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“Trendy Tigers” NFT Launch Previews Novel AR Videos that Learn Tricks

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First of its kind where owners can admire NFT images and teach video NFTs to learn.

The latest launch of a non-fungible token (NFT) collection called Trendy Tigers, was announced today as a unique approach combining traditional static digital images, three-dimensional renditions, and interactive augmented reality (AR) video that enables the owner to train virtual tigers to do tricks. The ability to directly engage with the machine-learning virtual videos of the tiger creations has not been seen before in an NFT asset.

Recent collections such as Axie Infinity, Bored Ape Yacht Club, CryptoPunks and others have sold for millions, but Trendy Tigers is the first NFT collection that strives to bridge both passive appreciation of the NFT artwork and actively help it learn different skills. This could be a significant step toward programing NFTs in the future with artificial intelligence and owner recognition capabilities that enable “artwork” to imprint, interact, and potentially bond with buyers. The featured elements of this upcoming NFT launch, as outlined in its press release, include:

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  • A graphically rich art experience
  • Upgrades to a three-dimensional experience. 
  • Augmented Trendy Tigers that can be trained to follow commands
  • Geo-locating Tigers in different cities to own them
  • Rich personalized mobile app experience
Renditions of various Trendy Tiger NFT images
Image via trendytigers.io

The Trendy Tigers’ creators are positioning this launch as “the next level of digital richness blended in the whole experience,” which may or may not be the case, but it does present a unique alternative within a growing flood of seemingly similar NFT offerings.  

NFT sales volume surged to $10.7 billion in the third quarter of 2021, up more than eightfold from the previous quarter, as the frenzy for crypto assets reached new highs.

“Minting Trendy Tigers on the Ethereum blockchain is the ticket to enter the Jungleverse where all the animals will live with the humans forever. Here, the owners join a vibrant community of like-minded people who talk the same language, have exclusive merchandise and privileges in the real world and the Metaverse,” the press release states.

It’s website states that the baseline collection has 9,999 two-dimensional images such as those rendered above, it also has examples of the AR-enabled versions. A limited pre-sale of select items from this NFT collection will occur on Nov. 16, 2021, at 9.00 am PST on the website TrendyTigers.io.

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Ethereum (ETH) Receives First NFT from Cosmos-Based Blockchain: Details

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In an unmatched experiment, non-fungible tokens were activated on four blockchains before landing on Ethereum’s OpenSea.

IRISnet has facilitated the transfer of a non-fungible token from permissioned distributed network WenChang Chain that was built using the Cosmos software development kit on Ethereum’s largest NFT marketplace.

NFT bridge is established between Cosmos-based WenChang Chain and Ethereum

According to the official announcement shared in Cosmos’ main blog, its software development kit was utilized for the first-ever NFT travel between four blockchain networks.

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Transferred tokens were minted as digital avatars to fine art Chinese paintings. They represent famous traditional Chinese artwork by Rongbaozhai (Studio of Glorious Treasures), well-known since the 17th century.

First, the NFTs were minted at WenChang Chain, one of the decentralized platforms that belong to BSN Open Permissioned Blockchains, an ecosystem of hybrid distributed networks. The tokens were registered through IP.PUB, which is a Digital Artwork Registration Platform supported by China Promoting Minority Culture & Art Association.

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Then, the tokens were sent to IRITA Hub and IRIS Hub, two networks operated by IRISNet, Cosmos-based cross-platform interoperability protocol.

Why is this transfer crucial for IBC instruments?

The transfer became possible thanks to the Terse Inter-Blockchain Communication protocol (TIBC). IRIS Hub seamlessly connects TIBC to Ethereum.

Right now, all NFTs from the experiment are available for sale on OpenSea, the largest Ethereum-based marketplace for non-fungible tokens.

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This experiment is unique due to various features. First of all, it demonstrates Cosmos’ role in connecting permissioned and permissionless blockchains, e.g., Ethereum and BSN. Then, it shows that Chinese state-backed bodies are still interested in blockchain usage despite a severe crack-down on crypto.

