The Latvian airline airBaltic announces a new technology enhancement to its loyalty program airBaltic Club, by releasing 10 000 non-fungible tokens (NFT) collection, called Planies. Owners of Planies will be able to receive airBaltic Club points and other benefits, even if travelling occasionally.
Meet Planies NFT: The new rewards system by airBaltic
airBaltic CEO on why NFTs make sense for an airline
Martin Gauss, President and CEO of airBaltic: “We have seen a high interest in our initial NFTs, the airBaltic City Collection, and now we are taking the next step. By providing additional benefits like frequent flyer points or certain vouchers, we provide an added value to collectors. It is the first step towards preparing our loyalty program for crypto tokenization in the future.”
“With Web 3.0 (also known as Web3) arriving shortly, airBaltic is preparing to develop token-based economics for its frequent flyer program. The NFT technology will help to further digitalize processes, not only within our loyalty program, but in other airline action directions too, thus reducing costs and making our work easier. Also, the various Planies will be featured in the on-board entertainment materials for kids and youngsters, as well as in the airBaltic’s advertisements,” Gauss added.
This Planies NFT doesn’t mess around and nor do the awesome airbaltic perks
Planies are digital collectible NFTs, each of them consisting of a unique cartoon artwork of an aircraft with different traits, such as mouth, eyes, wings, engines and other. A total of 10 000 unique NFTs will be issued on its dedicated Planies website. After the initial sales (minting), it will be possible to collect or trade them on the OpenSea marketplace.
airBaltic is well known as an airline of innovation among global carriers. Since 2014, the company is the first airline in the world to accept Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to purchase flight tickets. Later in 2021, airBaltic became the first airline internationally to issue NFTs. Find the airBaltic City Collection via its OpenSea profile.
Further updates will follow on Planies NFT Club Twitter account via the handle: @PlaniesNFT.
airBaltic in brief:
airBaltic (Air Baltic Corporation AS) connects the Baltic region with over 70 destinations in Europe, the Middle East, and the CIS. Over the last 26 years airBaltic has developed as a strong, profitable and internationally respected airline, which employs more than 2000 employees. airBaltic is by far the best known international brand of Latvia and responsible for more than 2.5% of the Latvian GDP. It has received numerous international awards for excellence and innovative services. airBaltic is a joint stock company that was established in 1995. Its primary shareholder is the Latvian state, which holds 97.96% of the stock, while the rest of the shareholders hold 2.04%.
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Jenkins The Valet Announces A Gamified NFT And We’re Excited!
BAYC steward Jenkins The Valet is debuting dynamic NFTs alongside the introduction of his upcoming podcast. The podcast aims to create a token-gated community experience. It combines gamification with world-class storytelling/audio production. This marks a new way to experience podcasts and storytelling. Read on to learn more about the upcoming gamified NFTs with this unique podcast!
What’s Special About Jenkins The Valet’s NFTs?
On November 27th, Jenkins The Valet announced his upcoming fiction podcast on Twitter. A few hours after the announcement, he also announced a “dynamic, gamified” NFT collection alongside the same. The NFTs, Jenkins states, will allow listeners to engage with the podcast on a much deeper level. Jenkins also claims that the series will allow listeners to play against each other and showcase their progress as the podcast continues.
In the Twitter thread announcing the NFT collection, he also mentions that after listening to each of the episodes, all listeners will gain a dedicated NFT. This NFT carries over to a special podcast-based website. On connecting their wallet to this website and verifying that they hold the NFT, listeners will then be presented with an audio puzzle relating to that particular episode. NFT holders will get a chance to answer certain quiz questions pertaining to the episodes. The correct answers will be revealed once the submission period is over.
Listeners who guess the correct answers will see their NFTs reflect their scores! The dynamically designed NFTs update themselves accordingly to showcase the correct answers. Furthermore, they will earn extra points based on how quickly they answered the questions. Moreover, they can also check their ranks on a leaderboard for the same! Different levels on the leaderboard will reflect differently curated prizes. Users are also free to buy, sell, or trade their podcast NFTs at any time during the series.
“Each audio puzzle will be a collaboration between a team of professional puzzle makers and our partners at SALT. We’re excited about the intersection between storytelling and token-gated gamification and look forward to pioneering this trend with the Writer’s Room!.” stated Jenkins, on the Twitter thread.
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Bitci Defends Its Brazilian Football NFTs
In June of last year NFT platform, Bitci struck up a deal with the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF). The CBF chose the blockchain platform to mint the official NFT tokens of Brazil’s national football team, which launched (BFT).
A report from a Brazilian sports business outlet claimed the CBF had terminated the agreement after a series of delayed payments over several months from the crypto firm.
The validity of these accusations, can not be confirmed. However, Bitci was not showcased on the sponsors’ backdrop when Brazil’s squad was announced for the 2022 Fifa World Cup earlier this month.
On November 23rd, Bitci released a public statement on Twitter to address the allegations.
This mandatory public statement is about the manipulation targeting Bitci, its investors and business partners from Twitter last night.
You can click the link below for a detailed explanation. https://t.co/6qoX5LtPi8
— Bitci Global (@bitcicomglobal) November 23, 2022
The Turkish NFT firm said: ‘The contracts between the Brazilian national team and Bitci are valid and in force. There has been no notice of termination to Bitci.’ The Crypto firm went on to hammer that their NFTs would still be valid, even if the sponsorship deal had been terminated. ‘Even if the sponsorship agreement somehow ends, this does not change the reality that BFT is the legitimate and only Brazilian national team fan token,’ the company added.
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Beeple Will Not Drop NFTs On Solana: Metaplex Apologizes
Solana NFT standard creators Metaplex CEO Stephen Hayes has issued apologies for a miscommunicated tweet involving Beeple. Metaplex initial tweet announced Beeple NFTs coming to the Solana blockchain. Since then, Beeple corrected the tweet stating “nothing was set or remotely agreed upon” among both parties. Read on to learn more about the exchange.
Wen Beeple NFTs On Solana?
At Solanas Breakpoint event this year, Metaplex CEO Stephen Hayes “accidentally” announced a Beeple launch on the Solana blockchain, in partnership with the Render Network. This was then disputed by Beeple stating that there had been no agreement between either parties surrounding a Beeple collection on Solana.
Stephen then went on to apologize to Beeple on Twitter later on. He stated on Twitter, “I’m here to offer my sincere apologies. It was the result of a miscommunication between the organizations involved, but these were my words in the keynote, so I should have confirmed that agreement, directly with you, was announced.” Furthermore, Hayes also apologized to fans and the community for causing further confusion.
Around this time, Jules Urbach a developer on the decentralized computing platform Render Network had also tweeted similar statements. He asked for the community to wait for the special “first look at something amazing” that they were building with Beeple. Since then, no further comments or statements have been put forward by either parties.
About Render Network
The Render Network is a unique blockchain project. The network allows people to contribute unused GPU power to help projects render motion graphics and visual effects. Render greatly simplifies the standard processes of rendering and streaming 3D environments. For using the network, users get RNDR tokens as a reward. The Render Network is one-of-a-kind building block for the future of the graphics industry.
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