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Sotheby’s First NFTs Sold on Nifty Supported by Seward & Kissel

Sotheby’s first NFT [non-fungible token] sale completed yesterday.  The digital artist known as Pak sold multiple NFTs for almost $17 million. Hosted on Gemini’s Nifty Gateway, the sale allowed collectors to bid on NFTs for limited-edition artworks in “The Fungible Collection” and open edition artworks… Read More

Waiting for Crowdfunding Boom 3.0

It seems hard to believe, especially after a decade where it dominated new finance, but equity crowdfunding is still just in its infancy. Originally coined by entrepreneur Michael Sullivan in 2006, the true modern crowdfunding boom kicked off at the start of the previous decade… Read More

Digital Assets Firm Kraken Explains Why Blockchain based NFTs are a Revolutionary New Licensing Technology

  The team at digital assets firm Kraken notes that humans have “always loved making and displaying art.” The US-based crypto exchange provider reveals that deep within a cave in Spain, there’s a Neanderthal hand stencil that scientists “have radiocarbon dated to 64,000 years –… Read More

Fintech Curve Moves into NFTs in Digital Auction to Support London Theatre

Curve, a Fintech that offers a popular smart card and app, has joined with Theatre Support Fund+ to auction off five NFTs (non-fungible tokens) in support of London theatre. The NFT auction is scheduled to end on Friday, April 9, 2021, and Curve is encouraging… Read More

Gemini Surpasses $20 Billion in Digital Assets Under Custody as Unprecedented Bitcoin and Crypto Bull Market Continues

Digital asset exchange Gemini recently revealed that it now has over $20 billion in crypto-assets under custody. The US-based firm confirmed in a blog post: “Tracking with the impressive growth of the crypto market this year and increased participation from institutional investors, we have doubled… Read More

NFT Marketplace Mintable Auctions 1926 Painting Abstract Composition by Wladimir Baranoff-Rossiné

Mark Cuban-backed NFT [Non-fungible token] marketplace Mintable is auctioning off a 1926 painting “Abstract Composition” by Wladimir Baranoff-Rossiné. Now, this is somewhat different as the actual painting, frame and all, will be purchased by the highest bidder who will also receive an NFT authentication certificate…. Read More

Wow. Beeple NFT Sells for $69 Million on Christie’s

Beeple’s the First 5000 Days has sold for $69,346,250 on Christie’s today. The NFT (non-fungible token) represents a record for digital art and as one Tweet reports one of the most expensive art auctions of all time. According to the Lot Essay, in May 2007,… Read More

Delphi Digital Invests in Yield Guild, a Play-to-Earn NFT focused Gaming Guild Supporting Blockchain based Economies

Delphi Digital, a leading crypto and blockchain research firm, has reportedly led Yield Guild’s seed round. Yield Guild (Games) is a “play-to-earn” gaming guild, which aims to bring players together to earn through blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT)-based economies. Yield says they are “the… Read More

Digital Collectibles: Rachel Mayer from Circle Pay Explains how Company’s Payments and Treasury Infrastructure Supports NFT Marketplaces

Rachel Mayer, VP at CirclePay, notes that as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) rise in popularity, the operators or managers of NFT marketplaces and storefronts will be needing to remove entry barriers for their users. Mayer points out that more consumers in and outside of the crypto… Read More

The Sandbox, a Binance Supported “Decentralized” Gaming Virtual World Project, Includes Atari, Smurfs NFTs

Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange, notes that its decentralized gaming virtual world and Binance Launchpad alumnus The Sandbox has announced that 1,859 premium LANDS NFTs (non-fungible tokens) “adjacent to Binance estates will be available for purchase” during its LAND presale (which reportedly began on… Read More

DeFi Protocol Aave Partners with Axie Infinity, a Pokémon Inspired Digital Pet Universe Game, so Players can Earn Rare NFTs

The developers of Aave, an open-source and non-custodial decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol for earning interest on digital asset deposits while also being able to borrow assets, have teamed up with Axie Infinity. Through the partnership, both organizations aim to bring you a “hot new collab”… Read More

IRIS Foundation Introduces Technology Grants Program to Support Blockchain Developers and DLT Projects

IRIS Foundation, which supports the ongoing development of IRISnet (which aims to serve as an interchain service hub for next-generation distributed applications), has introduced the Tech-Grants Program to fund application developers, teams, and initiatives that contribute to the development of IRISnet and the wider ecosystem…. Read More

KingSwap, a DeFi Project, Reports $20 Million in Funding and “Liquidity Support”

KingSwap a DeFi (decentralized finance) project has announced that it has raised over $20 million in funding and liquidity support. KingSwap expects to go live on Uniswap this Saturday, October 31, 2020. KingSwap says it set a soft cap of 1000 ETH (USD$ 380,000) but… Read More

IRISnet’s Decentralized Finance and Interchain Testnet, Bifrost, Is Scheduled to Go Live on October 19, 2020

The first phase of Bifrost, which is IRISnet’s decentralized finance (DeFi) and interchain testnet, is scheduled to go live on October 19, 2020. As noted by IRISnet (which aims to serve as an interchain service hub for next-generation distributed applications), their irishub solution is based… Read More

DeFi Protocol MANTRA DAO Partners MATIC Network, an Ethereum Layer-2 Blockchain Scalability Solution Provider

MANTRA DAO (distributed autonomous organization), a community-governed decentralized finance (DeFi) platform that aims to make staking, lending, and governance more accessible to traders and investors, has partnered with MATIC Network, a blockchain scalability platform which offers the ability to conduct secure and instant transactions. The… Read More

NFTs: ‘Block 21’ Sells for Over $130K at Christie’s

Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), unique digital assets that may be collectible, appear to be gaining in popularity. According to a recent release, a “world record” was set for a public auction where NFT “Block 21” sold for $131,250 – more than 10X the estimates of its… Read More

UniSwap Project KingSwap Claims Title as First Regulated DeFi Offering, Announces Advisory Board

KingSwap, described as a high-yield liquidity platform offering staking and digital collectibles (NFTs), has announced its advisory board with some high profile names. The KingSwap board includes Michael Terpin, founder, BitAngels and Transform Group; Lionel Iruk, Esq, Managing Partner and General Counsel at Empire Global… Read More

Kenetic & Decentraland Plan Hackathon: Future of Non-Fungible Tokens, Collectibles & Blockchain Gaming

Kenetic Capital, a blockchain investment and tech firm, and Decentraland, an Ethereum-based virtual reality platform powered by blockchain, has put NIFTY, a three-day conference and hackathon for international developers, investors, and entrepreneurs to discuss the future of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), collectibles, and blockchain gaming, on… Read More

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