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Take a Bite Out of Hunger NFT Series is a collaboration between Dole and ‘Hungry Artist’ David Datuna

The funds raised will be used to combat food insecurity and provide healthy nutrition in collaboration with Boys & Girls Clubs.

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The Dole Sunshine Company has teamed up with acclaimed artist David Datuna to produce an NFT range inspired by their Sunshine for All TM rallying cry. The aim is to raise global awareness of food insecurity and malnutrition while also raising funds to combat hunger today. On May 6 at 3:30 p.m. PST, the works will be available for purchase via the NFT auction site Rarible.com.

Dole has collaborated with Datuna to create an NFT series to further the brand’s aim of making healthy foods available to one billion people, which was inspired by Datuna’s viral banana-eating moment at Art Basel Miami Beach in 2019, which won him the nickname “The Hungry Artist.” With nearly a quarter of the world’s population suffering moderate to extreme food insecurity and one-third of food produced for human consumption lost or wasted, the need for healthy nutrition has never been greater.

The Hungry Artist, David Datuna, said, “I’m a huge fan of companies that recognize their responsibility for stewardship and respect Dole’s goals to help ending hunger, achieving food sustainability, ending food waste, and promoting sustainable agriculture.” “My NFT series for Dole tells this tale through symbolic animations, sound, and imagery, in addition to the physical artwork.”

The collaboration is part of the global Dole Promise, which seeks to improve access to healthy nutrition, reduce food waste, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by reducing food waste, plastics in packaging, and greenhouse gas emissions. The brand has already been hard at work around the world, and in 2020 it announced a collaboration with a number of public and private organizations in Jackson, Mississippi, including the local Boys & Girls Club.

Sunshine for All TM Cities is a Dole program that brings healthy food and nutrition to food deserts. The proceeds from the NFT sales will go to Boys & Girls Clubs to help them finance nutrition and hunger-related programs, such as Dole’s Sunshine for All CitiesTM initiative. The Dole Sunshine Company hopes to raise funds through this initiative to expand this program and other nutrition-focused initiatives around the country, strengthening the partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs and bringing education, pop-up farmers markets, and nutritious food to cities across the country, including ongoing efforts in Jackson and expanding to Baltimore and beyond later this year.

“We cannot achieve our goal of providing healthy nutrition to one billion people by 2025 on our own. This is why we look for partners that share our principles, including David Datuna and the BGC,” said Pier-Luigi Sigismondi, global president of the Food and Beverage Group. “In order to achieve structural change, we must combine meaning, imagination, innovation, and technology. This initiative best exemplifies our desire to make a positive difference in the world. David’s viewpoint on using art and digital media as a medium for recognition and social change is one that clearly resonates and encourages us as a brand that can literally eat its purpose.”

Taking a Bite Out of Hunger

Datuna will produce a five-part series focusing on the inextricable connection between food security and nutrition. The NFTs would symbolize people banding together to combat hunger. Sunshine for All, the fifth and final piece, is a pop-art influenced montage of the first four pieces that emphasizes the importance of closing the gaps in access to healthy nutrition for all. This work will also exist as a physical object, with Datuna’s signature lens technique, a layered composition symbolizing society’s various points of view.

On May 6th, the entire art series will be available for purchase. The fifth montage piece will be on view in a virtual gallery (Decentraland) as well as a physical location in New York City, which will be revealed soon, until May 8th.

The NFT’s net proceeds will be donated to Boys & Girls Clubs to support wellness and hunger-related programming, such as the Sunshine for All TM Cities initiative. In addition, Dole is collaborating with decarbonization advisor Aerial to develop a climate-positive approach to reduce the environmental effects of the NFT sale. This will have little effect on the amount of money earned at the auction, and it will ensure that any potential sales are properly offset.

Starting April 28, 2021, additional auction information will be available via Rarible.

Visit SunshineForAll.com for more updates and to keep up with the auctions.

About The Dole Sunshine Company

The name Dole Sunshine Company is used to reflect Dole Asia Holdings, Dole Worldwide Packaged Foods, and Dole Asia Fresh’s global interests and combined efforts. Dole Sunshine Company is not a real business entity that does business in any country or territory. Visit DoleSunshine.com or dolesunshine.com/doing-good for more details on Dole Sunshine Company.

About David Datuna

David Datuna is a Georgian-born American artist best known for his Viewpoint of Millions series, which includes portraits of Jay-Z, Steve Jobs, Marilyn Monroe, and others, and his revolutionary Viewpoint of Billions series, which debuted at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery and featured wearable technology. David’s work can be seen in prestigious art fairs and galleries around the world, including Art Miami and The Armory Show. Datuna was born in Tbilisi, Georgia, in 1974, and moved to New York City to start his career as an artist. Datuna’s work, as a self-taught artist, takes abstraction in a new direction.

