Tag: NFTs

It’s Finally Happening: Seth Green’s Bored Ape NFT Was Stolen Through A Phishing Scam And Now Cannot Star In Its Own Show

Who could have expected this? It seems as though a phishing scam has caused actor/writer/former Buffy werewolf Seth Green to lose out on his Bored Ape NFT. To make matters even worse, Green has been developing a TV show based on the ape (really!) which he can’t seem to release now, because he technically no […]

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Hackers Took Control of Famous NFT Artist Beeple’s Twitter Account

Image: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images Hacking. Disinformation. Surveillance. CYBER is Motherboard’s podcast and reporting on the dark underbelly of the internet. Hackers took control of the Twitter account of the well-known NFT artist Beeple on Sunday. Mike Winkelmann, who goes by Beeple, confirmed the hack on Sunday morning after regaining control of his account. […]

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How NFTs need to evolve in order to survive beyond the hype

As NFTs reach deeper into the mainstream, including their recent cameos in Super Bowl ads (registration required), they garner more and more hype. But outside the metaverse and Web3 echo chambers, critics are still questioning the utility of NFTs for an average person. Dominating headlines and increasingly over-the-top sales figures for what amounts to pixelated […]

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The hard truths about Web3: What no one else is talking about

We are excited to bring Transform 2022 back in-person July 19 and virtually July 20 – 28. Join AI and data leaders for insightful talks and exciting networking opportunities. Register today! The entirety of Web3 rests on the fundamental belief that decentralization will provide freedom and equality for all. When in fact, so far, Web3 […]

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The Future of Crypto: Special Crystal Ball Edition

One thing’s for sure. Few people expected cryptocurrency to become a major thing back when the first Bitcoin transaction was recorded in January 2009. Fewer still could have predicted how entrenched crypto would rapidly become in our economy, our vernacular, and our personal pocketbooks.  Crypto was too weird. Too nebulous. Too tough to get our […]

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How a Radical NFT Project Is Fighting to Save Ukraine

Karina Kachurovsakaya decided to stay in Kyiv during the war. Kachurovsakaya owns Avangarden, an art gallery and wine bar in the city. Our interview is unconventional: When we first connected, she explained over text that a standard phone or video call wouldn’t work. Her internet connection was bad, she said over Telegram, and people in […]

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Hackers Compromise a String of NFT Discord Channels

Hackers compromised several Discord servers of popular NFT projects on Tuesday in an attempt to trick users into giving up cryptocurrency or buying fake NFTs. Late on Tuesday night, the blockchain cybersecurity firm PeckShield published an alert on Twitter warning that the Discord servers of the NFT projects Memeland, PROOF/Moonbirds, RTFKT, as well as the […]

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Why gamers hate NFTs and what could change their minds

Did you miss a session from GamesBeat Summit 2022? All sessions are available to stream now. Learn more.  Working in Web3, I hear a lot of animosity from traditional gaming fans toward NFTs and blockchain-based games. Simply mentioning that a gaming studio is experimenting with NFTs can cause social media feeds to become inundated with […]

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‘Gotham’ Star Ben McKenzie Had Great Advice For Celebrities Who Shilled For Cryptocurrency

Last week was a bad one for cryptocurrency. A scene that was already rickety got worse, with numerous digital currencies plummeting. Bitcoin, that market’s most valuable crypto, which was worth nearly $70,000 last November, dipped below $30,000 on Wednesday. Amidst the turmoil, many remembered ads from the Super Bowl in February in which no less […]

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Sizzle.gg raises $5 million in seed round

Did you miss a session from GamesBeat Summit 2022? All sessions are available to stream now. Learn more.  You ever watch a sporting event and wonder how they get those replays so quickly? For big TV networks, it’s not a problem to hire people for that work. They can have folks just sitting around and […]

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Flow launches $725M fund to support its blockchain ecosystem

Did you miss a session from GamesBeat Summit 2022? All sessions are available to stream now. Learn more.  Flow, the blockchain platform started by NBA Top Shot maker Dapper Labs, has announced a $725 million fund to invest in applications and growth for its blockchain ecosystem. Flow is layer-1 blockchain that powers non-fungible token (NFT) […]

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Freeverse.io raises $10.5M for NFT assets that can change over time

Did you miss a session from GamesBeat Summit 2022? All sessions are available to stream now. Learn more.  Freeverse.io has raised $10.5 million for blockchain-based assets that can change and evolve over time, enabling a new kind of digital ownership. Barcelona, Spain-based Freeverse said it is creating “living assets” based on non-fungible tokens (NFTs), which […]

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Zora has raised $50M from Haun Ventures to enable anyone to create NFTs

We are excited to bring Transform 2022 back in-person July 19 and virtually July 20 – 28. Join AI and data leaders for insightful talks and exciting networking opportunities. Register today! Zora has raised $50 million from crypto fund Haun Ventures and others to enable anyone to create and sell non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Crypto investor […]

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Spatial partners with Ready Player Me for a better avatar experience

Did you miss a session from GamesBeat Summit 2022? All sessions are available to stream now. Learn more.  Have you ever tried to make yourself in a game? Either you end up adjusting about five thousand sliders, or you only have two looks to choose from. Also, I hope you like wearing a polo shirt […]

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Jam City white paper details Champions Ascension NFT game

