FTX and Wildcats Basketball NFTs, WeMeta’s $ 1.1 million funding, and Zed Runs Netflix deal

The latest FTX sports sponsorship

The University of Kentucky has signed a sponsorship agreement with FTX.US for the Wildcats men’s basketball team to act as brand ambassadors..

Players receive a monthly grant in USDÂ by FTX.US paid on FTX debit cards and they can also create their own NFTs on the FTX-NFT platform and keep a portion of the proceeds.

University of Kentucky men’s basketball team. (ukathletics.com)

The recent decision by the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) to allow athletes to monetize their pictures and names made the agreement possible, the NFT. includes.TO

FTX and Wildcats Basketball NFTs, WeMeta’s $ 1.1 million funding, and Zed Runs Netflix deal
FTX and Wildcats Basketball NFTs, WeMeta’s $ 1.1 million funding, and Zed Runs Netflix deal

It is the latest in a series of agreements between FTX and US sports brands.like the Miami Heat of the NBA and the MLB.

An activist combats power with NFT

New York artist and activist Drue Kataoka has announced NFT auction for his NFT audiovisual artwork, the proceeds of which will be donated to civil rights activist groups The King Center and stopaapihate.org.

In collaboration with Lucasfilms ILMxLAB, “Will Your Heart Pass the Test” is a multimedia NFT with symbols from the Egyptian Book of the Dead and that is inspired by a myth where a person’s heart is weighed with a pen to know whether the soul is ready to go to the afterlife. It took 20 minutes to render each frame, which took a total of 23 days to render the full NFT.

5 influential women come together to give soul to NFTs and fight racism

I am very happy to announce my collaboration with the @ILMxLAB from #LucasFilm
100% of the profits go to @TheKingCenter and @StopAAPIHate @phillipsauction

According to the official announcement, the NFT was made in response to “missed opportunities to encounter a depleted and suffering world plagued by the social evils of racism and sexism” on the internet and within the NFT ecosystem. Kataoka is an artist, technologist, and activist who works for some of the world’s leading art collectors in 30 different countries.

The traditional auction house Phillips will hold the auction, which starts on December 8th and ends on December 15th.

WeMeta closes its first round of funding worth $ 1.1 million

The NFT WeMeta Land Market has announced that it has raised $ 1.1 million in its first round of funding with the support of seven strategic partners and six angel investors.

Everything for the metaverse! We are pleased to announce the conclusion of our first round of financing.

WeMeta will use the investment to further build its multi-chain NFT land market offers transparent prices for Metaverse-Land at The Sandbox, Decentraland, Cryptovoxels and Somnium Space.

Participants in this funding round were Delphi Digital, DeFi Alliance, Digital Currency Group, Galaxy Interactive, Hashed, SkyVision Capital and Tribe Capital, with the support of Andy Chorlian (Fractional), Darren Lau (The Daily Ape), John Fiorelli (Kenetic) and Navi Singh (Antler).

Tom Shaughnessy of Delphi Digital commented:

“WeMeta is positioning itself to become the dominant digital real estate aggregator and analytics platform for the Metaverse.”

The NFT horse race Zed Run is linked to a Netflix movie

The digital horse racing and breeding platform Zed Run has announced its partnership with the film The harder they fall, recently published on Netflix and created in collaboration with Virtually Human Studio (VHS).

Zed Run offers users the ability to buy, sell, breed, and compete with digital NFT racehorses online. Users can also bet on the outcome of the races, which they can follow in real time via the live stream on the Zed Run website or on Twitch.

The harder they fall is a new breed of western about rival outlaw gangs wielding guns and horses. The film contains scenes from the classic Redwood City race. It’s a revenge story with a few twists and turns with Idris Elba, Regina King and Damon Wayans Jr.

The club brings “The Redwood City Classic” to Zed Run. In this new event, the 12 best NFT racehorses from Zed Run will compete in a high-stakes race on November 14th.

More NFT news

The Sandbox, the popular NFT metaverse, announced on Nov. 2 that it had completed a $ 93 million Series B funding round. under the direction of SoftBank Vision Fund 2. The funds will be used to improve scalability by adding new games and experiences to the ecosystem..

Cryptocurrency trading platform Crypto.com has unveiled its UFC NFT series. These NFTs are the first to be authorized by the UFC. The series will feature collectable battle night moments, event posters, champion belts, and fighter avatars.

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