Archive for March, 2021

NFTs Are Spurring a Digital Land Grab—in Videogame Worlds

Via The Wall Street Journal, a look at how investors and gamers are buying millions of dollars worth of land that exists only in videogames: Investors are pouring millions of dollars into land. But these lush fields and rolling hills only exist within videogames. Just as physical land appeals to pension funds and family offices, […]

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NFTs and Fashion: Collectors Pay Big Money for Virtual Sneakers

Courtesy of The Wall Street Journal, a look at how a recent $3.1 million sale of some NFT sneakers has speculators wondering about the future of digital fashion: Feb. 27 marked the release of a trio of sneakers that looked a bit like doodled-on Air Force Ones—a collaboration between design studio Rtfkt and Fewocious, an 18-year-old digital artist living […]

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The Whales of NBA Top Shot

Courtesy of The Wall Street Journal, an article on the NBA’s Top Shot phenomenon: Michael Levy was scrolling Twitter last September when he noticed someone mention something that he wanted to know more about. What is NBA Top Shot? he wondered.   This platform to buy, sell and collect officially licensed video highlights was months from becoming a […]

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NBA Top Shot: Evolution of Sports Card Trading For Digital World

Via Sportsnet, an interesting summary look at NBA Top Shot and the emerging digital evolution of sports card trading: Jesse Schwarz is laughing before the question is finished. “I got a couple of messages like, ‘Have you lost your mind?’” he says from Los Angeles. “Someone tweeted at me, ‘You could have a small family home, […]

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