Polyient market, fall of Ronaldinho and "mind-boggling" sale of $ 4,800 NFT ...

The investment company and development studio Polyient has unveiled an NFT marketplace with decentralized finance (DeFi) functionality. ...


The investment company and development studio Polyient has unveiled an NFT marketplace with decentralized finance (DeFi) functionality.

The marketplace dubbed “PolyientX” is slated for beta release in August on Ethereum, with an official launch slated for fall. The initial launch will include Ape In’s NFTs, a DeFi-compatible NFT collector’s game, and Rate Network, decentralized NFT pricing and scoring protocol.

According to Polyient, users can place their NFTs in a vault to earn rewards, describing it as “a unique cost-sharing mechanism where users, and not business stakeholders, are the beneficiaries of the transaction activity on the platform “.

There is also a new method of launching tokens called “Initial Vault Sale” (IVS), which allows projects to leverage their supporters’ NFT assets “to create and distribute utility and governance tokens, reward market participation and build sustainable economies ”.

Ronaldinho based on blockchain

Global football icon Ronaldinho is launching a new NFT collection in collaboration with the design studio INFLUXO.

Former Paris Saint-Germain, FC Barcelona and AC Milan star joins long list of star athletes to enter NFT industry as boxer Tyson Fury, NFL players Rob gronkowski and Patrick muhammad, and skateboard icon Tony Hawk.

NFTs are sold in two different drops, the first includes seven unique NFT “masterpieces” that depict living paintings of key moments in Ronaldinho’s career.

The auctions will take auctions of at least $ 10,000, and the NFTs come with a private meeting and dinner with Ronaldinho in Dubai, a round-trip ticket to get there, and a stay. two days in a five star hotel. It is not known if Ronaldinho will prepare a storm or if the dinner will take place in a restaurant.

The second set of “NFT Sports Legend Cards” includes a set of six collectible cards that users can purchase for an unspecified price. They will receive an additional NFT card that accompanies the series, and if they collect the six NFTs plus the parachuted token, they will enter a raffle for a chance to win the “Dubai Experience” of the masterpieces. NFT.

The sale is hosted on INFLUXO and the NFT drop date bed “Coming soon.”

Animoca Brands acquires Blowfish

High NFT game and real estate developer Animoca Brands (F1 Delta Time, The Sandbox) acquired Blowfish Studios, an independent game developer for around $ 6.6 million. The acquisition also includes payments of approximately $ 19.2 million on conditional employment and performance goals.

Animoca do the July 29 announcement, and noted that it will work closely with Blowfish to “align efforts related to blockchain integration, fungible tokens, non-fungible tokens (NFT), gaming capabilities to win, synergy opportunities and product launches. “

Blowfish is a Sydney-based company founded in 2010 by Benjamin Lee, a veteran of the computer software and 3D graphics industry, and Aaron Grove, an award-winning visual effects supervisor.

The company has released several cross-platform games such as “Qbism, Siegecraft, Morphite, Projection: First Light and Storm Boy”.

“Animoca Brands is incredibly excited to welcome Blowfish, a team that is dramatically expanding our capacity in the cross-platform gaming space and that takes a keen interest in and understands blockchain,” said Yat Siu, co-founder and president of Animoca Brands. .

Vitalik joins the NFT platform supported by Mark Cuban

The NFT platform “AlchemyNFT” announced a $ 6 million funding round on July 29. It was backed by Crypto.com Capital, Framework Ventures, Mechanism and the billionaire entrepreneur (and DeFi mat victim) Marc Cuban.

The funds will go to a new project called “AutographNFT” which enables the signing of unique digital assets such as NFTs with social media identifiers. According to the Ethereum firm, Vitalik Buterin was one of the first digitally sign his autograph when launching the beta version of the project.

The Alchemist NFT: autographnft.io

The AutographNFT platform allows NFT creators to search for popular “Twitter verified” numbers and offer them money to autograph an NFT. The platform gives the signatory the option to donate all or part of their “signature” product to a charity such as “Save the Kids”.

According to SEO of “The Alchemist” NFT, Buterin was paid 0.1 ETH, worth about $ 243, to sign the NFT.

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Publicist Says $ 4,800 NFT Sale ‘Staggering’

PR press releases are often full of hyperbolic jargon and antics that paint too pretty a picture.

But we must have laughed at a PR from July 28 announcement of Kinahan’s Whiskey Co. in which the sale of an NFT for $ 4,800 was described as a “mind-boggling” amount of money.

“The Kinahan-branded Formula 3D racing car was sold to an NFT collector for an astronomical sum of $ 4,800 after Lewis Hamilton’s thrilling victory at the British Grand Prix,” the ad broke. of breath.

While this may be exciting news for the Irish whiskey company, they may not realize that NFTs of dubious value have sold for much higher prices. Cointelegraph reported in February that Lindsay Lohan sold an NFT for even more breathtaking $ 15,000 on Rarible. And there were rumors that a guy called Beeple or Bongo or something whipped up an NFT for $ 69 million.

“This NFT is the first of its kind in the whiskey industry. Notice that precious word, “first”. There are a lot of McLaren models out there, but if you own the first one, you own a piece of history, ”the ad says.

Gathering

Cointelegraph reported on July 28 that the multinational beverage giant Coca-Cola enters the NFT market.

The company will hold a three-day auction on OpenSea for NFTs representing the famous drink, and the proceeds will be used to raise funds for Special Olympics International.

Earlier this week, tokenized cats again caused chaos on the Ethereum network after a non-fungible token (NFT) project dubbed ‘Stoner Cats’ created by actress Mila Kunis sold out in 35 minutes.

The first drop in the project had a total of NFT 10,420, and activity on Ethereum pushed gas prices up to 709 Gwei ($ 33.67) for a quick transaction.