Tuesday, 1 March 2022

'More than 2.5 billion messages are sent each day on Roblox'

"In 2021, approximately 2.5 billion chat messages were sent and 17 million friendships were made on Roblox daily.*

*Measured on active users on a representative, randomly selected day (12/20/21)"

Source - Blog post from Roblox, December 2021

Note - there is an inaccurate claim that more than 60 billion messages are sent each day on Roblox, made on a Bloomberg podcast - this claim is demonstrably false.

'More than 60 billion messages are sent each day on Roblox'

Quote from Yonatan Raz-Fridman, Supersocial founder and CEO on the podcast Developments, Investments & Experiences in the Metaverse, by Bloomberg Intelligence, 5th November 2021.

12 minutes, 45 seconds in -

"More messages are sent daily by daily active users on Roblox than WhatsApp, more than 60bn messages, while on WhatsApp it's 50 billion" 

Source - Podcast 'Developments, Investments & Experiences in the Metaverse' by Bloomberg Intelligence, November 2021

Note - Roblox own statement is that 2.5bn messages are sent each day, and in December 2020 WhatsApp revealed that 100bn messages are sent each day on their platform.

Monday, 10 January 2022

adidas Originals' first NFT project generated over $23m in a weekend

"Over the weekend, Adidas' first NFT effort made over $23 million in Ethereum, from a $15.5 million Early Access phase and $7.5 million in general sales. It wasn’t entirely smooth sailing — Adidas had to halt early transactions due to a technical hitch. It did, however, prove there’s an audience for NFT collaborations, starting with this partnership with Bored Ape Yacht Club (an existing collection of Bored Ape NFTs)."

Source:  Engadget, 20th December 2021