Bored Ape
Cryptocurrency

NFTs are an overblown speculative bubble fuelled by pop culture and cryptomania

- January 14, 2022 4 MIN READ

Comedian Robin Williams once called cocaine “God’s way of telling you you are making too much money”. This role may now have been overtaken by non-fungible tokens, the blockchain-based means to claim unique ownership of easily copied digital assets. The latest NFT mania involves fantastic amounts of money being paid for “Bored Apes”, 10,000 avatars… Read more »

Senator Andrew Bragg
Cryptocurrency

Australia needs to move quickly to become a financial hub for digital assets: Senator Andrew Bragg

- October 7, 2021 4 MIN READ

In 2018 US Senator Orrin Hatch naively questioned how on earth Facebook could sustain a business model in which users don’t pay for a service… Before Mark Zuckerberg politely pointed out that they run advertisements. Just last month US Senator Ted Cruz’s speech went viral when he claimed less than 5% of his colleagues had… Read more »

unicorn dog
Startup Daily on Ausbiz

Startup Daily TV: All about NFT Fest, the new, free, day-long deep dive into non-fungible tokens this Thursday

- September 29, 2021 2 MIN READ

A world-first Australian event delving into the emerging space of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) is being held online this Thursday, September 30. NFT Fest features more than 45 speakers from across Australia and the world with a range of panel discussions and debates about developing and delivering NFT technology solutions and the potential for startups, marketplaces… Read more »

gaming
Startup Daily on Ausbiz

Startup Daily TV: Meet Immutable, the gaming startup making NFTs easier to trade

- September 15, 2021 2 MIN READ

Sydney gaming startup Immutable is hoping to become the world’s leading trading platform for non-fungible tokens (NFTs) after raising $82 million in a series B. The business, founded by brothers James and Robbie Ferguson, in 2018, already has a reputation for its NFT games, Gods Unchained and Guild of Guardians and earlier this year launched… Read more »

James and Robbie Ferguson
Funding

Gaming startup Immutable raises $82 million series B for Ethereum NFT trading play

- September 15, 2021 3 MIN READ

Sydney gaming startup Immutable has raised A$82 million to ramp up its Ethereum-based trading platform in non-fungible tokens (NFTs). The round was co-led by California’s BITKRAFT Ventures and Sydney’s King River Capital. Other backers include AirTree Ventures, Prosus Ventures, Galaxy Interactive, Fabric Ventures, FTX, Reinventure, Apex Capital, and VaynerFund. The raise comes two years after… Read more »

Tim Berners-Lee
Global tech

World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee is selling the source code as an NFT

- June 17, 2021 2 MIN READ

Tim Berners-Lee, creator of the World Wide Web (WWW), is auctioning off the source code for his world-changing invention as a non-fungible token (NFT). The winning buyer will receive files of the source code Berners-Lee wrote in between 1990 and 1991, a 30-minute silent animation of the code being written – which you can view at Sotheby’s –… Read more »