Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) have once again taken a nosedive, marking the sixth consecutive week of declining sales. According to the latest data, NFT sales dropped by a significant 9.91% over the past week, casting a shadow on the vibrant and ever-evolving crypto market, Investors King gathered.
The figures, spanning from September 24 to October 1, 2023, reveal that the total value of NFT sales during this period amounted to approximately $72,767,450. While this might seem like a substantial amount, it represents a notable downturn compared to the previous week’s figures.
Despite the broader crypto economy experiencing an upswing during the same period, NFT sales seem to be struggling to regain their previous momentum. The aggregate NFT sales figure of $72.76 million is nearly 10% lower than the preceding week’s numbers, raising concerns among enthusiasts and investors in the digital collectibles market.
Interestingly, the number of NFT buyers has surged by 17.77% during the past week, reaching a total of 569,407 buyers. Similarly, the number of NFT sellers also saw a notable increase of 15.82%, totaling 714,889 sellers.
Among the various blockchain networks, Ethereum emerged as the clear frontrunner with $37.27 million in NFT sales, representing 51.22% of the week’s total NFT commerce. However, even Ethereum’s dominance couldn’t escape the overall downtrend, as it experienced a modest 1.16% dip in NFT sales compared to the prior week.
Following closely, the Mythos NFT sales secured the second position with an impressive $7.83 million in sales, marking a 13.12% increase from the previous week. Polygon and Solana also made their presence known, securing the third and fourth spots in NFT sales with $7.12 million and $5.86 million, respectively. Immutable X claimed the fifth spot, amassing $5.47 million in sales.
As the NFT market faces headwinds in the face of a broader crypto resurgence, analysts and enthusiasts are closely watching for signs of a potential rebound or a continued decline in the weeks to come.
Demystifying Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs): A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding the Future of Digital Ownership
Non-Fungible Tokens, or NFTs, have taken the world by storm, revolutionizing the concept of digital ownership. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the fascinating world of NFTs, explaining what they are, how they work, and why they hold such immense value in today’s digital landscape.
By the end of this article, you’ll have a solid understanding of NFTs and their potential impact on various industries.
Section 1: What are NFTs?
- Defining NFTs: Uniqueness in the digital realm
- Exploring the difference between fungible and non-fungible assets
- How blockchain technology underpins NFTs
Section 2: The Mechanics of NFTs
- Tokenization: Converting real-world assets into NFTs
- Smart Contracts: Enabling secure ownership and transfer of NFTs
- Interoperability: Understanding NFT standards (ERC-721, ERC-1155)
Section 3: NFT Use Cases and Applications
- Art and Collectibles: Redefining the art market and enabling artist empowerment
- Gaming and Virtual Assets: Unlocking new possibilities in gaming economies
- Digital Real Estate: Owning virtual properties and virtual land development
- Music and Media: Transforming the music and entertainment industry
- Sports and Memorabilia: Digitizing sports collectibles and fan experiences
Section 4: The Value of NFTs
- Scarcity and Authenticity: Exploring the intrinsic value of limited-edition NFTs
- Secondary Marketplaces: Understanding the aftermarket for NFT trading
- Royalties and Residual Income: How artists can earn ongoing revenue from NFT sales
Section 5: NFT Challenges and Considerations
- Environmental Impact: Addressing concerns about blockchain energy consumption
- Copyright and Intellectual Property: Navigating legal and ethical implications
- Market Volatility and Risks: Assessing the potential risks associated with NFT investments
Section 6: NFTs and SEO Strategies
- Identifying NFT-related keywords and optimizing content for search engines
- Creating compelling NFT-focused articles that engage and educate readers
- Leveraging social media and niche communities to drive organic traffic
Non-Fungible Tokens represent a paradigm shift in the way we perceive and trade digital assets. From art and collectibles to gaming, music, and beyond, NFTs offer exciting opportunities for creators, collectors, and enthusiasts alike. By grasping the fundamentals of NFTs, you can position yourself at the forefront of this innovative movement, ready to explore the endless possibilities that lie ahead in the world of digital ownership.
