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Art reimagined: NFTs are changing the collectibles market

Art has been serving as the ultimate source of inspiration to many people throughout all of history. In the era of cryptocurrencies and the digitized world, trends change faster than ever. For years, numerous artists have tried stepping into rapidly advancing playgrounds and grabbing their slice of pie, but now their time has truly come. …

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Deutsche Börse and Commerzbank invest in new digital asset venture

German securities marketplace Deutsche Boerse and major bank Commerzbank have jointly invested in a new holding company which plans to focus on blockchain technology and digital assets. Deutsche Boerse announced Thursday that the company and Commerzbank entered a strategic partnership with fintech firm 360X to develop new blockchain-based digital marketplaces and existing real asset classes …

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Novel hydrogels can safely remove graffiti from vandalized street art

Enlarge / A five-year-old boy with boxing gloves poses in front of a huge mural of himself in Denver, Colorado. Blaine Harrington III/Image Bank/Getty Images Mention the word “graffiti,” and many people’s thoughts immediately turn to vandalism in the form of defacement of property. But there is also graffiti that rises above such negative connotations …

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NFT platforms: Going beyond marketplaces to deliver unique content

The beginning of 2021 was marked by an unprecedented high interest in nonfungible token, or NFT, technology in various fields, the peak of which occurred in March. Nowadays, news about art deals with NFTs appears every day. What is more interesting is that NFTs are becoming fashionable among people who were previously ignorant of crypto.  …

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NFTs ‘ten times better’ than traditional art, says Beeple’s $69M NFT buyer

Nonfungible tokens are “ten times better than their physical counterparts”, according to digital art collector MetaKovan. The pseudonymous art patron, who was recently revealed to be blockchain entrepreneur Vingaresh Sundaresan, bought the NFT of Beeple’s “EVERYDAYS: THE FIRST 5000 DAYS” for $69 million dollars earlier this year. Explaining the motives behind his purchase in an …

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Mobile games developer Tapinator to launch ‘NFT500’ service

Tapinator, a publicly-traded mobile games publisher based in New York City, has announced plans to launch a new subscription casting service focused on nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, highlighting the growing popularity of digital art.  Launching in summer 2021, NFT500 will host a collection of blue-chip NFTs from digital and traditional artists that subscribers can “cast” …

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Superchief opens first-ever gallery dedicated to NFT art in New York City

Mainstream adoption of nonfungible tokens doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon as the first-ever art gallery dedicated solely to NFT-backed art has opened in New York City.  Superchief, an artist collective that operates galleries in New York and Los Angeles, announced the launch of the new gallery in the Union Square neighborhood. The …

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Painting by avant-garde master Baranoff-Rossine to be auctioned as a NFT

An early 20th century master who boasts a permanent installation at the Museum of Modern Art is about to get new life on the blockchain.  In collaboration with NFT marketplace Mintable, the family of Wladimir Baranoff-Rossine will be releasing a collection of the esteemed Cubo-Futurist’s work. There will be a number of paintings digitized as …

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Stock Exchange SIX Aims to List Bitcoin on SDX, Crypto Trading Platform to Launch This Summer

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>On March 17, a report detailed that the digital exchange being developed by Switzerland’s principal stock exchange SIX is preparing to launch by the summer of 2021. The exchange called SIX Digital Exchange (SDX) reportedly will also offer bitcoin, alongside the possibility of non-fungible token (NFT) assets like tokenized works of art.</strong> …

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‘Digital archeology’: long-dormant MoonCats project rides NFT mania to the moon

As the profusion of new algorithmically-generated nonfungible token projects drives down the premium on digital rarity, digital history and being among the “firsts” has become a more reliable source of value. As a result, long-forgotten projects are being unearthed by on-chain sleuths, and yesterday they might have struck gold on their biggest find yet.  At …

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