DJ Paul Oakenfold to launch album on Cardano, NFL confirms NFTs, and extra
Cardano’s daggy dad turns DJ
Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson has teamed up with legendary digital dance music (EDM) DJ Paul Oakenfold to launch a tokenized album on Cardano.
Oakenfold is a three-time Grammy Award nominee and his profession within the music trade spans again to the early Nineteen Eighties. His upcoming album dubbed “Zombie Lobster” was announced through the Cardano summit on Sept. 27.
Every facet of the album might be tokenized on the Cardano blockchain, together with cowl artwork, tracks, sleeve notes and remixes. The album is a part of a launch from an NFT venture named “Starship Universe”, which is operated by music entrepreneur Alon Shulman, who manages DJ’s akin to Carl Cox.
Starship Universe will reportedly launch 1000’s of NFTs on Cardano, as a part of the collaborative partnership. “I’m excited to welcome Starship Universe as it lands on Cardano and we open up new frontiers together,” Hoskinson mentioned.
While a launch date for the tokenized album hasn’t been set, Hoskinson teased on Tuesday that it’s coming quickly, after he modified his Twitter profile image to a photograph of himself working a DJ turn-table.
Become a Stoner Cats star
Mila Kunis’s Stoner Cats — the NFT venture tied to an animated cartoon collection that clogged the Ethereum community throughout its first drop — is providing two members of the neighborhood an opportunity to characteristic as visitor stars for the second episode.
The audition was introduced on Oct. 1 and is asking for individuals to learn traces for 2 visitor characters named “Employee” and “Delivery Guy.” The chosen voice actors may also obtain a free NFT from a future Stoner Cats drop, and obtain an performing credit score on IMDb.
EXCITING NEWS: you could be part of Stoner Cats episode 2!! instructions on methods to apply beneath. winners may also get an NFT from a future drop pic.twitter.com/DNhgjlCXe9
— Stoner Cats (@stonercatstv) September 30, 2021
Wannabe voice actors have till midnight on Saturday (PST) to submit their line reads and should file three totally different variants of every line.
The Stoner Cats present is voiced by an extended checklist of celebs akin to Kunis, her husband Ashton Kutcher, Jane Fonda, Seth MacFarlane, Chris Rock and even Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin. The first assortment of 10,420 NFTs was dropped in July, and bought out inside 35 minutes.
NFL confirms partnership with Dapper Labs
The NFL and Dapper Labs have confirmed rumors they’re parnering to launch tokenized collectibles.
According to a Sept. 29 announcement, the partnership will see the creation of digital spotlight NFTs similarly to the broadly fashionable NBA Top Shot market.
“The irreplaceable nature of the NFT captures what is special about sports fandom,” said Steve Scebelo the President of NFL Players Inc. “Our players are immensely excited for the NFLPA […] to make this significant push into the digital collectibles market.”
followers, get able to take @NFL fandom to the subsequent stage. We’ve introduced a partnership with @NFL @NFLPA to create unique digital video spotlight NFTs for NFL followers to have a good time the sport they love on @NFLxDapper
— Dapper Labs (@dapperlabs) September 29, 2021
Henry Lowenfels, the chief product officer at OneTeam Partners, who handles digital licensing for the NFL Players Association, mentioned in an interview with GamesBeat they’re hoping to copy the “provenance” of NBA Top Shot with the NFL’s collectibles.
“The games are played pretty much every Sunday during the season, and these moments can be dropped at the same time and be the topic of conversation for the week,” he mentioned.
“I view this as the early innings of blockchain-based products in the same way that people were using the internet in 1993. It was mostly technologists and early adopters of the technology. People want to spend on the things they love,” he added.
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DC enters the NFT sector
WarnerMedia’s superhero comedian big DC is making a gift of free NFTs as a part of its upcoming DC FanDome occasion on Oct. 16.
According to a Sept. 29 report from Variety, DC has partnered with Palm NFT Studio to launch tokenized comedian ebook covers depicting superheroes akin to Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and Harley Quinn.
“This drop pays homage to our 87-year history while visualizing a future in which NFTs play a foundational role in novel ways of interacting with DC content and unlocking new experiences,” mentioned Jim Lee, DC’s writer and chief inventive officer.
The NFT drop will go reside on Oct. 5, and the tokens might be issued to customers who register for the free digital FanDome occasion that might be hosted on a number of platforms this month together with Twitch and YouTube.
Palm NFT Studio chief content material officer Matt Mason, informed Variety that various rarity ranges “will make the less-common NFTs more valuable, and the entire collection will grow in importance to fans as it becomes clearer that this drop represents the start of an entirely new chapter for DC Comics, and the use of blockchain as a medium for fan engagement and storytelling.”
Social media platform TikTok has introduced its first foray into the NFT market with a brand new assortment impressed by its main trendsetters akin to Lil Nas X, Bella Poarch, Brittany Broski and Curtis Roach.
Cointelegraph reported on Sept. 30 that Twitter unveiled an in-development software that may allow customers to show a verified NFT as their profile image.