Snoop’s $17M NFT assortment, film offered as NFT, QAnon espouser sells tweets

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Hip-hop icon Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., also referred to as Snoop Dogg, has revealed himself to be the pseudonymous NFT collector “Cozomo de’ Medici.”

Whereas Snoop has not offered additional clarification past a Sept. 21 tweet unveiling his digital identification, Medici’s NFT pockets is price roughly $17.6 million, in line with DappRadar.

Snoop’s assortment incorporates a lengthy checklist of NFTs, together with extremely sought-after CryptoPunks, Meebits and Artwork Blocks tokens.

Cozomo de’ Medici pockets: DappRadar

Snoop’s CryptoPunks symbolize most of his portfolio’s financial worth, with the tokens estimated to be price $13.19 million. The gathering consists of CryptoPunk #3831, which depicts a inexperienced alien sporting shades and sun shades that’s estimated to be valued at $5 million

Whereas Snoop’s reveal may comprise intelligent advertising and marketing designed to garner a few of the limelight being shone on the surging NFT markets, Cozomo’s Twitter account posted a thread 5 minutes earlier than Snoop made the reveal claiming that they’d quickly dox themselves utilizing their private account.

“As my fame is appreciable, the tweet will little doubt be found,” they stated.

This isn’t Snoop Dogg’s first foray into the nonfungible sector, because the cannabinoid fanatic beforehand collaborated with the artist behind the Nyan Cat meme to drop “Nyan Dogg” NFTs on 4/20 (a day sacred amongst people who smoke) earlier this yr.

NFT collector’s clumsy safety practices result in $294K price of stolen NFTs

An NFT collector who goes by the title “Baccredited” on Twitter said that hackers swiped $375,000 price of NFTs and tokens from two of their Ethereum wallets.

In a Sept. 21 tweet, the sufferer tallied their losses, concluding that $294,000 price of NFTs and $81,000 price of crypto tokens had been stolen from their accounts.

Baccredited famous that whereas they do not know precisely how the hackers gained entry to their wallets, their non-public keys and seed phrases had been saved in txt information on their laptop, stating:

“I understand how silly I used to be. $375K price of silly. I put non-public keys and seed phrases in txt information on my mac’s filesystem. That may be a dangerous concept. I did not use a {hardware} pockets for high-value property. I do know. I do know. I KNOW”

The sufferer claimed to have NFTs from broadly common collections similar to Bored Ape Yacht Membership, Artwork Blocks, Meebits and Pudgy Penguins, marking an costly lesson in non-public knowledge storage for the collector.

“Wow, compiling this specific checklist did NOT really feel good AT ALL,” they added.

Characteristic Movie and Hybrid NFTs

Blockchain-based metaverse tech agency Marvion is dropping “Hyrbid NFTs” (h-NFTs) in partnership with Phoenix Waters Productions and AMM International as a part of the launch of an upcoming characteristic movie named “Lockdown.”

In response to Marvion, a Hybrid NFT is an built-in “sensible contract that may execute a transaction and in addition accommodates the particular authorized phrases of the mental property possession and license.”

The primary drop will embody 5 restricted editions h-NFTs that will probably be issued a month earlier than the Lockdown premiers in November. The h-NFTs will depict content material from the film, whereas the agency can be touting the drop of tokenized tickets for viewers who attend dwell screenings in Hong Kong and the UK.

The plot of Lockdown follows the story of an actor who partakes in an audition the place the casting director forces them to move a sequence of checks to cease somebody round him from being killed. The forged consists of Xander Berkeley, identified for his roles in Terminator 2 and The Strolling Useless, and Hong Kong actress Anita Chui.

The precise particulars of the h-NFT s will probably be introduced within the coming weeks.

Associated: Pundits say crashing ground costs and promote quantity sign that ‘the NFT market has died’

A tokenized QAnon conspiracy?

Ron Watkins, who’s believed to be one of many authentic espousers of the QAnon conspiracy idea, has introduced he’ll launch an NFT assortment by way of public sale to fund a “essential venture” that he says will “save America.”

The gathering consists of 5 tokenized tweets from Watkins that had been retweeted by Donald Trump previous to the pair being banned from the platform earlier this yr.

“A couple of weeks in the past, I made a decision to begin engaged on a secret venture that I really feel will assist save America. To assist increase funds I am promoting a set of 5 of my tweets that had been retweeted by President Trump as particular Non-Fungible-Tokens,” Watkins informed the 429,000 members of his Telegram group.

The gathering is dubbed the “CodeMonkeyZ Freedom Collection,” with the primary of the sequence’ 5 NFTs presently up for public sale on OpenSea. Particulars in regards to the “essential venture” are but to be revealed.

Roundup

Cointelegraph reported on Sept. 21 that Sorare, a market for tokenized soccer buying and selling playing cards, raised $680 million in a Collection B funding spherical led by Japanese fintech large SoftBank.

Skilled wrestler and actor John Cena stated followers solely bought 7.4% of his World Wrestling Leisure (WWE) NFTs that had been dropped final month. Cena referred to as it a “catastrophic failure” as he cited the value factors of the NFTs as being too excessive for followers.