Ornella Hernandez

Ornella Hernandez

Ornella is a Miami-based multimedia journalist covering NFTs, the metaverse and DeFi. Prior to joining Blockworks, she reported for Cointelegraph and has also worked for TV outlets such as CNBC and Telemundo. She originally began investing in ethereum after hearing about it from her dad and hasn't looked back. She speaks English, Spanish, French and Italian. Contact Ornella at [email protected]

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Elon Musk’s FTX meme made the list

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In addition to Kia, Starbucks and other corporate players have gotten in on the trend

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Ryder Ripps attempts to clarify fundamental NFT properties in countersuit

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NFT activity slowed in 2022 but less so in the second half of the year

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Over 30 artists and collectors have been banned from popular NFT marketplace OpenSea

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From fundraising during the Russia-Ukraine war to preserving indigenous traditions, some NFT projects were a force for good in 2022

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Argentina’s football association partnered with metaverse platform Upland to offer exclusive collectibles, including in-game video

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FTC’s Fortnite fine may set a precedent for crypto gaming universes, experts say

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Hologram company Proto, whose displays can showcase NFTs, joins Christie’s VC portfolio after multiple collaborations

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Mercedes may join Lamborghini among automakers competing for metaverse space

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Upcoming Web3 gaming title Angelic partners with layer-2 ImmutableX

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Polkastarter hosted the Gam3 Awards show to recognize Web3 gaming in 2022

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Messi NFTs on the Ethernity NFT marketplace see major resales

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The new feature, available only to select US customers for now, lets Web3 users go from cash to ether via PayPal for a 1% fee

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Bahamians were able to withdraw funds from their FTX accounts during a window of about 25 hours between Nov. 10 and 11

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Apple Web3 policy may be affected if it allows third-party app stores on the iPhone

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Through the Starbucks Odyssey program, users complete challenges to win NFTs and token-gated experiences

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The founder of Draper Associates says his venture capital firm is focusing on investing in startups developing BitcoinFi applications

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Various OpenSea accounts are being disabled without clear explanation

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FTX exchange NFTs show blank images, while direct links now point to the bankruptcy page

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Rockstar and Microsoft have both recently officially banned NFTs from game servers

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The number of mints on music NFT marketplace Sound.xyz has doubled in each of the last two months

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Art Basel featured an exhibit by Tezos for visitors to mint their own generative art NFTs

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Apple is demanding that Coinbase pay a 30% tax on gas fees used to transfer in-app NFTs