Dequency Executes First-Ever Music Synchronization License Smart Contract on the Algorand Blockchain 5704

Music synchronization licensing marketplace, Dequency, has executed the first-ever sync license on a public blockchain. “Late Night People” by Goldfish ft. Soweto Kinch was licensed through Dequency’s SmartSync contract for use in Algorand’s Decipher conference, held November 29 – 30, 2021 in Miami, Florida.

Keatly Haldeman, CEO of Dequency: “Our vision for Dequency is to cut out the middle man in music licensing transactions so that creators maximize earned income and get paid immediately. By executing the first-ever on-chain sync license transaction, we’re one step closer. We made history today.”

Goldfish: “From the start we have always been about disruption and this is the best kind bringing musicians and producers closer to being able to earn income directly from their creations. Being part of the very first sync is a real honor and we cannot wait for the future as the music industry is in need dire need of technology like this to take it into the new realms of possibilities the blockchain presents.”

Dequency is built on Algorand, a blockchain that is known for its environmentally friendly “pure proof of stake” consensus mechanism. Initially catering to on-chain content such as motion graphic NFT projects, video games and metaverse productions, Dequency showcases recording artists offering their music to license and facilitates communication between the parties to foster community.

“We are thrilled that Dequency chose Decipher as the launch pad for demonstrating their new smart contract licensing for artists and all event music was licensed on chain,” said Keli Callaghan, head of marketing at Algorand. “Dequency is at the forefront of creating new blockchain-based economic models for creators and it is amazing to see history being made on Algorand in a way that truly benefits artists.”

About Dequency
Built with Web 3.0 technology and ethos, Dequency seeks to connect visual creators directly with recording artists and other music rightsholders and provide a simple, transparent, and fun licensing experience. With the ultimate goal to create a fully-decentralized, trustless music licensing marketplace Dequency provides creators income-generating opportunities with minimum fees and instant payment. Visit: www.dequency.io.

About The Dequency Team
Dequency was founded in early 2021 by music industry veterans Keatly Haldeman and George Howard with support from investor Mark Ross. Haldeman is a lifelong musician and co-founder and CEO of Riptide Music Group, a publishing company and record label specializing in the synchronization of music to picture. Riptide’s roster includes songs by artists such as Foster The People, Selena Gomez, Migos, Quavo, Big Gigantic, Black Flag, The Turtles, Goldfish, and Fatboy Slim. George Howard, JD/MBA is a distinguished professor of music business/management at Berklee College of Music. He is a founding member of Open Music Initiative (OMI), an open source protocol to increase transparency for royalty distribution. He is the former president of Rykodisc, the world’s largest independent record label, and cofounder of TuneCore, the world’s largest independent digital music distributor. Mark Ross is a music, film and concert producer, and a longtime entertainment business investor and entrepreneur with more than 35 years in the business of entertainment. As a music executive, he signed several multi platinum artists, most notably Pantera, and is responsible for the sale of tens of millions of records. The former Executive Director of Quincy Jones Productions, Ross has produced some of the largest and most successful live events in history.

About Algorand
Algorand is building the technology to power everything from the creator economy to the convergence of traditional and decentralized finance. Founded by Turing Award-winning cryptographer Silvio Micali, Algorand developed a blockchain infrastructure that offers the interoperability and capacity to handle the volume of transactions needed for anyone to transition into the new digital economy. The leading decentralized infrastructure of choice for visionary leaders across more than 1000 global organizations, Algorand is enabling the simple creation of next generation financial products, protocols and exchange of value. For more information, visit www.algorand.com.

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iTrustCapital Launches Conditional Transactions Feature 4576

iTrustCapital, awarded best crypto investment platform*, recently introduced Conditional Transactions as an added feature for its users. Conditional Transactions allow clients to set price conditions above or below current market prices under which a market order will be executed to enter/exit positions automatically if an asset reaches the desired market price. Conditional Transactions on the iTrustCapital platform offer users the ability to execute transactions automatically when price parameters are met.

