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NFTs going mainstream could impact Miami art market


A digital work backed by NFT created by David Anasagasti, better known as Ahol Sniffs Glue.

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When Will Smith comes to your gallery, it may be a sign that the mainstream is catching up with what you’re doing.

So it was that the legendary actor arrived at a recent event hosted by Blackdove, a Miami-based specialist in digital art — and, increasingly, non-fungible tokens, now better known as NFTs.

NFTs are one-of-a-kind digital assets that record ownership on a blockchain. Indeed NFTs are perhaps the most mainstream use of blockchain technology in existence.

And as Miami continues

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NFTs of a different stripe: Joe Exotic gets into the digital art trend

A portrait of Joe Exotic and his tiger Sarge is now available in pixelated form. The NFT edition size is limited to 3,900 which is the estimated number of tigers left in the world

Two months ago, if you had asked Joe Exotic—the star of the mega-popular Netflix series Tiger King that aired last year—what NFT stands for, he might have replied “no friggin’ tigers”, as he had lost his adventure park in Oklahoma and was sent to jail after being convicted of a murder-for-hire plot against his nemesis, the big cat rescuer Carol Baskin. But it seems Exotic has

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NFTs Shift Power to Artists as the Music Business Evolves

The Grammy-award winning musician and producer André Anjos goes by the stage name RAC, although as a bellwether in the radical ways the music industry is evolving, he might consider changing that to NFT.

Nonfungible tokens, a new type of blockchain technology that uses enforced scarcity to make digital goods collectible and valuable, have been on a tear. Earlier this year, Christie’s conducted the record-breaking $69.3 million sale of an NFT by digital artist Beeple. Around the same time, Anjos earned $708,000 for a collection of NFTs related to his latest album, YOU, more than from his combined album

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NFTs Are Shaking Up China’s Art Scene

What Happened: A Duo, who rose to fame through the talent show Sisters Who Makes Waves, has become one of the first Chinese artists to sell a song as an NFT. On May 25, her single “Water Know” was purchased for $47,000 at auction, with all proceeds going to a charity that provides music education to children in rural areas. This sale comes after Beijing-based UCCA Labs hosted the first-ever crypto art exhibition in March, signaling the entrance of NFTs into China’s main art scene.

The Jing Take: A Duo joins a wave of global creators riding the

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NFTs: Digital Art’s Latest Trend Makes Its Way to Central Illinois

An Internet buying frenzy of digital arts and collectibles this spring marked a debut for NFTs, or non-fungible tokens.

At its most basic, an NFT records ownership and transactions. These are certificates of authenticity for the virtual world, tied to digital assets — such as image, music and video files.

Central Illinois digital artists are watching the format’s rapid rise in popularity, with some joining in.

Though around for several years, NFTs seemed to come from nowhere earlier this year — taking over podcasts, news articles, even a Saturday Night Live sketch.


And there’s money in it

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