Article: Charlie Bit Me NFT sale: Brothers to pay for university with auction money

Crypto, Digital Content, Money

Charlie Bit Me NFT sale: Brothers to pay for university with auction money

Some 14 years and 885 million views later, the clip of baby Charlie biting his brother Harry’s finger is still one of the internet’s most viewed videos.

As well as fame, the video has brought riches – it recently sold as a non-fungible token, or NFT, for £500,000. The boys now say they’ll use the money to go to university. Harry, who is now 17, tells Radio 1 Newsbeat he wants to study “some kind of engineering” at either University College London or Imperial College London. Charlie, now 15, isn’t yet sure what he wants to study. But he says the money generated by the video will also cover the uni fees of his two younger brothers, Jasper and Rupert, if they want to go.

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Article: Human Expression: Why It Should Be A Global Goal And How Crypto Can Help

Crypto, Decentralized Internet

Human Expression: Why It Should Be A Global Goal And How Crypto Can Help

The future of human expression will have a broader base of participation with sustainable careers for musicians, artists, authors, and activists. It will be more distributed, less curated and concentrated, more about artist and less about intermediaries. It will leverage crowdsourcing, collaboration and new modes of expression; it will swamp old power broker business models and copyright laws; it will build on tradition and conjure value from thin air.

Schools and colleges can help create this new flourishing of culture by integrating the expressive arts with emerging technology and new business models so that more young people graduate ready for sustainable arts impact.

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Article: ‘Ethereum Killer’ Polkadot: What’s So Great About It, And Why Buy It?

Blockchain, Crypto

Polkadot, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, altcoins‘Ethereum Killer’ Polkadot: What’s So Great About It, And Why Buy It?

Last week, I reached out to some professional crypto fund managers I know in Russia to give me their top crypto investments so I could get in on the action. One of the names that came up had also been mentioned by others I have not spoken to before, but everyone seemed to be on the same page: Polkadot (DOT) was the new altcoin everyone loved. It had all the right moves.

The Swiss-born “blockchain of blockchains” is often said to be an Ethereum killer. Ethereum (ETH) is the most highly traded cryptocurrency after Bitcoin.

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