Nifty News: Reddit NFT mints reach all-time high, EU’s $400K Metaverse party flops and more

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Reddit’ NFT minting hits caller high

Reddit’s nonfungible token (NFT) postulation deed different milestone connected Dec. 3 with a grounds 255,000 of its “avatars” minted successful the 1 day.

The caller minting grounds bushed the erstwhile all-time highs connected Aug. 30 and 31, which saw conscionable implicit 200,000 Reddit avatars minted each day.

The NFTs are chiefly utilized connected the societal media level arsenic a users’ avatar and are created by a fig of autarkic artists that usage the platform.

At the clip of the collection's launch successful July, it was wide seen arsenic a mode to boost mainstream adoption of blockchain exertion arsenic Reddit shied distant from utilizing crypto for purchases of the avatars and chose to telephone them integer “collectibles” alternatively of NFTs.

The fig of Reddit avatars minted, 1 barroom represents 1 day. Source: Dune

With the grounds mint day, Reddit’s Polygon (MATIC)-based NFTs present boast astir 4.4 cardinal successful circulation, according to data from Dune Analytics.

However, contempt the amounts minted, Dune information shows conscionable implicit 40,000 Reddit avatar NFTs person been sold since their launch,  and determination are astir 3.7 cardinal holders of avatars indicating that astir take to clasp onto their NFT.

The income measurement of the collectibles precocious deed an all-time precocious of $2.5 cardinal connected Oct. 24 crossed 1,991 buyers.

Some of the rarer Reddit NFTs person seen premium prices connected secondary NFT marketplaces specified arsenic OpenSea with immoderate of the astir costly selling for implicit $300, portion the platform’s ain marketplace sees prices of astir $50.

EU went each retired connected a Metaverse party, hardly anyone came

The European Union’s (EU’s) overseas assistance section is understood to person dished retired astir $408,000 (€387,000) connected a metaverse and hosted a enactment connected Nov. 29 to celebrate, but lone six radical reportedly turned up.

Devex newsman Vince Chadwick tweeted a video connected Nov. 29 showing his metaverse avatar attending the “gala” and said “after archetypal bemused chats with the astir 5 different humans who showed up, I americium alone.”

I’m present astatine the “gala” performance successful the EU overseas assistance dept’s €387k metaverse (designed to pull non politically engaged 18-35 twelvemonth olds — spot communicative below). After archetypal bemused chats with the astir 5 different humans who showed up, I americium alone.

— Vince Chadwick (@vchadw) November 29, 2022

“Is anybody retired there?” reads 1 of the messages connected the surface successful the video. “The performance is conscionable the aforesaid DJ spinning the aforesaid music,” different connection says.

The EU-crafted metaverse was made to beforehand it’s “Global Gateway” inaugural that aims to make and physique infrastructure successful processing nations.

The metaverse, seemingly besides named “Global Gateway”, was softly launched successful mid-October with a “depressing and embarrassing” promotional video according to an anonymous EU overseas assistance section unit subordinate that spoke to Devex.

— EU International Partnerships (@EU_Partnerships) October 13, 2022

According to an EU spokesperson the people assemblage for its metaverse is 18 to 35 twelvemonth olds “who place arsenic neutral astir the EU and are not peculiarly engaged successful governmental issues,” and the promo video was “to intrigue that audience, chiefly connected TikTok and Instagram” and promote them to prosecute with the campaign.

TimeX ‘Goes Ape’ with the BAYC

Watch shaper TimeX said connected Dec. 1 it’s partnered with the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) and Mutant Ape Yacht Club (MAYC) NFT projects to make customized watches.

TimeX is creating 500 carnal watches and matching “twin NFTs” that volition let Bored and Mutant Ape holders to customize a ticker including its case, strap and etchings while, of course, featuring the owners’ NFT connected the ticker face.

— Timex (@timex) December 1, 2022

The watches volition beryllium gated down an NFT astatine the outgo of 2 Ether (ETH), oregon astir $2,500, with BAYC and MAYC holders past capable to usage the NFT to make a ticker from mid-December that volition vessel successful in the 2nd 4th of 2023.

NFT income summation for archetypal clip successful 7 months

U.S. dollar-denominated NFT income person managed to leap 16% successful the period of November, bucking much than 7 months of decline, according to data from Cryptoslam.

In November, NFT income amounted to $534 million, up from October’s astir $460.4 million.

It was the archetypal period since April that NFT income increased, January saw grounds NFT income totaling $4.7 billion, portion October was the slowest income period successful 2022.

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The summation successful November is apt owed to high-priced NFT sales, specified arsenic 2 BAYC NFTs that sold for close to $1 cardinal each connected Nov. 23 and 24.

Cryptoslam information shows implicit the past 30 days the apical 3 NFT collections were BAYC, MAYC and Otherdeeds — each Yuga Labs-owned projects. The apical BAYC postulation has seen 30-day income summation by 89.5% indicating that high-priced NFT income could person driven November income up.

Meanwhile, full transaction measurement betwixt October and November saw a 17.6% decrease.

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Coinbase has slammed Apple implicit the steadfast blocking the latest release of its crypto wallet app. Coinbase says Apple wanted it to disable NFT transactions until it could “collect 30% of the state fee,” thing Coinbase says is “clearly not possible” arsenic Apple’s strategy “does not enactment crypto truthful we couldn’t comply adjacent if we tried.”

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