According to data from DappRadar, the NFT wallets belonging to iconic rapper Snoop Dogg and popular businessman Gary Vaynerchuck are worth a combined $95 million.
Vaynerchuck’s wallet holds the most value at $81.89 million at the time of writing. His holdings include multiple NFTs from major collections such as CryptoPunks (he owns a whopping 60 in total), Bored Ape Yacht Club, and World of Women.
Snoop Dogg is an avid NFT collector and his wallet also contains various CryptoPunks, Meebits and Fidenza NFTs, with his most expensive CryptoPunk #3831 NFT being worth $2.57 million at current prices.
The wallets were highlighted as part of a DappRadar blog post that compiled a list of the 10 most valuable celebrity NFT wallets. Other notable figures included Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian at $4.9 million, YouTuber and self-proclaimed future US presidential candidate Logan Paul at $4.36 million.
Snoop Dogg’s presence on the list comes as no surprise, as he’s launched several NFT projects, acquired virtual ownership in the Metaverse, and teamed up with The Sandbox in late January to release “Snoop avatars.”
Vaynerchuck is also very active on the scene, launching his own project called “Veefriends” which has generated over $132,000 in secondary sales since its release in May 2021.
Top 5 Celebrity NFT Wallets As Of March 1st – DappRadar
More rejection of NFT
Popular K-pop idol Sunmi (also known as Miyane) has received criticism from fans regarding the NFT collectibles that she and her agency, Abyss Company, released last week.
The “Sunmiya Club” project was launched on February 23 and consists of 10,000 computer-generated NFTs representing various cartoon avatars of Sunmi. However, some of her fans criticized the artist for just wanting to earn some “quick money for her company” from her.
On Monday, Sunmi shared a statement from Abyss Company regarding the backlash, though the firm merely reiterated its long-term stance on the project and did not appear to address any of the concerns of fans, noting that “we kindly ask for your feedback.” continued love and support.” in the future performances of our artist”.
Fans were quick to dispute the statement, with Twitter user “cruelrush” also raising environmental concerns about NFTs, while other fans threatened to boycott the K-pop idol:
“We would love to actively support Sunmi, but not at the expense of our environment. NFTs are bad. We want to support and interact with Sunmi by purchasing her albums and songs. By going to their shows. We would have loved more concerts online to support her,” they wrote.
just a bunch of lies, NFTs are NOT needed to further support an artist. Sunmi already has many fans who really enjoy her music and personality. NOBODY asked or wanted this, Abyss is just being greedy https://t.co/cZKi4T6iBt
— Quarantine Lil (SAINTS ROW ERA) BLM ✊ (@lil_drawsart) February 28, 2022
With friends like these.
Despite being a touchy subject among the gaming community, Valve CEO Gabe Newell praised NFTs and discussed the potential benefits of integrating the technology with triple-A games.
His firm owns digital game distribution giant Steam, and in an interview with Rock Paper Shotgun Newell was quick to draw a line in the sand between NFT technology and the people who currently use it.
He noted that the underlying features, such as distributed ledgers, the idea of digital ownership, and shared universes, are “quite reasonable” and should not be overlooked:
“You have to separate the underlying technology from the actors that use that technology. It’s like if you’re a chemist and you’re looking at nitrocellulose and you’re like, ‘Oh yeah, we can do some really cool things with that.'”
“However, people in space tend to be involved in a lot of criminal activity and a lot of sketchy behavior. So it’s much more about the actors than it is about the underlying technology or the logic of what we’re doing,” she added.
Thanks for the “support” Newell, I appreciate it.
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Dolly Parton launches Dollyverse
Renowned country music icon Dolly Parton is launching a collection and marketplace of NFTs called “Dollyverse.”
While the name implies something to do with virtual reality and the Metaverse, Parton’s project essentially consists of tokenized artwork and music as part of a promotion for her upcoming album “Run, Rose, Run.”
The album is also accompanied by a book of the same name as the album that was co-authored by James Patterson, a best-selling author with titles like Alex Cross, Michael Bennett and Women’s Murder Club.
The Dollyverse platform was developed by Eluvio and will host NFT sales along with a live streamed musical performance on March 18 featuring Parton and songs from the new album.
NFTs will be for sale during and after the live presentation, and users who watch the presentation will also receive free NFTs that authenticate their attendance at such a historic event.
Other clever news
Early adopters of the $70 million Pixelmon NFT collection were left dissatisfied with their hefty 3 Ether mint after discovering that the artwork depicted on the tokens was poor and poorly designed.
Celebrity metaverse platform Gemie has raised $3.8 million to fund partnerships and fill its NFT marketplace with more collections.
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