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A special type of cryptographic token that is a representation of a unique digital asset that is not interchangeable. This is in contrast to cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, and many networks or utility tokens that are fungible in nature.

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Crypto Art Sales are Soaring as Non-Fungible Token (NFT) Market Gains Traction
Crypto art being bought and sold as ERC-721 non-fungible tokens (NFT) has been making headlines based on the record-breaking sales being witnessed.

The Thrill Behind Non-Fungible Tokens
A non-fungible token (NFT) is a digital asset whose ownership is blockchain-based, and its value is pegged on its uniqueness. Some of the most common use-cases of NFTs include event tickets, game items, digital collectibles, software licensing, digital certificates, in-game props, authentication certificates, and domain names.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Intends to Donate Proceeds from Tweet NFT to Africa Relief Charity
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has capitalized on the non-fungible token (NFT) hype that has been going around.

NFT Mania Grips The Market As Hashmasks Emerge
While Bitcoin’s market capitalization passed $1 trillion for the first time ever on Feb.19, the Non Fungible Token (NFT) market has been growing at a pace like never before as well. A NFT is a special kind of crypto token which represents a wide range of tangible and intangible items from sports cards or collectibles, art and even real estate.

Beeple NFT Sells at Auction for $69.3M, The Biggest NFT Sale to Date
The world's most valuation NFT by Beeple has been auctioned at Christie's for an approximate sum of $69.3 million

Nifty Launches First USD-Based NFT Exchange Backed By Winklevoss Twins
Nifty, a centralized USD-based exchange for non-fungible tokens (NFTs), has announced that the Nifty Gateway 2.0 upgrade is live as of March 17.

China to Limit the Unauthorized Use of Other's Digital Properties
The illegal use of people’s work including Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT) without getting their permission has been a concern to the National Copyright Administration in China (NCAC). To this end, the agency alongside four departments has therefore enacted policies in a special edition campaign ‘Jianwang 20222’ to combat this issue according to a press statement

Abu Dhabi Global Market to Permit Licensed Exchanges Trade NFTs
The Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) is building out a regulatory framework that may make trading platforms or exchanges that have licenses to operate within the free trade zone to trade NFTs.

Brazilian SEC Seeks Adjustment to Crypto Regulation
The Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is pushing for adjustments to the legal framework of the crypto market in the country.

UK Parliament Committee Set Out Inquiry Into Risks and Benefits of NFTs
A group in the UK's House of Commons are now planning to launch an inquiry into the operation, risks, and benefits of NFTs and the blockchain at large, as well as to see how the industry could impart the UK economy.

WeChat to Ban Crypto and NFT-Linked Accounts, following Updated Terms of Use
China’s WeChat, the Tencent-backed social messaging platform, has indirectly announced its plans to crack down on accounts on the platform that are linked to digital currencies and NFTs.

Ukrainian President Signs Law to Establish Regulatory Framework for Crypto
Amidst the ongoing war on its shores, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has signed into law the bill that will legalize digital currencies in the country.

Malaysian Communications Minister to Propose Crypto Legalization
Datuk Zahidi Zainul Abidin, the deputy minister of the Malaysian Ministry of Communications and Multimedia, is rallying the government to legalize cryptocurrencies to benefit the tech and crypto-savvy population.

EU Plans to Bar Interest Payments on Deposits in Stablecoins
Patrick Hansen, the head of Strategy at DeFi startup, Unstoppable Finance, said the expected MiCA bill could come as early as this month’s ending.

Chinese Tech Giants Pull the Plug on NFTs to Wade Off Regulatory Crackdown
WeChat has started suspending the accounts of NFT outfits on grounds that they violated its policies on illegal trading, local media reported.

Regulator in Hong Kong Warns Users Against NFT Trading Risks
The Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong has stepped up its awareness campaign in relation to the risks inherent in the trading of NFTs.

KuCoin Rolls Out $100m Creators Fund to Accelerate Web3 Growth, Empowering Early-Stage NFT Projects
Crypto exchange KuCoin has announced a $100 million “Creators Fund” to enhance the Web3 ecosystem and support early-stage NFT projects in sports, arts, GameFi, and celebrities.

ESPN and Autograph Sign First Multi-year NFT Deal
Multinational multimedia sports entertainment brand ESPN Inc. and Tom Brady-founded Web3 brand Autograph signed their first multi-year NFT agreement on Wednesday.

GameFi Industry Expected to Reach $2.8B by 2028
A study shows the growth and adoption of the crypto GameFi business are expected to make the game-earning NFT gaming industry reach $2.8 billion by 2028.

Samsung Inks Deal with Nifty Gateway, Allowing Trading NFTs with Smart TVs
South Korean electronics giant Samsung has teamed up with Nifty Gateway to develop a new line of smart TVs that will enable trading NFTs.

eBay Considers to Accept Crypto Payments for Entice Millennials
E-commerce marketplace eBay is likely on its way to accepting digital currency payments on its platform, attracting young generations.

NBA Partners with Sorare for NFT-Based Basketball Fantasy Game
To enhance the fan experience and render more interaction, the National Basketball Association (NBA) has partnered with the web3 fantasy game platform Sorare.

WEF Launches Coalition to Deal with Climate Change through Web3.0
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has established a Crypto Sustainability Coalition to investigate the capability of Web3 in tackling climate change.

Cristiano Ronaldo to Bring his Fans into Web3.0 through Binance Partnership
Binance exchange has signed Cristiano Ronaldo, a Portuguese footballing legend who now plays for Manchester United FC in an exclusive multi-year deal.

