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Topps Garbage Pail Kids Blockchain Collectibles Can Be Found at Target and Walmart

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>The popular trading card company Topps has just launched the “2021 Garbage Pail Kids Food Fight” series today, and the trading card packs are being sold at Target and Walmart stores. Not only will the Garbage Pail Kids (GPK) series provide people with collectible cardboard trading cards, Topps has also inserted blockchain-based …

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Blockchain-Backed NFT Market Value Grew 299% in 2020

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>A report has unveiled figures that confirm the bullish run of non-fungible token markets over the last year. Two analytical firms behind the studies stated that the NFT industry grew by 299% in 2020.</strong> Total Number of Active Wallets Rose by 97% According to the NFT Report 2020, published by L’Atelier BNP …

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Kakao to Record Private Securities on Its Own Blockchain as NFTs

South Korean internet giant Kakao’s blockchain arm Ground X is now storing and verifying unlisted investments as nonfungible tokens (NFTs) on its public blockchain. Unlisted investments are shares of startups that are offered to investors for purchase prior to a public offering. Since these securities are not listed on formal markets, they are traded over …

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Sandbox Games and NFTs: Microsoft and Enjin Issue Minecraft-Compatible Blockchain Collectibles

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Players who enjoy the best-selling video game Minecraft will be able to transfer blockchain-based non-fungible token (NFT) assets into the game. Microsoft and the company Enjin have issued Minecraft-compatible NFTs in order to celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.</strong> Minecraft-Compatible Non-Fungible Tokens The video game Minecraft is the …

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NFTs take center stage at ETH Denver 2021

At ETH Denver’s virtual conference, non-fungible tokens have been in the limelight with seven mainstage presentations devoted to utility, adoption, and novel use cases — a sign of growing acceptance for what was once considered a niche or lesser application of blockchain tech. While the seven presentations have been dwarfed by decentralized finance’s 14 (not …

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Microsoft and Enjin Bring Cross-Platform Custom NFTs to Minecraft

Microsoft has launched a browser game that rewards players with non-fungible tokens (NFTs) for use inside Minecraft, one of the world’s most popular games. According to a press release shared to CoinDesk on Thursday, Azure Space Mystery is a text-based interactive and educational puzzle game set aboard the International Space Station. There, players encounter prominent …

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In the end, do NFTs even matter? Linkin Park rapper joins celebrity NFT mania

Mike Shinoda, the musician and co-founder of rap-rock band Linkin Park, launched an auction on Rarible last night for “Zora,” a nonfungible token (NFT) music clip from a forthcoming song. In doing so, Shinoda joins an ever-growing throng of celebrities and influencers who are dipping their toes into NFT tech — and bringing their considerable …

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Rare Hashmasks Digital Artwork Sells for $650K in Ether

A demonic digital artwork on the Ethereum blockchain has been sold for a small fortune via peer-to-peer marketplace OpenSea. Selling for 420 ETH (roughly $650,000 at the time of purchase on Wednesday), the collectible non-fungible token (NFT)-based artwork is known as a Hashmask. The buyer, @seedphrase on Twitter, posted: The Hashmask platform, from Switzerland-based Suum …

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Rare Sneaker App Switches From Ethereum to Hedera to Skip Blockchain Fees

SUKU, a blockchain startup that tracks luxury goods among other things, is moving its high-end sneaker authentication system to Hedera Hashgraph, after the fees on Ethereum became too high. The first SUKU application to migrate to Hedera is called INFINITE, and it uses non-fungible tokens (NFTs), one-of-a-kind digital watermarks, to authenticate and enable easy secondary …

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