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Bitcoin’s Role in the Crypto Collectibles Surge: Spotlight on Funko and Disney’s NFT Series Partnership

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  • Funko collaborates with Disney to launch NFT trading card packs, blending physical collectibles with digital assets on the WAX blockchain.
  • Sotheby’s auctions a unique Bitcoin Ordinals project while Bitcoin and Solana NFTs are gaining momentum in the market, challenging Ethereum’s dominance.

A New Era of Digital Collectibles: Funko and Disney’s NFT Collaboration

The realms of digital collectibles and pop culture have merged in a spectacular fashion with the collaboration between Funko, a leading pop culture collectible manufacturer, and Disney. They have embarked on an ambitious venture to transform their beloved


figurines into digital trading cards, leveraging the technology of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) on the WAX blockchain.

Funko’s Digital Leap with Disney Characters

Funko’s physical “Pop!” figurines, renowned for their distinct compact size and bobblehead features, have long been a collector’s favorite, fetching high values in the secondary market. These collectibles span a wide range of popular franchises, from Marvel to Star Wars and DC Comics. The digital transformation of these figures into NFTs is set to take the market by storm, starting with characters like Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, launching on December 12 at 7 pm UTC.

This unique collection not only offers digital ownership but also gives buyers a chance to own rare physical Funko Pop! figures.

William Quigley, the co-founder of WAX, expressed his optimism about the potential of digital collectibles, particularly in the case of Funko where digital and physical assets are interconnected, enhancing the collecting experience. Quigley also anticipates a growing trend of traditional companies integrating Web3 technologies into their business models.

Sotheby’s Steps into Bitcoin NFTs with Ordinals Auction

In a parallel development, the prestigious fine arts auction house Sotheby’s is making waves in the crypto world by auctioning a Bitcoin Ordinals project called BitcoinShrooms. Created by artist Shroomtoshi, the collection offers a creative exploration of Bitcoin’s history, culture, and technical aspects. This auction represents a significant moment in the merging of traditional art platforms with innovative blockchain technology.

Emerging Trends in the NFT Marketplace

The NFT landscape is witnessing a paradigm shift with the rise of Bitcoin and Solana networks as formidable competitors to Ethereum’s long-held dominance in NFT sales. Recent data indicates a surge in Bitcoin network sales, driven by the popularity of Bitcoin Ordinals NFTs, and a notable performance by Solana in the NFT market. While Ethereum still leads in all-time sales, the dynamic nature of the NFT marketplace suggests an evolving ecosystem with multiple players vying for prominence.

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Ralf Klein is a computer engineer specializing in database technology, and as such, he was immediately fascinated by the possibilities of blockchain when he first heard about it, especially since this distributed, tamper-proof technology can be the foundation for much more than just cryptocurrencies. At ETHNews, he translates the articles of his English-speaking colleagues for the German readers. Business Email: info@ethnews.com Phone: +49 160 92211628