Over the last seven days, there have been close to 18,000 non-fungible token (NFT) primary sales worth over $12.7 million. This week also saw a great number of non-fungible token (NFT) announcements surrounding big names like DeLorean Motor Company, the renowned NFT artist Beeple, the Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia, USA Today and more, as the NFT ecosystem continues to swell.
Beeple Launches NFT Platform
After making history with his $69 million non-fungible token (NFT) art auctioned at Christie’s, Mike Winkelmann, more commonly known as Beeple, revealed the launch of an NFT platform called we.new.
The we.new platform is “a curator and provisioner of iconic moments as non-fungible tokens (NFTs),” according to the announcement. Beeple’s we.new project has partnered with well known companies like Wasserman, Endeavor, Universal Music Group, and Warner Music Group.
By working with Endeavor’s IMG, the web portal’s first release celebrates Andy Murray’s historic victory at Wimbledon in 2013. “NFTs represent a new paradigm, not just in how people can invest their money but in how we conceive of our shared experience and how we celebrate remarkable achievements,” Beeple said in a statement.
We.new leverages the Ethereum network but also utilizes permanence-based blockchain technology Arweave to house the NFT’s metadata.
DeLorean Motor Company Launches 40th Anniversary NFT Collection
According to an announcement from DeLorean Motor Company (DMC), the firm’s iconic DeLorean DMC-12 will be turned into a series of 40 unique DeLorean 1-of-1 NFTs created by the acclaimed street artist Madsteez.
The DMC announcement details that the collection offers a “year-by-year history of the car, highlighting notable years with accompanying one-of-a-kind physical items.”
The classic DeLorean DMC-12 has its own fan clubs all around the world, and the car is well known for being featured in the film series “Back to the…