What’s happened in this week’s fast and frantic world of NFTs? There’s only one way to find out – our weekly NFT roundup.
Holy JPEGs! DC Comics to Launch Batman NFTs
DC Comics has announced the planned release of Batman-themed NFTs in collaboration with Palm NFT Studio. The “Bat Cowl Collection” NFT launch is slated for April 26 and will include 200,000 NFTs depicting Batman’s world-renowned cowl in 3D format.
To make the NFTs unique, its creators will draw inspiration from Batman’s comic book legacy spanning 83 years. The starting price for each NFT will be $300, but DC has announced that the NFTs will also come with two years’ worth of benefits to bolster the value proposition of the NFTs, a trend that we have seen increasing in recent months.
DC says it will publish a roadmap detailing the features and benefits the NFT holders will enjoy, with some of the rumored benefits being access to fan events, physical collectibles, exclusive merchandise, and behind-the-scenes content. There are also plans for a metaverse and augmented reality (AR) experience sometime after the launch.
New Drop from @DCComics
200.000 ‘Bat Cowl’ NFTs will be coming April to Ethereum
exclusive PalmNft Partners.
Holders have exclusive access to private fan forums and much more.
— 🔥André💙💛~NFT~Promoter🔥 (@Wandler14) March 31, 2022
NFT of Mandela Arrest Warrant Sold for $130,000
The digitized warrant for Nelson Mandela’s 1962 arrest has been sold as an NFT for $130,000. Although the physical copy will not be transferred to the buyer of the NFT, the buyer will be granted exclusive access to it by The Liliesleaf Museum in South Africa, which received the donation of the document in 2004. The proceeds from the NFT sale will be donated to the museum to support its operations after its income took a huge hit during the COVID 19 pandemic.
Between 1961 and 1963, Liliesleaf served as the secret headquarters and nerve center of a political uprising in South Africa. Following the issuing of warrants for their arrest, several activists, including Mandela, were arrested there and put on trial. Mandela, who was already serving a prison sentence at the time of the raid, became Accused Number 1.
The sale of the arrest warrant was the highlight of South Africa’s biggest NFT auction to date.
✨3 DAYS TO NFT AUCTION✨
This is a global treasure is a digital twin of the original, and the only way to own this document legally.
Virtual Nation Builders, is pioneering its way forward in preserving historical artefacts as NFTs.#nft #NFTCommunity pic.twitter.com/2lJBiRJI9s
— Momint | NFT Social Platform (@MomintNFT) March 24, 2022
OpenSea Integrates Solana NFTs
OpenSea, the world’s largest NFT marketplace, this week announced integration with the Solana blockchain. An exact date has yet to be announced, but it is expected to occur in April. The integration will make Solana the fourth blockchain supported by OpenSea, after Ethereum, Polygon, and Klatyn.
The request for integration has been in high demand, and rumors have been circulating for some time that it was happening, fueled by tweets from the popular hacker and tech blogger Jane Manchun Wong.
Once the integration is completed, NFT traders on OpenSea will be able to buy and sell Solana NFTs directly from the platform. The benefits of integration are multifaceted; traders will benefit from Solana’s speed and low fees, while for Solana, integration with the world’s largest NFT marketplace will increase its pedigree in the NFT world.
For OpenSea, this may be a move to stave off the threat of competing marketplaces, especially Magic Eden, which recently surpassed OpenSea to become the largest NFT marketplace in monthly transactions.
The best kept secret in web3🤣 pic.twitter.com/xuZn64cZ4U
— OpenSea (@opensea) March 29, 2022
Animoca Brands’ F1 Delta Line Crashes
Animoca Brands, the creators of F1 Delta Time, a licensed Formula 1 NFT game that launched back in 2019, announced this week that the game has passed the checkered flag after the company failed to obtain a license renewal from Formula 1. The game’s launch was quickly followed by the exchange of its first NFT, 1-1-1, for 415.9 ETH ($113,000 at the time), but it has been dumped in the pits after presumably not offering F1 enough money.
To appease F1 Delta Line NFT owners, Animoca Brands will give them NFT cars in REVV Racing instead, an unlicensed driving game similar to F1 Delta Time, which can be used to earn REVV token rewards in a new staking pool.
F1 Delta Line NFT holders had already invested huge sums into the ecosystem in the three years of its operation. Aside from the 415.9 ETH purchase of NFT 1-1-1, some players are said to have spent over $200,000 on one-of-one Formula 1 NFT cars. In March of 2021, Animoca also sold F1 Delta Time in-game track segments worth $1.8 million, so the sudden departure from the track will no doubt leave fans…I don’t know…wheely upset?
It is with deep regret that we announce that F1® Delta Time will cease operations on 16 March 2022. While we have not been able to renew our license, we will ensure that current owners of F1® Delta Time assets are rewarded for their loyalty and support.https://t.co/q8EspaC0Iv
— REVV Motorsport (@REVVMotorsport) March 15, 2022