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NFT Ticketing on the Blockchain

Many have claimed that the NFT craze has come and gone, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Rather, NFTs are currently experiencing an evolution — the next stage in their development from a digital asset class that derives its value from its novelty, to one that boasts a genuine use for consumers and businesses. This next stage of NFTs has the potential to disrupt numerous industries, starting with the event ticketing industry.

When NFTs were first introduced to broader consumer markets, they were little more than a few strings of code connected to a JPEG image. “Although hardcore blockchain investors found value in these digital assets, convincing the general public that these assets were worth anything to them was a significant challenge,” explains Hunter Abramson, CEO of innovative NFT ticketing company Relic Tickets. “That is, if you could even get the average person to understand what an NFT was in the first place. But with newer NFTs, it is much easier to show consumers why they are valuable and important.”

Recent trends have seen a shift towards “utility NFTs,” or NFTs that have some real-world value associated with them beyond their value as digital assets. From Bored Apes that serve as their holder’s membership card, to NFTs that can be redeemed for some exclusive reward, these utility NFTs have been taking the world of blockchain by storm. As Abramson tells us, NFT ticketing is only the latest innovation to apply the technology in exciting ways.

The utility of NFT tickets

From the perspective of the user, NFT tickets function virtually the same way as a standard digital ticket. To attend an event, ticket holders simply scan the ticket on their phone and then enter the event in question. What makes an NFT ticket different for the user is what occurs once the event has ended. After the ticket is scanned, it becomes an NFT in the holder’s Ethereum-based crypto wallet, which can then be kept as a digital souvenir, traded, or sold to other users.

The main similarity between live events and NFT projects is that they both depend on a strong community to succeed. Concerts are attended by a group of fans of the performing musician, giving NFT projects a built-in audience. These fans are the type of people who will sometimes spend hundreds of dollars on tickets or tour merchandise, so the digital collectible that is their NFT ticket has an intrinsic value to them.

However, the purpose of NFT tickets is not just their utility to consumers — they also provide safety provisions for both consumers and event organizers that are simply beyond the scope of standard ticketing procedures. The inherent security features offered by blockchain technology will remedy many of the complaints those on both sides of ticketing transactions have about the safety of their tickets.

Many of the ticketing industry’s issues can be attributed to the fact that the technology currently being used is quickly becoming out of date. QR code technology was invented almost 30 years ago, and barcode technology decades before that. Although some more traditional facets of ticketing will still be useful in the next stage of its evolution, such as revolving QR codes, since the industry has been mostly dependent on the same tech for so long, it’s time for a change.

Making the ticketing situation even more urgent is that both consumers and enterprises suffer from the existing technology’s shortcomings. For example, if consumers are scammed, they lose money and are upset at having received a fraudulent ticket that will render them unable to attend a particular event. For the event organizer, that scammed consumer is a ticket that could have been sold, but ultimately equates to lost revenue. 

Furthermore, consumers are more empowered than ever to speak out about their frustrations with technologies in the most powerful way possible: with their wallets. “If a potential customer does not feel comfortable making a ticket purchase because they don’t think that the transaction is safe enough, they simply won’t buy the ticket,” explains Abramson. “Consumers have dozens of events to choose from. If you aren’t investing in the safest, most up-to-date ticketing technology as an event organizer, you risk losing sales to your competition.”

Why NFT tickets are safer

Consumers will recognize the benefits of NFT ticketing for the safety of their transactions, especially its potential to reduce fraud. Fake QR codes and barcodes can be produced, but blockchain code cannot be faked. Given the publicly verifiable nature of blockchain technology, NFT ticket holders can rest assured knowing they hold a genuine ticket to an event.

NFT ticketing also virtually eliminates the possibility of scalping. “Scalpers attempt to purchase tickets at a massive scale to resell them at prices above face value, leaving people who genuinely want to attend without the opportunity to see it,” Abramson adds. “Blockchain technology prevents these scalpers from buying up tickets at massive scales by keeping a verifiable record of every transaction. If certain buyers are acting with malicious intent, event organizers can know.”

However, this does not mean that the secondary market is eliminated. In fact, NFT technology enables a much safer secondary market in which fans can buy and sell tickets from one another without fearing whether or not the transaction is genuine. Once sold, sending a ticket is easier than ever, simply changing hands between Ethereum wallets.