About Rarible

Rarible is an online store for non-fiction books. It provides artists and enthusiasts with a forum to make, collect, and exchange digital collectibles. Alexei Falin and Alex Salnikov founded Rarible in the beginning of 2020. Rarible’s aim is to become a completely decentralized autonomous organization (DAO), with active platform users controlling decision-making and organization. They want to make it a public platform that is open to users by allowing developers and collectors to submit platform ideas and vote on platform updates.

About Boys & Girls Clubs

Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA.org) has offered a healthy environment for children and teenagers to learn and develop for over 160 years. During vital non-school hours, clubs include compassionate adult mentors, fun and fellowship, and high-impact youth development services. Academic achievement, good character and leadership, and safe lifestyles are all promoted by Boys & Girls Clubs programming. Via Club membership and community outreach, over 4,700 Clubs reach out to 4.6 million young people. Clubs can be found in cities, towns, public housing, and native lands around the country, and BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on US military installations across the world serve military families.

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The Beatles and John Lennon’s Music History Collection will be Auctioned as NFTs

The “Lennon Connection: The NFT Collection” would offer each NFT as an audio-visual collection, told by Julian Lennon himself.

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Julian Lennon, John Lennon’s eldest son, is selling some of the most valuable items of music history from his collection.

Some of the most sought-after Beatles artifacts available for auction are John Lennon’s coat from the film “Magical Mystery Tour,” his cape from “Help!,” three guitars, and Paul McCartney’s handwritten arrangement notes for “Hey Jude.”

The “Lennon Connection: The NFT Collection” NFT series, in conjunction with NFT marketplace YellowHeart and Julien’s Auctions, began bidding on Monday and will start on February 7. The White Feather Foundation will get a percentage of the proceeds from the NFT auction.

Julian would keep the tangible things, but the buyer would be the owner of the rights to the one-of-a-kind NFT. Every NFT in the collection would be available as an audio-visual collectible narrated by Julian Lennon.

The handwritten note by Paul McCartney for “Hey Jude” is thought to be the most famous piece that is expected to draw the highest bid. The item’s NFT starts at $30,000 and goes up from there.

Julien’s Auctions has sold other Beatles items in the past, bringing in millions of dollars. However, one of John Lennon’s acoustic guitars, which sold for $2.4 million, Ringo Starr’s drum kit, which sold for $2.2 million, and the drum head Ringo used on the “Ed Sullivan Show” in 1964, which sold for $2.1 million, is among the essential items.

NFTs are the newest crypto fad, and many believe they will disrupt the art business. NFTs have become the latest trend in the art world, with mainstream artists and celebrities abandoning traditional auctions in favor of NFTs.

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Due to a UI Glitch, OpenSea is Reimbursing Users Who Sold NFTs for Less Than Market Value

Due to a UI glitch, several OpenSea customers saw their NFTs sold for far less than market value this week. The NFT marketplace is currently compensating affected users and updating certain aspects of its user interface design.

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Some OpenSea customers were horrified to discover that their valuable NFTs had been sold for pennies on the dollar earlier this week. And many people were understandably devastated.

“Guys, I just lost an ape…. I’m in tears…. How did this happen so quickly???? “On Monday, an OpenSea user known as TBALLER posted 15 sobbing emoticons.

Due to a UI glitch on the NFT marketplace, TBALLER’s Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) NFT was sold for about $1,800 on OpenSea – 99 percent below the floor price. The bidder who snatched the NFT instantly resold it for nearly $200,000, generating a $198,000 profit in less than an hour.

While the problem isn’t new, it has reappeared in a significant way this week. Elliptic, a blockchain analytics startup, discovered at least three attackers who bought over eight NFTs valued over $1 million for a fraction of their market value on Monday. Those NFTs were from the BAYC, Mutant Ape Yacht Club, Cool Cats, and CyberKongz collections, among others. According to blockchain security startup PeckShield, one attacker got 332 ether (worth over $800,000) by acquiring NFTs below market value owing to the flaw.

The company is “currently reaching out to and reimbursing affected users,” according to an OpenSea spokeswoman, who saw their NFTs sold below market value due to the “confusing UI” issue. Simultaneously, the marketplace is attempting to address the issue by raising awareness and providing consumers with more visibility and control over their NFTs.

What is the issue?

This is the source of the issue. Let’s say an OpenSea user receives an offer to sell their NFT for a particular amount of money. Instead of retracting the offer and paying the associated gas fees, they elected to transfer the NFT to another wallet. This indicates that the deal is no longer available on OpenSea. The issue arises if they return the NFT to the same wallet – the offer remains active and valid, and anyone might accept it.