Did you miss a session from GamesBeat Summit 2022? All sessions are available to stream now. Learn more.  Jam City is betting big on its first blockchain game, Champions Ascension, and today it disclosed details for the game for fans in a white paper. The white paper is an attempt to get the fan community […]

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NFT transactions stabilize after explosive growth in 2021

Did you miss a session from GamesBeat Summit 2022? All sessions are available to stream now. Learn more.  NFT transactions exploded in 2021 as fans discovered the digital collectible tech built on the blockchain, but it has since stabilized and slowed its growth in 2022, according to a report by analysis firm Chainalysis. Non-fungible tokens […]

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Blockchain interoperability is essential to avoid the flaws of Web2

We are excited to bring Transform 2022 back in-person July 19 and virtually July 20 – 28. Join AI and data leaders for insightful talks and exciting networking opportunities. Register today! Blockchains are not merely storage and communication protocols. Each of them has a history, community and culture worth protecting. Some communities are more focused […]

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Wave launches first NFT collection with OneOf and Teflon Sega

Did you miss a session from GamesBeat Summit 2022? All sessions are available to stream now. Learn more.  Wave, a music metaverse company, said it is launching is first non-fungible token (NFT) collection with the artist Teflon Sega. Wave has enabled musicians to hold virtual concerts online for musicians such as Justin Bieber and The […]

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Web3 monetization: Decentralizing the blueprint for creator-fan relationships

We are excited to bring Transform 2022 back in-person July 19 and virtually July 20 – 28. Join AI and data leaders for insightful talks and exciting networking opportunities. Register today! Let’s face it, creator-fan relationships are fragmented. Since the emergence of Web2, fans have grown accustomed to a one-way transactional street of following and […]

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The DeanBeat: The NFT debate at GamesBeat Summit 2022

GamesBeat Summit 2022 returns with its largest event for leaders in gaming on April 26-28th. Reserve your spot here! Our GamesBeat Summit 2022 event is over, and I learned so much across the three days of the event. But it struck me that almost every talk or its accompanying Q&A session at the event touched […]

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Animoca Brands’ Yat Siu: The big picture view of blockchain games

GamesBeat Summit 2022 returns with its largest event for leaders in gaming on April 26-28th. Reserve your spot here! Yat Siu, chairman of Animoca Brands, believes that blockchain and decentralization will revolutionize gaming. But the mainstream gamers who are supposed to benefit from it haven’t been very receptive so far. I talked with Siu about […]

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Snail Games CEO talks property rights in the metaverse at GamesBeat Summit

Snail Games, headquartered in Los Angeles, has been a leader in the MMORPG and sandbox survival space, with titles like Age of Wushu and ARK: Survival Evolved. Now Shi Hai, founder and CEO, sees growing opportunities in the metaverse and Web3. Hai joined Dean Takahashi, lead writer at VentureBeat, to talk about the fascinating future […]

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How the metaverse could unlock sustainable revenue models for esports

GamesBeat Summit 2022 returns with its largest event for leaders in gaming on April 26-28th. Reserve your spot here! The popularity of esports has hit a fever pitch, with an estimated 29.6 million monthly esports viewers in 2022, up 11.5% from 2021. And with a fan base largely made up of young, tech-savvy individuals, the […]

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The golden age of indie cinema will be spelled D-A-O

We are excited to bring Transform 2022 back in-person July 19 and virtually July 20 – 28. Join AI and data leaders for insightful talks and exciting networking opportunities. Register today! We are about to embark on an era where it will be easier than ever for films to leverage the power and wisdom of […]

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Habbo X NFT-based hotel will debut later this year

GamesBeat Summit 2022 returns with its largest event for leaders in gaming on April 26-28th. Reserve your spot here! Sulake is diving into the metaverse with a plan to launch a new, fully integrated web 3 Habbo server, dubbed Habbo X. That means it will create a new hotel for socializing in a world fueled […]

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Why NFTs should be seen as worldbuilding opportunities for brands

We are excited to bring Transform 2022 back in-person July 19 and virtually July 20 – 28. Join AI and data leaders for insightful talks and exciting networking opportunities. Register today! Brands planning to sell NFTs in 2022 face stiff competition and rising holder expectations. Some successful NFT projects like World of Women offer utility-focused […]

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American Idol will have NFTs built around contestant digital trading cards

GamesBeat Summit 2022 returns with its largest event for leaders in gaming on April 26-28th. Reserve your spot here! For its 20th season, American Idol is changing things up by launching contestant-based digital trading cards as non-fungible tokens (NFTs). These unique collectibles will be available on ThetaDrop, Theta Network’s green and low-cost NFT marketplace. Fans […]

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Crypto Raiders raises $6M for play-to-own RPG with NFTs

GamesBeat Summit 2022 returns with its largest event for leaders in gaming on April 26-28th. Reserve your spot here! Crypto Raiders has raised $6 million in funding for its “play-to-own” role-playing game (RPG) with non-fungible tokens (NFTs). The company is one of many blockchain game companies that are trying to combine high-quality games with non-fungible […]

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The Kids Metaverse is (Sort of) Open for Business

Grownups have gotten so excited about what they could do in the metaverse that they’ve all but ignored the kids. And for understandable reasons. Kids’ online safety and personal identification is a messy business. According to COPPA rules (Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act)  you can’t market to children, hang on to their personal information, […]

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