Additionally, from the perspective of event organizers, it is much safer to know exactly who holds these tickets at any given time. Every time a ticketing transaction occurs, it is added to the blockchain. Event organizers can then access these blockchain records to communicate important information with attendees, or even keep track of who will attend the event for safety reasons.

NFT ticketing is the proverbial lightning in a bottle for both the world of blockchain and the ticketing industry. By using the technological advantages of blockchain and NFTs to address the needs of an event ticketing agency that has been running on life support for so long, companies like Relic Tickets are breathing life into both. The result is a ticketing experience that is not only far safer for consumers and event organizers, but one that also offers them unique value in the form of a digital NFT collectible.

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TOP CRYPTOCURRENCY APPS FOR BEGINNERS

There are many ways to define the best cryptocurrency apps for beginners, but you should be aware that the final choice is only yours. One of the most excellent apps is those that allow easy trading, simple usage, and safety when trading with currencies. However, for beginners it is not easy to estimate the simplicity of the use and precisely say if the app is good for them. Therefore, you should consider a few important conditions when evaluating the best cryptocurrency apps for beginners.

Which to consider when choosing the best cryptocurrency apps for beginners

If you are a beginner in cryptocurrency, you will surely need to learn a little about the platforms where you can trade with them. Before that you should learn all about blockchain and a crypto. There are places where you can learn to create a profile, place a deposit, and deal with a currency that you have chosen. However, there is a lot of other conditions that you should consider when defining the best place for you.

Customer service

Experienced users could easily trade on different platforms and can choose the best model for them. For beginners, though, it is not easy to decide whether the platform is simple or not. However, being a beginner in any job is difficult because you need support from time to time. A good support system on the cryptocurrency platform is one of the most important features. The best are those with 24/7 model, with FAQ and fast response directly on the chat.

Security

If you are a beginner, you are not sure if the platform is safe enough for first-time traders. There are scams on the internet so that you can face those troubles. The best way is to see the number of offline assets in cold storage, have private insurance or a bounty program, and how ethical hackers can report any weaknesses. 

Location

Although apps work worldwide, it is not easy to trade on apps, not in your country. Some apps do not allow using in another country or have limited access to the countries on other continents. To avoid those problems, choose apps that are allowed in your country and controlled by your government. 

Number of currencies

Although you will not trade with many currencies at the beginning, and you will surely choose the most popular ones, it is good to trade on platforms that offer a wide range of currencies. It shows that the platform is trustworthy and provides security to a long list of users and traders. Many platforms offer more than 4,000 cryptocurrencies, and the number promises success.

Fees

It is not enough to choose a platform that is safe and simple; you will need to trade on a platform that is not expensive, though. Beginners need to choose a platform that is not expensive for the first exchanges. Thus, some platforms have different prices for different paying methods, so you will pay higher amounts for a bank account or check the withdrawal and deposit options.

Ease of use

Regardless if you are a beginner or a skilled and experienced trader in the cryptocurrency field, you will use a friendly-used and simple platform. They will make a platform that a wide range of users can easily use, so trading becomes fast and safe. It is good to read an expanded list of the 10 highest-rated cryptocurrency apps and a shortened version of the list that includes apps with the most straightforward interface. If the platform is too complicated, it could be a red flag because it shows that they do not want to trade with you correctly. 

Best cryptocurrency apps for beginners

Creating a list of the best cryptocurrency apps should include many factors, but most depend on the popularity and ease of usage. However, some apps have already shown that they are the best on the internet, and you can be sure that they will help you in cryptocurrency trading. After you read all the recommendations, you should choose the most applicable model for you and divine into the world of cryptocurrency.

Which apps to choose for beginners

Among the apps that we have listed are those that are highly popular among experienced traders, too. However, each has great advantages that beginners will find the most applying for them. The final verdict is yours, so choose the apps you can easily work on. 

eToro

My Freedom Coin

Bitstamp

Crypto.com

Coinbase

eToro

It is hard to list the best cryptocurrency apps for beginners without naming eToro as one of them. Since numerous government agencies heavily control the platform, you can be sure it is safe enough for beginners. The platform fulfills all demands that average traders can have. It has a very friendly-used model on the site, with over 50 cryptocurrencies on offer and a great supporting system. The market also offers purchases on the click, with very low fees. On this site, you can buy a long list of currencies, starting from the most popular, like Ethereum and Bitcoin, to the new altcoins. You only need a deposit of $10, and the platform will charge you 0.75% for each transaction. You can use a bank account, cards, and online paying methods.

