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A special type of cryptographic token that is a representation of a unique digital asset that is not interchangeable. This is in contrast to cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, and many networks or utility tokens that are fungible in nature.

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Crypto Art Sales are Soaring as Non-Fungible Token (NFT) Market Gains Traction
Crypto art being bought and sold as ERC-721 non-fungible tokens (NFT) has been making headlines based on the record-breaking sales being witnessed.

The Thrill Behind Non-Fungible Tokens
A non-fungible token (NFT) is a digital asset whose ownership is blockchain-based, and its value is pegged on its uniqueness. Some of the most common use-cases of NFTs include event tickets, game items, digital collectibles, software licensing, digital certificates, in-game props, authentication certificates, and domain names.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Intends to Donate Proceeds from Tweet NFT to Africa Relief Charity
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has capitalized on the non-fungible token (NFT) hype that has been going around.

NFT Mania Grips The Market As Hashmasks Emerge
While Bitcoin’s market capitalization passed $1 trillion for the first time ever on Feb.19, the Non Fungible Token (NFT) market has been growing at a pace like never before as well. A NFT is a special kind of crypto token which represents a wide range of tangible and intangible items from sports cards or collectibles, art and even real estate.

Beeple NFT Sells at Auction for $69.3M, The Biggest NFT Sale to Date
The world's most valuation NFT by Beeple has been auctioned at Christie's for an approximate sum of $69.3 million

Nifty Launches First USD-Based NFT Exchange Backed By Winklevoss Twins
Nifty, a centralized USD-based exchange for non-fungible tokens (NFTs), has announced that the Nifty Gateway 2.0 upgrade is live as of March 17.

China to Limit the Unauthorized Use of Other's Digital Properties
The illegal use of people’s work including Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT) without getting their permission has been a concern to the National Copyright Administration in China (NCAC). To this end, the agency alongside four departments has therefore enacted policies in a special edition campaign ‘Jianwang 20222’ to combat this issue according to a press statement

Abu Dhabi Global Market to Permit Licensed Exchanges Trade NFTs
The Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) is building out a regulatory framework that may make trading platforms or exchanges that have licenses to operate within the free trade zone to trade NFTs.

Brazilian SEC Seeks Adjustment to Crypto Regulation
The Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is pushing for adjustments to the legal framework of the crypto market in the country.

UK Parliament Committee Set Out Inquiry Into Risks and Benefits of NFTs
A group in the UK's House of Commons are now planning to launch an inquiry into the operation, risks, and benefits of NFTs and the blockchain at large, as well as to see how the industry could impart the UK economy.

WeChat to Ban Crypto and NFT-Linked Accounts, following Updated Terms of Use
China’s WeChat, the Tencent-backed social messaging platform, has indirectly announced its plans to crack down on accounts on the platform that are linked to digital currencies and NFTs.

Ukrainian President Signs Law to Establish Regulatory Framework for Crypto
Amidst the ongoing war on its shores, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has signed into law the bill that will legalize digital currencies in the country.

Malaysian Communications Minister to Propose Crypto Legalization
Datuk Zahidi Zainul Abidin, the deputy minister of the Malaysian Ministry of Communications and Multimedia, is rallying the government to legalize cryptocurrencies to benefit the tech and crypto-savvy population.

EU Plans to Bar Interest Payments on Deposits in Stablecoins
Patrick Hansen, the head of Strategy at DeFi startup, Unstoppable Finance, said the expected MiCA bill could come as early as this month’s ending.

Chinese Tech Giants Pull the Plug on NFTs to Wade Off Regulatory Crackdown
WeChat has started suspending the accounts of NFT outfits on grounds that they violated its policies on illegal trading, local media reported.

Regulator in Hong Kong Warns Users Against NFT Trading Risks
The Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong has stepped up its awareness campaign in relation to the risks inherent in the trading of NFTs.

KuCoin Rolls Out $100m Creators Fund to Accelerate Web3 Growth, Empowering Early-Stage NFT Projects
Crypto exchange KuCoin has announced a $100 million “Creators Fund” to enhance the Web3 ecosystem and support early-stage NFT projects in sports, arts, GameFi, and celebrities.

ESPN and Autograph Sign First Multi-year NFT Deal
Multinational multimedia sports entertainment brand ESPN Inc. and Tom Brady-founded Web3 brand Autograph signed their first multi-year NFT agreement on Wednesday.

GameFi Industry Expected to Reach $2.8B by 2028
A study shows the growth and adoption of the crypto GameFi business are expected to make the game-earning NFT gaming industry reach $2.8 billion by 2028.

Samsung Inks Deal with Nifty Gateway, Allowing Trading NFTs with Smart TVs
South Korean electronics giant Samsung has teamed up with Nifty Gateway to develop a new line of smart TVs that will enable trading NFTs.

eBay Considers to Accept Crypto Payments for Entice Millennials
E-commerce marketplace eBay is likely on its way to accepting digital currency payments on its platform, attracting young generations.

