Little Shapes was a ‘social experiment’ to expose NFT botnets: founder

Atto, the pseudonymous founder behind Little Shapes NFT has revealed that the project was actually a “social experiment” designed to shed light on large-scale NFT bot network scams on Twitter. Since late December, Little Shapes had been attracting a fair amount of attention from the media and crypto community. This is due to several semi-viral tweets detailing incidents in the founder’s life that seemed too good to be true. Examples of such included him waking up from a five-month coma, finding out he had assets locked on FTX, telling his…

Mastercard NFT Product Lead Quits, Says He Felt Neglected

The Product Lead at Mastercard said that he was a victim of harassment & emotional distress caused by a series of mismanaged processes, miscommunication, and internal inefficiency. On Thursday, February 2, Satvik Sethi – the non-fungible tokens (NFT) product lead at Mastercard – resigned from his role while minting his resignation letter from the global payments giant, in the form of an NFT. In a series of tweets, Sethi explained his decision of leaving adding that it “wasn’t easy”. Sethi further explained that he would continue to focus and also…

eBay Opens Multiple NFT Roles amid Its Expansion into Web3 Space

With the current open NFT-related roles, it is clear that eBay will further explore the Web3 space. While tech companies are struggling and laying off employees to cut spending, e-commerce giant eBay Inc is hiring. Recently, eBay has opened a list of positions for roles related to the non-fungible token (NFT) technology and Web3 space. The initiative reflects eBay’s focus on KnownOrigin.io, an Ethereum-powered digital art marketplace acquired by eBay back in June 2022. Interested in joining our team? You’re in luck!We have multiple new positions now available. For more information please visit:https://t.co/TLhs7gf6Qb#NFTs #eBay #KnownOrigin —…

Ebay Expands Into NFT and Web3 Space With New Job Openings – Bitcoin News

The online marketplace giant, Ebay, is seeking to fill several positions in the area of Web3 and non-fungible token (NFT) technology, according to several Linkedin job postings. Ebay is looking for a “creative crypto attorney” for the marketplace, Knownorigin, which it acquired in June 2022. Big Corporations Still Seek Workers to Manage Crypto and Blockchain Services Amid Widespread Layoffs According to Ebay job postings published on Linkedin, the e-commerce company is seeking to fill several positions in the non-fungible token (NFT) technology and Web3 space. This follows Ebay’s acquisition of…

Porsche NFT trading volume nears $5M: Nifty Newsletter, Jan 25–31

In this week’s newsletter, read about how Moonbirds founder Kevin Rose lost nonfungible tokens (NFTs) worth more than $1.1 million. Find out why an NFT collector is suing NFT marketplace OpenSea over locking his account for three months and how the Porsche NFT collection gained almost $5 million in sales volume, despite a failed launch. In other news, find out how NFT trademarks could potentially be a reliable signal for NFT traders. Lastly, professionals within the Web3 space shared various ways to combat NFT theft.  Moonbirds creator Kevin Rose loses…

FIO Protocol Launches NFT Domains Wrapped on Polygon – Press release Bitcoin News

press release PRESS RELEASE. FIO Protocol, the leading decentralized solution for global blockchain usability, has announced the launch of FIO Domain wrapping on the Polygon blockchain. Wrapping is the process of taking a token from one blockchain and making it available for use on another. This launch moves FIO Protocol into the $31.4 billion NFT market by enabling users to buy, sell, and trade their FIO Domains as ERC-721 NFTs on all Polygon-enabled marketplaces. Founded in 2019, FIO Protocol offers NFT domain names that grant users full custody of their…

Giant Bitcoin ‘Taproot Wizard’ NFT Minted in Collaboration With Luxor Mining Pool

Lines were drawn when the Ordinals protocol, which stores non-fungible tokens (NFTs) on Bitcoin, launched on the dominant blockchain last month. That showdown created two factions – purists who insist on using Bitcoin exclusively for payments and Ordinals fans who welcome NFTs, including this “Taproot wizard” sketch that nearly filled an entire 4 megabyte (MB) block, incurred no transaction fees (although a premium off-chain fee was likely paid) and left Bitcoiners of both stripes mystified. Original