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Today In NFTs – March 21, 2021

March 21 2021 - NFTs

John Cleese sells Brooklyn Bridge

Yesterday, comedian John Cleese listed his drawing of the Brooklyn Bridge for sale on OpenSea. He attempted to make a joke of the whole NFT boom but quickly fetched a $50,000 bid for his drawing. Now he’ll be laughing all the way to the bank.

Metakoven Reveals His Identity

The $67mm Beeple buyer chose to reveal his identity in a post outlining the why of Metapurse and the B.20 project. Included in the post was an announcement of a $500k grant for NFT content creators.

Financial Watchdogs Coming for NFTs?

Unsurprisingly, financial watchdogs have NFTs on their radar. According to draft guidance published by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) may be qualified as Virtual Assets. This classification could theoretically subject many of the NFT marketplaces to more stringent anti-money laundering (AML) laws.

NFL Discussing NFTs

The perpetual rumors of other professional sports leagues replicating NBA Top Shots continues! Earlier this week a report surfaced by Sports Business Journal stated that the NFL is developing a strategy around NFTs. However it’s not expected that there will be anything formally announced in the market anytime soon.

Top NFT Sales Of The Day

Yesterday, a Lebron James dunk set the record for a trade on NBA Top Shots, selling for $210,000. It was the top daily NFT sale for a while until CryptoPunks surged back to the top. CryptoPunk 7966 saw a remarkable sale of $358, 454. Finally, Murat Pak’s “Metarift” was acquired by @seedphrase for $910,000.

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