My Freedom Coin

It may be best for beginners to choose a simple platform that unites all important features in one. It is an e-wallet, trading app, and bank, so beginners can easily find whenever they need for easy trade. One of the best features is very simple apps that can be used on any phone and computer. The platform has a special invite-only model of trading, but you can become a member using a QR code that you can find on the platforms and sites. A platform is a great place for beginners for one more reason. Thanks to the special method of protecting the price, it prevents volatile pricing swings and drops in price that could happen unexpectedly. However, the platform has a little higher fee of $50 monthly access.

Bitstamp

Bitstamp could be among the greatest offers for beginners, mostly because of the low fees. New users will pay for each cryptocurrency only 0.5%, while fees could reduce to 0.25% for trading with more than $10,000 trading volume per month. The platform offers more than 50 different cryptos and all popular options between them. Although a young platform established in 2011, it has been a place for the highest investments since then. You only need to trade on this network to place a deposit of only $10, and the platform is available on iOS and Android. As the cherry on the top, the apps have different analytical tools and extremely safe biometrical authentication. 

Crypto.com

There are many reasons why Crypto.com is one of the best cryptocurrency apps for beginners 2022. First, the platform has the simplest method of using a debit card for trading, which allows buying and selling crypto. After you download the app, you will have access to even 250 assets and instantly can buy any of them with only a credit card. The platform supports Visa and MasterCard, with a fee of 2.9%. The only inconvenience for beginners is that they will ask to take a photo of your government-issued ID, but it presumes security for each member. When you place a buy order, you will pay 0.40% and only $4 for every $1,000 traded. With higher investments, you can expect even lower fees. You should get information about investing in crypto on different places. This platform could trade even those with no trading experience since the interface is very simple and user-friendly.

Coinbase

There are many reasons why we consider Coinbase as one of the best cryptocurrency apps for beginners 2022. First, the platform has a very intuitive and user-friendly interface, so even those who are for the first time on the app can learn to use it with the step-by-step guide. The first time you download the app, you will be asked to register an account, and after you complete the process, you will need to take your photo and choose a payment method. They will offer you to choose a payment method, and the process of trading could start. The only thing that could be a problem for a beginner is a little higher transaction fee of 3.99%, but do not forget that the platform has a very safe and simple interface, with options of using a card or Paypal for trading. However, you can reduce fees to 1.49% under special conditions. 

Conclusion

Choosing the best platform for trading with cryptocurrencies is difficult even for experienced and skilled traders. However, there are a few important things that you should consider when preparing for your first cryptocurrency trading; along with the fees that the platform charges, there are other conditions, like safety and simplicity of usage. Whatever you choose, remember that each platform has special demands, while each has good and bad sides. When starting with the trading, it is on you to choose the features that are good enough for you. Only after researching and learning about these features can you say which are the best cryptocurrency apps for beginners 2022.

Lucky Lenox NFT is named after Vaughn Lowery’s son Lenox Haffoney and is available on OpenSea via 360 MAGAZINE

NFT Animal Series

360 MAGAZINE launches Animal Series on OpenSea. These are non-tangible one-of-a-kind pieces. Each animal is an adorable creature with a cute face. They’re available in GIF format. Be sure to cop one before it’s too late!

This NFT drop was created alongside graphic artist Mel Quagrainie while under the design direction of culture curator Vaughn Lowery. 360 is a progressive thinking organization, adjusting to new world order. It will be your first opportunity to directly attain NFTs from the multimedia platform.

‘Inspired by my 12yro son’s gaming persona. From the cat’s complexion to his mischievous smirk. I’m sure version 2.0 will include corrective lenses since Lenox rarely blinks during his long online competitions of Roblox and Fortnite.’Vaughn Lowery

About Lucky Lenox

Nimble, intelligent, but modest, Lucky Lenox was a legacy, a descendant of humanity and hope. The capacity to meticulously mold this domesticated devil into a work of abstraction demanded patience and tenacity. After being nostalgic, we recalled the tutelage of an orange-banded cat, Lucky. That tiger baby turned into our best friend, witnessing a darker side that crawled in to play video games for hours, avoiding chores. Then a protege came along and marveled at the mirror. Improved, re-programmed on a path of endless possibilities which became an uninterrupted portal to affection.

