NBA star Stephen Curry snapped up Bored Apes NFT, Loot and what is the new way to play ?
Three-time NBA champion Stephen Curry has purchased a Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT for 55 ETH, worth about $206,000 at the time of this writing.
On August 28, the Golden State Warriors star purchased an NFT that depicts a blue-furred ape in a tweed suit. Curry’s wallet on OpenSea shows a collection of 20 NFTs, including another Bored Ape Kennel Club NFT purchased on Aug. 28 for 5.69 ETH ($21,000).
To the surprise of other collectors, Curry has since been active in Bored Ape’s Discord group, even changing his Twitter avatar to his recently purchased ape.
Stephen Curry just casually hanging out in Bored Ape’s Discord group
–Storm (@CryptoStorm__) August 28, 2021
The Bored Ape Yacht Club project has soared in popularity over the past few months. According to CryptoSlam, the NFT program generated $295 million in sales on the secondary market this August.
Bored Ape Yacht Club has a total of 10,000 NFTs, with a current floor price of 36.2 ETH ($135,000), according to OpenSea.
Vine co-founder’s new NFT program is a hit
Dom Hofmann, co-founder of social media app Vine, has developed a simple text-based NFT project that has generated $54.8 million in sales since it launched on OpenSea on Aug. 27.
The project describes its NFTs as “adventurer gear randomly generated and stored on the chain,” which some believe are intended for use in future community-driven fantasy games.
On August 28, Hofmann announced “Loot: (for Adventurers)” on Twitter and provided minimal information by giving a short description of the project’s website and OpenSea.
The project has no front-end interface and the only way to get NFT initially is to interact with the casting contract.
-Randomly generated adventurer gear
-No images or data, intentionally omitted for others to interpret
-No fees, only gas fees
-Total of 8000
Available by contract only. No auditing. Casting is at the casters own risk
–dom (@dhof) August 27, 2021
The floor price of Loot NFT has quickly risen to 6.1 ETH ($22,000) on OpenSea, causing some to question the viability of needing expensive NFT to play this potential game. While Hofmann’s creation has attracted the attention of NFT collectors and even some Web 3.0 developers, he never actually said Loot would be a game.
So on the one hand, Loot is by far one of the most interesting things I’ve ever seen, but on the other hand, the floor price = $24,000 means it would cost $24,000 to play a game created by a hypothetical future community?
–wakaflocka.eth (@mikedemarais) August 31, 2021
Cointelegraph reported on August 20 that Hofmann is developing an 8-bit NFT project called “Supdrive” in which the NFT itself will serve as a game on the on-chain gaming console. Hofmann said on the Discord channel that Loot is not connected to the project.
Play to earn meta-universe poker game
Decentral Games announced the development of a Play to Earn Meta Universe poker game, scheduled to launch in October.
Decentral Games is pleased to announce the development of a free-to-play, play-and-earn metaverse poker game! ️️️️️️️️️
— DecentralGames (@DecentralGames) September 1, 2021
The game is called “ICE Poker” and will be hosted in the Decentral Games metaverse. The game is free to play with the purchase or acquisition of at least one Iced NFT wearable device. Players can earn in-game currency “ICE tokens” in a variety of ways, such as participating in poker tournaments, taking part in daily challenges, trading NFTs and “mining” ICE to sell to other players.
According to a Sept. 1 blog post by Decentral Games, NFT sales will begin later this month, with each NFT priced at 0.1 ETH ($375). The more NFTs a player has, the more poker chips they will be allotted each day.
The game’s distribution partners include Collab+Currency, gmoney, Hashkey Capital, Ar.ca Funds, Binance Ventures, Decentraland Foundation and Polygon Studios.
BabyMetal Band’s NFT
Japanese pop metal band BabyMetal will launch a series of tokenized trading cards on September 9.
The NFTs are being released to commemorate the final live performance of the “10 BABYMETAL BUDOKAN” series earlier this year. The series consists of 20 tokenized trading cards, which are divided into three different rarity levels, feature different copies, and depict photos of the performance at the Japanese Budokan.
These NFTs cannot be purchased individually and are available in two card packs. The pack containing a random set of five NFTs is priced at $35, while the “Mechapack” pack containing 15 cards is priced at $125 and includes a physical copy of a 13-track gold vinyl record recorded from a live Budokan performance.
The sale will take place on the Wax marketplace and can be purchased via credit card or Paypal.
Larva Labs, the founding team of CryptoPunks, Meebits and Autographs, has signed a deal with top Hollywood agency United Talent Agency (UTA).
According to a report in The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday, UTA will represent Larva Labs in intellectual property deals in television, film, video games, licensing and publishing.
Earlier this week, popular artist Banksy’s website was hijacked to promote a fake NFT auction, after which NFT collector Pransky was defrauded of 97.67 ETH ($366,000). However, almost all the funds have been refunded.
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