Nifty News: Solana NFTs will be available at OpenSea in April, Ross Ulbricht’s new collection… and more

OpenSea announced the integration with a 16-second video on Twitter, with many popular Solana collections announcing their desire to list on the marketplace.

Holders of Solana (SOL) NFTs will soon have a new trading option, with OpenSea advertising its integration with the Solana blockchain.

A 16-second video published by the OpenSea Twitter account began with the text “wen solana???” being typed into a search box, revealing that the marketplace will offer Solana in April.

For months, rumours have persisted that OpenSea will support Solana NFTs. Jane Manchun Wong, a security researcher who was named to Forbes’ 30 under 30 list for her high-profile scoops on high-profile technology leaks, released photographs on Twitter in January that she said were taken from OpenSea’s platform.

The images demonstrate the marketplace’s “blockchains filter” including Solana and the Phantom Solana cryptocurrency wallet in a list of supported wallets.

OpenSea responded coyly to Wong’s tweet with a “wide eyes” emoji at the time, but did not either confirm or reject the claim’s legitimacy.

Numerous popular Solana NFT projects, including SolPunks, Turtles, Remnants, and the Degenerate Ape Academy, have announced their plan to list with OpenSea in April.

The Solana integration will pit OpenSea directly against Magic Eden, Solanart, and Solsea, the Solana blockchain’s current main NFT marketplaces.

 

Is it a mistake or a ruse? Bored Ape NFT is priced at $140.

A user known as “cchan” on OpenSea has sold a Bored Ape and a Mutant Ape NFT for a total price of $140.

On Monday, Mar. 28, a user made offers on the NFTs, which were accepted by cchan, and the transactions occurred within a minute of one another, with BAYC #835 selling for 115 DAI and MAYC #11670 selling for 25 DAI, which is 99 percent below the current floor price.

DAI is a stablecoin in the US dollar with a diamond emblem, and it is unknown whether cchan misunderstood the offers for Ethereum (ETH), which would have been the equivalent of $470,000, or whether the sales were the result of a hack.

The person who acquired the NFTs’ activity reveals a history of DAI offers on Bored and Mutant Ape NFTs, which some have speculated could be in the expectation that this same combination of circumstances would occur.

 

The founder of Silk Road will announce new non-fungible tokens at Bitcoin Miami.

Ross Ulbricht, the imprisoned founder of the now-defunct darknet marketplace “Silk Road,” is expected to release another collection of NFTs in April at the Bitcoin 2022 conference in Miami, with proceeds benefiting children visiting their parents in prison.

Ulbricht auctioned a collection at Art Basel Miami in December 2021, earning him $6.2 million. The collection was acquired by FreeRossDAO, a decentralised autonomous organisation dedicated to “sharing Ross’s art with the world and providing everyone with a one-of-a-kind opportunity to own a piece.”

 

“All of this has given my life a new spark,” Ross wrote in a post following the sale of his previous collection.

“I have direction and purpose, and I believe that I can once again make a difference. Because the more money we earn, the more good we can do, I’ve been hard at work developing my next art collection.”

The item, dubbed the “Growth Collection,” will apparently be minted on the Bitcoin blockchain via Counterparty. It will include four actual oil paintings and one hand-drawn animation, as well as five Bitcoin NFTs that will be auctioned on the Scarce.City network.

Ulbricht is serving two life sentences without the possibility of release for his role in the creation of the criminal online bazaar known as Silk Road.

 

WWE’s Metaverse

The WWE has joined with Fanatics, a sports marketing company that, among other things, enables businesses to offer their audience digital collectibles and NFTs.

The agreement will see Fanatics manufacture “physical, digital, and non-fungible token (NFT) trading cards” for the WWE, with Fanatics set to become the official distributor of licenced WWE physical and NFT trading cards, developing a collection showcasing the WWE’s “most memorable moments and stars.”

 

Other Useful Information

Mark Karpelès, the defunct Mt. Gox exchange’s former CEO, declared that anyone who utilised the exchange between 2010 and 2014, when it was hacked, are entitled to register for a free NFT in the expectation that it may “erase a little portion of the damage sustained in Mt. Gox.”

Between March 24 and 27, 2022, the Decentraland metaverse sponsored the Metaverse Fashion Week, which drew over 70 high-profile fashion labels and artists, including Tommy Hilfiger, Dolce and Gabbana, & Estée Lauder.

 

Disclaimer: These are the writer’s opinions and should not be considered investment advice. Readers should do their own research.

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