Many brands are starting to see a recovery despite the challenges initially brought on by the pandemic. Some businesses, especially ones that focused efforts on expanding e-commerce ventures, have even seen profits rise even higher than before.
HYPEBEAST has rounded up the top business and crypto stories of the week so you can stay in the know about trends across industries.
Tesla reported $18.7 billion USD in Q1 revenue
Revenue rose to $16.86 billion USD and gross profits reached $5.54 billion USD. CEO Elon Musk expressed confidence that 2022 would yet again be a landmark year for Tesla.
The dip sent its stock plummeting more than 20%. It marks the streamer’s first decline in subscribers in over ten years, with the last reported loss taking place in 2011.
The latest funding round raised $675 million USD and looks to expand plans and focus on “scaling Loop, a system that will shuttle passengers through high-speed tunnels.” Loop aims to be an all-electric, zero-emissions, high-speed underground public transportation.
The Boring Company just raised $675M at a $5.675B valuation from A-list investors.
Purpose is to recruit amazing people, scale up boring machine production & build thousands of miles of tunnels.https://t.co/BpSE9syuGs
— The Boring Company (@boringcompany) April 21, 2022
Pinault and two other members of I2PO are planning on buying Deezer for approximately $1.16 billion USD and taking the company public. Currently, the deal is allowing the combined entity to raise at least 120 million EUR with original investors.
NASA, alongside six U.S. companies, will begin developing “near-Earth space communication services” that it may use in future agency missions. The combined value of the agency’s deal, termed the Communications Services Project (CSP) funded agreement, is $278.5 million USD.
The cryptocurrency trading app says that its NFT marketplace will be a Web3 peer-to-peer social platform, with a focus on making collecting, creating, and connecting to NFT communities easier. The Ethereum-based platform will open for users in the U.S., with access being granted based on their positions on the Coinbase NFT waitlist.
Our beta is officially live!
Today we kick things off with a full-access experience for some of our waitlist frens. As we ramp up, everyone can explore the vast collection of NFTs on the first version of Coinbase NFT.
— Coinbase NFT (@Coinbase_NFT) April 20, 2022
The company is looking to raise $400 million USD in its next funding round, according to Bloomberg. The platform is an open-world metaverse that allows users to buy and sell digital assets in the form of NFTs.
CEO Adam Aron said the payment system would be powered by Bitpay, Apple Pay, Google Pay and Paypal. The feature is available in the latest version of the app.
Exactly as promised, the AMC mobile app for AMC’s U.S. theatres now accepts online payments using Doge Coin, Shiba Inu, and other crypto currencies — thanks to Bitpay. Also Apple Pay, Google Pay and Paypal. To do so, you first will need to update to the latest version of our app. pic.twitter.com/MMy7SIxYbl
— Adam Aron (@CEOAdam) April 15, 2022
Nike and RTFKT launched their first Cryptokick
The mysterious RTFKT monolith has been revealed to contain a pair of virtual sneakers dubbed Nike Cryptokicks. They are based on the epochal Nike Dunk silhouette and will be customizable with eight RTFKT-made skins.
MNLTH #1 Artefacts info 🗿
RTFKT x Nike Dunk Genesis 🦿
The first RTFKT x Nike CryptoKicks NFT Sneaker imagined for the year 2052 : made of flexible screens, Galactic Exploration Outsole and Mods, powered by the Revolutionary Skin Vial Tech 👟🧪 pic.twitter.com/gn7A5mBG1e
— RTFKT Studios (@RTFKTstudios) April 22, 2022
Ahead of the 30th anniversary of “Baby Got Back,” the artist spoke to HYPEBEAST about his “Bit Butts” NFT project and giving power back to artists. Read the full interview here.