NBA Partners with Sorare for NFT-Based Basketball Fantasy Game
To enhance the fan experience and render more interaction, the National Basketball Association (NBA) has partnered with the web3 fantasy game platform Sorare.

WEF Launches Coalition to Deal with Climate Change through Web3.0
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has established a Crypto Sustainability Coalition to investigate the capability of Web3 in tackling climate change.

Cristiano Ronaldo to Bring his Fans into Web3.0 through Binance Partnership
Binance exchange has signed Cristiano Ronaldo, a Portuguese footballing legend who now plays for Manchester United FC in an exclusive multi-year deal.

Sotheby's to Accept Ether in Live Bidding for Sale of Banksy's Works
Sotheby’s auction house will be accepting Ethereum cryptocurrency during live bidding for its upcoming virtual exhibition where two of Banksy's artworks will be up for sale.

"Web3.0 is Much, Much Better for Creators Than Web2", a16z Suggests
Renowned Venture Capital (VC) firm, Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) has shared data that shows creators have a lot of benefits when they pitch their tents with Web3.0 rather than Web2.0.

Talk to Earn, TAGO to Introduce Blockchain Technology in Mental Health Sector
TAGO, a UK-registered tech startup, aims to connect people in need of support for mental health through blockchain technology.

Bored Ape Yacht Club Enters the Movie Scene, Pairing with Coinbase
Seen as the face of the non-fungible token (NFT) market, the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) has entered the silver screen based on a series of animated short films called “The Degen Trilogy.”

Game Developers Have Increasing Interest in Blockchain and NFTs Products, says Stratis Survey
A new survey report shows a sizeable number of respondents agreeing that blockchain technology will become prevalent in video gaming within the next two years.

US' 2022 Web3 Trademark Filings 3 Times Over 2021's Total So Far
In 2021, a total of 2,142 NFT-related trademarks were filed, but by the end of September 2022, there were at least over 6,000 such trademarks submitted, data shows.

Telegram Mulling to Launch Marketplace for NFT-Like Smart Contracts
Telegram is considering introducing a new marketplace to allow users to transfer usernames via "NFT-like smart contracts," founder Pavel Durov announced.

MetaMask Launches Bridge Aggregator, Enabling to Move Tokens across Blockchains
Popular self-custodial wallet MetaMask has now launched a bridge aggregator allowing users to bridge across multiple blockchain networks.

Premier League in Talks to Enter $34.7M Deal with NFT firm Sorare
Premier League, one of football's largest organizations globally, is planning to talk with its teams about a proposed multi-year contract with Sorare for digital collectables.

Resonate Partners with, Rendering a Decentralized AI-Powered Social Media Experience
To offer users a personal AI-powered, decentralized, and trusted social media experience, Resonate, a decentralized social NFT platform, is leveraging the power of blockchain technology and machine learning provided by

Shiba Inu Prepares NFT Crypto Game Shiba Eternity’s Last Pilot Test in Australia
The first testing of Shiba Eternity took place in Vietnam, where in the recent past Axie Infinity, a blockchain-based play-to-earn game, exploded as a viable source of income among users.

DEVITA Goes Live on Polygon for Equitable Healthcare and Speedy Data Transmission
To maximize healthcare operations and processes through the latest innovations in NFT and decentralized identification (DID) technologies, DEVITA has joined the Polygon network.

Walmart to Launch its own Crypto and Collection of NFT
US retailer Walmart is actively engaging in Metaverse, with documents filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office late last month, showing that the company is preparing to create its own collection of crypto and NFTs.

NFL Announces to Host 2024 Draft in Detroit, Seeking Blockchain Sponsorship Deals
National Football League (NFL) announced Monday that the NFL 2024 draft will be held on April 24 at Matthews Campus Park in downtown Detroit. NFL is seeking blockchain sponsorship deals.

Machi Big Brother's recent NFT sell-off
Machi Big Brother, the NFT whale, discharged 90 BAYC, 191 MAYC, and 308 Otherdeed NFTs, among others.

Coinbase NFT launches new creator hub
Coinbase NFT has launched a new "Creator Hub" that provides a slew of tools for NFT creators to launch and market a collection.

The creator of the nonfungible token collection Bored Ape Yacht Club
Yuga Labs agreed with the maker of a copycat collection of the blue-chip Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs.

Yuga Labs earns millions from new NFT collection
Yuga Labs has made millions on a new NFT collection it minted in the next step of its “Dookey Dash” web game.

Bitcoin NFTs to Hit $4.5B Market Cap
Galaxy Digital's research unit predicts that the Bitcoin nonfungible token (NFT) market could reach a $4.5 billion market cap by March 2025 based on conservative estimations. The report also outlines bear and bull case scenarios for the market.

Bitcoin Ordinals Create Stir Within Crypto Community
Luxor CEO Nick Hansen stated Bitcoin Ordinals might produce "synergies" between the mining pool and OridinalHub.

