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CDCROP: Telegram app on smartphone (Shutterstock)
Messaging App Telegram to Auction Usernames on TON Blockchain
Toncoin, the native coin of the TON blockchain, is up nearly 9% at $1.34.
CDCROP: Telegram app on smartphone (Shutterstock)

Mickey Mantle in 1968, around the time he retired from baseball. (Getty Images)
Mickey Mantle Baseball Card NFT Sells for $471K in OpenSea Auction
The NFT iteration of the coveted 1952 baseball card racked up a bidding war in the sale’s final hour, making it one of the priciest sports NFTs ever sold.
Mickey Mantle in 1968, around the time he retired from baseball. (Getty Images)

"The Enigma" black diamond (Sotheby's)
Sotheby’s to Accept BTC, ETH or USDC in Auction of Rare Black Diamond Called ‘The Enigma’
The auction house sold a diamond for $12.3 million in cryptocurrency last July. Now Sotheby’s is doubling down on its outreach to the crypto nouveau riche.
"The Enigma" black diamond (Sotheby's)

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After Being Foiled by a Billionaire, ConstitutionDAO Faces Lingering Questions
What happens to $PEOPLE? Who got the doc? Where does ConstitutionDAO’s money go now? And what’s next?
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Jeff Graber took the subway from Brooklyn, N.Y., to get close to the action at Sotheby's. (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
ConstitutionDAO Outbid for First Printing of America’s Founding Document in Sotheby’s Auction
The group’s $40+ million in ETH wasn’t enough to seal the deal.
Jeff Graber took the subway from Brooklyn, N.Y., to get close to the action at Sotheby's. (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)

Sotheby's auction of Bansky art (Eli Tan/CoinDesk)
Banksy Paintings Sell for 3,093 ETH in Auction House First
Two paintings from contemporary artist Banksy sold for over $12 million in the first Sotheby’s sale denominated in ETH.
Sotheby's auction of Bansky art (Eli Tan/CoinDesk)

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Acala Wins First Polkadot Parachain Auction, With $1.3B in DOT Committed
Parachain auctions saw almost $3.5 billion collected by 10 hopefuls, with Acala edging out Moonbeam for the first slot.
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Sotheby's auction house in London (Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
Sotheby’s Takes Its NFT Experiment Into the Metaverse
“Sotheby’s Metaverse” will hold its first sale from Oct. 18–26 with a collection featuring 53 works.
Sotheby's auction house in London (Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Gary Vaynerchuk (Getty Images)
Gary Vaynerchuk Doodle Outsells Warhol, Pollock, Neel and More at Christie’s Auction
One of the doodle templates for Vaynerchuk’s NFT collection sold for $412,500. Warhol drew a measly $26,250.
Gary Vaynerchuk (Getty Images)

101.38 carat D Colour Flawless Diamond (4)
Sotheby’s Sells Rare Diamond for $12.3M in Crypto
The auction house said "a milestone was reached in the adoption of cryptocurrencies."
101.38 carat D Colour Flawless Diamond (4)