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Playboy unveils 11,953 bunny avatars, Martha Stewart cooks up NFTs…


Playboy to launch tokenized bunnies into the wild

PLBY Group, Inc, the homeowners of the raunchy way of life journal Playboy unveiled a brand new NFT challenge consisting of 11,953 distinctive 3D animated bunny avatars.

According to an Oct. 20 announcement, the number of NFTs pays homage to Playboy’s founding 12 months of 1953 and the tokens will function “keys to a reimagined Playboy Club,” which provides the homeowners entry to unique occasions, content material and merchandise.

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Playboy Rabbitar NFT: PLBY Group, Inc,

The launch of the Ethereum-based NFTs begins on Oct. 24, with a pre-sale for whitelisted traders till Oct. 26. Two public gross sales launch the next day, one for USD clients, and the opposite for these paying with ETH.

The gross sales are being hosted on an official “Playboy Rabbitar” web site, and the NFTs can be priced at 0.1953 ETH every or the fiat equal (at the moment $814). Jamal Dauda the Vice-president of Blockchain Innovation at PLBY Group mentioned:

“The Rabbitars mark the beginning of true blockchain-based membership for Playboy. Just as Playboy Club keys gave millions of members a chance to step into the sophisticated lifestyle that the Playboy brand represents, NFTs today can do the same and so much more.”

One CryptoPunk is not for sale

The owner of CryptoPunk #6046 recently turned down a bid of 2500 Ether (ETH) for their tokenized punk avatar.

That’s about $10.5 million which would have represented the largest CryptoPunk sale to date if accepted. According to Larva Labs, CryptoPunk 3100 holds the record, after it sold for $7.58 million in March.

The CryptoPunk #6046 NFT depicts a person wearing 3D shades and smoking a cigarette and was initially purchased for $83,209 by current owner, Twitter user “Richerd.”

Richerd recounted the bid happened after they’d publicly claimed that they’d not promote their CryptoPunk, it doesn’t matter what anybody supplied. A startup dubbed “Poap” determined to check that concept, with Etherscan showing a bid of 2500 ETH.

“Come on Richerd. Don’t you want to go down in history as the top CryptoPunk sale to date?” Poap teased.

While admitting that their “mid-tier punk” is most likely not worth 2500 ETH, Richerd promptly declined the bid and went on to claim that they wouldn’t even accept a bid of $1 billion as the NFT holds sentimental value.

“My identity along with the identity of other iconic Punks and apes have value beyond the NFT itself. We have our own brands similar to any other brand and that has value. Because I value my personal brand and identity, this was an easy rejection for me.”

If Martha Stewart launched NFTs and nobody bid …

Martha Stewart, the well-known TV character and way of life entrepreneur, has taken the plunge into NFTs by launching her personal platform/assortment dubbed “Fresh Mint.”

While Fresh Mint hosts a group of NFTs that had been minted on Ethereum, it seems the platform is basically a gallery, because the auctions and gross sales are hosted on the OpenSea market.

Stewart’s first NFT drop consists of two Halloween-themed collections depicting “high resolution” JPEG recordsdata equivalent to a set of pre-carved and customized carved pumpkins, and Stewart carrying a bunch of spooky Halloween costumes.

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Martha Stewart NFTs: Fresh Mint

The beginning worth for the tokenized pumpkins is a hefty 2 ETH ($8400) for the pre-carved ones, and three ETH ($12,600) for customized carved pumpkins. The highest bidder of the customized pumpkin NFTs can ship in a photograph and have it carved right into a pumpkin after which tokenized into a further NFT, together with having the bodily pumpkin shipped to their door.

At the time of writing, not a single NFT has had a bid positioned on them.

Coinbase’s first NFT collections

Coinbase has introduced the primary spherical of NFT creators it’s partnered with forward of the launch of its upcoming NFT market later this 12 months.

The first 4 are Ponderware, creators of the favored MoonCats NFT challenge, Forgotten Runes Wizard’s Cult, the builders of Forgotten Runes, standard crypto-friendly DJ 3Lau and digital artist “GxngYxng.”

Coinbase additionally posted an replace on Oct. 21 to deal with rumors of different partnered creators which can be “floating around,” noting that in case you don’t hear it straight from them, it is “probably not true.”

The launch of Coinbase’s NFT marketplace seems to be a extremely anticipated one, with Cointelegraph reporting on Oct. 14 practically 1.1 million people signed up for the waitlist inside 48 hours of it going dwell. It’s tough to find out what the waitlist is now up to, as Coinbase now not exhibits the quantity to new signal ups.

Roundup

On Oct. 20 NFT-game and digital property developer Animoca Brands introduced that it had doubled its valuation to $2.2 billion, after closing a brand new $65 million funding spherical that included participation from Ubisoft Entertainment.

Cointelegraph additionally reported on Oct. 21 that Chinese online retail giant JD.com is diving into the NFT sector by introducing a particular NFT sequence for its annual JD Discovery convention. Using its proprietary blockchain platform, JD.com can be distributing commemorative NFT certificates to attendees of the JDD 2021 occasion in Beijing.