Popular trading platform Robinhood is creating a non-custodial crypto wallet that will be compatible with multiple blockchains.
The wallet will be a standalone application with the ability to store nonfungible tokens (NFTs) and connect to NFT marketplaces. A promoreleased for the wallet shows a demonstration using Ethereum ( ) based NFTs.
Trade and swap crypto with no network fees. A web3 wallet from us. Get early access:
— Robinhood (@RobinhoodApp)
The app is a significant step for the company in providing crypto services. Prior to January 2022 trading crypto on Robinhood was a closed system with users unable to withdraw cryptocurrency.
On January 21 Robinhoodallowing them to send crypto off the platform, that number was later expanded in April to users on a waitlist.
Currently the wallet is limited by an identity verification process and only supports seven assets: Bitcoin (), Bitcoin Cash ( ), Bitcoin SV ( ), Dogecoin ( ), Ethereum, Ethereum Classic ( ) and Litecoin ( ).
LimeWire, a peer-to-peer file-sharing website from the early 2000s whose brand is now owned by an NFT marketplace, has secured a deal with Universal Music Group (UMG) for artists to launch NFT projects.
In aUMG said the deal would allow its artists to offer NFTs featuring content such as audio recordings, bonus tracks, backstage footage, images and other exclusive material to sell to fans or collectors.
As part of this new partnership, UMG artists can now offer audio recordings, audiovisual content, backstage footage as well as other artworks as NFTs on themarketplace and sell them directly to fans and collectors in a safe and trusted environment.
— Universal Music Group (@UMG)
UMGs Senior VP of Digital Business for Central Europe Holger Christoph said the company is “fully embracing the exciting Web3 space” and will work to create projects with “real utility.”
The partnership sees the LimeWire brand come full circle, as during its P2P heyday, it was a target for music labels due to users illegally sharing copyrighted content. The original platform was eventually taken down in 2010 after losing a court battle against the Recording Industry Association of America.
In March 2022 the brandfocused on the music industry with brothers Paul and Julian Zehetmayr buying the rights to the name so it would return “as a platform for artists, not against them.”
Okay Bears knock-off tops OpenSea, gets delisted
The popular NFT project “Okay Bears”, the first Solana () NFT collection to on OpenSea has inspired a knock-off Ethereum-based collection dubbed “Not Okay Bears”.
Not Okay Bears are flipped images of the 10,000 original versions and brieflythe 24-hour volume of the original collection on OpenSea. shows over $3.2 million in volume over the last 24 hours.
The collection was delisted by OpenSea on May 17 likely due to the platform’spolicies on collections that imitate others.
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