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Legacy NFT Collection Announced by Golden State Warriors

Golden State Warriors are the first professional sports team to release an officially licensed digital collection of memorabilia; the auction is now open, with proceeds benefiting the Warriors Community Foundation.

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It was revealed today that the Golden State Warriors have become the first professional sports team to introduce an NFT Collection. The Golden State Warriors Legacy NFT Collection is an officially approved digital collection that commemorates the team’s six NBA championships and features digital collectibles of the team’s most famous games. The Warriors Community Foundation, which has awarded over $22 million in impact for Bay Area educational equity since its establishment in 2012, will receive a portion of the auction proceeds.

GSWNFT.com is where fans and bidders can see the whole range, which contains a number of one-of-a-kind pieces. The main collection auction will end on Saturday, May 1 at 8 p.m. PDT, and the 1-of-1 sales will end on Sunday, May 2 at 8 p.m. PDT.

The Warriors Championship Ring NFTs and the Commemorative Ticket Stub NFTs, both modeled by artist Black Madre and minted on the blockchain, will be combined with live experiences, such as involvement in a Warrior-for-a-Day event and a custom championship ring presentation during a future game.

Warriors Chief Revenue Officer Brandon Schneider said, “The digital collectibles excitement is palpable.” “We see NFTs and company digitization as a mainstay for engaging our fans around the world. We’re always looking for new ways to be creative and innovative as a business, and launching this unique NFT Collection is the latest step in that direction. Furthermore, we value the fact that proceeds from this project will benefit the Warriors Community Foundation at a crucial juncture in our community’s effort to restore educational practices following the pandemic.”

The Warriors Championship Ring NFTs set includes limited-edition collector NFTs of the team’s six NBA Championship Rings, as well as a 1-of-1 Warriors Six-Time NBA Champion Ring NFT that combines all six championships into a single never-before-seen NFT. The following items are included in the collection:

  • 1947 NBA Championship celebrating the first championship in league history (25 editions)
  • 1956 NBA Championship (25 editions)
  • 1975 NBA Championship (25 editions)
  • 2015 NBA Championship (50 editions)
  • 2017 NBA Championship (50 editions)
  • 2018 NBA Championship (50 editions)
  • 1-of-1 Warriors Six-Time NBA Champion Ring

A physical Warriors Championship Ring will be given to the bidder who purchases the first edition of each Warriors NBA Championship Ring NFT. The winner of the 1-of-1 Six-Time NBA Championship NFT will receive a one-of-a-kind physical ring made by Beverly Hills jeweler Jason and will be presented with the ring on-court at a potential Warriors home game. A Warriors Championship Banner NFT will be unlocked for collectors who buy all six Championship Ring NFTs and complete the collection.

With each ticket stub hand illustrated and digitally produced by the renowned artist Black Madre, the Warriors Commemorative Ticket Stub NFTs will bring to life some of the most famous and memorable moments in franchise history.

The Golden State Warriors Commemorative Ticket Stub NFTs contain the following items (each limited to 10 copies):

  • The First Ever NBA Championship (Game 5) – Warriors vs. Stags; April 22, 1947
  • 1956 NBA Championship (NBA Finals Game 5) – Warriors vs. Pistons; April 7, 1956
  • 1975 NBA Championship (Game 4) – Warriors vs. Bullets; May 25, 1975
  • We Believe First Round Upset (NBA Playoffs First Round Game 6) – Warriors vs. Mavericks; May 3, 2007
  • 2015 NBA Championship (NBA Finals Game 6) – Warriors vs. Cavaliers; June 16, 2015
  • Single Season NBA Wins Record (73) – Warriors vs. Grizzlies, April 13; 2016
  • 2017 NBA Championship (NBA Finals Game 5) – Warriors vs. Cavaliers; June 12, 2017
  • 2018 NBA Championship (NBA Finals Game 4) – Warriors vs. Cavaliers; June 8, 2018
  • Last regular season game at Oracle Arena – Warriors vs. Clippers; April 7, 2019
  • First Game at Chase Center – Warriors vs. Clippers; October 24, 2019
  • 1-of-1 Warriors Golden Ticket NFT – Commemorating franchise history over the last 75 years

The Warriors Golden Ticket NFT blends 75 years of franchise history into a one-of-a-kind ticket stub NFT. The highest bidder will receive a Warrior-for-a-Day experience, which includes the opportunity to sign a mock one-day contract with the Warriors, courtside tickets for two to a Warriors home game, and more. A Warriors Historic Moment Showcase NFT will be unlocked for collectors who buy all 10 Ticket Stub NFTs and complete the package.

