NFT Drops From Notable Artists To Keep An Eye On In Early 2022

This past year, the non-fungible token (NFT) market has been booming. According to market tracker DappRadar, sales volumes of NFTs surged to $10.7 billion in the third quarter of 2021. Meaning, that the third-quarter figure was up from $1.3 billion in Q2 and $1.2 billion in Q1.

And while there are thousands of NFTs purchased each year, below, please find some of our favorite NFT drops from notable artists happening this month.

Raise Your Voice (Katja Novitskova)

For this series, Katja approached two fellow friends and artists, Kevin Bray and Alexandra Martens Serrano – both based in Amsterdam – to work on the project. The artists decided to develop a series of works that would seamlessly blend their artistic visions into something unique and appropriately weird for the new medium of NFTs.

Approaching the theme of Raise Your Voice and the environmentally-conscious aspect of Voice, an NFT platform for creators, the artists created a collection that channelled the ‘voices’ of living things that cannot speak the human language or communicate at all beyond their nature: animals, their genomes, proteins, microbes, mutants, biological networks, artificial organisms, laboratory experiments and other beings that exist between the categories of the living and non-living. Each NFT in the collection emphasizes that in the age of synthetic biology and industrial biotechnology, the collapse of biodiversity, widespread pollution, and depletion of the wilderness a massive re-articulation of life is taking place.

Translating these relationships into something culturally tangible and appropriately abstract – angel-like beings – with a given name and a virtual body, each angel captures and speaks for a certain aspect of contemporary ecological upheaval. The religious subtext of the series only points to our human need for a symbolic interpretation of environmental change on scales beyond our control and comprehension.

Together with this series and their collaboration attempt to bridge the categories of living and non-living, art and non-art. As an NFT collection, the works literally bring new life to the blockchain. All NFTs are one of ten and are for purchase on Voice. Three more NFTs in the collection will drop later this month.

One of One NFTs (Jim Rennert)

Internationally acclaimed American Sculptor  Jim Rennert is known for his life-sized and monumental sculptures on public display across the country. Inspired by his current bronze editions, his NFT work is no different.

What began as Rennert’s idea to encourage people to THINK BIG – bringing his first colossal bronze sculpture to New York City’s Union Square in 2014 – each NFT is meant to give the viewer pause and consider how we face our daily challenges as the city and the world keep turning around us. Each title works together with the visual image to illustrate the experience, sometimes physical, sometimes psychological and showcases the thoughts and ideas we all deal with in our contemporary society.

Each frame is digitally hand-drawn on an iPad using a stylus and each frame is then sequenced as an animation. Rennert’s first round of NFTs is single editions that can be purchased via Cavalier Galleries on OpenSea.

Graffiti Wall (David Ruggeri)

Created by St. Louis-based graffiti artist David Ruggeri, Graffiti Wall is a collection of four NFTs inspired by the societal conflict.

Available for purchase on OpenSea this week, each piece in the collection grapples with the need for a society to make and enforce rules that improve civilization and the need for people to express themselves and challenge authority. As can be seen frequently in graffiti culture, artists feel the need to create artwork that is available for the masses to view, but it’s the government’s job to prevent the public property from being defaced in addition to assuring the messages and images that constituents can see while in public places are appropriate.

Each of the four NFTs is available as 1 of 1 on https://opensea.io/collection/no-graffiti. In addition, buyers have the option to receive a complimentary piece framed and shipped (U.S. lower 48 only) in addition to a signed empty can of spray paint used by the artist to create his paintings.

Interview James Zhang, CEO The Concept Art House – Games, Art And NFTs

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James Zhang is the CEO and founder of The Concept Art House. James has been on the cutting edge of digital entertainment for nearly two decades. Since its founding in 2007, James has built Concept Art House into one of the video game industry’s most celebrated art services companies and continues to establish lasting partnerships with industry powerhouses such as Activision/Blizzard, 2K, Tencent, Kabam, Netease, and Supercell.

