Ellen’s NFT auction fails, Oscars controversy, Kayne’s $ 1.8 million sneakers, and more

The much-touted NFT sale by popular presenter Ellen DeGeneres has failedBecause the comedian only sold five of the 10 available gold editions of her non-consumable token “Woman With Stick Cat” for 2,500 US dollars on the Bitski platform. Another 64 people paid $ 100 each for an open silver issue of the same NFT.

The drawing appears to have been made with minimal effort Satirizing the idea that every old celebrity junk is being sold as an NFT.

The platinum package with a video of a DeGeneres NFT monologue fetched the highest price: $ 14,555. In total, the sale raised $ 33,455 for the World Central Kitchen charity alone, even after being hyped on its national talk show and among its 79 million Twitter followers.. But maybe the audience wasn’t right.

Ellen’s NFT auction fails, Oscars controversy, Kayne’s $ 1.8 million sneakers, and more
Ellen’s NFT auction fails, Oscars controversy, Kayne’s $ 1.8 million sneakers, and more

While there has been a reaction against the sale in some areas of the crypto community, any media hype is good for NFTs, right?

How about if we agreed that no one is bidding on it?

Let us unite as a community

Not even 0.001 ETH

Crypto charity founders wanted

To give more weight to the idea that NFT investors are becoming a little more demanding, Covid: Aid, the “world’s first NFT raising money for a charity,” still running out of offers within a week of the opening of the offer.

Covid: Aid is aimed at helping those affected by the pandemic and whoever is buying the NFT – an image of the logo of the new charity. will also receive the coveted title “Covid Founder Crypto-philanthropist: aid”. Originally quoted with a minimum price of 1 Ether (ETH) on April 21, the reserve fell to 0.1 ETH the following day, but has not yet attracted any offers.

Basketball warrior

The Golden State Warriors are the first professional sports team to launch their own NFT collection on OpenSea. The Legacy Collection up for auction this week includes symbolized championship rings and ticket stubs from iconic games from 1947, as well as NFTs that include some IRL (real life) experiences. Apparently, the team’s interest in this area stems from the success of NBA Top Shot, which has generated $ 500 million in sales since its inception..

Ownership of the world’s most expensive sneakers is shared

Rare sneaker platform Rares.io picked up the Nike Air Yeezy 1 sneaker from Kanye West for $ 1.8 million at a Sotheby’s auction on Monday, making it the most expensive sneaker of all time. Rares.io has announced plans to share ownership and sell the shares to “the sneaker community”.

However, It doesn’t look like the shoes are labeled as NFTas there is no mention of digital assets in Rares’ terms and conditions and the company’s Crunchbase profile speaks of it Selling shoe stocks via an app via an IPO. Several partially owned non-crypto asset sites have sprung up in recent years, showing that the concept doesn’t just apply to NFTs.

Controversy over the NFTs at the Oscars

The artist behind a surprising NFT controversy at the Oscars dedicated to the late Chadwick Boseman has apologized and promised to make changes. The Academy hired Andre Oshea to create the artwork, which many viewers apparently saw as a sure sign that Boseman would win the Best Actor Award … but of course he was defeated by Anthony Hopkins.

The NFT has been criticized for its environmental impact because only 50% of the proceeds went to charity and because “an attempt was made to capitalize on both the tragedy of Boseman’s death and the current speculative interest in the NFT”.According to Gizmodo Australia. Some criticized the artist for listing the NFT for $ 1.2 million, as Oshea spent only $ 50 buying the 3D model of the Boseman head on which the NFT is based. The artist released a statement Tuesday apologizing for “any disturbance caused”:

“I now realize that Chadwick’s face is a triggering reminder of his death, not his life, and I will be redesigning the artwork due for auction later this week.”

The past week has been a great learning experience for me and I appreciate any feedback on my work, especially from my friends and family.

Here is an explanation of what happened this weekend. Many thanks to everyone who showed me their support, I am deeply grateful.

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