Episode 4

Tacos & Pop Culture Crypto Art

CELEBS

  • Snoop Dog loves Dogecoin!
  • Gorillaz got heat for their NFT release because of their album Plastic Beach
  • FansForever.io is the site Lindsay Lohan did her NFT drop on, and it's like the marketplace for celeb NFT drops
  • Elon Musk and Grimes posted a song about NFTs as an NFT that he ended up not selling #HODLGANG

SPORTS

  • WWE Undertaker NFT
  • Tom Brady is launching his own NFT platform
  • Golden State Warriors are the first Pro Sports team to release their own NFTs
  • proceeds will go to support Warriors Community Foundation, an organization that “supports education and youth development to promote thriving students, schools and communities.”
  • The company behind virtual trading card site, NBA Top Shot, said Tuesday it raised $305 million — the biggest ever funding round for an NFT-focused company. (Valuation: $2.6 billion).

BRANDS

  • Taco Bell Babbbbyyyyyy
  • Proceeds go to “Live Mas” scholarship funds
  • “Each NFT held a $500 gift card, which the original owner could spend, which may explain their popularity initially. But these TacoCards are now selling on the secondary market, with the most expensive card selling for $3,500. And just to be clear, that doesn't include the gift card.” - Creative Bloq blog
  • VOGUE is launching an NFT platform specifically for Fashion/Arts/Music

MUSIC

  • DeadMau5 and Rezz
  • K-pop boy band, A.C.E, dropped an NFT on WAX, and fans were disappointed because of the environmental concerns with NFTs, but WAX is not ETH and is more sustainable
  • Side note: WAX released a carbon-footprint NFT for earth day. 
  • Gorillaz got heat for their NFT release because of their album Plastic Beach
  • Weezer collab with “death by toys” on WAX
  • Will be a pack of trading cards plus “rare” on

BIG MONEY

  • “Beeple's Everydays – The first 5000 days” sold a record-breaking NFT for $69.3 million at Christie’s auction house making him, “among the top three most valuable living artists” - source
  • The record before this was briefly held by musical artist 3LAU for the album “ultraviolet” which sold for $3.6 million - source
  • The Rainbow Cat gif sold for $690,000 by the artist Nyan Cat

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