Sotheby's to Accept Ether in Live Bidding for Sale of Banksy's Works
Sotheby’s auction house will be accepting Ethereum cryptocurrency during live bidding for its upcoming virtual exhibition where two of Banksy's artworks will be up for sale.

"Web3.0 is Much, Much Better for Creators Than Web2", a16z Suggests
Renowned Venture Capital (VC) firm, Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) has shared data that shows creators have a lot of benefits when they pitch their tents with Web3.0 rather than Web2.0.

Talk to Earn, TAGO to Introduce Blockchain Technology in Mental Health Sector
TAGO, a UK-registered tech startup, aims to connect people in need of support for mental health through blockchain technology.

Bored Ape Yacht Club Enters the Movie Scene, Pairing with Coinbase
Seen as the face of the non-fungible token (NFT) market, the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) has entered the silver screen based on a series of animated short films called “The Degen Trilogy.”

Game Developers Have Increasing Interest in Blockchain and NFTs Products, says Stratis Survey
A new survey report shows a sizeable number of respondents agreeing that blockchain technology will become prevalent in video gaming within the next two years.

US' 2022 Web3 Trademark Filings 3 Times Over 2021's Total So Far
In 2021, a total of 2,142 NFT-related trademarks were filed, but by the end of September 2022, there were at least over 6,000 such trademarks submitted, data shows.

Telegram Mulling to Launch Marketplace for NFT-Like Smart Contracts
Telegram is considering introducing a new marketplace to allow users to transfer usernames via "NFT-like smart contracts," founder Pavel Durov announced.

MetaMask Launches Bridge Aggregator, Enabling to Move Tokens across Blockchains
Popular self-custodial wallet MetaMask has now launched a bridge aggregator allowing users to bridge across multiple blockchain networks.

Premier League in Talks to Enter $34.7M Deal with NFT firm Sorare
Premier League, one of football's largest organizations globally, is planning to talk with its teams about a proposed multi-year contract with Sorare for digital collectables.

Resonate Partners with, Rendering a Decentralized AI-Powered Social Media Experience
To offer users a personal AI-powered, decentralized, and trusted social media experience, Resonate, a decentralized social NFT platform, is leveraging the power of blockchain technology and machine learning provided by

Shiba Inu Prepares NFT Crypto Game Shiba Eternity’s Last Pilot Test in Australia
The first testing of Shiba Eternity took place in Vietnam, where in the recent past Axie Infinity, a blockchain-based play-to-earn game, exploded as a viable source of income among users.

DEVITA Goes Live on Polygon for Equitable Healthcare and Speedy Data Transmission
To maximize healthcare operations and processes through the latest innovations in NFT and decentralized identification (DID) technologies, DEVITA has joined the Polygon network.

Walmart to Launch its own Crypto and Collection of NFT
US retailer Walmart is actively engaging in Metaverse, with documents filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office late last month, showing that the company is preparing to create its own collection of crypto and NFTs.

NFL Announces to Host 2024 Draft in Detroit, Seeking Blockchain Sponsorship Deals
National Football League (NFL) announced Monday that the NFL 2024 draft will be held on April 24 at Matthews Campus Park in downtown Detroit. NFL is seeking blockchain sponsorship deals.

Machi Big Brother's recent NFT sell-off
Machi Big Brother, the NFT whale, discharged 90 BAYC, 191 MAYC, and 308 Otherdeed NFTs, among others.

Binance Adds Bitcoin Ordinals to NFT Marketplace
Binance has announced that it will soon support Bitcoin ordinals, also known as Bitcoin NFTs, on its NFT marketplace. This will expand Binance’s multichain NFT ecosystem to include the Bitcoin network. Bitcoin ordinals have been on the rise, with over 3 million inscriptions as of May 1, but they remain a controversial topic in the crypto community.

Coinbase NFT launches new creator hub
Coinbase NFT has launched a new "Creator Hub" that provides a slew of tools for NFT creators to launch and market a collection.

Wakweli and Polygon Partner for NFT Authentication
Web3 protocol Wakweli has partnered with layer-2 scaling platform Polygon to offer certification of authenticity for NFTs. The partnership will allow all digital assets on Polygon to be compatible with Wakweli's certification system, enhancing the security of the digital ecosystem. Wakweli's testnet will be available in April, with alpha testing with Polygon's mainnet set to begin in Q2 2023.

The creator of the nonfungible token collection Bored Ape Yacht Club
Yuga Labs agreed with the maker of a copycat collection of the blue-chip Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs.

Shiba Inu SHIB Founder Ryoshi NFT Collectible Debut on HEEL and SHIBACALS
A new NFT brand has surfaced in the Web3 domain. HEEL and SHIBACALS present a limited 'Young Ryoshi in Space' collectible, symbolizing Shiba Inu's elusive founder, Ryoshi. With only 45 pieces available, this NFT, priced at 0.1 ETH, is set for sale on September 9, 2023, at 20:00 UTC. Initial buyers receive NFT passes, potentially unlocking future content. Five lucky holders will get 500 HEEL tokens. Resales are prohibited, ensuring exclusivity. This venture, alongside Shiba Inu's rise, emphasizes the growing NFT market's potential.

Yuga Labs earns millions from new NFT collection
Yuga Labs has made millions on a new NFT collection it minted in the next step of its “Dookey Dash” web game.

