NFTs

Polygon-Powered Trump Digital Trading Card NFTs Enjoy Huge Price Surge As Daily Sales Jump 800%

The non-fungible token (NFT) digital trading cards launched by former U.S. President Donald Trump have seen their price surge as daily sales jumped over 800%. Sales are skyrocketing as it appears Trump is getting ready to be active on major social media platforms Facebook and Twitter. According to data from CryptoSlam, shortly after being launched […]

Polygon-Powered Prize-Winning Trump Trading Cards Now on Sale at NFT Marketplace OpenSea

The wallet that issued the original NFT collection for former U.S. President Donald Trump has minted tokens for sweepstake prize winners. According to a report by CoinDesk, NFTs for Trump’s sweepstakes winners, originally announced as part of his December 2022 collection, are making their way onto the marketplace. Using data from OpenSea, the report claims […]

Former President Trump Says He Launched NFTs For the ‘Cute’ Artwork

Former U.S. President Donald Trump claims he launched his NFT collection due to the art images being “sort of cute.” According to a report by Decrypt, Trump’s NFT collection was not launched in an effort to make money or as an investment, but rather to showcase the artistic creations. Trump made his comments in an […]

Polygon ($MATIC) Partners With Mastercard to Launch Web3-Focused Incubator

On Friday (6 January 2023), payments giant Mastercard announced at CES 2023 that via a partnership with blockchain startup Polygon ($MATIC) it is launching a Web3-focused incubator to help artists. According to a report by TechCrunch published earlier today, Raja Rajamannar, chief marketing and communications officer at Mastercard, told TechCrunch: “The core of this program […]

Fidelity Investments Seems to Have Big Plans for Web3 and the Metaverse

According to three recent filings at the United States Patent Trademark Office (USPTO), American multinational financial services firm Fidelity Investments seems to have big Web3 plans, including NFT market places and investment services in the metaverse. On 21 April 2022, Fidelity Investments announced the grand opening of its first immersive metaverse experience aimed at offering a new way […]

Pessimistic Donkey College, The First College Themed NFT Project Prepares for Launch

New York, United States, 27th December, 2022, Chainwire With sales of non-fungible tokens falling for the 6th straight month, and falling by 60% in just Q3 to Q4 this year, it’s understandable to say the market is feeling pessimistic. A number of factors contribute to this such as interest rate increases cooling the economy and […]

Cardano ($ADA) Founder Charles Hoskinson on NFTs

Charles Hoskinson, Co-Founder and CEO at Input Output Global (“IOG), the blockchain technology firm responsible for the development of Cardano ($ADA), recently shared his thoughts on non-fungible tokens (NFTs). In a Twitter Space he hosted on 26 December 2022, Hoskinson had this to say about NFTs: “NFTs are useful for anything that you have a collection of or […]

Who Invented NFTs? A Brief History Of Non-Fungible Tokens

A non-fungible token (NFT) refers to a digital asset created through tokenization, which turns a piece of sensitive data (think of your credit card information, for example) into cryptographic data —a string of numbers and letters linked to that original data. As their popularity exploded, so did the search for who invested NFTs. The concept […]

Ripple CTO Uses Ethereum for His New ‘Ugly on the Outside’ NFT Collection

On Tuesday (13 December 2022), David Schwartz, who is Ripple’s Chief Cryptographer and Chief Technology Officer (CTO), announced that he had released his new Ethereum-powered NFT collection on NFT marketplace OpenSea. There are 28 NFTs in the “Ugly on the Outside” collection. Here is the description of the collection: “Feel free to name yours after […]

Latest Desktop Version of Media Player ‘Winamp’ Supports Music NFTs

Windows media player “Winamp” has recently “gotten a major web3 upgrade.” According to Winamp’s press release, “this new version reduces Winamp’s memory footprint and upgrades security among many other improvements, but it also includes a new way to listen to the latest music format.” Winamp CEO Alexandre Saboundjian stated: “The genesis of Winamp has always […]

Coinbase: Apple ’Just Made It a Lot Harder ’For iPhone Users To Transfer NFTs

On Thursday (1 December 2022), Coinbase said that it had to disable an important feature in the Coinbase Wallet mobile app for iOS in order to get their last app release approved by Apple’s “App Store”. Earlier today, the Coinbase Wallet team said on Twitter: They went on to say: “Apple’s claim is that the […]

Mastercard CEO on Crypto: We Are ‘Optimistic’ and ‘Investing’

The CEO of Mastercard, which is “the second-largest payment-processing corporation worldwide”, recently shared his thoughts on crypto. On 18 January 2022, Raj Dhamodharan, EVP Blockchain / Digital Asset Products & Digital Partnerships at Mastercard, published a blog post in which he said that Mastercard believes that “buying digital goods should be as simple as buying […]

HUGO BOSS Launches Its First-Ever NFT Collection

German luxury fashion house HUGO BOS AG has entered the world of the Metaverse and NFTs with the launch of a new Web3 experience.  According to the company’s press release, its HUGO division, which focuses on appealing to younger consumers (i.e. it focuses on self expression), has collaborated with Web3 firm Imaginary Ones on “a holistic, […]

NFTs: Real Vision CEO Raoul Pal on the Tokenization of Everything

Recently, former Goldman Sachs executive Raoul Pal explained why he is bullish on the NFT sector. 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 is now called “Man GLG”). Before that, Pal worked at Goldman […]

Instagram Allowing Creators To Make and Sell Polygon ($MATIC) Powered NFTs, Adds Support for Solana ($SOL) NFTs

