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Shares in Companies Linked to Non-Fungible Tokens Soar | Top News

(Reuters) – Shares in some companies linked to non-fungible tokens (NFT) – a type of digital asset that is authenticated by blockchain – spiked higher on Monday, benefiting from their status as the latest hot trend on social media.

Shares in companies with an online art presence such as Takung Art and Oriental Culture extended gains soon after news that Twitter boss Jack Dorsey sold his first tweet – “just setting up my twttr” dated March 21, 2006 – as an NFT for just over $2.9 million on Monday.

“Its the buzz, the hot thing on Wall Street,” said Dennis Dick, head of markets structure and a proprietary trader at Bright Trading LLC in Las Vegas, who said the moves without a clear catalyst were likely due to a combination of retail traders looking at stocks mentioned in connection with NFT on social media and algorithmic traders picking up on

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An Indian design brand hits cinematic high with an exclusive Top Gun franchise collaboration



An Indian design brand hits cinematic high with an exclusive Top Gun franchise collaboration


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An Indian design brand hits cinematic high with an exclusive Top Gun franchise collaboration

For hobby pilot and brand consultant Akshay Sharma, a venture that began in a serendipitous moment — when he could not find a wooden replica of a vintage aircraft propeller he wanted as a decor accessory for his newly built home — is now paying global dividends.

His boutique decor brand, WoodFeather, has been picked by Paramount Pictures’ Top Gun franchise, starring Tom Cruise, to design, create and sell, globally, propellers inspired by Maverick, the next movie in the super-successful series.

Two years ago when Sharma stumbled upon an article on Maverick, which will release in July 2021, something sort of clicked in his head. “I felt goosebumps go up my arms. It would have been a missed opportunity if I did not do something with Top Gun,” he says, the excitement palpable

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Anuel AA & Ozuna Celebrate ‘Los Dioses’ Debuting at No. 1 on Top Latin Albums Chart

“We produced the album exactly for that, to debut at No. 1,” Anuel tells Billboard of chart-topping joint project.

Anuel AA and Ozuna’s first collaborative effort is an immediate success as Los Dioses arrives at No. 1 on the Top Latin Albums chart (dated Feb. 6). The 12-track set is the first to debut atop the chart in 2021.

“This is the third album I’ve released in my life and working with Ozu has been so much fun, a perfect flow,” Anuel AA tells Billboard. “We produced the album exactly for that, to debut at No. 1. When you put so much effort and dedication into something the end result is always big.”

As Los Dioses launches at No. 1 on Top Latin Albums, Anuel secures his third straight leader, while Ozuna clocks his fifth consecutive No. 1. Beyond its Top Latin Albums coronation, Los Dioses also starts at

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Questlove’s ‘Summer of Soul’ Takes Top Documentary Prizes at Sundance

“Summer of Soul” took both the audience prize & grand jury prize in the U.S. documentary section.

CODA has won the top award at the Sundance Film Festival, taking this year’s U.S. Grand Jury prize, while Questlove’s Summer of Soul won both the audience and grand jury prize in the U.S. documentary section.

CODA, which made headlines earlier in the fest for its record-breaking $25 million sale to Apple, took the dramatic audience award with Sian Heder taking the directing award for U.S. dramatic competition. “I hope that this opened the door to people getting that audiences want to see these kinds of stories,” said Heder of the title, which centers on a hearing teenage girl that is a child of deaf adults. “I hope that this means that more stories that center on deaf characters and characters with disability get put front and center.”

“I really wish there

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