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.
As always, there was a lot of action in the past two weeks. Mainstream media picked up on all type of NFT news, from Snoop Dogg’s shenanigans, to NFT gaming, CryptoArt, and more.
Let’s see what the biggest headlines were for the end of September.
Serena Tabacchi Featured on Italian Media
Director and co-founder of Museum of Contemporary Digital Art, Serena Tabacchi, took part in Italian Tech Week (ITW) where she discussed NFT art and the blockchain. She was also featured on the popular Italian news outlet Republicca. Unfortunately, there is no English translation of her talk at ITW, so this one is for all our Italian NFT people.
— Serena Tabacchi (@SerenaTabacchi) September 28, 2021
@SerenaTabacchi presenta alcune opere che sono rappresentative dell'arte digitale e degli #NFT: "Molte sono state realizzate da artisti italiani" #ITW 2021 https://t.co/rMCZvogIt8 pic.twitter.com/OgW0R1cQXT
— Repubblica (@repubblica) September 24, 2021
CryptoArtists Featured in TIME’s TIMEPieces Project
TIME magazine’s NFT project TIMEPieces not only shook the market making it to the top 5 rankings on OpenSea, but also made waves in global media publications. The iconic magazine released an NFT collection last week featuring 40 NFT artists from across the globe. This momentous occasion gave an opportunity for many previously unknown artists to make their mark in the space. The artists created original, limited-edition artworks for the TIMEPiece collection, totaling 4,676 NFTs.
I'm so honored to announce that I am part of @TIME’s 'Build A Better Future' project. A very special thank you to @Micah_Johnson3 for nominating me to be part of such an amazing project. https://t.co/vlmzMlKv08
— Lethabo (@lethabohuma) September 22, 2021
BBC News Reports on Sorare’s Major Investment Round
BBC reported on Sorare’s $680 million funding round, making it the biggest investment in NFT history. The news took the world by storm, breaking all previous records. The article also explores why NFTs are controversial and the concerns which charities, fan organizations and journalists have about crypto-assets mixing with sports.
Splinterlands Featured on Gadgets 360
Beloved blockchain game, Splinterlands, was featured on Gadgets 360 for becoming the most popular blockchain game in the market, according to DappRadar data. The game has crossed 260,000 daily users to hit the most-popular milestone, and according to the article, the current count has jumped almost threefold in less than a month.
Fortune Magazine Picks Up on Snoop Dogg’s NFT Shenanigans
Fortune magazine covered Snoop Dogg’s latest adventures in NFT land. Snoop has been causing quite a commotion since his announcement last week on his partnership with The Sandbox, and more importantly, his claim that he is the face behind anonymous crypto and NFT whale Cozomo de’ Vedici (which he most likely, isn’t.) The article is dedicated to the history of Cozomo and the enromous value of the wallet attached to the name.
NBC Reports on Tiger Woods Upcoming NFTs
NBC News Chicago reported on Tiger Woods’ upcoming NFT collection through Autograph. Autograph is an NFT marketplace owned by sports superstar Tom Brady. The article talks about the collection, what NFTs are, and the NFT craze dominating the sports world.
Mashable Drops an Article & Video on Meme NFT
Everyone’s favorite entertainment platform, Mashable, released an article and a video on the NFT sale of the famous “Side Eyeing Chloe” meme. The meme NFT sold for $76, 000, a large sum but much less than other memes have previously sold for (close to $1 million). Mashable spoke to the mother of “Side Eyeing Chloe” and reported on her slight disappointment in the NFT sale.
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