Bitcoin NFTs to Hit $4.5B Market Cap
Galaxy Digital's research unit predicts that the Bitcoin nonfungible token (NFT) market could reach a $4.5 billion market cap by March 2025 based on conservative estimations. The report also outlines bear and bull case scenarios for the market.

Bitcoin Ordinals Create Stir Within Crypto Community
Luxor CEO Nick Hansen stated Bitcoin Ordinals might produce "synergies" between the mining pool and OridinalHub.

Animoca Brands Reports US$402 Million Bookings for 2022
Animoca Brands, a leading digital entertainment and blockchain technology company, reported strong financial performance in 2022, with bookings reaching A$594 million and a strong liquidity position, despite expanding its business portfolio.

Coinbase Report: New York Emerges as a Hub for Crypto Innovation and Adoption
Coinbase's report highlights New York's growing role in crypto, with 19% of residents owning crypto and a surge in blockchain initiatives. The state is seen as a hub for crypto innovation.

Donald Trump's NFT Trading Card Collection
On Dec. 15, 45,000 self-themed trading cards were released for $99 apiece. The collection has generated approximately $1.2 million in secondary sales. Sewer Pass NFT transactions on secondary markets are strong. #NoNeoNFT emerged when the company's Solana network NFT collection failed. NUS claims the HaptGlove simulates touch and grip more realistically than conventional gloves.

First Jury Hearing in OpenSea Insider Trading Case
Former OpenSea product manager Nathaniel Chastain faces charges of wire fraud and money laundering for allegedly using insider knowledge to buy and sell NFTs for a profit. The case may have a significant impact on the legal classification of NFTs, with concerns that they could be labeled as securities.

Japan Blockchain Association Proposes Cryptocurrency Tax Reforms to Government
The Japan Blockchain Association (JBA), led by Representative Director Yuji Kano of bitFlyer, submitted a proposal for cryptocurrency tax reforms to the government on July 28, 2023.

Morningstar Ventures Invests $5M to Open 37xDubai, a Novel NFT Art Gallery in Central Dubai
Morningstar Ventures, an investment firm specializing in digital assets and blockchain technology, is opening its first interactive digital art gallery in the heart of Dubai. Located in the Burj Daman Tower (DIFC area), ‘37xDubai’ is positioned amidst Dubai’s business and lifestyle center.

NFT Firm Yuga Labs Faces Criticism Over Bitcoin Auction Plan
Yuga Labs has come under fire from the cryptocurrency community for its plan to auction its new Bitcoin NFT collection. The company's plan requires participants to send their entire bid amount in Bitcoin to a unique BTC address controlled by Yuga, and winners would pay up the BTC they bid while Yuga said it would return BTC to those unsuccessful in placing a top bid. The manual refund process for unsuccessful bids and the potential for significant price discrepancies in the top 288 bids have led to criticism from some within the crypto community.

Romania's ICI Bucharest Launches NFT Trading Platform for Web3 Adoption
ICI Bucharest has announced the launch of its in-house NFT trading platform, ICI D|Services, on April 26. The platform aims to facilitate the adoption of Web3 in Romania and connect private and public sector institutions and users. ICI Bucharest has been exploring blockchain and nonfungible tokens as the space gains traction globally.

Google Play Embraces NFT Games
Google Play Store has announced that it will now allow video game publishers to sell nonfungible token (NFT) games on its platform. The announcement was made on July 12, 2023, by Joseph Mills, the store’s group product manager, marking a significant step towards the integration of blockchain technology in mainstream gaming.

Donald Trump's NFT Success Unveils Former President's Crypto Ventures
Former U.S. President Donald Trump has made significant strides in the NFT market, as revealed in a recent financial disclosure form submitted to the Office of Government Ethics.

Trump NFT Floor Price Surges on Indictment News
The official licensed Trump Digital Trading Cards NFT project's floor price rose to 0.6 ETH ($1090) after a New York Grand Jury voted to indict former President Donald Trump. The price has since fallen back to around 0.51 ETH, still higher than its initial mint price of $99. Q1 2023 saw $4.7 billion worth of NFT trading volume, more than double that of the previous quarter, with Ethereum accounting for $4.1 billion worth of the volume.

Twitter Enables Bitcoin Tipping on Its Platform, Plans to Support Users to Unlock NFTs Services
Twitter has moved to let its users tip content creators using Bitcoin to help users earn money for the platform. The social media giant is also expanding its reach to support users to authenticate and showcase their NFT digital assets.

NFT project was actually a "social experiment" designed to shed light
Little Shapes' creator said he lied about his past to promote his exposé.

Binance Thinks Cristiano Ronaldo is the Greatest of All Time
In an exciting collaboration, Binance and Cristiano Ronaldo have announced the upcoming release of their second NFT (non-fungible token) collection, titled ForeverCR7: The GOAT.

Fidelity Envisions Metaverse NFT Marketplace And Financial Services
Fidelity Investments has applied for US trademarks for a nonfungible token (NFT) marketplace, metaverse financial investing, and crypto trading services. Fidelity might provide mutual funds, retirement funds, investment management, and financial planning in virtual environments. The company may develop a digital media marketplace online, but specifics are few.

Binance tightens NFT rules, announces delistings and KYC
Binance has tightened NFT listings. Binance will delist NFTs having an average daily trading volume below $1,000 listed before Oct. 2, 2022. After that, NFT artists may only manufacture five digital collectibles every day.

Real Vision CEO believes NFT will act similar to high-end property
The Real Vision CEO predicted that when the crypto market swells again, high-end NFTs would be bought like high-end property.

