Ninja Newsletter ☕️| #15
The weekly web3 goodie bag. A collection of news, updates and tidbits from the week.
Our newsletter is designed to keep you in the loop with what’s hot and what’s not in the web3 space. It keeps you informed about everything from new NFTs, collabs, market stats, web3 news and much more!
This week’s agenda includes the following ⤵️
- Last min addition: SOL and Google Cloud
- Apple’s new policies on NFTs
- Twitter Blue to become a more expensive plan
- Binance CEO’s thoughts on Twitter Acquisition and Changes
- Meme of the week
SOL and Google Cloud collab
Solana’s token, SOL, has been on the rise with the announcement of integration with Google Cloud.
The first jump in SOL price started with the tweet of the Google Cloud official account.
After this tweet, the price of SOL increased by about 12 percent in a short time, approaching $39.
A bit later, Google sent their second tweet saying they are running a validator note on Solana & they will be providing a node service for Solana developers and validators.
Current $SOL value is now $36.
Apple’s new policies on NFTs
New App Store policies that limit features accessible through NFTs.
App Store Review Guideline updates now available - Latest News - Apple Developer
The App Store Review Guidelines have been updated to support new features in upcoming OS releases, better protect…
You can list, mint, and transter NFTs. That’s all you can do.
According to Apple, apps can list, mint, and transfer NFTs as well as allow users to view their own NFTs. NFT ownership, however, shouldn’t enable any extra app features.
“Apps may not use their own mechanisms to unlock content or functionality, such as license keys, augmented reality markers, QR codes, cryptocurrencies and cryptocurrency wallets, etc.”
If apps use Apple’s in-app purchases, they are allowed to sell NFTs and services associated with them.
Similarly, users of these apps may browse other collections, but no external links, buttons, or calls to action for NFT sales should be displayed.
All of this implies that Apple’s controversial in-app payment system must be used by any NFT trading business. In-app purchases are subject to an Apple fee of up to 30%. They are also restricting apps from using additional mechanisms, like QR codes or cryptos, to give users exclusive access.
Take a look at what Tim Sweeney (CEO of Epic Games) says about the new rules:
Twitter Blue to become a more expensive plan
According to the news of The Verge at the end of last month, the monthly fee for Twitter blue will become $19.99. Elon also told his staff: “Meet my deadline for launching paid Twitter verification, or go home.”
Most Twitter users were very disappointed and angry about this new decision. Stephen King shared a tweet from his account with approximately 14M followers.
King, who said 20 dollars for the blue check was insane, received an immediate response from Elon Musk.
That’s basically how 8 dollars idea was emerged.
Binance CEO’s thoughts on Twitter Acquisition and Changes
Binance has been named as one of the investors who supported Elon Musk in completing the $44 billion acquisition of Twitter. $500 million of that came from Binance.
“We’re very supportive of anything that can reduce the number of Twitter bots,” Zhao, who goes by CZ, also said that Musk’s fast decision is what he values the most.
“You can see the speed of change in Twitter is much faster now. Last year, I don’t know how many new features (the company rolled out); I didn’t see that many new ones. However, I completely anticipate that new features will roll out much more quickly now that Elon is in control.”
He also mentioned that not all of these new features will stick. Yet, he stated: “..that’s how you figure out the rest of the 10% of the features that will stick; by defining a lot of new features.”
He also shared a flood about why he invested $500M to Twitter: