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January 31, 2022Why Afrofuturism will be the driving force of NFTs

Many African creatives are very excited about the growth of NFTs. Some of the reasons are the very same reasons Afrofuturism is gaining traction within the Black creative community since the term was coined in 1993.

December 14, 2021How one artist reclaims the African masks with his NFTs

Through his mentor, artist and designer Kofi Obuobi learned that there were many African masks hidden in private collections, never to be seen again. To change that and keep the history alive, Obuobi started to recreate these masks as NFTs.

December 6, 2021Artist Rachel Rossin mints her entire DNA sequence into an NFT

Known for experimenting with technology, artist Rachel Rossin decides to mint her DNA on the OpenSea platform. What does that mean for Rossin and, broadly, for the future of digital technology?

December 6, 2021DigitalArt4Climate: A new, UN-backed initiative that uses NFT to fight climate change

As part of the United Nations’ Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development, the UN-Habitat and several other stakeholders created the DigitalArt4Climate initiative. According to their website, the initiative “uses blockchain technology to turn art into digital assets or NFTs, which can be collected and traded, thus opening up a socio-technological innovation space which helps to unlock extraordinary potential for resource mobilization and climate empowerment.”

December 6, 2021Miramax files a lawsuit against Tarantino for his "Pulp Fiction" NFTs

After Quentin Tarantino ignored a cease-and-desist letter, Miramax filed a lawsuit against the writer/director and his Pulp Fiction NFT sales.

December 6, 2021NFTs herald a new frontier for African contemporary art

Currently, African and Black contributions to art sales are just 1% of the total global collective. Can the new NFT trend change that?

December 6, 2021The rise of NFTs and the African artists

One of the boons of NFT is its ability to level the competition, especially amongst African creatives.

December 6, 2021The future of NFTs in Africa and the challenges that lie ahead

Like every major change throughout history, NFTs have their ups and downs. What does this mean for the African art market?

November 9, 2021Infamous Art Forger Wolfgang Beltracchi is selling his versions of Leonardo Da VInci's Salvator Mundi as NFTs

Beltracchi’s new project, which he titled “The Greats”, consists of multiple versions of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi. In total, Beltracchi will be selling 4,608 NFTs on the Ethereum blockchain. The NFTs will be on sale 5 days from the publication of this article. In another humorous poke at ownership, Beltracchi said that the buyers will not know which version of his Salvator Mundi they will get.

November 9, 2021Czech royal family uses NFT to secure 700-years-old collection

By creating these NFTs, the House of Lobkowicz hope to preserve and enhance their vast collection.

November 9, 2021Artist JR made parts of the Great Pyramids disappear and turned it into 4.591 NFTs

Known for using anamorphosis effects to drastically change historical monuments, artist JR's latest work is also his first foray into the NFT world.

November 9, 2021NFT might not be so diverse after all

NFT had many features that should have made the space more diverse, but it doesn't seem like that's what's happening.