NFTs don’t always get taken very seriously, particularly now that AI and content creators are hogging the spotlight, but not everyone is so quick to discount crypto’s oft-derided younger sibling.
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The NFT space has lost a lot of its sparkle over the past few years, but that hasn’t stopped some founders, investors and projects from trucking along in hopes of another surge.
On Tuesday, Elon Musk’s X wrote about a grand vision for the company in 2024, which includes launching peer-to-peer payments and more AI-powered tools. Amid all this, the company silently remove
Sony is breaking new ground in the ongoing NFTs and content authenticity saga. At CES 2024 in Las Vegas, the conglomerate known for its electronics, gaming, and entertainment products has announced th
Logan Paul is offering refunds for CryptoZoo, the failed and allegedly fraudulent Pokémon-inspired NFT game that he launched in 2021. The catch? You can’t sue him if you get a refund. In an X (
While some brands moved away from web3 in 2023 during a long crypto winter, Puma stayed the course and its head of emerging technology, Ivan Dashkov, told TechCrunch+ it has no intentions of leaving.
NFTs get a lot of heat, but there’s a widespread belief in the industry that there’s ample value underlying the concept and the various use cases it brings.
Traditionally, being a hardcore movie fan means collecting physical memorabilia like autographed posters to show dedication. However, in recent years, a number of companies have started betting on dig
Sona is a new web3 streaming protocol that uses DeFi primitives (decentralized finance basic building blocks) to put the financial power back into artists’ hands with its rewards model, auctions and
Welcome back to Chain Reaction. The crypto market and overall ecosystem may be showing signs of recovery after a prolonged bear market.
Taproot Wizards, a Bitcoin-focused Ordinals project, is trying to change the way the blockchain is perceived.
The company's toy-focused expansion is its bet that NFTs should have a broader presence, one that’s not limited to the digital world.
It’s been a disastrous week for Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher, and it’s only Wednesday. The SEC has charged the Hollywood power couple’s NFT-based web series, “Stoner Cats,R
Welcome back to Chain Reaction. The NFT space isn't doing too well right now. It seems like there’s a new project being launched every week, but there’s less and less money being spent in the spac
Coinbase Wallet, one of the biggest self-custody crypto wallets globally, is launching a direct messaging feature so users can interact with one another through its platform, the company shared exclus
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Critics have long discredited non-fungible tokens as overpriced JPEGs sold by people who want to make quick bucks. NFT believers want to prove them wrong and show that these certificates of digital ar
Pudgy Penguins, an NFT collection that also doubles as a web3 IP company, is releasing a line of toys dubbed Pudgy Toys.
Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Earlier this week, Pudgy Penguins, an NFT collection that also doubles as a web3 IP company, raised $9 million for its seed round. Why does this matter? Pudgy Penguins