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The Need for a CC0 Foundation [White Paper]

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 As web3 continues to grow, one of the most interesting developments has been around intellectual property. Rather than grasping on to IP with a tight fist, a number of artists and technologists are giving it away freely by placing it in the public domain under the CC0 license. This is a radical departure from how […]

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Three NFT Ecosystems I’m Long On (Plus a Bonus)

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Disclaimer: This is not financial advice and individuals should do their own research prior to making any investment. At the time of press, I have holdings in each project listed and disclose those amounts at the bottom of each project section. With the NFT market being so volatile—and with that great risk comes great rewards—I […]

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Budweiser NFT Strategy to All Other Brands: Hold My Beer

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While there have been a number of cringeworthy moments in brands’ recent attempts to enter the NFT world, one company is laying the foundation to enter web3 in a thoughtful and novel way: Anheuser Busch. This effort launched with an announcement that the popular press still hasn’t picked up: Bud Light is airing a Super […]

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NFT Taxes—The Article You Need to Read Now

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“The bookie will break your kneecaps. The tax man will break your soul.”  — Blitmap artist HighleyVarlet. Since entering the world of NFTs back in the Spring, I have been incredibly fortunate to have stumbled into some incredible projects early one. Whether it was Punks Comics, the Bored Ape Yacht Club, Blitmap, 0xmons or Loot […]

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How to Trade NFTs Securely

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One of the biggest strengths of web3 and NFTs is that it is a decentralized ecosystem. Without the traditional gatekeepers, this latest iteration of the web has seen individuals innovate around art, finance and community. However, that strength in decentralization can create complications for people looking to trade NFTs in a secure way. This article […]

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Why the Loot (for Adventures) NFT Matters

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Little more than a week ago, the NFT and web3 world was rocked by Loot (for Adventurers), a project released by Dom Hofmann on a whim. While known in the web2 world as being the founder of Vine, Hofmann is one of the leading thinkers, builders and artists of web3. He is the creator of […]

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Challenges of Tying a Physical Item to an NFT

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You’ll notice that the name of this blog is NFT x IRL, and that is because one of the things that I am most interested is in tying a digital token to physical items. But this is far more challenging than it seems, as I recently learned when minting 24 Say What Edition NiftyPins for […]