Ricardo Rivas

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Jan 18 2022

A 22-year-old makes $1 million by selling NFTs

Jan 18 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  nfts

2021 was a wild year for the NFTs ecosystem, but 2022 has started off even wilder. Sultan Gustaf Al Ghozali, a 22-year-old computer science student from Semarang, uploaded a collection to OpenSea called “Ghozali Everyday,” which contained nearly 1,000 photos of himself. With each selfie costing 0.001 ETH, or around $3.20....

Jan 14 2022

A Pacific archipelago is going all in on crypto

Jan 14 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption

Who would have thought a small nation with approximately 18,000 people would enter the crypto world? During an interview, Palau President Surangel S. Whipps, Jr. announced a partnership with the blockchain and crypto advisor firm Cryptic Labs. The alliance was created to launch the world's first digital residency platform using blockchain...

Dec 16 2021

Banksy’s renowned Wharf Rat will be auctioned as an NFT

Dec 16 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  culture nfts

Banksy's Wharf Rat was discovered for the first time in 2010 on San Francisco's Pier 39 on Fisherman's Wharf. The art piece features a rat digging its way out of the tunnel, painted on a metal door, right next to the Alcatraz Boat Tour station. However, the City of San Francisco Department of Public Works painted over the door, and everyone thought the...

Dec 15 2021

Nike joins the metaverse ecosystem with RTFKT acquisition

Dec 15 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  culture metaverse

After the announcement on December 13th, it caused a 1,329% spike overnight in searches of NFT collectors and fans of Nike NFTs according to The Sole Supplier data. “This acquisition is another step that accelerates Nike’s digital transformation and allows us to serve athletes and creators at the intersection of sport, creativity, gaming and culture,” said John Donahoe, President and CEO of NIKE,...

Dec 14 2021

Crypto trading cards: How Hal Finney thought about the concept of NFTs over 30 years ago

Dec 14 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  nfts people

On Jan. 17, 1993, Hal Finney, the person known for receiving the first Bitcoin transaction from Satoshi Nakamoto, wrote an email with the subject “Crypto trading cards” on the online service CompuServe to the Cypherpunks members, where he mentioned a more interesting way of exchanging digital cash through cryptographic trading cards, as referenced below....

Dec 13 2021

This 19th-century playing card company is launching an NFT collection

Dec 13 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  nfts

Who would believe that a company established in 1885 would get into the blockchain space? The playing cards manufacturer Bicycle has launched its first NFT collection named “Genesis Collection” on the NFT marketplace Kolectiv on December 9th. “At Bicycle, we’re a heritage brand that has been at the forefront of playing cards for over 135 years and this NFT launch marks a special...

Dec 09 2021

Will the future of the music industry be NFTs and metaverse concerts?

Dec 09 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  metaverse nfts

Will record labels and streaming services exist in the future? According to The New York Times, music artists complained about the payment systems in streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music. What if artists could benefit directly from their fans? The NFT music Royal platform is getting a lot of attention Two weeks ago, artist-investment platform Royal closed a $55 million Series A...

Dec 06 2021

Virtual real estate properties were the most traded NFTs of the past week

Dec 06 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  metaverse nfts

In the last seven days, digital lands were in high demand. The Sandbox played the main role — its land collection was the most traded NFT over the past week, with a total of $70.5 million sales, beating the Bored Apes and CryptoPunks with $58.4 million and $17.5 million respectively, according to NonFungible, as referenced below. The digital lands sales...

Dec 02 2021

Will auction houses be bigger than museums in the NFT world?

Dec 02 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  culture nfts

2021 has been a crazy year around the NFT ecosystem, especially in the art world. One of the main catalysts was the auction of the NFT “Everydays: the First 5000 Days” by Beeple, sold for $69 million by Christie’s last March. On the other hand, in July, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami), acquired through a gift from Eduardo Burillo...

Nov 30 2021

8 of the top 10 NFTs sales last month have been Bored Apes and CryptoPunks

Nov 30 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  culture nfts

In the last 30 days, eight of the 10 highest NFT sales have been four Bored Apes and four CryptoPunks, according to NonFungible.com. The other two NFTs sold were a plot of land in Decentraland and a digital art piece created by XCOPYART called “A Coin for the Ferryman” for 1,330 ETH ($6 million,...

Nov 25 2021

Crypto.com token (CRO) added $7 billion to its market cap over past week

Nov 25 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption price watch

On November 17, the cryptocurrency exchange Crypto.com and Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) shocked the world with a massive $700 million 20-year agreement on the naming rights of the Staples Center in Los Angeles. And now a week after the announcement, the Crypto.com CRO token price has doubled in...

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