Deji Art Museum in China acquires Beeple’s new work “S.2122”

“I strongly believe artworks like this, that blend the physical and digital world represent a massive opportunity to draw new people into to what we do and get them to see the true potential of these mediums…”
-Beeple

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Unboxing my book Creators Take Control: How NFTs Revolutionize Art, Business, & Entertainment. (Video – sound on)

Just received my advance copies of my book Creators Take Control from my publisher Harper Business! This book was a true labor of love. And by labor, I mean a HUGE amount of work.

I shot this video of me unboxing the first shipment of copies–first editions!–of Creators Take Control.

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VIDEO of THE 2-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF HISTORIC SALE: Beeple Studios opens to great fanfare — is the future of art digital?

So is the future of art digital? In my book, yes! Literally. In my forthcoming book, Creators Take Control, I explain the rise of digital art, generative art, and AI art, including Beeple’s historic sale on Mar. 11, 2021.

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Securities class action filed v. DraftKings, adding to mounting cases + risk for NFTs and NFT marketplaces

Yesterday, a proposed class action was filed against DraftKings for its sport-related NFTs sold on its marketplace. The case adds to the mounting litigation over NFTs, platform tokens and staking, and cryptocurrency. Although there hasn’t been a final decision in any of these cases, the signs are ominous.

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Quick preview of Creators Take Control, new book by Edward Lee published by Harper Business

You can now preview my book CREATORS TAKE CONTROL on Amazon and see if you are in it!

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In response to Blur question, Greg Solano, Yuga Labs/BAYC co-founder, criticizes marketplaces in “a race to the bottom … with less and less of them honoring creator royalties”

“WE FIND IT PROBLEMATIC THAT THERE’S A RACE TO THE BOTTOM between different marketplaces … with less and less of them honoring creator royalties.” – Greg Solano

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CHART on Creator Royalties on NFT platforms: which respect full creator royalties and which don’t (Part I)

[T]he current U.S. copyright system leaves many visual artists at a practical disadvantage in relation to other kinds of authors…. Because most artworks are not produced in copies, the visual artist receives a financial interest in only one work – or at best a few copies of that work. Other creators face no comparable limitation,…

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The future of NFT marketplaces, projects became so blurry: the lure of zero royalties, marketplace tokens, and growing risk of securities regulation by the SEC (Part I)

But one cannot help but look around and see all the ominous signs of the growing risks of securities enforcement of some tokens and NFTs.

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Creators Take Control: How NFTs Revolutionize Art, Business, and Entertainment by Edward Lee, pre-order now

Happy Valentine’s Day! I am so happy to announce my book Creators Take Control: How NFTs Revolutionize Art, Business, and Entertainment is now available for preorder. Please visit the book website for links to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other major outlets.

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