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NFT and Crypto Communities Facing Malware Campaign on Discord

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Threat actors are targeting crypto and NFT Discord communities

A malware campaign that specifically focuses on cryptocurrency- and NFT-related Discord communities has been uncovered, according to a report by Bleeping Computer.

Malicious actors are abusing the popular chart service with the help of a crypter called Babadeda, which means “Grandma-Grandpa” in the Russian language.

Cybersecurity firm Morphisec was the first to discover the new malware distribution campaign earlier this week.

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Criminals typically attempt to cajole users into downloading fake software, copying popular blockchain games such as “Mines of Dalarna.”

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Image by blog.morphisec.co

Based on an HTML object of one of the decoy sites, Morphisec determined that the malware campaign is operated by people from a Russian-speaking country.

Threat actors are impersonating the websites of some of the most prominent companies within the NFT industry, including OpenSea and Larva Labs.

Those who started installing the malware typically see a fake error, which is used as a deception technique, while the installer does its job in the background.

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Cybercriminals are likely to go after victims’ crypto wallets and NFTs.

Discord’s malware problem

It is not surprising that Discord has become the target of threat actors since it has become home to plenty of cryptocurrency users where they can communicate via publicly accessible channels or private messages.

It is not just crypto: Sophos revealed that Discord accounted for 4% of all malware downloads as of July.

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Earlier this month, Discord shelved its plan to integrate the Ethereum network after facing severe backlash from the anti-crypto segment of its customer base.

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Christie’s Partners With OpenSea to Hold Curated NFT Auctions

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The legendary auction house is entering into a partnership with non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace OpenSea to hold a series of curated auctions.

Christie’s is continuing its push into the digital art scene with the announcement that it plans to hold on-chain NFT auctions on the world’s most popular marketplace.

The auction house made the announcement on Nov. 24, stating that the first “Christie’s X OpenSea” auction will kick off on Dec. 1. It will be open for browsing until Dec. 3, and bidding will commence on the fourth and run until the seventh.

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Big Step for NFTs

The collaboration will enable bidding and payments to be made using the Ethereum network. The first collection features a “cutting-edge selection of collectibles” pulled together by Christie’s Head of Digital and Online Sales Noah Davis and curator Ronnie Pirovino. It will also be supported by NFT news and analytics platform, NFT Now.

Featured artists include Andre Oshea, Alpha Centauri Kid, Ash Thorp, Baeige, Blake Kathryn, DotPigeon, EtherRock, FriendsWithYou, Fvckrender, GMUNK, Joshua Davis, KESH, Krista Kim, Maciej Kuciara, Mad Dog Jones, Olive Allen, Oseanworld, Recur, Tom Sachs, Victor Mosquera, and WhIsBe.

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Selected works from the sale will be on exhibition during Art Basel Miami Beach at “The Gateway” – a sensory experience in downtown Miami featuring music and art in the celebration of a new era of NFT innovation.

In a press release, Noah Davis commented:

“With this collaboration, we are bringing the Christie’s brand boldly onto the blockchain. Our collaboration with OpenSea allows us to combine our expert curation and prestigious provenance with the convenience of decentralization.”

He added that his hope is that this will be the beginning of a new era for NFT sales at Christie’s.

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In March, Christie’s concluded the sale of its first NFT, the record-breaking “Everydays: The First 5000 Days” by Beeple, which fetched $69 million.

Also, in March, OpenSea secured $23 million in venture capital backing from participants, which included Andreessen Horowitz and billionaire investor Mark Cuban.

OpenSea Dominates Markets

OpenSea is the dominant NFT marketplace for the industry. According to DappRadar, more than $1.67 billion in volume has been processed on the platform over the past 30 days. Its current daily volume is around $70 million.

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Cryptoslam reports that Axie Infinity is still the most popular NFT collection by sales, with $171 million shifted over the past week.

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