🪙 Sotheby’s announces its first Bitcoin Ordinals sale Sotheby’s digital art arm announced that it would be auctioning off pieces from BitcoinShrooms, a Bitcoin Ordinals project designed by artist Shroomtoshi. The BitcoinShrooms collection was originally minted on-chain back on Oct. 22. Both the BitcoinShroom website and X account claim that it’s the “first ever Ordinals collection.” “Within the BitcoinShrooms collection lies a trove of references — from iconic Bitcoin memes to advanced technical concepts— a visual symphony that captures Bitcoin’s essence from the perspective of someone there since the early days,” Sotheby’s wrote. The auction will go from Dec. 6 to Dec. 13, and three pieces are currently available to bid on.
🎧 SANWEAR™ and Soundscape Avatars: A Sonic Revolution in the NFT World SANWEAR™ , the brainchild of acclaimed 0N1 Force artist IMCMPLX and Beats by Dre's founding engineer David Leung, stands as a testament to audio innovation. Blending Hyper Reality Audio™ with interactive blockchain technologies, SANWEAR™ promises a new dimension in the global audio landscape, delivering unparalleled auditory realism and spatiality, all within a pocket-sized form. The release includes two distinctive NFTs: the Soundscape Avatar NFT, a PFP-style Avatar designed in collaboration with Cromagnus, and the SANWEAR™ NFT, an on-chain representation of the revolutionary Hyper Reality Audio headphones. The combo will be available December 4 for the Allow List and December 21 for the public.
🐢 Esports Giant Team Liquid Reveals Collab With NFT Game Illuvium Team Liquid is working with the developers of NFT game Illuvium, which has just launched in early access, to test its turn-based, player-vs-player (PVP) creature autobattler experience. Team Liquid founder and co-CEO Victor Goossens announced the collaboration Wednesday. “We’ll be limit-testing and advising them on the PVP aspect of their game,” Goosens said in a video. “We’ve been incredibly impressed with the quality of the game from what we’ve seen so far.” Team Liquid members like League of Legends player “Broxah” and content creator “Midbeast” will be among those from the esports organization checking out Illuvium, according to the organization’s CEO.
💈 Magic Eden releases cross-chain NFT and crypto wallet Magic Eden, a leading player in the NFT marketplace, is taking a significant step towards a more integrated and user-friendly crypto experience with its upcoming crypto wallet browser extension. This development, as announced by CEO and co-founder Jack Lu, is designed to support a multi-chain world for NFTs, addressing the current fragmentation and complexity in managing digital assets across different blockchains.
🥷 Introduced in January 2023, Bitcoin Ordinals swiftly captured the attention of the cryptocurrency sphere. In just a matter of months, more than 10 million Ordinals were inscribed, bearing a striking resemblance to the familiar NFTs like Bored Apes and other analogous cartoons or artistic creations. A notable addition to this collection emerged, referencing the enigmatic figure behind Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto.
🎨 10101 Art revolutionizes Banksy art thanks to NFT 10101 Art is scheduled to debut on 27 November, offering the opportunity to fractionally own Banksy famous work “Turf War.” Now, through the use of fractional ownership, blockchain technology and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT), anyone can become a co-owner of original works by such caliber artists as Picasso, Dali, Warhol and many others.
🧑✈️ Ubisoft Is Bringing Rayman, 'Captain Laserhawk' NFT Avatars to The Sandbox Assassin’s Creed maker Ubisoft is arguably the most active major video game publisher playing in the blockchain world today. Now, the firm is expanding its reach even further by launching another set of NFT avatars for the metaverse game, The Sandbox. A total of 1,866 unique player avatars will be released via NFTs on Polygon, an Ethereum scaling network, and the collection includes renditions of classic Ubisoft action hero Rayman, as well as Jade and Pey’j, heroes of the cult classic game Beyond Good & Evil. Most of the avatars have a futuristic, cyberpunk-esque vibe similar to that of the show.
🕵️♂️ Van Gogh NFTs sell for millions as tokens moon again Two tokenized versions of Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh’s paintings have reportedly been sold for more than $2.5 million combined. Data from on-chain aggregator CryptoSlam.io shows that a non-fungible token (NFT) rendition of a painting by Van Gogh has changed hands for $1.3 million. The transaction comes only a day after another Van Gogh-inspired NFT sold for $1.27 million. Auction records reveal that the digitized paintings, number 132, fetched a sum of 35.9999 BTC or $1,313,635, while number 283 was sold for 34.9999 BTC, translating to $1,275.612 on the Bitcoin network.
