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Beyond the Hype: Real-World NFT Use Cases That Would Benefit Society

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Time to face the fundamentals: what are NFTs used for, in the first place? An abundance of high-value NFT sales has continued to dominate the space, despite the recent bear market, so it’s not too outlandish that many still associate NFTs with financial speculation. Lumping NFTs into this bracket seems like the most convenient way to answer why people even buy NFTs in the first place. But in reality, NFTs are so much more than that. Part of why brands are flocking to Web3 is the need to familiarize more people with the technologies associated with it. Obviously, that includes […]

Anime PFPs: 6 Stunning NFT Projects Bringing a New Generation to Web3

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For as long as users have set their own PFPs on community sites, one type of imagery has dominated the space — the anime PFP. From the 90s to the mid-2000s, Western anime fans were primarily interested in hits like Dragon Ball Z, which appeared on Cartoon Network’s Toonami programming block, and Cowboy Bebop on Adult Swim. As a result, anime PFPs used during this era tended to feature characters from these specific shows. Seeing the likes of Goku, Vegeta, or Spike Spiegel in a profile picture was common. Unsurprisingly, back then, avatars tended to look rather similar. Since that […]

NFTs Live Forever: From Apollo 11 Artifacts to the Arch of Peace

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When you store something on a blockchain — whether it’s a meme coin, a Goblin NFT, or even government documents — it will remain there forever, etched upon the blockchain’s ledger. It won’t be disturbed or modified, and, barring a worldwide apocalypse, it won’t be forgotten. This last bit is essential. Although an ISIS supporter may have previously experimented with the immutable properties of blockchain technology as a way to keep hateful propaganda online forever, this is very much the exception and not the rule. As such, multiple projects have propped up over the years to leverage this core feature […]

The Top Music NFT Moments of All Time

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In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic effectively cut musicians off from all of their primary sources of income. Live shows ended, merchandise sales slowed to a crawl, and the money stopped coming in. The months dragged on, and things didn’t get better. But then a new kind of music art came onto the scene, and in 2021 the inevitable occurred — the music industry embraced non-fungible tokens (NFTs). We say this move was inevitable with good reason. Artists, especially independent musicians, were more than eager to find alternate revenue streams. What’s more, the music industry is — and always has been […]

12 Unique Ways BAYC Holders Are Monetizing Their NFTs

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In just over a year, the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) became one of, if not the biggest brand in all of NFTs. Seen as one of the largest money makers in the NFT ecosystem, throughout most of 2022 it was nearly impossible to purchase an original BAYC NFT for less than six figures. Yet, it may (or may not) come as a surprise to some that buying BAYC NFTs low and selling high isn’t necessarily the only way to profit from the ecosystem. We’re not talking about companion collections or social tokens though, but rather profiting from the use […]

5 NFT Projects on Tezos You Need To Know About

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Looking to dive further into the NFT space? You can start by straying off the virtual beaten path and exploring projects hosted on blockchains besides the monolithic Ethereum network. One such blockchain that’s worth looking into is Tezos. Built by Kathleen and Arthur Breitman in 2017, this blockchain sets itself apart from its contemporaries in a few notable ways. Firstly, it’s capable of evolving and self-amending, which enables programs hosted on it to scale themselves up relatively quickly and reliably. Perhaps more importantly, though, Tezos is also renowned in NFT circles due to how it runs on a Proof-of-Stake consensus […]

3 Posthumous NFT Projects to Know About

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Posthumous projects are nothing new. In the music world alone, the practice dates all the way back to the 19th century, with the release of Frédéric Chopin’s Fantaisie-Impromptu two decades after his passing. With the rise of NFTs, many estates have started to launch NFT projects in various shapes and forms celebrating to life and work of deceased artists. This has been met with elation from some fans, and deep skepticism and anger from others. Here we round up some of the most notable projects, and the reception from fans and parties involved. Stan Lee Three years after he passed […]

A Complete and Simple Guide to the Top 10 NFT Marketplaces

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Over the last few years, the non-fungible token (NFT) ecosystem has become vast and dense. Now spanning multiple blockchains and dozens of platforms and marketplaces, it can be a daunting task to navigate the ins and outs of the weird wide world of NFTs. Collectors and creators now have a wealth of avenues through which they can trade, flip, and invest in blockchain JPEGs. Gone are the days of just a few points of sale. To help simplify the process, we’ve compiled a list of the top NFT marketplaces based on user numbers, sales volume, and general popularity — but […]

Drop-in to These Four New Skateboarding NFT Projects

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Ever since skateboarding’s earliest days in the mid-20th century, it has held significant staying power as a countercultural symbol. It’s no surprise then, that various NFT projects have sprung up over the last year centered around this sport, hobby, and cultural mainstay. With so many facets of skateboarding to explore, there is a litany of ways upon which skateboarding NFT projects can execute their visions. But there’s another reason skateboarding makes so much sense for NFTs: community. NFTs saw such a meteoric rise over 2021, with continued growth to this day despite the state of the market, due in large […]

The 7 Types of NFTs You Need To Know About

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There are an endless amount of potential applications for NFTs – they’re far from just JPEGs with a price tag, despite what the laziest detractors might want you to believe. However, since we’re still in the early stages of NFTs, it might be some time before we see more projects similar in scale to Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin’s Soulbound Tokens. As such, NFT projects these days typically fall into one of seven categories. Here’s everything you need to know about them. 1. PFPs and Avatars Without a doubt, this format is what most internet users outside the NFT sphere think […]
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