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Bukele slams the US bill that targeted his Bitcoin law while the US Senators try to understand the effects that the bill has on the country but also on the US dollar so let’s read more in today’s latest Bitcoin news. The US lawmakers introduced a new bill to examine and to develop a plan […]
Today we are delighted to announce a brand-new partnership between Xbox and the French Football Federation, making Xbox the Official Gaming Partner of the French Men’s and Women’s National Football Teams. At Xbox, our mission is to bring the joy and community of gaming to everyone on the planet. Billions of people around the world […]
March 23, 2022, Tallinn, Estonia: In 2021, cryptocurrency addresses associated with criminal activities accumulated over $14 billion, according to Chainalysis, a blockchain data and analytics platform. The booming cryptocurrency space saw the cumulative market cap of all cryptocurrency projects rise to over $2.3 trillion. Concurrently, the economic activity of all blockchains rose to over $15...
In 2021, cryptocurrency addresses associated with criminal activities accumulated over $14 billion, according to Chainalysis, a blockchain data and analytics platform. The booming cryptocurrency space saw the cumulative market cap of all cryptocurrency projects rise to over $2.3 trillion. Concurrently, the economic activity of all blockchains rose to over $15 trillion from $2.3 trillion in 2020, providing an opportunity for malicious elements to take advantage of blockchains' immutability to steal assets or scam unsuspecting cryptocurrency holders. Out of the $14 billion, criminals stole $3.2 billion of digital assets in 2021. The majority was from DeFi exploits and rug pulls.
As of March 22, 2022, DeFi protocols have a cumulative total value locked (TVL) of $214 billion. While DeFi flourishes, another crypto innovation, Non Fungible Tokens (NFTs), is rapidly finding adoption, commanding huge valuations, and finding integration in DeFi and other blockchain sectors. NFTs are blockchain-based unique items allowing holders to total control assets. They derive their security from the underlying blockchain and are typically in limited supply.
Digital Wallet Protector - Spiritual NFTs to Protect Crypto
The DigitalWalletProtector (DWP) team comprises World Scientists, Sacred Geometry Experts, and Crypto Whales. They are using the powers of NFTs and blockchain technology to connect the crypto holders with the creator and universe's positive energy and impact for the safety, prosperity, wisdom, and intuition for good decisions for crypto holders. The DigitalWalletProtector (DWP) team is minting 99 lucky charm utility NFTs on the Ethereum blockchain, purposely choosing the number "9" because it is a magic number. People with the lucky number are creators, encouraging people to live happy lives and weaving their souls to shape their destiny inspired by their dreams.
Each of the 99 NFTs is made by hand in gold and silver colors and will have unique symbols that connect holders' crypto wallets with the universe's positive energy, bringing spiritual protection to the blockchain. The DWP NFTs will protect the owner from all the negative effects of instability, hacks, exploits, and panic in the cryptocurrency market. The symbol of each original NFT also strengthens the owner's intuition and inner peace, helping them further follow the path of his self-realization.
DigitalWalletProtector (DWP) utility Platinum NFTs are exclusively available on OpenSea with a floor price of 9.99 ETH. The floor price of 9.99 ETH was decided after a vote and the price endorsed by the majority. All 99 NFTs were minted on March 20, 2022—the International Day of Happiness--and the auction is in progress until September 19, 2022. Before minting, a special and magical ritual was performed on each of the 99 NFTs, firmly binding them to The Creator and Universe.
About Digital Wallet Protector
The DigitalWalletProtector (DWP) team comprises World Scientists, Sacred Geometry Experts, and Crypto Whales. They are using the powers of NFTs and blockchain technology to connect the crypto holders with The Creator and Universe's positive energy and impact for the safety, prosperity, wisdom, and intuition for good decisions for crypto holders by minting 99 lucky charm NFTs on Ethereum.
To get your Digital Wallet protector today, visit the DWP Opensea now!
America's gas stations aren't always pretty to look at. They can often be a grimey lens into people's most basic, and at times, unflattering needs. We rely on them when we're desperate for a bathroom, or when we need to buy junk food, cigarettes, questionable beer, and a lottery ticket to pin hopes and dreams on before filling our car with gas and speeding off like we were never there to begin with.
