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BendDAO: NFT liquidity protocol tested by bear market
BendDAO: NFT liquidity protocol tested by bear market
The bear market is not over yet, and the longer it stays, the more crypto protocols’ vulnerabilities emerge ❤️‍🩹 This week revealed a (relatively) new weakness in both DeFi and NFT worlds, and the industry is watching how it is being tackled. 🦧 The one doing the tackling is BendDAO, a decentralized …
Does digital fashion still have a future in web2
Does digital fashion still have a future in web2
As digital fashion evolves, the rift between its NFT and non-NFT versions deepens. Last month Meta announced its Avatars Store, proposing to further customize the 3D Meta Avatars launched earlier this year. Along with the free outfit options, Avatars Store intends selling designer clothes, and it started strong with Balenciaga, Prada and Thom Brown. …
This week's story: A simple guide to NFT marketplaces
This week's story: A simple guide to NFT marketplaces
Weekly stories are first featured in our Newsletter. Subscribe here to receive it directly in your mailbox every Monday. NFTs are becoming an increasingly popular choice for digital projects of all sorts, from community building to artistic expression. The number of NFT marketplaces is growing just as fast, each fighting for its place …
Meta continues NFT integration
Meta continues NFT integration
Meta can push the NFTs mainstream, but can it really enter the web3 without changing its ways ? 🖼️ Yesterday the company made another step towards NFT integration, announcing Facebook’s “digital collectibles” tab, which will allow creators to connect their wallets and showcase their NFTs on their profiles. They will also …
BAYC hype lives on with Eminem & Snoop Dogg
BAYC hype lives on with Eminem & Snoop Dogg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjrA-slMoZ4 Bored Ape Yacht Club and its creators Yuga Labs have been criticized harshly and repeatedly. They go on regardless 🦧 The most successful NFT collectibles project not only became the first target for all NFT sector attacks (price of success 🤷), it also got caught into some very Ape-specific controversies.Among other things, BAYC has been accused …
Ripple to dive into NFTs with The Open Metaverse
Ripple to dive into NFTs with The Open Metaverse
These past 12 months have shown that NFTs are here to stay, and that no blockchain (except Bitcoin) can stay in business without developing NFT projects on it. Even Ripple got it now. ⛓️ Being somewhat of a black ship in the blockchain world, Ripple has been developed and positioned itself as …
Another NFT Discord hack ends in thousands $ stolen
Another NFT Discord hack ends in thousands $ stolen
Who would have thought that Discord would become the ultimate security threat to the NFT world? This social network is widely used by the NFT projects to nurture their communities, exchange ideas, share news… and also announce airdrops, mints and other initiatives that can potentially make one rich. 👾 Of course, …
Luxury fashion dives into Web3
Luxury fashion dives into Web3
Web3 is probably one of the most intriguing – and puzzling – development directions for the luxury fashion industry. For over a year already world’s most renowned fashion Houses are trying to figure out how exactly they can use it: sell digital products, communicate via the metaverse, target crypto-conscious clients, leverage …
Aave releases a Web3 social media protocol
Aave releases a Web3 social media protocol
Elon Musk still hasn’t bought Twitter, but other companies have already moved forward with social media innovation. Yesterday London-based DeFi platform Aave launched its own version of a decentralized social network, or rather social graph to be precise. Lens Protocol allows users to store information related to their profiles, content and …
Instagram about to roll out its NFT support
Instagram about to roll out its NFT support
While many NFT collections’ floor prices are nosediving together with the larger crypto market, an important news came almost unnoticed. Mark Zuckerberg has announced that Meta is testing Instagram’s new NFT feature, which would allow creators and collectors showcase their NFTs on Instagram. Reportedly, creators will be able to show …
Yes, NFT activity is still high
Yes, NFT activity is still high
Are NFTs losing their hype? Is the bubble about to burst? Despite somewhat decreasing enthusiasm in the media these days, the numbers are reassuring. A recent Chainalysis report analysed NFT-related activity from several standpoints: 📈 Trade volume Despite its dramatic fluctuations (spikes related to the launches of the Mutant Apes in August’21 and then …
Otherside's mega mint war rises controversy
Otherside's mega mint war rises controversy
