NFT The Wolf of Wall Street buys CryptoPunk and Disney creates a new NFT collection
The author of The Wolf of Wall Street, Jordan Belfort, became interested in the world of NFT, and The Economist raised more than $400,000 for charity by selling an NFT cover.
“The Wolf NFT of Wall Street”
Former crypto skeptic Jordan Belfort has declared his “love” for the NFT sector.
On Twitter on October 21, Belfort announced that he is working on his own NFT series, which will include work on the theme of The Wolf of Wall Street, based on his own life.
And on October 25, Belfort told his followers that he bought CryptoPunk #6033, which depicts a man in a fool and smoking a vape.
According to OpenSea‘s transaction history, Belford bought the NFT for 102.49 Ethereum (ETH), which is around $428,180 at the time of writing.
Then, the world-famous Wall Street broker tweeted: “Wow! I love NFT Twitter! And now that I am here, I’m not, ***, leaving!”
Jordan Belfort is still the most famous broker on Wall Street. He wrote two autobiographical books, based on one of which, in 2013 was released a film with Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role – “The Wolf of Wall Street”.
Belfort has previously criticized cryptocurrencies more than once and has even compared Bitcoin to the fraudulent scheme used by his firm Stratton Oakmont until 1999 when he was accused of fraud.
Disney has announced the creation of an NFT collection featuring characters from popular movies and TV shows.
So far, the company hasn’t given any details about what exactly the content of the collection will be, but when you consider that Disney owns Pixar, Marvel and the Star Wars franchise, then the choice of characters will be wide enough.
The collection titled “Golden moments” will be presented on November 12 on the VeVe NFT platform. Anyone who purchases NFT will receive free access to Disney + content for three months.
VeVe has previously created NFTs with content from Adventure Time, Monster Hunter, Star Trek and Jurassic Park, and has collaborated with Marvel and DC on digital comics.
NFT-magazine The Economist for 422 thousand dollars
The 178-year-old news outlet The Economist sold its NFT cover on October 25 for approximately $422,000.
The converted NFT magazine cover was taken from the September 18 issue of The Economist magazine, Down the Rabbit Hole, which described the world of decentralized finance (DeFi). The cover was inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. The artists depicted Alice and a white rabbit looking down a rabbit hole, into which various cryptocurrency coins are jumping.
NFT was sold at auction for 99.90 ETH ($416,543 at the exchange rate at the time of writing). The proceeds from the sale were sent to The Economist Educational Foundation, an independent youth charity that teaches young people to analyze current affairs.
WrestleMania and SummerSlam as NFT
World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has partnered with NFT specialist Fox Blockchain Creative Labs to release licensed NFT collectables.
The multi-year partnership was announced on October 27th. Through this partnership, NFTs will be created and launched, featuring iconic moments in WWE history, stars and events like WrestleMania and SummerSlam. A separate platform will be created to host these assets.
Adobe and NFT
Software giant Adobe has announced partnerships with NFT platforms like OpenSea, KnownOrigin and SuperRare to enable users to authenticate digital content across platforms.
Thanks to this collaboration, users of Adobe products will be able to verify content for authenticity and not be afraid of piracy.