Since releasing the feature in May 2022, the Company has seen a 59% month-over-month increase in Conditional Transaction volume; 73% of the volume can be attributed to buys on the platform. The first half of June 2022 saw the 8th largest transaction volume day in the Company’s history.

“We’re thrilled with the usage of Conditional Transactions on the platform since its launch, with the average daily conditional transaction volume above 10 percent”, said Andrey Chabanov, Head of Product. “Segments of our client-base have embraced this simple, but effective, feature.”

The Company has shown continuous growth, with a wide range of users actively engaged in asset offerings. iTrustCapital recently reached more than $5 billion USD in total transaction volume on its software platform, showing a leap of 60% after tipping $2 billion in transaction volume just nine months prior.

In January of this year, iTrustCapital announced a Series A round at a valuation exceeding $1.3 billion. The Company aims to expand products and services, scale client service and development teams, and launch additional marketing channels. The Company recently moved to new office space, anchoring the headquarters in Irvine, California.

About iTrustCapital

iTrustCapital, named Innovator of the Year in 2021*, allows clients to buy and sell cryptocurrencies with the tax advantages** of an IRA. iTrustCapital’s software platform aims to eliminate the costly inefficiencies and outdated processes of previous IRA models, revolutionizing access to various digital assets through retirement accounts – at costs lower than other IRA companies. Headquartered in Irvine, CA, iTrustCapital was founded in 2018 by Todd Southwick and Blake Skadron. iTrustCapital’s software platform is available to all qualified US-based investors (excluding NY and HI) and in connection with its partners currently provides access to 29 cryptocurrencies, as well as physical gold and silver. New assets are being added frequently to meet demand and expand available offerings.

Manchester City Digital Collectibles Capture Thrilling Premier League Finish, Driving A Surge in Sales 4863

Manchester

June 23rd, New York: In May, Quidd and Manchester City collaborated to release the first-ever interactive, 3D digital collectibles, featuring key moments and players from the club’s title-winning Premier League season. Quidd offers brands a seamless platform to launch digital collectibles and NFTs, and Manchester City chose to launch on Quidd as a digital collection to give access to their entire fanbase. Collectors and club supporters responded positively to the release, selling out sets in minutes, and driving certain collectibles to trade for over $1,500 in Quidd’s aftermarket.

Fueling the excitement was the dramatic finish to the Premier League season on Sunday, May 22nd. With less than 15 minutes to go in Manchester City’s final match, the club was down 0 – 2 as all signs pointed to a rival club taking home the Premier League trophy. However, Manchester City scored an unheard of three goals in under six minutes to win the match and secure their 6th Premier League title.

Quidd, in collaboration with Manchester City, capitalized on this dramatic victory in real-time, releasing a series of 3 ultra-rare hidden digital collectibles, called “shinies”, commemorating the three goals scored in the final match. These items, featuring two goals by Ilkay Gundogan and one goal by Rodrigo, have been instant collector’s items, propelling the Manchester City collection to dominate the Quidd market, outpacing sales from Disney and the NBA.

“Beyond how incredible these collections were, to begin with, it was thrilling to be able to reward Man City fans and collectors with unique cards that reflected the epic things happening in real-time,” said Sam Barberie, VP of Content at Quidd.

“Right after that incredible Premier League finale, fans got access to items that celebrated the moment. Exclusively with digital collectibles can fans get something that reflects, specifically, the goals that clinched the win or the lift of the Premier League trophy.”

And it’s not over yet. The excitement around 3D digital collectibles that celebrate key players and moments doesn’t end with items commemorating the Trophy Lift or the incredible goals that secured the title. In July, Quidd will release exciting new digital collectibles highlighting the recent signing of Erland Haaland, so stay tuned.

About Manchester City Football Club

Manchester City FC is an English Premier League club initially founded in 1880 as St Mark’s West Gorton. It officially became Manchester City FC in 1894 and has since then gone on to win the European Cup Winners’ Cup, six League Championship titles, including four Premier League titles (2012, 2014, 2018, 2019), and six FA Cups. Manchester City FC is one of ten clubs comprising the City Football Group and counts New York City FC and Melbourne City FC among its sister clubs.