He additionally serves on several Advisory Boards including 1World Online, a crowdsourcing service that combines social polling with analytics, Redemption Games, a leading casual game developer, Waygate, an interactive VR content platform and Wistla, a social activities mobile app.

James Zhang interview questions:

1. How did you start your career?

2. Can you tell us about your childhood?

3. Can you tell us about the process of creating and producing the game and how you started to get involved in this industry?

4. I understand that your career touches lots of areas but how did you start your company?

5. How did you move from the creator part to the entrepreneur and the investor plus tech hats?

6. How did you get into the blockchain industry?

7. You have been through all the blockchain multiple waves from the beginning. Can you tell us about it?

8. Why did you shift 100% to Web 3.0 and can you explain to us the power of Web 3.0 and why it matters?

9. “The combination of the fan community and the art is what gives NFTs their value,” said Concept Art House CEO James Zhang in an interview with GamesBeat. Can you elaborate on this?

10. Your company is now at the intersection of NFTs, art, and gaming. Can you tell us more about that and how to envision these areas working together?

11. As a global art, what are your views on the Metaverse?


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James Zhang Biography

As the current CEO and founder of The Concept Art House, James Zhang has helped to ship 600+ games as of 2018 alone, with many of them reaching top rankings in iTunes, Google Play, Steam and console marketplaces. Beginning with their work helping to launch social gaming and continuing through to our present-day VR and connected playwork, James is proud of their successful track record of bringing new types of games to market. At The Concept Art House, James Zhang leads a team of world-class art directors, dedicated producers, and talented artists.

Prior to Concept Art House, James was Art Director at Factor 5 where he led the artistic development of Lair – a PlayStation 3 launch title – and was a concept artist on Star Wars and other bestselling LucasArts Entertainment franchises.

Zhang has done interior illustrations on a number of Dungeons & Dragons books for Wizards of the Coast, including Sharn: City of Towers (2004), the Eberron Campaign Setting (2004), Monster Manual III (2004), Races of the Wild (2005), Races of Eberron (2005), Five Nations (2005), Tome of Magic: Pact, Shadow, and Truename Magic (2006), Fiendish Codex II: Tyrants of the Nine Hells (2006), and Drow of the Underdark (2007). He also did the cover art for Crucible of Chaos (2008) from Paizo Publishing’s GameMaster line.

James Zhang Links And Sources

https://www.conceptarthouse.com/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Zhang

https://www.linkedin.com/in/conceptarthouse/

https://twitter.com/conceptarthouse

https://www.linkedin.com/company/concept-art-house/

Concept Art House raises $25M to create NFT art and games

https://venturebeat.com/2021/10/19/concept-art-house-raises-25m-to-create-nft-art/

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Chibi Labs Launches Chibi Genesis, Apes, and Chibi Galaxy – Three New NFT Collections

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Chibi Labs launched three collections including Chibi Genesis, Apes and their most ambitious to date, Chibi Galaxy. The studio has already made its mark on the NFT space with sold-out collections, meticulous 3D art and an extremely passionate community. All of these characters are 3D rigged and ready for Metaverse integration. 

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Across the ecosystem, there are 6,700 3D generative characters rigged for the Metaverse. Each generation signifies a piece of Chibi history and will play a role in the story of the Chibis, their lore and the future of the collection. Chibi Labs like to think of themselves as, “More than just a JPEG project”. Led by an accomplished leadership team, Chibi Labs is driving innovation to create long term viability beyond the art. The team is focused on commercialization of the underlying IP (owned by the collectors) for real world application and future monetization.

Recently, Chibi Labs made their debut in Decentraland with their magnificent galactic jungle scene. The land was created as a home base to the community, with private access for collectors, but to show the world what Chibis are about and where they are going. This sprawling plot of land features a massive tree house with several hang out locations including a bar and dance floor, as well as a private cave with a movie room for all Chibi holders. Chibi owners have received and will continue to get Chibi branded wearables and will ultimately have the opportunity to participate in a token-based ‘Play to Earn’ game within the scene.

