2022 was not a very good yr for cryptocurrency.
“Crypto winter” is in full swing now after a collection of unlucky however not sudden occasions: the collapse of the so-called stablecoin Terra, the bankruptcy of major crypto exchange FTX, and the failure of a number of crypto lenders like Celsius. It appears the entire market is principally in turmoil.
And, in fact, all this market uncertainty has hit NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, too. For instance, the largest NFT model, Bored Ape Yacht Club, is now buying and selling down 80 p.c from its peak worth simply eight months in the past.
However that is not the one factor hurting NFTs. Many on-line communities have come out strongly against the concept of tokenizing the whole lot on the blockchain, successfully turning their favourite manufacturers and hobbies into speculative belongings.
But, some manufacturers are nonetheless shopping for into the NFT-hype. And Mashable could not assist however have a look again at a few of the more strange ones from this previous yr.
Donald Trump Digital Trading Cards
Getting in at primary on the listing (and just below the wire, too) is the forty fifth president of america, Donald J. Trump.
Within the remaining weeks of 2022, Trump posted on his social community, Truth Social, that he had a significant announcement to make on Dec. 15. His supporters all speculated that it needed to be one thing massive for Trump to tease such an announcement. Dilbert comics creator Scott Adams guessed that since Trump had already introduced his 2024 presidential marketing campaign, this massive reveal may very well be his VP choose announcement.
Low and behold, Dec. 15 got here and Trump introduced…an NFT assortment known as: Trump Digital Trading Cards.
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