Under manager Pep Guardiola, one of the most highly decorated managers in world football, the Club plays its domestic and UEFA Champions League home fixtures at the Etihad Stadium, a spectacular 55,000-seat arena that City has called home since 2003. Today, the Stadium sits on the wider Etihad Campus, which also encompasses the City Football Academy, a state-of-the-art performance training and youth development facility located in the heart of East Manchester. Featuring a 7,000 capacity Academy Stadium, the City Football Academy is also where Manchester City Women’s Football Club and the Elite Development Squad train on a daily basis and play their competitive home games

About Quidd

Quidd, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, is the original digital collectibles and NFT marketplace. For over five years, Quidd has worked with the world’s most prominent brands including Disney, HBO, Funko, and over 300 others in bringing fan-first collecting to digital and blockchain platforms. The Quidd marketplace is the most innovative, robust, and accessible platform for digital and NFT collecting experiences. Visit https://market.onquidd.com and find the apps here.

Media Contact: Arooba Niazi: [email protected]

Todd Goldman and PopCulture, Inc. Partner With Quidd for Mintable Collections 4719

PopCulture

June 27th, 2022, New York: Todd Goldman and PopCulture, Inc. have partnered with Quidd, the original digital collectibles and NFT marketplace, owned by Animoca Brands, to bring multiple new mintable NFT collections.

Quidd, founded in 2016, is the first marketplace built for buying and selling limited-edition, individually serialized digital collectibles, and NFTs. With its unique mintables technology and easy-to-use platform, Quidd brings accessible digital and NFT collecting to mass audiences.

Todd Goldman is an American artist that prides himself in being unpolished, politically incorrect, and laugh-out-loud funny through his art. His simplistic childlike paintings and light humor is what have made Todd and his licensing merchandise company a huge success among every age group. Todd’s unapologetic irreverent humor and cartoon pop art are like nothing else out there, which is quite refreshing in today’s gutless, cancel-culture society.

Goldman’s partnership with Quidd allows him to bring his art to digital collectibles and NFTs for the first time. The pop artist offers a unique artistic sensibility combined with clever humor and fun imagery. With an impressive 20+ year art career, Todd’s irreverently fun brand is clearly adored by his fans.

“Todd’s style is so incredibly friendly, but when you look closer you see the wink-wink fun that he plays with, debating our notions of what this kind of IP looks like and how fans interact with it,” said Sam Barbeire, VP of Content at Quidd.

“I have a dry sense of humor and wanted to do something different that no one else was doing in the art world. Obviously, I’m no Rembrandt, so instead, I try to make people laugh through my art,” said Todd Goldman when asked about his art style.

“Todd is the greatest artist of this generation.” Todd’s dog, Muppet – He made me say that and threatened to take away my treats otherwise.

The first drop, Underwearimals, debuts in June and will feature a new collection from Todd, which includes animals in their tighty whiteys. Yes, even animals wear underwear…well, in Todd’s world they do.

About Quidd

Quidd, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, is the original digital collectibles and NFT marketplace. For over five years, Quidd has worked with the world’s most prominent brands including Disney, HBO, Funko, and over 300 others in bringing fan-first collecting to digital and blockchain platforms. The Quidd marketplace is the most innovative, robust, and accessible platform for digital and NFT collecting experiences. Visit https://market.onquidd.com and find the apps here.

About Todd Goldman

Todd, like everyone else, had a childhood dream. His dream was to become a Brazilian Olympic figure skater. But unfortunately for Todd, he wasn’t Brazilian and didn’t know how to ice skate. That and Brazil didn’t even have an ice skating team. Sure Todd looked great in sequin tights, but he had to hang them up for the time being, and find something else to do with his life.

But Todd always knew he was special. Not “wear a helmet and ride the short bust” special, just special in a unique kind of way. And that uniqueness was reflected in Todd’s humor and drawings. So that’s what Todd did, he became an artist. A different kind of artist…One that makes people laugh with his art. And believe it or not people actually took a liking to it. So much that Todd’s art can be seen on all kinds of cool products. From t-shirts and mugs, to pajamas and greeting cards, to pillows to tote bags, and soon to be NFT’s.

