VanEck, Stubborn Penguins and Anichess – Outshine NFT News Today – January 18,

Recent NFT News Highlights

1. VanEck Partners with NFT Paris:

  • VanEck, a prominent asset management firm, has partnered with NFT Paris, a leading conference focusing on non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
  • The third edition of the NFT Paris conference is scheduled for February 23-24, 2024, at the Grand Palais Éphémère.
  • VanEck joins other major partners such as Animoca Brands, Polygon, and Art Blocks, highlighting the growing interest of traditional finance in the NFT space.

2. Pudgy Penguins Soars in NFT Market:

  • Pudgy Penguins, a popular NFT collection, has experienced a significant surge in floor prices, increasing by 172% in the last 30 days.
  • The collection is also the top performer among the top five collections by sales volume, with a 312% increase at the time of reporting.
  • Additionally, LilPudgys, a derivative collection from Pudgy Penguins, has seen a 173% increase in the last 24 hours, further demonstrating the collection’s strong performance.

3. Anichess Launches for All Players:

  • Anichess, an NFT-based chess strategy game developed in collaboration with and chess grandmaster Magnus Carlsen, is now available to all players.
  • The game combines traditional chess gameplay with blockchain technology and spellcasting elements, offering a unique gaming experience.
  • Players can collect NFTs called Orbs of Power by completing daily puzzle challenges, which can be traded on Polygon.
  • The game secured $1.5 million in seed funding in 2023 and continues to attract attention with its innovative approach to NFT gaming.

These developments highlight the growing interest and innovation within the NFT ecosystem, with partnerships, surging collections, and new gaming experiences driving excitement and investment in the space.

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