Nifty News: Wolf takes over Punk, Disney NFT, Economist magazine cover brings in $ 422,000 …

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The non-fungible street wolf

Former crypto-skeptic Jordan Belfort bravely introduced himself as a supporter of NFT amid the industry’s meteoric growth in 2021.

Belfort is known for his shady antics while working as a stockbroker on Wall Street, his story being captured in the movie “The Wolf of Wall Street” starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

The 59-year-old has slammed crypto on several occasions, and in 2018 he even compared Bitcoin to the level of fraud his company Stratton Oakmont engaged in before being charged with securities fraud and money laundering in 1999.

On October 25, Belfort revealed to his 600,000 subscribers that he had purchased CryptoPunk # 6033, depicting a man wearing a durag and smoking a vaporizer pen. According to the transaction history on OpenSea, Belfort spent 102.49 Ethereum (ETH) worth approximately $ 410,000 on the NFT.

He then went on to tweet in a bullish “Wow! I love Twitter NFT! And now that I’m here, I’m fucking not leaving!

Earlier this month, Belfort unveiled its upcoming NFT drop, which will feature artwork inspired by The Wolf of Wall Street movie and his life. Although details are scarce at this point, Belfort tweeted on October 21 that he is currently working on how to “add utility for each holder” to his NFTs so he can make them a unique drop.

NFT Disney are the “bare essentials”

Disney is entering the NFT business with a collection of iconic characters from popular movies and shows owned by the multinational giant.

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While details of specific characters have not been announced, there is a large amount of content to choose from, given that Disney also owns Pixar, Marvel, and the Star Wars franchise.

The drop is expected to go live on November 12 and is launched in collaboration with the VeVe NFT platform. The collection is dubbed “Golden Moments” and any NFT buyer will also receive three months of free service on the Disney + streaming app.

NFT Disney Fall: VeVe

VeVe hosts a Marketplace for licensed NFTs, and the company has already released digital comics in collaboration with Marvel and DC, as well as NFTs featuring content from Adventure Time, Monster Hunter, Star Trek, and Jurassic Park for n ‘ to name a few.

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The Economist’s NFT Sale Raises $ 422,000 for Charity

The Economist, the 178-year-old global news publication, sold a token magazine cover for around $ 422,000 on October 25.

The cover for NFT magazine was from The Economist’s “Down the rabbit hole” edition of September 18, which explored the world of decentralized finance (DeFi). The cover features an Alice in Wonderland themed illustration, with Alice peering into a rabbit hole as various crypto coins dive below.

Deep in the Rabbit Hole: The Economist

The NFT was auctioned for 99.90 ETH ($ 400,000 at current prices) on Monday, with the proceeds going to The Economist Educational Foundation, which is an independent youth outreach charity that teaches young people about analyze the news.

WWE seeks NFT-based summer slam

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has entered into a deal with TBEN Blockchain Creative Labs’ NFT company to launch licensed NFT collectibles.

The multi-year deal was announced on October 27, and the partnership will see the rollout of NFTs depicting iconic moments in WWE history, along with its stars and events such as WrestleMania and SummerSlam. A marketplace will be launched to host the assets, although details are yet to be announced.

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With the new partnership, it looks like WWE is looking to learn from the mistakes of its previous NFT drops. WWE Hall of Fame John Cena called his own licensed drop a “catastrophic failure” last month. Cena said fans only bought 7.4% of his NFTs and wondered if the price of the 500 Gold packages was too high.

“Myself and the folks in WWE thought $ 1,000 was a reasonable price. We were wrong. We were absolutely wrong, ”Cena told Florida Supercon 2021 on September 12.

Other NFT news

The software giant Adobe announced Tuesday that it is partnering with major NFT markets, including OpenSea, KnownOrigin and SuperRare, to allow users to verify the authenticity of digital content on the platforms.

On Monday, GameStop listed a total of eight jobs for crypto-friendly applicants to work on its NFT platform and Web3 gaming initiatives. The lists include three roles for experienced NFT software engineers, three jobs for product marketers, and two roles focused on web 3.0-based games.