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Greek Artist Sends Pro-Freedom Message with Assange NFT Drop

Esteemed artist Miltos Manetas will tokenise 50% of his Julian Assange portraits, with the goal of raising awareness for the imprisoned activist. To further cement the blockchain connection, proceeds of the NFT drop will enter a DAO that forms part of the Venice Biennale Festival’s Internet Pavilion, a tech tent founded by Manetas in 2009. Named This Cannot Be Erased, the special collection of 111 NFTs will grant buyers access to one-of-one digital versions of hand-painted portraits created by Manetas over the last two years. The collection will be divided into three phases during which 37 tokens are to be minted on the Materia blockchain, starting June 23. This year’s Venice Biennale, now in its 59th year, runs from April 23 to November 27. While the majority of tents at the festival are reserved for countries, the Internet Pavilion is dedicated to Assange under the theme “AIIA – Assange is Internet Internet is Assange.” Manetas Aims to Leverage #AssangePower This Cannot Be Erased was produced by Manetas with support from long-time collaborator Howie B, a British composer who scored the original Internet Pavilion event thirteen years ago. Back then, Manetas and curator Jan Aman stirred controversy by inviting a number of people involved with activist website The Pirate Bay to Venice to inaugurate the Embassy of Piracy. The latest collection develops Manetas’ interest in freedom in the internet age, with the artist having continually voiced his support for a man he regards as a close friend. The painter, whose digital works have previously appeared on VR platform Second Life, likens the silencing of the WikiLeaks founder to governments attempts to crush dissent on the World Wide Web, leading to the aforementioned theme for this year’s Internet Pavilion: Assange is Internet Internet is Assange. The 111 NFTs in the collection are curated digital versions of the Assange portraits the artist created as part of the #AssangePower social media campaign. That blitz led Manetas to showcase his creations at Rome’s Palazzo delle Esposizioni and later Belgium’s IKOB Museum with an exhibition entitled Assange Situation – Emergency. This year, the location of the Internet Pavilion is the vast, prison-like domain of The Gervasuti Foundation, which Manetas considers an appropriate setting given Assange’s ongoing incarceration. The Foundation is located at the north end of Via Garibaldi, on the site of the Gervasuti family artisan wood workshop. Holders of This Cannot Be Erased will not only own a piece of art history; they’ll also become Trustees of AIIA, with the NFT designated a “currency” of a new internet “country” unbound by borders or barriers. As mentioned, money raised from the sale will go into the Internet Pavilion DAO, meaning art collectors can help decide which art projects the Pavilion funds in the future. Assange in Limbo Miltos Manetas has said that his goal is to raise awareness of Assange’s treatment, believing that he has been unjustly demonised for his whistleblowing activities. This view is echoed by human rights organisation Amnesty International, which calls the UK’s decision to extradite Assange to the US a “travesty of justice.” NFT that make up the new collection last for a minute, during which time the holder sees the face of Assange, fracturing before rapidly coming back together, never to erase. Each artwork is accompanied by a musical theme composed by Howie B. Assange is currently appealing the UK government’s extradition ruling. If the appeal fails, the activist could face a 175-year prison sentence if convicted in a US court.  

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REV3AL – NFT and Digital Asset Authentication Technology Launches on KuCoin June 30th

REV3AL, a new and innovative cryptocurrency project, comes at a critical time in the crypto sector when scams and fraud are on the rise. As a solution to the hindering growth of the digital media market, REV3AL offers digital copyright protection and anti-counterfeiting solutions for artists, creators, and intellectual property owners. With its multi-layer authentication and anti-counterfeiting protocol, REV3AL hopes to play a major role in protecting digital media, on platforms such as NFT market places, gaming platforms and the metaverse. Venture capital firms and private investors have invested in REV3AL, including Alphabit Fund, NFT Technologies, Uplift, IBC, Moonstarter, and Launchpool. NEAR Protocol & Hedera Hashgraph are just two of the industry’s leading blockchain & distributed ledger technology partners REV3AL is partnering with along with major metaverse and infrastructure partners such as MetaVRse, TCG World, Utherverse, Forward Protocol, and over 50 others. The REV3AL token will be listed on the KuCoin cryptocurrency exchange, one of a select few projects to launch directly on this top-tier exchange. Among the top three crypto exchanges in the world, KuCoin boasts over 10 million registered users as well as 24/7 world-class services in investors’ preferred languages and channels. The token will go live on the Kucoin platform on June 30th. The REV3AL technology ecosystem REV3AL uses multiple dynamic authentication levels on and off-chain to deter fraudsters and prevent digital assets from being counterfeited or abused. REV3AL`s technology strategy is to develop an agnostic ecosystem and product offering for the blockchain and metaverse space and its mission is threefold. To begin with, it aims to authenticate digital media assets both on and off the blockchain. Verifying assets in the digital world, preventing counterfeit attacks, and safeguarding intellectual property. By providing simple and intuitive methods of verification, it enables creators, collectors, and marketplaces to verify the authenticity and originality of their collections, and preserves the value of the original work. Secondly, REV3AL is working on developing a secure NFT marketplace to provide NFTS and digital assets in a curated experience that includes both established and new creators, brands, and partners. Finally, through a unique and easy-to-use API, REV3AL will integrate and provide authentication to 3rd party NFT or digital media marketplaces, gaming platforms, and the metaverse. REV3AL’s security protocols and best practices will be applied to Web3 and the metaverse in a standardized and interoperable manner. REV3AL tokenomics Through a sustainable model of digital asset protection, the project utilizes the token component as a foundation for establishing and verifying the REV3AL security layers. As a result, it has methodically arranged its token metrics to achieve this objective using a deflationary model. In addition, a portion of the token allocation will support charitable projects that support the environment, youth and our community. REV3AL maintains a one billion token hard cap and the ticker for the token will be $REV3L. The token will be listed on KuCoin on June 30th. About REV3AL REV3AL has received widespread support, with a strong organic following on Twitter and Telegram and the project aims to establish itself in the ecosystem as an industry standard for digital asset media authentication tools by quality and value. The team and advisory network comprise of a broad and deep range of experts in various disciplines, such as system architecture, visual arts, cybersecurity, cryptocurrencies, software engineering, anti-counterfeiting, and graphics security. Mo Kumarsi, the CEO of REV3AL, has been integral to some of crypto’s most successful projects, such as CoinPayments and Power Ledger. Adam Russell, the project’s CRO, has over 20 years of experience in cyber safety, blockchain and XR, CPO Eric Prouty specializes in producing and launching mobile and Internet-based technologies, including those in the Web3 space, CMO Georgina Woolams-Edwards is the founder of an international marketing and PR agency with offices in London and Dubai, and CTO Bernard O’Flynn has spent most of his 26 year career building and managing product and engineering teams in the tech/fintech space. Members of the advisory board include notable figures in the blockchain industry, such as Karnika E. Yashwant, the founder of Forward Protocol and Key Difference Media, Mario Nawfal who is the CEO of NFT Technologies. As well as Alan Smithson, known as the godfather of XR, founder of MetaVRse, and Liam Robertson, founder of Alphabit Fund, a premier blockchain fund. Bottom line REV3AL users and token holders can participate in building an ecosystem of complementary technologies and partners that will play a key role in the security, and success of the web3 economy. Addressing a clear market need, giving users confidence, and supporting the rights of creators to control and profit from their original work. REV3AL community members will also have access to exclusive content on the secure marketplace as well as in future metaverse environments. They will have the option of participating in staking and purchasing tokens that can be traded on KuCoin.

