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Real-world data comes to NFTs as street artists geotag their work

“Blockchain is not just a buzzword here, it legitimately enables something that used to be impossible.” A Latvian artist going only by the name of Kiwie has announced their intention to release more than a thousand nonfungible tokens that represent real-world street art. According to a statement from Kiwie, the nonfungible token, or NFT, pieces will allow art connoisseurs to physically own street art without removing the brick wall, sidewalk, or other infrastructure to which it was applied. The NFTs feature 3D renderings of the artist’s “Fat Monster” character spray painted in 1001 real-world locations with corresponding geotags. “Using NFTs…

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Latvian Police Bust Local Crypto Fraud Operators

Law enforcement agents in Latvia have busted an illegal crypto operation in the country. According to an official announcement published on Monday, the Latvian police got a tip about a fraud group that purchased personal information on the Dark Web and targeted some popular online service providers. Good Old Dark Net Information Spoofing The announcement clarified that the group included three people. They operated between early 2015 and 2020, with most of their targets from Western Europe and the United States. As for their mode of operation, the group purchased peoples’ data in bulk on the Dark Web. They also dealt in…

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