BUCKLE UP: Rumors swirl about expected Bored Ape coin $APE, plus BAYC sales of virtual land with Animoca Brands

Just four days after Yuga Labs announced it acquired the IP rights to the legendary CryptoPunks, The Block is reporting details from a “pitch deck” Yuga circulated to investors. Gordon Goner, though, a co-founder of the Bored Ape Yacht Club, said the pitch deck was old.  The Block reported the following details: “an ‘in-game app…

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V1 Punks DMCA controversy with Larva Labs over. Yuga reportedly plans on ending dispute with V1 Punks.

One of the biggest winners in Yuga Labs’ acquisition of the IP rights to the legendary CryptoPunks NFTs is the group of so-called “V1 Punks” owners, who were embroiled in a copyright DMCA dispute with Larva Labs. V1 Punks are the original CryptoPunks, which had a major coding error in 2017. Oops. To fix the…

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Will Disney acquire IP rights to Doodles NFTs or another collection?

Only two days after the biggest bombshell in NFTs, Yuga Labs acquiring the IP rights to the legendary CryptoPunks and giving unlimited rights to commercialize to the Punks owners, the Internet is abuzz with rumors of Disney buying the IP to Doodles or another NFT collection. The other candidates named: Coolman Universe, Veve, and Dapper…

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NFT BOMBSHELL: Larva Labs sells IP rights to CryptoPunks, Meebits to Yuga Labs, creator of Bored Ape Yacht Club, which plans to give unlimited commercial rights to CryptoPunks owners

In stunning news that was rumored yesterday, the two biggest startups in creating NFTs — Larva Labs the creator of the CryptoPunks and Yuga Labs the creator of the Bored Ape Yacht Club — both announced that Yuga had acquired the intellectual property to Larva’s CryptoPunks and Meebits. The deal involves the two biggest and…

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NFTs turned into movies: are NFTs the next tent-poles or franchises for Hollywood?

Decrypt reports upcoming movies developed from NFT collections. They are: Movies in the pipeline Yam Karkai’s World of Women, with Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine. Micah Johnson’s Aku, the story of a black boy who wants to become an astronaut. Ben Mauro’s NFT comic book Huxley, with Marvel producer Ari Arad. Question marks: CryptoPunks by Larva…

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Music NFTs – List of music labels and startups

Billboard and Universal Music announced a partnership to sell music NFTs on the environmentally conscious Flow blockchain. The NFTs will be called Chartstars NFTs featuring “officially licensed art and creative including short visual clips from music videos, and album photography.” [More from Bitcoin.com] We expect 2022 will be a major year for music NFTs. Here’s…

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MoonPay buys World of Women #5672 NFT for 260 ETH ($755,000) at Christie’s auction

Crypto payments app developer MoonPay had the winning bid at Christie’s auction of World of Women # 5672 NFT. It was one of the highest purchases for the World of Women (WoW) collection. Yam Karkai is the artist and creator behind WoW. She recently announced a partnership with Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine to develop WoW…

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Complaint: Timothy McKimmy v. OpenSea for loss of Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs

Web3 promises a better, decentralized world, not controlled by “Big Tech” Internet platforms like Facebook. Blockchain is at the center of this movement to decentralization. But, when something goes wrong, it’s difficult to undo. Transactions on blockchain are permanent. And the names of recipients of transactions on blockchains are not readily identifiable. Anonymity reigns supreme.…

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OpenSea users experience suspected phishing attack

February 19, 2022 was a bad day for OpenSea. It is still investigating but apparently some nefarious person engaged in a phishing attack on OpenSea users that resulted in the theft of at least 254 NFTs. The thief reportedly has $1.7 million in ETH from sales.

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