Will Yuga Labs use Otherdeeds’ mint war as a pretext to create its own blockchain? Four days after Yuga Labs’ Otherside land NFTs mint, crypto community is still dwelling on its controversial execution. Otherdeeds was probably the most hyped, and definitively the largest mint in history of NFTs: users have spent a total of …
Details of Otherside metaverse revealed at mint
Details of Otherside metaverse revealed at mint
A strange new world is being born. Yesterday BAYC creators Yuga Labs launched a mint for the Otherside land NFTs called the Otherdeeds. Described as “part galaxy and part archipelago” populated with mysterious natives called Kodas, the Otherside metaverse will be anything but boring, or at least this is what Yuga …
Hype growing around BAYC's Otherside
Hype growing around BAYC's Otherside
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6hRhQAWgA4 The Apes from the Yacht Club may be notoriously bored, but people following the BAYC project development are surely not 🦧 After a period of parties and masterfully organised celebrity marketing, BAYC creator Yuga Labs reached a whole new level.Last month the project saw the birth of the ApeDAO, the issuance of the community …
Over $600M hacked from Axie Infinity's Ronin network
Over $600M hacked from Axie Infinity's Ronin network
One of the biggest crypto hacks took place on Ronin network, home of Axie Infinity game. Ronin is an Ethereum sidechain created to match the rapidly increasing popularity of Axie Infinity play-to-earn game. Sky Mavis, the company behind Axie, transferred the game from Ethereum to Ronin last year, in order to …
NFT collectibles entering the media space
NFT collectibles entering the media space
More and more successful NFT projects are entering the media/entertainment space. 🎬 BAYC is famous for Timbaland-backed hip-hop band TheZoo, which features 5 Apes and has already released its first single. Universal Music’s Kingship band, which also uses Ape NFTs, is yet to produce music, but the expectations are high (remember Gorillaz?)NFT collection World of Women will …
Ukraine creates NFT Museum of War
Ukraine creates NFT Museum of War
https://youtu.be/6xwTHBETpro The war in Ukraine is now being documented in an NFT museum. History is one of the strongest and most fragile concepts there are. It determines our present and influences our future, but it can be easily manipulated, twisted or obliterated depending on the political forces in power. History is fragile: people can be …
Metaverse Fashion Week starts today in Decentraland
Metaverse Fashion Week starts today in Decentraland
End of March is when Paris Fashion Week terminates the worldwide fall-winter collections season. From now it is also when the Metaverse Fashion Week starts. From March 24 to 27 Decentraland will host a series of events: virtual catwalks, exhibitions, games, panels and parties, all dedicated to the Digital Fashion and Web3. Traditional fashion …
ApeCoin: the BAYC community currency
ApeCoin: the BAYC community currency
The Apes have their coin now. Bored Apes Yacht Club is one of the best examples of how a collectible #NFT can be leveraged to earn profit beyond speculation. Since the NFT’s IP rights belong to its owner, they can use the Ape image on all sorts of commercial products and …
The Gimmicks: NFTs to co-write the show
The Gimmicks: NFTs to co-write the show
There are many ways NFTs can be leveraged by the media: to finance the production, to act as tickets, to engage with the audience… 😼 American actress Mila Kunis, together with her husband Ashton Kutcher, have already successfully tested the NFTs in their animated series Stoner Cats. Released last summer, the …
Yuga Labs buys IP of Cryptopunks and Meebits
Yuga Labs buys IP of Cryptopunks and Meebits
Managing an NFT project is a serious job, and it’s only normal that some companies are better at it than the others. 👾 Larva Labs were among the pioneers in the NFT space, giving out the Cryptopunks collection as early as 2017. The Cryptopunks have since become a symbol of early …
Ethereum's decreasing demand
Ethereum's decreasing demand
Ethereum gas price, unlike the real-life one, is seeing a steep decline. Crypto analytics firm Messari has noted an average transaction fee of $10, down from $62 in November. 📉 The decline, measured in dollar terms, coincided with lower ETH prices, of course. However, measured in ETH, gas fees have decreased as …
NFTs as fundraising tool
NFTs as fundraising tool
Blockchain and NFTs are great tools for donations, not only because crypto moves fast without any borders or intermediaries, but also because of the blockchain’s transparency. The notion of trust is a cornerstone for charities of all kinds. Blockchain cannot always eliminate it, because at the end of the line transactions are …
Can centralized NFT services better protect users - for now?
