NFT market updates from Xillion.one: 1/20/22
Top 5 NFTs ($ Sales Rev):
1. Bag #3834: 45.84M
2. Bag #396: 45.7M
3. Bag #396: 45.61M
4. Meebit #3553: 17.18M
5. Phunk #3553: 16.83M
Top 5 Marketplaces ($ Sales Volume):
1. LooksRare : 701.12M
2. Opensea: 162.85M
3. Magic Eden: 9.68M
4. Axie Infinity: 5.94M
5. CryptoPunks: 2.54M
Seattle's first NFT museum celebrating blockchain art to open January 27
Museum co-founders Jennifer Wong and Peter Hamilton say NFTs are just one way to start learning about the new way the online economy is being built.
The NFT exhibits range from re-produced photos, or 3D architecture and landscapes.
MLB NFTs on Candy Digital Clock $2.7M in Marketplace Debut
The trading volume rivals that of Dapper Labs' NBA Top Shot.
Candy Digital, which started selling Major League Baseball (MLB) NFTs in the fall, finally opened its trading venue on Jan 15.
The Galaxy Digital-backed non-fungible token marketplace, which announced its partnership with the MLB in June, posted $2.7 million in weekend sales, passing $1 million in trade volume within the platform’s first eight hours.
Candy Digital is majority-owned by the sports retailer Fanatics and backed by entrepreneur and NFT staple Gary Vaynerchuk.
Tom Brady’s celebrity NFT startup Autograph banks $170M from Silicon Valley’s top crypto investors
Autograph, an NFT agency co-founded by athlete Tom Brady with a particularly deep bench of star power, has banked new funding from crypto investors who hope the platform can bring a new generation of celebrities and their fans into the fold of crypto collectibles.
The startup tells TechCrunch it has closed a $170 million Series B round led by Andreessen Horowitz and Kleiner Perkins with participation from Katie Haun’s new fund and Lightspeed partner Nicole Quinn. This comes on the heels of a Series A round co-led by 01A and Velvet Sea Ventures that closed this past July. The raise adds three new members to the board, including Haun, a16z’s Arianna Simpson and Kleiner Perkins’s Ilya Fushman.
Web3 ‘Proof of attendance’ startup raises $10M to mint shared memories as NFTs
POAP, which stands for Proof Of Attendance Protocol, wants to dial deeper into the idea of using NFT’s to create internet communities, with a protocol that helps build more active communities and award individual participation like taking part in an event.
POAP is organized around badges as the visual signifier of their protocol. In the real world, a user could scan a QR code to received an NFT memento that could unlock admission to an online community and earn them future drops.
The startup announced this week that they’ve raised a $10 million Seed round led by Archetype and Sapphire Sport with additional participation in the funding from Sound Ventures, The Chernin Group and Advancit Capital. A host of crypto native funds also invested including Collab Currency, 1KX, Libertus Capital, Red Beard Ventures, 6th Man Ventures, Delphi Digital and A Capital.
Xillion.one by ProjectX is a launchpad for NFT issuers, Celebrities, KOLs, and other key figures who would like to set up pools of NFTs and raise funds for it via a public sale (IDO style). Project X works to provide the most secure and simplified way to gain exposure to the NFT market with the use of pools and Indexes. The aim is to create different themed pools of NFTs which include Music, Digital Art, Sports Cards, and KOL issued NFTs to name a few. They have also signed partnerships with Polygon, Terra Virtua, LOCG, Glimpse and more than 10 other blockchain companies.