Donald Trump's NFT Trading Card Collection
On Dec. 15, 45,000 self-themed trading cards were released for $99 apiece. The collection has generated approximately $1.2 million in secondary sales. Sewer Pass NFT transactions on secondary markets are strong. #NoNeoNFT emerged when the company's Solana network NFT collection failed. NUS claims the HaptGlove simulates touch and grip more realistically than conventional gloves.

Morningstar Ventures Invests $5M to Open 37xDubai, a Novel NFT Art Gallery in Central Dubai
Morningstar Ventures, an investment firm specializing in digital assets and blockchain technology, is opening its first interactive digital art gallery in the heart of Dubai. Located in the Burj Daman Tower (DIFC area), ‘37xDubai’ is positioned amidst Dubai’s business and lifestyle center.

NFT Firm Yuga Labs Faces Criticism Over Bitcoin Auction Plan
Yuga Labs has come under fire from the cryptocurrency community for its plan to auction its new Bitcoin NFT collection. The company's plan requires participants to send their entire bid amount in Bitcoin to a unique BTC address controlled by Yuga, and winners would pay up the BTC they bid while Yuga said it would return BTC to those unsuccessful in placing a top bid. The manual refund process for unsuccessful bids and the potential for significant price discrepancies in the top 288 bids have led to criticism from some within the crypto community.

Twitter Enables Bitcoin Tipping on Its Platform, Plans to Support Users to Unlock NFTs Services
Twitter has moved to let its users tip content creators using Bitcoin to help users earn money for the platform. The social media giant is also expanding its reach to support users to authenticate and showcase their NFT digital assets.

NFT project was actually a "social experiment" designed to shed light
Little Shapes' creator said he lied about his past to promote his exposé.

Fidelity Envisions Metaverse NFT Marketplace And Financial Services
Fidelity Investments has applied for US trademarks for a nonfungible token (NFT) marketplace, metaverse financial investing, and crypto trading services. Fidelity might provide mutual funds, retirement funds, investment management, and financial planning in virtual environments. The company may develop a digital media marketplace online, but specifics are few.

Binance tightens NFT rules, announces delistings and KYC
Binance has tightened NFT listings. Binance will delist NFTs having an average daily trading volume below $1,000 listed before Oct. 2, 2022. After that, NFT artists may only manufacture five digital collectibles every day.

Real Vision CEO believes NFT will act similar to high-end property
The Real Vision CEO predicted that when the crypto market swells again, high-end NFTs would be bought like high-end property.

NFT will Become the Revenue Model of Metaverse,Co-founder of Tether William Quigley says
William Quigley, the co-founder of the stablecoin- Tether (USDT), said the business model would undergo radical changes in the future. The delivery of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) will become the revenue model of Metaverse and Crypto.

Easy Company Raises $14.2M For Social Crypto Wallet
Easy's "social" crypto wallet garnered $14.2 million in a seed round to bring mainstream audiences into the Web3 ecosystem. After a 30-day private test, the wallet now accessible on iOS and Android. Users may swipe to see own NFTs or those of others they "watch" on the network, which resembles Instagram.

Mozilla Foundation Backtracks on Accepting Cryptos after Backlash
Mozilla has reversed its stance on accepting cryptocurrencies after facing backlash over concerns about the impact cryptocurrency mining has on the environment.

UNICEF to Commemorate its 75th Anniversary of Changing Children’s Lives by Selling 1,000 NFTs
To celebrate efforts of saving children's lives and defending their rights for seventy-five years, UNICEF intends to sell 1,000 data-driven NFTs.

Orange Financial To Launch Innovative Yield Farming Treasury - Stablecoin Rewards for NFT Holders
Orange Financial, a multi-chain yield farming treasury, is excited to announce its public mint date on February 1st, 2023. As the only NFT project to offer stablecoin rewards through yield farming to its holders, Orange Financial will revolutionize the world of yield farming and NFTs.

Bitcoin's Average Block Size Hits All-Time Highs
The average Bitcoin block size has reached record highs after Bitcoin NFT Ordinals protocol launched.

MetaBunny - An NFT Collection you don’t want to miss! Coming to you on 23rd MARCH 2022
Since 2021, NFT has been one of the hottest topics, it is said that the year 2021 is the Birth Year of NFT. According to “The Collins Word of the Year 2021”, the use of the word “NFT” has seen a 1,100,00% increase. In the birth year of NFT, its estimated sales also increased over 2,000% between Q4 2020 to Q1 2021, from 93 Million USD to an astounding 2 Billion USD.

NFT Collectors Buy for Status and Uniqueness
A recent survey by Metajuice found that 74% of NFT collectors buy for status and uniqueness, while 13% plan to resell. Real Vision CEO Raoul Pal believes NFTs are becoming status symbols like luxury cars and houses.

