Fidelity Investments, a multinational financial services corporation, has announced plans to launch an NFT (non-fungible token) marketplace and financial services within the metaverse, a virtual shared space where users interact with each other and with virtual objects and experiences.
According to a press release, Fidelity will leverage its experience in traditional financial markets and its expertise in blockchain technology to create a secure and trusted platform for buying, selling, and managing NFTs. The company aims to make it easier for individuals and institutions to participate in the growing NFT market, which has exploded in popularity in recent years thanks to the proliferation of decentralized finance (DeFi) and the increasing adoption of blockchain technology.
#Fidelity has plans for the metaverse!
The company has filed 3 trademark applications covering
▶️ NFTs + NFT Marketplaces
▶️ Metaverse Investment Services
▶️ Virtual Real Estate Investing
▶️ Cryptocurrency Trading
… and more!#NFTs #Metaverse #Crypto #Web3 #Defi #Finance pic.twitter.com/op9fg80e7z
— Mike Kondoudis (@KondoudisLaw) December 26, 2022
In addition to the NFT marketplace, Fidelity will also offer financial services within the metaverse, such as asset management, lending, and insurance. The company believes that the metaverse will play a significant role in the future of finance, as it allows for the creation of virtual communities and enables new forms of economic activity.
Fidelity’s entry into the NFT market is seen as a significant development, as it brings the credibility and expertise of a traditional financial services firm to the often-unregulated world of NFTs and the metaverse. It also underscores the growing mainstream interest in NFTs and the potential for the technology to revolutionize a wide range of industries, from art and collectibles to real estate and gaming.
Fidelity’s NFT marketplace and financial services in the metaverse are expected to launch in the coming months, with more details to be announced at a later date.