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$ADA: Snoop Dogg’s Son Champ Medici Release New Music on Cardano Network

The son of popular American rapper Snoop Dogg, Champ Medici, has released new music on the Cardano ($ADA) network in collaboration with popular non-fungible token (NFT) project Clay Nation. In total, three new music tracks were released exclusively to Baked Nation NFT holders. Baked Nation is a virtual land and clay animation collaboration between Clay […]

Ava Labs President John Wu Says ‘Real-World Assets Are Coming to the Blockchain’

John Wu, President of blockchain startup Ava Labs — which develops the software for the Avalanche ($AVAX) blockchain — recently shared his thoughts on asset tokenization. According to a report by The Daily Hodl, during an interview with Real Vision CEO Raoul Pal, Wu explained why he finds the tokenization of real assets using blockchain technology one of the […]

Ford Joining Metaverse With 19 New Patents Featuring NFTs

The American car manufacturer Ford, famous for its Mustang sports car and F-series pick-up trucks, has filed a trademark application to offer digital products in the metaverse.  According to a report by Cointelegraph, Ford Motor Company is preparing for the virtual age and Metaverse by filing 19 trademark applications across its major car brands. The […]

$MATIC: Starbucks Unveils Its Polygon-Powered NFT-Based ‘Starbucks Odyssey’ Experience

On Monday (September 12), Starbucks, the largest coffeehouse chain in the world, introduced “Starbucks Odyssey”, which will give Starbucks Rewards members and Starbucks employees in the U.S. the chance to earn and buy NFTs that will “unlock access to new benefits and immersive coffee experiences.” According to Starbucks’ press release, it is “one of the first companies […]

$SAND: Singapore’s Largest Bank Partners With Ethereum-Powered Metaverse ‘The Sandbox’

On Friday (September 9), Singapore-headquartered DBS, which is a leading financial services group in Asia, announced a partnership with Ethereum-powered virtual world “The Sandbox” ($SAND), which is a subsidiary of Animoca Brands. Here is how Binance Research described The Sandbox back in August 2020: “The Sandbox is a virtual world built on the Ethereum blockchain, where players can […]

$ADA: A Closer Look at ‘The Biggest NFT Marketplace on Cardano’

This article provides an overview of a DApp that pseudomous Cardano influencer “ADA whale” says is “by far the biggest NFT marketplace on Cardano.” JPG Store is not shy about acknowledging its status as the #1 NFT marketplace for Cardano. Here is what their website says: “We are the largest Cardano NFT marketplace. Find and […]

Telegram Founder Is Consider Using NFTs to Sell Reserved Telegram Addresses

Pavel Durov, the billionaire founder of encrypted messaging service Telegram has dangled the idea of using an NFT format for auctioning popular usernames.  According to a report by Cointelegraph, Durov made his comments in a message to his personal Telegram group named “Durov’s Channel.” The messaging app’s founder floated the idea of using NFT-like smart […]

$ADA: IOG and NMKR Join Forces To ‘Drive Widespread Adoption of NFTs on Cardano’

Input Output Global (“IOG), IOG, the company responsible for Cardano’s research and development, and pioneering Web3 infrastructure startup NMKR ($NMKR) announced a new collaboration to “drive awareness and adoption of NFTs.” Let’s start with a brief history of NMKR. It all started in April 2021 when Patrick Tobler (@Padierfind on Twitter), a computer science student from […]

$MATIC: Coca-Cola Drops ‘A Special Digital Collectible’ on Polygon

On Sunday (July 7), which is when “International Friendship Day” is celebrated in the U.S., Coca-Cola announced that it is “thanking fans who’ve been a part of the brand’s journey into the metaverse over the last year with a special digital collectible drop.” Polygon is “a decentralised Ethereum scaling platform that enables developers to build scalable […]

$SOL: Solana’s Largest NFT Marketplace Responds to Critics Over Security Risks

Solana’s largest non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace Magic Eden recently responded to its critics. Speaking with Decrypt, Magic Eden has pushed back on the growing list of criticisms over the platform’s security and custody practices. Magic Eden, which launched last fall and now accounts for roughly 90% of Solana’s trading volume, was valued at $1.6 billion […]

