Metaverse Cops: INTERPOL Launch Online Virtual Global Police Force

Metaverse Cops: INTERPOL Launch Online Virtual Global Police Force
  • INTERPOL’s metaverse is designed for law enforcement around the world
  • INTERPOL warns of rising crime in the metaverse
  • Will INTERPOL become the new sheriff of the metaverse?

Metaverse cops: INTERPOL, the global police organization, have unveiled the first metaverse designed specifically for law enforcement around the world.

INTERPOL announced that the fully operational metaverse allows registered users to tour a virtual office at INTERPOL’s General Secretariat headquarters in Lyon, France. This is without geographical or physical boundaries. Users can interact with other officials through their avatars. Users can even conduct immersive training courses on forensic investigation and other policing capabilities.

According to INTERPOL, its metaverse is “designed for law enforcement around the world.” They say it will help global forces “interact with other officers through their avatars.”

It seems that INTERPOL wants to prepare for the possible future expansion of the metaverse. Madan Oberoi is the Executive Director of Technology and Innovation at Interpol. “The metaverse has the potential to transform every aspect of our daily lives, with huge implications for law enforcement.”

Oberoi says there is only one way for the police to understand the functioning of bad actors in this new virtual environment. “For the police to understand the metaverse, we have to experience it.”

INTERPOL warns of rising crime in virtual worlds

According to INTERPOL’s latest Global Crime Trends report, crime has increasingly moved to the internet as the pace of digitization increases.

“As the number of users of the metaverse grows and the technology continues to develop, the list of potential crimes will only expand to potentially include crimes against children, data theft, money laundering, financial fraud, counterfeiting, ransomware, phishing, and sexual assault and harassment.”

The creation of the metaverse for global policing began when the international body’s roundtable asked a question. “How can law enforcement continue to protect communities and ensure the rule of law?” Humans are interacting in new ways. So, the “limits of the physical world will increasingly shift towards a digital realm, seemingly without borders.” Therefore policing must be prepared for this new digital environment.

Will INTERPOL become the new sheriff of the metaverse? At least it seems that they don’t want to be left behind.

Metaverse cops
 Source: INTERPOL (Lyon headquarters)

The new trend among police agencies?

INTERPOL is not the first police division to launch a metaverse. Recently a division of the Dubai police launched its own metaverse police.

So the question remains. If a crime happens in the metaverse, is it really even a crime? Do we need a police force in the metaverse? And the most important question of all: Can metaverse cops catch Do Kwon?

Source: https://beincrypto.com/metaverse-cops-interpol-launch-online-global-police/

Anndy Lian is an early blockchain adopter and experienced serial entrepreneur who is known for his work in the government sector. He is a best selling book author “Blockchain Revolution 2030”.

Currently, he is appointed as the Chief Digital Advisor at Mongolia Productivity Organization, championing national digitization. Prior to his current appointments, he was the Chairman of BigONE Exchange, a global top 30 ranked crypto spot exchange and was also the Advisory Board Member for Hyundai DAC, the blockchain arm of South Korea’s largest car manufacturer Hyundai Motor Group. Lian played a pivotal role as the Blockchain Advisor for Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an intergovernmental organization committed to improving productivity in the Asia-Pacific region.

An avid supporter of incubating start-ups, Anndy has also been a private investor for the past eight years. With a growth investment mindset, Anndy strategically demonstrates this in the companies he chooses to be involved with. He believes that what he is doing through blockchain technology currently will revolutionise and redefine traditional businesses. He also believes that the blockchain industry has to be “redecentralised”.

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Bybit NFT GrabPic Launch: Meet our First Batch of NFT Projects!

Bybit NFT GrabPic Launch: Meet our First Batch of NFT Projects!

ICYMI, we recently announced the launch of GrabPic — a NFT program on Bybit where you can get your hands on high-quality NFTs at attractive prices. Trading NFTs has never been more fun!

 

Coming soon on Aug. 15, 2022, 10AM UTC, we are stoked to launch our first batch of NFT projects! Score NFTs from crypto artists, GameFi and Metaverse projects. As an NFT holder, you can get lucky with numerous airdrops!

 

That’s not all — keep your eyes peeled for our upcoming GrabPic Merge Card rewards. By merging, burning and staking multiple NFTs, users can upgrade the value and uniqueness of their NFTs. The first batch of GrabPic NFTs will be available for open merge activities, with the full merge function launching at the end of August, 2022. Stay tuned for more updates!

 

But first, here’s a sneak peek on our very first batch of GrabPic NFTs:

 

Zero to Hero — the very first NFT book on Bybit

Launch date: Aug. 15, 2022, 10AM UTC

Price: 2.99 USDT

 

About Zero to Hero:

Zero to Hero was created by crypto key opinion learder, Anndy Lian. Users with NFTs can view the complete NFT book collection here.

