Vitalik Calls Saylor A Total Clown, Tiffany & Co. Cryptopunk NFTs, Muse To Release NFT Rock Album  

Written by Crypto University

August 2, 2022

Vitalik Calls Saylor A Total Clown

Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of Ethereum, referred to MicroStrategy’s CEO, Michael Saylor, as a “total clown” in a tweet this weekend. Buterin was replying to a post of a video clip of Saylor saying that the basis of securities law is biblical, not antiquated, and thus can be applied to cryptocurrencies.

“Why do maximalists keep picking heroes that turn out to be total clowns?” Buterin wrote on Twitter on Sunday.

In July, Michael Saylor argued in the Altcoin Daily interview that Ethereum and Cardano were securities. Saylor, a Bitcoin maximalist, believes that Bitcoin is the only cryptocurrency that qualifies as a commodity. His company, MicroStrategy, holds 129218 Bitcoins on its balance sheet. 

Tiffany & Co. Cryptopunk NFTs

Tiffany & Co., an American luxury jewelry brand, launched a collection of 250 digital passes called NFTiffs. The digital passes will allow Cryptopunk holders to redeem a custom-made jewelry pendant and an NFT of the jewelry design. Each piece will cost 30 ETH, roughly $50,000. 

Each custom-made pendant will have at least 30 gemstones and/or diamonds that best match the Cryptopunk NFT. It will also come with a Tiffany & Co. certificate of authenticity. Tiffany & Co. is not in an official partnership, but NFT IP rights allow the jewelry maker to create physical jewelry resembling the NFTs for commercial purposes. 

Cryptopunk is a collection of 10000 NFTs pixel art images created by Larva Labs in 2017. In March of 2022, Yuga Labs – the creators of the Bored Yacht Ape Club, acquired Larva Labs. Tiffany & Co. CryptoPunk NFTs will only be available in 2023.


Muse To Release NFT Rock Album 

Muse, an iconic British rock band, will launch their ninth studio album titled “Will of the People” as an NFT on the Polygon Network. The new album will launch on the 26th of August via Serenade, the eco-friendly platform that helps artists to capitalize on the NFT boom.

“Muse has always had a great appetite for innovation and pushing the boundaries of how they deliver their music to fans, so using this technology to elevate the experience of their new album made a lot of sense,” said Max Shand, the CEO of Serenade.

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