Raoul Pal: Hedge Funds, Family Offices, Institutions, Retail All ‘Underweight’ Crypto

On Sunday (July 31), former Goldman Sachs executive Raoul Pal talked about why he is so excited about the long-term outlook for crypto (and in particular Ethereum). Prior to founding macro economic and investment strategy research service Global Macro Investor (GMI) in 2005, Pal co-managed the GLG Global Macro Fund in London for global asset management firm GLG Partners (which […]

UFC Heavyweight Champ Francis Ngannou Reportedly Making a Killing on NFTs

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight Champion Francis “The Predator” Ngannou is reportedly enjoying huge success with NFTs. According to a report by Yahoo Finance via CoinDesk, Ngannou reportedly made more money from NFTs last year than he did from competing as the UFC’s Heavyweight champ.  Ngannou allegedly raked in $580,000 from competing in the MMA sport […]

Major Brands Such as Budweiser Are Increasingly Turning to NFT Technology

A large number of companies, including Budweiser, Pinkberry and more, are reportedly experimenting with non-fungible tokens (NFTs) to drive their loyalty and rewards programs.  According to a report by CNBC, Web3 startup Hang is aiming to give some of the world’s largest brands, such as Budweiser, Pinkberry, and Bleacher Report, “the power of web3 through […]

Binance Introduces NFT Ticketing for Soccer Fans

On Thursday (July 28), Binance announced that fans of Rome-based professional Italian football club Società Sportiva Lazio (aka “S.S. Lazio”) can “start the new 2022/23 season with cutting-edge NFT tickets.” According to Wikipedia, S.S. Lazio, which was founded in 1900, “plays in the Serie A and have spent most of their history in the top […]

$SOL: There Is Now a Solana Experience Store in New York City

On Thursday (July 28), Solana Spaces, which was established with the help of Solana Foundation, announced “the opening of the world’s first permanent physical retail, educational, and community space dedicated to Web3” in New York City. According to a press release by Solana Spaces, which is based in San Francisco, aims to set up “a […]

$ADA: Fashion Firm Is Using Cardano NFTs for Proving a Garment’s Provenance

Origin Thread, a new sustainable fashion brand, is using the Cardano blockchain to tokenise every garment it makes so that customers can easily trace a garment’s provenance “from cotton field to cutting table.” On June 7, the fashion firm published a blog post to announce that it was “launching the world’s first NFT connected clothing collection […]

Minecraft Enacts Ban on Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)

Microsoft, which owns highly popular 3D sandbox game Minecraft, has announced a ban for non-fungible tokens (NFTs) being used in the game.  According to a report by CoinDesk, Minecraft has joined a growing list of games to ban the use of NFTs on its platform. Mojang Studios, the software development house behind Minecraft that was […]

Cardano: $ADA Price Action, ‘First-Ever’ 3rd Gen NFT, Barcelona’s NFT Minting Party

On Saturday (July 23), Cardano’s ADA token is trading around $0.5053, up 4.33% in the past 24-hour period, which makes it the highest percentage gainer among the top 30 cryptoassets. In fact, according to data from TradingView, on crypto exchange Coinbase, the $ADA price hit today’s intraday high of $0.5090 at 9:44 p.m. UTC. On […]

$SAND: The Sandbox Partners With Tony Hawk To Build Largest Virtual Skatepark

The Ethereum-Powered Metaverse project “The Sandbox” ($SAND) has announced that it is “partnering with Tony Hawk Inc. and Autograph to create a Tony Hawk LAND in The Sandbox, marking the first entry of Tony Hawk into the metaverse.” Here is how Binance Research described The Sandbox back in August 2020: “The Sandbox is a virtual world built […]

Solana Labs Co-Founder Excited About Upcoming Launch of ‘Saga’ Smartphone

Anatoly Yakovenko, the co-founder of Solana Labs, says that the launch of their new mobile phone could lead to a massive explosion in potential users.  As you may know already, on June 23, Solana Mobile, a subsidiary of Solana Labs, introduced Saga, “a flagship Android mobile phone with unique functionality and features tightly integrated with […]

