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Reddit Debuts NFL Avatars | Animoca's $20M Mocaverse Boost | Buterin Faces Hack Attempts.
This Week's Low-Down:
🏈 Reddit Jump-Started the NFL Season with NFT Avatars for Every Team
🚀 Animoca Brands Raises $20M to Fuel Mocaverse Web3 Expansion
🕵️♂️ Buterin's Twitter Account Phished—$691K Digital Assets Drained
Binance NFT Marketplace Ends Support for Polygon in Effort to ‘Streamline' (Decrypt)
Deadfellaz Unites with MetaMask to Premiere a Film Series (NFT Lately)
Grab, Southeast Asia’s Uber, Integrates NFTs into Business Model (NFT Lately)
Publicly Traded Korean Firm Neowiz To Build Games on Avalanche Network (CoinDesk)
Google Unveils Game-Changing Update for NFT Advertising (NFT Lately)
Las Vegas Sphere Puts Refik Anadol On Every NFT Trader’s Wishlist (DappRadar)
Former OpenSea Manager Opts to Serve Prison Sentence While Appeal is Pending (Decrypt)
Monax Labs’ Aspen Aids Web3 Creators to Reclaim Lost Royalties (NFT Lately)
Shaq Played Active Role in Solana NFT Project Before Abandoning It, Lawsuit Alleges (Decrypt)
Justin Beiber’s Track ‘Company’ Releases as Royalty-Sharing NFT (NFT Lately)
NFT Video Startup Glass Falls to Crypto Bear Market (CoinDesk)
Bored Ape Creator Giving Away Bitcoin in Ordinals Puzzle Game (Decrypt)
Trending Collections on OpenSea:
Reddit Jump-Started the NFL Season with NFT Avatars for Every Team
Reddit launched NFT-backed avatars for all 32 NFL teams ahead of the football season kickoff.
Who here has drafted their limited-edition @NFL#RedditCollectibles? Let’s see our starting lineup below. #NFLxReddit
Get yours now:
— Reddit (@Reddit)
Sep 8, 2023
Each NFT avatar, best known as ‘Snoo’, is priced at $25, with a cap of 500 avatars per NFL team.
The initiative followed the popularity of Reddit, previously releasing a free NFL-themed avatar collection during last February's championship game.
These new collectibles offer fans a new way to represent their favorite teams in online discussions and comment sections.
New England Patriots' NFT avatars are currently the most popular, alongside the Carolina Panthers and Indianapolis Colts.
Animoca Brands Raises $20M to Fuel Mocaverse Web3 Expansion
Animoca Brands secures $20 million in funding for the Mocaverse project, focusing on Web3-native tools for gaming and entertainment.
NEWS: @animocabrands raises $20 million to expand web3 identity project @MocaverseNFT.
— CoinGecko (@coingecko)
Sep 11, 2023
CMCC Global leads the funding round, with participation from Kingsway Capital, Liberty City Ventures, GameFi Ventures, Aleksander Larsen, and Gabby Dizon.
The Mocaverse project aims to become the identity and point system for Web3 gaming, culture, and entertainment.
Investors in the round receive a free-attaching utility token warrant on a 1:1 dollar basis as part of their investment.
Animoca Brands plans to use the capital to develop Moca ID, a non-transferrable NFT collection enabling users to create on-chain identities and engage in the Mocaverse ecosystem while earning loyalty points.
Buterin's Twitter Account Phished—$691K Digital Assets Drained
In total, $691,000 in cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) were drained from the wallets of thousands of users who fell for the phishing link.
According to Chinese reporter Colin Wu, the theft resulting from the hack of Vitalik Buterin's account could be related to… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
— THΞGABO.ΞTH (@thegaboeth)
Sep 10, 2023
The scam reportedly stemmed from a hack on Vitalik Buterin's ‘X (Twitter account.
Chinese journalist Colin Wu believes the attack may be associated with PinkDrainer, a malicious crypto-wallet draining tool.
Among the assets stolen from users were two highly-coveted CryptoPunks NFTs, specifically tokens #3986 and #1751.
Following the breach, an unauthorized message from Buterin's social profile was swiftly removed, and efforts are ongoing to restore his full access.
Despite the widespread impact of the breach, Vitalik Buterin has yet to publicly address the situation or the losses experienced by his followers.
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Today's edition was written by Leah Alger.