Gary Vee NFTs plus the Biggest Institutional Bitcoin News of the Year?

Happy Wednesday, Blockfolians

The Lede

Okay well this week has no chill.

First, let’s talk Gary Vee who is launching his own NFT platform. Bankless’ David Hoffman said it could be one of the most mainstream efforts yet.

Then there is the news out of NYDIG, who have to be in the lead for most institutional bitcoin partnerships announced in 2021. Today the news is that they’re partnering with bank software provider FIS to make Bitcoin buy, sell, and hold available for hundreds of millions of US bank accounts.

And then of course there’s Dogecoin which…well…just read the tweet.

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Highly Relevant Reading

  • $7.6M for this new NFT social network

  • $15M more for Coin Metrics (led by Goldman Sachs)

  • Grayscale follows FTX/Blockfolio into sports sponsorship market ;)

  • One Forbes bidder is reimagining it crypto-powered


Community Commentary

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A Really Big Number We Should Be Paying Attention To

$1.2 BILLION

That’s what Novo’s Galaxy Digital spent to buy BitGo


Final Thought

A journey of 1000 miles..