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Monday, January 30, 2023

Nifty News: Prada launches new fashion NFT, P2E games witness growth in India

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Following its preliminary foray into the nonfungible token (NFT) area with the Adidas for Prada re-source undertaking in partnership with digital artist Zach Lieberman and SuperRare, iconic fashion model Prada has now introduced its first impartial NFT assortment accompanying the Prada Timecapsule.

An on-line occasion hosted on the primary Thursday of each month, Prada Timecapsule has, since December 2019, opened up unique entry to clothes gadgets on its web site for twenty-four hours. Drop #30 in this collection shall be coupled with an NFT.

According to Prada, the asset’s design shall be “decorated with Cassius Hirst’s signature mask and brain scan designs, both symbolizing unity and togetherness.”

Some members of the NFT group have criticized Prada’s NFT endeavors, suggesting that the Adidas for Prada re-source undertaking has delivered comparatively low utility worth since its launch. The asset is at present trading on OpenSea for 0.08 Ether (ETH) and has 2,700 house owners.

Eurovision winner Kalush Orchestra raises $900,000 for Ukraine

After the Ukrainian hip-hop group Kalush Orchestra received the hearts of the world in the 66th Eurovision Song Contest in Turin, Italy final month, the band determined to public sale off their vibrant pink hat and glass microphone trophy awarded from the worldwide ceremony to lift funds to assist out amid the Ukrainian battle.

An NFT depiction of the microphone shall be introduced to the best bidder, which turned out to be European cryptocurrency alternate WhiteBIT, with a extremely beneficiant entry of fifty ETH, equal to $900,000.

All funds raised from each the fiat and NFT auctions shall be donated to the Serhiy Prytula Foundation, led by Ukrainian TV presenter and actor Serhiy Prytula.

“You guys are amazing. We appreciate each and every one of you who donated to this auction and a special thanks to the team WhiteBit who purchased the trophy for $900,000 and are now the rightful owners of our trophy,” said the band on Facebook.

P2E adoption hovering throughout India and Hong Kong

In a latest report released by market analysis agency Finder on the geographical proportion of NFT players, India and Hong Kong are respectively recognized because the main international locations out of 26 surveyed for his or her interplay with play-to-earn games.

Axie Infinity, The Sandbox, Decentraland and, extra not too long ago, Solana-based StepN have all permeated the cultural panorama in growing areas to offer gaming fanatics with a novel, arguably extra interconnected, medium of play.

Related: Web3 gaming in the third world: Axie facilitating billions

With 28.7% of the survey’s whole respondents disclosing their earlier expertise with NFT games, the Indian and Hong Kong illustration surpassed the typical, with 33.8% and 28.7%, respectively, whereas the United States got here in at 9.4%.

A bit of extra nifty…

Leading NFT fashion model RTFKT Studios introduced the winners of its metaverse pod problem this week after narrowing down a prime 10 listing from 1000’s of submissions.

The avant-garde landscapes and immersive architectural designs afforded viewers a glimpse into the way forward for metaverse worlds. Each successful loot pod shall be made obtainable on the creator market towards the top of the 12 months.