Welcome to the bi-weekly round up of NFT news from around the world, where we gather the top NFT-related news that have been featured by major media outlets in the past two weeks.
Coinbase co-founder Fred Ehrsam recently made headlines on a number of popular news channels. He did an interview with Bloomberg TV, where he spoke about the not-so-bright future of NFTs, and of course, the media immediately picked up on the news and sensationalized his opinions. According to mainstream media, “NFTs are dead.” According to the NFT community and the recent explosion in collectibles sales, they are far from being dead.
As always, new launches of sports collectibles are consistently on the radar of journalists and collectors, and there are reports from many parts of the world, such as Pakistan, about the latest celebrities to launch their own sports NFTs.
Let’s take a look at the top NFT news covered in the past two weeks below.
Daily Mail Reports on NFTs Being a Fail
This past month the Daily Mail had quite a frenzy in reporting on how the NFT bubble has burst and NFTs are “dead.” Perhaps they are not aware of the explosion in the collectibles market right now. They recently featured an article on Coinbase co-founder Fred Ehrsam, who believes that 90% of NFTs will have no worth in the next three to five years. Ehrsam’s opinions actually caught the attention of many mainstream media sources and he was featured in a number of popular news outlets.
Gadgets 360 Also Featured an Article on Ehrsam
Ehrsam also caught the attention of the massively popular tech news website, Gadgets 360. It is one of the leading news sites on tech news, with over 350k fans on Twitter alone, and a few hundred thousand readers each month. The article speak about Ehrsam’s interview with Bloomberg TV, and why NFT mania has taken the world by storm over the past one year.
Town & Country Magazine Feature an Article on How to Frame NFTs
The world-renowned luxury style, travel and leisure magazine Town & Country released an article called “So You Bought an NFT… How Do You Frame It?” The article explores the difficulties in framing digital art, and writer Olivia Hosken asks all the right questions, such as how can serious collectors show off their beloved acquisitions and will collectors start sporting digital frames on their walls?
The Guardian Reports on Tim Berners-Lee’s Source Code for the Web NFT
The Guardian posted an article on Sotheby’s auction of Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s NFT representing the source code for the worldwide web. The NFT dubbed “This Changed Everything” included the original time-stamped files containing the source code written in 1990 and 1991; an animated visualization of the code being written; a letter written by Berners-Lee; and a digital “poster” of the full code.
BOL Network Features Shoaib Akhtar and the Release of His NFT
The leading Pakistani news site, BOL Network, released an article on cricket legend Shoaib Akhtar and the launch of his own NFT. Akhtar is selling his NFT on TenUp’s Cricket NFT marketplace, which is the world’s first-of-its-kind tokenized platform for browsing and bidding for all kinds of digitalized cricket art pieces. According to the article, “this is a progressive step in the world of cryptocurrency traders who want more rules for cryptocurrencies in Pakistan.”
InsiderSport Featured the Partnership of McLaren and Tezos
The premier sports site, InsiderSport, which is part of the SBC news network, featured an article on Formula 1 racing team McLaren and the upcoming launch of their own NFTs on the Tezos blockchain. According to the news site, as part of the partnership, the Tezos brand will be represented across the McLaren Formula One and Arrow McLaren SP teams, including on the race suits of McLaren F1 drivers Lando Norris and Daniel Riccardo, and AMSP drivers Pato O’Ward and Felix Rosenqvist.
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