Image Source: William GrootonkAn old piece of ATM malware is back, and reportedly more dangerous and harder to detect than ever.According to security researchers from Kaspersky Labs, an updated piece of malware dubbed Skimer has infected numerous Windows-based ATMs across all corners of the globe.DON T MISS: Apple supplier mistakenly leaks details of next year s major iPhone redesignWhen installed, the updated version of Skimer checks to see if the file system is FAT32 or NFTS.Unlike other skimming malware programs, like Tyupkin, which becomes active in a specific time frame and is awakened by a magic code , Skimer may lie dormant for months until it is activated with the physical use of a magic card.Once an ATM is compromised and the Skimer malware resuscitated from its dormant state, cyber criminals can gather pertinent financial data from inserted cards and can even direct the machine to dispense money.Thanks to the sharing economy, living in five different cities in five years has never been more doable.
British fashion brand Jigsaw has collaborated with the National Film and Television School (NFTS) for its hero Christmas film, which tells the story of two neighbours' romance via the medium of fabric puppetry.The stop-motion spot is entitled ‘Together Through The Years’ and stars the cloth-formed Isabel and Caspian as neighbours who anonymously surprise each other a present each year.Disaster strikes in 2005 when a misunderstanding prevents Isabel from opening the door to her beau, who has plucked up the courage to hand her his present in person for the first time.All ends happily, however, when they are adults.They reunite over a present in 2017, and amorous photos displayed throughout the end credits suggest a romantic relationship blossoms soon after.The film will be shown on Jigsaw’s website and social media channels as part of the brand’s festive ‘Have a Holly Jolly Lobster’ campaign, which ‘calls for optimism during surreal times’.
While there are plenty of ecommerce platforms that offer the option to buy and sell standard goods and services, there haven’t been many aimed at creating a marketplace for crypto-assets.Rarebits, an ecommerce startup working with digital assets, is trying to cut ‘in’ this gap by creating a peer-to-peer marketplace for crypto-based assets and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) like Crypto Kitties and CryptoCelebrities.The platform, which is currently in beta testing, allows users to discover and trade new crypto-assets.It also lets them monitor recent market trends and insights in a convenient way.Rarebits compares its platform to popular services like Product Hunt, Pinterest, eBay – but specifically dedicated to crypto-assets.Although Rarebits claims users can trade crypto-assets on its platform without any fees, it is worth pointing out that users are still responsible for the transaction fees involved in cases of network congestions and such.
In recent months, the CryptoKitties fad that had users buying and selling tens of thousands of dollars of blockchain-based collectable cats has settled down considerably.That is not to say that CryptoKitties hasn’t spawned numerous copycats (see CryptoPuppies, CryptoCountries and many more).In particular, CryptoKitties introduced many to the concept of non-fungible tokens, or “NFTs,” which might impact more than the world of cryptocurrencies.Ownership of physical collectibles is straightforward: When a collector buys a physical collectible, the collector has complete ownership and can sell or trade the collectible at will.Unlike physical collectibles, however, gamers who find virtual assets in the virtual world do not own them: Large game developers and publishers often license virtual assets to gamers through contractual terms.The development of ERC-721 token-based collectible games and the subsequent explosion of speculative interest by investors has put a spotlight on several important legal issues, including issues related to ownership, privacy and money transmission.
Gods Unchained is looking to be the first blockchain card game to make a dent in the audiences of Hearthstone, Magic: The Gathering — Arena, and a host of smaller games like The Elder Scrolls: Legends by offering you ownership of cards.And it’s adding a heavy hitter to its deck.Today, Immutable said it’s hired Chris Clay, who shepherded Magic: The Gathering — Arena through development to its open beta phase.He’ll be Gods Unchained’s new game director.The studio (formerly Fuel Games) says that Gods Unchained is the “most sold blockchain game of the year” (meaning that it’s sold more nonfungible tokens [NFTs] that any other), and adding Clay’s experience with one of the biggest card games in the world should help its future growth.Gods Unchained went into open beta in July.
