Quick Take CGI influencer Miquela is selling NFT-based art on SuperRare. Her creator hopes the project will inspire real artists to explore crypto art marketplaces. SuperRare’s CEO calls the project a “metaverse experiment.” This feature story is available to subscribers of The Block Daily. You can continue reading this Daily feature on The Block.
Digital art marketplace SuperRare is partnering with Instagram model Lilmiquela, but unlike other artists on the platform who take their art digital, Miquela is a true digital native. Miquela herself is computer generated. She’s a CGI pop singer, social activist, model, but the term influencer acts as a catch-all. Her Instagram following is almost 3 […]
In the near future, a non-fungible token collectible game is coming to the Bitcoin Cash ecosystem. The project dubbed “Enter the Sphere” aims to bring its NFT collectible universe to Bitcoin Cash by leveraging the Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP). Last week the team behind the project successfully raised 101 BCH ($24k) in order to kickstart […]
While Americans wait for the official outcome of the electoral college, a blockchain-backed non-fungible token (NFT) called “Crossroad” will change to one of two animations featuring the 45th U.S. President Donald Trump. The animated election-based “Crossroad” NFT recently sold for a whopping $66,666 to a user named “Pablo.” Non-fungible tokens have been very popular in […]
Quick Take Influential Rarible users have figured out how to game its platform via “wash-trading.” Some artists say “verified” users with large followings have gained a significant advantage. This feature story is available to subscribers of The Block Daily. You can continue reading this Daily feature on The Block.
The non-fungible token industry has evolved how we look at digital assets today. NFTs first became crypto’s hottest buzzword in 2018, almost a year after its existence. However, this year, the market once again rose to prominence in parallel with the DeFi frenzy, which has, in turn, substantially revolutionized users’ relationship with digital items. In […]
Quick Take Sportscard sales dropped nearly 80%, from $1 Billion in annual sales to roughly $200 million, but has rebounded back to $1 Billion in recent years Logic, a popular rapper, recently purchased a mint-condition first edition holographic Charizard Pokemon card for $220,574. Firms like Dapper Labs are seeing if the demand for physical collectibles […]
A great number of Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have been selling on various marketplaces this year creating tens of thousands of dollars in NFT sales. One particular platform called The Sandbox has been selling virtual land parcels for thousands of dollars worth of ether. The Sandbox is a virtual world that lets players create and own […]
In the last few months the non-fungible token (NFT) art space has exploded and data shows that there’s been over 4.9 million sales worth well over $128 million to-date. This week I decided to create an Ethereum-based NFT leveraging the application rarible.com, in order to show our readers how to issue an NFT collectible or […]
Quick Take Animoca Brands, a Hong Kong-based gaming company, has made a total of 19 investments in the blockchain gaming/NFT space, dating back to 2018 The gaming company has also been one of the most active participants in M&A for the blockchain gaming vertical, in which nine of its 19 investments, or roughly 47% have […]