Degen Zoo NFT Game Draws Huge Interest After Logan Paul's Crypto Zoo Scandal
Degen Zoo, an NFT game inspired by Logan Paul's controversial Crypto Zoo concept, has attracted massive interest, with over 115,000 wallets registering to join the game, pledging over $700 million. The game aims to raise awareness of the impact of capitalism on animal extinction and features a deflationary token and an NFT collection of 120 endangered species. However, the project's success follows Paul's Crypto Zoo scandal, which was criticized as a scam, leading to a class-action lawsuit accusing Paul and Crypto Zoo executives of stealing millions of dollars worth of cryptocurrency from purchasers through a fraudulent scheme.

Luxury Luggage Brand Hermes Files for Crypto, NFT and Metaverse Trademarks
In December last year, luxury giant Hermes sued NFT project MetaBirkins for allegedly using its brand to sell digital collectables, joining other luxury fashion companies trying to gain a foothold in the virtual online world.

MetaBunny NFT gaining traction in Thailand
Capturing all the hype from Thailand, a number of popular Thai influencers have shared their keen interests in the MetaBunny NFT project.

Rarible's NFT Aggregator Allows Free Price Comparisons across Marketplaces
The NFT aggregator of Rarible will allow visitors in the marketplace to browse listings across several marketplaces and compare prices.

Heterosis Launches Dynamic NFT Flower Collection and OG.Art's Heterosis project has launched a collection of dynamic NFT flowers that can be bred and customized by users. The project creates two virtual flower markets and is housed in a metaverse greenhouse that can be accessed via various devices. Becomes 1st Crypto, NFT Partner with Women's Professional Sports Team Angels FC announced on Tuesday that it has partnered with Los Angeles' Angel City Football Club (ACFC) for exclusive rights to issue official cryptocurrencies and NFTs.

GameStop's NFT Marketplace is Out in Beta
GameStop's NFT marketplace is out in beta and integrated with the Ethereum Layer 2 zkRollup protocol, Loopring (LRC).

The launch of a nonfungible token protocol on the Bitcoin mainnet
On Jan. 21, Bitcoin introduced "Ordinals," an NFT-like programme. However, meme-inspired JPEGs are filling Bitcoin blockspace.

ZenGo's NFT Hack Detector
The display compares OpenSea NFT trading amounts to floor pricing.

Multinational Corporations Continue to File Trademarks in Web3, NFTs, and Metaverse
Multinational corporations, including General Motors, Lacoste, and Walmart, have continued to file trademark applications in Web3, NFTs, and the metaverse, despite the broader market downturn. In February alone, General Motors filed for two new trademark applications covering Chevrolet and Cadillac brands, while Lacoste filed five trademark applications for "CHAMPS-ELYSEES." Walmart also filed trademark applications for the "SamsClub" name and logo. Even amid the bear market, record numbers of trademark applications have been filed for NFTs, metaverse, and crypto-related products in 2022.

NFT project Doodles pivots to become media franchise
Doodles, an NFT project, has announced plans to pivot to become a media franchise. The move is intended to focus on loyal collectors and move away from financial speculators.

To Shift Its Collection To Polygon, NFT Received $3M
y00ts and DeGods received $3 million to migrate their collections from Solana to Polygon. Frank III, creator of the two projects, issued a Discord and Twitter statement. Business development, graphic design, content production, and events coordinating will be hired using the cash.

KuCoin Becomes the First Centralized Exchange to Start Offering NFT ETFs
KuCoin said the launch of its ‘NFT ETF Trading Zone’ aims to improve the liquidity of NFT assets and lower the investment threshold of major NFTs to its over 20 million users.

The Importance of NFTs in the Web3 industry
NFT token sales increased 67.57% to 101 million last year. DappRadar's Web3 adoption analysis found huge transaction growth in the Solana and ImmutableX ecosystems.

Blockchain Association Rejects Court's Securities Ruling on Private Blockchains
A U.S. lawyer called it "absurd" for a court to declare digital assets on centralized databases securities.

Hyundai Emerges as First Automaker to Roll Out Community-Based NFTs
South Korean auto giant Hyundai Motor has entered the non-fungible token (NFT) market after partnering with the ‘Meta Kongz’ NFT brand to enhance its customer community and brand awareness.

Kevin Rose, co-founder of Moonbirds, falls victim to phishing attack
Moonbirds co-founder Kevin Rose. He lost about $1.1 million in NFTs to a phishing fraud.

LG Electronics to Roll Out Crypto Wallet
As part of plans to expand its business scope to include platforms and software, South Korean tech giant LG Electronics is launching a crypto wallet application dubbed “Wallypto.”

Meta Users Can Now Post Digital Collectables on Instagram and Facebook
Meta Platforms Inc has announced that it has enabled the digital collectables features across its two major social media apps - Instagram and Facebook.

NFT Wash Trading Volume Surges to $580M Across Top Six Marketplaces
NFT wash trading has surged for the fourth consecutive month, with a total volume of $580 million across the top six marketplaces, according to a report from CoinGecko. The report attributed the rise in volume to the overall recovery of NFT marketplace trading, which reached $1.89 billion in February.

Azuki's Twitter Account Hacked, Over $750,000 Stolen
Azuki, a popular nonfungible token project, had its Twitter account hacked, stealing almost $750K in USDC in 30 minutes.

