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Music Streaming Company Napster To Launch Its Own Token On Algorand
The veteran music streaming company has released a litepaper outlining the launch of its planned $NAPSTER token.
Himanshu S.
4:55 1st Jul, 2022

Veteran music streaming app Napster is making moves into the Web3 space, with the announcement of a planned $NAPSTER token launch on Algorand.

The company has released a litepaper outlining its plans to build out its existing music streaming ecosystem on the layer-1 blockchain, though a launch date has yet to be announced.

“Napster will unlock all the opportunities of Web3 for fans, rights holders and music makers,” the litepaper reads. It added that the Algorand blockchain is “the only carbon-negative blockchain infrastructure currently in existence.”

Co-founded in 1999 by Sean Parker, later the founding president of Facebook, Napster was originally a peer-to-peer file-sharing platform focused on digital audio.

Following a flurry of copyright lawsuits from the music industry, the company ceased operations in 2001 and filed for bankruptcy in 2002.


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