crosscut.com New funding model for the arts or environmental hazard? Local artists, collectors and entrepreneurs are jumping into the fray. What’s remarkable is not just the age contingent and price range of this new art market, but that all of this is happening on entirely digital platforms. Welcome to the booming — and controversial — world of crypto art.  

cointelegraph.com El valor en dólares de las transacciones NFT ha superado los $500 millones de dólares desde el cambio de año, cuando la tecnología recibió una atención renovada luego de una serie de compras de alto perfil por parte de celebridades. Si bien la tecnología NFT se puede aplicar a una serie de casos de uso, su reciente aparición a la vanguardia de la discusión y la inversión fue impulsada en gran medida por

diarioelcanal.com Hasta ahora, la mayoría hemos escuchado o leído casos de aplicaciones de soluciones de tecnología blockchain en empresas como Carrefour, Ford, Walmart o Maersk. Si bien, la realidad es que blockchain también es aplicable a las pymes. Desde el punto de vista de la pyme, el blockchain es algo lejano, que aún no se contempla, de lo que pueden prescindir y que sólo las grandes empresas pueden permitirse. Leer

nytimes.com NFTs are stamped with a unique bit of code that marks their authenticity, and stored on a blockchain, the distributed ledger system that underlies Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. An artwork that sold for nearly $700,000 was the latest in the frenzied market for digital art — and possibly the first created in part by a non-human. Read more

marca.com El boom en España por los NFTS ya es real. Desde la entrada de WillyRex en el mundillo de esta criptomoneda, o sistema de intercambio, el mundo de Internet se ha polarizado con comentarios en contra o a favor de este tipo de prácticas, considerada, por muchos, como una especulación dirigida a un público que, en muchos casos, es menor de edad (en el caso de WillyRex). Leer más

bluenotes.anz.com After all, none of the criticisms of crypto – that it is not a stable store of value, that it is not sufficiently widespread to be a true alternative payment system, that it is driven by speculation, that it will inevitably draw greater regulatory scrutiny – have dissipated. Google search trend data show interest in Bitcoin tracks right alongside Bitcoin prices, as you might expect. Read more

elpais.com Es mucho más que la tecnología que sustenta bitcoin, pero al mismo tiempo no es para todo ni para todos. Aclaradas las incomprensiones y ordenadas las competencias, los tecnólogos más convencidos de las bondades de blockchain esperan que este 2020 sea el año en el que se generalicen algunas de sus aplicaciones. Leer más

genbeta.com En los últimos días, una tendencia nueva ha llamado la atención en Twitter. La venta de cryptoarte y de tuits que, gracias a la tecnología blockchain y en especial a los tokens no fungibles (NFT) se están vendiendo a través de la red social. Leer más

betterprogramming.pub A glorious guide to building and creating NFTs, the ERC-721 standard for creating collectibles, art, and any type of unique asset on-chain. NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) are the hot new up-and-comers in the smart contract space. If 2020 was the year of DeFi, then at least the start of 2021 belongs to NFTs. NFTs are a token standard similar to the ERC20. Read more

Mar 2021

Autoglyphs

larvalabs.com Autoglyphs are the first “on-chain” generative art on the Ethereum blockchain. They are a completely self-contained mechanism for the creation and ownership of an artwork. Now that we have deployed the project to Ethereum, it is important to note that we no longer control the code that generates the art, nor the code that manages the ownership of the glyphs. This is a crucial difference from art that is

youtube.com So what are NFTs all about? And how can they be used in decentralized finance? NFTs stand for non-fungible tokens and they are one of the types of cryptographic tokens that can represent ownership of digitally scarce goods such as pieces of art or collectibles. “Non-fungible” is not a very popular word so let’s see what it really means. In economics, fungibility is the characteristic of goods or commodities where

Mar 2021

CryptoPunks

larvalabs.com The CryptoPunks are 10,000 uniquely generated characters. No two are exactly alike, and each one of them can be officially owned by a single person on the Ethereum blockchain. Originally, they could be claimed for free by anybody with an Ethereum wallet, but all 10,000 were quickly claimed. Now they must be purchased from someone via the marketplace that’s also embedded in the blockchain. Read more

Mar 2021

Beeple’s opus

christies.com Christie’s is the first major auction house to offer a purely digital work with a unique NFT (Non-fungible token) — effectively a guarantee of its authenticity — and to accept cryptocurrency, in this case Ether, in addition to standard forms of payment for the singular lot. Read more

finance.yahoo.com Microsoft has launched a browser game that rewards players with non-fungible tokens (NFTs) for use inside Minecraft, one of the world’s most popular games. According to a press release shared with CoinDesk on Thursday, Azure Space Mystery is a text-based interactive and educational puzzle game set aboard the International Space Station. Read more

forbes.com How much would you pay for a piece of art that doesn’t exist in the real world, but exists in the Metaverse? The latest anarchic event to grip the art world saw an anonymous guild of “art digitalists” buy an original Bansky and then set it ablaze—but not before digitizing the work into a non-fungible token (NFT). Read more.