South Korean giant Samsung enters the NFT space, making it easy for users to showcase and purchase them
- Samsung enters the NFT space
- Elon Musk trolls NFT skeptics
On his Twitter page, Chinese crypto-journalist Colin Wu shared a link to an Engadget article. According to him, the South Korean giant Samsung is launching a new “NFT aggregation platform” for its smart TVs.
Samsung introduced a new “NFT aggregation platform” designed for smart TVs, allowing users to browse and purchase NFTs directly from their devices. https://t.co/fMkMm77T1B
– Wu Blockchain (@WuBlockchain) January 3, 2022
Samsung enters the NFT space
Users will be able to access the new platform on MicroLed, Neo QLED and The Frame smart TV models. These will allow users to browse and purchase non-fungible tokens. The “NFT Aggregation Platform” offers Samsung customers NFTs from multiple digital markets, allowing them to preview NFTs, see author names, DLT metadata, and more.
NFT owners can use Samsung’s new platform to display their digital wealth. Using “Smart Calibration” technology, smart TVs can adjust settings to get the picture rendered on TVs.
Other global trading giants are also making a foray into the NFT space. In October 2020, Visa partner Wallester paid 3.05 ETH to purchase their first set of 33 NFTs – “Astro Bulls”.
Prior to that, Visa had acquired the Crypto Punks collection itself, paying $ 150,000 for it.
Elon Musk trolls NFT skeptics
Billionaire and Tesla CEO Elon Musk posted several tweets last month, poking fun at those who are skeptical of the non-fungible token space. Among those skeptics is the start of the original Matrix trilogy and new movie Keanu Reeves, who thinks NFTs are “so easily reproduced” and basically feels NFTs are just a joke.
In one of his tweets, Musk posted a meme featuring a patient talking to his psychiatrist, the latter asking if “these imaginary NFTs are with us in the room now.”
In a recent tweet, Musk poked fun at those who are skeptical about NFTs in the music industry in particular. He posted a cover of a Gorillaz album released in 2005. As a reminder, a bunch of musicians have already joined the NFT trend and started releasing entire songs and albums in NFT. Among them are Musk’s ex-girlfriend Grimes, rapper Tony Lanez, Kings of Leon, Ozzy Osbourne and ZZ Top frontman Billy Gibbons.