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Rory Kejzerko

An NFT-advocating content writer with a background in economics and anthropology. I'm also a sports enthusiast and hodophile in my spare time.

Articles by Rory Kejzerko

NFT

Web3 event ticketing marketplace, SeatlabNFT, is on a mission to revolutionize the events industry by harnessing the powers of blockchain tech. To explore the project in the more depth, we spoke with the platform’s Co-Founder, Ryan Kenny.

November 28, 2022

Lifestyle

As already showcased through the likes of ‘The Gateway: A Web3 Metropolis’ and Metanoise’s Art Soirée, Art Basel Miami and the city’s surrounding ‘Art Week’ are set to host a whole array of Web3-centric events.

November 28, 2022

NFT

With the interoperability and use cases of Web3 expanding by the day, a logical step in users’ metaverse journeys is to streamline their digital existence into one succinct identity.

November 24, 2022

NFT

ApeCoin DAO, which is the community-led governing body comprised of holders of its namesake token, has launched a specialized NFT marketplace for communities which fall under the Yuga Labs NFT umbrella.

November 24, 2022

NFT

With the ongoing bear market prompting innovators to reshape NFT utility into something which extends beyond mere ‘floor price,’ developments in more-general blockchain technology use cases are also being pioneered.

November 24, 2022

Metaverse

Metaverse building and events platform 'Mext' is continuing its long-running relationship with the 'Metaverse Fashion Council’ (MFC) through hosting its highly-anticipated ‘Metaverse Fashion Summit’.

November 23, 2022

Lifestyle

As part of the upcoming Art Basel Miami, Web3 ‘456 collectors club' & alpha group 'Metanoise' will be co-hosting an exclusive art soirée at the city’s new ‘The PowerHouse’ culture hub.

November 23, 2022

Metaverse

In an effort to inaugurate more users onto the virtual real estate ladder, leading open-world metaverse platform The Sandbox is hosting three thematic LAND sales centered around an array of its partnering A-list brands.

November 23, 2022

NFT

The latest project on the block comes from legendary British photographer Nick Knight, who in partnership with his own award-winning fashion platform SHOWstudio, is releasing his first NFT project entitled ‘ikon-1’.

November 22, 2022

Tech

As part of its annual 3-day Summit, new kid on the NFT block Cardano has announced that it will be releasing its own algorithmic stablecoin in Q1 2023.

November 22, 2022

Lifestyle

With COVID-related physical restrictions becoming a thing of the past, IRL events are consistently proving themselves as a proficient medium for Web3 evangelism throughout the ongoing bear market.

November 21, 2022

NFT

Earlier this month saw luxury French fashion label Givenchy partner-up with Atlanta-founded streetwear brand Bstroy, to launch a collaborative phygital NFT collection for the SS 2023 season.

November 21, 2022

Lifestyle

The W1 Curates IRL studio is situated on London’s bustling Oxford Street, where through its revolutionary LED tech wrapped around Flannel’s flagship store, showcases digital art to nearly half a million people per day.

November 21, 2022

People

As part of Christie’s ‘Post War & Contemporary Art Day Sale,’ coveted teenage artist FEWOCiOUS sold his latest project ‘YEAR 6, Age 19- Growing Pains’ for $200,000.

November 19, 2022

NFT

Yesterday saw Adidas Originals’ ongoing foray into digital wearables take its next step. With its ‘Into The Metaverse’ NFT collection of last year signaling ‘Phase 1’ of the campaign, ‘Phase 2’ is now firmly underway.

November 17, 2022

NFT

Although October’s Web3 statistics hit new lows, the month saw the emergence of ‘XEN,’ a promising new DeFi project which assimilates the tokenomics of Bitcoin.

November 17, 2022

Gaming

With the gaming world surpassing 3b users worldwide, & eSports touted to generate 577m viewers by 2024, blockchain gaming is in good stead for taking competitive, social gaming to the next level.

