Is it RIP for the NFT?

Dec 22, 2023
After the meteoric rise of NFTs, the fall has hammered the market. Can we call curtains for the digital art market?
A Times Square billboard reads "I hate NFTs!" during the fourth annual NFT.NYC conference in June 2022. Nearly all NFTs are currently worthless.
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Jury sides with Hermès in the first NFT trademark trial  

A luxury goods company went up against a digital artist. The artist lost.
Art critic Blake Gopnik explains why he thinks the jury came to the wrong conclusion.

Visual artists see NFTs as a new opportunity to connect with their communities

Apr 13, 2022
NFTs can help artists bypass traditional channels, such as art galleries. But artists also have to navigate environmental, legal questions surrounding them.
A mural in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward neighborhood features the work of visual artist Greg Mike. Over the last year, Mike has minted several collections of his artwork as NFTs.
Emil Moffatt

NFTs have exploded into the art world. What does that mean for artists?

Mar 7, 2022
Art critic Blake Gopnik on what has — and hasn't — changed in the year since Beeple's $69 million NFT sale.
Blockchain entrepreneur Vignesh Sundaresan purchased the non-fungible token for the digital collage "Everydays — The First 5,000 Days" by artist Beeple for $69.3 million in 2021.
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How NFTs could change the music industry ... for better or worse

Nov 2, 2021
The Grammys' announcement is an example of how the technology underlying cryptocurrency is influencing how musicians make their money.
EDM artist Steve Aoki, seen here at a 2019 performance in New York City, partnered with an Italian digital artist to produce a multimedia NFT during the pandemic.
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Class focuses on teaching children of color about NFTs

Sep 2, 2021
Entrepreneurs say it's a way to make sure that children understand and hold onto the value of their creative work.
IRL Art gallery owner Robert Gray talking to Zaria Renee, 10, and Jourie Brooks, 7, about cryptocurrency, blockchain and NFT technology.
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Composer turns to NFTs for "complete control" over her work

Jun 29, 2021
The release of an orchestral NFT will allow its creator to decide how she releases her work and who will get paid.
Gregory Wolynec conducts "Prelude" rehearsal with Gateway Chamber Orchestra for America’s Haydn Festival.
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For public good, not for profit.

Tweets are selling for millions as NFTs. We decided to see what all the buzz is about.

Mar 24, 2021
Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal and Andrew CM from Valuables by Cent experiment with turning a tweet into a non-fungible token.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in 2019.
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Why are people spending so much money on NFTs?

Mar 3, 2021
Jamie Wilde from Morning Brew explains how nonfungible tokens work.
A video clip of LeBron James sold for more than $200,000 as an NFT.
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