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How to Create and Sell Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)

Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) are a new type of digital asset that seems to be the hot topic of conversation everywhere. NFTs are described as nonsensical by skeptics, digital beanie babies or baseball cards by most, and a revolutionary new idea that will change everything from digital content to the way artists interact with fans by true believers. I’ve worked on NFTs in my role at Origin Protocol and I have already seen first hand how they are game changers in a number of industries. In this blog, I will briefly introduce you to the universe of NFTs and I will also teach you how to mint your own NFTs and sell them on a variety of platforms and marketplaces.

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Innovation Drivers for PropTech Startups

Founders and experts from Nestio, REX Real Estate, MetaProp, Compound Asset Management, and Corigin Ventures, met at the AWS Loft in NYC to discuss how the application of AI, automation, big data, and other emerging technologies can offer boundless opportunities and benefits for entrepreneurs looking to tap into the market.

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How Coinbase Builds Its Blockchain Infrastructure

Coinbase is a marketplace to buy and sell digital currency. It’s one of the best-known portals for anyone hoping to approach the crypto-currency market, because it’s the “easiest and most trusted place to buy, sell, and manage your digital currency,” according to Jack Kearney, a software engineer at Coinbase working on infrastructure and security.

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Josh Elman of Greylock Partners talks to AWS's Adam FitzGerald during a State of Startups Event at the AWS Loft in SF.

What Greylock Partner’s Josh Elman saw in 2017 – and What’s Coming Next for Startups

Josh Elman, a consumer specialist at venture capital firm Greylock Partners, couldn’t have been blunter about “acquihiring,” the practice of big companies paying big bucks for startups to hire teams for their expertise. “There was this funny little period time where that seemed like it was a thing,” Elman recently told a crowd of startup entrepreneurs at the AWS Loft in San Francisco. “I think that’s gone.”

That doesn’t mean big companies aren’t buying startups, Elman continued. In fact, it turns out that acquihiring didn’t translate to getting better talent than just hiring—it’s just more expensive.

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