Another evening, another mint. Today’s briefing features more SXSW chatter, a new sports star signing on to a major NFT marketplace, and a whole lot more.
Let’s dive in.
The Nightly Mint
Latest Mint: NFTs On Instagram
Yesterday’s Mint opened up the door to the flood of NFT and crypto-related activations, panels and content that was present on-site in Austin, Texas during annual media and culture fest SXSW.
Feel free to double down for another dose on Tuesday, as Mark Zuckerberg stated at the fest that Instagram is “working on bringing NFTs to Instagram in the near term,” according to a first report from Engadget. Without sparing much in the way of details, Zuckerberg added that the platform is looking “over the next several months, the ability to bring some of your NFTs in, hopefully over time be able to mint things within that environment.”
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Polygon (MATIC) has been making a push in gaming and NFTs, and is now the backbone for content creator DrDisrespect's latest gaming endeavor. | Source: MATIC-USD on TradingView.com
A few other stories hit the headlines today, so let’s pull out some of the quick hits:
- AmEx: The premier credit card and financial services firm American Express has filed trademark applications for Web 3 applications including NFT-backed services, and crypto services.
- Pat Mahomes: In sports, Dapper Lab’s NFL All Day product has signed on star quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Dapper’s adjacent NBA product, Top Shot, has taken a similar approach towards talent, working with the likes of Kevin Durant.
- DrDisrespect: In the gaming world, famed ex-Twitch, now YouTube streamer DrDisrespect announced today that he is working on an NFT-based game, built on Polygon.
The ‘Minty Fresh’ Take
An IRL airdrop paired with a good cause? Now that’s a refreshing take.
For his 34th birthday, Steph Curry surprised 28 ‘Birthday Game’ NFT owners with a trip to San Francisco for a meet and greet, with all expenses paid by FTX.
100% of the revenue from the sale of each of Curry’s NFTs goes to his foundation, Eat. Learn. Play.
— Front Office Sports (@FOS) March 15, 2022
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