Chibi Labs Co-Founder, Mat Sposta, shared in a statement, “The power of NFTs and the communities behind them are paving the path towards Metaverse adoption. We plan to bridge the gap between PFP collectors and Metaverse environments by creating utility, engagement and new forms of gamification. We are just getting started but already well ahead of the pack.”

There are many reasons that make Chibi Labs one of the leading NFT projects in the NFT and Metaverse markets. To summarize, the brand itself has shared some more reasons and benefits of getting involved:

• Ownership of Intellectual Property.

• Commercialization and monetization rights for the user’s Chibi.

• 3D file use and access for various environments including Metaverse application.

• Augmented Reality tool to view the user’s Chibi in real-world photos and videos.

• Jadu Hologram partnership for AR integration with Jetpacks and Hoverboards.

• Future token model and reward system tied to ownership, Play 2 Earn, upgradability and many other incentives.

NFT Band “Allies” – Featuring Bored Ape Yacht Club, CryptoPunks & Cool Cats – To Release Their Debut Song “WAGMI” With Animated Music Video At A Metaverse Event

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THE METAVERSE – “WAGMI”, the debut release from the Metaverse’s first NFT band, Allies, premiered at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on Wednesday December 22, 2021 at the new TerraZero Entertainment Center in Decentraland, located at 44, -45 (direct jump to location here).

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The release marks a series of breakthroughs for NFT-powered and Metaverse-leaning entertainment. It is the first band made up of entirely NFT characters and personalities, and also represents the biggest cross-community collaboration between several of the most famous communities in the space: CryptoPunks, Bored Ape, Cool Cat, World of Women, and a Wicked Cranium.

“Allies is a music group made up of static on-chain assets that integrate NFT communities through performances, shows and events in the metaverse,” shared band co-founder and drummer Cheetah. “WAGMI, short for ‘We Are All Going to Make It,’ is meant to be a celebration of the NFT and Metaverse worlds, while also rallying more people to join in on the fun, community, and creative potential.”

The band is led by guitarist Deeze (representing Bored Ape Yacht Club), owner of the Deeze Gallery, which is depicted in the music video and notably features one of the most valuable collections of NFT art in the world. Other band members are songwriter/drummer Cheetah (CryptoPunks), who is coming off of working with GFunk and Beanie at Pixel Vault on the debut edition of PUNKS Comic; keytar player Kibbee (Cool Cats); bassist French (Wicked Craniums); and, singer Lola (World of Women).

Hosted by rising Metaverse agency TerraZero, the premier event will also be the first time a music video has debuted in the Metaverse. Band members and premiere organizers hope that will set the tone for continued expansion and leveraging of Web 3.0 technologies as a tool for audience expansion and revenue generation.

“We are excited to continue expanding the creative and marketing possibilities of the Metaverse,” shared TerraZero Chief MetaVerse Officer Ryan Kieffer. “Allies is a great band that will appeal to both crypto and general consumers, and we hope people can all join in on the fun at our event.”

The band’s character designs and original animation were directed and produced by Ryan Kieffer and Andrew Seth Cohen of Confidential Creative, the video features the band at their first performance, followed by them attending a gallery show at Deeze Gallery that features loads of actual NFTs owned by band members.

Artwork featured in the Deeze gallery scene includes hoodie CryptoPunks, ArtBlocks Fidenza, ArtBlocks Ringers, ArtBlocks Chromie Squiggle, ArtBlocks Singularity, Killer Acid, and Pop Wonder. The video also features a range of NFT and Metaverse twitter influencers making cameos, including Keyboard Monkey, sobylife, vonmises14, krybharat, punk6529, vincent_van_dough, and beaniemaxi.

Other notable Easter eggs in the video include references to Pegz, Meebits, Axies from Axie Infinity game, Polymorphs, Alison Wonderland’s WonderQuest, BYOPILL, ImmaDegen, SupDucks, Weird Whales, Minecraft Yee Haa, Long Neckie Ladies, BullsOnTheBlock, Forgotten Runes Wizards Cult, Divine Order of the Zodiac, Robotos, and Apes3D.