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Shiba Inu Hops By 45% In A Week – What Could Have Pushed SHIB Up?

Shiba Inu (SHIB) may not have been taken seriously as a crypto asset when it was first introduced, but the meme coin has steadily climbed the cryptocurrency rankings. The newest signals of relief in the crypto markets following a protracted volatility may come as a surprise to many, but the most intriguing aspect of this rebound is that meme tokens have emerged as the largest gainers. In the previous week or two, the majority of other coins have been bleeding from losses or barely able to stay afloat because of the ongoing crypto winter. Suggested Reading | ApeCoin Climbs 22% After Snoop Dogg-Eminem Bored Ape Video Launch Shiba Inu Continues To Defy The Trend However, Shiba Inu has been able to defy the odds and increase by 45 percent over the past week. Wednesday’s Coingecko stats show that SHIB is currently trading at $0.00000975, down 9.5% from the last 24 hours. Despite the profit-taking on Monday, the coin remained trading at the monthly highs near $0.00001196 on Tuesday. Nonetheless, it remains 85 percent below its all-time high of $0.00008, which was reached in October of last year. The dog-themed token briefly surpassed Tron as the 13th biggest cryptocurrency by market valuation. Even Bitcoin and Ethereum’s seven-day gains of 2% and 8%, respectively, were eclipsed by this rally. According to Yunometa’s founder, Arijit Mukherjee: “Shiba Inu appears to be benefiting from hints of bottom fishing and a larger mood comeback on the cryptocurrency market.” Yunometa noted that considering SHIB’s large social media presence and devoted fanbase, it’s not hard to understand why the coin’s price has risen in tandem with DOGE’s rally. SHIB total market cap at $5.3 billion on the daily chart | Source: TradingView.com Meme Token Takes Fed Stance Favorably Jerome Powell, the chairman of the US Federal Reserve in the United States, stated on June 23 that the Fed was committed to tackling historically high inflation. In addition, he agreed that a rapid rise in interest rates could lead to job cuts. The central bank’s more lenient position on interest rates looked to have a favorable effect on the equity and crypto markets. Meme coins outperformed the rest of the market following the Fed’s statement. Suggested Reading – Uniswap Slingshots 45% – Can UNI Blaze Past Its 7-Day Rally? Meanwhile, it is interesting to note that after rising as one of the leading meme-based cryptocurrencies over the past year, Shiba Inu’s prospects are deteriorating as a result of waning interest in the token as it continues to endure major price decline. According to data provided by Finbold, the popularity score for Google search queries including the keyword “Buy SHIB” dropped by 100 percent over the past year, from 8 in June 2021 to zero this month. Featured image Fintechs.fi, chart from TradingView.com

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Coinbase Ignites Crypto Rallies After Listing Several Altcoins Built on Ethereum and Solana

A decentralized media-sharing ecosystem built on Solana (SOL), plus several altcoins built on Ethereum (ETH) are surging after being added to top US crypto exchange Coinbase’s roster of digital assets. In an announcement, Coinbase says Media Network (MEDIA) and four other cryptocurrencies will start trading paired with Tether (USDT) once appropriate liquidity conditions are met. […]

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The New Eminem and Snoop Dogg Music Video Showcases Bored Ape Avatars

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The prominent rap stars Eminem and Snoop Dogg released a new music video that showcases the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) non-fungible token (NFT) collection. The duo’s latest single called “From the D 2 The LBC” debuted at this year’s Apefest, an annual gathering for BAYC and Mutant Ape Yacht Club (MAYC) owners. From the… More

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One Ethereum Gaming Altcoin Stands Out From Rest of Emerging Market, According to Coin Bureau

The closely followed analyst and host of the popular Coin Bureau channel says that one metaverse altcoin has more potential than most crypto assets in the sector. In a new video update, the pseudonymous analyst known as Guy tells his 2.07 million followers that while its price action has looked underwhelming for many months now, […]

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