The NFT party is not over; it’s just on ice. Here’s how to weather the elements. For NFT or crypto creators, the article outlines three ideas for building heat during the crypto winter. One idea is to “go beyond the NFT.” Velvet Sea Ventures, for example, is helping the art community SUPERF3ST to launch a music festival for the growing NFT and Crypto community during NFT.NYC this year. The goal …
How Entrepreneur and Investor Michael Lazerow is Building a Community First NFT Project
Our own, Michael Lazerow was a guest on My Social Life Podcast to discuss the importance of building strong crypto communities and what unique NFT ventures are on his horizon. NFTs are NOT the product; the product is community. View the podcast here.
Max Galka, CEO & Founder Elementus Podcast: The explosive rise in Russian ransomware attacks.
It’s no secret that the country that’s most responsible for ransomware attacks is Russia. The threat of ransomware attacks on U.S. businesses and critical infrastructure recently took an ominous turn when a prominent Russian ransomware group named Conti — threatened to attack any nation or organization retaliating against Moscow for its unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. Now, a groundbreaking new report titled Ransomware: A Technology Pandemic on the Brink, from New …
Cryptocurrency is finding its way into retirement funds.
“We are facing a technology pandemic on the brink,” according to a new report from blockchain analytics firm Elementus, which relates that ransomware gangs made over $1 billion in 2021, far higher than earlier estimates. Max Galka, Elementus’ CEO, said most ransomware attacks are now perpetrated by a few large groups based in Russia and other former Soviet republics, which Elementus warns are “becoming more agile, dangerous, and defiant every year.” …
Conti Ransomware Gang Threatens Costa Rica’s Government
Max Galka, CEO, founder, and chief data scientist at Elementus, agreed. While he didn’t think the threat of regime change was credible, ransomware inside a federal or national government is still a major crisis. “If I were in the shoes of the Costa Rican government, I would be extremely nervous,” he said. “And the truth is, even they probably don’t know the full extent of what the ransomware could do.” He …
Autograph x ESPN Collaboration Kicks Off with Man in the Arena: Tom Brady NFT Collection
ESPN and Autograph, the Web3 brand co-founded by Tom Brady that is pioneering a new era of digital experiences, today announced a multi-year deal for ESPN’s first NFT. The collaboration kicks off with a NFT collection based on Man in the Arena: Tom Brady, the 10-part ESPN+ documentary series produced by Religion of Sports, a media company in which Brady is also a co-founder. Read more.
Tiger Woods ‘Iconic Fist Pumps’ NFTs Coming to Autograph
A new collection of five NFTs, released April 7 on Autograph, celebrates Tiger’s most iconic fist pumps. Just in time for his highly anticipated return to The Masters on Thursday, Tiger Woods‘ NFT collection will be available to the public at 5 p.m. ET on April 7 through Tom Brady‘s Autograph platform. Read more.
Our Own Mike Lazerow featured in Business Insider Discussing why NFT tech will Change Every Industry
Mike Lazerow, who sold his last startup to Salesforce for $700 million, is now investing heavily in NFT startups. Here’s why he says the tech will change every industry. Mike Lazerow may be well known in the tech industry as the founder of the adtech startup Buddy Media, which sold to Salesforce for $700 million in 2012, and for his long string of successful angel investments, from BuzzFeed to Scopely. But …
Pixel Vault banks $100 million in funding to chase an NFT media empire
Investors’ latest NFT bet is on a startup called Pixel Vault — a massive NFT collection of superheroes that has the goal of growing into a decentralized Marvel-esque empire. The NFT startup tells TechCrunch it has closed a whopping $100 million in funding from Adam Bain and Dick Costolo’s 01 Advisors and Velvet Sea Ventures. Read the entire TechCrunch article.
The biggest names in the DAO movement — from a16z to Mark Cuban, Peter Thiel and Chamath
At The Business of Business, they decided to take a close look at DAOs. They compiled a list of the 50 biggest DAOs by market cap, as defined by the product of token prices and circulating supply. We were also able to determine a “who’s who” of interesting people getting involved in DAOs and the DAO movement. The list includes many familiar names in the Web3 movement, along with some …
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