NFT News Roundup – 29/10/2021

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Snoop Dogg + Harlem Globetrotters + Sitcom = NFTerrible

Snoop Dogg, who recently unmasked himself as NFT-lover Cozomo de’ Medici, is to appear in a sitcom with the Harlem Globetrotters which will be published as an NFT. The frankly terrible sounding idea is pitched as a sitcom that “serves up the same lighthearted appeal and basketball cred that define both the Harlem Globetrotters and Snoop Dogg.”

Save us.

Spanish City Council Offers NFTs as Prizes

The Zaragoza City Council recently became the first official body in Spain to implement NFTs. During the Fiestas del Pilar, visitors to the council’s site will have the chance to win NFTs from Cabezudos de la Pilara, El Berrugón, and La Forana, three cultural events that take place in the city.

Buyers Pay $7 Million for Unminted Art

More than $7 million in ETH poured into a Dutch NFT auction this week for artworks that will not be minted until December. Tyler Hobbs, the artist behind the popular Fidenza series, will launch 100 one-of-a-kind digital artworks in his latest collection “Incomplete Control” at the New York City-based Bright Moments gallery from Dec. 9 to Dec. 13.

Hobbs’ fans contributed 1,800 ETH in exchange for 50 of 100 “Golden Tokens” that grant its holder ownership rights to one of the artworks slated to be minted during the event.

Bored Ape Sells for Record $3.4 Million

Sotheby’s broke its own record this week when it sold a Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT for $3.4 million. BAYC 8817, with a rare gold fur trait, was sold for the first time since it was minted, with the buyer seemingly having in the back of their mind the movie or TV series that could soon be made of them.

Economist Sells NFT Cover For $419,000

The Economist this week sold its beautiful Alice in Wonderland/crypto-themed front cover NFT for nearly 100,000 ETH ($419,000). The magazine said it was experimenting with the format so it could see what the fuss was all about and what the process actually involved, which is unusually insightful from a mainstream outlet.

Let’s Get Ready to (Royal) Rumble!

Classic WWE clips will be coming to a metaverse near you soon thanks to a deal between the WWE and Fox Entertainment to bring out a series of wrestling NFTs. Ultimate Warrior? The Undertaker? Hacksaw Jim Duggan? No? Just me then.