AC Milan introduces NFT collection, Magic Eden accepts Solana projects tokens and more

Italian professional soccer club AC Milan, in partnership with crypto exchange BitMEX, will release its first-ever non-fungible token (NFT) project, with proceeds going to Fondazione Milan, the club’s charity arm.

The limited edition collection will include 75,817 NFTs, a number representative of the capacity of the club’s San Siro stadium, and will feature a 3D image of a shirt taken in South Sudan by Danish war photographer Jan Grarup, who was in the country has found widespread flooding last December.

BitMEX has partnered with AC Milan to contribute to the project by offering trade discounts and “other benefits” to the first 10,000 pre-orders. BitMEX will also donate to the Fondazione Milan by buying a “large number” of the NFTs.

According to the announcement, the club says the proceeds will help fund its charities around the world, noting in particular the ongoing crisis in Ukraine and a UNICEF project in South Sudan.

Magic Eden accepts tokens from DeGods and Aurory projects

Magic Eden, the largest marketplace for Solana (SOL) NFTs by volume according to DappRadar, has confirmed that it will accept the tokens from the popular Solana NFT projects, DeGod’s DUST and Aurory’s AURY in the coming weeks.

The marketplace first teased the integration of the DUST token in late March, tweeting “brb integration $DUST” on March 31. On April 1st, a drawing of a Magic Eden themed bar was tweeted with the caption “$AURY.”

DeGods is the most traded collection in 30 days on Magic Eden by its own stats and has an all-time trading volume on the platform of 307,121 SOL or $33.8 million. Aurory ranks third in sales volume for a Solana NFT project with an all-time worth of $79.5 million, according to DappRadar.

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The integration of the tokens could be the platform’s latest attempt to solidify itself as Solana’s native NFT marketplace after OpenSea announced it would integrate Solana, which would put the two platforms in direct competition.

Tiffany Huang, head of content and marketing at Magic Eden, reportedly stated that the platform is looking to integrate tokens from other “blue-chip” NFT collections.

Solana NFT sales are gaining momentum

Solana NFTs are seeing significant growth in volume, in the last 24 hours NFT sales volume on the Solana blockchain has hit over $9.2 million, up 51.5%, according to analytics firm CryptoSlam.

It comes after a drop in trading volume of Solana NFTs following the announcement that OpenSea would integrate the blockchain between March 30, when OpenSea announced the Solana integration, and April 6, a day before the integration was launched. was recorded. Trading volume fell by 34.4%.

Ethereum (ETH) is still the top network when it comes to NFTs, with $49.4 million in turnover in the last 24 hours.

Other nifty news

Starbucks has announced its foray into NFTs, with CEO Howard Schultz stating that “we’ll get into the NFT business sometime before the end of the calendar year.”

Autograph, the NFT platform co-founded by Tom Brady, has signed a multi-year partnership with ESPN to create a docuseries and NFT collection, titled Man in the Arena: Tom Brady, chronicling the career of the NFL legend.