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When Thinking About a Genius, the Name Dino Tomic Comes to Mind

Salt, gun powder, tattoos, color pencils, UV lights, water…are just some of the mediums in the repertoire of this incredible artist that lately added NFTs to his portfolio.

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Dino is originally from Croatia, but he moved to Norway when he was just 15 years old. He says he’s been an artist for as long as he can remember, so art is what he lives and breathes every single day. Literally every day. There is a story behind that; when he was 16, he decided that he wants to become the best artist in the world in ten years by creating at least one art piece every day, whether it would be a drawing, painting, tattoo, etc…it didn’t really matter what, as long as his art game would be evolving. And boy, did it evolve! Dino became worldwide known with a sheer amount of practice and vast talent and got a huge following.

Dino is a strong advocate of hard work and going outside of your comfort zone, which is precisely what he did. He worked hard, especially on things that were challenging him at the time. For him, it was portraits. He was good at drawing monsters, but he states, “I was very bad at drawing portraits, and they looked terrible.”

I’m not sure I believe the guy, considering his masterpieces, but I guess his bar is raised so high that only perfection is deemed to be good enough. The number of art pieces he did over the years is unknown because there are so many that it’s almost impossible to get an exact count. The most mind-boggling thing about it is that all the available online pieces are just the ones Dino creates in his “spare time,” others are for clients that are not accessible to the public. Where does he find the time? Like said before, Dino’s inspiration for creating art are people who work hard, so the harder the work is, the better results. If you are passionate about something, you don’t consider it work, and you will always find the time to get better and eventually become really good at it. He says that it is funny how some people think it all just comes naturally because he is talented, but that is just wishful thinking.

“People see a painting and say, ‘wow, that’s a cool painting; I wish I could do that.’ Well, freaking stop wishing and start doing!”

Most of us don’t see all the sweat, blood, and tears that he had to put into his work to be in the position that he is in now. Speaking about that, his creations get millions of views online every day, and that became normal for him: “The first time, when my art got a million views, I remember my heart was beating fast, and I didn’t know what to do with myself, I didn’t know how to feel now, I mean, ‘a million people have seen what I’ve done!’ It is such a rush, such a strange feeling, that very, very few people get to experience. After a while, you kind of get numb to it, so today, if one of my pieces gets a million views, it’s just another day, it doesn’t really matter, I don’t even think about it; it just becomes so normal to you, that you get disconnected from that huge number.”

So, what Dino did, was only drawing portraits until he got them down to a tee. His goal was to become versatile and good at everything that concerns art, but even so, Dino is different than your average artist. By that, I mean he uses all kinds of mediums, from “normal” ones to really extraordinary ones. We’re talking salt, gunpowder, and dust on dirty cars, neon lights, artworks on the pavement using water, and “some kind of magic trickery”; you name it, and he will do it! He plans to do even more grandiose stuff in the future, like art on water and in the sky. We can’t wait to see it!

If you thought that this is all…think again! Dino also owns a tattoo shop with his girlfriend, Mina. It really seems like the day has 30 hours for this guy. His tattoo journey started when he was 17 years old and did a tiny tattoo on himself. He was practicing it like any other artwork. He would do it in layers, in different techniques, and he would take the knowledge he learned from other mediums such as color pencils and oil paintings, then he would try to apply it in the tattoo space. That was a little bit challenging because obviously, human skin is not the same as a sheet of paper, but with time he improved vastly, and his tattoos look just as awesome as his other artwork. Dino being Dino, his tattoos are a lot different and unique compared to other tattoo artists since his art background covers so many different mediums. The craziest fact about it is that he does it free-hand! That means he doesn’t use stencils, just the needle directly onto the skin and consent, plus the customer’s trust. Sign me up!

Slight confession here: I am in no way an art guru or connoisseur, but I am so amazed by Dino and his artwork that I cannot emphasize enough what a genius this man is. His artwork is so out of the box that it kind of reminds me of a sci-fi movie or a vision that only the most talented and hardworking artist can paint in their mind and then transfers it into an art piece. We at NFThours don’t know what the future holds for him and his artwork, but we know one thing for sure…when thinking about a genius, visionary, pioneer, one name comes to mind: Dino Tomic.

Check out Dino’s amazing work:

https://www.dinotomic.com/

https://opensea.io/assets/venomized-card-collection

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3yWCfvAbFSeP-bW35lfJsg

https://twitter.com/AtomiccircuSart?s=09

https://foundation.app/dinotomic

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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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