Care to dabble with debonair? Adopt while providing support to a local shelter of your choice.

360’s inaugural project, Merging Versus, can be found HERE.

Vaughn guest speaks at NFT-VIP.

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MIKEE TROMPETA

Listen to Mikee chat w/ Vaughn on 360 MAG Spotify/Apple podcast HERE.

After 20 years as a software architect and developer, Mikee Trompeta began his Web3 journey by building a cryptocurrency exchange.

Although the entire crypto market crashed, leaving most investors and blockchain enthusiasts uncertain of Web3’s future, the price of Bitcoin and Ethereum exploaded. Large corporate entities together with the general public began to take notice. 

Months later, NFT pioneer Gary Vaynerchuk set the standard for NFT projects when he launched VeeFriends. Soon after, Mikee liquidated all of his cryptocurrencies and wagered everything on VeeFriends. It was one of his best decisions to date.

Today, JDM Labs is dedicated to launching revolutionary NFTs and Web3 DAPPs.

360 MAGAZINE Swarovski encrusted bottle designed by Vaughn Lowery for NFT-VIP and minted on Solana

NFT-VIP

NFT-VIP is hosting its inaugural conference in the tech space to network their businesses, advance knowledge and engage intimately. In the recent past, similar NFT meetups have been held in multiple cities across America: Miami, New York City and Los Angeles. This year, NFT-VIP will be holding its series at Margaritaville Resort Time Square, June 19 – 22. 360 MAGAZINE serves as the official media sponsor of the episode.

As a rapidly growing digital industry, NFT-VIP has become a popular way for people to trade outside the conventional financial system. It continues to stimulate the development of a virtual economy based on digital strengths in various forms: music, art and fashion.

“The idea of using cryptocurrencies is not only a form of currency. Along with a deliverable channel, knowing that entities could be built on them and using them is mind-blowing,” states Julie Lamb, CEO of NFT-VIP. This is the first major 360 MAG Podcast promotion that will serve as the official launch. Interviewee Jefferson Noel is scheduled to speak on the NFT-VIP agenda. Other notable guests: Andrew Yang, Young Paris, Alex Alpert, Vaughn Lowery, Chris Carter, Genesis Johnson, postVerrone, Fanzo, Sal DiGuardia and FoodMasku.

Helen Indelicato, Julie Lamb, Sal Di Guardia, Vaughn Lowery are speakers at the NFT-VIP conference in nyc via 360 Magazine
Helen Indelicato, Julie Lamb, Sal Di Guardia, Vaughn Lowery will be on the NFT-VIP stage via ‘press panel’ Sun., June 19 at 2:30pm EST (click image for full agenda).

The NFT-VIP festival was fabricated with the unique digital identifier enthusiast in mind, providing a golden opportunity to intensify transmissions and interrelations. The number of leading brands and celebrities involved in this field is increasing exponentially with the world’s first and largest crypto collectibles market—OpenSea. With that, 360 MAGAZINE has minted and released a loveable Animal set.

360 MAGAZINE Animal Series NFT character, Lucky Lenox, coming soon under the direction of Vaughn Lowery
(Minting Lucky Lenox on OpenSea)

As a media partner, 360 MAGAZINE aims to liaise between NFT-VIP participants and disadvantaged business enterprises. 360 is determined to spread the word on NFT-VIP to countless cohorts: the elderly, women, racialized groups and the queer community. “We now coexist in a multi-generational society with multi-racial people who have multi-educational backgrounds and who possess multi-hyphen lifestyles. Our purpose here is to create an environment of inclusiveness and to further facilitate sustainable relationships beyond the metaverse,” Lowery shares.

During the engagement, 360’s Swarovski encrusted bottle, made in collaboration with Integrity Bottles and Good Vibe Gliders, will be forged on Solana with partial proceeds donated to a charity. 360, freshly announced pet NFT, apace with Reebok’s Looney Tunes footwear, will go to a handful of lucky guests with Best Tech Style. Additionally, in real time, the publication will interview the speakers in their ecletic enclosure with bean bags and a bejeweled e-bike.

