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NFT Review 27 - Adoption Intensifying
NFL introduces NFT ticketing, Barbados' metaverse embassy, Royal raises $55m, and more.
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Dear NFT enthusiast,
Late last week, news dropped that the NFL (National Football League in America) has launched league-wide NFT tickets with Ticketmaster. Although the details state that the NFT tickets will actually be digital replicas of physical tickets, we understand what this really means—ADOPTION INTENSIFYING!
NFTs are not just here to stay, they are here to infiltrate…every sector possible. We look forward to when ticketing companies are confident enough to skip physical tickets altogether in favor of NFT ticketing. We are almost certain of the inevitability.
That said, don’t take our word for it, look around you:
Facebook becomes Meta. Visa buys a Punk as a marketing stunt. Universal Music creates a Metaverse band. Grammy Awards embrace NFTs. Adobe enables NFT integration in-app. Miramax sues Tarantino because of NFTs. Barbados building an embassy in the metaverse.
In summary, the adopters keep adopting while the builders keep building.
Thank you for reading and have a great week.
— NFT Review
👨🏼🎨 RMRK Artist Spotlight: SFY and the Donkey Gang
On this episode of RAS, we spoke to SFY, a team of digital creatives who create art together. They are the creators of Donkey Gang, a collection of badass NFT donkeys that live on Kusama and can be interacted with via Singular.
The team first caught our attention when they participated in the Kanaria Art Contest, submitting a couple of birds that blew us away. They deepened their impact in RMRK by also participating in the RMRK 2.0 Idea Contest. We spoke about their journey into NFTs, their creative process, and a lot more.
📬 NFT News from Kusama & Polkadot
There is less than a week left in the RMRK Hackathon, now is the time to participate if you haven’t. There is also a non-developer category for artists.
Public voting has also opened.
Manta Network has joined the RMRK Hackathon as a general sponsor.
A great thread on Kanaria gems covering the different types of gems, their rarity, and possible use cases.
NFT marketplace Singular now supports file-type filters which enable users to search for NFTs based on their file type (music, image, video, AR, etc.). You can view more updates in the Singular changelog.
The Substrapunk-Kanaria raffle is finally open! If you hold a Kanaria bird, you can now claim a free raffle ticket which will give you a chance to win one of 50 substrapunks including a highly coveted blonde worth over 35 KSM.
Unique Network is distributing free tickets to the ‘Enter the Metaverse’ event holding on 2nd - 3rd December.
Polkadot & Friends and RMRK are hosting a meetup in London titled Introduction to Blockchain and NFTs. Register for free here.
Referral bonuses are still live for the Dino x Dino NFT sale.
🗞 NFT News from Ethereum and Beyond
The Doodles collectibles project notched +20k ETH worth of trading volume in its first month out.
SuperRare kicked off voting for its Space Race #1.
New AI art platform BrainDrops saw its first 3 drops sell out in minutes this week.
Leading NFT game Axie Infinity just announced the Axie Infinity Creator Cup.
The country of Barbados is establishing a metaverse embassy in Decentraland.
Aavegotchi’s Gotchiverse just had its 1st land sale; check out this awesome explainer thread.
Don’t miss this sneak peek of the Nifty Island builder system:
Genie, the first NFT marketplace aggregator, opened up to the public.
Sushi’s Shoyu NFT platform just launched.
NFT curation project Gallery just raised nearly $3M.
Check out Index Coop’s progress on $JPG, a “blue-chip NFT index.”
NFT lending platform NFTfi just raised a $5M seed round.
The iconic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is marching its way to the blockchain with Collectible Balloons
NFT music marketplace Royal raises $55M in Series A round.
Sotheby’s has announced its collaboration with the public health care advocate and nonprofit organization Sostento to auction off its latest NFT collection via the Sotheby’s Metaverse. The collection is considered to be Sotheby’s “biggest NFT charity auction ever,” with all of its proceeds going towards Sostento.
Polemos, a play-to-earn (P2E) gaming guild specialized in NFT games, has raised $2 million in a strategic funding round to focus on its open-world RPG.
Funding platform Orica partners with an NGO to use NFTs to build a school in Uganda.
Co-founder Justin Banon discusses Boson Protocol’s plans to launch the world’s first Metaverse commerce experience in Decentraland.
Post Malone features BAYC NFTs in new music video with The Weeknd.
The Sandbox is opening up part of its metaverse to players for the first time via a multi-week play-to-earn (P2E) Alpha event.
Production company Miramax has filed a lawsuit accusing director Quentin Tarantino of copyright infringement for selling NFTs derived from his blockbuster 1994 film, "Pulp Fiction."