There was so much Nifty News this week that a second roundup was needed to catch up on the latest news related to non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
FLUF World and Snoop Dog team up for charity
FLUF World, Beyond VR Studio and Snoop Dogg have teamed up to raise over $1 million via a one-day NFT charity auction on behalf of nonprofit Kiwi Auckland City Mission.
Seven FLUF World NFTs have been paired with seven limited-edition Snoop Dogg-themed Burrows designed by Beyond and sold on OpenSea. The partnership with the rapper included a studio release of 500 Snoop Dogg announced last week.
What. The. Fluf.
Thanks to our partner @beyondvrgames, everyone who gave generously and everyone who tuned in to show their support.
We love you all ❤️ pic.twitter.com/0C1aYM3Vg5
— FLUF (@FLUF_World) January 20, 2022
Non-Fungible Labs, owner of FLUF World, first made a Christmas donation of $100,000 at Auckland City Mission last month. Much like Fluf avatars can find a home in Burrows in the metaverse, Aukland City Mission helps locals in need of housing.
Adidas Originals launches the Adidas for Prada Re-source project in collaboration with digital artist Zach Lieberman on SuperRare. The majority of proceeds from NFT sales will be donated to Slow Factory, a non-profit organization and institute dedicated to improving sustainability and environmental awareness.
Adidas and Prada invite their communities to share anonymized photographs as part of the open-Metaverse NFT project. 3,000 artworks from the community will be chosen and minted as NFTs. Digital artist Zach Lieberman will then compile the tiled images into a single mass-patchwork NFT design. Contributors will retain all ownership rights to their individual NFT tiles.
3,000 tiles, 1 canvas. Player.
—Adidas Originals (@adidasoriginals) January 20, 2022
UNICEF celebrates 75 years with NFT collection
On the eve of UNICEF’s 75th anniversary, the UN children’s agency launched its largest collection of 1,000 data-driven NFTs in support of internet connectivity in schools. So far, $740,000 has been raised.
The first 1,000 NFT coins fetched $550,000, and the pre-sale of a limited-edition coin and four others last week at an auction in St. Moritz fetched $140,000. UNICEF also struck a deal with secondary auction platforms to receive a 20% royalty on all future sales, which brought in an additional $50,000 within a week, according to the organization. This royalty structure may allow UNICEF to continue raising funds for its Giga School Connectivity initiative through resales for years to come.
WAX to broadcast 10 million NFTs
WAX recently reached 11 million total wallet accounts on the WAX platform and decided to celebrate by releasing a total of 10 million free NFT collectibles to the first 10 million wallet holders. This is NFT’s biggest drop to date, according to the company, and will emit zero carbon emissions.
The free NFTs cover 10 different digital pins, each marking a different moment in WAX’s history: from its launch on Mainnet in 2019 to its WAX Cloud Wallet launches and collaboration with AMC and Spiderman.
Other interesting news
Social media networks also made headlines for NFT this week. Meta plans to embed NFTs on Facebook and Instagram profiles to allow their users to display their NFTs. Meta may also be in talks about launching an NFT market.
Twitter, on the other hand, announced its rollout of NFT hex avatars. For now, only paid Twitter Blue subscribers using iOS, which costs $2.99 per month, have access. Twitter users were quick to point out, however, that anyone can simply right-click to save any NFT from a Twitter profile, create it and then use it. as an avatar.