NFT Review #6 - The Stars Keep Adopting

Jay Z launches first NFT, Beeple launches NFT platform, partners with Phala

NFT Review is a weekly newsletter covering NFTs in the Web3 ecosystem on Polkadot’s side of the woods. The newsletter is put together by Bruno Škvorc and Gilbert Bassey.

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Dear NFT enthusiast,

It’s a new week and NFTs are still on the up!

In a week that Jay Z decides to join in on the NFT fun, Beeple takes his fun to new heights with a new NFT platform. Then there’s the iconic car from Back to The Future whose makers announced that they will be launching an NFT series based on the car.

It seems every time you look there’s a new person or business launching an NFT project. At this rate, the whole world is going to be into NFTs before the crypto market recovers the $800 billion it has lost since its recent slump.

Thank you for reading and have a great week.

— NFT Review

👨🏼‍🎨  RMRK Artist Spotlight: SHIBA TALES

On this week's episode of Artist Spotlight, RMRK caught up with Shiba Tales, the proud creator of the Bishuojo Collection among others. Like many crypto artists in the space, she found NFTs through the help of a friend and since then she's never looked back. Click to read the interview.

📬 NFT News from Kusama & Polkadot

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🚨🔥🚨🔥🚨🔥🚨🔥🚨🔥🚨🔥🚨🔥 Warning! Sudden Death mode has been activated on! This newest batch is HIGHLY FLAMMAMBLE - each unsaved egg when the timer expires will burn 5 more of its kind! 🚨🔥🚨🔥🚨🔥🚨🔥🚨🔥🚨🔥🚨🔥
  • Bit.Country has been accepted to attend the CDL Blockchain Bootcamp at @creativedlab

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We are proud to announce that
Bit.Country has been accepted to attend the CDL Blockchain Bootcamp at @creativedlab Since its inception, companies that participated in the CDL program have created $13+ billion (CAD) in equity value. #BuildSomethingMassive on @Polkadot
  • Phala will provide privacy infrastructure services to Bit.Country’s Metaverse, allowing the addition of privacy features to Metaverse, Virtual worlds, NFTs, and secret messages.

  • Kodadot beta tests Subsocial’s cross-chain integration, giving users the option to leave comments on the NFT marketplace.

🗞 NFT News from Ethereum and Beyond

  • After making history with his $69 million non-fungible token (NFT) art auctioned at Christie’s, Mike Winkelmann, more commonly known as Beeple, revealed the launch of an NFT platform called

  • Jay-Z celebrates the 25th anniversary of 'Reasonable Doubt' by selling his first NFT. The rapper tapped artist Derrick Adams to reimagine the cover of his debut album for a Sotheby's auction.

  • NFT marketplace Rarible just raised $14.2 million in new funding.

  • According to an announcement from DeLorean Motor Company (DMC), the firm’s iconic DeLorean DMC-12 will be turned into a series of 40 unique DeLorean 1-of-1 NFTs created by the acclaimed street artist Madsteez.

  • Artist Sam Cox, more commonly referred to as Mr. Doodle, is launching a series of NFTs via the marketplace Nifty Gateway. The series is called “ESC” and it will be the first of a five-part NFT collection with “CTRL,” “ALT,” “DELETE,” and “SHIFT” to be released at a later date.

  • The Sandbox’s first Summer Jam LAND sale sold out in 3 seconds!

  • Hic Et Nunc was attacked by a user who exploited a flaw in the swap contract that allowed him to remove more OBJKTS from the swap contract than he swapped, basically draining the swap contract.

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⚠️ATTENTION #HICETNUNC COMMUNITY⚠️ Unfortunately, there is currently an exploit on the swap contract. It is recommended we cancel ALL swaps except for 1/1s. You can find stuff you swapped for secondary at or… Read for more info:

Django BRRRRiꜩ 🌮 @djangobits

ATTN HEN COMMUNITY! A attacker is exploiting a flaw in the swap contract. It allows him to remove more OBJKTS from the swap contract than he swapped, basically draining the swap contract. 1/4 #hicetnunc #hicetnunc2000 #HEN

That’s all for this week, see you in the next edition! Got some links to share with us, artists to feature, NFTs to sell, jobs to promote, or events to popularize? Get in touch with Bruno or gbaci!