November 16, 2022

NFT

After launching NFT helmets for the Super Bowl LVI finalists (Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals), NFL ‘Rarity League’ is back to release officially licensed, fan-inspired assets for the remaining 30 teams of the league.

November 16, 2022

Metaverse

Through its subsidiaries L’Oréal Professional and Maybelline, French personal care company L’Oréal is teaming up with Ready Player Me (RPM) to bring gaming-inspired hair and makeup to metaverse avatars.

November 16, 2022

NFT

With the 2022 Qatar World Cup looming, the involvement of NFTs in the world’s most popular sport is expanding at an unprecedented rate.

November 15, 2022

Metaverse

Upcoming Japanese metaverse ‘Swagga’ is on a mission to redefine digital fashion through the phygital convergence of fashion, amusement, social networking, and e-commerce.

November 15, 2022

Metaverse

Interoperable metaverse avatar platform Ready Player Me (RPM) has demoed this week new tech which involves one of its fully animated avatars appearing in augmented reality (AR) using Meta’s new ‘Quest Pro’ virtual reality headset.

November 14, 2022

Metaverse

As exemplified by the array of digital fashion artists, wearables, and platforms that Web3 has birthed over the past few years, metaverse fashion is growing into a significant component of virtual living.

November 14, 2022

People

Friday saw business, pop culture and entertainment mogul Paris Hilton host a launch party for her new virtual realm ‘Paris World.’

November 14, 2022

Tech

It’s undoubtedly been a busy few months for Polygon, as the Layer-2 blockchain has recently partnered with a flurry of big hitters, such as Meta, Starbucks, Reddit, Stripe, Adobe, Adidas, Mastercard, J.P Morgan & more.

November 11, 2022

Tech

In the midst of one of the most chaotic weeks in crypto history, the industry has bore witness to other notable events that’ve understandably flown under the radar due to FTX dominating the headlines.

November 11, 2022

Gaming

In the midst of its stock price falling 20% due to disappointing Q3 earnings, centralized metaverse Roblox is teasing the inauguration of blockchain technology into its mass ecosystem.

November 10, 2022

NFT

Football’s GOAT Lionel Messi has joined the NFT world by becoming an investor and brand ambassador for industry-leading NFT trading card Sorare.

November 10, 2022

People

Contrary to what many previously thought, Binance has announced that it’s unable to go ahead with its acquisition of FTX, with issues beyond its ‘control or ability to help’ being its reasoning.

November 10, 2022

Tech

As per the words of its CEO Changpeng Zhao, the world’s largest crypto exchange Binance is poised to fully acquire FTX.com and help cover the liquidity crunch.

November 8, 2022

NFT

Japanese messaging app Line has announced the soon-arrival of its NFT marketplace ‘DOSI,’ which will be a product of its web3 arm ‘LineNext’.

November 8, 2022

Tech

Solana’s recent Breakpoint event in Lisbon bore-witness to several notable announcements regarding partnerships with the blockchain, all of which being designed to propel the world’s second largest NFT ecosystem into further success.

November 8, 2022

Metaverse

With China serving as a world leader in AI technology & digital avatars, Anina Net shares her journey about how she's producing ‘intelligent avatars’ that can provide fashion insight & customer service for metaverse-goers.

November 8, 2022

NFT

Leading venture capital firm Animoca Brands announced a partnership with illustrious 3D-printing company Arevo to produce NFT-centric carbon fiber bikes.

November 7, 2022

People

After making history across the Ethereum NFT ecosystem, coveted digital artist Beeple is now venturing into Solana NFTs in partnership with Metaplex Studios.

November 7, 2022

NFT

Per data from NFT analytics platform DappRadar, the industry’s overall trade volume in October dropped 25% from the previous month, making it not only the sixth straight month to experience a decline in trade.

November 4, 2022

NFT

By leveraging the underpinning blockchain technology of digital collectibles, Web3 platform Courtyard, has built a cutting-edge infrastructure that allows physical collectibles to be owned and traded as NFTs.

