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World’s Most Popular Free Fire Creator Total Gaming Inks Exclusive NFT Partnership with Fan Engagement Startup STAN

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Bengaluru-headquartered blockchain-based esports fan engagement platform STAN has announced entering into a strategic Non-Fungible Token (NFT) partnership with the world’s most-followed and popular Garena Free Fire creator and Asia’s biggest gaming creator – Total Gaming aka Ajju Bhai. The idea and objective behind this collaboration is to create an ecosystem for Total Gaming fans to engage with them optimally through the use of NFTs and other exciting perks. As a part of this collaboration, STAN has now secured the exclusive rights to create and sell NFTs of Total Gaming.  Furthermore, the partnership enables STAN users to get access to multiple interactions with Total Gaming mainly through Instagram Shout-outs and Play-a-Match services curated by STAN.

Speaking about the partnership, Nauman Mulla, Co-Founder & COO, STAN says, “As a new-age fan engagement startup working with and for the gaming and esports community in India, STAN is committed to partner with the best talents in the industry, and also to empower fans and bring them closer to their favorite esports creators by using NFTs and the marvels of web3. And to that end, Total Gaming aka Ajju Bhai being one of the most followed and popular esports creator in India and the world, was a must for us to tie-up with. We are delighted to announce that our engagement with Total Gaming going forward, shall enable STAN users over the short-term to get to interact and play with the creator, i.e. Total Gaming himself, whereas in the long run, we at STAN will be additionally hosting multiple mega fan fests and unlock other valuable fan experiences for Total Gaming’s fans.”

Creator Ajay (Total Gaming) adds, “I am excited to be a part of STAN’s journey that shall enable my audience to engage with me on a whole new level. With this collaboration, we are aiming to reach unprecedented and seamless levels of new-age engagement with my fans and followers.”

Notably, Total Gaming was started officially as a Youtube channel back in 2018 by Ajay (fondly known as Ajju Bhai), with the sole intent of entertaining and engaging with the gaming community on the Internet. Over the years, Total Gaming’s popularity and follower-base has skyrocketed exponentially, with its content entailing multiple games like Call of Duty Mobile, Minecraft, GTA5, and BGMI (formerly PUBG), apart from Free Fire content creation actively – which has been the major factor in driving the channel’s growth. As of date, Total Gaming has acquired over 42 Million subscribers across multiple channels and over 6.5 Billion collective views on Youtube, as well as over 3.4 Million Followers on Instagram.

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On the other hand, STAN is a platform that allows fans to get a chance to collect, play and trade the collectibles and NFTs of their favorite esports players and content creators, via which they will win various perks and rewards. Besides leading Indian Free Fire creators like Total Gaming, STAN has also already inked NFT-related partnerships with multiple leading Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) creators in our country.

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XBO.com covers the bases FTX didn’t, all assets held 1:1 and always accessible to users

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XBO.com, the cryptocurrency exchange making the benefits of crypto more accessible to everyone, reassures its users their funds are safe with the exchange, promising no mishandling of funds is possible. XBO.com is working on a proof-of-reserves protocol and is holding all assets of their users 1:1 in segregated accounts through its collaboration with Fireblocks, on its recently launched platform, which merges gaming-inspired UI and top security solutions to offer traders a user-friendly and reliable alternative to existing exchange platforms.

With Bitcoin and Ethereum reaching new lows that were not seen since 2020, the crypto world is licking its wounds from the FTX crash. When Binance backed out of its rescue deal for FTX over reports of mishandling of customer funds, investors’ trust in centralized crypto exchanges dropped drastically. As many have noted, however, it was poor management that led to FTX’s downfall, not a failure of the centralized-exchange business model or underlying technology. Sam Bankman-Fried’s trading firm Alameda Research heavily invested in the FTX exchange’s FTT token, essentially inflating the token’s price using investors’ money to back it up.

Today, XBO.com reassures users that such a prospect isn’t even possible on its platform. XBO.com doesn’t have a native token. XBO.com meets the need for a user-friendly and accessible crypto trading platform. Leveraging an intimate familiarity of crypto users’ pain points and a deep understanding of social gaming UX, XBO.com makes buying and selling digital assets simple and enjoyable for both amateur and experienced crypto users who find traditional crypto trading platforms intimidating.

