Texas looks to legalize Bitcoin as a state investment. (Getty Images)

Texas Looks to Legalize Bitcoin as a State Investment

Crypto is still up, but the candles are shorter. Texas looks to legalize Bitcoin as an investment, but the Fed continues to charge crypto companies as unregulated exchanges. Crypto companies continue to handle the market differently, and Yuga Labs is caught in an email breach. Apple’s XR product plan remains messy. News Briefs from MetaMask, the WEF, and more.

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The year in review and why Meta still believes in the future. (Meta)

The Year in Review

Our eye on the charts, the Fed’s movement in crypto and potentially in the XR hardware space. News briefs from the VR Awards, Ori Inbar and the Augmented World Expo, Conquest VR, Yuga Labs, VIVE, Ready Player Me, and Meta. Year-in-review content from Rooom, Virtualwear, Niantic, Meta, Ashley Huffman, and XR news outlet Mixed.

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FTX Founder Sam Bankman-Fried Arrested in the Bahamas on fraud charges. (Photo: Eva Marie Uzcategui/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

FTX Founder Sam Bankman-Fried Arrested on Fraud Charges

Our eye on the charts, FTX Founder Sam Bankman-Fried arrested on fraud charges, a peak at XR Safety Week, the premiere of a metaverse documentary, AR performances by The Gorillaz, new virtual fashions on Ready Player Me, NFT trading cards from a former president, and a roundup of XR Gaming news including Niantic, Among Us VR, Gorilla Tag, and Population: One.

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Fifth annual Snap Lens Fest kicked off this week for its global AR community. (Snap)

Fifth Annual Snap Lens Fest and New Launches From Ready Player Me and Blippar

Our eye on crypto charts, continued fallout from the FTX collapse, the U.K. exploring crypto regulation, and news briefs from Lynx, Ready Player Me, the XR Association, Snap Lens Fest, adidas, Blippar, Meta, and the Augmented World Expo.

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Imint and Superhexa team up on next generation AR glasses featuring integrated dual cameras for hands-free capture of live video and still photography. (Imint)

Imint and Superhexa Team up on Next Gen AR Glasses

Our eye on the charts, changes in wallets and exchanges, following the continued FTX fallout, a potential body-tracking breakthrough from Sony (Japan), a discoverability feature comes to beta in VRChat, and Imint and Superhexa team up in next-generation SUPERHEXA Vision AR Glasses.

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Macy’s launches parade metaverse experience with five NFT projects. (Business Wire)

Macy’s Parade Metaverse Experience and Varjo Teams up With Unity and Unreal

Our eye on crypto prices, a look at how institutional investors and crypto natives approach market instability, an innovative company working on “life subtitled,” major software integrations for XR headset maker Varjo, and XR experiences from Hot Wheels, Activision Blizzard and Disney and Macy’s Parade Metaverse experience round out this Thanksgiving week in Web3.

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Snap and Amazon Fashion partner to create a seamless AR Shopping Experience. (Snap Inc.)

Snap Partners With Amazon and Ozzy Osbourne Plays the Metaverse

Our weekly eye on the charts, a look at big movements from the Polygon network, a new initiative from the XR Association, Ozzy Osbourne and Kenan Thompson appear in virtual worlds, Snap partners with Amazon, and a new opensource project steps up to fill the hole in our hearts and headsets left by the sunsetting of Firefox Reality a few years back.

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Blippar celebrates one year since the launch of its WebAR SDK. (Blippar)

Blippar Celebrates One Year of WebAR and Apple Publishes Its View on NFTs

In this week’s article: Crypto is in the green again, (unlike the stock market), ByteDance (owner of PICO) may be in hot water with the U.S. government (again), Apple’s app store guidelines aren’t friendly to NFTs, Blippar is celebrating a year of WebAR, an infographic explores wearables and privacy.

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