Web3 Builders Reveals Suite of Tools to Combat DeFi exploits
Nicholas Horelik of Web3 Builders stated, “end users ought to have this functionality” to understand asset security.

FTX US and DC Sports Leader MSE Establishes Multi-year Crypto Exchange, NFT Deals
Cryptocurrency exchange FTX USA announced on December 20 that it has become a cryptocurrency exchange and non-fungible token (NFT) partner with Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE).

Fox Renews Dan Harmon Krapopolis for Third Season Amid NFT Tie-Up
Fox has renewed the animated comedy series, Krapopolis, for a third season before its first season even airs. Produced by Fox Corp’s NFT firm Blockchain Creative Labs, the show features NFTs called “Krap Chickens” that depict cartoon chicken avatars in the same art style as the show, and holders are given exclusive access to experiences, content, rewards, and voting rights on certain aspects of the show. In other NFT-related news, Baobab Studios sold out its first collection of 8,888 NFTs just nine hours after launch, and Flare welcomed its first NFT platform after Sparkles went live. Additionally, Square Enix’s NFT-friendly CEO, Yosuke Matsuda, is stepping down after nearly 10 years at the helm.

Nike Acquires NFT Sneaker Collectibles Startup RTFKT
NFT platform RTFKT Studios, which integrates reality into fashion and games, announced on its official Twitter account on December 13 that it has been successfully acquired by sports brand giant Nike.

Sony Files Patent for NFT Transfer Between Game Platforms
Sony Interactive Entertainment has filed a patent for a framework allowing users to transfer and use NFTs across multiple game platforms.

OpenSea Briefly Delisted Several Azuki NFTs Due to Technical Error
The Azuki NFT collection got delisted from Opensea due to a technical error that has now been fixed.

The Metaverse: The Future of Social Life?
In December 2022, CoinWire polled 10,000 crypto investors. 69% of respondents expected the metaverse to change social lifestyle with a new entertainment model, and 65% expected it to affect social activities.

Ethereum's Revenue Hit $9.9B in 2021 as ETH Emerges as the Most Searched Project
Ethereum (ETH) scaled the heights in 2021 by generating revenue to the tune of $9.9 billion thanks to a couple of use cases on its network.

Japan PM Says Govt’s Digital Transformation Investments Will Include Metaverse, NFTs
Japan embraces the use ofweb3 related services like metaverse, NFTs, blockchain, as solutions to challenges facing the society.

BaFin Declines to Classify NFTs as Securities, Recommends Case-by-Case Approach
The Federal Financial Supervisory Authority of Germany (BaFin) has stated that it is not yet prepared to classify non-fungible tokens (NFTs) as securities. While NFTs may be considered investments in certain cases, BaFin suggests that classification should be approached on a case-by-case basis. The lack of immediate exchangeability and standardization makes it unlikely that NFTs will be classified as crypto assets. However, if an NFT contains documentation of exploitation rights or ownership, it could be considered an investment. BaFin does not expect NFTs to comply with the licensing requirements of the Payment Services Supervision Act or fall under its Anti-Money Laundering supervision, except for NFTs that are considered "crypto assets."

Visa Files Trademark Applications for Crypto Products, Including NFTs
Payment giant Visa has filed two trademark applications to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) concerning cryptocurrency wallets, NFTs, and the Metaverse.

Bored Ape Yacht Club Creators Launch Bitcoin NFT Collection
Yuga Labs, the creators of the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC), have launched a new collection of 300 tokenized computer-generated artworks on Bitcoin called TwelveFold. The collection is based on mathematics, time, and the Bitcoin blockchain. The announcement comes amidst falling search interest for NFTs, however, trading volume data for February indicates the market is still strong. In other news, the Golden Key NFT, won by Twitch streamer Mongraal in a Dookey Dash competition hosted by Yuga Labs, has been sold for 1,000 Ether to BAYC NFT hodler Adam Weitsman. Polygon Foundation has partnered with Lotte Group to host the conglomerate's NFT projects on its Ethereum layer 2 scaling network Polygon, and intends to develop its Web3 initiatives in partnership with Polygon. Finally, a group of Japanese tech companies have agreed to forward the creation of the Japan Metaverse Economic Zone and an open metaverse infrastructure called "Ryugukoku."

NFT Trading Volumes Plunge After Silicon Valley Bank Collapse
NFT trading volumes dropped from $74 million to $36 million after the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank. Daily NFT sales count also fell by 27.9% between March 9 and March 11, and active NFT traders hit a low of 11,440 on March 11, the lowest recorded since November 2021.

South Korean Companies Adopt NFT Strategy to Attract the Younger Generation
Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have been endeared in the South Korean market as companies treat NFTs as one of the favourable marketing tools.

Yuga Labs Facing More Lawsuits Over NFTs
Rosen, a global legal firm, has encouraged BAYC and APE investors to join a class action lawsuit against Yuga Labs for securities law violations.

