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Crypto News Roundup for Feb. 7, 2022
With bitcoin pushing toward 43K, bringing some meme coins up with it, and a look at crypto ads at the Super Bowl, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back with its latest news roundup...
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NFTs, Celebrities and Perverse Deal-Making
As crypto company MoonPay continues its marketing push, it's unclear whether celebrity enthusiasm for NFTs is real.
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk)
Tom Brady’s NFT Platform Autograph Raises $170M
The funding round was led by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) and Kleiner Perkins and included the new fund of a16z alum Katie Haun.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk)

Spencer Dinwiddie
‘People Want to Work Smart, Not Hard’: Introducing ‘New Money’
Spencer Dinwiddie and Solo Ceesay discuss their new CoinDesk show, “New Money With Spencer and Solo.”
Spencer Dinwiddie

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Most Influential 2021: Random Celebrities Who Discovered Crypto
From Paris Hilton to Jimmy Fallon, crypto was brought into the limelight.
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NFL tight end Sean Culkin
Sean Culkin, Latest NFL Player to Announce Bitcoin Salary, Cut From Chiefs
The tight end's tenure in Kansas City ended before it even began.
NFL tight end Sean Culkin

A mockup of Genies' Giphy integration.
Dapper Labs, Coinbase Ventures Join $65M Investment in Avatar Startup Genies
The funding will be used to expand Genies' NFT marketplace on Dapper Labs' Flow blockchain.
A mockup of Genies' Giphy integration.

NBA legend Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan Joins $305M Investment in Firm Behind NBA Top Shot
Dapper Labs' buzzy NFT platform has generated over $500 million in sales since launch.
NBA legend Michael Jordan

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Tony Hawk Skates His Last Ollie 540, Puts the NFT of It Up for Auction
The stunt, deemed scary by Hawk in recent years, will be immortalized as an NFT after a winner is declared in an auction.
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Sean Lennon at the 2019 Sweetwater 420 Festival
John Lennon's Son Says Bitcoin ‘Empowers’ People Like Never Before
Sean Ono Lennon praised bitcoin for its ability to help individuals transcend politics and world events.
Sean Lennon at the 2019 Sweetwater 420 Festival