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Anthony Hopkins adopts the Ethereum moniker and asks Snoop Dogg for advice on which NFTs to purchase

Last year, the Oscar winner starred in “Zero Contact,” a film distributed by NFTs. He’s now looking to purchase his first NFT.



One of the first significant Hollywood stars to enter the NFT film space was actor Anthony Hopkins. The legendary actor now looks to be ready to delve deeper into the NFT world, disclosing his Ethereum Moniker Service (ENS) name and soliciting art recommendations from fellow celebs.

The Oscar winner for “The Silence of the Lambs” changed his Twitter handle to AHopkins today.

eth is an ENS term for a cryptocurrency wallet. It’s a frequent move in the NFT and crypto worlds, and other famous celebrities in the field, such as comedian and TV personality Jimmy Fallon, have followed suit.

Hopkins changed his Twitter profile and asked Fallon and other Web3-savvy celebs, including musician Snoop Dogg and actress Reese Witherspoon, for recommendations on NFT artwork to buy.

“All of the best NFT artists astound me. Any advice on where to start looking for my first piece?” He tweeted, naming all three of his colleagues in the entertainment world.

“I adore your contemplating photo,” Fallon commented first. There are a lot of talented artists out there, and the environment is generally enjoyable. ‘I don’t know much – but I know I love you,’ as the great Aaron Neville famously stated. And it’s possible that’s all you need to know. “Send me a DM.”

Thousands of other people have responded to Hopkins’ tweet. NFT enthusiasts were ecstatic to see another high-profile celebrity explore space on Twitter, while crypto detractors mocked or attacked the actor for exhibiting interest in the area.

An NFT serves as proof of ownership for digital products like artwork, collectibles, and video game items. NFT technology is increasingly being used in the film and music industries, with both established and rising artists participating.

Last year, Hopkins’ picture “Zero Contact” was launched on Vuele, a site that distributes cinema projects in the form of NFTs. Vuele combines films with behind-the-scenes content as well as exclusive interactive features like Q&A sessions.

Kevin Smith and Quentin Tarantino, among others, have made forays into the NFT arena.

The ENS name AHopkins.eth was reportedly purchased in May, but no additional NFTs have been purchased by the wallet linked with the ENS name. However, since Hopkins posted the wallet URL on Twitter, it has received a couple of NFT photos from random people, which is normal with celebrity and brand wallets.

Snoop Dogg is a well-known NFT collector, including photographs from the Bored Ape Yacht Club and other projects in his collection. He’s also released NFTs on his own, including in collaboration with The Sandbox and the Nyan Cat meme’s author. Snoop Dogg has also claimed to be Cozomo de’ Medici, a fictitious NFT collector with a hefty collection.

Fallon owns NFTs from prestigious collections such as the Bored Ape Yacht Club and Moonbirds. Witherspoon has been a proponent of Web3 technology, and her Hello Sunshine production company is working on TV and film projects based on the World of Women NFT collection.


Ford is getting ready to enter the Metaverse with digital cars and NFTs

A month after the company announced significant personnel reductions, it has filed a trademark application covering its future initiatives in the Metaverse and NFT space.



Ford Motor Company, an American automaker, has filed 19 trademark applications across its key automobile brands as it prepares to enter the realm of nonfungible tokens (NFTs) and the Metaverse.

Mike Kondoudis, a trademark attorney licensed by the United States Patent and Trade Office (USPTO), disclosed in a tweet on Wednesday that the business had submitted a total of 19 trademark applications covering its car brands, including Mustang, Bronco, Lincoln, Explorer, and F-150 Lightning, among others.

The trademark applications include a projected online marketplace for NFTs and virtual versions of its businesses’ automobiles, trucks, vans, SUVs, and clothes.

Ford intends to produce digital images of its vehicles, SUVs, trucks, and vans that will be verified by NFTs, according to USPTO filings submitted by the automaker on September 2.

The business also disclosed plans for “downloadable virtual commodities,” or “computer programs,” that would include apparel, accessories, and parts for vehicles for usage in “online virtual environments,” such as virtual and augmented reality trade exhibitions.

Additionally, there are plans to develop an online marketplace for “others’ digital artwork” as well as “online retail shop services featuring non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and digital collectibles.”

