Tag: cryptocurrencies

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Kim Kardashian pays $1.26m after SEC’s crypto charges

Kim Kardashian has become the highest-profile celebrity/influencer yet to be charged over a crypto promotion on social media.
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As the #CryptoCrash continues, what does it mean for music?

Cryptocurrencies, as we’ve mentioned a few times previously, are volatile. And that volatility brings with it some anxiety
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Becky G to give away $500k of bitcoin with Block’s Cash App

The crypto market is going through a wobbly time, yet high-profile promotions involving crypto firms and music artists seem to be accelerating.
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What does the #CryptoCrash mean for web3 and music?

You’ll probably have read about the current, let’s say, zesty vibrancy in the crypto market. There’s a lot of volatility on offer to munch your popcorn along to: NFT trading has “collapsed”; Trillions of (real-world)...
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The Sandbox Guide to… creating NFTs (and deciding if you should do it in the first place)

NFTs are undeniably exciting – but are equally confusing, with bloated million-dollar valuations, complicated terminology (a ‘gas fee’ is no longer confined to your rising heating bill) and the feeling that making the...
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Tools: NFT Marketplace Roundup

With this month’s Sandbox guide focusing on creating NFTs, this issue of Tools aims to provide a quick comparative overview of some of the NFT marketplaces mentioned in the guide: OpenSea, Rarible, OneOf, and NiftyGateway....
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Beatclub partnership lets fans invest in music from big-name producers

Beatclub, the beat-selling marketplace founded by producer Timbaland and the CEO of Mono Music Group, Gary Marella, has signed deals that it hopes will allow people to own, trade, and create music with beats made by hit-making...
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Stablecoins, Bitcoin’s wild volatility, and how the crypto market works

There’s something funny happening with cryptocurrencies right now, and if you have any interest in combining music with crypto technology (like dropping an NFT, for instance), read on. Actually - this isn’t news, as such:...
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Sandbox Issue 274: OMG, NFTs, WTF? Music Ally’s guide to making and selling an NFT

Lead: After two excitable months, the wild, get-in-on-the-ground-floor hype around NFTs is starting to abate somewhat, and while interest – and cynicism – remains high, now is a good time to find out what we...
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Downtown’s Joe Conyers III joins Crypto·com to work on NFTs

Artists piling onto the NFTs bandwagon is one thing, but prominent music industry executives leaving their jobs for it is quite another. Joe Conyers III, of Downtown Music Holdings, has left for a new EVP role at cryptocurrency...
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Artist Lil Yachty is launching his own cryptocurrency

Remember the heyday of the early blockchain+music hype, and visions of a future where successful artists would ‘tokenise’ themselves, with their own cryptocurrencies, with oodles of riches for everyone? Well,...
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Sandbox Issue 260: Twitch for Artists

Lead: Twitch for artists – Artists were drifting towards livestreaming platform Twitch before COVID-19 hit, and Twitch has been making overtures to musicians for a while. But since live performance was halted, interest...