Category: NFTs

Online Music Store Beatport to Start Accepting Bitcoin Payments, Launches Curated NFT

A major American DJ-related online music store has joined the crypto adoption frenzy by accepting bitcoin payments. Beatport is the latest firm that adopts a crypto payment gateway after signed a partnership with crypto exchange Crypto.com. Bitcoin Payment Gateway Will Be Launched in June Per Music Week, the digital music retailer will make the adoption […]

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ELI5 Recent Crypto Concepts and Arguments: Flashbots, Rollup Wars, etc.

Quick Take This research piece contains simple to understand overviews of technical concepts, as well as explanations to recent hot button discussion topics in crypto. Topics include flashbots, arguments for different types of rollups, reasons for multi-chain deployments, flaws with algorithmic stablecoins, AMM design philosophies, etc. This research piece is available to members of The […]

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Billionaire Mark Cuban invests in NFT data platform CryptoSlam

Billionaire entrepreneur and owner of the basketball team Dallas Mavericks has made a strategic investment in NFT data platform CryptoSlam. Cuban invested in the startup via his venture capital firm Radical Investments. CryptoSlam declined to share the investment sum but said this is its first external round since its inception in 2018. “Until now, I’d been […]

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Snowden and Mick Jagger NFTs sold, NBA Top Shot $7.5B valuation – The latest in NFTs

The NFT craze is here to stay, with every other celebrity now jumping in. The latest are music icon Mick Jagger and privacy activist Edward Snowden, both selling to support charitable causes. Dapper Labs, the creators of the popular NBA Top Shot NFT platform, is benefitting massively from the hype and is now set to […]

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Binance is helping Vogue Singapore’s publisher build an NFT platform

Binance has partnered with Media Publishares, the publisher of Vogue Singapore, to help them build a non-fungible token (NFT) platform. In a statement shared with The Block on Wednesday, Binance said it will provide technology for the platform that is focused on fashion, arts, and music industries. Media Publishares first revealed the NFT platform’s development […]

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Mapping out NEAR Protocol’s ecosystem

Quick Take Founded in 2018 by Alexander Skidanov and Illia Polosukhin, NEAR Protocol is an open-source platform for decentralized applications Last week, NEAR’s bridge to Ethereum, called Rainbow Bridge, officially launched, allowing any user who owns assets on Ethereum to be able to transfer them on NEAR’s blockchain or vice versa In total, The Block […]

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Digital artist Pak launches new token that can only be obtained by ‘burning’ NFTs

Digital artist Pak has launched a non-fungible token (NFT) burning platform called burn.art and a token dubbed ASH. Sharing the news exclusively with The Block, a spokesperson for Pak and Sotheby’s told The Block that burn.art allows any NFT owner to burn their NFTs and obtain ASH in return. “Burning” refers to the process of […]

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British auction house Christie’s Plans to Sell 9 Rare Cryptopunk NFTs Next Month 

Next month in New York, the popular auction house Christie’s plans to auction a rare lot of Cryptopunk non-fungible token (NFT) collectibles. The sample of work sold will be approximately nine rare Punks, courtesy of the project’s creators Larva Labs. Nine Rare Cryptopunks Going to Auction On May 13, 2021, the British auction house founded […]

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