The return of Fame Girl Squad
The Fame Girl Squad (FLS), a nonfungible token (NFT) avatar mission purporting to have been created by an all-female group, is about to re-launch in the present day with a brand new group after it was uncovered that three Russian males have been behind the mission earlier this month.
SO EXCITING!! pic.twitter.com/V1LKgIU34c
— Cadboros (@cadboros) August 23, 2021
The mission’s NFTs depict cartoon feminine avatars, with the tokens having generated $1.9 million value of complete gross sales since launching on OpenSea Marketplace in mid-July.
The FLS web site beforehand listed three group members named Cindy, Kelda and Andrea who all had feminine avatars.
On Aug. 10, Fedor Linnik, the co-creator of NFT mission Neural Pepe, tweeted that he had collected “sufficient proof” to attach three males to the mission on Aug. 10, particularly outing the pseudonymous developer “D Mefi” as one among FLS’ creators.
I am the one who began all of the fuss @FameLadySquad and @queenship_ mission. I’ve sufficient proof to state that FLS was created by three males who’re additionally behind a complete bunch of deserted NFT tasks.
And their “signature” convinces me Queenship can be their product. Thread/
— Fedor Linnik (@FedorLinnik) August 10, 2021
Following the accusations, Russian developer Max Rand additionally confessed to engaged on the mission through Twitter on the identical day. The FLS Twitter account additionally confirmed the information however failed to call the third member of the group.
After going through public backlash, the FLS founders reportedly performed a ballot on Twitter asking the neighborhood if they need to hand over the mission’s sensible contract to a brand new proprietor — to which greater than three-quarters of respondents voted in favor.
FLS acknowledged they’ve handed the sensible contract over to the well-known NFT proponent, “digitalartchick.” Digitalartchick has since handed the mission onto a group of ladies together with NFT collector Ashley Smith and NFT advisor Daniel Davis.
— Fame Girl Squad (@fame_ladies) August 24, 2021
The FLS web site is offline on the time of writing.
MLB to hit NFTs out of the park?
As a part of its partnership with NFT sports activities collectible platform Sweet Digital, Major League Baseball is issuing NFTs devoted to 30 MLB stadiums.
The newest drop went dwell on Aug. 23 and depicts a digital illustration of the PNC Stadium which is dwelling to the Pittsburgh Pirates. The gathering includes an open version up on the market till Aug 28, and a one-of-one up for public sale that’s set to shut on the identical day.
The one-of-one at the moment has a prime bid of $three,050 and the best bidder will obtain two tickets to an MLB sport on the stadium, a participant meet and greet, the primary pitch at a sport, a framed print, and a stadium.
The MLB partnered with Galaxy Digital-backed Sweet Digital in June, and that is the third drop of the MLB stadium sequence to this point. The duo has additionally launched collections devoted to baseball legend Lou Gehrig, and 2020 world champions the LA Dodgers.
Kobe Bryant NFTs
An NFT public sale devoted to the late NBA legend Kobe Bryant is about to go dwell on Cryptograph tomorrow.
The gathering spans eight one-of-one NFTs depicting footage of Bryant captured by Hollywood photographer Davis Issue within the 1990s. In line with Cryptograph, all of the revenues from the gross sales will go in direction of The Mamba & Mambacita Sports activities Foundation.
The inspiration is a non-profit that’s devoted to serving to “underserved athletes and younger ladies in sports activities.” The group was based in honor of Byrant and his daughter Gigi after they handed away in January final yr.
AI-generated avatars fetch large costs
The builders behind EtherRocks — tokenized pet rocks which have fetched as a lot as $610,000 every amid the latest NFT bubble — have launched a brand new nonfungible avatar mission that includes artificial human faces which have been generated utilizing synthetic intelligence.
Nftsprites contains a sequence of 100 distinctive artificial faces, with holders in search of costs of between 16.5 Ether ($55,100) and 100 Ether ($334,000) for secondary gross sales. The NFT characteristic uncanny animations wherein the artificial faces transfer and seem to mouth speech.
Twitter person “Larry0x,” a sensible contract developer at Delphi Digital, dismissively described the Nftsprites as “the lowest-effort NFT mission” he has encountered, asserting that the artificial faces have been freely taken from one other web site.
if true, then that is the lowest-effort NFT mission I’ve seen. you actually simply go to https://t.co/exiJbXvL6H and proper click-save. a brand new NFT!
— THE_LARRY (@larry0x) August 24, 2021
Cointelegraph reported on Aug. 20 that in response to the current crisis in Afghanistan, consulting agency Visualize Worth launched a sequence of NFT “care packages”, that are geared toward being bought on the estimated price of protecting a single household’s emergency wants for a month.
Bank card large Visa additionally made headlines this week after it bought a CryptoPunk for $150,000.