Can centralized NFT services better protect users - for now?
Unfortunately, scams and bugs are still frequent in the NFT space. 🍎 Solana’s most popular NFT marketplace Magic Eden paused its minting service two weeks ago after two notable rug pulls (scam type where founders run away after having drained the collected the funds): “King of Chess” and “Balloonsville”, which scammed …
Phishing in the OpenSea
Phishing in the OpenSea
OpenSea’s smart contract migration was marked by a phishing attack, still ongoing. 🎣 Phishing is one of the most popular scam types, be it a phone call by a “bank employee” precising your personal details, an email from a “payment provider” asking to reset your password, or a phony “merchant site” waiting for you …
Asset managers dive into NFT
Asset managers dive into NFT
(Some) NFTs are (very) good investment 💰 With crazy yields on the blue-chip collections, and a weekly trade volume of around $500M, it is not surprising that professional asset managers start diving into the space. By buying a number of NFTs and putting them into a fund they allow accredited investors …
Larva Labs vs V1 Punks: the battle continues
Larva Labs vs V1 Punks: the battle continues
V1 punks continue to stir up controversy in the NFT community. The first version of the famous NFT collection, discarded by Larva Labs because of a bug, was discovered by a group of crypto archaeologists, who then created a smart contract allowing to “wrap” the flawed NFTs and put them …
Luxury carmakers roll into NFTs
Luxury carmakers roll into NFTs
Luxury brands entering the NFT space are always interesting to watch. One the one hand, they have this precious baggage of heritage and brand identity they need to conserve, and on the other, they must follow the trends to stay relevant. It looks like the luxury cars sector has made its choice. 🚘 …
Crypto archaeology and V1 Punks controversy
Crypto archaeology and V1 Punks controversy
Blockchain is transparent and immutable, which means that it can be freely explored by anyone searching for the relics of the crypto history 🤠 Crypto archaeology is becoming a thing now, and the recent V1 Punks story has only made it more popular. Released in 2017 by Larva Labs, Cryptopunks are …
Major sports events embrace the NFTs
Major sports events embrace the NFTs
Sports and crypto are definitely a good match ❤️ It has become clear ever since the NBA struck a deal with Dapper Labs for a series of NFTs commemorating golden moments of basketball, which turned into a top10 NFT collection of all times. Since then, other sports have in one way or …
Supermarkets coming to the metaverse
Supermarkets coming to the metaverse
Metaverse is a $8 Trillion opportunity, according to the Goldman Sachs’ analysts.No wonder more and more consumer brands secure their place in virtual worlds. 🛒 Retailers follow. Not so long ago the American giant Walmart was spotted registering various metaverse- and NFT-related trademark applications, and today it was the French supermarket chain Carrefour that announced having …
OpenSea multiplies missteps, but ready to make up
OpenSea multiplies missteps, but ready to make up
OpenSea is having a tumultuous week 🌊It provoked a community backlash on two separate issues: old listings and minting limits. Amid much Twitter noise we would like to give a clearer picture of what happened. 📝 Listings exploits. On Monday several attackers took advantage of a user interface flaw and managed to …
NFT scams: don't get fooled
NFT scams: don't get fooled
