Rally Digest #58 (January 26, 2022)
Welcome to the Rally Digest, a weekly round-up of everything that’s happening around the Rally project.
alliestrasza’s Cat Crate NFT grants the holder a random Allie Cat NFT — 1 of 500 unique cats based on Allie’s real life animals Willow, Po, Tai, and Mika. Holding an Allie Cat NFT grants access to play-to-earn games exclusive to the Allie Cat community.
“Fountain” is one of Duchamp’s most famous works and is seen as an icon of twentieth-century art. TMFA’s work is a 2021 replica of “Fountain” made in Blender to resemble the original porcelain object.
Catch our interview with Emery’s Devin Shelton, and learn how the indie hard rock band became a “digital-first band,” launched its $WALLS Creator Coin, and changed its business model after 20 years of making music.
NFTs are coming to Instagram and Facebook. That’s according to reporting from the Financial Times, which says users of those platforms will soon be able to display their NFTs as their profile pictures. The platforms are also working on longer term plans to create NFT marketplaces where users can trade and mint tokens.
Speaking of NFTs as profile pics, Twitter’s long awaited NFT verification feature is now live, Decrypt reported. Users who pay for Twitter Blue, a subscription service that’s available in some markets, can link NFTs in their Ethereum wallets to their profile pictures. These linked images appear in a hexagonal frame on Twitter.
Tom Brady’s NFT marketplace Autograph has raised $170 million in funding from a cast of top investors, including former a16z partner Katie Haun’s new firm, The Information reported. The platform counts top athletes like Tiger Woods, Naomi Osaka, Derek Jeter and Tony Hawk among those who have issued collections there.
Meanwhile, the NFT fantasy football (that’s ‘soccer’ to some) giant Sorare announced that Serena Williams is joining its board, Fortune reported. The tennis great will be advising the firm on building relationships with top athletes, and to increase diversity in Web3.
NFT marketplaces are so hot right now. Coinbase is partnering with Mastercard on its new NFT platform so that users can use their credit or debit cards to buy NFTs directly, The Verge reported. That means users won’t have to go through cumbersome account opening processes on a crypto exchange before getting the funds to buy NFTs elsewhere. Super-fast fiat onboarding ramps: Priceless.