In addition to merchandise, Todd’s paintings and prints are sold in art galleries all around the world. Plus, Todd has over 40 books published and several animated TV shows and movies in development. So as you can see Todd keeps himself busy. Sure, Todd sometimes ponders what his life could have been as a Brazilian figure skater…but honestly, he is quite happy making people laugh with his art. And yes, Todd still wears his sequin tights around the house.

About PopCulture, Inc.

Pop Culture, Inc. is a Web3 company focused on providing IP and content for digital and metaverse spaces. Pop Culture, Inc was started by the founders of the Los Angeles Comic Con, Los Angeles’ premier comic, anime, cosplay, and gaming convention. Pop Culture, Inc is working on incorporating NFT collectibles for the Comic-Con Metaverse, as well as other Web3 Spaces such as Binance, Opensea, and Quidd. Visit https://nyaching.com/ for more information on Nyaching.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Binance Team Up For a Legendary NFT Partnership 4484

Binance Team beyond excited to announce exclusive multi-year partnership with Portuguese football legend Cristiano Ronaldo.

The five-time Ballon D’or winner is joining forces with Binance to provide a one-of-a-kind experience for football fans worldwide, with a series of NFT collections that will launch exclusively on Binance’s official NFT platform. Registered Binance users in select countries will also be able to purchase the collections using Binance Pay.

The first collection, slated to launch later this year, will feature iconic designs created in collaboration with Ronaldo. “My relationship with the fans is very important to me, so the idea of bringing unprecedented experiences and access through this NFT platform is something that I wanted to be a part of,” said Ronaldo. “I know the fans are going to enjoy the collection as much as I do.”

Through this partnership, Binance is taking the sports fandom experience to unprecedented levels. Moreover, it will build on existing partnerships with the Argentine Football Association, the Brazilian Football Confederation, and professional sports clubs S.S. Lazio (IT) and FC Porto (PT).

“Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the world’s best footballers, and has transcended sport to become an icon in multiple industries. He has amassed one of the world’s most dedicated fan bases through his authenticity, talent, and charity work,” said Binance Founder and CEO “CZ” (Changpeng Zhao). “We are thrilled to provide his fans with exclusive engagement opportunities to connect with Ronaldo and own a piece of iconic sports history.”

To all the NFT, football, and Cristiano Ronaldo fans, this is only the beginning of what’s to come.

NFTuloan Set To Become The Bank Of The Metaverse 5271

Loan

The ground-breaking NFT platform is the world’s first Defi protocol for loans and lending on the market, developed mainly to address the issue of frozen assets in the digital space

NFTuloan is set to become the bank of the metaverse, thanks to its recent positioning that will enable it to instantly facilitate loans to all digital assets.

Developed mainly to address the issue of frozen assets in the digital space, the ground-breaking NFT platform relies on an unconventional loaning and lending system to help NFT/Crypto enthusiasts grow their portfolios and earn more money.

“We want to empower NFT collections to leverage their assets and increase their growth opportunities, so they can develop a larger portfolio in the NFT market.”

With NFTs taking centre stage in the global financial market, including predictions of up to billions in transactions, nearly all businesses and investors are searching for new creative ways to take advantage of the interesting new technology.

As such, NFT creators and traders who desire to remain relevant need liquidity to purchase more NFTs and keep their portfolios up to date. And according to NFTuloan, using one’s NFT to bring liquidity to one’s wallet, which is then re-invested in NFTs, is the cleverest way to manage a portfolio.

Through the use of its new system, NFT/Crypto investors can easily and instantly discover flash loans for all digital assets, ranging from Art and Collectibles to Domain names, Music, Photography, Sports, Trading cards, Utility, Virtual worlds, etc.

