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CyberKongz’ 13,000x Leap Spurs ‘Own to Earn’ NFTs But Regulatory Scrutiny Looms

The lines are getting blurred between NFTs and DeFi. Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC), the Ethereum-based NFT collection that exploded over the summer, has announced that it will issue a “legally compliant” token in the first quarter of 2022. The move is intended to “thoughtfully craft dope utility and governance, benefit our club members, and …

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NFTs Are Changing Everything But Are They Built to Last? (Hint: Some Are)

Are NFTs a bubble? That’s been the burning question ever since the first specimens of this breakthrough application on the Ethereum blockchain captured the imaginations of crypto heads and non-crypto fans alike.  In this research piece for The Defiant, we will unpack this query as definitively as possible. And what better place to start than …

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Vibe! Cryptoadz Floor Price Soars as Snoop Dogg and Other NFT Buyers Pile In

If someone types “!vibe” into Cryptoadz’s Discord, a bot prints out what looks strangely like five turtles bobbing their heads.  Why turtles? Who knows, and maybe who cares for holders of Cryptoadz. The NFTs have rocketed to a 13.5 ETH floor price from a 0.18 one the day after launch, according to Dune Analytics’ floor …

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NFT Profile Pics on Twitter: Will @Jack’s DeFi Move be a Game Changer?

A growing category of social media users now prefers using cartoons rather than their own photos to identify themselves online. They especially like cartoons that are as unique as their real faces.  Non-fungible token (NFT) technology makes it easy for a person to know they are the only person who owns such an image. The …

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Punks or Toadz? Referential Art Project No.1 in 24-Hour Trading Volume

Another day, another NFT project, but with the strong network and idiosyncratic art behind this one, it might be in it for the long haul. The new kid on the block is CrypToadz. At 4,873 ETH, over $15M, in weekly trading volume, the project has quickly vaulted to the tenth slot on OpenSea despite launching …

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NFT Roundup: Floors Up 2X, Visa Apes In, and a Fidenza Sells for $3.3M

NFTs have pulled in huge money and a notable financial incumbent fan in the past couple days.  Investor appetite for NFT art and collectibles shows no signs of abating. Sales volumes on OpenSea, the largest NFT marketplace, topped $100M for three consecutive days, a new record for the platform. Art Blocks FOMO And it was …

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When $114M in CryptoPunks Sell, So Do Other NFT Projects

CryptoPunk sales exploded over the past week, and the rest of the NFT market is coming along for the ride. The OG NFT avatar project has always been the biggest tour de force in the NFT marketplace, but recently the project has seen an unprecedented amount of sales, in both volume and value. From July …

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A Comprehensive Guide to the Top NFT Avatars

If you’re looking to get into NFT Avatars, you might be suffering from decision paralysis.  After all, there are so many projects out there and new ones launching nearly weekly. It’s hard to keep track. NFT avatars are images of a character, usually from the shoulders up, frequently used as digital profile pictures. The vast …

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Cartoon Porn and Rugs: NFTs Get Nasty

What are CryptoPunks packing down there?  That’s what one new limited-run avatar NFT project, CryptoJunks, is sharing with the Internet. The CryptoJunks project uses the head and shoulders art of CryptoPunks to create matching genitalia. There’s tentacle penises, peeing pee-pees, regular ole schlongs; pink, coiffed lady parts, peach punani and sadist snatches, where the hand …

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