⚫ ️ Soccer Giant Paris Saint-Germain Drops NFTs for Blvck Paris Fashion Collab Major soccer club Paris Saint-Germain F.C. and avant-garde fashion brand Blvck Paris are teaming up for an exclusive new collaboration fusing sports, fashion, and digital artistry, the companies announced in a joint press release Wednesday. The collection includes physical apparel, but is led first by a digital fashion drop via NFTs, initially through an exclusive launch on the Crypto.com marketplace. The NFTs will enable early access to purchase the physical gear, along with other potential benefits for holders.
📸 10101.art, an art tokenization company, will launch a new blockchain platform that allows users to own legendary physical art masterpieces created by popular artists such as Picasso, Dali, Banksy, Warhol, and many others. Users will be able to purchase ‘each piece’ as a fragment using tokenized digital asset technology.Each NFT will be assigned to these fragments, allowing ownership to be distributed among many individuals. Individuals holding a piece of this digital puzzle and a certificate attesting to their ownership rights to the actual physical object introduce a “novel dimension” to ownership, where co-ownership becomes predominant.
🏰 Disney Does NFTs Again in Partnership With NBA Top Shot Makers Dapper Labs Disney, the iconic, century-old brand known almost as much for its pursuit of technical innovation as much as its continually expanding catalog of entertainment products, is taking another stab at digital collectable non-fungible tokens (NFTs). This time it’s through a partnership with Dapper Labs, the Vancouver-based blockchain firm with experience building successful, consumer-facing Web3 apps including NBA Top Shot.
🙃 When Homer Simpson comes up with a get-rich-quick scheme it usually ends badly. In the latest episode of The Simpsons the hapless dad turns his son Bart, and then himself, into NFTs to make millions. It all goes wrong when Homer finds out from a floating pizza cat that "the NFT craze is over". The episode has been widely applauded by NFT fans and sceptics alike for successfully poking fun at a side of the crypto world that exploded a couple of years ago but has now gone very quiet.
💀 Mad Lads NFTs Hit All-Time High as Backpack Taps FTX Lawyer for Exchange Launch Following the recent news that the Solana-based NFT wallet app Backpack will launch a cryptocurrency exchange based in Dubai, the company has added former FTX general counsel Can Sun to lead the exchange. And now Backpack’s associated NFT project, Solana’s Mad Lads, has soared to an all-time high price.
🇨🇳 China declares stealing digital collections like NFTs liable for criminal theft sentence The statement explained that stealing a digital collection includes intrusion into the system on which it is housed, therefore also committing the crime of illegally obtaining computer information system data and theft.
🪨 Here We Go Again: Pet Rock JPEGs on Bitcoin, Ethereum Sell for Over $100K On Friday, two separate on-chain images of illustrated rocks—one hosted on Ethereum as an NFT, the other inscribed on Bitcoin as an Ordinal—sold for six-figure respective sums on secondary markets. An NFT from the EtherRocks collection, EtherRock #95, traded hands this morning for 100 ETH, or just over $209,000. Just hours prior, an Ordinal from the visually identical Bitcoin Rock collection sold for 2.99 BTC, worth just over $111,000 at writing.
🌭 Shiba Inu Shiboshi NFTs Appear On a Billboard in New York A massive integer billboard advertising the Shiba Inu cryptocurrency has appeared in New York City’s Times Square. “We will reach the moon soon”, referring to a famous phrase in the cryptocurrency realm.
🏀 Rookie Sensation Victor Wembanyama Set to Make NBA Top Shot Debut San Antonio Spurs rookie phenom Victor Wembanyama has already made waves in the NFT world with a six-figure sale via Sorare NBA last week, and now the 19-year-old hoops star is set to debut in NBA Top Shot this afternoon. Wembanyama is one of the fresh-faced NBA players featured in the Rookie Debut: Headliners Web pack dropping at 3pm ET Tuesday, along with Brandon Miller, Scoot Henderson, Amen Thompson, Ausar Thompson, and Chet Holmgren. Each pack includes five total NFT collectibles, each depicting a video highlight from an NBA player, with one of those five moments coming from one of the aforementioned rookies. Dapper Labs will make 2,445 total packs available at $79 apiece.
Adidas Collect Web3 Platform Auctions Limited Edition Bugatti-Inspired Shoes In a press release on Bugatti’s website, the companies confirmed that 99 pairs of shoes inspired by Bugatti’s car designs will be listed for sale between November 8th and 11th. Each shoe will come with a digital twin, and prospective buyers will be able to place bids using MoonPay, a crypto and NFT payment service that allows users to use fiat currency to complete crypto transactions.
ATP Tennis Tour Unveils NFT Drop for Personalized 2023 Finals Posters The partnership, titled POSTER, will allow fans to customize their own versions of the official Nitto ATP Finals poster on Artchild’s digital platform with color palettes curated by various artists. The physical posters will then be printed out and distributed to purchasers alongside an NFT collectible duplicate minted on Polygon, an Ethereum scaling network.