Developer Monkey Moon's new game, Flat Eye, looks at the gas station of the future--a very believable, even dystopian, future.
It takes place in a world on the brink of becoming a utopia, one where machines are sufficient replacements for human labor. Think self-checkouts, self-cleaning toilets, kiosks that take your order, and machines that make your breakfast sandwich before popping it out a little window. It's a world where you seldom have to come face-to-face with a working human being.
In this alternate future, gas stations (branded as Flat Eyes) are still the place where you get junk food, gas, and use the bathroom, but it's also where entirely new technology is used and showcased, so Flat Eyes are also referred to as "automobile fill-up stations and technological access points." So as well as filling up gas and buying bad hot dogs, you can buy new organs from an organ vending machine, receive medical treatment from an automated medical module, or even clone yourself.
The game is a management sim where you overlook the needs and expansion of a Flat Eye location, where you point-and-click from an overhead view (though the camera is fully moveable), clicking on modules, and dragging and dropping things in place on a grid-like layout. In my short hands-on demo, I ordered a human employee to restock the shelves, repair equipment, and install new amenities like toilets, self-checkouts, and medical modules, all while cashing out other customers in the process. The customers are depicted as colorful, albeit characterless, silhouettes that scurried in and out to use the bathroom or cash out.
Flat Eye takes a hard look at humanity's increasing dependency on technology. It depicts a scenario in which humans themselves become as automated and as mechanical as the very machines they rely on to exist through their day-to-day lives. Despite its bleak view of a possible future, developer Monkey Moon was clear in conveying it wanted to ultimately tell a positive story of humanity. Humans embody more of a machine-like presence in Flat Eye, operating on autopilot through a clean, perfect-looking world. But it's still not without its distinct characters and personalities.
As you manage Flat Eye, special customers will visit, giving you the opportunity to talk to them and navigate branching conversations that present glimpses into the lives of those who inhabit this pseudo-utopian world. When I had initially felt like a floating manager ordering around an employee, these branching conversations had suddenly felt intimate as I was choosing the employee's responses. It's also during these conversations where you interact with Flat Eye's AI, a character that I will not spoil, but one I anticipate will have a strong role in the game's somewhat mysterious narrative.
It's in the introduction to this AI and the conversation with it that I was left most eager to see where Flat Eye will go next. There's a dual narrative working alongside an already interesting management sim here.
At the end of each day, you are able to dive into the data of the Flat Eye's productivity and receive an overall score for how well you did. It's also during the transition between days that you'll have an opportunity to look through emails from Flat Eye's corporate executives and look at messages within the company sent between other gas stations--a humanizing element in a rather detached position as a lowly clerk.
Developer Monkey Moon is building a knack for telling stories through the lens of working-class characters that rarely get the spotlight in games. In its previous title, Night Call, you played as a cab driver in Paris, hearing the stories of his passengers, engaging in conversation, and divulging in the intricacies of people's most intimate stories. But like Flat Eye, Night Call goes beyond its surface level, with layered narratives and themes at play throughout.
Despite my short time with the game, its concepts, themes, and mechanics clicked instantly. Furthermore, seeds were planted for a greater overarching story that seems to be heading towards a redemptive look at a dystopian future.
The studio behind MOTHERGUNSHIP (2018) announced it’s releasing a VR reimagining of the roguelike shooter this summer on Meta Quest 2 and SteamVR headsets. Dubbed MOTHERGUNSHIP: FORGE, developers Terrible Posture Games says the roguelike bullet-hell shooter is releasing on June 16th, 2022. Like the original, the game focuses on first-person shooting madness against a robot alien horde. Robotic enemies […]
Day One of FinovateEurope is in the books. The demos are done and, now that the votes of our attendees have been counted, we are happy to introduce the winners of Best of Show for FinovateEurope 2022. Dreams for its engagement banking platform, rooted in cognitive and behavioral science, that offers a unique way to Read more...
How good are you at solving puzzles? And, how good are you at keeping cool while solving puzzles… together… with a partner? Find out in We Were Here Forever, the upcoming game in our We Were Here series of co-op puzzle adventures, set in and around the haunted Antarctic Castle Rock. You and a partner […]