Web3 news, June 24: weekly NFT market overview

This week has definitely been less bumpy than the previous one. And with everybody visiting NFT.NYC, including our own team, even the Crypto Twitter has been awfully quiet. It doesn’t mean that there hasn’t been news, though! Because there have been many of them.

First, the NFT trading volume has been mostly positive, with major NFTs seeing gains. The NBA Top Shot collection, for instance, has gained 547.50%, while Bored Aped Yacht Club has risen by 197.66% in the past 24 hours.

Cristiano Ronaldo becomes Binance NFT partner

Legendary soccer player and most-followed person on Instagram, Cristiano Ronaldo, has partnered with Binance in a multi-year deal. The athlete is going to produce multiple NFT collections together with the crypto exchange that will be available on the Binance NFT platform.

“My relationship with the fans is very important to me, so the idea of bringing unprecedented experiences and access through this NFT platform is something that I wanted to be a part of,” said Ronaldo.

“Together we’ll give you the opportunity to own an iconic piece of sports history.”

— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) June 23, 2022

Solana reveals its web3 smartphone, mobile apps for web3

The Solana Mobile Stack software ecosystem for Android devices, designed to enable the development of Android apps built on the Solana blockchain, includes the Solana dapp store, private keys web solution Seed Vault, and Mobile Wallet Adapter. 

The company also announced an upcoming launch of its Android smartphone Saga. With a retail price of $1,000, the smartphone aims to facilitate the adoption of the Solana network, with the expected release in early 2023.

“Developers can now bring the power of Solana to the computers in our pockets, not just our backpacks. Solana can revolutionize so much of what we do everyday, but we need to open the possibilities for decentralized apps on our mobile devices in order for this potential to be realized,” said Solana co-founder Raj Gokal.

Pharell joins Doodle as chief brand officer

An NFT project Doodle has welcomed an artist and musician Pharrell Williams its chief brand officer and an executive producer of the upcoming album “Doodles Records: Volume 1,” produced by Columbia Records. According to Doodles, the album will feature “major recording artists.” 

In his role as a brand executive, Williams will help craft the platform’s approach to events, consumer products, animation, and music.

“I’m a big fan of the brand. We’re going to build from the core community outward and bring Doodles to new heights, new levels,”  said Williams in a video message at an event at the NFT.NYC conference.

Image: Andrey Metelev via Unsplash

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