Binance NFT Adds Polygon Network Support for Marketplace Trading
Binance NFT has expanded its marketplace by adding support for Polygon network, allowing users to trade NFTs using their Binance accounts. However, only selected ERC-721 NFT Collections on the Polygon network are currently available on the platform, with more to be integrated regularly. Binance also tightened its rules on NFT listings, delisting those with daily trading volume lower than $1,000 and limiting the number of NFTs artists can mint per day. Binance is also exploring AI with the launch of its AI-powered NFT generator, "Bicasso," which minted 10,000 NFTs in just 2.5 hours.

Moonbirds Parent Firm PROOF Closes $50M Series A Round Led by A16Z
PROOF, the parent firm of Moonbirds NFT, has received $50 million in Series A financing in a new round of financing.

Defunct File Sharing Network LimeWire to Make a Comeback as NFT Marketplace
LimeWire, the controversial file-sharing network that closed down back in 2010 is relaunching this May, but as a Non-Fungible Token (NFT) marketplace

BAYC Copycat NFT Collection's Founder Files Opposition being filed
Despite the objections, Yuga Labs expects the 10 trademark applications to be approved.

Noah Davis Quits Christie's To Join Rival NFT Marketplace Yuga Labs
Noah Davis has entered a new phase in his career. Yuga Labs has hired Davis from auction house Christie’s. Davis announced he is pleased to be joining Yuga Labs as sales project lead.

Meta Platform's CEO Gets Probed by Senators on Crime Combating Measures on its Apps
A group of U.S Senators wrote a letter to Meta’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday to inquire about strategies he is putting in place to mitigate the rise in fraud as a result of cryptocurrency use through Meta’s platforms such as Whatsapp, Facebook, and Instagram as reported by other social media platform

Trial between Hermes and NFT Artist Mason Rothschild set to go ahead
Hermès and digital artist Mason Rothschild's lawsuit is a "momentous turning point for Web3 and digital products."

Binance NFT to Delist Assets With Low Trading Volume
NFT listings on Binance have been tightened. NFTs listed on Binance before Oct. 2, 2022, with an average daily trading volume under $1,000 will be delisted. NFT artists may only manufacture five digital collectibles each day after that.

Team behind Friendsies NFT project refutes claims
NFTs Friendsies denies departing NFT after being called a "hard rug."

Our Happy Company's NFT Platform OurSong Integrates with Circle
Web3 infrastructure platform Our Happy Company launched its social NFT platform OurSong and integrated with the issuer of stablecoin USD Coin (USDC) Circle.

Polygon Launches New Division Polygon Studios, Focusing on Blockchain Games and NFT Fields
Ethereum layer 2 scaling solution Polygon today announced establishing a new division, Polygon Studios, to focus on blockchain games and non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

Playboy loses $4.9 million on NFT holdings
PLBY Group, the parent company of Playboy, has disclosed significant losses on the Ether holdings it earned from an NFT collection it launched in late 2021.

Scammers Target NFT Users in BLUR Token Airdrop Scam
Scammers are targeting NFT users with fake BLUR token airdrop links on malicious websites, resulting in the loss of over $300,000 in ETH. Legitimate BLUR platform has been rewarding users with tokens through its three-phase airdrop incentive scheme.

Alexis Ohanian bought 50000 ETH
Ohanian founded 776 Venture Capital using his early ETH and Coinbase investments.

Prime Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida Comes Out in Support
On Feb. 1, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida addressed the House Budget Committee on DAOs, NFTs, and Web3.

Nifty Gateway Founders Resign
Nifty Gateway co-founders Duncan and Griffin Cock Foster are leaving Gemini. Gemini is suing Genesis Global, an insolvent cryptocurrency lender. "Technical leader" Eddie Ma and "non-tech leader" Tara Harris will head the platform.

GameStop Abandons Crypto As Q3 Losses Reach $95M
GameStop loses $94.7 million in the third quarter and fires digital assets workers. "We deliberately limited cryptocurrency vulnerability," CEO Matt Furlong stated. It appears to be continuing NFT and blockchain initiatives. GameStop will focus on collectibles, gaming, and pre-owned products. He "had a terrific experience taking a deep dive into blockchain and learning about many new topics in the crypto sector".

Collector Accidentally Burns $200K CryptoPunk NFT
NFT collector accidentally sends a CryptoPunk NFT worth 77 ETH to a burn address, intending to borrow money against it to buy another NFT.

Partnership to Tokenize Artifacts Recovered from the Titanic
To support Titanic study, recovery, and preservation, artifacts will be tokenized as NFTs.

Public Acquires Otis to Take NFT Fractionalization Mainstream, a platform that enables investors to invest in stocks, funds, and cryptocurrencies has announced its acquisition of Otis.

Why A-List Celebrities Are Still Promoting Unvetted NFT
Danis tweeted a picture and website URL that “literally spells out S.C.A.M.”