NFT-VIP RECAP HERE.

About 360 MAGAZINE

360, an internationally acclaimed LA-based magazine, represents the celebration of societal change through racial and sexual ambiguity as a youthful popular culture and design journal. As a certified National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) business, it progressively supports various under-represented communities: women, POC and queer. Just last month, 360 was crowned Business of the Month.

Previous celebs on the cover: Saweetie, Demi Lovato, David Guetta, Sebastián Yatra, Will.i.am, Steve Aoki and Tyga. Infographics on the journal can be downloaded HERE.

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About Vaughn Lowery

Vaughn Lowery, the founder and president of the NGLCC certified, 360 MAGAZINE, has always strived for positive social change. Lowery is the executive producer of 360 MAG Podcast on AudibleApple and Spotify as well as a new NFT Animal Series on OpenSea. His self-help marketing memoir, Move Like Water × Be Fluid is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Walmart. He’s a graduate of Cornell University’s ILR School and grandson of the late Dr. Joseph Lowery–a leader of the civil rights movement with Martin Luther King as well as the minister at Barack Obama’s Presidential Inauguration.

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About NFT

According to Wikipedia, non-fungible token is a financial security consisting of digital data stored in a blockchain, a form of distributed ledger. The ownership of an NFT is recorded in the blockchain, and can be transferred by the owner, allowing NFTs to be sold and traded.

NFT-VIP Agenda HERE.

Listen to NFT-VIP Speakers on 360 MAG Podcast HERE.

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NFT VIP tech series in nyc media sponsored by 360 MAGAZINE
Sal DiGuardia, CEO of Crypto Radio Network at NFT-VIP in NYC via 360 MAGAZINE
Cryptocurrency illustration by Heather Skovlund for 360 Magazine

Why is it not recommended to buy bitcoin with PayPal?

With time, people find a platform through which they can spend money. Many new bitcoin investing platforms are coming on the network, and it is becoming complicated for the novice to choose the right platform for investing in bitcoin. PayPal is also like an exchange such as Yuan Pay Group that provides only a payment transfer and receiving system, but now it has added some cryptocurrencies feature to buy from the same platform.

What is PayPal?

It is a payment exchange platform where you can send cash from your account to another PayPal account and receive money from your home country and foreign countries. PayPal was only the payment gateway, but the new feature of buying and selling cryptocurrencies in one platform increased the hope of this platform. So, in short, PayPal is a system of transferring national and international payments and provides the facility of selling and purchasing bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

Buying bitcoin through PayPal

It is straightforward to purchase or sell crypto coins with this payment gateway because the process is steady and precise. There is the following procedure for buying bitcoin in a simple way given below:-

  1. Go on the PayPal website or download the PayPal application to continue buying bitcoins.
  2. You must upload your identity documents to know about PayPal and stop the fraudulent activities.
  3. Now choose your currency according to your country, such as USD, INR, PKR, EURO etc.
  4. Enter your bank account number and verify it through a one-time password, and you can also add your bank debit or credit card for instant depositing and withdrawing from PayPal.
  5. When funds start appearing in your PayPal account, click on the UI search bar and search for Bitcoin. Then place your order by filling in the number of bitcoins, and after some time, your bitcoins will start appearing in your PayPal account.

Why should you not purchase bitcoin with this platform?

