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Crypto Artists and Investors Trusts NFTs to Transform the Art Industry

Nifty Gateway, a leading marketplace for nonfungible tokens with the backing of the Winklevoss brothers, recorded its largest-valued auction to-date on July 23 when the digital artwork and NFT “Picasso’s Bull” sold for $55,555.55. The milestone comes as benefits of fractionalized ownership, decentralized provenance verification and the global liquidity pool enabled by blockchain technology are …

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Roland marks TR-808’s 40th anniversary with a documentary and freebies

Roland It’s the TR-808 drum machine’s 40th anniversary this year, and Roland is marking 808 Day (8/08, of course) with a flood of goodies to celebrate the legendary instrument. To begin with, there’s a mini documentary (with a convenient 8:08 running time) detailing the device’s use in songs over the decades, right down to the …

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‘Ghost in the Shell’ (the good one) arrives in 4K on September 8th

Just in time for its 25th anniversary, Ghost in the Shell is getting a 4K Ultra HD rerelease. On September 8th, you’ll be able to buy Mamoru Oshii’s landmark film in a beautiful collection that will let you watch the 1995 feature across multiple formats. Lionsgate has remastered both the original Japanese and English audio …

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Tim Draper: Tokenize Masterpieces to Disrupt the Art Auction Duopoly

Famed Silicon Valley and crypto investor Tim Draper believes that distributed ledger technology is transforming the art industry. Speaking to Cointelegraph, Draper emphasized the benefits that many of the core utilities of DLT offer to the art sector, such as immutability, transparency, and traceability: “People are going to be able to tokenize their art, and …

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A life-size Gundam statue will be completed outside of Japan in 2021

Bandai Namco You won’t have to visit Japan to see a life-size Gundam statue in the months ahead, although you may still have to book a lengthy trip. Our Engadget Chinese colleagues report that Bandai Namco will debut an 18-meter (about 59ft) Freedom Gundam statue at the LaLaport Mall in Jinqiao, Shanghai, China sometime in …

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Review: ‘HOW ARE WE’ – Tokenized Performance Art Film

As Cointelegraph reported, earlier this week a quarantine-inspired performance art film called HOW ARE WE was hashed and minted into a non-fungible token on the Ethereum blockchain. The project also minted another group of fungible HOW tokens and distributed these amongst the film’s contributors. The rights to the work are now controlled by the main …

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How an Art Collective Is Using Blockchain to Protest Police Brutality

A blockchain-centric art project is pushing the boundaries of modern art with a controversial digital display. The DADA Art Collective, a loosely affiliated group of roughly a dozen visual artists across the globe, teamed up with the non-fungible token (NFT) marketplaces OpenSea and Mintbase plus the file-storage blockchain Arweave to publish the names and faces …

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A Digital Art Project Might Have an Answer to the Woes of Staking Centralization

What if better behavior on blockchains could be encouraged with fun rather than value? Josh Lee and Tony Yun of Chainapsis built a staking demo at the Cross-Chain Hackathon to increase network participation – essentially by distributing digital crayons. Lee and Yun created AstroCanvas, a game that gave stakers the ability to draw tiny amounts on …

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Photoshop for iPad gets Curves and Apple Pencil pressure settings

Sponsored Links Adobe When Adobe launched Photoshop for the iPad late last year, users were less than impressed with its limited features – to say the tablet version of the software was a pared back take on the desktop standard was something of an understatement. However, Adobe was quick to reassure digital artists that updates …

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Top fashion houses are showing their latest styles in ‘Animal Crossing’

Sponsored Links Maison Valentino, Instagram Real-world fashion shows (and in some cases, fashion in general) aren’t options during a pandemic, so how do labels get the word out? In 2020, they flock to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. As Elle and Kotaku have noticed, designers like Marc Jacobs, Sandy Liang and Valentino have been showcasing their …

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