 

Rewards for holders:

  • There are 10,000 Zero to Hero NFTs in total, with 8,000 available for primary market release. There are a total of 300 Legendary NFTs in the series, where 20 Legendary NFTs will be sold in the primary market, and the rest will be obtained through merge rules.
  • Holders of Zero to Hero NFTs can get airdrop rewards from the other two (2) projects —1,500 WTF PFPs and 1,500 SIMP NFTs.
  • Zero to Hero NFTs can be upgraded to higher-value, mystery NFTs by merging with the Zero to Hero music NFT.
  • Zero to Hero NFT holders will have a chance to obtain a GrabPic Merge Card. Updates will be announced on Aug. 22, 2022.

 

SIMP

Launch date: Aug. 17, 2022, 10AM UTC

Price: 0.01 USDT

 

About SIMP

SIMP collection was created by a scientist on Valhalla planet in the WAG-mi2 galaxy. The planet’s civilization is about to be eliminated due to the collapsing gravity of another galaxy. To preserve the planets legacy, the scientist broadcast images of their culture and civilization. Read more here.

 

 

Rewards for holders:

-There are 10,000 SIMP NFTs in total, with 5,000 available for primary market release.

-There are a total of 300 Legendary NFTs in the series, where 20 Legendary NFTs in the first batch will be sold in the primary market, and the rest will be obtained through merge rules.

-Holders of SIMP NFTs will receive airdrop rewards from the WTF project. A snapshot will be taken on Aug. 19, 2022, 9AM UTC. Holders with five (5) or more SIMP NFTs will receive a WTF NFT airdrop.

– SIMP NFT holders will have a chance to obtain a GrabPic Merge Card. Updates will be announced on Aug. 22, 2022.

 

WTF

Launch date: Aug. 19, 2022, 10AM UTC

Price: 0.01USDT

 

About WTF

Mamo.wtf is a profile picture (PFP) NFT project with 10,000 pieces. The NFT collection is inspired by artificial intelligence, outer space and civilization. Read more here

 

Rewards for holders:

  • There are 10,000 WTF NFTs in total, with 5,000 available for primary market release.
  • There are a total of 300 Legendary NFTs in the series, where 20 Legendary NFTs will be sold in the primary market, and the rest will be obtained through merge rules.
  • Holders of WTF NFTs will receive surprise airdrop rewards from upcoming projects.
  • WTF NFT holders will have a chance to obtain a GrabPic Merge Card. Updates will be announced on Aug. 22, 2022.

 

Original Source: https://blog.bybit.com/en-us/post/bybit-nft-grabpic-launch-meet-our-first-batch-of-nft-projects–bltd6da09b1cee5912f/

 

Anndy Lian is an early blockchain adopter and experienced serial entrepreneur who is known for his work in the government sector. He is a best selling book author “Blockchain Revolution 2030”.

Currently, he is appointed as the Chief Digital Advisor at Mongolia Productivity Organization, championing national digitization. Prior to his current appointments, he was the Chairman of BigONE Exchange, a global top 30 ranked crypto spot exchange and was also the Advisory Board Member for Hyundai DAC, the blockchain arm of South Korea’s largest car manufacturer Hyundai Motor Group. Lian played a pivotal role as the Blockchain Advisor for Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an intergovernmental organization committed to improving productivity in the Asia-Pacific region.

An avid supporter of incubating start-ups, Anndy has also been a private investor for the past eight years. With a growth investment mindset, Anndy strategically demonstrates this in the companies he chooses to be involved with. He believes that what he is doing through blockchain technology currently will revolutionise and redefine traditional businesses. He also believes that the blockchain industry has to be “redecentralised”.

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How Significant Is Instagram’s NFT Launch? What are the things you should look out for?

How Significant Is Instagram’s NFT Launch? What are the things you should look out for?

Earlier this month the head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, announced that he will start beta testing NFT functions with a small group of users in the US.  Mosseri also confirmed there will be no fees for posting or sharing NFTs on Instagram.  Any NFT digital collectibles shared in Instagram will appear as tagged photos or profiles, and when clicked, you will be able to view creator and artwork details.  Instagram supports the display of NFTs created on the Ethereum and Polygon as well as on Flow and Solana in the future.  It will also support the use of third-party encrypted wallets such as Rainbow, MetaMask and Trust Wallet, with support for more crypto wallets planned in the future.