  1. Privacy Issues like Exchanges: When you go with a bitcoin exchange, they will ask for your identity since the government regulates bitcoin exchange. They have to give the data to the government according to the rules and regulations. Since PayPal is also a centralized system thus, this platform also collects users’ information, which means your privacy is not secure. But if you will go with a separate wallet (decentralized wallet), there is no privacy issue because the government does not regulate it.
  2. Exchanges Provide Better Interface: You know that thousands of bitcoin exchanges are made only for bitcoin and other cryptocurrency services. So they work only on one work such as buying and selling, trading and improving the user experience interface for smooth functioning. But PayPal becomes more complicated in one application because it provides a payment gateway in fiat currency and cryptocurrency. But people want simplification in purchasing, selling, sending, receiving or trading bitcoin.
  3. No holding of Cryptocurrencies: In actuality, the PayPal system does not have any proof of holding cryptocurrencies in users’ accounts, which means when PayPal users buy bitcoin, they are not buying bitcoin in their ownership. In simple words, PayPal bitcoin buyers buy bitcoin indirectly, but holding bitcoins is in PayPal owners’ accounts. Thus, you cannot send bitcoin to another exchange wallet or decentralized software wallet.
  4. No Private Keys: If there is no secret key to the bitcoin wallet, the owner or holder of bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies is the owner or founder of PayPal. Private keys recognize the absolute ownership of bitcoin crypto coins, but in this case, you do not have control over your cash.
  5. High Fees: PayPal charges higher maintenance or management cost for bitcoin holding, buying or selling than bitcoin exchanges. Bitcoin exchanges get made to serve cryptocurrency users to minimize their fees because they provide the same service in bulk to many bitcoin users.
  6. Less Selection: PayPal does not have enough cryptocurrencies to buy, which means it deals in limited cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin etc., even though there are over thousands of cryptocurrencies available on the network. On the other hand, cryptocurrency exchanges especially come into existence to provide the trading features in the market in one application or platform.
'Homme 277' NFT illustration by Heather Skovlund for 360 Magazine

Syndicated Cat Club

Iconic afrobeat artist and fashion icon Young Paris has entered into the newly emerging world of Non-fungible Tokens (NFTs) to create a one-of-a-kind NFT collection dubbed the Syndicated Cat Club (SCC), set to launch at the end of February. 

This new digital art collection on the Ethereum blockchain network will consist of 9999 bespoke cat creatures with features reminiscent of the Big Screen. The collection focuses on artistic quality and building a healthy community and aims to attract more than 100 thousand discord members in just a week. However, only 9999 members will be lucky enough to own their own Syndicated Cat. With this limited supply going up against such high demand, Syndicate Cat Club will be quick off the blocks when it is launched. The community is expected to make headlines soon, both in the metaverse and real digital world.

Donation of $25,000 to a Charity that Supports Stray Cats

Cats are awesome, but they can be hard to find homes for. That’s why the Syndicated Cat Club team is giving back! They will donate $25,000 to support stray cats on reveal day, literally saving them from an uncertain fate by providing protection and shelter with their paws. 

Metaverse-Ready

The high-quality design of these digital artworks will be equipped for full use in the metaverse. Each realistic photo will stand out whether your Cat is in games, movies, or used as a 3D avatar at Metaverse meet-ups. 

Additional Projects and Minting

The Syndicated Cat Club plans to grow the community further with additional projects released into the metaverse, including other prime animals and creatures. 

To have an opportunity of minting this NFT, potential holders will have to join a whitelist. Getting whitelisted will be determined by ones’ dedication to the community. This is measured by the individual’s engagement (sharing posts, inviting friends, activities on Discord, Instagram, and Twitter). Further updates concerning this project will be revealed to the exclusive Discord community of early supporters by February 1, 2022. 

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Winter Olympian NFTs

As the eyes of the sports world focus on Beijing for the start of the winter games, Dolphin Entertainment (NASDAQ: DLPN) announced the upcoming availability of a new NFT digital collectible program that artfully brings together the worlds of comic book heroes and groundbreaking athletes. The drop is themed Winter Sports Champions and features a combination of legends and current winter athletes, including many current competitors in the February games along with skating legend Nancy Kerrigan

The Winter Sports Champions collection will be released in partnership with FTX.US, allowing fans to purchase the NFTs with credit and debit cards as well as cryptocurrency. Future NFT collections featuring different groups of athletes in superhero form will be released in the coming months.

Winter Sports Champions will be sold in packs and made available on this website beginning on February 4. Each fierce athlete in the collection will be imagined as a bold adventure comic book hero by former senior Marvel Studios visual artist Anthony Francisco and his team of creatives at Dolphin Entertainment, with animation created by Dolphin subsidiary Viewpoint Creative.

The athletes featured in this collection are (alphabetically):

“Two of the biggest pop culture events of early 2022 are the expansion of NFTs to mainstream audiences and the upcoming winter games,” said Bill O’Dowd, CEO of Dolphin Entertainment. “Anthony Francisco and his team of visionaries at Dolphin had a blast transforming this awesome roster of winter sports champions into comic book heroes, creating the opportunity to own a truly rare piece of art whether you are a sports fan or an expert NFT enthusiast.”

