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"NFTs are Giving Way to The First Art Revolution Since the Internet:" SuperRare's John Crain

"NFTs are Giving Way to The First Art Revolution Since the Internet:" SuperRare's John Crain

In this week’s episode, I speak with John Crain, the co-founder & CEO of SuperRare, one of the top NFT marketplaces. SuperRare wants to differentiate itself by being the NFT marketplace that best curates art, specifically. John believes the natural evolution for NFT platforms will be to specialize in verticals. For example, the interface for art should…
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NFT Traders are Dropping Millions on Text-Based LOOT Tokens

NFT Traders are Dropping Millions on Text-Based LOOT Tokens

Pixelated jpegs going for millions of dollars were already blowing people’s minds. The latest NFT project goes one step further –– traders are dropping what for some is a year’s salary or a property down payment, in exchange for white text on a black background. The project was launched with a tweet from Dom Hoffmann,…
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The SuperMassive NFT Show: Mutants, Logan and Pranksy's Banksy

The SuperMassive NFT Show: Mutants, Logan and Pranksy's Banksy

The SuperMassive show is a brand new fortnightly show all about NFTs of all sizes and flavours, from fine art to collectible gak. It's an irreverent look at the big stories, the most exciting drops and the health of the space.
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Startup Uses Facebook Approach to Build Social Network for NFT Collectors

Startup Uses Facebook Approach to Build Social Network for NFT Collectors

In Facebook’s early days, it famously limited membership to students in colleges and universities, opening a few at a time. Hyype, a new social network for NFT collectors, plans a similar approach but Discord server by Discord server rather than school by school. To that end, Hyype today announced a $1.5M seed round from Electric…
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Three Arrows Founders and Mysterious Collector ‘Vincent Van Dough’ Launch $100M NFT Fund

Three Arrows Founders and Mysterious Collector ‘Vincent Van Dough’ Launch $100M NFT Fund

On August 29, a prolific NFT collector who goes by the pseudonym VincentVanDough (VVD) announced that they would be launching a new NFT fund in partnership with Su Zhu and Kyle Davies, the founders of crypto hedge fund Three Arrows Capital. The new fund, named Starry Night Capital after one of Van Gogh’s most famous…
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Owners of Internet Domain Names Can Start Receiving Crypto With Their Addresses

Owners of Internet Domain Names Can Start Receiving Crypto With Their Addresses

Domain name owners can now start receiving crypto, including BTC, ETH and NFTs thanks to an integration with Ethereum Name Service. Any domain name, including .com and .cash, can now be a public address for payments across any blockchain. Brantly Millegan, director of operations at Ethereum Name Service, the protocol behind the development, shared an…
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Axie Infinity Maker Reminds Players to Pay Taxes

Axie Infinity Maker Reminds Players to Pay Taxes

Axie Infinity, the gigantically popular play-to-earn game in the style of Pokemon, is helping gamers supplement their incomes and even make a living. Now the maker of the game and regulators are reminding users internet money will not free them from the tax man.   That seems to be the message behind a tweet from Sky…
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Can Anyone Say Exponential? OpenSea Doubles NFT Sales for Second Straight Month

Can Anyone Say Exponential? OpenSea Doubles NFT Sales for Second Straight Month

It wasn’t too long ago — two-and-a-half weeks, to be precise — that Nate Chastain urged restraint. The NFT market had yet to reach an inflection point, the head of product at OpenSea told The Defiant’s Camila Russo in her weekly podcast. There was still plenty of room to run. Well, it looks like we’ve…
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Decentralized Domain Name Sales Jump 300% Amid Budweiser’s Buy of 'Beer.eth'

Decentralized Domain Name Sales Jump 300% Amid Budweiser’s Buy of 'Beer.eth'

Anheuser-Busch InBev now owns the Web3 domain "beer.eth." Meanwhile, no one is doing anything with Web 1.0’s beer.com. Beer.eth sold for 30 ETH on August 12, and AB InBev, which owns Budweiser, Bud Lite and many other major beer brands, confirmed to CoinDesk Wednesday that it was the buyer.  The news seems to have set…
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NFT Rally Paves Way for Fractionalization and Derivatives

NFT Rally Paves Way for Fractionalization and Derivatives

NFTs are a simple idea, but not for long. We’ve already seen how they’re being tapped as collateral for loans. Now more complex instruments are coming, thanks in part to projects breaking NFTs into pieces in a process called fractionalization.  That’s not all — some financial engineers are reportedly fashioning futures contracts derived from NFTs. …