The Super Bowl returns to L.A. next week as the hometown Rams face off against the Cincinnati Bengals. Ticket holders will find a surprise with their tickets: a customized NFT courtesy of the NFL, featuring their section, row and seat number. As reporter Christian Hetrick notes, it is not the first time the NFL has experimented with the blockchain.
Here’s what else we’re reading in the news:
- In an effort to cut toxic emissions, the locomotive industry is turning to battery-powered trains.
- Triller and Job.com are partnering to let
people submit professional videos in lieu of traditional resumes.
- Meta is adding a “personal boundary” system to stop harassment in its VR experiences.
- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating Tesla after drivers reported unexplained braking issues.
Super Bowl LVI Ticketholders Will Get NFT Swag
The two Super Bowl teams—the L.A. Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals—have also had specific NFTs minted in their honor for the occasion. The winner of the contest will see their own championship-commemorating NFT released later this month, the NFL said.
Los Angeles Ranks 4th Nationally in Tech Job Postings
Local technology-related job postings were led by employers including health insurer Anthem Blue Cross, consulting firm Deloitte, aerospace giant Boeing, defense contractor Raytheon and ecommerce giant Amazon, according to data from CompTIA.
🎧 Listen Up: NEXT VENTŪRES Founder Melanie Strong on Taking the Difficult Path
Melanie Strong left a career behind at Nike after 18 years in search of new challenges. She started from scratch; today, she’s a venture capitalist and founding partner of NEXT VENTŪRES, a VC firm focused on sports, health and wellness brands.
This Week in ‘Raises’, Our Roundup of LA Startup Funding News
Satellite radar imaging startup ICEYEraised $136 million in Series D funding led by Seraphim Space, while adtech firm MNTNraised $119 million in Series D funding co-led by BlackRock and Fidelity.
This Week in ‘Moves,’ Our Roundup of Job Changes in LA Tech
Content creator platform Kajabi hired Sean Kim as president and chief product officer; electric vehicle startup Faraday Future has named Susan Swenson as executive chairperson; and mobile bill payment app Papaya has named Bryan Haynes and Shemika Jones as chief revenue officer and chief compliance and risk officer, respectively.