More information on the band will be released soon. Decentraland’s official event page for the premiere can be found here: https://events.decentraland.org/event/?id=917afbaf-2c10-4ee8-b236-76276433a70c

Mint And Hatch Your Dragon: CryptoDragons Metaverse Is Starting On December 25

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So, this is it! The day that all NTF dragons fans have been waiting for has arrived.

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The CryptoDragons will be revealed, and everyone (well, many) will be able to see what type of dragon they got from their NTF Eggs. The day “X” or a Hatching day is on December 25 while the minting is on December 24. Soon the dragons will come out to fill the CryptoDragons Metaverse!

Now comes the fun part. From this day on all CryptoDragons owners can breed, sell, buy, rent, and fight their unique NFT assets. The rest of yet unsold Eggs can be purchased on the project’s official Marketplace.

Additionally, the Legendary dragon owners will be those who’ll earn constantly whenever any breeding procedure occurs on the platform.

The action part will take place on Arena, where dragons will fight either for bet ETH or the rivals NFT dragon. The fully-fledged CryptoDragons Metaverse will constantly expand and develop as the project’s official Roadmap informs.

About the CryptoDragons Metaverse

• CryptoDragons consists of 9 interconnected smart contracts, based on the Ethereum blockchain.

• Dragon Metaverse emerges from 10K NFT Eggs.

• After hatching, the Egg owner will have 2 NFT’s – an Eggshell and the dragon.

• As a result of hatching 3 types of dragons reveal – Commons, Epics, and the Legendries. The fourth Rare type will appear later from breedings.

• Dragon owners are able to breed, fight, and collect their NFT dragons after Hatching day.

• The Legendary dragon owners will constantly earn 50% of all breeding commissions.

• On the full-scale blockchain battling Arena dragon owners will fight either for an ETH or a rival’s dragon.

• It took seconds for the first 500 NFT Eggs to sell out on November 7, during the first round of reservations. The Legendary Dragon’s Egg was picked up for 35 ETH. During the second reservation, Legendary dragon Egg was sold for 50 ETH.

• Famous French football player, Paul Pogba, joined the CryptoDragons team and got his first ever NFTs.

LynKey Aims To Tokenize US$8 Billion Property And Holiday Experiences

Real estate, conventionally, has been the most illiquid of all the asset classes. It required significant capital commitments and entailed long and expensive transaction procedures. The real estate investment landscape is witnessing a huge transformation due to the impetus provided by the greater efficiency, higher security, and cost-effectiveness of the blockchain. This new wave of technology provides fresh and innovative solutions in the form of tokenization and NFTs, complying with the demand of the digital era we are living in. 

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Tokenization is one of the rapidly developing dimensions, enabling investments in the form of digital tokens that are backed by real-world assets. Blockchain technology forms the core of this concept. LynKey ecosystem leverages the secured and immutable nature of the blockchain to facilitate the digital fractional ownership of real estate. This helps in securing the transaction and settlement records using its smart contracts feature.

LynKey is an “all in one” ecosystem that focuses on tokenizing the tourism and property industry. It aims to link the world with its advanced property technology, smart tourism, and blockchain, optimizing timesharing, prepaid lease, or licensing premium experiences at the vacation property. It promises a reward system for the loyal community over the ecosystem, having access to amenities and utilities to increase its prospects of customer satisfaction in an efficient manner.

LynKey’s cutting-edge marketplace offers an NFT platform where LynK tokens can be exchanged for exquisite tourism experiences created within the network. With access to over US$8 million in property and tourism resorts, it promises to evolve the smart tourism industry with significant and innovative solutions in the future.

The ecosystem leverages emerging technological solutions to democratize and streamline the property transaction process, providing a more meaningful experience related to tourism or property. Moreover, the design of the project is based on the DeFi model, where the community and members mutually increase the prospects of making profits, while benefiting the management and operations of the ecosystem.

