What is driving India’s NFT mania?

In the year 2021, we went from wondering “what are NFTs?” to following the news of several top cricket and Indian cinema celebrities launching their own NFT (Non-Fungible Tokens) collections – all in the span of a few months.
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In the year 2021, we went from wondering “what are NFTs?”  to following the news of several top cricket and Indian cinema celebrities launching their own NFT (Non-Fungible Tokens) collections – all in the span of a few months.

At The Decrypting Story, we decided to closely look at startups that are tapping into India’s obsession with cricket and movies to build unique NFT products. The space includes the likes of Rario, Guardian Link, Vibranium, Diginoor, Ikonz, Colexion, BeyondLife, and WazirX NFT Marketplace.

While some are developing marketplaces for users to buy and trade NFTs, others are partnering with celebrities to mint NFTs, and some are also working with large brands to protect their IPs amid the NFT mania.

Diginoor, an NFT marketplace, is bullish on India’s cinema segment for driving the technology’s adoption. It made its debut with NFTs from South Indian superstar Rajinikanth.

According to Shaamil Karim, Co-founder and CEO, Diginoor, the platform saw a 60 percent increase in sales for its NFT drop featuring content from the Sivaji: The Boss (2007), such as deleted scenes, exclusive scenes of set props. Read more


Editor’s Pick: The rise of refurbished device market in India

The COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with the global chip shortage, has led to an increase in demand for refurbished devices in India. 

These devices, which also include home appliances, laptops, accessories, and so on, are sold both in online and offline mediums through ecommerce or small retailers. Ecommerce giants like Amazon, Flipkart, and others even have a separate vertical to sell refurbished products. Read more


Startup Spotlight

Streamlining last-mile delivery for ecommerce 

Ever dealt with explaining an address to a delivery person? Or, finding out that the product you ordered is damaged because it was dropped off at home while you were at work? 

Bengaluru-based QikPod says it solves these last-mile ecommerce pain points by offering what it calls ‘Shop Online, Pickup Here’ solutions. The startup installs and operates pods at common locations within apartments, offices, educational institutions, and corporate campuses. Read more


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