🦄 The First NFT Unicorn

NFT platform, OpenSea, becomes the first non-fungible token company to become a Unicorn

Good Afternoon, Waivly Crew 🌊 Welcome to our first ever newsletter. Here we'll be sharing the top stories at the moment around everything you want to know in quick 2-3 minute read emails sent straight to your inbox every Wednesday and Saturday, and we're looking forward to moving up to even more days of the week as we go. 

A special shoutout to BITE ME 117LadyEverity, and Finnskwalker for winning the competition put out by Valkence to be featured on our first edition. With all of that said, let's get in to today's wave.

Salesforce and Slack Partner Up

Slack has now been acquired by fellow tech-giant Salesforce. The huge $27.7 billion acquisition is now all wrapped up just eight months after Salesforce first announced its plans to acquire the team communication platform.

What does this mean?

Now that Slack is apart of the Salesforce group, the team communications platform will be merging operations with Salesforce Customer 360 to “give every company in the world a single source of truth for their business and a single platform for connecting employees, customers, and partners with each other and the apps they use every day.”, a press release around the acquisition shared.

The Future of Work
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff shared some words surrounding the acquisition, saying, "Together we'll define the future of enterprise software, creating the digital HQ that enables every organization to deliver customer and employee success from anywhere,". The two tech-giants working together is sure to make the digital way of working even more powerful and efficient.

Clubhouse opens up

No, not with their feelings, although we imagine they're pretty annoyed by every company in existence making clones of them at this point. 

Going Public

Clubhouse up to now has been an invite-only, and now one year later after its release, it has gone public and out of beta. Now anyone can get on the platform and listen in on a room or speak in one, without the need for an invite link from a friend.

An NFT.. Unicorn?

The NFT (non-fungible token) space has grown massively over this year, especially as of the last few months, and continues to do so, with the primarily-focused digital art form becoming one of the internets newest additions loved by many.

To The Moon

OpenSea, which is a peer-to-peer marketplace to buy and sell digital NFT art just raised $100M at a $1.5B valuation, making them the first ever unicorn status NFT company (a private company worth $1B+), displaying the true growth and size of the growing space.

To celebrate the Unicorn milestone, OpeanSea has opened up a variety of Unicorn NFT’s that people can get ahold of, so you too can be apart of the Unicorn wave.

The Waves

🧱 This artist uses LEGO to make amazing ‘breakthrough’ wall art effects in people's homes 

💵 Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey thinks Bitcoin is vital to the future of Twitter

🐶 Elon Musk unveils that he owns Dogecoin.. to no surprise.. alongside other cryptocurrencies

🚙 You can now drive a Ferrari in Fortnite.. because we know you've always wanted to

📱 Netflix is moving into the gaming space, and looking to start with mobile gaming first

The Gaming Org To Watch Out For

Coming Out Of Nowhere

Since its rebrand, Valkence has made a great first impression in the gaming space and has built a great foundation of creators who perfectly represent and drive Valkence forward; BITE ME 117LadyEverity, and the latest creator to join the team Xero1023

They're definitely the org to watch out for in the space right now, so it's definitely worth checking them out and keeping in the loop of what they're up to.

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