Ripple and NFT Pro Collaborate to ‘Bring Ducati NFTs to Life’ Using XRP Ledger

On Tuesday (July 12), FinTech firm Ripple announced that it was “excited” to partner with Ducati Motor Holding, the motorcycle-manufacturing division of Italian company Ducati, and NFT PRO to “launch Web3 initiatives and bring Ducati NFTs to life using the XRP Ledger (XRPL). XRPL was created in 2012 by David Schwartz, Jed McCaleb, and Arthur Britto, and its […]

$XRP: Top Tier Exchange Adds Support for XRPL-Based NFTs to Its Marketplace

CrossTower, which according to CryptoCompare is one of the highest ranked crypto exchanges in the world, is partnering with Ripple to add support for the trading of NFTs minted on the “ultra-fast, low-cost and carbon-neutral blockchain” XRP Ledger (XRPL) on its NFT marketplace. CrossTower was founded in 2019 by Kapil Rathi (CEO) and Kristin Boggiano […]

Raoul Pal Wants to Help Corporations Tokenize $63 Trillion Worth of ‘Intangibles’

On Sunday (July 3), former Goldman Sachs executive Raoul Pal talked about why he is so excited about the new Web3-focused business (ScienceMagic.Studios) he has recently co-founded. Prior to founding macro economic and investment strategy research service Global Macro Investor (GMI) in 2005, Pal co-managed the GLG Global Macro Fund in London for global asset management firm GLG Partners (which […]

Meta Starts Rollout of Ethereum- and Polygon- Based NFT Support on Facebook

Meta, the company behind social media platform Facebook, has started the rollout of NFT support for select users in the U.S. According to a report by Kate Irwin for Decrypt, Facebook is rolling out Ethereum and Polygon-based NFTs for a small number of users. A representative from Meta told Decrypt that the company plans to […]

Bill Murray Tackling a Lifetime of Stories With New Ethereum-Powered NFT Project

Legendary American actor and comedian Bill Murray is launching a new Ethereum-based NFT project this month that will feature heavily on stories from his life and about his life.  According to an interview by Decrypt with Murray’s son Jackson, the famed actor is looking to share many of the stories from his entertainment career in […]

Lacoste Is Embracing Web3 With an Iconic NFT Collection

Popular French brand Lacoste has announced the launch of a new non-fungible token (NFT) project dubbed “UNDW3” (pronounced “underwater”). According to a report by The Block, the French fashion brand has released an NFT collection in a bid to move towards Web3 adoption and generate greater online engagement. Lacoste, which also launched a Discord server […]

Swiss Luxury Watchmaker Tag Heuer Announces NFT Feature for Its Smartwatch

Tag Heuer‘s Android-powered Connected Calibre E4 smartwatch now allows you to use your watch to “display your highly collectible virtual artworks on your wrist with verified proof of ownership.” The TAG Heuer Connected Calibre E4 smartwatch was announced at an event in Paris on February 11: According to a report by WWD that was published […]

NFT Startups & Brands: You Need PR Crisis Response Plans

By Aaron Vick Some folks say “any news is good news” but is that really true?  Most recently, the NFT space saw one of the biggest brands, Azuki, face enormous scrutiny when one of the project founders admitted on Twitter that he had abandoned a number of prior projects.   Then, Zagabond continued to double […]

$APE: Eminem and Snoop Dogg Release New Song With BAYC-Themed Video

American rappers Eminem and Snoop Dogg have released a new track called “From The D 2 The LBC,” which features both artists as Bored Apes from the Bored Ape Yacht Club non-fungible token (NFT) collection in its video. The new song was first teased on social media to their fans and the Bored Ape Yacht […]

$MATIC: Bentley’s First NFT Collection Coming to Ethereum Scaling Platform Polygon

On Wednesday (June 22), British luxury car manufacturer Bentley Motors announced some details about its upcoming NFT collection. According to Bentley’s press release, Bentley is “making its first venture into the NFT marketplace with a one-time NFT drop on the carbon-neutral Polygon network, scheduled for September 2022 and limited to just 208 pieces.” Why 208? […]

eBay Acquires NFT Marketplace KnownOrigin for Undisclosed Amount

Leading global e-commerce giant eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) has acquired non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace KnownOrigin for an undisclosed amount. KnownOrigin was founded in 2018 and facilitated $7.8 million in volume since its launch. According to a press release, the deal is an “important step in eBay’s tech-led reimagination, ushering in a new era of digital collecting […]

