Article: The NFT Craze Is Helping Nigerian Artists Go Global

Crypto, Money

The NFT Craze Is Helping Nigerian Artists Go Global

the trend has spread to Nigeria, where local financial institutions are banned from servicing crypto firms. This means Nigerians cannot convert digital assets to naira through traditional crypto exchanges. But that hasn’t wiped out crypto in Africa’s largest economy, thanks in part to its young and tech-savvy population. Users began switching to peer-to-peer platforms to avoid using banks and the use of crypto continues, as evidenced by how local artists like Oyewumi are embracing NFTs.

There are “a lot of great artists out of Africa, and Nigeria, who are focused on physical work, and I’m all for them getting a better understanding of the opportunities of NFTs,” Ugwu said.

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Article: Audius Brings NFT Galleries to EDM-Heavy Streaming Service

Blockchain, Crypto, Web 3.0

Audius Brings NFT Galleries to EDM-Heavy Streaming Service - CoinDeskAudius Brings NFT Galleries to EDM-Heavy Streaming Service

Audius, a decentralized music streaming service with big user numbers for a Web 3.0 project, has launched a non-fungible token (NFT) showcase feature for its resident artists.

Disclosed to CoinDesk Thursday, the new feature lets artists showcase their NFT merch in a consolidated gallery, making it easy for diehard fans to peruse. The move comes at a time when acts like Kings of Leon and others are rolling out increasingly lavish collectibles for their superfans and the crypto-rich.

To enable the gallery, a user on the site has to stake 100 of the project’s native AUDIO tokens.

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Article: Five evolving DeFi investments and stocks to perceive blockchain revolution

Blockchain, Crypto

Five evolving DeFi investments and stocks to perceive blockchain revolution

Let us consider an example. You pay a visit to a restaurant. You are paying the restaurant directly if you use cash. In case you use a credit or debit card, you are actually paying the institution that backs the card and then the institution pays the restaurant. Obviously, the institution deducts their fees. Contrary to this, if you are paying using cryptocurrencies, the payment is transferred directly over the blockchain network. The member of the network performs the verification process on transactions as opposed to the third-party institutions.

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Article: NFT craze: Why are non-fungible tokens all the rage?

Crypto

To prove its authenticity, 'Everydays – The First 5000 Days' features what is known as a non-fungible token (NFT) that digitally attaches the artist’s signature to it and can’t be altered, Christie’s said [Christie's Images Ltd via Reuters]NFT craze: Why are non-fungible tokens all the rage?

Is this just a fad?

If you’re asking why anyone would pay over $1,000 for a virtual Christmas sweater with the Bitcoin logo all over it, perhaps you’re not in the right place. But it is entirely possible that the whole NFT obsession may prove a fad – or not. Many of the first NFTs were in the style of CryptoPunks, pipe-smoking digital beings that date back to 2017, and CryptoKitties, cute virtual felines that started the same year.

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Article: Defending Decentralization, Like a Twice in a Millennium Chance

Blockchain, Crypto, Web 3.0

Defending Decentralization, Like a Twice in a Millennium Chance

“We haven’t had an opportunity like this in the past 500 years.”

That’s Amir Taaki speaking on a closing panel at the Web3 Summit in Berlin Wednesday, and his statement was greeted with breathless applause by the audience. An early bitcoin developer, Taaki addressed a crowd of more than a thousand coders that had gathered to discuss “Web 3.0” – or the restructuring of internet infrastructures with an emphasis on decentralization.

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