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Samsung’s newest TVs will include an NFT platform, the company said in a press release Sunday. The new platform will allow users to discover, purchase, and trade the fast-growing category of digital artwork authenticated on the blockchain. More details may be announced at Samsung’s Consumer Electronics Show on January 4, when the company will unveil the TVs along with other new products. ...

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