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Dapper Labs, the start-up behind digital basketball trading card platform NBA Top Shot, is now valued at $7.6 billion following a $250 million funding round.
Collectors have spent $330 million on Top Shot to date
There are all sorts of NFTs for sale, but one of the most successful sellers has been the National Basketball League. As Decrypt’s Daniel Roberts recently explained, the NBA’s success with NFTs can largely be credited to the NBA being the most social media savvy of the big sports leagues,
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There are a few instances in which an identity check may be requested:
When your account hits a threshold of financial activity from purchases and sales
When you submit your first request to withdraw from your Dapper Balance
We’ve put in strong anti-bot and anti-multi account measures that do sometimes flag real humans, especially if you use public WiFi or VPNs; if you re-use credit card, billing address, or identity information; or if you have high gifting activity — all of which correlate with bots.
Yes, lots of things. (lol) Even though the NBA’s terms say “You own the NFT” that’s not exactly true.
You don’t own the underlying copyright of the highlight; the NBA does.
That means you can’t use the images to create merchandise. You can’t “commercialize any elements” of the NFT
You also can’t modify the image without the NBA’s permission. And you can’t use the image alongside anything the NBA considers offensive or hateful
If you truly owned your Top Shot NFT the way you own a piece of personal property, the NBA wouldn’t be able to prevent you from doing any of this.
But what you have instead of property is a license to do a small handful of things—not quite the same as owning something outright.
The league’s lawyers have that covered too.
The fine print explains that a violation will lead NBA Top Shot to “immediately suspend or terminate your user account and/or delete your Moments’ images and descriptions from the App.” So they won’t quite take it away from you, but they can render it nearly useless.
My friend is in Ukraine and he and his family fled to Cherkasy.
It is near Kharkiv which is the second largest city in the country and where Russia troops are firing now, so I’m worried so much for he, his family and all the citizens in Ukraine.
To support the country, I donated some of my Ethereum directly to the government.
Being able to wire money directly and instantly has great merits of cryptocurrencies over ACH (Automated Clearing House) which takes several days and international wiring in which banks charge very expensive fees.
The site says there have been 37,239 times of wiring transaction to this Ukraine Crypto Donation account including large amount of 5ETH etc. Thus this account seems authentic with very high probability.
3. Next, open your crypt wallet such as METAMASK.
Press the Send button.
Recently, gas fee of Ethereum dropped significantly. However, it is recommended to check the trend of the fee based on day and time in a week to avoid paying unnecessary high one with the below site.
（Gas price data provided by gasnow.org. Charts are set to your local time zone for your convenience）
Paste the above account address and type the amount. I donate 0.05ETH here.
Gas fee was just $4.1 which looked reasonable for me considering the past outrageous trend.
4. After several ten seconds, donation wiring transaction was done!
Based on the article like this, Ukrainian government will “airdrop” their token to the ones who donated crypt before 11 am ET on Thursday, March 3.
Details have not been announced yet, but I’m looking forward to it.
May peace prevail on earth again.
Additionally, I launched Welcoming Cats Saves Ukraine, Stop the War and Putin!! NFT Charity.
All MATIC sales proceed of the NFTs goes to support Ukraine via their DAO or directly to their crypto account with the method explained above.
Japanese traditional Welcoming Cats (in Japanese, “Maneki Neko”), especially white ones, are said to invite luck and happiness.
As a Japanese and as I have Ukrainian friends, I hope peace comes back to Ukraine as soon as possible.
In order to do so, we have to stop the war and Putin. To show our will to stop the tragedy, once you purchase the NFT, please feel free to use the illustration for your PFP in SNSs.