🌈🐙 Zima Red NFT Roundup - May 21, 2021

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💥 This week in NFTs …

  • Major auction house and collectibles dealer Sotheby’s revealed the participation of more cryptoart legends in the company’s coming “Natively Digital” curated NFT sale, an online auction set to run next month from June 3rd to June 10th. Notable artists and pieces confirmed to be involved include but aren’t limited to:

  • Art Blocks - 19 assorted generative artworks

  • Rhea Myers - Secret Artwork

  • Larva Labs - Autoglyph #177

  • Mario Klingemann - Mitosis

  • Sarah Zucker - Self Transcending

  • Matt Kane - Meules after Claude Monet

  • XCOPY - NGMI

  • The new decentralized organization Jenny DAO just voted to pay $1 million USD for a song minted by acclaimed DJs Steve Aoki and 3LAU. This metaverse group is diving into fractional ownership of NFTs, so this big early grab is surely a big part of their future plans. 

  • Popular Ethereum VR world Cryptovoxels has just pivoted back into minting via wearables, so the project’s team is now soliciting requests for further NFT features. Have anything in mind? Give Cryptovoxels a shoutout, then!

  • The creators of the “Charlie Bit My Finger” video are removing the vid from YouTube and then auctioning it as an NFT via Origin Protocol. The move has drawn criticism throughout the NFT space, insofar as more than a few people see it as counterproductive to remove the video from YouTube. If anything the video being freely available boosts an associated NFTs value.

  • Reality Cards, the first NFT-centric prediction marketplace where users can actually own marketplace outcomes as NFTs, moved out of testnet mode by launching its beta release. The project also just launched an Artist Creator Bonus campaign, which will reward 1,000 DAI and more to any artists who submit work that ends up getting used by the Reality Cards team. 

  • Powerhouse entertainment firm Fox (yes, that Fox) is launching an NFT-focused business called Blockchain Creative Labs. The debut NFT project from the group will be Krapopolis, an animated comedy set in ancient Greece that’s being created by Rick and Morty creator Dan Harmon. 

  • Alethea AI is launching the world's first iNFT (intelligent NFT) at Sotheby’s with famed artist Robert Alice. 

  • Big Time Studios, which is behind the rising NFT adventure game Big Time and is steered by former Decentraland CEO Ari Meilich, recently raised $21 million USD from investors like Digital Currency Group, Alameda Research, and more. The new funding will help the Big Time team continue to reach for the stars. 

  • Speaking of raises, Non-Fungible Technologies, Inc. just raised $2.75 million in seed funding, which will help the company build out Pawn.fi, an up-and-coming decentralized protocol for loans backed by high-value NFTs. 


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