now. Technologies like Bitcoin and Ethereum and their predecessors have used the performance capabilities of the GPU for a long time, but with new cryptocurrencies like Render Token, you start to combine so many different technologies and capabilities that it gets extremely interesting. Render Token may offer a future where the cost of rendering assets in VR or AR − or any 3D medium − is significantly lower than it is today and should challenge how we think of the cloud.

Osinachi’s work would be the first NFT auction for African artist – The body of works was exhibited at this year’s 1-54 art fair in London.

Osinachi (born Prince Jacon Osinachi Igwe, 1991), is a Nigerian visual artist whose work explores personal experiences within a technological environment.

Known widely as Africa’s foremost crypto-artist, Osinachi has been featured by CNN, The Washington Post, Forbes Africa, Artnet, AFP and many other media outlets. He was a finalist for the Bridgeman Studio Award 2019.

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The five NFTs from Osinachi’s ongoing series Different Shades of Water, are inspired by David Hockney’s Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) (1972). In this series, Osinachi imagines what the pool would look like with different shades of water, playing with the position of the subject’s body, and exploring how daylight can change our perception of water in a pool. He builds on his signature style to emphasise the relationship between person and water in a world where people have adapted to recreating nature and the natural body. Each piece is a commentary on the endless prioritisation of work and achievements over the wellbeing of the human body.

From a technical point of view, the series is a triumph for Osinachi in his quest to digitally create a believable water body across multiple digital paintings. He exclusively uses Microsoft Office to produce his work, pushing the programme’s limited design capabilities. Osinachi believes each piece he creates is a challenge that empowers him to become an even better artist.

African Artist Osinachi to Auction NFTs at Christie's Europe

For the first time, Christie’s had a presence at an art fair with a booth showcasing Osinachi’s NFTs. In addition, Osinachi offered a cryptocurrency “OSINA” to reward visitors to the fair and encourage collectors to build a community, exploring and interacting with the world of crypto by scanning a QR code to receive the OSINA via an app.

A portion of the proceeds from Christie’s will be donated to the African Culture fund, a pan-African organization supporting the arts education sectors and cultural and creative industries on the African continent. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the African Culture Fund has continued to support the resilience of African artists and cultural actors who the crisis has negatively impacted.

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Discover the hottest NFT collections, marketplace rankings, and top real-time sales. Explore the top NFT collections across multiple protocols like #Ethereum, BSC, and Flow.

NFT’s and the sneaker world are not so far from each other as it seems. Throughout 2021, multiple brands including Gucci have released virtual sneakers and other fashion items in the form of NFT’s, grossing over $3.1 million USD. however, this concept is now being taken to from pioneers in the industry.

NFT’s taking form inside physical items like sneakers are now being conceptualized, perhaps spawning the beginning of the future of sneakers/shoes.

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Polkadot was founded in 2016 by Gavin Wood, former Co-Founder and CTO of Ethereum alongside co-founders Peter Czaban and Robert Habermeier in 2016.

In simple terms, Polkadot has been designed with one purpose in mind, to unite an entire network of blockchains – from Bitcoin to Ethereum to all those other cryptocurrencies you’ve never heard of.

What makes Polkadot unique?

  1. Solving for blockchain communication
    Blockchains function as separate islands of data with little way of leveraging the information the other networks possess. Polkadot eliminates these concerns through their “multi-chain” network, which enables information transfer between blockchains.
  2. Solving scalability
    Bitcoin only processes 3-5 transactions per second, and Ethereum processes 10-15 transactions per second. For context, Visa processes 1 700 transactions per second.
  3. An easy way to build custom blockchains
    Polkadot enables users to build their own blockchain from scratch using their suite of functionalities while also giving you the freedom to customise anything you need.

Is Polkadot Capped ?
The network does not have a cap on its DOT crypto supply and does not have a fixed inflation rate. However, the inflation varies between 6% to 10%; 10% is the maximum inflation for Polkadot. There were 1.1 billion DOT produced, but around 950 million DOTs are in circulation.

Polkadot is on the rise this week.
The price of Polkadot has risen by 10.51% in the past 7 days. The price declined by 1.32% in the last 24 hours.

In just the past hour, the price shrunk by 0.91%. The current price is NGN 14,591.89056 per DOT.

Polkadot is 29.03% below the all time high of NGN 20,561.23.The current circulating supply is 987,579,314.957 DOT.

How to Buy Polkadot in Africa

If you are keen to buy Polkadot coin right now, simply follow the steps below

  1. Open an account with an Exchange – First, you need to open a trading account with an online trading platform that supports Polkadot. Bundle Africa is one of the few marketplaces that support the coin, in addition to 250 tradable assets.
  2. Verify account – Nowadays, the vast majority of brokerage firms require new users to verify their identity as a condition of trading. As such, you’ll have to submit your personal information and upload documents to verify your identity.
  3. Deposit Funds – add funds to your account. maintains a minimum deposit requirement of just $10.

Should I buy Polkadot?
Much like many other crypto coins in the market, the future of Polkadot is a widely debated topic. The crypto market is very speculative and fluctuates to both sides with high volatility. But overall, Polkadot seems to be a pretty good long-term investment, given the fact that it has a sophisticated system that’s able to solve the problems of other coins in the market.

My very good friend John reached out to me about NFT’s and what they are about – before John, we have had emails and DMs enquiring into NFTs and how they worked.

Interestingly, the craze about NFT is real – whether they are viable or not is a completely different topic.

Delving into NFTs with our African audience in mind , we would be demystifying, what there are, why you should get them and why you MUST get some.