Winter Sports Champions Collectibles will be sold in packs and assigned a level of rarity (Common, Bronze, Silver, Gold) based on how many NFTs of each athlete will be made available and the design attributes of the collectible. 

Along with collecting their favorite athletes and building their super team of Winter Sports Champions, NFT holders will be able to unlock rare, digital items and real-life rewards such as an actual luge ride or a signed piece of pro sports gear hand-picked by the athletes themselves. 

About Dolphin Entertainment

Dolphin Entertainment is a leading independent entertainment marketing and production company. Through their subsidiaries 42West, The Door, Shore Fire Media, and B/HI (a division of 42West), they provide expert strategic marketing and publicity services to many of the top brands, both individual and corporate, in the film, television, music, gaming, and hospitality industries. All three PR firms were ranked among the most recent Observer’s “Power 50” PR Firms in the United States, an unprecedented achievement. Viewpoint Creative and Be Social complement their efforts with full-service creative branding and production capabilities as well as social media and influencer marketing services. Dolphin’s legacy content production business, founded by Emmy-nominated CEO Bill O’Dowd, has produced multiple feature films and award-winning digital series. Dolphin’s Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) division is dedicated to designing, producing, distributing, and promoting NFTs for itself and its clients within the film, television, music, gaming, epicurean, and technology industries. The NFTs division is composed of executives across all six of Dolphin’s wholly-owned subsidiaries blending their collective expertise in creative services, digital design, production, marketing, sales, and public relations.To learn more, click HERE.

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Security Token Summit

Draper Goren Holm, the premier early-stage blockchain startup venture studio and fund as well as producer of the world’s finest quality blockchain events including the LA Blockchain Summit, announced that it will host its 4th Annual Security Token Summit on May 24, 2022, live from the heart of the world’s financial hub, New York City.  This summit represents Draper Goren Holm’s first-ever event hosted within the state of New York. 

Since its introduction in 2019, the Security Token Summit is regularly considered the preeminent security token and digital asset event of the year due to its significant gathering of leading industry professionals as well as thought-provoking main stage content. This highly-curated digital securities event features a robust agenda spanning a variety of themes focused on advancing the conversation in such areas as custody, compliance, regulation, investing, marketing, tokenization, standards, issuance, and real estate.

“With the conversation surrounding security tokens and digital assets growing louder by the day, it’s more important than ever that the industry gather to discuss some of its most pressing matters, come to a consensus, and continue to move this industry forward in unison,” shares DGH founding partner Josef Holm, “where better to host such a pivotal conversation than New York.” 

Sponsorship and tickets remain available in limited quantities. Interested participants are encouraged to visit the 4th Annual Security Token Summit website for more information.

About Draper Goren Holm

Draper Goren Holm, a partnership between Tim Draper, Alon Goren, and Josef Holm, is a venture studio and fund focused on accelerating and incubating early-stage blockchain and fintech startups, while simultaneously producing the industry’s top cryptocurrency events, Security Token Summit, Global DeFi Summit, and LA Blockchain Summit.  Portfolio companies include LunarCRUSH, Ownera, Tezos Stable Technologies, Totle, Degens, Gifts, Vertalo, CasperLabs, Rivet, Simetria, and more.

How to start selling NFTs online

NFTs have, without a doubt, taken the world by storm in the last year (2021), with people around the globe spending millions of pounds to purchase them. There were also those who started producing their very-own NFTs to sell. You can use a free ecommerce website to sell your NFTs and begin to build up a loyal following. These free eComm sites will come with specialised built-in tools that can help you organise your NFT sales effortlessly. The code is done for you, you can plug in social media, and much more.

NFTs – what exactly are they?

NFTs are non-fungible tokens which are non-interchangeable, basically meaning that they are unique and can not be replaced with something else of its kind.

An NFT is a unit of data, stored on a blockchain, and can come in a number of different formats, including digital files such as artwork (drawings, paintings etc.), photos, videos, audio files, and even memes, which are usually humorous pieces of content that are popular amongst large audiences.

