NFT Marketplace News
There have been some interesting developments in the NFT world over the last week, despite a bit of a downturn in the market.
Christies auctioneer moves to CryptoPunks
First, Noah Davis, the NFT specialist at Christies auction house, announced he is leaving the world-famous auctioneers to take up a post as brand lead for the CryptoPunks NFT collection with Yuga Labs. In a Twitter thread, where he announced his decision, Davis sought to remove the anxieties of current holders regarding the future of CryptoPunks, saying he “will not f*ck with the punks.”
He clarified what he meant by that, tweeting: “What does that mean? It means no Punks on lunchboxes or cringe TV shows/shitty movies. It means no arbitrary rushed utility or thoughtless airdrops. It means if you love your Punk(s) because they are what they are (just Punks) then you and I see eye to eye…”
He then invited CryptoPunk owners to schedule a talk with him about the project’s future at the NFT NYC event. Davis also has his own NFT project. He was responsible for the record-breaking auction of Beeple’s Everydays: The First 5000 Days NFT, which sold for over $69 million in March 2021. According to OpenSea, 39 sales of the CryptoPunks collection have taken place since the announcement, with 101 sales in total on Sunday, up from the only 19 sold the day prior, on Saturday.
Reinventing Anna NFTs
Another interesting NFT development comes from Convicted con-artist and fraudster Anna Sorokin, who from 2013 to 2017 pretended to be the wealthy German heiress “Anna Delvey”. Some of you may have seen the Netflix drama series ‘Inventing Anna’ which tells her story. She has launched an NFT collection called ‘Reinventing Anna’. It features 2,000 NFTs for 0.1 ETH each, or about $110 at the time of writing, and is being marketed as a way for “fans to interact with Anna” and access private “ask-me-anything’s” with Sorokin.
She said, “I see this first drop as an opportunity to directly connect with my audience and take charge of the narrative that’s been largely outside of my control.” However, it’s unclear how her fans may be able to connect with her, as she has been held since March 2021 by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement for overstaying her visa and faces deportation to Germany.
Tag Heuer NFT watch
In other NFT news, watchmaker TAG Heuer has released a watch that can pair with a smartphone to show NFTs on the watch face, and also connect to the blockchain to verify the NFT is owned by the wearer.