NFTs, Art, and Tech – Part 2

It’s been just a little under 3 weeks since Beeple’s 5000 Days sold for a mind-boggling (and highly controversial) sum of $69 million. While NFTs have been around for years, Beeple’s 5000 Days was probably a seminal moment in propelling NFTs to the fore of tech and popular (mainstream?) culture.

What’s interesting is that in just 3 short weeks, interest in NFTs seem to have gone from full-on excitement and exuberance to disillusionment and disregard.… Read the rest “NFTs, Art, and Tech – Part 2”

Tidbits #36 – New Business Surge, Changing Date Nights, and a Whole New Reality

Hello, hello! 👋🏻

Here’s what I found interesting recently.

🗺 Geopolitics

#1 Microsoft Attack Blamed on China Morphs Into Global Crisis

A sophisticated attack on Microsoft Corp.’s widely used business email software is morphing into a global cybersecurity crisis, as hackers race to infect as many victims as possible before companies can secure their computer systems.

The attack, which Microsoft has said started with a Chinese government-backed hacking group, has so far claimed at least 60,000 known victims globally, according to a former senior U.S.

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NFTs, Art, and Tech

So…a piece of digital art was just successfully auctioned by the venerable auction house, Christie’s, for $69 million. You may have heard!

Christie’s (and Sotheby’s) are serious places. Only serious art – art that has been carefully vetted in terms of provenance and authenticity – gets through those doors.

So, that certainly imparts some credibility to digital art!

This is the piece that sold for $69 million:

Source: EVERYDAYS: THE FIRST 5000 DAYS by Beeple via Christie’s

The piece is called EVERYDAYS: THE FIRST 5000 DAYS by Beeple, a digital artist from South Carolina.… Read the rest “NFTs, Art, and Tech”

Tidbits #34

Hi, friends. 👋🏻👋🏻

What a week! Not only were markets extremely volatile, many companies and industries continue to undergo fascinating change. Major change is coming in the media space if Snap, Twitter, and Spotify’s recent investor / product presentations were any indication. And beyond that…the boom in NFTs (non-fungible [crypto]tokens) is wild in its own right.

This and more below. 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

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Tidbits #32 – The World Continues to Spin

Hi, friends. 👋🏻👋🏻

Hope you’re all enjoying the long weekend. If you have a significant other, hopefully you were able to do / enjoy something nice together for Valentine’s Day. For all my Asian readers, happy lunar new year! And for all my American readers, happy President’s Day!

As always, thanks for sharing a little bit of your time to hear what I have to say.… Read the rest “Tidbits #32 – The World Continues to Spin”