LynKey Tourism and Property Ecosystem

Backed by more than US$8 billion worth of the premium property and tourism assets in Vietnam, LynKey family proudly announces its top-tier projects- Crystal Holidays Harbour Van Don, Crystal Holidays Marina Phu Yen, Crystal Holidays Heritage Ly Son, Xuan Dai Bay, Van Don Heritage Road Smart City.

More interesting projects are soon to be added to the ecosystem as LynKey expands its span of influence to Singapore, Australia, and the other countries of the world.

LynK: The utility token

While a security token secures the property and acts as a resource to build the trustworthy ecosystem, LynK (a utility token) goes beyond that dimension and offers access to the products and services to the LynKey members and tourists.

It could be conveniently accessed at various DEX and CEX platforms once the listing formalities are finalized. Additionally, reward and loyalty credits could be the other ways to earn LynK to your wallets.

LynK offers real-world value to every aspect of your holiday experience- a particular resort for a family vacation, upgrading a business trip, purchasing a timeshare, buying a resort experience, or securing your share of ownership, lease, or license in a premium property.

In this ecosystem, LynK allows a frictionless experience for its users, ensuring every feature of smart tourism. With its evolution, the tokens will grow in value, facilitating the exchange of goods and services, especially the timeshare experiences like licensing and leasing your accommodation and earning upgrades.

In other words, LynK offers smarter experiences for all- property developers, world travelers, or fractional owners of the premium vacation property. You could earn exclusive profits from a foreign market, or make your tourism experiences more yielding, not just limited to good memories. With the power of the blockchain, all this becomes unique and more enjoyable, hassle-free, transparent, and efficient.

How can you use LynK?

The fungible token, LynK, can be used to buy tourism products and services within the ecosystem. Here are some of the examples:

Travel bookings: You can book your air tickets and local transfers in the most transparent and reliable way.

Lodging and Accommodation: Resort and hotel stays at your favorite holiday property. Further, you could get upgrades and complimentary offers to make your stay a world-class experience.

Leisure and entertainment: Pay for premium city guide services, spa experiences, desert safaris, cruises, resort tours, adventure sports, and many more engaging activities while making your stay the most memorable one.

Food and dining: Dine at LynKey’s most premium partner restaurants and food outlets to avail exclusive benefits and rewards.

Additional benefits include hassle-free visa processing, access to exclusive lounges, and many more.

Further, LynKey takes pride in its point-based reward system for loyal members that involve the transfer of LynK tokens directly to the holder’s wallet.

In addition, the NFTs created for exclusive tourism experiences could also be traded over the secondary markets. And lastly, you could also get involved in various other DeFi protocol-based transactions to increase your share of the profits.

Tokenization is rapidly gaining traction in the real estate sector. The traditional real estate institutions are, apparently, partnering with technology providers, exploring the tokenization of debt or equity. The real estate investment is expected to be invigorated with the increased access to quality property assets for the investors as more and more technology-backed real estate projects come to fruition.

Technology providers will in turn benefit from quality asset origination as well as the financial expertise of an expanding network of traditional real estate stakeholders. LynKey’s revolutionizing ecosystem has the potential to bring a new world of real estate investment featuring increased choice and flexibility for all stakeholders, but it will be a group effort to get there. It is further strengthened with the power of smart contracts, providing a robust marketplace for secured transactions.

Conclusion

The innovative solutions proposed by LynKey are the harmonic combination of classical methods for property transactions and the immense potential of the most progressive and modern achievements of the digital economy.

Christie’s Sells NFT And iMac Computer Used To Create Wikipedia For $937,500

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NEW YORK – Christie’s auctioned two objects pertaining to the history of Wikipedia directly from Jimmy Wales, the co-founder of the online non-profit encyclopedia. The online sale titled The Birth of Wikipedia consisted of two lots: an NFT of Wikipedia’s first edit, which sold for $750,000, and a Strawberry iMac used by Wales at the time, which totaled $187,500.

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Jimmy Wales’s personal iMac used in the creation of Wikipedia.

