The Sandbox hosts its first wedding, Hollywood actor auctions NFT of eye and more


Decentralized blockchain-based metaverse The Sandbox has held its first hybrid Digital and real-life marriage ceremony on its metaverse. 

The bride and groom, Singaporean couple Joanne Tham and Clarence Chan, CEO of music firm Bandwagon, celebrated their matrimony on Saturday in a “70s disco glam” themed marriage ceremony, which occurred in a Digital duplicate of Singapore’s well-known Alkaff Mansion.

While the couple was bodily current at a real-world resort venue together with some company, their Digital avatars have been additionally current inside The Sandbox metaverse and may very well be seen by company who joined remotely. The occasion was officiated by The Sandbox co-founder and chief operations officer Sebastien Borget in a Digital avatar kind.

Following their first digital kiss as husband and spouse, the couple exited the Metaverse to proceed their celebrations offline.

The marriage ceremony was the end result of a collaboration between 1-Group, Smobler Studios and The Sandbox, with Web3 design company Smobler Studios recreating The Alkaff Mansion and its distinctive structure in The Sandbox. 1-Group manages the real-world mansion counterpart.

Eyeing an NFT public sale

Hollywood star Javier Bardem is ready to “donate” a close-up picture of his iris through an NFT as half of a fundraising marketing campaign geared toward restoring sight to folks within the growing world.

Bardem, a well known Spanish actor and director is understood for his roles spanning his 30-year profession, together with Dune, James Bond Skyfall and his award-winning efficiency in No Country for Old Men.

The picture of his eye is ready to be auctioned off by Ojos del Mundo (Eyes of the World Foundation) on Sept. 29, with a beginning worth of $9,027, or 9,000 euros. The Digital {photograph} will come within the kind of a nonfungible token (NFT), and will even include a printed picture signed and devoted by the actor himself.

Part of the group’s new fundraising marketing campaign, Iris of the World, the Eyes of the World Foundation hope to boost sufficient Money to increase “lines of action and/or promote new projects in the Saharawi camps, Mozambique, Bolivia or Mali.”

“I am happy to collaborate with ‘Irises del mundo’ by donating a photograph of my iris to auction and continue helping the Foundation’s collaboration on avoidable blindness,” Bardem mentioned in an announcement.

Javier Bardem is the first movie star to assist the initiative by “donating” his iris however the group has teased different auctions in some unspecified time in the future sooner or later with out revealing particular names.

NFTs are set to be a “hole-in-one”

PGA TOUR, which runs a collection of males’s golf tournaments within the United States and North America, has partnered with NFT market Autograph to create a golf-based NFT platform.

Set to launch someday in 2023, the deal will permit golf followers to purchase Digital content material that includes their favourite gamers and moments from the archives and the present FedExCup Season.

PGA TOUR NFT collectors will even have an opportunity to achieve entry to unique Digital, in-person and onsite experiences.

PGA Tour’s chief authorized officer Len Brown mentioned the most recent partnership is geared toward partaking followers and bringing them nearer to the sport and their favourite gamers.

Autograph is an NFT market co-founded by National Football League (NFL) quarterback Tom Brady which has additionally featured NFT collections of top-rated tennis skilled Rafael Nadal and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway assortment Indianapolis 500. 

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The PGA joins different main sporting leagues inking offers to enter the Web3 house.

The NFL and National Basketball Association (NBA) each have long-term offers with Flow blockchain creator Dapper Labs, and Major League Baseball (MLB) additionally has an NFT partnership with Candy Digital.

Palm Beach will get its personal NFT restaurant

Downtown West Palm Beach in Florida has change into residence to a brand new NFT restaurant, the Vinyl Fish Club (VFC).

Using blockchain know-how, the restaurant is utilizing NFTs as membership tokens for diners to achieve entry to particular occasions each on and off the premises, in addition to a concierge service.

Membership additionally permits entry to a particular eating menu, whiskey tastings and the VFC’s non-public room for after-hours cocktails and tastings.

The tokens are buying and selling for a flooring worth of one Ether (ETH), with a complete of 50 obtainable.

The restaurant is open to the general public, however the VFC say they are going to prioritize members in terms of seating.

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