Welcome to the bi-weekly roundup of worldwide media coverage of NFTs by major news channels. This week we are back with another report on which NFTs have been catching the attention of popular media outlets across the world, and there is one in particular that spread like wildfire. Keep reading to find out which NFT was the number one, most reported, and hottest topic in the past two weeks.
There were quite a few NFT community members who were featured on major news websites in previous weeks, but these past two weeks the focus was more on NFT sales, partnerships, and research topics on the industry.
Let’s get to it.
ABC News Teaches People What NFTs Are
Perhaps a little late to the party, but here nonetheless, ABC News released a video and an article breaking down the concept of NFTs. The video features some major recent sales and explains how the industry has been booming in the past few months, why people are collecting and NFTs, and of course, what the heck NFTs are…in case you didn’t already know.
The Observer Features Mike Shinoda
Popular cultural news magazine, The Observer, featured an interview with the co-founder of Linkin Park, Mike Shinoda. The article talks about how Shinoda got into NFTs, how NFTs can help bring value back to music, and how artists can achieve success in the NFT industry. As some will know, Shinoda recently found success launching the release of “Happy Endings” with an NFT auction on Zora. The 10 exclusive pieces were auctioned, with some going for more than $6,000.
Arabian Business Covers the Earning Potential of NFT Gaming
The news website, Arabian Business, released an article on NFT gaming’s play-to-earn model, and that it has peaked interest in players from the Middle East as a source of income. It discusses how videogame stakeholders are utilising NFTs and other digital assets to incentivize players into spending even more time on the game by earning money. It also takes a deep dive into how Vorto Gaming, the company behind the videogame Hash Run, is using blockchain technology and the play-to-earn model to revolutionize the game.
Esquire Covers the Axie Infinity Play-To-Earn Movie
Esquire Magazine covered the success story of how Axie Infinity’s play-to-earn model has helped lift up communities from the Philippines during the pandemic. The article features the 18-minute long mini documentary and discusses how long players need to play the game and what they need to do in order to earn a decent income. Let’s just say, it is not as easy as it sounds!
If you haven’t seen the documentary yet, check out the video below.
The Media Goes Crazy for “Charlie Bit My Finger” NFT
If you’re an internet geek (or not) you will have heard of the weird, cute and funny YouTube video “Charlie Bit My Finger.” The video went viral many years ago, and now has over 800 million views. Naturally, the family behind the video decided to jump on the NFT bandwagon and cash in on their one-time hit. However, what surprised everyone was that it was announced the video would be deleted after the purchase of the NFT. The story was covered by many media outlets all over the world, including New York Post, Washington Post, BBC, and The Jakarta Post.
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