Cryptocurrency Soars in Q1 2023
CoinGecko's Q1 2023 Crypto Industry Report shows Bitcoin as the best-performing asset, with a gain of 72.4%. DeFi and NFTs have also surged, while stablecoins saw a drop in market cap due to Binance USD shutdown and USDC depeg. The overall market capitalization reached $1.2 trillion at the end of Q1.

Freeport Launches Crowd-Ownership Platform for Warhol Prints
Freeport has received SEC approval to launch its crowd-ownership blockchain platform for a four-piece collection of Warhol prints, with each piece consisting of 10,000 shares and a minimum purchase of 10 shares per individual.

NFT will Become the Revenue Model of Metaverse,Co-founder of Tether William Quigley says
William Quigley, the co-founder of the stablecoin- Tether (USDT), said the business model would undergo radical changes in the future. The delivery of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) will become the revenue model of Metaverse and Crypto.

Easy Company Raises $14.2M For Social Crypto Wallet
Easy's "social" crypto wallet garnered $14.2 million in a seed round to bring mainstream audiences into the Web3 ecosystem. After a 30-day private test, the wallet now accessible on iOS and Android. Users may swipe to see own NFTs or those of others they "watch" on the network, which resembles Instagram.

Mozilla Foundation Backtracks on Accepting Cryptos after Backlash
Mozilla has reversed its stance on accepting cryptocurrencies after facing backlash over concerns about the impact cryptocurrency mining has on the environment.

Mark Cuban-Backed NFT Platform Nifty's Shuts Down After Failed Investment Opportunities
Nifty's, a notable platform focused on Web3 creators, announced the cessation of operations earlier today, marking a significant shift in the digital ownership landscape.

UNICEF to Commemorate its 75th Anniversary of Changing Children’s Lives by Selling 1,000 NFTs
To celebrate efforts of saving children's lives and defending their rights for seventy-five years, UNICEF intends to sell 1,000 data-driven NFTs.

Magic Eden Embraces Compressed Solana NFTs
Magic Eden has introduced cNFTs, a cost-effective form of NFTs exclusive to the Solana blockchain. These compressed NFTs allow creators to produce content on a larger scale without the high cost of traditional NFTs. Despite criticism, Magic Eden clarified that they didn't create cNFTs, but integrated support for them. Developers need to understand Merkle trees and use specialized tools for minted NFTs.

Reddit Avatars on Polygon Blockchain
Reddit has launched the third generation of its blockchain-based digital collectibles, Reddit Avatars, on the Polygon blockchain. The release has generated excitement and predictions of quick sellouts, but some users have criticized the payment process.

Orange Financial To Launch Innovative Yield Farming Treasury - Stablecoin Rewards for NFT Holders
Orange Financial, a multi-chain yield farming treasury, is excited to announce its public mint date on February 1st, 2023. As the only NFT project to offer stablecoin rewards through yield farming to its holders, Orange Financial will revolutionize the world of yield farming and NFTs.

Bitcoin's Average Block Size Hits All-Time Highs
The average Bitcoin block size has reached record highs after Bitcoin NFT Ordinals protocol launched.

Algorand Initiates Voting for Expanded Governance and NFT Rewards Programs
The Algorand Foundation is voting on governance measures, including auto-renewal mechanisms and increased NFT rewards, amid a plummeting native token, $ALGO.

MetaBunny - An NFT Collection you don’t want to miss! Coming to you on 23rd MARCH 2022
Since 2021, NFT has been one of the hottest topics, it is said that the year 2021 is the Birth Year of NFT. According to “The Collins Word of the Year 2021”, the use of the word “NFT” has seen a 1,100,00% increase. In the birth year of NFT, its estimated sales also increased over 2,000% between Q4 2020 to Q1 2021, from 93 Million USD to an astounding 2 Billion USD.

NFT Collectors Buy for Status and Uniqueness
A recent survey by Metajuice found that 74% of NFT collectors buy for status and uniqueness, while 13% plan to resell. Real Vision CEO Raoul Pal believes NFTs are becoming status symbols like luxury cars and houses.

Degen Zoo NFT Game Draws Huge Interest After Logan Paul's Crypto Zoo Scandal
Degen Zoo, an NFT game inspired by Logan Paul's controversial Crypto Zoo concept, has attracted massive interest, with over 115,000 wallets registering to join the game, pledging over $700 million. The game aims to raise awareness of the impact of capitalism on animal extinction and features a deflationary token and an NFT collection of 120 endangered species. However, the project's success follows Paul's Crypto Zoo scandal, which was criticized as a scam, leading to a class-action lawsuit accusing Paul and Crypto Zoo executives of stealing millions of dollars worth of cryptocurrency from purchasers through a fraudulent scheme.

Luxury Luggage Brand Hermes Files for Crypto, NFT and Metaverse Trademarks
In December last year, luxury giant Hermes sued NFT project MetaBirkins for allegedly using its brand to sell digital collectables, joining other luxury fashion companies trying to gain a foothold in the virtual online world.

MetaBunny NFT gaining traction in Thailand
Capturing all the hype from Thailand, a number of popular Thai influencers have shared their keen interests in the MetaBunny NFT project.

Rarible's NFT Aggregator Allows Free Price Comparisons across Marketplaces
The NFT aggregator of Rarible will allow visitors in the marketplace to browse listings across several marketplaces and compare prices.

Heterosis Launches Dynamic NFT Flower Collection and OG.Art's Heterosis project has launched a collection of dynamic NFT flowers that can be bred and customized by users. The project creates two virtual flower markets and is housed in a metaverse greenhouse that can be accessed via various devices.