Peter Klarnet, Senior Specialist, Christie’s said: We’re so honored to have had the opportunity to bring these two pieces to auction—we think that the result underscores the burgeoning interest in the history of the internet among collectors.”

A portion of the sale proceeds will help support Wales’s alternative social media network pilot project WT.Social, an attempt to find a healthier and nontoxic alternative with existing social media platforms with a donation-only advertising-free model, as well as to help support a variety of charities working in the free culture world.

The Strawberry iMac was Wales’ personal computer, which he used for development and research at the time of the website’s launch on January 15, 2001, monitoring the site’s early development, guarding against vandals, and marveling at its rapid growth. As the computer grew obsolete, it was relegated to the room of his young daughter, who used it to play video games. It was later stored away in its original box, which will be included with the sale.

An NFT of the first edit to Wikipedia: “Hello, World!” made by Wales on the day Wikipedia launched, would be the first in a long line of edits that would produce the “the largest and most-read reference work in history.” (Wikipedia) and the NFT preserves the layout of the Wikipedia home page in 2001, based on the earliest source code extant. The NFT also has a dynamic feature, enabling the owner to edit the page, which can be reset with a timer to revert to its original state.

ConsenSys Launches ConsenSys Rollups With The Support Of Mastercard, Fostering Innovation and Scalability on the Ethereum Mainnet and Permissioned Blockchains

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New York, NY, December 16, 2021  — Today, ConsenSys, the leading Ethereum software company, announced the launch of ConsenSys Rollups, to provide enterprise-grade scalability to leading financial organizations, addressing the key use case of scalable applications on the Ethereum blockchain. ConsenSys leveraged the expertise of Mastercard’s engineering team to design the ConsenSys Rollups solution. 

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The creativity of projects on Ethereum is exploding in areas such as decentralized finance (DeFi), non-fungible tokens (NFT), gaming, Web 3.0 and the metaverse. Ethereum’s usage is at an all-time-high, with the number of Ethereum addresses exceeding 177 million and tens of thousands more added each day. While high network usage indicates strong adoption, it also establishes a need for scalability and privacy-enhancing solutions.

With this in mind, ConsenSys engaged Mastercard to co-develop key building blocks to make blockchain technology scalable on the Ethereum Mainnet or for private use; providing benefits for all stakeholders in the ecosystem.

ConsenSys Rollups is an innovative modular software solution for permissioned blockchain applications focused on providing scalability and privacy capabilities that can be connected to any Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM)-compatible blockchain. It can be used on the Ethereum Mainnet, or on private ConsenSys Quorum networks. ConsenSys Rollups leverage zero-knowledge (ZK) proofs to protect specific transaction elements, such as account balances, sender, recipient, and amount, to prevent this important transaction data from being shared publicly across the network – significantly enhancing the privacy and confidentiality of transactions. Zero-knowledge proof technologies enable one party to verify their knowledge of something to another party without having to convey the information itself. ZK proofs can then be used to verify and certify batches of transactions without having to execute them directly on the blockchain network. Solutions built with ConsenSys Rollups can currently achieve a throughput of up to 10,000 transactions per second (TPS) on a private chain while only 300 TPS can be achieved on private chains and 15 on the Ethereum Mainnet.

Programmability on zero-knowledge rollups is designed to enable additional functionalities in the future. Even higher transaction throughputs are expected to be possible through reliance on trusted parties for data availability.

“ConsenSys Rollups enables vastly more scalability in addition to strong privacy protections to both enhance solutions for existing use-cases and enable new use-cases. This innovative solution will help accelerate the building of the future of finance”, said Madeline Murray, Global Lead of Protocol Engineering at ConsenSys.

ConsenSys Rollups will enable more types of blockchain use cases  

By increasing scalability and confidentiality for asset transfers, ConsenSys Rollups enables the implementation of new, innovative use-cases including:

• Central Bank Digital Currencies(CBDCs): CBDCs issuance on top of a ConsenSys Rollups powered Quorum network can provide scalability and privacy capabilities for digital currency transfers among central banks, commercial banks, and retail users.

