Author: NFT Now

Let’s face it: The NFT space moves really fast. Considering how quickly things can change in the metaverse, a week in NFTs might as well be a month IRL. Don’t get us wrong — the more people onboarded into the space, the merrier. But because of the constant influx of great art and ideas, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to keep up with all the news, launches, and general happenings. Well, you can put the days of endless Twitter and Discord scrolling behind you as we pull together a weekly list of upcoming NFT drops you definitely don’t want to miss.…

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On January 14, 2022, French fashion house Hermès International sued artist Mason Rothschild for trademark infringement following the release of MetaBirkins — a collection of 100 NFT Birkin bags covered in faux fur in a range of colors and designs. Actual Hermès Birkin bags are notoriously expensive and difficult to get, making them a top choice for society’s elite. To purchase one of these coveted bags, you must develop a relationship with a sales representative, establish a purchasing history, and demonstrate your appreciation and knowledge of the brand over time. Considering this laundry list of requirements, it’s no surprise that…

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Moments ago, Wylie Aronow, one of the co-founders of Yuga Labs announced that he would be taking a leave of absence from the company for health reasons. In a tweet, Aronow (better known by his pseudonym, Gordon Goner) stated that he had been diagnosed with congestive heart failure by his doctor. “Symptoms started last year out of the blue and I put off seeking help (like an idiot) so I could keep working. But after testing, my doctor called and asked me to radically change my life,” he wrote. In order to tend to his health, Aronow said that he…

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The rise of the open edition (OE) is officially here. After increasing in popularity throughout 2022, the last few months have seen thousands of artists and Web3 builders creating claim pages for open-edition mints. The NFT community has flocked to them in droves, generating millions in revenue and reinvigorating the crypto art space as it tries to shake off the icicles of a frosty 2022. Beyond the financial boost, OEs benefit the NFT ecosystem by driving engagement, allowing an artist’s fan base more opportunities to collect their work while expanding that community’s reach at the same time.  This all sounds…

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It’s been a week since Dookey Dash went live, and the hype surrounding Yuga Labs’ skills-based endless runner-style game has yet to die down. From leisure gamers to competitive players (and even those looking to hire out for a high score), it seems everyone wants to take a shot at the hot new Bored Ape Yacht Club game. And who can blame them? NFT sales are up more than 40 percent in January. BAYC-related assets are leading the charge, having claimed a seriously significant portion of the total ETH NFT volume for the month. But not everyone can get a run at…

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Amazon is launching a “digital assets enterprise” with an NFT initiative this spring, according to a report from Blockworks. The company’s focus will be blockchain-based gaming that rewards players with NFTs, according to one of four anonymous sources close to the situation. The platform will allegedly be run out of Amazon itself vs. Amazon Web Services (AWS), but it still isn’t clear who is leading the charge in terms of personnel. This news comes on the heels of AWS’ recent partnership with Ava Labs, the company behind the Avalanche blockchain.  This story is developing and will be updated. Read the full…

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The Bored Ape Yacht Club is once again injecting the NFT ecosystem with some much-needed vitality. Leading up to and following the release of the Sewer Pass — an access token that enables BAYC holders to take part in an interactive minting experience — BAYC-related assets accounted for nearly half of the total ETH NFT volume from January 16 to 23. Driving that volume is the desire to compete in a skills-based endless runner-style game developed by BAYC’s Yuga Labs called Dookey Dash. Available only to Sewer Pass holders, Dookey Dash players try to make it as far as they…

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The 2022 bear market left many in the NFT ecosystem bruised and battered. Sales plummeted, prominent figures left, and consumer brands began to grimace at the thought of launching their own non-fungible offerings. But it seems the new year might’ve brought about some change. As the new year rolled around, the NFT market is starting to trend upward. The global markets’ NFT sales volume is up 43 percent this month, according to data from Cryptoslam. With project floors on the rise, coin prices pumping, and open editions becoming all the rage, community sentiment has also been up in a big way.…

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The Alpha Brothers and Nifty Gateway Co-Foudners Duncan and Griffin Cock Foster announced they would be stepping down from their leadership roles at the company.The news comes after (but not in response to) Gemini, Nifty Gateway’s parent company, announcing it will cut 10 percent of its workforce.The Cock Foster brothers have no concrete plans for the future but have expressed a desire to start another company.In an exclusive conversation with nft now, Duncan Cock Foster spoke about his and his brother’s decision to leave the company. Why it matters Big changes are on the horizon for the prominent NFT platform…

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If there were to be an influential NFT moment fit for a drumroll, the long-awaited announcement of Doodles 2 would surely be it. An ecosystem expansion that has been in development for about a year now, the anticipated next iteration of the beloved Doodles project is finally on the horizon. But surprise: it won’t be taking place on Ethereum. While this may come as less of a shock to fans who have been following the brand since 2021 — considering plans for Doodles 2 were originally unveiled this past summer — a cross-chain undertaking of such magnitude is certainly not…

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