Mastercard Launches NFT-Gated Artist Accelerator Program
Mastercard announced a new artist accelerator program, which is NFT-gated and only accessible to holders of its Mastercard Music Pass NFT. The program is a collaboration with Polygon and offers free access to educational materials, unique AI tools, and other experiences. Becomes 1st Crypto, NFT Partner with Women's Professional Sports Team Angels FC announced on Tuesday that it has partnered with Los Angeles' Angel City Football Club (ACFC) for exclusive rights to issue official cryptocurrencies and NFTs.

GameStop's NFT Marketplace is Out in Beta
GameStop's NFT marketplace is out in beta and integrated with the Ethereum Layer 2 zkRollup protocol, Loopring (LRC).

The launch of a nonfungible token protocol on the Bitcoin mainnet
On Jan. 21, Bitcoin introduced "Ordinals," an NFT-like programme. However, meme-inspired JPEGs are filling Bitcoin blockspace.

7-Eleven Jumps into NFT Space
Joining the ranks of Adidas, Coca-Cola, Louis Vuitton, and Nike, 7-Eleven, Inc. is making a significant move into the digital asset space. The convenience retailer is celebrating its 96th birthday by introducing a first-of-its-kind digital collectible (NFT) for Slurpee fans nationwide.

ZenGo's NFT Hack Detector
The display compares OpenSea NFT trading amounts to floor pricing.

Multinational Corporations Continue to File Trademarks in Web3, NFTs, and Metaverse
Multinational corporations, including General Motors, Lacoste, and Walmart, have continued to file trademark applications in Web3, NFTs, and the metaverse, despite the broader market downturn. In February alone, General Motors filed for two new trademark applications covering Chevrolet and Cadillac brands, while Lacoste filed five trademark applications for "CHAMPS-ELYSEES." Walmart also filed trademark applications for the "SamsClub" name and logo. Even amid the bear market, record numbers of trademark applications have been filed for NFTs, metaverse, and crypto-related products in 2022.

Ripple XRP Q2 2023: Market Cap Decline while NFT Transactions Rise, Reported Messari
According to a recent analysis by Messari, the XRP Ledger (XRPL) saw growth and fall in the second quarter of 2023. Despite a 10.7% quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) decline in market cap from $27.8 billion to $24.8 billion, the XRPL, saw its native token, XRP, maintain its position as the sixth-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization.

NFT project Doodles pivots to become media franchise
Doodles, an NFT project, has announced plans to pivot to become a media franchise. The move is intended to focus on loyal collectors and move away from financial speculators.

Bitcoin Ordinals Creator Casey Rodarmor Expands Ecosystem with "Runes"
Casey Rodarmor, known for his innovative Bitcoin Ordinals, has introduced a new fungible token protocol for Bitcoin called "Runes." The protocol aims to simplify user experience and could bring significant advantages to Bitcoin, despite the controversial reputation of fungible tokens.

Unreleased Version of David Bowie's "Let's Dance" Surfaces as NFT
Gala Music, in partnership with Larry Dvoskin and Warner Chappell Music, is set to launch a limited edition collection of NFTs featuring an unreleased version of David Bowie's "Let's Dance." Each NFT will give its owner exclusive access to the song, co-produced with Bowie in 2002, with initial profits going toward charity.

To Shift Its Collection To Polygon, NFT Received $3M
y00ts and DeGods received $3 million to migrate their collections from Solana to Polygon. Frank III, creator of the two projects, issued a Discord and Twitter statement. Business development, graphic design, content production, and events coordinating will be hired using the cash.

KuCoin Becomes the First Centralized Exchange to Start Offering NFT ETFs
KuCoin said the launch of its ‘NFT ETF Trading Zone’ aims to improve the liquidity of NFT assets and lower the investment threshold of major NFTs to its over 20 million users.

The Importance of NFTs in the Web3 industry
NFT token sales increased 67.57% to 101 million last year. DappRadar's Web3 adoption analysis found huge transaction growth in the Solana and ImmutableX ecosystems.

Blockchain Association Rejects Court's Securities Ruling on Private Blockchains
A U.S. lawyer called it "absurd" for a court to declare digital assets on centralized databases securities.

Hyundai Emerges as First Automaker to Roll Out Community-Based NFTs
South Korean auto giant Hyundai Motor has entered the non-fungible token (NFT) market after partnering with the ‘Meta Kongz’ NFT brand to enhance its customer community and brand awareness.

Fantom's Evolution: From Technical Innovations to Ecosystem Expansion
Fantom continues to innovate despite facing challenges in its DeFi ecosystem. With planned technical upgrades and a focus on growing its developer community, the network aims for a robust and diversified blockchain ecosystem.

Kevin Rose, co-founder of Moonbirds, falls victim to phishing attack
Moonbirds co-founder Kevin Rose. He lost about $1.1 million in NFTs to a phishing fraud.

LooksRare Version 2 Upgrades NFT Marketplace
LooksRare, a Non-Fungible Token (NFT) marketplace, has reduced trading fees by 75% with the launch of version 2. The upgrade includes gas-efficient contracts, support for token prices, and custom recipient aggregators. The team has announced that LooksRare version 1 will be discontinued.

LG Electronics to Roll Out Crypto Wallet
As part of plans to expand its business scope to include platforms and software, South Korean tech giant LG Electronics is launching a crypto wallet application dubbed “Wallypto.”

