Welcome to the bi-weekly round up of the latest 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.
It’s been a very exciting few weeks in the space, especially with the action around Facebook’s latest announcement about its name change to “Meta” and its intentions to develop a metaverse. Quite a few cool projects have taken off, and new celebrities such as Reese Whitherspoon have joined NFT land.
Now let’s dive in and see what media across the globe have been reporting on!
Axie Infinity Documentary Wins a Film Award
Most NFT enthusiasts have already watched the epic short documentary film, “Play-to-earn: NFT Gaming in the Phillipines,” released earlier this year. The film showcases the positive impact Axie Infinity has made on people’s income in the Philippines. This inspiring and heart warming short film became really popular and has been watched and retweeted by fans across the world. The team behind the film, Emfarsis, recently announced that it won the Robinson Awards October 2021 short documentary category. Congratulations!
We are proud to announce that our @playtoearn_ documentary “PLAY-TO-EARN: NFT Gaming in the Philippines” has won the @RobinsonAwards October 2021 docu short category. We hope to continue sharing such inspiring stories with the world. @leah_cb @nsmale https://t.co/22zljloiek pic.twitter.com/27fwRMf0Pk
— Emfarsis (@emfarsis) October 20, 2021
3LAU is Featured Live on Fox Business
Music maestro and dedicated NFT supporter, 3LAU, was interviewed on Fox Business. Marking the three year anniversary since his entry into the NFT space, the musician is more positive than ever about the future of NFTs. In the interview he talks about music and the blockchain, and the launch of the first-ever blockchain-powered music festival.
It’s the 3 year anniversary of my first NFT experiment.
People thought we were nuts in 2018 w/ OMF (Our Music Festival).
The next 3 years will be the most important for growth in the space.
Are you in? pic.twitter.com/uDGrdnaSth
— ▽ (@3LAU) October 20, 2021
The Times Reports on The Botto Project
The Botto Project, a decentralized NFT art project based on AI, was featured on The Times. Botto has been getting a lot of attention lately due to its innovative structure. Anyone who holds a Botto token can help train an AI and create better art through a weekly voting system. Each week the result is auctioned off on SuperRare.
— Botto (@bottoproject) October 20, 2021
The Wall Street Journal Reports on Facebook’s Metaverse Plans
As most will know by now, pretty much every major media outlet reported on Facebook’s name change to Meta, and Mark Zuckerberg’s plans for NFTs. The Wall Street Journal also released an exclusive video on the metaverse, what it is, and how Zuckerberg is planning to build it.
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) October 18, 2021
HYPEBEAST Reports on RTFKT
Leading culture magazine, HYPEBEAST, released an article on RTFKT’s latest groundbreaking partnership with world-renowned Japanese painter and sculptor, Takashi Murakami. The two are currently working together on NFT avatar project, which will feature 3D fully rigged models.
Takashi Murakami and RTFKT Studios Join For an NFT ‘Avatar Project’ https://t.co/Z35UClCVM2
— HYPEBEAST (@HYPEBEAST) October 29, 2021
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