Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase said Tuesday that it’s creating a marketplace for buying and selling non-fungible tokens. Sales of these digital, blockchain-based assets known as NFTs have skyrocketed in the past three months, and more crypto companies are looking to get a piece of the action. A Coinbase rival, FTX.US, launched an NFT marketplace on Monday. Coinbase’s offering, which is...
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