November 3, 2022

NFT

Social media conglomerate Meta is scaling-up its deep dive into Web3 by testing out an Instagram feature that’ll allow creators to produce, showcase and sell Polygon NFTs on the platform.

November 3, 2022

Metaverse

In an effort to accelerate sectors such as business and healthcare entering the new and expansive virtual medium, Singapore-based startup ‘Metapolis’ is developing the world’s first metaverse-as-a-service (MaaS) for the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

November 3, 2022

NFT

With the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar less than three weeks away, two of the event’s official sponsors Crypto.com & Visa have joined forces to unleash an outrageously innovative Web3 fan experience called the ‘Visa Masters of Movement’ (VMOM).

November 2, 2022

Metaverse

In years to come, we may look at today as a landmark event in virtual living, as ‘The Open Metaverse Alliance’ (abbreviated to ‘OMA3’) officially opened its doors as part of the ongoing Web Summit in Lisbon.

November 1, 2022

NFT

The Art Gobblers collection, created by Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland and Web3 venture firm Paradigm, launched via a free mint yesterday & has already amassed over $15M in secondary sales volume.

November 1, 2022

NFT

In expanding upon its vast portfolio of A-list collaborations, Nike-owned Web3 studio RTFKT has teamed up with luxury German luggage brand Rimowa to launch a sold-out collection of ‘RTFKT x Rimowa Meta-Artisan’ NFTs.

November 1, 2022

Lifestyle

Paris’s three-story NFT Factory is the latest addition to the Web3 IRL movement, becoming a hot new concept across the Web3 ecosystem.

October 28, 2022

People

One of the pioneering authors behind the Web3 movement is ‘Mother of Metaverse’ Cathy Hackl - the coveted author of three Web3 books that’s in the process of publishing a fourth. 

October 28, 2022

People

Whilst a fall in wealth has been the case for many multibillionaires throughout the economic downturn, Mark Zuckerberg's losses are by far the largest recorded, plummeting over $100B over the past 13 months.

October 28, 2022

People

Twitter’s arsenal of educational and cultural content has ballooned to an extent that may be overwhelming for some, which is why we’ve outlined 5 of the best ‘NFT thought leaders’ that the platform currently has to offer.

October 28, 2022

Lifestyle

As many of you may already be aware, NFT.NYC is preparing its voyage across the pond to host NFT.London, taking place across November 3rd and 4th at the very epicenter of Europe’s third largest city, Westminster’s ‘Queen Elizabeth II Centre.'

October 27, 2022

Lifestyle

Voxelized metaverse ‘The Sandbox’ plays host to many A-list explorations into Web3, whether it be through multinational companies setting up virtual branches and experiences, or celebrities introducing their own personal flairs to proceedings.

October 26, 2022

NFT

In wake of Reddit onboarding millions of people into web3 by way of its mass launch of inconspicuous Polygon-based NFTs, 3 of the 29 collections have broken into OpenSea’s top 10 projects this week (in terms of 24-hour and 7 day sales volume).

October 26, 2022

Business

Amidst Prime Minister-elect Rishi Sunak’s plans to turn the UK into a hub for crypto innovations, lawmakers have voted in favor of recognizing crypto as regulated financial instruments and products.

October 26, 2022

Tech

After months of development, leading DeFi TVL (Total Value Locked) aggregator DeFiLlama has launched a new strategy finder called ‘Delta Neutral Yields’ (DNY).

October 26, 2022

Metaverse

French personal care brand L’Oréal has teamed up with Meta and business school ‘HEC Paris’ to launch a metaverse startup accelerator.

October 26, 2022

People

With Rishi Sunak in the driving seat to become the UK’s next Prime Minister, it’s time we take a look at what this could mean for the crypto landscape of the world’s sixth largest economy.

