🚀 Ethereum soars to new all-time high

Surpasses $4,500 for the first time

Hey Waivly Crew! 🌊 Yesterday, Ethereum hit a new all-time high, less than a week after its previous record was set. Meta isn’t the only tech giant trying to build the metaverse, as Microsoft is introducing animated avatars and other mixed-reality features to Teams.

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Quentin Tarantino to sell 7 uncut 'Pulp Fiction' scenes as NFTs

At the NFT.NYC event yesterday, iconic director Quentin Tarantino announced he is getting into NFTs.

The filmmaker is auctioning off seven uncut scenes from “Pulp Fiction” as NFTs, along with bonus content that only the NFT owners can access, such as original handwritten scripts from the film and an exclusive audio commentary from Tarantino himself.

Tarantino’s NFTs are built on the Secret Network platform, a layer-1 blockchain that allows NFTs and decentralized apps with built-in privacy functionality.

“Each NFT contains one or more previously unknown secrets of a specific iconic scene from Pulp Fiction. The privileged person who will purchase one of these few and rare NFTs will get a hold of those secrets and a glimpse into the mind and the creative process of Quentin Tarantino,” the collection website states.

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Owners will have the choice to either keep the secrets to themselves, share them with family and friends, or even share them publicly for the world to see.

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Pulp Fiction is not the first film to get into the NFT scene, as earlier this year, Veve Partners and MGM Studios announced it is planning to launch James Bond NFTs from "No Time to Die," the latest film in the series.⠀


Ethereum soars to new all-time high

Ethereum hit a new all-time high today, after it hit a now previous ATH not long ago, this time reaching over $4,521, from the previous high of around $4400.

The second-biggest crypto hit a record high amid a surge of the use of its blockchain network, used by millions to build decentralized applications. Ethereum has been a major player in the NFT industry, with its blockchain being used by OpenSea and other NFT marketplaces.

Global investment bank Goldman Sachs has predicted that the price of Ethereum could rise to $8,000 by the end of the year, which would be around 80% higher than yesterday's record high.

If you’re not one for believing we’re in a bull run at the moment, and this doesn’t change your mind, we can’t help you.


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Tech Special

Microsoft enters the metaverse race against Meta

Just days after Facebook rebranded to Meta and revealed its metaverse plans, Microsoft is joining the race the race to build a metaverse inside Teams.

The software giant showed off ‘Mesh’, a collaborative platform for virtual experiences, which is being integrated into Microsoft Teams next year. If users don’t feel like turning on their cameras, they can instead use their own animated avatar within the calls.

Microsoft envisions virtual spaces inside teams where remote works can visit, network, and socialize with others, or even use Microsoft apps to collaborate on projects.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella also revealed the company has metaverse plans for gaming, saying, “You can absolutely expect us to do things in gaming”. “If you take Halo as a game, it is a metaverse. Minecraft is a metaverse, and so is Flight Sim. In some sense, they’re 2D today, and the question is can you now take that to a full 3D world, and we absolutely plan to do so.”

Razer launches new keyboard and mouse for productivity

Razer has unveiled three new additions to its Productivity range with the new Pro Click Mini wireless mouse, the Pro Type Ultra wireless keyboard, and the Pro Glide XXL mouse mat.

Everyone knows Razer keyboards are a great addition to any home office, but now that a lot of people are returning to the office, co-workers might not be the biggest fans of its loud mechanical switches.

With that in mind, Razer’s new Pro Type Ultra wireless keyboard and new Pro Click Mini mouse have "silent mechanical switches," which will offer a quieter working experience. The keyboard uses Bluetooth and Razer’s HyperSpeed Wireless dongle to connect wirelessly and has over 200 hours of battery life before you need to recharge it.

“Today’s workspace can be anywhere – in the office building, at home on the dining table, on the train, or in the air,” says Alvin Cheung, Senior Vice President of Razer’s Peripherals Business Unit. “Regardless of where the user is, Razer’s Pro range has workflow-enhancing features for every task and situation, from non-distracting silent click mouse switches through to all-day-comfort soft-touch keycaps, allowing users to work effectively wherever they are.”


The Chinese version of Fortnite is shutting down

Epic Games and Tencent are shutting down the Chinese version of Fortnite.

Users will not be able to sign up or download the popular Battle Royale Fortnite from Monday. Epic Games will completely shut down Fortnite’s servers and not allow users from logging in on November 15th.

“The test of 'Fortress Night' has come to an end. We will shut down the server in the near future, a translated notice on the games website states. Epic Games thanked players for “boarding the bus” and playing their game, but didn’t explain why it is shutting down Fortnite’s servers.

Over the past few years, China has gotten more and more strict with gaming by introducing even more restrictions placed on gaming time. There are also a lot less monetization possibilities for developers due to restrictions on microtransactions, so it’s likely the crackdown was a big factor in Epic’s decision.


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