Ripple Partners With Lotus Cars To ‘Bring Automotive NFTs to the XRP Ledger’

British automotive company Lotus Cars, which manufactures sports cars and racing cars, has announced “plans to launch into the world of non-fungible tokens (NFTs).” In its press release, Lotus said that fo its first NFT collection it is working with NFT PRO and Ripple (which is “providing technical support” on the XRP Ledger). It also […]

French Postal Service Brings Its First NFT Collection to Binance NFT Marketplace

On Friday (June 17), France’s Groupe La Poste announced that it had chosen the “Binance NFT” marketplace for the sale of its first ever NFT collection. The Binance NFT marketplace launched on 24 June 2021. Here is how Binance France announced this news: And this is the Binance CEO’s tweet about this announcement: “Visages de […]

Bill Gates on BAYC: ‘Expensive Digital Images of Monkeys’ Will ‘Improve the World Immensely’

Microsoft Co-Founder Bill Gates, who is — according to Forbes — currently the world’s fourth richest person with an estimated fortune (as of 20 June 2022) of $121 billion, does not seem to be able to see the attraction of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), such as the very popular Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC), and he […]

‘Cardano Blue-Chip #NFTs Are Holding Relatively Strong’, Says VP at Hit Network

On Tuesday (June 14), Justin Williams, Vice President of NFT Development at Hit Network, “a conglomerate of creators that drives client vision via entertainment and education around the pillars of entrepreneurship, crypto, gaming, music, and sports”, commented on Cardano-based NFTs. Yesterday, Williams pointed out that Cardano-based NFTs seem to be weathering the current bear market better […]

‘A Lot of People Are Warming Up to Cardano’, Says Founder of Crypto Capital Venture

On Tuesday (June 14), Dan Gambardello, Founder of Crypto Capital Venture, pointed out the smart contract platform Cardano ($ADA) is recently becoming even more popular.  Yesterday, Gambardello, who is a huge fan of Cardano, the host of the very popular YouTube channel “Crypto Capital Venture“, and a respected member of the Cardano community, told his over […]

Oscar-Winning Actor Anthony Hopkins Takes to Twitter for NFT Recommendations

Legendary British actor Anthony Hopkins has taken the crypto plunge, asking other Hollywood celebrities which NFTs he should purchase.  According to a report by Andrew Hayward for Decrypt, Oscar-winning actor Anthony Hopkins is looking to purchase his first NFT and is leveraging other celebrity personalities to help in the decision. Hopkins, who starred in the […]

$ADA: Actor and Comedian Martin Lawrence Starts Selling His Cardano-Powered NFTs

On Saturday (June 11), American comedian and actor Martin Lawrence announced that he had sold the first NFT from his Cardano-powered “Martin: The Reunion” NFT collection for 3,000 ADA tokens. As you may remember, on June 7, Lawrence announced — during a conversation on Twitter Spaces with Patrick Tobler, Founder and CEO of NFT-MAKER, and Charles Hoskinson, Co-Founder and CEO of IO […]

Mastercard: ‘Buying an NFT Needs To Be Easier and Safer’

On Thursday (June 9), Mastercard, a leader in global payments, announced that it has partnered with several crypto startups to “enable NFT commerce.” According to a blog post published yesterday by Raj Dhamodharan, Executive Vice President of Blockchain / Digital Asset Products and Digital Partnerships at Mastercard, his firm is collaborating with “Immutable X, Candy Digital, The […]

$ADA: Hollywood Actor Martin Lawrence Is Working on a Cardano-Powered NFT Collection

On Tuesday (June 7), American comedian and actor Martin Lawrence explained how he is joining the Cardano ($ADA) community. His comments were made during a conversation on Twitter Spaces with Patrick Tobler, Founder and CEO of NFT-MAKER, and Charles Hoskinson, Co-Founder and CEO of IO Global (aka “IOG”, formerly known as “IOHK”), the company responsible for Cardano’s research […]

