TikTok on Thursday announced its first-ever collection of NFTs, the one-of-a-kind digital collectibles that use the same blockchain technology powering cryptocurrencies. The short-form video app will turn six popular videos featuring pop star Lil Nas X, creator Bella Poarch and others into NFTs. The ByteDance-owned company said digital collectibles are a way for creators to be “recognized and...
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Hi, welcome to the Weekend.It might seem against the holiday spirit to say so, but does anyone really love gift-shopping these days? Even pre-pandemic, it was a stress-inducing affair, loaded with decision fatigue, toy-of-the-year FOMO and ghosts of bad presents past.Into this consumerist minefield has stumbled a strange new entrant: livestream shopping. In this week’s issue, writer Janet...
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