After connecting a wallet to the blockchain ecosystem, an investor who desires instant liquidity of an NFT simply needs to estimate the NFT’s value, and define the duration between 1h to 30 days. The system will assess the application within seconds, and send the approved ETH directly into the user’s wallet.

NFTuloan insists that by giving investors and creators the power to instantly liquidate their collections, they will be able to increase their trading volume, and make more profit on the secondary market.

The fully on-chain system assures users of instant NFT estimation, instant funding, as well as really low interests, all neatly woven to efficiently guarantee instant liquidity.

Although both rounds of its Private Sale have been sold out, investors eager to join the NFTuloan community can access its upcoming exclusive mint drop, scheduled to open on the 26th of June 2022, via the following link: https://www.nftuloan.com/genesis-access-pass/

Anyone interested in learning more about this revolutionary new platform can visit its website, or reach out directly to NFTuloan via the contact info below.

Website: https://www.nftuloan.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/nftuloan

Ternoa, First NFT-Centric Blockchain, Releases Mainnet Setting to Disrupt NFT Economy 5463

Ternoa is a layer 1 open-source blockchain ecosystem that facilitates the adoption of utilitarian NFTs by giving developers full technological stack, access to independent infrastructure, nodes, developers’ community, and funding. The project is guided by principles of security and ownership, made possible with a combination of decentralization and encryption.

Since 2021, the role of NFTs has transformed dramatically: from mere cultural assets to building blocks that allow developers to incorporate utility in the next generation of decentralized applications and Web3 NFT-based projects. As exciting as this evolution is, it also comes with challenges for programmers such as the need to learn a new language, high infrastructure costs, and difficulties accessing relevant information for newcomers. These obstacles are particularly prominent for NFT utility-based projects, as most blockchains rely upon complex smart contracts to build standalone use cases.

“On most blockchains, building NFT dapps can prove at best cumbersome, at worst complex. Ternoa is designed to break barriers for developers and empower them to save time and money. Mass adoption of NFTs is only possible with a fundamental tech evolution,” Mickael Canu, Co-Founder & CEO of Ternoa.

Ternoa just deployed Mainnet as a ready-to-use version of the blockchain network with an NFT-first mindset. The first-phase of Mainnet marked successful implementation of native CAPS, nodes, and governance features to the multi-chain network. With this foundational step, developers can already experiment with concepts using the JS SDK, allowing them to build dapps and scale their Web3 projects using Ternoa to cut costs and save time.

In addition, an entire range of tools has been developed and launched over the last few months to help user adoption: an explorer for users to monitor transactions, a status page to watch real-time status of Ternoa networks, a wallet to interact with native Capsule Coins and NFTs, and a Token bridge for erc20 holders to swap their CAPS to native and use the blockchain. To ensure a maximum security to users, the infrastructure was successfully pentested by Hacken, and the Token bridge has been audited by Chainsulting.

“Reaching this milestone is a crucial step for Ternoa and all teams working tirelessly to make Mainnet happen. We’re proud to offer an open-source specialized NFT infrastructure and easy-to-use JS SDK to accelerate adoption of NFTs by developers across the world,” Mickael Canu, Co-Founder & CEO of Ternoa.

Now, blockchain developers can save time and program faster, leveraging Ternoa’s highly secure, scalable, Metaverse-ready infrastructure. With more developer-friendly features to be released in the subsequent phases, Ternoa actively expands their community of builders. This fast-growing project is set to disrupt the NFT economy by making next-generation NFTs easy-to-build on the blockchain. Early contributors who joined the Ternoa ecosystem already started developing first dapps with many going live on Mainnet in the upcoming months.

Ternoa looks forward to working alongside early adopters of the NFT-first blockchain and invites developers to join their Discord community, contribute, and build upon its open-source infrastructure.

If you want to learn more about this fast-growing project, attend Ternoa CEO Mickael Canu’s keynote at NFT.NYC 2022 for more big announcements.

About Ternoa

Ternoa is a layer 1 open-source blockchain ecosystem that facilitates the adoption of utilitarian NFTs by giving developers full technological stack, access to independent infrastructure, nodes, developers’ community, and funding.