Recently, there has been quite a constant flow of NFT news, including collaborations with NFTs as subjects, new collections, and more.
NFTs are showing no signs of slowing down, and their popularity is growing.
As part of our weekly NFT news roundup, we’ll go through the most important NFT news from this week.
In collaboration with Fansea, AC Milan has announced the launch of its first official NFT project, which will see the Club offer a limited-edition 3D NFT of a unique Rossoneri shirt from South Sudan.
The NFT initiative has 75,817 certified pieces of digital collectibles, which corresponds to the capacity of the San Siro stadium.
The NFTs are available at acmilan.fansea.io. When the Fansea app will open on April 29th, the unique 3D NFT will be available.
American multinational shipping & receiving and supply chain management company UPS has submitted trademark applications indicating its intention to enter the metaverse and adopt NFTs.
According to the applications submitted to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the company aims to provide NFTs, crypto-collectibles, virtual retail shipping and delivery in virtual environments, and virtual goods, including packages, vehicles, airplanes, and sports collectibles.
- Crurated Raises €3 Million and Brings Blockchain and NFT Technology Into the World Class Wine Industry
Crurated, a wine community based in London that links wine fans with world-class producers, has announced that it has raised €3 million in investment.
The funds will be used to strengthen the company’s current platform through the use of blockchain and NFT technology. Alfonso de Gaetano, Crurated’s founder, will also focus on developing in the Italian market, particularly in Tuscany and Piemonte, as well as in France’s Côte du Rhône area.
An NFT is generated for every bottle of wine that enters Crurated’s warehouse. The NFT contains detailed information on ownership history, vintage, vineyard location, varietal, and other key aspects.
NFT Stadium announced a partnership with PokerGO®, the world’s top poker content provider, to debut the brand’s genesis NFT collection.
The collection features 1,326 NFTs, which reflect the number of potential starting hand combinations in the popular Texas hold’em poker game.
NFT holders will get unique access to PokerGO benefits, such as VIP event admission, free subscriptions, and opportunities to win live poker action when their hand appears in tournament winning moments.
MoonPay, the world’s crypto payment infrastructure provider, said that more than 60 influential people and organizations from the music, sports, media, and entertainment industries have invested $87 million in the company.
The strategic investors represent industries on the verge of a revolution as a result of Web3 technology, which is changing the way creatives, artists, and athletes approach creativity, fan connection, and intellectual property management.
Among others who have invested include Paris Hilton, Jason Derulo, Justin Bieber, Post Malone, Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, and others.
Cricket Australia (CA) and the Australian Cricketers Association (ACA) have announced a multi-year licensing agreement with Singapore-based collectibles platform Rario and NFT trading company BlockTrust, which will allow cricket fans to own and trade NFTs of some of Australia’s most memorable cricketing moments.
As a consequence, digital versions of iconic moments like Steve Waugh’s Ashes hundred at the SCG in 2003, Peter Siddle’s hat-trick in 2010, and Ellyse Perry’s double hundred in 2017 will be accessible to buy and sell.
The Golden State Warriors announced their second-ever NFT drop to celebrate the team’s run to the NBA Playoffs in 2022.
The Golden State Warriors 2022 Playoff NFT Collection includes 3,000 NFTs with 12 distinct designs that are assigned at random when minted on the blockchain on FTX US, the team’s Official NFT Marketplace.
Each NFT has a unique rarity level as well as unique utilities and bonuses. Each Playoff NFT is also a digital collectable that entitles users to admission to the GSW Discord channel.
Emirates Airline, the largest airline in the UAE and one of the country’s two flag carriers, has revealed intentions to enter the metaverse and the realm of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) in the coming months, with interesting projects to follow.
Furthermore, Emirates has said that its Expo 2020 pavilion would be turned into an innovation hub, attracting talent from across the world to “bring to life the airline’s future-focused projects, including those relating to the metaverse, NFTs, and Web3.”
LINE, Japan’s most popular social network and messaging app, has launched LINE NFT, a non-fungible token marketplace (NFTs).
The new NFT marketplace allows LINE users to easily create an account and take part in different NFT activities like as purchasing, holding, trading, and listing NFTs.
Amazon CEO Andy Jassy, who replaced Jeff Bezos on July 5, 2021, shared his thoughts on cryptocurrencies and NFTs in an interview with CNBC.
According to his statements, Jassy does not presently possess any crypto, but this does not influence the eCommerce giant’s probable choice to begin accepting cryptos as payment in the future, as he talks positively about the growth and power of crypto.
Later in the interview, Jassy mentioned NFTs, a digital art form that has grown in popularity in recent years. He believes that NFTs will continue to gain in popularity and sees a future in which the e-commerce giant will offer NFTs.