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Cannes: Is the Film Industry Really Ready to Embrace NFTs?  

At the turn of the millennium, Cannes was taken over by the dot-coms. A fresh generation of technology start-ups descended on the Croisette, plastering the hotel fronts with banners and billboards and promising to revolutionize the film business thanks to this new-fangled technology called the internet. A year later, those banners were gone. The tech […]

Naomi Osaka Jumps Into Crypto Craze as Firms Target Young Women

Even amid an ongoing downturn in cryptocurrency prices, the major crypto trading firms are continuing to lean on celebrity endorsements to coax people to sign on and invest. The newest crypto ambassador? Tennis superstar Naomi Osaka, who is partnering with the crypto exchange FTX, and will wear its logo during her competitions, beginning with the […]

Bob Iger Getting Into the Metaverse Business

Former Disney CEO Bob Iger (and his avatar) is entering the metaverse. Iger is investing in and joining the board of a company called Genies, which lets users create their own digital avatars for use in virtual worlds (you can see Iger’s avatar above). Iger joins Genies CEO and co-founder Akash Nigam, Genies co-founder Evan […]

Dr. Seuss Characters Get NFT Treatment in ‘Seussibles’ App (Exclusive)

Dr. Seuss is diving into the NFT world with the launch of a new mobile app that allows fans to purchase digital collectibles of iconic characters like the Cat in the Hat, the Grinch and the Lorax. Through a partnership with Dapper Labs — the company behind CryptoKitties and NBA Top Shot — and the […]

CAA Signs NFT Collector Behind “0xb1” Persona

The market for intellectual property based on non-fungible tokens (NFTs) continues to grow. CAA on Friday said that it has signed one of the crypto world’s most well-known collectors and tastemakers, the pseudonymous “0xb1,” and will help monetize their collection of NFTs through licensing and brand partnerships. The collection includes NFTs from the “Bored Ape […]

Twitter Rolls Out Tipping Feature to All Adult Users, Adds Bitcoin as Payment Method

Twitter is rolling out its tipping feature to all users 18 and older beginning Thursday and has added Bitcoin as another accepted form of payment. The social media platform began testing its Tips feature earlier this year with a select group of users, and payments could be processed via Bandcamp, Cash App, Chipper, Patreon, Razorpay, […]

Cryptocurrency Firms Spend Big on Hollywood Names to Gain Trust

In 1989, the internet was cutting-edge technology. CompuServe, at the time the dominant firm in the nascent sector, wanted to introduce it to the population at large. So it did what any company would do in that situation: It bought ads on TV. “CompuServe combines the power of your computer with the convenience of your […]

Fox Invests in Blockchain Distribution and Monetization Platform Eluvio

Fox Corp. is deepening its commitment to cryptocurrency with a new investment into Eluvio, an end-to-end platform for managing, distributing and monetizing content on the blockchain, the companies said on Wednesday. As part of the investment, which was valued at $100 million, Eluvio will provide the underlying technology powering Blockchain Creative Labs, an NFT company […]