Bitcoin Celebrates 13th Birthday as the Cryptocurrency Era Continues to Tick
On January 3, 2009, Bitcoin’s genesis block was mined, setting the ball rolling on what the crypto space would offer.

YouTube New CEO is Web3-friendly
Given the new CEO's emphasis on Web3's prospects, YouTube may undergo a Web3 shakeup.

Jimmy Fallon Fights Subpoena in NFT Legal Battle
Lawyers for Jimmy Fallon have filed a petition to quash a subpoena requiring him to testify in the Yuga Labs Inc. v. Ripps et al. case, stating that he has no connection to the dispute. Meanwhile, Getty Images has partnered with NFT platform Candy Digital to offer rare photos in NFT form, starting with photographs from its 1970s music and culture collection. The NFT market is experiencing growth, with marketplace volume increasing for the fourth consecutive month in February. To provide more comprehensive insights into the NFT economy, Forkast Labs has launched a series of NFT indexes, including the Forkast 500 NFT index that measures performance across 21 blockchains.

Ukraine Ranks Second of Crypto Adopters following Legalization: Report
Eastern European nation Ukraine has been ranked as the second nation with the overall adoption of digital currencies, following only the US in a recent survey report released by Merchant Machine.

Chiliz Launches Layer-1 Blockchain to Support Growth
EVM-compatible Chiliz Chiliz 2.0 Blockchain as fan tokens rise.

OpenSea NFT Marketplace Faces Legal Action for Alleged Lack of Security
An NFT collector is suing OpenSea. After being phished, the investor alleges he was locked out for almost three months. $500,000. Theft is a major environment concern. NFT launched a stolen goods policy on Aug. 11, 2022. OpenSea failed to aid several Twitter users whose NFTs were taken.

Bitcoin Core Developer Luke Dashjr Calls Out Misleading NFT Auction
Bitcoin core developer Luke Dashjr called out an auction site for using his name and code without consent to create and sell a misleading NFT. The NFT, which featured a picture of code Dashjr wrote, was sold for 0.41 Bitcoin or roughly $9,500. Dashjr clarified that he was not involved in the creation or sale of the NFT and had not given consent for his name or code to be used.

Nvidia Plans to add Innovation in the Metaverse with Software, Marketplace Deals
Nvidia Corporation has set its eyes on adding more creativity in the metaverse based on various marketplace and software deals.

Ripple Reports Massive Sales Growth in Q3 Riding on Crypto Price Surge
Blockchain payments firm, Ripple Labs Inc has announced its sales record for the fiscal third quarter which comes in at $491.74 million.

LinksDAO and Spey Bay Golf Club
"LinksDAO" may acquire a $900,000 Scottish golf course. Voting closes on Feb. 22 at 12pm ET, with 88% of voters supporting the acquisition.

WildWorks Joins Crypto Games, Launching Tokenized Avatars and Virtual Worlds in Jan
Interactive game company WildWorks said it will enter the field of encrypted games and establish a new department focused on the development of the NFT virtual game community.

Music streaming platform Spotify expands its Web3 efforts
Android users in the US, UK, Germany, Australia, and New Zealand may now access the playlists.

NFTs belonging to bankrupt hedge fund to be sold by liquidators
The liquidators said the "Starry Night Portfolio" of NFTs would not be sold.

Illuvium Community Blocks NFT Event Over Controversial Figure
Illuvium's community utilized its decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) to block an NFT event between Illuvium CEO Kieran Warwick and Three Arrows Capital founder Su Zhu. Due to controversies surrounding Zhu, Illuvium's community expressed concerns over the potential risks of being associated with him. The DAO then voted unanimously to cancel the event to avoid any association with Zhu.

Binance Launches New Update to Fan Token Platform
Lisa Binance He believed the fan club concept might connect people to their teams.

Japan's Messaging Platform LINE to Launch NFT Marketplace
Japanese social media and messaging platform LINE has launched its Non-Fungible Token (NFT) marketplace dubbed LINE NFT which is set to officially go live on April 13.

NFT Secondary Sales Surpass $15b amid Monthly Volume Constantly Topping $1b
The non-fungible tokens (NFTs) sector continues to take the world by storm based on the massive growth experienced.

BendDAO Considering Expanding into ApeCoin NFT Staking Programme
BendDAO plans to introduce a BendEarn NFT platform that enables staking of major tokens like ApeCoin, Bored Ape, Mutant Ape, and Bored Ape Kennel Club NFTs. The NFT platform will allow BendDAO users to earn passive income with NFTs through the available innovative features like a dashboard, four staking pools, and market tools.

NFT Trading Volume Surpasses $54B, Exceeds 200% in 2022
The NFT market continues to take the world by storm based on the notable adoption and trading volume witnessed.

Microsoft developing Web3 wallet for Edge browser
Microsoft is reportedly creating a Web3 wallet for its Edge browser that supports both cryptocurrencies and NFTs. The wallet is said to be noncustodial, with no access to passwords or recovery keys, and will feature integration with crypto exchange Coinbase and Web3 infrastructure firm MoonPay.