NFTs are undoubtfully the best investment one could make in 2021, and leading collections’ prices continue to rise even now, with weekly NFT sales increasing 81%.    As other lucrative areas though, NFTs naturally attract all sorts of scammers. Solana has recently registered on of the biggest NFT scams pulled off by the “Big Daddy Ape …
Meta to integrate NFTs
Meta to integrate NFTs
And what if Meta actually allowed some degree of decentralization? The company’s metaverse plans have been widely discussed recently, mostly with mistrust: few people want an alternative reality centrally controlled by Mr Zuckerberg. Can it be possible that he actually listened? It became known today that Meta is working on allowing Facebook and Instagram users to …
Consumer brands and Web3
Consumer brands and Web3
NFTs and metaverse are an opportunity for consumer brands to find new ways of engaging with their customers, and maybe find new ones. More and more brands are pouring into the space: most recently it was Walmart and Crocs that filed several documents within regulatory bodies, notably for the creation of NFTs and providing …
Associated Press to launch an NFT marketplace
Associated Press to launch an NFT marketplace
Free journalism is important, and NFTs can contribute to protecting it. NFTs are not only about cartoon characters or internet communities. They can also help support meaningful endeavours – like the one started by Associated Press 175 years ago. The Associated Press is a non-profit news cooperative dedicated to support free journalism, …
Community-focused NFT marketplaces are coming
Community-focused NFT marketplaces are coming
NFTs have exploded in 2021, generating over $23Bn of trading volume overall. OpenSea, the biggest NFT marketplace, was responsible for over $14Bn of it, pocketing at least $350M in 2.5% fees. Last week OpenSea announced having closed another funding round of $300M (after two rounds of $23M and $100M in 2021), which brought the company’s valuation …
Pudgy Penguins' rebellion
Pudgy Penguins' rebellion
A new page in NFT history is being written by Pudgy Penguins this week – the one about governance. It has always been an exciting issue in the decentralized space, and major community disagreements, be it Bitcoin Segwit update or Ethereum roll back, have usually ended in forks, with the “opposition” …
NFTs and Metaverse at Australia Open
NFTs and Metaverse at Australia Open
https://youtu.be/VhB5hZrNdZI Tennis ❤️ NFT If some tennis fans have missed the US Open’s NFT cards or Serena Williams’ Cryptopunk profile picture, they are about to learn more about NFTs with Australia Open’s new crypto adventure. The first tournament of the Grand Slam will issue an NFT collection of 6’776 generative Art Balls, with each …
Politics as a new NFT use case?
Politics as a new NFT use case?
Can NFTs be used to hold politicians accountable? South Korean presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung has chosen an innovative way to fund his campaign, all while attracting young voters and showing his taste for tech. His party will not only accept crypto, but also issue NFTs to the election campaign donators. These NFTs containing the …
Where will crypto go in 2022?
Where will crypto go in 2022?
First days of the new year are often the occasion to make predictions for the rest of it. We combed through the highlights of 2021 and picked the some of the openings the crypto industry can use in 2022: Bitcoin price >$100kall major consumer brands create their metaverse experiencescrypto mining goes carbon-neutral with …
BAYC flipped Cryptopunks.Why?
BAYC flipped Cryptopunks.Why?