• Decentralized Exchanges (DEXs): DEXs built with Rollups will bring scalability to Decentralized Finance (DeFi) and NFTs, and more use cases on Ethereum that need faster settlement but the security guarantees of Ethereum.

• Micropayments: Micro payment applications that see users pay, for example, on a per-stream or per-view basis will require high throughput to properly function as large numbers of users interact with platforms and decentralized applications (dapps). Rollups on mainnet will allow Ethereum to scale to meet the demand of new Web3 economic paradigms without network congestion, high fees, or finality challenges.

• Private transfer and taxes: ConsenSys Rollups open a new pattern for confidentiality on the Ethereum Mainnet, or on Quorum powered networks. With partially anonymous rollups, users can transfer or swap tokens and transact with partial anonymity. Use-cases that require auditability and transparency but also maintain user confidentiality will be enabled with rollup solutions. This could remove the next barrier to entry for more DeFi or cryptocurrency users on new services.

Raj Dhamodharan, Executive Vice President of Digital Assets and Blockchain Products and Partnerships at Mastercard says, “We believe there is real potential in blockchain technology helping to solve real-world problems. We’re in the early stages, but are starting to see efficiencies in how permissioned and private chain product constructs use open-source technologies. Our work with partners like ConsenSys will continue to advance this space.”

ConsenSys Rollups is compatible with all tokens that follow the ERC20 standard.

Matthieu Annenkov’s NFT Collection ‘cryptoluv’ is currently accessible to purchase on Opensea and Instagram

Matthieu Annenkov has recently launched his NFT collectioncryptoluv’ releasing it on Opensea. On November 15th 2021, Annenkov  first announced his audience about ‘cryptoluv’ on his Instagram page. His instagram page  displays his slightly  political digital artwork  asking for more freedom in Russian.  There,  one can understand what his NFT collection is attempting to accomplish and how it is gradually evolving into a phenomenon. Not only will ‘cryptoluv’ operate under the Ethereum blockchain, meaning it will be spread out and secure, but in addition it will be listed on Opensea, a decentralized marketplace allowing the buying and selling of non-fungible tokens. Yet, newcomers to the NFT space will have some questions: firstly what is Opensea, and for what reason is it significant for NFTs?, and why has Annenkov chosen the Ethereum blockchain? And at last how is his Instagram page significant? How might Opensea and Instagram assist purchasers with comprehension of his collection? This article will dive into these inquiries, to assist people’s perception of how these 10 NFTs will be critical in December 2021.

What exactly is Opensea?

OpenSea is a decentralised marketplace for buying, selling, and trading non-fungible tokens (NFTs). In fact, OpenSea advocates itself as the world’s largest marketplace for digital goods. This platform was founded by Devin Finzer, and Alex Atallah two Americans from New York. Consequently, Mattheiu’s decision to place ‘cryptoluv’ on Opensea is interesting as throughout the Soviet Union era, Americans and Russian despised each other.

As a result, his work is slowly attaining his goal, as it being promoted on an American platform conveys how cultural liberty is gradually becoming a reality for Russians.

Opensea is the largest NFT market for a reason; according to ‘Dappradar‘, it captured $1.564 billion by volume in August alone. As a result, according to the Opensea dashboard data, 965,477 NFTs were sold between August 1, 2021 and August 22, 2021. This is very promising for Annenkov’s collection because it conveys the potential of this platform. It outperforms Axie Infinity, (the second largest marketplace), by almost double as they attained only $870 million in August.

Why and in what ways is Matthieu putting his choosing the Ethereum blockchain  as the NFT protocol for his digital artwork?

Most of the NFT ecosystem works under Ethereum because it is decentralized and secure. It is secure because you and every other person in this blockchain can confirm you own something. This is valuable, as you can put your merchandise without the need to trust or give authority to an intermediary.

It additionally implies your NFTs are versatile and secure across different markets. As a result, it illustrates that nobody can duplicate, copy or take your NFT. These attributes of Ethereum advance digitally claiming one-of-a-kind things and getting a reasonable cost for your item.

