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Bored Apes for hire, Corvette Z06 NFT received zero bids 🏎️
Welcome to the new subscribers of NFTimes. I’m so happy that you are here! I hope the long weekend treated you well. I was honored to give a class on Saturday on Ethics in Web3 & IP Rights at Istanbul University. It was my first time giving a class at a University and my first time doing an education session in Turkish! It was a blast, and I finally took two days of vacation after that!
I’m still in NYC after NFT NYC but had an out-of-NY experience for two days with an evening at the newly opened Gitano Island at Governors Island and a day trip to Catskill in upstate NYC. It has been a while since I’ve been here, so it was nice to see some nature! Highly recommend both.
ALSO CRAZY: I started NFTimes last year in July… and we are in JULY. I cannot believe that it has almost been a year of writing about NFTs every week. (I think I skipped 2 or 3 total in one year😅) As a one-woman show here, I’m proud of where we are and excited to keep learning and sharing during this bear market. Stick with Web3 loves, this is the time to stay and learn, so when the next bull market hits, you’ll be more prepared than everyone else.
No Rarible Spaces today — but catch me and some other amazing peeps from VNFT today at 12:30 ET for the new Water Cooler Twitter Spaces series by VNFT.
Facebook began testing Ethereum and Polygon NFTs. Users will be able to connect their crypto wallets to their Facebook profiles.
Baller Ape Club is charged for an NFT “rug-pull” scheme, for allegedly collecting $2.6 million from NFT’s buyers before deleting the organization’s website and laundering the funds.
Chia has launched its first NFT standard on mainnet. Chia Network’s director Gene Hoffman suggested that the new platform would be more eco-friendly compared to Ethereum and more stable than Solana.
Doodles bucket auction saw 6,528 total bidders and 4,446 successful bids, volume up to a total of 11,975.42 ETH.
The University of Oregon is using NFTs to support women athletes. Division Street, a sports venture company that works to maximize revenue opportunities for University of Oregon student-athletes, announced the launch of the “Visions of Flight” NFT collection.
Corvette Z06 NFT received zero bids as Chevrolet tried to auction off its first non-fungible token, between June 20-24.
Bored Apes can be hired now for your brand and select multiple traits under each ape.
Chipotle is bidding 14E for chipotle.eth ENS name.
The Plastiks NFT Marketplace is launched on the Celo network. Plastiks creates NFTs out of the invoices generated by recovery projects and recyclers worldwide.
ThePossessed NFT project minted this week.
Napster released a litepaper introducing the upcoming launch of its planned $NAPSTER token on Algorand.
Snoop Dogg said that the crypto winter weeded out individuals abusing opportunities in the crypto market.
Grammy award-winner producer and artist Timbaland unveiled his alter ego “Congo,” who previously went by Bored Ape #590.
The once-beloved American tech retailer RadioShack came back to life as a Web3 brand.
The Weeknd is partnering with Binance on the artist’s new world tour to integrate Web3 elements such as NFTs, virtual ticket stubs, digital merch and perhaps even a metaverse concert.
👾 NFT Games
Sorare NFT sales went up by 795% within a day after the Ethereum NFT game announced the French Soccer Star Kylian Mbappé as an investor and brand ambassador.
🔥 What else is hot?
El Salvador President Nayib Bukele added another 80 BTC to his country’s existing 2,301 BTC, undeterred by the losses of around $60.2 million occurred when Bitcoin fell to $19,000 this week.
Coinbase has denied a report that the company is selling customer data to US Federal Agencies. “Coinbase Tracer sources its information from public sources, and does not make use of Coinbase user data. Ever,” the company said.
Arbitrum, the Layer 2 scaling solution, has abruptly paused its Odyssey program after it launched last week, to be resumed after Nitro is released. The project cited a heavy load of transactions and spiking gas fees.
The Supreme Court limited the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ability to regulate carbon emissions from power plants on Thursday. This could have an impact on cryptocurrency mining operations that source their power from fossil fuels since individual states that are diverse in energy regulation policies and ideologies will have the final say now.
OpenSea became one of many data breach victims after an employee at Customer.io, the platform’s email delivery partner, leaked user data.
Chinese social media platform WeChat prohibits its users from engaging in talks related to NFT collection and business involving cryptocurrencies.
Coinbase enabled transfers on Solana and L2 scaling solution Polygon to increase access to Web3.
Three Arrows Capital filed for bankruptcy.
SBF is not the hero we deserve, but the hero we need😂
❓Question of the Week
📖 Reading List
I have been doing some podcast episodes (and loving it!), talking about the current market, NFTs, ethics in Web3, and more. Here is the latest one with Women in NFTs and Web3 podcast. 💘
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