Set to launch in early 2023, NFL Rivals will make you the General Manager of a fantasy NFL team as you compete against other GMs with their assembled player rosters and teams, building, leveling up and improving their lineup. In addition, you'll be able to own, collect, and trade non-fungible tokens (NFTs) of your favorite players through this play-and-own game experience. Continue Reading →
Today is "Towel Day." In honor of Douglas Adams, author of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, fans around the universe carry a towel. After all, a towel "is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have." Continue Reading →

Metacademy is Live!

Metacademy
The crypto market has been tumultuous over the past few weeks. It's been a scary time for "hodlers," but it's also a confusing time for speculative investors. Not sure what Coinbase does? Not sure what a stablecoin is? Shelly Palmer talks with Raegan Medgie and Robert Moses about Metacademy: a free-to-use, risk-free, hands-on website that will teach you about blockchain, cryptocurrency, NFTs, smart contracts, Web3, and other associated technologies. Continue Reading →
According to an article in the WSJ, the sale of NFTs fell to a daily average of about 19,000 this past week, a 92% decline from a peak of about 225,000 in September, according to the data website NonFungible. Continue Reading →

NFTs Going Mainstream

Looking for a Bored Ape but don't have any crypto? No problem… fiat currency is gladly accepted. OpenSea, one of the biggest and most popular NFT marketplaces, will soon let you buy and sell your NFTs with credit cards, debit cards, or Apple Pay. MoonPay, a fintech infrastructure company, will provide the tech. Continue Reading →
I just read Nike Inc. v. StockX LLC, a 50-page complaint filed by Nike demanding that StockX (a used shoe seller) destroy all the Nike-branded NFTs it minted. Someone should tell Nike’s lawyers that an NFT is not an image, video, or audio file, but simply an immutable digital receipt of a transaction that references the location of the associated asset(s). Destroying the receipt has no impact on the intellectual property in question any more than throwing out a receipt from the grocery store has an impact on the items you purchased. Continue Reading →
Solana-based NFT marketplace Neon soft-launched the first NFT vending machine (located at 29 John St in Manhattan) back in December. Now, the vending machine is open 24 hours a day and allows collectors to buy Solana NFTs with a credit card. Continue Reading →