October 25, 2022

NFT

145 individual bids were made over a 24 hour period for 8 PBT skateboards auctioned by Chiru Labs - the creators of the Azuki brand - raising a total of $2.5m ETH. 

October 25, 2022

NFT

One platform that’s paving the way for implementing NFT technology into copyright licenses and IP protection is one-stop Web3 solution UREEQA.

October 25, 2022

NFT

NFT

Despite being in the midst of a crypto winter, the trade volume of Cardano NFTs (CNFTs) has surged more than 300% over the past 10 days.

October 24, 2022

People

Snoop Dogg is the definition of a blockchain hustler — someone who is capitalizing on the unlimited avenues of opportunity which Web3 presents via lifestyle, gaming, content creation, or wealth accumulation.

October 23, 2022

NFT

Rarible NFT marketplace has introduced a major update called ‘Rarible 2’ which sees the platform transform into an NFT marketplace aggregator.

October 21, 2022

Metaverse

Interpol, the organization responsible for facilitating worldwide police cooperation and crime control, has unveiled the first ever law enforcement metaverse.

October 21, 2022

Metaverse

Cross-game avatar platform pioneer Ready Player Me enables users to create interoperable avatars that can be used across many virtual experiences and metaverses.

October 21, 2022

NFT

Web3 creative tech studio 'Kollectiff' introduces the Stupid Sperm Swim Club (SSSC), an AI-powered, gamified P2E NFT collection that's immersed in an unconventional, comical sequence of lore.

October 20, 2022

NFT

Seasoned investor Adam Slipakoff recently bought a three-bedroom home via Roofstock, a real estate NFT marketplace. 

October 20, 2022

NFT

Over 3 million people have set up a Reddit Crypto ‘Vault’ with 2.5 million of them being through the Collectible Avatar launch creating a monumental onboarding for the NFT scene.

October 19, 2022

People

Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) has started a crypto lobbying ‘blitz’ in Washington to leverage his $7.6 billion Web3 investment fund - donating almost $2.2 million to finance crypto-advocating lawmakers.

October 18, 2022

NFT

Despite the crypto winter causing downwards pressure to many a NFT project’s floor price, Nyolings, a freshly minted collection of adorable PFPs, is flying the flag for newcomer bullishness.

October 18, 2022

NFT

In wake of launching an innovative new concept tied to its branding and storyline, Blue-Chip NFT project Azuki has seen its trade volume sky-rocket to 934 ETH in the past 24 hours.

October 18, 2022

Lifestyle

The Dancing Seahorse NFT project provides two collections which are both dedicated to offering gig-goers with Web3-spun VIP experiences at an array of sold-out arena concerts.

October 17, 2022

NFT

​​Just days after prestigious Solana NFT collection DeGods went royalty-less, the blockchain’s flagship marketplace Magic Eden has followed suit by scrapping its mandatory creator royalty policy.

October 17, 2022

People

Famous crypto analyst Willy Woo is predicting that bitcoin adoption will reach 1 billion users in the next three years.

October 14, 2022

People

In applying the Web3 term ‘build’ in its most literal sense, notorious NFT artist Beeple is constructing a physical studio to showcase and create digital artworks situated in South Carolina.

October 14, 2022

NFT

In the midst of its investigation over crypto’s stature as a ‘security,’ the SEC is now probing Yuga Labs, the creator of BAYC, over whether its sale of NFTs violate federal law.

October 13, 2022

People

October 16th will see legendary boxer Mike Tyson launch a 10,000 asset collection of aggressive, vibrant, and uniquely generated PFP pigeons called ‘Iron Pigeons’.

October 13, 2022

NFT

Coveted animator David Silverman - who holds the record for directing the most ‘The Simpsons’ episodes during his 35 years at the show, today launched his own NFT project on Magic Eden.

October 13, 2022

NFT

DeGods is a deflationary, Solana-based NFT collection that features 10,000 PFPs of ‘the most degenerate gods in the universe.'