Both editions will be sold in an English auction to the highest bidder, and participation will include a MetaMask Wallet and an OpenSea account. All auction information can be found at GSWNFT.com. The auction will only accept Ethereum and will not accept credit cards. If a bidder beats all other bidders in the last 10 minutes of an auction, the auction will immediately be extended by 10 minutes. The Warriors Community Foundation’s website can be found HERE. The Warriors collaborated with Medium Rare to launch the Legacy NFT Collection, the same company that worked with GRONK to develop and execute the Rob Gronkowski Championship Series NFT Collection last month.

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In June, the volume of Ethereum NFT trading decreased by 70%, although sales remained stable

Although there is less money in NFTs, sales haven’t really slowed down.

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Despite the negative market, there is some good news regarding NFTs.

According to Nansen data, the overall amount of Ethereum NFT trades has decreased by 55% over the past month, falling from 1.3 million ETH to roughly 584,000 ETH. In terms of US dollars, that represents a decline of about 70% from just under $2.6 billion to about $672 million.

Over the past month, Ethereum’s price has decreased by around 43%. But because “blue chip” NFT prices haven’t increased to make up for it, fewer transactions are taking place.

Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT prices are still circling about 100 ETH among the top five listed NFT collections on OpenSea, with average ETH prices having essentially remained unchanged. The exception is CryptoPunks, whose buy-in floor pricing increased by 48 percent in part as a result of Christie’s head of digital sales taking over as the Punks’ new brand lead this month.

The unique blockchain tokens that represent ownership over digital art are still being bought and sold by NFT traders; they’re just purchasing less expensive tokens and “aping” into free mints like Goblintown, which launched a wave of free-to-mint NFT collections centered around bodily waste, nihilism, and memes.

According to data from CryptoSlam, the typical sale price for an Ethereum NFT dropped from $2,463 in May to barely $703, a 71% reduction. While a result, NFTs are often more expensive to buy as the crypto bear market persists.

OpenSea reported 1.478 million NFTs were sold on its platform in May. As of Wednesday, 1.476 million NFTs have been sold in June, thus it’s entirely probable that this month will see an increase in NFT sales over May. The Otherside NFTs from Yuga Labs, which saw $561 million traded in just one day, also significantly helped May’s results.

According to Dune data, the total number of registered users who have completed at least one transaction on OpenSea’s marketplace increased by a modest 6.5 percent. With a 16 percent drop from roughly 422,000 to 354,000, the number of active traders for Ethereum NFTs has only marginally decreased.

Nansen data show that there hasn’t been much of a reduction in the number of weekly active NFT projects that are seeing revenues. Three NFT collections—the same number as last month—have seen more than 10,000 sales. Only 30% fewer collections this month—from 109 to 76—saw more than a thousand sales in a given period. Therefore, NFT designers are still making sales, especially in collections with the biggest market caps.

Consequently, traders are still making trades even though overall volume may be down 55 to 70 percent in ETH and USD, respectively. Despite the fact that they are currently buying and selling for less, it appears that NFT aficionados still have hope.

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GIVENCHY PARFUMS, AMAR STUDIO, REWIND COLLECTIVE & VEVE REUNITE FOR THE CREATION OF AN NFT IN SUPPORT OF THE LGBTQIA+ CAUSE FOR PRIDE 2022

Fashion House, Artists and NFT Platform Team Up Once Again for Pride Month

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PARIS, June 23, 2022 – To mark Pride Month this year, Givenchy Parfums states its support for the LGBTQIA+ cause by reuniting with LGBTQIA activist Amar Singh, artists Rewind Collective & NFT platform VeVe, the largest mobile-first digital collectibles platform, for the release of a new digital collectible to be sold for charity releasing on Wednesday, June 29 at 12 p.m. PT. The release of the digital artwork, Pride II by Rewind Collective, will be sold for the benefit of the Le MAG Jeunes association, on VeVe’s digital collectible platform, available to download on the App Store and Google Play.

Drawing inspiration from the House’s Prisme Libre, combining four shades of colors, as well as the Rewind Collective’s Pixelated Heroes series, this original virtual artwork is being sold on VeVe in a limited series of 1952 editions. After the sale, the proceeds will be entirely donated to the Le MAG Jeunes association.

Titled “Pride II”, the artwork created by Rewind Collective for Givenchy Parfums is a series of animated portraits symbolizing diversity, the assertion of identity, and the fight for equal rights. Innovative photos, which the collective reinterpreted digitally in the colors of the Rainbow Flag, expres Givenchy’s commitment to a more diverse, more inclusive, more universal kind of beauty.