And just like that, Bored Ape Yacht Club flipped Cryptopunks. Yesterday the floor price (the cheapest NFT on sale) of BAYC (53.9ETH, or $217k) exceeded for the first time the floor price of Cryptopunks (52.69ETH, or $210k).   NFT revelation of the year, BAYC earned its place under the sun via genius marketing and partnerships, …
China likely to embrace NFTs and metaverse... in its own way
China likely to embrace NFTs and metaverse... in its own way
Even China cannot escape the metaverse and NFT craze, although its version may be completely distorted. The country banned crypto and all related services this year, and the Communist Party’s newspaper People’s Daily has reiterated the metaverse’s “risks of volatility, fraud, illegal fundraising and money laundering”. Altogether quite unsurprising, taking into account the Party’s “regulation should …
Meta buying trademark rights
Meta buying trademark rights
Facebook is dead serious about the metaverse, and it moves forward it in its signature “I am the biggest one here” style. It has recently become known that Facebook (or rather its new entity Meta Platforms Inc.) bought the trademark rights for “Meta Financial” name from a South Dakota bank for a whopping $60M. According to …
Put your NFTs to work
Put your NFTs to work
What if you could use your NFTs to earn profit instead of them juts lying idle in your wallet? An increasing number of solutions, both centralized and decentralized, are now allowing you to do so. This week lending company NEXO (centralized) announced that it will from now on accept NFTs as collateral, …
UNICEF to use NFTs for fundraising
UNICEF to use NFTs for fundraising
NFTs are good for many things: securing ownership, allowing access to borderless markets, creating communities… Exploiting all these qualities can take charity fundraisers to a whole new level: issuing an NFT collection can help target a worldwide group of donators, who instead of a boring (and forgeable) certificate will get a piece …
Nike and Adidas going to the Metaverse
Nike and Adidas going to the Metaverse
https://youtu.be/KWsdNYxN2WY Metaverse is not only the alternative reality where people can reinvent themselves as they wish, it is also a brand-new marketing playfield for consumer brands, offering them new ways of connecting with their customers. In the sport gear world it is already obvious. 👟 Last week Nike presented …
Bored Apes band TheZoo releases its first single
Bored Apes band TheZoo releases its first single
https://youtu.be/1n8VmEXfE5E Last week we wrote about Ape-In Production (AIP) - Timbaland’s new production company for Bored Apes owners, where the Apes are the Artists. AIP was conceived as a “new platform for entertainment in the metaverse era, owned by its artists”, and it has already produced a hip-hop band called TheZoo featuring 5 Bored …
Winklevoss v Zuckerberg: a rematch in the metaverse?
Winklevoss v Zuckerberg: a rematch in the metaverse?
Zuckerberg vs Winklevoss may become a Walled Garden vs Open Metaverse competition quite soon 🥊 Winklevoss brothers, who once accused Mark Zuckerberg of stealing their social platform idea and its source code, are well-known early crypto adopters. They started buying Bitcoin when its price was as low as $10 🙌 and …
Bored Apes Yacht Club: the hype continues
Bored Apes Yacht Club: the hype continues
https://youtu.be/vQvjwDxigzk Bored Apes Yacht Club’s hype is hitting its all-time high. The success of NFT collectibles series is in big part due to its community and the hype around it. Bored Apes Yacht Club’s creators Yuga Labs definitely know how to maintain it. Recently it has been about music. Last week Universal …
The success of NFT.NYC 2021
The success of NFT.NYC 2021
Both the NFTs and the New York City’s importance in the world of crypto are definitely on the rise. While in 2019 NFT.NYC conference drew only 460 attendees, this week they were 5000, including some big names like Quentin Tarantino, Beeple (the artist behind the most expensive NFT ever), Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, rapper Busta …
Decentralized metaverse tokens price is soaring
Decentralized metaverse tokens price is soaring
We are about to see an interesting competition. Facebook metaverse vs decentralized ones. Nothing is decided yet: Facebook will leverage its almost 3Bn users and very deep pockets, while decentralized metaverses will try to play the advantages of a user-owned virtual world powered by the blockchain. Crypto markets are already preparing to …
Facebook rebrands into Meta: big bet on the metaverse
Facebook rebrands into Meta: big bet on the metaverse
