Come one, come all! Meta to bring NFT minting and trading to Instagram

Social media platform Instagram is set to introduce a number of nonfungible token (NFT)-related tools that will allow creators to mint, show and sel NFTs. Instagram parent company Meta said on Nov. 2 during its Creator Week 2022 event that the platform would allow its creators to make “digital collectibles” and sell them “both on […]

Meta introduces NFT crossposting and sharing on Instagram

Meta, Facebook and Instagram’s parent company, announced another development in its digital arts initiative. As of Sept. 29, all users on both platforms can connect wallets and share nonfungible tokens (NFTs) across 100 countries.  As part of the feature, which has been in testing since May, users will be able to tag creators and collectors, […]

The Sandbox’s Instagram account compromised, hackers try to rent BAYC NFTs

Metaverse platform The Sandbox saw its Instagram profile hacked and used to try and rent out Bored Ape Yacht Club nonfungible tokens (NFTs) from a number of users on the social media platform. The voxel-powered NFT platform’s profile was compromised by hackers on Thursday, promoting a fabricated raffle ticket event that touted a season 4 […]

UK advertising watchdog cites 2 former reality stars for crypto ads on Instagram stories

The United Kingdom’s independent advertising regulator has upheld a complaint involving former reality show Love Island contestants Eve and Jessica Gale for “triviali[zing] investment in cryptocurrency.” In a Wednesday notice, the U.K. Advertising Standards Authority, or ASA, said the reality stars promoted crypto in an Instagram story in June at the request of an influencer […]

Meta announces Facebook and Instagram users can post NFTs from digital wallets

Facebook and Instagram users can both post nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, and digital collectibles to their accounts by linking their wallets. In a Monday update to a May 10 blog post, Facebook’s parent company Meta said the social media platform’s roughly 2.9 billion users will have the ability to share digital collectibles and NFTs. The […]

NFTs are a ‘natural place’ for digital artists — Gal Yosef

The hype surrounding nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, may have died down in recent months due to the crypto bear market, but that hasn’t stopped digital artists from experimenting in the new and exciting space. Gal Yosef, a globally renowned self-taught artist in the field of 3D art and animation, has proven his versatility by launching […]