Less than a month after Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford and CEO Jim Farley announced significant personnel reductions from its global workforce to decrease corporate expenses; Ford has decided to enter the Web3 area.

Ford isn’t the first automaker to enter the Metaverse market.

While premium automakers like Bentley and Lamborghini have already launched NFT collections, automakers including Nissan, Toyota, and Hyundai have indicated ambitions to enter the fast-expanding Metaverse market.

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Crypto-Vultures Profit from the Death of Queen Elizabeth

Only a few hours after the Queen’s passing, more than 40 meme tokens bearing her name have been released.



Yesterday, according to Buckingham Palace, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II passed away. Although her loss triggered a global outpouring of sympathy and grief, it has also been exploited as a money-grab.

Elizabeth II, monarch
Grift endures eternally, but the Queen is gone.

There are over 40 meme coins on Ethereum and the Binance Smart Chain thanks to Queen Elizabeth’s passing (and at least one exploitative NFT collection).

While the news of the British monarch’s demise saddened people worldwide, cryptocurrency scammers took advantage of the occasion to launch dozens of meme coins with Queen themes on Ethereum and Binance’s BNB Chain.

Among the new crypto coins that were introduced are “Queen Elizabeth Inu,” “Queen Doge,” “God Save The Queen,” “London Bridge Is Down,” “Queen Grow,” “Rip Queen Elizabeth,” “Elizabeth II,” and “Queen Inu II.” Other tokens with the name of the next king, King Charles III, have also appeared. According to DexScreener, at least 40 separate meme coins appear to have been produced in the previous six hours.

The most liquid tokens, Save The Queen and Queen Elizabeth Inu, have already processed trade volumes of around $700,000 and $200,000 since their debut. At the time of writing, the price of Queen Elizabeth Inu is up 1,517%, while it has increased by 23,271% on Binance Smart Chain and 3,708% on Uniswap. Prices are incredibly unstable and exceedingly unlikely to persist.

The “Queen Elizabeth 69 Years NFT” NFT set has reportedly been produced. One image is said to represent each year of the Queen’s reign in the collection. The project’s aims should be questioned because Elizabeth II reigned for 70 years, not 69.

The crypto community, typically known for its gallows humor, mainly reacted negatively to the initiatives. When told about the NFT collection, NFT aficionado ThreadGuy said, “You’re going to hell.” Trader Byzantine General declared, “We’ve got to stop this crypto stuff.”

In 1926, Queen Elizabeth was born. She was the longest-reigning British monarch in history and passed away in Balmoral Castle at 96.

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One crypto sector, according to billionaire Chamath Palihapitiya, is experiencing a classic bubble cycle

One crypto sector may be going through a typical hype cycle, according to billionaire investor and software entrepreneur Chamath Palihapitiya.



In a new episode of the All-In podcast, the CEO of Social Capital discusses the sharp decline in trading volume in the non-fungible token (NFT) market.

Palihapitiya offers Coachella and Burning Man as examples of major music festivals that strive to be distinctive but may wind up being mostly the same.

The billionaire contrasts NFTs and the overall art market with the two music events.

“I do believe that there is something going on; the simplest way to explain this is with the Burning Man/Coachella scenario. Many of these things are similar, but when some people approach anything new, they are too insecure to accept that it is similar to another item, so they spend a lot of time attempting to convince you that it is different. When someone says that a time is different, it’s probably not that different, as stated in the Warren Buffett quote, is an example. Or consider the other famous historical adage, “Things don’t always repeat in history, but they rhyme.”

All of this is meant to imply that, aside from major advances in science, not much new has been discovered recently. We keep repeating the same patterns, and one of them is the social capital that comes from making certain decisions and then having those decisions validated by others in order to feel valuable. And this occurred in NFTs, as well as, I’m sure, in the initial stages of several artistic movements. These events are more comparable than dissimilar because they have presumably occurred in a number of other markets as well.

Burning man and Coachella are same. The art market and NFTs are both the same. It doesn’t need to be unusual; you can simply appreciate it because you think it’s cool. I would just take it with a grain of salt and tell anyone who comes to you asking why it’s so different.

DappRadar reports that earlier last week, trading volume on popular NFT marketplace OpenSea reached a one-year low.

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