On the occasion of the annual Facebook Connect event Mark Zuckerberg has confirmed his major interest in the metaverse and announced Meta - a new name for the parent company of all Facebook-owned entities, moving “from being Facebook first as a company to being metaverse first”. Metaverse is an extension of …
Crypto games are gaining traction
Crypto games are gaining traction
https://youtu.be/HtYA_uyyeZo Crypto games are gaining traction, as more and more users get seduced by the Play-to-Earn principle. According to DappRadar, in-game NFT collectibles generated $2.32 billion in sales during Q3, or 22% of the total NFT trading volume industry-wide. The leader here is still Axie Infinity, a collection which has become the most …
FTX and Coinbase launching NFT marketplaces
FTX and Coinbase launching NFT marketplaces
The incredible rise of NFTs – and of NFT marketplaces by consequence – was hard not to notice. With monthly trading volume of almost $3Bn, the success of OpenSea should have been on the minds of all world’s leading exchanges, so Binance launching its own NFT marketplace in June came as …
NYC's Penn Station to host NFT sale
NYC's Penn Station to host NFT sale
https://youtu.be/YunYZB6rFtk Dozens of artists will have the opportunity to present and sell their NFTs in one of the most crowded places in the Western hemisphere – the Penn Station in NYC’s Madison Square. Curated by Nathan “Mogul” Nakhmanovich, the Art in Motion will exhibit over 200 NFT QR codes that commuters can scan and …
Dolce&Gabbana dive into NFT fashion
Dolce&Gabbana dive into NFT fashion
https://youtu.be/LG-piraQFhQ As another defile season is coming to an end with Paris Fashion Week, the metaverse is now claiming its own fashion.It makes total sense: as digital worlds become populated, our avatars should also be able to express their personalities via clothing and pay respects to this form of art. It also makes …
Snoop is all over the metaverse and NFTs
Snoop is all over the metaverse and NFTs
https://youtu.be/QqQPBTAxuK0 Snoop is all over the metaverse and NFTs now. The coolest (in our opinion) of the rappers revealed last week he was the NFT collector known as Cozomo de’ Medici, owning an impressive collection worth around $20M and featuring CryptoPunks, ArtBlocks and most recently – a $3M XCOPY artwork. Snoop Dogg also …
NFTism at Art Basel
NFTism at Art Basel
Art Basel is one of the most influential art fairs, which has been spotting new cultural trends for over 5 decades.            It’s no surprise that this year’s edition was marked by the presence of the NFTs, like the NFT-dedicated corner by the famous Gallery Nagel Draxler. The gallery had to …
NFTs allowing new ways of enjoying sports
NFTs allowing new ways of enjoying sports
NFTs can offer so many new ways of enjoying sports, and their development in this sector is remarkable. NBA TopShot collectibles collection was once largely responsible for NFT market growth, and its mother company Dapper Labs is valuated at $7.6 Bn after the recent funding round. Across the pond the most popular …
Lobby Lobsters to defend crypto industry's interests
Lobby Lobsters to defend crypto industry's interests
US politics is a curious and complicated phenomenon, which happens to influence the whole planet, for better or for worse.Its influence on the crypto world recently was rather negative: the controversial Infrastructure Bill provision putting on crypto companies near-impossible reporting obligations, wacky SEC lawsuit against Ripple and other regulators’ …
Internet Computer's first NFT success
Internet Computer's first NFT success
The great thing about disruptive tech is that new use cases continue to appear even when you think you’ve thought of it all. We know NFTs are used as collectibles, digital art, gaming artifacts, rights to access a movie or another digital service, deeds of ownership to basically anything… Dfinity development company proved …
Apple loosening AppStore policy would be a good news for NFTs
Apple loosening AppStore policy would be a good news for NFTs
An important settlement is about to be approved in a California court. Apple decided to strike a deal in a class-action suit brought by a group of small developers in 2019 alleging that App Store rules were breaking antitrust laws. Among the concessions Apple agreed to loosen its strict rules on users’ …
NFTs starting to attract institutional interest
NFTs starting to attract institutional interest
NFTs are definitely here to stay. Other than the ever-rising interest from the general public (together with prices of course), they are starting to attract institutions. Last week VISA bought a $150k CryptoPunk for its “collection of historic commerce artifacts”. Yesterday a crypto-hedge fund Three Arrows announced the creation of a specialized NFT …
