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Pierre Gasly Joins Forces with Fantom to Offer One-of-a-kind NFTs to Formula 1 Fans for the First Time

Pierre Gasly has partnered with Fantom to bring blockchain technology to Formula 1TM, bringing NFTs to the world’s fastest sport.



In the year 2021, Non-Fungible Tokens have seized the globe by storm. The previously reviled cryptocurrency market, which was infamous for clogging the Ethereum network with CryptoKittys, has now emerged as the fastest-growing component of the crypto market, with billions of dollars in monthly transactions.

Slow transaction rates and high transaction costs have rendered the Ethereum network nearly unavailable to the average user, highlighting the benefits of newer smart contract platforms. Fantom stands out among these next-generation protocols for its 1-second transaction times and consistent, low-cost transactions.

The entire crypto community has taken notice of Fantom’s possibilities, and popular NFT projects like Pumpkittens have embraced the user-friendly network with great success.

Well-known influencers and sports figures have taken notice of the ecosystem, including Grand Prix-winning Formula 1TM driver Pierre Gasly, who recently announced a collaboration with Fantom to allow fans to purchase NFTs attached to actual assets commemorating Gasly’s career highlights.

Formula 1TM, the world’s fastest-moving sport, has captivated and delighted fans for decades, but it is mainly watched on television screens, which do not provide the same thrills as attending a race in person and meeting popular drivers directly.

Fans now have a new way to show their love for Formula 1TM and possess a piece of unique history while also entering for a chance to meet their favorite driver in person, thanks to blockchain technology and the power of smart contracts.

Gasly is the first Formula 1TM driver to offer NFTs for fans due to this revolutionary relationship. The auction of three unique, one-of-a-kind NFTs that reflect each time Pierre stepped onto an F1 podium will begin on Wednesday, October 20th.

Each of these NFTs will be redeemable for one-of-a-kind physical items as well as real-life experiences, such as a chance to meet Pierre in person during race weekend.

Beginning at 2 p.m. UTC on Friday, October 22nd, a fourth NFT comprised of 350 tokenized pieces will be available for purchase, leading to special edition items.

Fans who want to buy these limited-edition goods can do so on the Artion NFT marketplace, where they can use wFTM to bid on all four pieces and the Fantom-based tokens ZOO and TOMB to buy individual pieces of the fourth NFT. On Saturday, October 23rd, 2021, all auctions will end at 2 p.m. UTC.

The 25-year-old from Rouen, France, is perfectly positioned to help expose the world of NFTs and blockchain technology to Formula 1TM fans, having competed in 80 Grand Prix events.

“We’ve been planning this NFT drop together with Fantom for quite some time now,” says Gasly, a well-known crypto and NFT enthusiast. “But, like with many creative projects, our initial excitement belies the level of intricacy underlying it.”

Both Formula 1TM fans and the Fantom network are about to throw fan interaction and engagement into high gear now that the finished product is on the starting line and ready for its public debut.


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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