We may have come across the term “Metaverse” – As a buzzword, the metaverse refers to a variety of virtual experiences, environments and assets that gained momentum during the online-everything shift of the pandemic. The big question remains , are we in the METAVERSE ?

The metaverse is the internet, but so much more. And though it may still be in the future, if it materializes at all, it seems closer than it’s ever been. Let’s us put some context to this. Founders, investors, futurists and executives have all tried to stake their claim in the metaverse, expounding on its potential for social connection, experimentation, entertainment and, crucially, profit.

Earlier this year, in the midst of a crypto boom, the price of a currency called MANA began climbing the charts in Coinbase, a popular exchange for digital currencies.

MANA is the currency of a virtual world called Decentraland, where in March plots of digital land were going for the equivalent of hundreds of thousands of dollars. (After two years bouncing around 10 cents, MANA briefly broke $1.60 in April, pushing the combined value of all the tokens past $2.4 billion.) – Do you get the picture and see the link between the Metaverse and NFTs?

Now, lets stay on NFTs – The first thing tell people when I’m talking to them about NFTs and cryptoart is ‘don’t overthink it’. When we first entered the space, No one fully understood until they started doing. NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are a way of buying or selling anything digital – like art /music/Video – using cryptocurrency. As little as four years ago, people were not collecting these assets on the blockchain.

The current hype we’ve seen in the NFT space started around late 2019 when people started paying attention to, and collecting cryptoart. The pandemic helped to boost this because people weren’t going to physical galleries. The blockchain became a space where people could converge and look at good art. The metadata on the ownership is on the blockchain – this means there’s provable scarcity which makes it a valuable. Whoever gets to buy any form of NFT, say art , doesn’t get to lock it up like they do in the traditional art world. Anybody can see it and know that this wallet address owns this work. And in terms of teaching African history, anybody can have access to it.

NFTs give assets a unique digital identifier that enables ownership and transfers to be tracked on a blockchain. Even if the digital image connected to an NFT itself can be easily copied, the NFT cannot be duplicated or interchanged with another. These aspects make them unique and traceable thus creating the scarcity needed to make them attractive to collectors

There is far more to the blockchain than the world of finance, cryptocurrency. While the recent boom in NFT sales has seen many artists considering minting their creations, it has also led to social change – the ability to preserve art history previously stored in physical archives.

Blockchain is a whole new model for how we can take these archives and start to really roll them out into the world in a way that catalyses conversations and creates a community. In the metaverse, you and your friends and your appearance and cosmetics can go from place to place and have different experiences while remaining connected to each other socially.

As at today ,African art sales, though they are on the rise, still currently account for less than 1% of the $50 billion global art market. Only a handful of people from Africa have ventured into this territory. Eliud Kipchoge, the Kenyan marathon world record-holder, recently sold NFTs for video highlights of his career for $50,000. In March of this year, Jacon Osinachi, a Nigerian artist, sold $75,000 worth of crypto art over a ten-day period.

African artists stand to gain a lot if they can harness the potential of such platforms. Artists will get full transparency on secondary buyers, as well as the ability to set up royalties in order to earn from their art in perpetuity. NFTS “are one of the few moments when Africa as a continent is starting off on an almost level playing field to the West,” Allela says. “The opportunities are open to anyone with a good internet connection and a willingness to learn.”

NFTs can be sourced and bought from platforms such as

Rarible – https://rarible.com/

Crypto.com – https://sourceforge.net/software/product/Crypto.com/

VeVe – https://sourceforge.net/software/product/VeVe/

Niftykit – https://sourceforge.net/software/product/Niftykit/

OpenSea – https://sourceforge.net/software/product/OpenSea/

Mintable – https://mintable.app/store/

There are a lot more platforms and we would love to show you the opportunities.

For me, NFTs are simply “Digital Antiquities”

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Named African Queen sold on the mintable app

The sequel to Kemi Adetiba’s movie ‘King of Boys’ hit Netflix, the US streaming platform, on August 27 , adding a twist to the show, the filmmaker revealed that the name, “King of Boys 2” has been changed to “The Return of the King.”

With the sequel finally out as a seven-part series on #Netflix, it promises to raise more than just a storm, and it’s undoubtedly going to create a stir amid the crowds . It may be to early to tell if it is going to be the highest grossing film of the season – I guess we will have to wait and see.

We are reviewing from a rather more fascinating perspective though, What are the possibilities of making this movie into an NFT(Digital asset) ?

What would be it’s #earning potential to the film #Producers?

What would it mean in #value for #Crypto enthusiast to own an “original” #digitalcopy of this film?

It is about time African creators start to make money off the NFTs .

Creators are leveraging the #entertainmentindustry’s shift to the #digitalworld through NFTs while simultaneously increasing their net worth while at it, despite the government’s crackdown on #cryptocurrency.

Non-fungible tokens, known as NFTs, are pieces of digital content linked to a blockchain, a digital database for cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and Ethereum.

While #cryptocurrencies are fungible, which means they can be replaced and exchanged for the same unit in value — like trading one #Ethereum for another — NFTs cannot be mutually interchanged, and no two NFTs are the same, giving them #scarcity value.

While NFT sales are mostly conducted via cryptocurrencies, in countries like Nigeria, high trading volume has been met with official rules and restrictions. In February, for example, Nigeria prohibited banks and financial institutions from facilitating cryptocurrency payments.

Despite varied challenges, many in the sector believe NFTs are becoming a way of life for artists and creators

You cannot talk about any form of artistical expression now without mentioning NFTs – So why not!

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