How is Matthieu’s post on his Instagram page significant?

Matthieu published his first post about his NFT collection on November 15th, 2021, on his instagram page. This is significant because it not only confirms the project name of ‘cryptoluv,’ but it also promotes his upcoming work. As Annenkov is a Moscow-based artist, the majority of his followers are Russian. As a result, the sneak peek allows people from all over his country to see the promise of his upcoming work while also continuing to advocate for his goal.

Furthermore, Annenkov posted the second post about ‘cryptoluv’ 10 days later. He stated that it will not only be published on Opensea, as previously mentioned, but also the goal he hopes to achieve with his work. By publishing it on Opensea, it gains access to an international market; however, by stating its goal, it captivates the interest of potential buyers. Previously, only academic work and Soviet canvas were permitted to be displayed to society; thus the current collection’s goal is to demonstrate how a more liberal imaginative articulation can benefit society and encourage its citizens to feel free.

How might Opensea and Instagram assist purchasers with ‘Cryptoluv’?

This NFT series thrives with the idea of portraying a liberal society in Russia that permits its residents to feel free. Thus, its distribution on Opensea, an American platform where media is portrayed through freedom of speech. By using an American platform, Annekov will show the Russian artistic community how it is still possible to produce uncensored work by adopting NFT technology. Thus, it gives buyers the sensation it is possible to alter censored Russian culture.

Matthieu’s Instagram page will also be critical in advocating his work. Due to the two previous posts he released, Annenkov has already given his audience a hint of what his work will do and where you can buy it. Instagram has over one billion users, and due to the release of the Lite app, it reaches a market of over 150 countries. Therefore, it plays a role in rebelling against Russia’s media censorship, as it contributes to it reaching an international market.

Overall, I think Matthieu Annenkov’s new NFT collection will be a critical element for Russian culture. His decision to publish it on Opensea was significant for two reasons: not only is it an American marketplace, causing it to steadily fight against the political divisions of the two nations, but it also attracts a much larger number of potential buyers because it is the largest NFT platform. In addition, his decision to promote ‘cryptoluv’ twice on Instagram was an intriguing decision. The two different posts released over the course of ten days piqued the interest of his 4,000+ followers. While Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms in the world, with over 1 billion active users in over 150 countries as of 2020. As a result, through utilising two American platforms, this collection is gradually agitating for greater liberty for Russian citizens.

The Biggest NFT Project: $850 Million Value Prizes with Romero Britto

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The biggest NFT project yet” – according to its developers at DCB World – is a limited-edition original art NFT created by internationally acclaimed Brazilian artist Romero Britto. Britto has exhibited in galleries and museums in over 100 countries. His work is among the collections of royalty and celebrities, and he has collaborated with Prince Charles, Sir Elton John, Michael Jordan, Leonardo Di Caprio, and DJ Khaled, to name a few.

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Britto’s NFT has a mass appeal from collectors to metaverse enthusiasts and gaming buffs. It is original art by this renowned artist, in addition to a gaming dimension that DCB World innovated for the NFT community. The NFT serves as a ticket that holds a unique number allowing its owner to enter a weekly draw for prize money of $850 million, the highest utility ever!

Owners of this NFT will also have the option to order a physical version of their virtual art.

Britto is an activist for charitable organizations worldwide and an artist who believes “art is too important not to share.”  Fusing pop art and graffiti with Cubist abstraction, his vibrant colors and bold patterns evoke feelings of pure joy, hope, and aspiration. He creates a visual language of love and happiness that inspires millions worldwide. He has founded the Happy Art Movement in 1992 with the mission to inspire happiness, fun, love and optimism around the globe through his unique art and vibrant colors.

DCB World is committed to selling exclusive artwork and giving back to the community. A portion of the proceeds will benefit several charities.  Watch for regular updates on DiscordTelegramInstagram  – NFT project with high utility, and Twitter – win over $850,000,000 while owning your valuable.

Romero Britto’s NFT is now available for one Ethereum on dcb.world