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Blockchain Analytics Platform Whalemap Announces $1.6M Raise to Simplify Blockchain Data for Everyday Use



Whalemap, a popular blockchain analytics platform that uses data science to deliver real-time actionable trading insights, has announced the successful closing of $1.6 million in capital led by Shima Capital and Momentum6, with participation from Anthony Pompliano, Ghaf Capital, NFT Technologies, RR2 Capital, EIV Ventures, as well as angel investors from Coin98, Claystack, Solstarter and Rarestone.

Since being founded in early 2020, Whalemap has been committed to making the blockchain industry more beginner-friendly, exciting, fun, and useful. To date, the company has secured over 34,000 users and over 1 million lifetime API requests. One of the team’s primary goals is to shed light on data and insights that are traditionally only available to hedge funds while keeping it visually intuitive and simple.

Whalemap Co-Founder Artem Lazarev said, “We see a future where blockchain analytics are an integral part of a mature crypto economy. And in the age of information overload, it is important to make it practical, engaging, and mainstream compatible. So far, blockchains have allowed for the democratization of the finance world. Now, with Whalemap’s help, it’s analytics’ turn.”

“Strong on-chain analytics in the crypto space has yet to be solved and Shima Capital is excited to back Whalemap which has the opportunity to deliver on becoming the Tableau of crypto,” stated Yida Gao, Founder of Shima Capital.

Whalemap Co-Founder Andy Bohutsky said,  “Whalemap makes all traders equal. We democratise data and give every crypto enthusiast the key to analysing blockchain data. We utilise our tokemomics to make hedge fund level of data accessible to everyone.”

The raised funds will be used to expand Whalemap’s engineering team, especially on the data science and blockchain engineering side, and to weave all Whalemap features into a sustainable blockchain data analytics platform with mainstream adoption in mind. For that, the team is expanding the platform’s functionality with mempool and DeFi analytics.

Whalemap also focuses heavily on creating educational content and accessibility, partnering with Kouroush AK, Joseph Young and other thought-leaders that share in the team’s belief in educating the masses about blockchain data’s significant potential.The company will be soon announcing more details around its public sale slated for December 17, 2021.


You can stay up to date with Whalemap on their official Website or Twitter.


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Next Earth Rises With $2.1 Million Raised From 3,100 Users




Traditional and digital asset markets alike have been rattled in recent weeks with steep downturns. But for Next Earth, this is a time of fast-paced growth.

Next Earth’s NXTT token’s presale commenced on January 22 on Next Earth’s proprietary Launchpad platform, which provided a ticket-based system that the Next Earth community preferred for the token presale, in addition to the flexibility that enabled the most efficient and equitable distribution of tokens for the economy in the long-term. DEX trading started on January 27.

In total, 3,100 users participated in the presale, raising $2.1 million. More than 400,000 non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have been minted, which will be used to reward users for creating content and engaging with the platform.

Next Earth is the Earth’s original digital replica, which recently announced that its NXTT native token which is trading on Uniswap. After the initial trading on Uniswap, the plan is to list NXTT on multiple decentralized and centralized exchanges in the near future.

Creating a more sustainable economy

The crypto crash has actually been great for Next Earth. It’s shown that there is a real need for a platform like Next Earth that provides a more equitable and sustainable economy.

10% of the value of Next Earth transactions are donated to environmental initiatives such as The Ocean Cleanup, Kiss the Ground, SEE Turtles, and Amazon Watch.

Next Earth has a strong focus on sustainability, and it’s one of the things that makes our platform so unique. We’re excited to see how the community grows and evolves, as they’re committed to doing everything they can to make sure that it’s a positive force for good.

Beyond donating proceeds, Next Earth aims to ultimately evolve into a DAO-controlled, self-sustaining economy that gives back more than it takes. A DAO, or Decentralized Autonomous Organization, is an organization that is controlled by smart contracts on the blockchain, rather than by people.

Amidst a crypto crash, the metaverse stays strong

As every crypto trader knows all too well, the price of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have plummeted, with some dropping by more than 50 percent. But while some investors are cashing out, others are looking to the metaverse for stability.

The metaverse is a digital world that exists online and is populated by avatars representing real people. It is often compared to virtual reality, but the two are actually quite different. VR is a closed system that can be experienced only through a headset, while the metaverse is open to anyone with an internet connection.

The metaverse has been around for over a decade, but it has only recently begun to gain mainstream attention. This is largely due to the arrival of blockchain technology, which has made it possible to create decentralized virtual worlds.

Despite the crypto crash, Next Earth is still seeing strong growth, indicating that the metaverse offers more than just token prices. In a world where prices can swing wildly from one day to the next, the metaverse provides a safe and secure space where people can come together.

So while some investors are cashing out, others are looking to the metaverse.


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Apple CEO Tim Cook Said: Apple Company Sees a Lot of Potential in the Metaverse



Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) CEO Tim Cook addressed the idea of the “metaverse.” In response to a question from Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) analyst Katy Huberty, Cook explained that Apple sees a “lot of potential in this space.”

Tim Cook said that the company sees a lot of potential in the metaverse, which he related to the company’s current AR/VR endeavors, and added that the company is investing in the space.

Leaks and rumors point to Apple taking on a major role in the virtual reality future …

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Nike Is Hiring a Metaverse Director



Nike (NYSE: NKE) is looking to enter the metaverse with new hires after Apple investing in Metaverse. It looks as though Nike is preparing to enter the metaverse, as the fashion giant is looking to hire a director of metaverse engineering.

Nike’s Technology Innovation Office (TIO) will “unleash the power of technology, innovation, and talent to deliver ground-breaking technology innovation products and services.”

The director of metaverse engineering will “lead the development of rapid end-to-end …

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