Deadmau5 to Release ‘Slickmau5’ NFT Collection

Canadian EDM artist, Joel Thomas Zimmerman, more commonly known as deadmau5, is releasing an NFT collection dubbed ‘Slickmau5’ on March 9. deadmau5’s recent NFT collaboration sees him teaming up with artist OG Slick. The collection will feature digital art and contain new music from deadmau5’s forthcoming album. The collection will be available on NFT exchange … Read more

Music Industry’s Interest in NFTs Surges

Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) have seen a boom in the last few months and artists like Grimes and Kings of Leon are getting in on the action. Fans are lining up to buy millions worth of digital art and now even whole albums. NFTs are cryptographically secure collectibles that trade on a blockchain. Their value derives … Read more

NFT Marketplace Rarible Closes $1.75M Seed Raise From 1kx, Coinbase Ventures

Non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace Rarible is building a “Uniswap for NFTs” and has fresh dough to get it done. The token startup has raised $1.75 million from early-stage fund 1kx to broaden its decentralized market venue to include a new governance structure, co-founders Alex Salnikov and Alexei Falin told CoinDesk in a phone interview. Rarible’s … Read more

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 because 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 … Read more

Axie Infinity Launches Public Testnet of Ronin Sidechain to ‘Scale Even Faster’

A Pokemon-inspired digital pet universe that has grown to be the most-played game on Ethereum is testing new ways to scale. Announced Wednesday, Axie Infinity has launched the public testnet of its Ronin sidechain. The new sidechain will “give us room to breathe and scale even faster,” co-founder Jeffrey Zirlin said in an interview. “We’ve … Read more

Miami Heat’s Tyler Herro Lends Voiceover Chops to Dapper Labs’ NBA Top Shot

When opening Dapper Labs blockchain game NBA Top Shot for the first time, users will hear Miami Heat shooting guard Tyler Herro guiding them through the onboarding process.  Herro is the first professional athlete to provide a voiceover for a crypto platform, helping fans get situated in the world of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) by using … Read more

Native NFTs Look to Boost Engagement (and Monetization) for Streamers

Decentralized streaming platform is launching native non-fungible tokens (NFTs) for content creators to mint and share with their fans. The addition of NFTs to the gaming-focused network means the 800-plus streamers on the platform can create their own unique items, emotes and badges to share with their viewers. This new engagement tactic by Theta … Read more