$ADA: American Rapper ‘Soulja Boy’ Interested in Cardano NFTs

Influential American rapper and record producer DeAndre Cortez Way, aka “Soulja Boy“, seems to be excited by Cardano-powered NFTs. In October 2018, he included a song called “Bitcoin” in the “Young Draco” album; in this track, he mentions buying Bitcoin at $6,000, and owning both $BTC and $LTC. In January 2021, Soulja Boy asked his […]

19-Year-Old Artist Has Made Nearly $50 Million From Selling His NFTs

Transgender teenager Victor Langlois (alias “FEWOCIiOUS”) has reportedly made nearly $50 million in little over a year from the sale of his non-fungible tokens (NFTs).  According to a report by NBC News, the 19-year-old first achived mainstream fame after his physical artworks and NFTs were sold for $2.16 million at Christie’s auction house in New […]

28-Year-Old Crypto Skeptic Molly White Calls Web3 ‘An Enormous Grift’

Massachusetts-based 28-year-old software engineer and Wikipedia editor Molly White, who has a blog called “Web3 Is Going Just Great“, is — according to Washington Post — “fast becoming the cryptocurrency world’s biggest critic.” Here is some information about White from her Wikipedia page: “White edits Wikipedia under the username ‘GorillaWarfare’. She began editing as a […]

Binance, FTX, and a16z Backed Game Studio Building NFL’s First NFT-Based Game

On Wednesday (May 25), the National Football League (NFL), NFL Players Association (NFLPA), and next-generation game technology studio Mythical Games today announced a strategic partnership to create “NFL Rivals“. Mythical Games, which is headquartered in Sherman Oaks, California, was launched in November 2018. According to a report by GameDaily.biz, The founding team at Mythical — […]

BBC News: Gen Z Is ‘Hooked’ on Cryptocurrency and NFTs

A recent report by the BBC News details how Generation Z (“Gen Z” for short) has become completely hooked on the allure of cryptocurrency and non-fungible tokens (NFTs).  Her is how Wikipedia defines Gen Z: “Generation Z (or Gen Z for short), colloquially also known as zoomers, is the demographic cohort succeeding Millennials and preceding […]

Coinbase CEO: Cryptoeconomy Is Going To Represent Probably ‘15% or So of Global GDP’

Earlier this week, Brain Armstrong, Co-Founder and CEO of Coinbase, commented on the crypto market, NFTs, and layer 2 scaling solutions. Below, we highlight some of the most interesting comments made by Armstrong during Coinbase’s First Quarter 2022 Earnings Call. Crypto Market “So before we dive into our results this quarter, I think it’s worth […]

UAE-Based Airline ‘Emirates’ Says It Is Planning to Accept Bitcoin for Payments

Dubai-headquartered Emirates, which is one of the two flag carries of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is reportedly planning to embrace Bitcoin, NFTs, and the metaverse. According to a report published by Arab News on Wednesday (May 11), Emirates COO Adel Ahmed Al-Redha said at this year’s Arabian Travel Market (ATM) event in Dubai that […]

More and More Moms Are Embracing Crypto to Help Their Families Get Richer

Moms are increasingly turning to crypto as the world edges towards a digital landscape.  According to a report by NBC News, moms are diving into the crypto space in an attempt to educate themselves on the digital landscape. The report profiles the efforts of Sarah Monson, who became motivated to learn about cryptocurrencies and NFTs […]

‘Tomb Raider’ IP Being Sold by Video Game Publisher to Fund Investment in Blockchain Technology

Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd, which is a highly successful ‘Japanese entertainment conglomerate and video game company’ (perhaps best known for its “Final Fantasy” role playing video game franchise), is reportedly interested in blockchain technology. According to a report by CNBC, Square Enix is selling the iconic “Tomb Raider” franchise to Sweden’s Embracer Group in […]

Starbucks: ‘We Plan To Create a Series of Branded NFT Collections’

On Tuesday (May 3), American multinational coffeehouse chain Starbucks announced its plans for entering the Web3 era. Starbucks’ blog post, which was written by chief marketing officer Brady Brewer and advisor Adam Brotman, started by talking about their concept of the “third place”: “While the ‘Third Place’ has often been described in physical terms — […]

