The world of NFTs continues to expand and evolve at a rapid pace, with brands, celebrities, and individuals alike exploring the potential of this new technology. Last week, we found out that Justin Bieber has turned one of his 'Company' songs into an NFT.
Interested to see how this happened? Check out below!
🗽Brands/Celebrities - Casio, Ducati, JPMorgan, Visa, Nissan, London Stock Exchange;
🎵 Music NFTs - Justin Bieber, Gala Music;
⚽Sports NFTs - Sorare, Reddit, Rumble Kong League;
🤖AI Art - Images through the eyes of an AI;
🤣Meme of the week - Lugano speaks Italian. Not with goats
🗽 Brands / Celebrities
- Casio is preparing on September 23 the launch of the G-Shock Creator Pass, a collection of 15k free NFTs. Holders will have access to the discord channel, where they can participate in "co-creation" competitions to develop new NFT designs. More details about mint, here.
- Ducati launches 'Ducati Legacy,' an exclusive collection of digital collectibles created on the XRP Ledger. There will be 5,000 NFTs priced at $100, with benefits to be announced soon.
- JPMorgan is developing a blockchain-based solution for cross-border transactions between banks.
- Visa is working with Solana and Circle to expand its stablecoin settlement capabilities.
- Nissan has opened its Heisman Virtual House, where users can play games, experience Heisman history, while claiming a free NFT All-Access, which gives holders the chance to win exclusive benefits.
- London Stock Exchange Group reveals intention to launch digital markets on blockchain to improve trading of traditional financial assets.
🎵 Music NFTs
- Justin Bieber has turned one of his 'Company' songs into an NFT, for copyright sharing. 1% of the royalties were sold in the form of 2,000 NFTs at a price of $28.
- Gala Music has announced its first K-Pop artist and the release of the song "Breaking the Rules". The platform has reached 5M monthly streams.
⚽ Sport NFTs
- Sorare launches digital cards featuring 3D football players equipped with augmented reality (AR). The inaugural auction of the cards starts on September 13, with the first line-up of English Premier League players. Sorare is also running a global treasure hunt with a "unique" prize, with clues forming a set of words that unlock the key to an Ethereum wallet. How cool is that?
- Reddit is commemorating the start of the football season by releasing NFTs representing the 32 NFL teams. There are 500 NFTs per team priced at $25.
Web3 basketball game, Rumble Kong League is partnering with apparel brand Stance to launch phygital HyperSocks in-game in the form of NFTs and IRLs through collaboration with NBA superstar Paul George.
NFEBA Web3x3 will take place on the last day of Berlin Blockchain Week and is a basketball tournament, sponsored by ALBA Berlin (one of the local teams). 16 teams from the Web3 space will compete against each other, among the most anticipated matches being the one between Ethereum and Solana. There will also be other activities such as art workshops, a POAP hunt and a dedicated Web3 Gaming area.
🤖 AI ART
Using AI, we type in a few words and it generates an image. For today's one we used the same Midjourney and the following words: "a hyper-realistic, 8k, HD, cinematic scene with epic composition in Unreal Engine. Achieve breathtaking color grading, ultra-wide-angle perspective, and exquisite depth of field. Capture hyper-detailed and beautifully color-coded objects with insane intricacy. Use Unreal Engine for cinematic quality. Emulate editorial photography, focusing on depth of field, white balance, and 32k super-resolution. Incorporate ProPhoto RGB and VR for maximum realism. Illuminate the scene with half-rear, backlight, natural, incandescent, optical fiber, moody, studio, and soft lighting. Achieve a volumetric, contre-jour, beautiful, and accent lighting effect with global illumination, screen space global illumination, and ray tracing global illumination. Simulate optics, scattering, glowing, rough, shimmering, ray tracing reflections, Lumen reflections, screen space reflections, diffraction grading, and chromatic aberration. Enhance the scene with GB displacement, scan lines, ray traced ambient occlusion, anti-aliasing, FKAA, TXAA, RTX, SSAO, shaders, OpenGL shaders, GLSL shaders, post-processing, and post-production. Consider cel shading, tone mapping, CGI, VFX, SFX, and hypermaximalist details. Capture an elegant and hyper-realistic dynamic pose in 8k resolution, with an aspect ratio of 16:9. --s 750 --v 5.0"
🤣 Meme of the week
Please don't speak Italian to the goat