Ars Technica

Ars Technica’s non-fungible guide to NFTs

It has been nearly 10 years now since Ars Technica first described Bitcoin to readers as “the world’s first virtual currency… designed by an enigmatic, freedom-loving hacker, and currently used by the geek underground to buy and sell everything from servers to cellphone jammers.” A decade later, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are practically mainstream, and even most non-techies know the blockchain basics powering a decentralized financial revolution (or a persistent bubble, if you prefer).
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The CBLDF Weighs In On Mike Deodato, DC Comics and NFT Artwork

Over the weekend, Bleeding Cool posted an Open Letter by Mike Deodato, in which he defended his issuing of NFTs of his own digital art for comic book companies in the wake of publishers such as Marvel and DC issuing digital claims on such rights. These claims would be for digitally created, then published work that they would not do for work that was created with pen and ink on paper. Deodato pointed out that this was a shift in control from creator to publisher, the reversal of the battle that had been fought for original art to be returned to comics creators, and that it could be sold to collectors.
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This App For iPhone, iPad Allows You To Create Your Own NFT

Fancy creating a non-fungible token-based art on your Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) made iPhone or iPad? There’s an app to help you do that. What Happened: The free S!NG or SING Idea app touts itself to be a platform for creators to make free NFTs for storage in a digital portfolio, as per its App Store description.
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The Verge

I do not Feel Good Inc about the Gorillaz NFTs

Virtual band Gorillaz’s debut album is turning 20 years old today (a fact I’m going to try to immediately forget), and in celebration the group will be carrying out the usual anniversary celebrations: re-releasing albums, selling new merch and, according to NME, selling NFTs. This news has Broken me. At...

What is an NFT? The trendy blockchain technology explained

In early March, a tech company bought a piece of art worth $95,000. Then the executives lit it on fire. At the end of the spectacle, which was shared live on the internet, the group unveiled a copy of the art, this time in digital form. The creation, by elusive British artist Banksy, was called "Morons (White)."

What are NFTs and why are some worth millions?

"Side-eying Chloe" Clem - a young girl who became an internet sensation when a picture of her looking unimpressed went viral - is selling the original image for thousands of dollars at auction. Where Bitcoin was hailed as the digital answer to currency, NFTs are now being touted as the...

We bought an NFT. Here's what we learned

As headlines about people bidding eye-watering sums on GIFs of Pop Tart cats, the first-ever tweet, a Kings of Leon album and other NFTs piled up over the last several weeks, the CNN Business team decided the best way to understand the craze would be to buy one ourselves.
Business Wire

SPIN Partners with NAX to Create Environmentally

MANHATTEN BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SPIN, a legendary American music media company, and NAX, a company that brings liquidity to corporate assets, today announce a partnership to release sustainable Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) featuring SPIN’s celebrated photography. As the first major music media brand to make its full content archive available via NFT, SPIN will leverage NAX’s software and methodology, alongside its historic 36-year IP library, to introduce an environmentally conscious option.

VERIFY: Explaining non-fungible tokens and what they are used for

WASHINGTON — You have been seeing headlines about the Twitter founder Jack Dorsey selling his first tweet for millions, but what exactly is this NFT business?. It’s the latest digital financial craze that people across the world have spent millions of REAL dollars on. Question:. What are NFTs?. Answer:. It...

Atari launches nostalgic NFT collectibles for Pong and Centipede

Atari has launched its Atari Capsule Collection of collectible nonfungible tokens (NFTs), which use blockchain technology to uniquely identify collectibles for Pong and Centipede. The move capitalizes on the nostalgia for the classic video games and the new craze for NFTs, which enable the authentication of unique digital items. In...

What's An NFT? And Why Are People Paying Millions To Buy Them?

The artist Grimes recently sold a bunch of NFTs for nearly $6 million. An NFT of LeBron James making a historic dunk for the Lakers garnered more than $200,000. The band Kings of Leon is releasing its new album in the form of an NFT. The auction house Christie's, bids...