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Steam Blockchain games ban: Good news for NFT and crypto alike

Steam Blockchain games ban: Good news for NFT and crypto alike

An update to Valve's rules for games on Steam effectively bans all Blockchain games that use cryptocurrencies or NFTs. This is GOOD news if you're a cryptocurrency or NFT holder, at the moment, as it represents another public acknowledgement of the real-world value of cryptocurrencies and NFTs alike.

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Coinbase NFT platform teases social features, showcases, and simplicity

Coinbase NFT platform teases social features, showcases, and simplicity

Coinbase has announced plans to make NFTs more approachable for the general public. Though the new NFT platform isn't available right now, Coinbase has launched a waitlist for those who are interested in trying it out for themselves. Among other things, Coinbase says its NFT platform will include social features, centralized showcases, and discovery features.

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DC’s first NFT collection launches in October for FanDome 2021

DC’s first NFT collection launches in October for FanDome 2021

We're a little more than two weeks away from FanDome 2021, a free virtual fan event for DC fans. This year's event comes with something special: DC's first batch of NFTs, a collection that is made possible in partnership with Palm NFT Studio. DC fans will be able to get at least two NFT collectibles from the collection.

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Space Jam: A New Legacy promotion offers up thousands of flashy NFTs

Space Jam: A New Legacy promotion offers up thousands of flashy NFTs

Space Jam: A New Legacy, a sequel to the original 1996 movie made for the next generation of fans, will arrive in theaters and on HBO Max starting later this week. Among the promotions for the movie are tens of thousands of NFTs in the style of old-school lenticular sports cards. Though some of the NFTs are already sold out, many others remain available.

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What is NFT: Meaning in a token, explained by Tim Berners-Lee

What is NFT: Meaning in a token, explained by Tim Berners-Lee

An NFT called "Source Code for the WWW" was sold on June 30, 2021 for a winning bid of 5,435,500 USD. This NFT was created by Tim Berners-Lee, the writer of the code that would become the internet. This NFT (non-fungible token) is roughly the equivalent of if Jonas Salk had at some point written down the formulation and production processes for his polio vaccine and put said piece of paper up for auction.

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Warhol NFT auction opens Pandora’s Box on “original art”

Warhol NFT auction opens Pandora’s Box on “original art”

Christies is set to auction several Andy Warhol digital works of art on the NFT blockchain. This would at first seem like the perfect opportunity to demonstrate how an NFT could be used to buy and sell art that would otherwise seem ephemeral. There's just one problem: The files described by the auction are not the originals they profess to be - they couldn't be.

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Sotheby’s first NFT auction revealed

Sotheby’s first NFT auction revealed

An art auction is set to take place in June of 2021 called "Natively Digital: A Curated NFT Sale." This sale will be hosted by Sotheby's, and it'll take place entirely online. Sotheby's started their description of this sale with the following: "NFTs will be considered one of the groundbreaking artistic breakthroughs of the century."

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Funko reveals NFT plans but not everyone is happy

Funko reveals NFT plans but not everyone is happy

Funko, makers of ridiculously popular pop culture toys, is wading into the NFT market, with plans to launch its first non-fungible tokens in June. Though NFTs have been controversial, not least for their focus on digital ownership rather than physical collecting, Funko argues that its strategy will combine both more affordable tokens with the vinyl toys it's known for.

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What is NFT: a simple explanation for the crypto-newb

What is NFT: a simple explanation for the crypto-newb

NFT stands for non-fungible token, a cryptocurrency that works with blockchain technology like Bitcoin... only different. If Bitcoin is like a coin, NFT is like a unique digital certificate tied to a unique digital asset. An NFT is not the same as physical ownership of a physical item, but you CAN own the NFT of digital ownership records for physical assets.

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