Samsung Will Add ‘Innovative’ NFT Support to Smart TVs in 2022
According to a press statement issued by Samsung on Monday, the MICRO LED, Neo QLED; and The Frame smart TV models will have a full-fledged NFT platform for “discovering, acquiring, and exchanging digital artwork.”
“In 2022, Samsung is introducing the world’s first TV screen-based NFT explorer and marketplace aggregator, a groundbreaking platform that lets you browse, purchase, and display your favorite art — all in one place,” the firm told The Verge.
The tool, according to Samsung; would allow potential purchasers to sample NFT artworks before purchasing them and examine blockchain information to verify their origin.
Creators will also be able to adjust and configure the display settings for their NFTs so that everyone sees them in the same, authentic form.
Ethereum Whale Buys 1.3 Million MATIC Tokens for 38 Trillion SHIB
“Light,” the fourth-largest Ethereum whale according to WhaleStats, raised his holdings by purchasing 1,337,000 MATIC tokens for $3,315,760. According to CoinMarketCap statistics, Polygon (MATIC) is the 14th biggest cryptocurrency after Shiba Inu. MATIC was selling at $2.49 as of press time, down 2.40% in the previous 24 hours.
According to WhaleStats data, the “Light” whale still mostly bets on Shiba Inu. The dog-themed coin accounts for 27.31% of his holdings, totaling $4,705,346,887.
Shiba Inu is the whale’s most valuable token, having a balance of 38 trillion Shiba Inu tokens, or $1,285,129,470.
Banca Generali, Italy’s Largest Private Bank Will Now Allow Customers to Purchase Bitcoin
According to a recent “We-Wealth” story, Banca Generali’s private clients will be able to purchase and sell Bitcoin using the bank’s app.
The bank will integrate the Conio Inc. platform into its Home Banking system, allowing customers to trade cryptocurrencies without leaving the bank’s online infrastructure.
In December 2020, the bank invested $14 million in Conio and has since given Bitcoin custody to its customers.
The integration of the Conio platform is expected to be finished early in 2022, according to Riccardo Renna, COO of Banca Generali.
“Once the integration is complete, clients will be able to interact safely with an asset class that could be extremely risky if approached incorrectly.”
Renna went on to say that the adoption of Bitcoin was part of the bank’s bigger strategy to give new and creative services to its bankers and clients.
Austin Arnold Believes Six Altcoins Will Make Significant Moves in 2022
Austin Arnold, co-host of Altcoin Daily, has identified six crypto assets that he believes will skyrocket this year.
Arnold tells his 1.18 million YouTube viewers in a new video that momentum gained in 2021 will be critical for these cryptocurrencies in 2022; beginning with smart contract platform Solana (SOL).
“Solana has seen so much success in the past 9 to 12 months. I suspect in 2022, over the next 9-12 months, that momentum will continue.”
Arnold cites many key reasons why he believes Solana will continue to expand; the most important of which is the success of the blockchain’s Phantom wallet; which currently has over 10 million users.
The Altcoin Daily co-host also predicts that interoperable blockchain Polkadot (DOT) will take off in 2022; owing partly to the project’s parachain auctions.
“Assuming companies try to get on Polkadot parachains, which I think they will, by the end of the first batch of auctions somewhere between $4 and $44.5 billion worth of DOT is likely to be locked up for nearly two years, reducing potential sell pressure and circulating supply on the market.”
Arnold believes that the overall development effort of the proof-of-stake blockchain Cardano (ADA) in 2021 might be indicative of significant gains for the cryptocurrency in 2022.
Moving on to Polygon (MATIC), Arnold expects that MATIC’s spectacular 2021 will transfer into continuing growth in 2022; citing a tweet from Polygon co-founder Mihailo Bjelic.
“In 2022, I think this will be the beginning of the year of layer-2s. I suspect MATIC will continue its momentum in 2022.”
After layer-1 and layer-2 cryptocurrencies, Arnold forecasts Chainlink (LINK) will ultimately burst in 2022; despite failing to match many traders’ expectations in 2021.
While LINK’s price hasn’t lately reached new all-time highs, Arnold notes that many of Chainlink’s other growth measures are encouraging.
Arnold predicts that the deployment of LINK’s cross-chain interoperability protocol, LINK staking; and an abstraction layer for corporations will fuel Chainlink’s future growth.
Finally, Arnold examines Aave, a decentralized finance bluechip cryptocurrency that just revealed ambitions to develop a mobile wallet.
“All in all, with a set of targets for the first quarter of next year, Aave seems to be gaining momentum; especially as far as ecosystem-centric developments are concerned. So Aave for sure makes our list today.”
The Mozilla Foundation is Now Accepting Dogecoin (DOGE) Donations
The Mozilla Foundation; a non-profit organization that oversees the Mozilla Corporation, which is responsible for a range of internet-related programs including the well-known Firefox web browser; has announced that it is now accepting donations in Dogecoin (DOGE) as well as other cryptocurrencies in collaboration with the well-known cryptocurrency payment processor BitPay.
Some users vowed to abandon Firefox in favor of alternative web browsers. Notably, some, such as Opera and Brave, have already included cryptocurrency-related functionality such as built-in wallets. Firefox has mainly avoided cryptocurrency, only banning cryptojacking malware for its users in 2018.
Meanwhile, the Dogecoin community has been celebrating the donation of 163,428 DOGE tokens to MrBeast’s marine preservation initiative TeamSeas; which has surpassed a $30 million goal for removing garbage from seas, beaches, and rivers.