185 Blockchain Hacking Incidents with $920M Loss Reported by SlowMist in First Half of 2023
SlowMist, a renowned blockchain security firm, has recently published its mid-2023 report on Blockchain Security and Anti-Money Laundering (AML). The report offers a comprehensive overview of the current global landscape of blockchain security and AML developments.

NFT Co-Founder Faces Lawsuit Over Crypto Wallet Dispute
Rebase co-founder Edmond Truong is being sued by Krzysztof Gagacki, who claims to be a co-founder of the nonfungible token (NFT) project. Gagacki alleges that Truong misappropriated $2 million into a separate wallet owned and controlled by him without his consent, ousting Gagacki from the firm and causing damage to his reputation.

Report: Visa Blocks $30 Billion in Fraud, Highlighting Crypto and NFT
Visa Inc.'s Fall 2023 Biannual Threats Report highlights the rise of sophisticated fraud schemes in retail and eCommerce sectors, with online merchants accounting for 58% of total fraud and breach investigations. The company has prevented $30 billion in fraud in the last six months, collaborating with global law enforcement.

NFT Royalties Fall Short in Web3 Ecosystem
Loss of creator royalties in the NFT space could be higher than estimated, with Bored Ape Yacht Club and Mutant Ape Yacht Club experiencing shortcomings of around $20 million. This points to previous estimates of $35 million likely being too small. Despite efforts to enforce creator royalties, Boris Pevzner, co-founder and CEO of LiveArt, says the current system is not working as it should, potentially causing artists to lose interest in the industry.

Meta Users Can Now Post Digital Collectables on Instagram and Facebook
Meta Platforms Inc has announced that it has enabled the digital collectables features across its two major social media apps - Instagram and Facebook.

Shiba Inu SHIB Dream NFT Collection Debuts on PawZaar
The Shiba Inu community is launching PawZaar, an NFT marketplace that combines art and community values. The Shib Dream NFT collection includes quarterly profits for select holders, digital currency rewards, and collaboration with other projects. Profits are allocated for noble causes and sustainability.

NFT Wash Trading Volume Surges to $580M Across Top Six Marketplaces
NFT wash trading has surged for the fourth consecutive month, with a total volume of $580 million across the top six marketplaces, according to a report from CoinGecko. The report attributed the rise in volume to the overall recovery of NFT marketplace trading, which reached $1.89 billion in February.

China's Supreme People's Procuratorate Examines Legal Issues of NFTs Amid Booming Digital Economy
China's Supreme People's Procuratorate has turned its attention to the legal challenges associated with non-fungible tokens (NFTs), amidst the booming digital economy, according to an announcement made on its website.

Azuki's Twitter Account Hacked, Over $750,000 Stolen
Azuki, a popular nonfungible token project, had its Twitter account hacked, stealing almost $750K in USDC in 30 minutes.

Rollbit Shuts Down Degen EXchange and Amid Regulatory Concerns
Rollbit has announced the discontinuation of its Degen EXchange and sister site due to regulatory challenges and low user adoption. However, the company's core product,, and its $RLB token functionality remain unaffected. The firm also hinted at exciting future releases.

Web3 Builders Reveals Suite of Tools to Combat DeFi exploits
Nicholas Horelik of Web3 Builders stated, “end users ought to have this functionality” to understand asset security.

CryptoPunk NFT Accidentally Sent to Burn Address
NFT collector Brandon Riley accidentally sent a CryptoPunk to a burn address while attempting to borrow money against the asset.

FTX US and DC Sports Leader MSE Establishes Multi-year Crypto Exchange, NFT Deals
Cryptocurrency exchange FTX USA announced on December 20 that it has become a cryptocurrency exchange and non-fungible token (NFT) partner with Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE).

Crypto Market Consolidation and Key Trends in Q2 2023
Q2 2023 saw a slight 0.14% increase in the crypto market, with Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) rising by 6.9% and 6.0% respectively.

Former OpenSea Head of Product, Nathaniel Chastain, Sentenced in Pioneering NFT Insider Trading Case
Nathaniel Chastain, former OpenSea head of product, received a three-month term for digital asset insider trading. Chastain was found guilty of "fraud and money laundering" and earning over $50,000 via NFT transactions. Insider trading in crypto and digital assets is a developing problem, with fines of up to 20 years for each offence.

Trump NFTs Generate Over $1.2M in Trading Volume
Former US President Donald Trump's digital non-fungible token (NFT) trading cards were launched on Polygon, with 38,001 minted at $99 each. The collection generated over $1.2 million in trading volume, with a 10% creator fee generating over $100,000. The initial subscription also generated $3.76 million in revenue. Meanwhile, Big Tech firm Meta has allowed teens to use its virtual reality app Horizon Worlds, and Nike launched its first NFT collection through its Web3 community platform. The Smurfs are also set to launch a new collection of NFTs on The Smurfs' Society.

Commissioners Dissent on SEC's NFT Enforcement Action on Stoner Cats 2, LLC
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has dissented on its enforcement action against Stoner Cats 2, LLC's non-fungible token (NFT) settlement. The Commissioners argue that the Howey investment contract analysis lacks a limiting principle and could stifle artists' creativity due to legal uncertainties. They call for clear guidelines for artists and creators using NFTs to support their creative endeavors and engage with fan communities.