These non-fungible tokens come with a certificate of authenticity, or proof of ownership,  which is provided through the use of a digital ledger. This is what makes NFTs unique – and one of a kind.

How do you start selling NFTs? – where to begin

If you are looking to get into the selling of NFTs and not quite sure where to start, here is a brief guide to the steps that you should take.

Step one – Set yourself up with a digital wallet

The first thing that you should look to do is set yourself up with your own digital wallet.

So, what is an NFT wallet?

Basically, an NFT wallet is an online digital wallet that allows you to store your NFTs, as well as cryptocurrencies, all in one place.

What is the best NFT wallet?

Each NFT wallet offers something a little different, and so it is important that you decide upon the wallet which best suits your NFT needs and requirements.

Here is a list of some of the most-popular digital wallets that are being used by those who buy and sell NFTs, including a brief explanation on the specifics of each one:

  • Metamask – known to be one of the best Ethereum-based NFTs
  • Trust Wallet – a great choice for those looking to collect Cross-Chain NFTs
  • Math Wallet – an excellent multi-stage choice, enabling you to buy and sell NFTs from multiple platforms
  • Enjin Wallet – the best choice for those looking to store ERC-1155 tokens
  •  Coinbase – a world-renowned name with a simplistic, yet successful, interface
  • Kukai – an open-source NFT wallet, and a great choice for those new to the world of NFTs

Step two – Choose a marketplace to sell your NFT on

There are a lot of websites out there offering you the opportunity to open a digital wallet, and the same goes for NFT marketplaces – for those looking to sell NFTs, there are many options to choose from.

Here is a list of some of the more popular NFT marketplaces: 

  • OpenSea – the current leading marketplace for NFT sales
  • SuperRare – an excellent choice for those looking to sell art, videos, as well as 3D images
  • Rarible – allows users to sell NFTs in the form of collectibles, art, videos and music
  • Foundation – a marketplace that has sold more than $100 million of NFTs

The above list represents just a few of the marketplaces that are available in the world of NFTs.

It is important that you study each one to ensure that it offers what you need, and suits your NFT storage needs and requirements, whether your NFT comes in the form of a particular collectible, digital asset, or a piece of art.

And with more and more marketplaces looking to establish themselves in the world of NFTs (including one of the world’s largest e-commerce websites, eBay), there is certainly a plethora of choices for those wanting to sell their very-own NFT.

Step three – Connect your digital wallet to your chosen marketplace

First of all, you should make sure that the NFT marketplace that you have chosen to use for selling NFTs accepts your digital wallet.

If the marketplace is compatible with your digital wallet of choice, then the next step of connecting both should be pretty straightforward.

It is highly likely that connecting your digital wallet to an NFT marketplace website is going to be reasonably simple, as most of the marketplaces have a clearly visible button or link to click on and start this process.

Once you have completed this step and successfully connected your digital wallet and the marketplace you are going to use, you are ready to start selling your NFTs.

Step four – Creating – and uploading – your NFT

This step involves the creation of your NFT, which will require you to format and upload it to your chosen marketplace.

Most NFT marketplaces are likely to have a ‘create’ button on their site, which allows users to begin the creation of your NFT, and this will usually be a step-by-step process with clear instructions.

Step five – Setting up a listing to sell your NFT

By this point you should have your NFT uploaded to your marketplace, so now be ready to advertise it to potential buyers.

When listing your NFT for sale, you will need to consider whether to sell it at a fixed price, or to opt for a timed auction, which will allow for potential buyers to bid on it during a set timeframe.

You will also be required to give your NFT listing a title, an external link (which could be to a specific website or social media profile), as well as provide a brief description of your NFT.

Here are some of the other things that you are likely to be asked to upload or enter information for:

  • a preview image – which will be the ‘thumbnail’ for your NFT listing
  • unlockable content – this acts as an extra incentive to potential buyers, and could be in the form of a discount code for a future purchase or simply a message to say ‘thank you’ to the buyer for their purchase of your NFT
  • advanced settings – this section will allow you to add optional further details (properties) to your NFT listing, for example, an alternative description for your NFT listing

Once all of the above has been entered and you are happy that the information is correct and in order, you are now ready to hit that all-important ‘create’ button.

It is then time to sit back, relax and wait for your very first NFT sale.