NFT Domains Platform Unstoppable Raises $65M Series A at $1B Valuation

Unstoppable Domains, the leading non-fungible token (NFT) domains platform, announced the closing of a $65 million Series A funding round at a valuation of $1 billion. The company said it will use the capital for developing new products and collaborations within the Web3.0 industry. It’s a big step for the platform, which saw prestigious investors joining this funding round. Among them were Pantera Capital, Mayfield, Gaingels, Alchemy Ventures, Redbeard Ventures, Spartan Group, OKG Investments, Polygon, CoinDCX, and CoinGecko. Other big…

Binance Jumps into NFT Ticketing After UEFA Champions League Fiasco

Binance is looking into solutions to the escalating fraud in the traditional ticketing system for sports events. To this end, it launched a series of NFT tickets in collaboration with the Italian football club S.S. Lazio. This partnership will allow fans to buy season tickets for the team’s home games in the form of non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Why the Traditional Ticketing System is Failing In May, the UEFA Champions League Final in Paris was marred by chaos when multiple fake…

KuCoin Crypto Exchange Debuts USDT-Dominated NFT ETF

KuCoin, one of the most popular crypto exchanges, has launched an exchange-traded fund (ETF) to increase liquidity for NFT collections like Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC). This new service should help investors access non-fungible tokens and boost the assets’ widespread availability. The Seychelles-based exchange partnered with NFT infrastructure provider Fracton Protocol to ensure the project’s feasibility. A USDT-Dominated ETF The KuCoin NFT ETF is using Tether (USDT) as the crypto reference for its trading operations, including five different funds. The…

Muse to Release Next Album on Polygon-based NFT Platform Serenade

Muse will launch its latest album, "Will of the People," as a limited-edition NFT on Polygon-powered platform Serenade on August 26. The world-famous British rock band will establish a premiere in the UK and Australian charts by releasing the first-ever, entirely NFT music album. Moreover, the release will only feature 1,000 copies available globally at £20 (around $24.50) apiece. In return for their money, fans will get the band's ninth studio album as a downloadable, high-res FLAC version. Each copy…

NFT Minting – What Do We Know about Its Environmental Costs?

A multi-billion dollar sector was born out of the non-fungible token (NFT) market in 2021. Environmentalists are increasingly alarmed about the ecological impact of this growing sector.  Is NFT minting a cause for concern for our planet's environment? What options do we have in resolving this problem? These crucial questions will be the core of today’s guide. Minting New NFTs Minting, the act of adding a specific item to the blockchain, is similar to producing a physical coin. It has…

VanEck to Showcase Real-World Utility With First NFT Collection

Asset management company VanEck has taken its first steps in the virtual world with the release of its first collection of non-fungible tokens. Co-founder Matt Barlett revealed that the tokens would likely grant holders exclusive access to various perks. However, VanEck is trying to set its NFTs apart from existing ones as much as possible. VanEck’s Vision for NFTs The New York-based investment firm has dubbed the newly-launched collection the VanEck Community NFT. It comprises 1000 Ethereum-based tokens that feature…

Top NFT Portfolio Trackers to Use in 2022

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are the latest craze in and around the crypto industry. These digital assets provide a never-before-seen ownership value that empowers creators, brands, and artists everywhere. Moreover, they have spurred a new class of investors, the NFT collectors. Their community is expanding rapidly and developing into a multi-billion market. Similar to a domino effect, the rise of NFT collectors has increased the popularity of portfolio trackers. These tools track the performance of assets within a portfolio and provide…

BitsCrunch Raises $3.6M in Funding for NFT Analytics Tools

BitsCrunch, a multichain NFT analytics firm, has secured $3.6 million in a recent funding round. Some of the cryptosphere's most powerful investment firms have contributed to this event. So, while the project is still developing, it clearly benefits from important industry support. What is BitsCrunch? BitsCrunch combines artificial intelligence with analytics tools to determine a fair price for NFTs. Additionally, it identifies wash trading warnings and calculates whether an NFT is genuine or fake. The company operates from Germany and…

Papa John’s Enters NFT Space With Free Tezos Airdop

Despite regulatory threats, famous pizza Place Papa John's is entering the NFT space with a huge giveaway. Pizza take-out chain Papa John's (PZZA) is planning to airdrop nearly 20,000 non-fungible tokens (NFT). According to the official statement, Papa John's is giving away 19,840 NFTs. The campaign will start in early March, when the company will airdrop NFTs over a few days. The number 19,840 represents the company's founding year, or 1984. Overall, there are nine NFT designs, inspired by a Papa…

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