AMC shareholders gifted free NFT
The AMC movie theater chain dropped nonfungible tokens (NFTs) to all AMC shareholders on Tuesday.
As part of the reward, AMC CEO Adam Aron tweeted that the NFT and a WAX wallet in which to hold it will be free to claim for up to a year.
Emails detailing how to claim your AMC Investor Connect “I Own AMC” NFT will be sent next week on Jan 18, to all in the U.S. and globally who enrolled by 12/31/21. The NFT and a WAX wallet for up to a year are free to you. TY to our passionate shareholders. Own this NFT proudly! pic.twitter.com/veo5hSYCkr— Adam Aron (@CEOAdam) January 13, 2022
The NFTs, dubbed "I Own AMC," show a sizable cordoned off medal with the company’s namesake across the middle as a grandiose kind of thank-you.
AMC has embraced cryptocurrency more and more since its stock (AMC) became the target of a retail stock buying craze led by r/Wallstreetbets that started with GameStop.
In September 2021, Aron tweeted that the company would begin accepting Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) as payment at its theater locations by the end of 2022.
Aron has been teasing Dogecoin (DOGE) and Shiba Inu (SHIB) fans about adding their favorite memecoin as a payment option. On Jan. 7, he tweeted that his company was “well on track for the promised Q1 implementation” of accepting Dogecoin (DOGE) and Shiba Inu (SHIB) as payment.
Puppy Bowl 2022 NFT sale raises funds for Ariana Grande’s animal charity
This year’s Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet will include an NFT sale to help raise funds for Ariana Grande’s Orange Twins Rescue animal rescue organization.
The Puppy Bowl is an event that airs on Super Bowl Sunday and depicts puppies playing within a small stadium. This year, the Puppy Bowl will air on Feb. 13 on the cable network.
The NFTs depict the puppies competing in the Puppy Bowl as trading cards and show their breed, hometown and personality type.
The sale began with a free drop for early visitors to the Chronicle NFT marketplace. The official sale began on Jan. 14 with the "Common" items, and will end on Feb. 13 with the "Immortal" items at a higher price and rarity.
Organizers of the Puppy Bowl from Animal Planet signaled environmental awareness by stating that the NFTs were generated by “solutions that are proof-of-stake driven, and with a commitment to reduce their carbon footprint."
Naomi Osaka to launch third NFT collection with her sister
This week, the defending Australian Open tennis champ Naomi Osaka is launching a new NFT collection designed by her sister, Mari Osaka.
The "Resolve: The Naomi Osaka Manga Collection" collection will be sold on the Autograph NFT marketplace.
Osaka's collection consists of 11,000 NFTs made from 10 different drawings. They will be available for early access starting Wednesday. The NFTs and any special rewards for early buyers will not be fully revealed until next Tuesday. This will be Osaka's second collection on Autograph and her third NFT collection overall.
NFL star Tom Brady’s Autograph marketplace specializes in offering NFTs based on entertainment and sports stars. It features collections on Tom Brady, Derek Jeter, The Weekend and many others. Autograph recently closed a funding round worth $170 million.
Osaka won the 2021 Australia Open and is defending her title at the 2022 Open this week.
Guy Oseary to represent World of Women
Tech investor Guy Oseary has added another NFT project to his portfolio by agreeing to represent "World of Women," a popular female empowerment NFT collection.
Oseary plans to help "World of Women" capitalize on film, TV, music and gaming opportunities. He also represents the popular Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT collection.
World of Women is a collection of 10,000 pictures depicting “diverse and powerful women” on OpenSea. The collection has a trading volume of 43,500 ETH on the world’s largest NFT marketplace with a floor price of 7.85 ETH ($24,552).
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Lindsay Lohan signed on to Superfandom experiential NFT marketplace to offer her own experiences for fans and to serve as an advisor. She will help garner interest in the platform and find more talent to offer experiences as NFTs.
Microsoft bought Activision Blizzard for $69 billion earlier this week. This gives it ownership over wildly popular gaming titles such as Call of Duty, Overwatch and World of Warcraft. The plan is to tie its gaming services into a framework that will “provide building blocks for the Metaverse,” according to Microsoft CEO and chairman Satya Nadella.