No End to Whiplash in Meme Stocks, Crypto and More

With the pandemic starting to ease in the United States, many had expected a year of wild investments to slow. It hasn’t. Yet.

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Thousands Descend on Miami to Glorify Bitcoin

It was the largest Bitcoin event in the world and the first major in-person crypto conference since the pandemic started. The jargon, the liquor and the millionaire talk flowed.

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You Can Bid on NFTs Tied to Nobel Prize-Winning Discoveries

Berkeley will auction NFTs of invention disclosure forms filed by the creators of CRISPR and cancer immunotherapy.

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The Curious World of NFT Real Estate and Design

People are selling and buying art, furniture and even houses and land that exist only virtually.

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‘Charlie Bit My Finger’ to Leave YouTube After NFT Sale

The original video of a baby biting his brother’s finger has drawn nearly 900 million views on the platform since 2007. But now one bidder owns it as a nonfungible token.

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Will NFTs Transform Tattoos Into Bankable Art?

Scott Campbell is opening a marketplace where tattoos will be sold as digital tokens.

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How ‘Put That on Top Shot!’ Became a New N.B.A. Mantra

Professional basketball players are buying and selling digital video highlights while preaching the tech industry’s cryptocurrency gospel.

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The Untold Story of the NFT Boom

Digital creators used the blockchain to create a whole new art scene. Then their work started selling for thousands — sometimes millions of dollars.

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The Art Market Often Works in Secret. Here’s a Look Inside.

These maps reveal patterns of ownership for NFT-based creations.

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Digital Horses Are the Talk of the Crypto World

Horse racing meet NFT mania on Zed Run, a digital platform where some top steeds are fetching six-figure sums.

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Star of ‘Disaster Girl’ Meme Sells Image as an NFT for $500,000

Zoë Roth, now a college senior in North Carolina, plans to use the proceeds from this month’s NFT auction to pay off student loans and donate to charity.

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For $800, You Too Can Sort of Be In On This Joke

Apparently about $750 and the illusion of ownership.

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As Auctioneers and Artists Rush Into NFTs, Many Collectors Stay Away

Auction sales show a schism in the market: speculative buyers flock to crypto art while blue-chip collectors hold back, fearing legal gray areas and copyright issues.

#art, #auctions, #collectors-and-collections, #copyrights-and-copyright-violations, #fischer-urs, #glimcher-marc, #murakami-takashi, #nonfungible-tokens-nfts

We’re All Crypto People Now

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have gone from curiosity to punchline to viable investment, making them almost impossible to ignore — for better or worse.

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Emily Ratajkowski to Auction NFT

The artist Richard Prince appropriated her image for his work. Now she’s doubling back on it for one of her own.

#art, #nonfungible-tokens-nfts, #prince-richard, #ratajkowski-emily

Are NFT Purchases Real? The Dollars Are.

Dive down a rabbit hole and explore nonfungible tokens, multimillion-dollar digital art and the nature of reality.

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Cryptocurrency’s Newest Frontier

The craze for digital artworks known as NFTs exploded in the past year. Why are some people shelling out millions of dollars for them?

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NFTs Are Shaking Up the Art World. Are They Also Fueling Climate Change?

Making the digital artworks requires colossal amounts of computing power, and that means greenhouse gases.

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The Biden Boom Is Already Wild

When lots of money is sloshing around, culture changes.

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As NFTs Soar, Experts Warn of an Unsustainable Bubble

As the prices of blockchain-secured works skyrocket and speculators swoop, experts are warning of an unsustainable bubble.

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Why Did Someone Pay $560,000 for a Picture of My Column?

Bidders say they had many different motivations, including fun, self-promotion and signaling support for the NFT market.

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NFTs Are Neither Miracles nor Scams

People are buying digital items like a tweet and a meme for bonkers amounts of money. Let’s take a step back.

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Crypto token of New York Times column sells for $560,000.

A digital collectible based on a column in The New York Times sold at auction on Wednesday, with proceeds going to the Neediest Cases Fund.

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NFT Artwork by Sophia the Robot Sells for Nearly $700,000

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.

#art, #bitcoin-currency, #hong-kong, #nonfungible-tokens-nfts, #robots-and-robotics

NFTs: What Are You Paying for When You Buy a GIF for $25,000?

NFTs are the future of the attention economy. Or a scam. Or both.

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Buy This NFT Column on the Blockchain!

Why can’t a journalist join the NFT party, too?

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What the Heck are NFTs? Let’s Ask Beeple.

The artist just sold an encrypted digital collage for $69 million. So are non-fungible tokens the next new asset class, or is it all hype?

#digital-art, #nonfungible-tokens-nfts, #winkelmann-mike-beeple

Another Big Step Toward Digitizing Our Lives

Repeat after me: Everything that can be digitized will be digitized.

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From Crypto Art to Trading Cards, Investment Manias Abound

Each market frenzy seems crazier than the last. But all have the same roots.

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The $69 Million Beeple NFT Was Bought With Cryptocurrency

“It feel like I got a steal,” the buyer, who calls himself Metakovan, said in an interview about the “nonfungible token,” or NFT, he bought at an online auction.

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Beeple Has Won. Here’s What We’ve Lost.

Welcome to the new frontier, the junction of internet culture and financial libertarianism. What’s art got to do with it?

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What Are NFTs, Anyway? One Just Sold for $69 Million.

“Nonfungible tokens” and blockchain technology are taking the mainstream art world by storm, fetching huge prices. We explain, or try to.

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