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FEB 18 | EDITION #89
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The internet showed us glimpses of the future, let's dive in.

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🧨 Pass the Dynamite: NFTs

Backstory
Ownership is the most important element for people in the internet today. Social media usernames, domains and limited edition products are high in value for a reason. The combination of a desire for decentralized ownership and technology brought to us the new form of ownership: digital files.

How it Works?
NFTs: Non-Fungible Tokens are pretty much a new file format that you can't copy. Before, somebody with a viral JPEG or GIF would only get a famous tweet out of it. Now, with NFTs the file actually has a unique ID attached with metadata showing what is it about, who created it and its prize history. Fucking revolutionary to be honest. Once the creator marks (or mints) a digital asset, its registered through blockchain technology.

Hype
  • The market of buying and selling NFTs is wide open, and already moving millions. Digital assets are universally recognized. It really comes down to flexing that you have an original piece, but online. Again, ownership... culturally where it's at in 2021.
  • It isn't just about art. Think about in-game digital goods, skins, fashion. Think about taking those assets from a game and introduce them into other platforms. The Metaverse and NFTs go hand in hand. Now also think about these digital assets being owned by creators from the get-go... $$$.
  • Musicians are salivating like a damn bulldog thinking about NFTs.

Players

Art
SuperRare
Nifty Gateway
Foundation

Zora
Async Art
Rarible
Art Blocks

Music
InfiNFT
Mintbase

Collectibles
Portion

Cryptopunks
Hashmasks
Avastars
CryptoKitties
Aavegotchi

Games
Axie Infinity
Sorare
Gods Unchained

Special Mentions
Origin Protocol
Genies

Metaverse
Decentraland
Cryptovoxels


 
Coffee Thoughts
  • A lot of people will think this shit is crazy, and it is. But the same was said to cryptocurrency owners 10 years ago, and coincidentally, Bitcoin and Ethereum holders are the first ones jumping to buy NFTs.
  • NFTs live on the blockchain and can't be edited, deleted or copy-pasted. This concept feels like the next big change, for the better. It starts as "fun and games" like paying pizza with Bitcoin, and then you realize the internet changes over night.

🎞 Film x Gaming
Netflix: Dota 2 Anime Series trailer
HBO: Mortal Kombat trailer
HBO: The Last of Us confirms Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey as Joel and Ellie.



🃏 Cards Collectors Update
Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG is releasing a $1000 Blue-Eyed White Dragon.
Limited Edition Luka Donic Rookie card sells for $800K. 
Goldin Auctions raises $40M lead by The Chernin Group and others like Mark Cuba, Mark Walbergh, Logan Paul, etc.

🎙 Podcast of the Week
Crypto x Gaming, by Hypegeek.

 

 🥶 Collabs

Capcom x Steve Aoki
Fortnite x Tron

 💰 VC Land & Partnerships

  • 100 Thieves partners with Rockstar Energy.
  • Artie raises $10M as it pivots to make instant games.
  • Misfits Gaming Group adds the Mutineers to the partnership with Zaxby's.
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas partners with Samsung.
  • LA Thieves partners with Game Fuel.
  • Corsair acquires VBI.
  • Esports supplement brand Qallo raises $1.3M investment.

💎 Gems of the Week

POST MALONE x POKEMON CONCERT

📈 Stats

😂 Fuckery Snack

Your underwear watching you buy a console and $70 games:

🗓 Upcoming Events

Feb 18 - 21 / CDL: Week 2
Feb 18 - 28 / IEM Katowice 2021
Feb 19 - 20 / BLIZZCONLINE
Feb 21 / Short Nite Film Festival Kickoff by Fortnite
Feb 22 - March 5 / Tinderbox PlayAway Games Festival
Feb 27 / Post Malone x Pokemon Concert

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