LG Electronics Launches NFT Platform That Allows Users To Buy And Sell Digital Artwork
LG launched its own Non-Fungible Token (NFT) platform called “LG Art lab” which allows users to buy and sell digital artworks on its smart TVs
NFTs are rapidly sweeping the world of digital art and collectibles, with several companies currently jumping into the NFT space for branding and the like.
Recently, South Korean multinational electronics company LG, launched its own Non-Fungible Token (NFT) platform called “LG Art lab” which allows users to buy and sell digital artworks on its smart TVs.
This launch is coming months after the electronics company disclosed at its press conference that it intends to incorporate NFT features into its smart TV.
The new platform “LG Art Lab”, is currently available in the U.S, and will only be accessible to those who own the LG TV running webOS 5.0 and can be directly accessible from home, enabling users to buy, sell and enjoy high-quality digital artworks.
LG Electronics partnered with the Hedera Network to offer an app that enables users to purchase NFTs via Wallypto, LG’s crypto wallet for smartphones. The partnership between the two companies was initiated in 2020 when LG joined the Hedera Governinv council which includes Google, IBM, Deutsche Telekom and the Indian Institute of Technology, and more.
Senior Vice President, head of platform business at LG Electronics home entertainment company, Chris Jo had this to say.
“Wallypto, built on Hedera, has been developing since September 2021. “Its beta version of the wallet launched this week in August.
“While many people have heard of NFTs and would like to participate in the growing ecosystem, it can be overly complex and difficult to get started,” Jo said.
“LG Art Lab is designed to allow millions of users in the U.S. to easily access and display NFTs, without having to interact with code or directly with a blockchain themselves.”
The NFT platform provides a Drops feature that profiles artists and shows their new artwork previews.
Its real-time Live Drops feature gives notifications to help users acquire a dropped NFT to ensure they do not miss an opportunity.
Jo also said that Hedera allows users to transact for less than $0.0001 cent per transaction (with no high gas fee or hidden costs), meaning that there are no hidden costs associated with the NFT platform.
In his words; “The Hedera Network consumes vastly less energy than any other public ledger, making it the ideal choice for sustainable initiatives and meaning that it can meet the ESG of modern businesses and investors.
Google Set to Employ Fresh Talent to Lead Global Web3 Team
A few weeks into the establishment of a web3 team under Google cloud, Alphabet’s Google is looking for a full-time candidate to oversee its global Web3 marketing initiatives.
Investors King gathered that Google Cloud is hiring a ‘Head of Product Marketing’ who will be responsible for increasing awareness of Google Cloud’s Web3 projects as well as creating customer demand for the relevant solutions.
Vice president of Google Cloud, Amit Zavery, reportedly outlined his ambition for making Google Cloud the primary choice for developers in Web3 in an email sent to staff just before the team’s launch.
“While the world is still early in its embrace of Web3, it is a market that is already demonstrating tremendous potential with many customers asking us to increase our support for Web3 and crypto-related technologies”, the notice read.
Some of the primary responsibilities of the role include creating annual goals for Web3 and raising awareness across different groups of the Web3 audience.
According to Google, only New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and Sunnyvale are eligible for the position. Google has a history of launching and abandoning internal projects, but this is the company’s first foray into Web3.
Zavery had earlier noted that Google wants to offer backend services to developers interested in making their own Web3 software.
He said: ” the company isn’t trying to be part of the cryptocurrency wave directly and instead wants to provide technologies for companies to use so that they can leverage the distributed nature of Web3 for themselves”.
Web3 is also known as Web 3.0 and it is an idea for a new iteration of the World Wide Web (www) based on blockchain technology.
Investors King gathered that the term “Web3” was coined in 2014 by Gavin Wood, Ethereum’s co-founder and is expected to provide increased data security, scalability, and privacy for users.
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