October 13, 2022

Art

Web3 platform R Labs is launching its Genesis NFT collection to go alongside the launch of its blockchain-powered ecosystem ‘R Planet’.

October 12, 2022

Art

The ‘Van Gogh Sites Foundation’ (VGSF) has taken to global Web3 platform Appreciator.io to debut the first ever verified NFTs based on the iconic artist.

October 12, 2022

Tech

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has unveiled the company’s highly anticipated Meta Quest Pro VR headset. It’s the first line of advanced headsets built for collaboration, creativity & getting things done.

October 12, 2022

NFT

To honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Women Tribe, which is an NFT project that promotes female empowerment, is auctioning a special edition 1/1 NFT.

October 11, 2022

Metaverse

Last month saw a brand-new feature hit the Decentraland (DCL) ecosystem - NFT Emotes. Anyone can now create a DCL Emote that can be used and traded as an NFT.

October 10, 2022

Tech

PayPal unveils a shock new ‘acceptable use policy’ (AUP) which stated that users could be fined up to $2500 for spreading what the platform called ‘misinformation.'

October 10, 2022

NFT

'The Eternal’ is a 1000 asset collection that’s been curated by Web3 evangelist & Academy Award winning actor Anthony Hopkins, in collaboration with Web3 entertainment company Orange Comet, dropping on October 13.

October 7, 2022

NFT

In ranking as the seventh top-traded collection of all time, the Moonbirds NFT project has firmly cemented itself as part of camp Blue-Chip.

October 7, 2022

Metaverse

As we all already know, the metaverse has always had strong connections to virtual (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technology, as in premise, they’re what’s essential for ‘immersivity’ to be pushed to its absolute limits.

October 5, 2022

Metaverse

Gucci has appointed Robert Triefus as the new CEO of its ‘Vault,’ the label’s creative arm which essentially serves as the portal to its ‘Metaverse Ventures’ ambition.

October 4, 2022

Music

Web3 NFT Music is undoubtedly shifting power away profit-grabbing corporate intermediaries and into the hands of those on either end of the production process, whether that be creators or consumers.

October 3, 2022

Tech

A district judge has overruled the SEC’s attempts to prevent providing Ripple with access to internal emails which discuss the regulatory status of Ethereum.

October 3, 2022

Music

In defying the laws of a crypto slump, TCG Crypto made two quick-fire investments within the blockchain entertainment world in the past few days.

October 1, 2022

Tech

Robinhood trading app announces its beta launch a Web3 crypto wallet solely compatible with Ethereum’s popular Layer-2 network, Polygon.

September 30, 2022

Tech

After conducting several NFT functionality tests since May 2022, social media conglomerate Meta has finally opened up NFT sharing to all users in the US.

September 30, 2022

People

The album will be incorporated into Jagwar Twin’s metaverse platform ‘Hall of Fame' — here, fans can engage with the work of Jagwar by minting a free Crown NFT.

September 30, 2022

People

We present you 5 thought leaders from across the blockchain industry, who provide alpha insight on the ongoing crypto winter from all corners of the Web3 space.

September 30, 2022

Metaverse

In this article we’ll be looking at how to hit the ground running when joining Decentraland, an Ethereum-based 3D virtual world that’s proven itself to be one of the pioneers of fully decentralized virtual living.

September 29, 2022

Art

Contrary to market forecasts, yesterday’s sell-out mint for visual artist Tyler Hobbs’ latest NFT project raked in almost $17 million, entitled ‘QQL.'

September 29, 2022

NFT

As we continue to see crypto prices fluctuate and plunge with relative volatility, as well as observe the occasional demise of entire blockchain projects, it’s understandable to see why bullishness in the NFT space is taking a hit.

September 23, 2022

NFT

Doodles announces $54 million funding round which increases the project’s valuation to $704 million. Capital will expand its efforts within NFT music & gaming.

September 15, 2022