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After the Gold Rush: What Are the Next Steps for NFTs?

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) exploded into popular consciousness in the first half of 2021. In particular, the art world really began to take notice of this asset class, which allows for clear ownership of a unique virtual item.  Whether it was the digital artist Beeple selling his NFT piece for more than $60 million, Covid Alien …

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Meebits or Bored Apes? NFT Rivalry Pits Commerce vs Community

Rival fandoms abound in pop culture. Marvel vs DC Comics. Pokemon vs. Digimon. So it was only a matter of time before NFT artists and fans divided into two camps. Enter Bored Ape Yacht Club vs. Meebits, two projects that embody the contrasting creeds within the NFT movement, perhaps fated to become natural adversaries.   Meebits …

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Sotheby’s NFT Auction Fires Up Duel with Christie’s in Digital Art

Art snobs may loathe NFTs, deeming them bastardizations of a lineage defined by Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Picasso and Rothko. But don’t tell that to the auctioneers at Christie’s and Sotheby’s.  Beginning last Thursday, Sotheby’s has been conducting a weeklong auction of the “Natively Digital: A Curated NFT Sale” collection. It’s a diverse selection of non-fungible …

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Buyout Period for Top-Notch NFT Bundle B20 is Live

The buyout contract for the B20 NFT bundle is live, meaning that 20 single-edition Beeple NFTs are back on the market in a winner-takes-all lot. B.20 bundle is a collection of ultra-rare NFTs including 20 one-of-one Beeples, a 3LAU soundscape, and prime real estate in Decentraland, Cryptovoxels, and Somnium Space. This bundle backs the B20 …

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The Betrayal of Cashing Out

After a New Yorker profile on Beeple revealed that the NFT-megastar converted $53M worth of ETH into USD from the sale of his record-breaking “Everydays: The First 5000 Days,” some members of the crypto community seemed to feel betrayed. Betrayal “Beeple rugged us like a 2017 ICO scam,” said EthHub co-founder Anthony Sassano in a …

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Beeple’s NFT “Everydays” Sells for $69M in Christie’s Auction

A 21,069 x 21,069 pixels jpg file attached to an Ethereum token sold today for $69M in ETH at Christie’s, the world’s oldest fine art auctioneer. Of course, we’re talking about Beeple’s “Everydays: The First 5,000 Days.” The sale was not only a record for an NFT; it was also the third-most expensive work from …

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The Beeple Bonanza Unpacked With Trevor Jones

The Beeple Bonanza Unpacked With Trevor Jones

$777,777.77 was the highest bid for a piece from Beeple’s entire 2020 collection. The whole catalogue went for $3.5 Million. Trevor Jones breaks down the Beeple bonanza and later shares his ambitious project for the upcoming year involving 20 artists. And guess who’s involved…