Meta Platforms, Inc. (“Meta”), the American multinational technology conglomerate that owns Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp, says that it is “introducing a way for creators to make their own NFTs (or digital collectibles) and sell them to fans and collectors both on and off Instagram.” In a press release issued on 2 November 2022, Meta stated: […]

Crypto Exchange Kraken Launches NFT Marketplace With Whitelisted $ETH and $SOL Collections

Popular cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has launched its non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace with whitelisted collections on the Ethereum ($ETH) and Solana ($SOL) networks. The marketplace is designed to be “the most secure and accessible” in the ecosystem. The marketplace is, for now, only available for those who signed up to Kraken’s waitlist, although it’s set to […]

Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev on Crypto: “We’re Excited To Continue To Invest There”

On Wednesday (2 November 2022), Robinhood Markets, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOOD) Co-Founder and CEO Vlad Tenev talked about crypto during his company’s Q3 2022 Earnings Call. Robnhood, which was founded in April 2013, is an American financial services firm headquartered in Menlo Park, California. It is well-known — especially among U.S. millennials — for its mobile […]

Ripple CTO: XRP Ledger Now Efficiently Supports ‘Native NFTs’ Thanks to XLS-20 Standard

On Monday (31 October 2022), days after FinTech firm Ripple celebrated its 10th anniversary, David Schwartz, who is the firm’s Chief Cryptographer and Chief Technology Officer (CTO), gave XRP HODLers an even better reason to celebrate. Ripple’s 10th Anniversary On Thursday (October 20), Ripple, the FinTech firm that is using blockchain technology to allow “global […]

Polygon ($MATIC) Co-Founder: Reddit NFTs Are ‘A Huge Win for the Whole Web3’

Polygon Technology Co-Founder Mihailo Bjelic recently commented on how hugely successful Reddit’s Collectible Avatars, which are Polygon-powered NFTs, have been. On 7 July 2022, Reddit announced via a blog post that blockchain-backed Collectible Avatars were coming to Reddit via a new storefront: “In this series, Collectible Avatars are limited-edition avatars made by independent artists, in […]

Vertu Launches ‘World’s First Web3 Phone’ With a Starting Price of $3300

On Monday (October 24), an an event in London, luxury smartphone maker Vertu officially launched its latest phone, METAVERTU, which it claims is “the world’s first Web3 phone”. A press release issued on 11 October 2022 said that METAVERTU was first announced on 28 September 2022. It also mentioned that this phone is “the first […]

‘A Historic Day for Cardano NFTs’, As ‘Decentralized Identities’ Come to NMKR Studio

Pioneering Web3 infrastructure startup NMKR ($NMKR) made an important announcement yesterday, which Tim Harrison, VP of Community & Ecosystem at IOG, called a “groundbreaking innovation” for Cardano NFTs (aka “CNFTs”). What Does NMKR Do? 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 […]

$ADA: A Closer Look at the Top Cardano NFT Collection by Volume and Floor Price

This article takes a look at The Ape Society ($SOCIETY), which is “a collection of 7,000 unique NFTs generated on the Cardano blockchain.” The Ape Society token, $SOCIETY, can be used for transactions inside the ecosystem. As highly popular and respected Cardano influencer “ADA Whale” (“@cardano_whale” on Twitter) pointed out earlier today, The Ape Society, […]

$ADA: Crypto Analyst Says ‘Cardano NFTs are the best NFTs’, SPO Explains Why There Are So Many NFT Projects

On Friday (October 7), a prominent crypto analyst gave high praise to Cardano-powered NFTs. Yesterday, popular crypto analyst and influencer told his over 893K Twitter followers: Interestingly, one day earlier, Pieter Nierop, the owner/operator of $ADA staking pool “Cardano Fans” explained the popularity of NFT projects on Cardano: On 14 June 2022, Justin Williams, Vice […]

Billionaire ‘Shark’ Mark Cuban Explains Why He Is ‘Still Really Bullish on Crypto’

In a recent interview, billionaire investor and entrepreneur Mark Cuban shared his thoughts about the crypto industry. Cuban is the majority owner of the professional basketball team Dallas Mavericks, as well as one of the “sharks” on the highly popular reality show “Shark Tank” (which is aired on the ABC television network). Cuban’s comments were made during an interview with […]

$SOL: Anatoly Yakovenko on How Solana Became a Leading Blockchain Over Past 18 Months

In a recent interview, Solana Labs Co-Founder Anatoly Yakovenko talked about how Solana managed — over the past 18 months — to “catapult” itself to the position of one of Ethereum’s major L1 blockchain rivals. His comments were made during a conversation on September 21 with Ryan Selkis, Co-Founder and CEO at Messari, at Messari’s annual conference Mainnet (September […]

Billionaire ‘Shark’ Mark Cuban on Using NFTs in the Book Publishing Industry

In a recent interview, billionaire investor and entrepreneur Mark Cuban talked about how non-fungible tokens (NFTs) could be useful in the book publishing industry (especially for textbooks). Cuban is the majority owner of the professional basketball team Dallas Mavericks, as well as one of the “sharks” on the highly popular reality show “Shark Tank” (which is aired on […]

Tennis Legend Maria Sharapova Explains Why She Is ‘Really Interested in the NFT Space’

Tennis legend Maria Sharapova recently shared her thought about Web3 and NFTs on day two of the Binance Blockchain Week Paris 2022 conference. These comments during a fireside chat with James Rothwell, VP of Global Marketing at Binance. Sharapova, who retired from professional tennis in February 2020 at the age of 32, was asked by […]

$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 […]

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