When the NFT in question has increased in value between the time of the original offer and the time it is returned to the same wallet, this problem becomes considerably more serious. While the user now feels their NFT is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars (in BAYC’s instance), the NFT is sold for its initial price, which could be as low as a thousand dollars. And it’s this inconsistency that’s generating so much trouble.

On OpenSea, the only option to cancel a sale offer is to do an on-chain transaction, which is sometimes costly due to Ethereum’s high gas prices. This is why, rather than retracting their sell offer, OpenSea users prefer to relocate their NFTs to a new wallet.

According to Ledger CTO Charles Guillemet, “Gas price evasion is pushing terrible design and bad behavior from users.” “The scalability dilemma has never been more pressing, and the answers are Layer 2 [networks] rather than off-chain logic methods,” says the author.

Since its inception, OpenSea has had this UI design. However, attackers have only recently become aware of the issue. According to an OpenSea spokesman, the firm has kept this issue under wraps “because we didn’t want to risk bringing it to the attention of bad actors who could abuse it at scale until we had mitigations in place.”

“This isn’t an exploit or a flaw; it’s a problem that occurs due to the blockchain’s nature,” the representative explained. “Users must cancel their own listings; OpenSea cannot cancel listings on their behalf.”

How is OpenSea attempting to avoid this?

OpenSea has taken the UI issue “very seriously” and is working on many product enhancements, according to the company.

To begin with, the platform has introduced a new listings manager that allows users to quickly view and cancel their listings.

Second, according to the spokesman, OpenSea is reducing the default listing duration from six to one month, so that if an NFT is transferred back into a wallet after one month, the listing will have expired.

When users transfer an NFT out of their wallet that has an active listing linked with it, OpenSea will notify them and ask them if they want to cancel it. According to the spokesman, if OpenSea has the user’s email address associated with their OpenSea profile, it will send them an email in this respect.

This isn’t the first time that OpenSea users have encountered problems. A flaw in the NFT marketplace accidentally destroyed at least 42 NFTs valued at least $100,000 in September. Because the platform did not allow ERC-1155 tokens at the time, an OpenSea user named Tom Kuennen had his NFT vanish from his wallet early last year.

OpenSea is the industry leader in the NFT arena, with over 60% market share. However, due to a surge in activity on LooksRare, which has mostly been driven by wash trading, OpenSea’s market share has dropped dramatically this month. OpenSea has raised $300 million in a Series C fundraising round, valuing the company at $13.3 billion.

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What Could Shiba Inu Dev’s Major NFT Partnership Be This Time?

What could Shiba Inu dev’s hints about a huge NFT alliance be this time?

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In a recent series of tweets, Shiba Inu developer Shytoshi BEANsama appears to be hinting at a significant NFT relationship, albeit the complete specifics are unknown at press time.

“Alright… there you go,” the SHIB developer had tweeted. ” Another one done. Now we’re working on the pitch,” indicating a forthcoming advancement in the area of NFTs and gaming. Then, on Jan. 22, the lead developer tweeted: “Looks like I should learn Italian… #soon,” and then a SHIB member said, “We have partnershib with lamborghini folks!!!’ ‘Trust me, bro,’ is the source.”

Though Lamborghini has yet to comment as of press time, a quick look at the Italian carmaker’s official Twitter account shows an NFT launch is on the way.

“Our First NFT is coming moon,” the Italian brand and builder of luxury sports cars and SUVs said in a 21-second video posted on Jan. 20. NFTPRO.”

”Inbound” announcement?

Shytoshi Kusama, a Shiba Inu developer, revealed that he had presented the Shiba Inu Core Team with a significant concept that, if accepted, might shake the crypto market.

A tweet from Shiba Inu’s official website also hinted at something huge developing in the Shiba Inu ecosystem, according to the SHIB developer. The dog-themed group appears to be gearing up for big things in the NFT area.

Queenie, the official Discord moderator, alluded to a big surprise in 2022 during an AMA session on Twitter in late December, without further details.

Queenie was reminded of the news by a user, who stated, “Hey, @QueenE OCE, you mentioned that a big surprise was coming in the first half of 2022. I realize it’s very early in the year, but have you heard anything about it? Cheers!”

The announcement is still “inbound,” Queenie said, and the team is working on it as rapidly as they can. “All I have to say is that it’s still on its way!! We’re working as rapidly as we can to get everything ready. But quality trumps quantity and the wait will be well worth it.”

At the time of publication, SHIB was trading at $0.000021.

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