Fox Renews Dan Harmon Krapopolis for Third Season Amid NFT Tie-Up
Fox has renewed the animated comedy series, Krapopolis, for a third season before its first season even airs. Produced by Fox Corp’s NFT firm Blockchain Creative Labs, the show features NFTs called “Krap Chickens” that depict cartoon chicken avatars in the same art style as the show, and holders are given exclusive access to experiences, content, rewards, and voting rights on certain aspects of the show. In other NFT-related news, Baobab Studios sold out its first collection of 8,888 NFTs just nine hours after launch, and Flare welcomed its first NFT platform after Sparkles went live. Additionally, Square Enix’s NFT-friendly CEO, Yosuke Matsuda, is stepping down after nearly 10 years at the helm.

Nike Acquires NFT Sneaker Collectibles Startup RTFKT
NFT platform RTFKT Studios, which integrates reality into fashion and games, announced on its official Twitter account on December 13 that it has been successfully acquired by sports brand giant Nike.

Sony Files Patent for NFT Transfer Between Game Platforms
Sony Interactive Entertainment has filed a patent for a framework allowing users to transfer and use NFTs across multiple game platforms.

OpenSea Briefly Delisted Several Azuki NFTs Due to Technical Error
The Azuki NFT collection got delisted from Opensea due to a technical error that has now been fixed.

The Sandbox Q2 2023 Report: 59% Increase in NFT Mints, 52% Rise in Primary Sales, 15% Fall in Revenue in Q2
The Sandbox, a leading gaming metaverse, posted a mixed performance in the second quarter of 2023, according to a report released by Messari. The platform saw a robust 59% QoQ increase in NFT mints, primary sales were up 52% QoQ, and active buyers grew 22% QoQ.

PwC Report: Asian Institutional Investors Opt for Third-Party Custody Solutions for Digital Assets
A joint report by Aspen Digital and PwC titled "State of Digital Asset Custody - Understanding and implementing digital asset custody for institutional investors" reveals a rising demand for institutional-grade digital asset custody solutions among family offices, high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs), and external asset managers (EAMs) in Asia.

SEC Commissioners Peirce and Uyeda Disagree on Impact Theory Enforcement Action
The US SEC has launched its first enforcement action against Impact Theory, LLC, for raising $30 million through an unregistered offering of NFTs disguised as securities, despite Commissioners Peirce and Uyeda arguing for clearer regulations.

SEC Charges Stoner Cats Over NFT Offerings
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has accused Stoner Cats 2 LLC of conducting an unregistered crypto asset securities offering, involving non-fungible tokens (NFTs) to raise funds for an animated web series. SC2 successfully raised $8 million, with the SEC finding SC2 had set up a 2.5 percent royalty strategy and encouraged trading.

SEC Charges Impact Theory for Unregistered NFT Sales
Impact Theory, a Los Angeles-based company, has been charged by the SEC with violating federal securities laws by offering unregistered NFTs as investment contracts.

The Metaverse: The Future of Social Life?
In December 2022, CoinWire polled 10,000 crypto investors. 69% of respondents expected the metaverse to change social lifestyle with a new entertainment model, and 65% expected it to affect social activities.

Ethereum's Revenue Hit $9.9B in 2021 as ETH Emerges as the Most Searched Project
Ethereum (ETH) scaled the heights in 2021 by generating revenue to the tune of $9.9 billion thanks to a couple of use cases on its network.

CoinGecko: Top NFT Traders Made Profits of $9.60 Million to $101.63 Million
Top NFT traders made profits of $9.60M to $101.63M, with CryptoPunks accounting for 70.6% of gains.

Japan PM Says Govt’s Digital Transformation Investments Will Include Metaverse, NFTs
Japan embraces the use ofweb3 related services like metaverse, NFTs, blockchain, as solutions to challenges facing the society.

BaFin Declines to Classify NFTs as Securities, Recommends Case-by-Case Approach
The Federal Financial Supervisory Authority of Germany (BaFin) has stated that it is not yet prepared to classify non-fungible tokens (NFTs) as securities. While NFTs may be considered investments in certain cases, BaFin suggests that classification should be approached on a case-by-case basis. The lack of immediate exchangeability and standardization makes it unlikely that NFTs will be classified as crypto assets. However, if an NFT contains documentation of exploitation rights or ownership, it could be considered an investment. BaFin does not expect NFTs to comply with the licensing requirements of the Payment Services Supervision Act or fall under its Anti-Money Laundering supervision, except for NFTs that are considered "crypto assets."

Visa Files Trademark Applications for Crypto Products, Including NFTs
Payment giant Visa has filed two trademark applications to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) concerning cryptocurrency wallets, NFTs, and the Metaverse.

Bored Ape Yacht Club Creators Launch Bitcoin NFT Collection
Yuga Labs, the creators of the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC), have launched a new collection of 300 tokenized computer-generated artworks on Bitcoin called TwelveFold. The collection is based on mathematics, time, and the Bitcoin blockchain. The announcement comes amidst falling search interest for NFTs, however, trading volume data for February indicates the market is still strong. In other news, the Golden Key NFT, won by Twitch streamer Mongraal in a Dookey Dash competition hosted by Yuga Labs, has been sold for 1,000 Ether to BAYC NFT hodler Adam Weitsman. Polygon Foundation has partnered with Lotte Group to host the conglomerate's NFT projects on its Ethereum layer 2 scaling network Polygon, and intends to develop its Web3 initiatives in partnership with Polygon. Finally, a group of Japanese tech companies have agreed to forward the creation of the Japan Metaverse Economic Zone and an open metaverse infrastructure called "Ryugukoku."