 

Source: see Tweet from May 9, 2002

Creators and developers participating in the beta can now share the NFTs they make or buy.  Users can share these NFTs in their feeds, stories, or messages.  According to Mosseri, only a few people currently have access to Instagram’s NFT beta test, which is designed to be able to gain important data feedback from the initial test and learn how to best integrate the buying and selling of these digital collectibles. While more NFT-related features will be rolled out in the future I believe that Instagram’s NFT rollout may be part of Instagram’s parent company Meta’s metaverse project, involving a deeper interaction in the future. As Mosseri tweeted a few days after the NFT announcement: “Power is shifting. Over the next 10 years, we are going to see a shift in power away from platforms and towards creators. There’s a lot we all can and should do to lean into that shift.”

 

What is the purpose of Instagram’s move?

I believe that the creator economy is very important for Instagram in the current market. While many creators in social media already have a variety of different ways to make money, many of them are unpredictable and dependent on the platform they use.  Therefore, there is a strong case to believe that Instagram will be able to attract creators to form a community. “I want to acknowledge upfront that NFTs and blockchain technologies are all about distributing trust and distributing power,” Mosseri admitted. “But Instagram is fundamentally a centralized platform, so there’s a tension there. One of the reasons why we’re starting small is we want to make sure that we can learn from the community. We want to make sure that we work out how to embrace those tenets of distributed trust and distributed power, despite the fact that we are, yes, a centralized platform.”

In the metaverse, people will buy, use NFTs for a variety of purposes, and share their experiences. Meta decided to start with NFTs because NFTs are an important link in the metaverse economy. I believe that since Facebook changed its name to Meta, they have been exploring a wider range of web3 technologies, and aim that through using these technologies, creation costs will be reduced, and the experience would be better. Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirmed that similar functionality will soon be available on Facebook and possibly other Meta apps in the future.  Zuckerberg added that Meta will work on augmented reality NFTs, or 3D NFTs.

In my view, Instagram’s foray into NFTs has been planned for quite a while. In 2021, Instagram hosted Creators Week, an invite-only virtual summit that Instagram describes in its invitations as a “private event for NFT creators.”  It’s also worth noting that Instagram’s NFT beta program launched not long after Twitter enabled NFT profile pictures for its premium users.  That said, Instagram and Twitter are not the only big tech companies entering the NFT space. Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube, said it may start using web3 technologies including NFTs in the near future to help YouTube creators monetize their work: “We’re always focused on expanding the YouTube ecosystem to help creators capitalize on emerging technologies, including things like NFTs, while continuing to strengthen and enhance the experiences creators and fans have on YouTube,” she confirmed in a letter published in January.

In the light of the developments, industry experts are all optimistic of Instagram’s moves on NFT. “I think Instagram can help users to understand NFT better. They are also indirectly introducing new users to the cryptocurrency space. Overall, this is a positive move and I hope more companies can do the same.” Jenny Zheng, Business Development lead at Bybit NFT Marketplace commented.

Anndy Lian, thought leader and Chairman at BigONE exchange said: “While Instagram isn’t the first social app to experiment with NFTs, the sheer size of its one billion (monthly active) user base gives it its biggest reach versus its competitors, which means that the addition of web3 technology it could potentially engage a whole new group of users.  And with Meta’s Facebook expected to add similar features in the near future, Meta will have a huge NFT presence in the social media space. I know Instagram can create more sparks in the NFT space. I am so looking forward.”

It is also worth noting that as the value of NFTs has fallen significantly since last year, so the number of users interested in the feature may be lower than expected.  As a striking example of this slowdown, on May 4, the Coinbase NFT marketplace opened, but since then only just over four thousand people have bought an NFT. So it remains to be seen whether Instagram and Facebook can turn things around and rekindle significant user enthusiasm for NFTs.

 

Original Source: https://www.benzinga.com/22/06/27870761/how-significant-is-instagrams-nft-launch-what-are-the-things-you-should-look-out-for

Anndy Lian is an early blockchain adopter and experienced serial entrepreneur who is known for his work in the government sector. He is a best selling book author “Blockchain Revolution 2030”.

Currently, he is appointed as the Chief Digital Advisor at Mongolia Productivity Organization, championing national digitization. Prior to his current appointments, he was the Chairman of BigONE Exchange, a global top 30 ranked crypto spot exchange and was also the Advisory Board Member for Hyundai DAC, the blockchain arm of South Korea’s largest car manufacturer Hyundai Motor Group. Lian played a pivotal role as the Blockchain Advisor for Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an intergovernmental organization committed to improving productivity in the Asia-Pacific region.

An avid supporter of incubating start-ups, Anndy has also been a private investor for the past eight years. With a growth investment mindset, Anndy strategically demonstrates this in the companies he chooses to be involved with. He believes that what he is doing through blockchain technology currently will revolutionise and redefine traditional businesses. He also believes that the blockchain industry has to be “redecentralised”.

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