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Nike's NFT-Infused Dunk Genesis, Meta Queens' LGBTQ+ Initiative, and Buterin's Jester NFT Sale.


This Week's Low-Down:

  • 👟 Nike Introduces Dunk Genesis Sneakers with Built-In NFTs

  • 💄 Meta Queens and Prohibition Art's LGBTQ+ Diversity Mission

  • 🎭 Vitalik Buterin Jester NFT Fetches $400K in Landmark Sale

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  • Decentraland Announces Artists Lineup for its Music Festival 2023 (Bitcolumnist)

  • A Bunch of Games Are Migrating to Aptos via READYgg (Decrypt)

  • Pudgy Penguins to Hit Up Miami for Annual Art Event (NFT Plazas)

  • Mad Lads NFTs Reach All-Time High a New Crypto Exchange Announcement (Bitcolumnist)

  • Animoca Brands, AWS, and Polygon Labs Start Accelerator For Web3 Innovation (nft now)

  • Ubisoft Is Bringing Rayman, 'Captain Laserhawk' NFT Avatars to The Sandbox (Decrypt)

  • Taproot Wizards to Revive Bitcoin’s Magic with $7.5M Funding (NFT Plazas)

  • Roblox CEO Dreams In-Game NFTs and Digital Items (Bitcolumnist)

  • Steve Aoki Amplifies New Album with NFT Trading Cards (NFT Plazas)

  • Blur Season 2 Airdrop Ends Tonight. Here’s What We Know So Far (nft now)

  • Champions Tactics Preview: Everything You Need to Know About Ubisoft's NFT Game (Decrypt)

  • National Hockey League Comes Around to Digital Collectibles, Using Sweet Platform (CoinDesk)

Trending Collections on OpenSea:


Nike Introduces Dunk Genesis Sneakers with Built-In NFTs

Merging digital and physical fashion, Nike continues its foray into NFTs with the public presale of ‘Nike x RTFKT Dunk Genesis’ sneakers.

  • Unlike previous drops, these new sneakers, priced at $222, are available without needing to own a costly NFT, making them more accessible.

  • Each sneaker includes an NFC chip enabling owners to obtain digital collectibles, blending the physical product with digital assets.

  • The sneakers also feature detachable parts for customization.

  • Notably, earlier releases like the RTFKT x Nike Air Force 1 sneakers gained prominence, especially with endorsements from LeBron James.


Meta Queens and Prohibition Art's LGBTQ+ Diversity Mission

Matt Arnold (Meta Queens) and Jordan Lyall (Prohibition Art) collaborate to promote LGBTQ+ diversity in digital art.

  • Under Arnold's leadership, Meta Queens fosters a supportive environment for LGBTQ+ digital artists, enhanced by its collaboration with Prohibition Art.

  • The partnership seeks to celebrate diverse identities in digital art and raise funds for LGBTQIA+ non-profits like Trans Tech Social and Outright International, merging art with social activism.

  • Now launched, the Meta Queens' art collection is available on Prohibition.Art for 0.1 ETH each.

    Vitalik Buterin Jester NFT Fetches $400K in Landmark Sale

    ‘EthBoy’, a digital painting of Vitalik Buterin as a jester, recently sold for a mighty 200 ETH (around $392,308) — significantly more than its original 2020 auction price.

  • The sale reflects changes in the NFT market since 'EthBoy's' initial release during the 2021 NFT boom.

  • Despite optional royalties on platforms like OpenSea, the buyer paid a 10% creator fee to Async Art.

  • MaxStealth, the original owner, profited from the resale and received additional earnings from the creator fee.

Today's edition was written by Leah Alger