Vodafone is running an augmented reality (AR) game across London as part of a promotional Apple giveaway, and it’s powered by blockchain technology.The game, called Find Unlimited, requires players find and interact with “Vatoms,” unique, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) generated by and stored in a blockchain operated by startup BLOCKv.Over a two-hour period every day this week, 36 Vatoms will appear in Central London, spread across six “high-footfall” locations.Participants can collect the tokens by zapping them with their phone’s camera, later redeeming them for special prizes (like an iPhone 11).Anyone can participate in the game, but marketing materials confirm Vodafone customers receive clues to the whereabouts of the tokens in advance.Remembering CryptoKitties, the ‘blockchain killer’ app
At first, Bitcoin came to rule the crypto world, which is then spread as cryptocurrencies.Now, in the year 2020, the cryptocurrency world is driven by decentralized finance which made many traditional financial sectors adopt to DeFi protocols for their processing.2020 has seen the rise of DeFi from the start of the year, to date.And now the space of DeFi is being replaced by the term called "NFT - Non-Fungible Token".This NFT is being popular among the people and experts hope that the upcoming year 2021, will be the rise of NFT.Crypto World after DeFi - What is next after DeFi?As we are all at the end of 2020 and have deep driven by the concept of Decentralized Finance, there rolls a query in each of our minds that What would be the next big thing in the cryptocurrency globe that would replace the spread of DeFi and lift the crypto industry to the next level?From the recent survey, experts conclude that the potential to compete with DeFi and to bring a boom in the cryptocurrency world lies with “NFT - Non Fungible Tokens”.If you are the one who continuously updates yourself with the flow of cryptocurrency waves, you must be knowing the effect of NFTs in recent days and will have a belief that these NFTs along with DeFi can create a huge impact in the upcoming years.NFT - Next Booming Factor in 2021The next booming factor in this digital economy would be the utilization of Non Fungible Tokens by the greater mass in the year 2021.Already the use of NFTs has increased in a constant manner and surely this will be the booming factor that pushes the crypto lovers as a whole.Without any pause, let us discuss this Hottest Topic “ NFT”.What is NFT?NFT - Tokenized Version of Digital/Real-world Assets.A Non-Fungible Token or NFT is a special kind of cryptographic token that represents any unique asset.
Non-fungible tokens or NFTs have grown to encompass a $250 million market and operate on the same principles as cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin.
Non-fungible tokens provide a way to invest in and own digital imagery. But is it just another crypto fad—or the future of intangible art?
Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images Grimes is the latest artist to get in on the NFT gold rush, selling around $6 million worth of digital artworks after putting them up for auction yesterday. A series of 10 pieces — some one of a kind, others with thousands of copies — went up for sale on Nifty Gateway on November 28th. The highest-selling piece was a one-of-a-kind video called “Death of the Old” that involves flying cherubs, a cross, a sword, and glowing light that’s set to an original song by Grimes. The winning bidder took it for nearly $389,000. The bulk of the sales came from two pieces with thousands of copies available that sold for $7,500 each. The works, titled “Earth” and “Mars,” are both short videos featuring their titular planet with a giant cherub over it... Continue reading…
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One song from 3LAU's album sold for over $3.6 million. The EDM artist said NFTs could help musicians subsidize concert revenue losses from 2020.
Sudden interest in NFTs has taken the industry to new heights.
A couple of days ago, the musician Grimes sold some animations she made with her brother Mac on a website called Nifty Gateway. Some were one-offs, while others were limited editions of a few hundred – and all were snapped up in about 20 minutes, with total takings of more than US$6 million. Despite the steep price tag, anybody can watch or (with a simple right-click) save a copy of the videos, which show a cherub ascending over Mars, Earth, and imaginary landscapes. Rather than a copy of the files themselves, the eager buyers received a special kind of tradable… This story continues at The Next Web
The sale of a piece of crypto art consumed as much energy as the studio uses in two years. Now the artist is campaigning to reduce the medium’s carbon emissions.
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NFTs are appearing everywhere online, and you’re probably wondering what they are, so we’re here to explain the latest digital fad.
Of course John Legere, the former CEO of T-Mobile, has jumped into NFTs by spending $888,888.88 on one made by Steve Aoki, according to Rolling Stone. It’s nice to know he’s keeping busy after stepping down from T-Mobile’s CEO gig on April 1, 2020. The NFT in question is called “hairy.” It’s a 36 second-long video, featuring music — which Rolling Stone describes as “soundscapes in harmony with digital animations” and I would describe as “if Darude were making music from inside a Game Boy” — and this visual: GIF: Steve Aoki A portion of the Hairy NFT. Not only is Legere’s ownership of the video permanently embedded in the blockchain, but he’ll also get a screen in some acrylic that will display the NFT, as... Continue reading…
Taco Bell's 25 total pieces of crypto-art sold in under 30 minutes on Sunday on the platform Rarible, the company told Insider.
NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are having a moment right now. Curious about what they are and where they came from? Check out this timeline.
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