Anthony Hopkins sees NFTs as ‘art in a new format’
Two-time Academy Award-winning actor Sir Anthony Hopkins partnered with NFT digital collectible company Orange Comet to launch his own series, The Eternal Collection.
Solana co-founder says NFTs have ’50 different use cases’ that can onboard millions this year
New NFT use cases stretch from gaming to music, and Solana co-founder Raj Gokal says he sees enough startup activity focused on those areas to feel optimistic about the digital assets more generally.
Play now, pay later: Halliday bags $6M seed round led by a16z
Blockchain-based games have seen a surge in popularity, but playing them is getting expensive. Play-to-earn games like StepN require players to purchase an NFT before they can participate, while other
Tiffany and Gucci’s dip into crypto is a balance of reputation and revenue
Are crypto integrations by household name brands and sports teams evidence of increasing use cases for digital assets and cryptocurrencies -- or more of a marketing ploy?
Meet the second wave of Disrupt Audience Choice roundtable winners
We asked TechCrunch readers to vote for the roundtable sessions they would most like to see at TC Disrupt on October 18–20 in San Francisco, and startup fans from around the world have spoken. Round
All my apes gone: Legal disputes at the intersection of IP and NFTs
NFTs are no different than old-school physical assets in one important way: They’re governed by a legal framework which, in many respects, is rooted in the 20th century.
The race to build a social media platform on the blockchain
It’s easy to be skeptical of the big social media giants. They typically sell user data to advertisers and have been mired in controversy for their approach to content moderation. Web3 proponent
Bored Apes founders on their plans for Otherside metaverse
After seemingly pulling off the strangest unicorn success story in tech, the founders of NFT project Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) have an awful lot to prove with their startup Yuga‘s early beta v
NFTs have the potential to become media companies, Rarible co-founder says
As NFTs work to retain mainstream attention, one founder predicts the digital assets sector will pivot in a new direction.
NFT brand loyalty platform Hang banks $16M from Paradigm
Crypto startups — fresh off a mind-boggling bull run — are preparing for the next phase of life where the mere mention of “NFT,” “DAO” or “DeFi” may not tempt i
NFT marketplace OpenSea lays off 20% of its staff: ‘We have entered … crypto winter’
Despite a significant depression in crypto markets, plenty of top players have been hesitant to say that the good times are over for the time being, but as NFT marketplace OpenSea announces today that
Mike Shinoda backs a startup that lets you do video calls as NFT avatars
As I speak to Tong Pow over Google Meet, he appears as a cartoon medieval-helmet-clad cat that talks and bobs its head, mirroring Pow’s movement behind the webcam. The visor may be hiding a Ches
Shanghai gives nod to NFT trading platforms
After flagging concerns over the financial risks associated with non-fungible tokens, some of China’s authorities are putting forward guidance on how to best make use of the novel technology. Th
The US government is digging into NFTs’ impact on intellectual property
After NFTs exploded over the past year, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and Copyright Office are launching a joint study to investigate the digital assets’ impact on intellectual property right
Despite falling NFT sales volume, there’s more underlying strength to the market than you’d think
Bearish sentiment in the crypto markets has trickled down to the NFT subsector.
China’s tech giants promise speculation-free NFTs
The future of non-fungible tokens is getting more clarity in China as the country’s tech giants come together to formulate standards for the nascent industry. The China Cultural Industry Associa
Web3 artist Latashá on educating creators about crypto’s ebbs and flows
Despite all the controversy surrounding the crypto world, one obvious bright spot of blockchain technology has been its ability to support creators and artists in monetizing their work. Rapper and vis
Formerly rich NFT buyers party through the pain
Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week, we talked about infinite pessimism in the crypto markets. This week, we’re talking about parties and tattoos and booze and fun. If you want to get this
Cryptoys banks a16z funding to build NFTs for kids
The past several months haven’t been entirely kind to the NFT market — while transaction volume hasn’t stuttered too significantly, the dollar amount invested in the space has been i
This Ukrainian deep tech startup has trained an AI to paint war art
A Ukrainian deep tech startup is launching a charity NFT project to sell AI-generated artworks with the twin goal of raising money to support people affected by Russia’s war of aggression and al