Who is gmoney? The mystery behind the NFT guru and Bored Ape collaborator in Adidas’s “Into the Metaverse”

As we wind down 2021–what a crazy year it’s been–there’s one thing I wish I could do over. I wish I had followed @gmoneyNFT, who is self-described as a “futurist. disruptor. ape,” and read his tweet from January 6, 2021. In a tweet that may go down in history as a watershed moment for Web3…

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December 22, 2021 Bored Apes flipped CryptoPunks, but the flip flipped back today

Well, it happened. The Bored Ape Yacht Club, which just launched in April 2021, have “flipped” the legendary CryptoPunks, still the highest valued NFT collection. Flipping means that the last, lowest sales price for BAYC is higher than the same indicator for CryptoPunks. Back when BAYC first launched in April 2021, the NFTs were selling…

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Is Snoop Dogg really NFT collector Cozomo de’ Medici? Did he really put up for sale Cryptopunk #3831 due to Bored Apes flipping CryptoPunks in floor price?

One of the most famous NFT collectors is Cozomo de’ Medici, a reference to the wealthiest man who ruled Florence during the Renaissance and who was a patron to artists. On OpenSea, Cozomo de’ Medici has over 450 NFTs. On Sep. 20, 2021, Snoop Dogg tweeted “I am @CozomoMedici.” Many took that tweet as true.…

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CryptoPunks v. Bored Apes: who cares if Bored Apes flip CryptoPunks?

Flippening: There’s been a lot of chatter on social media about the possibility that Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) will flip the CryptoPunks–meaning having a higher floor (sales price for the lowest priced recent sale) than the CryptoPunks. Indeed, that would be a shocking turn of events, given that the CryptoPunks are the most valuable…

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After criticizing CryptoPunks copyright license, owner unloads CryptoPunk #4156 for $10.26M (2.5K ETH)

Well, that escalated quickly. Two days ago, we reported some growing dissatisfaction among CryptoPunks NFT owners over the limited rights they get under the NFT License that apparently governs the use of the CryptoPunk characters (capped at $100,000 annually for merchandising only, and no derivative works). One of the most vocal critics was the owner…

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Controversy swirls over CryptoPunks copyright licenses as floor price for CryptoPunks NFTs drops–and Bored Ape NFTs close in

Things in the NFT world are happening fast and furious. The CryptoPunks NFTs, produced by Larva Labs, are the highest grossing collection to date, and probably the most famous. But, in the past few days, debate over the terms and lack of clarity in the copyright licenses that owners of CryptoPunks NFTs received–or did not…

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How CryptoPunk #8295 sold for a loss–and a profit

One of the most fascinating aspects of NFTs is that their value can increase as the value of Ethereum (or other cryptocurrency used to purchase the NFT) increases. Today, CryptoPunk #8295 sold for a lower ETH price than the seller had first purchased it. So, the sale looked like a loss of 5.05 ETH. But,…

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Female CyberPunk #4016 sells for $436,000

Out of the 10,000 CryptoPunk NFTs, only 38% are women. (The gender disparity is a topic for another occasion!) On November 28, 2021, a female CryptoPunk #4016 sold for 100 ETH ($436,000).

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NFT is the 2021 Word of the Year, says Collins Dictionary

It’s been quite a year for NFTs, from the highest sale ever in March 2021 ($69M for Beepe’s Everydays: The First 5,000 Days) to the highest quarter in sales ($10.7 billion) to the highest market cap for one collection ($2 billion for the Larva Labs’ CryptoPunks). Not surprisingly, Collins Dictionary named NFT the 2021 Word…

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Visa buys CryptoPunk #7610 for 49.5 ($165,000)

From August 23, 2021: “Over the last 60 years, Visa has built a collection of historic commerce artefacts—from early paper credit cards to the zip-zap machine. Today, as we enter a new era of NFT-commerce, Visa welcomes CryptoPunk #7610 to our collection.” You can check out CryptoPunk #7610 on OpenSea. The content license for CryptoPunk…

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