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Poetry can Save the (crypto) World: Italian Poet Paolo Gambi to Lead a New Renaissance

The Italian founder of international movement “Poetry Renaissance” pioneers a wave of digital art and beauty thanks to a new language for poetry.



In Italy, there are still embers of Renaissance that are longing to burn the world with Beauty. This could be the reason that led a Vatican cardinal’s right-hand man to become an anarchist poet, who navigates the crypto world in search of languages to fill it with poetry. Paolo Gambi lived many lives, like many Renaissance artists: he has been an award-winning journalist – from Financial Times to Kazakh Fashion magazines –, an author of 30 books, a mental coach and trainer, and yes, he worked with a Vatican cardinal, but some years ago he gave up everything to follow his artistic research in the metaverse. Now he is one of the first on earth to have minted NFT poems.

Poetry can save the (crypto) world

Paolo Gambi ended up founding an international movement, “Poetry Renaissance” that gathers people from all around the globe who believe that poetry can save the world.

“Poetry saved my life. It was a bridge between the darkness of life and the light of mystery. So it can save many more people, even the entire world, if it finds spaces to shine”.

That is why the search for spaces for poetry seems to be a consolidated point in his artistic research. “Gutenberg is dead, and the age of paper is over,” he writes in some of his poems. So instead, he performs poetry and writes poems on walls, on the sand, even on people’s skin, in his bodypainting poetry.

Today he seems focused on the new opportunities of the crypto world.

“Poetry must find new spaces in NFT environments so that its beauty can also save the crypto world,” says Paolo Gambi, “and new spaces imply new languages and new aesthetics.”

He has been the first to coin NFT comics poetry on the Foundation app.

After that, one of the first NFT aesthetics that he has hybridized with poetry is the Cryptopunks’ one. He has minted a collection of Cryptopunk poets, pixel art images representing faces of great poets, accompanied by their quotes adapted to the new context.

And so you can find Dante Alighieri, leading the cryptopunk movement like a nerd, Homer portraying humanity on the pixels, Shakespeare turning his stage into a video game, Walt Whitman inviting to “contribute a bit,” and many more.

More works will soon be available.

The world needs Italy for a new Renaissance

But the idea of simply writing NFT poetry does not seem to convince him. Instead, he seems to be looking for artworks that tear down the arts walls and hybridize poetry with visual art, music, and new artistic forms.

“The alliance between poetry and NFT technology can unite all the arts in a new multi-sensory, and perhaps the interactive, form that will revolutionize the history of art.”

Perhaps there will be no more distinction between poets, painters, and musicians in the future, just as it happened during the Renaissance. Paolo Gambi is one of the pioneers of crypto poetry, and together one of the first Italians to have stuck his nose into the NFT world. And from history, we know how it ends when Italians start to make art.





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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