Art Blocks NFT collection gaining traction
Art Blocks NFT collection gaining traction
NFT sales continue marking new highs, with over $2.8Bn trading volume in August across platforms (data by DAppRadar). The leaders unsurprisingly include Axie Infinity, which is still most popular crypto game by volume, and Cryptopunks, surfing on a renewed interest from whales. The third place is more of a surprise, with …
Interest in crypto growing even on vacations
Interest in crypto growing even on vacations
One would think that summer vacations would slow down the interest in crypto, but it’s actually the opposite. According to Glassnode, last week the number of active Bitcoin entities rose by 30% to 325k per day, and the users with 100-10k BTC have been accumulating more bitcoins than ever. On the NFT …
Cats and Ethereum love story
Cats and Ethereum love story
Who doesn’t love cats? Ethereum users surely do. Back in 2017, at the dawn of NFTs, all eyes were on CryptoKitties – a game of breeding and collecting cute NFT kitties. It became so popular at one point that Kitties have clogged the entire Ethereum network, highlighting its scalability issues. More than 3 years …
Shopify to support NFT sales
Shopify to support NFT sales
NFT is an ownership right to a digital piece, stored on a decentralized support which is blockchain. Everyone can mint and sell them, but it sure requires some skills – which is why most NFTs end up at NFT marketplaces. This should have struck Shopify as an opportunity to extend their …
Stoner Cats series disrupting media standards with NFT
Stoner Cats series disrupting media standards with NFT
Who said only big media groups can produce cool content? The Hollywood star Mila Kunis is set to prove otherwise: her animated series Stoner Cats will be using NFTs to reverse-finance the original content and change the way it is accessed. The series is about cats whose owner accidentally throws …
Tokenizing Picasso to democratize art investment
Tokenizing Picasso to democratize art investment
Art is always a good investment, but only a lucky few with enough money and connections in the art world can afford a Picasso. Or is it so? What if ownership rights to a Picasso were split into many “shares”, tokenized, and broadcasted to a blockchain? This would allow an average …
Damien Hirst selling his artwork as NFT
Damien Hirst selling his artwork as NFT
Damien Hirst has been vocal about his love of crypto for some time now. Earlier this year he started accepting it for his artworks, and now, quite logically, it’s time for NFTs. Not without irony, the artwork he decided to sell in NFT form is called “The Currency” – a series …
Axie Infinity: the play-to-earn phenomenon
Axie Infinity: the play-to-earn phenomenon
NFT sales hit the record $2.5 Bn in the first half of 2021, driven mostly by collectibles like CryptoPunks or sports-related series like NBA Top Shot. However, the series that generated the biggest trade volume during this period does not contain collectibles, but the characters of a crypto play-to-earn game …
Anthony Hopkins new movie on NFT platform Vuele
Anthony Hopkins new movie on NFT platform Vuele
Streaming platforms may soon be transformed by the blockchain and Vuele, an NFT-based viewing platform, is showing the direction. Launched only last month, Vuele is starting strong with an exclusive premier of a movie featuring Anthony Hopkins and available to the owners of Vuele tokens. More movie-related content in the NFT form, such as behind-the-scenes …
Hermitage considering NFTs for fundraising
Hermitage considering NFTs for fundraising
One of the biggest art museums in the world – the Hermitage in Saint-Petersburg – is considering NFTs as a tool for fundraising. For example, to finance a painting restauration, it could be tokenized in the “before” state and auctioned off among art lovers. NFT being programmable, it can be …
Football and crypto love story
Football and crypto love story
Footbal and crypto is a long-term love story. FC Barcelona, Milan, Juventus, PSG and others have been selling NFT fan tokens, some with artistic value, some allowing to take part in club’s decisions. Platforms like Chiliz or Footballstars make it easy. The French platform Sorare is selling NFTs of players that …
Historical moments to collect via NFT
Historical moments to collect via NFT
NFTs have opened up a world of new possibilities for collectors. Not only digital artpieces’ ownership is more secured with them, but the very notion of what can be collected is now broader than ever. In March Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey sold an NFT of the first tweet ever for over $2.9 M. Yesterday …