Webaverse Co-Founder Reveals $4 Million Crypto Hack
Webaverse co-founder Ahad Shams sent a public statement about being hacked for $4 million in a hotel lobby.

PwC Global Crypto Leader Henri Arslanian on the Future of the Crypto Ecosystem
Henri Arslanian, the PwC Global Crypto Leader, Chairman of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong, is the highest-profile FinTech consultant in Hong Kong according to Chambers Global. Blockchain.News interviewed Arslanian at the Asian Financial Forum held in Hong Kong earlier this month, where he was invited to speak on the development of FinTech. The Asian Financial Forum brought over 3,500 speakers and influential financial experts, policymakers, and business leaders.  

HolyShxxt!'s NFT and Future GameFi plans Shows HK's Potential
Hong Kong-based non-fungible token (NFT) and blockchain developer HolyShxxt!'s release of NFTs and their plan to launch a strategic football management simulation GameFi shows the potential growth of the fusion of gaming and blockchain-powered financialization in the city and globally.

New Art Landscape of NFT Shaping in Hong Kong
【Feature】Although Hong Kong's art scene is already booming lucratively with galleries and auction houses showcasing world-class art pieces, the city is on its way to adding another milestone on its journey with non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

TRON Welcomes NFT Collectors into the MegaCryptoPolis Metaverse
It’s no secret that TRON has been eyeing a foray into NFTs and digital collectibles for some time; only last week, Justin Sun was pipped to the punch to purchase Beeple’s NFT art collection at Christie’s. The TRON founder placed a last-minute bid that fell just short of the $69 million the work eventually went for.

eBay Officially Launches NFT Sales on Its Platform
eBay has moved to get a piece of the pie in the NFT market share.

Pixlr to Launch NFT-based Art Gallery With a Collection of Unique AI-generated Art Pieces
Pixlr is launching Pixlr Genesis, a decentralized NFT-based art gallery on December 1, 2021, with a collection of 10,000 unique, AI-generated art pieces.

Spain's Largest Telecom Company Telefónica Now Accepts Crypto Payments
The Spain-based telecom company has now joined the list of firms accepting cryptocurrency as a payment method.

Colnago Deploys Blockchain-Powered Digital Passport for Seamless Cycling Experience
Colnago, a leading Italian road-racing bicycle manufacturer, has integrated blockchain technology into its new bicycles so that customers can get proof of validity and ownership.

WWE Plans to Release the Undertaker NFTs Ahead of WrestleMania 37
The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has announced that it will release non-fungible tokens (NFTs) featuring the Undertaker ahead of WrestleMania 37, which will run today and tomorrow at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida.

Tron Foundation Launches its "Just NFT Fund"
The Tron Foundation has launched its" Just NFT Fund" to help bridge the gap between artists and the NFT metaverse.

The New York Stock Exchange to Mark Companies' Trading Debuts with NFT
The New York Stock Exchange is launching "NYSE First Trade NFTs" to mark the company's historic debut on the public bourse.

NFTs of Nobel Prize-winning inventions to be auctioned by UC Berkeley
UC Berkeley will sell data for immunotherapy and gene editing from the Nobel Prize winners to non-fungible tokens (NFT) next week.

US Filmmaker Kevin Smith Plans to Sell New Horror Movie "Killroy Was Here" As NFT
US filmmaker Kevin Smith wants to release a new horror movie as an NFT.

Next Generation On-chain DEX Aggregator 3Route Launches on Tezos
3Route, a decentralized exchange protocol launches a next generation on-chain DEX aggregator powered by the energy-efficient blockchain, Tezos. The leading-edge automated routing engine atomically optimizes trades across multiple liquidity sources. 3Route is positioned to provide users with the best rates and low slippages without any service fees.

BinaryX Releases Concept Art for World Building MMO CyberLand
BinaryX has confirmed that it is working on a new free-to-play, play-to-own game, CyberLand, an open-world MMO powered by blockchain technology. The team just released the concept video which gives a first look of the terrains and features of the game.

Minerva's Circle launches at DCENTRAL Miami 2022
DCENTRAL Miami, one of the world's most anticipated Web3 conferences of the year, is proud to announce its new Minerva's Circle gender equality and diversity initiative. Named after the Roman goddess of wisdom, arts, strategy and justice, the dedicated women's community created by DCENTRAL pushes for greater crypto and Web3 education for women worldwide.

NFT Exploits Need A Countermeasure And Unique Certification May Be The Answer
NFT Exploits Need A Countermeasure And Unique Certification May Be The Answer

Wahed Projects announces Strategic Partnership with EnterMed
WAHED is delighted to announce the signing of an official partnership with technology provider EnterMed. With over 20 years of experience in Dubai and Italy, EnterMed’s team of experts specializes in value-added integrated services and real-time applications.

Zonda Slashes Maker/Taker Fees by 50% Across All Markets From November 22-29
Zonda, the leading cryptocurrency in Eastern Europe, will slash maker and taker fees by 50% for one week.