Through this initiative, Givenchy Parfums, Amar Studio & VeVe are proud to support Le MAG Jeunes (Movement for the Assertion of Young Gay, Lesbian, Bi & Trans people), a French association founded in Paris in 1985. Amar Singh continues to lead India’s national effort at the supreme court to abolish LGBT+ conversion therapy.  Aimed at the LGBTQIA+ young population (15 to 30), Le MAG Jeunes focuses on support and accompanying: it carries out awareness-raising missions in schools, offers cultural and educational activities, and provides psychological support to all those who need it. It also lobbies international institutions, so as to promote the implementation of more inclusive public policies, for today and tomorrow.

“Art remains one of the most powerful forms of self-expression, we’re honored to further the LGBTQIA+ cause so that everyone can present their authentic self,” said David Yu, Co-Founder of VeVe. “We are proud to support the LGBTQIA+ community and help fund the fight against LGBT phobias and sexism through the sales of this unique digital collectible.”

Last year the companies came together to sell the digital artwork, “Pride”, as a sign of support for the LGBTQIA+ cause and MAG. The $128,000 raised led to the organization:

  • Moving to a bigger space in Paris and opening of two new local centers for LGBT+ youth inclusion, to overcome isolation and that offers support and multiple activities. The Paris local group is now in the heart of the capital Quincampoix Street, Paris 4th, with a great space to welcome LGBT+ youth. And the two new branches are in Lyon and Clermont Ferrand. 
  • An increase of LGBT+ youth supported by the organization to 529. The foundation aims to support 1,600 youths thanks to the new spaces and new members of staff. 
  • Building and recruitment a team of professionals to accompany youth and fight LGBT phobias and sexism.
  • An increase of interventions in school from 3,000 students in 2021 to 11,360 in 2022, to prevent LGBT phobia and sexism in the education sector.

About VeVe:
Founded in 2018, VeVe was created by collectors, for collectors to bring premium licensed NFT digital collectibles to the mass market. With millions of active users and over 6      million NFTs sold, VeVe is the largest mobile-first digital collectibles platform and one of the top-grossing Entertainment Apps in the Google Play and Apple stores.

Utilizing both blockchain and augmented reality technologies, VeVe offers premium licensed collectibles from leading brands including DC Comics and Warner Bros, Cartoon Network, tokidoki, Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, and more. For the first time, these brands can provide customization to collectibles after their initial sale, creating endless revenue possibilities for products both new and previously offered. In addition, VeVe’s 3D augmented reality photo mode allows collectors to interact with every digital collectible, as well as share their collectibles through VeVe’s in-app social feed, or on external social platforms including Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and more.

In March 2021, VeVe committed to 100% carbon neutral NFTs and provided $7+ million in grants to environmental nonprofits to raise money for causes through NFT promotions. In addition, VeVe uses Ethereum’s layer 2 scaling protocol, Immutable X, which provides instant trade confirmation, scalability (over 9,000 trades per second), zero gas fees, and a 99.9% reduction in environmental footprint.

The VeVe Digital Collectible app is available on both iOS and Android.

Learn more: VeVe.me | Twitter | Discord | Facebook | Instagram | Medium

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Salvatore Ferragamo, an Italian luxury brand, has an NFT booth in SoHo

Customers can create and mint their own Ethereum-backed non-fungible tokens (NFTs) on OpenSea at a booth set up by Salvatore Ferragamo, an upscale clothing company with its headquarters in Florence, New York.

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The Salvatore Ferragamo concept store in the city’s SoHo neighborhood opened its doors on Friday, and the booth is a part of a bigger debut of the business. All visitors are eligible to receive free NFTs, which are limited to 256 in total. The brand will pay all associated costs up front to mint an NFT.

For the launch, the company is collaborating with artist Shxpir, who has previously created holographic handbags for businesses like Coach. Shxpir has produced 3D digital graphic elements for the NFTs for Salvatore Ferragamo.

Just one day after NFT, there will be a launch.

After a week of discussions about how fashion businesses may tap into the Web3 and NFT arena, NYC, a conference about non-fungible tokens in Times Square, comes to an end. Famous companies have lately debuted their own NFT collections, including Gucci, Prada, Bulgari, and many others.

Salvatore Ferragamo has previously entered the online space.

The company collaborated with Obsess, a virtual and augmented reality software platform that aids businesses in the establishment of interactive online storefronts and virtual experiences, last year. Customers could explore a virtual mansion that featured Ferragamo goods at the online store dubbed “House of Gifts.”

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