BAYC: Otherdeed NFTs Are Currently Going for Nearly 4X Mint Price on OpenSea

The sale of virtual land plots in the “Otherside” metaverse, i.e. the sale of “Otherdeed” NFTs, took place on Saturday (April 30). Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) is an NFT collection and ecosystem developed by Yuga Labs. On March 19, Yuga Lans tweeted that an $APE-powered game — named “Otherside” — based on BAYC would be […]

Otherdeed: Yuga Labs Says Otherside Land Sale Was ‘Largest NFT Mint in History by Several Multiples’

On Sunday (May 1), Yuga Labs talked about the insane demand for its Otherdeed NFTs (which are like “title deeds” for land plots in the Otherside metaverse) and how this impacted the sale process on April 30. What Is Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC)? Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) is an NFT collection and ecosystem developed […]

$ETH: Supercar Maker McLaren Automotive Embraces Ethereum and Web3 With Launch of MSO LAB

British supercar manufacturer McLaren Automotive has introduced MSO LAB — which comes from the company’s in-house bespoke division McLaren Special Operations (MSO) — as part of its metaverse strategy. McLaren Automotive (formerly known as McLaren Cars, which was founded in 1985) is based at the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, England. Its main products are […]

Ex-Goldman Sachs Exec on Why He Is Super Bullish on Social Tokens Such As ApeCoin ($APE)

In a recent interview, former Goldman Sachs executive Raoul Pal explained why he is so bullish on social tokens, such as ApeCoin ($APE), which is the governance and utility token of the ecosystems of Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) and Mutant Ape Yacht Club (MAYC). Prior to founding macro economic and investment strategy research service Global Macro Investor […]

NFTs: The Next Musical Revolution

Article by Aaron Vick & Taeghan Rice Music is the next artistic medium to embrace the use of NFTs.  I’m sure you’ve heard the stories and seen the behind-the-scenes documentaries showing us the sweat and tears that went into any musical artist trying to get signed to a label.  The struggles endured by artists on […]

Beta Version of Coinbase’s NFT Marketplace Goes Live

On Wednesday (April 20), Coinbase announced that the beta of “Coinbase NFT” (which it calls “a Web3 social marketplace for NFTs”) had gone live. On 12 October 2021, Coinbase published a blog post to announce its upcoming product Coinbase NFT: “Today, we’re announcing Coinbase NFT, a peer-to-peer marketplace that will make minting, purchasing, showcasing, and […]

Upcoming Cardano ($ADA) Powered NFT-Based Metaverse ‘Cardalonia’ Raises $420K

On Monday (April 18), the Estonian crypto startup that is developing upcoming Cardano-powered NFT-based play-to-earn (P2E) game Cardanlonia ($LONIA) announced that it has raised $420,000 in a pre-seed round. Here is how the Cardalonia team’s overview of the project: “Cardalonia is a medieval themed virtual world where players can create, own and trade their Gaming […]

You Can Pay With $ETH and $APE at This ‘Bored Ape’ Themed Burger Restaurant

Recently, Bored & Hungry, the first restaurant in the world to accept ApeCoin ($APE) for payment opened in Long Beach, California. What Is Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC)? Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) is an NFT collection and ecosystem developed by Yuga Labs. Here is how they describe this collection: “BAYC is a collection of […]

You Can Now Earn NFTs by Learning About Blockchain Technology

A gamified educational platform from Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) lets people earn non-fungible tokens (NFTs) by learning about blockchain technology in general and Stellar ($XLM) Network in particular. Stellar is “an open-source network for currencies and payments”, and it “makes it possible to create, send and trade digital representations of all forms of money—dollars, pesos, […]

Coinbase ‘Creating an Interactive Three-Part Film’ Based on Bored Ape Yacht Club

Crypto exchange Coinbase has announced that is working on a three-part movie called “The Degen Trilogy” based upon the highly popular non-fungible token (NFT) collection Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC). Here is how Yuga Labs, the team behind Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC), describes this NFT collection: “BAYC is a collection of 10,000 Bored Ape NFTs—unique digital […]

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