NFT Trading Volumes Plunge After Silicon Valley Bank Collapse
NFT trading volumes dropped from $74 million to $36 million after the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank. Daily NFT sales count also fell by 27.9% between March 9 and March 11, and active NFT traders hit a low of 11,440 on March 11, the lowest recorded since November 2021.

South Korean Companies Adopt NFT Strategy to Attract the Younger Generation
Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have been endeared in the South Korean market as companies treat NFTs as one of the favourable marketing tools.

Yuga Labs Facing More Lawsuits Over NFTs
Rosen, a global legal firm, has encouraged BAYC and APE investors to join a class action lawsuit against Yuga Labs for securities law violations.

Binance NFT Adds Polygon Network Support for Marketplace Trading
Binance NFT has expanded its marketplace by adding support for Polygon network, allowing users to trade NFTs using their Binance accounts. However, only selected ERC-721 NFT Collections on the Polygon network are currently available on the platform, with more to be integrated regularly. Binance also tightened its rules on NFT listings, delisting those with daily trading volume lower than $1,000 and limiting the number of NFTs artists can mint per day. Binance is also exploring AI with the launch of its AI-powered NFT generator, "Bicasso," which minted 10,000 NFTs in just 2.5 hours.

Moonbirds Parent Firm PROOF Closes $50M Series A Round Led by A16Z
PROOF, the parent firm of Moonbirds NFT, has received $50 million in Series A financing in a new round of financing.

NFT Market Facing Persistent Selling Pressure
Recent data shows that throughout April, the NFT market has had more sellers than buyers, indicating a potential lack of demand for NFTs.

Defunct File Sharing Network LimeWire to Make a Comeback as NFT Marketplace
LimeWire, the controversial file-sharing network that closed down back in 2010 is relaunching this May, but as a Non-Fungible Token (NFT) marketplace

BAYC Copycat NFT Collection's Founder Files Opposition being filed
Despite the objections, Yuga Labs expects the 10 trademark applications to be approved.

Chinese Media Criticizes OKEx for Illegal Advertisements as Bitcoin Surges Above $30K
On June 27th, the Chinese media outlet Beijing Business Daily published an article titled "Bitcoin's Soaring Market Triggers Illegal Speculation Activities, OKX Resorts to 'Indirect' Marketing."

All Nippon Airways Jumps into the NFT Space
According to simpleflying, Japan's largest airline group, All Nippon Airways (ANA) Group, has announced its venture into the Non-Fungible Token (NFT) market, following other airlines including airBaltic, Qantas, and Etihad Airways.

Noah Davis Quits Christie's To Join Rival NFT Marketplace Yuga Labs
Noah Davis has entered a new phase in his career. Yuga Labs has hired Davis from auction house Christie’s. Davis announced he is pleased to be joining Yuga Labs as sales project lead.

Avalanche Launches Avaissance to Boost NFT Ecosystem
The Avalanche Foundation has announced the launch of Avaissance, an initiative aimed at supporting digital artists and growing the Avalanche NFT ecosystem. The program includes an Artist in Resident program for over 50 artists and the Mona Lisa Initiative to curate digital art and expand the collections of art-focused DAOs. In other news, Ticketmaster has announced a new feature, token-gated ticket sales, allowing artists to reward NFT holders with exclusive benefits. Popular NFT artist Patrick Amadon withdrew his work from a major auction house to protest a lack of female representation. Sony Interactive Entertainment filed a patent for a framework allowing users to transfer and utilize NFTs across multiple game platforms.

Meta Platform's CEO Gets Probed by Senators on Crime Combating Measures on its Apps
A group of U.S Senators wrote a letter to Meta’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday to inquire about strategies he is putting in place to mitigate the rise in fraud as a result of cryptocurrency use through Meta’s platforms such as Whatsapp, Facebook, and Instagram as reported by other social media platform

Unidentified Exploit Steals Over $10.5 Million in NFTs and Coins
An unidentified exploit has drained over $10.5 million in NFTs and coins from experienced crypto community members since December 2022. The exploit targets keys created from 2014 to 2022 and those who are "crypto native," with multiple addresses and work within the space. Crypto veterans are advised to use a hardware wallet or migrate their funds to safeguard their digital assets.

Trial between Hermes and NFT Artist Mason Rothschild set to go ahead
Hermès and digital artist Mason Rothschild's lawsuit is a "momentous turning point for Web3 and digital products."

Polygon Emerges as Second-Largest Blockchain Gaming Network
Polygon, a layer-2 scaling solution for Ethereum, has become the second-largest blockchain gaming network with 138,081 unique active wallets engaging in games in March. Polygon surpassed third and fourth-ranked Hive and BNB Chain, with Wax in the first place with 314,000 UAWs. Polygon's surge in user activity was primarily due to Hunters On-Chain, which saw a UAW increase of over 17,000% in the past 30 days alone. Polygon is gaining recognition as a gaming blockchain and has notched big-name partnerships such as Warner Music, Starbucks, and Adobe.

Binance NFT to Delist Assets With Low Trading Volume
NFT listings on Binance have been tightened. NFTs listed on Binance before Oct. 2, 2022, with an average daily trading volume under $1,000 will be delisted. NFT artists may only manufacture five digital collectibles each day after that.

Team behind Friendsies NFT project refutes claims
NFTs Friendsies denies departing NFT after being called a "hard rug."

Our Happy Company's NFT Platform OurSong Integrates with Circle
Web3 infrastructure platform Our Happy Company launched its social NFT platform OurSong and integrated with the issuer of stablecoin USD Coin (USDC) Circle.