“The FTX crash is unfortunate first and foremost to investors on the exchange, but the mistrust users have for centralized exchanges now is harming the whole crypto industry,” says CFO of XBO.com, Dor Maman. “We want to ensure users who invest through XBO that their assets are safe and held 1:1 with zero exposure to currency rate fluctuations. We comply with the highest industry standards in terms of safety and security, and always believe our users come first.”

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Tomi’s DAO-governed ‘free web’ offers dark-web anonymity while prohibiting violence

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Tomi, an anonymous project led by eight big names in crypto, unveils TomiNet, a secure and encrypted protocol empowering journalists, activists, and ordinary citizens to surf the web free of government and corporate surveillance. The network leverages DAO governance to foster community-driven censorship of the more illicit activities that run rampant on the most prominent alternative internet networks today.

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If Satoshi Nakamoto’s real name were known, would Bitcoin’s creator be banished to the fringes along with Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, and Alexey Pertsev? Or would he be right up there with Elon Musk and Balaji Srinivasan as one of the best known entrepreneurs of our time? We’ll never know, because Satoshi wanted the world to judge the creation, rather than the creator. Tomi’s founders agree with that approach.

TomiNet kicks off a clean slate for the Internet, one where Google and Facebook don’t have power over people’s identities, Amazon doesn’t crush small businesses and host more than a third of the world’s data, and government and corporate surveillance is impossible. TomiNet threatens businesses, fiat currency systems, and power and data brokers around the world. As such, there are many reasons for which the 80+ Tomi team members feel their safety may be at stake and choose to follow Satoshi’s footsteps in remaining anonymous.

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TomiNet is almost fully built and synchronized with its alternative blockchain DNS service (tDNS). Users will be able to download the TomiNet browser or create a browser that points to tDNS, buy .tomi domain names, and vote on the DAO that governs the network. Through TomiNet’s browser, users surf the network with a built-in VPN that allows them to access uncensored information in countries that censor and hide IP addresses.

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The network is governed by a community-led DAO, which votes on decisions via “Pioneer” NFTs and Tomi tokens about running TomiNet and censoring content that doesn’t meet the network’s “blacklist” community guidelines. Terror, child porn, and other forms of violence are among the categories on the blacklist to be voted down by the DAO.

The Tomi team holds weight equal to average users in voting about the community guidelines and censorship, though it will hold enough tokens to have stronger influence over the technological direction of the project in the initial stages. TomiNet is structured in a way that creates a path for the citizens of the new web to out-vote the core developers and technological leadership within three years. That’s intentional on the part of Tomi, which doesn’t seek the kind of power held by the leaders of projects such as Ethereum or Cosmos.

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REVEALED: Searches for ‘Ronaldo NFT’ skyrocket 206% after Cristiano Ronaldo launches first-ever NFT collection on Binance Marketplace

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Analysis of Google search data reveals that online searches for ‘Ronaldo NFT’ exploded 206% worldwide on 15th November, as news broke that Cristiano Ronaldo has launched his first NFT collection, which was unveiled on Friday 18th November in collaboration with Binance Marketplace.

New insights by CoinGecko reveal that as soon as the launch was announced via Twitter by Ronaldo, fans of the legendary football player caused an explosion of searches on the web to find out more about his new partnership with Binance.

The arrival of the partnership has been available to consumers since Friday 18th November. It will be the start of the multiyear collaboration with one of the largest crypto exchange platforms and one of the most iconic professional athletes on the planet.

Over the past day, searches for ‘Ronaldo’ have also increased by 191% in the UK and 47% worldwide.

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Searches for ‘Binance’ in the UK saw an explosion of 499% due to fans’ curiosity to know more about the cryptocurrency marketplace.

It is not unusual for celebrities to dabble in the NFT world of cryptocurrency, and the surge in searches for ‘celebrity NFTs’ over the past week has seen an increasingly large amount of interest worldwide. Over the past seven days, Google searches for ‘celebrity NFTs’ increased by 1,251% worldwide.

“Given the level of influence and popularity of celebrities, they have become integral to the success of NFT projects,” Bobby Ong, COO and co-founder of CoinGecko, said. “Fans and followers want to spend on collectibles and experiences created by their favourite stars, and this includes digital collectibles, like NFTs.”

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