State-owned broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) ‘s online branch will launch a new NFT series on Thursday to celebrate the seventh China Space Day. 

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Fast facts

  • CCTV’s first NFT collection was issued for free during Chinese New Year on Tencent’s blockchain.
  • The second batch was issued on Alibaba’s blockchain to commemorate the February Lantern Festival, and racked in 717,600 yuan (US$112,626) in primary sales.
  • That series went on to attract high-priced bids on the resale market despite state media’s criticisms against speculations in the NFT market. 
  • Last week, China’s banking and securities industries drew a red line around digital collectibles by urging its member organizations to curb the wave of “financialization and securitization” of NFTs. 

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