Major NFT news: Beeple’s ‘The First 5000 Days’, the first purely digital NFT based artwork offered by a major auction house has sold for $69 million which positions Beeple among the top three most valuable living artists today (1:18).
CNBC video clip with Anthony Pompliano about the digital art boom (2:20)
A St. Louis home is being auctioned off as an NFT on Mintable (3:36)
Bitcoin custody firm Bakkt receives BitLicense in New York (5:20)
Ethereum miners plot hash-power ‘show of force’ against EIP-1559 (5:55). The Ethereum Improvement Proposal seeks to replace the networks existing bidding-based fee market with a fixed price and burn mechanisme. However EIP-1559 will significantly impact the revenue of miners, could be up to 50% of their profit and some miners are not happy with that and intend to direct their hash rate to the 1559-opposed pool Etherminde for 51 hours on April 1st.
SuperFarm is announcing a partnership with Polygon ($MATIC) to bring NFT Farming and no-code deployment to Polygon’s fast-growing ecosystem of NFT projects which will open the door to cheap NFT minting, swapping and selling, making digital collectibles accessible to mainstream users. (7:45)
Compliant Stablecoin ($NZD) launches in New Zealand, the country’s first compliant stablecoin (9:55).
Binance hires former US Senator to help navigate regulations. Max Baucus is joining the exchange as an advisor on policy and government relations. (11:25)
This episode premiered March 11, 2021.